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Cultural Concurrence


Alright, my own votes in the Terry Teachout quiz:

1. Kelly or Astaire? Kelly
2. Gatsby or SOR? Gatsby
3. Basie or Ellington? Duke
4. Cats or Dogs? Pass
5. Matisse or Picasso? Picasso
6. Yeats or Eliot? Eliot
7. Keaton orC haplin? Keaton
8. O’Connor or Updike? Updike
9. THOHN or Casablanca? Casablanca
10. Pollock or De Kooning? Pass
11. Who or Stones? Stones
12. Larkin or Plath? Pass
13. Trollope or Dickens? Dickens
14. Holliday or Fitzgerald? Lady Day
15. Dotsoyevsky or Tolstoy? Dotsoyevsky
16. Moviegoer or EOTA? End of the Affair
17. Balanchine or Graham? Pass
18. Hot dogs or burgers? Burgers
19. Leno or Letterman? Letterman, by a factor of about six billion
20. Wilco or Cat Power? Wilco
21. Verdi or Wagner? Wagner
22. Kelly or Monroe? Kelly
23. Monroe or Cash? Cash
24. Which Amis? Kingsley (though The Information is my favrotie novel of either)
25. Mitchum or Brando? Yikes. Brando, I guess.
26. Morris or Thwarp? Pass.
27. Vermeer or Rembrant? Vermeer
28. Tchaikovsky or Chopin? Chopin
29. Wine? Red
30. Coward or Wilde? Wilde
31. Grosse Pointe Blank or High Fidelity? HF (although novel is better than movie)
32. Shostakovich or Prokofiev? Pass
33. Mikhail Baryshnikov or Rudolf Nureyev? Pass on all dance-related questions.
34. Constable or Turner? Pass
35. The Searchers or Rio Bravo? Searchers
36. Comedy or tragedy? Tragedy
37. Fall or spring? Fall
38. Manet or Monet? Manet
39. The Sopranos or The Simpsons? That’s unfair. I have to say Sopranos, I guess.
40. Rodgers and Hart or Gershwin and Gershwin? Pass.
41. Joseph Conrad or Henry James? Conrad
42. Sunset or sunrise? Sunset
43. Johnny Mercer or Cole Porter? Porter
44. Mac or PC? PC. (On the grounds that Mac technical superiority isn’t worth the price.)
45. New York or Los Angeles? NYC
46. Partisan Review or Horizon? Partisan Review
47. Stax or Motown? Stax
48. Van Gogh or Gauguin? Van Gogh
49. Steely Dan or Elvis Costello? EC (although, against the ignorance of my co-bloggers I insist the former are also a great band)
50. Reading a blog or reading a magazine? Magazine
51. John Gielgud or Laurence Olivier? Olivier
52. Only the Lonely or Songs for Swingin’ Lovers? SFSL
53. Chinatown or Bonnie and Clyde? Chinatown
54. Ghost World or Election? Good one. Ghost World, I guess
55. Minimalism or conceptual art? Minimalism
56. Daffy Duck or Bugs Bunny? Bugs Bunny
57. Modernism or postmodernism? Pass
58. Batman or Spider-Man? Pass
59. Emmylou Harris or Lucinda Williams? Lucinda
60. Johnson or Boswell? Pass
61. Jane Austen or Virginia Woolf? Wow. I have to say Austen.
62. The Honeymooners or The Dick Van Dyke Show? Pass
63. An Eames chair or a Noguchi table? Pass
64. Out of the Past or Double Indemnity? Pass (haven’t seen the former)
65. The Marriage of Figaro or Don Giovanni? Pass
66. Blue or green? Pass
67. A Midsummer Night’s Dream or As You Like It? AMSND
68. Ballet or opera? Opera (if death is not an option)
69. Film or live theater? Film
70. Acoustic or electric? electric
71. North by Northwest or Vertigo? NBN (by a larger margin than most)
72. Sargent or Whistler? Pass
73. V.S. Naipaul or Milan Kundera? Kundera
74. The Music Man or Oklahoma? Pass
75. Sushi, yes or no? Yes
76. The New Yorker under Ross or Shawn? Pass
77. Tennessee Williams or Edward Albee? Albee
78. The Portrait of a Lady or The Wings of the Dove? TPOAL
79. Paul Taylor or Merce Cunningham? Pass
80. Frank Lloyd Wright or Mies van der Rohe? Pass
81. Diana Krall or Norah Jones? Krall, I guess
82. Watercolor or pastel? Pass
83. Bus or subway? Subway
84. Stravinsky or Schoenberg? Stravinsky
85. Crunchy or smooth peanut butter? Pass (allergy)
86. Willa Cather or Theodore Dreiser? Haven’t read Cather
87. Schubert or Mozart? Schubert
88. The Fifties or the Twenties? Fifties
89. Huckleberry Finn or Moby-Dick? Huck Finn
90. Thomas Mann or James Joyce? Yikes. Mann
91. Lester Young or Coleman Hawkins? Young
92. Emily Dickinson or Walt Whitman? Dickinson
93. Abraham Lincoln or Winston Churchill? Lincoln
94. Liz Phair or Aimee Mann? Phair
95. Italian or French cooking? Italian
96. Bach on piano or harpsichord? Piano
97. Anchovies, yes or no? Yes
98. Short novels or long ones? Pass
99. Swing or bebop? bebop
100. “The Last Judgment” or “The Last Supper”? Pass

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