Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Have you taken the TCCI?

Terry Teachout has come up with the Teachout Cultural Concurrence Index, which as lists go, seems to be quite instructive. He seems to lean towards the first choices (aka column "A"). I'm a bit more of a mixed bag myself. Draw your own conclusions.

I've edited down, from the original 100 options, to ones I both know and atually have an opinion about.

1. Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly? Kelly
2. The Great Gatsby or The Sun Also Rises? Gatsby
3. Count Basie or Duke Ellington? Ellington
4. Matisse or Picasso? Picasso
5. Yeats or Eliot? Eliot
6. Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin? Keaton
7. Flannery O'Connor or John Updike? O'Connor
8. To Have and Have Not or Casablanca? Casablanca
9. Jackson Pollock or Willem de Kooning? de Kooning
10. The Who or the Stones? Stones
11. Billie Holiday or Ella Fitzgerald? Billie Holiday
12. Dostoyevsky or Tolstoy? Dostoyevsky
13. Hot dogs or hamburgers? Hamburgers
14. Letterman or Leno? Letterman
15. Verdi or Wagner? Verdi
16. Grace Kelly or Marilyn Monroe? Kelly
17. Bill Monroe or Johnny Cash? Can't choose
18. Robert Mitchum or Marlon Brando? Brando
19. Vermeer or Rembrandt? Vermeer
20. Tchaikovsky or Chopin? Tchaikovsky
21. Red wine or white? Red
22. Noël Coward or Oscar Wilde? Wilde
23. Grosse Pointe Blank or High Fidelity? High Fidelity
24. Mikhail Baryshnikov or Rudolf Nureyev? Nureyev
25. Constable or Turner? Toss up
26. The Searchers or Rio Bravo? The Searchers -best ever is best ever!
27. Comedy or tragedy? Comedy
28. Fall or spring? Fall
29. Manet or Monet? Manet
30. The Sopranos or The Simpsons? Simpsons
31. Rodgers and Hart or Gershwin and Gershwin? Gershwin
32. Joseph Conrad or Henry James? Conrad
33. Sunset or sunrise? Sunrise
34. Mac or PC? Mac
35. New York or Los Angeles? LA
36. Stax or Motown? Motown
37. Van Gogh or Gauguin? van Gogh
38. Steely Dan or Elvis Costello? Elvis
39. Reading a blog or reading a magazine? Blogs
40. John Gielgud or Laurence Olivier? Gielgud
41. Chinatown or Bonnie and Clyde? Chinatown
42. Ghost World or Election? Election
43. Daffy Duck or Bugs Bunny? Bugs
44. Modernism or postmodernism? Modernism
45. Batman or Spider-Man? Spidey
46. Emmylou Harris or Lucinda Williams? Emmylou Harris
47. The Honeymooners or The Dick Van Dyke Show? Dick Van Dyke
48. Out of the Past or Double Indemnity? Double Indemnity
49. The Marriage of Figaro or Don Giovanni? Don Giovanni
50. Blue or green? Green
51. A Midsummer Night's Dream or As You Like It? As You Like It
52. Ballet or opera? Opera
53. Film or live theater? Film
54. Acoustic or electric? Electric
55. North by Northwest or Vertigo? Vertigo
56. The Music Man or Oklahoma? Neither!
57. Sushi, yes or no? No
58. Tennessee Williams or Edward Albee? Williams
59. Diana Krall or Norah Jones? Diana Krall
60. Watercolor or pastel? Watercolor
61. Crunchy or smooth peanut butter? Smooth
62. Schubert or Mozart? Mozart
63. The Fifties or the Twenties? Fifties
64. Huckleberry Finn or Moby-Dick? Huck
65. Abraham Lincoln or Winston Churchill? Lincoln
66. Liz Phair or Aimee Mann? Liz Phair
67. Italian or French cooking? Italian
68. Anchovies, yes or no? Yes
69. Short novels or long ones? Long
70. Swing or bebop? Bebop

Update: Terry has challenged me to post my score. It is but 47% in agreement with him, which can be seen as paltry or stellar, depending on your viewpoint.

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