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"You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over."


Richard Branson


Joke

What do Santa's elves listen to ask they work?


Wrap music!


Fun Fact

The first roller coaster was used to transport coal down a hill. After people found that it could reach speeds up to 50 miles per hour, tourists asked to ride on it for a few cents.

History Fact

Cleopatra was the first member of her dynasty to speak Ancient Egyptian.


Ancient Egyptian is considered one of the most difficult languages to master in history.

Well, Cleopatra was able to master it.


Along with 8 other languages including: Ancient Greek, Ancient Iranian, Ancient Parthian, Syriac, Ethiopian, Troglodytae, Hebrew and Arabic.


Movie/TV Trivia

Taxi Driver was written in a few days


Taxi Driver is widely considered to be one of the greatest films in movie history. So you might be surprised to learn that screenwriter Paul Schrader completed the script in a matter of days!

He once told The Hollywood Reporter: “I crashed at an ex-girlfriend’s place, and I just wrote continuously. The first draft was maybe 60 pages, and I started the next draft immediately, and it took less than two weeks.” Wow!

Schrader drew heavily on his own experiences in order to write the movie: “I had a series of things falling apart, a breakdown of my marriage, a dispute with the AFI, I lost my reviewing job. I didn’t have any money and I took to drifting, more or less living in my car, drinking a lot, fantasizing. The Pussycat Theater in L.A. would be open all night long, and I’d go there to sleep.”


Movie/TV Quote

“All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.”


Sunset Boulevard, 1950


Conversation Starter

Which do you prefer, popular music or relatively unknown music?


Writing Prompt

How Much Does Your Neighbourhood Define Who You Are?