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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.”


Lillian Dickson


Joke

I lost my mood ring, and I don't know how I'm feeling about that


Fun Fact

The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, has so many cats on its grounds that it employs a "Press Secretary to the Cats."


History Fact

The Moscow Drought

When Russians got lost in the revelry after the defeat of Germany in World War II, Moscow literally ran out of vodka. Considering this is a country that later encouraged citizens to drink vodka to stave off cancer in the aftermath of Chernobyl, I’m shocked.


Movie/TV Trivia

The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio chose to devour a raw slab of bison's liver, even though he is vegetarian. He also had to learn to shoot a musket, build a fire, speak two Native American languages (Pawnee and Arikara), and study with a doctor who specializes in ancient healing techniques. DiCaprio calls it the hardest performance of his career.


Movie/TV Quote

"I mean, funny like I'm a clown? I amuse you?"

Goodfellas, 1990

The "funny how" bit was heavily based on an incident Joe Pesci experienced as a young waiter when he complimented a mobster on his sense of humour. Needless to say, the man didn’t take it too well. Martin Scorsese heard the story during rehearsal and liked it so much that he let Pesci and Ray Liotta incorporate it by improvising their dialogue. The other actors in the scene weren’t given advanced notice because Scorsese wanted their genuine, unrehearsed reactions, and he shot it with only medium takes and no close-ups in order to capture their surprise.


Conversation Starter

How old were you when you had your first job?


Writing Prompt

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