A conversation from yesterday…
S: Check this out.
D: You made a CD compilation called “Pixies vs. Hüsker Dü”?
D: Who wins?
S: Hmmm. Well that’s a tough question. On the one hand, There were four Pixies and three Hüsker Dü…er….members. So, advantage Pixies.
D: One of the Pixies was a girl…
S: That’s true, but she was tough. I bet Kim Deal could would acquit herself well in a fistfight. Advantage Pixies.
D: Two of the three members of Hüsker Dü were gay…
S: Yes, and if you go by the societal stereotypes, you would assume that they would be “sissies” or something. But they played loud, angry guitar-oriented pop/punk. Which, to me, makes them seem as though they could fight. We’re not talking Depeche Mode here – synthesizers and nipple rings. Plus they probably got in few scrapes with gay-bashers over the years and learned how to defend themselves. Advantage Hüsker Dü.
D: So who wins?
S: It’s either one of those cinematic climaxes in which one opponent has the other on the ropes and decides at the last second that friendship is more important than anything and so declines to finish the other one off. Or it could be one of the rarer cinematic climaxes, in which everybody dies and honor is served.
D: So nobody wins.
S: That’s right. Stalemate. Maybe the next one will be “Pixies vs. Depeche Mode.”