Who would you like to see in the upcoming Connection Combat?

+6 votes

Hi Connectors!

Let's get back on track with our Connection Combats! Who would like to see in the upcoming one? 

Remember, the winner will mostly be featured throughout the month of November if we want to relate it to something relevant then.


in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)

Elections are on my mind... so Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump.  Seems appropriately fun.

Only for certain definitions of "fun". I hope we can move beyond this never-ending deathmatch.

Hillary and The Donald are both already connected. But Gary Johnson and Jill Stein aren't.

If we can have a Canadian-flavoured challenge, then Walter Nichol and Dave Barrett were both born in October.

4 Answers

+7 votes

Peter Sellers vs. Steve Martin

Who can be better than either Inspector Clouseau?

by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (242k points)
Thanks for checking, Ellen! I didn't even look. I just thought the theme would be amusing. ;-)
I think it might be interesting to run Peter Sellers against Stanley Kubrick, who directed him in the classic Dr. Strangelove.

And now that I mention Kubrick, how about Stanley Kubrick (director of 2001: A Space Odyssey) against Arthur C. Clarke, who wrote the book that inspired that movie?
I'd vote for Sellers and Martin!
+4 votes
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (558k points)
+2 votes

Okay, here's a serious answer, and one that I'm liking more and more the more I think about it:

My suggested contestants lived almost exactly diametrically opposite one another on the globe, so picking them would help to emphasise that WikiTree is a worldwide effort, and not restricted to one or a handful of countries or languages.

One died this month, and another had his birthday this month.

Both had essentially the same job (head of state) for their respective countries.

One has something on his Wikipedia entry that I've never seen before: a table of ancestors. If we (or at least, those of us who edit Wikipedia as well as WikiTree) can learn how to do one of those, then we might be able to help spread the practice on Wikipedia, and thus make connecting Notables a little bit easier.

The one constraint is that the respective profile managers would have to open up their profiles for editing.

So, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and robots of all ages, please give it up for:

Bhumibol Adulyadej




by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (444k points)
Bhumibol Adulyadej (Adulyadej-1) is already connected to the main tree. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (Kuczynski-61) is not connected to the main tree at this time, therefore he is eligible for the Connection Combat.
+3 votes
The Munsters vs. the Addams Family - cast members. I see Fred Gwynne is already connected.
by Anonymous Troy G2G6 Pilot (155k points)

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