Hugo Chavez is dead. Most of us will remember him as "that guy who hated the U.S.," but he was much, much more than that. Here are some of the best things we should remember this modern-day dictator for ...
4He Once Ran the Government Through Twitter
After backpedaling from his 2010 statement that Twitter is "a tool of terrorism" (which only makes sense if the terrorists are trying to win by gluing the Western World to their phones), Hugo Chavez started taking the social networking site seriously when he began chemotherapy. And by "take seriously," we mean he ran the fucking government through Twitter. This included approving money for projects, trolling the rest of the world (always a cornerstone of the Chavez platform), praising plans for a new park, and getting really fucking upset at the results of a football match, one he watched with Fidel Castro, no less.
Chavez cheering on a football game in the way all Spanish-speaking people do: like your drunk uncle. And with Fidel Castro.