Here are your voting options. Remember the question you are seeking to answer is “Who Wins?”
1. Funeral Potatoes vs. 16. Old-school Battlestar Galactica
Funeral Potatoes are closely identified with the Intermountain West and Mormons in general. Apparently, they appeared on a commemorative pin during the Olympics. Here is an article that considers the place of funeral potatoes amongst American funereal foods. Most importantly, here are three sites where you can get recipes.
Glen Larson, the original creator of Battlestar Galactica, is Mormon and, it is argued, he liberally laced the show with references to Mormon doctrine. We report, you decide (please note, the first comparison link contains an interesting story regarding the Soviet Union’s reaction to the show and the second one features the f-word in the question right after ours)
2. J. Golden Kimball vs. 15. Wedding receptions with Basketball hoops in the background
Wedding receptions in Mormon cultural halls are well documented. Here are some visuals for you:
3. Janice Kapp Perry vs. 14. Delivering Meals to the sick (also to those who have just delivered themselves)
Janice Kapp Perry has written an awful lot of primary songs, young women’s programs, and other LDS music.
Delivering meals to the sick and recently pregnant is one of the primary ways in which we serve each other.
4. Temple Square vs. 13. President Kimball was the basis for Yoda
Temple Square is plenty iconic.
People frequently insist that President Kimball was in some way the inspiration for Yoda. I don’t understand why this is desirable. Here is a side-by-side comparison so you can decided if they were separated at birth.
I should note that we do have some competition in the Yoda lookalike category:
5. Especially For Youth vs. 12. Euphemisms for swear words (Hack, Fetch, Flip, Shiz, etc.)
Especially For Youth gathers the youth of the church together at BYU every summer so that they can annoy and steal from the actual students and faculty in attendance. Also, so they can grow in testimony.
Euphemisms are often considered unobjectionable even if the words they stand in for are very objectionable. “Hud” is one of my personal favorites, in part because Elder Hudnall in my mission loved to be referred to as “the Hud”.
6. Food Storage vs. 11. Saturday’s Warrior
Saturday’s Warrior was an attempt at doing a Mormon musical in the seventies (later a direct to video movie in the eighties). It has a unique understanding of Mormon doctrine that remains influential.
7. Cheerios in Sacrament Meeting vs. 10. Pyramid Schemes
Why haven’t we ever considered the theological implications of Cheerios for future generations?
8. I am a child of God vs. 9. Do it
Nike owes President Kimball’s estate some serious cash. I’m just sayin’