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Dinner party

pinnopinno Posts: 42,801
edited December 2016 in The cake stop
Whilst we just about survive the piped Musak and the marketing, something not connected to crank length, saddle angle, the big brown in town question, Brexit and the relative merits of hill repeats, turbo sessions and bagging Strava segments...

You're going to be the Hostess with the mostest (wear what you like). You can invite any 6 figures alive or dead to your dinner party. Who would they be? (Let's presume they would be up to date on current affairs).

I'll start.

Winston Churchill
Genghis Khan
Cleopatra
Plato
Charles Darwin
Napoleon
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  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,686
    Marx, Bakunin, Corbyn, Guevara, Trotsky and Stevo666.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,840
    finchy wrote:
    Marx, Bakunin, Corbyn, Guevara, Trotsky and Stevo666.
    :shock: :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,847
    Spike Milligan, Carol Vorderman, Stephen Fry, Carol Kirkwood, Billy Connolly, Dorothy Parker, and out of self preservation, my wife. :lol:
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • vimfuegovimfuego Posts: 1,783
    Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Katie Hopkins, Piers Morgan & a Killbot from Futurama.

    Oh OK then:

    Nelson Mandela
    Kurt Cobain
    Rik Mayall
    Edward Teach
    Boudica
    James Hunt
    CS7
    Surrey Hills
    What's a Zwift?
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,628
    Jermaine Greer
    Anjem Choudary
    Helen Keller
    Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner
    Malcom X
    Rick

    To make the night bearable for them, I'd be down the pub. :wink:
  • I'd choose alive people, I think.
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,686
    Ballysmate wrote:
    Jermaine Greer
    Anjem Choudary
    Helen Keller
    Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner
    Malcom X
    Rick

    To make the night bearable for them, I'd be down the pub. :wink:

    What are you going to do to make the night bearable for the people down the pub? :P
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    how "important" are current affairs ? ..... I'd like to choose the Miss world line up, or the blayboy bunnies .... they claim to know about world affairs, but to be honest, If I was throwing a dinner party the thought about someone boring my tits off about politics or the plight of Savannah lesser seen penguins, would make me gnaw my own face off ....... I would rather chill with the more lighthearted entertainment #


    oh, and Charlie sheen !
  • crumbschiefcrumbschief Posts: 3,399
    April Fabb
    Jesus
    Amelia Earhart
    Corrie Mckeague
    Spartacus
    Madeleine McCann
  • Frank WilsonFrank Wilson Posts: 930
    edited November 2016
    John Barnard Jenkins
    Saunders Lewis
    Gwynfor Evans
    Slobodan Milosovic
    Milivoj Petkovic
    George Clinton

    If any of them couldn't make it my guests in waiting would be a former resident of Capel Celyn and a scouse councillor of the 60's.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Tommy Cooper
    Oliver Read
    Peter O'Toole
    Shane MacGowan
    George Best
    Lemmy
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,847
    Garry H wrote:
    Tommy Cooper
    Oliver Read
    Peter O'Toole
    Shane MacGowan
    George Best
    Lemmy
    Very much doubt I could afford to host that party! :lol:
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,801
    PBlakeney wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Tommy Cooper
    Oliver Read
    Peter O'Toole
    Shane MacGowan
    George Best
    Lemmy
    Very much doubt I could afford to host that party! :lol:

    Maybe his evening could be sponsored by Victoria Wine.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • mamba80mamba80 Posts: 5,032
    Joan of Arc
    David livingston
    Ian smith
    Camila Batmanghelidjh
    Robert Scott
    Bear Grylls
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,542
    Isaac Asimov
    Victoria Coren Mitchell
    Lewis Fry Richardson
    Doris Lessing
    Daniel Defoe
    Jane Austen

    not sure on the seating order though/
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,801
    mrfpb wrote:
    Isaac Asimov
    Victoria Coren Mitchell
    Lewis Fry Richardson
    Doris Lessing
    Daniel Defoe
    Jane Austen

    not sure on the seating order though/

    All those prominent individuals and then Daniel Defoe?! That's a very eclectic mix. At least the list for Garry H is explicit: he wants to get totally banjaxed with the very best of them.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,801
    Garry H wrote:
    Tommy Cooper
    Oliver Read
    Peter O'Toole
    Shane MacGowan
    George Best
    Lemmy

    No Stoaty McStoat?!? He's drowning his sorrows now seen as you didn't invite him.

