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posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 05:30 PM
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.

[edit on 21-8-2008 by Sonya610]

posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 05:53 PM

Great idea! Thank you…

Here are my 3…

Bono-Kick ass rocker! Yes, but he has done so much for mankind…helping the poor, etc…no BS with this guy!

Dr. Anthony Campolo-feminist, champions women’s right, also helps the poor…normal guy even if he’s religious. See link for more info

Dietrich Bonhoeffer-In the face of execution, stood up to the Hitler regime. See link for more info

Thank again!


PS: I’ve attached Bundy’s last interview with Dr. James Dobson/video…

posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 06:19 PM
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.

posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 06:25 PM
Easy for me as well :

My mom , so she could see that i learned how to cook .

My maternal grandfather.. so i could meet him.

My Paternal grandmother.. because now i get that her and i are a lot alike.

Great thread!!

posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 06:46 PM
Interesting choices OldThinker. Plus the links are nice.

I watched the Bundy video, and now I am having second thoughts. Sheesh if he was going to ramble on about that the whole time it would get boring fast!


AccessDenied that is touching. I do believe you will see your family again.


SugarJ touching as well. I never thought about the grandfathers I never met. That would be interesting.

posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 07:06 PM
My Grandmas, both of them, met one never the other lots of catching up to do

Nick Drake, to chat

John Lennon how mad was he, great conversationalist though im sure

We always dream the impossible though dont we?

posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 07:34 PM
reply to post by Sonya610

Thank you Sonya610,

Bundy? Creeeeppy! for sure...

When you have time ,check out the TC youtube clip..

This guy is FOR REAL! No stupid sh&*$# from him...

When you have time, I'm interested in your thots?

Occam's Razor Guy

posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 08:15 PM
Jesus. No chance of running out of wine.

Nico. The ultimate Femme Fatale.

Chris Bates. I have lost a lot of good friends. I miss him so much. Very clever and very much his own person.

If not allowed to bring Jesus, for whatever reason;

Joe Strummer.

posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 08:43 PM
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...

posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 09:27 PM
Definitely my mom. I was blessed to have her for 34 years, but I miss her so much. I have a lot that I still need to say to her.

My great-great grandmother (on my mother's side) who grew up in the Apalachian mountains. I want to know what that was like.

Galileo Galilei.


posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 09:31 PM
Bruce Lee - So he could see how far we've come in martial arts, and I could ask him about a few things.

Leonardo da Vinci - assuming he was endowed with the ability to speak English. I'd like him to see how accurate his designs were.

My Maternal Grandfather - someone who cared about me more than anyone else. I'd also like to add my mother's Uncle who also took a strong personal interest in me.

posted on Aug, 21 2008 @ 10:44 PM
Winston Churchill: Because he represents everything I wish I was.

Wernher Von Braun: He knew so much more than what people realize.

Adolf Hitler: Because he represents everything I despise.

posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 07:32 AM
Great thread.

  • 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 boggling.


  • posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 08:17 AM

    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.

    posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 08:39 AM
    Charles Darwin


    The dude who discovered how to create fire

    [edit on 22-8-2008 by Lethil]

    posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 08:51 AM
    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.

    EDIT - dang spelling...

    [edit on 7/3/2008 by blackbox]

    posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 08:53 AM
    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.

    [edit on 22-8-2008 by jokei]

    posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 09:38 AM
    reply to post by jokei

    John Peel.
    Top notch, wish I'd thought of him.
    Top man.

    Bill Hicks.
    Another quality choice.

    [edit on 22/8/08 by Freeborn]

    posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 09:42 AM
    3 dead ppl to dinner

    first has gotta be joan of arc.history says she's so committed and single minded.history also claims she performed many stupidly heroic deeds.meeting her would be cool if the truth matches the icon.

    2nd would be alexander.discovering the truth of his military genius would be worth his seat.

    3rd..elvis,or maybe bruce campbell with the glasses..either way it's gonna be interesting.

    bruce campbell isn't dead..ok he's evil dead..that

    posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 10:07 AM

    Originally posted by jokei
    Ok, firstly I'd be cooking a bad-ass 2-day chilli, spicy as hell, with roast sweet potatoes, 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 full.

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