What Sequels Improved on the Original?

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. Most sequels are not very good, or at least not as good as the thing that made people decide another installment was necessary. But surely there have been sequels you like better than the original. And don't just think about movies: books, albums, New Coke, Queen Elizabeth II, what have you.

2. Today is National Ask a Stupid Question Day! Hallmark says so. Apparently it was started years ago to encourage kids to raise their hands in school. What is the stupidest question you've ever been asked?

(For me, it was during my stint as an A&P cashier/Tuesday Night Front End Manager. Like 50 questions come to mind, but I'll go with the time an angry man with legitimately red eyes asked how much plum tomatoes cost at a Shop Rite three towns away. I wanted to shake him.)

3. What's the last book you bought someone as a gift?

4. Our servers are still reeling from Chris Higgins' masterful "Did Blowing Into Nintendo Cartridges Actually Work?" He's open to answering any tech-related questions that have been bugging you for decades. Got any?

5. Do you have a question for your fellow _flossers? The floor is yours. Have a great weekend!

Looking for entertainment this weekend? Download the new Split Decision app!

How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail

Nothing gets people into the holiday spirit quite like snow globes… and booze. So, the Snow Globe Cocktail makes perfect sense.

Brought to us by , the festive cocktail is created with a few simple ingredients and supplies. Please resist the urge to shake it up. Instructions here.

This article originally appeared on Foodiggity. Follow Foodiggity on Facebook and Twitter.

Getty Images
What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
Getty Images
Getty Images

On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!


More from mental floss studios