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  1. Mike Bulgakov

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    Definitely truffles.

    Dinner of hákarl on remote ice in Iceland,
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    dinner of surströmming, while locked in a tower on a Stockholm winter's night,
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    commit hara-kiri at the thought of the first two options,

    or relax on a sunny beach with Makiri?
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    Relax on a beatch with Maria and have the Hakari on the belly.

    Sitting all alone on a rainy night. Listen to Miles Davis or Stan Getz.
     
  3. Mike Bulgakov

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    Both are great, but Miles Davis is tough competition.

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    While eating hákarl off of Makiri's belly on a tropical beach:

    Listen to Brahms or Shostakovich?
     
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    Depends on the time of day (then again, you could skip the hakari & go 'south of belly') ;)

    Waking up: breakfast shots of vodka with Shostakovich
    Bedtime: warm glass of milk and Brahms


    White Nights or Notes From Underground?

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  5. Mike Bulgakov

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    I really like "White Nights," but I will have to go with "Notes From Underground."

    Summer Nights:

    At a notorious underground club in Saint Petersburg with Prokhorov and his escort entourage in 2012,
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    or at a notorious underground club in Stockholm with Borg and his groupies in the 1980s?
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    ^^^
    Like the narrator, I too developed a crush for Nastenka and was crushed when that undeserving s.o.b. "he" reclaimed the prize.



    Provided that his hovering 'mother hen' Lennart Burgelin was put to bed, gotta go with Borg. Swedish tennis groupies ftw.
    Prokhorov's "escort entourage" sound like a bunch of 'pros' ... as in ho's.



    Funnier:

    Soupy Sales getting hit with a pie-in-the-face ?


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    - or -

    John McEnroe actually taking himself seriously while holding a vintage Les Paul ?


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    Fwiw, Soupy Sales' sons Tony & Hunt had a stint with the Thin White Duke David Bowie as "The Tin Machine."

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  7. Mike Bulgakov

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    You are right about Prok'whore'ov; he is notorious for this. I would also want nothing to do with professionals. I heard many stories about Borg partying at clubs in the 1980s when I was in Stockholm in the 1990s. When he played on the tour, he lived like a monk; he went wild when he rertired.

    John McEnroe actually taking himself seriously while holding a vintage Les Paul.

    Better musician:

    John McEnroe
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    Mats Wilander?
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    I've seen both perform on court and on stage.

    Mac's the better guitarist. Mats looks better and would be a better frontman.

    Mats gets away with his singing. John will never, ever claim he can sing. But he does, hahah.

    My answer: Mac. Lefty aesthetic serves him well and his songs are good. Plays more, that's why.

    Sunday night after watching tennis and playing tennis:
    chill with friends/family
    or
    find a recording of the Monte Carlo final and watch it again?
     
  9. Mike Bulgakov

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    I would opt for the first option, especially if it is this year's final.

    You are on a business trip, need to wake up early, and want to facilitate the process of falling to sleep. After closing the curtains, setting the air temperature to a descending temperature that won't go to the point of being too cold, and turning off the lights:

    Set your portable sound system to play enough Shostakovich (or other composer, or combination of composers) to last you through your night's sleep, or channel surf until you doze off?
     
  10. Mike Bulgakov

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    Shostakovich.

    What sea will win the battle of Skagen:
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    The North Sea

    OR

    The Baltic Sea?
     
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    [size=+1] - or - [/size]

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    Scarlett Johansson
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    OR

    Laetitia Casta?
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    ~~~or~~~

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    Classic films:

    American Film Noir

    or

    French New Wave?
     
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    Film Noir.

    A short trip:

    train
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    plane?
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    pipe or paper?

    huh...;)
     
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    Pipe. Though I've never tried it, it would be the perfect way of ruining a suit so therefore pipe.

    You're standing on the tee box, it's a 310 yard par-4 and it's very windy. The green is very small and you risk going off into the water behind it.

    Would you attempt to drive the green or lay up in front of it?

    Oh, I should also say that you're two shots from the lead and it is the 18th hole.
     
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  19. Mike Bulgakov

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    Drive the green, close my eyes, and hope for the best.

    More interesting city to visit: Tokyo or Beijing?
     
