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What's On Your Summer Reading List?

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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. Summer's almost here, and we're all plotting what to read. We'll be sharing our (very) official mental_floss reading list later this month, but in the meantime, why don't you tell us what's on your list? (We may include some of your suggestions/comments on our list, too.)

2. What was the greatest summer of your life? If "greatest" is too hard to quantify, was there one summer that stands out for being so very different from all the others?

3. I loved reading about ways the Make-A-Wish Foundation has touched your lives under yesterday's article on offbeat wishes. If you've got a story about another charity that made an impact on your life, we'd love to hear about it.

4. I was lucky enough to see Conan O'Brien at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday with my wife, who's five-months pregnant. I don't foresee us getting to a whole lot of comedy shows once English Baby #2 arrives, but perhaps we'll get our humor fill via comedy albums. Any recommendations? (We will be back at Radio City this fall to catch Yo Gabba Gabba Live Featuring Biz Markie. Who's with me?)

The Part Where I Ask You To Do Something For Me: Mangesh and I put out a daily newsletter (well, almost—Monday through Thursday) called Watercooler Ammo. It's just one quick story a day—a bit of history, a little weird science, a quirky site you should know about. That kind of thing. If you'd like to give it a chance, you can subscribe here. Thanks! And have a great weekend!

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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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