Here are a couple of shots of Willy and Ingersoll Streets on Saturday evening March 23, 2013. Above, Blues Artist Paul Geremia plays for a full crowd at Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse. Below, Roman Candle Pizzeria always seems to be a striking photographic subject both day and night. On this evening, the still night air perpetuates a lingering goodbye between two lovers.
Veteran team triumphs again in 34th annual 50-hour trivia contest
Stefan’s Dream XIV: Stefan’s Re-Entry won Trivia 2013: A Space Oddity, KVSC-FM St. Cloud’s 50-hour trivia contest for the fourth time since 2005. One of the larger groups in the 62-team field they bested second place Pull Start Diesel by 595 points. Diesel barely fended of last year’s champion Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women by 25 points.
Dream, Diesel, Learned Pigs are perennial front runners in the last 10 years with each dominating for several years at a time. The winning margin seemed yawing compared to last year when Learned Pigs beat Mustache and Stefan’s Dream by 25 points and 30 points respectively. It was the closest finish in contest history. Continue reading
Mr. Choo Choo and Capt. F accompanied KVSC-FM Station Manager Jo McMullen to the headquarters of several trivia teams during the midnight hour Saturday night. McMullen conducted live remotes with Hey, You Got Voodoo in my Panties, Stefan’s Dream XIV: Stefan’s Re-Entry, and House Of Insanity.
What follows are images from Stefan’s Dream XIV: Stefan’s Re-Entry and Hey, You Got Voodoo in my Panties. No photos, only video was shot at House of Insanity but the tableau was the same. All the teams at the time of the visit were in the top 10 of the standings.
Trivia 2013: The Trivia Teams
The food pile at Hey, You Got Voodoo In My Panties team headquarters. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1699.jpg]3320
While most teams use computers, actual books are still a source of answers like the ones here at Hey, You Got Voodoo In My Panties team HQ. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1702.jpg]3170
On a normal day this would be a nice relaxing room in the basement for a cocktail. But on Trivia weekend Hey, You Got Voodoo In My Panties has turned this into a beehive of activity. But still a very pleasing space. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1704.jpg]3180
At the HQ of Hey, You Got Voodoo In My Panties. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1730.jpg]3290
A spacious den is large enough to host the wildly successful Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1710.jpg]3160
Its bright, airy, but crowded at Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry team HQ [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1711.jpg]2920
The Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry food pile. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1712.jpg]3000
Apparently Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry is also motivated by the 2012 Women in Waders calendar. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1714.jpg]2920
Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry is a top finisher if not the victor almost every year in recent memory. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1716.jpg]2780
At Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry team HQ, all who wan to use lotion must use this particular type since its fragrance neutral, partially so it is palatable for the "men" on the team. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1723.jpg]2830
At one point the folks at Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry knew where all the cords went. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1725.jpg]2700
Organized chaos at Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-trivia-teams/thumbs/thumbs_img_1728.jpg]2830
One of the reasons Stefan's Dream XIV: Stefan's Re-Entry is a top finisher is their organization including this customized reference card.
The Goat Posse is hard at work with eight productions already in the can as of 3 a.m Sunday. The Posse has been busy producing original audio, hosting Trivia shifts, and raising general mayhem with the other student media arms. Take a look at what we have been doing and try to avoid being trampled.
Trivia 2013: The Goat Posse
Captains of the Goat Posse formed a boarding party and captured UTVS "Enterprise" and Captains Gary Zimmerman. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_0331.jpg]250
The Posse gathers "Hamster Style" to complete "Major Digression". [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_0346.jpg]260
Working on "Major Digression", The Goat Posse's follow-up to "I Just Had Corn". [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_0351.jpg]240
Mr. Choo Choo puts the finishing touches on "When God Made Trivia". [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_1476.jpg]130
Princess Buttercup voicing her part in "Yip Yip Phone Bank Slaves". [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_1617.jpg]100
Phal and Dude lean-in as they work on "Goat Addiction". [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_1630.jpg]120
The "Captain to Captain Show" featuring Capt. F, J-Mont-G, and Wireless Mike. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_1633.jpg]110
Durty A. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-goat-posse/thumbs/thumbs_img_1683.jpg]80
The Rhyminister lays down his lyrics for "Major Digression".
