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Boris Karloff (3) vs. Mel Brooks; Riad Sattouf advances

In yesterday’s contest, Dalton asks:

Lance Armstrong isn’t even a GOAT. Did he cheat to get included on the list at the expense of Eddy Merckx?

But then Jrc points out:

Lance isn’t in for Cycling GOAT, he’s in for NGO-bracelet GOAT.

I’m pretty sure he didn’t juice the bracelets. Although now that I think about it… that might explain why they became so popular and after a while people had like 5 or 10 on at a time. So I guess since we already kicked out Erdos, it might be worth keeping him as an insurance policy in case we need some drugs to get through the tournament.

Ultimately, though, I’ll have to go with Daniel’s argument:

If Armstrong moves on – and ultimately wins – we’ll have to nervously wait 15 years to see if he recants his victory seminar.

We can’t have that, so it will have to be Sattouf, even though, as J points out, we can’t expect any sex from him, given that the seminar is in New York.

And next we have a bit of a Young Frankenstein contest. Actor vs. director. A man whose birth name didn’t really end in f vs. a man who’s two thousand years old. It’s your call.

Again, here’s the bracket and here are the rules.


  1. Martha Smith says:

    Let’s be creative in interpreting the rules, and declare a winning combination: The seminar is directed by Brooks and stars Karloff.

  2. Manuel says:

    Old Frankenstein vs Young Frankenstein? Like Prior Frankenstein vs Posterior Frankenstein? Posterior Frankenstein would incorporate more information, so in my opinion it would be preferable for the seminar. But who is Posterior here? Old Frankenstein is older, it should incorporate more information. But he came first. If we exclude time travel, Young Frankenstein should be considered Posterior. The rules are mum about time travel. This seems to be a draw. Therefore, Brooks advances, in fair application of the Spaceballs Principle.

  3. Jonathan (another one) says:

    Without Karloff, Brooks would have been forced to make do with the other things he’s done: Producers, Spaceballs, Get Smart, When Things Were Rotten (a personal neglected favorite), Blazing Saddles (highly overrated, IMO), High Anxiety, Silent Movie, etc. etc.

    So Brooks… but in homage to the man he’s beaten, he is forbidden from mentioning Frau Blucher in the seminar.

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