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Today's Dippit!

Quote

“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or the life of another.”

Helen Keller

Joke

Knowing how to pick locks has really opened a lot of doors for me.

Fun Fact

Alligators will give manatees the right of way if they are swimming near each other.

History Fact

Benjamin Franklin Never Thought Turkeys Should Be the National Bird

While writing to his daughter in 1784, Benjamin Franklin was complaining about the bald eagle being chosen as the United States' national symbol. He said that the bald eagle had "bad moral character." He said the turkey would be a better idea. He was joking. He didn't actually think the national bird should be a turkey.

Movie/TV Trivia

In an alternate ending for Alien: Resurrection, Ripley finally makes it back to earth.

Movie/TV Quote

"The law says that you cannot touch. But I think I see a lot of lawbreakers up in this house tonight."


Magic Mike (2012)


Remember how everyone collectively lost their shit when Magic Mike came out? Directed by Steven Soderbergh (I know, right?) and loosely based on Channing Tatum's experiences as a young male stripper, it was the box office hit of late summer 2012. Hot, half-naked buff men thrusting on screen will do that, it seems. The tone of Magic Mike is set masterfully: In the first, like, two minutes, there's the one-two punch of Matthew McConaughey's Dallas, owner of club Xquisite, delivering the rules of the show to a room of screaming women in one of the most insane monologues he's ever given in film (and he was a nomadic poet in a Harmony Korine film, for chrissakes), followed by an unimpeded shot of Tatum's butt. This is what you call "cinéma."


Conversation Starter

How long have you been at your current job?

Writing Prompt

What is one of your bad habits? Invent a character who has the bad habit, but a much worse case of it than you have. Write a story where this habit gets your character into trouble.

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