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What Really Is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Jason English
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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...

2. I don't need to hear about your New Year's Resolutions because you probably won't keep them. (No offense to you personally. According to one stat, only 8% of people who make resolutions follow through.) But have you ever made a resolution you stuck with all year? (Alternate question: In retrospect, what was your craziest resolution?)

3. As the famous saying goes, "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." Let's try to coin some (very) similar sayings. Fill in the blanks: "The only place ________ comes before _________ is in the dictionary."

4. The @mental_floss Twitter account was recently named one of the Top 90 Best Twitter Accounts by BuzzFeed. We're considering putting together our own list of Twitter favorites. If you follow anyone super-interesting on Twitter, especially someone who's not super-popular, let me know! Or just give yourself a plug.
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As 2011 comes to an end, I want to thank everyone who spends part of their Fridays answering my kooky questions. A bigger thanks for being so interesting! We've been doing this since 2006, and reading your responses continues to be a highlight of my week. In this looming site redesign, we're going to build in some new ways for you guys to participate, including (I think) a reader-submitted links and videos (and possibly quizzes) section. This should be fun. Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! And have the best Festivus of your life.

[See all the previous Friday Happy Hour transcripts.]

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