Ice Cream and Blues Music (2018.07.21)

Only thing better than chasing an ice truck is being in the ice cream truck. You are invited to join our ice cream loving dogs for two hours of creamy smooth frozen blues tunes on WALKING THE BLUES AWAY Saturday 7/21 at 5-7 pm. LIVE AIR LINK http://www.krnn.org

Amazing Ice Cream Facts

Ice cream as we know it seems to have emerged in 17th-century France. (A first-century Roman emperor is said to have sent runners into the mountains for snow to be flavored with juices. In the 13th century.

 Marco Polo brought back from China descriptions of a sherbet dessert.

 The cone didn’t appear until 1904, when a Syrian waffle maker at the St. Louis World’s Fair began rolling his pastries into horns to help an ice cream vendor who had run out of dishes.

The idea of the ice cream cone had been patented a year earlier, in 1903, by an Italian in New York City, but the fair popularized it.

 Today the average American eats about 20 quarts of ice cream a year―the world’s highest per capita consumption, according to the International Dairy Foods Association.

Top-selling ice cream flavors are: vanilla, with 33 percent of the market, and chocolate, with 19 percent.

It takes 5.8 pounds of whole milk and one pound of cream to make one gallon of ice cream.

The ice cream cone measured 2.81 m (9 ft 2.63 in) in height and was achieved by Mirco Della Vecchia and Andrea Andrighetti of Italy.

Some weird flavors of ice cream include buckwheat ice cream, beer flavored ice cream, and parmesan gelato.

June is the month that the most ice cream is produced.

California produces the most ice cream in America.

Chocolate syrup is the world’s most popular ice cream topping.

87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time.

It takes about 50 licks to finish a single scoop ice cream cone.

The perfect temperature for scooping ice cream is between 6 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

“Brain Freeze” occurs when ice cream touches the roof of your mouth.

1 out of 5 people share ice cream with their pet.

An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.

In the U.S., all ice cream needs to have a minimum of 10% milkfat if it is to be labeled “ice cream”. This includes custard based (French Style) ice creams.

The U.S. celebrates National Ice Cream Month in July.

The U.S. produces the most ice cream in the world.

Ice cream became available to the general population in France in 1660.

Americans celebrated the victory of WWII with ice cream. In 1946, they ate more than 20 quarts of ice cream per person.

There is actually an ice cream diet designed for weight loss. You can read all about it in Prevention Magazine’s paperback, The Ice Cream Diet

19% of Americans say they eat ice cream in bed.

In the early days of television, mashed potatoes were used to simulate ice cream on cooking shows. Real ice cream melted too fast under the heat from the lighting.

Missouri designated the Ice Cream Cone as the Official State Dessert in 2008.

More ice cream was sold on Sundays than any other day of the week.

At one time it was against the law to serve ice cream on cherry pie in Kansas.

The first soft-serve ice cream machine was in an Olympia, Washington Dairy Queen.

Ice cream testers use gold spoons to be able to taste the product 100% without a slight percentage of ‘after-taste’ from typical spoons.

John Harrison, official tester for Dreyer’s Ice Cream, has his tongue insured for $1 million.

Despite its reputation as a cosmonaut staple, freeze-dried ice cream only made one mission to space. In 1968, it provided instant sugar rushes to the astronauts of Apollo 7.

For TV commercials, “Ice cream sundaes are often constructed of scoops of lard or mashed potato covered in motor oil.

Howard Hughes, the millionaire, was fond of Baskin-Robbins’ Banana Ripple ice cream. His ‘helpers’ had to order 200 gallons from the factory before it was discontinued. A few days later Hughes announced that he didn’t like it anymore.

“Raw Horse Flesh” is an ice cream flavor that is sold in Japan.

The world’s first batch of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream was made by Ben & Jerry’s, inspired by an anonymous note left on their flavor suggestion board.

First Lady Dolley Madison served ice cream at the inaugural at the White House in 1813.

Ice Cream used to be called cream ice.

The Roman Emperor Nero (54-68 A.D.) had ice and snow brought to him from the mountains, which he stored in special rooms under his palace so that he could top it with fruit to enjoy.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of that month as National Ice Cream Day.

Around 1800, ice houses were invented and ice cream became an American industry.

The first ice cream cone was made by Italo Marchiony in New York City.

Did you know that a 125 mL (1/2 cup) serving of regular vanilla ice cream can be a source of nutrients such as calcium and vitamin A?

The major ingredient in ice cream is air!

The U.S. ice cream industry generates more than $21 billion in annual sales.

Some weird flavors of ice cream include maple bacon, beer flavored, and pepperoni pizza.

In 1985, the biggest ice cream sundae was made in California. It stood twelve feet tall and was made with 4,667 gallons of ice Cream.

A twelve foot tall ice cream sundae could make about 70,000 regular size sundaes. That’s a lot of ice cream!

Sorbet is like ice cream but contains no milk.

Ice cream can be made in many types – ordinary ice cream, frozen custard, frozen yogurt, reduced-fat ice cream, sherbet, gelato, and others.

Ice cream recipe came to North America 250 years after it was discovered by Christopher Columbus.

Market analysts confirmed that ice cream sales increase many times during times of recession or wars.

Ice cream was introduced to America in the 1700’s, but mostly enjoyed by those of status and wealth.

