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The old saying “a place for everything and everything in its place" never took into consideration the office desk, the Desk Potato did. Even though computers have gone from room-size IBM monsters to smartphones, we still need room on our desks and work tables. Laptops don’t easily fit or work comfortably on your lap. You can’t really do the best business writing on a tablet or smartphone no matter how “smart” it is.  Somehow you never have enough space, especially if you use a mouse as part of your work process or a graphics tablet. Desk Potato is the answer....

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Idaho Potato Truck, Kobe Bryant -

 State Governments are trying to save money anywhere they can, Idaho is no exception and when the Big Idaho Potato truck didn’t seem to be earning its keep so the Idaho Potato Commission decided to pull it off the road. Then the Big Spud found a “friend in high places”, actually above the rim of the basketball court: Kobe Bryant. Kobe recently retired from the Los Angeles Lakers after a spectacular career, but let's back up a minute. What's Up With Idaho Potatoes Idaho has a motto on their license plates "Famous Potatoes”. After all if it weren’t for Idaho potatoes, fast...

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Couch Potato -

Potatoes are a many splendored vegetable. They come in many shapes, sizes, types and tastes. But the term couch potato seems to be very popular. What is a couch potato and how does it differ from a Mystery Potato? Mystery Potatoes are “action potatoes”. Potatoes have more nutrients than we can imagine. Marathon runners carbo-load before a grueling 26.2 race and too much pasta is just too much. Mixing in some potatoes, mashed, baked or whatever helps keep the fire stoked for the big race. A Mystery Potato is sent with a message and good wishes and can be eaten...

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History, Mr Potato Head, Mrs Potato Head -

Baby boomers are buying back the toys they played with as kids and at the top of the list is Mr. Potato Head owned by Hasbro. Mr. Potato Head (on Amazon.com) dates back to a time when toys were more creative and let children’s imaginations grow. Building sets, plastic cowboys, “erector sets” and a box with plastic parts for making comical characters with a potato, all these helped a number of generations grow in imagination and creativity. Mr. Potato Head: from cereal box to world famous toy. Right after the end of WW2, an inventor named George Lerner came up with an...

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National Mail A Potato Day -

National mail a potato day is coming, are you ready to celebrate? This holiday celebrates the time-honored tradition of mailing a potato with a personalized message anonymously to a deserving person. This ancient (well, maybe not so ancient) tradition of surprising a special or soon- to- be special someone with a message that they alone will appreciate is worthy of spreading around the globe so it’s up to you to do your part. Who is eligible to receive a potato with a message on National Mail a Potato Day?  First of all, family members, whether close or far away top...

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