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Thursday’s Thoughts: Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Posted on: January 17, 2009


 This week’s Thursday’s Thoughts Question comes from our last week’s winner, Christine R.:

You are hosting a dinner party and shall be inviting 6 historical/famous people.  Who would you invite and why?

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106 Responses to "Thursday’s Thoughts: Who’s Coming to Dinner?"

I’d invite Laura Ingalls Wilder, Thomas Edison, Jesus, Anna Nicole Smith, Kurt Cobain, and Marilyn Monroe because they were all unique people.

My guest list and why.

Abraham Lincoln- I would love to know if he truly believed that “All men are created equal.”

George Washington-I would like to know what he thinks of our country in 2009.

Rosa Parks-I would love to thank her for all she did for the Civil Rights Movement.

Martin Luther King Jr.-I would love to tell him what has happened to our society since he passed.

Barack Obama-To congratulate him on his win and show the other dinner guests what our country has accomplished.

Oprah Winfrey-She would be able keep the conversations going. No awkward silences at the table.

I would invite Barack Obama and his family! : )

Jimi Hendrix, fabulous musician.
Oliver Stone, great film director, interesting man.
Ghandi, well, he’s Ghandi.
Oprah, because she’s Oprah and loves good food.
Jered Diamond, wrote one of favorite books (Guns, Germs, Steel)
Clint Eastwood, He’s just cool

Al Gore, Bill Gates, Nostradamus, Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, and Sandra Day O’Connor.

I’d invite Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, because they all were fascinating, talented people that died far too soon.

I would invite, Abraham Lincoln, Bill Clinton, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Joe Biden and Barack Obama. All who have made a significant difference in our country.

Interesting – Sidney Poitier(just because he was the man who came to dinner), Barrack Obama (incredible man), Constance Hopkins (decendent of), Robin Williams (wit and humor), Eleanor Roosevelt (amazing woman), Mahatma Ghandi (a man who lived his vision). Table topics would be all over the board and brain storming could fix most of the world problems.

President Obama…who wouldn’t want the President for dinner!

hmm ok I will take a pop-

Warren Buffett(yep I know he is alive)Elvis, Lou Gehrig, Jesus,Ronald Reagan and hmmm Ben Franklin

ok so one is actually still alive..but they are men- oops..well they would be a blast together and provide some interesting conversation

I would invite: Barack Obama, his mother Stanley Ann Dunham, Abraham Lincoln, Ghandi, Charles Darwin and John Lennon.

I would invite them because I applaud each and every one of them for what they have given to this great nation.

the Beatles, Elvis and Johhny Cash. They are a wide variety of musicians.

I would have to assume that in this world they can all speak English but I would try to invite someone from all eras like Bill and Ted did so that life then, life now could be a big part of the discussion.

Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Plato, Abraham Lincoln, King Arthur, Martin Luther, Cleopatra.

Michael Landon, John Adams, Jesus, Joan of Arc, FDR, Bea Arthur because they were all interesting or highly moral.

John F Kennedy, George Washington, Grant, Lee, Obama, Clinton

elvis presley, john lennon,harry truman,mother theresa, myrna loy,and abraham lincoln, i think they would all be fun together and b9ing new insights into things thanks for the giveaway

Let’s see…Buddha, Mohammed, Jesus, Abraham for starters…and let’s throw in Barack Obama and George Bush for fun!


I would invite Jesus Christ, The Dahli Lama, Mother Teresa, Kurt Cobain, George Harrison and Ralph Nader…. because they are some of my favorite people!

I would invite The Clintons (Bill & Hillary), The Carters (Jimmy & Rosilyn), The Queen of England and The Duke of Edinburgh. Thanks for the giveaway!

Paul McCartney-Musical Genius..and just to hear him sing

Barack Obama-Our Hope for the future…would love to hear him speak

Ellen-For her humor and kindness-would love to laugh and chat

George Clooney-for his great looks-just to stare at

Nick Jonas-for my daughter…I would be Mother of the CENTURY if he came

Theo Epstein-to thank him for bringing the Best Red Sox team ever…

LOL, I had a good chuckle at #20 answer. I would love to be there at that dinner. Jesus would be able to enlighten the rest of them 😉

Sheri, my darling, just wandering why so many people aren’t putting links to their blogs? Are they not bloggers? Just curious 😉

Well, my answer would be:

Jesus, Apostle Paul, Moses, King David, the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and hair, & Eve. I think I would have to squeeze Adam in also. There is always room for one more, right?

I think because some are coming from a sweepstakes website and they are readers, not bloggers. In any event, I invite the entries and hope for more readers!

Hope you’re doing better

The final six of this year’s American Idol contest.

I’d invite King Solomon, Mother Theresa, Ghandi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter and the Dalai Lama. I figure if I feed them and keep them at the table long enough, they’ll be able to come up with workable solutions to the world’s problems.

