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. On the way to school in third grade, I walked squarely into a dumpster and wound up with eight stitches right above my left eyebrow. I've recreated the event in my head thousands of times, and I can't explain how I veered so badly off course. What's the stupidest way you've been injured?
2. My mom went to see Elton John at Madison Square Garden on Thanksgiving in 1974, and she would witness one of the most famous live guest appearances in music history. The reclusive John Lennon dropped by for a few songs: "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night," and "I Saw Her Standing There."
I can't think of anything I've witnessed that can compete with Elton/Lennon. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert showing up at Conan's Radio City show was pretty cool, but I'm not sure people will be talking about that 35 years from now. And while I'll still be talking about the time I saw David Bowie sing the "Little Fat Man" song from Extras live to Ricky Gervais, that won't win me friends at the retirement home. How about you guys? What's the most interesting cultural event you've seen live?
Examples need not be concert-related. Were you there when the Berlin Wall came down? Been in the audience for a presidential debate? If you were one of the kids rounded up to serve as scenery during LeBron's "The Decision," we want to hear about it.
3. If you could spend the weekend in any city whose name starts with a vowel, which city would you choose?
4. What's the best nickname you've given someone? If you can't think of a good answer, any unique nickname stories will do.
Have a great weekend!
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