Literary Meme-O-Gram: Either vs. Or #2

For each of the either/or pairings on the following list, pick a favorite. No need for explanations... it's summer. Be quick, be breezy, be efficient and list-like.

First thought, best thought. Go!

1. Neal Cassady vs. Neil Diamond

2. Chick lit vs. Chiclets

3. Absinthe vs. Heroin

4. Fight Club vs. The Joy Luck Club

5. Jane Austen vs. Jane Eyre

6. Notebooks vs. Loose-leaf paper

7. Scarlett O'Hara vs. The Scarlet Letter

8. Arthur Miller vs. Henry Miller

9. Books vs. Magazines

10. Barnes & Noble vs. Your local used bookstore

11. Willy Wonka vs. The BFG

12. The Da Vinci Code vs. HTML

13. Footnotes vs. Internal citations

14. Kiss of the Spider Woman vs. Gene Simmons

15. 3-name author showdown: Joyce Carol Oates vs. Jonathan Safran Foer
30 Responses to "Literary Meme-O-Gram: Either vs. Or #2"

by firecracker on

Ready to Rumble1. Neil Diamond2. Chiclets3. Absinthe4. The Joy Luck Club5. Jane Austen6. Notebooks7. Scarlett O'Hara 8. Henry Miller9. Magazines10. Barnes & Noble 11. Willy Wonka12. HTML13. Internal citations14. Gene Simmons15. 3-name author showdown: Joyce Carol Oates whew!

by Alexanderdeathpart2 on

okayNeal CassadyChicletsHeroinFight Club n/aNotebooks n/aHenry MillerBooks Your local used bookstoreWilly Wonka Annni>?3454447&&^$^#$^%#FootnotesKiss of the Spider Woman N/A(I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE N/A'S...)

by jamelah on

righty-oThe Neil, thank you very muchChicletsAbsintheJoy Luck ClubJane AustenNotebooksScarlett O'HaraArthur MillerBooksB&N (I know...)WonkaHTMLFootnotesGene SimmonsJoyce Carol Oates

by Yabyum on

okay, um.......neal cassadychicletsabsynthefight clubdeathnotebooksscarlet dripping from my wristshenry millermagazineslocal book storewilly wonka (only because i have no idea what bfg stands for)the da vinci codeinternal citationsgene simmonsjoyce carol oats

by firecracker on

Well, as far as B&N goes, I don't really even go to the bookstore that much anymore, but I will say I can't stand the funky smell of some used bookstores. You know ... that sometime funky used book smell that reminds me of old health textbooks in the 6th grade.

by I'mhep on

i know, i knowKneellit chicabsent HJoy fightJane saysLoosefrankly, Sca!, but Noblei wanna Wonkatha DainternalKiss my SpiddySanFran

by Billectric on

Frankenstein1. Cassady2. Don't know3. Absinthe4. Fight Club5. Don't know6. Notebook7. The Scarlet Letter8. Don't know9. Magazines bound into book form (no, that's a damn lie). Books.10. Local used book store11. Don't know12. HTML that someone finds in an old clay vase near the Dead Sea, so now it seems maybe aliens or Moses had computers way back in the day; so what happened? Some terrible calamity where apes never defragged and they would do it all again if we allowed them to take the wheel? 13. Internal citations - just be up front with it.14. Don't know15. Jonathan Safran Foer

by Billectric on

Now, see...I like that smell.

by Yabyum on gonna tell me what BFG is?Am I some kind of literary fool who's to be kept in the dark? I'm tellin you, I just wont be able to sleep.

by firecracker on

Well, I'll let you in on the secret -- the BFG is a book by Roald Dahl -- and it stands for "big friendly giant". You can read more about it here if you're so inclined. However, my favorite Dahl book is "The Twits".

by firecracker on

Heh ... well I am not saying all used books smell bad, of course. Some do have a nice homey aroma, but then there are those (and they inevitably seem to always be textbooks) that, frankly, smell like vomit. But that's probably just me having flashbacks about working in the college bookstore.

by kairo on

who I am or who am I1. Neal Cassady2. Chick lit3. Absinthe4. Fight Club5. Jane Austen6. Notebooks7. The Scarlet Letter8. Henry Miller9. Books10. Barnes & Noble11. Willy Wonka12. HTML13. Internal citations14. Gene Simmons15. 3-name author showdown: Joyce Carol Oatessee...the way I figure it is...these choices show me as a feminist toothgrinding fighter who might have an interest in the perverse life of Anais Nin (and long tongues) while constantly looking for an escape from reality--be that chocolate or mind-altering drugs, but at least I vent all these things while sitting in the spicy aroma-filled starbucks cafe counter at the local barnes and noble.ahh...ain't life grand.

