Enter the "SHOW OFF!" talent contest

By Bobble Tiki on February 18, 2012


It was last month; Bobble Tki was hanging with Fat Pat in the Naches Tavern in Greenwater after a day at Crystal Mountain.  Like typical random bar talk goes, some guy claimed Cool Hand Luke could never eat 50 hard-boiled eggs in an hour. Then he thought it would be a good idea if there was a contest to see who could eat the most eggs in one hour.  This guy looked like a lumberjack because he was a lumberjack. When he threw his plaid hat into the ring, we hopped out the door ... like chickens.

The next morning we woke up early and decided to give the Cool Hand Luke thing a shot. From 1:15 p.m. until 2:15 p.m., we ate eggs (the morning was spent boiling).

In the last 15 seconds, Bobble Tiki crammed two eggs in his mouth, barely chewed, then swallowed. Time.

Bobble Tiki won, but not really.  Remember that PBS documentary about Liberace? While the sequined cars, pianos, and matching outfits were disturbing enough, they paled in comparison to the footage of the piano virtuoso in a hot tub while in his 50s, the sight of which was not only not very pretty but doubly troubling because his physique at the time looked very much like Bobble Tiki did that night. Ouch!!! 

If you have a similar talent - or can sing, dance, play an instrument, juggle, conjure rabbits out of hats or just love to perform - you could win $500 by entering SHOW OFF!

Interested? Thurston Community Television provides the details below:

SHOW OFF! is a benefit fund raiser for Thurston Community Television.  Nonprofessional performers seven years of age and older, who live in Washington State are invited to enter. 

Preliminary competition is Saturday, March 3, 2012, from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM at the Kenneth J. Minneart Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College.  TCTV will accept early entries until 5:00PM on March 2nd.  Space is limited.  Any timeslots not filled by March 2nd will be available on a first come basis at the Saturday, March 3rd.   Entry fee is $15.  Each act will receive a DVD recording of their preliminary performance. 

The preliminary judges will select up to 15 acts to perform in the SHOW OFF! Final Competition gala matinee show on Sunday, April 1st. The Judges Choice award winner and the Audience Choice award winner will each receive a $500 cash award. 

Details and entry information is available at www.tctv.net or by calling 360-956-3100.

LINK: SHOW OFF! promo video