Who's for dinner?

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Who's for dinner?
« on: May 06, 2007, 03:33:01 PM »
Continuing from the 'teachers tips' topic.

Which 5 people would you invite for dinner and what would you feed them?

My 5 people:

Phillip Adams (Oz journalist)
Xin Ran (Chinese author)
Billy Connelly (Scottish comedian)
Either Paul Keating or Gareth Evans  (Oz pollies)
Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar pollie)


Lunch - after my parents retired they bought a place on the top of Buderim Mountain in Q'ld - 5 acres overlooking Alexandra Headlands and Caloundra to the front and the Glass House Mountains to the back.  So under the trees there, I'd have a round low table, with us sprawled conmfortably on cushions or beach chairs, eating from a few huge platters of fresh shellfish of all types - prawns, Moreton Bay Bugs, crabs (sandies and muddies) oysters lobsters etc,- baguettes, salad makings, fresh tropical fruits and ice-cold champagne.

No hard work, little to clean up and a long, lazy afternoon talking.

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Re: Who's for dinner?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007, 04:11:00 PM »
I'd settle for a BBQ on a river bank up the bush.
Martin Flanagan (Age journo)
My father
Douglas Bader
James Lee Burke
and just for the sheer joy of teaching the ignorant about Australia....Phil Stevens
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Re: Who's for dinner?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007, 05:37:36 PM »
 Jeez I obviously had this thread pegged wrong.... uuuuuuuuuu

Re: Who's for dinner?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2007, 06:01:55 AM »
 ahahahahah Me too!!! LE  bfbfbfbfbf

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Re: Who's for dinner?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2007, 08:21:26 AM »
5 people for lunch...hmmm...

Stephen Colbert
Giles Foden (author of The Last King of Scotland)
Tom Waits
Trey Parker
Con
(and Minnie, by default)

Oughta pass an afternoon...
"Vicodin and dumplings...it's a great combination!" (Anthony Bourdain, in Harbin)

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we're building the corrupt, incompetent, baijiu-swilling buttheads of tomorrow!" (Raoul F. Duke)

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Re: Who's for dinner?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007, 08:47:59 AM »
Not Famous People

My father's grandmother
My mother's father
My great grandmother (mother's father's mother)
My (great)Aunt Edna
My "Uncle" Stanley
My father's father



Famous People I

Queen Elizabeth I
Boadicea
Cleopatra
Nancy Walker
Eve



Famous People II

"Jack" the Ripper
Hitler
Caesar Augustus
Isaac Asimov
Abraham Lincoln
« Last Edit: May 07, 2007, 09:30:05 AM by AMonk »
Moderation....in most things...

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Raoul F. Duke

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Re: Who's for dinner?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2007, 09:07:14 AM »
And most if not all of your famous people are dead, so it'd be a very cheap lunch.  ahahahahah
"Vicodin and dumplings...it's a great combination!" (Anthony Bourdain, in Harbin)

"Here in China we aren't just teaching...
we're building the corrupt, incompetent, baijiu-swilling buttheads of tomorrow!" (Raoul F. Duke)

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Re: Who's for dinner?
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2007, 09:12:33 AM »
Every single one of them is "deceased"......hence the reason for their appeal.  (I love history).
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Re: Who's for dinner?
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2007, 01:57:39 PM »
dead people are most certainly allowed at the dinner party, it's part of the fun for the students.

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Re: Who's for dinner?
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2007, 05:58:53 PM »
I could come up with a hundred of these... and will. rrrrrrrrrr

Lin Yutang, with
Raoul, on Bonzai
Sarah Deschamps (best friend's sister), on wall furnishings
James... shenme (Canadian TV cooking how), on cuisine
Sook Yin Previn, on music

Marshall McLuhan, with
Noam Chomsky (linguitics theorist)
William Gibson (author)
Sook Yin Previn (former Canadian VJ)
John Ralston Saul (Canadian political philosopher)

Tina Fey, with
Steve Martin
Mike Judge
Jennifer Saunders
Conan O'Brien

This is like crack!

Paul Martin
Bill Clinton
Mikhail Gorbachev
Boutros Boutros Ghali
Anthony Wing (buddy of mine)

 eeeeeeeeee This is dangerous.
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Re: Who's for dinner?
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2007, 02:19:51 AM »
David Suzuki - Canadian scientist and all around nice guy
Charles de Lint - A Canadian novelist who specializes in a blend of celtic, first nations, and fantasy.
Pierre Trudeau - Was a Canadian Prime Minister - the most intellectual modern politician in the modern world
Tiger Woods - would like to improve my golf game
the Missus - what is a meal without your best friend in the world?

What would be on the menu?  Garlic on just about everything.
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Re: Who's for dinner?
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2007, 03:27:36 AM »
My five picks...

Simon & Garfunkel (they count as one, as they're so much better together)
Ernest Hemingway
Pablo Picasso
Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes creator)
Angela Noble (my 3rd Grade teacher)

I'd serve desserts only.  Cakes, pies, puddings, ice cream.  No fruit.  Fruit is not a dessert.  I hate when people bring out fruit after a meal and try to pass it off as a dessert.  Grrrr.

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Re: Who's for dinner?
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2007, 07:54:00 AM »
Sorry I forgot Davis Suzuki - can I now please have - (including me??).

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Re: Who's for dinner?
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2007, 03:13:20 PM »
just one...


PABLO NERUDA

for his dinner??

hmmm...MYSELF
if he does not struggle against what is wrong-even if it seems beyond his strength-he will bever find the right road

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Re: Who's for dinner?
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2007, 11:24:02 PM »
Okay, the main course (ie. the serious one)
Jesus
Buddha (Good to see how the above 2 get along)
Mandela
Martin Luther King
Gandhi
Peter Garrett*

and for desserts (ie. the not so serious one)
The Mythbusters
The whole damn Monty Python team
Matt Groening
Any and all of the good sports comedy teams running around Hoganland at the moment
Dubbya's speech writers.

* and who said anything about Hoganlanders ability to count. ;D