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Friday Happy Hour: Retrobituaries Launch Party

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christopherhewett.jpgTwo years ago, on YesButNoButYes, I ran a series of Retrobituaries "“ belated remembrances of barely acknowledged celebrity deaths. This series included Mr. Belvedere, Becky's boyfriend from Roseanne, the painter from Murphy Brown and Morty Seinfeld.

I like the word Retrobituary, so I'm bringing it back in a different context. I want to celebrate the lives of fascinating (but not famous) people whose life stories are worth telling. This is where today's Friday Happy Hour topic of conversation comes in.

I need your help compiling a list of the amazing-yet-underappreciated. An overlooked inventor. A groundbreaking educator. A small-town hero. Olympians. When I start this up later this September, I'll be sure to give credit to the person who made the nomination.

While you're thinking about who should be honored, add your hometown's claim to fame to our growing list of Local Trivia.

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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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