So maybe you just won some money at the races, or perhaps you just met a really good publicist, but let's just say you've got the opportunity to host 5 people - ANY 5 living people - at your place for dinner and drinks. Your schedule will allow it, their schedules will allow it, the budget is taken care of, and nobody has to get up at dawn to make it to work. In other words, there's nothing in our hypothetical scenario that would either prevent someone from showing up or keep them, and you, from having a good time.
So, who do you invite?
Factor in several things, of course, since you're aiming to have a good time, too. You may want to meet both Rob Reiner and Trey Parker, but having them at the same dinner table would probably cause a bit more friction than you'd prefer. Similarly, Colin Farrell doesn't drink anymore, so saying you want to have him and Cillian Murphy over to slam some Guinness doesn't really fly, and keep in mind that if you opt to invite Hef, you're inviting 87 year old Hef and his diapers, not the dapper young ladies man of the 60's and 70'.s
Also, what's on the menu? I'm interested to see who opts for serving bar food and budweiser and inviting George Wendt and John Ratzenberger, and who the foodies are who will serve rare Chianti and kale chips.