Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Great Wednesday Compare #8- Sam McGee VERSUS Jay Gatsby

The winner of last week's Great Wednesday Compare (Sam McGee VERSUS Barney Panofsky), with a final score of 4-2 was Sam McGee.

Well, I guess cranky old Barney Panofsky just got a whole lot crankier. But that's part of his charm, so it's all good. I get the impression that the dividing line last week was who'd read Barney's Version. If you read it, you'd probably have voted for him. And read it you should, it's one of my personal favourites. I'm looking forward to, but nervous about the movie adaptation that's coming to theatres on Christmas Eve.

Speaking of movies, I read recently that Baz Luhrmann is adapting F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and it will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. Before you ponder that, first take the time to consider your favourite between this week's contenders.

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


Nikki in Niagara said...


Nikki in Niagara said...

no box to tick to follow first time.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I didn't think Gatsby was all that great. I'm going back to Sam McGee.

Bybee said...


Anonymous said...

This is far tougher than usual. I quite liked Gatsby, but, really, I don't know if anyone can beat Sam McGee. I'm going with Sam again this week.