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Quote

"Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family."


Anthony Brandt


Joke

Last night, I dreamed I was swimming in an ocean of orange soda. But it was just a Fanta sea


Fun Fact

In 1325, two Italian city states fought over a bucket which resulted in 2,000 deaths. It started when two soldiers stole a bucket from a well from the city center.


History Fact

Undercover Sister

In 1913, Milunka Savić joined the Serbian army in her brother’s place, cutting her hair and donning men’s clothes. Her identity was only discovered after she was wounded in combat, but she had proven such a competent soldier, officers were hesitant to punish her. After attempting to send her to a nursing division, Savić insisted she would serve her country only in combat. The military relented, and she went on to fight in three wars and earn seven medals, including the Croix de Guerre and the British medal of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael. She may in fact be the most-decorated female combatant not only in Serbia, but in the entire history of warfare.


Movie/TV Trivia

O.J. Simpson was nearly cast as the Terminator

We don’t think the franchise would have been nearly as popular if this casting had actually occurred…

O.J. Simpson is better known today for being found not-guilty of the double murder of his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her lover Ron Goldman.

During the trial, Simpson’s long history domestic abuse, stalking and violence came to the public’s attention but in a shocking twist, the jury still found him innocent. Before the murders, Simpson was a popular football popular and actor – so popular, in fact that James Cameron considered casting him in Terminator.

Funnily enough, Cameron decided against the choice because he thought that Simpson was “too pleasant” to portray such a dark character! Simpson was known for being an extremely charming man on the surface and the director just didn’t think that he would be able to pull off the Terminator role. Cameron later explained: “This was when everybody loved him, and ironically that was part of the problem—he was this likable, goofy, kind of innocent guy.

“Plus, frankly, I wasn’t interested in an African-American man chasing around a white girl with a knife.”


Movie/TV Quote

"Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape."


Planet of the Apes, 1968


Conversation Starter

If you could do anything illegal without getting caught, what would you do?


Writing Prompt

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