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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith."


Billy Graham


Joke

My math teacher called me average.


How mean!


Fun Fact

In 2011, more than 1 in 3 divorce filings in the U.S. contained the word “Facebook.”

 

References to social networks are on the rise when it comes to divorce cases, as well as child custody cases.


Reading Fact

Dorothy Elmhirst Straight is one of the youngest authors in the world.


History Fact

Then what was His Complex?

Napoleon wasn’t actually all that short. Sure, he was 5’6″, but that was pretty much average for his time.


Movie/TV Trivia

The US title for the exceptionally wonderful A Matter of Life and Death was Stairway to Heaven. The UK had no stairway. Denied.


Movie/TV Quote

"Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?"


Donnie Darko (2001)


Richard Kelly's dorm-room-poster of a movie, filled with stoner-logic time-travel shenanigans and enough adolescent angst to fill a heated LiveJournal entry, has a handful of lines that pop off the screen: "I'm voting for Dukakis;" "Smurfette doesn't fuck;" and "Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion" were all named as possible candidates for this list. Kelly's ear for teenage vulgarity and suburban absurdity remains the movie's secret weapon, the aspect that keeps it from devolving into overwrought science-fiction mumbo-jumbo and messianic self-pity. (His less widely celebrated follow-up, Southland Tales, has a handful of memorable smart-ass one-liners too.) But the "stupid man suit" question posed by Frank the Rabbit to Jake Gyllenhaal's moody hero Donnie during a Halloween screening of Evil Dead boils down the movie's cult appeal into a single utterance. Genre films are always attempting to peel back layers of reality, pushing at the boundaries of consciousness and the limits of the body, and Frank, menacing and ridiculous in his voice-modulating bunny suit, was a fitting spokesman for the "whoa"-seeking philosophy Kelly was peddling.


Conversation Starter

Who, besides your parents, had the biggest impact on your life?


Writing Prompt

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