questionsif you were able to eat dinner with three people…

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Well, obviously @jumbowoot because besides all the knowledge he will bring, I'm sure he will have some random products for us to play with. I would bring my grandfather because people came to him with all of their problems and he had no one to go to. I would of liked a night for him to just vent. Lastly, would like to have my 17 year old self. Got to tell him to go to college right away, take care of your body because something major is coming and stop with all the playing around with the girls. Find the one that's right for you and marry her, don't want to be 35 and still single ;)

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I'd invite three people who are alive. I don't think I'd enjoy eating with dead people.

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My dad, my FIL, and my MIL. And I would make the biggest feast I could so they would stay.

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My Grandfather whom I never had the honor of meeting, Eric Clapton, and, because no dinner would be complete without her, my lovely wife.

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Jim Morrison, JFK and Andre the Giant.

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Like @crowbite said, I'd appreciate it if my three people were alive.

I will answer the question assuming that I have mad resurrection skills and were able to bring all of these people back. I'd like to have dinner with:

Jim Henson. I loved everything he did when I was a child, and I still have a huge amount of admiration for his creativity and dedication to educating kids.

Anne Boleyn. The records of her that aren't blatant mud slinging all describe her as an intelligent and witty woman. I think she'd be an interesting person to chat with.

Abraham Lincoln. For much the same reason as Anne Boleyn. I feel as if history has built him up to be an almost saintly figure to us Americans. While his achievements can't be disputed, I'd like to know what he was really like when he wasn't fighting civil wars or freeing slaves. The books all say that he was a quiet, humble man by nature. I'd want to see that first hand. What were some of his smaller thoughts and ideas, for example?

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anybody who supposedly went to the grave with their secrets. I know a tiny dinner after the fact would get any more info out of them, but i'd be giving them the stink eye the entire time.

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I think for kicks, I'd make it a "ladies night" and invite these three along, mostly because I think after dinner's done we would probably feel like hanging out:
Amelia Earhart. Seriously, the woman is just rad.
Dorothy Parker. Razor sharp wit, excellent writer. Plus she had some awesome hats.
I would also invite Anne Boleyn, pretty much for the same reasons stated above.

I don't know what we'd have to eat, but I'm pretty sure it'd be a memorable evening with a lot of laughs. :)

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So this is going to be a dinner?

I had better forego all of the famous historical figures, who I would like to meet, based on my respect for them, and their ideals. I'd rather not cloud dinner with my torrent of questions, I would, no doubt, have to delve into with them. Now if we were talking about a lounge-discussion accompanied by a few drinks, after dinner, that would be different.

For a dinner, I would want a group of people, whose company, all 3 at once, I would probably enjoy, more than any others' in the world.

1. My little brother (1996 - 2011)
2. Chris Farley (1964 - 1997)
3. Kim Hyun-a (1992 - )

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Circa 1960 Barry Goldwater - I would love to know what he thinks about his beloved Republican Party today

My father, circa 1971 - What would your father be like at 22 years old?

Nikola Tesla circa 1900 - forget Eistein, most of that stuff is over my head and it would be boring. Knocking back a few bourbons with Tesla and hearing his view on electricity and technology in general would be facinating. He is completely disrespected historically

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@vegassmitty: I don't think Nixon and Hendrix would get along too well, man. Awkward.

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Edgar Allen Poe, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jimmy Fallon

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Jesus, Paul (the apostle), and my mom

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Bill Hicks

Groucho Marx

Winston Churchill

(Runner-Up: J. Edgar Hoover. Don't like the man, but it would be fascinating to pick at his brain....)

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Added: Crap....Dr. Hunter S. Thompson too.....picking 3 is awfully tough!

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14th Dalai Lama
Gandhi
Jesus

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The bar band that lived down the street from Beethoven.

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Mary Magdelene - I'd love to hear her story, from her.
Muhammad - same reason
Dalai Lama - any of them

Huh, guess I'm interested in the theology of all of the big religions.

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Jesus, Alton Brown, and Weird Al Yankovic.

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Nostradamus, Helen Keller and the Mayan who figured out their calendar.

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If you're eating dinner with dead people, they are Zombies and eating you!

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Albert Einstein

George Carlin

Rosario Dawson

And hopefully after an awesome dinner the two dead guys would turn in early...

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I'm guessing this would be a one time thing and since it would mean a lot more to have a deceased person come back for a short time, I would have the dinner with three people who have left this world.

The nice me would pick:

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole... He sang "Somewhere over the Rainbow" and was a really great guy.

John Wayne...Because who wouldn't want to have dinner and drinks with the "Duke!"

Captain Kidd...I'd get him drunk and find out where he buried all his treasure!

The not so nice me...

Osama bin Laden and any two of the thousands of innocent people he was responsible for killing during 9-11...

We would roast a pig and then send him back to Hell...again

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@107bear: For those of you who have not heard of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I

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1. My father, who I lost at the age of 10. I was never able to know him as a man and this has always been (and frankly always will be) my largest albatross. I have so many questions that I was never able to have him answer about growing up and finding out if he'd approve of the man I am now and the man I will become.

2. Teddy Roosevelt. My favorite president; a man of vast intellect as well as an adventurous spirit. I would like to hear of his adventures first hand.

3. Richard Pryor. One of my favorite comics of all time. A brilliant mind and an original comedic voice, he would provide hours of entertainment. His way of tackling issues like racism made one both cringe and laugh; one could always tell that it came from a place that hurt deeply, but he found the funny through it. Again this sort of leads back to my father as he used to watch all of Pryor's comedy specials and films. The few times I can remember him laughing, it was watching either Chevy Chase or Richard Pryor films.

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Dead or Alive eh? ...Kasumi, Hitomi, and Tina Armstrong.