Timmy T — the local crooner who found the No. 1 spot on Billboard with his 1991 hit “One More Try” — isn’t too happy about all the attention the city has given Conan O’Brien and his bobblehead gag. And he’s doing something in protest: giving up the key to the city he was given back in ’91.
I realize this sounds like it could be some fake new story from The Onion, but it’s not. Those of you who follow The Beehive know that Timmy T has become something of an Internet jester in recent years, so this all could be some attention-grab for him. Whatever his motivation, the Facebook posts are priceless:
Then on Wednesday, he posted this:
At last update, the top bid was $150. Part of me kinda wants to begin a Kickstarter to buy Timmy T’s key then display it publicly for all of Fresno to enjoy.
With a star of Timmy T’s stature, I’m sure that would become as much of a tourist attraction as the Conan bobblehead. If not more.
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