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You say poTAYto, I say poTAYto too actually.
March 30, 2005 7:58 PM   Subscribe

People either love them or they hate them. In our spuddish history, we have fought wars and named queens. Canadians build monuments, Americans misspelle.
They entertain us, they destroy our livers, sometimes they go BOOM! In some parts of the world, they're famous.
Solanum Tuberosum
forever.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies (9 comments total)

 
That's quite the diverse post. Huzzah.
posted by fungible at 8:24 PM on March 30, 2005


You missed one.

posted by yhbc at 8:43 PM on March 30, 2005


Somehow, even before looking at your name, I knew this would be from you. Are you in Idaho again? Nice collection of potato fun!
posted by yodelingisfun at 9:16 PM on March 30, 2005


Some are very well traveled too...
posted by rodo at 7:37 AM on March 31, 2005


Just learned from the novel "The Debt to Pleasure" that the Inca's basic unit of time was predicated on how long it took to cook a potato.
posted by of strange foe at 7:51 AM on March 31, 2005


Are you in Idaho again? Nice collection of potato fun!

Lord help me, yes I am. You be sure to study hard, eat your brussel sprouts, and say your tantric prayers so this fate does not befall you as well.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 9:15 AM on March 31, 2005


Can't forget this, either.
posted by Kellydamnit at 9:52 AM on March 31, 2005


Canada's Seed Potato Genomics Bank.

PEMBERTON CERTIFIED SEED POTATO CONTROL AREA REGULATION

I guess we're trying to take potatos seriously up in Canada.

Also, ever since that damned Dan Quayle goofed up his tomato/potato spelling, I've been unable to feel secure in my own spelling. Grrr.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:33 AM on March 31, 2005


Testing this monster was a RUSH!!!! 

I think I'm missing someting here... but then I own real guns.
posted by c13 at 2:38 PM on March 31, 2005


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