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Quote

"Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."


Joshua J. Marine


Joke

I learned about electricity today it was lit.


Fun Fact

The average male gets bored of a shopping trip after 26 minutes.

Meanwhile, women don’t get tired of shopping until around 2 hours!


So next time you see a couple at a retail store with a bored looking boyfriend, you know they’ve been out for more than half an hour.


History Fact

The Government Literally Poisoned Alcohol During Prohibition

During Prohibition in the United States, the U.S. government literally poisoned alcohol. When people continued to consume alcohol despite its banning, law officials got frustrated and decided to try a different kind of deterrent—death. They ordered the poisoning of industrial alcohols manufactured in the U.S., which were products regularly stolen bootleggers. By the end of Prohibition in 1933, the federal poisoning program is estimated to have killed at least 10,000 people.


Movie/TV Trivia

American Hustle

According to Christian Bale much of the movie was improvised. So, during the shooting of the film he noted to David O. Russell, "You realize that this is going to change the plot greatly down track." To which the director replied, "Christian, I hate plots. I am all about characters, that's it."


Movie/TV Quote

"I want to play a game."


Saw (2004)


The nearly $1 billion success of the Saw franchise is bewildering to viewers who dismiss the ultra-violent movies as empty exercises in what's often referred to as "torture porn," but the appeal is right there in this simple, terrifying phrase: "I want to play a game." It's all a bit of fun, don't you see? As far as villains go, Tobin Bell's mask-wearing Jigsaw was always on the chatty side -- not prone to Freddie Kruger-like puns, but also not a silent slasher like Michael Myers or Jason -- and his video message to poor Amanda Young, fighting for her life in a reverse bear trap in the first-ever Saw, is a stark bit of instructional sadism from screenwriter Leigh Whannell, who flipped the studied terror of Seven into an even grimer low-budget brainteaser. He's establishing the convoluted rules of a game you'd never want to play, rewriting the recent history of the horror genre in the process.


Conversation Starter

If you opened a business, what kind of business would it be?


Writing Prompt

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