David McElroy is a writer, photographer and filmmaker in Birmingham, Ala., who plans to become benevolent dictator of the world just as soon as he recruits enough devoted minions to make it happen. He’s been a journalist, political consultant and small business owner. He’s widely considered the worst housekeeper on the face of the planet, and it’s rumored that the local Health Department has been trying to condemn his place for years. This is probably part of the reason he lives alone — with one dog and more cats than he’s willing to publicly admit to.