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Today's Dippit!

Daily Quote

"Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."

Mark Twain

Writing Prompt

Do You Look Forward to New Year’s Eve?

Conversation Starter

Is it better to live where there are four seasons or where one season takes up most of the year?

Joke of the Day

If an English teacher is convicted of a crime and doesn't complete the sentence, is that a fragment?

Fun Fact

For a brief time, Melbourne had the best name on the planet: Batmania.

History Fact

Spot Is Going to Represent Himself

In the Medieval Ages, animals could be put on trial, and were very commonly sentenced to death.

Weird Laws

Rhode Island: Don't impersonate an auctioneer

Rhode Island “false personification” laws deem it unlawful to impersonate an auctioneer. Choose your Halloween costume accordingly.

Food Thing

French Onion Soup at Au Pied de Cochon in Paris

French onion soup was reportedly invented at this 24-hour establishment near the former Parisian market district of Les Halles. Here, the chef prepares the three elements that make up this soup separately: caramelized onions, rich beef broth and grated gruyère. Only at the last minute are they combined for a dish filled with potent flavor — and more cheese than you can imagine, but definitely not more than you want.

Movie/TV Trivia

I Am Legend

While doing a press conference in Japan for the release of the movie, Will Smith accidentally revealed the ending to a collection of entertainment reporters. Warner Bros. asked the reporters and all those present to withhold the ending, and the reporters all obliged without any pay-off or consideration.

Movie/TV Quote

"La-dee-da, la-dee-da."

Annie Hall, 1977