Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Guess who's coming to dinner

I've been bad about posting lately, and Red is run ragged picking up the slack. So to get back in the swing of things, I'm falling back on one of the most clich├ęd queries of all time: You're having a dinner party and can invite any living person. Who do you invite?

Ask me next week and it might be a totally different list, but right now, I feel like hanging out with these people:

Stephen Colbert On the whole, The Daily Show is still funnier than The Colbert Report, but Stephen himself makes me laugh harder than Jon Stewart. I mean come on, who wouldn’t want this guy passing you the potatoes.

JK Rowling – I’m a total Harry Potter geek, but on top of that, in every interview I’ve read or seen with Rowling she seems like a really cool, down to earth, funny person. Her Harvard commencement speech was pretty good too, and on top of all that, she’d probably bring expensive wine to our little gathering. I definitely need more fabulously wealthy friends.

Quentin Tarantino – More for his record collection than anything else. I’d make him be DJ. And force him to drink decaf.

Michelle Obama – Barack is OK, but I think Michelle would be more fun to hang out with. She'd at least spend less time gazing pointedly into the future, and more time giving us with dirt from the campaign trail.

Matt Damon He can talk about the Red Sox and I can look into his dreamy eyes. Everybody wins! On second thought, maybe I’ll only invite Matt Damon to this thing.

Jenny Lewis Regular readers should have seen this coming 16 miles away. Love. Her.

Joss Whedon – Again, I’m a huge nerd. Joss Whedon created Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and he speaks like his characters in interviews, so I figure having him over for dinner is the closest thing I'll ever get to visiting Sunnydale.

Angelina Jolie – It’s not so much that I’m a big fan. I just have … a lot of questions.

Jack White – I think he’s the most fascinating capital “RS” Rock Star in the world today. Thom York is cool too, but I’m afraid he'd berate me about free trade or some such B.S. all night. Jack White may be weird, but he's not that weird.

Madeleine Albright She speaks 6 languages and had a guest appearance on the Gilmore Girls. What’s not to like? (Again, HUGE nerd).

OK, ya'lls turn. Who would you pick?


Red said...

Excellent topic! I'd pick most of yours (except QT. I adore him, but he's so awkward he makes me uncomfortable), but to mix it up:

1. Bill Maher (TV host/comedian)
2. Matt Vasgersian (Padres TV announcer)
3. John Cusack (actor)
4. Stephen King (author)
5. Scar Jo (actress)
6. Jasper Fforde (author)
7. Richard Hammond (host of Top Gear on the BBC)
8. Oprah (queen of the world)
9. Ben Folds (musician)
10. Tina Fey (TV goddess)

I'd like to point out, this isn't a list of hot dudes I'd just like to makeout with. Progress, people.

Red said...

And that picture is such a strong likeness to me! Where ever did you find it?!?1


Liz said...

Hehehe. I thought you'd like that.

I almost picked Tina Fey as well, but I didnt' want it to turn into a clam bake.

Dr Zibbs said...

Colbert is the King.

McGone said...

Actually can I just be invited to your party, Liz?

For years I've been trying to convince my White Stripes-hating friend that Jack White is currently the most interesting man in rock and it's finally sinking in. Besides, you wouldn't want Thom Yorke there with that wonky eye of his freaking everyone out.

MelO said...

Hmm... I always imagined Red to look... well... a little... "different" than that. Who knew!?

Btw, Great peops to invite!! Ok, and seriously? Mad Albright made an appearance on GILMORE GIRLS? Damn! How did I miss that?

danielle970 said...

(1) Joe Buck (Sportscaster)
(2) Ellen DeGeneres
(3) Bill Maher (sorry for stealing, Red)
(4) Bill Clinton
(5) Judd Apatow & Seth Rogan (Writers/producers/directors, they come as a pair)
(6) Khaled Hosseini (Author)
(7) Ceasar Milan (the Dog Whisperer)
(8) Neil Patrick Harris (Actor)
(9) Eddie Izzard (Comedian/Actor/Cross dresser)
(10) Miss Cleo (Psychic/Con artist)

There are about 20 more I'd love to invite, but I know we're trying to keep this list short.

david wells said...

