With less than a week left, we have still yet to get all of our teammates in one location at one time. This leads me to believe that we either A) have the busiest collective schedules in the midwest B) are some of the laziest people in the world or C) I live in Narnia. Ran into some problems tonight, but I think we worked through them and the Moberati should be stronger than ever. Speaking of...
One Week →
JWO's Bizarre Dream.
I actually had a dream about the flight day last night. The grassy area by the path on the lake looked like some sort of refugee camp with all the “flying machines” scattered about. All of the contestants we pretty much living out of their contraptions. People we rummaging through garbage cans trying to find the right piece for the last modification on their aerial death...
An open letter to Bruce,
(aka the man with the plan) I don’t know what you were thinking allowing The Perfect Getaway team to do media/talk to reporters/talk to anyone, really. I know that DR gives off a “responsible” air… but that’s why he lives in Waukegan, has a family business, and can gain access to giant warehouses. None of the Chicago kids have access to things like that, and for...
Is it weird that I (KMH) thought RR was Rutledge? ...
Whoops ;) She’s probably going to start hating me too… since I’ve trash talked her on most of our recent interviews. Stupid skankster costumes. I have no business in that getup.
JO’s email response to RR. Don’t worry. Your son has lived a fruitful life. If its his time to go, then its God’s will.
RR: I’m starting to hate Jon. (Regarding his comments during the teleconference) RR: What’s his address? I’m going to send him peanuts.
awkward moment in my life
a photographer just took my picture for 10 minutes while i was on a conference call.
Did you see how intriguing I was in the video?– DR. In one of his final quotes as living person.
KMH: It's weird, Jon is supposed to be an engineer and he messed up the wings.
JWO: They wouldn't let me use the material I wanted to.
Reporter: What was that?
KMH: We don't want dead-Dave plus lacerations from metal Jon.
JWO: You are probably right... it's better to go open casket.
Dealing with adults/media/members of the general...
Reporter: What are you most looking forward to?
JWO: Dave's autopsy.
The NEW KH will never be as cool as the original...
Unless he agrees to wear the skankster costume instead of me. Sincerely, The Original
Looks like we’re 95% done. Just a few little things and we’ll be ready for test flights off the roof. I’m quite confident that I can land on my feet and/or mario roll to safety. Thanks to JG and the Razor for helping out this weekend. And the senior citizen Rettigs.
First Team Video →
Is it overkill that I enlisted the help of a NASA scientist to help finalize the wings. He managed to find time between getting samples from the space shuttle and creating ridiculous theories. Thanks Eddie. Will our guys be able to run the whole 110 feet as they push me off the edge? I’m pretty sure they’ll need an oxygen tank on stage. Can we extend our music so that it plays...
Like Google... but for Flugtag.
pieinthesky: We’re puting together this handy little guide of web links for the 2008 Chicago teams. So far we’ve got 15 of the 30ish teams done, but don’t you worry we’ll keep adding until the list is complete. As a bonus, we’ve decided to handicap each of the entrants and provide a handy wagering guide for the less informed! Some of the competition. We get some respect… but plywoods...
Absurd? Ridiculous? Majestic? One or all of those...
well. despite almost 3.5 hours driving, it was a good night. thoughts… props to the girls for taking one for the team and donning the pretty costumes. Jon is a true man, performing his own stunts with only his natural padding. I know now that the art institute and the fine arts building are not the same. Big foot is not real ?!?! yet. People’s choice award is in the bag. the...
REALLY BUMMED that text-to-berry isn't working...
whatthehale: …but still in awe over the flugtag alley shoot. I have never been a part of something that makes crazy downtown Chicago night-people stop, whip out camera phones and laugh hysterically as they shoot the scene on their mobiles. I mean… we DID look absolutely ridiculous and you will NEVER find me in that alley again, but combine looking like a total hooker with mobsters and a camera...
thoughts from media day
Quote of the Day Lenay: How much money is in the bags? Jon: Enough to make you my wife. I would like to have dinner with a schizophrenic. How do I get to travel in a Red Bull Bus for a few months and do cool stuff?
Busy night. Red Bull sent their camera crew out to interview us and get some footage of the moberati. Only problem was that 2 of our 5 got stuck in meetings and KH was celebrating her rural heritage by vacatiioning in the middle of Iowa. So that left Jon and I to represent our team. Things got weird, but we shot a ton of footage of us building, did some interviews and shot some footage with...
I have many leather-bound books and my apartment...
Big Day Tomorrow. Red Bull is coming up to check out the caddie. Maybe a visit from Lenay and the Red Bull Roadies? Jon’s not going to be able to handle that. He’s prepared to propose, but uncertain on the technicalities of wedding someone who already has your last name. Lindsey finally gets to see the car after her trip to compton all summer. There might be an appearance from...
Soundtrack to My Death
Its finalized and submitted. Stuntrock worked his magic on it and it turned out great. Its all coming together.
Soundtrack to My Death
Met with Stuntrock tonight to go over the soundtrack to my death. Its only 50% Complete and we’ve already won musical score. You’re not ready.
DR: Your costume fits funny on me. My torso is too long so the skirt is really short.
KMH: Oh my god. Please tell me you put it on.
DR: Its snug but I got in.
KMH: Are you serious.
DR: Everyone here is uncomfortable. I guess I should change out of it.
KMH: Shut. Up.
DR: I just wanted to feel sexy for once.
Good news is the wings are assembled and spring loaded. Bad news is that awesome sitcom is no longer on the air.
I am unofficialy the official tallest pilot ever in the red bull flugtag @ 6’6”. Kelcy needs to get her friends at Guiness to take note.
I guess I'm dwelling.
KMH: [panic attack-like rant about skanky costumes, shock]
DR: What if I die during this? Or break my third lung? I think the 30' death fall will be more likely to cause the panic attacks.
EVERYONE is disgusted by the "skank-ster"...
whatthehale: This is mostly because I have spoken to a lot of female people in the recent 12 hours, and because the “costumes” are disgusting. LNR was incredulous, coworkers laughed aloud (“Wait… you have to wear that?!”) and EKB threatened our friendship. Why is DR’s mom (the mysterious RR) and great aunt (purchaser of disgusting thigh-high fish nets) - also females - so adamant?! Will...
2nd Thought of the Day
We’ve put a ton of time into the car so far to make sure it looks good and is sturdy. Unfortunately, it has little to do with the flight. I think the time has come to focus on strengthening the wings. Props to the lego team in Portland for great costumes.