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Pinballz Kingdom
15201 S I-35 Frontage Road
Buda, TX
78610
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
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Snap, crackle, and pop, lock, and drop it like it's hot
Candace

In all the time I've been at Pinballz (you know, a few months), last night was a first request. Someone asked about heat lamps, and if we could get them going. Now, I'm all for being comfortable outside and having fun, and sure why not. It just came out of nowhere and I had to sit there are realize there's an actual chill in the air. There is a CHILL in the air. Also, happy October, y'all. It doesn't really mean anything, except that time is flying by.   Today was national coffee day, and I absolutely did my part. 3 in the morning, two after work, and I had to fight to not get one before quiz tonight. I knew if I went balls to the wall that late, I'd be up all
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I'm a pretty busy gal. I'm a Master-in-progress at Texas State in Microbiology. I teach by day, bartend by night, and research inbetween. Any other free time I have you'll find me with Wee Pig (not actually a pig) having all kinds of adventures!


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The Ranger Station
4260 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
97215
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
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Nickelodeon Slime Child
KyleLong

As a child of the 90's I consider Nickelodeon Slime to be the pinnacle of TV props, perfectly designed to be a foamy mess, and engineered not just for its special effect qualities (and it DOES look great poured over someone's head) but also because it made for a safe but tricky hazard.  Anyone remember Double Dare?  They made great use of that slime in all sorts of colors and texture variants. That said, I'll always be a Legends of the Hidden Temple fan, and Global Guts was a close second, that show was just American Gladiators for kids! So quiz this week was great, we had a lot of new teams show up, and they gave it a good shot!  In the end though, it was Windows
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Bumsted's
500 N 4th Avenue
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
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Garbage Fire: The Quiz
Patsquatch

There are nights when everything goes right at quiz, when equipment is on point, when the sound is on point, and when I am firing on all cylinders. These magical nights are a perfect synthesis of the quizmaster and crowd, the energy of one feeding off the energy of the other. The questions are awesome, the music is great, and everything can be heard with pristine clarity. Everything is on point. This was not one of those nights. Last night at the Firefly quiz, with an hour before the start of quiz, my laptop decided to go ahead and update for 40 minutes or so. This was a thing it did without giving me the option to reschedule or postpone and that was that. I was sweating pretty hard
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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Alley Katz (Midtown)
2019 O Street
Sacramento, CA
95811
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
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Jason Vorhees Stopped By and We Still Managed to Have a Good Time
Josh Prime

Hey Geeks! What an awesome quiz we had tonight. I was so excited to walk in to Alley Katz and see a large cardboard Jason Voorhees looking back at me. Jason and I have a long history. You know I am all about horror movies, in particular the Jasons, Freddys and the Michaels of the world. I was always more partial to the Freddy movies just because they had more of a cohesive plot film to film (not a great plot, but a cohesive one). Meanwhile, Jason got brought back to life once when lightning struck a boat whose anchor was hitting his corpse at the bottom of the ocean. Not exactly the greatest resurrection tale. Though I guess if I am being honest, Freddy's deaths were always hella
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Hey Friends, I'm Josh Prime and I am from the most hated state in the country, New Jersey (seriously, they did studies). Whatever, I don't have to pump my own gas and never make left turns so... deal with it. Sometimes I mispronounce things and blame being from Jersey too, maybe that's why people hate the state. Aside from my Jersey pride, I am all about pop culture and video games (Nick Arcade anyone?... Anyone?). I keep suggesting a round on 90's Nickelodeon, I want to see everyone rocking out to the All That Theme song - remember when that was a thing? It's been real, it's been fun, its been real fun. See ya at the quiz.


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Jake's Food & Spirits
3800 Walnut Street
Denver, CO
80205
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
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Cause A Winner Don't Quit On Themselves
JamieAnderson

Tonight’s quiz is brought to you by the hero at the Fedex Kinko’s at 17th and Welton who printed my visual rounds for free after I correctly guessed that he was watching a League of Legends tournament on his work computer. Also the other hero, the cook at Jake’s who stopped by my table to compliment me on my speaking style.   #youdarealMVPs   This was a quiz of note for a number of reasons. First, every single team got a perfect score on Round 5 (the visual round). Every. Single. One. Easiest scoring of my life. Second, Round
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I'm an archaeologist. The Shroud of Turin dates to ca. AD 1300, evolution is really real but more complex than you probably know, and no, I don't have a particularly strong interest in identifying the thing you dug up out of your backyard that you think is totally a Native American burial item/pirate gold/Roman pottery. And no, I don't dig up dinosaurs, but I did once read this other book, by a guy named Bakker*, and that plus repeated viewings of Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones inspired adolescent me to get into the "boot sciences" as a certain Norwegian archaeology professor calls them. Now I'm living the dream. 

 

 

 

 

* The Dinosaur Heresies, by Robert Bakker -- out of date now but an excellent read just to watch someone with ideas exploding out of their head shake up their field.


