If you could invite three dead people to dinner, who would they be and why?
You can entertain each of them on separate evenings if you like, no worries about whether or not they get along. But do share why you would want to
have dinner with them and what you would hope to discuss.
I am not including living people because they tend to have an agenda, and discussing the lives and philosophies with people after the drama is over
would probably lead to much more candid conversation.
My three choices would be:
Cleopatra – Brilliant woman with a fascinating life. I would love to hear of her experiences with Julius Caesar, Anthony, along with her feelings
and political thoughts.
Adolph Hitler – He certainly had an impact on the world and some interesting philosophies, plus he was an animal lover. He was soft spoken with good
manners as well.
Ted Bundy – Lots of serial killers to choose from, however Ted was well spoken and intelligent, I am sure he would have some interesting stories to
tell and make for polite company.
My mother, my father, my grandfather.
They all passed away before I was 22.
They have never seen me grown up, or met my children.
I have no need to talk to a celebrity, or person famous in history.
Neither of those would mean as much to me, as seeing my family again.
For me, I would invite Frank Zappa and John Lennon to have a kick a$$ jam and just to mix things up a bit Osama so I can ask what his real involvement
was in 9/11.
If it turns out Osama is still alive then Jim Morrison and just continue on with the jam session...
John Lennon - I would love to sit and have dinner with this man and have an intelligent discussion. Everything I have read on this man leads me
to believe that he would challenge me on so many issues.. just for the sake of discussion. That would make for a great evening. He'd have a cut off
point on booze though because I wouldn't want him tossing any tables. He had a thing for becoming a real ass when he got too liquored.
My Step-Father - He past five years ago very suddenly and tragically. We had a love-hate relationship and I never appreciated how much he did and
cared for me while he was here. My last three words to him while he was alive was that I hated him. A dumb, pissed off teenager I was and it still
troubles me at times. An evening to say everything I've always wanted to say is something I wouldn't pass up on.
Ghandi - his non-violent protests are inspirational and combined with Lennon's presence at the table, I think our discussions would be mind
Originally posted by OldThinker
Bundy? Creeeeppy! for sure...
When you have time ,check out the TC youtube clip..
I watched the video (found it on youtube) and it was interesting, though if he was going to ramble on about his crazy porn theory I would get annoyed
pretty fast. Makes me think maybe I should choose Carl Panzram or John Wayne Gacy instead (they had a better sense of humor). If I thought Osama was
dead he would for sure be on the list.
Interesting that it seems many of the women mentioned dead family members more often, whereas the guys seem to lean towards historical figures
(guessing on the perceived gender of the posters, sometimes its hard to tell).
And I never thought John Lennon would rank so high.
William Wallace - My favorite hero of all time. Besides, who wouldn't want to meet a seven foot tall scottsman who can shoot balls of fire from his
eyes... and bolts of lightning from his arse? Very neat dinner trick I would think.
Mary Queen of Scots - Preferably I'd invite her the same night as William Wallace so we could all 3 hash out exactly WHY she gave Scotland
back to England... most likely involving the balls of fire and bolts of lightning aforementioned...
Bob Marley - Coolest dude to ever smoke a doobie and jam-out about peace and love.
Ok, firstly I'd be cooking a bad-ass 2-day chilli, spicy as hell, with roast sweet potatoes, lime rice on the side, plenty of salad and dips... a
bathtub full of ice and hmm... San Miguel for my beer of choice, the guests can bring their own if they choose.
So, I'm at the head of the table as host and guest number 1 on my left hand side is gonna be the late, great John Peel, possibly the greatest disc
jockey to grace the airwaves and also to bring so much good music into the mainstream... if you've not heard of him, check him out, he was actually
pretty bad at his job, disorganised, play the wrong records, lose stuff, but always came across as kind and so into what he did.
Secondly, I really want Peter Cook, but I think he may be a little cantankerous for the evening, so I'm gonna go with Bill Hicks instead, even though
he could be an ass, I think him and John would get on and have a lot to talk about music, plus Bill would probably be fairly witty to say the least
and being a Texan he'd dig the food (I hope).
...and the final guest, again, was going to go for god in whatever form it wishes to take, but someone's gotten there first, I'd really like
Christopher Lee, but he's still alive, so I'm going to go for...
Vincent Price, he lived an interesting life outside of film and was an avid art-collector, always a gentleman and never took himself too seriously,
would be a great raconteur for a dinner party. Oh yeah, he was on the muppets too
So, everyone has to bring a selection of albums along to play as well and we get cigars or whatever for after... think it'd be a great evening, not
necessarily world leaders, but a good collection of guys.
I'm fortunate enough not to have lost any close family or friends that I never made peace with, so they can rest easy, but it might be nice to invite
my great grandma along, although she'd not let me cook, lol.
Originally posted by jokei
Ok, firstly I'd be cooking a bad-ass 2-day chilli, spicy as hell, with roast sweet potatoes,
LOL...you have thought about this! I wouldn't want to bother cooking, plus with the different dietary needs of my guests (one a vegetarian, the other
accustomed to the dishes served 2000 years ago) I just imagined having a cook and wait staff to serve up whatever they wanted and keep the glasses
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