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0 posted 07-13-2000 07:19 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

If you had the chance to invite 3-5 people (dead or alive) to your dinner party, who would it be and why?

My List:

1)  The first and most important person on my list would be the world-acclaimed poet and writer William Shakespeare, I have always admired his work, how his plays and sonnets explore the nature of man, celebrations of love, life and how they geniusly criticize the downfalls and degeneration of society.  To meet the genius behind those works would be very exciting and the conversations would most likely be very intriguing.

2) Okay this one is purely superficial, I would invite the best baseball player in the world - Shawn Green.  I have always admired his talent, the fact that he consistently donates to children's charities and it doesn't hurt that he looks so hot in that tight uniform of his    Let's just say that he would sit next to me  

3) If this could be at all possible, I would want to meet God, it would be an opportunity of a lifetime.  Naturally, as a curious human, I would have so many questions that I would ask, I wouldn't know where to begin.  God, of course would sit at the head of the table

4) Since I was a little girl, I have always admired Judy Garland, for her acting ability and her amazing and powerful voice.  I would love to meet her.  

I look forward to everyone's answers, this will be interesting    Don't hesitate to be creative.

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1 posted 07-13-2000 08:13 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

1.  Jesus Christ--because God knows I have questions--not to mention "wine" insurance--(sorry Dovie, couldn't resist...)

2.  Carl Jung-----to help me interpret the answers to my questions.

3.  John Lennon---just because I love John Lennon.  Besides, his questions would probably be better than mine.

4.  Bubba---------he's my dog, now dead over  a year...I miss him terribly.

5.  Mystery guest--just know him as the love of my life, and nothing would be complete without him.

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2 posted 07-13-2000 10:56 PM       View Profile for deb   Email deb   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for deb

Micheal Morrill
David Hume
sidhartha Guatama

All extremely intelligable thinkers

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3 posted 07-14-2000 03:26 AM       View Profile for Tim Gouldthorp   Email Tim Gouldthorp   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim Gouldthorp

Ah, a perennial question!  My choices:

James Joyce (my favorite writer)
Jesus (of course.  BYO loaves and fishes)
Mystery guest per Serenity's.  In fact I would have just her alone as she would be the embodied quiddity of all these guests, as they are woven and unwoven through history..)
Mr Bean (just to make things a bit more interesting )
Myself (because always and everywhere as we wander through history, we are forever are meeting ourselves)

Deb, I can just see Neitszche saying:  "Pass the plate, Plato" (sorry, i've gotten a little silly)... They'd be at each others throats!

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4 posted 07-14-2000 03:50 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

1. Leonardo De Vici- to talk about art and his inventions but also about the theory that he faked the image of Jesus on the Tourain Shroud.

2. God - I have a lot of questions to ask him that have been bugging me for quite some time.

3. Toss between Slyvia Plath and Dlyan Thomas. If they came as couple would it count as one or two. Ok Slyvia Plath to talk about poetry and for a few pointers.

4. Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers, a very intelligent person who would provide great after dinner debate and also talk about music the band and the details surrounding his mysterious and still unsolved disappearance in 1995.    

5. Satan, the devil. to get his side of the story, beside it would be interesting to see how he and God get on with each other.

"I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else" faster-Manic street preachers.
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5 posted 07-18-2000 03:09 AM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

The five people I would like to invite to dinner are:

1. Trevor -- I'm a Trevorist so he's my equivalent to god.  

2. Jim -- the equivalent to Martin Luther without the bowel problem.  

3. Ron -- I don't think there is an equivalent.  

4. Nan -- so that we can have that grand debate that we never have.  

5. Poet DeVine -- so I can write on her.  

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6 posted 07-18-2000 10:03 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Brad! What on earth are you talking about? LOL

1. Ron - the wisest man I know
2. Tom Hanks - my favorite actor
3. Queen Elizabeth I - a strong woman ruler
4. Hitler - just because
5. Mother Teresa - to humble us all

I think this group would make dinner conversation so interesting that I could serve bread and water and no one would notice.

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7 posted 07-18-2000 11:58 AM       View Profile for Dennis L. White   Email Dennis L. White   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dennis L. White

  These would be the five I would invite:

Jesus-I have a few questions for him
Abraham Lincoln-would like to know more about him
Kalil Gabran-I love his poetry
Plato-I'd love to hear him explain a few things
Mahatma Ghandi-this man has captured my attention

I know it might be a bizzare mix, but could you just imagine the conversation?

Dennis :^)

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8 posted 07-18-2000 12:13 PM       View Profile for ashley cain   Email ashley cain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ashley cain

The five people i would like to invite for dinner would be:

1 Jesus Christ, of course.  I think it would be amazing to meet him in person and just be able to discuss how I feel sometimes.

