The first time I tried to buy jasonenglish.com, another Jason English had beaten me to it. Actually, his girlfriend did. On the site, That Jason said it was a birthday present. To celebrate, he posted pictures of himself skating in hockey pads on a homemade rink. I can't say I had bigger plans for the domain. That was 1998.
Several years passed before I would again have $9.99 to spend frivolously on a web address. By then, a new Jason was calling jasonenglish.com home. Jungle Jason. And his Safari Magic.
Over the years, the number of people who emailed me the link to Jungle Jason's Safari Magic was north of 237. Sadly, I just checked and learned Jungle Jason is no more. Can't wait to see who moves in next.
When I finally purchased some Internet real estate of my own, I opted for jasonenglish1.com, which looks bad in pixels, but we're all learning to love it ("all" being me and my 11 readers, many of whom are spambots.)
So the first question of the last Friday Happy Hour of 2007 is this: 1) Who's the master of your domain (name)? If Internet averages hold, at least 84%* of you will find a porn site when typing your name and adding dot-com.
2. If your company forced you to participate in a Secret Santa-esque gift exchange, and the rules stated you must buy your co-worker a poster to hang in his or her cubicle, what poster would you buy?
3. If you could go back to college and do it all again, would you still pick the same major? The same school?
4. Who's your favorite game show host?
5. Let's make Week-After-Christmas Resolutions. Something you vow to start doing, but can give up on January 1st. What's yours?
As always, answer only what looks appetizing. We'll be back with weekly random questions on January 4th!
*This is made up.