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"Your parents miss you and wish you’d call. Later you’ll miss them and wish you could."

Paul Graham


I went to buy some camouflage trousers yesterday but couldn't find any

Fun Fact

Until 2016, the “Happy Birthday” song was not for public use. Meaning, prior to 2016, the song was copyrighted and you had to pay a license to use it.

History Fact


An American soldier and former prisoner of war, held in Japan during World War II, spotted a brutal Japanese official from the POW camp while shopping at Sears in Los Angeles in 1946. That official, Tomoya Kawakita, a dual Japanese/United States citizen, was arrested and was subsequently the last person convicted of treason in the US to date.

Movie/TV Trivia

Jeremy Irons developed vocal problems half-way through recording “Be Prepared” for The Lion King

‘Be Prepared’ is arguably one of the best songs in the original Lion King film. Scar is plotting his rise to power when he breaks into tune and his pals the hyenas get involved for an epic song and dance.

Unfortunately, actor Jeremy Irons was singing along during recording when he developed some vocal problems mid-way through the song. That’s when producers called on Jim Cummings to finish off the track.

Who is Jim Cummings? He’s only the actor who voiced Winnie The Pooh in all of the Pooh bear movies!

Cummings is actually an award-winning voiceover artist who was more than happy to jump onboard and finish off the rest of the number. Cummings later explained: “Jeremy developed vocal problems while he was recording that number for The Lion King.

So the producers asked me to come in and replace Mr. Irons. Sing the last third of ‘Be Prepared’ in his place.”

Did you notice the change in voice first time around?

Movie/TV Quote

"Soylent Green is people!"

Soylent Green, 1973

Conversation Starter

Which animal at the zoo do you like best?

Writing Prompt


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