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Daily Quote

"What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?"

George Eliot

Writing Prompt

Do You Make New Year’s Resolutions?

Conversation Starter

If you could make a holiday, what would it be like? What traditions would it have? What would people eat on your holiday?

Joke of the Day

Which U.S. state is famous for its extra-small soft drinks?

Minnesota!

Fun Fact

In 1981, a black lab named Bosco was elected honorary mayor of Sunol, California.

History Fact

Your Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather Was a Mass Murderer

Over the course of his massively powerful campaigning around Asia and Europe, Genghis Khan killed an estimated 40 million people—that was 10% of the world’s population. But he’s also pretty much everyone’s common ancestor, so all that killing and maiming balances out…right?

Weird Laws

South Carolina: No working (or dancing!) on Sundays

Good news: In South Carolina it is still illegal to work on Sundays! Bad news: it is also illegal to dance on Sundays. Fans of work and/or footwork will both be happy to hear, these antiquated laws are in the process of being repealed.

Food Thing

Mac and Cheese at Blue Plate in San Francisco

Everyone's favorite comfort food is done up right at Blue Plate. For this mac, a creamy béchamel sauce is flavored with Spanish drunken goat cheese and a touch of Tabasco before being tossed with the pasta and broiled to create an extra-crispy top.

It's not necessarily super traditional, but it is wildly cheesy.

Movie/TV Tri

Saving Private Ryan

Tom Sizemore was battling a drug addiction during production. Steven Spielberg gave him an ultimatum that he would be blood tested on the set every day of filming, and if he failed the test once he would be fired and the part of Horvath would be recast and re-shot with someone else, even if it was at the end of production.

Movie/TV Quote

"A boy's best friend is his mother."

Psycho, 1960