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Judy Garland (4) vs. John Waters (1); Carlin advances

Not a lot of action on yesterday‘s post, so I don’t think the winner will advance any farther . . . But, in any case, I’ll call it for Carlin based on Jonathan’s amusing babble of postmodernist commentary.

As for today: What can you say? A great pairing to close out the second round of our competition. I’m guessing Waters would be better speaker—who knows what condition Garland would be in?

But then there’s this, from an interview with Waters:

I remember the funniest thing, seeing Judy Garland walking down the street with ten thousand gay people following her like the Pied Piper. She went into the little A-House. She was dead drunk, in bad shape, having fun, wearing a big hat. It was like the Virgin Mary appearing, a Miracle. Imagine: Judy Garland LIVE ON COMMERCIAL STREET!

Imagine: Judy Garland LIVE ON 116 STREET!

P.S. As always, here’s the background, and here are the rules.


  1. zbicyclist says:

    Ceteris paribus, I think you have to go with the speaker who’s sure to show up — Waters.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Waters. Incidentally, Garland was just 6 inches taller than Peter Dinklage.

  3. Jonathan (another one) says:

    Now Liza’s definitely going to show up. I hope you can live with yourself.

  4. jrc says:

    Judy Garland won the Cecile B. DeMille award, but John Waters made Cecile B. DeMented. Clear choice.

  5. Slugger says:

    This cowardly lion will follow the yellow brick road. Judy!

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