Daily Blog Post, Day 9 (Monday, July 6th)

Which famous person from history would you choose to interview, have coffee with, have dinner with, and why?

Give reasons for why you woud choose this person, list the what questions you would ask, why you would ask those questions, and what you think the experience would be like.

Write as much as you can!

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24 thoughts on “Daily Blog Post, Day 9 (Monday, July 6th)

  1. A person from history that I would love to interview would be Emmitt Till. I want to interview him out of every other historic person because I am really curious to see what the real story behind the situation is. I want to know his experience and his thoughts about what happened is. I would ask what the real story is because sources have inconstancy. I would think the experience would just be overwhelming in the best way.

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  2. I would like to meet John F. Kennedy. Some of the questions I would ask him are as follows….
    How did you like being president?
    What are your views on the current foreign policies?
    Was your assassination a conspiracy? and if so Who do you think was behind it?
    What’s the after life like?
    What would you change if anything about your political polices?

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  3. I would like to have coffee and dinner with Teddy Roosevelt. He always said to carry a big stick but let your words be few. I think that statement really does carry you a long way and sometimes you have to let your actions speak more then your words. I would ask him what made him the person he is and how that came about. It would be a great conversation to talk about.

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  4. I would Choose Abraham Lincoln. Some questions I would have for him:
    Did you like being president back then?
    Would you change anything you did back then?
    What would you do if you could be president now?

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  5. The person i would want to interview form history would be Micheal Jordan and Walter payton because they were the best in their time and to this day. If i would ever sit down and talk to Micheal Jordan i would have to ask him what did it take to perform the way he did. How did you fought through the pain and the sickness on the day you had the flu. I would have to ask Walter payton similar questions like how did he fought through his sickness with over 100 degree body temperature from the flu. I would ask each of them would they like to play me 1 on 1 because i would have got my skills better. These are the questions i would ask the 2 greatest players in their sport.

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  6. I would want to have dinner with would have to be George Washington because of the fact he was our leader during the revolutionary war. It would be the most interesting thing to me to be able to have first person accounts of how the war was going and what Washington was really like. Throughout all of our history we’ve pictured Washington in a heroic light but what if he was actually always scared to make a decision and his generals had to bail him out? It would be interesting to see the real him.

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  7. If I could have lunch with one of the men or women above, I would choose the prestigious William Shakespeare. Just from reading a couple books, I would bet that Shakespeare is clever and unique with his language and the manner with which he speaks. Simply talking to Shakespeare would be extremely interesting. It would be a totally different experience to blend two similar, yet different intelligences and vocabularies; Shakespeare’s obviously being old English while my own would be modern English. I would ask Shakespeare why did all of his stories contain such drastic tragedy. That, and I would also ask if there was anyone or anything that served as an inspiration in his novels. I’d definitely keep him up to date and let him know that he as well as the novels he wrote have been forever cemented in history.

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  8. Martin Luther King, Jr is who I would pick to have dinner with cause he was a great man and know everything went through would be amazing also cause we both believe in the same God and love his family and friends as I do . I would ash why he started the civil right movements , why did he keep going cause he went to jail so many times and he could of stop so many times and he could of stop the movement but he did not. he is a amazing person I love to meet him. I would also ask him why he had kids cause he new what he wanted to do but he still had the kids even though he went through. I also really want to thank him after all my questions for all he did for all he did to change our life’s.

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  9. One person I actually want to interview is Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Because he was in so many good movies, including the best ones like Terminator 2, which was the best movie out of the three terminator movie series excluding terminator salvation. And want to ask him about how he does his workouts before being in movies; even though i’m not going to be in movies; I am just interested in his workouts and want to be a little bit of a body builder myself.

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  10. I think id want to interview Abraham Lincoln because id want to know why he wanted to abolish slavery cause I know there are many people in his time that were against him abolishing it. Id want to have coffee with Pancho Villa because, he helped fight for Mexico’s freedom and make them independent. I choose him because im part Mexican and to all Mexicans he is huge figure they look at and love. He was also an amazing general.

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  11. It would be Sir Alex Ferguson. There are a numerous of reasons why I choose Sir Alex Ferguson. First of all, He has won 13 English Premier League titles with Manchester United. Secondly, He is the British most successful football manager of all time. Thirdly, He was hired as Manchester United’s manager during the period from 1986-2013. He is one of the longest serving manager ever in the English Premier League. Finally, the likes of David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo are among the players that have played under Sir Alex Ferguson and have gone on to become ones of world best football players of all time.

    If I was able to meet with him, my question would be :
    1. How do you feel being the number one British Football Manager of all time ?
    2. Have you ever regretted selling the likes of Ronaldo, Beckham, Van Nisterooy during their prime time at Old Trafford ?
    3. Have you ever thought of step out of the retirement and come back to the football scene ?
    4. If you were given the chance to pick your successor as Manchester United’s manager who would it be ?
    5. Do you believe United will get back on track ? Do you think the problems they are currently struggling with have anything to do with your retirements ?

