Question of the Day

Oct 31, 2017

Yesterday we asked: Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne ended up firing the contractor working on the remodel of their Malibu house because it was taking too long and had gone over budget. Who was the contractor?

Answer: Harrison Ford. No hard feelings, though. According to Dunne’s memoir, Ford’s response to being fired was, “Jesus, man, I understand,” and he went on to become a friend of the couple.

Congrats to Deirdre Blake, first to tweet the correct answer, “Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford.” Honorable mentions to Dan Rosenbaum, who noted, “Which is odd, because everyone knows that Han fired first,” and Debra Krol, who tweeted, “A-then unknown Harrison Ford-proving he's a better actor than a contractor.”

Your question of the day for today is…Alfred Hitchcock once said, “I’m frightened...worse than frightened” of this, adding “Blood is jolly, red,” but this is “revolting.” What was he so scared of?

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