this or that

Vcore89

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"?
Moves like Jagger's Ruby Tuesday

19 & 18 years ago around the same time I watched Pete [on court] getting beat in consecutive years by Marat and Lleyton in back-to-back finals, hence, my affinity towards both of them--they're probably the only two 2hbh players I liked [I play a 1hbh].

Fast casual restaurants,

Ruby Tuesday


or

TGI Fridays?
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Moves like Jagger's Ruby Tuesday

19 & 18 years ago around the same time I watched Pete [on court] getting beat in consecutive years by Marat and Lleyton in back-to-back finals, hence, my affinity towards both of them--they're probably the only two 2hbh players I liked [I play a 1hbh].

Fast casual restaurants,

Ruby Tuesday


or

TGI Fridays?
TGI Fridays. I have been to one in La Jolla and in Beijing. Their veggie burger isn't bad, and their Long Island iced tea is dangerous.

NYC: Long Island or Rikers Island?
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
I have never tried a Zombie and looked it up.

The Zombie is a cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and various rums. It first appeared in late 1934, invented by Donn Beach at his Hollywood Don the Beachcomber restaurant. It was popularized on the East coast soon afterwards at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Legend has it that Donn Beach originally concocted the Zombie to help a hung-over customer get through a business meeting. The customer returned several days later to complain that he had been turned into a zombiefor his entire trip. Its smooth, fruity taste works to conceal its extremely high alcoholic content. Don the Beachcomberrestaurants limit their customers to two Zombies apiece because of their potency, which Beach said could make one "like the walking dead."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_(cocktail)

Zombie Mila Kunis


or cartoon Mila Kunis?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I have never tried a Zombie and looked it up.

The Zombie is a cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and various rums. It first appeared in late 1934, invented by Donn Beach at his Hollywood Don the Beachcomber restaurant. It was popularized on the East coast soon afterwards at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Legend has it that Donn Beach originally concocted the Zombie to help a hung-over customer get through a business meeting. The customer returned several days later to complain that he had been turned into a zombiefor his entire trip. Its smooth, fruity taste works to conceal its extremely high alcoholic content. Don the Beachcomberrestaurants limit their customers to two Zombies apiece because of their potency, which Beach said could make one "like the walking dead."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_(cocktail)

Zombie Mila Kunis


or cartoon Mila Kunis?
I’ll go zombie Mila, simply because the cartoon version reminds me of her very bad Bad Moms movies.

Worst Mom of Bad Moms in A Bad Moms Christmas

Christine Baranski

Susan Sarandon

or

Cheryl Hines

???
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
I had to do a search on these. This gave the edge to Zap:

The first issue of Zap was sold on the streets of Haight-Ashbury out of a baby stroller pushed by Crumb's wife Dana on the first day. In years to come, the comic's sales would be most closely linked with alternative venues such as head shops.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zap_Comix

Speaking of magazines with cartoons, this is an interesting documentary:

John Belushi film:

National Lampoon's Animal House


or The Blues Brothers?


"This or That" Bonus:

John Belushi died in Chateau Marmont.

Lana Del Rey sings "Born To Die" poolside at Chateau Marmont.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I had to do a search on these. This gave the edge to Zap:

The first issue of Zap was sold on the streets of Haight-Ashbury out of a baby stroller pushed by Crumb's wife Dana on the first day. In years to come, the comic's sales would be most closely linked with alternative venues such as head shops.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zap_Comix

Speaking of magazines with cartoons, this is an interesting documentary:

John Belushi film:

National Lampoon's Animal House


or The Blues Brothers?


"This or That" Bonus:

John Belushi died in Chateau Marmont.

Lana Del Rey sings "Born To Die" poolside at Chateau Marmont.
Easy one...Animal House is the only other film besides RHPS that 20’s stringytom went to a theater to see it multiple times. The difference? I saw Animal House four times the first weekend!

Better post-Animal House film by John Landis:

Trading Places

or

Into The Night

or

Coming To America

???
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
Having spent much of my preteens in Noo Yawk, I'd say I've always been enamoured by the sleek [if not phallic--albeit sharp and pointed] Tower of Babel-like heaven-piercing spire . . . and marble, metal and metallic colours, etc. So, Chrysler over King Kong tower, over remembrance tower in lieu of the Twin Towers [one can never appreciate it enough until it is no more].

Chrysler's 300

or

Dodge Charger?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
The Charger 500+ horsepower would be useful for driving between the San Francisco Bay Area and L.A. on the I-5.








New York to Florida on the I-95, or San Francisco to L.A. on the 1-5?
Gotta go with The Nickel; I did 95 many times and always tried to make that drive bearable with some variation, including the Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel.

Greater athlete to wear #5:

Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio

or

Kevin Garnett

???
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Marilyn Monroe
I don’t like tin foil on my head: accidentally OD’d.

LA accidental OD:

Belushi in Chateau Marmont

or

Janis Joplin in Landmark Motor Hotel

???
There are connections here to two of my old L.A. haunts.

Done for the night, on October 3, 1970, Janis Joplin and her band hung out at the famous Barney’s Beanery, where she consumed drinks and possibly some chili. Then it was back to Room 105 at the Landmark Hotel for her last shot of heroin. The 27-year-old singer was found dead on the floor beside her bed the next day.

