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Strange Things Roommates Insisted on Displaying

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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. I'm off today, so I've taken some past Happy Hour topics that generated fun comments, but not a lot of comments. Second time's the charm...

1. We've already discussed our craziest roommates. But let's be a little more specific and talk about crazy decor. What's the strangest thing a roommate of yours has insisted on displaying? For me, it was an eight-by-ten picture that hung in the kitchen. A baby picture of my roommate being breastfed. A nipple was visible. Had we been part of a reality show, the FCC would have levied a fine.

2. As the wise George Costanza once observed, "Great couples always have a great story about how they met." But is the opposite true? Think about the worst relationship you've ever been in. Did the way you met foreshadow the drama, heartbreak, doom and/or gloom that would follow?

3. A few years ago, I wrote about the dangerous history of Action Park, a now-defunct New Jersey amusement park legendary for being unsafe. I still get the occasional email from someone wanting to share his or her near-death experiences. But I'm sure Vernon, New Jersey, did not have a monopoly on treacherous theme parks. Did you have one near you?

4. The merciful people who put out my high school's yearbook did not ask seniors to provide inspirational, poignant or otherwise meaningful quotes to run beneath our class photos. I have no idea what I would have selected. There's a good chance Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger or Happy Gilmore would have been involved.

A friend of mine who graduated in the mid-1990s wasn't so lucky. He showed me his yearbook, and about half of the guys used Jim Valvano's "Don't Give Up, Don't Ever Give Up." (Him included.)

Maybe you put a little more thought into your senior quote. Either way, we'd love to hear it. What was your high school yearbook quote? And if you're up for it, here's another question: what would your quote be if you were graduating today?

[See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts.]

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How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail
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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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