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Title: If You Could Meet Anybody, Whom Would It Be?
Post by: punatic on November 26, 2010, 11:46:26 PM
Another thread about airport security got me thinking about meeting people, and asking them what they were thinking when they...

If you could meet and talk with anyone, from any time, who is dead or alive, (of course they would be alive when you meet them), whom would it be?

I've thought about this a lot over the years and have decided I'd like to meet Benjamin Franklin.  What an amazing mind that worked on so many different levels.  I'd really like to get his take on the way things are now.

Title: Re: If You Could Meet Anybody, Whom Would It Be?
Post by: beerocd on November 27, 2010, 12:16:20 AM
Nikola Tesla.
If he had money to go along with his knowledge he could have been king of the world.
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Post by: capozzoli on November 27, 2010, 12:20:05 AM
Instead it is James Cameron.

I would like to meet Ben too. One of the most brilliant people of all time. I always dream about making a movie about him, cant believe it hasn't been done yet.

Plus, he scored heavy with the babes.
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Post by: The Professor on November 27, 2010, 12:26:50 AM
Another thread about airport security got me thinking about meeting people, and asking them what they were thinking when they...
If you could meet and talk with anyone, from any time, who is dead or alive, (of course they would be alive when you meet them), whom would it be?
I've thought about this a lot over the years and have decided I'd like to meet Benjamin Franklin.  What an amazing mind that worked on so many different levels.  I'd really like to get his take on the way things are now.



Wow...good one.
For dead guys, I'd have to agree on Dr. Franklin... certainly a radical thinker for his time.  Thinker, philosopher, inventor, notorious ladies man, and someone who evidently enjoyed a nice 'buzz' as much as anyone.   He had it all.   ;D
Actually, most of the founding fathers would no doubt be interesting to meet and chat up.  I think Jefferson would be right up there with Franklin on my 'dead guy' list.   Of course I'd want a taste of his Monticello homebrew.

Also on the 'dead guy' list,  but going back a bit further,  I'd love to meet the one that the folklore  calls Jesus Christ...I've got a boatload of questions for that dude.

As far as people alive today, there's a dozen people on that list.  But to narrow it down, and providing that there was a provision of guarantee for unfiltered answers,  I think I'd have a question or three for whoever it is that's top guy in charge of "Area 51"...
I'm not a conspiracy buff, but I still have this nagging feeling that there could be  something they might not be telling us...
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Post by: vista on November 27, 2010, 01:28:06 AM
jesus
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Post by: EHall on November 27, 2010, 01:52:43 AM
Neil Peart
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Post by: maxieboy on November 27, 2010, 02:00:03 AM
After several seconds of thought, Joe Rogan.  :P
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Post by: MrNate on November 27, 2010, 02:35:28 AM
After several seconds of thought, Joe Rogan.  :P

With a tire iron hidden behind your back?

I'd pick Thomas Jefferson.
Title: Re: If You Could Meet Anybody, Whom Would It Be?
Post by: capozzoli on November 27, 2010, 02:38:00 AM
How many can we pick in this time warp?

Im gonna add Stanley Kubrick and also Ed Wood; at the same time and over a beer would be great.
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Post by: akr71 on November 27, 2010, 02:40:25 AM
Iggy Pop is one of my musical idols, though would have loved to meet Joe Strummer (too late for that).
Dr. Michio Kaku is a brilliant mind that I love to listen to talk (even though I only understand a fraction what he says)
I'd like to share a couple pints with Denny Conn
 :o   :-[   :D
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Post by: maxieboy on November 27, 2010, 02:48:24 AM
After several seconds of thought, Joe Rogan.  :P

With a tire iron hidden behind your back?

I'd pick Thomas Jefferson.

Uh, not to fight, but to talk about expanding your mind, c**ty people, etc.
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Post by: beerocd on November 27, 2010, 03:35:34 AM
How many can we pick in this time warp?

