I'll go with the 'this week's Times' option. If I recall correctly, it leads to the more... ordinary of the two premises.
You recall correctly! And you raise a good point: story A is a bit less wacky than story B, and probably a better starting point. (It's also on Sides A-C of the three 'flippy' discs the game comes on, so dubbed because you flipped them over to access the data on the other side. Story B is on Sides D-F.) So we'll do Story A first. As consolation, CaptainCaveman, Azzur, and Lord Hypnostache each receive a free point!
Now let's see, where were we?
A lot of wacky banter options, but none of them make a lick of difference to the plot. (Note that once a choice is made, the speech balloon becomes black on white instead of white on black.)
But hey, I stopped here! Could that mean this choice is important somehow? Make a choice and see!
01 Lord Hypnostache