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. For years, we described the less tech-savvy among us as being unable to set the clock on a VCR. It's time we unplug that expression and come up with something more relevant. In 2012, what's a better way to say you're not so hot with all this newfangled computer stuff?
2. If my baby book is to be believed, my first Halloween costume was a pumpkin, which I followed up in subsequent years with Big Bird and a purple Honker. What was your first Halloween costume?
3. Growing up in North Jersey, we had our share of memorable field trips—The Land of Make Believe, Turtle Back Zoo, Waterloo Village, Hershey Park, various museums in New York—but my clearest memory is about a trip that wasn’t taken. After the bombing of Pan-Am Flight 103, our scheduled field trip to Newark Airport was canceled. When a classmate asked our teacher what one thing had to do with the other, she said, “You might get kidnapped by terrorists.” It’s a wonder any of us ever flew again. What was your best, worst or most memorable field trip?
4. Time to open this up to the group. If you've got a question for your fellow _flossers, ask away!
Programming note: Starting tonight at 8, a rag tag group of college kids will be taking over mentalfloss.com. They'll be posting stories and quizzes all weekend. Get excited. Treat them nice!