Friday, December 30, 2005


Researchers at Oregon State University have now figured out how to grow potatoes that come in lots of different colors. Sure. It's all fun and games, until they attack Tokyo.

However, I'd hate for people to think that we on the West Coast have a monopoly on potato news. The East Coast gets in on the act as well, they've just got a different take on the subject. Here's the latest gruesome potato-related homicide out of Queens, NY.

Speaking of potatoes, if you're going to be in Scottsdale, AZ towards the end of January, be sure not to miss an exciting public appearance by the one and only Dan Quayle. Seems that while we weren't watching, the former fencepost-like veep has mutated into a "smart-as-they-come businessman". Believe it, or not.

Interestingly, the event is being put together by some org called the "Strategic Research Institute", and deals with the private equity market. A previous event of theirs starred none other than Larry Goldfarb, of Baystar/SCO fame. I'm noticing a theme here.

While we're vaguely on the topic of weird mutations, I recently saw a trailer for "Monster from Green Hell, a jungle-based atomic monster flick from 1958. And then I was shocked to discover that Netflix doesn't have it. This seems like a manifest injustice, although I may change my mind about that if I ever manage to see the thing.

...meanwhile, in non-tuberous news, Tropical Storm Zeta has just formed in the Atlantic. Anybody know what happens if we run out of greek letters? Kanji characters, maybe?

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