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Who would it be? And you can't say Jesus... Me I'd like to meet Napoleon or George Washington
The poster formerly known as 31-7. Understood by few, known by many, loved by all.
Id like to watch Ben Franklin and Edison invent things
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George Patton. The tanker in me would love to pick the guy's brain about where armored warfare has come and where it could be heading.
Samuel L. Clemens, AKA Mark Twain.
With your propensity for writing, makes sense.
Always read Ben Franklin was a horn dog no wonder you'd like to meet him
I would have thought you would have said Dickens
Your reading porn about Franklin. What crazy sites are you looking at?
Funny you should mention that. To me, Dickens is the finest writer in the English language, and at once depicted an era of human misery in the bowels of London in the last part of the 18th, and first 60 years of the 19th century. Globally known as a humorist and satirist, as well as being the finest descriptive author in our language, his writings speak to me in the depths of my psyche. I struggled picking between him and Clemens. I would love to have become a "Shabby Genteel" Gentleman of limited means, but enough good friends to share a pint with at the various dives and taverns in the seemier side of that filthy city. Just my meat!
Clemens (Samuel Langhorne), and his Masterpiece - Huckleberry Finn certainly stand alone, but there is a veritable library full of his other, more esoteric and detailed writings and speeches. He was also a multi-talented individual and like Uncle Nash, a veritable rascal with an eye for devilment. He possessed and/or developed the following skill set.
Printer/Typesetter (Nash too)
Feature Article Contributor to Newspapers and pamphlets (magazines). (Nash too)
Master Mississippi Riverboat Pilot (an EXTREMELY difficult pursuit) (Not Nash - nope!)
Public Speaker (Nash too)
Investor (mostly unsuccessful) (I've done fairly well)
Inventor (Nash tried a belly-button lint remover, with very limited success).
a. Garment Straps improvements.
b. A video game (just kidding), but a Trivia Game based upon History
c. An self applying adhesive for photo albums and scrap books.
In many circles, he is considered the greatest humorist of American Literature, and
a complete master of idiom, patios, colloquialisms and the beautiful cadence of
the southern speech patterns during his time.
I'm glad I've lived to see the advent of the computer and the internet. However, the wealth of knowledge and experiences I've gained through pursuit of the written word, have made me much of what I am today. Not much of a much maybe; but certainly IMO, a better scoundrel.
Franklin was a HUGE Horny Toad. I've read he liked them in their teens with firm, round ..........
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Three W's In My Life: Ward, Weinke, and Winston
I hear he can hit a curve ball.
George Washington would be one from American history I'd like to meet.
Can't say Jesus, nonsense.
Jesus. I want to know if I really should be going to church.
All egregious sinners are all welcome.
Otherwise, you'll be joining Uncle Nash in Heck, where they will make us watch last year's FSU vs. UF game over and over and over and over again, with our scoring plays edited out.
My GF has adopted the motto that when she goes to hell she wants to be the woman about whom the devils says "Oh shit, she is awake, let's get out of here."
After half a millenia, we won't remember whether we did or not.
Theodore Roosevelt, would be nice to meet a truly great president.
Davinci. I'm sure a genius of that magnitude would be a scary dude to chat it up with though.
I'm venturing a guess that he's kin folk is on tv. Picture included
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