If you could meet 3 people ???





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By 3togo (3togo) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 02:31 pm: Edit

If you could meet 3 people in the history of the world, real or fictional, who would they be and why?

(your first 3 thoughts ... don't overthink the question)

By 3togo (3togo) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 02:37 pm: Edit

1) My maternal grandmother ... Yiayia ... she never learned to speak English and I never learned enough Greek ... she was amazing and I'd love to have a conversation with her

2) Ghandi ... an amazing leader ... with no title and no authority without resorting to violence led a hundreds of millions of people to freedom from armed occupiers ... I'd love some insight into his leadership

3) Hilter ... an amazing (vile) leader ... how is someone such a strong leader that he gets tens of millions of people to follow him in such a horrible direction?

By Joev (Joev) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 03:15 pm: Edit

The original Three Stooges. Nyuk Nyuk

By Patient (Patient) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 03:19 pm: Edit

Is this a college essay question? If so, you should tell people that is why you are asking. If not, this belongs elsewhere, such as in the Cafe.

By Jer728 (Jer728) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 04:35 pm: Edit

This is the cafe, actually. Maybe YOUR three people should be scholars...

By Vancat (Vancat) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 05:01 pm: Edit

Ha. Pay attention Patient

By Myway (Myway) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 05:02 pm: Edit

maternal grandfather, Ayn Rand, John Mayer

By Titanz05 (Titanz05) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 05:13 pm: Edit

Socrates, Homer Simpson, Murphy

The three wise men.

By Megofou (Megofou) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 05:57 pm: Edit

Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, William Shakespeare as a teen, and a non-famous person who just lives too far away.

By Thermodude (Thermodude) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 07:27 pm: Edit

I would chose to meet Cleisthenes, Archimedes, and Democritus.

By Paulhomework (Paulhomework) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 09:04 pm: Edit

Xerxes the Great, Einstein, and Ferdosi (one of the most famous Persian poets).

By Mom101 (Mom101) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 09:12 pm: Edit

Gucci, Chanel and Armani. Just confirming my shallow, wealthy, Republican roots.

By Awesome (Awesome) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 09:28 pm: Edit

Without overthinking, I'd say Paris Hilton, Christina Aguilera, and Oprah. Now, had I been thinking, I'd have picked three people from history.

By Patient (Patient) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 09:34 pm: Edit

OMG, my apologies. Must have been lost in a parallel CC universe...or the post got moved by someone...sorry.

St. Francis, Satchel Paige, Edith Piaf.

By Mom101 (Mom101) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 10:27 pm: Edit

Parrallel universe? Is everyone not excited that it's fashion week in NY? Let's get our priorities straight! Fur in in again!!!! And awesome, Paris, my role model of choice for my daughter, is here!!!! Election, what election? You know, on this basis I might go for Kerry. Theresa dresses so much better than the dowdy Laura.

By Patient (Patient) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 10:50 pm: Edit

And P.S.: it WAS moved (after my first comment). Those who were so quick to judge had NO way to know that, I am sure.

By Mom101 (Mom101) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 11:49 pm: Edit

They can dish it out.....

By Averagemathgeek (Averagemathgeek) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 11:52 pm: Edit

Thomas Jefferson, Jesus of Nazareth, and Ishmael from Ishmael (even though he is an ape).

By Avoidingwork (Avoidingwork) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 01:17 am: Edit

humphrey bogart, gabriel garcia marquez, john lennon

By Patient (Patient) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 01:28 am: Edit

I want to add Stevie Wonder, but that would be cheating (4).

By Baseketball22 (Baseketball22) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 01:49 am: Edit

Jesus Christ, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb

By Anglophile (Anglophile) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 04:10 am: Edit

Frankenstein's Monster-- Because I think he'd be an excellent conversationalist.
Tony Blair-- because he's a brilliant Brit.
It's a tie between Catherine the Great, Queen Elizabeth I, and Eleanor of Aquitaine. And maybe Cher.

By Onnihs (Onnihs) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 05:26 am: Edit

David Webster, wwII veteran and writer.

bruce lee.

aristotle, why not. chat about poetry.

i would, however, give up all of these people to really get to know my dad.

By Idiias (Idiias) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 01:03 pm: Edit

Sheeprun
George Washington
One of the Bush daughters

By Vancat (Vancat) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 01:07 pm: Edit

Ahh Onnihs, you've seen Band of Brothers haven't you?

