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"What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories."

George Eliot


What did the Ranch say when someone opened the refrigerator door? "Close the door, I'm dressing!"

Fun Fact

There's a textbook written entirely by an AI author.

Publishers are always eager to release something unique—and Springer Nature did just that when they published a textbook by an author named Beta Writer in 2019. No, that's not a cheeky pseudonym; it's the name of a machine-learning algorithm designed by researchers from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. The book is called Lithium-Ion Batteries: A Machine-Generated Summary of Current Research. And while it doesn't sound like the most interesting material, it is "the first machine-generated research book," according to the academic publishing company.

History Fact

After finding a 36,000 year old steppe bison preserved in the ice, Alaskan zoology professor R. Dale Guthrie and his team ate some of its flesh. Guthrie said "the meat was well aged but still a little tough."

Movie/TV Trivia

The poop in Trainspotting was made from chocolate. Yummy.

Movie/TV Quote

"My tastes are very singular."

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Fifty Shades of Grey is an extremely creepy movie. Yes, it gave us the single best Beyoncé cover in the whole world, but it also gave us tons and tons of people who thought a man cajoling a woman into BDSM because he knows she likes him is… the height of romance? Christian Grey hems and haws around the issue of just telling the lady he likes that he's into some casual dom/sub action every now and then, describing his "tastes" as "very singular." Eeeugh. But, what better way to take back our power and agency from patriarchal depictions of desire than to meme the living daylights out of its weirdest scene? Look up "My tastes are very singular" on YouTube and you'll get everything from video game consoles to anime girl body pillows to One Direction theme bedrooms. Anything is better than a "Red Room of Pain."

Conversation Starter

What book had a big influence on you?

Writing Prompt


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