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"I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."

J.R.R. Tolkien


I Renamed my iPod The Titanic, so when I plug it in, it says “The Titanic is syncing.”

Fun Fact

Hanna-Barbera pitched The Flintstones to networks for 8 weeks before it was finally picked up. It became the first ever animated show to air during primetime.

History Fact

Doot Doola Doot Doo…

American captives in the Vietnam War would authenticate a new prisoner’s American identity by tapping the first five notes of “Shave and a Haircut,” against a cell wall, and waiting for the appropriate response. I didn’t know Nardwuar was a POW!

Movie/TV Trivia

The androids in Alien are alphabetised

Have you ever noticed this fun fact about the Alien franchise? All of the monsters in the movie have been alphabetised, just to keep things nice and orderly amidst all of the terrifying extraterrestrial mayhem. Each instalment of the movie adds in another android and so far their names have appeared in alphabetical order.

The creatures are named as follows: Ash, Bishop, Call, and, most recently, David in Prometheus and Alien: Covenant.

Did you know that in the first Alien film, the creature is never filmed looking directly at the camera?

This is because Ridley Scott wanted to avoid showing the alien’s humanoid features and dispel any notions of a man wearing a rubber suit. Instead he insisted on shooting the beast at various close-up angles.

But if you watch the 1979 film back, viewers never see the monster in all of its entirety, and definitely not from the front.

Movie/TV Quote

"Elementary, my dear Watson."

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1929

Fun fact:

Sherlock Holmes never says this iconic quote in any of the books the character is based off of.

Conversation Starter

What is your favourite celebrity scandal?

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