Gut Rumbles

January 02, 2005

he's been thinking again

I know the man. He is dangerous when he thinks. But every now and then he thunks a good thought and I'm going to steal this one.

Name five historical figures that I would like to have a drink with:

#1) Mark Twain (Sam Clemmens). Bourbon on the rocks, with a splash of branch. Cigars are a given. Sam is the best writer I ever read.

#2) Teddy Roosevelt. Whatever he wants to drink. I'd call it "Bully!" Balls, brass and an ego the size of the moon. That bastard reminds me of ME.

#3) Thomas Jefferson. Probably wine, but that's okay with me. I want to ask him about Sally Hemmings and the Louisiana Purchase. I also want to see if I can drink his ass under the table.

#4) Adolph Hitler. Schnapps. Straight. I want to see if the man really WAS as charming in person as people thought he was while he was busy killing six million jooooos. Of course, Adolph didn't drink alcohol. It was a vice he avoided. He didn't eat meat, either. Eating meat was another vice he avoided. Killing Jews was not a vice in his book. Go figure. I want to ask him about his logic.

#5) Robert Heinlein. Brandy, in a large snifter, with a fireplace in the background. I want to ask him where his ideas came from and how he put together some of the best science fiction I ever read. I want to worship at his feet.

Okay--- try that one yourself.


dont knowwhich
drink with each--im a vodka fan--but-- not in any order--1) pat conroy 2)ronald reagan (without nancy present) 3)acidman4)sitting bull 5)jerry orbach---oh wait--not all of these are hysterical--err-historical--but--i stand by my pix

Posted by: mikeymom on January 2, 2005 10:01 PM

dont knowwhich
drink with each--im a vodka fan--but-- not in any order--1) pat conroy 2)ronald reagan (without nancy present) 3)acidman4)sitting bull 5)jerry orbach---oh wait--not all of these are hysterical--err-historical--but--i stand by my pix

Posted by: mikeymom on January 2, 2005 10:02 PM

I don't know who my five would be, but they'd all have to have more money in pocket than I ever have, 'cause they'll be buyin'.

Posted by: McGehee on January 2, 2005 10:04 PM

Acidman, Hitler also HATED smoking. That was another vice he avoided. I'm surprised no one has mentioned that yet. Anyway, just some more info for the trivia vault. Have a great New Years!

Austin, Texas

Posted by: Jason Hannemann on January 2, 2005 10:27 PM

This is a question I've thought about occasionally for several years now. Your list is good, and at various times I've chosen them all except Rober Heinlen. But I would add to that King Arthur (or at least, whoever the guy Arturus was who was the last man to hold the title of War Duke of Britain under the Imperial Seal of Byzantium), and Lucius Cornelius Sulla, the first Roman general ever to lead an army into Rome and who apparently gave Caesar a lot of ideas. And also Jesus.

I always wonder what all those really old- timey dudes were really like.

Posted by: Amy on January 3, 2005 02:18 AM

Amy sure is a DEEP thinker. I've got to get what she's drinking. :)

Jasno H
Austin, Texas

Posted by: Jason H. on January 3, 2005 03:24 AM

Robert A. Heinlein, Ronald Reagan (agreed, without Nancy), Johann Sebastian Bach, Michelangelo, and mountain man Jim Bridger.
I know, odd group. Maker's Mark, straight up, no water, no ice. You don't pollute sippin' whiskey.

Posted by: Aquila on January 3, 2005 04:01 AM

Dunno about drinking, but wouldn't it be a blast to play poker with Stalin, Beria amd Molotov? Three stone cold killers, and you're trying to bluff them down. A night to remember, if you lived through it.

Posted by: John Stephens on January 3, 2005 05:01 AM

Robert Heinlein for sure! Lazarus Long was my idol. I wish the world was full of folks like him. What an incredible SF writer Bob Heinlien was. Methuzala's Children, Time Enough For Love, etc. I too worship at his feet.

As to the rest of your list, I'd probably include them as well, but probably not in the same order.

Posted by: Vulgorilla on January 3, 2005 08:23 AM

What the hell? No drinking with Jesus? How about a beer with the Neanderthal who figured out how to make fire? Nobody wants to go whoring with Shakespear either, I note. Hiter and Heinlein. Go figure.

Posted by: Robert on January 3, 2005 09:23 AM

Heinlein would be on my list as would Twain (along with the beverages listed). As for the other three, in no particular order, they are;

Jesus with a good robust country wine. If only to ask him the one simple but most damning of human questions.."Why?"

Teslaa bottle of good vodka. There would not be enough time to probe the depths of this most ignored of great scientific minds.

Thorwhatever *he's* drinking *grin*. Yes he is a *pagan god*, but is alleged to have a strong sense of humor as well as a mighty thirst which needed constant quenching. The most interesting of the old Norse gods....that would be a night to remember.

Posted by: Guy S. on January 3, 2005 02:56 PM

You reminded me of my "cup of coffee" list. It is far longer than five people. Thse are folks I would like to just sit down and kill a pot or two of coffee with, or if I were there in Effingham, a pitcher or two iced tea.

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