this or that

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
DSOTM (I dated a girl in college whose mom was a Laurel Canyon hippie. She got her music taste from her -- 90% Grateful Dead, but she liked Pink Floyd at night. I associate DSOTM with sex).

Fly Me to the Moon -- Frank @Sentinel

or The Killing Moon -- Echo and the Bunnymen
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
DSOTM (I dated a girl in college whose mom was a Laurel Canyon hippie. She got her music taste from her -- 90% Grateful Dead, but she liked Pink Floyd at night. I associate DSOTM with sex).

Fly Me to the Moon -- Frank @Sentinel

or The Killing Moon -- Echo and the Bunnymen
Frankie Blew Ayes FTW!
Maria is lovin' it.

Hapyy to see this,

Ana


or

this Anna?
Frau Schweinsteiger FTW!

Betterer German footballer:

Beckenbauer

or

Gerhard Muller

???
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Beckenbauer

Mike Bauer

As a freshman, Mike made the tennis team at the University of California, Berkeley, as a walk on. He credits his time at Berkeley as his game changer by learning how to be a pro player and noting that most of the players on his team eventually went on the pro tour. As a sophomore, he played #5 on the team that went to the NCAA finals. During the 1980-1981 season, he was ranked #3 in the nation in singles. By 1978, he was #1 in the NorCal Men’s Open. He was ranked #1 in the 21-under circuit. He joined the Davis Cup team in 1980 as a sparring partner, which included playing with John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Stan Smith, Bob Lutz and being around Arthur Ashe, who was the captain.

Mike turned pro in 1982 and won Bangkok Grand Prix in singles and doubles, again with partner John Benson. His accolades and wins continued, including a win at the South Australian Open, third round at Wimbledon, and beating Jimmy Connors (#1 in the world at the time) at the La Quinta tournament. His best ranking in doubles came in 1983, reaching #25 in the world and in 1984 in singles, reaching #29. By 1990, he retired in singles and focused on doubles play, reaching the top 40 again
https://www.usta.com/en/home/about-usta/usta-awards/northerncalifornia/MikeBauerHOF2018.html

or Boris Becker?

Becker gives details of broom closet romp

It was then that Becker met Ms Ermakova. After five minutes of "small talk" he followed her into the "darkest corner" of the restaurant - which turned out to be the broom cupboard - and "got down to business".

"What drove me out into the night again I don't know," Boris writes. Afterwards, "she went back to her friends", and after another beer, Becker went back to his hotel.

"The following morning I drove to Barbara. We packed our 28 tennis bags and suitcases and left England."
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/nov/04/books.sport
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Flea the bassist. He's a cool, nice guy, I don't know if he still does, but he used to like to surf and chill, and only brought a good attitude.

"Under the Bridge"

or "Californication"?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
New Jersey, just to piss off New Yorkers.

Commuting between NYC and New Jersey:

PATH Subway,


Ferry,


Holland Tunnel,



or George Washington Bridge?
LOL...Holland Tunnel FTW!

Crazy but true smokeytom era story:

A good friend with a vintage BMW motorcycle and trailer for transport was ST’s travel mate from Long Island to Florida in ST’s 1984 Subaru Brat (loved that pickup with two reverse facing seats on the truckbed!). They set out on a brisk January day and had no problems on the route via two bridges to the NJ Turnpike entrance. Problem #1 faced them there...high wind advisory restricted trailers on the Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. The only route available was good old US 1, a road with traffic lights the entire 100 miles or so they would be traversing on through NJ. ST’s buddy said, “No way I’m doing this straight!” That was a pre-cellphone era so he ordered drivertom to stop at the next pay phone. A quick call was made to a buddy in Manhattan for a green score (actually kinda purple and gold from Maui). They switched seats because ST hated city streets driving, especially with a trailer.

On some midtown side street, ST waited for the score being done upstairs in an office building. The buddy returned with a bag of said green/purple/gold material and a pack of Bambu rolling papers. Driver buddy ordered ST passenger to twist one up as we made our way south to the Marloes Horst Memorial Holland Tunnel. ST’s first roll was interrupted by biker buddy saying, “Roll a real one, not a pencil!” so an extra Bambu sheet was moistened and attached to the first one. Upon completion of this task while entering said tunnel, ST fired that sucker up, took his average size draw but did not anticipate the expansion caused by said fine stuff. Trying to hold it in, ST failed and began a large cough. This angered biker buddy who said, “Don’t waste that!” ST handed the twistee to him and tried to reset his lungs. Driver buddy also then took a large draw that resulted in a cloud of smoke exiting his lungs in a coughing fit. Now, many of you know ST very well enough to know he lives by a code that includes the clause, “turnabout is fair play!” You may then guess what words smokeytom might have said to his buddy through the very befogged two-seat cabin we were now sitting in.

The rest of the trip was smooth and uneventful. After visiting his folks in Orlando, ST and biker buddy (a part time teaching pro) spent a week of tennis clinics at Harry Hopman’s place in the St. Petersburg area before heading back.

