Here is Guillermo post-facial. Look at the new monkee glow.
Due to some 'fro' issues, Bernardo wanted his pre steam picture posted instead of his post. In his defense he did look like a very dark Wookie when he was done. It was quite the impressive fro!
Bernardo and Guilermo then got ready for their 'couples massage'. Since they were in Galena it was assumed that they were there 'antiquing' but they are just close minkee buddies who like to hang out together.
Before rolling over, Bernardo and his masseuse ended up having to move to a new, um..... fresher smelling location. Bernardo didn't mind however, he was totally relaxed...... mmmmmmmm.....
"Adam Richman here, back with our food challenge of the year: Bernardo and Guillermo take on a pound of sweet Bing cherries!
Our minkees are ready, they have 30 minutes, and the clock starts.....NOW!
To start off, the boys gentle sample their first cherry. The first red stains start appearing on their muzzles, while gentle 'Oohs, aahs' and hooting sounds fill the air. Apparently it's been awhile for these two!"
"Finishing that first bite, they start towards making some progress, amping up the speed a bit. Somehow the mocha monkey has already gotten cherry juice on his EAR, and it's only his second bite! Now that's a champion cherry-snarfer!"
"OK, now we're talkin'! The seeds and stems are really starting to fly here: no more hooting, no more poses for cute photos for their lady fans...just grunting and slurping. I wouldn't recommend standing to close to the scene, these guys redefine the word 'Spitball' when they starting shooting the seeds across the room. I have acquired some safety goggles just in case..I don't think they are doing it on purpose, but I have heard some giggling"
"Holy S&*T! With Bernardo seeming to have hit the dreaded 'cherry wall' and deciding to take a short break, Guillermo is throwing caution to the wind, actually climbing INTO the cherry bag, muttering something about, 'Eating his way outta this b*#ch!'. Incredible, people..."
...and BARNARDO IS BACK IN THE GAME! After a 2-minute nap and much burping, he is shovellin' them in faster than before!"
"Bernardo's awesomeness seems to have inspired his buddy, and they both polish off the last cherry together, with only seconds to go! They've done it....this battle is OVAH!!! "(Crowd roars)
Woman in audience: "So how does it feel to win this challenge, Bernardo?"
B. "It's good sweetie, but I'm glad our new bodies are standing by so we can 'change over'...because, frankly, I'm a mess, and I don't think our normal 'suds and bubbles' is going to do it!"
Man in audience: "Guillermo, I saw you wearing a cherry on your head earlier in the battle. How did this help you?"
G. "Well, I was getting pretty full, and I needed something to help me focus. This was all I could think of. Also, I just love putting stuff on my head. It's a minkee thing."
Adam Richman: "An outstanding performance guys! Any last words?"
B. "Don't EVER eat a half-pound of f*cking cherries...My tum-tum hurts. Thank you all for your support!"
Posted by BG at 11:48 AM
Hello! My name is Adam Richman, and I host a show on the Travel Channel called "Man vs. Food". Every week I take on food challenges all over the U.S., from the hottest curry ever, to a 7lb. breakfast burrito.
Now, as you may imagine, I get a lot of fan mail..too much, in fact to respond to individually. But I recently received one that I just had to share. It is from a couple little fellas in Illinois who want to try their own challenge. Their names: Bernardo and Guillermo. These little stuffed monkey (or "minkees" as they sometimes call themselves) grew up in the jungles of of Africa and South America, respectively, but now live with their creator and some guy who stays there.
They tell me that one of their most deadly vices is Bing cherries. Says G-Mo: "We never had these little babies in the jungle, and they are delicious! Unfortunately, we can't eat them because it stains our minkee fur permanently"
However, as Bernardo points out: "Every so often, due to random wear and tear, we get to be remade. Well, our creator Jen has two brand-spanking new minkee bodies ready to go, so as a special treat, our last meal in the old bods will be our "Very Cherry Berry Challenge"
CAN this daring duo eat a whole POUND of sweet cherries? In 30 minutes? That may not sound like much, but keep in mind: these guys are only a foot tall, at MOST! That would be the equivalent of me eating about FIFTY POUNDS OF CHERRIES! My tummy and toilet tremor in fear at just the thought.
Tune in here tomorrow as I cover the event live. It's a once-in-a-lifetime event: "Minkee vs Food"!!
Posted by BG at 1:52 PM