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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
Mondays: 8:00 PM
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11:47 PM, July 28, 2014
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A Team Named Slickback 85

Stephen Hawkins's Lap Dancers 78

There Is No I in Denial 78

Dr. Spaceman 76

Three Old Chubs (Maybe Four) 74

Super Balls Deep 72

Loose Seals 63

My Couch Pulls Out But I Don't 60

The Lovey & The Gimp 54

Honey Biscuits 51

John Triv-olta 50

Rumble Bunnies 49

And the first place team is… 45

You're Team 42

Last Place and Okay with it 39

Drunkens Narcorns 33

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Poor Falcon. In a round that was all about falcons, falcones, and Falcon, not a single answer sheet from sixteen different teams contained the correct answer for the question of who played that badass supporting character in the latest Captain America film. Sure, it’s not like he was the most developed character or that he is as integral to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Black Widow or Nick Fury are, but I think Anthony Mackie did a lot with what he was given, and was even – dare I say it – a scene-stealer.

War Machine/Iron Patriot is going to be part of the next Avengers film, but a quick trip to Anthony Mackie’s IMDb page reveals that he isn’t slated to join the rest of the gang. It’s a damn shame. The last Avengers movie could have used more minor/supporting characters for the sake of fleshing out the universe, and I’ll take him over stern and lifeless Jeremy Renner any day of the week.

Speaking of comic book films, San Diego Comic Con was this past weekend and I’m highly envious of the friends of mine that were able to go. Although pretty much everything ends up on the internet a few hours after the panel it was shown in anyway, there’s still nothing like sitting in Hall H with tens of thousands of other fans and feeling like you’re among the first to get a glimpse of something that millions of others are stoked to see. In the year that I went to the convention, I attended the panels for the final season of Lost, Zombieland, and Iron Man 2, among others.

This year, I’d like to think that I didn’t miss as much. The bronze-tinted “crown jewel” of the convention this year seemed to be the Batman v. Superman panel, which almost seems like a disservice to fans, since it’s getting them excited about something that is inevitable going to be an abysmal disaster by design. I know I’m sounding like a cynical asshole here, so let me clear the air and say that Superman is still my favorite superhero character and nothing would make me happier than him getting the kind of film he deserves – something that provides a middle ground between the polished tone of the otherwise dull Superman Returns and the edge and action of the otherwise terribly-written and overly violent Man of Steel.

However, considering how much the latter sucked and how desperate DC seems to be to catch up to Marvel, there’s no way that a Superman sequel that introduces at least four members of the Justice League (not just Batman and Wonder Woman, but also Aquaman and Cyborg) is going to be anything other than a cheap and rushed way to cut corners toward a Justice League film – which I’m sure we’ll feature them not just destroying an entire city of CGI buildings, but probably a whole country by that point.

In summary, Anthony Mackie was part of something that was much better than anything DC is doing, and he deserves recognition.

A Team Named Slickback took first place with a strong lead last night, with Stephen Hawkins’s Lap Dancers inching up to second after the tie-breaker against There’s No I in Denial. An honorable mention goes to Last Place and We’re Okay With It for managing to finish second-to-last in the end, and a dishonorable mention goes to And the first place team is… for finishing nowhere near the top.

It was also quizzer Justin’s birthday, and in lieu of his request for free points, I bought him a drink instead. I might have just opened up Pandora’s Box there.

One of the quizzers from Dr. Spaceman also told me that he spoke to Quizmaster Colin earlier in the day and told me that he said hi – to me and not the rest of you, that is.

Until next week!

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11:29 PM, July 21, 2014
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We All Still Have Jobs 81

Wu Tang is for the Children 79

Not Great, Bob! 77

Sorry Your Game Was So Messi 71

Bloody Murder 70

What Makes You Think I Won't Cut You? 69

Dr. Spaceman 69

We Have No Friends 63

Just The Two of Us 60

My Couch Pulls Out But I Don't 60

Daleks are the quizmasters of earth 60

DJ Travesty 58

Unicorns I Love Them 46

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How great are those new Weird Al songs? Most people I know seem to be flocking to "Word Crimes" or "Handy," but my personal favorite off the new album is "NOW That's What I Call Polka," in which he does a stylized medley of a handful of hits from recent years - everything from "Wrecking Ball" to "Pumped Up Kicks." 

