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Meet the 2012 BQP Contestants

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

The 2012 BQP Contestants will debut Saturday, May 5th during the kickoff party hosted by the Casbah. Come out to the Casbah to meet the contestants, dance with the Bulltown Strutters and Blue Tail Skinks, and watch daring fire performers from Cirque de Vol Studios. Visit the Board of Corruption to start stuffing the ballot boxes for your favorite contender. You can follow most contestants on facebook.

Bailar Beaver
Angelina Maria Socorro Rivera aka Bailar Beaver, is a first generation immigrant, was raised in a small integrated community of Latino beavers. Mujeres y hombres from Peru, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, Brazil, Cuba, Argentina and USA co-raised their kits together. They celebrate their heritage, culture and love for Durham with a weekly feast, music and dancing. Bailar learned to dance not only Latin but all forms of dancing shared by her community teachers including Zydeco, Clogging, Funk, Punk and Disco.

Bailar’s family swam across the border to seek a community that offered a good education for the kits, job opportunities, arts and embraced ethnic diversity. They continued Northwest until they heard singing and clapping coming from a nearby creekside. The friendly tribal community invited Bailar’s family to join them for birch tree root beer and willow tree BBQ and rest from their travels. The mayor, Fernando Ortega Bell Beaver, explained how their beaver community envisioned a new world where a beaver is no longer expected to live the solitary beaver life but live among other beavers to share the load and reach their goals. “Our little Durham Marsh welcomes you and your family to our small town with big city dreams!”

Vote AGAINST Amendment One–Vote FOR Bailar.

Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Beaver
Robert Louis Stevenson aimed to protect the honor and innocence of the Durham wetland animals when he took his artistic liberties in writing the story of the Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The true inspiration was the demise of the real Dr.Jekyll, a brilliant and beautiful scientist beaver. Her life and research revolved around the conservation of local wetlands. During a late night experiment in the lab, something went terribly wrong. She tried to create a potion that would make people love this earth as much as she does, but instead it turned her into the crazed, rolling-pin waving, and pollution loving housewife, Mrs. Beaver. Both Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Beaver live in a constant battle, and Dr. Jekyll’s only hope of overcoming the demon Mrs. Beaver is to save the wetlands.

Help good triumph over evil, Vote for Dr. Jekyll.

Down Under Beaver

Pronounced- Down Unda

As a young kit, Down Under was ever thea dventurous Beaver. One day while exploring inside some boxes & crates by the creek bed, she was bundled into a van and taken on a long journey to the exotic wetlands of Australia! She made many interesting new friends and got to taste strange new wood. Dam-building led to discovery by the scientist who’d accidentally transported her. And with not a little bit of inter-governmental jiggery-pokery (and a few raised eyebrows), Down Under, as her name became, found her way back to home sweet Ellerbee.

Vote Down Under, Mate! Goodonya!!.

Furrah Gnawsett-Major
Furrah Gnawsett has been a pin-up model and star of the small stream for many years, most famously appearing as a wetlands grime fighter on Charlie’s Beavers and The Bionic Beaver. On the big stream, Furrah had a sizzling role as the swimming beaver who gets eaten in the 1975 summer blockbuster movie, Gnaws.

More recently on March 19th, 2011, Furrah Gnawsett, along with many of his fellow Durhamites, married the City of Durham. To mark this new bond, Furrah’s married name became Furrah Gnawsett-Major, taking the name of his new spouse, Major the Bull.

Being a stylish 1970s beaver is very important to Furrah. Remember his motto, “Perfectly coiffed beavers are a must; make that hair feathered, and that’s a plus!”

Vote for the Furrahist in the land!

Marilyn DamHo
Marilyn Damho is the star of the stream. Hailing from California, she was born Norma Jean Beaver. She left the lodge one day searching for a life of water lillies and wetlands. She starred in films such as River of No Return, Seven Year Beaver Itch and Some like it Wet. She built dams in Chicago, San Francisco and New York, where everyone wanted a piece of her fur. Sick of the Castor couches, she brings her love of wet beaver here to Durham in FURLESQUE.

Stuff the ballot box for DamHo.

Taco Belle
Taco Belle is a saucy Texas beaver who got her start entertaining hungry cowpokes waiting in line at Taco trucks. After spending some time in the dancehalls of El Paso, perfecting her salsa and cha-cha-lupa, she decided to seek out the beaver-friendly habitat she’d heard so much about in Durham. Taco is a foodie who loves to experiment with many taco variations. This senorita is most fond of hosting fiestas for her fellow beavers where she can share her tasty taco delights. Taco believes in encouraging everyone to open up their palates with new flavors and enticing treats.

Eat a Taco, Save a Beaver!

Meet the 2011 Contestants

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

The 2011 BQP Contestants had their debut Saturday, April 30 during the kickoff party hosted by the Casbah. Now the contestants are ready for their virtual debut.
Visit the Board of Corruption to start stuffing the ballot boxes for your favorite contender.

Syntheia Finklepott
Mme Finklepott tours the USA with her confidant and traveling companion, Montague Jacques Fromage. They raid airships and sell the booty. Mme Finklepott is a misfit and troublemaker of the most enjoyable sort. She is easily bored by rules and holds little regard for the status quo. Change the world-Vote Finklepott.