2 Nicolas Cage- because he is such a powerful actor and person, and I have always admired that ability in him.

3 Edgar Allen Poe because I would like to see the person behind the words and frightening appearance.  He has always seemed to have such a brilliant mind.

4 Stevie Nicks.  She has such a great way of looking at things, and her voice is so beautiful and natural. And her work isn't just thrown together.

5 Susanna Kaysen.  I would just like to know more behind the psychiatric hospital she had to stay in.  She must have been a brave person to have to stay in one of those for a year.

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9 posted 07-18-2000 09:16 PM       View Profile for jbouder   Email jbouder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbouder

Thanks for the thought, Brad ... my wife might say that you are being a bit presumptuous with the last part, though.  

Okay ... here is mine:

1.  Brad (really ... not just because he picked me) -- poetry, philosophy and beer ... I think he might be my soul mate!  

2.  Trevor -- Who wouldn't want to meet his Maker?

3.  Philip (Poertree) -- my first online bud.

4.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers -- gotta keep the guys entertained!

5.  The Victoria's Secret models -- see "4" above.  
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10 posted 07-18-2000 11:58 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Great question Melissa.    Hmmm, let's see here...

1)Emily Dickenson- I've always been curious about her mind and how she could create so much truth about life in so few words.

2)Hitler- Yanno, under the face of power, he was a really lazy man...I'd like to chew him out.  If you're going to be a nasty murderer, you could at least get up before noon..

3)God- I'd like to know the truth so we can put all the religious debating to rest for good...(but somehow I think even talking to God himself wouldn't stop that..)

4)Athena- The goddess of wisdom...I think she'd probably have a few pieces of wisdom that I could use...

5)Abrahm, my boyfriend- I think he'd love to be a part of such a conversation as I would...

Now Melissa, can you use your magical Poetess powers and make it happen?!  Hehehe.  

*Krista Knutson*

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11 posted 07-19-2000 12:21 AM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

Well, well, I like this question! Hmmm... let me see...

1. J.R.R. Tolkien - I have to talk with the father of modern fantasy! My favorite author, from Balrogs, to Valar, to Morgoth and Sauron to Elves and men and dwarves... A genius in my opinion.

2. God - Not only could I sell my house and furniture as holy relics afterwards but I could disocover the Question of life, the universe and everything! (LOL, HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy, anyone?)

3. My muse - I'd teach that little lady not to leave me hanging!

4. The members of Pink Floyd - I adore their musical talent, and I want to see if Roger Waters is in a drug haze all the time...

5. Krista - my girlfriend.. just because it wouldn't be a party without her! (and I think she can get my muse in line too...)

Abrahm Simons

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12 posted 07-20-2000 11:46 AM       View Profile for Trevor   Email Trevor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trevor

Well I guess it depends on the mood I was in.....

...if I was in a philanthropistic mood I'd invite 5 strangers from a starving nation to have a feast of a lifetime.

...if I was in a horny mood I'd invite 5 nympho Penthouse Playmates  

...if I felt like hammering down power I'd invite Brad, Jim, my brother Troy, God and the Devil....I figure by the time that dinner was through we'd have God disbelieving in the afterlife and the Devil crying.

...if I had to choose a realistic and possible scenario I would choose my apostles Jim and Brad...hey every diety needs his followers to break bread with , my brother and friends Toby and Sherry.

...if I were to be in an odd mood I'd invite Salvidor Dali, Lizzy Borden, Groucho Marx, Marquis De Sade and Mother Theresa.

all in all to be completely honest if I had to really choose one I'd go with the Penthouse girls    
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13 posted 07-20-2000 07:03 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

Wow, I love all of your choices for guests, I'll say that Oprah would want to tape some.

LMAO@Trevor's response.  Hey, if I had the power I'd give you the penthouse babes  

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee

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14 posted 07-21-2000 11:41 AM       View Profile for Poertree   Email Poertree   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poertree

Hummm let's see:

Jenni                       because she's unbeatable in a good argument
Jim                          because he's unbeatable in a good argument (and he chose me  )
Kamla                      because she's unbeatable in a good argument
Mrs Thatcher           because she's unbeatable in a good argument
My Mother-in -Law because all of the rest of them together might just convince her to be quiet

(and if i should die in mysterious circumstances it means she joined Passions and read this thread ... )

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15 posted 07-21-2000 09:04 PM       View Profile for jefsand   Email jefsand   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jefsand

King Robert the Bruce - A real hero!

Tolkien - He taught me to read!

Brahms - To play the piano!

Ben Franklin - For flying a kite!

Meg Ryan - Just because!

Neat question,

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