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If you could spend a day with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

Asked at Dillons, 3000 West Sixth St. on February 26, 2011

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Photo of Jennifer Gregg

“My dad for sure.”

Photo of Frank Jowett

“Charlie Sheen because he’s hilarious. He’s an infowarrior.”

Photo of Dale Lundquist

“Probably Dylan Thomas, he’s one of my favorite poets.”

Photo of Liz Dowdell

“Franklin Roosevelt. He did a lot at a really hard time and it’d be interesting to talk to him about it.”


Boosh 7 years, 3 months ago

Depends on how long they bin ded. Could be smelly and squishy.

Boosh 7 years, 3 months ago

Wait I'm smelly and squishy. Am I ded?

Bill Lee 7 years, 3 months ago

My dad. It's been 48 years since I lost him, but a day rarely goes by when I don't think of him. I'd also like to spend a day with my paternal line ancestor who immigrated to this country so I could ask him why he came.

Chrissy Neibarger 7 years, 3 months ago

My grandfather. I never got a good chance to say goodbye.

“Charlie Sheen because he’s hilarious. He’s an infowarrior.” — Frank Jowett, Sheen aficionado, Lawrence

What a timely quote considering that they just canceled the TV series for the rest of the season because of his "hilarious" interview.

Maddy Griffin 7 years, 3 months ago

..and he got a part in a new HBO series. Poor baby, his life is sooo hard.

monkeyhawk 7 years, 3 months ago

Believing everything you hear (especially from drug addicted alcoholics) is what got our current administration elected.

"An HBO spokesperson confirmed to EW that the cable network has no deal in place to do a new show with Charlie Sheen."

Maddy Griffin 7 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for clearing that up. I'm not a big fan anyway.

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riverdrifter 7 years, 3 months ago

Don't know that I'd want to spend the day with them, but I'd buy a beer for whomever puts a bullet through what-his-face's noggin.

cato_the_elder 7 years, 3 months ago

Jennifer Gregg, you are special. Here's to your father's memory for having you as his child.

mrjcg2 7 years, 3 months ago

Jerry Garcia, but maybe not the whole day....

kernal 7 years, 3 months ago

Will Rogers, the ultimate commentator of his times.

Emily Campbell 7 years, 3 months ago

My Nana- Great Grandmother. When I was growing up she lived with us, and I would eat every meal with her in her room and she'd tell me stories of traveling in a covered wagon. The most vivid story I remember was when she and her family made it to Omaha, NE the first thing she saw was a black man hanging from a tree. She talked about how that impacted everyone in her family good and bad. I'm glad we've come so far!! Let's go just a little bit further though.

JustNoticed 7 years, 3 months ago

What? No one has mentioned Jesus yet? A day with the rabbi would be interesting.

overthemoon 7 years, 3 months ago

Thinking the same thing. Find out what and who he really was and what he would think of 2000 years of exaggeration and elaboration on what was probably his pretty simple story.

RManFlint 7 years, 3 months ago

Joseph Campbell would probably bore the hell out of you. He has that effect on most people. Now, Joe Campbell and John Steinbeck together might be fun, especially if JS beat the crap out of JC for cuckolding him.

Kelly Johnson 7 years, 3 months ago

Dead people:

1 Male: Elvis

1 Female: Anna Nicole Smith

Living people:

1 Male: Dog the Bounty Hunter

1 Female: Oprah, because I'd be bound to get something free - a car, a sweater, a small nation perhaps?

RoeDapple 7 years, 3 months ago

CWGOKU, I'll see if mom will let us all meet in her basement.

RoeDapple 7 years, 3 months ago

Come to think of it, that would be a great name for an internet cafe, "Mom's Basement". Maybe where the "Underdog" used to be. (Easy access to Free State)

Flap Doodle 7 years, 3 months ago

I'd like to chat with the ghost of Ambrose Bierce so I could ask him where/how he died.

Gene Wallace 7 years, 3 months ago

HEY! I was going to say Ambrose Bierce. I'd like to spend a Saturday with him and his San Francisco friends. And, see what he'd think of my writing style. CCG!

justmytwocents 7 years, 3 months ago

that is a hard question. My grandpa, because I miss him every day. or my grandma to watch KU basketball. My great grandma to ask her questions about her life.
Then - so many interesting people in history....

BigPrune 7 years, 3 months ago


Can you pick which two of the four are also Merc customers?

BigPrune 7 years, 3 months ago

One looks like he likes Martin Sheen's son, also known as Emilio Esteffan's or Estevez's brother.

overthemoon 7 years, 3 months ago

Those pictures were taken at Dillons.

And do you have any idea what Merc shoppers look like or do you just assume they are all 'of a type'. Guarantee that on any visit you will find a full spectrum of every age, size, shape, style, culture and anything else you use to categorize and judge people.

schula 7 years, 3 months ago

My grandpa -- it has been a little over two years since he passed and I miss him everyday. He was a a huge baseball fan so this time of year is especially hard for me.

BruceWayne 7 years, 3 months ago

I can't really I CAN"T. JK or WM would delete the comment.

RoeDapple 7 years, 3 months ago

AHA!! We have all missed the obvious here! Sooo . . . Is there going to be a contest/drawing/survey taken for spending the day with a local celebrity? Say . . . Jonathan Kealing or Whitney Mathews? Okay, I'm in! Where do I sign up?

Cait McKnelly 7 years, 3 months ago

Hmmm. I want to know the truth about a number of things; King Arthur, Mary Magdalene and Otzi all come to mind. If there was a "magical" way of doing it as it would have to include a means of overcoming language barriers. I like the idea of T.E. Lawrence, but with me being a woman he would probably get all snippy as he was definitely a "man's man". Would love to talk to Sir Richard Burton (and I'm not referring to Liz's ex).

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