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Dinner for three

— By: The Team at Nau

As part of a recent survey, we asked subscribers to Off The Grid (our weekly email with Nau news, events, contests and special offers—sign up here) who they’d invite to dinner if they could choose any two people, living or dead. Really, you can only learn so much about someone by their age, sex and favorite magazines. So it seemed, you know, pertinent.4344301364_976e5696c3_o

Covering everything from Jesus to John Stewart, Vladimir Nabokov to Amina, Queen of Zazzua, the over 1300 responses we got proved nothing more than that you OTG readers really are an eclectic bunch. So herewith, we present a (more or less random) selection of our favorites. Feel free to jump in with your own hypothetical threesome in the comments below.

If you could have dinner with any two people, living or dead, who would you choose?

  • Abraham Lincoln and Kurt Cobain (What would they talk about?)
  • Elvis and Pele (Two men with great moves.)
  • Sarah Silverman and a monkey (So long as you’ve got Sarah, really any monkey will do.)
  • Moses and William Shatner (Who do you imagine has the better voice?)
  • John Marshall, Eddy Merckx (You’d have to think that John Adam’s secretary of state would spend most of the time admiring Merckx’s bike)
  • CoCo Chanel and Frank Loyd Wright (They’d probably get along famously; as Chanel once said, “Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”)
  • Genghis Khan and Richard Dean Anderson (How long could MacGuyver hold off Khan with only a napkin ring and a salad fork?)
  • Buddha and Heidi Montag (…blissfully…awkward…silence…)
  • Mae West and Johnny Depp (It would be a very, um, charming evening.)
  • Will Farrell, LeBron James (Spiced lamb shank, LeBron?)

Words by Alex Hamlin.