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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?"


Seth Godin


Joke

Met this girl on a dating site and i don't know, we just clicked.


Fun Fact

Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch television for 3 hours.

Yup, that’s how important recycling is!


The average person has the chance to recycle 25,000 cans in their lifetime – that’s 75,000 hours of television!


History Fact

Using Forks Used to Be Seen as Sacrilegious

What the fork? Forks, the widely used eating utensils, were once seen as blasphemous. They were first introduced in Italy in the 11th Century. These spiked spaghetti-twirling instruments were seen as an offense to God. And why, do you ask? Because they were "artificial hands" and as such was considered to be sacrilegious.


Movie/TV Trivia

Poltergeist

During the scene where Robbie (Oliver Robins) is being strangled, the clown's arms became extremely tight and Robins started to choke. When he screamed out, "I can't breathe!" Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper thought that the boy was ad-libbing and just instructed him to look at the camera. When Spielberg saw Robbins's face turning purple, he ran over and removed the clown's arms from Robbins's neck.


Movie/TV Quote

"This is Sparta!"


300 (2006)


Like almost every detail of Zack Snyder's hyper-stylized, pro wrestling vision of ancient history, the line "This is Sparta!," bellowed by Gerard Butler before kicking a Persian messenger into a bottomless pit, was ripped directly from a panel of Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same name. Still, it's tough to totally blame Miller, Butler, or even Snyder for the quote's ubiquity amongst a certain strand of beer-slamming, weight-lifting brutes in the mid-to-late '00s. The quote was featured heavily in the marketing materials, almost instantaneously generating memes, parodies, and remixes on sites like YTMND (RIP). "This is Sparta!" was "a thing" before the movie even came out, celebrated and mocked for its macho gravitas. By the time the line became a punchline in the odious 2008 spoof Meet the Spartans, delivered with a big wad of spit and a giant smirk, the joke was already dead.


Conversation Starter

Have you ever spoke in front of a large group of people? How did it go?


Writing Prompt

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