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Times You Liked the Movie More Than the Book

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...

1. What's one event the International Olympic Committee could add that would make you much more likely to tune in? I would absolutely watch 40-45 minutes of the best croquet in the world every four years.

2. Everyone has a list of movies that didn't live up to the book, including many of the people who wrote those books. But are there movies you enjoyed more than the books they were based on?

3. At the DMV this morning, I saw a sign that said gift cards are not accepted. I suppose they mean VISA gift cards and the like, but I love the image of handing someone a DMV gift card wrapped up in a bow. What's the weirdest gift card you've come across?

4. You know the deal with #4 by now. Got a question for the group? Use this slot to ask it. Or if you have a question suggestion for me, fire it over via Twitter @EnglishJason. Enjoy the weekend!

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