Laura's weekend was...interesting. How was your weekend?
Get your back alley clean again!
Welcome to Woot This Week, where every week we count down five of the coolest/weirdest/craziest items currently for sale on Woot!
And now, without further ado, the top five cool things I found on Woot this week:
Are you looking for some entertainment but you don't have Netflix or Hulu or Amazon or cable or a dvr or one of those converter boxes that lets your old tv get new digital channels? Then try DVDs! We only have two DVDs here, but boy what a selection, huh?
Great news, everyone—the Idaho Potato Commission has named February as its official Potato Lovers' Month! In the commission's own words, this is a time to "explore Idaho® Potato versatility from a different and exciting angle." Some of us in the other forty-nine states sadly don't get to take all of Potato Lovers' Month off work, like they probably do in Idaho, but we can celebrate in other ways. For example, we've asked Jeopardy!'s Ken Jennings, who lives in an Idaho-adjacent state, to correct any morsels of our potato knowledge that might be a little half-baked.
The Debunker: Are French Fries French?
Your Debunker likes to supply a clear-cut answer to all questions, especially on topics of such fundamental importance to the nation as French fries. But this is one case where facts pre-date the written history, and so the origins of the humble fry are lost in the greasy mists of time. On the basis of the available evidence, I think it's unlikely that the idea of deep-frying little raw potato wedges originated in France. Here's why...
Happy Music Monday! The Mod life is about looking good and going fast. Scott's not so good at either, but he does like their music! Celebrate the Mod Revival with him today!
The first mods, of course, were bands like The Who and The High Numbers and the like. They dressed well, listened to post-war records from abroad, took a lot of speed, and were super cool. It's little wonder this concept keeps coming back every so often. Paul Weller was sort of the focal point of the Mod revival in the '70s and '80s, and with good reason. His songs are just so good!
Shine your shoes and come on in.
If you're gonna $#!% where you eat, do it right.