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Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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11:02 AM, January 22, 2015
Scores
Beware the Bandersnatch 87

M as in Mancy 87

The Feathered Merkin, Based on the Novel "Push" by Saphire 85

Queef Latina 85

Deflated Ball Joke 83

Have Nots 78

Lawrence of Columbia 74

Bilichek's Deflated Balls 73

Geeky Geezers 65

Obama's Prostate of the Union 61

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Tuesdays, 8:00pm, at Conrad's Ale House Wednesdays, 7:30pm, at Charlie Hooper's
David (The Dave)

When I'm not solving network/email problems in my real life, I'm likely spending time absorbing random facts from movies, TV shows, video games, songs, and sports.  Love all things KC, be it Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC, Boulevard Beer, BBQ, whatever.

Mostly I love trivia, especially random trivia, which is what led me here.  As fun as it is to be a player, I find it even more fun to run the Quiz.  I'm like a younger, American, half-wit version of Alex Trebek that drinks and curses on the job.  And that's a really fun job!

I have to say, I was REALLY tempted to just type an entire blog as the Swedish Chef.  Wouldn't take a lot of time, I wouldn't think.

Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue, Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!  Gersh gurndy morn-dee burn-dee, burn-dee, flip-flip-flip-flip-flip-flip-flip-flip-flip!  Shern de shern de herf! Sher de chicky en de farney hug.  So, de beency bouncy burger, eh?

It might be the most brilliant thing I ever said, because you'll interpret it however you want to.  And a lot of you are smarter than I am, so you might read the above and think it says something fairly brilliant.  Others might think it's play-by-play commentary of a WCW Championship bout featuring David Arquette and Dennis Rodman.

Which was far more possible than it should have been.

I admit, I was a fairly big fan of wresting in the late 90s.  I was never the "IT'S STIL REAL TO ME, DAMMIT!" kind of fan.  I was fully aware of what I was watching.  But can't we be a fan of something we know is utterly fake?  Is it any different than liking any other TV show or movie or play?  That's all fake, too.  But people go crazy for that shit.  But to this day, if you're a fan of wrestling people tend to need to tell you "it's fake!"  Yeah, well, Jim and Pam aren't really married.

And on the subject of spoiler alerts, I realize not everyone has already watched all seasons of House of Cards yet (yours truly included in that, but I want to).  Still, doesn't there have to be a limit to when something can no longer be protected by spoiler status?  Darth Vadar is Luke's father, Rosebud refers to a sled, George cheated in the contest, Bruce Willis was dead the whole time, Lou Gehrig gets Lou Gehrig's disease, and Brad Pitt is a figment of Ed Norton's imagination.  Geeks Who Drink doesn't try to give information out that is spoilerific, but at some point...it's on you ot have kept up with the world.

So...last night's quiz was overwhelmingly high scoring.  The last place score last night was higher than the first place score I had on Tuesday.  That's insane.  And when 5th place gets 83 points, that's even more insane.  But when over half the teams have perfect scores in the music round, that's a sign we're in for a high-scoring night.  Can't wait to see how Hooper's scores compare.

And when it was all over, we had to break a 1st place tie at 87 between Beware the Bandersnatch and M as in Mancy.  The whole thing came down to knowledge of mountain ranges in Turkey.  Caucausus over Urals.  That's the line between 1st and 2nd.

Congrats to Beware the Bandersnatch for pulling out the win, and congrats really to all of you for such high scores!

Our next themed quiz is coming!  And this time it's The One With All the Questions.  Not unlike this, but not exactly like this.  Our first ever FRIENDS themed quiz will take place on Thursday, January 29, at 8:00pm at The Cashew.  Check out all the details at our web site, watch all the episodes on Netflix, and we'll see you then!

Follow all the Geeks on Facebook!  Get news about our local quizzes by following Kansas City Geeks Who Drink and of course follow the mothership Geeks Who Drink for big news, free answers daily, and weekly recaps.

See you guys next week!

Until then, I've been Dave and you've been great!

Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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12:57 AM, January 15, 2015
Scores
Je Suis Lack of Institutional Support 85

Beware the Bandersnatch 80

The Feathered Merkin's Velour Mouth Feel 80

Hispanic at the Disco 79

Best Team Ever 78

Necronom-nomicon 76

M as in Mancy 76

Lawrence of Columbia 70

Chicken Parm You Taste So Good 65

My Teammates are Morons 52

Banana Hammocks 51

The Word Nerds 45

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David (The Dave)

When I'm not solving network/email problems in my real life, I'm likely spending time absorbing random facts from movies, TV shows, video games, songs, and sports.  Love all things KC, be it Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC, Boulevard Beer, BBQ, whatever.

Mostly I love trivia, especially random trivia, which is what led me here.  As fun as it is to be a player, I find it even more fun to run the Quiz.  I'm like a younger, American, half-wit version of Alex Trebek that drinks and curses on the job.  And that's a really fun job!

So tonight there was a question about who Steven Spielberg uses to make the music magic in all of his amazing films.  Unsurprisingly, all but one of his major films uses the incomparable John Williams.

It made me want to tell a story but I was too focused on the quiz to stop to do so.  Fortunately, I have this blog to let everyone know my inner thoughts on my own time.

When Steven Spielberg made Schindler's list, he of course contacted John Williams about doing the score.  As Spielberg first showed him a cut of the movie, Williams was so moved he told Spielberg "you deserve a better composer."  Spielberg replied, "I know, but they're all dead."

That's fucking poetic.

In other news, The Feathered Merkin, in its various forms, broke through tonight and finished in the top 2 for the first time in their many weeks of gracing Hooper's with their presence.  From their early days as Trojan Rabbit, including days of Paige flying solo, and finishing towards the bottom of the scoreboard, they've been creeping up the ranks lately.  5 weeks ago, they ended our 2014 run by finishing tied for 2nd but were unable to get the whistle out first in the tie-breaker.

Tonight, behind a MONSTROUS 13-point round 8 plus their joker, they tied Beware the Bandersnatch for 2nd place.  A Guinness downed, crackers consumed, and then it came; a liberating sound, a resounding sound, a simple whistle.  But it was good enough for 2nd place, and it was their first time placing at the toughest place to win in all of the city.

That's a night worth remembering.

And of course we can't forget the dominance showed by (Je Suis) Lack of Institutional Support tonight.  They took an early lead out of the first break, then they didn't miss a question until Round 8.  Perfect scores in rounds 4, 5, 6 and 7, while also grabbing a perfect score in round 1 and only missing 1 in round 3.  85 points.  It's hard to be a lot better than that.  They only left 11 points on the table, and 6 of those were in round 8 when it barely mattered anyway.

1st Place - Lack of Institutional Support
2nd Place - The Feathered Merkin's Velour Mouth Feel

And that's how we get through Hump Day!

Our next themed quiz is coming!  And this time it's The One With All the Questions.  Not unlike this, but not exactly like this.  Our first ever FRIENDS themed quiz will take place on Thursday, January 29, at 8:00pm at The Cashew.  Check out all the details at our web site, watch all the episodes on Netflix, and we'll see you then!

Follow all the Geeks on Facebook!  Get news about our local quizzes by following Kansas City Geeks Who Drink and of course follow the mothership Geeks Who Drink for big news, free answers daily, and weekly recaps.

Have a great week everyone!  Until next time, I've been Dave and you've been great!

Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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12:38 PM, January 08, 2015
Scores
Would 78

Herman's Hermits 77

Beware the Institutional Support 76

Michele Bachman Turner Overdrive 74

M as in Mancy 72

Smegma The Musical 67

Tyler Perry's Medea's Feathered Merkin 67

Hispanic at the Disco 66

Lawrence of Columbia 61

Better Late Than Pregnant 60

Taylor Kitsch: Forever Gambit 60

Tequila Mockingbird 59

Saints on a Rampage 56

Smarty Pants 55

Red Rockets to the Gap 52

Dynamic Duo 48

Trivia Crack Heads 45

Berkley's Angels 43

Sooner / Cowboys 29

Lady Tooth Docs 25

Rad Girls 23

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David (The Dave)

When I'm not solving network/email problems in my real life, I'm likely spending time absorbing random facts from movies, TV shows, video games, songs, and sports.  Love all things KC, be it Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC, Boulevard Beer, BBQ, whatever.

