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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way."


Abraham Lincoln


Joke

A rubber band slingshot was confiscated in algebra class for being a weapon of math disruption.


Fun Fact

Bin Laden’s death was announced on 1st May 2011. Hitler’s death was announced on 1st May 1945.

Both of these cruel leader’s deaths were announced on the same day, but due to the time difference, Bin Laden actually died on May 2nd.


The announcement was made in the U.S. which was hours enough ahead to still be May 1st.


History Fact

Thomas Edison Didn't Invent the Light Bulb

While Edison did have an astonishing 1,093 patents, the majority of these were not of his own invention. He stole most of them. While he did land the patent for the light bulb in 1880, the real inventor was actually Warren de la Rue, a British astronomer and chemist, who actually created the very first light bulb forty years before Edison.


Movie/TV Trivia

Sunshine

Cillian Murphy worked with leading physicist Brian Cox to learn all about advanced physics. This included touring the CERN facility in Switzerland and learned to copy physicists' mannerisms. Murphy ended up copying some of Cox's personal idiosyncrasies, such as his frequent hand movements. The actor also studied Henri-Georges Clouzot's classic The Wages of Fear (1953) to have an understanding of the type of suspense that Danny Boyle was attempting to create. Murphy has claimed that his involvement in Sunshine converted him from agnosticism to atheism.


Movie/TV Quote

"I have to return some videotapes."


American Psycho (2000)


Mary Harron's adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' savage satire of Reagan-era American capitalism does so much more than capture the brutality and humor of the book. With Christian Bale as the psycho, Patrick Bateman, his extreme aversion to human social interaction takes on a deathly serious tenor as embodied by the line Bateman uses to get out of any situation fast. It's a wholly unbelievable excuse that reveals how little empathy and social awareness Bateman possesses, especially when he uses it as an alibi and immediately following a claim that he's "in touch with humanity." Nearly 20 years after the movie came out and ages since videotapes were supplanted by other media, "I have to return some videotapes" still reigns as the absurd rejoinder that shows just how little regard you have for the person you're talking to. Try it out the next time you're breaking up with someone, or are being questioned regarding a coworker's suspicious disappearance.


Conversation Starter

What do you bring with you everywhere you go?


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