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Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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1:45 PM, November 21, 2014
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CatPiss Neverclean 83

Heybitch Abernasty 82

DonĂ¢??t Fear the Reaping 75

Bread & Circuses 72

99 Problems but Hunger AinĂ¢??t One 71

Nuts & Volts 69

Catnip 60

Green Bowl Packers 35

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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.

An epic battle to the death was on tap at this year’s Hunger Games quiz…Wait, that’s not quite right. Quiz is important, but nobody needs to die. But it was a hard fought quiz with many ties and a tight finish with the cash spoils going to our victors for the night. Everyone who came out played a great quiz.

We were all entertained by our special guest host who was hot off of his recent reporting trip to District 8 to cover the post-revolution recovery efforts. Javier Flickerman, who as Caesar’s slightly pudgier and less talented brother, often finds himself on location in the Districts far away from the Capitol lime light. He was happy to lend some personality to quiz tonight and say a few nasty things about his brother and that awful President Snow during the quiz. I’m going to hand over the blog summary to him for the quiz recap.

Javier, here! So happy to be here in Kansas City which is in what district again? Oh, it’s not…my mistake then, but never mind. I was thrilled to be a part of your little quiz all about our Hunger Games and the colorful history of Panem. I was surprised at how much you all knew about us. It appears that many of you were very thorough in your training preparations. Although that Katniss look-a-like nearly scared me to death. She is not a nice girl that one and certainly someone to watch out for. Enough of this, on to the quiz!

With the Red Room full of quiz tributes, we set off into the world of Panem. First up, food! I really do love a delicious treat or two. Many of our teams tonight did very well in the round with many high scores, but no one with a perfect round. My wonderful assistant for the evening, Ptera, was fantastic to work with and a stickler for precision, much like myself. Many of you were close, but that’s not quite good enough. 

Our first audio round allowed all of our tributes to showcase their fine listening and film watching skills. Everyone excelled at identifying whether the film clip was from The Hunger Games or Catching Fire. All of our teams, except for one team, scored a perfect score and even that one team only missed one question. Very impressive and that performance would certainly have garnered the attention of any gamemaker.

As with any high caliber competition, this one came down to the final round and our only 16 point round for the quiz. With only a few points between the top teams, our random knowledge round was going to be the final face-off with the winner taking home $80 in prize money. And the questions were tough…I don’t even remember the training scores of some of my favorite tributes from years past, but our teams did well. Very impressive. Two teams racked up some major points with almost perfect rounds with jokers to finish the night on a high note. But there can be only one winner even if it is by the slimmest of margins.

Catpiss Neverclean rose to the top as our victor tonight with 5 perfect rounds in the course of the game. Not bad for a three person team, I might add. They took home our prize of $80 for the night and one team member remarked that the next stop was Taco Bell. Well, we all celebrate in our own ways, I guess. Haybitch Abernasty fought hard, but just couldn’t find a few more points. Second place is not bad, but it’s definitely not first. Don’t Fear the Reaping had my favorite name of the night both for it’s irony and it’s obvious love of Blue Oyster Cult. Thank you for letting me jump in and put you all through your paces tonight. It was splendid! I’ll hand it back over to Jen to wrap this up.

Thank you all for a great night of quizzing.  You're each special and let's do it again soon. 

Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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9:57 AM, November 20, 2014
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Urethra Franklin 84

Herman's Hermits 80

Bye Bye Billy 78

Sonic Fucking Death Monkey 77

The Wet Dream Catchers 74

Would 74

Then A Lurkin Went the Feathered Merkin 73

Thunder Snow 72

There Is No Dana 69

Hispanic at the Disco 66

Beware the Bandersnatch 64

LOIS 63

M as in Mancy 62

The Skeletons in Bill Cosby's Closet 57

Capt Crunch and the Cereal Killers 55

Oh Shit I Though This Was Speed Dating 50

KYYNARVARSI 25

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Tuesdays, 8:00pm, at Conrad's Ale House Wednesdays, 7:30pm, at Charlie Hooper's
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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 was REALLY looking forward to Round 6 last night, and for good reason.  Before and After rounds aren't always met with a lot of excitement.  As one of our regulars put it once "Here, think of this one random thing we're trying to think of and THEN connect that to this *other* random thing we're thinking of!"

