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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

Oprah Winfrey

Joke

My room mates are concerned that I'm using their kitchen utensils, but that's a whisk i'm willing to take.

Fun Fact

The dark region on the north pole of Pluto’s moon, Charon, is called Mordor.

History Fact

Lyndon B. Johnson Gave Interviews From the Bathroom

This, for lack of a better word, unapologetic president gave interviews while using the toilet. Presidential biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin describes the impetus: "he just didn't want the conversation to stop."

Movie/TV Trivia

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn failed his driving test eight times.

Movie/TV Quote

"In one of our designs even these mosquito bites will look like juicy, juicy mangoes!"


Bend It Like Beckham (2002)


There's simply a funny melody to the backhanded insult a seamstress directs toward aspiring soccer star Jess (Parminder Nagra) in Bend It Like Beckham when she's miserably getting fitted for a sari. Jess' sister is chided by their mother for wanting her garment to act as a push-up bra, but the older women are desperate for Jess to show off any of her body. It's a miniature encapsulation of the notions of womanhood our heroine battles against over the course of the movie.

Conversation Starter

Who do you count on the most for help?

Writing Prompt

Your character has to sell the house where she grew up. A potential buyer comes to look at it and begins to talk about all of the changes she would make to the place. This upsets your character, who decides she wants to find a buyer who will leave everything the way it has always been....

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