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Harlowe Bar
7321 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA
90046
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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So We Return Again My Friend
Hardwuar

Greetings Loved Ones, it is I Hardwaur, reporting from another great night from Harlowe as we're getting ourselves off an running in the Hollywood area. Loads of details to share with you as it came down to the wire tonight. There comes a time when I'm just floored by the competition just a couple weeks in. I for one thought it was because I've grown comfortable quickly; it lets me kick back, have a beer or two and just spend some quality time with the gang. Have to be honest, I'm watching Zoolander's gas fight scene at this very moment, and yet it still takes a second to the time spent with y'all. We'll come back to this when that sequel comes out. As I said earlier, it was a close one. Only
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Taking my inspiration from Nuardwar, possibly the greatest interviewer ever, I'll be the best Quiz Host ever! Things I enjoy other than Pub Quizzes, Boston Sports, Milk and Cookies, Making Music, and Beer.


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Shalimar Country Club
2032 East Golf Ave
Tempe, AZ
85282
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Evolution of a Team Name
TJGi

Thanks to everyone who came out tonight to Shalimar to have fun at Quiz! We had a great time and the biggest turnout yet. It's getting real fun up in here at Shalimar! This week featured an appearance by my favorite disco artists, A Taste of Honey. This was a Japanese band who sang in English without actually speaking English, and who were ludicrously popular despite this handicap. If you consider one number one song "ludicrously popular".  Also, I'm pretty sure "disco artists" is an oxymoron. It was a most excellent pleasure being your host for my time at the Shalimar. I look forward to reading the blogs as your permanent host Alex returns for you next week.
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Hey, Geeks!

My name is TJ. I live in Tempe with two roommates and 6 1/2 pets. My interests include music (Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, no country), fantasy football (I hate the off season. Cards and Ravens fan), beer (Fat Tire), board and card games (too many to mention!), and food (Thai and Peruvian among my favs).

I'll tell the name story here, so when people ask me at the venue I can point them to this page. Smart thinking, G! My name is TJ d Gi. I was born with just two letters for a first name, as rather than name me Trojan Joe after my grandfather, my parents decided to let me "pick" my name when I was of age. What they didn't expect is that I changed my last name to Gi (pronounced "G" like true gangsta). I have recently begun using the middle name d'Oubleyou, but have not yet made that legal. When I do my name will be TJ d'Oubleyou Gi. Which is 2/3 invented but 3/2 as cool as any other name you know.

I got involved with GwD after the bar where I was running karaoke decided cheap was better than good, and work a day job where I mindlessly press buttons on a computer all day. I love running the Pub Quiz because it's my only social interaction in most weeks, and it's so much fun meeting all of you and having a few hours of fun with you every week.

Thanks for viewing my page, and I look forward to seeing you at Quiz!

TJ


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Hennessey's Tavern
34111 La Plaza
Dana Point, CA
92629
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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August brings the ruckus
MikeSchramm

Hennesey’s was the site of a great showdown tonight, as two of our regular teams faced off in a battle so heated it might have been an actual deathmatch. In round number one, we were a bit confused by the GISHWHES questions (though it is a real thing, Google it up), but most players knew that Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, even if they didn’t know that the limbo originally came from Trinidad. Round 2 had plenty of good audio questions about milk and honey (Milkshake was in there, natch!), and round 3, despite a weird format, went over well.   Quizzers were given lists and the first and last items in each of them,
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Mike's originally from St. Louis, Missouri and now resides in San Diego (via Ithaca, Chicago, and Los Angeles). He works on video games during the day, and enjoys long walks on the beach and beer!


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Alamo Drafthouse (Vintage Park)
114 Vintage Park Boulevard
Vintage Park Leasing & Management
Houston, TX
77070
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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Haboob & The Legend of The Gishwhes
Cody H.

It finally happened, folks. I feel the need to differentiate between two separate "it"s, however, as tonight was a night of multiple its! First off, the folks at headquarters finally figured out that y'all were kicking too much ass at attending quiz and sent me someone to help us finish less than five minutes late. Joey is the name of our new scorekeeper, and he is a very welcome addition! Keep telling your friends about us though; we only get the pleasure of his company if I've got enough numbers to justify it. Secondly, someone new won for the first time in forever! We'll get to that later.   Anyway, hello! Excellent night of quiz here at the Alamo Drafthouse, as
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Cody is a mushmouthed nerd who somehow got a job reading quiz questions to strangers. Like you! His first quiz was at the nerdiest place possible, a comic convention, and look where we are now; and it can happen to you if you follow your dreams! Cody is open to bribes.


