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Your Famous Doppelganger

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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, which you might remember from previous editions...

martz1. Two times when I was a kid — once at a restaurant called The Boathouse in Sarasota, Florida — my dad was mistaken for Tom Hanks. Or at least he was mistaken for someone who looked a lot like Tom Hanks during the Big era. (The two have made wildly different hairstyle choices since the late-1980s, so the resemblance has faded.) The only famous person I've been told I look like is former St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz, who is 28 years my senior. Though I did play a convincing Skipper one Halloween during my heavier just-after-college days. Who's your famous doppelganger?

2. "Would you like any M&M's with that?"

I was buying cough medicine and an SD card. It was only natural the Walgreens cashier would ask.

More and more, retailers are trying to squeeze a few more dollars out of you at the register. Some of these efforts make sense. Batteries, for example. But others are a stretch. At a newsstand in the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Wednesday, I was asked if I needed a bottle of water to go with my gum. A big ad at the counter shows off the bottle, with the words "It's Resealable!" doing their best to convince me. What's the weirdest item you've been marketed during checkout?

3. What's something you'd really like to be good at, but know you'll never put in the necessary time/effort? I am not very musical, but I'd love to play the harmonica. Seems like that would be a useful talent. Hearing people say, "Wow, I didn't know you could play the harmonica!" would never get old.

4. What’s the crappiest car you’ve ever owned? Was it a clunker from the start, or did you simply drive it into the ground?

[See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts. Have a great weekend!]

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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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