If you could resurrect one dead person, who would it be?
Is it taboo to say that I really wish Heath Ledger was alive. He was a terrific actor and I wish he was here for the Dark Knight rises.
Omg, I heart him.
Good choice. Ruth Gordon and Geraldine Page also. JFK jr.
I didn't like Heath Ledger in his role as "Joker".
[quote]He was a terrific actor and I wish he was here for the Dark Knight rises.
His character died at the end of "The Dark Knight."
God, I miss brunch.
Why? Do you desperately miss "George" Magazine? He never did anything else, except date bitchfaced blondes.
r3 the joker went to jail at the end of the movie.
You would waste your wish on a man you've never met before?
r8 Everyone I love is still alive. My parents, my friends, they are all alive and well.
Is this like "The Monkey's Paw"? Because I do not want Princess Diana's rotting corpse shambling up to my doorstep.
Judy Garland, of course!
Sigmund Romberg - I want more of his music.
Gore Vidal, I miss his work and his bitchery.
My actor choice might be Phil Hartman - sad to think of all the awesome performances we didn't get to see.
It would be one of my dead relatives - perhaps my great grandmother or my great great gandmother on my father's side of the family - for the information that they would know.
Otherwise, it would be someone who died a horrible and/or painful death - so that they didn't have to go through that pain.
Ken Lay - so I could punch him in the dick and then strangle him.
My actor choice would be Tyrone Power. He was a good actor and an extremely handsome man. I enjoy watching his films.
My mother for sure. I know'Mary'.
Well said R11
Alexander the Great
Cass Elliot, she died at age 32, after only recording 5 solo albums.
James Dean, in a heartbeat. An icon in so few performances. I often wonder what he would be doing today.
R5 Agreed. Just so he could come back and be de-bunked and exposed as the Joseph Smith/L. Ron Hubbard of his day. Maybe then we could knock some sense into people who still believe he was the son of God.
With Jon-Erik Hexum, a close second.
1/2 Bette, 1/2 Joan as Composite Actress.
Diana, Princess of Wales
My Dad, he died last Sept. 27th.
How wonderful it would be to resurrect Manti Teo's girlfriend who died from a leukemia induced auto accident. We could put this national tragedy to rest and he would become a football star.
Well, "resurrect" is a tricky concept b/c I'd rather say "have them back at the point they were healthy and vital" versus when they died.
Personally it would be my mom and my sister (who took her life).
Of famous folks, it would be either Madeline Kahn or Karen Carpenter. Both died way too young.
I miss Bea Arthur too but Bea would probably be all "Fuck off! I'm tired! Let me be!"
MLK or Anne Frank.
My dad, so I could spit in his face and tell him how much I hate him.
I like your spunk, R35.
Julia Child...Ledger was an okay actor and a druggie, waste of oxygen to have him back.
Oh, the things Zombie Julia Child could do with Jacque Pepin's brains!
Jesus. Or at least I would have him come back to earth. He needs to clarify his message to the people who hate and commit acts of violence and discrimination against people, esp. gays, but many other groups as well, all because that is what the Lord wants. So, Jesus, come on back.
When I first saw this post, I was thinking of resurrecting ME because this bitch has been in "prime time" mode since the "Great DL Outage Of 2013" (Jan 19-20). [Did y'all notice it was sort of slow here for a few days?] I'm too frugal (okay, cheap!) to pay the eighteen bucks, so all I could do was make up witty comments in my head as all of you paying customers posted great threads.
Anyho, if I could resurrect Eve (and then time warp her back to that meeting with the nefarious reptile), I'd smack that apple out of her mouth and make some snakeskin boots for myself. That would have saved all of us slobs a heap of woe!
Probably a dead scientist, leader or humanitarian. Selfish answer: a dead relative.
I cannot imagine the shallowness and stupidity required to answer with a dead actor. Good lord, OP.
There should be an "or" between my list of names, as we are only allowed one resurrection.
My Dad and Judy Garland.
Rock Hudson. And the HIV would be gone, from everyone forever.
Judy Judy Judy!!
