Monday, February 03, 2003

Parties are a gathering that allow for conversation and interaction. Mingling in a controlled environment with the basic necessities (warmth, physical safety, food) and hopefully a little alcohol thrown in to loosen tongues and inhibitions is very satisfying. Such a setting, at it’s best, will encourage people to meet, exchange ideas, expunge their views and beliefs and do their best to persuade others to follow their convictions.

Imagine that you are throwing a party and that you can invite 11 people that you have as acquaintances, friends or family (I picked eleven so that you don’t have people pair off – that’s no fun). The whole goal of this party is to provoke heated discussions, even arguments. Whom would you invite? Can I come and observe?

Even if you don’t send me your guest list, take a few minutes and write one down for yourself. You wouldn’t believe how much fun it is to try and pick the top shit-disturbers in your life. The more I think about it, the more I feel like I need to throw (or be invited to) one of these parties with a no-holds-barred, any-topic-goes, no-comments-to-leave-this-room stipulation.

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