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    The Giz Wiz Asks You! > If you had to take a 10 hour airplane trip who would you want sitting next to you?

    It can anyone, living, dead, famous or not! Give us the name a brief reason why this person would be the ideal seatmate.

    It should be fun!

    Dick De
    The Giz Wiz

    April 18, 2009 | Registered CommenterThe Giz Wiz

    Morrison. I freak out on planes and he probably would be really mellow! LOL

    April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSquid75

    No one. I'd use the seat next to me for all of my gadgets! : )

    April 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersloarch

    Leo LaPorte on one side and Bruce Williams on the other.

    April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaBeach

    Dick De of course :-)

    April 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShaun Moran

    Jean Shepherd because he would keep me entertained with his stories and anecdotes.

    April 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteven

    I once flew to France sitting next to a young French woman who was going home to visit her parents. We spent all night talking about special education and France, and also teaching me to get by in French.

    I wouldn't mind having that experience again.

    April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Zengerle

    Angelina Jolie, after 10 hours I'll either be married to her or adopted by her... or arrested. Wait 10 hours on a plane. I'm not going.

    April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenteriSteve

    Either Stephen Fry or David Mitchell

    April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

    This was moved here because it ended up in the wrong area:

    Dick & Leo, of course. Bonnie Hunt , Steven Wright, or Bob Bergen (for laughs), Harlan Ellison, Leonard Nimoy, or Joe Straczynski to learn/experience something new.

    April 26, 2009 | Shane Shellenbarger

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Giz Wiz

    No one. I'd use the seat next to me for all of my gadgets! : )

    April 21, 2009 | sloarch

    by Sloarch (Moved here by the Giz Wiz)

    April 29, 2009 | Registered CommenterThe Giz Wiz

    Leo Laporte and Sarah Lane - but the flight better have wi-fi!!!

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoug

    We only get one other seat??? :(

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWheelman

    Someone small and narcoleptic so I wouldn't be bothered too much and would have plenty of room to stretch out.

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertglass1976

    I'd want the guy who played Paul on Spin City sitting next to me. That way I could look at him the whole time and say, "Are we there yet?"

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterverukusaki

    The late Carl Sagan. He just always struck me as an amazing man, and quite a good conversationalist - he made science palatable to everyone, and I would love to have time to question him endlessly (or at least for 10 hours!). RIP Carl!

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternewfers

    Somebody living, of course. Somebody dead would stink too much.

    Oh, all right, Warren Buffet. Might as well get a few investment tips for free since I couldn't afford to pay for having lunch with him!

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew B. Tepper

    Someone with a parachute for 2. I hate flying

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPodcastBunker

    Helen Keller. At least it will be quiet.

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKen McCrory

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Talking quantum this and quantum that would make it seem a shorter trip.

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaddyPlaid

    The Giz Wiz on one side and Craig Ferguson on the other side. That would be one fun flight.

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSean

    I'm with the people who said no one.
    I'd feel rude ignoring someone while playing with the gadgets I'd have to bring with me for a flight that long.

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScottSkiba

    Walt Disney.

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbillmdee

    Robin Williams I wouldn't be bored

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEdward

    John Candy. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) is one of my favorite movies. I loved him on SCTV!

    April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnita Bath