Have you eaten your pound of potatoes today?
July 29, 2010 1:26 PM   Subscribe

Beans are bullets. Potatoes are powder. An exhibition of food posters from the National Agricultural Library.
posted by mudpuppie (13 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
I want a store that sells quality prints of public domain posters but I wish there was a store that sold reproductions of public domain posters using poster printer techniques from the era.
posted by TwelveTwo at 1:39 PM on July 29, 2010


This is awesome!
posted by OmieWise at 1:46 PM on July 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


This one seems just as pertinent today.
posted by JanetLand at 1:46 PM on July 29, 2010 [3 favorites]


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Have you eaten your pound of potatoes?

Eat cottage cheese rather than meat.

Apparently my 2010 stomach was programmed with 1917 USDA standards.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:50 PM on July 29, 2010


I love posters with vintage art. Box of apples has fruit crate labels as posters and Plan 59 has amazing posters from the 50s.
posted by special-k at 1:58 PM on July 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm still supporting the war effort with my herculean consumption of potatoes.
posted by Michael Pemulis at 2:39 PM on July 29, 2010


Pineapples are hand grenades, packages of ramen are claymore mines!
posted by signalnine at 3:12 PM on July 29, 2010


"bullets" are the chunky part of a fart caused from eating beans.
posted by kitchenrat at 3:18 PM on July 29, 2010


Beans are to be plated, then overthought. Taters can be soft or hardcore.
posted by defenestration at 3:30 PM on July 29, 2010


This is weird, because just yesterday I was reading up on rocksalt shotgun rounds. Long story short, they don't work and (obviously) corrode the inside of your barrel pretty badly. So in searching for a less-than-lethal alternative, I found a forum full of good ol' boys who highly recommend navy beans. Apparently they work well for scaring off nasty dogs and thieves and what-not, are effective at 20 yards or so and don't pierce the skin. And thus, beans are bullets.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 3:40 PM on July 29, 2010 [4 favorites]


the expression on this is just perfect "Oh yeah! YEAH! I'm totally ready! yep! I just need a second, you know come back in a week, I'm just uh TOO ready to talk now! Yeah that's it!"
posted by The Whelk at 4:05 PM on July 29, 2010


Of course conflating the idea of fighting a war any sort of everyday personal sacrifice seems laughably dated now.
posted by rhymer at 1:18 AM on July 30, 2010


Oops, I missed out a "with". Could the mods add it and then delete this?
posted by rhymer at 1:19 AM on July 30, 2010


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