The Friday Five

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To get the weekend started right, check out this hilarious video from comedian and children's author, Michael Ian Black. Next week, in our special Summer Reading feature in Letter Blocks, Black blogs about his mother's influence on his reading habits and how "books keep me grounded and sane." Judging from this video, we're not so sure about the sane part, Michael.


Speaking of insanity, take a taste of our recipe of the week, courtesy of Allison Fishman from the Food & Drink Board.


Chocolate Dipped Strawberries!  

Serves 6 to 8

8 ounces white chocolate
8 ounces dark chocolate
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening
2 pints whole strawberries

Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave (add 1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening for every 1/2 pound of chocolate).
Cover a pan or plate with parchment or wax paper. Dip strawberries in chocolates and let rest on prepared pan. Cool until hardened; refrigerate if necessary. Drizzle alternate color with the fork tines.


And, for some more food for thought, take a peak at the trailer for the upcoming release (8/7) of the film adaptation of Julie Powell's bestselling memoir, Julie and Julia. Mark your calendar: Julie will be with us in Tagged! on 8/3.


Another upcoming book to feature film release is Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island, which is due in October. Take a peak here. It's looks frighteningly good!


Lastly, as you can never have enough Leo, please tell us what's odd about the following picture.

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