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Thread poster: Graziano Scaldaferri (X)

Graziano Scaldaferri (X)
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Jul 29, 2007

Suppose you were given a chance to meet three dead persons. Who would you want to meet, and why?

I'll start.

1. Stanley Kubrick - I would buy him a coffee, and ask him: "So tell me, Stan, what exactly is the whole point of 2001: A Space Odyssey? (the best movie ever artistically speaking, but did anybody ever understand its meaning while watching it?)"

2. Freddy Mercury - I would ask him why one band can give birth to so many fantastic songs on a hand, while so many bands can't give birth to one decent song on the other. And compliment him on his wonderful, wonderful voice, of course.

3. Cleopatra - I wouldn't ask her nothing specific, I would just be curious to meet the woman that "took down" two such Romans as Julius Ceasar and Anthony. She had to be attractive!


Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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My preferred "dates" Jul 29, 2007

Martin Luther - We would think up more theses over a couple of beers, write them up, then go to a copy-shop, make a ton of copies and sign-post them all across town.

Voltaire - To spend hours of gorgeous rant and rave.

Eleanor Roosevelt - For chat and laughter while making cherry pie



Gabi Ancarol (X)
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I'd like to have a coffee with Jul 29, 2007

Jorge Luis Borges ... and I'd just listen to whatever he wants to say.
Roland Barthes ... and I'd ask him soooo many questions.
My father ... and I'd just look into his eyes and tell him how I miss him.


Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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You'd have to be prepared Jul 30, 2007

To meet Cleopatra, for example, you would have to know Latin and/or Egyptian. Or would you try to teach her English?


Levan Namoradze  Identity Verified
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I'd love meeting Jul 30, 2007

1-3. My father - I was 13 when he died. Now, I am 37.


Gianni Pastore  Identity Verified
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My choices Jul 30, 2007

- Leonardo Da Vinci: "so, Leo, what's the fuss about this Last Supper thingy?"

- Jimi Hendrix: fancy a blues jam with him

- Steve McQueen: nothing special to ask, just a chat on movies and Hollywood Babylonia

Nice topic Graziano!


Seamus Moran  Identity Verified
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A motley crew Jul 30, 2007

I would like to meet:

Mother Teresa - i wonder how she would be dressed
Charles Dickens - would he still have his Victorian beard?
Beethoven - he mightn't be able to hear me, though

I think it would be far more interesting to meet living people - there are so many i want to meet.


Daniel Bird  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:42
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All together, or in separate meetings? Jul 30, 2007

Perhaps it doesn't matter but my three would be:
Serge Gainsbourg
Primo Levi
Franz Marc

Just to see how three big personalities manage to channel all that ego into doing uplifting things


[Edited at 2007-07-30 11:47]


Jennifer Forbes  Identity Verified
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So many ... but would they want to meet me? Jul 30, 2007

Gosh, so many, but to confine myself to three:

1. Charles Darwin - I'd ask him what he thinks about Richard Dawkins - and so much more.
2. Henri IV of France - what a guy!
3. Mme de Pompadour (aka Jeanne Poisson) - what a gal!

But I'm afraid they'd all groan and think (or indeed, say) "Oh no, not again! They always ask the same questions".
Good thread,
Kind regards,


Irene N
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My father Jul 30, 2007

I'd share years I have left with him to have him around, and I am no little girl any more...

After all, I'd like to meet those who'd care to meet with me:-)


Natalia Eklund  Identity Verified
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A variety Jul 30, 2007

let's see...
1) Marilyn Monroe
2) Jane Austen
3) Judas

I'm curious to pick their brains and see what their perspectives of the world are like. Have an nice chat over some mint tea and figure out how their brains function, why they made certain choices, and basically separate fact from fiction.

[Edited at 2007-07-30 14:01]


Juliana Brown  Identity Verified
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I could do this for days...shame we only get three! Jul 30, 2007

1- my grandfather, who died 12 years ago and who I still miss desperately
2- Marc Chagall- Because I would hope that over tea (in a glass) his conversation would be as magical as his painting
3- Roberto Fontanarrosa, the Argentine humourist who just died. I actually met him once at the Feria del libro years ago, and he was so gentle and funny...


Karin Kutscher  Identity Verified
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Many unnamed women Jul 30, 2007

Whose names His-tory didn't record. Actually, none of us has "last names" really. We should bear our mothers' last name, because that was the ancient custom... but their mothers' mothers' last names are buried by time and dust.......


Liliana Roman-Hamilton  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:42
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my three Jul 31, 2007

My mother (I would like to talk to her one last time).

Oscar Wilde (I'd LOVE to meet him).

William Shakespeare (there so much fuss about him that I'd like to ask him a few things about him and his plays).


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Jesus Jul 31, 2007

Jesus tell him how strong he was and so loving, I would tell his he is the source of inspiration for love

Aldof Hitler hey what happened what kind of heart

John F Kennedy - I wish you could have lived longer

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