Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"One of the varieties that will be stored in Svalbard is known as the 'bride's potato'"

Its unusual name, it is said, dates back to Incan times, when a bride was expected to peel this potato in order to display that she had the necessary skills to be a good wife.

Peruvian potato samples stored in Svalbard.

"An Irish dicktator is a french fry."

Pogo, being funny at Althouse today.

P1070076, originally uploaded by Ann Althouse.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Norma-ly, you wouldn't grow potatoes in a bag

But I dunno, Idaho - hey, grab that hoe, kick off the mud, put on your normal jeans, and try tubers a new way, Spud.

You don't mind if I call you Spud, do you, Idaho?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

"Purple potato plant a perennial pleasure"

Yeah, perennial if you live in southern Florida or California. Otherwise, an annual one better pot up and protect through frost. Pretty, huh?
Image from here.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Potato-disparaging metaphor alert

"Hot, greasy potato"
See what they're doing there? Corporate misbehaviour, bribery = Hot, greasy potato.