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2008 United Nations Year Of The Spud!

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:46 am
Author: rna_duelers
The Humble Spud is this years United Nations Icon,Instead of the Year Of Peace(1986),or Year Of Education(1970) or something else that is "Meaningful" or "Humble" the United Nations Decided this year 2008 to be the Year of the Spud!I think we should all honour this Year Of The Spud and shoot spuds more often,at father distances,at greater damaging targets and at greater Velocity!

2008 Year Of The Spud

Some Random Spud Info For Our Fine Year.

-The uses of potatoes as marital aids is common in many cultures.In his book Farmer's Bounty:Locating Diversity in the Contemporary World(Yale University PRess)Author Stephen Brush notes that an extremely knobbly variety of the potato grown in the Andes was named Lumchipamundana,which translates as "the potato that makes Brides Weep."

-The Fruit that the serpent tempted Eve with in the Book of Genesis was actually a potato.It became mistakenly referred to as an apple later on when some idiot translated the Bible into French,due to a mix-up with the French name for potato pomme de terre or "apple of the ground."

-The current Director of the International Potato Center in Lima,Peru is Dr Pamela Anderson.

-Often found at high velocity at many places around the world at any point in time.

-Green Potatoes are poisonous.

-"Potato Peeler" is olden-day Aussie slang for a nice looking or attractive Girl.

-In the movie,My Little Chickadee,the Mae West line: "Is that a potato in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?" was changed to gun because the director was afraid of the censors might regard the original version to sexual.



Please give the 2008 Year Of The Potato a look.

http://www.potato2008.org/

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:55 am
Author: MrCrowley
Ha! I thought you were joking.

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:58 am
Author: rna_duelers
Hahaha nope,it's not a joke!

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:41 am
Author: Eddbot
at first i thought it was the chinese year of the potato, who would have thought the UN would fall back on the potato

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:58 am
Author: mega_swordman
I thought this was a joke, thinking it was a parody of the Chinese new year much like eddbot. Who knew that there would be such a thing? Maybe now people will shoot more potatoes out of their potato cannons. (C-cell batteries? Homemade cannonballs? Nerf Rockets? Don't be ridiculous.)

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:15 am
Author: Novacastrian
I damn the guy that first offered the fruit...we are still paying!

Re: 2008 Year Of The Spud!

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:17 am
Author: jackssmirkingrevenge
rna_duelers wrote:-The Fruit that the serpent tempted Eve with in the Book of Genesis was actually a potato.It became mistakenly referred to as an apple later on when some idiot translated the Bible into French,due to a mix-up with the French name for potato pomme de terre or "apple of the ground."


This is a myth, nowhere in the Bible does it specify what the type of fruit was.

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:58 am
Author: rna_duelers
Jack,please your ruining the year of the Spud for all.Live in ignorant bliss if you have to.

When I first found out I was like haha sure mate what ever,but my porno mag article was true!It really is the year of the Spud!

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:24 pm
Author: Brian the brain
So where do I get green potatoes...hahaha

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:40 pm
Author: Hotwired
Hmm... according to this tattie map russia's just been munched by europe
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Re: 2008 Year Of The Spud!

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:12 pm
Author: jimmy101
jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
rna_duelers wrote:-The Fruit that the serpent tempted Eve with in the Book of Genesis was actually a potato.It became mistakenly referred to as an apple later on when some idiot translated the Bible into French,due to a mix-up with the French name for potato pomme de terre or "apple of the ground."


This is a myth, nowhere in the Bible does it specify what the type of fruit was.

Wow jack, you can read aramaic or hebrew or latin?

Oh wait, you mean that in the particular English translation that you are familar with there is no mention of the type of fruit. :wink:

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:17 pm
Author: Velocity
rna_duelers wrote:...but my porno mag article was true! It really is the year of the Spud!


Another winning day for the spud I suppose :roll:

Re: 2008 Year Of The Spud!

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:35 pm
Author: jackssmirkingrevenge
jimmy101 wrote:Wow jack, you can read aramaic or hebrew or latin?


No, but I can read wikipedia ;)

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:08 pm
Author: daberno123
since apples aren't indigenous to that region it was most likely a pomegranate. I can read wikipedia too!

Unread postPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:14 pm
Author: goathunter
So wait a second.

Russia is now European?I thought they liked being there own?Daggum! The ruskies took over Europe!

Europeans eat more potatoes than Americans?They obviously haven't met me 8)

Green potatoes are poisonous? Bummer I eat the green potato chips all the time.Now I'm in for it...So hard to speak...lights going dim...*death groan*