Who would you like....

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    A group of us were having dinner together. It was a summer group that saw each other infrequently during the year and often only during holidays. Conversation was about the kids, about school, about those things that middle class people discuss when they get together. How did Sarah like this school, and Matt that, a causal listening not too intent but interested, everyone considered their own lives but tried to pay sufficient attention to others. As the appetizers arrived Brian asked who would you want to have dinner with if you could have dinner with anyone? The question confused some as it seemed too serious and replies followed that attempted at joke, a rock star, an actress, some political figure, quick answers that brought out why, who cares, and why again. Some asked if they would be able to understand the other thinking seriously of a strange historical figure for conversation. Karen asked, "Can I pick the time, for instance, can you pick when they were famous or not so famous and then have them back later when they were destitute or later anyway?"

    "Who are they? Brian asked her, she only shrugged and resumed eating. "OK here's my selection I would want to have dinner with....

    And USMB reader who would you pick and why?
     
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    Richard Pryor he was one of my favoriate comedians, theres a funny skit on youtube called "President Pryor" done in 1977 and although dated I still laughed at his humor.
     
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    Wow. No one just chills out to some Pink Floyd, pound beer and smokes ganja anymore when friends get together? This is what we've become? Party games?

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    Weirdly this past new year we were at a dinner party in which the host placed name tags for seating and each had a question the diner was to answer. My question was one of them. Jesus and Hitler were the most controversial replies. One challenges our ideals of good the other bad.
     
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    the problem is that when (if you could) sit down with people from the past famous or not, you inevitably find, many times to your own dismay, that they are not so special after all.

    they are merely men, or women like any other with their own insecurities, failings, petty jealousies and flaws.

    Most likely you want to meet the man in the history book not the alcoholic, adulterer or egomaniac that shows up for dinner.
     
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    there are quite a few on here ...i would enjoy a dinner with...a dinner party with a few people...debating what they debate on here...religion politics and guns lol...i would however make everyone leave their guns at the door...
     
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    If I could have dinner with anyone in the world, I would want to sit at the table with my late father. I so wish I had got to know him better.
     
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    Great answer Boot.


    I would have to pick Budda, Gandi and Mark Twain
     
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    I'd want to dine with DB Cooper, and get some pointers.
     
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    hmm i still think db cooper died when he bailed outta that plane...some of the money has been found....treasure hunters are still looking
     

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