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thorman52
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 3:56:16 AM

If you had a chance to have lunch and spend the afternoon with a celebrity, who would it be and why?

It can be anyone from movie stars, political figures, world leaders, recording artists, criminals, just about anyone that could be considered well known. What would you talk about, what would you ask them?

No rules and can be living or not. Mostly living I hope.



[Edited by: thorman52 at 3/3/2013 3:58:06 AM EST]
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:00:52 PM

President Carter is too busy to have lunch with me so l asked a neighbor to go to olive garden then cancelled coz not feeling up to it.
Today if I was picked up in a limo l might go to lunch with oh say Teddy Kennedy, talk about the health care plan he championed so many years and now here it is. (left out an e)



[Edited by: trugasCA at 10/10/2013 5:02:52 PM EST]
thorman52
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 11:10:48 AM

tru - I did look her up and now know who she is. Yes President Carter has helped build many a house for Habitat for Humanity. He does not get the credit due him. Too bad.

gocatgo - Good answer. Never thought of including that in my description.
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 9:45:49 PM

Hilo Hattie was in South Pacific the musical, but the one l was talking of is the owner of Hawaiian dress and shirt shops in a couple of towns in Hawaii.

Since he is so close by, it reminded me of President Carter and how l admire him for doing all he does since retiring for peace and to better the quality of people's lives.
gocatgo
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 1:01:03 AM

Lunch with my Mom who died in 1963 would be a great way to spend an hour for me.

[Edited by: gocatgo at 10/4/2013 1:04:28 AM EST]
thorman52
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 7:13:07 AM

Okay tru...who's Hilo Hattie? Regardless of who she is, Hawaii sounds nice.

I've never been to a Ted Nugent show but he also shoots arrows around. He is quite a marksman with the bow. Some venues of course banned that part of the show for obvious reasons.
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:44:50 AM

In Hawaii l would like to have a dinner with Hilo Hattie and have her let me have the run of her store, where l could get more muumuus which l "live in" and they are 20 years old.
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2013 11:48:43 AM

Crazy Ted Nugent. He has shows where you can visit him and he puts you thru torture with glee.
l am thinking of Lee Child, writer of some of my favorite books.
thorman52
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 9:23:59 AM

Yeah, Terrible Ted is quite interesting to say the least. Do you know he's a deputized sheriff in Michigan? He's also one of the few rockers to claim that he never drank alcohol or did any drugs. Amazing.
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2013 11:45:12 AM

Ted Nugent would be a quite entertaining lunch partner.
thorman52
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 11:42:21 PM

Oh Barbra is great. Never forget the first time I heard "People". It was one of those songs that makes you stop and say, "who is that?" She is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 2:41:16 PM

I agree, l like Pink too. But since you have her booked, l will take Barbra Streisand and remind her of her humble beginnings which l very clearly remember seeing her on Johnny Carson. She has been blessed with a lovely voice, but that's no reason for her attitude. Well maybe it is, as she now has millions and a great looking husband. What does she need from me?
thorman52
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 1:29:04 PM

Oh, there has to be someone Glasman. Can be living or dead. Male or female. Local, national, international, or cosmic. Oh well, maybe not.
Glasman
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 12:15:03 AM

none of them.
thorman52
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 11:01:51 PM

Lady Lina - don't know Pink too well. Most people with that kind of attitude are successful somewhere in the business. Thanks.
Lady Lina
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 6:17:34 PM

Pink. I love her take no sh-t attitude and her style which makes her very attractive in my opinion. :) Would love to have a chat with her.



[Edited by: Lady Lina at 9/10/2013 6:23:46 PM EST]
thorman52
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2013 10:55:51 AM

Yes, I wouldn't mind having lunch with the "Boss." Can't' forget the saying I once read years ago that "you have seen the future of Rock & Roll and it's name is Bruce Springsteen." How true that was. Most R&R died out in the 90s but the Boss was timeless. Saw a concert on tv from New York and it was 2 hours of kick ### music. He is great.
thorman52
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2013 9:20:26 PM

Targetsmom - Funny you should say that about a private concert. There was an article in the paper today about celebrities giving private concerts and how much they get for them. Anywhere from $5,000 to $5,000,000 depending on the client, etc. Interesting stuff.



[Edited by: thorman52 at 9/8/2013 9:22:07 PM EST]
Targetsmom
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Message Posted: Sep 8, 2013 9:07:28 PM

Bruce Springsteen has always been a favorite ..I hope he brings his entire back up band for a private concert ~ :))
thorman52
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2013 11:40:12 PM

Here it is football season. As a big Notre Dame fan I would like to lunch with Frank Leahy. In my opinion, the best of all the great coaches ND has had.
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:07:28 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King, because he was the heart and soul of the civil rights movement, the Real Deal, pure in heart, a real man of God!

