Sunday, March 6, 2011

Guess who's coming to dinner?


The age old question, if you could host a dinner for 10 people dead or alive who would you ask to stop by? If I had to commit right now, without much thought, I guess my list would start off as "shocking" as others. Starting out with the big three: JC, Oprah, Obama. However, I seem to veer off the beaten path for the remaining crew. One has to think about personalities, and there needs to be some common interests, as stated in a post a long time ago, I abhor silent pauses. So here it goes in no particular order.

I would also invite: Cher, for her shelf life, wardrobe choices and I think she would be a kick. Pink for her attitude towards all and the most likely to shotgun a beer with me. Adam Sandler and Chris Rock for their banter OR Steve Carrel and Ricky Gervais they would be a package deal, so would definitely need a back up. A great planner always has a back up. Will Ferrel for pure sport. Matthew McConaughey for eye candy, he is also a beer drinker so one less alcohol to purchase. And I would round out the group with a good girlfriend, not only to pinch me every now and again to make sure I wasn't dreaming but to share the night with me so we could recount it over and over again for years to come.

Now if you asked me that question almost 30 years ago my answers would have been much different. Cher and Pink would have been replaced by the entire band of either A-HA or Duran Duran. Matthew Mc would have been replaced by Leif Garrett. The comic duo replaced by Tia and Tony the twin witches from Witch Mountain. Bo, Luke and Daisy Duke would be on the list. Ralph Macchio from Karate Kid and the Professor from Gilligan's Island, Roy Hinkley.

Bet you didn't know he had an actual name. Actually the Skipper's had one too, he was Jonas Grumby.

Some others just for fun:

Cap'n Crunch’s - Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch (who cares)
Snuffleupagus - Aloysius (I know right, I could barely say Snuffleupagus, could never spell it, why bother?)
Peppermint Patty - Patricia Reichardt (Mister, very confusing for a kid, was that the first cartoon lesbian)
Shaggy of Scooby-Doo - Norville Rogers (Dirtbag, he would definitely be invited- although if he brought with him Scooby Snacks with the "magical powers" I may have given the guitarist from A-HA the boot.)

Seriously Why Can't I?