June 20, 2015

A person's a person, no matter how small.
Dr. Seuss

"Personally I think you held up rather well."
— Lew Harper (Paul Newman), The Drowning Pool (1975)

If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
Charles Lindbergh

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) (6 of 6) (part)
The trivia items below may give away important plot points.
  • Throughout the movie Pat and Tiffany use their wedding rings from their past marriages, although these are finished. But in the last scene it can be see that they no longer use them.
  • Jacki Weaver contributed to a critical aspect of the film. "I was sitting there with 300 other people in the ballroom watching the dance scene," she recalls. "It's crucial that they get 5 points in order to win the parlay bet. The judges kept holding up their scores in take after take. I'm not great at math, but I kept adding them up thinking, 'That doesn't add up to 5.' So I told one of the producers that it didn't average 5 and he said, 'Oh my God!' and they changed it. So yeah, I saved the film."
  • Pat Sr.'s OCD requires his TV remotes to always be on the table next to the couch facing a certain way. At the end of the movie, the remotes are on the coffee table in front of the couch because he is learning to control his OCD.

  • There is always a better way to do it . . . Find it!
    Thomas A. Edison

  • Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand.
  • In Baltimore USA it is illegal to wash or scrub a sink regardless of how dirty it is.
  • Sherlock Holmes NEVER said “Elementary, my dear Watson”
  • In 1949, forecasting the relentless march of science, Popular Mechanics said computers in the future may weigh no more than 5 tons.
  • There is a city called Rome on every continent.

  • A horse is tied to a five meter rope, six meters away from it was a bail of hay. Without breaking the rope, the horse was able to get to the bail of hay. How is this possible?

    I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.

    “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”

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