Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #11 - I see dead people

13 Dead People I'd Invite to Dinner If I Could...

  1. Joe Gadowski - my father, who died in 1968 when I was 20 months old. I have so many questions...
  2. Jesus - who was he? Son of God or rebel scholar who was hated for bringing to light the blasphemous actions being done in the name of God. Oh, and I'd make him bring the wine.
  3. Shakespeare - did he imagine that his tragedies, comedies and dramas would still be relevant, loved and studied 500 years later?
  4. Aristotle - yes, he was one of the great thinkers of the human age, but he had some wild and crazy theories about women. I'd love to set him straight...
  5. Princess Diana - someone needs to class up the table! But seriously, I would like her to know how her untimely death affected the entire world...
  6. Joan of Arc - Did God really speak to her? How did it feel to be so young leading an army?
  7. Marilyn Monroe - Did you really kill yourself, or were you offed?
  8. Michaelangelo Buonarotti - I'd have him come a couple of hours before dinner to paint my ceiling...
  9. Hitler - every good party needs a crazy lunatic. And I'd slap him upside the head really hard for being such a little shit. Then I'd poison his wine...
  10. John F. Kennedy Jr - did he intend to someday run for office? Then, I'd give him the opportunity to tell us what was really going on in his marriage. Was he happy? Was C really a druggie? If he could go back and begin all over again, would he choose me instead...
  11. Winston Churchill - his wisdom and witty one-liners would be welcomed. I'd seat him across from Hitler so he could kick the little dick's shins under the table and pretend he wasn't doing it.
  12. Gandhi - to keep everyone calm when I serve burnt soup. Then he could impart his patience, wisdom and faith in humanity while Jesus makes more wine.
  13. Siddhartha (aka Buddha) - same reason as Jesus. I want to know if these men were really qualified for their leadership roles in our spirituality. I want to sort out myth from reality, wisdom from dogma, sarcasm from stupidity.

Leave me a comment telling me who you would add to the guest list!

41 comments:

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Very interesting list! I like the wine theme you've got going. :-) Happy TT!

Thomma Lyn said...

Yeah! What a great list. And I would add: Carl Sagan, Flannery O'Connor, Ernest Hemingway, and Hypatia of Alexandria. :)

Happy TT!

Rashenbo said...

What... no Gilda Ratner? Or however her name was spelled. She was Gene Wilder's wife. Anyway, what a neat idea for a list. Thank you for stopping by my blog. How's that work in progress coming along?

amy said...

that is one interesting dinner.good list

Wylie Kinson said...

Rashenbo - Ah, yes... Gilda would be great, as long as she didn't do her Rosanna Rosannadanna thing :)
As for the wip -- don't taunt me! Kids, March Break, Test the Nation, need I go on?

Amy - you didn't leave a suggestion!

TL - I'd definitely set a few extra places for those folks!

Mom of three said...

Cool list! I would have to invite Oscar Wilde too. He would be pretty entertaining. Thanks for stopping by my TT!

Rose said...

Thank you for admitting that you quickly skimmed my post. I did not quickly skim yours. Interesting list! Who would I invite to dinner if I could? Well my list is different than yours. I would invite my mother, my father, my grandparents and my daughter. Seeing how I cannot invite dead people to dinner, I guess I'll wait untill I die to dine with them.

christine said...

I'd invite Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein and Walt Whitman to dinner.

Thanks for a thought-provoking list.

I'm all about words beginning with "z" this week.

Tink said...

Wow, I hope I'm invited! I'd love to talk with a lot of those. Can we add people? I know a few too. :-)
Thanks for visiting my cars TT!

Damozel said...

That would be an interesting dinner party (if you had them all there at once). Jesus and Hitler and Gandhi. I bet they'd have a lot to talk about. Great list..

Jaci Burton said...

Great list! I'd invite my dad. Have a few things to discuss with him. And my Grandmother because there were things I didn't get to say to her. And I agree with you on Marilyn Monroe...I think she definitely has some scoop to share ;-)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

interesting choices...

smiles, bee

Vicky said...

