DC SPUDS : JOKER

Joining the surprisingly popular (and growing) line of DC-inspired Mr. Potato Heads, THE JOKER has entered the fray. The Clown Prince of Crime would probably approve of the sheer ridiculousness of the toy, too, so know that you’d be making him proud with the purchase.

The Joker Spud stands about 8 inches tall, is tremendously well-dressed and ships out in January 2013.

DARK KNIGHT SPUD

What if Gotham’s saviour were a potato? It’s a question you’ve probably asked yourself many times, but now you have an answer.

The caped crusader has never looked better or more potato-ish than he has here as a special edition Mr. Potato Head. Sold complete with a batarang and dressed in a far rounder version of his Nolanverse costume, he’s one that collectors are sure to enjoy, whether for a love of the Dark Knight or the more whimsical versions of their favourite characters. This one is definitely a unique way to celebrate the end of an incredible trilogy.

Free Spuds stop traffic for thousands

Free Spuds given awayFrom CTV’s Kevin Armstrong (CTV.ca)

Drivers in Edmonton were stuck in a traffic hot potato over a local farmer’s offer of free spuds Saturday.

The farmer gave away every potato in his field– 45,000 kilograms of the Russet variety.

The stunt was in an effort to promote local crops and inform the public about the dangers of urban sprawl creeping into agricultural land around the city.

And it paid off when an estimated 7,000 people showed up. The lineup of their cars stretched about eight kilometers down a major highway.

“We were on the road for an hour and 20 minutes,” said Gordon Barrett, who was digging through the dirt, filling a 23-kilogram bag to take home.

By the end of it all, farmer Gordon Visser gave away everything. About $20,000 worth of free taters were gone in only a matter of hours.

“It’s got a life of its own,” said Visser, who was visibly surprised about the frenzy. “It’s breathing. It’s unbelievable.”

Visser suggested that having people see “how wonderful this growing area is” during the event, dubbed “The Great Potato Giveaway,” would help get his serious conservation message across.

“We are trying to get to the city before just paving it over and going for suburban development,” says Monique Nutter, of advocacy group Greater Edmonton Alliance. The group promoted the giveaway and is working with Visser to preserve local farmland from development. Nutter says city hall needs to “look at the value of the land.”

The message seems to have been well received by the potato collecting masses.   We also have some spuds but I don’t think they will stop traffic…..

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