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Baked Potatoes

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Baked Potatoes

The comedian Mitch Hedberg
Made a brilliant observation:
To cook a baked potato,
You should just go on vacation.

Heat the oven, toss the spud in;
Head out for the tropic sun.
You’ll come back, all nice and tanned
And then that sucker will be done.

For a truly baked potato,
Crispy skin and mushy “meat,”
Seems to need a lot of hours
‘Til it’s soft enough to eat.

Then with sour cream or butter 
And a healthy dose of salt,
You can dig in and enjoy
But if it’s hard, you’re not at fault.

For it’s true that most potatoes
Take quite long to cook inside,
Which is why we are indebted
To the French, who made them fried!

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  1. Date: 1/16/2013 2:49:00 PM
    Well done. The poem that is.

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 5:53:00 PM
    LOL...Absolutely delightfully done...

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 11:24:00 AM
    Love it - Mike

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 6:56:00 AM
    A good, clever poet, you bring me smiles as I greet the day.

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 11:25:00 PM
    GAve me a smile..love those spuds...BG

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 10:03:00 PM
    LOL, What a fun poem. The last line is so hilarious.

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 8:49:00 PM
    You rock, lady!! and I LOVE the subject of your write. I just had to stop by and see this one. Potatoes are my biggest downfall. they are NOT good for me but I sure do love them in any form!!!

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 4:32:00 PM
    We are indebted to European explorers of the Western Hemisphere like Juan Pizarro and Francis Drake for bringing the potato to Europe. The tubers are the only edible part of the plant. The shoots (anything that grows above the ground) are poisonous. You have written about potatoes very well in this piece as usual.