Not all readers are bloggers – some of us simply enjoy the reading! 😀

I would invite: Abe Lincoln, George Burns, Ben Franklin, Ella Fitzegerald, Mary Travers (of Peter, Paul and Mary) and Elenor Roosevelt. Can you imagine…..these six together…..what a party

I would invite the winners of the Biggest Loser show so I could learn their insight into how they lost and kept off the weight 🙂

For my dinner party, I would invite the following three for their humor and wit, John Candy, Bill Murray and Simon Pegg and the following three for their oh so cool factor, Clint Eastwood, Johnny Depp and Jack Nicholson. I think this would be a fun dinner party. Thank you!

I would invite Jesus, Moses, Abraham, Ted Nugent, Charleton Heston, and Mother Teresa.

Mother Theresa, John Wayne, General Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller [USMC], Ira Hayes, Chief Joseph {Nez Perce}, and David Robinson [San Antonio Spurs, retired].

I believe that this unique mix would provide very stimulating and enlighteneing dinner conversation.

Jesus, Nostradamus, Amiucci (who really invented the telephone), Lincoln, Einstein, Mark Twain.

I would invite as many family and friends that I could to enjoy a new dinner.

I wanted to be clear in my comment above… I AM THRILLED to have anybody enter… reader or blogger… or both! Thanks for stopping by and giving us your entry!

I’ve actually thought about this before. I would invite Eleanor Roosavelt, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Mamie Eisenhower, Mary Todd Lincoln, and for a little controvery….Marilyn Monroe.

I’ve also subscribed to a novel menageries feed.

Rimbaud, Leonardo DaVinci, Helen of Troy, Jack the Ripper, Genghis Khan and Mithra. Because I’m sick and tired of boring dinner parties!


Former Texas governor Ann Richards (wish she were alive), Al Gore, Jimmy and Roslyn Carter, the Obamas.

George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Ronald Reagan, Andy Roddick, Caesar from the Dog Whisperer ( i have some problem dogs he could look into..) and Marilyn Monroe

hmm, I would invite Marilyn Monroe, Freddy Mercury, Jimmi Hendrix, Heath Ledger, Eartha Kitt and Terry Fox.

I would invite these specific folk because they all lived, in my opinion extraordinary lives, but much too short. I think with the diversity of people there would be the most fantastic dinner conversation, lots of laughs and some great music!


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Entry #2

Let’s see… How about Clint Eastwood, Abraham Lincoln, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Isaac Newton, and John Wayne. Wow that would be an interesting conversation!

Mother Theresa-

Princess diana

Oprah– because i think the 3 of them were/are admirable people

maeve binch -favorite author of mine

piers anthony– another favorite author of mine

jerry seinfeld- he’s a funny guy

my prophet muhamed (pbuh)-Freddie prinze JR-miley cyres-matthew berry-meg Ryan -and the Egyptian actor ahmad el saka

I would invite Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King jr, JFK,Harriet Tubman, Rosa parks, and Rev. Jesse Jackson. I would invite them over for a dinner party celebrating the swearing in of our first black president. If it wasn’t for these people Obama would never have been giving the chance to lead the American people.
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I would love to invite Barbara Jordan and Ann Richards (alas, deceased), Hilary Clinton, Roslyn Carter, Michelle Obama, and Oprah, all strong smart women who can share, inspire, and have fun!

Golda Meir-for her bravery and leadership; Charles Kuralt for his knowledge of the US; Harrison Ford because he has created a wonderful series that I believe will stand the test of time; Sean Connery-Sexiest man over 60; Willie Nelson-love his music;The Beach Boys-banned from the White House

I’ve posted this on Win A Book. No need to enter.

I would go with a theme of strong women, so I’d invite Anne Frank, Joan of Arc, Cleopatra, Margaret Thatcher, Mother Theresa and Jackie Kennedy.

Kurt Cobain – Awesome Musician
Abraham Lincoln – Cool Beard
Notorious BIG – Because I would Like to see how they would handle themselves at a dinner party

Jim Henson- Who doesn’t love the muppets

Nicole Simpson – to finally get to the bottom of this

I would pick Barack Obama because he is such an inspiration.
Dalai Lama – also inspiring
Bono – wonderful musician and humanitarian
Ellen Degeneres – just fun and interesting
Bonnie Hunt – funny and would keep conversation going
Anderson Cooper – would just like to meet him

I would invite the women from the “View”.
Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. Reason: I figure they’re mouths would be running a mile a minute, so it wouldn’t matter what I fed them!

