Archive for June, 2009

Meet the Judges – Beav Perdue

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Rounding out our distinguished panel of judges is that most well known and powerful of mammals, Beav Perdue.

When Beav Perdue took office in January, she was shocked to discover what a sorry state our N.C beavers are in after years of Republican neglect. “Heck, seems like a Republican wouldn’t know what to do with a beaver if one walked up and slapped him in the face with her tail”, said the newly whetted Beav.

Since being elected as the first Beaver governor in N.C., she has been hard at work on the Beaver Stimulus Package, a two-pronged effort to rescue beaverdom from those forces that seek to crush us under the wheel of “progress”.

Said Beav in a recent interview: “First, we are launching our “Build a Better Beaver” program aimed at giving beavers the state funding needed to rebuild their wetlands. Just as important, however, is this administration’s belief that state help is meaningless without personal responsibility. So under the Batteries Not Included program, we’ll partner healthy beavers with those who need better beaverly life skill development to care for their own wetlands far into the future.”

Beav is thrilled to participate with this fine panel of judges to crown the new Beaver Queen. She is one eager Beaver and looking forward to meeting her Beaver brethren and sistren: “When I was a kit in New Bern, I always heard tell about the diversity and eclectic nature of the Durham Beavers. Durham and its ‘Beavers Taking Care of Beavers’ mind-set is what I want to bring to the rest of our great state!”

BQP highlighted on Durham Magazine blog

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

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Beaver Queen Pageant on the Radio!

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Tune into Shooting the Bull on 88.7 FM WXDU tonight at 7:30 for an exclusive interview with 2008 Beaver Queen Pageant contestant Beach Barbie Beaver. She’ll be dishing behind the scenes scoops on the competition, and previewing this year’s pageant. Click here to listen online.

Meet the Judges – Woody L. Ocavore

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

While eating locally may seem to be very trendy among certain elements of society, it’s actually been pretty much de rigeur for beavers for a pretty long time. Here’s Woody L. Ocavore, our latest judge.

Woody L. Ocavore, a true Durham native, would like to express his sincerest gratitude for being invited to judge the Beaver Pageant, as our local beaver community is near and dear to his heart. In fact, Woody is doing his best to improve lives for our local beavers by starting Beaver Central Market. Discerning beavers know that some of the finest wood grows in our area, but far too often beavers in our community have to settle for substandard trees and shrubs.

Beaver Central Market aims to bring the beaver community together to provide only the best local and sustainably raised wood and brush. In the spirit of Woodstick, Woody wants beavers to believe in their fellow kind, and work through cooperative principles to make sure that all have access to the finest local wood and the healthiest local brush.

Scurrilous rumors have reached Woody’s ears that his judging can be influenced with bribes or suck-ups. Woody would like to make something very clear: “I will not be influenced by those who mention they are owners in Durham Central Market or prominently display DCM bags or shirts!” is something that a judge might say. Woody notes that some might try to sway him by promoting his favorite cause in creative ways, and will make every effort to notice these. Woody promises that among all the contestants in the pageant, after viewing their performances, he will pick one of them.

Woody closes by reminding all beavers that when it comes to wood and brush, “Eat Local, Y’all!”