The only food found in John Belushi’s stomach after he overdosed was lentil soup, which he’d eaten in the kitchen of L.A.’s Rainbow Bar and Grill on March 5, 1982, after friends urged him to consume something other than alcohol and drugs. Belushi then returned to his bungalow at the Chateau Marmont, where Catherine Evelyn Smith (the inspiration for Gordon Lightfoot’s 1974 hit “Sundown”) gave the 33-year-old “SNL” alumnus what turned out to be a lethal dose of heroin and cocaine.
https://thelifeandtimesofhollywood.com/famous-last-meals-final-feasts-of-celebrities-ranging-from-james-dean-john-belushi-to-princess-diana/


James Dean and Marilyn Monroe both spent time at Barney's Beanery.

More iconic: James Dean or Marilyn Monroe?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
There are connections here to two of my old L.A. haunts.

Done for the night, on October 3, 1970, Janis Joplin and her band hung out at the famous Barney’s Beanery, where she consumed drinks and possibly some chili. Then it was back to Room 105 at the Landmark Hotel for her last shot of heroin. The 27-year-old singer was found dead on the floor beside her bed the next day.

The only food found in John Belushi’s stomach after he overdosed was lentil soup, which he’d eaten in the kitchen of L.A.’s Rainbow Bar and Grill on March 5, 1982, after friends urged him to consume something other than alcohol and drugs. Belushi then returned to his bungalow at the Chateau Marmont, where Catherine Evelyn Smith (the inspiration for Gordon Lightfoot’s 1974 hit “Sundown”) gave the 33-year-old “SNL” alumnus what turned out to be a lethal dose of heroin and cocaine.
https://thelifeandtimesofhollywood.com/famous-last-meals-final-feasts-of-celebrities-ranging-from-james-dean-john-belushi-to-princess-diana/


James Dean and Marilyn Monroe both spent time at Barney's Beanery.

More iconic: James Dean or Marilyn Monroe?
Hard to choose but Double M wins by a whisker.

Better Monroe mate at his “craft”:

Joe D

or

Arthur Miller

???
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Ted has to tote this out:


Joe D

DiMag and Mick

or

Gehrig and the Babe
That’s an easy one...Joe & Mick only played together one season while BabeLou were longtime teammates.

Yankees dynasty:

1996-2000 (4x titles and last WS repeat champion)

or

Post-war integration era 1947-53 (5x in a row and 6 of 7)
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Post-war integration era which brought many of the best players into the league, and was also when baseball played a big role in restoring relations between the U.S. and Japan.

NYC baseball:

Mets and their old stadium,
Mets and their new stadium,
Yankees and their old stadium,
or Yankees and their new stadium?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Post-war integration era which brought many of the best players into the league, and was also when baseball played a big role in restoring relations between the U.S. and Japan.

NYC baseball:

Mets and their old stadium,
Mets and their new stadium,
Yankees and their old stadium,
or Yankees and their new stadium?
The House That Ruth Built, FTW!

Shea had its moments but it was a pit by the end. I don’t warm to either of the new stadiums but NYS >>>Citi Field.

We Built This City by Starship (written by Elton John’s lyricist Bernie Taupin and J Geils frontman Peter Wolf!)

or

Lights (City By The Bay) by Journey

???
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Noo Yawk, Noo Yawk over mom's heart in SFO.

Yuge Trump

or

Yuge Sanders
[but of course, he is fm Brooklyn]?

[None of the above?]
None of the 70s geriatrics, please. Mandatory retirement ages for pols should be instituted ASAP! If you’re 65 before your term ends, Ciao baby! Unless of course, the pol can confirm a vigorous exercise and diet regimen to counterbalance advancing old age crud. Eight years on a bike like me! Or 260 miles with a 20-pound backpack on a MTB in four riding days to evacuate a hurricane zone. Then the rot moves from the brain to the crotch!

Youngerer POTUS:

Teddy “Big Stick” Roosevelt

or

JFK

???
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”

Is Yuge the new [comparatively-speaking]

Teddy Roosevelt

or

Woodrow Wilson?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”

Is Yuge the new [comparatively-speaking]

Teddy Roosevelt

or

Woodrow Wilson?
Ewe are right to quote the youngerer Roosevelt and he easily goes FTW over Woodie, a prime example why mandatory maximum POTUS age limit needs imposition...he worked himself into an early grave and his wife ran everything after his stroke until Harding was elected.

Greater Teddy Bear feat:

National Parks project

or

Rebuilding the US Navy (almost seeing the need 30-40 years in advance.

???
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
Ewe are right to quote the youngerer Roosevelt and he easily goes FTW over Woodie, a prime example why mandatory maximum POTUS age limit needs imposition...he worked himself into an early grave and his wife ran everything after his stroke until Harding was elected.

Greater Teddy Bear feat:

National Parks project

or

Rebuilding the US Navy (almost seeing the need 30-40 years in advance.

???
''We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.''

Conservationist prez over Naval Act enacting prez.

Deep water in a sleeping volcano, Crater Lake Nat'l Park

or

Hidden world beneath the prairie, Wind Cave Nat'l Park?
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
Chicken terry of course.

The sky is falling . . .

Henny Penny/Chicken Little [screen adaptation]

or

Stuart Little?
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
"Master of Puppets"

Dutch Masters (Paintings):

Rembrandt van Rijn,


Johannes Vermeer,


Pieter Brueghel the Elder,



Marloes Horst,



or Hieronymus Bosch?

 
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