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TRUELOVE
414 Franklin Ave
Waco, TX
76701
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
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Meet Moe Lester: Jewish Overlord of Your Tang
The Chewbrocka!

REMEMBER:  GEEKS WHO DRINK AT TRUELOVE MOVES TO 7:00 P.M. STARTING THURSDAY, OCT. 6! In China, there are currently eleventy billion people. Of that teaming mass of humanity, there are approximately 2,500 Jews. The history of Jews in China is rich storied tale with a tradition of heritage. There are four groups of Jews, or people of Jewish descent in China. The first are the so-called Chinese Jews of Kaifeng, now estimated at some 100 families totaling approximately 500 people. The city of Kaifeng, located approximately 300 miles from Beijing, contains the remnants of a Jewish community which flourished in the city from about the ninth to the seventeenth centuries,
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I'm cooler than the backside of the pillow. If my rhymes were short, I'd be that midget from Willow. I really am smarter than the everage bear, but will most likely be mauled to death by a dumb one. I only look like and aging, balding, pudgy white guy because I play one on TV. Sadly, my agent thought it would be a good idea for me to be on TV all the time.

I am into pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. I quit the long walks on the beach stuff becasue I kept getting crabs. I do lots of desktop design and music. I only get paid for one. I used to really be into art, but I kept eating the Crayons...except for the black ones, which I'm sure taste like icky licorice.

Answers to FAQ about me:

1. Yes

2. An arrest is not necessarily a conviction

3. The doctor said the rash will clear up soon. The voices may stick around for a while.

4. Simpsons, Futurama, Venture Brothers, 30 Rock and No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain

4.5 Two kids and one wife, or vice versa

5. Your favorite band sucks

Now go away! I'm trying to hit on your mom.


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Grist Brewing Company
9150 Commerce Center Cir #300
Highlands Ranch, CO
80129
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
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Owner of a Lonely Heart
Monstar Blanko

Hello there Gristers! It's Will your QM fresh off a long drive in a 26' box truck road weary and sore. Maybe a little more information is required, I work for Penske, and occasionally I'm called to help move equipment around if we are super busy, which we tend to be at the end of the month. One such occasion was tonight, where I had to roll down to Colorado Springs and bounce my way back up. So that is why this is going up a little late. Last nights quiz you learned a little more about me, namely, that my mother decided, hammering the bass riff of a Yes song was the way to be cool in elementary school. I wish that a video existed of that awkardness, but perhaps its
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Madison's on Dowlen
4020 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX
77706
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
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Can We Just Get a Winner For Crying Out Loud????
Stephanie

What up my peeps?!? Y'all almost had me nervous there for a minute, I thought no one was gonna show up! Just like to see me sweat, huh? But seriously, I was glad to see all the friendly faces in the crowd, even if SOME people apparently thought a conference for their job was more important than my quiz. I won't mention any names *cough cough Professors cough cough*, but I think they need to get their priorities straight. But for those that DID make it, let's get to the quiz. Well we got off to a bit of a slow start with the silent letter round, but things started to pick up steam with the bus station audio round! And once again, yes, those were all
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8-Bit Aleworks
1050 Fairway Dr, Bldg F, Suite #101
Avondale, AZ
85323
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
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We're Goin' to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo
ShandyMan

The Powers That Be™ apparently got wind of The Evil League of Evil and their Harambe fetish, because I asked lots of questions about zoos tonight. I asked everything from successful panda exhibits to failed water horse containment. And the quizzers at 8-Bit Aleworks proved that they’re all furries at heart. My favorite team name of the night? It’s a tie between Free Couches in Carolina and Oedipus and the Muthaf*ckers. So how’d the quiz go? Well, Round 1 was surprisingly challenging. Only two teams notched perfect scores. I deduced that Premature Intoxication hit the books hard this past week,
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My name is Brent. I like shandys. I like sushi. I like craft beer. I like cats and dogs. I like video games. I like indie music. I like guitar. I like jigsaw puzzles. I like Kauai. I like lucha libre. I like staying up late.


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Indian Roller
10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
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You're the Best
Murray

I don’t mean that in a supportive “You’re so great” type of way. I mean that literally way because you literally are the best people out there. Enjoy some well-deserved self-righteousness. Thanks to you, we raised almost $300 for Autism Speaks. Sarah, Haley, and I are truly grateful. We love seeing our kids learn and grow, and the resources that charities like Autism Speaks provide are instrumental to those successes. In a sharp left turn from that sentiment, Round 2 tonight, “Things You Don’t Want to Hear at a Bus Station,” was reminder to nourish my misanthropy more. I don’t want anyone anywhere telling me to “Come
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Pub Quiz: I recommend it and use it.


