Nardwuar the Human Serviette strikes out in Harper Hip Flip quest
Celebrity interviewer finds it not so easy to play games with Tory leader
Nardwuar the Human Serviette will have to wait for another day to play Hip Flip with Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.
The celebrity interviewer was in attendance at a North Vancouver hockey arena listening to Harper speak about a proposed tax credit for single seniors.
Hoping to ask a question ... And hip flip ! Doot doo ! <a href="http://t.co/rCrZntoZEj">pic.twitter.com/rCrZntoZEj</a>—@nardwuar
Now with other members of the media! <a href="http://t.co/X8KEv35uOh">pic.twitter.com/X8KEv35uOh</a>—@nardwuar
The question was eventually allocated to Global News after local reporters negotiated among themselves.
Only 1 local reporter gets to ask a question . Reporters are negotiating amongst each other. <a href="http://t.co/7LcTyD5UJg">pic.twitter.com/7LcTyD5UJg</a>—@nardwuar
The Hip Flip board game, created by Parker Brothers in the '60s, requires two players to hold up a pole with their stomachs and gyrate in order to spin a hanging piece of plastic.
Political leaders including Paul Martin, Jean Chrétien, Jack Layton and Michael Ignatieff have all previously played the game.
Although Nardwuar was unable to interview or play Hip Flip with Harper this time around, the celebrity interviewer said on Twitter that "when Harper returns there might be another opportunity."
Kory <a href="https://twitter.com/pmharper">@pmharper</a> 's spokesperson said no interview this time but when Harper returns there might be another opportunity <a href="http://t.co/hUUCITII0N">pic.twitter.com/hUUCITII0N</a>—@nardwuar
Some people were supportive.
<a href="https://twitter.com/nardwuar">@nardwuar</a> Valiant effort, dude!—@bissell_erin
While others were a little less kind.
Call me curmudgeonly, but I kind of like that Harper will tell Nardwuar to eff off when he asks him to do this. <a href="http://t.co/RhZ2LPzizv">pic.twitter.com/RhZ2LPzizv</a>—@TristinHopper