Wednesday, February 2, 2011

First Strip Spelling Bee in OTTAWA, Ontario!




First STRIP SPELLING BEE in OTTAWA, ONTARIO!

The game is played a lot like strip poker, but it's a spelling bee, and it's played in front of a live audience of hooters, hollerers and hecklers who want to see some smart and sexy skin!

Friday, February 25th, 2011
Shanghai Restaurant
651 Somerset W.
(at Bronson)
Ottawa, Ontario

Sign-up at 10 PM sharp!
Bee starts at 10:30 sharp!
$10 at the door

Hosted by the inappropriately filthy Sherwin Tjia and the incomparably lovely Luna Allison.

19+

Please note that we must cap our number of strip-spellers at 15 to ensure an expedient and entertaining evening.

If you are on Facebook, RSVP on our event page here!

IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are thinking of competing, please EMAIL THE HOST YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST at inconsolablecat@hotmail.com and let him know. As this is our FIRST Strip Spelling Bee in OTTAWA, if we feel that we cannot get enough CONTESTANTS to go ahead, the event will, sadly, be cancelled. This event is impossible without those brave enough to be both brainy & brawny.

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OFFICIAL RULES:

One by one, participants are asked to spell a word. If they get it right, they sit down. If they get it wrong, they must striptease A THIRD of their clothing off, and that is considered their first "strike". When they misspell a second word, that is their second strike and they must striptease ANOTHER third off. A third and final strike requires that they strip down to their underwear. Or, NAKED - whichever they are most comfortable with.

After three strikes, a participant is out of the competition. But they should take heart – because while they may have lost, the audience has most certainly won.

The winner of the Bee takes home (a) A CD with over an hour of cats purring! (b) a Scrabble tile pin with the first initial of their name on it! (c) A Lego minifigure pin that they can wear on their shirt!
Best striptease will also take home (a) A CD with over an hour of cats purring! (b) a Scrabble tile pin with the first initial of their name on it! (c) A Lego minifigure pin that they can wear on their shirt!

While the Best Speller of the night will be chosen through purely quantitative means, Best Stripper is chosen in a more qualitative manner by our Secret Judge whom we have embedded in the audience. As with all things, if you compete in a particularly sexy costume, the Secret Judge will look more favourably in your direction.

All striptease spellers do not pay cover.
Anyone can drop out of the competition at any time AFTER the completion of the SECOND round.

This is a queer, senior and trans-friendly event. We have a NO BOOING policy strictly in effect. No photos are allowed except by our Host, who guarantees that the photos will not appear anywhere, ever. Additionally, if you are really shy, you may opt out of photos altogether, and our Host will respect your wishes. Our goal is to have everyone feel safe, secure and comfortable enough to strip and spell.

Regarding the No Photos Rule - we also have a Snitch Policy. If you are a member of the audience and you witness someone taking a surreptitious photo, BY ALL MEANS, interrupt the proceedings, come up to one of the hosts - SNITCH on the guilty party, and once they have been dealt with, you will be rewarded with a free drink.

We thank you for your patronage and understanding.

To be alerted to future Strip Spelling Bees in your area, please join our facebook group, The Honeysuckle Strip Spelling Bee Hive. Thank you.

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Recently, we were fortunate enough to get some MEDIA COVERAGE:

http://www.thestar.com/article/831682--strip-spelling-bees-a-twist-on-age-old-tradition

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/style/strip-spelling-bees-are-the-latest-hipster-twist-on-burlesque/article1569064/

http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/05/07/13870906.html

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