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Quote

"The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family."


Thomas Jefferson


Joke

She had a photographic memory but never developed it


Fun Fact

Swedish meatballs originated from a recipe King Charles XII brought back from Turkey in the early 1800s.


History Fact

Humble Beginnings


Then-future President Andrew Jackson participated in the American Revolution informally at age 13 as a courier, wherein he survived being captured by the British. He was the only member of his family to survive the revolution, becoming an orphan at age 14.


Movie/TV Trivia

Taxi Driver was written in a few days


Taxi Driver is widely considered to be one of the greatest films in movie history. So you might be surprised to learn that screenwriter Paul Schrader completed the script in a matter of days!

He once told The Hollywood Reporter: “I crashed at an ex-girlfriend’s place, and I just wrote continuously. The first draft was maybe 60 pages, and I started the next draft immediately, and it took less than two weeks.” Wow!

Schrader drew heavily on his own experiences in order to write the movie: “I had a series of things falling apart, a breakdown of my marriage, a dispute with the AFI, I lost my reviewing job. I didn’t have any money and I took to drifting, more or less living in my car, drinking a lot, fantasizing. The Pussycat Theater in L.A. would be open all night long, and I’d go there to sleep.”


Movie/TV Quote

"Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!"


42nd Street, 1933


Conversation Starter

If you never had to eat one vegetable, which would it be?


Writing Prompt

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