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Quote

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will."


Vince Lombardi

Joke

My boss told me to have a good day.. so I went home.

Fun Fact

In 1325, two Italian city states fought over a bucket which resulted in 2,000 deaths. It started when two soldiers stole a bucket from a well from the city center.


History Fact

Doot Doola Doot Doo…

American captives in the Vietnam War would authenticate a new prisoner’s American identity by tapping the first five notes of “Shave and a Haircut,” against a cell wall, and waiting for the appropriate response. I didn’t know Nardwuar was a POW!


Movie/TV Trivia

The Theory Of Everything

Eddie Redmayne met with Stephen Hawking only once before filming. "In the three hours I spent with him, he said maybe eight sentences," recalls Redmayne. "I just didn't feel like I could ask him intimate things." Therefore, he found other ways to prepare for the role. He lost about 15 pounds and trained for four months with a dancer to learn how to control his body. He met with 40 ALS patients, kept a chart tracking the order in which Hawking's muscles declined, and stood in front of a mirror for hours on end, contorting his face. Lastly, he remained motionless and hunched over between takes, so much so that an osteopath told him he had altered the alignment of his spine. "I fear I'm a bit of a control freak," Redmayne admits. "I was obsessive. I'm not sure it was healthy."


Movie/TV Quote

"As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."


Gone With the Wind, 1939

Conversation Starter

Who has been the most influential person in your life and why?


Writing Prompt

A man elbows your character in a crowd. After he is gone, she discovers her cell phone is too. She calls her own number, and the man answers. She explains that the cell phone has personal information on it and asks the man to send it back to her. He hangs up. Instead of going to the police, your character decides to take matters into her own hands...