Cherry Cherry Bang Bang DaBeava
After Cherry’s father disappeared in a mysterious plane crash in the deep bush of the Congo, she was forced to flee her evil uncle Baron Von Burstedam, her bodice stuffed to the brink with secret family recipes. She found a home in Beaver Country and has won the heart of the locals by becoming a generous purveyor of her family’s Bang Bang DaBeava sweet treats. Whether adorned with cream or doused in dark chocolate, Cherry always seems to have a warm pie ready and waiting to keep all of the citizens satisfied, men and women alike. She hopes to turn her hand soon to cataloguing obscure flora and fauna and designing elaborate and unreasonable shoes for women. In the meantime, she invites you to sample her delicious wares anytime. Vote Cherry.

Fur Pelton John
Fresh off his front-row appearance at the Royal Wedding of Wills and Kate, Fur Pelton John embodies all that is a true Beaver Queen. Dedicated to both the environment and fashion, he’s slapping his tail in anticipation of the 2011 Beaver Queen Pageant. The furrier twin of another well-known entertainer, Fur Pelton is ready to put the glam in Stream Punk. Mark his words…the beaver is back! Join him at the lodge at the end of the stream on June 4, 2011.  Get on the stick and vote Pelton.

  Miss Magnolia Beaver
Miss Magnolia  grew up on a showboat performing musical numbers for eager crowds up and down the river. Her favorite moments came when adoring fans threw bouquets onto the stage at her feet. Flowers are still the fastest way to Magnolia’s heart, and she believes there is nothing more beautiful than a wetland in full bloom. Now that Miss Magnolia and her leading man have paddled ashore to settle in Durham, this beaver can most often be found working in the garden outside of her lodge or admiring the wildflowers along Ellerbe Creek.  As queen, Miss Magnolia will work hard to keep every beaver’s pelt petal fresh as a daisy.  Fresh votes accepted.

Muddy Waters & The Blues Beavas
Muddy WatersMuddy Waters was born in a ramshackle lodge at the wrong end of Ellerbe Creek. Suffering came easy and early. She was given her first blues harp by her mammy who lay dying beneath a tree that had fallen the wrong way. With that harp in her paws, Muddy blew with all her heart. It wasn’t long before she attracted the attention of beaver-loving brothers Elmwood and Jake. When the threesome finally quit messing with their slimy logs and started playing some music, the result was a band so powerful it could turn bull piss into gasoline.  Muddy has been pelting out a bluesy mix of swamp music ever since.  Stuff the ballot box with Muddy votes.

Meet the 2010 Beaver Queen Contestants

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Yee Haw!!  The friendly revelry has started in the Bull City’s wetlands.   The contestants have taken the fun to the virtual worlds of facebook and twitter.   The banter comes to Main Street on Sunday,  May 2nd at West End Wine Bar @ 5:30 pm for the Kick off Party.  Be one of the first to meet the 2010 Beaver Queen Contestants.

No reason to wait until June 5th to stuff the box!  Vote early, vote often for your favorite contestants at the Board of Corruption.  Your dirty money helps Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association keep the beaver’s wetland clean.

8 Second Ride:  Out in the Wild Wild Wetlands  a good time only requires a sturdy mount from the Mustang Ranch and a little soft leather.   She likes a man who can shoot straight and with good control in the saddle.   She admits she has lost count of the number of gnawches on her belt.   

Save the wetlands, ride a beaver! 

Bambi the Ruffled Beaver:  The Dance Creek Girl came to the Wild Wild Wetlands to  seek her fortune as a mere kit and stayed to become the Brown Angel of the Creek. She studied days at the Miss Kitty Dance, Music and  Water Re-routing Academy , and graduated at the top of her class, earning the prestigious “Give a Dam” award from the human Jerry Mathers, himself.  BB then went on to design and build her own lodge where she performs and serves up the  finest  woodchips , creek water  and entertainment in the west.

If crowned, she will use her talents to spread the ideals of peace,love, and of course beaver!!!

Bullseye Beaver:  Bullseye Beaver hails from Durham County and learned to pick git-tar at his daddy beaver’s knee before he could even rope & ride. As soon as he was grown he lit out for the West where he found work in Beaverrace’s band in Las Vegas. After twenty years in the fast lane during which he fell prey to many of the temptations of show business, Bullseye got clean and longed to trade the dry Western plains for the cool streams and tall trees of home.


Dreaded Beaver:  The tale of Dreaded Beaver is one of over coming adversity.  While suffering through the years of drought here in the Piedmont her once luxurious pelt became matted and dull so to adapt she formed those knots into a pelt of beautiful dreadlocks for whichshe has come to be recognized by. Her goal now is to help all others, beaver and non beaver alike, to find their inner beauty and appriciate what makes them unique.

Scarlett O’Beavah:  After years of heartbreak and disappointment caused by The War of Northern Aggression, she fled her beloved land of Tara and decided to dedicate her life to Beaver Country. By becoming the most successful Madame in all the Wetlands, her Big Beaver Brothel (BBB) keeps her in an atmosphere in whichshe has long been accustomed.”My beavers have the cleanest wetlands in the South,” is her motto. And yes, she’s the best at birth’ in beavers too! 

If you are out herway,  do drop by for a cold beverage. Her beautiful beavers would be oh so happy to meet you!