Wednesday, June 5, 2013

#6: Another potato exaggeration (Postcard Blogathon 2013)

Title: Potato — The Kind we Raise in Maine
Publisher: Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C.T. Art-Colortone"
Used: No.

Comments: OK, I'll play. IF such a potato existed, how would you hoist it — intact — onto the bed of an open train car? And is the train car designed to carry that kind of weight? This potato appears to be the size, roughly, of a sperm whale, and so we can guess than it weighs 60 to 65 tons. ... How much might such a potato cost today? Let's say it weighs 65 tons. There are 2,000 pounds in a U.S. (short) ton. So that's 130,000 pounds. Let's say you can get a very fair price of 60 cents per pound. That would make the cost of this super spud $78,000. But think of all the rewards points you would accrue! ... Finally, what the heck is that guy doing on top of the potato? Does he think he's the King of the World? And how is he getting down?

More: For another silly potato postcard and information about the real world record for a potato, see this May 11 post.

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Papergreat's Chris Otto is spending June 5, 2013, blogging as many vintage postcards as possible. It's "The Fast and Furious" (and hopefully also "The Fun") for ephemera lovers and deltiologists. Read all of the posts starting here. And let me know if you want fries with that.

1 comment:

  1. Guy is planning to stomp that potato into lots o' vodka