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11-17-2007 05:54 PM #1
Road trip company.
If you had to be stuck in a car with somebody for a few hours, long enough for them to let their guard down, who would be in your car?
They don't all need to be in the car together at once (although you can mix and match if you want). You can include both living people and dead people if you want. (No corpses here, we're pretending that they come back to life just for your road trip.)
NOTE: This ain't about listing famous pretty ladies who you adolescent jerk-offs fantasize about getting in the back seat. Face it: anybody you'd wanna do that with wouldn't get in the back seat with you if you were the last guy on the planet. So, keep it to people who you find *interesting*, people who you'd like to just BS with for a while. (In other words, keep your Huff-like thoughts to yourself, we don't really wanna know, OK?)
11-17-2007 06:09 PM #2
If not my dear SquEEze...
FDR or Teddy R.
Stephen Hawking, Einstein, Newton, Copernicus, Galileo, Michaelangelo, Pythagorus, many many more.
Herbert Hoover (to beat his @$$ to a pulp)
11-17-2007 06:21 PM #3
Anyway, back to the question...
I'd like to drive for a while with Thomas Jefferson, John Lennon, and William F. Buckley. I think that could be interesting.
On the way back, I'd like to see what Adam Smith and Karl Marx could agree about, now that they'd both be looking back on things. I think they already agreed about way more stuff than people realize, it'd be interesting how they sort it out now. Mick Jagger's pretty smart about money and people, so I'd invite him along for that conversation too.
11-17-2007 10:02 PM #4
Just Cal. A long roadtrip with him to talk about everything.
11-17-2007 10:09 PM #5
11-17-2007 10:17 PM #6
Front seat: Jack Kerouac, because he's the first person that comes to mind when I think of road trips
Back seat: Jane Jacobs, Robert Moses, and an "average Joe" middle aged, blue collar Dodger fanatic from Brooklyn ca. 1955 who either has the foresight to realize O'Malley wasn't solely at fault for the Dodgers move or has time traveled before and read The Last Good Season. As a bonus, the Dodger fan will also be a WWII veteran and have interesting stories to tell from that... after he and Jacobs get done tearing Moses limb from limb.
11-17-2007 10:17 PM #7
We're a bunch of dorks posting on a message board. Forget the ladies; why would the interesting people take a road trip with US?
11-17-2007 10:22 PM #8
...and Kerouac would be hitchhiking and I'd pick him up. Duh!
11-17-2007 10:33 PM #9
11-17-2007 11:18 PM #10
But if I didn't say anything, then any time somebody mentioned a pretty lady, somebody else would chime in with "Oh, I'd like to give it to her" or "I wouldn't kick her out of bed". And I'd think, "Right, like that's gonna be your problem, whether or not to kick her out of bed." Everybody has their own ideas about what is or isn't jerky. To me, saying stuff like that is pretty jerky.
Nobody else seems to offer the opinion that it's jerky, so maybe it's not. Maybe it's just me. Whatever. Given that I'm a jerk, who's on your list of not-jerks who you'd wanna be stuck in a car with?
11-17-2007 11:26 PM #11
11-17-2007 11:29 PM #12
George Patton, Earl Weaver, Eddie Vedder, and probably George Clooney. You might ask why Clooney. The guy's a practical joker and I can't imagine anyone that needs a practical joke more than Patton and Weaver.
11-17-2007 11:32 PM #13
In that tone... Mae West. The original bombshell.
11-17-2007 11:33 PM #14
11-17-2007 11:53 PM #15