It's about more than the potatoes, in any event, hope your St. Patrick's Day is a good one and don't worry about all the eyes on you, have a great day! (Pun, yes I had to go there.)
Imagine these in a basket when you least expect, the first time it was scary, and after that, each time I just laughed. You can still cook and eat them, just break off the foot long icky things. You could even use these as seed potatoes to grow your own crop. Did you ever use a potato like this to grow your own?