((ENDED)) Win Tickets to Nick Offerman’s American Ham Tour in Seattle

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CONTEST HAS ENDED!  Thanks to everyone who entered.  The winner has been contacted.  We outsourced the decision making to our Parks and Rec/Ron Swanson expert and he chose “WHALES: majestic giants of the sea” because it was the only answer that he could really imagine him saying.

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You may be wondering 2 things right now.  The first being, “Who is Nick Offerman?” and the other being, “Why is there a picture of Ron Swanson on here?”  What if I told you that they were one and the same?  Sometimes an actor is so successful in a role that it’s difficult to separate them from the character that they play on television.  A supporting character can be so widely embraced that it gains somewhat of a cult status, becoming even larger than the Television program that they’re on, itself– think Will & Grace‘s Karen Walker, played by Offerman‘s real life wife Megan Mullally, or Henry Winkler‘s role as Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli from Happy Days.  [Both actors now star on the Adult Swim program, Childrens Hospital, of which Offerman has been a reoccurring guest].  Then there are times when a characteristic associated with that role can even transcend the characters themselves–Offerman‘s mustache is the equivalent of Fonzie‘s leather jacket or Dwayne Wayne‘s flip-up lenses and, at some point, deserves to find itself in a television hall of fame.

But while there are some definite aspects related to Swanson that have been merged with and stem from the man that portrays him-Offerman is, indeed, an accomplished fine woodworker with a mustache–Nick is an actor (and now writer/director/producer), who had already been in the entertainment business for quite a while, before taking on his breakthrough role on the NBC‘s Emmy-nominated Parks and Recreation in 2009.  Over the years, he’s appeared on such high profile television programs as ER, Gilmore Girls, The Practice, and NYPD Blue, held a multi-episode run on 24, a reoccurring role on The George Lopez show, and was the co-star of the short-lived, Seth Green-produced American Body Shop on Comedy Central.  He’s also landed roles in such films as Sin City, Wristcutters, and The Men Who Stare At GoatsOfferman is the co-founder of the Chicago-based theater company, Defiant Theatre, and has worked with other Chicago area theater companies like the Tony Award-winning, Steppenwolf and Goodman, which is the city’s “oldest currently active nonprofit theater organization.”  Nick originaly met improv comedienne/former-SNL cast member/Parks and Rec star, Amy Poehler, around this time, who some of us might remember as one of the 4 stars/troupe members behind the Upright Citizens Brigade sketch comedy program that was birthed out of Chicago‘s improvOlympic theater and who, later, went on to found the UCB improv theaters in NY, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

But enough of the jibber-jabber, the whole point of this, beyond the fact that Nick Offerman is a multi-talented all-around performer, is that he’s taking his select-city “American Ham Tour” on the road, and, most importantly, that we’re giving a way a free pair of tickets to see him in when he comes to Seattle‘s Moore Theatre on March 21st.  So… how about stepping up your game folks and trying to win them?


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*One winner will receive a pair of tickets to see the following show:

Nick Offerman
American Ham Tour”
Live @ The Moore Theatre
Seattle, Washington
March 21, 2013


This contest will be based around Ron Swanson‘s pyramid of greatness featured on Parks and Recreation: Season 3 – episode 1Go Big or Go Home.”



Your job as the entrant is to come up with a new block for Ron Swanson’s pyramid of greatness (featured below)

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Post your answer in the comment section below.


There is no part 3. That’s all there is to the contest. It’s pretty easy… but you should probably read the fine print.

The Fine Print:

All entries must be received by Monday, March 18th at 11:59pm to be eligible.
You can enter as many times as you want, but use a valid email so that we can contact you.
If you sign in with Facebook, make sure that your account can accept a message from us.
Winner will be chosen arbitrarily, based on our personal “favorite.”

If you are not sure that you will be able to attend the show, do not enter! You’d be surprised how often that shit happens and we don’t want these going to waste.

If we are unable to contact the winner in a reasonable amount of time, a new winner will be chosen.

Dead C

Located in Seattle, Dead C is the founder/editor, as well as the principal writer and photographer, of Monster Fresh. Creating the site in 2007, he did so with a specific dream in mind. Unfortunately, being a muscle relaxer-fueled fever dream, it's hard to recall all of the details. "I remember that my mom was there, but it wasn't actually her in the dream, it was actually 70s heart throb, Jan Michael Vincent. And everything took place here, in this room... but it wasn't actually here... it was different. The colors were washed out and, for some reason, there was a raccoon kicking it with us and it was wearing a holographic monocle."

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