Frequently Asked Questions
Internet Killed Television is a web series or home-made “reality show” following the life of Charles Trippy. The goal of Internet Killed Television is to film every day for 365 days and upload it to the CTFxC youtube channel: www.youtube.com/CTFxC – He has already successfully uploaded everyday without missing a day for over 8 years and is currently on year number 9!
Charles Paul Trippy III, born September 2nd, 1984 (Age: 33) in Sarasota. He graduated from University of South Florida. He played bass in the bands Funny Looking Kid & Suspense Thriller, and joined We The Kings in September 2011 as their bass player. He's 5'11". And he has a huge head :P
Who is Squiggles? Allie Wes? •
Squiggles real name is Allie Marie Wesenberg, born March 3rd 1987 (Age 30). She's 5'10". She was officially introduced Day 1879 and was shown before with the "static"/broken camera - the squiggly lines, that gave "Squiggles" her name.
She married Charles March 11th, 2017 and later changed her name to Allie Marie Wesenberg-Trippy.
What kind of coffee does Charles drink? •
He's not drinking much coffee nowadays (and when, decaf), but his usual drink was just plain, unsweetened, black iced coffee.
Okay, then what kind of coffee does Allie drink at Starbucks? •
Her all-time favorite is of course the Pumpkin Spice Latte, when available. Her usual go-to Starbucks drinks are a cinnamon dolce latte (non fat with a shot of espresso) or a cinnamon chai latte with an extra shot of espresso, both with almond milk.
Marley? Zoey? •
Zoey and Marley are his dogs. Marley was born September 14th, 2007; Zoey was born December 8th, 2005. Marley is a rat terrier mix, Zoeys breed is not fully clear. While earlier believed that she was a New Zealand Huntaway or Australian Kelpie mutt, now a mix of German Shepherd and Rottweiler is also a possibility. There are puppy pictures on the site. Their original names when adopted were Racoon (Zoey) and Mini (Marley).
Diesel is Allies dog. His exact breed is also a bit of a mystery, but he should be a mix of Pitbull, Ridgeback, Lab and Great Dane.
What camera / software does he use? •
As of July 2017, he films the vlogs nowadays with the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II, replacing the Canon PowerShot G9 X in silver. The year before he had the bigger model, the Canon PowerShot G7 X*. A backup is still the old, trustworthy (and cheaper) Canon PowerShot Elph 340 HS*, and other videos with the Canon EOS 70D*. Between the 340 and his new G7 X he used a Canon PowerShot SX600 HS and the very small Canon PowerShot N* (bought in New York), but both just for a few days. Earlier Cameras include Canon PowerShot Elph 330 HS, Canon PowerShot Elph 110 HS, Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS, Canon PowerShot Elph SD4500 IS, Canon PowerShot SD780IS, Flip UltraHD and Canon EOS 7D. Additionally, he uses multiple GoPros, including the newest one, Hero4*. He edits his videos with Apple Final Cut Pro X (switched from Final Cut Pro 7), most of the time on a Macbook Pro (retina).
Where does he live? •
Charles and Allie bought a house in May 2015 and moved to St. Petersburg/Florida ("St. Pete") - so they still live in the Tampa Bay area. The old house is in the Bradenton/Sarasota area in Florida, US. Earlier, he lived in Tampa and Tallahassee (and a short period in Valencia/Spain, during Allis studying abroad).
What is his P.O. Box address? •
He finally opened a new PO Box in July 2017!
P.O. Box 55961
St. Petersburg, FL 33732
CTFxC is short for Charles Trippy Family(x)Core, or Charles Trippy Friend(x)Core (the "x" is silent). Initially, it was his blogtv Ironman teamname in 2007. The CTFxC Channel was born Jun 16, 2008.
What size/gauge are Charles' tunnel plugs? •
Size 2g / 6mm*.
Which travel pillow does Charles use? •
He has the Cabeau Memory Foam Evolution Pillow*.
What kind/brand are Charles Sunglasses/Shades? •
He has most likely Persol PO3055S in "Tabacco Virginia".
Allison Rose Speed, born August 13th, 1989 (Age: 27) in Atlanta. She graduated from Florida State University (majored in Spanish). She studied abroad in Valencia (Spain) - see timeline. She's 5'6". She was with Charles from December 2008/January 2009 until April 2014. They were married from November 20, 2011 until June 4, 2014.
What Nintendo does Alli have? •
How long were Charles and Alli together? •
They started dating December 2008. Their first date was at Starbucks. Charles announced that they are seperating April 2014.
How did they meet? •
Long story short, they met on myspace. For the long version, you should watch Day 294.
When/where was their wedding? •
They got married November 20, 2011 at the Powell Crosley Estate in Florida. Alli walked down the aisle to Coldplay's "In My Place", covered by The Vitamin String Quartet. Their first dance was to Plain White T's "1, 2, 3, 4". You should watch their wedding video.
What tattoos does Charles have? •
He has several, with different meanings. The silhouette of the man with the guitar is the logo from Charles first band, Funny Looking Kid (right arm). It was covered by a supernova/sun/star from the new sleeve. The atom is the "Astrolux" logo of the band "Strung Out", that Charles really likes (left arm). The WiFi-logo stands for the role the internet plays in his life now (left arm). The smiley-face is from the We The Kings album "Smile Kid" and every band member has this tattooed somewhere (left arm). "Somewhere Somehow" is the title of We The Kings latest album and Charles promised it to tattoo it on his chest if it reaches the top 3 on iTunes (chest). The space ship with Zoey and Marley is part of his soon-to-be sleeve. It
hashad Charles&Allis wedding date on it (right arm). After their seperation, the date was changed from 11202011 (the wedding date - November 20 2011) to 412020111. The sleeve got additionally to the spaceship and the supernova a spiral galaxy on his shoulder.
What bass does Charles play? •
He has several basses, most of them are Fender Precision Bass* - but he does have Fender Jazz Bass and a Gibson Bass.
Where is Ted the pufferfish and the 'fistbump-statue'? •
They are at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). The statue is Hernando de Soto - a Spanish explorer who landed 1539 in Bradenton. The statue is near the gates. Ted the pufferfish is in the aquarium behind the Information desk. They both appeared first Day 791, and Ted was named Day 830. Ted was adopted Day 2192 by the CTFxC.
What quadcopter/drone does Charles have? •
He has - as of 2017 - a DJI Mavic Pro*.
Why can't Charles drive? •
Imagine having a seizure at 50 mph... He has to be seizure free for quite a long time to be allowed to drive again.
He is allowed to drive again!
What app does he use to locate Alli on a map? •
The app is called "Find my Friends" by Apple and is free. Needs to be installed on both phones.