Erma Bombeck, Hugh Jackman, Thomas Jefferson, Wentworth Miller, Evita Peron and Soupy Sales

i’d invite the three outfielders and three basemen of the chicago black sox, in order to get to the truth

Ok, I was going to try to put similar people together but I said, forget it! I’m putting who I want!
I would invite:
1.Katie Couric–growing up I wanted to be her!
2. Walt Disney- I work seasonally for Disney and would love to hear his thoughts of Disney World today.
3. Katie Holmes–I loved her before she got involved with Tom Cruise.
4.Steven Spielberg– I love movies and would want to get an insider scoop about what he’s up to next!
5. Chad Michael Murray–just because he’s hot!
6. Tim Tebow–I am a HUGE Gator fan, and right now, he’s the Superman of the Florida Gators!!

I added pictures of the people I wanted to invite and the logo in my blog. Here’s the link:

I would love to have a dinner party with the following people:
Ben Barnes (Narnia) because he is my dream man!
Ivan Lendl because he is my favorite tennis player of all time and I once served him a half eaten employee meal for room service and he still tipped me nicely!! 🙂
McFly (British Band – we’ll count them as 1, haha) because these boys are the cutest, funniest band around!
My mother because I love her so much!
My grandfather (mom’s dad) because he died before my mother was born and I’d really like to meet him and have my mother meet him too.
My great grandfather who was an amazing American Artist…I think he could teach me a lot about myself.

Jesus, to find out what he REALLY said. Mohammed, to find out what Islam REALLY is. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson because they had such an impact on America and I would love to hear what they have to say about how to fix America today.

First i would invite my husband.he is the most famous person in my life. then next on my list is Mrs. Obama, ophra, Katie C, Bonjovi,Tracy atkins,Ellen D, barbra walters. What an interesting party it would be

Hmmmmm- Number one would have to be John Lennon.
Then of course, Paul McCartney.
George Harrison
My son Jamie because he loves the above 3 like I always have, and because he is an incredible cook!
Tara Browne, because I still feel incredible sadness for his death, he was a friend of the Beatles and the Stones, died in a car accident, the famous “he blew his mind out in a car’ line.
Last, my beloved grandmother, just because she was so special and I miss her so much!

I l love these type of questions. I would invite:

Joshua, Moses, Noah, Adam, Eve, and Jesus to a dinner party. I would want to see if these people lived up to how they were described in the Bible. I also want to learn more about Eve and see who she really is as a person.

great question. I would invite Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, because I want to find out if they are genuine, Walt Disney, because I think he is a genious, Mary Kay Ash, because of her amazing business sence, Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln.

This was tough to narrow it down to just 6.
Jesus- It’d be interseting to hear his thoughts of todays world
John Wayne- great actor
Kurt Russell- Love him!
Ceasar Milan- He could train my dogs while he’s here.
Elvis- great music. He could perform for us
Laura Ingalls- I’d like to hear more about her life and how it varies with today. There’s so many more people I’d love to meet.

I would invite Paul McCartney because he was my favorite growing up.

For an interesting evening I would invite Ellen and Portia, the Obamas, Rachel Maddow and Susan, the Bidens, and Oprah and Stedman.

Well, I guess I over-invited so to edit my guest list I will omit the Bidens and Oprah and Stedman. I don’t think they could make it anyway.

John Lennon
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Hunter S. Thompson
Seth Rogan
Johnny Depp

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oh, and i’d invite them because they all seem like they’d be a good time, and they might bring some “goodies” hehehe!

added ANovelMenagerie to google reader!

I’d invite Martin Luther, Thomas Aquinas, St. Augustine, C S Lewis, St Francis of Assisi, and A W Tozer for a theological discussion. Thanks for the giveaway.

1. Jesus – to hear what he’d say about the currect state of world religions
2. Socrates – I majored in philosophy in college.
3. Will Rogers – Imagine what he’d have to say about politicians since his time!
4. Walt Disney – I’d want to thank him for bringing so much joy to so many people
5. Abraham Lincoln – who was a great yet humble man, with a delightful sense of humor
Beethovan – who’s music always moves me.

I’d want to thank all of them for their contributions.

I would invite Hellen Keller, Hank Aaron, Thomas Jefferson, Harriett Tubman, J.M. Barrie, and Jane Austen. These are some of my heros since childhood and I would love to have a conversation with them over a nice meal.

I would invite Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Julia Child, Emeril Lagasse, Samantha Brown and Dr. Ruth because we could talk about politics, food, travel and love – what fun!

I’d love to throw a potluck
and invite these famous six
because they’d bring great food
that they all would fix:

Appetizer: Guy Fieri
Salad: Rachael Ray
Pasta: Mario Batalli
Barbecue: Bobby Flay

But, wait, that’s only four,
That means I’ve got two more!
For the best desserts I’ve ever seen:
The Ace of Cakes AND Paula Deen!

😉 YUM!

