Mississippi mashed potatoes mystery

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  1. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Well-Known Member

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...borhood/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9ecfc0ba9952

    Was it a poorly conceived plot to poison neighborhood pets? A bizarre prank? A weird guerrilla marketing stunt sponsored by the potato lobby? A cryptic omen requiring careful interpretation, like the bird signs and animal tracks studied by augurers in ancient Rome, and potentially foretelling stranger times to come?

    All of these questions, and more, surround the mysterious bowls of mashed potatoes that turned up on doorsteps, in mailboxes and on top of parked cars in one neighborhood in Jackson, Miss., this week.

    “What does it mean?” local television station WLBT wondered. “And will they strike again?”

    The inscrutable tubers appear to have first been discovered by residents of the historic Belhaven neighborhood on Tuesday morning. At around 7 a.m., Jordan Lewis, who has lived in the neighborhood for five years, walked outside and spotted a bowl resting against the windshield of her cherry-red car, where you might normally expect to find a parking ticket or concert flier. Rain had fallen overnight, and at first, she thought the watery, glue-colored mush had once been potato salad.


    Mystery of the Mashed Potatoes: Mississippi Residents Stumped by Bowls of Spuds Left Around Neighborhood

    Perplexed Mississippians said they have been left stumped by the numerous bowls of mashed potatoes that have been left in various spots across their neighborhood, according to reports.

    The spuds have appeared on top of cars, porches and mailboxes in the Belhaven neighborhood of Jackson, according to residents, who described their community as an already quirky place to live.


    Neighbors find bowls of 'mystery mashed potatoes' in their front yard

    After posting to Facebook, Jordan Lewis found she wasn't alone, several others said they also found a bowl of potatoes on their property.

    "They've found it on their mailboxes, on their cars... So we don't know if someone is just playing a prank or if someone just had a lot of leftovers," Lewis joked.
     
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    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    In Philly that'd be called an art installation.
     
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    now hold on:

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    Art installation in Philadelphia!

    JMHO YMMV
     
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    No gravy????
     
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    hhhmm, Mississippi is not know for health consciousness so avoiding fat, salt, and refined flour is unlikely to be the answer.

    Findings State Rankings | 2018 Annual Report

    Well, this is a change, Louisiana has replaced Mississippi as the most health-challenged state!
     
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    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    I like that this has been bumped up again ahaha.

    Christmas is indeed the time of giving.
     
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    Now I'm hungry.
     
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    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    The day before Thanksgiving, 2018, I went to the optical department at my ophthalmologist's office to have my glasses adjusted. I asked the optician if she was cooking Thanksgiving dinner, and she told me that she was going to her daughter's after work and that they were going to make Mississippi Pot Roast in a slow cooker. I had never heard of it and said that I would read about it when I got home. There were dozens of recipes, most of which had pretty much the same ingredients. I'm not crazy about pepperoncini which is probably why I've never made the popular southern dish. I haven't made Pot Roast yet this winter, so maybe I'll give this one a try. I will reduce the amount of pepperoncini so I don't end up with a bad case of heartburn :D Bon Appetit!
     
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    I think it was those rascals on Impractical Jokers.

     
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    It does sound good.
     
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