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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Great Wednesday Compare #3- Stephen Hawking VERSUS Noam Chomsky


The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Art Spiegelman Vs. Stephen Hawking) with a final score of 4-1 was Art Spiegelman.

Oy Vey! The votes just keeping getting fewer and fewer.

This week we say goodbye to Art Spiegelman. Last week I made a reference to his "Garbage Pail Kids" days. Isn't it amazing that he could start on such a humble career note then end up winning a Pulitzer? And with a graphic novel that uses mice to tell a holocaust story?! I've yet to read a graphic novel, but I can't wait to read Maus.

On a trivial note, both Hawking and Spiegelman have made appearances on the Simpsons.

This week things get a little cerebral.

Remember, vote simply by adding your comment below, base it on whatever merit you choose, voting does not end until Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. (Nov. 25th, 2008), and if you want your author to get more votes, feel free to promote them here or on your blog!

Who's better?

9 comments:

Teddy Rose said...

I haven't weighed in for awhile. I had to get my two cent in for this one. Noam Chomsky hands down! I'm a big fan.

Bybee said...

Noam Chomsky.

Sam Houston said...

I have to admit that I seldom understand Hawking, but since I absolutely detest Chomsky, it's a vote here for Hawking.

Myshkin said...

I wish to vote for Noam Chomsky in today's contest...Chomsky is not only a cunning linguist, he also inspires rebellious punks around the world by giving them analytical tools so they can achieve their own intellectual credibility and confidence and he gives their anarchic energy a bit of constructive focus.
Though many of his political works are almost as innaccessible as his science stuff - as an individual he makes his analysis accessible to a wide audience through public lectures, recorded interviews and dumbed-down articles. I once emailed him for an interview with a Canadian student newspaper and he responded within a couple of days. He said no because he had no time, but he responded. A classmate emailed him with a draft of a short article on the WTO and he responded to that, too, with quite a few words of encouragement.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm going to have to toss a coin on this one.


Hawking

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkmczhkrKYA

This is a Chomsky related clip ---
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING OF FREE TRADE

Chomsky's cinematic debut (after Manufacturing Consent)
-Myshkin

bookchronicle said...

Chomsky!

Melanie said...

Well, to even things up a little, and because I've actually read Hawking, I'll vote for Hawking again this week.

Remi said...

How often do you get to vote for an anarchist? Chomsky.