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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence."


Denis Waitley


Joke

I have a few jokes about unemployed people, but none of them work


Fun Fact

People who post their fitness routine to Facebook are more likely to have psychological problems.


History Fact

Some Things Never Change

In 1254, Möngke Khan, grandson of Genghis, hosted a religious debate between Christian, Muslim and Buddhist theologians. The debate ended with the Buddhists sitting silently as the Christian and Muslim debaters sang loudly at each other. Then they all got drunk.


Movie/TV Trivia

Blues Brothers had a specific budget set aside for cocaine

Everyone knows that John Belushi was a troubled man. Belushi’s crippling drug addiction severely harmed his comedy career and the performer was booted off the set of Saturday Night Live more than a few times for his behaviour.


But it turns out that his chronic addiction to cocaine probably wasn’t helped by the fact that the Blues Brothers production crew actually set aside a specific amount of money to pay for the white stuff.

Dan Aykroyd was a close friend of Belushi’s and co-starred with him in the hit film. He once explained in an interview: “We had a budget in the movie for cocaine for night shoots. Everyone did it, including me. Never to excess, and not ever to where I wanted to buy it or have it. [But] John, he just loved what it did. It sort of brought him alive at night—that superpower feeling where you start to talk and converse and figure you can solve all the world’s problems.”

Whilst director John Landis tried to keep his star comedian away from drugs, there were plenty of enablers on set who were more than happy to keep dishing out the white lines.


Movie/TV Quote

"What a dump."


Beyond the Forest, 1949


Conversation Starter

What is the worst first date you have ever been on?


Writing Prompt

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