Not inaccurate, but a bit oversimplified.  Still, these aren't always everyone's favorite rounds but I love them.  These are the kinds of rounds that were in my wheelhouse back when I was just a lowly quizzer (obviously it takes a special breed to get elevated to QuizMaster.  That's what my mom tells me, anyway)

So last night's round 6, being a before and after round that includes dog breed names, sounds like a great idea.  Then I read the questions, and holy shit did it not disappoint.  And #8...just perfect.

"A long-haired Chinese toy breed ... is immortalized on a $1 coin for her, uh, dogged pursuit of women's suffrage."

I don't typically count off for spelling, which is good, since the most common answer was "Shit Susan B. Anthony."

Correct enough, but for the record it's spelled Shih Tzu.

In other news, holy crap 17 teams!  A new record for Charlie Hooper's for a non-themed, non-QFAC quiz.  Had to go audio to the whole bar to get everyone involved.  That was awesome.  It made for a more hectic night for me, but I loved it.  NO complaints, I hope we have to do this every single week!  If we're going to bring this many teams to Hooper's, they'll keep giving us the whole bar.  That's just a reality.

So everyone watch out for those Border Collee Harvey Oswalds, Cocker Spaniel Brenners, Alex Gordon Setters and Lhasa Apsofia Vergaras.

1st Place - Urethra Franklin, 84 points
2nd Place - Herman's Hermits, 80 points

REMINDER:  There is no Quiz at Charlie Hooper's next week!  Apparently that's the busiest day of the year for Hooper's so there's no room for Quiz.

BUT THERE IS ANOTHER QUIZ TONIGHT!  7:30pm, right here at Hooper's, the Hunger Games quiz!  May the odds be ever in your favor!

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.

HAPPY THANSKGIVING EVERYONE, WE'LL SEE YOU IN DECEMBER!

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

Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
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10:56 AM, November 13, 2014
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Herman's Hermits 86

Beware the Vander Sloot 80

M as in Mancy 79

Hispanic at the Disco 78

Patrick's Appendix 78

Beware the Bandersnatch 77

Stranger Danger 74

Sparrow'd 74

The Feathered Merkin Rides Alone 61

DFP 59

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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!

There were some VERY strong scores in a extra 16-point round last night, where you had to identify the people debating in either Presidential or Vice-Presidential debates.  TELEVISED debates, mind you.

So it was shocking to learn that Richard Nixon debated Ross Perot, Ross Perot debated Woodrow Wilson, Walter Mondale debated Lyndon Johnson, and Spiro Agnew debated anybody.

It was not surprising that the "oldest" team in the room, Beware the Bandersnatch, killed that round with 15 out of 16 and a well-timed joker.  That'll get you out of last place real fast!

In other awesomeness, Beware the VanderSloot had a perfect score in the music round in what was probably the highest scoring music round I've ever seen.  A perfect score, a 15, three 14s, two 13s and two 12s.  Only one team scored below 12, the aforementioned oldest team in the room.

No judging.

We had a very competitive and very high-scoring night, spelling words out of STEPHEN COLBERT, hearing some actually really good A Capella covers, naming movies based on their opening lines, being curious about pies, characters getting killed on their shows, ridiculous British things, debates, and of course David Hasselhoff.

In the end, 1st place went to Herman's Hermits with a huge 86 points.  2nd place went to Beware the VanderSloot at 80 points.

Stay warm, everyone!  See you next week!

It’s reaping day, so volunteer as tribute for the games and show The Capitol that they don’t own you. Thursday, November 20th, at Charlie Hooper's, Geeks Who Drink will bring you the pub quiz President Snow doesn't want you to see.  May the beers be ever in your favor.

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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