    I am a huge football fan ( soccer if you may ) and that would be one of my best life time experience if it were to happen.

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  12. I would want to have an interview with George Washington for the reason he was the first president so he started a path for history . I would ask him what made him who he is now, I would ask about he’s past and hear his stories .I would ask who was he’s hero, I would ask what would he have done if not being president .

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  13. The famous person that i wish to interview with is Robin Williams because he has always been very influential with controversy. He is a role model to many because of his movies that associate with every day life situations and he always try to find something in a positive way to teach his audience. He supported the LGBT community and fought for their rights. He was always involved in good things, he never got into bad habitats. The questions i would ask is what inspired you to become an actor, why did you choose not to follow the wrong path of being a celebrity. why i would ask these questions because usually its common every celebrity follows the wrong crowd, and is under the influence. I think the experience would have been memorable because i could get advice on things and learn what kind of person he is.

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  14. I would interview john f Kennedy because he was a good president. I would ask him what is it like to be president and is it hard to be president. I would ask some of these questions because I want to get an idea of what it is like to be president and what a presidents point of view of the country is.

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  15. If I could meet anyone for a dinner date, I’d like to hang out with Otto Von Bismarck. He’s a super cool guy who unified Germany. Of course I would have to be able to speak fluent German. For a interview, Lenin seems like a fun dude to ask questions to. I’d like to ask him how he felt about the fall of the Soviet Union and if he could’ve made a purer communist society. For coffee (or preferably tea), Robin Williams.

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  16. I would love to have coffee of Jimi Hendrix. I would ask him about his time in the army, why he volunteered to be a para trooper. I would also ask him how was it living in Vancouver in his teen years and being raised but is grandmother. The biggest question I would ask is how does the fame and fortune leads to dying so young and throw it all away, what was so bad?

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  17. I would love to have coffee with Walt Disney. Why not? He has made the biggest and important part of my childhood. Even though of his dyslexia he managed to create something so big.

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  18. I would love to have coffee with Martin Luther King Jr. I admire him because he actually wanted stop racism and reuniting the whites and the blacks together. By this fact, it made me want to know more about him. I would ask him what made his so passionate about freedom and what made him the person that he is.

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  19. I will be choose George Washington and the reason of why I choose he is because I want to know more about the history, and because he was the first president.
    Some of the question that I will be ask are:
    What are the feeling of the war?
    What responsibility George Washington need to have in the war?

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  20. Which famous person from history would you choose to interview, have coffee with, have dinner with, and why?

    The famous person from history I would choose to interview will be George Washington. The reasons for why I would choose George Washington because he was the first president of the Untied States. Here’s my list:

    1. Who do you have do your hair in the morning?
    2. Why did they make that song when you jump out the widow?
    3. Do you like a lot of woman George?
    4. Is your farm land a place were you grow apples?
    5. Do you drink a lot of coffee?

    I would ask those questions just to see if they were true and what I think the experience would come out to be. I think that the experience would be great to talk to the first President.

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  21. My ancestor Edward Rutledge ( signed declaration of independence). I would ask him how it felt to be a part of this? Did you help make the constitution as well, because history said you went to the meeting/making of it?

    Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”): What would you say are some themes that are portrayed in your songs? Would you say some of your songs are against todays society/protesting against some modern trend? I choose him, because I like his genre of music. He also is one of the people I look up to: dancing, singing. Also I feel in a way, he is an activist for civil rights. He also was a great hit and still is. Also got into the singing carrier in a really young age, (speculation of father abusing him during the Jackson 5).

    Charlie Puth ( Singer of See You Again): I picked him, since I feel my voice matches his voice in rage and tone, and intonation. Also he’s my favorite artist of all time. Can you help me make songs? What college/university should I go to for my major, and what are some good colleges for music? Can we do a song together, for any future albums, I make? Can you teach me the ways of perfect pitch, and teach me piano? (I got taught piano before)

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  22. I would choose to have tea and a doobie with Bob Marley, and why I choose him is because his music is so inspiring and mellow. Also because I am a like-minded person to him and I would just want to go deep into thought about life, the corruption of this country and in politics, and other interesting topics that he has within his knowledge bank. I am not sure what I would ask him first because I would have way too much to ask him about the industry, life, spiritual things, and etc.

