Daily Dose: 7/28/16 President Obama lets it be known who he’s voting for
NFL training camp starts today. Cousin Aaron calls it the most wonderful time of the year. I beg to differ.
So, that Hawaiian dude isn’t bad at talking, no? President Barack Obama got on stage Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention and reminded everyone A) Why they voted for him to begin with and B) Why they should vote for his choice, Hillary Clinton, in September. It was a different president than usual. A tad more braggadocious, a slight bit more casual, but definitely as hopeful as usual. Thursday night is the coda on this whirlwind two weeks that started in Cleveland with the Republican National Convention. What are we going to see Thursday night? ABC News’ Meghan Keneally has the details.
You probably consider yourself an “olive oil person.” Quick omelet? Dash of EVOO. A little tomato and fresh basil salad for the guests? Hit it with the tasting blend. On a countryside hike in Italy? Sure, we’ll take the factory tour! For real though, the olive oil industry, at least in the United States, is kind of a mess. Think of it this way: What if you’d never had beer? If I served you a random one from a can and told you it was “premium,” how would you know the difference? FiveThirtyEight’s Anna Maria Barry-Jester explains how this applies in your kitchen.
When I was a kid, I was afraid of dancehall. It was not quite grown folks music, but it was too sexy for me. You didn’t need to understand the words to know that. I just knew that every time I heard it, people started moving their bodies in ways I hadn’t seen before. Now, dancehall as a musical genre is everywhere. It’s been co-opted by pop music, the same way that so many so-called niche brands have been over the years by those looking for radio play. Ultimately, that’s a good thing in my eyes, but VICE‘s Sharine Taylor hopes pop stars don’t steal it.
Rock, paper, scissors might be the best game of all time. Think about it. You learn it almost before you can speak and it applies as a great way to problem solve for the rest of your life. I have a buddy from high school who posted a story once on Facebook about how when he and his wife’s baby would cry at night, that was the game they played to see who had to get up and handle it. Amazing. Anyway, when you’re in a big league clubhouse for 162 games a year, you find ways to make things interesting. Check out how the Detroit Tigers play the classic game.
Coffee Break: SoundCloud is my jam. I use it all the time and it’s basically how I listen to music and is incredible for these embed purposes. Now, they might sell. How much, you may ask? How about a cool billion. I have to be honest, this is way more than I guessed it would value at.
Dessert: This sounds like a cool job.