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What is your favorite type of cheese?

Asked at Signs of Life bookstore on September 1, 2004

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Photo of Emily Andrezik

“Havarti, because it’s smooth, mild and creamy.”

Photo of Carrie Bronars

“I like string cheese. It’s playful and fun.”

Photo of Ken Komiya

“Provolone, just like in ‘Midnight Cowboy.’”

Photo of Sam Billen

“Hickory-smoked jalapeño cheddar jack.”


MapMadeMind 13 years, 9 months ago

Emily's right. Havarti is an excellent cheese. So is Muenster. All in all though, canned cheddar is nice on Club Crackers. Great snack on-the-go.

Brian Sandefur 13 years, 9 months ago

Hmmmm, OK I'll bite. Why are you capitalizing every word?

Lulu 13 years, 9 months ago

My favorite was Government cheese because it came in big blocks.

Reader 13 years, 9 months ago

Here We Go Again, What An Igornant Question. Why Do They Waste The LJW With Worthless Questions Like This? What Do Cheese And Books Have In Common? Unless It "Head Cheese!"

Hi_Jinks 13 years, 9 months ago

AW, c'mon!! You got the Republican National Convention going on...................... And the question of the day is about CHEESE???!!! Okay, I give up!!

italianprincess 13 years, 9 months ago

I do have to laugh at Hi_Jinks answer here, it made me laugh this morning and started my day.

Provolone cheese is good, but I'm Italian and was raised eating it....Have a great day everyone

me 13 years, 9 months ago

What's your favorite kind of cheese? You've got to be freakin' kidding me! Wow, how pathetic. They really don't want us to have a conversation about anything of value, do they?

lunacydetector 13 years, 9 months ago

my favorite kind of cheese? it doesn't matter, but i do like wine and cheese parties.

i like to, drink a little wine and cut some cheese - cut some cheese and drink a little wine.

yumm - that's good.

Rob Curley 13 years, 9 months ago

I'm not trying to make excuses, but coming up with a homerun question every day is tough. Sometimes we ask what appears to be a goofy question (and probably is a goofy question) because it relates to another story in the paper that day, or one that is coming up soon.

If you have any thoughts on some possible questions for On The Street, you can post them here, or you can e-mail them to editor (at) ljworld (dot) com.

I'm being serious here. We'd love some help with On The Street every once in a while.

BTW -- I wondered what was smelling around here, and then I read that lunacydetector has been drinking and cutting the cheese.

Rob Curley 13 years, 9 months ago

I forgot to mention, though I'm sure you've seen it already, is that today's cheese question was supposed to relate to the cheese story that ran in the food section of the newspaper today:

jonas 13 years, 9 months ago

Favorite type of Cheese: Low budget B-movies, especially Cannibal: The Musical, and Deathrace 2000.

Least favorite type of cheese: Political advertisements.

mr_daniels 13 years, 9 months ago

The perfect question for the distracted John F. Kerry, the French looking candidate for President and all those UN loving, white flags flapping froggies! How about that inspiring speech by Dave Anderson at!

grilled_cheese 13 years, 9 months ago

Thank God the question is about cheese, and not some stupid political thing, so I don't have to sit here and read through a bunch of bickering and stupidity.

OH, just kidding guys, you know I love all of the crazy ways you can turn something into a polical diatribe.

Hmm.... yeah, I like good old american cheese when it comes to making my namesake. What a perfect question for me. I also like Velveeta Shells and Cheese. (thats cheese product, isn't it... not quite the same!) And when I want a lil class, I like Edam and Sharp Cheddar.

Joe_Buck_The_Midnight_Cowboy 13 years, 9 months ago

Hey! I AM the "Midnight Cowboy", and I agree with Wittmann!! Just what in the heck is "Ken" (pictured above) referring to, anyway?? I don't remember saying anything to "Ratso" Rizzo about Provolone cheese??!! He must have his movies mixed-up or somethin'!!

Rizzo (hollering at taxi driver): I'M WALKING HERE!!! I'M WALKING HERE!!!

Joe Buck: Uh, well, sir, I ain't a f'real cowboy. But I am one helluva stud!

Reader 13 years, 9 months ago

Hey Rob, Just Got Back. With All The Things Going On In The World Today, You Couldn't Think Of A Better "Questions" To Ask?? Why Don't You Ask "Do You Think Lawrence Needs A Week-End News Broadcast?" Because Anything That Happens In Lawrence (Friday Night On...) I Hear First On "Channel News 9". I Could Go On And On But That's Just "One Question" I'd Like To Know.

Ahhnold 13 years, 9 months ago

I don't eat cheese! Cheese is for "girlie men"!!

italianprincess 13 years, 9 months ago

I'm on my lunch break so I thought I would throw in a few here:

  1. Would a family fun center be a good investment for our city?

  2. Do you think the number of students in classrooms in various schools are to large?

  3. To keep the the kids from hanging out on Mass St, would a teen club be a good idea?

Well thats all I can think of now and my lunch is over, so maybe someone in here has something to say about these.

me 13 years, 9 months ago

A zillion years ago, there was a teen club in Lawrence. It was called Pizazz and then called the Power Plant and it was where Cork & Barrell is now on 9th around Mississippi. The place was always busy (I worked there) and it was a good time had by all. But, like teens will invariably do, there was a faction of kids who insisted on getting high in the parking lot, getting drunk in the parking lot, smoking ciggies in the bathrooms (even though they were told they had to smoke outside) and getting into fights in the parking lot. And then the powers that be closed it down because it was becoming too much of a nuisance when the cops had to be called there every half an hour to pull some testosterone laden moron off of another. Those of us that were left with nothing to do were very sad. It wasn't long after that, that the putt putt course that used to be on 31st, the arcade that was on 23rd and the skating rink that was on Iowa were all closed down. There's absolutely nothing for young people to do in Lawrence besides dope. Are you surprised they're hanging outside the bars on Mass? I'm not. What are their alternatives?

jonas 13 years, 9 months ago

C'mon, me, why can't they just go to church like normal moral people? Are you trying to say they wouldn't enjoy being close to the lord in their evenings?

