If you could have dinner with 3 people …

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

These kind of memes are always kicking around but I quite like this one.  If you could choose any 3 people from history (alive or dead) to have dinner with, who would they be, why and which single burning question would you ask them?

Here’s mine for a start …

Freddie Mercury because he was just such an amazing musical genius and an incredibly brave person.  I’d want to find out if there was anything about his life that he didn’t put in a song.  And why fried chicken?

Terry Pratchett because he is, without doubt, the most inspired, funny and clever author in living memory.  I’ve read every novel he’s published several times and every time I read one I find something I didn’t notice last time.  My question would be: Nobby or Carrot, which one is it?

George Orwell because I think he’d have really useful advice on how to survive in a world that is marching towards fulfilling his prophecy.  I’d ask him if his disturbingly accurate predictions were a Nostradamus-like vision of the future or a lucky (or should that be unlucky?) guess.

As is usual in these things, here’s a list of the lucky people I’m nominating to answer the same …

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  1. axel (1214 comments) says:

    I’d like to speak to Gordon Brown to find out what the fuck he thinks he is doing?

    Tony Blair, to see if he was lucky to jump when he did or is he still laughing his arse off?

    And David cameron to see if he is bricking it at his new job

  2. Stan (222 comments) says:

    1 Terry Pratchett, for the same reasons as you
    2 Tony Benn because he’s a hero of mine – yes I know, not a popular choice around here.
    3 Hitler, to see if he really was a psycho monster or just some guy who was warped by circumstance.

    Or alternatively Robert Mugabe, Boris Johnson and Celine Dion, and a nice sharp knife to slice the bread with…….

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