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Monday, November 27, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Has everybody recovered from their Thanksgiving weekend? I haven't. Of course, it's hard to recover from your turkey coma when you're eating turkey sandwiches every single day. The leftovers are almost gone, but I have a feeling I'm going to be craving turkey again real soon. I think I already have an idea of what to make for Christmas.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect."

HINT: (1903-1977), author who wrote journals (which span more than 60 years, beginning when she was 11 years old and ending shortly before her death), novels, critical studies, essays, short stories, and erotica.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Ben Hecht, the Chicago Daily News reporter and playwright who served as a script doctor on Gone with the Wind, won the first Academy Award for original screenplay (for Underworld). Hecht used his statuette as a doorstop.

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Paul Schrader, who wrote the screenplay for Taxi Driver, was raised in an ultraconservative Christian household and didn't see a single movie until age 18.

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Robert Towne, screenwriter of Chinatown and Shampoo, was so annoyed with the movie based on his script for Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes that he wouldn't allow his name to be used in the credits. Instead, the screenplay was credited to P.H. Vazak - Towne's sheepdog.

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The film version of The Flintstones (1994) may have set the record for the number of screenwriters. Reports range from 30 to 60.

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Spike Lee, the writer-director whose screenplay for Do the Right Thing received an Oscar nomination, has never learned how to drive a car.

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Chevy Chase was first hired for Saturday Night Live as a writer, but later became a performer. Two decades later, the same thing happened to Tina Fey. Chase's real name is Cornelius Crane Chase. Fey's is Elizabeth Stamatina Fey.




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

I am a protector. I sit on a bridge. One person can see right through me, while others wonder what I hide.

What am I?

Submit your answer by clicking: TheDailyTease

Answer will be posted in Friday's Trivia Today. Good Luck! If your name appears in Friday's newsletter, EMAIL MICHELE your complete name and address to be shipped your prize.

Be sure to put "Winner" in the subject line.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect."

ANSWER: Anais Nin.

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