1. Halle Berry - but she has to not talk, just look fine and all.
2. Dave Grohl
3. Trent Reznor
4. Tom Cruise, only because I want to see how crazy he will get once we start doing shots.
5. Melissa O
6. Mark Wahlberg - my dog needs someone to talk to.
7. Robert Downey jr.
8. Brooke Burke
9. Evangeline Lilly
10. Jenna Fisher (Pam Beesly)

I had to round out with more women, I noticed it was turning into a sausage fest.

david wells said...

not sure why the link for Melissa O got garbled, but oh well.

MelO said...

Good thing I stalk GitW!! For anyone who wants to invite the fabulous Melissa O to dinner, you can find her here. I hear she likes steak, lobster, and tiramisu :)

(p.s. AWWWW! Thanks for the (attempt at) link love, David! XO!)

Red said...

That's a great idea for a post, too. Which bloggers would you want to have dinner with?

...wheels spinning...

david wells said...

Mel, thanks for picking up my slack.

words words words said...

If Jack White is coming, I'll be hiding in your bushes anyway, so you might as well invite me in. I'll even make dessert.

pistols at dawn said...

I'd invite all of them, but to the wrong address, because eating all ten dinners would be sweeeeeet.

Anonymous said...

1) Peter Gammons a baseball encyclopedia
2) Eddie Vedder- frontman of my favorite band and political activist
3) Bono because I'm Irish and want to meet the king of Ireland
4) Donald Miralle (amazing sports photog, would love to pick his brain:
5) Charlie Kaufman - screenwriter of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, and Being John Malkovich. His films are both original and have multiple layers.
6) the cast of Arrested Development as they play in character. How awesome would that be? I would like to eat my food using Buster's hook
7) Yvonne Strahovski- Love interest in the TV show Chuck, my token attractive actress.
8) Tina Fey so she can do her Sarah Palin impression
9) Henry Kissinger for his views on foreign policy. The dork in me speaks.
10) Nelson Mandela for his views on peace and reconciliation.

My list is quite a sausage fest. Interesting topic to ponder.

Views from the better coast. East Side baby.

Falwless said...

1) Dennis Kucinich (politician)
2) Hugh Grant (actor)
3) Kate Beckinsale (actress)
4) Jim Gaffigan (comedian)
5) Leah Remini (actress)
6) Chad* (from Alltel commercials)
7) Ray LaMontagne (musician)
8) Wanda Sykes (actress/comedian)
9) Ellen Degeneres (actress/comedian/talk show host)
10) Jude Law (eye candy) (I mean, actor)

* to beat up after dinner

Dave H said...

1) Dave Chapelle
2) Dave Attell
3) Jim Lee (nerd alert)
4) Tony and Chris Gwynn (for friday nite fish fry)
5) Chuck Palahniuk (ya, that was off the top of my head)
6) Sting
7) Tiger Woods
8) Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis (southern style dinner/Confederate roundtable)
9) The guy Mel Gibson played in Braveheart (not Mel Gibson himself)
10) Patrick Stewart

Yay, I participated.

Garney said...

ten previously not mentioned (even though I'd totally go for Stephen Colbert, Ben Folds, and Eddie Izzard):

1. Steve Martin
2. Woody Allen
3. Coen Brothers
4. Jeff Tweedy
5. Aimee Mann
6. Barry Manilow
7. Paul Thomas Anderson
8. Neil LaBute
9. Jason Segal
10. Ricky Gervais

BeckEye said...

Since I'm not interested in "progress" like Red, and because I just wanna get my freak on:

1. John Travolta
2. Eddie Vedder
3. Jeremy Sisto
4. Ewan McGregor
5. Charlie Day
6. Michael Johns
7. Dierks Bentley
8. Paul Rudd
9. Hugh Jackman
10.Kenny Santucci (from the Real World/Road Rules challenges)