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  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,542
    Pinno wrote:
    mrfpb wrote:
    Isaac Asimov
    Victoria Coren Mitchell
    Lewis Fry Richardson
    Doris Lessing
    Daniel Defoe
    Jane Austen

    not sure on the seating order though/

    All those prominent individuals and then Daniel Defoe?! That's a very eclectic mix. At least the list for Garry H is explicit: he wants to get totally banjaxed with the very best of them.

    Got to balance the lads and lasses. Most of them would be good racontuers, apart from Fry-Richardson, and I think Asimov would be able to get him talking.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,856
    Oliver Cromwell
    Julia Caesar
    Tony Benn
    Dennis Skinner
    Joe Strummer
    Dave Gorman
  • David Attenborough
    Tom Hanks
    The Queen
    Usian Bolt
    Einstein
    Warren Buffett

    I doubt an evening would scratch the surface with all I would want to hear about from the above
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    The unknown soldier
    the man with no name
    the girl with the dragon tattoo
    an artist formerly known as prince
    John Doe
    Jane Doe
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    and if they couldn't make it
    Carl Sagan
    Christopher Hitchens
    Barack Obama
    Neil Armstrong
    Reinhold Messner
    Rauld Amundsen
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Pinno wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Tommy Cooper
    Oliver Read
    Peter O'Toole
    Shane MacGowan
    George Best
    Lemmy

    No Stoaty McStoat?!? He's drowning his sorrows now seen as you didn't invite him.

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTJ73Q2tJFFMslf14cqUYQ2EdRjWoKRvdG2-ti_y1DynVK-j3oMBg

    You've only had him a week, look at the state he's in! I'll pick him up tomorrow, he's coming home to daddy!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,801
    Garry H wrote:
    Pinno wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Tommy Cooper
    Oliver Read
    Peter O'Toole
    Shane MacGowan
    George Best
    Lemmy

    No Stoaty McStoat?!? He's drowning his sorrows now seen as you didn't invite him.

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTJ73Q2tJFFMslf14cqUYQ2EdRjWoKRvdG2-ti_y1DynVK-j3oMBg

    You've only had him a week, look at the state he's in! I'll pick him up tomorrow, he's coming home to daddy!

    I told him that and he said: "That fookin Garry mon is nuffin but a hic a bampot, tell him te sling his hic hook. Am noo gaan back te lentil hic fookin soop an' hic carrot joos hic. Pinno my bes pal in the hole worl' sob sob, hic - that rat Kebab was ace mon hic... Allo. Allo. we are the Glasgow Gers. Allo, Allo hic..."

    I tried. Perhaps some coffee and a couple of Aspirin in the morning and he'll see the error of his ways. Soz mate, gotta go - he's trying to shag the cat (unfortunately/fortunately - the cat is sober).
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,765
    Ada Lovelace
    Freddie Mercury
    Capt James Cook
    Barack Obama
    Brian Blessed
    Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock




    You all expected.......

    Adolf Hitler
    Oswald Mosley
    Princess Michael of Kent
    Marine Le Pen
    Gen. Franco
    Benito Mussolini

    ..... didn't you?
    Always be yourself, unless you can be Aaron Rodgers....Then always be Aaron Rodgers.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    A more serious one:

    Jerzy Kukuczka
    Reinhold Messner
    Ernest Shackleton
    My maternal grandfather
    Orde Wingate
    Brian Blessed
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639

    If any of them couldn't make it my guests in waiting would be a former resident of Capel Celyn and a scouse councillor of the 60's.

    Cofiwch Dryweryn :)
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,801
    Garry H wrote:

    If any of them couldn't make it my guests in waiting would be a former resident of Capel Celyn and a scouse councillor of the 60's.

    Cofiwch Dryweryn :)

    Aka Wilo Flood.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Pinno wrote:
    Garry H wrote:

    If any of them couldn't make it my guests in waiting would be a former resident of Capel Celyn and a scouse councillor of the 60's.

    Cofiwch Dryweryn :)

    Aka Wilo Flood.
    Wilo?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,801
    I couldn't think of a watery Christian name, so I chucked any old thing in.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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