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Baker Street Pub & Grill (Cypress)
25618 NW Fwy
Cypress, TX
77429
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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When Did Slash Start Making Jazz Albums?
Geoff (like Chaucer)

In this episode of Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz:Donald Trump Loves Money, Walls, and Alienating PeopleMagic Mike and Magic Mike XXL Get Into a FightSteely Dan Does Not Like Milk And Honey!So, yeah, there I was, running my quiz, and sure as I'm standing here tellin' you this story, two guys named Magic Mike enter the bar.  One was much bigger than the other and was throwin' his weight around like he owned the place.  "I'm so popular now that I made all kinds of money!" he was screaming."Yeah?  Well, don't forget who got you there, buddy!" the smaller Mike was complaining.  Big Mike and Little Mike got up in each other's
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GEEKS.  I enjoy role-playing games, listening to music, and video games.  Reddit is my bread and butter.  I know a lot about a lot of things.

WHO.  Military veteran, computer expert.  Young at heart, sarcastic to a fault, and funny.  I hope.

DRINK.  I don't drink often, but when I do, it's usually a beer.  I drink shots on special occasions only.  I am known to sing karaoke at times.


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The Forum Tacoma
815 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA
98402
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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In which we enjoy our lactose-free milk and gluten-free honey.
Ozzimo or The Captain

Tonight as that night every summer where the neighborhood watch gets ev everyone out into the street to meet your neighbors and share some hot dogs in the name of community. It's often met with "Oh is that a thing? Do I have to? Ok I'll see if I can make it." But in the end you see everyone else out there and decide you'll be a neighborhood pariah if you don't show your face. It's social guilt, you see, and it works. At the Forum tonight we exercised our form of social guilt when one team of mostly 30+ ladies could not seem to stop from laughing as hard as they can during an audio round. They weren't laughing at the audio clips though. SO the effect was that nobody could hear the clips.
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I was born a poor black child... hold on... nope thinking of someone else. I was born in Suburbia. Like, smack dab. My hometown of Puyallup is famous for 3 things.

1.  1. Before Prohibition it was the hops capital of the world. (Thanks a lot Puritans!! Grrrr) But this just goes to show that when they say there's something in the water around here, they're talking about beer.

2.  2. The guy who played the Dad on "A Christmas Story" graduated from Puyallup High School and is, as far as I know, the most famous person to grow up here.

3.  3. It is the current home of your humble Quizmaster, Ozzimo.

Anyway, here's the quick and dirty. I'm class of 01 from Puyallup High School; I left high school thinking I wanted to teach Choir as that was basically the extent of my knowledge. When I got to college I found out how little these people make and how hard they had to train to do it. I immediately changed my major to Political Science and have never looked back. This is one of the main reasons not to argue with me when you think I’m wrong. I'm trained to win a fight, even if the other person is 6 kinds of right.

I started quizzing when a coworker of mine turned me on to the quiz and mentioned GWD was looking for a Tacoma quizmaster. I went through the pre-req community college course, the ritual hazing, the bleeding/burning of saint if I ever left the family, and the chopping off of my ring finger on my right hand. I'm told this is all legit and there was no need to look it up to check.

You can find me at the Forum on Tuesdays at 8:30. I highly suggest ordering the Juicy Lucy while you're there.


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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
120 W Loop 289
Lubbock, TX
79416
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
ShadCampbell

Where do I even begin?  It was standing room only and we had a record breaking 27 teams and over 140 people!  The law students may have all taken the bar last week, but the medical students have arrived.  I can’t imagine what the crowd will be like in a few weeks when Tech is back in session!  We are gonna need a bigger boat!  We started off with Mischa Collins’ GISHWHES, if you visited the Geeks Who Drink Lubbock Facebook page today you should have already known that because I posted it.  We should get a team from GWD next year and join in on what looks like a crazy adventure on The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World has Ever
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Harpo's Sports Grill
2860 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80303
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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Nostalgia with a hint of shame and a whole lot of rockin’ air guitar!
Wolfie

