Today was National French Fry Day and judging by area restaurant activity the side dish was celebrated significantly. Today, after learning the average American annually eats 29 pounds of fries, a debate arose on Beach104’s Moose and Jody Show. “To ketchup or not to ketchup?” Jody said, “An excellent fry only needs salt and no ketchup, ketchup is for an inferior frite.” Moose countered that ketchup was essential to French fry eating enjoyment. MWP 4 and Jeff Wilson from KDH Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram concurred with Moose. Jody became crestfallen after encountering these adversarial opinions. Then contest winner Bruce Allen declared when he gets McDonalds fries he has to eat them right away. Right away with no ketchup. As a side note to this highly intellectual philosophical discussion, a lot of potatoes are actually grown in our region. But most of our spuds end up becoming potato chips. National Potato Chip Day is March 14th.