Sunday, May 25, 2008

J.R. Simplot is Fried and Frozen

Scoring Update! The points change, death remains the same...

J.R. Simplot died today. The Idaho billionaire passed away in his downtown Boise home Sunday morning - with the call coming into police dispatch just before 11 a.m. He was 99. Simplot died of natural causes, according to Ada County Coroner Erwin Sonnenberg.

In the 1950s, Simplot's now fast-growing company developed the first frozen french fry -- and the history of this Idaho icon soon collided with that of an American sensation: McDonald’s.

"We built the first frozen French fry, and made them out of Caldwell,” Simplot said. “I had a chemist that showed me what he could do with a French Fry -- I couldn't believe it!"
Congratulations and 9 points awarded to I AM READY TO MEET MY MAKER, Live Like You Were Dying, Oldies But Goodies and Kraut's Picks. The Rosters and Standings have been updated.


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