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smoothseas
12-13-2008, 01:49 AM
You’re hosting a dinner party. You can invite eight guests. Who would be on your ‘A’ list?

Mine – in no particular order of importance would be:




Galileo Galilei
Cole Porter
Truman Capote
Nelson Mandela
Abraham Lincoln
Jonathan Swift
Nicolaus Copernicus
Charles Darwin




Now, all I gotta do is plan the menu

scarletpeaches
12-13-2008, 01:54 AM
That would be dinner for nine.

Unless you're not eating? :D

donroc
12-13-2008, 01:58 AM
Talleyrand
Oscar Wilde
Elizabeth I
Mark Twain
Petronious
Lily Langtree
Rafael Sabatini
Michel de Nostredame

Shadow_Ferret
12-13-2008, 02:00 AM
Laurel and Hardy
The Three Stooges
The Marx Brothers (not including Gummo or Zeppo)

scarletpeaches
12-13-2008, 02:02 AM
Learn to count people! PLEASE!

You're all cooking dinner for nine!!!

vixey
12-13-2008, 02:03 AM
Aren't you guys a little one-sided on the sex thing? (Except for donroc). I mean, give me a break! Surely you can come up with a more feminine dinner companion who stimulates conversation. At the very least, pick a woman you'd like to look at. Sheesh!

donroc
12-13-2008, 02:07 AM
Aren't you guys a little one-sided on the sex thing? (Except for donroc). I mean, give me a break! Surely you can come up with a more feminine dinner companion who stimulates conversation. At the very least, pick a woman you'd like to look at. Sheesh!

I did both, Liz Tudor for brains and with hope she did have Bette Davis' eyes, and Jersey Lil for charm and conversation.

williemeikle
12-13-2008, 02:24 AM
Albert Einstein
Plato
Napoleon Bonaparte
Billy Connelly
Emma Thompson
Dorothy Parker
Marilyn Monroe
Queen Elizabeth I

vixey
12-13-2008, 02:28 AM
Albert Einstein
Plato
Napoleon Bonaparte
Billy Connelly
Emma Thompson
Dorothy Parker
Marilyn Monroe
Queen Elizabeth I

An evenly matched table...except you make a 5th man. :rolleyes:

I'd love to have Billy Connelly at the table.

MaryMumsy
12-13-2008, 02:37 AM
Eleanor Roosevelt
Dorothy Parker
Mark Twain
Larry McMurtry
Robert B Parker
Dorothy Sayers
Dame Agatha Christie
Catherine the Great

shawkins
12-13-2008, 10:38 PM
Francis Crick & Rosalind Franklin (should be quite a row)
Dorothy Parker & Hannibal Lecter (I suspect they'd hit it off)
Stephen King & Robert Heinlein (always wanted to meet them)
Luc Besson & Joss Whedon (i, fanboy)

ETA: I wanted Billy Connely, but he already had plans

vixey
12-13-2008, 10:41 PM
My great-great grandmother, a Catawba indian, on my mother's father's side
My great grandmother, who ran a bordello with her mother, on my mother's mother's side
Eleanor Roosevelt
Thomas Hardy
King David (yes - the Biblical one - I'd ask him about his affairs)
Jon Stewart (comic relief and I think he's brilliant)
John Cleese (he's my favorite Python)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

OK - that's 5 men, and 4 women including myself :)

Haggis
12-13-2008, 10:54 PM
Mark Twain
Margaret Mead
Julia Child
Richard Nixon
Ben Franklin
Jesus of Nazareth
Winston Churchill
Edgar Allan Poe

Oh. And Lassie.

Snowstorm
12-13-2008, 11:43 PM
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson
Mae West
Eleanor Roosevelt
Jay Leno
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Queen Elizabeth I

Hmm. There's a story in here!

Don
12-13-2008, 11:52 PM
Mark Twain

Margaret Mead
Julia Child
Richard Nixon
Ben Franklin
Jesus of Nazareth
Winston Churchill
Edgar Allan Poe

Oh. And Lassie.
Don't forget your stepstool. :D

vixey
12-13-2008, 11:54 PM
Don't forget your stepstool. :D

We used to sit on the Sears catalog.

Don
12-13-2008, 11:56 PM
We used to sit on the Sears catalog.
I was actually referencing his invitation to Lassie. ;)

maxmordon
12-14-2008, 12:09 AM
Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges
Portuguese-Mexican nun and early feminist Sor Juana
French philosopher Voltaire
US writer and adventurer Ernest Hemingway
Venezuelan patriot Francisco de Miranda
British-American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick
French-American singer Josephine Baker

Plot Device
12-14-2008, 01:33 AM
Stephen Spielberg
Jimmy Carter
Admiral Rickover
Barack Obama
Oprah Winfrey
Matt Simmons
Jon Stewart
Ed Begley Jr.
Al Gore
T. Boone Pickens

Oops, that's 10.

Shadow_Ferret
12-14-2008, 04:12 AM
Aren't you guys a little one-sided on the sex thing? (Except for donroc). I mean, give me a break! Surely you can come up with a more feminine dinner companion who stimulates conversation. At the very least, pick a woman you'd like to look at. Sheesh!
That'll have to wait for my next dinner for eight.

Shadow_Ferret
12-14-2008, 04:14 AM
Learn to count people! PLEASE!

You're all cooking dinner for nine!!!
I'm the host, dammit. I'll grab a burger later.

Fraulein
12-14-2008, 04:22 AM
Ghandi
Buddha
Jesus Christ
John F Kennedy
John Lennon
my sister
my mother
myself