narcoleptish wrote:Physical (for lack of a better term). Someone you'd like to do an activity with, for instance: Golf a round with ? or get a guitar lesson from ? or act on stage with ? ....etc.
I'd like to have Bill Koch (this
guy, not any of the numerous other Bill Kochs) spend an hour helping me improve my skate style.
narcoleptish wrote:Thank or punch. One person you'd like to either thank for something great that they have done, or punch in the nose for something else, no explanation needed.
That's kind of a tricky one. I'm not really the punching type. There are some guys who shaped the field I work in whom I'd like to thank, but they're all kind of obscure as far as the general public is concerned.
Maybe the single living person we all owe the most thanks to is Mikhail Gorbachev, for peacefully ending the USSR ... something that seemed totally and utterly unthinkable
to those of us who grew up before then. His post 1991 career has been a bit uneven, but has anyone else in living memory done anything that important?
Other possibilities of people to thank ... maybe Tim Berners-Lee? If Rachel Carson were alive, I'd thank her.
I suppose in honor of Huckleby I could punch V.S. Naipaul
narcoleptish wrote:Intellectual. Someone you'd just like to sit down and talk to, maybe have drinks/dinner, for a few hours.