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« Reply #60 on: February 17, 2012, 11:06:21 AM »


Fred Weasley and George Weasley from Harry Potter


Hope you don't mind fireworks and pranks at your dinner party.


Oh, but it would be so fun!
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« Reply #61 on: February 17, 2012, 11:18:22 AM »


Fred Weasley and George Weasley from Harry Potter


Hope you don't mind fireworks and pranks at your dinner party.


Oh, but it would be so fun!

Just don't let them bring any candy.
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« Reply #62 on: February 17, 2012, 11:37:31 AM »


Fred Weasley and George Weasley from Harry Potter


Hope you don't mind fireworks and pranks at your dinner party.


Oh, but it would be so fun!

Just don't let them bring any candy.

Spoilsport.
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« Reply #63 on: February 17, 2012, 12:00:13 PM »


Fred Weasley and George Weasley from Harry Potter


Hope you don't mind fireworks and pranks at your dinner party.


Oh, but it would be so fun!

Just don't let them bring any candy.

Spoilsport.

Fine. YOU eat the candy. I'll watch.
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« Reply #64 on: February 17, 2012, 12:05:03 PM »


Fred Weasley and George Weasley from Harry Potter


Hope you don't mind fireworks and pranks at your dinner party.


Oh, but it would be so fun!

Just don't let them bring any candy.

Spoilsport.

Fine. YOU eat the candy. I'll watch.

I was thinking of offering it to some of my colleagues (particularly in IT...).
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« Reply #65 on: March 16, 2012, 5:57:59 PM »

Tom Sawyer. What a fun dinner that would be :)
Nick Carraway from the Great Gatsby. For some reason the 1920's intrigues me, so I'd love to meet him.
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« Reply #66 on: March 16, 2012, 6:06:15 PM »

Lucky Hank from Straight Man by Richard Russo.  One of my favourite characters/narrators ever.

I'd share a hot-tub with him any day. Sadly, he never invites me, even though we clearly work at the same institution.
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« Reply #67 on: March 24, 2012, 10:55:34 PM »

Holden Caufield, Binx Bolling, and Ignatius Reilly. Same dinner.
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« Reply #68 on: March 25, 2012, 12:26:02 AM »

I'd love to dine with Ignatius J. Reilly of A Confederacy of Dunces ... a supper of Paradise Hot Dogs, washed down with a few bottles of Dr. Nut, naturally.


Just in NO and took a picture of his statue in front of the former D. H. Holmes Department Store building. It's now a hotel, the Ritz Carlton, I think. The doorman saw me fawning over the statue and asked who Reilly was. "Guess I should know that as a doorman who stands next to the statue several hours a day," he said. I was quite inebriated (Bourbon Street was just around the corner) and went into lecture mode, telling the story of John Kennedy Toole, his mother, Walker Percy's championing of the book, and the Pulitzer. "And thanks to Percy the book was published by Louisiana University, er, Southern Louisiana, er, uh, State University of Louisiana, something like that." Then I broke into giggles. "LSU," the doorman said. "YEAH, that place!" My wife witnessed the whole exchange and was in hysterics.
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« Reply #69 on: March 25, 2012, 12:30:09 AM »

I saw someone on this thread mentioned Holden's sister, Phoebe. What a decent little person. I suspect the same way about Salinger's Esme, too.
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« Reply #70 on: June 01, 2012, 12:43:54 PM »

My money is on Bunter.

Really? You would bet against Jeeves? A cheap who practically lives on fish? A gentleman's personal gentleman with a head that bulges at the back?

A fellow who's darn handy with a cosh or "blackjack" in the American parlance?

Dash it all, I'll pull together a syndicate and take all the action on this match you'd care to provide.
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« Reply #71 on: June 25, 2012, 1:38:18 PM »

Gus McCrae from Lonesome Dove
Julia Child (cheating, but don't care) My Life in France
Enzo - The Art of Racing in the Rain. I'd feed him table scraps
Zorro (from the Isabel Allende version)
Pug - Winds of War
Major Pettigrew
Inigo Montoya - The Princess Bride
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« Reply #72 on: June 26, 2012, 1:07:49 PM »

Minny from The Help.  And Aibileen as well, just to keep the peace.
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