Friday, January 30, 2009

Whiplash The Cowboy Monkey To Be Knighted In St. Paul

The Taco John's huckster will be honored by the Winter Carnival royalty in a ceremony tonight in St. Paul. A man walks into a bar with a monkey. And this time, it's no joke. Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey, that Taco John's huckster who for years has amazed young and old alike with its rodeo skills, is about to be bestowed with one of the Twin Cities' most revered honors.Whiplash will be knighted tonight in St. Paul by the Winter Carnival royalty. The ceremony, free and open to the public, is set for 6 p.m. at Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub near the Xcel Energy Center. Whiplash's visit comes as the World's Toughest Rodeo puts on two shows at the Xcel on Friday and Saturday.