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1. Cheese Curds Are No Laughing Matter

2. Cool Links That Will Make You Laugh.

Thou Shalt Not Joke About Cheese Curds

Not in Minnesota anyway.

I was recently working in Minnesota at the Mayo Clinic (How cool is That?!). Ok, so far, no big deal. I landed in Minneapolis and made the drive to Rochester. Again, so far no big deal.

In the middle of the trip between Rochester and Minneapolis — out in the middle of nowhere — I passed a shop called the Cheese Mart which had a big sign outside advertising cheese curds. It struck me as funny (and unlikely) that anybody would stop at this remote store to buy cheese curds.

Fast forward to my keynote at the Mayo Clinic: I made a bunch of jokes about this store. “Who in the world stops at a cheese store in the middle of nowhere?” I asked. “What is the big deal about these silly cheese curds anyhow?”

Well, it turns out that the joke was on me. A huge percentage of the audience had been to this Cheese Mart. They love it. They go there often. The result of my cheese ignorance from stage was fun and funny. Really funny.

I talked to my client after the keynote speech and they told me more about the Cheese Mart. They told me that the cheese curds (which I had never tried) were delicious, and actually squeaked when you eat them. (How weird is that?)

That got me. On the way back to the Minneapolis airport I knew I had to stop. I had to try these squeaky curds.

Read about my adventure HERE. (And you’ll see video of my curd jokes!)


Cool Links to Make You Laugh

Think sticky notes could be funny at work? Me too.

Look at the length these guys went to to pull off this prank!

And by the way… how in the world did they clean it up afterwards?

I love how the “victim” is laughing. What do you think?

Here’s another post it note prank gone wild: Think the mood in these offices was sky high after this prank? Me too. If my staff did this I’d kill them. And hug them.

Then I’d laugh.


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