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#1 2014-08-29 05:27:48

Digit
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Who would you bring back?

i was asked this once, "who would you bring back from the dead to have a conversation with?"

back then, i picked Billy Meier.  ^_^  everyone else in the pub were picking relatives.

now i think, if language barrier was not a problem, socrates.



i wont limit this to just "to have a conversation with".   

who would you bring back?   for whatever reason.  ^_^




(i imagine there will be some interesting answers from the #! community)

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#2 2014-08-29 05:32:52

jdonaghy
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Re: Who would you bring back?

Voltaire


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#3 2014-08-29 05:59:37

pvsage
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Re: Who would you bring back?

Larry Walters

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#4 2014-08-29 08:56:27

Copper0
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Registered: 2013-07-02
Posts: 149

Re: Who would you bring back?

Tesla for advancement of humankind

or

young Marie Antoinette just for me

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#5 2014-08-29 10:22:28

Anaconda
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Re: Who would you bring back?

"to have a conversation with"
Timothy Leary.

"for whatever reason"
Genghis Khan, to sort out a few political problems.


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#6 2014-08-29 10:52:19

but
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Re: Who would you bring back?

Karl Marx
To see what he would make of what people have done to his idea of communism (i.e. ruined it beyond recognition)

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#7 2014-08-29 11:26:23

DNAngel
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Re: Who would you bring back?

but wrote:

Karl Marx
To see what he would make of what people have done to his idea of communism (i.e. ruined it beyond recognition)

I would bring back Vladimir Lenin , so the four of us would sit and have a cup of coffee.

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#8 2014-08-29 12:26:30

woodape
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Registered: 2014-03-27
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Re: Who would you bring back?

Steve Irwin, It still makes me sad that he's not alive  8.(

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#9 2014-08-29 13:06:08

nore
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Re: Who would you bring back?

I see raising up the dead as an ultimate punishment for the deceased persons. Yeah, Marx and Lenin in the same room is nasty idea. Temüjin Khan wasn't that bad. Karl and Vladimir could also be guests in a talk show hosted by Voltaire.

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#10 2014-08-29 17:10:27

but
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Re: Who would you bring back?

DNAngel wrote:
but wrote:

Karl Marx
To see what he would make of what people have done to his idea of communism (i.e. ruined it beyond recognition)

I would bring back Vladimir Lenin , so the four of us would sit and have a cup of coffee.

He was my first thought, but then i though Marx might be a bit more interesting, he had thousands of philophical ideas. But yeah, Lenin is a good choice, I think if he hadn't been shot, the world might have had a better working model of communism.

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#11 2014-08-29 17:55:49

gutterslob
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Re: Who would you bring back?

The guy who invented the speed-bump. Not to have a conversation, but just so I can smack him every time he attempts to open his mouth.


Point & Squirt

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#12 2014-08-29 18:20:05

nore
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Re: Who would you bring back?

but: Lenin being shot is new history to me.
Regarding "working model", we are walking on thin ice now. Let's not get excited. Staying in topic keeps moderator away.
(Dorian Leigh was a working model.)

I had to google Larry Walters, never heard of him before. Flying around hanging from a balloon is just the way to qualify as a motivational speaker.

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#13 2014-08-29 19:05:53

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Re: Who would you bring back?

gutterslob wrote:

The guy who invented the speed-bump. Not to have a conversation, but just so I can smack him every time he attempts to open his mouth.

You know, if you hit them at 50-60mph they fall right into the optimum working range of your suspension --- you just glide over them...
]:D
EDIT: OT: Albert Einstein

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#14 2014-08-29 23:26:35

Joe90
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Re: Who would you bring back?

My mum  sad

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#15 2014-08-29 23:48:30

CBizgreat!
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Re: Who would you bring back?

Ahhhh this is a no brainer ... I'd bring back me. Cause if had to do this sillyness, that'd mean I was dead. And thus bringing myself back, I'd have a new lease on life and a second chance to rule da known world. big_smile

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#16 2014-08-30 04:40:56

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Re: Who would you bring back?

Iain Banks - so he could continue writing as Iain M. Banks.

Björk in 1992.

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#17 2014-08-30 04:50:53

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Re: Who would you bring back?

Digit wrote:

i was asked this once, "who would you bring back from the dead to have a conversation with?"

Leonardo da Vinci. We would speak Latin.

"So son, considering it's been half a millennium, I guess we've already got people living on the moon" --

"Hrrrrm actually our state budgets for killing and fending off each other are maybe a hundred thousand times of what we budget for space exploration and education so no" --

"I see same ol' same ol' but know what? I've done that before" Moves on to build another one of his war machines, just that this time it involves lasers, cold fusion and a flux capacitor.

The shame.


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#18 2014-08-30 05:27:35

linuxreign
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Re: Who would you bring back?

Chris Farley so he can do all this again....
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LyqPdZjQTY[/video]

LR


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#19 2014-08-30 05:55:24

pvsage
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Re: Who would you bring back?

CBizgreat! wrote:

Ahhhh this is a no brainer ... I'd bring back me. Cause if had to do this sillyness, that'd mean I was dead. And thus bringing myself back, I'd have a new lease on life and a second chance to rule da known world. big_smile

I think I see a temporal paradox in your scenario. wink

As long as nobody starts yelling and screaming about "human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, horses eating each other" etc., this mod has no quarrel with this thread.

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#20 2014-08-30 10:15:47

but
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Re: Who would you bring back?

nore wrote:

but: Lenin being shot is new history to me.
Regarding "working model", we are walking on thin ice now. Let's not get excited. Staying in topic keeps moderator away.
(Dorian Leigh was a working model.)

I had to google Larry Walters, never heard of him before. Flying around hanging from a balloon is just the way to qualify as a motivational speaker.

I should have said died. Mixed up how he died with John Lennon.  :8

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#21 2014-08-30 16:37:05

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Re: Who would you bring back?

but wrote:
nore wrote:

but: Lenin being shot is new history to me.

I should have said died. Mixed up how he died with John Lennon.  :8

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I had to google Larry Walters, never heard of him before. Flying around hanging from a balloon is just the way to qualify as a motivational speaker.

One of the first MythBusters episodes featured the Lawnchair Balloonist; the episode coda had Jamie saying that Larry would be the one person he'd bring back.  Also, balloonacy is relevant to my interest. 8o

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#22 2014-08-30 16:48:06

xor
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Posts: 775

Re: Who would you bring back?

PETER SELLERS

IMHO he was the greatest slapstick comedy actor ever.
more than one time his movie scenes made me laugh so hard i almost collapsed.

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#23 2014-08-30 17:33:42

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Re: Who would you bring back?

Honestly, I'd bring back my grandparents... There's still so much more I wanted to talk to them about!

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#24 2014-09-02 08:43:13

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Re: Who would you bring back?

So many but off the top of my head, Hitler just to see how the trial would go.


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#25 2014-09-02 11:36:12

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Re: Who would you bring back?

@Resident Bot:  So your avatar isn't a tribute to Eros past?

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