Link to answer key
Link to answer key
So you’ve earned yourself some beads at Mardi Gras, have you! Well then Mardi Gras Trivia will definetly be up your ally, and all you have to do is show up. The NipClub Entertainment Team has been gathering all sorts of facts about Mardi Gras: How did Mardi Gras get it’s start, what is a krew, are there animal-related floats during Mardi Gras and so on!
Join us during the times listed below, just string some beads around your neck, get your boa fluffled up around your neck and place your paw (or flipper, or snake nose, or what have you) on your Twitter buzzer and be the first to tweet the right answer when the Entertainment Leader asks a trivia question and your the winner! What do you win? Well, you’ll win the rights to ride in the big Mardi Gras animal-float as Parade King or Queen – all virtual of course! Okay, and then there may be some real prizes sprinkled about during the contest too – hope to see you there!
Date: Saturday March 8 Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM Host: @OneWhiteDog Date: Saturday March 8 Time: 8:00 – 9:00 PMHost: @ToughTeddyBear @ @HenryTheCat2002
Mardi Gras officially begins on Epiphany or King’s Day, the 12th day after Christmas, to honor the Kings who came bearing gifts, and thus is the tradition of the King Cake! The King Cakes are large wreath-shaped cakes that are bedazzled in vibrant shades of purple, green and gold, flavored with a touch of cinnamon sugar, decked out with any of a number of yummy creative fillings – so tasty that you won’t be able to stop. Which actually is a good thing since we’re holding a NipClub Cake Eating Contest – where you nom, nom, nom, the cake in an effor to find the baby. The what? The baby – well a little plastic baby that’s been inserted in to the yummy cake after it was baked! Just be careful you don’t accidentally bite in to or swallow the little plastic baby. If you are lucky one to eat through all of the yummy cake, and make it to the little plastic baby you scream out “Baby!” and you are could be the winner!
Could be I say, because watch out – your screaming ‘baby’ could bring tons of other anipals running towards you and the precious baby – we expect cake to be flying, plastic baby to be tossed about, and frosting all over the place – whoever has the little plastic baby at the end of the Find the Baby-Cake Eating Contest will be crowned the winner! So don some clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, or don’t wear clothes at all – just your fur – because this event is bound to be one of the messiest in history! Join us on the date(s)/time(s) listed below.
Date: Saturday March 8 Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM Host: @Mariodacat @ @skye613 Date: Sunday March 9 Time: 9:00 – 10:00 AM Host: @3PhiBotticcelli
You can be a part of the one of the big Mardi Gras parades – each year the parades go up and down and about, and this year is no different. The NipClub Mardi Gras parades will have big floats with bright lights, where anipals sit on top of the floats and toss out anima-safe candy, drinks, foods, whistles, and for the few brave that want to flaunt what their momma’s gave them, well, you’ll be the lucky recipient of some Mardi Gras beads! The parade floats will have various themes – some will even have pirates, so make sure you keep your gold safely tucketed away in your pockets! Join the Entertainment Leader at the date/time below and let him or her know that you want to be in the float parade – then you can help create whatever theme for your float that you want, if you can imagine it, then we’ll include it in our wonderful NipClub Mardi Gras parade!
For those you join in the float parade, willingly or who get tossed on to a float just for being near by, remember the bigger and badder-more fun you have, the more tweets you bring to the parade, you could be picked by the Entertainment Leader to be the King or Queen of the NipClub Float Parade. If you are selected as King or Queen your job will then be to ride atop the float and toss out goodies to all of the anipals lining the (virtual) parade streets! So get ready anipals – the Float Parade is going to be big fun!
Date: Saturday March 8 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM Host: @OneWhiteDog @ @WinstonTabby
Date: Sunday March 9 Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM Host: @doggymolly
Time to pick out your Mardi Gras finery. Want a traditional costume? Wild and flashy costume? Maybe you prefer to show your Mardi Gras colors with a theme background. Whatever it is, the Graphics Team tailors can make it happen for you.
@Pumpkinpuddy is modeling a series of Mardi Gras masks created by designer @ToddyFur. Want to show yourself off while keeping an air of mystery? Then choose one of these beautiful sequined masks.
Choose one of @TweetingTruman`s creations and join the fun at Mardi Gras. Come alone or come as a group on your own Mardi Gras float like @3phibotticelli, sisfur Sadie and pal @Doggymolly. Have motion sickness? Then choose a festive mask theme background like @PepperPom and @TinyPearlCat.
@PuppyNumber7 gives a nod to Venetian inspired costumes for his Mardi Gras creations. His motto….go big or go home. If you agree, choose one of these designs. Anipals @4catssrapski`s Bode, @Skye613 and @DakotaBdog have taken that phrase to heart.
Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) refers to New Orleans’ Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Epiphany (Kings day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday refers to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season that begins on Ash Wednesday. Popular practices include wearing masks and costumes, overturning social conventions, dancing, sports competitions, parades, etc.
If ever there was a celebration made for #nipclub, it’s Mardi Gras!
Even now, the Entertainment team is planning a weekend of Mardi Gras fun, the Barktenders are planning their menus, DJ’s are readying playlists, and Graphic Artists are sewing the finest of Mardi Gras outfits for anyone who want one.
Keep watching for more details, and as they say in New Orleans…
Let the good times roll!
This month we have a charity recommended to us by NipClub’s Nip Chef, @WinstonTabby. Based in Houston, Texas, Dori’s Darlings is a cat rescue with an enormous heart. Every year this rescue saves hundreds of cats from life out on the mean streets and the even more dangerous environment of the high-rate kill shelters. Cats and kittens saved by them are not at risk of being put to sleep. Every cat they rescue will be spayed or neutered, fully vetted, micro-chipped and protected against rabies, FVRCP, worms and fleas. They’ll also be given any additional vet treatment they are found to need, whether it’s as simple as drops for ear-mites or as complex as an in-depth medical procedure.
The next step is to place them in loving foster care until Dori’s Darlings can find them their purrfect forever home. At no point after their rescue do they live in a shelter, but from Day 1 they are surrounded by a loving home environment. Like all our NipClub charities, Dori’s Darlings has a 503(c)1 registration. It’s run entirely by volunteers and has no paid staff at all, so every donation you make, whether large or small, will go in full towards the welfare of the cats. You don’t need take my word for that, as @WinstonTabby has first-paw experience of this amazing rescue. It was Dori’s Darlings who found him his forever home, and he has nothing but good to meow about them.
Please remember, every donation, no matter how small it may seem to you, will be a massive help to them!
You will not want to miss all the glitz and glamour of the big #NipClub Red Carpet Arrival! Join us as we send out our fleet of stretch limousines to your location on Twitter, and virtually bring you to our official Red Carpet entrance event.
As you pass through the Red Carpet entrance gate and your limousine door opens you’ll be greeted by our #NipClub Entertainment reporter who will announce your arrival, ask you about your outfit, comment on your dazzling beauty or fantastic handsomeness, and encourage you to strike a pose or strut your stuff while the pupparatzi swarm in and take pictures of you.
Come dressed to dazzle because at the Red Carpet entrance event, you are the star! You can attend solo, with a partner, with someone else’s partner, or a bunch of partners, we don’t set rules, we break them!
Date: Sat Feb 8 Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern Hosts: @CherylPoeStone @ @MarioDaCat
You drama queen (or king), you! All doodled up, making googlie faces at yourself, donning clothes your human dressed you in. The camera just loves you – and so do we. HollyWoof Meow, Chirp, or Glub will showcase some of this years best anipal-related highlight real. No movie about you is too small or too large – as long as an anipal is the star, it won’t hit the cutting room floor.
Join us in the grand movie theater during the date and time listed below, stop by the concession stand and pick up a bucket of popcorn and some Raisenettes (pet-friendly raisins of course), relax in one of the cushy velvet lounge seats, sit back, put your paws up and chillax while we show you our #NipClub HollyWoof Meow, Chirp, or Glub highlight reel!
Date: Sat Feb 8 Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM Eastern Host: @3phibotticelli
Roll film – here’s your chance to showcase your movie knowledge! Movie Mania Trivia promises to be a lively adventure, and all you have to do is show up. The #NipClub Entertainment Team has been gathering all sorts of facts about movies: What was the highest grossing film of 1984, What Year did Sandra Bullock win an Academy Award, Has an animal ever been nominated for an Oscar, and so on!
Join us during the times listed below, get your paw (or flipper, or snake nose, or what have you) on your Twitter buzzer and be the first to tweet the right answer when the Entertainment Leader asks a trivia question and your the winner! What do you win? Bragging rights, you’ll become a Twitter legend, your ego can expand to take up the vast space of the Internet! Okay, we may have some real prizes sprinkled about during the contest too – hope to see you there!
Date: Sat Feb 8 Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern Host: @doggymolly Date: Sun Feb 9 Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM Eastern Host: @3PhiBotticelli
Remember when you were a kid and could recite your favorite movies, line-by-line? Well, it’s time to be a kid again! You and your family reciting favorite movie lines, guessing which movie it’s from, and just plain having fun. Join a member of the #NipClub Entertainment team as they call out a famous scene from a famous movie and you get to re-enact it!
