February 10, 2015


My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met.
Rodney Dangerfield



"Take a good look my dear. It's an historic moment you can tell your grandchildren about - how you watched the Old South fall one night."
Rhett Butler (Clark Gamle), Gone with the Wind (1939)



"We have a lot of kids who don't know what work means. They think work is a four-letter word."
Hillary Clinton



MOVIE TRIVA
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (part 16 of 19)
Spoilers
The trivia items below may give away important plot points.
  • When the warden flips through Andy's bible after his escape, he finds the cut out space where Andy's digging tool was hidden starting in the book of Exodus, which tells the story of Hebrew slaves escaping from Egypt. Exodus literally means "to escape or depart".
  • The rock wall where Red's "treasure" is buried was built specifically for the film and stood for many years. It was built by hand by the art department months before filming began. This allowed for the alfalfa grass to grow to make it look weathered. Eventually, the wall was sold on eBay, one rock at a time, by the farmer who owned the land it stood on. The tree at the end of the wall stood until it was cleaved in two by a lightning strike in 2011. A portion of its remains now stands, propped up, by the pond on the grounds of the Ohio State Reformatory.
  • The ambulance that took Boggs away had to be pushed as its engine had died.
  • Andy and Red escape to Zihuatanejo, a Mexican paradise in the Pacific coastal state of Guerrero. In 1966 it was still a small fishing village which matches how Andy first described it to Red, but has since grown into a large tourist city. The US Virgin Islands stand in for Zihuatanejo in the film.



  • A set back is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
    Henry Ford



  • Tom Wolfe was paid $5 million for the film rights to his novel, Bonfire of the Vanities, the most ever earned by an author.
  • The CN Tower, in Toronto, is the tallest free standing structure in the world.
  • The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world.
  • The Sahara desert has the highest sand dunes.



  • I cannot be felt, seen or touched; Yet I can be found in everybody; My existence is always in debate; Yet I have my own style of music. What Am I?



    There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.



    A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.



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