Site not look beautiful? Click here

Print

Tapes and Tapes: Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton?

Can you tell which of these quotes come from The Michael Jackson Tapes and which from The Clinton Tapes?

1. “THERE ARE HORRIBLE THINGS IN THERE. PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA.”

A.) Bill Clinton on a piece of Republican-backed legislation

B.) Michael Jackson on the pool house at Neverland Ranch

The Details

The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History With the President
Taylor Branch.
Simon & Schuster, $35.
Amazon: The Clinton Tapes
The Michael Jackson Tapes: A Tragic Icon Reveals His Soul in Intimate Conversations
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.
Vanguard Press, $26.
Amazon: The Michael Jackson Tapes

2. “I’D STILL RATHER TAKE A WHIPPING.”

A.) Clinton on the political calculation of attending a funeral

B.) Jackson: “... than watch Captain EO again.”

3. “I DIDN’T MALICIOUSLY ATTACK HER.”

A.) Clinton on a woman reaching for the last funnel cake at the Arkansas state fair

B.) Jackson on Roseanne Barr

4. “I’M NOT EASY TO LIVE WITH IN THAT WAY FOR A WIFE. I’M NOT EASY, AND I KNOW I’M NOT EASY. BECAUSE I GIVE ALL MY TIME TO SOMEONE ELSE.”

A.) Clinton, writing as “a student at a small, Midwestern university,” to Playboy Advisor

B.) Jackson, on his failed marriages

5. “NOBODY REALLY TALKED TO HIM. I THINK HE WAS SURROUNDED BY, I HATE TO SAY THIS, BROWN-NOSERS.”

A.) Clinton on George W. Bush

B.) Jackson on Hitler

Answers, if you actually need them:

1. a; 2. a; 3. b; 4. b; 5. b (!)

Share

Commenting Policy

Previous Discussion:

  • These Vegas “residents” both have biographies on the shelves. Can you match the excerpt to the author?

  • File this Thomas Pynchon novel under "film adaptations book lovers long for."

  • Designed to capture the spirit of Southern Nevada through art and literature, Helen launched this month with a 56-page issue.

  • Get More Print Stories
Top of Story