this or that

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Mounted by the RCMP Mountie FTW!

Ritz cracker “mounted” by a spread of Brie cheese

or

Ritz cracker mounted by a cheesy despot


???
Putin is an international mob boss and Orange-utan puppet master that sickens me.

Give me a Wasa crisp with Brie cheese! I've posted this before, but here it is again.
A rare white Swedish moose

After moose, something delectable . . .

Elk


or

Smörgåstårta?
A vegetarian smörgåstårta, but a full smörgåsbord would be nicer. I'll stick with a Danish smørrebrød.

CLASSIC CANTER'S SANDWICHES
All sandwiches served on our fresh baked rye bread with choice of cole slaw or potato salad with a pickle. Available bread selection: challah egg bread, sourdough, whole wheat, multigrain, pumpernickel, or gluten free. Available rolls: kaiser roll, onion roll or onion pocket add $0.50. Add cheese or tomato to any sandwich $1.


With a deli sandwich: cole slaw or potato salad?
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
An obvious choice would be high tea at the Shangri-La in the Shard overlooking London.


Husmanskost


or

Cooked, pickled or smoked flavourful Herring?
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
I infer LDRey haven't played at any London rooftop, or even rooftop at LBC [still LOLing at LBC]. And so, it's the Beatles Don't Let Me Down.

Downtown by Petula Clark

or

Downtown Train - Tom Waits?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I infer LDRey haven't played at any London rooftop, or even rooftop at LBC [still LOLing at LBC]. And so, it's the Beatles Don't Let Me Down.

Downtown by Petula Clark

or

Downtown Train - Tom Waits?
“Boss, boss! The train FTW!”

Best small person actor:

Herve Villechaize

Verne Troyer

or

Peter Dinklage

???
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
Rooftop FTW.

Dead giveaway there’s some LDR medicine to take when Mike tags me.

Last stadium/arena gig:

The Fab 4 at Candlestick Park, SF 8/29/66

or

Kiki Zeppelin at Eissportshalle, Berlin 7/7/80
The mere mention of 'Enrique ''kiki'' remember laughter?' swayed me towards Led Zep.

Dazed or Confused

or

Stairway to Heaven?
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
GoT FTW halfheartedly

Season premiere to be excite for in November on Showtime:

Shameless

or

Ray Donovan

???
Ray Donovan brings to mind the old Hollywood publicity machine.

Scotty Bowers, sexual matchmaker in the golden age of Hollywood, dies
By DORANY PINEDASTAFF WRITER
OCT. 16, 2019

4 AM
Scotty Bowers was Hollywood’s sexual matchmaker during its golden era, a time when its famous stars — both straight and gay — had to keep their private lives tucked in the shadows. Or so he said.

A former U.S. Marine, gas station attendant and bartender, Bowers — known as Hollywood’s “male madame” — claimed to have slept with and set up some of Tinseltown’s biggest names. In his 2012 New York Times bestselling memoir “Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars,” Bowers name drops J. Edgar Hoover, Cary Grant and Lana Turner as among his clients.

But none of his famous sexual escapades have ever been confirmed, and by the time the book was published, all of his subjects had died. “The truth can’t hurt them anymore,” he told the New York Times in 2012.

Bowers, who exposed a clandestine world of movie industry sexuality and was the subject of the 2017 documentary “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood,” died Sunday in his Laurel Canyon home. He was 96.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2019-10-16/scotty-bowers-hollywood-sexual-matchmaker-dead

STH (Crusty Whackleford image uv a poursealane thrown at tawp uv stares wuz cla.s.sic!)

Betterer TTW meme factory:

Crusty Toadleford’s Wild Ride

or

Current stylist @Federer and Del Potro

???
Both are very good. Can't choose.

Diplomatic

~~~or~~~

Indecisive?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Ray Donovan brings to mind the old Hollywood publicity machine.

Scotty Bowers, sexual matchmaker in the golden age of Hollywood, dies
By DORANY PINEDASTAFF WRITER
OCT. 16, 2019

4 AM
Scotty Bowers was Hollywood’s sexual matchmaker during its golden era, a time when its famous stars — both straight and gay — had to keep their private lives tucked in the shadows. Or so he said.

A former U.S. Marine, gas station attendant and bartender, Bowers — known as Hollywood’s “male madame” — claimed to have slept with and set up some of Tinseltown’s biggest names. In his 2012 New York Times bestselling memoir “Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars,” Bowers name drops J. Edgar Hoover, Cary Grant and Lana Turner as among his clients.

But none of his famous sexual escapades have ever been confirmed, and by the time the book was published, all of his subjects had died. “The truth can’t hurt them anymore,” he told the New York Times in 2012.

Bowers, who exposed a clandestine world of movie industry sexuality and was the subject of the 2017 documentary “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood,” died Sunday in his Laurel Canyon home. He was 96.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2019-10-16/scotty-bowers-hollywood-sexual-matchmaker-dead


Both are very good. Can't choose.

Diplomatic

~~~or~~~

Indecisive?
Diplomatic FTW

Pouch

or

Immunity

???
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Both are useful for spies, but pouches aren't very secretive and only prevent routine inspection by customs, while the diplomatic immunity provided by an embassy cover job gets an intelligence officer sent home instead of being sent to a foreign country's prison.

