Debatables Debrief

Dang! That Willy Wonka debate went really well — even if exactly zero people supported my argument.

They sure didn’t buy it Johnny. They sure didn’t.

But hey, these things happen. As a writer, I am used to terrible, terrible rejection. So please be aware that I am not crying. Not at all. I just have a little something in my eye.

Sheesh. Thanks for rubbing it in, Gene.

Okay, enough tomfoolery. Please join me in thanking the wonderful (and persuasive!) Cricket Muse, for being my sparring partner.

I also want to thank all of the wonderful people who chimed in on the debate. A few of your comments were so convincing, I felt my pro-Depp resolve wavering just a wee little bit.

So, WOW!

If you liked the debate and want to see more, I bear good news. Debatables will be a monthly feature. Cricket and I are planning another throwdown for August that will be hosted on Cricket’s blog. So keep your eyes peeled — especially if you feel compelled to humble me even more than you already have.

Oh, and one more thing. I recently found this hilarious (and educational!) Wonka video on YouTube, which, offers up a theory as to why Wilder’s Wonka wanted to give away his factory to some random kid. Give it a look-see! You’ll be glad you did.



38 thoughts on “Debatables Debrief

  1. To clarify for the record—Mike chose Depp, willingly, so I won the Great Wonka Debate right from the start. Just saying. The best way to win a debate is not with witty, convincing argument (although it helps); rather it’s to chose a winner to begin with.
    As to the theory video? Would you trust a guy who supports the Dollar Shave Club? Until the next Great Debate, Mike…

  2. Mine counted as a vote for both (or, a vote for neither). In terms of films, I often find myself alone is liking the newer one more than the older.
    Kudos for not being such a sore loser after all, Mike. 🙂

  3. Hopefully, for the next debate, I’ll have watched the movies. I asked my 5-year-old grandson to explain the movie to me and he said a girl turns into a blueberry. Needless to say, I think I was missing some of the plotline. 🙂

  4. Hey! I supported your argument! I am now a zero? I’m highly offended. I KNEW I liked Ellen better. 🙂

    • Well, you *should* like Ellen better than me, because she *is* better.

      And your opinion means the world to me, dear Lisa! What I meant was that I received no support for Depp’s Wonka on this blog.

      As far as the Depp fans go, it’s just you and me against the world.

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