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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new."


Brian Tracy


Joke

A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, I'll serve you, but don't start anything


Fun Fact

In Uganda, around 48% of the population is under 15 years of age.

Of the 41 million inhabitants, nearly half of those are youths.


If you were to expand the age to just 30, that brings the percentage up to 77%!


History Fact

Women Were Once Banned from Smoking in Public

In 1908, New Yorker Katie Mulcahey was arrested for striking a match against a wall and lighting a cigarette with it. Why? Because this was a violation of The Sullivan Ordinance, a city law banning women (and only women!) from smoking in public. During her hearing at the district court, Mulcahey argued about her rights to smoke cigarettes in public. She was fined $5.00. Two weeks later, The Sullivan Ordinance was vetoed by New York City's mayor.


Movie/TV Trivia

Moulin Rouge!

The necklace worn by Nicole Kidman was made of real diamonds and platinum and was the most expensive piece of jewelry ever specifically made for a film. The Stefano Canturi necklace was made with 1,308 diamonds, weighing a total of 134 carats and was worth an estimated U.S. $1 million.


Movie/TV Quote

"It is the titular role!"


Lady Bird (2017)


It's commonly thought of as bad writing to use the word "titular" -- i.e. to say that Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson is the "titular" character in Greta Gerwig's near-perfect coming-of-age comedy Lady Bird. That's probably why it's so wonderful when Lady Bird's best friend Julie (Beanie Feldstein) lobs "titular" as an over-enunciated insult during a fight. Lady Bird, having fallen under the spell of some cool kids, did not come to claim the role she was assigned for the school play. What's that role? The Tempest in, well, The Tempest. "There is no role of the Tempest," Lady Bird bellows, before Julie cuts in: "It is the titular role." It's an ideal representation of the dumb shit high school friends argue over, and a star-making moment for Feldstein.


Conversation Starter

Have you ever saved an animal’s life? How about a person’s life?


Writing Prompt

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