Friday, June 27, 2008

Fantasy Dinner Party

This evening, Chris asked me who I would invite to my ideal fantasy dinner party. We decided that seven guests would be about right, so I started thinking about it. I think I might have a rather odd selection...

Rosemary Sutcliff

I've been reading her books since I was young, and I think that her stories instilled in me a love of and fascination with history. Her books have a beautiful amount of detail and give you a great snapshot of the period.

David Bowie

He's had so many different personas - I'd like to see who the real Bowie really is. Mind you, it could turn out to be very disappointing - what if he's really dull in real life?


She's a gorilla, she can communicate. Why would I not want to talk with her?
Anyway, she can probably hold a better conversation than an awful lot of adult humans.

Jane Goodall

I'd love to hear her talk about her research, although she may be heartily sick of discussing it in social situations...
Besides, she might like to meet Koko.


I believe there was a man of that name, and I think he did some good things. I don't however believe that he was any sort of supernatural being. I'd like to talk to him to try and find out what was really going on.


Octavian grew up to become the Emperor Augustus. I don't want to invite his grown-up, emperor-ish self, I want to invite him as a teenager. I'd like to see what kind of boy grows up to wield that kind of power and create an empire.
(Quite a bossy one, I suspect.)

Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey is bloody brilliant! He's one of my absolute favourite comedians with a wonderful streak of surreality. Besides, people might confuse him with Jesus, and that would be funny.

I'd hope that all the guests would get along. The only problem would be my being to shy to talk to any of them!

(This isn't any sort of official blog tag, but if anyone would like to create their own dinner party, I'd love to read about it. :) )


At 12:06 am, Blogger Hieronymous Anonymous said...

I was thinking about them, and Ican't find a bad one amongst them. I'm going to have to have a long think about others I would have, although Bill is a certain.

At 12:20 pm, Blogger MadCarlotta said...

No Eddie Izzard? :P

Jane Goodall had a lecture at the children's museum in our area last month. I tried to get tickets, but they sold out so damn fast. And were expensive too.

At 1:55 am, Blogger Nettie said...

Gosh, I'd have no idea who to invite...but to be perfectly honest about it my fantasy dinner party invite list would most likely be full of people I actually know and socialise with.
Sure, there's some interesting people out there but at the end of the day I'd prefer to have a nice meal and good conversation with people I know I have a connection with. You're guaranteed a good time then whereas I'd prefer to avoid an incident involving Koko throwing poo at Jesus if at all possible!

At 6:16 am, Blogger Tah said...

Good list. I'll give it some thought and see if I get around to writing a blog post about it.

At 7:12 am, Blogger LaMa said...

I prefer a spicy conversation at the diner table, so my list would be:

G.W. Bush
H. Chavez
F. Castro
The Pope
M. Ahmadinejad
K. Jong-il
John Cleese

At 7:16 am, Blogger LaMa said...

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At 7:19 am, Blogger LaMa said...

Come to think of it: I think I might trade in either Kim Jong-il or Ahmadinejad for Maoumar Khadaffi. He has the right touch of eccentricity to make it worthwhile given the rest of the scene.

At 3:23 pm, Blogger oppiejoe said...

wow - profound!

Have to think about that myself... ...

At 3:37 pm, Blogger NEO said...

I don't know too many of them, but sounds like a awesome group. Have fun. :P

At 10:15 pm, Blogger Acci said...

Keep in mind that Octavian was rather sickly and probably asthmatic. You'd have to be sure to stick with you non-smoking if he was there. ;-)


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