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  23. Turn of events
    The lobby that we are set to meet in has the usual assortment, coffee table set with the fancy finger foods, and the usual smooth jazz music. I sigh, as I feel nervous, I was subbing for John again, I was supposed to interview x number of people.
    (Enter William Shakespeare)
    William Shakespeare: “Hello, I am here, yes, where is the interview?”
    Me: “Right here Mr. Shakespeare sir-”
    William: “You? This little peasant girl is interviewing me, Witch, Witch Burn her at the stake?!?!”
    Me:”Mr. Shakespeare-”
    William: It’s William!”
    Me:”Yes, Mr. William how-”
    William: Ask not how but why
    Me: Why is your day?
    William: oh no no no no no my dear that is when you ask how, and my day is odd,
    Me: Odd how?
    Willliam: Why you’re a lady, that is if that’s what you are-
    Me: (slightly frustrated) Now hold on just a minute Mr. Shakespeare-
    William: It’s William, why you aren’t a lady at all, you are the worst interviewer in the history of interviewers.
    Me: You are history.
    (William gets up)
    William: I say, that is no way for a lady to talk, good day madam!
    (Exit William Shakespeare, Enter Lewis Carroll)
    This guy looks fidgety, hopefully he won’t be as bad as Shakespeare.
    Me: (holds out hand) Hi Mr. Carroll, It’s a pleasure to meet you.
    Lewis Carroll:…..(reluctantly shakes hand, hand is very sweaty)
    Me: Wow, I can’t believe I actually get to talk to you how is your day? Do you like how society has changed?
    LC:…….(looks around the room)
    Me: Okay, let’s talk about your work, what was the inspiration behind Alice in Wonderland?
    LC:…..
    Me: I heard you were a pastor and you got to hang out with Alice Liddell, was she the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland or was it her sister Georgiana?
    LC……
    Me: Aren’t you going to speak.
    LC: (gets up all twitchy) Bloody catfish and scones.
    (Runs into lobby boy pushing lobby cart)
    Me: Mr. Carroll are you alright?
    LC:…. (gets up and leaves)
    (Exit Lewis Carroll Enter Jane Austen)
    Me: Ms. Austen nice, to meet you.
    Jane Austen: Pleasures all mine.
    Me: (finally somebody who I can talk to) Shall we begin?
    JA: Well I’m here, I assumed we would.
    Me: (oh no) Okay, so (clears throat) what inspired you to become a writer?
    JA: Me, I would say- Have you read my work?
    Me: Yes, of course I loved Mansfield manner and Pride and Prejudice and-
    JA: Yes, yes, (waves hand) I know, I brought a copy, of my most notable Pride and Prejudice.
    Me: Yes, I was meaning, to ask you about that, what inspired you to-
    JA: (Pulls out old copy of Pride and Prejudice) Chapter One, It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.-”
    Me: Ms. Austen-
    JA: Please call me Jane, and do speak up, you speak poorly, actually sit up straight, and cross your legs,-
    Me:(changes posture) I assumed that you would be-
    JA: Like Elizabeth Bennet? Oh no, no, no, heavens no! It just isn’t proper- heavens no! (stands up and leaves)
    Me: Wait Ms. Austen!
    I slouch back in my seat as Ms. Austen leaves, I feel certain that I’ve lost John’s homework. I got two stuck up writers, one mute who doesn’t know left from right. I can’t help but sigh as my heroes have completely disillusioned me. I pull my reporters cap down on my eyes and slouch, especially now that Ms. Austen is gone.
    Voice: Excuse me I’m here waiting for an interview, with John Schmeknekitwitzmingleheimer?
    I look up, I see a pretty face, and yet I know this pretty face, it’s none other than Audrey Hepburn.
    Me: How do ya do-I mean er- It’s nice to meet you Ms.-
    Audrey Hepburn: Ms. Hepburn
    Me: Please, have a seat, I’m filling in for John-
    AH: I know his name is so hard to pronounce.
    We both laugh, she grabs a finger sandwich.
    Me: wow you must be hungry,
    AH: I haven’t eaten all morning, please don’t tell, I kind of got myself into a scratch, for saying I wouldn’t go over 103 lbs, unless pregnant.
    Me: (writes fact down) Tell me a little bit about yourself.
    AH: (burps) Pardon me. I was born in Brussels in 1929 to my dutch mother and british father, my childhood was rather traumatic, since, my father sent me off to a horrible boarding school (and eventually left to join the Nazi’s), which, is shut down by now I believe. I was a dental assistant before becoming an actress, and in World War II I was practically starved, while being stationed in the Netherlands, my good mother moved us from Brussels in hopes of being safe, she even changed my name to Edda Van Heemstra, she thought it would sound less English. When D Day arrived in Arnhem, which is where we were stationed, the people suffered some even froze to death, at one point we even made, flour out of flowers, (laughs) I remember the best audience I ever had, They never clapped and were a silent bunch, I collected money for the Dutch resistance. (smiles) I would also pass the time drawing, mostly because I wanted to get away from the pain and suffereing. I believe that is helped me when I became, as you know me now, as Ms. Audrey Hepburn.
    Me:(tears rolling down my eyes)…..
    AH: What? did you think I was going to talk about Hollywood, and the movies? What life was like being good ol’ Audrey Hepburn?
    Me: No, you just didn’t give me enough time, to write it all down.
    AH: (laughs) I’ll give you some time and then possibly we’ll talk about fame and fortune under the stars (she rolls her eyes)
    Me: Don’t you like being known as someone whose famous?
    AH: (wry smile) Of course, but it comes with a price, and honestly who knows more about me than I do?
    Me:…..
    AH: You’ll have to excuse me, but I despise, being known as just another pretty face.
    Scene…..

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