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wizzy
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Dinner Party guests

#1 Postby wizzy » October 21st, 2007, 9:22 am

Someone mentioned that they considered starting this as a topic, but then never did. So, list 3 famous people (alive or dead) you'd like to invite to a dinner party, and also, if you want, 3 fictitious characters.

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#2 Postby Oxfordrocks » October 21st, 2007, 10:07 am

1 alive, 1 dead and 1 fictional.


Stephen Fry
Thomas Paine
Phileas Fogg

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#3 Postby Noggin » October 21st, 2007, 12:51 pm

I'd love to have both Charles II and Nell Gwynn though I'd seat them as far away from each other as possible. I'd like to know what Charles really felt about a whole range of topics and I'd like to see what it was about Nell that drew the King to her and whether she has the same effect on other male guests.

I'd also be interested in meeting Noah Webster and hearing more about his views of 'Americanism' and, in particular, some of his more radical ideas for reforming English spelling.

As for fictional characters, I think most of them should stay safely in their books but perhaps get Wexford, Morse and Poirot together to see how they get on.
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#4 Postby Moonbeam » October 21st, 2007, 8:42 pm

I'd make my party girls only but it's hard to cut it down to three.

I'd like to get Sylvia Plath together with Germaine Greer and then just listen to them discuss poetry. To keep things light, I'd have someone like Catherine Tate or Dawn French. Not too bothered about a fictional character but Mary Poppins could be useful.

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#5 Postby Lifelinking » October 21st, 2007, 9:39 pm

Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz al-Saud

Robert Mugabe

Kim Jong-il



Pre dinner there would be a subtitled private showing of Carry on Columbus. I would prepare them a dinner of campbells meat balls. A lot of campbells meat balls. Starters, main course and dessert. Drinks would be liquidised campbells meat balls. The music throughout would be Michael Bolton singing the same song over and over. (Michael Bolton being to music, what campbells meat balls are to cuisine) For after dinner entertainment, they would have to line dance to Sydney Devine records while being pelted with campbells meat balls with a machine that I cleverly designed for throwing shite at the moon. On leaving each would get a copy of Michael Bolton's Greatest Hits, a Carry on Columbus DVD and a case of campbells meat balls.





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#6 Postby Bryn » October 21st, 2007, 10:19 pm

:hilarity: :happyclappy:


I can't follow that L so I'll stick to the pedestrian.

I'd have Welsh rugby legend Gareth Edwards, artist Tracy Emin and Dylan Thomas and then I'd just hope for the best.

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#7 Postby Firebrand » October 22nd, 2007, 10:34 am

I'd love to have Daniel Barenboim and Jaqueline du Pree back together but at my party, he'd be the age he is now and she'd be the young woman she was when she died. My other guest would be Billy Connolly.

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#8 Postby Felicia » October 22nd, 2007, 9:13 pm

Francis Crawford of Lymond for my charismatic fictional character (Dorothy Dunnet).
Dudley Moore (for the music and the laughs).
Neil Gaiman for the stories.

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#9 Postby Malcolm » October 23rd, 2007, 2:10 pm

I'd have Jesus. Seriously, I'd love to know what he was really like and how he interacted with other guests especially if one of those guests was Richarde Dawkins.

I'd have at least two beautiful, intelligent women: Gwyneth Paltrow and Vanessa Mae spring to mind though Dawkins could bring his wife.

I'd have a couple of comedians - I like the two guys on Little Britain. Finally I'd have the legendary George Best, whom I'd keep topped up in the hope that he disgraces himself in his legendary way.

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#10 Postby para handy » October 23rd, 2007, 8:58 pm

I'd have John Forbes Nash, the Nobel Laureate mathematician who was completely off his trolley and I'd pair him up with Mona Lisa so we could all ask her what she was thinking when she was sitting there smiling enigmatically. Finally....Dr Who. The very first one.

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#11 Postby Nick » October 23rd, 2007, 9:05 pm

I see Malcolm is adopting the Tesco approach to this thread: invite one, get one free. :grin:

Now then....Whom would I invite............

*wanders off into the darkness mumbling to himself*

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#12 Postby Thomas » October 23rd, 2007, 10:53 pm

Well, three is a bit limiting. I'd invite Socrates, Hume and Nietzche.


And I'd have Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rosetti and Sylvia Platt round the following night.

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#13 Postby Jem » October 25th, 2007, 9:43 pm

Oscar Wilde, Dorothy Parker, Eddie Izzard.

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#14 Postby FloatingBoater » October 25th, 2007, 10:06 pm

Don't know where my last contribution went to but at the point of repeating myself, I would love to have

Bernard Manning, Idi Amin and Ken Dodd.

Doddy's still alive, but I would still be happy to see him and the other two discuss the merits of he (Amin) and his claim to be the last king of Scotland.

Something brings to mind tales of the black isle, the black watch or whatever. :wave:
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#15 Postby Malcolm » October 26th, 2007, 11:13 am

Nick wrote:I see Malcolm is adopting the Tesco approach to this thread: invite one, get one free. :grin:

Now then....Whom would I invite............

*wanders off into the darkness mumbling to himself*


Oops - I did get carried away, didn't I?

I await your own guest list with baited breath, Nick. Yours too, Wizzy.

:wink:

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#16 Postby gcb01 » October 26th, 2007, 12:16 pm

The three alive I'd invite to thank them are:
Dr Jim Swire - for his unending commitment to the truth about Lockerbie;
Mark Thomas - not for his comedy but for his bravery in taking on the institutions and organisations he challenges;
Dan Dennet - for his optimism about the future.

The three dead would be: Robert Burns, Keith Moon and Oliver Reed - this would probably be a drink-orientated dinner.

At each dinner, each of the guest would be invited to bring along a companion of their choice.
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#17 Postby Toohey » October 26th, 2007, 6:42 pm

Frederick Engels.
Lemmy from Motorhead
P.G. Wodehouse.

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#18 Postby gcb01 » October 27th, 2007, 4:07 pm

The three live women I would invite are:
Helena Kennedy
Joan Bakewell
Kirsty Wark

The three dead women are:
Rosalind Franklin
Marie Curie
Margaret Thatcher
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#19 Postby Lifelinking » October 27th, 2007, 4:36 pm

One is not dead.

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#20 Postby gcb01 » October 27th, 2007, 4:38 pm

well, that's a matter of opinion!

Anyway, its a condition of the invite that they are dead so I was hoping to speed up its arrival (her death), as I good do with a good celebratory party!
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