Thursday, December 05, 2002

I was looking through Paul Johnson's Modern Times as long as I'd gotten it down from the bookshelf, and I came across the conflict between Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre. It reminded me of those "Ginger or Mary Ann?" ads that used to be on TV and were based on the mid-90s parlor game in which the questioner gave a choice between two pop culture icons; the choice the answerer made was supposed to tell you something about the answerer's personality, you know, like "Lennon or McCartney?" So I made up a list. Feel free to put down your answers in the Commernts section, in which case I will psychoanalyze you, or to add more questions.

Sartre or Camus?
Carlos Fuentes or Octavio Paz?
Burke or Paine?
Whitman or Dickinson?
Harold Lloyd or Charlie Chaplin?
Jefferson or Hamilton?
Eisenstein or Riefenstahl?
Tom Wolfe or Hunter Thompson?
Byron or Keats?
Wellington or Marlborough?
Ingres or Delacroix?
Lee or Grant?
P.D. James or Dorothy Sayers?
John Ford or Howard Hawks?
Dillinger or Bonnie and Clyde?
Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra?
George Bernard Shaw or Oscar Wilde?
García Lorca or Machado?
Velázquez or Goya?

There's twenty, that's plenty.

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