Definitely one of my personal favourites is this hilarious adventure from the hand of Tony Hawks aka the fridge man!
The fridge man is frequently confused with the American whizz kid skateboarding champion Tony Hawk, largely because the latter’s video game franchise, “Tony Hawk’s” uses the possessive apostrophe. The fridge man maintains a list of emails intended for the skateboarder and his mischievous responses to them are listed on his website.
This is Tony Hawk This is the fridge man
On 2 January 2008 he appeared on an edition of Celebrity Mastermind, with Tony Hawk as his chosen specialised subject. Hawks noted that his correspondents “might be able to do backside varials but they can’t spell to save their lives.
And they can’t hitch around Ireland with a fridge.
On his only prior visit to Ireland, English songwriter-comic Tony Hawks had seen a man hitchhiking with a refrigerator. For years, this encounter served him well during late-night drinking story telling. In an ultimate, alcohol inspired, epiphany he decides to take on a drunken, 100 GBP, bet to hitchhike around Ireland with a fridge. Within one month he has to travel the circumference of Ireland with the sole help of his thumb and the generosity of the driving inhabitants of the Irish territory.
Out of this stupid premise, a ridiculously amusing book is born Round Ireland with a Fridge. Quickly discovered by the Irish media, the thumbing Englishman finds that he and his box fridge are elevated to celebrity status, and there’s no dearth of rides, places to stay or goofy people to meet, from kings to spoons players to locals who take his fridge surfing.
The world’s most well traveled fridge has recently gotten the leading role in a movie featuring this epic trip under the original title: Round Ireland with a fridge. Watch the movie here.
Clearly a follow up trip skateboarding a fridge around Ireland with the help of skateboard legend Tony Hawk should be his next venture!