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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"Your greatest contribution may not be something you do but someone you raise."


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Joke

There's a fine line between numerator and denominator.


Fun Fact

The 20th of March is Snowman Burning Day.

 

This strange holiday was spawned by American and Swiss citizens to symbolize the end of the winter season.


Reading fact

The Powell's Bookstore in Oregon, Portland is the world's largest bookstore


History Fact

The 1929 Wall Street Crash Did Not Cause a Rash of Suicides

 

On Black Tuesday, October 24th, 1929, the most shocking stock market crash occurred in U.S. history. It is widely believed that this financial crisis caused countless deaths by suicide, but this was not the case. There were two.


Movie/TV Trivia

Twilight

For the role of Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson flew from England to director Catherine Hardwicke's house to audition. There, he and Kristen Stewart, who was already cast as Bella Swan, rehearsed the "Love Scene"/"Meadow Scene" on Hardwicke's own bed.


Movie/TV Quote

"Kiss me, my girl, before I am sick."


Phantom Thread (2017)


You wouldn't typically think someone poisoning her partner is "sweet," but Phantom Thread pulls it off. Paul Thomas Anderson's follow-up to the hazy, mumbling, postmodern mystery Inherent Vice favors the meticulous, harsh candor of Daniel Day-Lewis' Reynolds Woodcock and the narrative straightforwardness of a couple falling in love. A fashion designer with obsessive-compulsive and controlling tendencies, Woodcock spends the entire running time verbally cutting down those who fail him -- including Alma, the waitress he's turned into his muse, though she's totally unwilling to give up her own assertiveness and independence (The tea is going out, the interruption is staying right here with me!). Their dynamic makes his response to Alma's revelation that his omelet is poisoned so perversely sweet. Just when the struggle of being together reaches its darkest moments, Alma and Reynolds lay their cards on the table. She wants him flat on his back; he's finally willing to give up control. It epitomizes the contradictory, painful, and transcendent nature of love, and puts a fitting capstone on Alma and Reynolds' courtship.


Conversation Starter

What do you do to improve your mood when you are in a bad mood?


Writing Prompt

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