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    Tokyo

    NY or LA ?
     
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    Charleston or Savannah?

    chucktown
     
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    Amsterdam or S'Herthogenbosch?
     
  23. Mike Bulgakov

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    While I have been to nearby Dallas (which doesn't count), the American "Deep South" is a mystery to me. Does going to Dulles Airport from D.C. or Northern Virginia count as visiting the American "Deep South"?
    Hieronymus Bosch was from 's-Hertogenbosch. I would like to see the town that inspired him. Have things changed?
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    English spoken with a thick Glasgow accent: understand what the person is saying, or just nod and pretend to understand?
     
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    Just nod and pretend to understand.

    Better three day trip from San Francisco for ambience, history, and food: New Orleans or Vancouver?
     
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    Laetitia Casta photo nr 1

    or

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    Laetitia Casta photo nr 2
     
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    photo 1 (not so drugged)

    Shirley Kwan ***or *** the Beatles?
     
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    Laetitia always looks good, but I would go with the first photo.

    Listening to the Beatles at Han Il Kwan.

    Have dinner tomorrow at a Korean restaurant, or at a Mongolian barbecue?
     
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    Mongolian barbecue.

    Genghis Khan or Sammy Cahn?
     
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    Sammy Coleridge's "Kubla Khan."

    In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
    A stately pleasure-dome decree:
    Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
    Through caverns measureless to man
    Down to a sunless sea.

    So twice five miles of fertile ground
    With walls and towers were girdled round:
    And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
    Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree;
    And here were forests ancient as the hills,
    Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.

    But oh! that deep romantic chasm which slanted
    Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover!
    A savage place! as holy and enchanted
    As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
    By woman wailing for her demon-lover!
    And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething,
    As if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing,
    A mighty fountain momently was forced:
    Amid whose swift half-intermitted burst
    Huge fragments vaulted like rebounding hail,
    Or chaffy grain beneath the thresher's flail:
    And 'mid these dancing rocks at once and ever
    It flung up momently the sacred river.
    Five miles meandering with a mazy motion
    Through wood and dale the sacred river ran,
    Then reached the caverns measureless to man,
    And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean:
    And 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from far
    Ancestral voices prophesying war!

    The shadow of the dome of pleasure
    Floated midway on the waves;
    Where was heard the mingled measure
    From the fountain and the caves.
    It was a miracle of rare device,
    A sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice!

    A damsel with a dulcimer
    In a vision once I saw:
    It was an Abyssinian maid,
    And on her dulcimer she played,
    Singing of Mount Abora.
    Could I revive within me
    Her symphony and song,
    To such a deep delight 'twould win me
    That with music loud and long
    I would build that dome in air,
    That sunny dome! those caves of ice!
    And all who heard should see them there,
    And all should cry, Beware! Beware!
    His flashing eyes, his floating hair!
    Weave a circle round him thrice,
    And close your eyes with holy dread,
    For he on honey-dew hath fed
    And drunk the milk of Paradise.


    Better looking city:

    Prague
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    Stockholm?
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    An abortion in Prague

    - or -

    A cancelled Czech?



    :shock:
     
  31. Mike Bulgakov

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    A condor-like Czech in need of condoms.
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    After a late night at Prague clubs:
    Cancel the bowl of saffron rice with Safarova and a koala. Let the celebration begin!
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    OR

    Safin and Safina chase you across the Prague night due to the checks you wrote from their accounts?
     
  32. Mike Bulgakov

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    Celebrate with Lucie.
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    Stravinsky or Shostakovich?
     
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    on-topic:

    [size=+2] The 'GUY' or the 'GUIDO' :[/size]

    Engelbert Humperdinck - the Composer
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    Engelbert Humperdinck - the guido singer

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    - OR -


    Tom Jones - Dude
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    - or -

    Tom Jones - another guido singer
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    For sure, the German composer, but if I needed a wingman at the Jersey Shore, guido Tom Jones would be a good candidate, better than Marat Safin at a Moscow club. Actually, anyone would be a better wingman than Safin.

    Party with Björn Borg at Stockholm after-hour clubs in the 1980s, and play with a few sets of his female entourage,
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    ~~~or~~~

    play a few sets of tennis with Björn Borg tomorrow?
     
