If you could invite 4 people to a dinner in any form...

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Shock Trooper
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The point of this thread is naming 4 people that are close to your heart, important people in your life or people whom you appreciate (or even all 3) that you'd invite to a dinner. They can be dead or alive. By dead, not the rotting corpses of them, but in their living, physical forms. (I did this kind of example at my college and some people freaked out on the dead part of it.)

They can also be fictional or some fantasy character from a dream as well, if you so desire.

As always, some people would be considered hypothetical if you've talking about people that are dead or you know that they probably couldn't be invited to your dinner, for obvious reasons.

Ex: Michael Jordan, Albert Einstein, Mom, Dad.

Those aren't the people who'd I invite, by the way.

EDIT: Minor typos

[ Monday, August 08, 2005 14:57: Message edited by: Jeros ]

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Genghis Khan, Joseph Stalin, Jack the Ripper, and Caligula.

...There were no survivors.

A more civilized bunch of guests:

Domenico Scarlatti, A.E. van Vogt, Claudius, and H.P. Lovecraft.

...They would all be very polite, and nobody would even abscond with any of the silverware.

If we could invite fictional characters, I'd have the following four over to dinner:

Doctor Who, Arthur Dent, Ijon Tichy, and God Emperor Leto II (in his worm-form).

Leto II smashed his chair and had to end up "sitting" on the floor...

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Newton, Milton, Einstein, and Shakespeare. This has the advantage that they all speak English.

If we could bridge the language divide, gimme Augustus, Socrates, Jesus, and Marx. If you think Spiderweb political/philosophical debates get interesting....

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Theodore Roosevelt, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, George Harrison, and Vladimir Illyich Lenin. I find all four to be thoroughly interesting, if not admirable, fellows, and as everyone in the gathering would be capable (although Gandhi would certainly not be thrilled) of conversing in English, I'm sure the evening would be at least somewhat enlightening.

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Jesus and TM. It'd be hilarious.

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J.K Rowling, John Howard, Osama Bin Laden and Sam Newman. That would be lovely.

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I'd have to say my list would be as follows -
Kirk Hammett
Dave Navarro
God
George lucas (Not because I actually like the guy, but in the hopes of scoring free Star Wars stuff[Just watched a DVD of Ep III today and the movie was ALOT better than II])

Actually, Bill Gates might be an option as well, I might pick up some free money.
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I would chose:
Robert Jordan, Terry Goodkind, Terry Pratchett, and J.K Rowling.

Result: An Epic thirty-book saga about a boy in glasses including some very weird jokes.

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-T'is but a scratch!
-A scratch! Your arms off!
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-I've had worse!
-You liar!
-C'mon, you pansy!
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-Allright. We'll call it a draw then.
-Oh I see. Running away are we? You yellow bastard! Come back here and take whats coming for you! I'll bite your legs off!

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A Roman peasant from the reign of any stable and sane Emperor, a medieval French serf from just before the Hundred Years War, a Chinese peasant from the Great Leap Forward, and a modern-day inner city American ghetto dweller. The conversation and complaints would be enlightening.

—Alorael, who would also be very tempted to do a little research and find history's four best chefs. Sure, the table talk might not leave you feeling ensmartened (not a word, don't use it), but the food would be unbelievable.
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God? In any specific kind of incarnation, or just as an invisible omnipotent being, or as a wise man with a long white beard? :)

As for me... I'd have to say Tolkien (of course), Riverbend, ee cummings, and Rachel Corrie. The discussion would likely be hovering somewhere between literature, religion and political activism (I'm aware that I'm putting poor John Ronald in possibly quite uncomfortable company for a devout Catholic), but I'm sure we could find some things to agree on .

[ Saturday, August 06, 2005 22:03: Message edited by: Aranfoolcaytar ]

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Han Solo, J.K. Rowling,Tolkien, George Lucas.

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I have to say that while I might have been discomforting Tolkien by inviting him into an overwhelming majority of progressives, agnostics and otherwise a-religious types, you are putting him at one table with a writer who compares his kind of fantasy to "an idealised, romanticised, pseudofeudal world, where knights and ladies morris-dance to Greensleeves".

No, honestly, I'm done with Rowling. If she finds fantasy outmoded, she should write Sci-Fi. Or biographies, perhaps. :mad:

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I'd invite: Mom, dad, and my two grandmothers.

My two grandmothers because I didn't get to know them very well, but still remember enough to love them very much. If only I could have a grandmother at the moment *snif*.

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I'll try again.

Cleopatra, Angelina Jolie, Jeri Ryan, and Jolene Blalock.

Well, this does say alot about me I guess. All of them are women of great beuty, one is a historical figure, another is a movie star, and the two others play star trek characters. :P

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-Step aside, worthy adversary!
-T'is but a scratch!
-A scratch! Your arms off!
(pause)
-I've had worse!
-You liar!
-C'mon, you pansy!
(Fighting continues.)
-Allright. We'll call it a draw then.
-Oh I see. Running away are we? You yellow bastard! Come back here and take whats coming for you! I'll bite your legs off!

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Jeros, do you have a notebook full of all of our responses to all of your topics?

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Probably. I'm sure there is more than one intelligence agent observing this dangerously subversive board of potential communists. :P

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quote:
Originally written by Aranfoolcaytar:

God? In any specific kind of incarnation, or just as an invisible omnipotent being, or as a wise man with a long white beard?
God's a Wise Man wannabe. That is all :P

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Srinivasa Ramanujan, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Leonardo Da Vinci, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Or, in case I had a bottle of poison and a very loyal cook:

Bill Gates, George W. Bush, Jack Chick, and either John Romero or John Smid.

Finally, if dead scientists, dead mathematicians, dead exemplary people and soon-to-be-dead unexemplary people are out of the question:

Eric Burns, Richard Stallman, Joseph Blanchette, Thomas Biskup.

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Jesus, Buddha Gautama, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, and I'll leave the fourth seat open for now.

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:


If we could bridge the language divide, gimme Augustus, Socrates, Jesus, and Marx. If you think Spiderweb political/philosophical debates get interesting....

You know...Jesus could speak English.

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Adolf Hitler, Cecil Rhodes, Bud Bundy and Atilla, the Scourge of God (Because you need someone who is really hardcore to make up for the other pansies)

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I'd have Terry Practhett, Diana Wynne Jones, Garth Nix, and Neil Gaiman.

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quote:
Originally written by TurtleWhipper:

quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:


If we could bridge the language divide, gimme Augustus, Socrates, Jesus, and Marx. If you think Spiderweb political/philosophical debates get interesting....

You know...Jesus could speak English.

He could, but there is really no account of him speaking anything other than Hebrew while on Earth.

He could come to my dinner table though, along with TM (these other two may be able to enlighten him somewhat), Bush, and, hmmm. Who else wants to? ;)

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Try to invite Karl Popper and Wittgenstein to your dinner-table. If you know your philosophy history, you will know how that will end. :.Chuckles::

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Ben: Aramaic, technically, but when has factual accuracy ever been your goal?

Regardless, for the sake of Socrates and Augustus (and probably Marx, too, but I'm not sure if he spoke English in addition to German), we'd need a Babel fish.

[ Sunday, August 07, 2005 13:58: Message edited by: Kelandon ]

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