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"Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure."

George Eliot


I'll call you later. Don't call me later, call me Dad!

Fun Fact

You can always "see" your nose.

The human brain is capable of amazing things, but in order to do those things, it needs to block out distractions through a process called unconscious selective attention. The nose is one of those distractions. In his landmark 1960s study, Ulric Neisser discovered this phenomenon after he asked participants to count the number of times basketball players passed a ball in a video. What the large majority failed to notice in the video was a girl walking through the middle of the court with an umbrella, because they were so focused on counting.

History Fact

Animals were put on trial in medieval times and routinely sentenced to death.

Movie/TV Trivia

In 1982, Spileberg’s kids classic stayed in the US top ten for ten months.

Movie/TV Quote

"I just wanted to take another look at you."

A Star Is Born (2018)

The idea of "I just wanted to take another look at you" didn't originate with the 2018 remake of A Star Is Born. In fact, that interaction between ingenue and weathered celebrity has been with the story since 1937. But something about the drawl Bradley Cooper put on to play Jackson Maine turned the line into a minor internet phenomenon. He and Lady Gaga's Ally have just spent a delirious night together that ended in a supermarket parking lot, composing "Shallow" off the cuff. When he drops her off, he stops her. "Hey?" "What?" "I just want to take another look at you." In Cooper's mouth the words turn buttery, and the line indelible.

Conversation Starter

Where do you want to be ten years from now?

Writing Prompt


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