Cuppa Jo: A Daily Dose of Literature and Life

Trisha Jo. ‘88. Grad Student. Writer. Literature, Film, and Music Snob. Libertarian. Foodie. Culture Connoisseur.

Juror #2: It’s hard to put into words. I just think he’s guilty. I thought it was obvious from the word, ‘Go’. Nobody proved otherwise. 
Juror #8: Nobody has to prove otherwise. The burden of proof is on the prosecution. The defendant doesn’t even have to open his mouth. That’s in the Constitution. 

Film of the Week: 12 Angry Men directed by Sidney Lumet 

Click the photo to watch this 1957 classic film in its entirety. I promise, you won’t be disappointed. 

Juror #2: It’s hard to put into words. I just think he’s guilty. I thought it was obvious from the word, ‘Go’. Nobody proved otherwise. 

Juror #8: Nobody has to prove otherwise. The burden of proof is on the prosecution. The defendant doesn’t even have to open his mouth. That’s in the Constitution. 

Film of the Week: 12 Angry Men directed by Sidney Lumet 

Click the photo to watch this 1957 classic film in its entirety. I promise, you won’t be disappointed. 


“We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.” 

Read of the Day: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard

This modern-day existential masterpiece is available on amazon for as little as a dollar. 

“We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.” 

Read of the Day: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard

This modern-day existential masterpiece is available on amazon for as little as a dollar. 


"The fellow is wise enough to play the fool / And to do that well craves a kind of wit”  (3.1.60-61)

Read of the Day: Twelfth Night (What You Will) by William Shakespeare


Click the photo for a full-text version of the play


"The fellow is wise enough to play the fool / And to do that well craves a kind of wit”  (3.1.60-61)

Read of the Day: Twelfth Night (What You Will) by William Shakespeare

Click the photo for a full-text version of the play