If you could have a private dinner with any five presidents, whom would you pick.We played this game last year, remember? In fact, we started the game on February 18, 2013. Here’s the game board I made the next day. It still sits in the dining room.Here’s a snippet of conversation from near the end
April 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 was one-upped by Miss M’s Friend the other day. I pronounced the
Thomas Jefferson (me): All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to
Anton D’Vorak: I am convinced that the future music of this country must be founded on what are called Negro melodies. … These beautiful and varied themes are the product of the soil. They are the folk songs of America and your composers must turn to them. Jerry Garcia: You have to get past the
Theodore Roosevelt: Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right. James Cash Penney: The men who have furnished me with my greatest inspiration have not been men of wealth, but men of deeds. It’s been a remarkable conversation!
Although they’ve had a glorious time, our guests are anxious to bid each other a fond farewell and get back to the business of thinking, writing, composing, playing, acting, cooking, selling, fighting for truth & justice & freedom, and most especially, planting their gardens. Just a few snippets of conversations remain. Here’s one.Keith Richards (miss
You’ll recall that Nassim Taleb (Tony) said, “The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.”To which Mitch Hedberg (Miss M‘s Friend) replied, “I used to do drugs. I still do drugs. But I used to, too.”That’s pretty funny if you don’t mind being famous and dead. From the infallible Wikipedia on
We are winding down the conversations… . Grace Kelly (Miss M) (who replied to John Wayne (Me)): I don’t care who’s right or wrong. There’s got to be some better way for people to live.Thomas Homer-Dixon (Tony): Scale-free networks are particularly vulnerable to intentional attack: if someone wants to wreck the whole network, he simply
This is Kat’s final contribution to the Dinner Party Conversation. In response to Neal Stephenson (Kat), Theodore Roosevelt (Kat) says: Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right. Preach it Brother!
Keith Richards has replied to Thomas Edison: Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death. You can’t do it by pushing buttons and watching a tv screen. The full conversation– with some wonderful quotes–
Jack Kerouac said, “The only people for me are the mad ones. Mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved. Desirous of everything at the same time. The ones who never yawn or say a common place thing. But burn burn burn.”And then Harper Lee, Mark Twain, Gordon Ramsey, Juli Child, Christopher Wallace
Amelia Erhart said, “Help!”And then Philip K. Dick said, “… .”… And then John Wayne said, “… .”And then Grace Kelly said, “I don’t care who’s right or who’s wrong. There’s got to be some better way for people to live.”~~ You can read the conversation here.
If anyone out there has clue as to what’s going on, I would appreciate your letting me know. Looks fine in picasa. Flipped all over the place when I upload. UPDATE: I figured it out! If you’d like to read what John von Neumann said to Lewis Carrol, click on the Conversations Page at the
Click to enlarge (& read!) The focal setting of the remarkable western movie, Unforgiven, is the town of Big Whiskey– an unremarkable town inhabited largely by unremarkable characters. The movie begins when a local cowboy slashes the face of a giggling whore. The sheriff, Little Bill (who may be the only remarkable inhabitant), is called
Today, I listened to a friend– who’s a guest here at the Farm– talk about Moral Agency and the irrelevance of Moral BusyBody Morality Experts’ thoughts on Morality in Real Life. I also priced some fig, pear, and peach trees, and junipers and blueberries. We do not need thornless blackberries because we have dewberries. Daughter
Listen up! Mr. Big Food has something to say.
Ain’t that the truth! On a technical note, sorry about the smaller font. I’m having some difficulties. Kat’s trying to help me. Wish her luck!