Mr. Potato Head is 60 years old. Wikipedia actually had some interesting facts about it –
“It was the first toy advertised on television and has remained in production since its debut. The toy was originally produced as separate plastic parts with pushpins that could be stuck into a real potato or other vegetable. However, due to complaints regarding rotting vegetables and new government safety regulations, Hasbro began including a plastic potato body within the toy set.”
The original concept was great for teaching kids about life and death and how all good things eventually come to an end.
The shot above is courtesy of the Redeye, a free newspaper in Chicago that doubles as a homeless blanket. If you thought the Chicago club scene was all about blow and girls hemorrhaging their father’s bank accounts, you’re right….but don’t forget to add blow dolls of Middle Eastern men with mustaches.
Believe it or not, this is one of the best photos of the night, according to the Redeye. It actually said, “This is how you kick off summer.”
The real winner in this picture is the girl who covered herself up with the doll. Bravo.
The opening of the exhibit is this Friday, June 29th. If you’re in L.A. and you aren’t going to any cocaine-filled, hooker parties, why not check it out. If you’re going to the fake party that Hollywood has created in my head, why not try to stop by the gallery before it starts.