I see by a notice that I am now:


But I donut care:

Robert Klein’s funny take on an imaginary chase through The Holland Tunnel. Which contestant do you prefer:

Hot Dog

or

Donut

???
 
Last edited:

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Is it possible to tunnel through a Dutch fashion model?


For a second, I'll give the Golden Gate Bridge a pass, which world=class bridge:

Pont du Gard [okay, it's an aqueduct, but still...]


or

Ponte Vecchio
Pont du Gard. VIVE LA FRANCE!
LOL...Holland Tunnel FTW!

Crazy but true smokeytom era story:

A good friend with a vintage BMW motorcycle and trailer for transport was ST’s travel mate from Long Island to Florida in my 1984 Subaru Brat (loved that pickup with two reverse facing seats on the truckbed!). They set out on a brisk January day and had no problems on the route via two bridges to the NJ Turnpike entrance. Problem #1 faced them there...high wind advisory restricted trailers on the Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. The only route available was good old US 1, a road with traffic lights the entire 100 miles or so they would be traversing on through NJ. ST’s buddy said, “No way I’m doing this straight!” That was a pre-cellphone era so he ordered drivertom to stop at the next pay phone. A quick call was made to a buddy in Manhattan for a green score (actually kinda purple and gold from Maui). They switched seats because ST hated city streets driving, especially with a trailer.

On some midtown side street, ST waited for the score being done upstairs in an office building. The buddy returned with a bag of said green/purple/gold material and a pack of Bambu rolling papers. Driver buddy ordered ST passenger to twist one up as we made our way south to the Marloes Horst Memorial Holland Tunnel. ST’s first roll was interrupted by biker buddy saying, “Roll a real one, not a pencil!” so an extra Bambu sheet was moistened and attached to the first one. Upon completion of this task while entering said tunnel, ST fired that sucker up, took his average size draw but did not anticipate the expansion caused by said fine stuff. Trying to hold it in, ST failed and began a large cough. This angered biker buddy who said, “Don’t waste that!” ST handed the twistee to him and tried to reset his lungs. Driver buddy also then took a large draw that resulted in a cloud of smoke exiting his lungs in a coughing fit. Now, many of you know ST very well enough to know he lives by a code that includes the clause, “turnabout is fair play!” You may then guess what words smokeytom might have said to his buddy through the very befogged two-seat cabin we were now sitting in.

The rest of the trip was smooth and uneventful. After visiting his folks in Orlando, ST and biker buddy (a part time teaching pro) spent a week of tennis clinics at Harry Hopman’s place in the St. Petersburg area before heading back.

I see by a notice that I am now:


But I donut care:

Robert Klein’s funny take on an imaginary chase through The Holland Tunnel. Which contestant do you prefer:

Hot Dog

or

Donut

???
Sounds like an interesting road trip!


Hot Dog



Oracle park veggie burgers and dogs include:

Veggie Dog
Say Hey Grill

Impossible Burger
John McGraw Grill

Puppy on a couch in Holland,
http://instagr.am/p/B2JmNaqpO1i/
or Marloes on a couch in Holland?
http://instagr.am/p/B1qm9yNpTa3/
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.

The world-famous hit by American singer-songwriter Don McLean (b. 1945) is officially called ‘Vincent’, but is more often referred to by the opening line 'Starry, Starry Night'.

McLean says he was reading a biography of Vincent van Gogh when he stumbled upon the idea of composing a song about him. The song became an homage to the artist and his work.

McLean understands Vincent’s struggle. That he wasn’t crazy, but that he was afflicted by illness. 'Now I understand what you tried to say to me, and how you suffered for your sanity'.

If you listen carefully, you’ll hear that McLean not only sings about Starry Night, but also other paintings by Vincent.
https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/125-questions/questions-and-answers/question-4-of-125


Train from Paris to Amsterdam as I did a few times,



or ferry from England to Amsterdam like Liam?

Oasis recall drunken ferry fight in new ‘Supersonic’ clip – watch

“As the fight broke out all I remember was it was a bit Benny Hill," Liam says.

The boozy scuffle on a boat to Amsterdam resulted in the band’s arrest and deportation back to the UK on what would have been their first gig overseas in 1994.

“The drink of choice for a few hours was Champagne and Jack Daniels (during the trip),” producer Mark Coyle recalls in the clip.

“The next thing, sporadic fighting is breaking out all round us and Liam got very excited by the prospect of a lot of chaos going on and he goes and joins in,” he continues. “You can see him running through the windows along the deck. He’s having a great time. It looks like he’s in a school playground chasing leaves. The next time I see Liam he’s still running up. He’s got policemen running after him.”

“As the fight broke out all I remember was it was a bit Benny Hill,” Liam adds. “It was ****ing mayhem man, I loved it. It was punk rock man.”
https://www.nme.com/news/oasis-recall-infamous-drunken-ferry-brawl-new-supersonic-clip-watch-1780757

 
Last edited:

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.

The world-famous hit by American singer-songwriter Don McLean (b. 1945) is officially called ‘Vincent’, but is more often referred to by the opening line 'Starry, Starry Night'.

McLean says he was reading a biography of Vincent van Gogh when he stumbled upon the idea of composing a song about him. The song became an homage to the artist and his work.

