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Quote

"The family is the first essential cell of human society."


Pope John XXIII


Joke

What do sprinters eat before a race?


Nothing, they fast!


Fun Fact

Ronald McDonald is “Donald McDonald” in Japan because it makes pronunciation easier for the Japanese.

 

Ever since the first McDonald’s opened in Japan in 1971, the mascot has been called Donald McDonald.

Often, Japanese people are surprised to learn he has a different name everywhere else.


Reading Fact

People from Iceland read more than anyone else.


People from Iceland read more than anyone else. A study conducted at Bifröst University observed that 50% of Icelanders read more than 8 books a year and 93% read at least one.


History Fact

Lyndon B. Johnson Gave Interviews From the Bathroom

 

This, for lack of a better word, unapologetic president gave interviews while using the toilet. Presidential biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin describes the impetus: "he just didn't want the conversation to stop."


Movie/TV Trivia

James Caan improvised the, now immortal, phrase “Bada-Bing” on the set of The Godfather.


Movie/TV Quote

"Baby, you are gonna miss that plane."


Before Sunset (2004)


It's rare to find a beautiful piece of dialogue in 2019 that has not been co-opted into some sort of meme, but the line that nearly closes out the middle part of Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, and Julie Delpy's trilogy about two overly articulate people falling for one another defies that tendency. It is, quite simply, a perfect and devastatingly sexy way to end a movie, evoking classic moments like Shirley MacLaine's "shut up and deal" from The Apartment. Hawke's Jesse and Delpy's Céline have spent a magical day in Paris arguing and flirting with one another when they arrive back at her apartment and she puts on Nina Simone. He's supposed to go back to America to be with his wife and kid, but instead settles in and watches her dance. She looks at him, doing a quasi-impression of Simone: "Baby, you are going to miss that plane," she coos. "I know," he says. They laugh as the scene fades to black, their fate, for now, unknown. While all of the Before movies are scripted in a joint effort by Hawke, Delpy, and Linklater, Delpy takes credit for this specific moment. "Without telling them I kind of acted out the scene," she said in an interview. "I knew Richard would like it. And Ethan, too. And they did."


Conversation Starter

What’s the worst movie you have seen recently?


Writing Prompt

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