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Clark: Giant Potato This Way Cometh

Dick Wandrocke, former “mayor” of Fighting Creek, welcomes the Idaho Potato Commission's giant potato to Post Falls Friday afternoon. (Duane Rasmussen photo special to Huckleberries)

Ever since the Dawn of Man (or, for you feminists, the Dawn of Chicks), human beings have created mysterious, larger-than-life wonders that were meant to endure the mildew of time. The Great Pyramid. Stonehenge. Oprah … And now, the brainiacs at the Idaho Potato Commission have rolled out a spectacle to behold. The “Great Big Idaho Potato Truck.” Picture, if you will, a gleaming red semi hauling a flatbed trailer that is topped with a 28-foot-long, 11.5-foot-tall potato replica. When I heard this tuber tumor was coming to Spokane, well, I knew I had to put aside my usual deep thoughts and go take a gander. And so on Friday morning, I pulled my aged Jaguar into the Yoke’s parking lot on North Foothills Drive – and gasped. There it was in all its brown bulbous glory. The last time I saw anything so rotund, Gregory Peck was attempting to harpoon it/Doug Clark, SR. More here.

Question: Let's have a show of hands. How many out there saw the giant potato rolling through PostFalls into Silverwood Friday and Saturday?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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