top of page
cmykprincess_popcorn_video_camera_yarn_crafts_and_books_60e91ef2-96fb-46f6-b3d9-b84648d38a
Single Post: Blog_Single_Post_Widget

Today's Dippit!

Quote

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.


Spanish proverb


Joke

When life gives you melons, you're probably dyslexic.


Fun Fact

Hewlett-Packard’s (also known as HP) name was decided in a coin toss in 1939.

The name was always going to be a hyphenation of the two founders last names, so in order to decide between Hewlett-Packard and Packard-Hewlett, they flipped a coin.


History Fact

Cars Weren't Invented in the United States

No, it wasn't Henry Ford's Model T in 1908. The first car actually was created in the 19th Century when European engineers Karl Benz and Emile Levassor were working on automobile inventions. Benz patented the first automobile in 1886.


Movie/TV Trivia

Into The Wild

The temperature outdoors was at freezing when Emile Hirsch performed the naked back float down the stream.


Movie/TV Quote

"In moonlight, black boys look blue."


Moonlight (2016)


Moonlight, the Best Picture-winning sophomore feature from director Barry Jenkins, was the result of such delicate, thoughtful alchemy. Jenkins' lush visuals, inspired by the work of Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai, supplement the poetic words of playwright-turned screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney, who developed the script as an unproduced conceptual theater project at Yale in the late '00s, and both elements are brought to life by actors like Alex Hibbert, playing the impressionable young Chiron, and Mahershala Ali, playing the wise drug dealer Juan. The intimacy of the "in moonlight, black boys look blue" monologue, which finds Ali telling a personal story and embodying the voice of "this old lady" from his childhood in Cuba, is different than many of the more abrasive, explosive quotes on this list. It can't be reduced to a meme or deployed as a GIF. But in a film built around small gestures, it has a profound, reality-altering power. The line transports you through time and space, the vulnerability of the performer and the character working in perfect harmony.


Conversation Starter

What is the most disgusting habit some people have?


Writing Prompt

Comments


bottom of page