Dream Dinner Party

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Jaiden

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Well, it doesn't have to be a dinner party as such as I shouldn't think that very many people actually have dreams about dinner parties...but if you could draw up a guest list of any five people - living or dead - to spend an evening with, who would fill that list?

I'm going for:

  • George Orwell - personal hero of mine whose experiences and ideas would be a joy to hear and discuss.

  • Groucho Marx - you've got to have someone to provide the witticisms and anecdotes and I can think of few people better qualified.

  • William Shakespeare - I wanted a guest from a far removed time and the greatest writer in the English language seems a sound choice.

  • Stephen Fry - not quite in the same category of significance, granted, but I wanted someone contemporary and he's erudite, knowledgeable and funny so he'll do.

  • Emeline Pankhurst - would be fascinating to hear her take on modern society and relate all her experiences. Also to stop it being quite such a sausage fest...
Others considered included Mark Twain, Tony Benn, Albert Einstein, John Lennon and, well, many many more.

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5 people that I've known/know personally. They don't need to be named. I don't feel a need to meet strangers just because they did amazing things, when I could spend the day/evening with someone that has been, and always will be, close to my heart.
 

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5 people that I've known/know personally. They don't need to be named. I don't feel a need to meet strangers just because they did amazing things, when I could spend the day/evening with someone that has been, and always will be, close to my heart.
Do you realise what you've done Mandi?

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Benjamin Franklin, other assorted goodies.
 

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Stephan Hawking -- So I can make remarks about the irony of his situation
Stephan Colbert -- So I can hear remarks about the irony of politics
Kenny Kramer -- I want to see how Cosmo Kramer's characteristics could possibly exist in a real person
Elvis Presley -- To prove once and for all that Elvis lives!
Jeffery Dahmer -- To study an example of utmost murderous insanity different from the now cliche Ed Gein.
 
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Hah!

Rance - randomness and mind-blowingly awesome discussion.
avery - casual, but still intelligent discussion, and to give me a break from Rance. :p
Mickal - just to share a pint (or two) with.
Martin - to bring humour and peace to the table
Baby Jake - Why wouldn't I want to share a meal with the champion of champions? ;)
 

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Freddy Mercury
Angela Lansbury
Dan Brown
Dan Peterson
Rita Levi Montalcini

that's all folks
 

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Jesus of Nazareth(pbuh), the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh), Mahatma Gandhi, Adolph Hitler, and Leonardo Davinci.

I think that should make for some interesting conversation at dinner.
 

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All the religious deities.
So I can tell them to stop making their people police the world.
 

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Leonard Bernstein. I performed in choir under his direction. He was the most amazing and incredible musician I have ever know.

Virgil Fox. I actually knew him when I was a young organist. He was considered the greatest organist, after J. S. Bach I suppose. He liked me of course, probably because I was a young male. Oh well....he did take an interest in my musical development, and he was the most incredible organist I have ever know.

Leopold Stowkowski. I sang under him as well. He loved and encouraged young musicians and established the American Symphony, all comprised by young genius musicians. Even in the 60s, he had a young black female timpanist. He was remarkable for his day, and any day for that matter.

Albert Shweitzer and Albert Einstein. I put them both together because they were good friends. Shweitzer was a pioneer in organ building, played organ quite well, but was know as a great theologian. As a medical doctor, he went to Africa to help the helpless. Einstein changed modern math and physics. He also lived in Princeton at the think tank. I used to go there as a student and observe greatness, even though by then, he was no longer living.

Of course, Jesus of Nazareth. What a peace and comfort it would be to be in his presence. When I was clinically dead, I experienced that peace. It's quite amazing. Imagine being able to ask Jesus, so....what do you think about the election?
 

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Jaiden, I love this concept, kudos to you!

I would also honestly consider having dinner with Orwell. Even though I've only read "Animal Farm" of his yet. I find his writing very, very well and better yet, the way he tackles the topic in a satirical way, absolutely outstanding.

Anyway, here's my current choices:
(Most likely not a big surprise to those that have gotten to know me... :eek:)

  • - Jens Bjørneboe. (Norwegian post WW2 author, who wrote and dealt with simmilar topics as Orwell.)
  • - Neil Gaiman. (English fantasy writer. Author of "American Gods" and "Good Omens" amongst others.)
  • - Tori Amos. (British singer and pianist. Famous for her song, "Winter". Friend of Gaiman.)
  • - My cousin. (Vocalist for a Nu-metal band)
  • - My former philosophy teacher.
  • - Socrates. (Greek philosopher)
  • - Bast. (Egyptian god)

... and the list could go on, for a loooong time. :eek:ldguy:
 
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