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How Do You Get Your Local News?

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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...

1. It's not often that I'm asked to speak to (and inspire) America's youth, but when my three-year-old daughter's preschool class invited me to lead today's story time, I stepped up. After way too much thought, I chose A Fly Went By for its Seussian rhythm and high talking animal content. There's also a big life lesson about the importance of understanding people's motives, which we'll get to in the breakout sessions. If you had to read one story to a dozen preschoolers, which book would you choose?

2. How do you get your local news? Besides gossip, of course. Especially if you live in a small town, do you read the local paper? The physical paper? Does an online news source have you covered?

3. Talking purely about design here, not symbolism or an affinity for a country's people. What's your favorite flag?

4. This is the first Happy Hour since we instituted the new commenting system. How's that working out for everybody? I'm sure there are still some quirks, and perhaps we don't know what they are yet. But for me, allowing actual conversations in the comments is a nice leap forward.

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

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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.

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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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