Isn't there a youth center on 11th and Vermont?

Reader 13 years, 9 months ago

italian princess, Some Good Ones To Start With,

  1. Yes, As Long As The City Doesn't Have Anything To With It. (They'll Find A Way To Screw That Up Too!) If That Happens, It'll Probaly Be Built On The West Side, Where The Million Dollar Home Are Going To Be Built. BTW, Who Exactly Is Going To Live There? The Ones Who Approved It? I Bet They'll Get A "HUGE" Discount On Closing!

  2. Yes, But They Already Have A Solution For That, The Schools Now Are Taking On The Look Of "Mobile Home Parks" Oh, I'm Sorry... "Temporary Portable Classrooms"

  3. The Same As Question No. 1. It Should Ran On Some Kind Of Honor System, To Where They Can Earn The Priviledge To Be There.

    a. Maybe A Reasonable Cover Charge For Services b. Maybe As A Kind Of "Community Service" That Doesn't Cost An "Arm And A Leg" For Their Parents c. Good Grades From School Could Be Used As A Factor. (Free Passes From The School System)

These Are Just Ideas, Remember The Kids Today "Are" Alot Different, Than When We Were Kids. And There "Are" ALOT Of Good Kids Out There Today. Their Interests Are All Very Different.

Just My Feedback For Your Post.

Hi_Jinks 13 years, 9 months ago

I still say that Lawrence needs some sort of AM talk radio station where people can call in and share ideas openly and throw around suggestions on how to go about improving the overall quality of life here in Lawrence. Simply having a place to VOICE/VERBALIZE one's opinions may not get things done, but, it would be a far more practical way for people to share their ideas about Lawrence--and their ideas about the rest of the world in general, for that matter---without having to resort to typing short messages now and then on a post such as this one. Think about it for a moment....A caller could say/share more thoughts in just 5 minutes of air time, than in 10 seperate posts on this site!!!---And we wouldn't have to worry about addressing the sad, lame post questions we get every day...Like today's so-called "question"!!! And a caller could voice his or her opinion without being accused of being "off topic"!! It seems that every day someone raises a question about something FAR MORE IMPORTANT than CHEESE, and invariably, someone else chimes in with...."Stick to the topic!! Stick to the topic!! Today's cheese question has nothing to do with politics or recreation centers!!"----You all know what I mean. That one person, with that, no doubt, "whiny voice" who actually looks forwad to answering only the "really important" LJ World question at hand---Like...."What's your favorite color?"........PLEASE!!! Anyway....It's just a thought! I think it's kind of sad that a city this large, with all of its educated, diverse thoughts and opinions has no place to voice them OUT LOUD!!---Not in print!! And don't tell me that the "LAZER 105" station is enough, or KANU!!! I'm talking about a real radio station that is completely devoted to talk---not sports and/or music!!!

Reader 13 years, 9 months ago

Right On! Hi_Jinks, It Wouldn't Matter If They Had One Or Not. It Would Have To Be Sent To "Study" Before It Becomes A Reality. Remember "Everything" In Lawrence Has To Be Studied First Before It Can Happen.

Hell, It's Going To Take Four Years (Yes Count Em') For The Intersection At Johnny's To Be Fixed, But It Only Takes "A Few Months To Replace Miles Of Streets, And Curbing Along Clinton Parkway (That Really Didn't Need It That Bad), Do You Realize How Much Of Tax Payer Money Is Being Spent On All These "Studies" In The Long Run Nothing Really Gets Done, Their Still "Doing Studies On The South Lawrence Trafficway). And Why? Does It Have To Run Right Thur The South Side Of Town Anyway, Shouldn't It Go (Around) Town?

BigGuy 13 years, 9 months ago

Some people just look for any excuse to whine about something. The roads, the radio stations, politics, cheese or whatever. Lighten up. One day you'll wake up and realize life has passed you by and none of the things that you spent time "yelling" about mattered anyway.

Joe_Buck_The_Midnight_Cowboy 13 years, 9 months ago

I still want to know what Ken (pictured above) means when he says, "Provolone, just like in Midnight Cowboy." I must have been taking a leak or something when that particular scene occured that he's referring to!--Because I have no idea what he's talking about!

mdecoste 13 years, 9 months ago

My favorite cheese is Swiss because it is full of holes just like the Republican party's platform.

JHAWKGURL 13 years, 9 months ago choice cheddar à No I like Havarti (sp?) It is so creamy and rich. Yum. Wish I had some in the fridge instead of best choice chedder.....oh well I will pick some up after I swing down Mass St. and pick up my kid Ã

Lulu 13 years, 9 months ago

To Buck: Could it be a secret message to a lover perhaps?

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