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are everything wrong with the movement. They just "use" the movement to further their status are a black mark on the movement, no pun intended!
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2013 8:13:00 AM

Gen George Marshall
thorman52
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2013 4:07:26 AM

Now that Hillary is out of a job, I'd like to spend some time with her and Bill. They are of my age and have a lot of insight on the world's situations. I'd ask both what it's like to meet the people that run this world of ours.
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 9:51:55 PM

Sandra Bullock. Why? because l have always admired her.
chocolateflash
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 10:59:19 PM

Ben Franklin might be a scintillating lunch partner.
BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 10:52:13 PM

I've always wanted to meet Eleanor of Aquitaine, but I think she'd want a medieval banquet rather than a fast-food lunch!
Calinda0530
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 10:23:58 AM

I could certainly sit through a private concert from Andrea Bocelli, my absolute favorite Tenor....
FULL OF FUN
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 10:17:00 AM

Yul Brynner, just to hear his lovely voice, would ask him if he regrets not stopping smoking sooner
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 9:48:36 AM

There are too many to chose from. I am full of questions. I would be able to narrow it down if there were some limitations.
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2013 9:32:47 AM

Stevie Wonder and listen to him in person.
thorman52
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 3:19:15 AM

While working as security at a local hotel, I met James Pankow, the trombonist from the band Chicago. He was in the lounge and I talked with him for about 10 minutes. He was most personable and friendly. Having an afternoon with him and the other 3 original members would be like heaven to me. I've been an avid Chicago fan forever. Saw them 6-7 times through the years.
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 11:34:40 AM

On second thought Brian Johnson of AC/DC would be fun to spend a little time with.
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2013 8:18:52 PM

Whoever owns his own jet (Jon Bon Jovi?) and would fly me to the Bahamas for the afternoon where l could just walk the beach and sit in the sand and bask in the sun.

[Edited by: trugasCA at 3/22/2013 8:20:51 PM EST]
BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 12:07:10 AM

I would love to listen to Stephen Lewis talk, so a lunch with him would be amazing. But I must admit I couldn't do it any earlier in the day -- he did morning interviews for years on CBC radio and he was too articulate for me that soon after I woke up. I prefer a couple of hours of staring at the cereal box or the newspaper before bursting into full sentences.

[Edited by: BayleeBuggy at 3/15/2013 12:10:01 AM EST]
Calinda0530
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 7:47:29 PM

1. I'd certainly enjoy spending the day with Warren Buffett. Maybe pick up some investing tips.

2. If he's busy, I would love to spend the day with Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.
playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 12:03:39 PM

I think lunch with John Elway would be interesting.
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 11:32:06 AM

Franklin Roosevelt. l would ask him what he would suggest to help our country now, tho l think some of his ideas are proposed.
l would ask him if he did have another relationship besides Eleanor. Maybe l would like to have her join us as l have a few things l'd like her to talk about. Mostly l would just listen to them. Brilliant people. Little thought of themselves and more about the people.
thorman52
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 12:34:08 AM

John Lennon would be my second choice. He had so much insight and patience. Very dedicated to his work and a master at all he did. Except maybe picking women.
cherrylynn18
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 10:00:35 AM

Johnny Depp. I'd let him know he is my free pass.
thorman52
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 5:53:52 AM

You're right. I shouldn't have restricted it to lunch. We can add "dinner and an evening with..." Makes it better.
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 11:58:38 AM

Not lunch, but an evening in a bar. Preferably the Horseshoe Tavern in TO, listening to Stompin' Tom Conners, who has just died. I would even put up with drinking beer to hang out with Tom between sets.
thorman52
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 11:49:34 AM

Yeah, ask Jesus what he thinks about "Jesus Christ Superstar" and the questions it poses. Love that play.

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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 1:24:50 AM

I have been researching my great grandfather E H (1840-1907) that served in the Civil War. After 35 years of research I have a hundred questions for him. No doubt he would have a lot of questions for me too.
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:41:42 PM

As I read this I thought, somewhat sardonically, that someone would have said Jesus Christ by now. But the more I thought about that the more I realized, yes, that is exactly who I would want to spend the afternoon with.

"Jesus, man, I mean God, you got some 'splainin' to do . . . that is, if you wouldn't mind."

I have a few thousand questions I would ask him, but the first one would be, "How's my son doing?"
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:03:03 PM

I ets by meself cause I ams me own star. lol
thorman52
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 11:36:43 AM

Can't believe noone has had a desire to talk to their favorite movie star, rock star, political figure or other famous person. Not that it'll ever happen but just for fun. Here's another chance and then I'll let this question die a slow death.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 5:07:30 AM

No one I can think of off hand.
thorman52
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 3:29:58 AM

I would like to spend my lunch/afternoon with Paul McCartney. He's been one of my favorite people for many a year. Would like to know all about the early years of the Beatles and the times in Germany and Liverpool. How did he and John come up with so many great songs.

Wonder what his thoughts were when Charlie Manson's crimes were associated with the White Album. (Helter Skelter).

What does it mean to you to be knighted? Any drugs recently? Do you and Ringo ever communicate these days? When's the mini-reunion?

I'd even buy lunch. So much to ask...so little time.Sir Paul McCartney

[Edited by: thorman52 at 3/4/2013 3:30:33 AM EST]
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