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« on: Sep 07, 2015, 03:58PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKGwf7CBWuw

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« Reply #1 on: Sep 07, 2015, 04:01PM »

Looks kinda racy to me! :-0
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 07, 2015, 04:07PM »

Someone posted the intended chart yesterday on the interwebs, which looks considerably more like the USS Enterprise than this does. So it's probably just sloppy marching, not Stanford-quality marching ;-)
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 07, 2015, 04:26PM »

The thing on the left looks like the University of Kansas mascot.
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 07, 2015, 05:14PM »

It seemed to me like sloppy marching, but it still would take a dirty mind to think it looked like anything sketchy.  Plus there's absolutely no way they would've actually written sketchy drill.  This should've been a non-issue
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 07, 2015, 05:57PM »

I find their explanation...

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Difficult to swallow.

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« Reply #6 on: Sep 07, 2015, 06:48PM »

At least they didn't have the color guard dressed in white flowing robes running out the top.......

I vaguely remember Stanford doing something like this back in their heyday,  but that was TOTALLY obvious!


This didn't look anything even remotely undesirable,  IMHO!


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« Reply #7 on: Sep 07, 2015, 06:58PM »

It seemed to me like sloppy marching, but it still would take a dirty mind to think it looked like anything sketchy.  Plus there's absolutely no way they would've actually written sketchy drill.  This should've been a non-issue
There is a wide variety of cultures in college marching bands...  There are many that would not surprise me if it were intentional.  I don't know anything about KSU's band, but the KSU and Mizzou alumns I know are all in favor of this as intentional. 

That said, this just looks like drill that was just barely ready for the first home game, not a thinly veiled joke.

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« Reply #8 on: Sep 07, 2015, 07:15PM »

If one looks at a marching band and sees a Rorschach test, the problem is not the marching band, IMO.
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« Reply #9 on: Sep 08, 2015, 12:05AM »

Looking at the chart, it seems it was the clarinets who goofed it up:

http://deadspin.com/kansas-state-band-insists-they-were-not-in-dong-formati-1729242566

Still doesn't really answer the question of why the USS Enterprise would attack a giant Space Jayhawk by ramming it in the mouth...   Yeah, RIGHT.
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« Reply #10 on: Sep 08, 2015, 12:54AM »

Looking at the chart, it seems it was the clarinets who goofed it up:

http://deadspin.com/kansas-state-band-insists-they-were-not-in-dong-formati-1729242566

Still doesn't really answer the question of why the USS Enterprise would attack a giant Space Jayhawk by ramming it in the mouth...   Yeah, RIGHT.

Knowing college rivalries I do believe their actually goal was accomplished. Now excuse me as I ice my abs after a near life ending laughter attack.
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« Reply #11 on: Sep 08, 2015, 06:53AM »

I think it is a radical environmental statement. The image on the left looks like a Dodo  which is biting a gun. Obviously a metaphor, if you don't respect the environment you will get bit.
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« Reply #12 on: Sep 08, 2015, 07:39AM »

Looking at the chart, it seems it was the clarinets who goofed it up:


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« Reply #13 on: Sep 08, 2015, 02:54PM »

Tracz is an idiot for using a mascot of a team they weren't playing. And I don't buy it that it's sloppy marching, the kids altered the show. Bet they get busted for alcohol infractions....
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« Reply #14 on: Sep 09, 2015, 09:42PM »

Still doesn't really answer the question of why the USS Enterprise would attack a giant Space Jayhawk by ramming it in the mouth...   Yeah, RIGHT.

Yeah...I don't think it's so much dirty-mindedness as a desperate attempt to make any kind of sense out of the routine.

Still, you have to admit, "IRRUMABO EGO VOS" would be a great team motto.

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« Reply #15 on: Sep 09, 2015, 10:23PM »

That Enterprise formation would be difficult to hit as a member. It could be intentional, but it's all to easy for it to just be early season.
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« Reply #16 on: Sep 10, 2015, 01:59PM »

So, as an alumnus of the Pride of Wildcatland (a/k/a The Kansas State University Marching Band) I'd like to make a few observations about this tempest-in-a-teapot.

1.  I've seen some intense rivalries (USC- UCLA, Bakersfield High School- East Bakersfield High School, New Mexico- New Mexico State, UTEP- New Mexico State) and I have friends who have been part of some big rivalries (Stanford- Cal, Oregon- Oregon State, Oklahoma- Texas, Oklahoma- Oklahoma State).  As intense as all those rivalries are, they pale by comparison to KU- K-State.  This rivalry divides families in Kansas, and not always in a joking way.  John Wooden was brought out to do the color commentary at a KU at K-State basketball game in Manhattan (at Ahearn Field House, for my fellow Wildcats out there).  Wooden said he'd never seen anything like this.

2.  Bottom line: taken as groups, these schools hate each other.  I had friends at KU, but I was grad student (things are a little different for grad students). 

3.  It is no surprise to me at all that the Pride would decide to use the Jayhawk as a "Strange and Dangerous Space Alien".  I'd actually be surprised if they'd chosen something else.  It's possible the kids deliberately messed with the formation, but if they'd done that I think they would have gone farther and been more explicit.

4.  I watched the clip without knowing what the program was.  I was able to immediately identify the Jayhawk as what it was, and I said, "Self -- that looks like a messed up attempt at a Starship Enterprise formation.  I wonder what that show was about?"  It was recognizable even without the program.

5.  The folks at the University of Kansas ought to grow a pair.  It's a big rivalry, and there is precious little cooperation between the schools.  The State of Kansas went 1-1 against the State of South Dakota and it was KU that got the beat-down by SDSU.  Don't get mad, get even: when this year's game rolls around, have your Jayhawk eat a Wildcat or something.

6.  Those who looked at the clip and saw something sexual really need to get lives.
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« Reply #17 on: Sep 10, 2015, 03:35PM »


6.  Those who looked at the clip and saw something sexual really need to get lives.

I haven't been able to find a clip that shows the whole show, but I'm wondering what purpose it served to have the warp nacelles turn circular, and for the entire not-shaped-like-the-Enterprise formation ram itself into the Jayhawk's mouth. Were they morphing into something different? I don't think so. It looks to me like that formation was well planned out.

That wasn't entropy. That was synchronized directional movement.

Now excuse me while I get back to my life.
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« Reply #18 on: Sep 10, 2015, 04:24PM »


That wasn't entropy. That was synchronized directional movement.

Now excuse me while I get back to my life.

Snap crackle pop!

I do agree that there was some planned teamwork in the morphing of that formation. If not then those are some dead head marchers not paying a lick of attention to their drills.... Doesn't take someone who is perverse to see something wrong with how that was carried out.

Speaking of which I should get back to life too  Evil
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« Reply #19 on: Sep 10, 2015, 05:25PM »

Snap crackle pop!

I do agree that there was some planned teamwork in the morphing of that formation. If not then those are some dead head marchers not paying a lick of attention to their drills.... Doesn't take someone who is perverse to see something wrong with how that was carried out.

Speaking of which I should get back to life too  Evil


I'll have to look again.  Maybe I didn't see the whole clip. 
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« Reply #20 on: Apr 28, 2017, 05:17PM »

Snap crackle pop!

I do agree that there was some planned teamwork in the morphing of that formation. If not then those are some dead head marchers not paying a lick of attention to their drills.... Doesn't take someone who is perverse to see something wrong with how that was carried out.

Speaking of which I should get back to life too  Evil


....hate to break it to you, but I go here and marched that show. Many people don't pay attention 😂
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