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Old 11-06-2012, 04:07 AM
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You're hving a dinner party, or fish and chips if you prefer. You can invite 4 famous people. 1 can be deceased if you prefer. Who and Why?
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Stephen Fry...because he suffers with mental Health problems (so do I). He is an intelectual genius (I'm not) and should be a national treasure.

NOel Gallagher (Oasis songwriter) Because he claims that two of his favorite bands are the BeeGees and ABBA. And I have to know why and how this came about that a dude so cool is into such cheesey(but brilliant) music.

Muhammed Ali...because he's my hero.

And...Joan of Arc...to see if I could convince her otherwise.

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:01 AM
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Karl Urban - nice to look at for his wicked sense of humour.

Simon Cowel - nice to look at and for his arrogance and brutal honesty, also hoping to catch insider gossip.

Stephen Fry - for his wit, charm and intellect.

King Arthur - to find out how much of the legend was real.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:44 AM
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1. Steve Martin..brilliant mind and one heck of a banjo player.

2. Shakespeare..I could learn from him.

3. Scarlet Johannsen..a soft place to fall.

4. Woody Allen..genius of sorts.
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Karl Marx – I’d like to see how he felt about what became of his theories.
Noam Chomsky – to bounce off Marx and explain to him (and me) what’s going on today.
I’ll take a 1970 Pam Grier if I’m allowed for obvious reasons.
Dalai Lama – for the laugh and the wisdom and a bit of eastern influence.
Aung San Suu Ki – for pure inspiration and more eastern influence.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:02 PM
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Adam + Joe - Those guys are hilarious!
Jackie Chan - Because he's a flipping leg end.
Simon Pegg - I would spend most of the time asking him about upcoming projects.

Mine aren't necessarily super-inteligent types, but you know for sure I'm having a better night than JohnConstantine. Plus they're chosen mainly for the "squee!" factor.

Can you imagine the slow-mo gunfights I could have with that group?
Answer: No, it's too much for the human brain to deal with.
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I'd invite my friends. You don't have to be a celebrity to be an interesting dinner-guest.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:39 PM
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I dont want to insult you, but I bet your friends are just super boring compared to Bert Reynolds, Saladin, Oscar Wilde, and Scarlett Johannsen's tits.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:11 AM
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Well, the OP is asking about four famous people.

But if I could have my friends I know I would have a better time because they know me so well, there's be no airs and graces. I wouldn't have to behave myself and the conversation would soon turn into the kind that's not really shared in polite company, so Mike has a point.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:28 AM
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Easy now let' not be talking about Scarletts tits. I admire her for her brains..both of them.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:24 AM
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John Wilkes Booth, so I can kill him myself.
Chuck Norris, so he can help me kill John Wilkes Booth.
Charlie Chaplin, for his interesting dinner conversation.
Jenny McCarthy, for eye candy purposes, plus she is funny. She might even pick her nose.
Finally Kurt Vonnegut, he's smart, a socialist, and I don't think he would be Jenny McCarthy's type. If I can only keep her off of Chick Norris I might get some desert.
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Originally Posted by Redlorry View Post
Well, the OP is asking about four famous people.

But if I could have my friends I know I would have a better time because they know me so well, there's be no airs and graces. I wouldn't have to behave myself and the conversation would soon turn into the kind that's not really shared in polite company, so Mike has a point.
A good point, but I've chosen people who would be super friendly and up for a laugh anyway.
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Originally Posted by Front&Centre View Post
A good point, but I've chosen people who would be super friendly and up for a laugh anyway.
Don't be so boring, this is more about people learning your creative side more than anything else. Should I find you funny? serious? profound? thoughtful? perverted? All of the above?
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:22 AM
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Chuck Norris-he's awesome and he's a rupuplican polictal writer!
Joss Wedon-he wrote the highest selling movie of all time!-do I need a better reason?
George Lucas & Steven Speilburg-star wars, indiana jones, epic!
Richard Halliburton-awesome traveler, google it!
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:32 AM
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I want to do a more serious one.

