Whitman, Joan Jett
Twain, Jane Austen
Neil Peart, Peggy Guggenheim
Marilyn Manson, and well, me.
I thought that I would not understand people like Mark Aurel, Sappho or Epicouros, language issues.
Haha, Maire -- Jane Austen would be on my invitation list, too!
The ancient Romans believed that nine people made up the perfect dinner party, so my eight (long dead) invited guests would be:
These are all wonderful!
I'd really have Catull as my ninth, then (If no language problems)
Thanks! I liked your list, too.
And, seeing as how 13 is my favorite number, I think I'll break the Roman Rule of 9 and invite you to my dinner party, too, Maire, along with the following three guests from your list: Mark Twain, Peggy Guggenheim, and Mark Aurel (Marcus Aurelius?). We'll be using the Star Trek Universal Translator that Sat-Sekhmet mentioned. Since all these people are dead, anyway, I figure anything is possible. :)
You have to bring the wine, Maire.
:D I will bring boxes of wine!
Clint Eastwood .. would make my day and of course Frank but he's been dead since 1894 so I guess I'll be eating alone.. ^_^
I think best case scenario we could muster a sit down for sixteen. Since it's a dream dinner we'd have a liberal invite policy. So, in no particular order:
Wendy O. Williams
Hunter S. Thompson
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Tian Tian the Panda
My wife, formerly known as "Corvus"
My beagle dog, formerly known as "Amadeus"
I think we'd have butternut squash soup to start with a decent Californian Chardonnay, baked trout almond crusted, with mixed wilted greens and roasted red potatoes for the entree paired with a young Chianti , a white salad tossed with walnut oil and balsamic afterwards matched with a Chablis, then red velvet cupcakes for dessert served with strong coffee and liqueurs for those that favor them. I'm thinking Cointreau, Coloma, Amarula, Irish Mist.
Lots of beer, whisky, vodka, Sake, mead, and of course nectar!
I think the venue would best suit outside, but under a Marquee; starting around eight.
While you are at it, I'd like to see the order you intend to place the guests in at the table.
Tesla beside Corvus, next to Elohim, beside Lucrezia, next to Hunter, beside the beagle, next to Yoda, beside Adele, next to Bojangles, beside Tian Tian, next to Nessus, beside Wendy, next to Kyary, beside me, next to Pam, next to Malcolm.
That's as balanced as I can make it.
Poor Lucrezia, will she have a chance to shine in conversation?