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3 Famous People I'd Like To Have Dinner With

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3 Famous People I'd Like To Have Dinner With

Postby Jester » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:23 am

Got to give cred to my mom for this - kind of a fun game:

If you could invite any 3 famous people to dinner, who would they be?

Ground rules:
--- They can't be personal friends or family
--- They can't be HA'ers
--- They have to be living
--- No deities (so Jesus is out if you're a Christian Believer)
--- No women

My 3 picks:
Richard Branson (founder of Virgin records, Virgin Airlines, etc.)
Heinrich Harrer (author and protagonist of "Seven Years In Tibet")
Jackie Chan (martial arts master and movie star)
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Postby Jester » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:24 am

Ok so those are my 3, let's see yours!
"Pick a point and go to it."
-- Dr John Hunsucker, speaking about canoeing on Georgia's Lake Lanier, with its irregular shape, and 1000 miles of meandering shoreline
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Postby gsjackson » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:41 am

Still living makes it kind of tough -- little but pygmies out there now, at least among public figures (and famous is one of your criteria). And I guess you have to take chemistry into account, i.e., whether they'd have anything to say to each other. That in mind, I'll go for Tom Wolfe, Noam Chomsky and Vladimir Putin. Should get a bit of conversation going on the old USA.

Or a sports talk dinner. Athletes and coaches are usually godawful in interviews, so I'll take sports writers. You'd have to take my word that these guys are semi-famous: Tom Boswell, Tony Kornheiser, Pat Forde. All are pretty candid.

I've actually had dinner with some of the people I used to read and admire greatly. Inevitably a disappointing experience.
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Postby Jester » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:08 am

I had thought of Vladimir also...

....I do enjoy good sports writers.
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Postby NorthAmericanguy » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:54 am

Good question! For me it would be:

1.Ben Johnson
2.Ben Johnson
3.Ben Johnson


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Postby Jester » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:13 am

NorthAmericanguy wrote:Good question! For me it would be:

1.Ben Johnson
2.Ben Johnson
3.Ben Johnson


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He the guy that carried the American flag for a victory lap?
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Postby Rock » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:11 am

Maybe you should consider who would actually offer you the most practical help for the rest of your life instead of just whoever you admire most. I'm a big fan of Steve Jobs. But if he were still alive today, I wouldn't have much interest in having a meal with him. Cus I know enough about him to realize that he would just probably be a prick and offer me absolutely nothing of value in the way of conversation, ideas for life, or anything else.
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Postby Renata » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:17 pm

Maybe the Dalai Lama. Can't think of anyone else that's alive.

I would have liked to speak to Nostradamus, Mother Teresa, and my Great Great Great Grandfather from Bengal to find out how & why he got to the Caribbean in 1805 & who he was, it's a mystery really.
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Postby NorthAmericanguy » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:19 pm

Jester wrote:
NorthAmericanguy wrote:Good question! For me it would be:

1.Ben Johnson
2.Ben Johnson
3.Ben Johnson


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He the guy that carried the American flag for a victory lap?


No, he never did such a thing. He was born in Jamaica, but grew up and represented Canada in the 1984 and 1988 Olympic games.
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Postby fschmidt » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:12 pm

Fred Reed
Vladimir Putin
Yoram Hazony
Following the Old Testament, not evil modern culture
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Postby Jester » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:51 pm

fschmidt wrote:Fred Reed
Vladimir Putin
Yoram Hazony


Nice video!
http://www.yoramhazony.org/phs/
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