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Caveau Wine Bar
450 E. 17th Street
#110
Denver, CO
80203
Monday, June 29, 2015
[Monday's @ 6:30 pm]
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Dependence Day
Score-O-Matt-ic 9001 Series QUIZBOT

Humans, you have a funny way of celebrating your holidays.  You do the same exact thing every year. Let me know if this sounds familiar.Let's start with blowing things up.  You celebrate America's Independence (on the wrong day, I might add, but don't get my STARTED on that one) by exploding things mades in China, set it to music composed by a Russian that commemorates their war with France.  Yep.  'Merica.Depending on where you view said celebrations, you could be treated to the many various music forms that Tchaikovsky didn't think of.  Most notably: Country music.  If you don't write a country county song the incorporates all* of the
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Score-O-Matt-ic 9001 Series Quizbot is heck-bent on the enslavement of humanity and world domination.  When he is not slowly polluting minds, he is infecting those of Quizlandia through daily and weekly statistical analysis.  

KNEEL BEFORE QUIZBOT! 


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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, June 29, 2015
[Monday's @ 8:00 pm]
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One Year Later
Ivan the Adequate

And just like that, a year has gone by since I’ve started hosting at Blue Star. It’s a bit of a cliché amongst quizmasters to say this, but this really is the best job ever. I get to drink great beer and hang out with great people and crack terrible jokes and just generally make an ass of myself on a weekly basis. And I love it.   Apart from the usual ceremonies (which were on steroids this week as 21 full teams packed the house), I decided to commemorate the occasion by giving out DVDs from my personal collection of unwanted films.   Below is the the breakdown of prizes and my descriptions of the films (some of these descriptions
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Ernie's Bar & Pizza
2915 W 44th Ave.
Denver, CO
80211
Monday, June 29, 2015
[Monday's @ 8:00 pm]
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This quiz brought to by the letter “Q” and sponsored by the Nintendo Power Glove!!!!
Wolfie

It was definitely a quiz that separated the vets from the newbies, or some would argue that luck, chances of knowing certain answers to questions more than others is how people won. I had one sassy gal tell me as her and her little dinner outing family were leaving, that I should have them give me answers and I would have to figure out the questions. I don’t think so, quiz master don’t play that! I also think someone watched too much Jeopardy. I wish her group stayed to play, but she seemed like a rebel with a suggestion like that. We will never know, but I do know teams came to play at Ernie’s Bar and Pizza and I was ready to sling out the questions after
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Random facts and such about me:

- Been told by several people I have met through the years that I have a THICK and NOTICABLE Colorado accent! Yeah, I don't get it either!

- Turned down a gig of driving the band Twopointeight for 2 months on the Floggign Molly tour cause I was waiting to return to a job I was on medical leave from....Yup, I am still kicking myself, cause I didn't go back to that job until about 5 months later. 

- I wish every day that Courtney Cox would get over herself and allow for the Misfits of Science to be released on DVD in the U.S. At least I hear she is part of why it won't be released cause she is embaressed by it.....I wonder if she has ever seen her show Cougar Town....THATS embaressing!

- Went to a Model & Talent convention and met talent scouts, agents, etc that would make even Simon Cowell cry!!!

- I believe in ghosts cause I have experienced them, even at an adult bookstore I worked at once. 

- Wrote, directed, starred, designed set, did promo work, etc. for a performance art show I did with an amazing cast and crew for a student production in College. It was called "Freak Boy Speaks!"

- I am also an artist! Paintings (Acrylics), drawing, etc. I am also a writer, which kind of shows when I do my blogs. 

- Much rather meet celebs than to get their autographs or pictures with them.

- Worked concert security for a short time in AZ. STILL never got paid for that N'sync concert!!!! 

- Can put myself in the game of 6 six degrees of Kevin Bacon. 

- Finished up my final season as mascot for the 2010 WFTDA Champions, the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls. Will miss being Wolfie the wolf, but will continue watching roller derby!

- Worked on a cruise ship, where I got to meet people from all over the world, and met my wife (she was a fellow crew member, not a passenger cause that is against the rules!).

- Followed the Vans Warped tour for 2 weeks in 2004.....One hell of an adventure.

- Rode on an airplane at 1 a.m. from Phoenix, AZ to Dallas TX with a bunch of Wrestlers from "WWE", back in 2003. Included the Undertaker, Edge, Matt Hardy, Billy "the Ass man" Gunn, Eddie Gurerro, and many more.

