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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

Forrest Gump

Joke

I don't think I need a spine. It's holding me back.

Fun Fact

If you sneeze while traveling at 60 mph your eyes are closed for an average of 50 feet.

History Fact

Columbus Didn't Actually Discover America

No, this European explorer did not discover America. Columbus was 500 years too late. In fact, it was the Norse explorer Leif Erikson who landed on American shores during the 10th century. Erikson could be considered the first European to discover America.


Movie/TV Trivia

Dan Aykroyd’s first script for Ghostbusters was set in the future and Ghostbusters were completely normal, like paramedics and firemen.

Movie/TV Quote

"In moonlight, black boys look blue."


Moonlight (2016)


Moonlight, the Best Picture-winning sophomore feature from director Barry Jenkins, was the result of such delicate, thoughtful alchemy. Jenkins' lush visuals, inspired by the work of Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai, supplement the poetic words of playwright-turned screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney, who developed the script as an unproduced conceptual theater project at Yale in the late '00s, and both elements are brought to life by actors like Alex Hibbert, playing the impressionable young Chiron, and Mahershala Ali, playing the wise drug dealer Juan. The intimacy of the "in moonlight, black boys look blue" monologue, which finds Ali telling a personal story and embodying the voice of "this old lady" from his childhood in Cuba, is different than many of the more abrasive, explosive quotes on this list. It can't be reduced to a meme or deployed as a GIF. But in a film built around small gestures, it has a profound, reality-altering power. The line transports you through time and space, the vulnerability of the performer and the character working in perfect harmony.


Conversation Starter

What fun plans do you have for the weekend?

Writing Prompt

Make a list of five things you're afraid of happening to you. Then write a story in which one of them happens to your character..

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