by Yabyum on

thank you firecracker.....I think I've found the next book to read. This is the dude who wrote 'James and the giant peach'. Since this was up against Willy Wonka, I wonder.....Have you seen previews of Johnny Depp as Willy? I caught some last night and I have to say I think his approach is certainly different, but not cool. I saw him more of a child murderer. Whats with all the damn remakes? Gene Wilder was and is...Willy Wonka. Dont even get me started on 'the pukes of Hazzard' Anyway, thanks for clueing me in, I can turn off this infernal machine now.

by hella on

listy-loo1. big daddy diamond.2. chiclets in lieu of chewells.3. herloin is so passe.4. physics club...demented and sad...5. jane pauley...?6. does the trapper-keeper qualify as a 'notebook'?7. o' least rhymed with tara. sorta.8. which one bagged monroe? oh yeah. now what?9. books are for subway posers spying on PSP kids. oooh, literature!10. barnes & noble - i need a job.11. BFG - wonka shoulda cast sam rockwell as wonka. big misplay.12. aw shut up!13. invent yr own drivel.14. the last thing gene kissed was an onion bagel shmeared with lox.15. c. thomas howell.

by jamelah on

It is, Kate. It is indeed.

by jamelah on

You know, since I wrote this post I've had "Sweet Caroline" in my head, which is the way it should be, I think.

by Billectric on

What I heard was, Johnny Depp is not portraying Willie Wonka, but Charlie, the kid in the last movie, who has now grown up and is running the factory. I can't verify the accuracy of this. But it makes sense because of the title. Now, it seems to me, Depp is doing a Michael Jackson thing with this role. Has anyone else noticed that?And I didn't know what BFG stood for either.

by Billectric on

Lawd, yes.

by stevadore on

Hey, Bill! Wow! I was thinking the EXACT same thing about Johnny Depp looking like Michael Jackson. What's with that? I mentioned it to my wife when I first saw the preview and she thought I was crazy. Thanks for confirming that I'm not!

by jamelah on

Yes, I know exactly what you mean. I bougt this used copy of some Samuel Beckett plays from Amazon maybe a year or so ago, and not only does it smell funky, the cover is sticky. Needless to say, I don't look at that one ever.

by jamelah on

Actually, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the real title of the book, as written by Roald Dahl, so I kind of doubt the Johnny Depp/grown up Charlie angle.

by Arcadia on

well, here is winter...1) Neal Cassady, no doubt2) I like mint chiclets3) No idea4) No idea5)Jane Austen, she

by Billectric on

Jamelah is right. I did a follow-up investigation and discovered that I was disseminating a bogus leak. I should probably see a doctor about that. Neverland ranch/Chocolate Factory - see the connection?

by Billectric on

I can't even look at the used Williams S. Burroughs section without shuddering.

by Billectric on

"Invent your own drivel" - I like that!

by judih. on

and i like:"onion bagel shmeared with lox"(how long since i've heard brooklynese)

by Andeh on

My Replies1) Diamond (when he sings "they're coming to America", I lose it in a good way)2)Chiclets3)Absinthe(I think you're less likely to die from this.I may be wrong)4)Haven't read either5)Austen, Austen, Austen!6)Loose-leaf paper 7)God, neither8)Arthur Miller 9)Books10)your local used bookstore (the owners have more passion, and it's cheaper)11)Erm, I don't know?12)HTML (seems more realistic)13)footnotes (internal citations sound too complicated)14)Gene freakin' Simmons15)Joyce Carol Oates

by singlemalt on

Well, well well. Like I wasn't going to comment on your list.Trapper keepers were for losers even when I was in school. Gum eraser! Now that was cool.Dude, don't blow my hiding behind book to stare at hot babes ina subway cover.And, I always pegged you as a physics club kind of guy. Me? I hung out with the cool cats -- glee club.

by dcoltharp on

CoolCassady (but I love Sweet Caroline)CHICLETS for sureAbsinthe is much more romanticJoy Luck Club makes more sensemmm -- can't pick. Love both Janesnotebooks--i'm a slobScarlet LetterArthurBooks (unless the mag serializes a James novel :))Local, if it has coffee!Willie Wonka (the book, though)HTML, and I don't even get this oneFOOTNOTES !!!!!!!!Oh, the last one isn't fair. Isn't fair. Won't pick.

by Billectric on

I think it's because HTML is a code.DaVinci Code vs HTML code.