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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow

Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead

Walk beside me… just be my friend”


Albert Camus


Joke

A doctor accidentally prescribes his patient a laxative instead of a coughing syrup.

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Three days later the patient comes for a check-up and the doctor asks: “Well? Are you still coughing?”

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The patient replies: “No. I’m afraid to.”


Fun Fact

The legend of the Loch Ness Monster goes back nearly 1,500 years.

There's a tale written in the year 565 A.D. that speaks of an Irish monk traveling through Scotland. While there, Saint Columba heard stories of a "water beast" that attacked and killed the local people when they went in the river. Wanting to help, the monk used his friend as bait to lure the beast into sight, at which point Columba commanded it to "go no further," and the creature stopped and swam back upstream. That river is now known in Scotland as the River Ness, which flows out from the famous Loch Ness.


History Fact

Tea Time

During the Victorian period, many tea cups had special guards on the top to keep mens’ mustaches from becoming dipped in the tea. Fittingly, they were called mustache cups.


Movie/TV Trivia

The US title for the exceptionally wonderful A Matter of Life and Death was Stairway to Heaven. The UK had no stairway. Denied.


Movie/TV Quote

"You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow."

To Have and Have Not, 1944

The racy double entendre wasn’t penned by the credited screenwriters — that’d be Jules Furthman and William Faulkner — but by producer Howard Hawks, who came up with the line at Lauren Bacall’s test screening. She was so good at it, Hawks asked Faulkner to pencil it into the shooting script.


Conversation Starter

You have to relive one day of your life forever. Which day do you choose?


Writing Prompt

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