Don't be caught without a topic!
- Leave no factoid unturned Some angles: Is Hillary a bad tipper? Would you vote for a candidate who was rude to waitstaff? How do candidates control their message and handle whispers? (MPR's Polinaut)
- The Winds of Hell Despite the Herman Wouk-esque headline, this is about the 1940 Armistice Day Storm that killed 49 people in Minnesota. For your consideration: Can we really complain about weather today? Are you prepared for bad weather yet? (MPR News)
- Boycott Chinese Toys So says Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell. Resolve the argument: Who should actually do something about this, the government or the consumers? (Marketplace / My Two Cents blog)Â
Share your own conversation-starters suitable for milling about before The Current Fakebook with John Waters event, a dinner party, or to while away time in line at the hardware store.