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    A few sets with Borg. I'll be lucky to survive one but I assume he'll be a tad unfit too.

    Watch a hypothetical match between the following, all in top form :

    Johnny Mac vs Federer

    or

    Borg vs Nadal (on clay).
     
  36. Mike Bulgakov

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    Johnny Mac vs Federer, though Borg vs Nadal (on clay) would be great as well. I never saw Borg in his prime, but did see him in Monte Carlo in 1991. He had been off the tour too long and there was no way he could compete with his wood racquet.

    Sent to a Soviet Gulag in Siberia, where the hard labor, cruel guards, killing cold, and the indifference of fellow prisoners far outweighs the occasional acts of kindness, and there is no hope of escape,

    ~~~or~~~

    alone on a spaceship, which is comfortable and self-sustaining for the remainder of your life, but flying away from our planet due to mechanical problems, and there is no way to ever communicate with anyone again?
     
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    I've thought of that a lot over the years, and i will take this happily. I guess being an introvert helps.

    2013 WTF final:

    Nadal
    or
    Novak ?
     
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    I enjoyed the match. Though I like Roger, Rafa, and Novak, I usually cheer for Roger and would have liked to see him in the final. Novak has been in better form, so I figured he would win.

    Mint
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    ~~~or~~~

    Cinnamon?
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    Just alone? Cinnamon.

    French Fries or Teeter tots?
     
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    Thick-cut potato fries with mayonnaise, remoulade, or preferably mustard.

    A lonely, cold December morning in Paris, with fog coming out of your breath, or an overcrowded, polluted July afternoon in Paris?
     
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    Jules: "Eeewww, get out of here Vincent!"
    Vincent: "No, seriously Jules, Bulgakov has mayonnaise with his French Fries!"
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    Morning.


    Sunrise or Sunset?
     
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    Marijuana-Flavored Mayo Now Available in Amsterdam
    April 11, 2013 at 8:25AM by Kiri Tannenbaum

    Amsterdam is known as the city of tulips, wooden clogs, canals, and, well…pot. For those in the capital of the Netherlands who just can't deny the flavor of weed, now you can get it as a topper on your French fries.

    According to Grubstreet.com, Albert van Beek of Manneken Pis, a French fry chain, assumed someone else must be offering a marijuana-flavored dipping sauce. When he found out it didn't exist, Beek got to work. He's since developed a pot-flavored mayo that he says has the "unmistakeable taste of weed."

    Van Beek told the AFP, "I had the idea because I smell the cannabis coming from the coffee shop opposite my chip shop in Amsterdam every day." He adds that, "it is very different than smoking weed, but the hemp is good to smell and taste." The weed mayo will not get you high because it doesn't contain THC, the ingredient in cannabis responsible for getting one stoned.
    http://www.delish.com/food/recalls-reviews/dutch-french-fry-shop-offers-pot-mayo

    Woke up on a Skagen beach and wasn't sure if it was a sunrise or sunset, so I asked the bottle of Aalborg Aquavit. I still have no answer.
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    Dutch fries (Holland, not Denmark! I once met an American college student who took a train from Amsterdam to Copenhagen. He didn't realize that he was now in a different country. He may have enjoyed the greenery of Amsterdam too much.):

    with Mary Jane or Marloes Horst?
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    Fries with mayo on Marloes.

    Better use of eggplants:

    Szechuan eggplant,
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    or tian d'aubergines?
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    ^ tian d' aubergines




    fried eggplants

    or

    chocolate cake
     
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    Chocolate cake.

    Big Mac or Whopper?
     
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    Whopper

    Arabica *or* Robusta Coffee
     
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    Arabica.

    Dinning out: Japanese or Italian restaurant?
     
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    Definitely Japanese.

    Be the GOAT

    Or

    Be the worm
     
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    Be the GOAT - The GOAT can always worm if he wants.

    Live in the mountains

    or

    Live near the beach
     
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    Near the beach, for sure. I love being near the Baltic Sea or Pacific Ocean.

    Lingonberry ice cream
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    ~~~or~~~

    chocolate ice cream?
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