This and That IV



Re: This and That IV

Postby yesireebob » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:26 pm

Elementary, my dear Watson. Sherlock Holmes. Yes, I know he never actually said that, but still. Baker Street, London, the Baker Street Irregulars, deductive reasoning,a decidedly quirky protagonist. Love it. Tarzan, I always felt was a Jungle Book rip-off, Kipling did the feral child thing so much better. I much prefer Mowgli. Also, a tad racist, ya think? Interesting side note, I once lived in Tarzana, Calif, named so because Edgar Rice Burroughs once lived there.

A Study in Scarlet, or The Hound of the Baskervilles?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:52 pm

I'll have to say The Hound of the Baskervilles because I haven't read A Study in Scarlet . . .


Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby yesireebob » Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:47 pm

Sherlock, still.

Fictional detective work, like Sherlock, or modern reality based such shows such as CSI?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby thehallway » Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:30 pm

Fictional if I was given the choice, but to be honest I'm not keen on any crime drama (especially those shows where the episodes are longer than films :icon_disa ).

Dickens or Shakespeare?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby yesireebob » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:43 pm

Dickens.

Dickens or Austen?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby Chris2210 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:45 pm

yesireebob wrote:Dickens.

Dickens or Austen?


&$@@!!ß∂! Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare! You can't let that one go without any explanation...

Ahem. Austen. She may have only written the one book, several times over, but it was a bloody good one.

Beethoven or Bach?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby thehallway » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:56 pm

Beethoven.

Debussy or Chopin?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby Chris2210 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:12 am

Chopin.

Holbein or Van Dyke?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby yesireebob » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:19 pm

Chris2210 wrote:&$@@!!ß∂! Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare! You can't let that one go without any explanation...

Ahem. Austen. She may have only written the one book, several times over, but it was a bloody good one.

Beethoven or Bach?


Well, I know Shakespeare is the better of the two. Regardless of merit, personally I just happen to enjoy Dickens more.

van Dyck. His work is just more detailed and dynamic. However Holbein's portraits are probably the better known and seem to appear in nearly every biography written about persons of that era.

Bosch or Vermeer?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:48 pm

Saw that this thread needed resurrection, and when I saw the narrow turn it had taken, I understand why! LOL

To be honest, I had to do a Google search on the artists in Linda's last post. I did know they were artists, but nothing beyond that. So, I found a couple of sites showing some of their works.

And based on that, I'd have to give the nod to Bosch - looks like a real fantasy artist! ;)


SOOOOO . . . let's try another tack here . . .

It's winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, and I personally am looking forward to Spring. But, I know that others enjoy Fall better, with all the beautiful color leaves.

What say you? Spring or Fall?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby Tomfoolery » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:39 pm

Well, being from New England, BOTH have their strong points - spring with the budding of new life and all that it connotates (not to mention the end of the cold weather!!), autumn for the beautiful colors and fall breezes. However, autumn leads into the cold of winter, so I'd have to say SPRING edges it out in my book. Plus, I'm kinda partial to "spring fever" :icon_luvu :smileysex :D :eek: :rolleyes:

Ok, so, spring cleaning indoors or spring cleaning (landscaping) outdoors?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby thehallway » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:01 pm

Not keen on cleaning as a whole lol. But I'd go with landscaping as that's a bit more fun and fresh.

gardening or fishing? (not that I'm really into either)
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Re: This and That IV

Postby guilddigger » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:52 am

Give a man a fish and he will have food for the day.
Teach him to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

I think I'd rather be fishing.

Olympics, Summer or Winter Games?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:49 pm

I'm a figure skating junkie, so I'd have to say the Winter Olympics.

Men's or Women's skating?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:20 pm

OK - seems no one's interested in skating . . . so, how about

Luge or Skeleton?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby thehallway » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:05 pm

"Luge or Skeleton?"?!

Pardon my ignorance, but I have no idea what you're talking about!
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:14 pm

LOL - they're Olympic events where people go down a bobsled run on a small sled. The luge sled sits higher than the skeleton sled.

Maybe I should try something less obscure . . .

OK, still in the Olympic vein . . . downhill skiing or slalom?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:14 pm

OK - looks like we killed this thread going too far in the Olympic vein - lol

So, let's start fresh with a new question . . .

. . . which would you rather see this spring - Porcupine Tree or Transatlantic?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby thehallway » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:21 pm

Ah. This thread's slipped us by recently.

I'd say Transatlantic only because they're a supergroup and I'm not overlly familiar with Porcupine Tree. Which reminds me, ELP are reforming for a Summer festival in the UK this year called High Voltage (the other headline act is Black Sabbath). Should be good but the festival isn't as reutable as Glastonbury or Reading. We'll see.

Sticking to prog music, which album do you expect to be better this year (in terms of sticking to that respective band's style), Asia's Omega or the new Yes effort?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby thehallway » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:25 pm

Just realised Omega has already been released. So I'l alter the question accordingly:

With regards to Asia's lastest Omega album (if you've heard it) and in terms of how well it embodies their style, how do you think the upcoming Yes effort will stand against their more recent albums?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Fri May 28, 2010 10:17 pm

Bumping this one too . . .

Not sure how to answer the previous question, not having heard the recent Asia efforts, and not even sure what's happening in the Yes camp right now, but if "Aliens" is any indicator of the new Yes material, then I'd have to give the nod to Asia . . . ;)

Shifting gears here . . .

Warm or cool colors?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby thehallway » Sat May 29, 2010 4:12 pm

Warm pastel-ish type colours seem to be the "in" thing at the moment, in terms of room decoration anyway. I think it makes a home more homey, although it always depends on the aesthetics of the room itself. Cooler colours are sometimes more appropriate.

Something colour related: Red or White wine?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:40 pm

It's got to be a really smooth red wine for me to enjoy it, so overall, I'd say white.

Sweet or dry wine?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby thehallway » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:21 pm

Can't answer because I don't drink :p

And now for something completely different:

'Yes' or 'Time and a Word'??
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:59 pm

I personally prefer Yes over TAAW - I like the overall tracklist better, and there's a fresh sound to it that's missing on TAAW, IMO.

In the same vein, The Yes Album, or Fragile?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby thehallway » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:38 pm

Agreed. The orchestra just seems too premature in their career; they weren't experienced enough to carry it.

I'd go with Fragile but mainly because of the three big pieces which are incredible (particularly HOTS), but the little solo 'things' aren't so great. TYA is more consistently good I guess but doesn't have as many amazingly amazing moments.

Why not: CTTE or Tales?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:50 pm

Dang - this one is TOO close! CTTE and Tales are my #1 and #2 favorite Yes albums, respectively, so I'll have to say CTTE over Tales. But both are excellently mind-boggling! :D

Relayer or Going for the One?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby thehallway » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:04 pm

Relayer, but again, a close one!

GFTO is very good but contains some lesser tracks such a Parallels, Wonderous Stories etc, which just don't match the likes of Gates and Sound Chaser. Awaken is perhaps better than most of Relayer though.

Tormato, Drama?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:15 pm

I'll give the nod to Drama. Tormato is pretty inconsistent, and has a few tracks that are cringe-worthy, IMO. Drama, despite the lack of Jon, is a pretty solid effort.

90125 or Big Generator?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby thehallway » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:29 pm

90125 by default because I don't own Big Generator, yet. I hear it's nothing special though.

Onion or Talk (sorry for such poor choices...)
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