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"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."

Dale Carnegie


When the grocery store clerk asks me if I want the milk in a bag, I always tell him, "No, I'd rather drink it out of the carton!"

Fun Fact

Shaq only ever made one three-pointer.

Shaquille O'Neal made the only three-point shot he would ever make in his entire career on Feb. 16, 1996. When the Orlando Magic played the Milwaukee Bucks, O'Neal received an almost full-court pass before he shot the three-pointer. Despite being the only official three-point shot in his career, he went down in NBA history as one of the greatest of all time.

History Fact

In the 1970s Pol Pot's communist regime brainwashed thousands of Cambodian children into becoming soldiers who committed mass murders and other atrocities.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Postman, Costner’s second jaunt to a post-apocalyptic world, holds the 8th spot on the biggest flops losing $62m.

Movie/TV Quote

"Ye best start believin' in ghost stories, Miss Turner. Yer in one."

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

There's one character in the entire Pirates of the Caribbean franchise who was appropriately pirate-y, and it was Captain Barbossa, played with signature flair by the scenery-devouring Geoffrey Rush. He's a reminder that, before we all started to hate them, these movies used to be fantastic, and nothing comes close to the zombie-pirate terror of The Curse of the Black Pearl. Things go from regular period piece to nearly a horror movie when Elizabeth Turner is exposed to the reality of the doomed sailors onboard the Black Pearl: when the moon hits their eyes like a big pizza pie that's when their skin dissolves into shreds of decaying flesh and tendons and not even bullets can kill them. Barbossa growls this iconic line at Liz before she flees into the belly of the ship, and then he slams the door shut and lets out a crunchy belly laugh that sounds like a bunch of bones being scraped together. Unforgettable.

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