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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person."


Kenneth J Hutchins


Joke

I invented a new word today: Plagiarism!


Fun Fact

You're pronouncing Dr. Seuss' name wrong.


Dr. Seuss, the popular children's book author who is known for his rhyming skills, was born with the name Theodor Seuss Geisel. Seuss is his mother's maiden name, and their family pronounces it as "soice" (rhyming with voice). Seuss' college friend Alexander Liang even wrote a poem about the common misconception.


History Fact

In the 19th century a popular medicine for kids, "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup," included morphine.

Movie/TV Trivia

While Cameron Crowe returns the favour in Minority Report wearing a newspaper. Or hiding behind one. Delete where applicable.


Movie/TV Quote

"I want to play a game."


Saw (2004)


The nearly $1 billion success of the Saw franchise is bewildering to viewers who dismiss the ultra-violent movies as empty exercises in what's often referred to as "torture porn," but the appeal is right there in this simple, terrifying phrase: "I want to play a game." It's all a bit of fun, don't you see? As far as villains go, Tobin Bell's mask-wearing Jigsaw was always on the chatty side -- not prone to Freddie Kruger-like puns, but also not a silent slasher like Michael Myers or Jason -- and his video message to poor Amanda Young, fighting for her life in a reverse bear trap in the first-ever Saw, is a stark bit of instructional sadism from screenwriter Leigh Whannell, who flipped the studied terror of Seven into an even grimer low-budget brainteaser. He's establishing the convoluted rules of a game you'd never want to play, rewriting the recent history of the horror genre in the process.


Conversation Starter

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?


Writing Prompt

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