- Once worked at the post office on my college campus. Ask me why one WOULD and COULD go mad from working at such a place. 

- I only like bacon or cole slaw when in the mood.

- Once performed with a group from Second City back in College with fellow Improv group members at the school. 

- Worked at Ed Debevic's in AZ. If you don't know, then google it or ask Jeeves (he is still around, isn't he?).

- Much rather be at a coffee shop with a pen or pencile and a journal or drawing pad than a laptop.....which I use as a Quiz Master! We get along......for now. 

-Aside from my mascot alter ego, I have another alter ego when I perform on stage with a band. His name is Elder Grimlee. He was once a logo for AZ band, the Elders UK, but now searches for his own band. But the alter egos don't stop there.....several more exist. 

- I was born 1 month late!!!! Remember, this was back in 1976! So a C-section was not an option. Plus, can you blame a guy.....FREE room and board!!!

- Mystery Science Theater 3000 is one of my ALL time favorite shows and when I am stressed, sad, or bummed, I just put on one of my MST3K DVDs and all is right with the world and no one dies! I also believe that GWD should do a MST3K themed quiz!

- I don't care for Netflix due to some issues with their service. BRING BACK MY BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO!!!!!!

- Find it funny that when I was about 19 years old, I hoped to have a full tattoo body suit by the age of 30. I am 38 and have 6. I am such a slacker.

- My Mom can beat up your Mom, Dad, buddies you street fight with and ALMOST threw down with the late Fabulous Muhla! I am her baby by oy, so watch it, unless you mention sympathy for my being born late then you have won her over. 

- Made a collapsable dance cage with my brother for a roller derby girl from the league I mascot(ed) for (she DJed with another DJ and they wanted a dance cage).....still got the pictures! No clue what happened to it, hoping someone is go-go dancing their heart out in it!


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Lovin' Cup Bistro & Brews
300 Park Point Dr
Rochester, NY
14623
Monday, June 29, 2015
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(*&@%^#%&)@% Computers
Jakers

Long days and pleasant nights, Constant Reader. As you may already know, computers are magical devices that obey their own set of rules. If you read QM Colleen's blog on the subject (and I do recommend reading pretty much everything she writes since she's great and hilarious) then you know that trying to learn about computers is often a process that feels like a dead end, or at least a labyrinthine mess of components that become obsolete as quickly as they are introduced to the market, of wireless adapters, CPUs, GPUs, and other wild and crazy acronyms that could seriously stand for
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Jakers comes from the beautiful beaches of Irondequoit, NY. He is renowned as a herd of bears. A stickler for proper labeling, he never travels anywhere without some form of apparel that has his name on it.

As fits his Buffalo heritage, he enjoys chicken wings and beer, and supports the Bills as much as anyone can. An avid gamer, Jakers often ganks you out of the jungle when you have low health and ults all over your face.

He fears the strange lands outside Rochester.


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Rock & Run Brewery and Pub
110 East Kansas Street
Liberty, MO
64068
Monday, June 29, 2015
[Monday's @ 8:00 pm]
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The Very Best Thing of All . . .
CarlyLewandowski

There's a counter on this ball! So SKIP IT, SKIP IT!   Yes, friends, we got to listen to me sing the Skip It song last nigh. Several times. It was truly, truly grand.   A big thanks to my two most loyal Monday-nightters who spent the game in a heated race to first place. It was neck and neck the whole way through, with a lot of back and forth between the two teams. I love it when people care! As we worked our way through questions about letters and numbers, Homer Simpson's job, a music round of collaborative efforts, it was anyone's game. But in the end Back Corner Booth took the prize, beating I'm Just Here for the Ride
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Carly Lewandowski is a medium-new Kansas Citian hailing from Wisconsin with a minute or two spent living in Western Europe. Her experiences as a nanny, bubble bath saleslady, actress and theatre technician have contributed to her patience and willingness to tackle any problem. Her interests include asymmetry, unprocessed foods and Vince Guaraldi's Peanuts scores. She can usually be found thinking about her next meal. Carly is delighted to be a part of a forward-thinking and creative organization and have a job where she gets to drink beer at work. 