It was strange to walk into the building that Harpo’s now occupies, not because I was entering a different venue as a sub, but the fact that I haven’t been there since it was Hooters, where I went for my 17th birthday, cause that was the thing to do? And way before that it was part of the Big Boy chain where one Sunday morning, during breakfast with my Dad, brother and step-mom, I had the experience of extremely hot coffee being spilt on the back of my neck. Totally my fault, due to me being a little annoying ass.  Ah, the memories. But this was my first time there in it’s now recent form, Harpo’s, and I was there to master quiz as host,
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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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Cleats Bar and Grill EAST
6120 Barnes Road
Colorado Springs, CO
80922
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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There's no substitution for the real thing!
Full Monte

Thanks you to all the crew at Cleats East, for making me feel welcome!  You guys are amazing and the boneless buffalo wings are to die for! While I wasn't the regular guy tonight, it went pretty well.  I did confer with the winning team, Jone's Thugs and Harmony, who are loyal Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz Crawlers, and they said, I did good for my second night hosting Pub Quiz!!  Thanks Jone's crew again for your support and encouragement! The big winners tonight and making sure they wrote their RUMBLE CODES on their answer sheets, was the illustrious, Jone's Thugs and
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Glad to be back living in the most beautiful state in this great country! Looking forward to making lots of new friends with GWD and other fun people around the Pikes Peak region!


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Claude Hopper's
19178 Blanco Rd
San Antonio, TX
78258
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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Buchanhee do it! No he Buchan't!
LexSimpson

Man, a whole ‘lot of you knew who James Buchanan was, which is genuinely surprising, since, if he’s remembered at all, it’s typically as the guy usually ranked as one of the top three WORST presidents we’ve ever had, often battling it out with Andrew Johnson, who’s on the other side of Lincoln, who’s generally rated our best. Funny that Lincoln is bookended by two of our worst presidents of all time. Buchanan vs. Johnson for worst president ever is a pretty interesting fight, one I’ll do sometime, as it basically is the President who sat on his hands and allowed the Civil War to happen vs. the guy who fucked up the aftermath of the Civil War. It’s
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Sent from his home planet to deliver that sweet, sweet velvity chocolate to your ears.

Enjoy, it's on him.


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Beau Jo's (Fort Collins)
100 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Monday, August 03, 2015
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Pop Tarts Or Twinkies @ BEAU JO'S!!!
Andizzle fo' Shizzle

Why not both? I mean, they are each quite the delicious snack treats, not necessarily suitable for breakfast for people of any age. The only time I ever have either is during a road trip, because apparently I hate myself, especially when I’m in a state that isn’t my home. Pro-tip: pop tarts are awesome for camping trips. Campfire pop tarts are friggin’ amazing, and if you haven’t tried, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Twinkies, not so much… ever.   Things we learned this week: - Stedman was never Oprah’s bestie. - If Ice Cube says you can do it, you better believe
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Help me complete my 2015 art experiment:

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Why yes, Andizzle fo' Shizzle is in fact my legit, legal name (as soon as I change it). Fo' rizzle, bizzle. I've hosted over 600 quizzes since 2008 and have written around 1,000 of our rounds. I'm also a vegetarian, a Jew, and a god damned pretty, pretty princess.

I kick ass and sometimes take names where appropriate; Quizmaster extraordinaire and all around nerd, I host the weekly quiz with both fury and pomp. If you ever find youself in need of a good beating in Halo, tetherball, or a good ole' fashioned PBR chugoff, feel free to let me know.

You can learn a little more about my messed up brain over at my Meet Your Quizmaster interview.

Check out Northern Colorado's Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/NoCoGeeksWhoDrink

I also write beer reviews and articles @ www.PorchDrinking.com

And if you so desire, I can also be found on The Facebooks or on The Twitters, Xbox Live, Steam, League of Legends, Battle.net, and your Mom's house.


