Hanukkah draws nigh and that means latkes
. [The oil in which the potato pancake is cooked symbolizes the miraculously long-burning fuel that lit the Second Temple.] Bubala Please
shows you how to keep it real. [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen
on Dec 2, 2012 -
For more than 50 years, Mr. Potato Head
toys have been a hit among American children - and increasingly, collectors. This collector's website has everything Potato Headian, whether you want to see 2008 Presidential Candidates holding Mr P
or the "psychedelic" Mr. Potato Bug, Bird, and Fish
from the early 1970s or read about how it almost became a forgotten cereal premium
instead of a "funny face kit" for unused fruits and vegetables. Then there are the pictures
from 2002 when Rhode Island distributed 5 foot fiberglass Mr. Potato Head statues which were decorated by artists through the state. There's more. A lot more.
posted by julen
on Jul 14, 2011 -
You say potato, Valve say... potato.
Just over a year after the Portal 2 announcement ARG (previously)
had people dialing up a mysterious BBS, on April 1st Valve pushed out updates to thirteen indie games
through Steam, under the tag #potatofoolsday. Some of the games got
a little starchy
straight away, but more interesting was the appearance of cryptic glyphs
, which seemed to link to other games in the set, and nonsense phrases
. Alongside a cheeky coded shoutout
to members of the Facepunch
forums, a hidden frame in the latest Aperture Science Investment Opportunity video (1, 2, 3)
appeared to confirm there are 16 glyph-and-letter sets, and 13 phrases to be found in and around the games.
But what to do with them even when the set's complete? And what of the uplifted talking raccoon
and the blogger
has been kidnapped by sentient potatoes
? [more inside]
posted by emmtee
on Apr 6, 2011 -
Mary Ann, rescued from the Island, retires to Idaho and shills for the Idaho Potato Board.
As no one thought to grab the potato peeler from the Minnow's galley, she learned to do without
. [SLYT]. Oh, she still has the hots for the Professor's spud. (0:55)
posted by webhund
on Mar 6, 2009 -
Sure, spud guns have been done, but sometimes we need reminders of the awesome power
of a flying tuber. I prefer this design, as it is powered by compressed air, whereas a buddy of mine just finished a device he calls "The Judge" powered by Acetylene and O2.
posted by plinth
on Jun 15, 2000 -