I'm going to be out of town for a bit, with perhaps not too much computer time. I will try to get mine posted, but if anyone is ready.....jump right in. The table's set, the fingerbowls are filled, and Carson is ready to serve!
"I don't have a disease...I have a difference of opinion." ~ Maddie Hayes
Ok ladies and gentlemen. I will kick this one off. The five people I would like to sit at a dinner table with are; 1. Boris Johnson 2. Paul Merton 3. Ian Hislop 4. Graham Norton and 5. Steven Fry I am aware that my lovely American friends may not be familiar with the first four so here are two clips to illustrate why and a description about them to improve your #BritKnowledge
Boris Johnson is the ever so slightly 'mad' or as I prefer to say 'eccentric' Mayor of London. He was/is a conservative Member of Parliament but the only reason that he was elected Mayor (in my opinion) was because of his regular appearance as a guest and sometimes a host on a very funny current affairs news program hosted by Paul Merton and Ian Hislop (No's 2 and 3 on my list) Number 4 is also a chat show host and I watch him religiously every Friday. Steven Fry would bring some intelligence to the conversation among the hilarity which would ensue with the other four.
Post by finefinegoodgood on Jul 13, 2012 15:50:12 GMT -5
Yippy!!! Snappy started us off!!! Now...who is in your second seating of fantasy people?
For me this is hard! My table is just not big enough!!!
I am going to eliminate some of the obvious...Bruce, Cybill, Allyce, Curtis and Glenn. But that would be a great dinner!!! Another obvious one would be my ML gals...we would have a great dinner together and really DYB!!!
So im going to go with: 1. Steve Martin - because he is a wild and crazy guy. 2. Bob Ross - I always would watch him paint...a very peaceful voice. 3. Princess Diana - always found her to be so kind. 4. Ellen DeGeneres - Because she makes me laugh. 5. Ray Charles - because he would provide some great dinner music.
Post by missingmymoonlight on Jul 13, 2012 22:25:07 GMT -5
...hmmm. Five for dinner, food for thought.
1. My Mom. Because she was a rare goodness and my best friend. And I miss her. 2. Billy Wilder. Because he wrote and directed the finest films of the 20th Century. An unabashed genius. 3. Jesus. Not because He is the low-hanging answer for questions like this but because life is rough and tough and horrible and wonderful and tense and terrific, and I'd like to feel better about it while I'm still living. 4. Sidney Poitier. Because he made so much possible. And I've read his autobiographies, seen the few times he's been interviewed on T.V. and he's so interesting and classy and unaffected. And bright. Like a real star. 5. Abraham Lincoln/Mark Twain (a tie -- is that cheating?) - Lincoln because he was a man fraught with inner demons who rose above them with courage and conviction. Because of the eloquent letters he wrote to mothers of fallen soldiers. Because his unassuming manner masked a fierce leader. If Abe is busy, I'd have Mr. Twain. Because he put American literature on the international map. Because he was funny AND witty and sensible about when to be both. Because I love his lectures and letters which despite the dates of origin are never dated. Because he wrote so much so well -- he is America's Charles Dickens without the omnipresence of pathos.
I hope you don't think I'm getting all highbrow on you, but I love intelligent dinner conversation, and I am fascinated by every one of these people.
1. John Adams -- the man I feel was the real mover and shaker behind the American revolution. I'd love to explore his brain, and his character and purpose...find out what stirred him to leave home and family and fight for independence.
2. I need to make a combination person here ----I want one amazing writer who has the qualities of Thomas Jefferson, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Pat Conroy...and a panel of TV/Film writers -- some you might even recognize. I'd love to explore the genius that makes these people rolled into one the best in their field. (This might be cheating....oh well!).
3. Katherine Hepburn -- I need another lady at the table...who better than this feisty and clever woman who forged paths for all the female entertainers who came after her? (Would we have a Cybill without her?) She proved that an intelligent woman could make it in a man's world. And I love to listen to her voice.
4. Bruce Willis -- Not because he played David Addison perfectly, or because he is gorgeous and funny,...'cause he definitely is. But, because I have had the opportunity to see what a smart and thoughtful person that he really is, and he would make an amazing addition to this table. He is a formidable man...don't underestimate him. AND...he can sit next to me!
5. My Dad -- he was a wonderful man --witty, smart, with no formal education, but who schooled himself in so many things. He was opinionated, and well spoken, and he would be fully able to hold his own in this marvelous company. He leaves a big hole in my life.....I would love to just watch him wade into this group with gusto! (he sits on my other side!)
Snappy, Kim, missingmymoonlight and Diane I really enjoyed your dinner tables! Amazing people! It took me awhile to decide on my 5 people... But here we go:
My Dad - because I love him and I miss him and because he used to make every dinner so much fun! He even knew how to make me eat that awful vegetable soup I hated so much.. And I know he'd make Mr Egg for dinner (no one can it better than him!)
Cybill Shephard - I hope she'll wear a black dress and orange sneakers.
My Mom - and not just because of her cooking skills.. and not even because she loves me. But because she is a strong, independent, sophisticated lady who taught me to never give up. Besides, I would love her to meet Cybill Shepherd
Richard Gere - what can I say... I need a handsome, charming, talented man at the table - somebody has to say nice things about my dress and all
My bro - I can't NOT to invite him you know... he'll come anyway! Although sometimes I (like David) think that my bro was a scientific project of my parents .. - there is no other person in the whole world who I love more than him. So he's allowed to join the dinner BUT only if he promises to eat with his knife & fork ;D
That was my dinner table. I must say that it was not easy to choose only 5 people, there are so many I'd love to 'invite'! My Moonies, there is always a special table for all of you, remember that okaaaaaaaay? Now, what about other tables? I want to know!
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David: you look awful... Maddie: yeah..well...and you smell awful!
Post by beesnbears on Jul 15, 2012 14:21:59 GMT -5
I'm loving everyone's tables! I remember Bob Ross Kim. He was fun to watch...and magical!
1. My grandpa....he passed away before I truly understood what a treasure grandparents can be. He was smart and well read without a college education, had a terrific sense of humor, a deep boisterous laugh and loved to write his memoirs on an old typewriter that had a few sticky keys.
2. Pat Conroy.....a favorite author of mine.
3. Nelson De Mille...another favorite author. I love his sarcastic sense of humor.
4. Cybill Shepherd...no brainer
5. Bruce Willis...another no brainer, but I have so many questions!
This is an odd dinner table, but I'd like to think that Grandpa would have read some of Conroy's books because I think he would have loved them, that De Mille would be totally infatuated by beautiful Cybill, that Bruce would want to chat with Nelson about his novels and movie rights.....and I think I'd keep the wine flowing.
Now....where should I sit.....no brainer! ;D
Last Edit: Jul 15, 2012 14:25:12 GMT -5 by beesnbears