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Bonus Round
24 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ
85013
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
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Enjoy the Silence
KataMari

Being the geek goddess that I am, I have a lot of fandoms. Once of which that I pimp out like no one business is of course, Doctor Who. Not only have I converted other geeks (and non-geeks) to Whovianism, but they have embraced it with such fervor. I get that most people don’t understand British humor or British anything, but I love it. However, I’d like to take this blog to discuss the creepy Doctor Who Villain: the Silence. These are very weird alien things with long creepy fingers , huge black empty eyes and a penchant for telepathic communication. But you know they are British because they are always dressed in a very sharp black suit. Think Slender man with a little more muscle.
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I was born & raised in San Diego, California, I left for a few years to attend and graduate from the University of Arizona. Bear down! I used to spend my days teaching Tucson's youth--the future of America (get out while you can--seriously.) But, now I'm embarking to nursing school. In my spare time, I enjoy geeking out at quiz, playing HeroClix and tabletop games or hanging with friends!

I love animals, science, books....and quizzing! There's more to know but really, who cares?

Keep Calm & Geek On!


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Johnny's Navajo Hogan
2817 N. Nevada
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
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THANK YOU FOR SIGNING UP FOR "ANNIVERSARY" FACTS
Dark Lord of Quiz

FACT: The idea of giving couples specific gifts on specific anniversaries originated in central Europe. The gifts were meant to symbolize the assumed harmony that it would take to not kill your spouse before making it to 25 years of marriage. I don’t know about you, but I think that if two people can make it 25 fucking years of marriage then they deserve far more than a silver bowl. HOW ABOUT AN ALL-EXPENSES PAID TRIP FOR ONE for EACH of them wherever they want to go. LET THEM GO HAVE FUN BY THEMSELVES without having to be NAGGED AT CONSTANTLY. Heh. Hey, maybe I’m cynical maybe I’m literally just a terrible human being, but it’s tough to find
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Derek Knight had a realllly good bio written and then, in a moment of hubris, decided to change his nickname and the damn thing disappeared. Blah blah graphic artist blah magician, blah blah former radio DJ, blah not really funny blah something about Quizmaster of the Year blah blah has a kid so you know he totally puts out blah is from Colorado Springs blah blah but isn't a racist blah likes tacos blah. Listen, I have some top secret clown business to attend to, so I'll be needing your vehicle, ok?


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Easy Monkey Taphouse
17537 15th Ave NE Ste. B
Shoreline, WA
98155
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
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Concerning Ties, More Ties, and Goddamn Motherf***ing Ryan Tannehill Needing to Quit this Godd*** S*** Right Now
Handsome Mike

Well, well, well. You guys want to play rough, eh? It was one of them “high scoring, tie for firsting, sudden deathing, sudden death tying, tie breaker questioning quizzes. Over HALF the quiz was separated by a measly 4 points from 4th to the two-way 1st. And here’s how it broke down:   The Semi-Arrogant Bastards, down from their usual team head-count, still managed a whopping 80 points to take 4th.   We Need No Name was barely edged out of the winnings AGAIN, by 3 points only, to come in 3rd with
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Quizmaster. Scorekeeper. Writer. Aesthete. Marksman. Skilled lover. 


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Fuzzy's Taco Shop
7010 Easy Wind Drive #100
Austin, TX
78752
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
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The One Written by Not Dave
Pax

This week we have a guest blogger, Mikey from team The Guardians of the Cyber!  After round 2 it was clear that The Guardians Of The Cyber, who regularly are the team to beat or at least watch, had thrown the game due to a severe lack of knowledge in Coldplay song names or mid 90’s to early 2000’s R&B.  A new team had emerged fighting for the title, leaving The Guardians far, far, far behind.   With The Guardians out of the way The High Roses and Maybe
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Pax is a comedian, emcee, drag king, and burlesquer out of Austin, TX.  She's a life long geek whose first fandom was Star Wars but currently follows Doctor Who, Sherlock, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Her currently favorite libations are salty dogs and local Belgian-style beers.


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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
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Too Close to call
Professor Truman

The sun is setting sooner now. We start the quiz at dusk. The last players rushing to not miss the first few questions. To night we had ____ beautiful teams competing at Piper Pub in Boise, Id. Most of them are regulars. Let’s see how they handle the new scoring style of round __. I’m sure it will be covered in the fun facts. Mostly because I’m in charge if writing the fun facts. Tonight’s unofficial theme was SNAKES! The 3rd place prize was a bunch of tiny snakes. Sooooooooo scary! Speaking of scary things, how about that RD 2?! Those were all things you don’t want to hear in a bunch of different places. From a bunch of different people.   Round
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With Microphone in hand and a smile on my face, I shall ask the Questions!


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Independence Brewing Co.
3913 Todd Ln #607
Austin, TX
78744
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
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I, for one, welcome our new Cricket Overlords
Bryan

I have something incredibly embarrassing to admit… After years of drinking Independence Brewing Company’s Stash IPA, I had the realization that the name is a drug reference. I’m such a square. Tonight’s quiz was a blast, however. After working quizzes with an insane number of teams, it’s always fun to hang out and shoot the shit with a more intimate group of quizzers. And did we ever get intimate. After driving down St. Elmo Rd, I was
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