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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning."


Robert Kiyosaki


Joke

My uncle named his dogs Rolex and Timex. They're his watch dogs!


Fun Fact

Ants have a built-in FitBit.

While previous research found that ants use visual cues, a 2007 study discovered that desert ants have an internal pedometer that helps them keep track of their travels and find their way back home.


History Fact

In 1788 the Austrian army attacked itself and lost 10,000 men.


Movie/TV Trivia

The Dark Knight made more money in its first six days in the US than Batman Begins made in its entire domestic run.


Movie/TV Quote

"Ogres are like onions."


Shrek (2001)


Hell yeah, Shrek made it onto this list. Despite its slow decline into the maw of internet depravity, the first Shrek was a genuine big deal for DreamWorks Animation as its fifth production and highest-grossing to that point. (It was usurped by Shrek 2, which another DWA film has yet to top.) Believe it or not, Shrek premiered at Cannes in 2001, where it competed for the prestigious Palme d'Or alongside Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge and David Lynch's Mulholland Drive. Insane, right?! Anyway, Shrek: In 2019, the animation looks terrifyingly deranged -- no one needs to see every pore of a fleshy green ogre -- but Mike Myers, bless his heart, gives a laudable vocal performance in a Scottish accent for 90 minutes, taking over for the departed Chris Farley, who was originally going to be Shrek. The "ogres are like onions" scene really is funnier than you probably remember, with Eddie Murphy and Myers' cheeky tête-à-tête, definitely teaching kids (and probably adults, too) a handy metaphor for social penetration theory. Now, please kill me!!!


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