By Ejpowers87 (Ejpowers87) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 02:27 pm: Edit

Ayn Rand
Jesus
Thomas Jefferson

By Limon (Limon) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 05:18 pm: Edit

The Edge
Choi Hong Hi
Ezra Pound

By Hayden (Hayden) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 06:16 pm: Edit

Shakespeare
St. John (he's my kind of apostle)
Churchill

By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 06:25 pm: Edit

lindsay lohan
hilary duff
ashlee simpson

By Dwerbowy (Dwerbowy) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 06:56 pm: Edit

Kang Xi
Jesus
Heidi Fliess

By Kiwee (Kiwee) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 07:16 pm: Edit

Young Matt from The Shepherd of the Hills book, or any of those characters.
Charlie Chaplin.
Humphry Bogart-- hottest man to ever live.

By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 07:38 pm: Edit

Colin Powell

Pierre Charles, former Prime Minister of Dominica (actually is the cousin of my Dad, but died of a heart attack...I'm related to royalty...well sorta...:))

Irish great-great grandmother (want to know if she was alienated from her family for marrying interracially, her background, etc.)

By Thenarrator (Thenarrator) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 08:16 pm: Edit

Ayn Rand
Tupac Shakur
John Galt

By Ndbisme5 (Ndbisme5) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 09:59 pm: Edit

By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 06:25 pm: Edit

lindsay lohan
hilary duff
ashlee simpson

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Anthlonmj, I've lost all respect for you. jk! Ashlee Simpson? I'd rather meet and have tea with a farm animal.

By Ndbisme5 (Ndbisme5) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 10:00 pm: Edit

King David, Theodore Roosevelt, Ghandi or MLK Jr. There are lots of people... 99% of them already X-(.

By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 10:00 pm: Edit

ok, I was joking, by Ashlee Simpson, I meant JoJo :) better?

By Takiusproteus (Takiusproteus) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 10:09 pm: Edit

Thoreau (heck with Gandhi and MLK, they ripped it all from Thoreau, the real inventor of civil disobedience ;P), Ernest Hemingway, Michael Faraday.

I'd be tempted to say Isaac Newton, but then remembered that he was a pretty nasty man in terms of personality.

By Ndbisme5 (Ndbisme5) on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 10:10 pm: Edit

Well, "getting" better.

By Shortcakefairy (Shortcakefairy) on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 02:27 am: Edit

I'm going to cheat and not just give three hehe

Three females:
Audrey Hepburn
Condoleezza Rice
Marilyn Monroe

guys:
George W. Bush
Mel Gibson
Anybody from the plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on 9/11

By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 02:40 am: Edit

Oh...no! Can I add Condoleeza Rice???!!! I need to!!!

And George W., for that matter? If anyone watched that documentary that Alexandria Pelosi (yes, mother is Nancy Pelosi) did on him? Because of her political persuasions, she was highly biased, however I think she failed in her agenda. She actually made him look warm and witty. Everyone should watch it.

By Mesotired9 (Mesotired9) on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 02:00 pm: Edit

Niccolo Machiavelli
Jesus of Nazareth
Louis Armstrong

By Shortcakefairy (Shortcakefairy) on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 02:25 pm: Edit

LoL Candi...in those people's minds, southern warmth and wit are considered bad qualities and signs of unsophisticated manners and lack of intelligence.

they prefer the haughty "i'm the ultimate ivy league paragon" types hehe

By Ndbisme5 (Ndbisme5) on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 02:34 pm: Edit

I'll copy mesotired9 too. Machiavlli rocks@! I've read the prince and its genius!

By Ay_Caramba (Ay_Caramba) on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 03:44 pm: Edit

Raskolnikov from Crime and Punishment
The Man-Boy from The Sound and the Fury
Mother Goose

or, if I actually wanted any semblance of an intelligent conversation:

Chaucer (maybe I could get him to write a tale about me)
Shakespeare
Benjamin Franklin

By Jekyllnhyde10 (Jekyllnhyde10) on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 04:20 pm: Edit

Jesus, Einstein, Davinci

By Davidrune (Davidrune) on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 06:27 pm: Edit

If I could meet someone from history...

I'd like to meet me when I was seven years old. I know, you all choose famous people from the past and the present.

But, I'd want to sit down with my seven year old self, and explain to him that a lot of things just didn't matter. And I'd tell him to retain his innocence, but I guess it's too late for that 'eh. I would squeeze my grandfather extra hard, knowing that in a couple of years, I'd be sitting down at his funeral.

I don't believe in regret. The choice that we have not made does not make us a better person... just different.


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