Tuesday, July 06, 2004

oh, go on then

...I'll play. See also here and here.

1. Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly? Don’t care
2. The Great Gatsby or The Sun Also Rises? Gatsby
3. Count Basie or Duke Ellington? pass
4. Cats or dogs? Dogs. Cats are insects with fur
5. Matisse or Picasso? whatever
6. Yeats or Eliot? Eliot
7. Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin? Keaton
8. Flannery O’Connor or John Updike? pass
9. To Have and Have Not or Casablanca? Casablanca
10. Jackson Pollock or Willem de Kooning? pass
11. The Who or the Stones? The Who
12. Philip Larkin or Sylvia Plath? larkin
13. Trollope or Dickens? Mutual snoozathon
14. Billie Holiday or Ella Fitzgerald? pass
15. Dostoyevsky or Tolstoy? Dostoevsky
16. The Moviegoer or The End of the Affair? You what?
17. George Balanchine or Martha Graham? Don’t like dance
18. Hot dogs or hamburgers? burgers
19. Letterman or Leno? Oh, behave
20. Wilco or Cat Power? Come again?
21. Verdi or Wagner? pass
22. Grace Kelly or Marilyn Monroe? Grace
23. Bill Monroe or Johnny Cash? cash
24. Kingsley or Martin Amis? Martin, for Money
25. Robert Mitchum or Marlon Brando? Mitchum
26. Mark Morris or Twyla Tharp? See 17
27. Vermeer or Rembrandt? No opinion
28. Tchaikovsky or Chopin? See above
29. Red wine or white? red
30. Noël Coward or Oscar Wilde? Oscar
31. Grosse Pointe Blank or High Fidelity? Not seen either
32. Shostakovich or Prokofiev? pass
33. Mikhail Baryshnikov or Rudolf Nureyev? See 17
34. Constable or Turner? Turner
35. The Searchers or Rio Bravo? Rio Bravo
36. Comedy or tragedy? Comedy
37. Fall or spring? Autumn
38. Manet or Monet? No opinion
39. The Sopranos or The Simpsons? The Simpsons, emphatically
40. Rodgers and Hart or Gershwin and Gershwin? pass
41. Joseph Conrad or Henry James? Conrad
42. Sunset or sunrise? What’s a sunrise?
43. Johnny Mercer or Cole Porter? Porter
44. Mac or PC? Don’t care
45. New York or Los Angeles? Don’t know either. I’ll be contrary and say LA
46. Partisan Review or Horizon? No thanks
47. Stax or Motown? pass
48. Van Gogh or Gauguin? pass
49. Steely Dan or Elvis Costello? Steely dan by a mile
50. Reading a blog or reading a magazine? blog
51. John Gielgud or Laurence Olivier? Gielgud
52. Only the Lonely or Songs for Swingin’ Lovers? Not heard either
53. Chinatown or Bonnie and Clyde? Chinatown
54. Ghost World or Election? pass
55. Minimalism or conceptual art? Don’t like either
56. Daffy Duck or Bugs Bunny? Daffy
57. Modernism or postmodernism? Dunno. I’ll ask the postman
58. Batman or Spider-Man? I was a Marvel kiddie, so Spiderman
59. Emmylou Harris or Lucinda Williams? pass
60. Johnson or Boswell? Johnson
61. Jane Austen or Virginia Woolf? Spare me
62. The Honeymooners or The Dick Van Dyke Show? You what?
63. An Eames chair or a Noguchi table? Having any opinions about design is the sign of an unsound person
64. Out of the Past or Double Indemnity? Double Indemnity
65. The Marriage of Figaro or Don Giovanni? pass
66. Blue or green? green
67. A Midsummer Night’s Dream or As You Like It? Don’t like Shakespeare
68. Ballet or opera? neither
69. Film or live theater? film
70. Acoustic or electric? bass
71. North by Northwest or Vertigo? Psycho
72. Sargent or Whistler? Don’t care
73. V.S. Naipaul or Milan Kundera? Not read Kundera
74. The Music Man or Oklahoma? OOOOOOOOOklahoma
75. Sushi, yes or no? bollocks
76. The New Yorker under Ross or Shawn? Not a fan
77. Tennessee Williams or Edward Albee? Williams
78. The Portrait of a Lady or The Wings of the Dove? Not read either
79. Paul Taylor or Merce Cunningham? Who?
80. Frank Lloyd Wright or Mies van der Rohe? See 63, substitute architecture for design
81. Diana Krall or Norah Jones? pass
82. Watercolor or pastel? pass
83. Bus or subway? underground
84. Stravinsky or Schoenberg? pass
85. Crunchy or smooth peanut butter? neither
86. Willa Cather or Theodore Dreiser? Cather
87. Schubert or Mozart? pass
88. The Fifties or the Twenties? The age of Mencken, please
89. Huckleberry Finn or Moby-Dick? Read neither
90. Thomas Mann or James Joyce? Mann
91. Lester Young or Coleman Hawkins? Don’t care
92. Emily Dickinson or Walt Whitman? pass
93. Abraham Lincoln or Winston Churchill? Lincoln
94. Liz Phair or Aimee Mann? Who?
95. Italian or French cooking? French
96. Bach on piano or harpsichord? Not heard either
97. Anchovies, yes or no? yes
98. Short novels or long ones? Don’t mind
99. Swing or bebop? swing
100. "The Last Judgment" or "The Last Supper"? pass