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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“So many books, so little time.”


Frank Zappa


Joke

I bought some shoes from a drug dealer. I don't know what he laced them with, but I've been tripping all day.


Fun Fact

Space smells like seared steak.

When you see footage of astronauts floating peacefully in space, do you ever wonder, What do space smells like? Well, according to some former astronauts, space does have a distinct odor that hangs around post-spacewalk. They've described it as "hot metal" or "searing steak."


History Fact

A Poe-Worthy Mystery


Edgar Allan Poe died after being found wandering around Baltimore dirty, delirious and wearing somebody else’s clothes. He was never coherent enough to explain how he came to be in such a condition before he died.


Movie/TV Trivia

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Tilda Swinton spent five hours in the makeup chair to play 84-year-old dowager Madame D. "We're not usually working with a vast, Bruckheimer-type budget on my films, so often we're trying a work-around," said Wes Anderson. "But for the old-age makeup I just said, 'Let's get the most expensive people we can'."


Movie/TV Quote

"They call me Mister Tibbs!"

In the Heat of the Night, 1967

Poitier did not want to shoot the film in Mississippi because he had been harassed by the Ku Klux Klan when he had visited there with Harry Belafonte at the height of the civil rights movement in 1964, so most of it was filmed in Sparta, Illinois. Filmmakers even changed the name of the fictional Mississippi town in the movie to Sparta so they wouldn’t have to pay to have the town’s water tower repainted.


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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