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Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:13 am

Might have done this before, honestly can't remember, but...

If you and a partner, wife, friend or whoever, were throwing an imaginary dinner party and could invite six of anybody from the past or present, famous or fictional,male, female or whoever you choose, who would they be? ( I'll put mine in later)

p.s. You're not restricted to Carr's pasties , so splash out. :wink:
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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:36 pm

I can’t just invite my mates?!

Arsene Wenger, Ian Wright, Tony Adams, Paul Merson, Dennis Bergkamp and Mikel Arteta. Reminisce over the glory days and quiz Mikel over who thought it would be a good idea to sign Willian…

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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by Bruce Rioja » Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:00 am

Michael Portillo
Richard E Grant
Bruce Rioch
Bill Bryson
Jake Burns
Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Jay Rayner on standby :)
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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by Harry Genshaw » Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:45 am

Stephen Fry
Ernest Shackleton
Miriam Margoyles
Germaine Greer
Eddie Izzard
Churchill
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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by Bruce Rioja » Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:48 am

Harry Genshaw wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:45 am
Stephen Fry
Ernest Shackleton
Miriam Margoyles
Germaine Greer
Eddie Izzard
Churchill
You only want Miriam Margoyles there so she can call you 'Mr Rabbit'. Dirty boy. :whack: :lol:
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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by Harry Genshaw » Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:27 am

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:48 am
Harry Genshaw wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:45 am
Stephen Fry
Ernest Shackleton
Miriam Margoyles
Germaine Greer
Eddie Izzard
Churchill
You only want Miriam Margoyles there so she can call you 'Mr Rabbit'. Dirty boy. :whack: :lol:
I don't get that reference! She is bonkers though and seems a lot of fun. I thought if I opted for JLo I'd come across as transparent :D
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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by TANGODANCER » Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:38 am

TANGODANCER wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:30 am
Good mix so far and I'll repeat, your choices can be from any era' living or posthumous. My own would be:

Lucy Worseley
Jane Austen
Emmaline Pankhurst
Stephen Fry
Piers Morgan
Les Dawson.
Arthur Conan Doyle and Anne Hegerty in case of cancellations.
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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by LeverEnd » Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:20 pm

Daley Thompson
Ivan Campo
Victoria Wood
Bruce Springsteen
Helen Mirren
Jeffrey Bernard
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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by Prufrock » Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:51 pm

Christopher Hitchens
Victoria Coren (*not* Coren-Mitchell)
Paul McCartney
Victoria Wood
Tony Blair
Hannah Arendt
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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by BWFC_Insane » Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:57 pm

Prufrock wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:51 pm
Christopher Hitchens
Victoria Coren (*not* Coren-Mitchell)
Paul McCartney
Victoria Wood
Tony Blair
Hannah Arendt
I get the thinking here but that honestly sounds horrible!

Is there a Victoria Coren I'm unaware of or did you just prefer her pre-married self?

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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by BWFC_Insane » Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:59 pm

Perhaps I'm unusual but when people do these things my first thought is always - can I just eat alone? I can't think of anything worse than having 5 of my idols who don't know each other or me sat round a table!

So I get that's not the game...but anyway....

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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by Harry Genshaw » Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:17 pm

Prufrock wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:51 pm
Christopher Hitchens
Victoria Coren (*not* Coren-Mitchell)
Paul McCartney
Victoria Wood
Tony Blair
Hannah Arendt
I'm almost embarrassed to say I didn't know who Hannah Arendt was, until I wiki'd her. I'd be following Insane with a table for 1 the minute that insufferable nice person McCartney turned up. Not even the lure of Victoria could keep me there!
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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by Bruce Rioja » Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:58 pm

Harry Genshaw wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:27 am
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:48 am
Harry Genshaw wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:45 am
Stephen Fry
Ernest Shackleton
Miriam Margoyles
Germaine Greer
Eddie Izzard
Churchill
You only want Miriam Margoyles there so she can call you 'Mr Rabbit'. Dirty boy. :whack: :lol:
I don't get that reference! She is bonkers though and seems a lot of fun. I thought if I opted for JLo I'd come across as transparent :D
She was the voice of the Cadbury's Caramel Bunny.
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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by Prufrock » Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:11 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:57 pm
Prufrock wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:51 pm
Christopher Hitchens
Victoria Coren (*not* Coren-Mitchell)
Paul McCartney
Victoria Wood
Tony Blair
Hannah Arendt
I get the thinking here but that honestly sounds horrible!

Is there a Victoria Coren I'm unaware of or did you just prefer her pre-married self?
Given TD's parameters I think I can pick her when she's still single :D

Might have left myself open to being a bit outclassed intellectually though.

I know what you mean but they're all charismatic at the very least and funny in 3. Would've picked Clive James but reckon he and Hitchens would feck off to get pissed together. Also reckon all of them could talk to at least 2 of the others. Don't want anyone left out!

Basically anything important that has happened in the last 100 years you could talk about.
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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by TANGODANCER » Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:16 pm

Harry Genshaw wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:17 pm


I'd be following Insane with a table for 1 the minute that insufferable nice person McCartney turned up. Not even the lure of Victoria could keep me there!
But he wouldn't be there if you hadn't invited him! He's doing free "Hey Jude's" by the way. :lol:
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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by Bijou Bob » Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:24 pm

I did flirt with inviting Adolf or Stalin, just to see if they really were completely tonto, but I’d go with a current (Alive) list….

Rachel Paris

Lucy Veraswami (I dont care if you think thats shallow…..it is…..very…..)

Jay Rayner

Sade Adu

Sanjeev Bhaskar

and a very much not alive list

Patrick Moore

Sid James

Hattie Jacques

Alec Guinness

Marilyn Monroe
Uma mesa para um, faz favor. Obrigado.

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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:39 pm

Uma mesa para um, faz favor. Obrigado.

:lol:
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Re: Guess who's coming to dinner?

Post by Bruce Rioja » Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:34 pm

Bijou Bob wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:24 pm

Hattie Jacques
Would you also provide the accompanying sound of a tuba for when she walks down the hall? 😁
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