Spud does the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS!
When the call came, Spud answered. For those of you who don't know, the Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone's head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. In the UK, people participate for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and challenging others to do the same. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation. Now that's the official thing, however thats not to say that you can't still donate to the cause anyway, even if you do take the Nestea Plunge... That's what I did and I encourage you to do the same!
I tried to nominate that panty-waist Gnome from Travelocity...lets see if he complies...
returns with a new adventure!
Some of you were probably wondering whatever became of Spud...had his travel ended? There had not been any updates in a coon's age so it could be easy to jump to that conclusion. However Spud had gotten a bit burnt out from so much traveling that he thought he'd take sime time off and regenerate his batteries. He took a few side trips here and there and has a collection of photos in which to share along with some adventures from those trips, and he hopes to bring them to you with greater regularity over this year.
The latest posted adventure finds the tuber visiting the cornfields of Nebraska...but it was not corn that he was in search of...!
We've also posted his recent adventure in the Ozarks when he visited The Blue Hair's Vegas: Branson, Missouri, plus a spiritual trip to Graceland to visit the King, a journey to the Pantheon of Poultry: Kentucky, a quick trip to The Texas Panhandle, a sojourn over to Arkansas and last but not least, a visit to the lonely corncob state of Iowa
Spud is on FACEBOOK !
I know, I know, he's been on the web since 1997 and it has taken him 13 years to finally get himself a spot in the world's largest social Network. Well, thats all in the past! Stay in touch with Spud and feel free to comment on his new Facebook page - just click on the link below and become Friends!Click to Join Spud's Fans on Facebook and LIKE his page! |
Spud on the Radio!
Now how can that be? Spud is an inanimate object, and as such doesn't bode well for a radio gig... well that's true, however WFUV, an NPR radio station, interviewed Spud's travel companion (who does speak) and the interview will air on August 28, 2014 at 7:54 AM and again at 4:54 PM Eastern. You can tune in live at 90.7 FM in New Jersey, New York & Connecticut, or streamed live at wfuv.org
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Spud has created a special screensaver and slide show which includes a number of his favourite photos from his travels over the past quarter century. Both are available for a FREE download:
HERE for the screensaver (5.08 MB)
CLICK HERE for the slideshow with music (7.23 MB)
Spud's Stuff is the place for all your collectable potatoes!
landed some more rare and highly collectable potatoes!
We've got the uber rare Orlando Magic Potato Head which is a full sized potato released only at one basketball game back in the early 2000s. It comes with a fabric Magic Jersey, basketball and all the regular parts! We've also got the Chicago Cubs full sized Potato head and a few Soccer Potato Heads from the English Premier League! We've also got the rarely seen Patriotic Potato, which saw limited release as well in the early 2000s. He's adorned with his fabric uncle sam hat, blue ears and red bowtie! Of course we have most of the Star Wars themed Potato Heads too, but supplies are running low on many so be sure to get yours soon!
Please note that we will not be carrying the mini Potato Heads that are not made by Playskool; this goes for the Star Trek series, the Wizard of Oz and the Looney Tunes series as well as all the Sports Spuds. The mini potato heads dont really look anything like the original potato heads, and frankly that annoys us. Therefore, aside from the KISS and Elvis Potatoes, we are only going to be carrying the full sized potato heads. This way you can interchange all your parts!!
If you're looking for a particular Potato head collectable, chances are we have it in Spud's Stuff. And remember that we ship anywhere in the world so contact us today!
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