Matt Yglesias half-jokingly suggests that the US should produce more olive oil to offset its large share of global consumption. As a heavy-handed olive oil user and native Italian, I couldn't agree more. Olive oil is "liquid gold," as Homer (the Greek, not the Springfieldian) once praised it, and seriously makes up about a third of my diet.
So, as a way to offset my costs for the imported stuff, I implore you, bring on more local olive oils!
My favorite Beatles song is "Long Long Long" off the White Album. It was written by George Harrison. John Lennon doesn't even appear on it.
While the mono version is great, I especially love the S P A C E created by the stereo mix. Such great instrument separation and panoramic positioning. I love how the Beatles often used the studio as a songwriting tool; here, the rattling heard at the end of the song is the result of a wine bottle sitting on a Leslie speaker and getting harmonically excited by notes played by McCartney's Hammond organ.
It's perhaps the most underrated Beatles song, and part of the reason I love it so.