Only 2 people fit in a delorean right? Flux capacitor takes up any extra room there might have been.
So you only get one.... per trip.  :)
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Post by: dean on November 27, 2010, 07:46:36 PM
Myself, thirty years ago.   :)
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Post by: punatic on November 27, 2010, 07:56:02 PM
How many can we pick in this time warp?

Only 2 people fit in a delorean right? Flux capacitor takes up any extra room there might have been.
So you only get one.... per trip.  :)

I can carry 100 on my train - flux capacitor and all.
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Post by: oscarvan on November 27, 2010, 10:41:58 PM
Do I get to bring my 12 gauge? Adolf in '34.....
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 27, 2010, 10:56:53 PM
Richard Feynmann.

Abe Lincoln.
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Post by: 1vertical on November 28, 2010, 12:01:51 AM
Moses....serious!

Currently alive....I wanna meet Weazletoe and Holly!
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Post by: capozzoli on November 28, 2010, 12:37:04 AM
Do I get to bring my 12 gauge? Adolf in '34.....

NOOO, that might cause a rift in the space time continuum. It could also set off a chain of events that may alter the future for the worst. Then from the future some one would have to go back before you got there to stop you. Good guys going back to stop the good guys.

Hmmm, may be a good idea for a movie, or at least a Twilight Zone episode. Could start out with a company that offers time travel tourism.

Oh man, my head hurts, Im gonna lay down now.
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Post by: bluesman on November 28, 2010, 01:04:27 AM
Where do I start... :)

Jesus Christ
Muhammad
Confucius
Issac Newton
Albert Einstein
Christopher Columbus
to name a few...
Title: Re: If You Could Meet Anybody, Whom Would It Be?
Post by: beersk on November 28, 2010, 01:20:06 AM
Do I get to bring my 12 gauge? Adolf in '34.....

Adolf who?  That was a pretty common name back then in Germany.

I'd choose Bill Hicks.
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Post by: tubercle on November 28, 2010, 02:18:49 AM
Where do I start... :)

Jesus Christ
Muhammad
Confucius
Issac Newton
Albert Einstein
Christopher Columbus
to name a few...

That's pretty much my list (except I already made plans with Jesus) and would like to add:

William Blackstone
Adam Smith
Julius Caesar
Constantine
Euclid
Pythagoras
Cheops (how did you build those pyramids? How many aliens did it take?)

 and my dad...just for 10 more minutes.

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Post by: tubercle on November 28, 2010, 02:23:46 AM
I forgot one...

Gambrinus ;D
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Post by: weazletoe on November 28, 2010, 02:46:15 AM
Moses....serious!

Currently alive....I wanna meet Weazletoe and Holly!

 Wow! Man are you gonna be disappointed when we meet! LOL Cool of you to say, though. It'll happen sooner or later. I still need to get my butt over to Great Western Maling, and see what the deal is there. Been thinking a good place to get grain for myself, too.
 
  My dead guy list would include the prophet Jerimiah (he had quite the life) and Marilyn Monroe. (she's FREAKING HOT!!! see the mancave for my sick obsession)
 
