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Today's Dippit!

Quote

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.


George A Moore


Joke

Many architects are good at coming up with concrete plans.


Fun Fact

The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 a.m.

Invented in 1787, Levi Hutchins needed a way to wake up in time for work, so he made the alarm clock.


It took almost 100 years for a wind up alarm clock to be invented that could be set to any time.


History Fact

Basically Everything About Thanksgiving Is a Lie

You know that happy meal between Native Americans and the Pilgrims where everyone bonded? Well, the real story of Thanksgiving is awful, and actually consisted of plagues and violence and murder. Also, there's no evidence turkey was actually served—or that native people were invited to the meal.


Movie/TV Trivia

Only Lovers Left Alive

All of the cast members playing vampires wore wigs that were a mix of human, yak, and goat hair, in order to make them look wilder.


Movie/TV Quote

"Ass to ass."


Requiem for a Dream (2000)


Nobody on the Thrillist Entertainment staff was jumping out of their seat to take the "ass to ass" quote, and who can blame them! It's the seediest, most repulsive line in a seedy, repulsively attractive film, and it serves as the three-word culmination of lives given over to the destructive power of drugs. The line comes during the film's final montage, which depicts each of the central characters' rock bottom: Harry's (Jared Leto) infected arm needs to be amputated, Tyrone (Marlon Wayans) has to kick heroin cold turkey in prison, and Sara undergoes electroshock therapy. But it's Jennifer Connelly's Marion who's subjected to the most degrading act in her perpetual search for drugs. Having already set up an arrangement with the pimp Big Tim (Keith David), Marion takes him up on his offer to join a little party he throws, a party that's actually a sex show. As the scene intensifies and Connelly and the other girls continue blowing cocaine, one asks, "So what are we gonna do now?" Cue Stanley B. Herman's Uncle Hank (his name comes from the book), who knows exactly what they're gonna do now: The act that's pretty well described by its name. If you know nothing else about this movie, you probably still know this line thanks to its ubiquity on the internet -- a line and scene that director Darren Aronofsky says on the DVD commentary were inspired by something he actually witnessed. No further elaboration given. Yikes!


Conversation Starter

How often do you curse?


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