Stranded on a deserted island..

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    If it was possible, what three people from history or the present would you have with you if stranded on a deserted island?
     
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  3. Killjoy Propelling The Farce!! Valued Senior Member

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    The 2 guys who were featured in a TV show entitled "Dual Survival", and that Canadian fellow who starred in the "Survivorman" show.

    I'm not sure how interesting their company would be, but at least they could find food.

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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Robinson Crusoe and two of the guys from that WWII escape movie where they built a glider from sticks and porridge.


    Escape from Colditz / Escape of the Birdmen
     
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  7. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    Probably women like Ada Blackjack, Mary Kingsley, and Isobel Gunn. Over the course of years, I wouldn't trust a man in the bunch unless it was one like John Adams (not the president), or alternatively perhaps a somewhat old, amiable, and impotent historical figure with a knack for enduring harsh or wild conditions (Richard Proenneke?).

    I believe Adams was the last original male survivor (by 1808), among those that had settled Pitcairn Island after the Bounty mutiny. And that's because he kept his baser desires in check. (Somehow the mutineers managed to make alcohol, or else there had been an extraordinarily large cache of liquor on the ship, to unload.)
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  8. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Are we to assume just for company (i.e. food and other needs for survival are not an issue), 'cos otherwise it'd be people who can survive and build boats out of whatever grows on the island.

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  9. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I leave that up to you.
     
  10. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    The Father... his son and the Holey Gost... shoud be wild

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  11. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I always heard Voltaire was a great conversationalist. So Voltaire, Jerry Seinfeld, and I guess Thomas Edison to work on something to get us rescued.
     
  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, real people?

    Albert Einstein, Jennifer Aniston and Elisha Cuthbert.
     
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  13. Pinball1970 Registered Senior Member

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    Bach, Feynman and Dirac. I am also going to need a library, stationery, an Organ, piano and guitar.
    Oh yes access to the internet would be sweet.

    I assume food and water is no issue?
     
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    Assuming that is acceptable I will forward my reading list.

    Are there women on the Island? If not I may need to drop Dirac and stick Susan Penhaligon in his place.
    I really only picked him to keep Feynman happy anyway.
     
  15. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    How did the island come to be deserted?
     
  16. Pinball1970 Registered Senior Member

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    It's a hypothetical situation
     
  17. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    OK
    I'll settle for an hypothetical answer.
     
  18. Pinball1970 Registered Senior Member

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    Aliens.
     
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  19. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    OK
    Why did the aliens desert their island?
     
  20. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    What if nobody knows? Does that prevent you from picking three people?
     
  21. Pinball1970 Registered Senior Member

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    There are Islands on the planet that do not have humans on them.

    Pick one.

    That is not the point of the thread and it is either vacuously unfunny trolling to ask these stupid questions, or you are just completely missing the point.
     
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  22. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Ok - the first two would be Mozart, followed by a survivalist who can not only keep us comfortably alive but also build a piano, and the third I'll keep between me and her!

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