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"A happy family is but an earlier heaven."

George Bernard Shaw


I got a hen to regularly count her own eggs. She's a real mathamachicken!

Fun Fact

The Iowa State Fair holds quirky competitions like a beard-growing contest and a husband-calling contest.

If you've ever been to the Iowa State Fair, you've experienced the sort of carnival-based fun that it's been providing since 1886. And if you've never been to the annual event, then you should know that you're missing out on quite a few quirky competitions, including cow-chip and rubber-chicken throwing contests, a husband-calling contest, and a beard-growing contest.

History Fact

In early Rome a father could legally kill anyone in his family.

Movie/TV Trivia

For his scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Charlie Sheen stayed awake for 48 hours to give the desired ‘wasted’ look. To produce the look for his actual life Charlie Sheen hasn’t slept in 14 years.

Movie/TV Quote

"For a guy with a four digit IQ, I must have missed something."

Limitless (2011)

Seven years before Bradley Cooper became the quadruple-threat actor/director/producer/songwriter behind A Star Is Born, he played Eddie Morra, a writer who finds a drug that gives him a quadruple-digit IQ. It's one of those "just go with it" premises that's made explicit in the poster and trailer, but is reinforced in a scene that comes before the opening credits, a kind of "record scratch, freeze frame" setup that shows Eddie at the end of his rope, with unknown bad guys closing in before we rewind to get the full story. In voiceover while he teeters on the edge of a skyscraper, Eddie reflects on his current state, lamenting the gaps in his otherwise airtight IQ: "I'd come this close to having an impact on the world. And now the only thing I'd have an impact on was the sidewalk." Is this Shakespeare? Certainly not. But it's the kind of dumb, repeatable line that makes good-bad movies so enjoyable.

Conversation Starter

Who has been the most influential person in your life and why?

Writing Prompt


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