Great list! I would invite Shakespeare too... he would be one interesting person to have at the dinner table!

If I could invite someone to dinner it would have to be the entire Emergency Task Force Unit, but I'm affraid I would just sit there in a stupor, with my tongue hanging out of my mouth... and a high chance of drool! :)

Happy TT!

Amanda Young said...

Now that would make for interesting dinner converation! *g*

Stephanie said...

Jesus would probably bring good wine...

So the question really is, who would you have sit next to each other?

Thanks for visiting my TT.

Christine said...

I'd love to talk to Buddha. To find that kind of peace in your life would be great.

Bianca D'Arc said...

Great list! I especially like #6. She was part of the inspiration for my name. ;-)

Kimo & Sabi said...

Hmmm...we don't know any dead cats. But did you know there are "Kitlers?"

check it out:
www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com

Tilly Greene said...

I'd like to be a fly on that wall. What would you serve?

Dane Bramage said...

Interesting because depending on your belief system there will be a big dinner party of the dead. But it's invitation only so some of your guest list won't be in attendance :-D Anyway my Thursday Thirteen #34 The 13 Things You Wish You Could Say At Work Edition is up. Stop by if you get a chance.

Amy Ruttan said...

Great list. I'll have to steal that theme one week.

Very interesting ... but I'd do a lot more nastier things to Hitler than slap him and poison his wine.

Rene said...

Interesting list. Hope you have a rolled up newspaper to swat people with if they get out of line.

Ciar Cullen said...

I'm going to steal the theme too. I have the feeling I shouldn't invite you to my next Catholic group meeting ;o)

Shiloh Walker said...

Man, I'd love to talk with Joan of Arc. She's one of the most fascinating people in history.

Brenda Williamson said...

I think if you had a quiet dinner for two, just you and God, he might give you the inside scoop on all those other people and then there'd be less dishes to clean up. :-)

Wylie Kinson said...

... but who would paint the ceiling?

Brenda - you made me LOL! If you only knew my hatred of dish-washing...

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

Sensational list, Wylie! I'd attend your dinner in a heartbeat. I can think of dozens of names to add but I think I'll whittle the list down to Julia Child, Cary Grant and Danny Kaye. :-)

Thanks for stopping by to visit my first TT!

Candy Minx said...

This was a lot of fun to read and to imagine. I'd love to have Shakespeare and Lucrecia Borgia and Cleopatra!

I think these are great settings for a short story too.

Fun list!

spyscribbler said...

What a great list! I think I'd like to meet Clara Schumann and Emily Dickinson and Catherine the Great.

Happy TT!

Ingrid said...

i'd love to be in that dinner with you, just to listen and to take notes of your ongoing conversation!!! that would be blast!!! great TT list for this week!

L^2 said...

Wow that's a very interesting list. The dinner conversation would be fascinating! I'd add Carl Sagan, Galileo, and/or Einstein, 'cause I'm a nerd. :-)
Thanks for visiting my TT.

Ctina said...

What a fun creative list! Well done :) I agree with inviting Diana...only I'd have her bring Prince William with her (he can sit next to me...)!

Kate R said...

I LOVE your list.
What a dinner that would be. . .

Alyssa Goodnight said...

LOL, Wylie! Great list! So many great choices.

she said...

What a creative idea for a TT. I don't know if I'd have the patience to wait for the poison in the wine to kill Hitler. And what happens if he shares?

Joan said...

Absolutely fascinating idea for a TT -- and some excellent choices. Thanks for coming by my blog.

Carmen said...

That'd be one kickin' dinner party. :)

Elle Fredrix said...

What a fabulous list! And yes, Jesus would be the best choice for bringing the wine. Then poison Hitler's. Uh huh.

Shelly Kneupper Tucker said...

Hey Wylie,
I enjoyed your Thursday Thirteen so much that I listed you in my Link Love. I look forward to reading more.

ancsweetnsassygal said...

Great TT list. I used almost the same theme without even knowing someone else was doing it. Drop by and see my list, even tho we chose some of the same people.

scribbit said...

I love this list, I've totally thought of writing one too and you beat me to it :)

This will give me food for thought.