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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2006-12-22 14:04:05
Pie vs. Cake - Discuss!
Dave the Direman's passion notwithstanding, the truth is that a simple formula like Pie > Cake or vice versa makes the erroneous assumption that all pie and cake are created equal.
This S.A.T. analogy is more appropriate: pie is to cake as beer is to wine.
Average pie/beer is always tastier than average cake/wine. However, premium gourmet cake/wine is always tastier than premium gourmet beer/pie. In my younger days, I stood firmly by pie/beer simply because I didn't have to financial resources to know any better.
I finally got around to seeing Casino Royale. I realize it was released quite some time ago, but if you missed it, do yourself a favor and check it out. It's too early to crown Daniel Craig as the best Bond ever, but he's already making a run at the title. Seriously - I'm not sure who is the pie and who is the cake, but Connery vs. Craig is a legitimate debate. Casino Royale itself is exactly what I was hoping for: the essence of James Bond minus all the Austin Powers elements (goofy villain with a secret lair, sharks with frickin' laser beams on their heads, distractingly over-the-top tongue-in-cheek dialogue, etc.). It's a straight up espionage thriller, with a rookie Bond (newly instated as a double 0 agent), who makes mistakes and gets roughed up, relying on skill and will, sans gadgets, much like Connery in Dr. No.