Let's have a discussion about the origins of Finland!
My local paper has this every week when it interviews someone from around town. About 80% of the time the list will include both Jesus and George W. Bush. Sometimes they'll invite Moses and Abraham also (I'm guessing most of them haven't realized that Moses and Abraham were Jews). I'm interested to see what a broader segment of the population thinks.
Here are the rules: You can only choose four people. They can be living or dead, and while fictional characters are allowed, the practice is highly discouraged (and we're assuming that questionable historical figures - i.e. Socrates and God - exist).
Scarlett Johansson/Julia Stiles
OK, you can't go wrong with ol' JC. You'll immediately solve two of the most mind-bending questions of the ages: "Was Jesus really the Son of God?" and "Does he know any good jokes?". Regardless of his divinity, Jesus was one of the most amazing philosophers of all time. Hopefully he had a sense of humor. Oh, and as a bonus, instead of running up a huge bar tab you'd just have to order water and BAM, endless wine.
Chris Rock - a hilarious comedian who is also intelligent and insightful. I imagine it'd just be a ton of fun to shoot the shit with him.
Ben Franklin - Awesome motherfucker. Not only brilliant, but also comes across as a fun-lovin' kinda guy. Both one of the founders of our country (among being a diplomat, inventor, publisher and philosopher), he also is attributed to the quote "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy".
And as for the women... you have to have some ladyfolk, and these women are not only beautiful, but also come across as brilliant and most interesting. If anyone can point out any wiser, foxier ladies then I'll rotate out Miss Johansson/Stiles.
So, this is my quick list (I just put a couple minute's thought into it). What's yours?
And anyone who lists all four members of the Offspring is one uncreative, dull motherfucker.
Last edited by Mota Boy; 10-28-2004 at 10:18 AM.
“It is a strange paradox that today’s central banks are generally staffed by economists, who by and large profess a belief in a theory which says that their jobs are, at the best, unnecessary, and more likely wealth-destroying. Needless to say, this is not a point widely discussed among respectable economists. Nevertheless, it is an issue worth pondering.”
George Cooper, The Origin of Economic Crises