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Friday Happy Hour: Fortune Cookie Wisdom

Jason English

1. Last night, I went to see Brian Regan at the Community Theater in Morristown, NJ. He puts on a great show. What strikes me about Regan is that he's not more famous. When I heard Brian Regan Live in 1997, I would have bet my work-study paycheck that he'd get his own sitcom or HBO series "“ or at least not be playing Morristown on a Thursday twelve years later. Tell us someone who you think deserves to be more widely appreciated. (Comedians, authors, weathermen, etc.)

2. Let's stick with the comedy theme. Who's the best stand-up comedian you've ever seen live? If you've never seen anyone notable, who's on your I-want-to-see-them list?

3. The other night I found an odd message inside my fortune cookie: "Money or Love? OR NEITHER?" (All caps.) On the other side of the slip, the fortune cookie copywriters helpfully informed me of the Chinese word for "milk." What's the strangest fortune cookie wisdom you've ever received?

4. After years of dedicated service, my wife and I recently canceled our Netflix account (and immediately reserved a dozen DVDs from our local library). What's on your DVD rental list for May?

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