Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Apple and Nike have teamed up to produce an audio running shoe, as the Nano meets the Trano. Now isn't that an inspired pairing of two behemoth brands?

Picking up on this excellent commercial initiative, I have approached potato-selling chain Spudulike with a killer concept that can only be a certain high-street winner: Podulike ®©, the pairing of potatoes and podcasts.

Here's why potatoes and podcasts are destined to be joined in eternal savoury bliss:
  • a spudulike potato provides about one third of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C
  • there are only 25 calories per ounce in a spudulike potato
  • spudulike potatoes provide B1, niacin and iron (93% of iron in potatoes is usable by the body)
  • spudulike potatoes are low in sodium (that's salt to you and me) and virtually fat free!
  • the spudulike potato is high on fibre which is doubled when you eat the skin
  • spudulike potatoes have value as a supplementary source of good quality protein
On the other hand:
  • a podcast provides about one third of the recommended daily dose of culture
  • there are zero calories per ounce in a podcast
  • podcasts provide music, review and commentary (93% of speech in podcasts is usable by the brain)
  • podcasts are low in advertising (that's time-shift time-wasting to you and me) and virtually commerce free!
  • the podcast is high in fashionable technology which is doubled when you transfer it onto an iPod
  • podcasts have value as a alternative source of uncensored information

Obviously some technical R&D is necessary, including developing digestible Wi-Fi, edible earbuds, and heat-resistant RSS, but it should be only a matter of time before we are able to taste many more audio flavours in our baked potato podcasts than just Curry.

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At 9:41 AM, Blogger podcastpaul quoth...

I'm game - especially if they're two quid!

At 1:45 PM, Blogger Orikinla Osinachi. quoth...

So, what's next?
Podcasts and condoms or audio-vibrators.

God bless.

At 2:09 PM, Blogger Lagowski quoth...

I suggest the following:

SPAD-u-like (for train drivers who'd rather eat spuds than watch for red signals)
CHADcast (obv: Chav podcast; live from outside your nearest tube station)
KFP (casting from the Colonel's kitchen)
caRcaSS - live traffic news via car-based RSS feeds (keep an eye out for the road while you type!!!)
Bowelcast - swallow a micro-recorder and podcast the results on the way out!

think I'll go now :-/


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