Actual Cold War KGB autos

GAZ-24-24
Next came the GAZ-24-24, which with its maximum speed of 170 km/h, was one of the fastest Soviet cars. It looked absolutely the same as the GAZ-24. However, a person could discern that KGB cars were lower due the loaded equipment. Underneath the car one could find two exhaust pipes, which covertly merged into one.

Fear of the KGB gave birth to numerous myths surrounding the Volga. In 1960-1970, there was a dark urban legend about the “Black Volga” circulated in Poland and Hungary: Supposedly “bloody KGB,” priests, monks, satanists, vampires and the devil himself drove the car, kidnapped small children and sold their organs to rich Westerners and Arabs.



GAZ-31013
One of the last KGB cars, the GAZ-31013, appeared in the early 1980s. It was actively used not only to follow cars of foreign diplomats, but it also served Soviet leaders.
https://www.rbth.com/science-and-tech/329838-kgb-on-wheels



~~~or~~~

Fictional Bond spy autos?


Aston Martin DB5


Aston Martin V8
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
City Slickers with the late greats Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance FTW!

Better Oscar award celebration:

Palance’s one-arm push-ups

or

Benigni’s climbing and jumping from chair to chair down to the stage

???
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
The true birth of 420 dates back to the early 1970s, when it became the hour of cannabis consumption among high school students in San Rafael. Even in mellow Marin County, stronghold of the Grateful Dead, no concessions were made to allow puffing during school hours.

So a group of stoners calling themselves “the Waldos” — because they liked to hang out in front of a wall — would pass each other in the halls, exchanging knowing glances and muttering “420 Louis!” One told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2000, “It was just a joke, but it came to mean all kinds of things, like, 'Do you have any?' or 'Do I look stoned?'?” They used 420 as a code word for their activities and the time said activities would take place.

The group met in front of the statue of 19th-century French scientist Louis Pasteur, as well as other spots on school grounds, to get high at 4:20 p.m. It's said that the pack of teens would sometimes roam the campus, searching for a rumored marijuana patch.

The term “420” was widely in use by the end of the 1970s. Deadheads spread it outward like a virus from their San Rafael ground zero. Within a decade, pot smokers were using it across the country and around the world.

The stoner bible High Times started using the term “420” as early as 1990, and later bought the website 420.com, which includes videos, news, horticulture tips, activism and conspiracy links (“Will the LAPD Have Armed Drones Hunting Suspects?”).

Various members of the Waldos have surfaced over the years, showing letters with postmarks from the 1970s that refer to “420” to authenticate their claims. Sources as reputable as Wikipedia and Snopes.com have also confirmed this origin story.

Pop culture is chockablock with references to 420. The clocks and timepieces in Pulp Fiction and later in Lost in Translation are all set to 420. And is it an accident that the score on the football scoreboard in stoner classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High reads 42-0?

An episode of animated comedy Family Guy, naturally titled “420,” is dedicated to the subject. The plot has Stewie and Brian attempting to legalize marijuana. The show includes the classic song-and-dance performance “A Bag of Weed,” which can be seen on YouTube.

Snoop Dogg (now Snoop Lion) said in 2009, “Me and Willie Nelson recorded [a] song in Amsterdam on 4/20, 2009. It was a beautiful day, it was a roomful of smoke. It was historic.” The song, of course, was “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me (When I'm Gone)”.

Awareness of 420 has even spread to Australia. A smoker calling himself “Max Stone” told the Brisbane Times, “You'd go on a job and you'd say to someone in the afternoon that it's going to be 4:20 soon. If they give you a blank look, then you don't take the conversation any further. But if they say, 'yeah,' then you're instantly tuned into the 420 culture that's inside every workplace. It's not as secretive as it used to be.”
https://www.laweekly.com/mythbusting-420-its-one-true-origin-and-a-whole-lot-of-false-ones/

Fahrenheit 451





Brave New World


or Nineteen Eighty-Four?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
The true birth of 420 dates back to the early 1970s, when it became the hour of cannabis consumption among high school students in San Rafael. Even in mellow Marin County, stronghold of the Grateful Dead, no concessions were made to allow puffing during school hours.

So a group of stoners calling themselves “the Waldos” — because they liked to hang out in front of a wall — would pass each other in the halls, exchanging knowing glances and muttering “420 Louis!” One told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2000, “It was just a joke, but it came to mean all kinds of things, like, 'Do you have any?' or 'Do I look stoned?'?” They used 420 as a code word for their activities and the time said activities would take place.

