Potato Pimp Chris Voigt on The Today Show

Chris Voigt, Executive Director of the Washington State Potato Commission, demonstrating his new all-testicle diet
We have talked quite a bit about Chris Voigt--the potato diet guy. We wrote about him when he started his 20-potato-a-day diet and when he was around the half-way mark. We speculated on whether or not he was going to go crazy from eating nothing but potatoes for 60 days (assuming that, obviously, he would--mostly because we knew we would if our places were reversed). And then, when he didn't--when he didn't lose his marbles, didn't get caught on a security camera breaking into a Taco Bell in the middle of the night and gorging himself on chalupas, didn't wind up on a roof somewhere, naked, wearing only a Mexican wrestler's mask and hurling potatoes down onto the commuters below--we were secretly a little bit disappointed, but also very proud that he'd accomplished his goal.

And while our congratulations were probably nice and all, you know what's better than that? Getting to talk with Matt Lauer on the Today show and getting his congratulations just because you managed to stick to a diet for two months.

Yeah, we have the video. Check it out after the jump.

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Now that the potato diet is taken, I wonder what I would have to eat nothing of for 60 straight days in order to get on the Today show? And more to the point, can a man live on nothing but ribs and whiskey for two months? For a seat on the couch and a free trip to New York, I think I might be willing to try.

Hell, I'd probably try it even without the couch and the plane ride. Matter of fact, it's possible that I already have done that and just never noticed...

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