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Friday Happy Hour: The Most Influential Movies (1984-Present)

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1. We've been busy promoting the new issue of mental_floss, in which we name The 25 Most Influential Books of the Past 25 Years. If the topic were The 25 Most Influential Movies (1984-Present), what would you nominate?

2. With this next question, I sound a lot like Captain Clarence Oveur in Airplane!. But I'll ask anyway. Have you ever been to a Presidential Library? Was it worth the trip? If you had to pick one, which library would you honor with your presence?

3. It was four days after my daughter was born and I hadn't shaved in almost a week. I was overjoyed, but also overwhelmed and overtired, and my stubble exaggerated both emotional states. I've been turning down offers of hot towel shaves at various barber shops since before I hit puberty. This was the time to splurge.

Shave_000.jpgMy regular barber wasn't on duty when I arrived, so I hopped in the first chair that opened and ordered The Signature Service "“ a package deal that included a shampoo, a haircut, and a hot towel shave. I was expecting a sword-like knife and a close shave unlike anything my Mach-3 could provide. They were expecting the day to go by without anyone ordering The Signature Service.

A towel was placed over my eyes, so all I heard was the rustling of cheap plastic. And then all I felt was pain. After hearing any one of the following sentences, I probably should have called it quits: "I left my good razor at home." "I just bought the cheapest Bic blades they had at Kings." "These blades wear out so fast it's gonna take me a while." "Don't worry, it's not a lot of blood."

Forty minutes and $41 later (more than double the price of the non-Signature Service), some of the stubble was gone. I could finish the job at home. Eventually, my cuts would heal. But I couldn't get back that splurge. Have you ever treated yourself to something, big or small, and been disappointed?

4. What will you name your next pet?

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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.

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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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