This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series The Dinner PartyApril 8, 2013. The Party’s over. The Imaginary Dinner Party Game began February 18, 2013. I proclaimed the Dinner Party Game over on March 2 when all of the seats at the table had been filled. On March 3, I posted this: I
❤ Is this true? * Kat tried to pull a 2-fer, arguing that her two submitted quotes went hand-in-hand. They did. But she had to choose one. And she did. But because the Rules of the Game are sympathetic to larger issues, here’s what Patrick Stewart didn’t get to say: I would like to see
I’m not sure if he spoke before or after the filibuster ended– but it seems a quite appropriate response to Thoreau, don’t you think?
TO … BRING YOU … SOME … CONVERSATIONS from “an interview” [Note. I see the missing “.” Not A. Leland’s fault. I take full responsibility. It was a copy-paste mistake I didn’t see until it was way too late to re-do.] Is it? Sounds like an X-Phi question to me! Testify. Yes. We are missing
I for one couldn’t agree more. But I’m anxious to hear how Gordon Ramsey and Robert Johnson will respond.
James, Keith, Jerry, and Willie have stopped playing and D’vorak has stopped conducting, so folks have begun to chat! Meanwhile, at Table 1, some Thinkers are thinking about what to say in response to Harper Lee and George Carlin. [It’s a game, people! And here at the Farm we take our games and other silly
Table 1 is yacking it up! Mark Twain and Gordon Ramsey are listening in. It’ll be interesting to hear what they have to say in response to Jack and Nelle Harper Lee. Meanwhile… . As I recall, Henry David had thoughts not all that different from Carlin’s, but a few years earlier. But, you know,
Miss Diane Keaton was seated between Lavar Burton and Alan Alda, and the three empty seats were filled:Les Stroud (musician, filmmaker, survivalist; Kat)Thomas Homer–Dixon (professor, etc.; Tony)J.L. Austin (philosopher; A. Leland) So we have successfully concluded the Dinner Party Game! If nothing else, playing the Dinner Party Game kept us out of trouble for 12
For reasons that I’m absolutely wholly certain must be really really important, some folks were absent from our final round of play this evening. (Y’all didn’t answer your phones/texts, etc. Hope you are okay.) Therefore– and I’m sorry to have to say this because I know everyone is on pins and needles awaiting it– I
I knew something was wrong, and I was right.According to all of our previous calculations, to finish the Imaginary Dinner Party Game we should need to add three chairs tomorrow. But when I counted the empty chairs at Table 2, and subtracted from eight players, the result was two. It didn’t add up. And then,
We’ll pull up two more chairs tomorrow.* Tonight we sent invitations toRepresentative Ron Paul (patriot; Mr. Big Food)Antonín Leopold Dvořák (composer; me)Alan Alda (actor; Miss M)Oscar Wilde (playwrite; Miss M’s Friend)Freddy Mercury (musician; Kat)Gene Roddenbury (policeman and screenwriter; Daughter C)Joel Salatin (farmer; Tony)Alvin Plantinga (philosopher; A. Leland)With just one round left, here is the seating
Interesting pairing thus far at Table 2: Hunter S. Thompson & Willie Nelson; John Wayne & Grace Kelly; Thomas Edison & Kieth Richards What with the hubbub associated with our frequent power outages last evening, I didn’t get around to posting last evening’s invitations list, most of whom are seated at Table 2. Here they
Here’s Table One. See this post to understand seating arrangement designations. ⊢Harper LeeJack Kerouac ⊣⊤George CarlinHenry David ThoreauRobert Johnson Patrick StewartQuinton TerantinoBenjamin FranklinRichard Feinman Jesse James (bandit; A. Leland)Lauren Becall (age 19)Samuel Colt John Ford⊥⊣Robert E. LeeMartin Luther King, Jr. ⊢⊥T. JeffersonC.S. Lewis Ayn RandTeddy Roosevelt Neal Stephenson (Sci-fi/Spec-fi author; Kat)John von NeumannLewis Carroll Christopher
What seems like several years ago, but was really just two months ago, Mr. Big Food, Kat, Tony & I were rummaging around Greensboro where I found an orange date book. Late in December I have good intentions with respect to date books, so I bought an orange date book. Early in the New Year,
Due to various technical difficulties, the fact that it’s the weekend, &c., the Dinner Party Game is pausing, momentarily. Here’s the 1/2 time show. Stay with it. They’re a family.
to our Dinner Party this evening. Unfortunately, because of some technical difficulties, I am unable to share the Guest List and Seating Arrangements with you. As I recall, Franklin, Thoreau, and Lauren Becall, aged 19 were invited. Julia Child. Tarentino. But now it comes down to seating.I’m sure my trusty co-bloggers will be along shortly.~~
“We’re having a Dinner Party. Who should we invite?” That’s correct. I had nothing else to do today. On the bright side, I didn’t make too big a mess. Why yes. That is duct tape. How would you secure a table cloth to a cardboard table on a gameboard for a game about an imaginary