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Today's Dippit!

Quote

Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.


Unknown


Joke

I never understood odourless chemicals, they never make scents.


Fun Fact

The Twitter bird actually has a name – Larry.

The name comes from Larry Bird, who is a famous Hall of Fame basketball player.


The species of Larry the Bird still remains a secret!


History Fact

Columbus Didn't Actually Discover America

No, this European explorer did not discover America. Columbus was 500 years too late. In fact, it was the Norse explorer Leif Erikson who landed on American shores during the 10th century. Erikson could be considered the first European to discover America.


Movie/TV Trivia

Anna Karenina

One of Alicia Vikander's favorite experiences from the production was the filming that took place in the countryside outside of St. Petersburg, Russia. The temperatures soared below -40 °C, and she stayed in a cabin for five days that didn't have hot water and only featured benches instead of beds. Meanwhile, Russian security guards protected her and co-star Domhnall Gleeson from wild wolves and bears that dominated the deserted area


Movie/TV Quote

"You had my curiosity. But now you have my attention."


Django Unchained (2012)


In the second of his revisionist history films, Quentin Tarantino is in peak form, dishing out fantasy justice to abominable characters like Leonardo DiCaprio's Calvin J. Candie, a smooth-talking slave-owner with a passion for phrenology. Candie's gleeful hatred -- covered with a slimy veneer of Southern manners -- puts the efficiency of Tarantino's character development on full display. The slave-owner is the quintessential talentless, overconfident man who believes himself far superior to a foreigner and a free slave, despite all evidence to the contrary. As he takes a childish slurp out of a coconut filled with booze, DiCaprio delivers the film's best line with the kind of uncomfortable familiarity and condescension that make the final act's revenge fantasy fully earned. It's the kind of line you could imagine a venture capitalist or similar vampire uttering today; we thankfully no longer sell humans as commodities, but the sickening nature of business sharks remains.


Conversation Starter

What word or saying from the past do you think should come back?


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