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Quote

“Football is like life, it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.”


Vince Lombardi


Joke

He who laughs last thinks slowest


Fun Fact

The Flintstones was the most profitable network cartoon franchise for 30 years, that’s before The Simpsons came along.


Reading Fact

The word library comes from Latin liber – the inner bark of trees – and was first used in written form in the 14th century.


In Old English – the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in the early Middle Ages – “book hoards” (from Old English bōchord) were what we know as libraries or collections of books today. 


History Fact

Count Dracula was inspired by a real person.

 

When Bram Stoker released his iconic horror classic in 1897, it was hailed as “the most blood-curdling novel of the paralyzed century” and terrified audiences worldwide.


However, the titular Count was based on none other than history’s own Vlad the Impaler.


As the ruling monarch of Wallachia, a Romanian region of Transylvania, Vlad soon made a fearsome reputation for himself by killing and impaling the still-twitching bodies of his enemies on long sticks which he planted outside his castle and all around his lands.


After Vlad’s eventual death at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, the history of his descendants is murky, which is what inspired Bram Stoker’s character of Count Dracula.


Movie/TV Trivia

David Patrick Kelly’s infamous “Warriors, come out to play” line in The Warriors (1979) was completely improvised.


Movie/TV Quote

"In your place, if there is pain, nurse it. And if there is a flame, don’t snuff it out. Don’t be brutal with it. We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster, that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to make yourself feel nothing so as not to feel anything...what a waste."


Call Me By Your Name


Conversation Starter

If you could make a holiday, what would it be like? What traditions would it have? What would people eat on your holiday?


Writing Prompt

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