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Message started by Rat Man on Dec 2nd, 2017 at 12:28pm

Title: Who Would You Pick?
Post by Rat Man on Dec 2nd, 2017 at 12:28pm
   This year you get the opportunity to share your Christmas dinner with two famous people; one currently alive, and one from the past. Who would you choose?
    Off the top of my head I might pick Jack Nicholson for my live guest.  He has a very dry wit.  I imagine he'd be interesting as hell.
    For my guest from the past I'd choose Genghis Khan. Just because.

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by timpa on Dec 2nd, 2017 at 7:23pm
There are many. But I choose:
Stephen Hawking
Nikola Tesla

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by kicktheotter on Dec 3rd, 2017 at 6:25am
King Buzzo from The Melvins and Kurt Cobain. The meal would be popcorn for me because they would probably argue the whole time :D

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 3rd, 2017 at 12:12pm
That's a tough one.
But I think I'll go for Saint niklaus (nicholas), who in a weird kind of shrodingeresque way, may still be alive, or could actually be dead.
So doubles as both guests :-)

Plus after all the centuries of hard work it's about time someone cooked him a christmas dinner :-) 

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by perpetualstudent on Dec 3rd, 2017 at 1:13pm
From the past I'd wish to speak with C. S. Lewis. For all that I've read he's still one of the few truly wise minds I've touched.

For alive? Either Hansi from Blind Guardian or Brent Weeks (Fantasy author).

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by Morphy on Dec 3rd, 2017 at 3:20pm
I can't think of any famous people that would top that list.

But if I could I would like to sit down with some elders of the Hopi or Navajo to hear their legends and stories first hand.

In the past it would have to be Jesus. Because even if I wasn't Christian that would probably be a pretty interesting pick. If not Jesus than either Otzi the Iceman or one of the caretakers of the library of Alexendria.


Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by kicktheotter on Dec 3rd, 2017 at 3:43pm
It would be interesting to hear if Ötzi knew his killer.

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by Morphy on Dec 3rd, 2017 at 8:04pm

Kick wrote on Dec 3rd, 2017 at 3:43pm:
It would be interesting to hear if Ötzi knew his killer.


I imagine that would be quite a story. I would love to hear what would pass for "drama" in his time. Or their daily conversation and beliefs. The fact that we will never know these things makes it that much more fascinating.

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by The Montanan Slinger on Dec 3rd, 2017 at 8:43pm
Ewan Mcgregor and Paul.

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by Parmenion on Dec 4th, 2017 at 4:01am
what came first to my mind was : a playboy girl and Alexander the great.

people from the past are very interesting alternative picks are : nikola tesla ,christ ,iphikrates , archimedes, genghis khan,miyamoto musashi , a ww2 high ranked german who would be willing to speak about any secret technology ,and any ancient slinger mercenary who knows his art well and knows the differences between slinging cultures of his era. a man from atlantis(trick to know if any nation like that existed :P) and more....

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by Rat Man on Dec 4th, 2017 at 11:22am

Morphy wrote on Dec 3rd, 2017 at 8:04pm:

Kick wrote on Dec 3rd, 2017 at 3:43pm:
It would be interesting to hear if Ötzi knew his killer.


I imagine that would be quite a story. I would love to hear what would pass for "drama" in his time. Or their daily conversation and beliefs. The fact that we will never know these things makes it that much more fascinating.

I would imagine that other than vast technological differences drama in Otzi's time would be pretty much the same as drama in ours. I believe that once the language problem was solved we'd find Otzi very much like us.  Our gadgets change but people don't.

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by perpetualstudent on Dec 4th, 2017 at 4:28pm
Read some of the diary of Samuel Pepys and you'll see Ratman is completely on point here. We fight over the same crap, the same way, though we be separated by centuries.

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by Rat Man on Dec 9th, 2017 at 6:30pm

Morphy wrote on Dec 3rd, 2017 at 3:20pm:
I can't think of any famous people that would top that list.

But if I could I would like to sit down with some elders of the Hopi or Navajo to hear their legends and stories first hand.

In the past it would have to be Jesus. Because even if I wasn't Christian that would probably be a pretty interesting pick. If not Jesus than either Otzi the Iceman or one of the caretakers of the library of Alexendria.


Jesus was very close to being one of my picks also.  I'll bet the house he'd be absolutely nothing like how organized religions portray him.  He'd probably be very cool and fun to be with.

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by Mauro Fiorentini on Dec 9th, 2017 at 6:44pm
Alive: Trey Parker & Matt Stone (one of which will eat after midnight)

Dead: Emperor Caligola  :D He sure had to be funny! Just hope he don't set my house on fire or start speaking to my cat or something like that...

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 10th, 2017 at 8:04am
The thing people seem to have forgotten is that:
1) jesus was a rabbi. And a fundamentalist at that. Having a different religion based on himself would most likely have horrified him.
2) no part of the bible was written during his lifetime. Best estimate is 30 years after his death - so it's at best hearsay. The chance that the bible writers ever actually met jesus are, also, pretty remote.

So yeah thst would be an interesting dinner alright :-)




Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by Deformed Skewb on Dec 10th, 2017 at 11:35am
Krzysztof Penderecki and Johann Sebastian Bach

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by perpetualstudent on Dec 10th, 2017 at 1:05pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 10th, 2017 at 8:04am:
1) jesus was a rabbi. And a fundamentalist at that. Having a different religion based on himself would most likely have horrified him.

Yes, Man who claimed to be the Messiah (and was executed for that claim) would be horrified to have people worshiping him as the Messiah, redeemer of all mankind.

Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 10th, 2017 at 8:04am:
2) no part of the bible was written during his lifetime. Best estimate is 30 years after his death - so it's at best hearsay. The chance that the bible writers ever actually met jesus are, also, pretty remote.
Acting like 30 years from event to earliest source of that event is slow for ancient history.

C'mon C_A. Yeah I get that the atheists are feeling outnumbered in this thread but at least be honest.

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by Morphy on Dec 11th, 2017 at 12:52pm

Rat Man wrote on Dec 9th, 2017 at 6:30pm:

Morphy wrote on Dec 3rd, 2017 at 3:20pm:
I can't think of any famous people that would top that list.

But if I could I would like to sit down with some elders of the Hopi or Navajo to hear their legends and stories first hand.

In the past it would have to be Jesus. Because even if I wasn't Christian that would probably be a pretty interesting pick. If not Jesus than either Otzi the Iceman or one of the caretakers of the library of Alexendria.


Jesus was very close to being one of my picks also.  I'll bet the house he'd be absolutely nothing like how organized religions portray him.  He'd probably be very cool and fun to be with.


Yes I completely agree. I don't like the modern version of Jesus given in movies. They often have him with that creepy 1000 yard stare and depressed look.

I want to know what His sense of humor was like. I want to see the human side of Him as well as the Divine. To me that would be very interesting.

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by cram on Apr 14th, 2019 at 1:25pm
I know this is old but, David Wood and Muhhamad ;D

Title: Re: Who Would You Pick?
Post by Curious Aardvark on Apr 20th, 2019 at 10:22am
david wood ? who he :noidea:


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