Remember that I was going to explain to you about the topology = potatoes thing? Okay, here it comes!
topology? potatoes? Cross out the common letters to get logy = ates. l can transform into t by growing more arms topologically. so ogy = aes. y can deform into s, so og = ae. Deform the o into the a by growing a hair topologically, and you are left with g = e.
Then g becomes e by making the hook disappear and forming another hook at the other side. Whew!