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Zim'et
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If you could have dinner with anyone living or dead, who would it be? I would have dinner with my Grandpa who died when I was a baby. He had a tattoo, making him cooler than Jesus. [Wink]

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Most of the people on my list would be fairly controversial, because I'm not all that interested in dining with the 'good guys'. It's the villains of history I'd find to be the most interesting dinner partners, Hitler, Napoleon, Pol Pot, Caligula, the real nutters. I guess it's the same thing that makes sharks the stars at most aquaria, we are fascinated by that which we fear.

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Data and Lex Luther (from Smallville), but not at the same dinner 'cause I'm afraid Lex would overshadow Data.

And a few people from GC... [Wink]

Hmm, what does it say about me if I want to meet fictitious people? [ohwell]

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Lewis Carroll (or I guess I should say Charles Dodgson)
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Charles Manson, John Lennon, and Syd Barret for obvious reasons.

/me makes bubbling noises

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
Hmm, what does it say about me if I want to meet fictitious people?

Hmm, I thought GC people were real people? The last person to call GC people "fake people" [1] was a little bit mentally unstable [Wink]

[1] Probably an understatement. Yeah, and a memory test for long term GCers.

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The Devil.

Assuming people disagree that he/she/it is either living or dead, i'd go for

dum de dum

Sokrates.

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
Hmm, what does it say about me if I want to meet fictitious people?

Hmm, I thought GC people were real people? The last person to call GC people "fake people" [1] was a little bit mentally unstable [Wink]

[1] Probably an understatement. Yeah, and a memory test for long term GCers.

Fake and fictitious are two different things in my book. Besides, I was hinting at the existentialism of online communication. [Razz]
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Kevin Smith. I've talked to him plenty of times via the Internet, but I'd like to just sit down and have a chat with that man.

My grandfather on my Dad's side, who died when I was too young to remember.

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Bill Shatner and/or Leonard Nemoy.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Frank Herbert
Albert Einstein
Aleister Crowley

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quote:
Originally posted by jordanv:
Assuming people disagree that he/she/it is either living or dead, i'd go for

dum de dum

Sokrates.

Oooh, interesting. At one point I would have agreed, but after having spent a few months reading almost nothing but Plato, I have to say, I think Socrates was a bit of a wank.

Aristotle is someone I'd love to have dinner with, since he was also a wank: he figured that women were inferior to men, since they have less teeth. Not that he ever counted or anything. I'd make him count mine before we ate. And then I'd watch him sulk. [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by skylar:
I think Socrates was a bit of a wank.

My Philosopher of choice would be Wayne Slob: "I stink, therefore I am."

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A naked dinner with Tina Fey [hearts] and Amy Lee [hearts]

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1) Arthur C. Clarke
2) Plato - Just to ask him what that whole Atlantis story was about. Was he just joking?
3) Groucho Marx
4) Buddha

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Easy. Pope John Paul II.
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Eric S. Raymond
my maternal grandfather (now deceased)
Roger Zelazny
Nikola Tesla (did amazing things with AC theory)
Frank Herbert
God
Satan
Odin

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quote:
Originally posted by jordanv:
Sokrates.

AAARRRGGHHH !!!!
NO !!!

I can see it now....

me: Good evening Sokrates, would you like a cup of coffee?

Sokrates: But you already know the answer, consider .......

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Feynman. No question.

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1. Galileo Galilei
2. Ghandi
3. Mary Magdalene
4. Georgia O'Keeffe
5. Elvis

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  • C.S. Lewis
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • David Hume
  • Friedrich Nietzsche


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No competition here: I'd like to have dinner with my future husband. (Don't know his name yet though, 'cause I've yet to meet him. [Wink] )

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quote:
Originally posted by Tech Angel:
No competition here: I'd like to have dinner with my future husband. (Don't know his name yet though, 'cause I've yet to meet him. [Wink] )

Hmm, presumably you haven't tried the naked, with beer approach yet.

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quote:
Originally posted by csk:
quote:
Originally posted by Tech Angel:
I'd like to have dinner with my future husband. (Don't know his name yet though, 'cause I've yet to meet him. [Wink] )

Hmm, presumably you haven't tried the naked, with beer approach yet.
No, that's the second date; I was referring to our first one.

Or are you simply suggesting "ways to meet guys"?

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