 Alive, I'd like to meet Kat-Von-D, also hot, and Rachel Ray, also hot. As i've said before, Kat can beat the crap outta me, and Rachel can make it all better!!!  ;D
Title: Re: If You Could Meet Anybody, Whom Would It Be?
Post by: brewmasternpb on November 28, 2010, 05:35:15 AM
Randy Mosher... and Jimmy Carter.
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Post by: Mikey on November 28, 2010, 07:03:14 PM
Osama bin Laden
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Post by: majorvices on November 29, 2010, 12:48:06 AM
A really hot, dumb and blind blonde (and her equally hot, dumb and blind blonde sister.)
Title: Re: If You Could Meet Anybody, Whom Would It Be?
Post by: EHall on November 29, 2010, 04:40:49 PM
I already met them, they kept bumping into one another...
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Post by: beersk on November 30, 2010, 04:57:22 PM
A really hot, dumb and blind blonde (and her equally hot, dumb and blind blonde sister.)
Haha, good one.
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Post by: Bret on December 02, 2010, 03:17:17 AM
Neil Peart
+1
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Post by: uisgue on December 02, 2010, 03:28:45 AM
I've always enjoyed the apparent sense of humor that went along with the intelligence of Niels Bohr.
e.g.: "I don't believe in superstition, but I hung a horse-shoe just in case."
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Post by: majorvices on December 02, 2010, 01:05:48 PM
All you people that want to meet dead people: you do know that you need to be dead to do this, right?
Title: Re: If You Could Meet Anybody, Whom Would It Be?
Post by: bluesman on December 02, 2010, 02:36:03 PM
All you people that want to meet dead people: you do know that you need to be dead to do this, right?

Yes...some of the greatest people to grace this planet are dead.
Title: Re: If You Could Meet Anybody, Whom Would It Be?
Post by: hamiltont on December 02, 2010, 02:52:35 PM

 and my dad...just for 10 more minutes.


+1 !! But with my Mom by his side!!!  Cheers!!!
Title: Re: If You Could Meet Anybody, Whom Would It Be?
Post by: narvin on December 02, 2010, 04:47:33 PM
I don't really want to meet anyone.  It can only end in disappointment.
Title: Re: If You Could Meet Anybody, Whom Would It Be?
Post by: punatic on December 02, 2010, 06:33:54 PM
All you people that want to meet dead people: you do know that you need to be dead to do this, right?

Nope, not necessary.  Just an experiment of the mind.
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Post by: majorvices on December 02, 2010, 06:55:12 PM
Ok, so you're saying acid would be involved.
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Post by: MrNate on December 02, 2010, 07:15:39 PM
I've always enjoyed the apparent sense of humor that went along with the intelligence of Niels Bohr.
e.g.: "I don't believe in superstition, but I hung a horse-shoe just in case."

I always feel like I'd like to meet some of the "great minds" like Bohr, Hawking, Dawkins, Einstein, Babbage, etc. But I always feel as if the most interesting ones would have no patience for my stupidity.

Still, I can't help but wonder what it'd be like to have a seat at the pub table with a group like that. And a few young co-eds.
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Post by: SwashBuckling Drunk on December 02, 2010, 10:02:20 PM
I've always thought it would be fun to party with Curly Howard (3 Stooges)
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Post by: blatz on December 02, 2010, 10:14:10 PM
Slight edge over Chuck Norris:

The Dos Equis Guy - he is afterall, the "most interesting man in the world".

The rhetorical question I would ask him: "If You Could Meet Anybody, Whom Would It Be?"
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Post by: blatz on December 02, 2010, 10:15:19 PM
Seriously though, there are many named already who would be priorities, but i've always thought it would be interesting to have a pint with Ricky Williams.
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Post by: weazletoe on December 03, 2010, 02:03:20 AM
Ok, so you're saying acid would be involved.

Ithink that would be a question better left for our resident hippy. DENNY?!?!?!
Title: Re: If You Could Meet Anybody, Whom Would It Be?
Post by: punatic on December 03, 2010, 02:39:56 AM
Seriously though, there are many named already who would be priorities, but i've always thought it would be interesting to have a pint with Ricky Williams.

Excellent choice!  Wouldn't that be a pint and a doob though?   ;D

GO DOLPHINS!!
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Post by: beveragebob on December 03, 2010, 11:14:02 AM
Michael Jackson the inventor of  defining beer "styles" to the world and started us Americans down the path to where we are today.
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Post by: bluesman on December 03, 2010, 01:53:03 PM
Michael Jackson the inventor of  defining beer "styles" to the world and started us Americans down the path to where we are today.

