Surely no one's so protectionist or anti-growth that they think trade is bad!
Smart sanctions, I guess...
Charm or sincerity?
I guess not much choice there, is there
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Truth, or untruth?
"Untruth" sounds eerily like "undead", therefore I choose "truth" (which I restrict to statements that can be analytically deconstructed or empirically falsified).
Sleep or consciousness?
Right now, sleep
Dreams, or nightmares?
awareness or oblivion?
self-awareness, or group-awareness?
self-awareness, my ego knows its place.
Psychoanalysis or psychotherapy.
psychotherapy. Psychoanalysis isn't only a religion, but a scary religion.
Psychoanalysis or tarot cards?
Er...do I have to choose?
Tarot cards. Only because the words trigger Jane Seymour.
Keira Knightly or Kate Beckinsale?
Kate Beckinsale, almost as beautiful as her father.
Frank or Nancy Sinatra?
Nancy. I guess.
River or ocean?
River, a metaphor of fate.
Fate or luck?
Frequentist or Bayesian?
The Bayesians (in all probability
Innocence or catharsis?
Responsibility or guilt?
Watching a documentary about a very fat Mexican on The Learning Channel or a South Park repeat?
(Obviously, I am too cool and busy for this choice to apply to me, it's just my, err, girlfriend needs help choosing.)
South Park. Cartman may be grossly fat, but at least he's animated.
Knowledge or happiness?
Knowledge. I can't take happiness seriously since that bit in Kenneth Williams' diary where he's at a dinner party and someone asks the French Minister's wife what she most wants from life and she replies "a penis" ("happiness" with the h dropped and each syllable pronounced with equal stress as is the French way).
Googolplex or infinity?
Googolplex. Infinity requires further definition.
Countable, or uncountable?
countable (it is an untruth that the undead are uncountable).
suburban ennui or a cold flat in Chinatown?
Cold flat in Chinatown. Better food and exotic bookstores.
Natalie Wood or Norwegian Wood?
Natalie Wood, provided it is after the child star era, and before she died.
The wind or the water?
The water (where Ratty and Mole had their adventures).
Wilfred Owen or Dylan Thomas?
Dylan Thomas, if only for that poem.
Poetry or prose?
Prose. That is what most modern poetry sounds like, anyway.
Regular hexahedron or perfect cube?
Heh. Almost fell for that.
Analytic geometry or Construction?
Not sure if those aren't the same thing either. This is after a year of Euclid.
Radio GaGa or Video Killed the Radio Star?
Everybody Wants to Rule the World. My favourite Tears For Fears song.
OT: Whatever happened to Dido anyway?
Mad World (Tears For Fears version) or Mad World (Donnie Darko version)
Donnie Darko Mad World.
Greatest symphonist of the twentieth-century: Shostakovich or Sibelius?
After Amy Winehouse burst on to the scene Dido looked a bit dull.
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