Wednesday, August 08, 2007

THE DINNER PARTY GAME

The rules for The Dinner Party Game:

1) You can only invite four people. The can be living or dead, from any time in history.

2) All previous games don't count anymore. I've played with different rules before, as the party can only be bloggers.

I'll start

Marlon Brando

Astor Piazzolla

Pablo Picasso

Leon Trotsky








RENEGADE EYE

55 comments:

frolix22 said...

I can't help but like this game and am often intrigued by others' choices.

Bertrand Russell, Martin Luther King Jnr, Noam Chomsky, George Orwell.

Mad Zionist said...

You can invite any four people in world history and you choose ugly old men? I'd be thinking some juicy T&A for my diner party.

OK, be good MZ, be good, MZ...

Farmer John said...

Plato, Nietzsche, Freud and Rhawn Joseph.

sonia said...

Fanny Kaplan, Vladimir Lenin, Charlotte Corday, Marat.

Redwine said...

Diogenes of Sinope, Hipparchia, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and Billie Holiday

The Pagan Temple said...

Caligula, Vlad The Impaler, False Dmitri, George W. Bush.

Sontín said...

The question Pagan Temple, is if you would stay for dinner or watch from a prudent distance?

My next question is would our invited guests who are not alive be able to converse, and what stage of decomposition would we find them in?

In any case, my choices are:

Eduardo Galeano, Cixi (Ts'eu-hi), Gramsci, DiVinci

Of course whithout translators, the conversation might get a little cold.

Renegade Eye said...

Mad Zionist: I was too politically correct. I forgot Petra Nemcova.

LeftyProf said...

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Arundhati Roy, Tariq Ali and Shabana Azmi

jams o donnell said...

Oliver Cromwell, Bill Hicks, John Kennedy Toole (if only to tell him to keep the faith and keep on writing)and Messalina

Mad Zionist said...

My guy list: Moses, Mohamed, Jesus, Buddha

Ortho said...

I invite: Jean Baudrillard, Marquis de Sade, Monica Bellucci, and Samuel Beckett.

The Pagan Temple said...

Sontin-I would stay for dinner. Remember, it would only be the four of them, they would presumably not be allowed to bring their guards or other thugs, so it would be safe.

samst117 said...

Since I arrive upon this conversation with a lurid appetite for the absurd:

Anetta Keyes
Moses Maimonides
Ferdowsi
Norman Thomas

Larry Gambone said...

My list? Andre Breton, Oscar Wilde, Emma Goldman and Flora Tristan.

Graeme said...

Nina Simone, Douglas Adams, Buenaventura Durruti, and Nat Turner.

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, Leonidas of Sparta, and Britney Spears.

Renegade Eye said...

Britney Spears? Before the haircut I'm sure.

sarah said...

Leon Trotsky, Malcolm X, Rosa Luxemburg and M.F.K. Fisher.

beatroot said...

John, Paul, George...er...John Bonham

sarah said...

Can I do two? I want one dinner party where the conversation is about food:

MFK Fisher, Anthony Bourdain, Alton Brown and Jeffrey Steingarten.

I'll let them decide where/what we eat.

roman said...

Geoffrey Chaucer
Ben Jonson
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Adam Mickiewicz

A bottle of Grey Goose with cool spring water chaser. I could actually communicate with these people.

Nadia A. said...

hmm..I like that you can choose living or dead. That makes the dinner a lot more fun.

Gandhi, Nietzsche, Mohammed (I've got some real good questions for that guy...) and whoever it was that first invented/made rum. There would be some good debates. And rum.

The Pagan Temple said...

Nadia-since you are going to have rum, with Mohammed as a guest, might as well go all out for the diner and serve ham, with a nice pineapple glaze.

Dave Marlow said...

Jesus Christ, Karl Marx, Abraham Lincoln, and Che Guevara.

Mr. Beamish the Kakistocrat said...

Bald Britney reminds me of my little sister's Barbie dolls after they were conscripted into my GI Joe strike team and were given flattops in basic training.

Muhahahaha.

Okay, kick her out of the dinner party and invite General John J. "Nigger Jack" Pershing instead.

Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

Not if you do vacations, if you them do that you enjoy them, I wait that this all good for city, regards of your friends of Reus Catalunya

Gaudi, Dali, Picasso and Chaplin

Ana said...

