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2011 – “Superheroes of Trivia”

The Goat Posse effort in 2011 was one of quality over quantity which is not to make excuses, but we took what we could get. Frankly, the Challenge Line was dying on the vine, but that opened up long stretches of time to work on original productions.

The Intro took a toll early on due to a last minute course correction (see Intro description for more detail). But the Posse soon found its hooves with a creative re-imagining of Lonely Island’s “I Just Had Sex”. An all-night effort ensued to produce “I Just Had Corn” with contributions by both Posse members and nearby talent including Aaron, who would be named the “Rhyminister” in 2012 in-part for his efforts on the track.

Probationary members Drrrty A, Rhyminister, and Mistress Carly would contribute greatly to many of the productions, serving not only as talent but as producers.

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  • GPO: I Just Had Corn!

    The inertia for this spoof came during trivia which is the way the Posse prefers to work. In the beginning hours of the contest as the Posse was waiting for challenge line calls that would never come, Mr. Choo Choo rolled in the prod studio and pulled up Lonely Island’s “I Just Had Sex” on YouTube. After appreciating the video several times, Drrrty A suggested that we spoof this song and soon work began on what would become “I Just Had Corn”.

    Dude and Captain F. sat down with the lyrics and began adapting them with maize-tinged adjectives. In the studio the rest of the Posse was gathering the music and auditioning MCs. Dude and The Rhyminister were selected for the rap parts with Phal singing the refrains.

    All the individual parts were recorded in the prod studio and a first cut was assembled. The entire posse was underwhelmed, but at the same time news of the project spread throughout Trivia HQ. About this time the Hamsters had vacated the Multi-track studio for the night. This proved to be a boon for the Posse as this studio had just been upgraded with the latest technology which was truly needed to bring this project home.

    Jim Gray invited the Posse to the Multi-track and all parts were re-recorded using techniques that actual bands use when making a single. (imagine that!) Phal’s voice, after singing his part repeatedly for over an hour, was having trouble hitting some pitch levels, which partially explains the “off the rails” ending. Another challenge came during post-production as no one in the building had ever applied auto-tune processing to a production.

    The effort continued through the night until approximately 6 a.m. when all assembled had other actual trivia duties to attend to. Hours later after sleep had been acquired, Jim “Spector” Gray smoothed out all the edges and it was ready for its world debut during the Posse’s trivia on-air shift Saturday night.

  • GPO: I Just Had Corn! – Re-Mastered

    The marathon that is Trivia sometimes leaves volunteers too tired to improve on projects started and completed during trivia. For “I Just Had Corn”, Jim “Spector” Gray earned his name by re-mastering the track to smooth out even more edges, including a proper application of auto-tune that had Phal sounding just a stones-throw from Akon himself.

  • GPO: Larry King Game

    “The Larry King Game” was not our idea; Kevin Pollack likes to play it with his TV show guests. We thought it would make a great call-in activity for the challenge line. Despite cutting a sweet promo, no one called. So after a few hours it was game over.

  • GPO: Top 10 Useless Superhero Powers

    There are plenty of stories about superheroes, and how they use their powers to save the worlds. We happened to find those heroes that didn’t quite make it out of the academy.

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