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You may invite 5 people to Thanksgiving

Who are they?

Alive or dead.

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Preferably real people, not, like, Bert and Ernie (beside, Ernie would come to my house if given his druthers).

Let’s make this easy and say we are already allowed to bring our friends and family and loved ones.

I just want to know which famous people, or people in history, you would most like to share your holiday meal with you.

It’s interesting to wonder who out of the people we admire would make good dinner guests. I’ll forgo Woody Allen and Lester Bangs and Jean-Michel Basquiat because, frankly, I think they would make lousy guests. Andy Warhol? Nah.

My list:
1. Buddha

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2. Richard Pryor

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3. Yoko Ono

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4. Brian Eno

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5. John Cage

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This will all change by next week. (Well, not, I suspect, Buddha and Richard).

Who’s on your list?

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What do these historical figures have in common?

Tell me if you admire any of these historical figures and I will tell you something they all had in common:

Abraham Lincoln
Benjamin Franklin
Henry David Thoreau
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rosa Parks
Sir Isaac Newton
Socrates
Susan B. Anthony
Mahatma Gandhi
Buddha
Albert Einstein
Albert Schweitzer
Jane Goodall
Plato
Isaac Bashevis Singer
J.D. Salinger
Jean-Jacque Rosseau
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Immanual Kant
Plato
Coretta Scott King
Franz Kafka
Charles Darwin
Emily Dickinson
Vincent Van Gogh
Dizzie Gillespie
Gustave Flaubert
H.G. Wells
Louisa May Alcott
Epicurus
George Harrison
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr
John Lennon
Leo Tolstoy
Leonardo DaVinci
George Bernard Shaw
William Blake
Voltaire
Mark Twain
Mary Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Lord Byron
Mr. Rogers
Nikola Tesla
Pythagoras
Plutarch
Rainer Maria Rilke

So, what do all of these folks have in common? Every single one of them was a vegetarian.

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