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July 30, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. Emily Bronte
★~ Food of the Day: Cheesecake Day:
Celebrate Cheesecake Day with a piece of cheesecake served up any way you like it! Cheesecake often dresses up to fit the region it is from. New York-style cheesecake uses heavy cream and cream cheese in its recipe, while Pennsylvania Dutch-style cheesecake uses a tangy, curdy cheese called farmer’s cheese. Chicago cheesecake is another cream cheese version that has been made popular by Eli’s Cheesecake. This style of cream cheese cake is firm on the outside and creamy inside. People from Chicago claim there is none better.
Let them eat cheesecake any way they like it: served plain or dressed up with fruit or chocolate.
★~ Father-In-Law Day:
Would your father in-law like a Roman-style piece of cheesecake with honey and a ricotta-like cheese, or maybe would he enjoy a lighter-style French cheesecake? This cheesecake gets its light texture from a cheese found in the outdoor markets in the south of France and in fine pastry shops in Paris.
You could also toast your father-in-law with a cheesecake martini while he indulges in the cocktail of his choice.
Cheesecake or cocktails, the most important thing to serve your father-in-law today is a hug.
★~ July 30th: New Moon enters New Moon phase at 2:40 PM, EDT.
★~ Today in History:
♥ ~ 1835 – Paperback books introduced. Although books bound in soft covers were first introduced in 1841 at Leipzig, Germany, by Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz, the modern paperback revolution dates to the publication of the first Penguin paperback by Sir Allen Lane at London, England, in 1935. Penguin Number 1 was Ariel, a life of Shelley by Andre Maurois.
♥~ 1898 – Scientific American carried the first magazine automobile ad. The Winton Motor Car Company of Cleveland, OH invited readers to “Dispense with a Horse.”
♥~ 1956 – The phrase “In God We Trust” was adopted as the U.S. national motto.
♥~ 1998 – A world-record Power-ball jackpot of $295.7 million was won by a group of 13 machinists who worked together in Westerville, Ohio. The group chose the cash option, and received a lump-sum payment of $161.5 million dollars.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1946 – Jeffrey Hammond musician: bass guitar: group: Jethro Tull: Locomotive Breath, Minstrel in the Gallery, Steel Monkey, Living in the Past, Sweet Dream, The Witch’s Promise
♥~ 1947 – Arnold Schwarzenegger actor: Eraser, The Terminator, Predator, Twins, Conan the Barbarian, Total Recall, Kindergarten Cop, True Lies, Last Action Hero; married to Maria Shriver; 5-time Mr. Universe; part owner of Planet Hollywood restaurants; governor of California [2003-2011]
♥~ 1950 – Frank Stallone actor: Rocky series, Staying Alive, Ten Little Indians, Hudson Hawk, Tombstone, Doublecross On Costa’s Island; brother of actor Sylvester Stallone
♥~ 1956 – Delta Burke actress: Delta, Designing Women, Filthy Rich, Chisholm; Miss Florida
♥ ~ 1958 – Kate Bush singer: Experimental IV, Running Up That Hill, The Man with the Child in His Eyes, Wow, Wuthering Heights
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ In the US, dime novels soared in popularity during the Civil War – for some reason soldiering and paperbacks seem to go together
♥~ By the 1880s writers like Prentiss Ingraham, who wrote Buffalo Bill stories, were turning out paperback novels of 50,000 – 70,000 words at the incredible rate of one a week
♥~ Louisa May Alcott, Horace Greeley, Longfellow, Upton Sinclair, Robert Louis Stevenson (“Captain George North”), and even Alfred Lord Charge-of-the-Light-Brigade Tennyson all at one time or another wrote a dime novel.
♥~ Early paperbacks, were all priced at about 4 cents at today’s exchange rates – about the same as a pack of 10 cigarettes, or a fifteenth the price of a typical hardcover at the time .
♥~ The cover art for many earlier mass market paperbacks had a lurid quality (“barely clad she-kittens in the throes of lust”) that attracted many male readers.
♥~ The first Harlequin romance was issued in Toronto in 1957. Romance accounts for half of all mass market paperbacks sold.
♥~ Harlequin publishes 80 to 100 books each month and sells 160 million books in 24 languages each year.
♥~ The first paperback historical romance,The Flame and the Flower, written by Kathleen Woodiwiss and issued by Avon,1972.
★~ Today’s Giggle:
How To Shit In The Woods – Kathleen Meyer:
People Who Don’t Know They Are Dead ~ Gary Leon Hill
How to Avoid Huge Ships ~ Captain John W. Trimmer
The History of Lesbian Hair ~ Mary Dugger’s
The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories ~ Alisa Surkis
Bombproof Your Horse~ Rick Pelicano
Reusing Old Graves~Douglas Davies
How to write a how to write book~ Brian Paddock
I Was Tortured By the Pygmy Love Queen~ Jasper McCutcheon
Circumcisions By Appointment ~ Roy Westall
The book People Who Don’t Know They Are Dead intrigues me. How can someone not notice they are dead? I can see Joe being being confused and thinking WTH. But I’m pretty sure he would not have latched on to someone else’s body by mistake. Which leaves me wondering is it really just a mistake when a dead person attaches themselves to unsuspecting bystanders or are they taking identity thief to a new level? Perhaps the book answers these questions. It’s available to Kindle, I could start finding out the answers to my questions right now.
Have a Spectacular Saturday. I will be back to muse about yesterdays, Cheese day in a little bit if I ‘m not, uhm, reading….