Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #8- Jay Gatsby VERSUS Jacob Marley


The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Sam McGee VERSUS Jay Gatsby), with a final score of 3-2 was Jay Gatsby.

I feel so dirty right now. Voting against Sam McGee. I love that poem. And I really didn't like The Great Gatsby at all. Robert W. Service was Canadian, F. Scott Fitzgerald wasn't. But I had to swallow my principles. The vote was tied and fell to me to break it and you see, a win for McGee last week week would have meant 5 wins in a row and that would have meant the end of the 8th edition of the Great Wednesday Compare. And truthfully, with the holidays around the corner, I don't have the time or energy to come up with a new logo just yet. So, I've declared Jay Gatsby the winner. Strategery, as the former American president might say.

So with Christmas in mind, I offer a new contender against...sigh, Jay Gatsby. Sorry Sam. I hope you can find it in your fictional, burning heart to forgive me.

Vote in the comment section below before Dec 14th: Who is the better character?


6 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You threw the contest over a logo? Sheesh!

I'm going with Jacob Marley on this one. I still don't think that Gatsby was all that great, and any friend of Bob's....

pinksheepcafe said...

I'm going with Marley on this one. I love him with all of his chain rattling.

Kate said...

Marley for me too. First of all, because I've actually read the book; and secondly because of all of the numerous incarnations in popular culture.

gypsysmom said...

Jacob Marley for me too. Tis the season after all.

Jake said...

This is a fantastic site! It's incredibly uplifting to find a resource like this directed at Canadians.

I'm a self-published Canadian author currently working on my next novel, Hanlan's Point. I'm blogging about my attempts to print, cut, bind, distribute, and market the book at www.jakebabad.com

Nicola said...

Jacob Marley