Kevin Smith, coolest famous guy I can think of.
Anthony Bourdain, he can order the food he knows what is the gourmet.
Lou Holtz, best coach of all time, and he is a hell of a motivator.
Ferdinand Magellan, only if he could speak English to me, but I can't imagine how he would explain places being the first man in the world seeing them.
Martin Luther King Jr., I'd like to know how he feels about what the country and world have become.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:37 AM
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I did say 4 famous guests...yourself being the 5th member of the party, and most of you have shoehorned 5 guests and yourself. Well the food does need serving I guess. Some interesting choices though.
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Sooty - A childhood hero.
Natalie Portman - With Sooty providing the conversation, Natalie can provide the eye-candy.
David Mitchell - Because Stephen Fry has already been invited to two dinners and might be feeling a little full.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by SeeTheMonkey View Post
Sooty - A childhood hero.
Natalie Portman - With Sooty providing the conversation, Natalie can provide the eye-candy.
David Mitchell - Because Stephen Fry has already been invited to two dinners and might be feeling a little full.
Is Stephen related to Phillip J. Fry?
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:20 PM
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Is Stephen related to Phillip J. Fry?
He's his uncle.
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1) Colin Firth - I'm pretty sure he'd realize his undying love for me if we actually have a conversation...
2) Craig Kielberger - He has done so much in such a short time and I would love to have a chat with him about the work he has done.
3) Hilary Clinton - I think it would be interesting to talk to her about her views on health care, politics in general, and what it is like to be a woman in profession that, up until a short time ago, was entirely composed of males.
4) Charles Dickens - His writing, his life, his social views would all make fascinating conversations.
5) Ellen Degeneres - Just for kicks.
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Originally Posted by Front&Centre View Post
Mine aren't necessarily super-inteligent types, but you know for sure I'm having a better night than JohnConstantine.
You could be right there.

But intelligent people are always intelligent. You may find that funny people don't always want to be funny.

That said to inject some fun I'd go for Hunter S. Thompson.
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Plan B – ‘cos he’s well cool and his real name is Ben DREW

James Lavelle – ‘cos I’m massive fan

Karl Hyde – Mmm Skyscraper, I love you.

Now I can’t make up me mind, Burial, Damon Albarn (cutie), Bobby Moore (yes, sad but true, I’m a West Ham fan) or Skream. Will settle for dancing with Skream.

Should be a sensible girl and invite cool people like Angela Carter or Mary Shelley or Kathy Acker, and then there’s Vidal Sassoon, Mary Quant, Vivienne Westwood, but these boys are mine and I wanna party, and what a party that would be!


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There are so many deceased people I would like to invite ... let's see here ... I'ma go with the following:

  1. Manjushri - Buddhist Master and Bodhisattva during the time of Siddhartha Gautama, Buddha Shakyamuni - Because he was utterly brilliant.
  2. Patrick Willis - San Francisco 49ers Middle Linebacker - Because Chuck Norris has to call Patrick Willis and get permission from him to be bad. Because Superman wears Chuck Norris underwear, but Chuck Norris wears Patrick Willis underwear.
  3. Stephen King - Because ... I mean really, do I have to explain?
  4. President Obama - I can't imagine a worse job to have and would like to talk to him about how he gets through it ... plus he could bring the beer!
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Just thought David Attenborough would be pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by JohnConstantine View Post
That said to inject some fun I'd go for Hunter S. Thompson.
If you invite Hunter S Thompson then you should invite Karl Marx as well so you can watch them slug it out over dessert!!
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I'd quite like to take acid with Hunter and watch the news for some reason.
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...I'll play then seeing as you made me laugh...Tracey Emmen (pissed), Katie Price, Germaine Greer, and Victoria Coren (David Mitchell's fiancée), oh and Marilyn Monroe as my extra dead one where I wouldn't count seeing as I would not need to say a word, only filling glasses up, serving food and waiting then...oh and if I get lucky with Marilyn it doesn't count as necrophilia though, does it...

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If you invite Hunter S Thompson then you should invite Karl Marx as well so you can watch them slug it out over dessert!!

If you invite Hunter S. Thompson, why not invite Johnny Depp so you can see what a star struck Hollywood mega-star looks like. Hell Depp might hook you up with some Victoria Secret models for hooking him up with Thompson for a dinner date.
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He wouldn't be star struck. They were good friends. He might be freaked out by the fact that Hunter has blown his brains out... but somehow is 'round for dinner.
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I would invite Anais Nin, because she is my heroine.
I would invite Marilyn Monroe because she said this, which i totally relate to and the second bit has become my mantra:

“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”

Next would be Richard Burton because his voice does funny things to me.

Final guest would be Redlorry because she's fun, I think she'd love the guests and I'd have somebody to gossip with about it after (and she could help with the cooking, which is NOT something I do well ).
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Quentin Tarantino - but would not have red bull in the house
Jim Gaffigan - to be the strange little voice that would explain Quentin
Jenny Lawson - just cause I'm pretty sure we'd become best friends, and I heard she's a whiz at dinner parties
Jason Bourne - no, not Matt Damon, Jason Bourne - I think Quentin can be a handful even without red bull - and if not I can just stare
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