A McDonald's M&M McFlurry.
A McDonald's M&M McFlurry. - 

The Dinner Party hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam survey the Marketplace staff about news items that didn't quite make the headlines -- perfect for your dinner party conversations this weekend.

This week: Gina Delvac talks about a new art exhibit that has the French (sans Gerard Depardieu) crying in their bordeaux; Ben Johnson chats about an Apple patent that got rejected; and Krissy Clark explains why a Welsh McDonald’s is getting a sprinkling of coal for Christmas.

Take a listen above, and share your favorite off-beat stories of the week; post a comment below or tweet us @MarketplaceAPM and @dinnerpartydnld.