McLean understands Vincent’s struggle. That he wasn’t crazy, but that he was afflicted by illness. 'Now I understand what you tried to say to me, and how you suffered for your sanity'.

If you listen carefully, you’ll hear that McLean not only sings about Starry Night, but also other paintings by Vincent.
https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/125-questions/questions-and-answers/question-4-of-125


Train from Paris to Amsterdam as I did a few times,



or ferry from England to Amsterdam like Liam?

Oasis recall drunken ferry fight in new ‘Supersonic’ clip – watch

“As the fight broke out all I remember was it was a bit Benny Hill," Liam says.

The boozy scuffle on a boat to Amsterdam resulted in the band’s arrest and deportation back to the UK on what would have been their first gig overseas in 1994.

“The drink of choice for a few hours was Champagne and Jack Daniels (during the trip),” producer Mark Coyle recalls in the clip.

“The next thing, sporadic fighting is breaking out all round us and Liam got very excited by the prospect of a lot of chaos going on and he goes and joins in,” he continues. “You can see him running through the windows along the deck. He’s having a great time. It looks like he’s in a school playground chasing leaves. The next time I see Liam he’s still running up. He’s got policemen running after him.”

“As the fight broke out all I remember was it was a bit Benny Hill,” Liam adds. “It was ****ing mayhem man, I loved it. It was punk rock man.”
https://www.nme.com/news/oasis-recall-infamous-drunken-ferry-brawl-new-supersonic-clip-watch-1780757

Paris to Amsterdam specifically because of the Euro guy clutching a cuppa under Big Brother's octopussy gaze and the Teutonic guy's Lacanian psychoanalysis behind the pillar.

Uni-town-like Utrecht


or

Creative and innovative but bland architecture that is, Eindhoven?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
DH on Coaster pedicab with Sabooshs as a passenger FTW!

More surprising outcome:

Nadal winning 4th USO after blowing multiple CPs

or

Sabooshs getting a prediction correct

???
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
DH on Coaster pedicab with Sabooshs as a passenger FTW!

More surprising outcome:

Nadal winning 4th USO after blowing multiple CPs

or

Sabooshs getting a prediction correct

???
DH with passenger Sabooshs is tantamount to suicide.

Nadal winning his 19th to move to within one to tie for Rodge's record.

[since you can't be enticed to drop by Music Game . . . ]

Harry Styles of One Direction's Sign Of The Times

or

the ''Artist formerly known as Prince's''
Sign O' The Times?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
DH with passenger Sabooshs is tantamount to suicide.

Nadal winning his 19th to move to within one to tie for Rodge's record.

[since you can't be enticed to drop by Music Game . . . ]

Harry Styles of One Direction's Sign Of The Times

or

the ''Artist formerly known as Prince's''
Sign O' The Times?
The guy driving a little red Corvette and wearing a raspberry beret FTW!

More amazing guitar solo:

Prince axing to the max during While My Guitar Gently Weeps, backed by Petty, Lynne, Winwood etc, weeping the loudest and the best for George Harrison at the 2004 R&R Hall of Fame induction gala.

or

Prince shredding on Purple Rain
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Paris to Amsterdam specifically because of the Euro guy clutching a cuppa under Big Brother's octopussy gaze and the Teutonic guy's Lacanian psychoanalysis behind the pillar.
It is interesting to speculate what those guys are up to.

Slowhand FTW...he was the original “weeper.”

Surviving Traveling Wilbury:

Otis/Clayton

or

Lucky/Boo

???

RIP, Nelson/Spike, Lefty & Charlie T./Muddy
Lucky/Boo, which reminds me of Venice's long defunct Luck U.

Bobby Klein's best photograph: Jim Morrison has a beer for breakfast
‘Lucky U was Jim’s favourite place to have breakfast. He ordered a beer and a chilli soup to line his stomach. He could sink six beers in an hour’



https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/feb/28/my-best-photograph-jim-morrison-bobby-klein-doors

Breakfast beer and chili or skip breakfast?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
It is interesting to speculate what those guys are up to.


Lucky/Boo, which reminds me of Venice's long defunct Luck U.

Bobby Klein's best photograph: Jim Morrison has a beer for breakfast
‘Lucky U was Jim’s favourite place to have breakfast. He ordered a beer and a chilli soup to line his stomach. He could sink six beers in an hour’



https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/feb/28/my-best-photograph-jim-morrison-bobby-klein-doors

Breakfast beer and chili or skip breakfast?
I can’t skip breakfast but I’m not down for the chili/beer combo but anyone near me would be laid down from the ga.s.s!

Better breakfast cocktail:

Bloody Mary

or

Mimosa

???
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
John Lee Hooker. Saw him, Van Morrison, and met Elvis Costello the same day twenty years ago. It was the same day Hingis had a meltdown against Graf in the French Open final, which I recorded and watched the next day after watching Agassi beat Medvedev live. I think I watched the Sunday men's final on three hours of sleep.

"Ruby Tuesday"

or "Welcome to the Working Week"?
 
Last edited:
Top