*Pounds widdle paw on table and moans and groans*
“I’ll have what she’s having!”
This famous scene brought to you by @MattieDog and his clever re-enactment of:
“When Harry Met Sally”
Join us for a rollicking good time of pure fun and silliness. This event will surely be a big hit for participants and those anipals who just want to sit and watch the movie re-enactments.
Date: Sat Feb 8 Time: 8:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern Host: @germanshorthair
B-I-N-G-O! Come and join us as we host a hilarious game of HollyWoof Bingo! Played just like regular bingo where one of our Entertainment team members will gather a group of anipals to play bingo and then give you each a bingo card – and then call out names found on the bingo card until someone in the group gets a line across, up or down or diagonal, on their bingo card and tweets out, loud and proud for the whole Twitterverse to hear, “BINGO!”
If you are the first anipal to tweet out Bingo and have a winning bingo card, then you win a prize! You can take the prize or go for what’s behind ‘door number 2′ (but since there isn’t anything behind door number 2, we highly recommend you take the prize). There will be up to four HollyWoof Bingo tournaments so, show up and remember to keep your wrists flexible, because bingo is a tough sport! Join us at the date and time listed below and don’t be late or you might not get a seat!
Date: Sunday Feb 9 Time: 9:00 – 10:00 AM Eastern Host: @MattieDog
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If you recall from August, in order to provide their members with a Red Carpet experience in Wine Country, #Nipclub Monthly sent out it`s Advance Team to seek out the best of the best wines, noms and luxury locations.
With the Horray for Hollywoof pawty fast approaching, what better way to scout out all that Hollywoof has to offer than to ask a local. #Nipclub did exactly that, but not just ANY local, they went right to the top, sending the team to this year`s Golden Globe awards to rub elbows with Hollywood`s finest!
Immediately after the #Nipclub jet touched down at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, the team was whisked away in their private limo. The champagne that @shaynacat sent down from #Nipclub Estates Winery flowed like water, and nip caviar was consumed like candy. Upon arrival at the theater, the limo doors opened, flash bulbs flashed, and fans called out to the Advance Team as they made their way down the red carpet. And that`s where the wheels fell off the proverbial wagon. the red carpet. And that`s where the the wheels fell off the proverbial wagon. What should have been a glamorous walk down the Red Carpet turned into a frantic search for Litter Boxes and Fire Hydrants. The Hollywoof Theater was woefully unprepared for what happened next. We will spare you the details. To save face, both for the Hollywoof Theater and the Advance Team, the incident was reported as a sewage leak, sewage pipe break, or even more graciously, as a water pipe break. Dear Readers, we all know differently now.
With the Red Carpet incident behind them, the Team entered the Ceremony Hall. It was everything you would expect at a Hollywoof event. a
oooooooooooooooooooooooo Imagine their surprise and excitement to see that they shared a table with 2o14 Golden Globe Best Actor Winner, Breaking Bad`s Brian Cranston, and Friend`s star Jennifer Aniston! Again, the champagne flowed as they helped Mr. Cranston celebrate his big win. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
With awards presented, all champagne bottles drained and TV cameras turned off, it was time to experience the much talked about “after parties“. As @3phibotticelli got the scoop on where the best parties were; @doggymolly, @kingtuttifruiti and @WinstonTabby stumbled their way to the limo. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo From there, much like the minds of the intrepid Advance Team, the story got fuzzy. All we know for sure is that during the early hours of Monday January 14, calls from numerous Hollywoof Security Guards were made to Police who always seemed to be one step behind the self-contained rolling party called the #Nipclub Advance Team. pppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp Never fear, this is not Hollywoof Insider Magazine`s first rodeo. The Police may be staying quiet, but our sources at KNIP Channel 2 were quick to send out their cameras to cover all the action…and to share it with us. pppppbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb bbbbll We`ll let the images speak for themselves. zzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzNo,
No, what you see here is not the Advance Team getting into the Hollywoof spirit and making a guest appearance on Orange is the New Black. hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh When we caught up with the Team, spokesdog @doggyolly said she had no comment other to say that the visit was a success and she will file a full report… well, as full a report as the Team and Police reports can piece together. She hopes that Anipals coming to #Nipclub Monthly`s Hooray for Hollywoof Pawty on February 8-9 have as good a time as the Team did.
All right Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up!!
And you will be too when you choose one of the Graphics Teams Hollywoof avatars. Don`t want to end up in the National Enquirer`s ”Who Wore it Better” column? The Graphics Team will design custom couture especially for you.
@ZackRabbit @cherylpoestone`s Snowy