My close friend Tim Taylor is starting a series on his blog called Table for Three, where he will make believe he goes to lunch with two other people and construct a likely dialogue. His first installment is up — him, Jesus, and Mary. Other candidates:
- Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary
- Adolph Hitler and George W. Bush
- Michael Jackson and Prince
- Jose Canseco and Fidel Castro
- Madonna and Eva Perron
- Paul Haggis (writer of Crash) and David Duke
These are sure to be entertaining and packed with subtle nuggets.
It reminds me of that common high school/college application question: if you could meet one person, alive or dead, who would it be? I’ve never had a quick answer to this. If I could wave a wand, I would host a series of dinners with people who vehemently disagree with each other and also bring in the world’s most skilled facilitators, and see what happens. Disagreement always makes for the most interesting conversation.