Thanks Sher for hosting another fun Thursday’s Thoughts. Here is the link to my answer:

Oops…didn’t post my comment. I’ll try again. Here is a link to my answer and thanks for hosting another fun Thursday Thoughts…

I am having difficulty leaving a comment. Maybe the third time will be the charm. Here is the link to my answer:

Thanks for hosting.

Ok…I feel completely blogger-illiterate. Disregard the above post…here is the real link to my anwer:

Sorry about that:)

Totally embarassed. Trying to get it done too fast. If you can remove the above two comments, that would be great.

My link for realies is here:


So I am thinking it is me that is making these mistakes but something is up with blogger…

Let me try again.

Please disregard my first two comments. Thanks.

I am not sure why it is not letting me leave a comment with my link but here goes last try:

Whenever I try to leave the link to my answer, it converts over to this thursday thoughts post. You can click on my name above and it will take you to my answer. Sorry for all the confusion.

I would have Jesus, Walt Disney, Abe Lincoln, My Grandma Nina, and My Dad.

Barack and Michelle Obama…loved to meet them.
Oprah…she is a very inspiration person
Ina Garten…she is my favorite chef
Steve Martini…love his books
Michael Buble…love his voice/music

This would make a very interesting dinner party!

I love to laugh……….
Larry Sanders
Steve Martin
Robin Williams
George Lopez
Gabriel Iglesias
I don’t know if we will actually eat anything though!

Polically no one has impressed me,so I would invite Paula Deen, Rachael Ray, Emeril, Bobby Flay,Giada,Chef Geof, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney,Toby Keith, Trace Adkins. We could sit aorund the table and talk about my 2 favorite subject… Cooking and Music.

I would invite:
1. Jennifer Garner (she’s so cool)
2. Sandra Bullock (my fave)
3. Barack Obama (bet he’s a great guy)
4. Tom Cruise ( to make it interesting)
5. Johnny Depp (just so I can Dream)
6. Ellen Degeneres (to make us laugh)





Princess Diane because my Mom loves her.

Julia Stiles because she has always been one of my favorite actresses.

John A. MacDonald because he was the first Prime Minister of Canada and I would love to learn more about how Canada was in the beginning.

Johnny Depp because I have always been a fan and I loved him in Pirates of the Carribean.

Mickey Mouse (is that allowed?) because I love disney and I’d love to meet the real Mickey!

Oprah because she does so many amazing things for the world! I think it would be facinating to hear her point of views on various topics. Also, she seems real and easy to connect with.

Wouldn’t that be fun?

Thanks for the chance. I love the way you got us all to enter. I had a lot of fun coming up with my list. 😀

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I posted mine on my blog, with pictures:

I also added Thursday’s Thoughts to my Google Reader.

I would invite Orpah Winfrey because of her many accomplishments, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke because they’re in my favorite band, Emeril Lagasse and Bobby Flay because I love their cooking, and Bob Costas because I enjoy watching his broadcasts.

I subscribed to the feed for

Marguerite Duras, Samuel Beckett, Henry Miller, Ernest Hemingway, Evelyn Waugh and Kurt Vonnegut because they are some of my favorite authors and I think it would be really neat to see them all interact.

Subscribed to Reader.

Subscribed to Menagerie as well.

I would invite Jesus of Nazareth for his wisdom-he could give us some advice for today. John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan for their political advice for our leaders. Anwar Sadat because he was a real fascinating person. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee because it would be fascinating to listen to their dinner conversation.

Sorry – – no blog. 🙂 It’s one of my resolutions, though.
My six:
– Johnny Depp – he’s mysterious and intriguing, and his characterization is amazing. I’d like some tips.
– Clint Eastwood – he’s super cool, and could lead our discussions
– Stephanie Meyer – coolest author in the past four years! Need tips from her, too.
– Josh Groban – great singer who makes me want to learn new languages. Maybe he can advise which language to start with!
– Pilot and co-pilot from flight 1549 – these guys are amazing! I want to thank them for their incredible skill and calmness while crash landing in NYC.
One rule at my party – – no politics or religion. That’s a rule for a reason. 🙂

Barack Obama., for obvious reasons, he is our new president and I would like to speak to him in person.
Anne Levy, a holocaust survivor who taught me alot.
Jo Koy, to bring some lightness and humor to the dinner.
John Lennon, :] Im fascinated my him.
Rod Stewart, mainly for my mom’s sake..haha, she loves him.
and Coco Chanel.

I would invite – Anne Frank – for her insightful words, Celine Dion – for her delightful voice, George Clooney – he’s gorgeous!, Gary Sinese – I think that he is a wonderfully mysterious actor who I would like to know more about, William Shakespeare – what canneth he do but provide great entertainment!, and last, but not least, Emeril Lagasse – because we have to eat great food! Thanks for this chance.

Mine were posted on A Novel Menagerie:

Ronald Reagan
Princess Diana
Johnny Carson
Tori Amos
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