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Friday Happy Hour: Inventions Edition

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Last week's Buffet set a Friday Happy Hour franchise record for comments, edging out the Book Club Edition. Let's see what kind of crowd gathers when the topic is ridiculous inventions.

doggie_umbrella.GIFA year ago, David posted about TotallyAbsurd.com, a repository for America's goofiest patents. Just a fantastic site. My friend Jason Lee "“ not the Jason Lee playing Dave Seville in the new Chipmunks movie, with whom I'm not close "“ sent me this link again yesterday. I like the Doggie Umbrella, complete with air holes (patent issued in 1992), though Bailey would not tolerate such confinement.

A few possible areas for conversation:

1. What's the craziest invention you've ever seen?
(The dog-shaped vacuum certainly makes my short list.)

2. What hasn't been invented yet but should?
(I think Bluetooth Earmuffs would be fun while preventing frostbite.)

3. How do you feel about a live-action Alvin & The Chipmunks movie?
(I need some convincing.)

I've said enough. Go ahead and chat it up.

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How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail
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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.

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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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!

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