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Thursday, July 8

A cool meme

This came from here.I love stuff like this! Sorry its long...

TT: If you had to choose

1. Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly? Fred, baby!
2. The Great Gatsby or The Sun Also Rises? Sun, baby!
3. Count Basie or Duke Ellington? Duke
4. Cats or dogs? Dogs
5. Matisse or Picasso? Matisse
6. Yeats or Eliot? I hate Eliot, so its Yeats by default
7. Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin? Ugh. Neither
8. Flannery O’Connor or John Updike? Updike
9. To Have and Have Not or Casablanca? I've only seen Casablanca
10. Jackson Pollock or Willem de Kooning? Kooning
11. The Who or the Stones? STONES, BABY! (LOVE the Stones)
12. Philip Larkin or Sylvia Plath? Plath
13. Trollope or Dickens? Dickens
14. Billie Holiday or Ella Fitzgerald? Ella is one of my two favorite singers of all time. (Dinah Washington would be the other.)
15. Dostoyevsky or Tolstoy? Tolstoy
16. The Moviegoer or The End of the Affair? Never saw either one.
17. George Balanchine or Martha Graham? Balanchine
18. Hot dogs or hamburgers? Burgers
19. Letterman or Leno? I know Letterman is from Indiana.....Leno is funnier. Sorry.
20. Wilco or Cat Power? Wilco (lesser of two evils)
21. Verdi or Wagner? Wagner
22. Grace Kelly or Marilyn Monroe? Ugh.
23. Bill Monroe or Johnny Cash? Man in black
24. Kingsley or Martin Amis? Kingsley
25. Robert Mitchum or Marlon Brando? Brando
26. Mark Morris or Twyla Tharp? Tharp
27. Vermeer or Rembrandt? Rembrandt.
28. Tchaikovsky or Chopin? Tchaikovsky!
29. Red wine or white? ick! (but red, if pressed.)
30. Noël Coward or Oscar Wilde? Coward
31. Grosse Pointe Blank or High Fidelity? Grosse Pointe Blank
32. Shostakovich or Prokofiev? Shostakovich in a photo finish. I love them both.
33. Mikhail Baryshnikov or Rudolf Nureyev? Misha
34. Constable or Turner? Turner!
35. The Searchers or Rio Bravo? Rio Bravo
36. Comedy or tragedy? Tragedy
37. Fall or spring? Fall
38. Manet or Monet? Another Photo Finish. Monet
39. The Sopranos or The Simpsons? Sopranos
40. Rodgers and Hart or Gershwin and Gershwin? R&H
41. Joseph Conrad or Henry James? James. I DETEST Conrad.
42. Sunset or sunrise? Sunset (especially in the fall!)
43. Johnny Mercer or Cole Porter? Porter
44. Mac or PC? PC
45. New York or Los Angeles? NY
46. Partisan Review or Horizon? ?
47. Stax or Motown? Oh man. Its like picking between your children! Stax
48. Van Gogh or Gauguin? Van Gogh.
49. Steely Dan or Elvis Costello? Steely Dan
50. Reading a blog or reading a magazine? Magazine
51. John Gielgud or Laurence Olivier? Olivier
52. Only the Lonely or Songs for Swingin’ Lovers? ---
53. Chinatown or Bonnie and Clyde? Chinatown
54. Ghost World or Election? Election
55. Minimalism or conceptual art? ick or ick. Minimalism
56. Daffy Duck or Bugs Bunny? Bugs
57. Modernism or postmodernism? Modernism
58. Batman or Spider-Man? Batman
59. Emmylou Harris or Lucinda Williams? Emmylou
60. Johnson or Boswell? Johnson
61. Jane Austen or Virginia Woolf? Austen
62. The Honeymooners or The Dick Van Dyke Show? Dick Van Dyke
63. An Eames chair or a Noguchi table? Eames
64. Out of the Past or Double Indemnity? Double Indemnity
65. The Marriage of Figaro or Don Giovanni? Marriage of Figaro
66. Blue or green? Blue
67. A Midsummer Night’s Dream or As You Like It? As You Like It
68. Ballet or opera? Ballet
69. Film or live theater? Film
70. Acoustic or electric? Acoustic
71. North by Northwest or Vertigo? Vertigo
72. Sargent or Whistler? Sargent
73. V.S. Naipaul or Milan Kundera? Naipaul
74. The Music Man or Oklahoma? Music Man
75. Sushi, yes or no? Ick! (guess that would be no.)
76. The New Yorker under Ross or Shawn? Shawn
77. Tennessee Williams or Edward Albee? Albee
78. The Portrait of a Lady or The Wings of the Dove? Portrait
79. Paul Taylor or Merce Cunningham? Taylor
80. Frank Lloyd Wright or Mies van der Rohe? FLW
81. Diana Krall or Norah Jones? Krall
82. Watercolor or pastel? Watercolor
83. Bus or subway? Subway
84. Stravinsky or Schoenberg? I really like Schoenberg, but its Stravinsky by a nose.
85. Crunchy or smooth peanut butter? Smooth
86. Willa Cather or Theodore Dreiser? Dreiser! I can pick the Indiana child this time.
87. Schubert or Mozart? Mozart. (love Schubert too, though.)
88. The Fifties or the Twenties? Fifties
89. Huckleberry Finn or Moby-Dick? GAG ME! (but Twain if I have to choose.
90. Thomas Mann or James Joyce? Joyce
91. Lester Young or Coleman Hawkins? Hawkins
92. Emily Dickinson or Walt Whitman? Dickinson.
93. Abraham Lincoln or Winston Churchill? Lincoln
94. Liz Phair or Aimee Mann? Ugh. Mann.
95. Italian or French cooking? Italian.
96. Bach on piano or harpsichord? Sigh. Piano.
97. Anchovies, yes or no? No.
98. Short novels or long ones? Long
99. Swing or bebop? BeBop
100. "The Last Judgment" or "The Last Supper"? Last Supper.


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