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Almost every single one of my jokes that I wrote made the movie. But I was a ghost writer, and somebody might say, ‘Man, The Mule was hilarious.’ And, again, the Latino that wrote on it is going to get zero credit.

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Yosemite National Park's Horsetail waterfall becomes a "firefall" in February, when the setting sun makes Horsetail look like molten fire.

Some bonkers history:

The magnificent glow is an eye-catching illusion known as a “firefall,” with its name drawing back to the manmade Firefall that used to occur at Glacier Point in the park. During the late 1800s, campfires built near the edge of Glacier Point were pushed off the edge to create the illusion of a flowing fire stream, later becoming a popular tourist attraction until it was eventually stopped due to fire hazards.