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Things You Learned the Hard Way

On Fridays, 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. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. Under Colin's post about items you shouldn't microwave, regular _flosser Bert left this comment:

"My brothers once tried to make a candle by using crayons as a base (they were about 10). After a large microwave fire resulted, we knew not to try that again."

That seems like an interesting topic, so let's co-opt it here: what are some things you learned the hard way?

2. What's the oldest food product currently in your house?

3. We had some fun this week with Back to the Future co-creator Bob Gale, who responded to a question posted here about Marty and Doc. If you could ask any plot question to any other famous screenwriters or directors, what would you ask?

4. Hundreds of movies and TV shows have been set predominantly at high schools. West Beverly, Bayside, Ridgemont, Shermer and on and on. If you had to go back and attend one fictional high school in the time period it was featured, where would you enroll?

Have a great weekend!

[See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts.]

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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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