Re: u2 and sock puppets

Hlavaty ([email protected])
Fri, 07 Aug 1998 12:02:26 -0400

Robbie Robinson ([email protected]) wrote:

> >[email protected] wrote:
> > so i'm up late channel zapping, when i come upon "sifl and olly", this
> > strange sock puppet show on acid that mtv shows at 12:30 am. when the
> > show cuts to a commercial, they have this feature called "rock facts".
> > the question was - "what did the band u2 use instead of electricity to
> > power the recording of their early albums?" so i decided to take the
> > bite, and waited through the commercials to see what their answer
> > would be. show starts again, and while the screen says "answer: this
> > is about as true as atlantis", sifl and olly do a voiceover, saying,
> > "i heard they used fermented potatoes, to like symbolize the irish
> > plight, or something." just thought i'd share this bit of pointless
> > u2-related trivia with wire:)
> >
> > -ana
> Jeez ana, aren't fermented potatoes, uh, like, GIN!
> U2's early albums were Gin powered! The truth comes out:p
> (I thought it was only Adam back then ;)
> Robbie

Actually, all root vegetables can give off electricity, which is
why this joke is a touch humorous (a classic science experiment
is to stick a light bulb in a potato to illuminate it). And fermented
potatoes are used to make vodka (haven't heard of potato-based
gin, but I could be wrong).

Just thought I'd pass along some chemistry trivia.



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