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This past weekend, I did a pop-culture post based on a game Collider uses on its website called “Save or Kill.” The premise is that you are presented with two icons, both threatened with being wiped from existence forever, and must choose which of the two to save; you cannot save both. The game works best when you really love both icons, so it becomes a real Sophie’s Choice.
That first post didn’t get as many responses as I’d hoped — though my thanks to those who did participate, and there’s still time to jump in! — so I’m tailoring the game in this post with options better-suited to the interests of the Ricochetti.
So, read the list of the choices below and — in the comments — post which of the two icons you’d save for each of the ten choices. There’s no obligation to explain your reasoning, but I think it’ll be more fun with it. The criteria you use for judging is entirely up to you: you can do this based exclusively on personal preference, or on which option you feel is more important to society. Also, if you’re not familiar with both options in a scenario, feel free to abstain from that particular scenario.
Alright, I’m gonna post the list below. Let the game begin!
- Milton Friedman or Thomas Sowell
- John Wayne or Clint Eastwood
- The Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia
- “The Star-spangled Banner” or “America the Beautiful”
- John Ford or Alfred Hitchcock
- Hamburgers or Bacon
- Led Zeppelin or Rush
- Star Wars or Firefly
- Mark Steyn or Jonah Goldberg
- Football (American) or Baseball