I concur 58% of the time

Terry Teachout recently reposted his Teachout Cultural Concurrence Index. Using Terry’s *instructions, my TCCI is 58%. Enough similarities to keep us from constant quarreling, enough differences to keep us from forming a commune.

My answers:

1. Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly? Gene Kelly
2. The Great Gatsby or The Sun Also Rises? tie
3. Count Basie or Duke Ellington? Ellington
4. Cats or dogs? cats
5. Matisse or Picasso? Picasso
6. Yeats or Eliot? Eliot
7. Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin? Buster Keaton
8. Flannery O’Connor or John Updike? O’Connor
9. To Have and Have Not or Casablanca? no opinion
10. Jackson Pollock or Willem de Kooning? de Kooning
11. The Who or the Stones? The Stones
12. Philip Larkin or Sylvia Plath? no opinion
13. Trollope or Dickens? Dickens
14. Billie Holiday or Ella Fitzgerald? Ella
15. Dostoyevsky or Tolstoy? Dostoyevsky
16. The Moviegoer or The End of the Affair? no opinion
17. George Balanchine or Martha Graham? Balanchine
18. Hot dogs or hamburgers? tie
19. Letterman or Leno? Letterman
20. Wilco or Cat Power? no opinion
21. Verdi or Wagner? Verdi
22. Grace Kelly or Marilyn Monroe? Grace Kelly
23. Bill Monroe or Johnny Cash? no opinion
24. Kingsley or Martin Amis? no opinion
25. Robert Mitchum or Marlon Brando? Marlon Brando
26. Mark Morris or Twyla Tharp? Mark Morris
27. Vermeer or Rembrandt? Vermeer
28. Tchaikovsky or Chopin? Tchaikovsky
29. Red wine or white? tie
30. Noël Coward or Oscar Wilde? tie
31. Grosse Pointe Blank or High Fidelity? High Fidelity
32. Shostakovich or Prokofiev? Prokofiev
33. Mikhail Baryshnikov or Rudolf Nureyev? Nureyev
34. Constable or Turner? Turner
35. The Searchers or Rio Bravo? The Searchers
36. Comedy or tragedy? Comedy
37. Fall or spring? Fall
38. Manet or Monet? Monet
39. The Sopranos or The Simpsons? The Sopranos
40. Rodgers & Hart or Gershwin & Gershwin? Gershwin & Gershwin
41. Joseph Conrad or Henry James? no opinion
42. Sunset or sunrise? sunrise
43. Johnny Mercer or Cole Porter? no opinion
44. Mac or PC? no opinion
45. New York or Los Angeles? New York
46. Partisan Review or Horizon? no opinion
47. Stax or Motown? no opinion
48. Van Gogh or Gauguin? Van Gogh
49. Steely Dan or Elvis Costello? Elvis Costello
50. Reading a blog or reading a magazine? Reading a blog
51. John Gielgud or Laurence Olivier? John Gielgud
52. Only the Lonely or Songs for Swingin’ Lovers? no opinion
53. Chinatown or Bonnie and Clyde? Chinatown
54. Ghost World or Election? no opinion
55. Minimalism or conceptual art? conceptual
56. Daffy Duck or Bugs Bunny? Bugs Bunny
57. Modernism or postmodernism? postmodernism
58. Batman or Spider-Man? Spider-Man
59. Emmylou Harris or Lucinda Williams? no opinion
60. Johnson or Boswell? no opinion
61. Jane Austen or Virginia Woolf? Jane Austen
62. The Honeymooners or The Dick Van Dyke Show? Dick Van Dyke
63. An Eames chair or a Noguchi table? Noguchi
64. Out of the Past or Double Indemnity? no opinion
65. The Marriage of Figaro or Don Giovanni? Marriage of Figaro
66. Blue or green? green
67. A Midsummer Night’s Dream or As You Like It? Midsummer
68. Ballet or opera? Ballet
69. Film or live theater? Film
70. Acoustic or electric? tie
71. North by Northwest or Vertigo? Vertigo
72. Sargent or Whistler? Sargent
73. V.S. Naipaul or Milan Kundera? no opinion
74. The Music Man or Oklahoma? Music Man
75. Sushi, yes or no? no opinion
76. The New Yorker under Ross or Shawn? no opinion
77. Tennessee Williams or Edward Albee? Tennessee Williams
78. The Portrait of a Lady or The Wings of the Dove? Portrait
79. Paul Taylor or Merce Cunningham? no opinion
80. Frank Lloyd Wright or Mies van der Rohe? Frank Lloyd Wright
81. Diana Krall or Norah Jones? Norah Jones
82. Watercolor or pastel? Watercolor
83. Bus or subway? no opinion
84. Stravinsky or Schoenberg? Stravinsky
85. Crunchy or smooth peanut butter? smooth
86. Willa Cather or Theodore Dreiser? Willa Cather
87. Schubert or Mozart? Mozart
88. The Fifties or the Twenties? no opinion
89. Huckleberry Finn or Moby-Dick? Huckleberry Finn
90. Thomas Mann or James Joyce? no opinion
91. Lester Young or Coleman Hawkins? no opinion
92. Emily Dickinson or Walt Whitman? Emily Dickinson
93. Abraham Lincoln or Winston Churchill? no opinion
94. Liz Phair or Aimee Mann? no opinion
95. Italian or French cooking? Italian
96. Bach on piano or harpsichord? piano
97. Anchovies, yes or no? no
98. Short novels or long ones? short
99. Swing or bebop? Swing
100. “The Last Judgment” or “The Last Supper”? Last Supper

If you take TCCI and post about it, leave a comment so I can read your answers.

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*If you answered all 100 hundred questions, your TCCI is the number of answers from column A. If you left some of the questions blank, because you weren’t familiar with one or both of the possible answers, your TCCI is the number of column-A answers divided by the total number of questions you answered.


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