The Shake – A – Hamster Band is a group of KVSC Alumni and area musicians that gather during Trivia to create trivia related tunes based on popular songs. We look-in as they are rehearsing a funk-based song. The band features drums, bass, two guitars, keyboard, vocals, and a four piece horn section called the Power of Sauerkraut.
Trivia 2013: The Shake - A- Hamster Band
The Shake - A - Hamster Band is a group of KVSC Alumni and area musicians that gather during Trivia to create trivia related tunes based on popular songs. The band features drums, bass, two guitars, keyboard, vocals, and a four piece horn section called the Power of Sauerkraut.
Hashing out the lyrics in the sound booth. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1477.jpg]170
Where the magic happens. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1481.jpg]130
Nature Hamster gives direction to the horns section through the intercom. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1490.jpg]130
Keyboardist George Mauer [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1517.jpg]90
Jeff Engholm engineers another take. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1525.jpg]100
The Power of Sauerkraut! [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1550.jpg]120
Karl gets funky. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1563.jpg]160
Mugsy Hamster observes as the band gets ready for another take. [img src=http://willystreetblog.com/wp/wp-content/flagallery/trivia-2013-the-shake-a-hamster-band/thumbs/thumbs_img_1597.jpg]90
Follow the action of Trivia weekend here
The Goat Posse will be releasing productions throughout the weekend. Sometime after they air they will be posted online at GoatPosse.com
You can watch the Goat Posse as they work by visiting GoatPosse TV
UTVS, the campus student TV station has built an amazing set this year and they can be seen here.
Don’t miss the Goat Posse’s “Captain to Captain Show” when they takeover the airwaves for two hours of the contest on Saturday February 9, 2013 from 7 p.m to 9 p.m.
Finally, the awards ceremony will be broadcast live on radio, television, and online on Sunday February 10, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Read a summary of the weekend here
‘World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration’ underway
Seven Days, 10,000 aircraft, 500,000 people, eight air shows including one at night, 800 exhibitors, and over 900 registered media are all you need to know that the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (July 23-29) is the world’s largest fly-in and convention. Continue reading
May Day over the history of the world started as a pagan celebration, has been co-opted by Christians, labor activists, Communists, and Anti-Communists (that’s why America has a separate Labor Day). The State of Wisconsin’s employment outlook has not improved and it reminds me of the day several years ago when I was flying a jet and one of the engines failed and we used the phrase “Mayday…”
Non-commercial pilots have historically been the early adopters of technology for use in the cockpit; however the iPad has been a game changer. You see your iPad is not only a cool thing to watch movies on; for the last few years pilots have been using it as a portable moving map display. Before the iPad and other tablets, having a moving map in a light aircraft has been prohibitively expensive.
Now companies are making technology to enhance the performance of the iPad in the airplane as demonstrated by the unveiling of Stratus, a wireless GPS receiver for use with iOS devices . Sporty’s, the largest pilot shop in the United States made the announcement at Sun ‘n Fun 2012 last week. The receiver connects to the iOS device via WiFi for use by an app called Foreflight. The iPad has changed the way pilots manage their navigation information, as the paper charts that visual and instrument pilots use to navigate have mostly been reduced or eliminated. That has saved weight and time flipping through books to find the right chart while flying the airplane. I can hear the trees cheering. Continue reading
I started this post last Wednesday (March 27) but got too busy to finish it so here are some cool things I found mid-week at Sun ‘n Fun 2012. Hump day meant literally humping around the grounds looking at lots of airplanes. I also talked to two women who certainly epitomize the aviation spirit, a man with eight airplanes and a bus, and a guy named Herb who had all the answers, just not the ones you expected. Continue reading