“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You
Today at the bank, an old lady asked me to help check her balance. So I pushed her over.
Apple Pie isn't actually American.
Apples originally come from Asia. The first pies were baked in Medieval Europe. Even the concept of putting apples in pie traces back to a recipe from England in 1381. Nevertheless, the phrase "as American as apple pie" turned up by 1924 and became a common saying during the years of the Second World War.
Because the name sounded too German, Americans used to call hamburgers “Liberty Steaks” during World War II. So the whole French Fries/Freedom Fries fiasco was really just a sequel.
Ripley’s daughter in the Special Edition of Aliens is played by Sigourney Weaver’s mum.
"What we've got here is a failure to communicate."
Cool Hand Luke, 1967
Screenwriter Frank Pierson thought the line seemed too refined to be uttered by Strother Martin’s prison warden, so he wrote an elaborate backstory for the character that involved criminology courses that improved his vocabulary.
Have you ever stalked someone on social media?