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“Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome.”

Friedrich Nietzsche


She had a photographic memory but never developed it

Fun Fact

Although the TV show “Friends” is based around life in New York City, the entire show was filmed in California.

Reading Fact

The role of close reading sharply increases in academic writing as far as it provides crucial skills for analyzing the structure of the text, understand word choice, determine the impact of a language throughout the text, and write with sources (using evidence and facts in your own pieces of writing).

History Fact

Turkeys were once worshiped as Gods.


The Mayan people believed turkeys were the vessels of the Gods, and honored them with worship.

They were even domesticated to have roles in religious rites!

Movie/TV Trivia

Pornstar Asia Carrera plays the flatmate of Tara Reid in Logjammin’, the film within the film in The Big Lebowski.

Movie/TV Quote

"Boy, that escalated quickly."

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Will Ferrell was already a star by 2004, but his film roles to that point had mostly been secondary characters, a la Old School's Frank the Tank. Between Elf and Anchorman, Ferrell shot to superstardom, and Ron Burgundy became the legend the full title of the movie promised thanks to a string of one-liners and quotes that have been well worn in the 15 years since its release. There's "60% of the time, it works every time." There's "I'm in a glass case of emotion!" There's "I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch." There's "Milk was a bad choice!" There's "I'm kind of a big deal." And so many more. While many of these quotes made their way into everyday speech, the most universally applicable -- and the one that turned into a meme around 2012 -- comes right after the giant fight between all the rival news teams, a fight that ratchets up from knives and threats to tridents and death very, well, quickly. It's the kind of quote that can apply to any situation that spirals out of control: A night out drinking, a work meeting, a family reunion, a Twitter exchange. In a world that changes constantly and continues to increase the speed of our lives, "Boy, that escalated quickly" has only become more relevant, if kinda annoying, over the years.

Conversation Starter

What is the best pair of shoes you have ever owned? Why were they so good?

Writing Prompt


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