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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word -- excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."


Pearl Buck


Joke

I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.


Fun Fact

Honeybees can recognize human faces.

Whereas before it was thought that only large brained mammals could distinguish faces, but honeybees can do this as well!


They see faces in a compilation of 5,000 individual images – kind of like pixels.


History Fact

Mary Actually Had a Little Lamb

Everyone knows the nursery rhyme "Mary Had A Little Lamb," but you probably didn't know this was based on true story. Her name was Mary Sawyer. She was an 11-year-old girl and lived in Boston and one day was followed to school by her pet lamb. In the late 1860s, she helped raise money for an old church by selling wool from the lamb.


Movie/TV Trivia

Moulin Rouge!

Filming was halted for two weeks in November 1999 after Nicole Kidman fractured two ribs and injured her knee while rehearsing a dance routine for the film. Many of the scenes where she is seen only from the chest up, including "a real actress," were shot while she was in a wheelchair.


Movie/TV Quote

"Didn't I tell you not to come to my house? Nobody touches my child!"


Obsessed (2009)


"Come here, bitch. I'll wipe the floor with your skinny ass," says Beyoncé towards the end of this joyfully ludicrous erotic thriller, a twist on the proven Fatal Attraction formula with Ali Larter in the Glenn Close role and Idris Elba as the Michael Douglas-like master of the universe with a wandering eye. The big difference is that Beyoncé, coming off her I Am… Sasha Fierce record and her part in Dreamgirls, plays the scorned wife, and she makes the most of the role in the film's climactic fight scene, dragging Larter by the leg and punctuating her lines with punches to the face. Obsessed is not a great movie -- much of it is dull and derivative -- but it comes alive in the final stretch, enlivened by the intensity of the performances and the tawdriness of the material. At the moment, Obsessed is Beyoncé's last non-voice-acting Hollywood film role; if she returns to narrative feature films in the future, perhaps behind the camera, hopefully she'll bring a touch of Obsessed's pulpy, cathartic pleasure with her.


Conversation Starter

What is the most annoying habit someone can have?


Writing Prompt

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