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The Cave

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Alan’s set of troubadours Down By Avalon played at The Cave in Chapel Hill last night.  Here’s selected pictures, more can be found at flickr.  And yes, they even have myspace

More filming of the short film #2

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

The sequel for the first short film (that has yet to be released) has already been filmed and is in post production as we speak.  All the production pictures can be found here, and selected pictures are below:

Group Shot


John in his natural habitat

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Nekocon 2006

Monday, November 6th, 2006

If anyone’s interested, I have posted my pictures from this weekends trip to Nekocon 2006 anime convention.

Jump here to see all the pictures

C3 2006 pre

Friday, September 15th, 2006

For those interested, C3 at Carowinds is tomorrow! And under much hype the clan will be there nearly full force. If you’ve been reading up on your homework #1 #2 (t&j) like a good little clan member you’ll already know about the events taking place tomorrow. However, if you dont know, or are interested in the rumors, then here’s the scoop. Yes, the whootah clan and the Tommy and James

Not Responsible

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

As highly interesting and fun it would be to have all computers know the wonder of whootah, I would like to take this opportunity to say that the clan is NOT responsible for the backdoor.wootbot virus.

Thank You

Congrats to Dave and Jonathan!

Monday, July 24th, 2006

Fellow whootah members Jonathan Hawkins and David Drake has just spend a gruesome 30 hour ride on the Screaming Eagle coaster at Six Flags St. Louis. Read the press release as stolen from the Rebel Yell here:

Six Flags St. Louis celebrated the 30th Birthday of the world-famous Screaming Eagle roller coaster with a 30-Hour Ride-A-Thon on Thursday and Friday, July 20 & 21. Members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts, who enjoy the John Allen designed wooden coaster, traveled cross-country to ride the three-quarter of a mile long wood coaster.

From the Southeast Region, veteran GASM marathon finisher David Drake (Hendersonville, NC) was joined by Jonathan Hawkins (Belmont, NC), Mike Kaiser (Chattanooga, TN) and Christopher Keyton (Ft. Oglethorpe, GA). They were among 20 riders willing to help with 30 hours of consecutive riding. Others came from California, Ohio, New Jersey, Florida, Maryland, Louisiana, New York and St. Louis.

13 riders finished, including all from the Southeast, and each received a season pass for this year (for those that did not have one) and one for next year, a carrying bag, sunscreen, Eagle shirt, complete set of Six Flags maps in a case, a piece of Eagle Track, Eagle cup, and a badge signifying the event. Chris Keyton also won a grand prize drawing of $1,000.

Congratulations to all the participants, and hurrah to those that finished. If you’d be interested in participating in a similar event, see the next story about an opportunity in Texas.

the Weekend Return and Contest Winners Announced!!

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

Just returned Sunday from a spontaneous trip to the beach over the weekend. Mountain plans got canceled, so we heded off Saturday to visit the NC Battleship Saturday, went out to eat, toured Wilmington, then Sunday went to the Aquarium at Fort Fisher, splashed in nature’s huge wave pool, then headed across the ferry to South Port, then back home.

Pictures here!!


But, after checking my email just now, I see that Theme Park Review has posted their annual video contest winners. I’m proud to announce that the whootah clan has placed higher than ever, as a runner up to to the first place! Ok, we’re one of 4 runner ups, then there’s the first place winner. Thats so you know there’s one thats really good, and 4 that are good but too good to be placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th and so on. Anyway, check out the full contest results here

Horrible weather for Phils B-day Bash trip!

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Well, the weather is obviously very volatile so it looks like we will have to cancel the trip.  Let’s look for an alternate idea…

Check out the discussion HERE!

Time to Vote

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

The annual video contest at is over and it’s time to vote for your favorite video! Our carowinds video (or how to use your movie camera) has placed into the finals. Show your whootah support by going here to cast your vote for Phil Hart and Alan Martin’s Carowinds Video.
Please also show support for member Jonathan Hawkins Midwest Conquest video.

We have so far failed to place within the top 3 in the previous years contests, so wish us luck and stay tuned for the results!

first the Olympics, now whootah is in the UK

Saturday, June 10th, 2006 has been spotted half way around the world, courtesy of fellow member Jay! Jay is on Themeparkreview‘s UK Coaster trip with 52 other coaster nerds. Check out the trip report at TPR’s site. Can you spot Jay sporting his official ‘super special limited edition’ t-shirt?