Coca-Cola narrowly defeats the Velvet Underground and Dr. Strangelove to move on to Round 3. The Round 3 contenders so far:
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Johnny Cash, 1994-2003
The Big Lebowski
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The next three contestants, please:
1. Swearing | Pros: An efficient way to get your point across. Cons: The gub'mint don't like it!
2. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys | Pros: "Wouldn't It Be Nice." "God Only Knows." "Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)." "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times." "Caroline No." Cons: Yes, every subsequent band that has put sleighbells on a record--you've heard Pet Sounds. We get it.
3. The lightbulb | Pros: Enable us to stay awake and active late into the evening, when our forebears would have had to either light some candles or, worse yet, go to sleep. Cons: I guess they contribute to the steady destruction of the environment or something. I don't know. I ain't a hippie.
Polls close Monday, April 4 at midnight.