After several years of drought it was a Challenge Line bonanza in 2007. It was the first year Digital Dave and Fast Eddie (The Leuter Bros) from the Philly clan joined the Posse after years of hounding from Captain F and others. Several themes emerged including a team that had a ham fetish and other teams that acted as porcine enablers.
DD and FE as rookies on the Challenge Line gave good phone to two young ladies who had a talent for licking elbows. It was amazing that the Posse was able to produce a fair amount of original content considering the phone was ringing non-stop; many of these calls were actually worth the effort it takes to produce them and play them on the air.
The Posse once again offered a Stink Rock record, this time featuring singers that left people wondering if it was real, or is it Memorex? Lip Stink was well-received, but paled in comparison to the response the Posse received for its call-in contest: Trivia Idol. (More…)
- INTRO: Around the World in 50 Hours
This INTRO was assembled like a travelogue. It takes about 10 minutes to go around the world. For Trivia players the end of the INTRO is really just the beginning of their journey; and that one lasts 50 hours
- YIR: Around the Contest in 50 Hours
The challenge line was pretty active this year between challenges involving licking to all the caterwalling by Trivia Idol contestants. In fact, with all that singing, it seemed like Trivia lasted MUCH longer than 50 hours.
- Challenge: Challenge Line: “Awwww…”
This is a classic hang up call. When the phone rings the Posse is usually in the middle of editing. Usually there is a mad scramble to turn on microphones, don headphones, and start the recorder. Not all callers are patient
- Challenge: “I Like The Fiddle”
The Goat Posse once again uses actual calls to emphasize that teams should check the number, then dial again.
- Challenge: Happy Birthday, Mr. President
A Marilyn Monroe fan issues a challenge.
- Challenge: It’s Raining Jim
Most people don’t like to challenge Trivia Hall of Famer Jim Gray. For many, its his imposing stature. For the rest its his stinging creativity. A friend challenged Jim to sing a popular ’70s disco ballad, and Jim responded with a pantsing of said friend in the most entertaing and slightly cringing way.
- Challenge: Meow Licking (Long Version)
Its the Digital Dave‘s and Fast Eddie‘s first year at trivia and they enjoyed giving good phone. They forgot that most calls get aired later, and we forgot to hide the animal sounds effects CDs. Either way the piece does serve as an anotomy lesson.
- Challenge: Meow Licking (Short Version)
Just in case you didn’t want to hear all of the above piece there is this mercifully shorter but no less disturbing version.
- Challenge: Name That Polka
The person who issued this challenge would later become a force to be reckoned during the Trivia Idol contest.
- Challenge: Pull Start Diesel
The Leuter Bros continue to have a death grip on the effects CDs in this whiny and much used complaint about the “DJs” which is not really what they are. They are called “On-Air announcers”.
- Challenge: Recruit Me!
“The Cowbell Strikes Back” lays down a challenge concerning remote trivia players distance from team headquarters.
- Challenge: Wet Ham
Team “What’s That, Ham?” sets a new low for moist meat worship.
- Challenge: “We Have a Ham”
Another team answers the Ham challenge. The spirit of competition has brought out the benevolence in everyone.
- Stink Rock: Lip Stink
The Goat Posse produces its third stink rock offering. This time the Posse puts the wood to musicians and pretend musicians that may or may not be singing when you see their lips in motion.
- GPO: Help Princess Cari
Princess Cari has been known to have the fun of at least three people. This kind of merriment can lead to misplacement of cherished items. A trivia team completed the crowning of Princess Cari one year by bestowing her with a tiara. But another round of exuberant, hedonistic frolicing followed and the tiara was lost. Princess Cari can be heard here making a plea.
- GPO: Trivia Idol Promo
The Goat Posse makes a casting call to all trivia players to sing their best.
- Trivia Idol: Contestant #1
The first entry in the contest kind of set the tone: Marginal singing of songs no one has heard before.
- Trivia Idol: Contestant #2
Glenda sung a Beatles song. Good energy, some intonation, she even played her own guitar, the rest is subjective.
- Trivia Idol: Contestant #3
The Posse joined in on this song at the invitation of the contestant, it didn’t help a ship that was already doomed. This contestant did make the gag reel.
- Trivia Idol: Contestant #4
The lead singer in this entry is one of those guys who thinks that he is funnier than he really is. Plus, he also still uses songs that are funny only to fourth graders.
- Trivia Idol: Contestant #5
Can’t hold pitch, rhythm, or choose engaging material.
- Trivia Idol: Contestant #6
A fine version of a classic Monty Python tune.
- Trivia Idol: Contestant #7
Drunk singing, plain and simple.
- Trivia Idol: Contestant #8
Listen closely, this person could go far. In fact, Jodell from the “Voodoo Dolls”, for her rendition of “Old McDonald” was named Trivia Idol!
- Trivia Idol: Contestant #9
Some people need to put down the game controller and get some sunlight, exercise, social interaction.
- Trivia Idol: Contestant #10
Piercing brutality, like a rhinocerous horn up the backside.
- Trivia Idol: Contestant #11
“Cowbell Strikes Back” gets the award for best group entry, especially since one of their players was in the Czech Repbublic when they performed their version of this slavic language pop hit. Despite the overseas Internet delay, they were pretty much N’sync. Go to YouTube and search for “Numa Numa dance” to see why this song is even known on this side of the pond.
- Trivia Idol: Contestant #12
It was a decent attempt at a ballad. It didn’t cause the judges to “raise up” their hands in agreement.
- Trivia Idol: Contestant #13
Drunk singing Part 2. Simon adds in some final thoughts on how the contestants fared.