Mostly I love trivia, especially random trivia, which is what led me here.  As fun as it is to be a player, I find it even more fun to run the Quiz.  I'm like a younger, American, half-wit version of Alex Trebek that drinks and curses on the job.  And that's a really fun job!

WOW!  It's safe to say I think we missed each other, yeah?  No quiz for the last 2 weeks, so everyone was dying to get back.  And everyone showed up!  21 teams, a new non-themed /non-special event record for me and for Charlie Hooper's.  That's insanity, but the good kind.

Not the kind of insanity that requires a doctor's care, where you have to wear a patch over your eye and a cork on your fork so you don't poke yourself.  And certainly not the workout videos that honestly I think have killed every person who has tried them.

No, just the kind of insane that packs both sides of the bar, makes Hooper's make the (incredibly wise) decision to forgoe the audio for the kansas basketball game because we've got people who need to hear the quiz, and keep me so busy throughout the night that I only had time for 2 beers.

The sacrifices I make for quiz.

And damn, it was a good one.  We're still adjusting to our new surroundings with the change in ownership at Hooper's, but it didn't hold anyone back from some very good scores and all very close.  Oh, and we've upped the 1st and 2nd place prizes now to $30 and $20 respectively instead of $25 and $15.  So, good news there!

With so many teams last night I didn't get to individually congratulate all the perfect scores, so I'll do that here.

In Round 1, all about Jans, Janes and January, drew perfect scores from M as in Mancy, Smegma:  The Musical, and Taylor Kitsch:  Forever Gambit.

The music round left off the 'g' off of lots of words in the titles of songs, and though it didn't result in any perfect scores we did have three teams with 14 including two with jokers in Would and Herman's Hermits.

Round 3 was hilarious, when we had you telling us if we were describing a real smartphone app or some shit we made up.  And we found out there are some TERRIBLE apps out there that we should all be downloading.  Like Hello Cow, Paper Racing, Pimple Popper, and Places I've Pooped.  Many teams weren't fooled, like Beware the Institutional Support, Smegma:  The Musical, Lawrence of Columbia, Saints on a Rampage, Dynamic Duo, Trivia Crack Heads, Berkley's Angels, and Lady Tooth Docs.

In the 4th round we started our obsession with Cereal and Serial, with a round about Super Bowls, Cereal Bowls and Serial Killers.  Only Berkley's Angels got a perfect score in the round, but most teams did have 6 more more.

The visual round was tough, unless you're a Palin family fan and knowledgable about dogs.  Better Late Than Pregnant and Taylor Kitsch:  Forever Gambit both took the crown there with perfect 8 out of 8.

Round 6 scared some people off, while others was their time to shine.  The round was brought to you by MailKimp, and was a round all about "Serial".  And we have quite a few Serial fans at Hooper's, apparently.  Herman's Hermits, Beware the Institutional Support, Michele Bachman Turner Overdrive, Tyler Perry's Medea's Feathered Merkin, and Hispanic at the Disco all nailed the round perfectly.

The 2nd audio round, Wait, Who're You?, had you naming movies and TV shows where people claim to be Batman.  I reminded you to be specific, as most Batman movies are not simply called "Batman".  Apparently this further confused some of you, as I heard you talking afterwards about how it made you doubt some of your answers.  Hey, if you'd have known it, you'd have gotten it right.  Herman's Hermits, Michele Bachman Turner Overdrive, and M as in Mancy got them all right.  Don't blame the QuizMaster.  In fact, I'm going to try to remember to make that a new rule starting next week.

Finally in round 8, the random knowledge round, we didn't get any perfect scores.  But 3 teams led the way with 13, like Would, Beware the Institutional Support and M as in Mancy.

1st Place - Would, 78 points
2nd Place - Herman's Hermits, 77 points

And that's our first quiz of 2015!  I hope this is a sign of things to come!  I hope we get a full-time scorekeeper very soon :-)

Have a great week everyone!

Follow all the Geeks on Facebook!  Get news about our local quizzes by following Kansas City Geeks Who Drink and of course follow the mothership Geeks Who Drink for big news, free answers daily, and weekly recaps.

Until next time, I've been Dave and you've been great!

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