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5 people you want to meet?
« on: July 20, 2010, 04:59:02 am »
5 people you want to meet?
My ELA final is a 6 page essay on 5 people you want to meet dead or alive. I want to choose really good and impressive people. I dont want Martin Luther King or George Washington. Everyone knows who they are. I want people who my teacher will be impressed with me choosing. I already have one. My first one is Temple Grandin. I need 4 more. Any ideas?

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Re: 5 people you want to meet?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 07:21:17 am »
I'd love to meet Hans Moravec.  He seems like my kinda dude.

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Re: 5 people you want to meet?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 02:11:15 pm »
Pol Pot, Stalin, Jim Jones, Grover Norquist, Saint Paul.


Psychopathic Whackos are much more interesting.

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Re: 5 people you want to meet?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 03:21:24 pm »
Well, if it were me:

Gary Larson, Weird Al Yankovic, Max Cannon, Lewis Black, and Thurston Moore

They each have very interesting ways of offering commentary on existence and living in society.  It would be interesting being able to sit down and chat with them.  Probably individually though.  Not sure it would work too well all at once. 
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Re: 5 people you want to meet?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010, 03:26:51 pm »
Tori Black, Bobbi Starr, Sasha Grey, Jenna Haze, and Belladonna.




Because what could go wrong if you put me in a room with five pornstars?

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Re: 5 people you want to meet?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2010, 04:03:14 pm »
Kerry Thornley, Rupert Murdoch, Jim Henson (I just want to hear him swear), Klaus Nomi, Lady Gaga

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Re: 5 people you want to meet?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2010, 04:42:19 pm »
Dashiel Hammet, Hunter S. Thompson, Lord Byron, Robert E. Lee, Robert Heinlein, personally.

You could do the paper on the five people you want to meet just so you can do something horrible to them. LMNO's psycho list would work great for that.
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Re: 5 people you want to meet?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2010, 04:44:57 pm »
Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, H.L. Mencken, Enrico Salizar, Joe Biden.
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Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, shattered underpance lies,
With blown elastic, and exploded back,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Doktor Howl, Spag of Spags:
Look on my ass, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

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Re: 5 people you want to meet?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2010, 04:52:40 pm »
Because what could go wrong if you put me in a room with five pornstars?

I accidently South Filth contemplating it. :oops:
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Re: 5 people you want to meet?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2010, 05:32:39 pm »
Ben Franklin, Nietzche,  Saladin, Haruki Murakami, Thomas Paine.


Also, 5 people I've met who have been very worthwhile and inspirational to know (Present company excluded)

Al Fern, K. Brown, Kaye Glass, H. Biller, J. Slack
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Re: 5 people you want to meet?
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2010, 07:03:12 pm »
Each of the lists seems to have a sort of theme to it, so mix it up:

Pol Pot, Weird Al, Jenna Haze, Klaus Nomi, and Joe Biden.

THAT would be a fucking interesting meetup.

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Re: 5 people you want to meet?
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2010, 08:14:24 pm »
I actually did briefly meet Weird Al once a few years ago.  But I had a cold and I didn't want to get the poor guy sick on tour.  He was very nice and cordial. 
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Re: 5 people you want to meet?
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2010, 12:42:42 am »
Why waste time meeting heroes? They aren't that much better than you - lots were just in the right place at the right time.

If I had a chance to meet any 5 people, I'd wanna meet 5 beautiful single girls.  :mrgreen:
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Re: 5 people you want to meet?
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2010, 12:44:19 am »
Because maybe they're interesting to talk to, or some stupid shit.

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Re: 5 people you want to meet?
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2010, 02:08:47 am »
Because maybe they're interesting to talk to, or some stupid shit.

This post gave me a wicked case of deja vu.

As far as the 5 people, let me get back to you.
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