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The Century Grill
318 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY
14202
Monday, June 29, 2015
[Monday's @ 8:00 pm]
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Nostalgia Right in the Feels
Joey Joe Joe Jr. Shabadoo

Like I said last night, I had a bit of a case of the Mondays and wasn’t on my A-game.  All of that went out the window when we got to Round 7 and had a nice stroll through memory lane.   The nostalgia of that round really hit me in the feels.  I had, or played with, all of those things from Round 7.  It’s amazing how awesome we thought all of those things were, and now we look back and they’re just complete shit.  The only reason I still love them and think “they are the best” is because it takes me back to a better, simpler time.  When men were
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Hmmm...what to tell you about me?  Here's a bulleted list of truths about me that you may find interesting: - Grew up in the Wilson/Rasomville area (way north on Lake Ontario, if you don't know) - Youngest of six kids - three brothers and two sisters - I'm married with a house and a dog - I have a BA in journalism/mass communication; GO BONAS - My uncle pose for Playgirl - sadly, not my blood uncle...I missed out on those genes - My day job is in video production making TV commercials and web content - I love Geeks Who Drink That's pretty much it. If you want to learn more, come on out to Century Grill on Wednesday nights!  (Wow...that sounded like a dating site solicitation)


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, June 29, 2015
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Quick! We Have to Finish Before All the Horny Women Show Up!
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

Good morning quizzers!   Last night’s quiz was something special… and I don’t say that because I was particularly great (although I was told as much… and I even got tipped!), but because our quiz was essentially a race against the clock to finish before a theater full of hot ‘n bothered ladies showed up and ransacked our little quiz venue! For those who didn’t know, our quiz was in direct competition with a private screening of Magic Mike XXL, which was being held for the employees of an “adult novelty” sales company. And with the fear that 200 ladies would overtake our venue, steal my quizzers for their sexual
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Evil Czech Brewery
3703 North Main Street
Mishawaka, IN
46545
Monday, June 29, 2015
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Our apologies to Kurt Russell
Dave

The Quiz Teams of Evil Czech Brewery struggled to come up with not only the correct Kurt Russell film for a bonus question, but, in some cases, any Kurt Russell film. However, the audience finally came up with the correct answer, we had a pint, and moved on. Blame Canada took a commanding lead and held onto it, scoring either in the first or second spots in each individual round. Meanwhile, Twoo Wuv Wins! won most of the Bonus Rounds and kept downing the free pints. Another noted instance was that we ended up with more teams than we started with as Team Ramrod watched from the wings and then had to jump in to join the fun! Congratulations
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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, June 29, 2015
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You Mean I Can Get Married Now?
Paddycake

And if anything from last night is to be carried over, apparently I'm going to marry a dick. But seriously... I am still trying to wrap my head around it. I never thought it would happen, to be honest. I love my home state of Texas, and I am definitely a Texas boy through and through (I spent the better part of my formative years in Louisiana, but I came home to Texas as soon as I could.) But I didn't think Texas would ever see marriage equality in my lifetime. Now that we have it I'm kinda dumbfounded.   As many of you know, I have had a partner for almost 20 years now, and while we aren't rushing out to the altar, It is comforting to know that option is available to
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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O'Henry's
237 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC
28801
Monday, June 29, 2015
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By Your Powers Combined...
Shannon

I entered a dramatically lit O.Henry's, ceiling hung with white balloons, and the smell of pizza and meatballs in the air. The Bear claimed the favorite table, in what was perhaps his first strategic move of the evening. This was it. Tonight was the tournament they'd all fought for a place in all month. Aside from a new team, Ladies and the Tramp, (who joined us in round two and and were gone before I could say goodbye,) our crowd was comprised of my darling familiar teams, and some new friends of theirs.    Blatter Control was back, having won their first and only game with us earlier in the month. Key members of Anally
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I never was much good at being like the other kids. Stylist by day and quizmaster by night; art kid and mountain adventurer in the in-between times. Relentless pursuant of an unusual life. Trying to get it something like right. Lucky to be.


