Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Happy Hour

From Mental Floss: "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. On to this week’s topics of discussion…"

1. Lindsey Harris and her husband threw an “odd pairings” party this Halloween, where guests came in costumes like Felix the Cat Stevens; Linus & Lucy Liu; Rand Paul Bunyan; Count von Count Dooku; Pamela Anderson Cooper; and Valley Girl, Interrupted. And they even played a few rounds of Split Decision, the game of improbable pairings! If she invited you to her next odd pairings party, what would your costume be?
~ Oh, I'm horrible at these! I have no idea.


2. Keeping with the board games theme, what are some “house rules” your family applied to your favorite games?
~ I think both of these are fairly common. To win at Trivial Pursuit, when a player has all his "pie pieces" he has to go to the middle and answer a question chosen by the asking player. The asking player must choose the question from the next card in the deck (no going through the cards looking for a tough one). Alternately, and if you want a much longer game, the player has to answer all six questions on a single card. Either way, if you miss, you have to leave the middle on your next turn, then get back to the middle to try again.

Also, in Monopoly, all fines paid go to the middle (instead of back to the bank). Next player to land on Free Parking gets the kitty!


3. What’s an example of something you’ve seen that you really wish you had on tape? (I’m talking about random happenings in real life, like the time your neighbor tried to parachute off his roof. Not The 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.)
~ Well, it wasn't random, but I wish I had the implosion of Texas Stadium on tape. The husband and I were there, and it was really awesome - not just the actual implosion, but the moment with him. It would be nice to watch it and relive that moment sometimes.


4. By now you’ve all probably heard about Caitlin Burke solving a 27-letter Wheel of Fortune puzzle after only seeing one “L.” (The answer was “I’ve got a good feeling about this.”) What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen on a game show?
~ Of course, I'm aware it's not a real game show, but sometimes (at completely random moments) I think of the Penis Mightier - Jeopardy skit on SNL. It always makes me giggle.

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