The Posse had lots of company in the Challenge Line in 2006 as a fair number of challenges were phoned-in and Posse audio theater had a full playbill. The Goat Posse players had fun this year as both Pirate at the DMV and Trivia on the High Seas Top Ten were written on-site at the KVSC diner booth.
Pirate at the DMV was ably acted by Phal and Fluffer, who provided a very convincing Minnesota accent considering she is from Milwaukee. Trivia on the High Seas Top Ten was written and performed in the manner of an earlier top ten produced in 2001 that featured a Greek chorus style format.
After a year hiatus, the Posse tackled the Stink Rock genre with Celebrity Stink. This Rock collection was stuffed full of great examples of celebrity singing gone awry. The fact that it was stuffed full left the whole production bloated and it ran too long for Posse sensibilities. The lessons learned would serve future editions of Stink Rock well. (More…)
- INTRO: Trivia on the High Seas
Like in the previous year with TSI: Trivia Scene investigation, the intro was structured in a story format. Wildman sketched out a story about going fishing, being sunk by a torpedo then being attacked by pirates. He used his Jedi-like powers (first discovered while making Viva Las Trivia) to organize a list of 200 audio quotes to tell the story. Capt F. then brought the script to life in a furious three-day effort. The intro clocked in at a monstrous 10:30 but it was missing something. Wildman and Capt F. huddled at the hotel the night before the contest and Wildman concluded that their were not enough pirates in the piece. Huddled between to couch cushions, Capt F. recorded a few more pirate passages and they were dropped into the production. The result is one of the most technically and aesthetically satisfying audio productions Capt F. has ever made. Oh, and don’t forget to enjoy the pirates!
- YIR: Trivia on the High Seas
In past years, the Posse has produced gag reels. However, this year was a watershed thanks to the inclusion of out-takes from The Voice of Corn‘s Celebrity Stink announcer recording session. His insistence on not pre-reading the copy, his wry side comments, and a few well placed “beeps” in post-production set the format for this new tradition. Now the Posse makes a point to make a “review” piece every year which is played after the last question in hour 50 is closed. This provides the book-end to the intro and summarizes the 50 hours of Trivia according to the Posse.
- Challenge: Audio Tour
Intimate Tuperware Party challenges Panties Waaay Too Tight to put on their tight panties via phone. Teams be careful about visual challenges and how they are to be proved
- Challenge: Foosball
Pull Start Diesel was looking compete against teams in a different venue and at a different game
- Challenge: Feeling Uncomfortable’s Misdial
An event that happens often when teams dial in a hurry. They want a question repeated, points disputed, but they called us by mistake. They want us to help, but we never do
- Challenge: “Flacid Like Ram”
The Space Cowboys and Space Pirates run low on an essential trivia item, how it relates to Rams and their level of arousal is beyond most
- Challenge: Foot Race
Another outdoor challenge. The Posse loves these. This challenge has a DNA component that the challenging team claims they can test. It wasn’t Pigs ‘R Us so who else hijacked the state crime lab?
- Challenge: Get My Name Right
Rated R calls to claim that none of the announcers are saying their name right over the air. You be the judge. Read the name, now listen to the call
- Challenge: Leave your Computer
The teams that start to suck call up and make challenges like this
- Challenge: Mario Kart DS
Every team has at least one of these people on their roster, the unlucky teams have more. These trivia parasites occupy space, contribute to the foul air, and eat all the food. The one thing they don’t do is answer questions.
- Challenge: Sledding
Another outdoor challenge, naturally conceived during the middle of the night. Pretty simple premise, a sled-pulling contest at a local middle school. Of course no outdoor, mid-winter, dark of night challenge would not be complete without a shirtless requirement
- Challenge: Sledding (Response)
The sled-pulling challenge takes on a life of its own as other teams start to complain about its elements and merits
- Challange: Sledding (Re-Opened)
House of Insanity calls to re-state the challenge after considering all suggested modifiers. Running challenges that inspire multiple call-backs always delight the Posse. The Posse awarded the Sled Pulling Contest as “Best Challenge”
- Stink Rock: Celebrity Stink
This was the Posse’s second Stink offering and while funny, suffered from a lack of editorial discipline. There is a bevy of celebrities that have made rancid music albums, however some could have been left out of this commercial that stretched to infomercial length. The whole experience spurred the Posse to take a year off from the Stink series in 2007 and return in 2008 with sharper writing and editing.
- GPO: Challenge Line Hold Music
The sad part is that this automated message was so convincing that a few people actually fell for it.
- GPO: Pirate at the DMV
This was Goat Posse audio theater at its best. The script was written on-site in an hour’s time, and was stupendously voice-acted by Phal and Fluffer. In addition, a large contingent of the Posse assisted with ideas during post-production
- GPO: Trivia on the High Seas TopTen
Goat Posse audio theater that is reminiscent of the Chorus of the Living Dead from 2001 as various voices read their lines and a pirate chorus reacts in the background. No computer mixing here, just old-fashioned radio.
- Interview: Ol’ Chumbucket Interview
Capt F. and Wildman talk with one of the originators of “Talk Like A Pirate Day”. The interview was supposed to be live during KVSC’s Newswatch program prior to the contest beginning. Unfortunately, a strange power outage on campus affected the phones and the interview had to be recorded later and aired in the hour prior to question one. The Posse wondered if it was a glitch or the work of Pirates!