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Friday Happy Hour: Unusual Reasons to Fire People

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Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. When I bought John Denver & The Muppets: A Christmas Together on iTunes last weekend, it was the fourth or fifth time I've purchased the album (not counting the record and tape versions my parents owned growing up). No, I'm not collecting them. I've just had a knack for losing that CD every other year—it's my Christmas tradition. Think back on your music-buying career, specifically times you've replaced something that was lost or scratched or stolen. What album have you re-added to your collection more than any other?

2. If Stacy Conradt were working for Fidelity and not mental_floss, her 13-1 record in fantasy football might be grounds for dismissal, not hero-worship. Fidelity put the fear of God into fantasy football players across the country this week by firing four employees for tinkering with their fantasy teams on company time. People lose their jobs all the time, but have you ever worked with a person who got fired for something out of the ordinary?

(By the way, after last night's Colts-Jaguars game, Stacy's leading Brett Savage 47-0 in their first-round playoff matchup.)

3. Anyone have any good podcast recommendations? I'm specifically looking for something history-ish, but all suggestions on all topics are welcome.

That's all for today. Have a great weekend!

[See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts.]

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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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