2. Familiar discourse; free interchange of thoughts or views;
conversation; chat.--Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 
1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

thanks for the historical pairings.  i had in mind a (more) current
creative pairing with another great mind/wit.  it would take a third
mind (the creative part) to "bring" them together.  perhaps there was
something on Steve Allen's old show (it's name eludes me).

Twain took Lucifer's part, so i don't count that.  ;-]

is there such a pairing list members might hanker for? also, anything
ridiculous such as......?

Susan Dorman