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    Default Famous People You Want to Meet

    The list. Dead or alive.

    Albert Einstein


    Pope Francis (I have my reasons, beyond obvious).



    Thomas Jefferson, pretty impressive resume, and anyone whose library was given as the "start" of the library of congress would figure to be pretty interesting.


    Leonardo, Da Vinci and Susskind


    Elvis
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    Mark Twain.

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    Historical figures:
    Thomas Jefferson
    Ben Franklin
    Abe Lincoln
    Teddy Roosevelt
    MLK

    Current famous people:
    Matt Damon
    Keanu Reeves
    Russell Wilson
    Jeff Bridges

    Might add more later
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    Jesus.

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    CS Lewis
    JRR Tolkien
    Lincoln
    “When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.”

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    Teddy Roosevelt
    Benjamin Franklin
    John/Abigail Adams
    Agent 355 (since it's still unknown who she actually was)
    Mozart
    Nellie Bly

    I'm sure I'm missing quite a few...

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    Jazz, Jefferson & Jesus (not necessarily in that order).
    This post is for March Madness seeding purposes only.

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    Jerry Garcia
    Joseph Campbell
    Siddartha Gautama
    Lux Interior
    Page McConnell
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    Louise Fili
    Marian Bantjes
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    Of course, being the Foo, there are no limits.

    It is great hearing people's interests, fascinating.

    Paul McCartney

    MLK

    Lewis and Clark, on their way back from the west.

    Mohamed Ali

    George Knapp (Las Vegas reporter/anchor who broke Area 51 story, be interesting to hear what he thought of the evidence and what has happened to him since. We've emailed but never sat down for lunch or something.)
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheZagPhish View Post
    Jerry Garcia
    You suppose that guy would have some stories?

    St. Francis, quite enlightened.

    Chief Joseph
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
    Mark Twain.

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    Oh, and Mark Twain, I am positive there are others here who are down for that.


    Now that guy would have some stories and be fascinating to talk to, especially if you could take him around to see a few things now.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
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    Truman

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    Definitely going to add Twain to my list. I'd love to talk to Truman as well... but post atomic bomb Truman, to really get his take on it.

    also adding:
    David Gilmour
    Snoop Dogg
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Snoop Dogg
    THAT is awesome. He would be fascinating.

    You'd learn exactly how "California Rolls"
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
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    J. Edgar

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    People I have met include:
    Mark Few
    Bill Clinton
    Hillary Clinton
    Dick Cheney
    Yoyo Ma
    Eric Shinseki
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitzbuel View Post
    People I have met include:
    Mark Few
    Bill Clinton
    Hillary Clinton
    Dick Cheney
    Yoyo Ma
    Eric Shinseki
    You win.

    That is damned impressive.

    The night that I met the entire group of impressive people (just about) is the night I was on the field as a "reporter" (very small town) that the Saints played their first game in the Superdome after Katrina.

    The CNN guy - who was familiar from TV - said "It is just like a Super Bowl" and it was.

    I saw U2 and Greenday from about 20 yards away from the stage.

    I met/interviewed Spike Lee, the Gov of Louisiana, Senator from there, and asked Roger Goddell for an interview and he personally looked at me, asked who I was with, and promptly said "no" - he's a dick.

    I met Drew Brees for the first of quite a few times, who couldn't be a nicer guy. He ended up recognizing me and smiling with a handshake, every time I interviewed him over two years, I asked him what he thought about how Purdue was doing. They LOVE talking about their alma mater, then asked him the questions I would run. He got a giggle out of it bc he knew exactly what I was doing, and liked it.

    That's my best, all but Brees were just that one night.

    But, in terms of "experiences" - that is probably the night Ill remember most throughout my lie. It was mesmerizing.
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    William Faulkner, Dan Jenkins, Bobby Jones, Ring Lardner, Bob Costas


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    Hunter S. Thompson
    Maya Angelou
    Alan Watts
    Helen Keller
    Vincent van Gogh
    Harriet Tubman
    Claude Monet
    Carl Sagan
    Gene Roddenberry
    Norman Rockwell
    Eleanor Roosevelt
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