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. It's casual. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. As we approach the end of the aughts, a lot of people are asking this question: what was the best movie of the decade? I need some time on this one.

2. Twice this week I found five-dollar bills while walking my dog. (I enlisted your help in deciding how to spend it; I'll have a follow-up post on that later today Monday.) What's the best/weirdest/most unbelievable thing you've ever found?

3. Last week, we looked back in Time Magazine's cover archives to see what was in the news the week you were born. If you're a sports fan, you can do the same thing with Sports Illustrated (click here, then search by year). When I came into the world, SI was celebrating Sebastian Coe's 3:49 mile. And if you were born this decade, you can play the same game with mental_floss magazine back issues.

4. What's something you did for the first time this summer?

5. I'm going to throw in a "What's the best ________ of the decade?" question each week. What are some other things you'd like to hear people weigh in on? Non-fiction book? New stamp? Technological advancement?