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Cliche fantasy dinner party thread

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by spurspinter1, 25 Apr 2022.

  1. spurspinter1

    spurspinter1 Chris Armstrong

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    Not to come off like a try hard version of the opening question on the GG pod but...:

    If you could summon five people (Living or dead, fictional or non fictional) to an evening of good food, stimulating discussion and the odd pub game, who would it be and why? Heroes and villains are welcome.

    I Feel like random needs a freshening up and it’d be interesting to hear from our esteemed posters who people find inspiring/ intriguing.
     
  2. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    Michael Palin love his travel shows think he would be interesting.

    Steve Perryman goes without saying.

    Paul Weller could sing us a song

    Liz Hurley my pin up girl

    Nigella Lawson could help out with the cooking, sexy as hell.

    Mark Rylance my favourite actor, former artistic director of the Globe theatre.
     
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  3. Baleforce

    Baleforce Clive Allen

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    Tricky, I wouldn’t want to meet someone and find out they are a dingdong.

    I reckon Stephen King would be a safe bet.

    And Erik Lamela obviously.

    Definitely Steve Irwin.

    Carrie Fisher.

    Lemmy.
     
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  4. Bullet

    Bullet Steffen Freund

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    Preferably nobody.
    If forced, hot women.
     
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  5. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Willie Hall

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    Writer and all round raconteur Clive James (RIP)
    Barry Humphries (Dame Edna is allowed as his plus one and encouraged after the port's broken out)
    Suzanne Howard - my wife
    John Cleese
    Graham Norton
    Dame Helen Mirren

    I know...I cheated...6, but that's a good dinner party right?!
     
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  6. ShipOfTheseus

    ShipOfTheseus Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    @Bullet has it right.

    Entertainers are miserly with their bonhomie when the spotlights are off. Actors have nothing behind the current mask: that’s pretty much what qualifies them into the job.

    Leaders platitudinise rather than providing insight into their successes. Evil-doers would probably offer more self-justification than candour.

    Wanting to meet an author because you enjoy their writing is like asking to be introduced to the duck because you love foie gras. Same for musicians.

    I’ve seen enough of all my friends and family and don’t want them in novel combinations. Even Bullet’s fallback idea would fail: the gaggle of hot women would have little to say to the fat middle-aged invalid who had creepily convened them.

    Ferran Adria can do the cooking and I suppose my wife is invited.
     
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    Baleforce Clive Allen

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    LemonadeMoney Les Ferdinand

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    Levy
    Pochettino
    Redknapp
    Venables
    Burkinshaw
     
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    ShipOfTheseus Roman Pavlyuchenko

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    Happy, if it helps, to distract King and Lemmy with barbed comments on Hawkwind and the dividing line between schlock genre and literary fiction so that you have Carrie Fisher’s undivided attention. I assume that Irwin is demonstrating crocodile restraint techniques on Coco by this point in the evening.
     
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    johnola Teemu Tainio

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    Kevin Bacon
    Brie Larson
    John Candy
    Sean Bean
    Condeleeza Rice
    Cubby Broccoli
     
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    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    John Lennon
    Richard Pryor
    Willie Nelson
    Spike Milligan
    Leonard Cohen.
     
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    spurspinter1 Chris Armstrong

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    I feel like the visuals inspired by this post may surpass anything to come, glorious imagery :D
     
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    AuroRaman Mitchell Thomas

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    Joanna Lumley
    Kurt Cobain
    Steve Irwin
    Muhammad Ali
    Akala
     
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    Kandi1977 Les Howe

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    Dara O'brian, funny and interesting.

    Cameron Diaz, sexy and I think she's fun to be around

    Stephen Fry, just seems like a likable guy, who knows a lot of stuff, and is easy to talk with

    Barak Obama, just like the guy. Like how he talks, and is very knowledable.

    Danny Tenaglia, my favorite DJ who would be in charge of the music. All round nice guy. Would have lots of stories to tell from the New York club scene back in the days of Paradise Garage, the Loft, Studio 54 etc.
     
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  15. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Jimmy Neighbour

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    I always think you only need one raconteur at a dinner party and some people to ask good questions, I'd go for David Niven, worked in the golden age of Hollywood gave it up to come to fight in WW2 and has met many giants of the 20th century, but I'm an old fart trapped in that time.
     
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    Bullet Steffen Freund

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    It literally never crossed my mind that they might want to talk to me.
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    No Cav? ......... laughable
     
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    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    Love him but not his nasly accent.

    Actually David Milliar would be a good shout
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Or even Robert Millar.
     
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    spurspinter1 Chris Armstrong

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    I presume the link is intentional rather than being genuine choices but despite that, it looks like a superb balance of guests so fair play on that one :D
     
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