It's deeply disconcerting to note how many posts list actors, actresses and singers. Of all of humanity, a dead actor is the person to bring back?
Christ died for us. Who are we to trivialize this sacrifice by declining the favor?
He said some cool things
For the women like Marilyn, Diana, Garaland, Callas, Whitney & Billie ... don't you think their sad, tragic lives and deaths add to their legends? If they had to live their lives again and follow the right path, they'd be utterly boring. I mean, no one's in a hurry to cannonise Celine Dion.
[quote]Jesus. Or at least I would have him come back to earth. He needs to clarify his message to the people who hate
if a Jesus did come back to clarify his message, the extremist Christians would buy off some Republican't lawmakers to have him silenced and tried as a terrorist. Bet.
Poor Nicole Brown Simpson. And my brother, a wonderful man who died too young.
I can't imagine using this opportunity (albeit imaginary) to resurrect an actor or singer.
Resurrecting Jesus plainly takes this into the realm of fantasy -- besides, the body is missing.
What are the rules here? Do we resurrect Judy Garland at 90? Marilyn at 86, or whatever? Do we get them back on their last days? Do they come back like Andreyev's Lazarus, with the obvious effects of having been dead for as long as they were? (The psychological effects would be bad enough, but the physical effects would not be pretty.) Or do we get to pick the point in their lives at which they were in the condition in which they'd return?
Someone above said JFK Jr. One would think his father might make more contributions to humanity than he -- but would he come back with half his brain on Jackie's suit? So much to think about. (And clearly too much time in which to do it.)
My mother. Died too young and deserved a long and happy life.
An old boyfriend - actually my first real boyfriend - who also died too young and sadly while we were making plans to reconnect after a long time with no contact.
My best friend from high school who was the most loyal friend and funniest person I ever knew - he was a cop murdered at 31.
Steve Prefontaine - who was trying to change the face of amateur athletics and wrest control away from corrupt old white men holding our athletes back via dirty politics. Plus he was a god.
John Gilbert Winant, the US Ambassador to Great Britain during WWII. He was an incredible man and a very progressive populist republican (closer to a Democrat really) who might have made a real difference in national and world politics for the better - he died shortly after the war.
Actually, R56, Steve Prefontaine was only so-so in bed. John Gilbert Winant, on the other hand.....
You are very sweet, 56.
My dad and cousin.
Cary Grant. For obvious reasons; good looking, sexy, and with a good sense of humor.
It would be my Dad. He worked himself to death in order to provide a meager existance for his wife and children. Dad was a very intelligent man who lost everything in a failed business in his later years and was unable to recover. I would give everything that I have acquired in my careers to spend just 5 minutes with him now. I love you Raymond.
Mo Mowlam. She'd be Labour leader by now, and a much more effective opposition.
The author who wrote the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, Stieg Larsson.
He was going to write a ten book series and died after the third book was finished and before he could enjoy his good fortune. I would like him to come back and finish the series, then write, write, write some more.
OP; I too miss Heath Ledger. I think I'll miss him till the day I die. The way he expressed his love for people, esp. his fellow actors is truly inspirational for me.
If ever I get off my butt and start painting like my bud is pushing me to do, I want to do some paintings of Heath.
I did write my first poem in a long, long time..about Heath. That helped, enormously!
learning to love my fellow human being
My personal belief is that no one would want to return to this "veil of tears", after they've left it.
r67 wasn't there someone in your life you wish you could have back? I can't see myself wanting to resurrect a celebrity I don't even know. A celebrity I only know through films. It's so silly. That's for his family to desire.
My cousin who always made family get-togethers more fun. Who will I sit with at Thanksgiving now?
My mother. She's my only friend..
She's not dead either. She's 76 and the mental health people are getting tired of treating her other and other againso they are plaining on putting her in a nursing home...
I wish my mother would come back 100% mentally healthy...
Bayard Rustin, W.E.B Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, Ida B. Wells, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth or Phillis Wheatley. I can go on and on; there are just so many deceased people I would love to meet.
My grandmother died when my mother was 5 years old and it something my mother has struggled with her entire life. So if I had to choose just one person I would choose my grandmother.