The group met in front of the statue of 19th-century French scientist Louis Pasteur, as well as other spots on school grounds, to get high at 4:20 p.m. It's said that the pack of teens would sometimes roam the campus, searching for a rumored marijuana patch.

The term “420” was widely in use by the end of the 1970s. Deadheads spread it outward like a virus from their San Rafael ground zero. Within a decade, pot smokers were using it across the country and around the world.

The stoner bible High Times started using the term “420” as early as 1990, and later bought the website 420.com, which includes videos, news, horticulture tips, activism and conspiracy links (“Will the LAPD Have Armed Drones Hunting Suspects?”).

Various members of the Waldos have surfaced over the years, showing letters with postmarks from the 1970s that refer to “420” to authenticate their claims. Sources as reputable as Wikipedia and Snopes.com have also confirmed this origin story.

Pop culture is chockablock with references to 420. The clocks and timepieces in Pulp Fiction and later in Lost in Translation are all set to 420. And is it an accident that the score on the football scoreboard in stoner classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High reads 42-0?

An episode of animated comedy Family Guy, naturally titled “420,” is dedicated to the subject. The plot has Stewie and Brian attempting to legalize marijuana. The show includes the classic song-and-dance performance “A Bag of Weed,” which can be seen on YouTube.

Snoop Dogg (now Snoop Lion) said in 2009, “Me and Willie Nelson recorded [a] song in Amsterdam on 4/20, 2009. It was a beautiful day, it was a roomful of smoke. It was historic.” The song, of course, was “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me (When I'm Gone)”.

Awareness of 420 has even spread to Australia. A smoker calling himself “Max Stone” told the Brisbane Times, “You'd go on a job and you'd say to someone in the afternoon that it's going to be 4:20 soon. If they give you a blank look, then you don't take the conversation any further. But if they say, 'yeah,' then you're instantly tuned into the 420 culture that's inside every workplace. It's not as secretive as it used to be.”
https://www.laweekly.com/mythbusting-420-its-one-true-origin-and-a-whole-lot-of-false-ones/

Fahrenheit 451





Brave New World


or Nineteen Eighty-Four?
MCMLXXXIV and its opening line, “It was a bright cold day in April (no doubt the 20th!) and the clocks were striking 13.

Orwell’s best:

1984

or

Animal Farm

???
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Both great and applicable to these political daze, but today it's 1984.






SPORTS IN 1984:

The NBA draft includes: Houston's Hakeem Olajuwon, North Carolina's Michael Jordan, Auburn's Charles Barkley and Gonzaga's John Stockton,

Gold medals for Edberg and Graf in the L.A. Olympics,

Lendl beats McEnroe to win first major at Roland Garros,

or McEnroe wins Wimbledon and the U.S. Open?
Great options! You left out one, though: Carl Lewis winning 4 gold medals at the L.A Olympics!



Gonna go with that HOF-loaded NBA draft. A total shame neither Chuckles or Stockton never won a chip.

Worst “side job” from above athletes:

Charles Barkley’s golf career


Carl Lewis singing


or

Mr. Lewis Takes The Mound


???
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
You cannot be serious! Tennis at the 1984 Olympics was a demonstration sport, under-21 competition. That NBA draft entertained us for more than a decade!

Laver’s twin CYGS FTW.
I got no idea except I generally put the Games on top. Got to hit with Johnny Mac [he was more reserved then] in the noughts around time where I witnessed Safin and Lleyton one-upped Pete in consecutive years.

How about Serena's 23 GSes [longevity and being a mother of a dotter]

to

Steffi's 22 [7,6,5,4 respectively]?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I got no idea except I generally put the Games on top. Got to hit with Johnny Mac [he was more reserved then] in the noughts around time where I witnessed Safin and Lleyton one-upped Pete in consecutive years.

How about Serena's 23 GSes [longevity and being a mother of a dotter]

to

Steffi's 22 [7,6,5,4 respectively]?
You’re gonna skip the “worst side job” answer and compare WTA GOATs???
Great options! You left out one, though: Carl Lewis winning 4 gold medals at the L.A Olympics!



Gonna go with that HOF-loaded NBA draft. A total shame neither Chuckles or Stockton never won a chip.

Worst “side job” from above athletes:

Charles Barkley’s golf career


Carl Lewis singing


or

Mr. Lewis Takes The Mound


???
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Great options! You left out one, though: Carl Lewis winning 4 gold medals at the L.A Olympics!



Gonna go with that HOF-loaded NBA draft. A total shame neither Chuckles or Stockton never won a chip.

Worst “side job” from above athletes:

Charles Barkley’s golf career


Carl Lewis singing


or

Mr. Lewis Takes The Mound


???
It has to be the Lewis National Anthem. The reactions of the other players is great.
I got no idea except I generally put the Games on top. Got to hit with Johnny Mac [he was more reserved then] in the noughts around time where I witnessed Safin and Lleyton one-upped Pete in consecutive years.

How about Serena's 23 GSes [longevity and being a mother of a dotter]

to

Steffi's 22 [7,6,5,4 respectively]?
23

#23:

LeBron


or Jordon?
 
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