Friday Happy Hour: Special Guest Stars

It's a busy afternoon at mental_floss—we're preparing to unveil our new homepage later today. Here are three questions for you to ponder while you anxiously await.

1. We've lined up a special guest blogger for next week. Grammar legend Patricia O'Conner, author of Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English, will be sitting in. And next Friday, she'll be answering a handful of reader questions.

I don't want to spoil any of the topics she'll be covering, so I'll ask this: what other special guests would you like to see writing for mental_floss?

2. For as long as I can remember, this corner in my hometown has housed a coffee/dessert shop. For the last ten years or so, it's been a Starbucks, which seemed to thrive. But my parents just told me that Starbucks is no more, and a new coffee shop has replaced it.

The pre-Starbucks years featured the grand openings and quick demises of Sonoma Cafe, Cafe Luna (I think) and Johnny Jupiter's. The latter opened in the early 1990s and was described to me as "the place you'll come to love like 'The Max,' from Saved by the Bell." Sadly, that didn't work out for us, and our childhood marched on Max-free. So the question is this: what building in your town has been a revolving door for the same kind of business?
3. Over the past year, I've been parting with a lot of clothes I'd kept for sentimental reasons, mainly because the sentimental reasons were mostly ridiculous. (I did not participate in the 1999 Duke Reunions Fun Run, but held onto the shirt for nearly a decade.) But before my frequent trips to Goodwill, I've been photographing my nostalgic donations. I don't yet miss my official Rainbow Soccer uniform. But if I do, I'll be ready. What's the oldest commemorative t-shirt taking up space in your drawer?

Have a great weekend!

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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.

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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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