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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met – obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.”

John F. Kennedy (JFK Quotes)

Joke

If a judge loves the sound of his own voice, expect a long sentence.

Fun Fact

Mexico’s presidential palace is 14 times larger than the White House, and started allowing visitors for the first time in 2018.

History Fact

Cars Weren't Invented in the United States

No, it wasn't Henry Ford's Model T in 1908. The first car actually was created in the 19th Century when European engineers Karl Benz and Emile Levassor were working on automobile inventions. Benz patented the first automobile in 1886.

Movie/TV Trivia

Viggo Mortensen had no intention of working on The Lord of the Rings until his son begged him to do it.

Movie/TV Quote

"I have had it with these motherfuckin' snakes on this motherfuckin' plane!"


Snakes on a Plane (2006)


Snakes on a Plane is a convincing argument that the internet might have been a terrible mistake. What started as a goofy joke, some good-natured ribbing about the absurdity of high-concept thrillers on screenwriter Josh Friedman's blog and a audio-only parody trailer that helped popularize the "motherfuckin' snakes" line, became an irony-soaked online obsession, eventually spilling out into the world of late night talk shows and into the text of the film itself. Pre-release speculation led to reshoots where the "motherfuckin' snakes" line, along with more R-rated violence and nudity, was filmed to please the growing snake-crazed fanboy army. (I have a vivid memory of getting a personalized robocall featuring the voice of Samuel L. Jackson telling me to go see the film). Then the movie came out, riding months of hype, and it mostly sucked, perhaps proving that B-movies shouldn't be crowd-sourced by bored forum-dwellers. While Snakes on a Plane now plays like a cautionary tale about the cornieness of "totally epic" mid-'00's humor, what's disturbing is that Hollywood has only gotten craftier at cynically stripmining viral enthusiasm for a quick buck in the last decade. Blame the motherfuckin' snakes.

Conversation Starter

When is the last time you laughed so hard that you cried?

Writing Prompt

Your elderly character escapes from the retirement home where his or her children have placed him or her....

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