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Today's Dippit!

Quote

A man can’t make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.


Helen Keller


Joke

Did you hear about the deaf guy who got a speeding ticket? Neither did he!


Fun Fact

Los Angeles’s full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.”

The original name was quite a mouthful. It translates to “town of our lady the Queen of Angels of the River Porciuncula.”


Now, Los Angeles is just “The Angels.”


History Fact

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Died on the Same Day

On July 4th, 1826, both U.S. presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson passed away—within five hours of each other. Crazy. They were once fellow patriots turned adversaries, and they were also the last surviving members of the original American revolutionaries.


Movie/TV Trivia

Cloud Atlas

While on the set of this movie, Tom Hanks started calling Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski, "Mom and Dad," because they worked so well together and as leaders of the cast and crew.


Movie/TV Quote

"Just keep swimming."


Finding Nemo (2003)


Before Ellen Degeneres was Ellen, the mononym, she was an out-of-work actress who had been sidelined in Hollywood after coming out as a lesbian in 1997. Then Finding Nemo happened. Not four months after the Pixar movie about Marlin, a father clownfish, in search of his son was released, Ellen premiered Ellen, the same daytime talk show that's still running today. Her stunning comeback can certainly be chalked up to her sweet, legitimately funny performance as the voice of Dory, the jovially undeterred regal blue tang who suffers from short-term memory loss. In a particular moment of helplessness, their previous leads to Nemo having dried up, Dory sneaks into the frame and shares with Marlin her sing-songy wisdom for when times get tough: "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do, we swim, swim…" The simple aphorism exploded into a positivity movement all its own, finding its way onto the senior quotes of high school students, tattoos, T-shirts, blog posts, GIFs… you name it.


Conversation Starter

What is something that really annoys you but doesn’t bother most people?


Writing Prompt

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