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2019 Sep 10

15 minutes: Slice it open

Pierce it. Using a sawing motion. That usually gets the blade well in there.

See how smooth that motion is? Hold it still. Press down a bit. You might cut yourself if it slips.

Clack. The blade snaps onto the board.

You're not done yet. There's still a bit of the skin left. That's still holding the bottom together, isn't it? Don't tear it apart.

Our customers aren't here for rough edges. You want a clean cut. Drag the blade to yourself. Press down. One final motion. Separate the two halves. Don't lose too much juice. If you press too hard, you will.

You'll get better with time and experience. I've been here twenty years and I'm still learning. Leave one half on the board.

Bring the other here. This is a different knife. I know what you're thinking. Who in their right minds uses so many knives for one piece of…

A collection of short stories by Stephen King, published in 1978. It was King's first short story collection and his fifth published book. I suspect it's his best-known collection and the most widely read, too. More than likely, you're familiar with at least a half-dozen of the stories here, either because you read them at some point, or because you saw one of the movies that were based on these stories. 

The stories here include: 

Gripe water is a "medicine" used to treat colic in infants. To be clear, there is no scientific evidence that it works, and some variants may contain activity harmful substances. To be very very clear the original formulation, below, is just pain bad, and currently illegal in both the US and the UK.

Gripe water is not a traditional remedy, despite what many sources would have you believe. It was invented in 1851 by English pharmacist William Woodward, who noted that certain…

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October 1: Please join us in celebrating The Culture of Fear: The 2019 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.

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October 1: get ready for The Culture of Fear: The 2019 Halloween Horrorquest!

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July 1: Brevity Quest 2019 begins!

July 1: Canada Day.

July 4: America Day.

July 7: Alice’s Day (AKA Alice in Wonderland Day).

July 17-22: Hemingway Days; party central is Key West, Florida.

July 31: Harry Potter's Birthday.

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June 4: SciFiQuest 3019: My Robot Made Me Do It ends. Rewards will be announced shortly.

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June 16: Bloomsday.

June 19: Juneteenth.

June 21: Summer solstice (northern hemisphere) and winter solstice (southern hemisphere).

June 28: Tau Day.

June 30: Get ready for Brevity Quest 2019, coming soon to a website near you!

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