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Daily Quote

"Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent."

Robert Greene

Writing Prompt

What’s on Your Summer Reading List?

Conversation Starter

How can governments make education more efficient?

Joke of the Day

A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, I'll serve you, but don't start anything

Fun Fact

Modern thong underwear was introduced by Fiorello LaGuardia, the mayor of New York City.

History Fact

Disease Bingo

George Washington might have been the first president of the United States, but he also should have been first in line to see a doctor: the guy variously contracted malaria, dysentery, small pox, and diphtheria, among other diseases.

Weird Laws

ALASKA

A person cannot get drunk in a bar and remain on the premises. The statute says an intoxicated person may not "knowingly" enter or camp out where alcohol is sold.

Food Thing

Reblochon

Cow’s milk; semi-soft

Region of origin: Savoie

Reblochon continues to be produced by a small number of cheese makers in the Thônes and Arly valleys in the south-eastern Alps. It is made from unpasteurized full-cream milk, and is designated by both the AOC and AOP (Appellation d’Origine Protégée), one of four origin and quality labels recognized in France and Europe.

The story goes that during the 13th century farmers had to pay their landlords a tax on the amount of milk their cows yielded. However, when a payment was due the farmers would only partially milk their cows. Once the landowner had measured the yield, the farmers would milk their cows a second time (reblocher). This second milking yielded milk that was richer in fat, and this was used to make Reblochon.

This well-rounded, soft, creamy cheese is available in two formats: Reblochon, which can be sold cut in half, and Petit Reblochon. Its mild fruity taste and nutty aftertaste make it excellent on a cheese platter, melted on baked potatoes or as a classic ingredient in the Alpine dish, the Tartiflette.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Terminator

Arnold Schwarzenegger worked with guns every day for a month to prepare for the role. The first two weeks of filming he practices weapons stripping and reassembly blindfolded until the motions were automatic, like a machine. He spent hours at the shooting range and practising with different weapons without blinking or looking at them when reloading or cocking. He also had to be ambidextrous.

Movie/TV Quote

"They're here!"

Poltergeist, 1982