Friday, February 08, 2008

Great encounters in history

Socrates and Plato
Stendhal and Lord Byron
Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens
Rainer Maria Rilke and Rabindranath Tagore
W B Yeats and Christopher Isherwood
Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein
W B Yeats and Ezra Pound
Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin
Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Iris Murdoch and John Bayley
Markx and Engels
Marks and Spencers
Burke and Hare
Anthony and Cleopatra
Antony and the Johnsons
George Burns and Gracie Allen
Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham
Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere
Shirley Temple and John Agar
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley
John Wayne Bobbitt and Loreena Bobbitt
Homer Simpson and Marge Bouvier
The Lone Ranger and Tonto
Roy Rogers and Trigger
Ben and Jerry
Lennon and McCartney (suggested by John Baker)
Robert Allen Zimmerman and Bob Dylan (ditto)
Peter Venkman and Egon Spengler (suggested by Matt)
Cleopatra and Me or John (suggested by the incomparable Minx)
Pooh and Piglet (suggested by Absolute Vanilla, who needs a cuddle)

And finally....

Bill Pundy and John Ahearn.

Be there and watch history happen.


  1. Lennon and McCartney?
    Dylan and Robert Allen Zimmerman?

  2. You're right, John. Silly of me. I'll add them to the list.

  3. Peter Venkman and Egon Spengler, if you would old bean.

    Now you're back, do please stay back.

  4. Okay, Matt, young bean I'll post them up. I don't know who they are but I'm guessing philosophers. I'll have to look them up.

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  6. Oh. Ghostbusters. Ha. that made me smile.

  7. They're my favourite characters from a ridiculous movie about Busting Ghosts. I was being a little bit of a numpty. You shouldn't add them really :)

  8. Too late, Matt. Er, like Tom and Jerry is unnumptious?

  9. So which one of you is Cleopatra?

  10. Tonto? If so then what happened to Pooh and Piglet?

  11. Hi Minx - He's Cleopatra and I'm the Sphinx, so in that sense we don't really interact as a couple. I'll put them up though for the sake of completeness.

    Absolute - I'm relieved you still have some semblance of a sense of humour after what you described in your last post. In answer to your question, I don't know what happened to Pooh and Piglet. Did one of them get eaten by the other? A good coupling nevertheless - I'll put them up.

  12. Bill and Ben?
    Pipe and Slippers???