That song is so good that, when I played it off my background music playlist tonight during a scoring break, one quizzer walked all the way up to the speaker to listen closely to it.

Everybody has their favorite Weird Al track, with "Amish Paradise" being the crown jewel of his older stuff while the youngsters seem to be more familiar with the (relatively) recent "White & Nerdy." I myself will always be faithful to "The Saga Begins," the Star Wars parody that I consider so prolific that I will regularly sing its lyrics in place of "American Pie" during karaoke.

What a genius, that man. It's one thing to keep making popular song parodies for three decades; it's another to keep making them despite your very craft being consistently replicated by Youtubers and other artists who are able to pump up similar stuff in no time at all. He's just got that magic something.

Another great quiz tonight despite the further absence of Colin (or perhaps because of it). 

The victory of the evening was achieved through a very strategic use of the joker by the winners We All Still Have Jobs, who snuck their way up from 6th place after the deciding Round 8.

See you next time, gang.

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11:48 PM, July 14, 2014
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Dr Who Into Darkness Ft. Dalek Caan 85

Wild Sockeye Salmson with Sauce Vierge 84

We Won't Lose as Bad as Brazil 80

Dr Spaceman 80

What Makes You Think I Won't Cut You? 78

Ninja Turtles 72

Purple Monkey Diswasher 72

Doctor Whom 71

Not Great, Bob! 71

Beyonce Voters 65

The Golden Snatches 64

French Canadians Suck 64

Double Date 59

Destination Friendship 56

Seattle Do Pig, Seattle Do 54

Doing it, tooing it well 53

OMG! The Banana Stand is On Fire! No Touching!!! 53

Being An Adult Sucks 46

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Before tonight’s quiz, I sent Colin an email to see if he’d be interested in Skyping in from Brazil again. The exchange went as follows:

Ivan (7:33): Want to read a round tonight?

Colin (7:30): Naw I'm good. Also really drunk so it wouldn't go all that well. Plusfuck Miskitos.

Ivan (7:43): I'll be sharing these updates with the bar. Probably on the blog as well.

Colin (7:56): Sounds good. Wait updates?

There you have it, ladies and gentleman. Colin is alive, presumably not kidnapped, and happily inebriated. We can all breathe easy for another week.

And now onto the quiz.

A lot of people (read: the media) have been going crazy about the supposed “heat wave” that Seattle is engulfed in at the moment.

Look, I grew up here in the Pacific Northwest. I hide from the sun, only grow stronger in the rain, and loathe just about any extreme weather. But temperatures below 90 do not justify the use of the phrase “heat wave.” Another testament to the further demise of local broadcast media – that is, if it’s even possible for a demise to continue past “dead and irrelevant.”

Having said that, 18 teams packed the Blue Star on what was admittedly a very warm summer night in Seattle – the kind of night that brings friends together and also makes you slightly less angry over the existence of bands like “Fun.”

The quiz was a competitive one, with many teams tripped up by the podcast-centric audio round. It was really divisive; you either knew it or you didn’t. Still, there were a few very unhappy teams when this round demolished their scores. They were even less happy when I revealed that I was the one who put together this round.

One team that got hit hardest was There’s Always Money In The Banana Stand, which became There’s No More Money in the Banana Stand, which then became OMG! The banana stand is on fire! No Touching! Kudos to them for owning up to their defeat.

Tonight’s victors were the sci-fi mash-up Dr Who Into Darkness Ft. Dalek Caan, which was one of two Doctor Who-themed team names and one of three team names beginning with the word doctor.

See you next Monday, my beloved Blue Star.

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