Poll Results and the End of an Era

February 20, 2013

Okay, so remember how a while back we did a poll on who should be in the center of the human pinwheel?  Well, we’re finally back with the results and also some heartbreaking news.

First up, the overwhelming winner of the poll was…

::vocal percussion drumroll::


That’s right, he downright ran away with it, tallying an impressive 80% of the vote!  A good number of you also wanted to help save Mega-G’s knees by putting him in the center.  There were a sizable amount of write-ins, including an impressive campaign for Ben-Jon, some Mikey fans (or Mikey himself) advocating for the creator the pinwheel, and a few of you sassypants who wanted us, as in Troi and Crusher, in the center.

So now, do you want the good news or the bad news first?

We’ll start with the bad.

It looks like we have seen the last of the wonder that is the human pinwheel.  With Cowboy Conlon departing and due to the addition of new songs, “Higher and Higher” is being retired from the VP rotation for the time being.  Yes, let’s all take a moment to have a good cry, and then let’s compose ourselves.

Sadly, our attempts to get a Zombie Pinwheel added to “Thriller” also seem to have failed.  But, we told you there was good news, and it’s true.

Before disappearing forever, there was at least one last human pinwheel.  It took place at Bobert and Mrs. Bobert’s wedding reception, and it was magical.  You guys… look who was in the center.

That’s right.  The human pinwheel went out just the way it should.  With McCrockett in the middle.

-Troi and Crusher


Happy Birthday to my favorite “Not a Birthday” Person!

February 16, 2013

Hi, all! Troi here. Crusher’s totally not a birthday person, and doesn’t like to make a big deal of it, but I just wanted to pop on here and wish my sister a happy, HAPPY birthday! I hope today is everything you wanted it to be. Which I think probably involves cake, comfy pants, and maybe an Emily Owens, MD marathon on Hulu. 🙂

emily owens birthday

Happy Birthday, Crusher! Love you!



Today is a special day…

February 15, 2013

…because two of our favorite people are getting married!  To each other!  And one of them is in Vocal Point, which means we can celebrate their wedding on the blog!

Yup, today is the day Robert and the new Mrs. Robert (or as she is also known, Sterling Scholar / the girl we wished happy birthday to two days ago / the Coolest Chick Ever) made it official.  And tonight they are celebrating with a reception featuring some VP-goodness.

So, although we can’t be there in person (ugh, stupid Utah for being so stupid far away), we want to send our very best wishes to the couple.  Love you guys!

-Troi and Crusher

Shhh… Nobody make a big deal, but…

February 14, 2013

IT’S KEITH’S BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In honor of his day o’birth, people all around the world celebrate by giving each other candy and gifts and wearing pink and red.  Which really, perhaps we should change that next year, since clearly, the shade of blue he’s wearing in this video is totally a great color (posted by Katie Raynor on Youtube).

Bam! Stealth re-introduction of “Thriller!”  That’s right, this VP-classic is back (don’t call it a comeback!) and look who is on lead.  That’s right, it’s the birthday boy!

And really, this is totally a perfect performance to celebrate all things Kevin.  The falsetto.  The humor.  The performance quality.  The fact that the song left the VP line-up for a bit before returning.  And… the limbs.

Oh, the limbs in this video.  They downright warm the cockles of our heart.

So, from the bottom of our blog hearts (featuring newly-warmed up cockles), we say,

Happy Birthday, Keith! (sincere wishes get real names)

-Troi and Crusher (sincere wishes still get signed by pseuds on the blog, though)

It’s the biggest Valentine’s Day post EVER on TMtP!

February 13, 2013

…Especially because it’s the only Valentine’s Day post ever here on TMtP. You see, we’re pretty sure all of you remember that we prefer to celebrate a different holiday on February fourteenth. But, our dear Geordi loves Valentine’s Day so much that she didn’t want it pass by unnoticed again this year.  So she took things into her own hands and went to town Paintshopping up some wonder for us.

We present to you the Geordi-designed, limited edition, TMtP Vocal Point Valentines!   Of course, we couldn’t let things get too classy around here, so we did the internet version of bedazzling and added some in-your-face borders to make the darn things even more ridiculous.  We wanted to post them today so you could print them and share them with all your friends and family tomorrow.  Because that would be awesome.  And wouldn’t make them give you any side eye at all.

vtine bad news

vtine beaker

vtine being a human is hard

vtine benface

vtine benjohn

vtine cowboy conlon

vtine elmo

vtine honeybadger

vtine hunker down

vtine jakes jokes

vtine kevin

vtine landon

vtine mcbesties

vtine mcleader

vtine mega g

vtine mikey

vtine rossface

vtine sammich

vtine scoot

vtine trevortastic

vtine smolder walk

Oh, and we may have not been able to resist Paintshopping up a bonus one here at the end.

vtine jakebert

So a big, huge, current-VP-line-up-height-sized thank you to Geordi for coming up with these adorable Valentines.  We hope you all enjoy them as much as we do!

-Troi and Crusher

(PS – a “Happy Birthday!” goes out today to a very special reader who sent us all kinds of tips about where to eat and shop in Provo, and facilitated the great “Troi and Crusher come face to face with Kevin” introduction, AND who is just an all around amazing woman!)