--------------- Quiz Schedule ---------------

Beau Jo's - Monday
7:00pm, 205 N College Ave


Pour Brothers - Tuesday
8:00pm, 18220 Linden St


The Laboratory - Wednesday
7:30pm, 1801 S College Ave



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Craft Pride
61 Rainey St
Austin, TX
78701
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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I'm a Muppet of a Man
TheHypnotoad

Fun evening subbing in for Stephanie at Craft Pride! You guys were lot's of fun, definitely enjoyed having another Muppets fan in the house, we will always have something to talk about. Round one featured a scavenger hunt that I've never heard of, though I am interested by some of the un-interesting stuff they've had people do. Audio round was all milk and honey, though I wish I could have played Mariah's "Honey" after it came up, guess I'll save it for another time. The writers, man, they're always coming up with new round ideas, and round three's "Anything or Everything" round was a great example, really enjoyed quizzing it. Round four was all about the terrible things America
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Groveland Tap
1834 St. Clair Avenue
St. Paul, MN
55105
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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The Soothing Sound of the Quiz
MelissaSummers

I, for one, am extremely relaxed after a quiz full of soothing nature sounds. Whale calls go really super-well with beer. Sorry about the waterfall and the big lines at the bathrooms ... So there’s this thing call GISHWHES. How cool is this? How have I never heard of this? Especially something invented by Misha Collins -- archangel, cutie-pie, author, TV star. (I’m a big fan.) An international scavenger hunt with silly pranks, kind acts, and general goofiness. I could get behind this. Here’s tonight’s playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd0fBXwDBmo
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A lifetime’s experience with socially awkward geekiness has led inevitably to Geeks Who Drink.  The Groveland Tap is my first gig, which is a return home.  Drinkers in my family have been imbibing there since it was The Fairview Palms, and my kids played their first game of pool at BB Dixon’s.

A cubicle slave by day, by night I hang out with amusing drunks either for Geeks Who Drink or driving the PedalPub, a non-motorized party bus.  I also bike, homebrew, play scrabble, read everything, and volunteer for Surly Brewing’s SGAD volunteer corps.  I have two kids (that I know of), a spouse, two cats, and an antisocial cockatiel named Füd.

I ride bikes a lot and enjoy hanging out with people who are a lot smarter than me.


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Brass Union
70 Union Square
Somerville, MA
02143
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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Does Anybody Hate Detectives?
Hopeless Semantic

   So like are all cops not that great until they make detective? Does anybody hate detectives? No bad cop videos seem to be about detectives? Why don't they just make the whole force out of detectives? Detect that! Why am I talking about detectives? I don't know. Sometimes it's a team name. Sometimes it's just something in the quiz. Sometimes it's just because they were playing that Elvis Costello song on the PA. That's right, they were playing it on the Pennsylvania. Which is what I call a PA. This is what happens when I write my blog at 1:38 a.m. It turns out like a lot of my other blogs. I'm sure there is some guy in jail who has love/hate tats on his knuckles and
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Yes, I am the one in the picture you think I am. 

 

Hey sucka. I haven't updated this in a while sucka. Sucka. Come to Miller's Ale House every Weds at 8 pm, sucka. Suckafish. 


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Spud Monkey's
17312 NE Halsey St
Portland, OR
97230
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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The Modern Man Must Chuckle
Roy G. Biv

You kids gave me several chuckles tonight. In no way am I a subtle chuckler. I never a stifle a laugh. Or maybe I’m just easy to make laugh. They say I’m easy, easy like Sunday Morning. Here’s how easy…   3 Legged Cat: Wrote “Quimby” in for an answer on the Random Round when I was asking for President names. Mayor Joe Quimby is a Simpsons Character. #pandering They did score an Ace on Audio 7, “You can’t have ALL the lines.” Identifying all of the movie quotes, much impressed.   Duck Fartz: Aced
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Just a spaz standing on a soap box.


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Pimlico
810 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX
77019
Monday, August 03, 2015
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No, News Corp Is Not A Non-Profit
A.

"Better than everybody." A phrase that I heard repeatedly and honestly uttered at pub quiz last night at the always superlative Pimlico. CURSORY QUIZ RECAP: a round for history buffs, motivational songs (quizzers, tell me, which is the song of the summer--"Cheerleader" or "Can't Feel My Face"?), Pop-Tarts or Twinkies (lots of innuendo possibilities there, y'all), schools & fish, shitty knock-offs (so sad I didn't see Mega Bloks on this shit), garlic, VH1 "I Love the XXs" clips, and finally, as always, random knowledge. Tell me honestly when I should transition to semicolons instead of commas for lengthy lists. I'll listen. Strunk & White had something to say about it,
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