Che Guevara, Huey Newton, Nina Simone,Comandante Ramona

politiques USA said...

Nelson Mandela, Noam Chomsky, Gorbatchov, Manuel de Dieguez.

politiques USA said...

I already met Gorbatchov when I was a university student but I'd like to meet him another time.

politiques USA said...

French/ US relationships: as you all know, Nicolas Sarkozy is on vacation in the US and he met Bush today. Here is the latest poll:

- 40% of the French prefer that the relations between both of these countries stay the way they are
- 26% would like that France distance itself from the US
- 33% want that the relations between France and the US get tight

They are preparing something for sure, I guess it's about time to do a new revolution in France.

Renegade Eye said...

Politiques: France is still part of "Old Europe"? You don't hear about freedom fries anymore.

Crow said...

I wld call Gandhi, Mata Hari, Cherie Blair and Hitler. Faithful Battle-crow will be butler.

Liberal White Boy said...

Grigori Rasputin, Curly Howard, Jack Kerouac and Sarah Silverman

celticfire said...

Bertolt Brecht, Ibrahim Kaypakkaya, Nina Simone and Ella Baker.

And I might invite Trotsky to ask why at every significant point of line struggle in the Soviet Union Trotsky was "out sick" and then conceded to Stalin.

Renegade Eye said...

I do believe Trotsky underestimated Stalin. He thought Lenin would take of the problem when he recovers.

Trotsky could have used the military against Stalin, but didn't because it would unleash anti-communist forces.

Trotsky had to go on an unexpected trip to Turkey.

Glenda said...

Joan Baez, Catherine the Great, Spinoza, Lily Tomlin

Mariamariacuchita said...

Cool answers.
Plato, Rumi, Ghandi and Lao Tze

JRD168 said...

Kurt Vonnegut
George Orwell
Ron Atkinson
Ramsay Macdonald

Marie Trigona said...

tina modotti, emma goldman, che guevara, serovino giovanni

Renegade Eye said...

Glenda: I wish you had your own blog. Your group blog is hard to sign in on. Your old blog was very good.

Welcome Maria/Maria.

nanc said...

we play this all the time at our house!

Yeshua - for the obvious

adolph hitler - to get into his sick mind

sean connery - eye candy

michael moore - we'll need someone to eat the food while the rest of us converse...i don't like waste...

Mathieu said...

1) Robespierre
2) Karl Marx
3) Friedrich Engels
4) Bertolt Brecht

Not quite sure about Robespierre, seems like the odd one out.

celticfire said...

Well thats why I dont have a side in the Stalin/Trotsky debate. They both suck.

Tula 49 said...

Hmmmmmmmm...probably:

V.I. Lenin
Leon Trotsky
Ted Grant
Dimitri Shostakovich

Mike B) said...

Karl Marx, age 50, Jesus, age 30, Stalin, age 60 and Hedy Lamarr, age 35.

Ned Swing said...

-Leon Trotsky
-An icepick
-A survivor of the Kronstadt massacre
-Some hand-wringing student wanker to provide comic relief and mop up the blood afterwards

Renegade Eye said...

Ned: There are anarchists who support Trotsky's decisions at Kronstadt.

Larry Gambone said...

I would like to know who those anarchists are, Ren. Not that I want to get into a fight with you over Krondstadt (or Makhno, for that matter.) For me unity of all revolutionary tendencies takes precedence over what "your guys did to our guys 90 years ago." It is important what people do now, not the past.

Farmer John said...

No inter-revolutionary squabbling allowed until AFTER the revolution!

Then, may the bolder assassin win!

Larry Gambone said...

I appreciate you joke, Farmer, however this need not happen if the great majority of forces have reached agreement on some sort of common program beforehand. And today there is more of a convergence of ideas among socialists and anarchists than I have ever seen in 42 years of activism.

V said...

Shakespeare
Marx - (Karl and Groucho - counts as one!)
James Joyce
and
William Blake

Chatlie Pottins said...

Andre Breton, Sylvia Pankhurst,
Viktor Alter, Simone Signoret

geez said...

Scarlett Johannson, Halle Berry, Uma Thurman, and Janeane Garafolo.

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