Centuries ago people started making summer-time desserts by taking sweet cream (the richest part of milk) or custard (egg-based puddings) and cooling them down with ice.

Novelties as ice cream on sticks and ice cream bars were introduced in the 1920s.

Ice cream cones were popularized in America during the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, when an ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a nearby waffle vendor to roll up his waffles to hold the ice cream.

Under the American Blue Laws of the time, ice cream sodas weren’t allowed to be sold on Sundays. To circumvent this rule, they invented the ice cream sundae.

Americans are the No.1 consumers of ice cream in the world, where an average person eats 48 pints of ice cream a year. In total, Americans consumed 1.58 billion gallons of ice cream in 2011.

Sugar in ice cream lowers its melting point, and the fats for its creamy texture.

Fat percentage in ice cream is regulated in the United States.

About 98% of U.S. families have ice cream in their fridges, at all times.

It takes 12 gallons of milk to create one gallon of ice cream.

The first ice cream parlor in America was founded in 1776 (The same year our declaration was made).

In ancient Rome, they ate snow and flavored it with fruit and honey as their ice cream.

About 9 percent of the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream.

The Beatles had an ice cream named after them by Baskin Robbins called Beatle Nut.

Independence Day quote: a cherished emblem… bedrock principle…

Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.  declared,

           “We can imagine no more appropriate response to burning a flag than waving one’s own, no better way to counter a flag burner’s message than by saluting the flag that burns, no surer means of preserving the dignity even of the flag that burned than by – as one witness here did – according its remains a respectful burial.   We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so we dilute the freedom that this cherished emblem represents.”

“If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.”

— Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397, 414, 1989

Happy Independence Day to you…

…let us all continue to safeguard our democracy!

Philosophy, Academey, and Plato (428.05.21 around about)

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PLATO ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/21:  Founder of the institute of higher learning, The Academy, a writer on politics, metaphysics, and epistemology, the ancient Greek philosopher, Plato was born around about, according to some historical calculations, on this date in the year 428.  The philosophy of our show will be musicology as we celebrate Plato’s scholarship on Crosscurrents, 5/21 at 8 am.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” ― Plato

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” ― Plato

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ― Plato

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” ― Plato

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”― Plato

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” ― Plato

“The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.” ― Plato, The Republic

Love is a serious mental disease.” ― Plato, Phaedrus

“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” ― Plato, The Republic

“Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” ― Plato

“One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” ― Plato

“good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws” ― Plato

“Ignorance, the root and stem of every evil.” ― Plato

“I’m trying to think, don’t confuse me with facts.” ― Plato

“If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.” ― Plato, The Republic

“There is truth in wine and children” ― Plato, Symposium / Phaedrus

“The measure of a man is what he does with power.

Those who tell the stories rule society.” ― Plato

“Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. ” ― Plato

“The madness of love is the greatest of heaven’s blessings” ― Plato

“Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.” ― Plato

Courage is knowing what not to fear.” ― Plato

“Whe men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.” ― Plato

“There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.” ― Plato

“You should not honor men more than truth.” ― Plato

The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ― Plato, The Republic

“The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful.”

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“Necessity is the mother of invention.” ― Plato

“A house that has a library in it has a soul.” ― Plato

“Death is not the worst that can happen to men.” ― Plato

“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” ― Plato

Hamlet, Macbeth, and William Shakespeare (1564.04.23-ish)

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A poet and playwright whose drama and comedy works are among the most well known in the English language, William Shakespeare was born on this date in 1564.  His birthday on the 23rd is estimated (ish) based on his church baptism was documented on the 26th.  You are invited to the Shakespeare birthday to be held (not at the Globe Theatre) but rather at the KRNN Crosscurrents show 4/23 at 8 am.  ( http://www.krnn.org )

A Sample of William Shakespeare “Big Hit” One-Liners:

HAMLET ~~~

“To be, or not to be: that is the question”. – (Act III, Scene I).

AS YOU LIKE IT ~~~

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool”. – (Act V, Scene I)

“All the world ‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts” – (Act II, Scene VII).

RICHARD III ~~~

“A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!”. – (Act V, Scene IV).

ROMEO AND JULIET ~~~

“For you and I are past our dancing days” . – (Act I, Scene V).

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE ~~~

“But love is blind, and lovers cannot see”

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR ~~~

“As good luck would have it”. – (Act III, Scene V).

JULIES CAESAR ~~~

Cry “Havoc,” and let slip the dogs of war”. – (Act III, Scene I)

MACBETH ~~~

“If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me”. – (Act I, Scene III)

KING LEAR ~~~

“Nothing will come of nothing.” – (Act I, Scene I).

“I am a man more sinned against than sinning”. – (Act III, Scene II).

 

National Napping Day (2018.03.12)

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Please join us for the sleep-centered blues show on Walkiing The Blues Away, Saturday, the 10th at 5:oo pm on KRNN Juneau fm 102.7.  ( radio link:  http://www.krnn.org  )

National Napping Day is snoozed on the day after the return of daylight saving time to give folks the chance to catch up on the hour of sleep that they lost out on when clocks changed to the spring time.

A Boston University professor, William Anthony, has been credited with the origin of the event in 1999, primarily to emphasize on the import of sleep. Anthony is  reported to have said, “We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight saving time.”