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Friday 5 for September 4: Letter of the Law

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This week’s questions are inspired by such mnemonics as The ABC of First Aid (airway, breathing, and circulation) and the Three Rs of Education (reading, riting, and ‘rithmetic). As far as I know, the questions don’t have any actual basis in real life. I just created them as possible scenarios, so do your creative, thoughtful best!

  1. What are the ABCs of dining out?
  2. What are the Three Cs of dating?
  3. What should you SHOP for in gift-giving?
  4. What are the four Ps of petcare?
  5. How do you go WILD in seeking a good time?

Thanks for taking the challenge, and have a WONDERFUL* weekend!

* wine, outrageousness, nice weather, dining out, eating, rest, friends, underwear, and laughter

Friday 5 for August 28: Extra Medium

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  1. What forms of media consumption do you pay for?
  2. When did you last read a physical newspaper?
  3. What percentage of your television consumption is watched live as it’s broadcast, versus on-demand, via recording, or some other stored or streamed medium?
  4. What’s been the big local story in your area this week?
  5. What is the most recent thing you regretted clicking?

Thanks for participating, and have a delightful weekend!

Friday 5 for August 21: Cure for What Ails ‘Ya

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Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick!

  1. What’s the greatest lovesong of all time?
  2. What’s in the background of the most recent two pictures of you?
  3. What was the primary cause of your most recent mishap?
  4. Why can’t I be you?
  5. What did you do on the 13th?

Thanks for participating, and have a kiss me kiss me kiss me weekend!

Friday 5 for August 14: You Say It’s Your Birthday

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  1. Happy 75th birthday to actor/comedian/musician Steve Martin! He played a sadistic dentist in Little Shop of Horrors (1986). What’s your relationship with your dentist like?
  2. Happy 65th birthday to comic strip artist Gary Larson, creator of The Far Side! One classic The Far Side strip illustrates literally the Platonic allegory of the Ship of Fools, followed by an illustration of his own concept of the Car of Idiots. When have you been a passenger in a car of idiots?
  3. Happy 55th birthday to basketball player Ervin “Magic” Johnson, who spent his whole career as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers! What are your memories or impressions of Los Angeles?
  4. Happy 50th birthday to actress Halle Berry, who plays Storm (a woman who can control the weather) in the X-Men movies! What’s the weather like right now, and if you could adjust one aspect of it for the weekend, what would it be?
  5. Happy 32nd birthday to actress Mila Kunis! Which of these Mila films have you seen?
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
    Extract (2009)
    The Book of Eli (2010)
    Date Night (2010)
    Black Swan (2010)
    Friends with Benefits (2011)
    Ted (2012)
    Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
    Annie (2014)
    Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Happy birthday also to Doc Holliday, Paul “Daffy” Dean, Earl Weaver, David Crosby, Susan St. James, Danielle Steel, James Horner, Rusty Wallace, Marcia Gay Harden, Sarah Brightman, Susan Olsen, and Tim Tebow.

Thanks for participating, and have a happy weekend!

Friday 5 for August 7: La La La La La La La

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Long-time (and even short-time) participants in the Friday 5 pretty much know that my two favorite topics to ask questions about are food and music. And I’ve had a pretty good music-filled week, so here are five questions inspired by that.

  1. What’s your favorite song about a specific city?
  2. What’s your favorite song about a real, historical figure?
  3. What are your favorite song and favorite group (or solo artist) from the classic Motown era?
  4. What’s your favorite song by a musician (or band) you really dislike?
  5. What’s your favorite song with the word “song” in its title?

Thanks for participating, and have a musical weekend!

Friday 5 for July 31: Fresh Catch

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  1. What were your feelings the last time you stood on a scale?
  2. In what ways are you old schoool, and in what ways are you new school?
  3. What big event is coming down the pike for you?
  4. In which social situations do you thrive, and in which do you flounder?
  5. When was the last time a fad hooked you?

Thanks for participating, and may your anemones have terrible weekends!

Friday 5 for July 24: Expected Student Learning Results

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A trend in education for the past several years has been to identify the central, target outcomes a school sets its sights on for its graduates. They’re kind of a pain sometimes, but the primary aim is admirable, and institutions who use them well can get a lot out of them. I’ve taught at two schools who defined their outcomes this way, so I thought it would be fun to use one set of them here. There were five, you see.

  1. In what way were you a concerned citizen this past week?
  2. In what way were you a clear communicator this past week?
  3. In what way were you an insightful learner this past week?
  4. In what way were you an effective advocate this past week?
  5. In what way were you a responsible risk-taker this past week?

Thank you for participating, and may you have an educational weekend!

Friday 5 for July 17: Looking for Alaska

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  1. Alaska’s motto is “North to the future.” Where’s somewhere north you’ll be traveling some time in the future?
  2. Alaska is the westernmost of the United States. What’s the farthest west you’ve been in your country?
  3. Alaska’s state flower is the forget-me-not. What’s something you really need to remember to take care of before the weekend’s up?
  4. Alaska has cities named Chicken, Beaver, Pelican, Eagle, Badger, and Bear Creek. What place names near where you live are named after animals?
  5. What’s something interesting you know about Alaska?

Thanks for participating, and have a cooooool weekend!

Friday 5 for July 10: Hard Time

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Forgot to mention it last week and the week before, but the final Friday in June marked the end of nine years of doing this! We are now three weeks into year ten.

  1. What’s the story of someone you know who has spent time in prison?
  2. What is the most official trouble you’ve ever been in?
  3. What’s the last program you binge-watched?
  4. What would be good prison nicknames for a few people you know?
  5. Of the usual prison jobs (library, electrical shop, laundry, cafeteria, gardener, clerical, etc.), which would you ask to be assigned to? Feel free to be creative!

Thanks for participating, and have a lovely weekend!

Friday 5 for July 3: Under

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  1. What goes under grape jelly?
  2. What goes under your car?
  3. What gets under your skin?
  4. What’s the underlying cause of your latest figurative headache?
  5. What do your underlings generally think of you?

Thanks for participating, and have an overwhelmingly terrific weekend!

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