Monday, November 14, 2016

The Wonder Of 1950's Technology #372: Potato Fudge

Consider the above curious print advertisement for a spectacularly unsuccessful consumer product that never actually existed - the less than scrumdiddlyumptious Potato Fudge - the tentative return of Way Too Damn Lazy To Write A Blog.

While still reeling more than a bit from a death in the family and its aftermath, this blogger shall stick his toe in the hopefully still waters of semi-regular writing for this blog, plus a little guitar playing. Will be back to weekly posts later this month - really.

Although the perpetrator of Way Too Damn Lazy To Write A Blog pleads guilty - no contest, actually - to preparing all kinds of grossly unhealthy diabetic-unfriendly food (including brewing 7.85% alcohol dark ales with the consistency of Grandma's Molasses and the color of Kiwi Shoe Polish), he absolutely will NOT be tackling the following C&H Sugar recipe for, you guessed it, Potato Fudge.

The closest this diabetic will get to making Potato Fudge is to watch a standup comedy video starring the very funny Ron "Tater Salad" White, the Blue Collar Comedy tour's answer to W.C. Fields.

While Potato Fudge did not exactly to America by storm, some elements of the product found their way into the following campaign for canned spaghetti.

In addition, this blogmeister's showman persona A.K.A. Psychotronic Paul, shall return in December.

Along with intrepid colleagues and film archivists Robert Emmett, Sci Fi Bob Ekman, Scott Moon, that Psychotronic Paul fellow will also return, bearing boxes full of odd 16mm film reels, to Foothill College's hallowed Room 5015 for the 24th anniversary KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival on December 3, 2016 at Foothill College in the Los Altos Hills, CA.

There will also be a show Yours Truly will be curating at Angelica's in January - silent movies accompanied by the always swingin' Jeff Sanford's Cartoon Jazz Septet.

Your correspondent, post-oyster consumption

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