If you could have dinner with anyone...

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    Feb 18, 2010 9:08 PM GMT
    If you could have dinner with anyone (currently living) who would you choose and why?
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    Feb 18, 2010 9:46 PM GMT
    If I could have dinner with anyone, it would have to be Martin Lawrence. He's my favorite comedian and he's shown me how laughter can truly make a person feel good. He's had a very rough life and it would be nice to hear some of his stories over a good dinner. Although I'd be laughing my ass off most likely lol. icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 18, 2010 9:52 PM GMT
    you : cuz you are one hot cowboy !! YIHAA icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 18, 2010 9:59 PM GMT
    I'd choose Oprah. She's smart, seems like a genuinely good person and has enough resources to make the world a better place.

    Alternatively, JK Rowling. Haven't read any of her books, however her speech at Harvard was one of the best I've ever heard:

    J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement from Harvard Magazine on Vimeo.


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    Feb 18, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
    My brother. The last time we had dinner together was more than two years ago. It would be nice to have him talk to me again.
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    Feb 18, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
    Ted Haggard.

    he's got great looking pair of dsl. and it would be a case of proving if he's as orally skilled as they would indicate him to be.
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    Feb 18, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
    As of this moment, the redhead I saw at Panera Bread yesterday.
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    Feb 18, 2010 11:02 PM GMT
    Either Tiger Woods or Anderson Cooper, for very different reasons...
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    Feb 18, 2010 11:40 PM GMT
    SeaSon saidI'd choose Oprah. She's smart, seems like a genuinely good person and has enough resources to make the world a better place.

    Alternatively, JK Rowling. Haven't read any of her books, however her speech at Harvard was one of the best I've ever heard:

    J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement from Harvard Magazine on Vimeo.





    I loved JK Rowling and the Harry Potter books, but I was even more amazed with her after watching this video. I did not expect the past experiences she talked about, and they gave me new perspective on how she wrote her amazing series. The eloquence of her words also reminds me that she is an amazing writer and can use her imagination well. I'm glad I saw this.

    To answer the question: after seeing that I have to say JK Rowling.

    But I also have to throw it out there stereotypical gay answer: Lady Gaga. I would love to talk to her and understand what is going on inside that crazy head of her's and where her music comes from. Every time I listen to her I hear different meanings in the songs that actually think about her diction and the litterary devices she uses, much like literature. Her music really showed me that music is a form of art and expression beyond the surface of a catcy and addictive tune.
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    Feb 18, 2010 11:42 PM GMT
    It really depends what's for dinner and what night of the week it is. There are nights and certain foods where I enjoy chewing with my mouth open and slurping my Big Gulp. There are other times and certain foods that inspire a more demure way of dining and I think the company with whom I dine should considered accordingly.

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    Feb 19, 2010 12:16 AM GMT
    I agree with Lukas. Also with McGay - the type of food would be important. But if it was someone worth talking to, food would be distracting, wouldn't it (in a few ways!)? Certainly it wouldn't be a politician - you wouldn't know what to believe. Maybe an astronaut. Or a scientist (but that'd be boring). Since it's dinner, why not Jamie Oliver (best of both worlds)?
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    Feb 19, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    Perrin saidI agree with Lukas. Also with McGay - the type of food would be important. But if it was someone worth talking to, food would be distracting, wouldn't it (in a few ways!)? Certainly it wouldn't be a politician - you wouldn't know what to believe. Maybe an astronaut. Or a scientist (but that'd be boring). Since it's dinner, why not Jamie Oliver (best of both worlds)?


    Funny you mention Jamie Oliver. While I wouldn't necessarily choose a chef, he gave an interesting talk a few days ago about obesity and eating habits in general.

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    Feb 19, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    For a side-splitting good time: Kathy Griffin or Robin Williams.

    For a serious chat: G.W. Bush (hopefully, I could keep my food down)

    For enlightenment: Dalai Lama, or Nelson Mandela…maybe Oprah.

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    Feb 19, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    Well, first of all my partner would be there, too. I don't think in the last few years I've once eaten a meal without him, except maybe for a quick bite in our kitchen with him away. Even when he was in the hospital I ate my meals at his bedside, with only snacks at most when I came home. So whomever I would choose for this fantasy would have to be compatible with him, too.

    So who would that be? Well, if they didn't have to be living per the OP's criteria, I would choose my partner's late mother. She died just before her son & I met, and everyone who knew her assures me we would have gotten along wonderfully. I often say one of my great regrets is that I never got to meet her. I'd love to see first hand if mother & son are as alike as I suspect they were, though he denies it. And I hear she had a very sophisticated & sly sense of humor, my ideal.

    But being limited to a person still living, I'll say Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is the most informed and experienced world figure alive today, who has seen everything, met everyone, who was part of history before I was even born. And my partner is a great follower of the British Royal Family, so it would be a thrill of a lifetime for him beyond belief.
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    Feb 19, 2010 12:26 AM GMT
    Janis Joplin.

    I love her.

    Or Ellen Page.

    But I would choose Janis of Ellen. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 19, 2010 12:27 AM GMT
    _IT_ saidMy brother. The last time we had dinner together was more than two years ago. It would be nice to have him talk to me again.


    And that's really sad. I'm sorry. =/
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    Feb 19, 2010 12:35 AM GMT
    My Sovereign and head of State, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. Just think of all the US Presidents alone she has seen come and go, in her time. There is also a guy here from Utah I would like to take with me, as I fell he would make a great contribution to the night.......
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    Feb 19, 2010 12:39 AM GMT
    Sarah Palin

    I want to gesture to the wine list and ask her which she prefers, so I see her pause awkwardly and say.....All of them, Drew.....All of them icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 19, 2010 12:43 AM GMT
    Rachel Maddow. I think we're meant to be best friends.
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    Feb 19, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    My answers are definitely gay. but Id pick Ellen or Kathy Griffin

    You and Maddow may be destined to be best friends
    That's how I know Griffin and me would click
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    Feb 19, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    Tyler Florence - as long as he is cooking. It would guarantee a great meal and a dinner companion very easy on the eyes.
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    Feb 19, 2010 12:48 AM GMT
    Honestly, I enjoy the dinners I spend my boyfriend. He really is all I need.

    If he joined me on a dinner with someone else, then we'd like to have dinner with Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian.
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    Feb 19, 2010 12:51 AM GMT
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    _IT_ saidMy brother. The last time we had dinner together was more than two years ago. It would be nice to have him talk to me again.

    And that's really sad. I'm sorry. =/

    Those things happen. I haven't communicated with my younger sister in 13 years, and she lives just 20 miles from me. When she told me she hated me for being gay, right after we buried our father, I closed that chapter in my life forever. Except for moments like this, I never even think about her. She's no more a loss to me than I am to her.
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    Feb 19, 2010 12:52 AM GMT
    DrewbieDoo saidMy answers are definitely gay. but Id pick Ellen or Kathy Griffin

    You and Maddow may be destined to be best friends
    That's how I know Griffin and me would click

    Oh god, you'd never get a word in. She's funny, but an entire meal could be exhausting.
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    Feb 19, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    jlly_rnchr said
    DrewbieDoo saidMy answers are definitely gay. but Id pick Ellen or Kathy Griffin

    You and Maddow may be destined to be best friends
    That's how I know Griffin and me would click

    Oh god, you'd never get a word in. She's funny, but an entire meal could be exhausting.


    Kathy is a Scorpio. You just have to talk over her and she will catch everything you're saying while she's talking.