Legumes and goobers and tubers, oh my!
Frankly, as a serious collector, both of those guys sound pretty weird to me.
I see. And what do you collect?
Photos of important people with vegetables. Here’s part of my collection, including my pride and joy, former President George Bush holding a can of Bush’s Baked Beans. That one is worth a fortune.
I also have former President Jimmy Carter with the world’s largest peanut in a lock box. I mean the picture is in a lock box, not Jimmy Carter.
So can you help me out?
As it happens, yes. Here’s a new shot of first lady Michelle Obama holding a huge sweet potato.
That should really enhance your collection, right? High-five for the Blog Guy!
You’re such a rube. That’s just her annual October sweet potato shot. I have those from every year going back to the start of her husband’s career. See, here’s the one from last October.
Sorry. So there’s nothing I can do for you, despite having a massive historic news photo archive at my fingertips?
Not unless you can lay your hands on that elusive shot of Mamie Eisenhower with turnips…
Top left: Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev holds vacuum packed potatoes as he visits a vegetable production company outside Moscow, November 12, 2008. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Astakhov Dmitry
Top middle: Britain’s Prince Charles smells a mushroom as he meets Japanese farmers in Shinano, central Japan, October 30, 2008. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Top right: U.S. President George W. Bush holds a can of Bush’s Best Baked Beans during his visit to the Central Virginia Foodbank in Richmond, November 19, 2007. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Left: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama lifts a large sweet potato that she helped dig from the ground during the fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden at the White House, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Lower right: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama holds a sweet potato as she attends the fall harvest of the White House Garden on the South Lawn of the White House, October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing