Okay, I'll explain the strange match-up in the post title in just a bit. But before we move onto the 6th installment of the The Great Wednesday compare, let's look back at the twists and turns of the 5th installment:
1. Back on November 4, 2009
, Chuck Palahniuk left Douglas Adams standing with his thumb out somewhere just outside of Neptune (4-3), on the 11th
he silenced Don Delillo (3-2)
2. Then on November 18
, Palahniuk found out what happens when you talk about Fight Club and was KO'd by Canada's own, Miriam Toews (8-1). On the 25th
Toews didn't care too much for Wayne Johnston love (6-3), and sent Marjane Satrapi packing on the 2nd of December
3. But, on December 9th
, in a pretty complicated unkindness Jack Kerouac beat Toews (5-4). He hit the road pretty quickly, however, losing to Allen Ginsberg (3-1) on the 17th
. On Christmas Eve
, Ginsberg was outhowled by Dennis Lee (4-1).
4. Then, on the 30th of December
, Ann-Marie MacDonald deprived Lee of Alligator pie who promptly died (3-1), on the 6th
of January, 2010 there was a random shooting of Bernice Morgan (6-2), Taps was played on a tin flute for Gabrielle Roy on the the 13th
, and Carson McCullers was hunted down on the 20th
5. Then on the 27th
, falling on her knees and begging for mercy, MacDonald was denied by Joseph Boyden (6-4). Then on the 3rd of February
, falling on his knees and begging for mercy, David Adams Richards was denied by Joseph Boyden (5-4).
6. The road, unfortunately, ended before a 3rd win, and Boyden was ousted by Laura Ingalls Wilder on the 10th
(5-4). On the 17th
, Sylvia Plath's usually sunny demeanor was destroyed by Wilder (5-2). And on her winning streak, on the 24th
, Wilder returned Thomas Hardy to obscurity (not quite, 7-6), and DH Lawrence back to his lover on February 24th
7. And then, on March 3rd
, Wilder became homesick for the prairies and was offered a one way ticket back, courtesy of Margaret Wise Brown. Louisa May Alcott posed little threat on the 24th
(5-2), Maurice Sendak was easily tamed on the 31st of March
, and Cervantes was decapitated by a windmill on the 7th of April
(okay, that was the worst one yet), 6-1. And then on the 14th
, Brown was a stain on Philip Roth, beating him 3-2.
8. Finally, on April 21st
, it was time to say goodnight (too easy), and Brown was defeated by Shel Silverstein (3-2).
9. But the sidewalk ended shortly for Silverstein, thanks to George Eliot (4-3, April 28
), who subsequently went on a rampage, sending Joseph Conrad out to sea (6-3, May 5th
), David Mitchell into the clouds (5-1, May 12th
), Ursula K Le Guin into darkness (4-1, May 19th
), and Guy Vanderhaeghe on his last crossing (5-1, May 26
10. And finally, as in the GWC tradition, Eliot took on Robertson Davies last week
, and once again, Davies shows he is the king, 4-0.
Now, where do we go from here. I'm taking a break from the authors again for a while and trying something a little different. Basically you'll just have to pick between 2 book/reading things. Sometimes those will relate to one another, and your choice will be easy. Other times, you might find yourself thinking they have absolutely nothing to do with one another and what the hell kind of hypothetical world would I live in to even have to choose? Look at the new Great Wednesday Compare logo above. One week you might be asked to choose between Coke and Pepsi, the subsequent weeks you might find yourself choosing between Coke and Apple Computers, or Coke and the Notorious B.I.G.. Ask which you could easier live without, then pick the other.
This week's pairing will last until June 15th, midnight. Vote by leaving a comment below.
Which is better?
Bookmarks OR Receipts, Photographs and Lottery Tickets**Basically makeshift bookmarks or household items commonly used as bookmarks
Labels: Bookmarks, Makeshift Bookmarks, The Great Wednesday Compare 6