As the question currently stands, I'm in complete agreement with the closure as "not constructive" and Bill the Lizard's explanatory comment:
Does no one read the SO blog anymore? Gorilla vs. Shark was just posted yesterday.
You don't provide anywhere near enough information about your background, situation, hopes & dreams, etc. for us to actually provide constructive answers.
For example, do you want to learn OOP? If so, learning C++ is probably a better choice than C. Do you want to learn systems programming at a fairly low level (without diving down to assembly)? If so, then C is definitely a good choice, along the lines of the reasons Joel gives in the article you linked to.
Yes, someone could post the above paragraph and more as an answer. But that's not a very practical answer. Jeff makes this point in his blog post:
2. It’s not nearly specific enough.
Where will the fight be, in what location? Underwater, or on land? What are the rules of the fight so we can determine a victor? Will it be to the death, or under some type of points system? Can they be trained specifically to fight by trainers, or are they completely on their own? Without any kind of scope, every answer can make any assumptions they like — and there will assuredly be hundreds, all different.
3. It is difficult to learn from these questions.
[ . . . ] But even under ideal circumstances there really can be no absolute answer to this question other than “it depends; both animals are adapted to their particular environment and have certain strengths and weaknesses.” This is a good answer, maybe even the correct answer, but it’s just not that useful.
My suggestion is that you follow the instructions in the blog post to improve your question. He takes the title of a bad question, turns it into a little-bit-better question, and then turns into a sort-of-acceptable question, and then turns it into an actually passable question. Do the same with yours.
And once you've done that, consider reading the FAQ for the Programmers.SE site in anticipation of posting your question there. As it contains no actual source code and does not solve an actual programming problem, it is probably not a good fit for Stack Overflow.
More subjective questions are allowed there than are on Stack Overflow, but that (as the FAQ points out) does not mean that "anything goes". Another useful blog article might be this one, which tries to explain the difference between good subjective questions and bad subjective questions. Make sure that yours is a good subjective question.