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I noticed this little filler at the bottom of page 85 in the New Yorker from October 5, 2009, and I had to laugh, hard, remembering both the Python’s The Life of Brian (“Blessed are the Cheesemakers”) and the more recent Curse of the Were-Rabbit (with Wally’s love of Wensleydale). Here is what the New Yorker said:

There’ll Always Be An England
From the BBC’s Website.

Members of a Somerset-based cheesemakers group hoping to make the first space flight by a piece of Cheddar say they have lost track of it.

Post Scriptum: Not sure whether cheesemakers have lost track of the piece of Cheddar or of the space flight or both…