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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."


Henry Ford


Joke

What's orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot!


Fun Fact

Detroit undercover cops in a drug ring once fought another group of undercover cops."Put your hands up!" … "No, you put your hands up!" That's likely what went down in November 2017 when two groups of undercover cops in Detroit accidentally mistook each other for the drug dealers and buyers they were respectively trying to bust. What ensued during the raid was a stand-off, resulting in fists being thrown while guns were pointed at each other. Internal affairs had to be contacted to put the officers under investigation in an attempt to figure out the unfortunate miscommunication.


History Fact

The introduction of Europeans to the New World saw the Native American population drop from an estimated 12 million in 1500 to barely 237,000 in 1900.


Movie/TV Trivia

Steven Spielberg pops up for a cameo in Vanilla Sky wearing a Pre-Crime baseball cap.


Movie/TV Quote

"It is the titular role!"


Lady Bird (2017)


It's commonly thought of as bad writing to use the word "titular" -- i.e. to say that Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson is the "titular" character in Greta Gerwig's near-perfect coming-of-age comedy Lady Bird. That's probably why it's so wonderful when Lady Bird's best friend Julie (Beanie Feldstein) lobs "titular" as an over-enunciated insult during a fight. Lady Bird, having fallen under the spell of some cool kids, did not come to claim the role she was assigned for the school play. What's that role? The Tempest in, well, The Tempest. "There is no role of the Tempest," Lady Bird bellows, before Julie cuts in: "It is the titular role." It's an ideal representation of the dumb shit high school friends argue over, and a star-making moment for Feldstein.


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