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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Monday, June 29, 2015
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Winning with Wendy!
Wendy

This was my first night as a solo Quiz Master, and I’ve got to say, I don’t think it could have gone any better for a first time.  I was so glad that Luan was there to provide moral support and light coaching. We started out with just 4 teams, but during the second round, we added a fifth.  By the time I finished with round two, I was cruising right along.  Round three was tough on everyone, with only the Flipping Birdies scoring more than 3 pts.  Speaking of Flipping Birdies, the gentleman half of this twosome flipped EVERYONE the bird (metaphorically of course) by winning EVERY BONUS QUESTION! I think he made his lady-friend pretty proud.
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Dante's Fire
2526 E Grant Rd
Tucson, AZ
85719
Monday, June 29, 2015
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James Bond was not nervous on the inside
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Round 1 this evening featured questions which had both letters and numbers in their answers.  Instead of having the answer V8 twice, I feel there might have been a few missed opportunities in this round.  The first possible answer I thought of was UB40…you know you remember the song Red Red Wine…and you secretly (or not-so-secretly) love it.  You do.  I know you do.  I'll also bet that at least half of you reading this had no idea that UB40 is a bunch of white British guys.  Besides UB40, I also thought of WD40, the Galaxy
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MVP's
22921 Washington 99
Edmonds, WA
98026
Monday, June 29, 2015
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Karate Master Danual
The Danimal

Hello all!   I know it's not always a pleasant experience having to deal with a sub quiz master, and I know the only reason Jacob was gone is because I bested him in hand to hand combat is his on dojo. But the fact that all five teams stuck around all night long really made my heart sing! And let's be honest, MVP's is a damn rad venue. The perfect style of pub grub mixed with video games up the damn wazoo! Oh, and a set of regulars that are kind enough to guide me through the process of running a video round with minimal screw-ups. I couldn't have been luckier when landing a sub job. I hope you guys have minimal awful things to say about me when reporting
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Preservation Pub
28 Market Square
Knoxville, TN
37902
Monday, June 29, 2015
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Thinking Back To The Beginning
BostonMcCown

There was a time before the cults started running things in the city. When most casters were still good people. Before the lot of them began drawing their power from the well of lost souls instead of the powers with in. They worked fast to dismantle everything. First, They Came For Our Flags, and without anyone to champion the selfless casters, the cult leaders were able to draw many who desired power without sacrifice into their ranks. The Gator Gangsta's were among the first to join up. Using animal souls at first, but quickly moved on to humans, usually death row inmates who were down for The Bumping Fuzzies rather than the
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Getting old is mandatory, but growing up is optional. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, nothing really changed.

I still play video games, I play with more expensive toys now a days, but I still play. Between delivering knowledge in the Pub Quiz or delivering jokes on the bar stage, the most important thing is to play.


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Eclipse Sports Grill
1830 East Broadway Blvd
#106
Tucson, AZ
85719
Monday, June 29, 2015
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A Tale of Two Steves
Mitchicus Mathematicus

I have three friends named Steve, two of which have the same birthday and the other one is not terribly far off in the cosmic sense of the word. Fortunately, they are all in different circles of friends, so it never gets confusing. One is kind of famous here in town. I've known his girlfriend since middle school, and he's a good and outgoing guy. I've seen him play on Wednesdays. The other one with the same birthday is an Engineer who makes sure things don't fall apart. He usually plays on Thursdays, and sometimes Monday. The other Steve is in fact a QM, and does many things in his own, let's say special, way. Point being, we had a question on Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the
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Howdy, all. Mitch here. I'm an Arizona-grown U of A alum with a job teaching students that Math doesn't have to suck. I've been quizzing with friends for three years and have been loving it ever since. Now as a QM, I just need to work on the whole talking and blogging thing. 

I am a huge retro gamer. I should have won the Star Fox Weekend leather jacket as a kid, and I did win a Nintendo Wii playing Guitar Hero. I'm sadly lacking in knowledge of all the "cool" games kids play these days, but I'm still down with the classics. I'm also a fan of bad movies and mozzarella cheesesticks. 

Other life accomplishments include being published in "Highlights" magazine, meeting Walter Jones the power ranger, beating Super Metroid in 80 minutes with 100% completion, and never going to Senior Prom.


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The Forum (Puyallup)
208 South Meridian
Puyallup, WA
98371
Monday, June 29, 2015
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Yeah, we gave 'em Musk Oxen. Go USA.
Rebecca

Tonight was a good, good night!  I have so much fun hosting this venue.  Just can't beat the folks!  We had six super great and competitive teams tonight.  Every team was comprised at least partly of regulars.  That's pretty badass!   Round one was approved by Big Bird... so you know it was a good round.  As a matter of fact, it was a great round for teams Big Bird Flu and Rainbow Rebel Flag, who both scored perfect 8s.  There was a little controversy about the "increasingly-rare engine configuration" known as the V8.  Apparently it's not so rare and still in production.  I steered the concerned citizens to
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