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"To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right."



I gave away my dead batteries - free of charge.

Fun Fact

Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.


Just a few months before his death, Van Gogh sold his painting “The Red Vineyard.”

It was sold in Brussels, Belgium for 400 francs.

Reading Fact

There is a difference in the novel and the movie of Forrest Gump.

History Fact

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton Lost the Nuclear Launch Codes


The former president seriously lost the personal ID number needed to confirm nuclear launches. And not just briefly. For, like, months on end. This is all according to the then-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who (understandably) called this misstep a "gargantuan deal."

Movie/TV Trivia

Paul Schrader wrote Taxi Driver in five days. It is rumoured he had a loaded gun by his desk for “inspiration and motivation”.

Movie/TV Quote

"Are you watching closely?"

The Prestige (2006)

The whole point of magic tricks is to deceive. That's why they're called TRICKS, and that's what makes the twisty-turny storytelling of Christopher Nolan's The Prestige so riveting, even if you already know what happens. Part of doing magic is making the audience think the trick is happening over here, while actually making something else happen over there. "Are you watching closely?" is the catchphrase of Alfred Borden (Christian Bale), one of the rival magicians warring for power in the movie, and he uses that phrase to misdirect the audience's attention. When you're watching the ball in one hand, you're not focusing on what he's doing with the other, which is what makes the trick work in the end.

Conversation Starter

Who is someone who is popular now that you really like? Why do you like them so much?

Writing Prompt


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