+1

Now there's a guy I would've loved to have met.
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Post by: loopy on December 06, 2010, 01:05:40 AM
dead guy - ernest hemmingway. 
alive guy - robin williams.
...
second place, that hot arrogant chick on deadliest roads. 
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Post by: weazletoe on December 06, 2010, 01:40:09 AM
+1 I find her hot, in a ugly girl sort of way.
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Post by: James Lorden on December 06, 2010, 07:26:30 PM
I'd like to caddy for the Dalai Lama
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Post by: gordonstrong on December 06, 2010, 07:46:33 PM
Big hitter, the Lama.
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Post by: punatic on December 06, 2010, 08:04:22 PM
I'd like to caddy for the Dalai Lama

"Gunga galunga...gunga- gunga lagunga."
Title: Re: If You Could Meet Anybody, Whom Would It Be?
Post by: punatic on December 18, 2010, 05:41:41 PM
Santa!
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Post by: bluesman on December 18, 2010, 06:12:07 PM
Santa!

Just head to the nearest shopping mall...maybe a puddle jumper for you.

...and you can probably sit on his lap and have your picture taken with him.  ;)  ;D
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Post by: denny on December 18, 2010, 07:18:03 PM
Ok, so you're saying acid would be involved.

Ithink that would be a question better left for our resident hippy. DENNY?!?!?!

Sorry it took so long to reply....I was having a flashback....
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Post by: weazletoe on December 18, 2010, 07:32:40 PM
LMAO!
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Post by: punatic on December 20, 2010, 03:39:05 AM
Ok, so you're saying acid would be involved.

Ithink that would be a question better left for our resident hippy. DENNY?!?!?!

Sorry it took so long to reply....I was having a flashback....

I think I spotted you in Pahoa! 
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Post by: uthristy on December 20, 2010, 01:56:16 PM
+1 I find her hot, in a ugly girl sort of way.

Ugly?  ??? 
(http://img.poptower.com/pic-31207/irt-deadliest-roads.jpg?d=1024)
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Post by: weazletoe on December 21, 2010, 04:29:19 PM
She's got a funky little nose.  :-\
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Post by: Mikey on December 21, 2010, 04:43:18 PM
She's got a funky little nose.  :-\

HUH??? Looks pretty good to me, unless you're not into women. :D
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Post by: tubercle on December 22, 2010, 12:59:11 AM
Shore got a purty mouth
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Post by: maxieboy on December 22, 2010, 01:22:49 AM
Better?   ;D

(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l0iueb4w6f1qzrafwo1_500.jpg)
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Post by: weazletoe on December 22, 2010, 04:37:36 AM
Much better. Thank you.
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Post by: theDarkSide on December 22, 2010, 01:24:10 PM
mmmmm.....bacon!
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Post by: EHall on December 22, 2010, 04:59:33 PM
I'd test the shocks out on her rig...
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Post by: Mikey on December 22, 2010, 06:54:35 PM
Yeah, good looking, but what is she 16, maybe 17 years old?
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Post by: weazletoe on December 23, 2010, 01:23:57 AM
 I dunno 'bout you, but she's 18 in my fantasy!  ;D
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Post by: bonjour on December 23, 2010, 05:14:50 PM
I've though about this carefully, my answer

Jeff in San Diego!!!
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Post by: Mikey on December 23, 2010, 05:22:22 PM
I dunno 'bout you, but she's 18 in my fantasy!  ;D

I'm going with your fantasy. :D
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Post by: bluesman on December 23, 2010, 05:31:45 PM
I've though about this carefully, my answer

Jeff in San Diego!!!

Me 2.  ;)
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Post by: nicneufeld on December 25, 2010, 09:02:54 PM
Probably Rudyard Kipling. Fascinating fellow, brilliant poetic wit.
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Post by: Kit B on December 29, 2010, 07:30:40 PM
Alexander Hamilton
John Jay
James Madison
Pierre Bottineau
My great, great grandfathers