This or That - Round 42

aftershocks

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I'm only familiar with Curb Your Enthusiasm, although It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has a nice ring to it.


Cloned sheep
or
Cloned apple

This Day in History (Feb 22, 1997): the announcement was first made that a female sheep was the first mammal ever cloned from an adult somatic cell. Dolly was born on July 5, 1996 and was euthanized on February 14, 2003 due to severe arthritis and a progressive lung disease.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolly_(sheep)
http://www.livescience.com/57961-dolly-the-sheep-announcement-20-year-anniversary.html
http://www.livescience.com/57971-mammals-that-have-been-cloned.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...loned-sheep-s-four-clones-set-euthanized.html
 

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YES

Angelique Kerber has had a poor start to the 2017 tennis season. Will she be able to turn it around and start contending for titles again?

Yes or No
 
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No

1. Who will break into/break back into the WTA top 10 first of the following:-

Ana Konjuh
Belinda Bencic
Daria Kasatkina
CiCi Bellis
Jelena Ostapenko
Naomi Osaka
Natalia Vikhlyantseva

2. A quote from this article:-

In his book The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France, former American cyclist Tyler Hamilton explained how competitors used TUEs to hide unfair practices: “…Team doctors would invent some phantom problem — a bad knee, saddle sore — and write a note allowing you to use cortisone or some similar substance.”

Cortisone and corticosteroids — for which Serena and Venus tested positive — increase airflow to the lungs by opening the airways, and also reduce pain during high intensity exercise. That could explain why 60% of cyclists at the 2006 Tour de France were using TUEs.

Indeed the use of TUEs has been increasing steadily. According to WADA’s own report, approved Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) in ADAMs (Anti-Doping Administration & Management System) increased by between 40% and 50% every year. There were 636 approved TUEs in 2013, 897 in 2014 and 1,330 in 2015.
Should Therapeutic Use Exemptions be completely banned - Yes or No? (2nd Article)

3. Are Therapeutic Use Exemptions tantamount to legalised cheating - Yes or No?
 
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French toast

South Indian food (e.g. dosa, idli, sambar, coconut chutney, hyderabadi biryani)

or

North Indian food (e.g. tandoori chicken, butter chicken, naan bread, dal makhni, rajma, chana)
 

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South Indian Food (the coconut chutney got me!)


Actors who could play DC's Nightwing:

Diego Luna
Justin Cornwell
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Alden Ehrenreich
Lewis Tan
Jared Padalecki
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
 
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Best of the following film festivals?

Sundance
Berlin
Cannes
Venice
Toronto
Edinburgh
London
San Sebastian
SXSW
Telluride
Tribeca
 
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Natalie Portman should rightfully win the Oscar for best actress, but Emma Stone will almost certainly get it instead

1. Did Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party deserve to win the Golden Rasberry award for worst picture given the tough opposition it was up against, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Yes or No?

2. Carl Sagan or Alex Filippenko?
 
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Contact (1996 film)

41 years ago, in 1976, 2nd Division Southampton 'beat' then top flight 1st Division Manchester United with an off side goal scored by the late Bobby Stokes (a blatant off side goal which referee Cilve Thomas should have spotted). Today, Manchester United and Southampton meet again in a cup final (the League Cup final) for the first time since 1976. Nevertheless, unlike in 1976, they are teams who are both in the top flight. Back in 1976, the fact that a team outside of the top flight could win the FA Cup was a huge shock. Back then, the FA Cup was far more prestigious than it is today and all clubs put out full strength sides, as winning it was on a par with winning the then top flight first division title. It was the one game broadcast live in those days and it attracted huge ratings. It was Britains equivalent to the Super Bowl. Whilst the FA Cup has gone into decline since then with the rise of the Premier League, in this seasons FA Cup, Lincoln City, a non-league side have made it to the quarter finals and could go further. The last non-league side to win the FA Cup was Tottenham Hotspur in 1901 (the only time it has happened - the match was filmed by Pathe. Spurs were notorious for winning major trophies in years ending in 1 during the 20th Century. This was the first). Will Lincoln City or any other non-league side at some point in the future emulate that feat and win the the FA Cup - Yes or No?

Given that so many teams put out considerably weakened sides right up to the latter stages of the competition, a lower league/non-league side winning the cup is no longer as implausible as people think. Just goes to show that in English football, nothing else matters beyond the Premier League (including the national side)

ETA - Revenge of the Red Devils - Manchester United beat Southampton in today's League Cup Final 3-2
 
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Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Fred & Ginger famously reunited in 1949 after 10 years apart in the film, The Barkleys of Broadway. Ginger was a last minute replacement for Judy Garland, who had starred a year earlier with Fred in Easter Parade. Would The Barkleys of Broadway have been a better film with Judy Garland in it instead of Ginger - Yes or No?
 
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^^ Ohhh too hard to choose. The last three are all great. But I will go with iconic Huck Finn, as the feisty American in the bunch. :D

Meghan Markle's The Tig lifestyle blog (a reference to Tignanello wine): http://thetig.com

or

Tara Lipinski's Essentially Tara lifestyle blog: http://essentiallytara.com/articles/lifestyle/

or

Meagan Duhamel's Lutz of Greens wellness blog: http://www.lutzofgreens.com

All great blogs, visually and informatively. But since Tara's is more Tara-centric, I'd go with the Meghan/Meagan projects overall. :encore:

You must of course check out each one of these sites before responding. :COP:
 

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Matt Damon :swoon: (between Matt and his friend Ben Affleck, Matt is also the no-brainer choice because he's brainier and a better actor!)

Pernell Roberts
Michael Landon
Lorne Greene
or
Dan Blocker

(Cartwright clan on the old series, Bonanza. All wonderful human beings. After recently learning more about Pernell Roberts, a multi-talented man for all seasons who left the show in 1965, because of the limitations imposed on plot and characters, I would go with him. Or, of course, Landon who went on to create Little House on the Prairie long-running tv series).
 

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