Category: Friday Happy Hour

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Friday Happy Hour: 3 Seashells

Sitting around on Friday afternoon I actually noticed Mental_Floss’s Friday Happy Hour post, and so here I am actually updating my blog with their questions. 1. Were you a staunch supporter of the HD-DVD format? A Zune evangelist? Big into Second Life? Google Wave? What now-defunct products and technologies of the last 20-30 years were you a big fan of?… Read more →


Friday Happy Hour: Flying Cars?

These questions, as always, come from Mental_Floss. They don’t always stay consistent about posting them, and I don’t always catch when they do. So here’s my first “weekly” Happy Hour post since July.  1. If you could trade one of your current strengths or skills for a different one, what would it be and what would you trade? Being really… Read more →


FHH: Dark Side Early

At various times I’ve done a more or less consistent job of participating in Mental Floss’ Friday Happy Hour, and then cross posting it to my blog. I haven’t done it in a really long time, but perhaps I should restart it. Afterall, I did redesign the site, I may as well actually use it. So as per usual… the… Read more →


Friday Happy Hour: Big Bird

It’s been a long time since I’ve taken part in a Friday Happy Hour, but why not? As always the questions come from the Mental_Floss blog, the answers come from my demented psyche. 1. For years, we described the less tech-savvy among us as being unable to set the clock on a VCR. It’s time we unplug that expression and come… Read more →

Friday Happy Hour: The Edge

I haven’t done one of these in a few weeks. Sitting around on a beautiful day off, turned rainy-haily, turned thunder-sunny, I should probably do a Friday Happy Hour.  The questions, as always, come from Mental Floss’ great blog… the answers, as always, come from Mike Tufano’s great mind. 1. On Monday, September 10, 2001, I started a job with Duke… Read more →

Friday Happy Hour: San Dimas High School football Rules!

Ok, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted this, or anything, so we’re back to a little Friday Happy Hour time.  Questions ripped from the pages of one of my favorite blog/magazines out there:  Mental Floss. 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… Read more →

Friday Happy Hour: The sea was angry that day, my friends…

It’s Friday again.  Questions from Mental Floss, answers from my sick demented mind… 1. Growing up, whenever we flagged down the ice cream truck, my regular order was a Bubble O’Bill. My sister preferred the Fat Frog. If the ice cream truck from your childhood showed up in front of your house tonight (you know, through time travel), what old favorite would… Read more →

Friday Happy Hour: Committed

Haven’t done one of these in awhile, but here’s a post ripped from The Mental Floss blog.  Their questions, my answers… 1. Last week, we discussed things everybody liked except you. How about the opposite? What short-lived TV series, style of clothing, book, day of the week, vacation destination (or whatever) are you seemingly alone in liking? There was a show called… Read more →

Friday Happy Hour: Pizza and Beer

Every week Mental Floss does their Friday Happy Hour.  Sometimes I steal it… This is one of those weeks.  Questions theirs, answers mine. 1. “1-877-KARS-4-KIDS. K-A-R-S KARS-4-KIDS. 1-877-KARS-4-KIDS, donate your car today.” I find myself humming this radio jingle at least once a day. What jingles have been lodged in your head for years? Anyone who went to K-State has the… Read more →

Friday Happy Hour: Crocodile Bob

I don’t do it every Friday, but when I do… well… I do it.  Ripped from the headlines of the Mental Floss Blog: 1. School names generally fall into five categories: Geography (Valleyview, West Morris); Famous Historical Figures (Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary, Polk High); Not Famous Historical Figures (Amos W. Harrison Elementary); Numbers (PS 31); and Feel-Good Words (Liberty… Read more →