2006 – “Trivia on the High Seas”

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 two 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!

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  • 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.

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