Today I learned

Bob Einstein is the brother of Albert Brooks. Albert was born Albert Einstein and had to change his stage name for obvious reasons.

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The Peanuts’ character Linus is based on a friend of Charles Schulz, Linus Maurer. Mr. Maurer was born and raised in Sleepy Eye, MN, which is just a few miles away from where I grew up.

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And frequently featured on Little House.

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Dick Holler, who wrote “Abraham, Martin, and John,” earlier wrote and performed “Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love),” which was famously remade by the Swingin’ Medallions, and often banned for drinking, drug, and sex references.

The new* term for mutt or mixed-breed dog is “All American Dog”.

*new to me, at least.

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I was searching for the same phrase in a number of different webpages and accidentally pressed Ctrl + G (instead of Ctrl + F). Ctrl + G will go straight to what you have in your Find panel without having to press Enter, so saves a keystroke!

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DON’T DO THIS! THIS WILL DOWNLOAD THE WORST COMPUTER VIRUSES OF ALL TIME!

I’ve always wondered why our local newscasters often refer to an area in Milwaukee as the “deer district”. I know there are lots of deer in Wisconsin, but why that area in particular. Then one day I was watching the local news and the sportscaster talked about NBA games in Milwaukee. That’s when I had my Radar O’Reilly moment… “Ah …Bucks!”

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I’m partial to the antlered aria.

TIL: the japanese and US versions of kewpie mayo are different. I currently have both at my house so I plan to do a side by side comparison. @NerdAlert

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Where did you acquire the Japanese variety?

Target I think. If it has MSG on the ingredients list, it’s Japanese.

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Google tells me there are at least three types of Kewpie: US, US Costco, and Japanese. The US Costco version also has MSG, and that’s the one I get.

I will scope out Target the next time I’m there.

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I’ve only tried the Japanese version. The current bottle is getting a little low. When I was shopping this week I saw a bottle that was a little different packaging. I grabbed it not realizing there were different formulations.

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