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Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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10:47 AM, August 28, 2014
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RPF140025 Lack of Instituational Support 84

Giraffes are High 83

Grrr Argh 83

RPF140227 Beware the Bandersnatch 77

Poontang Clan 71

RPF140486 Groot Loops 70

Feathered Merkin 68

Hump Day Crew 66

RPF140226 A Whiff of Old Toby 65

RPF140225 Not Car Ramrod 64

Chicken Tacos Over Everything 21

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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!

On any given quiz day, anyone can win.  The categories just might be in your wheelhouse, or you brought the right friend along that night who just knows everything, or maybe you're on our email list and you prepared well.

But it can happen.  Anybody can win on a given night.

What separates that good teams from the great teams, the teams that USUALLY are near the top of the scoreboard every night, is often an indefinable, intangible quality.  The team just has "it".  When the game is on the line, that team knows how to pull it out (phrasing) at the right time.

And on this line of thought, we had an awesome amount of congruity last night during the quiz and Royals game.  It might not have been as magical as Tuesday night where, over the mic in front of the entire bar, I called Alex Gordon's walk-off homerun right before the pitch came and celebration started, but it was still true.

The Royals were playing a great game last night.  We had to bring in a spot-starter from AAA to fill in for Ventura, and he pitched a masterpiece allowing only 1 run in 7 innings or something like that.  Just a great game.  But we weren't in the lead yet, heading into the 8th inning.  At exactly the same time, Lack of Institutional Support was sitting tied for the lead after 6 rounds but were not alone in 1st and they were only 1 point ahead of 3rd.  The final 2 innings were very important for the Royals.  The final 2 rounds were very important for Lack of Institutional Support.

The Royals scored 6 runs in the bottom of the 8th to take a 6-1 lead into the 9th, which we had Greg Holland pitch since he was already warmed up.  Holland is as automatic as death and taxes, so the Royals won again.  It's an incredible run they're on, winning something like 25 of our last 33 games.  Unreal.  This team just finds ways to win.  They're on to something that could be overwhelmingly special.

At the exact same time, Lack of Institutional Support was the only team to come up with all 8 points in our Round 7 audio round called TVception, where you had to name the TV show that features a fictional TV show by hearing the fictional TV show contained within the real show.  A brilliant round, but not an easy one.  They even admitted afterwards that they guessed, educated guesses maybe but still guesses, on 3 of them.  They got all 3 right.

If they'd only gotten 2 out of 3, we'd have had a 3-way tie for 1st place.

If they'd gotten 1 (or less) out of 3, they would have been in 3rd.

Great teams find a way to win.

And they needed to be great last night, because WOW was that a high-scoring night!  When a team that scored 83 points is walking away with no gift card at the end of the night, you know it was tough.  So while I feel bad for Grrr ARGH! (a very appropriately named team since that was the sounds they made when they found out they hadn't won) for getting 3rd with 83 points, they did win 2 of the 5 bonus questions and got a free beer for the tie-breaker, so it wasn't a lost cause.

Giraffes are High won the tie-breaker by being the first to chug a beer, eat a packet of crackers, and whistle.  They also deserves a special shout-out for their awesome artwork that entertained me all night; pictures of giraffes smoking.  Well done, guys!

That's it for this week!  Everyone have a safe and awesome Labor Day weekend!  COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARTS THIS WEEKEND WOO!!!!

IT'S A FESTIVUS MIRACLE!  The fourth episode of The Contest:  A Seinfield Quiz About Nothing hits Charlie Hooper's in Kansas City on Thursday, September 18.  Gather your most spongeworthy teammates and visit http://www.geekswhodrink.com/seinfeld for details!

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!

Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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11:05 AM, August 21, 2014
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RPF140025 Lack of Institutional Support 87

RPF140538 M as in Mancy 84

RPF140228 Finding Gary Busey 84

RPF140226 A Whiff of Old Toby 79

Rick Perry's Cellmate 75

RPF140225 Not Car Ramrod 73

RPF140227 Beware the Bandersnatch 71

Adam West's Nipples 66

Kiss Us, We're Irish 64

We Couldn't Think of Anything So We Just Drew a Penis 61

Here for Beer 56

Blondies 49

I Wish This Mic Was A Dick! 6

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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!

The points were FLYING FREE AND EASY at Charlie Hooper's last night!  And not that I think this quiz was inherently easier than some others, I just think it was a perfect combo of a not-as-difficult-as-some quizzes and a night of really strong teams.  When 71 points is good for 7th place, you know you've got a lot of right answers.

And I noticed something really obvious last night, it doesn't take as long to score a quiz when people are getting everything right.  Who knew?  Oh, right, everyone.  MOVING ON!

I was glad to see a return visit of our favorite tie-breaker, the chug-cracker-whistle contest.  It had been so long since we'd last had that happen at Hooper's I don't even remember when it last was.  So it was fun to see that again.  I wouldn't have thought the tie would be between 2 teams with 84 points, though!

Lack of Institutional Support was back after a week off, and they brought with them the answer key apparently.  A MONSTROUS 87 points, just 9 points off of a perfect night, is really impressive.  And they've thrown down the gauntlet, claiming everyone else in the Rumble in the Pub for KC is gonna be playing for 2nd place.

M as in Mancy is on a pretty nice streak right now, getting 2nd place in 2 out of the last 3 weeks.  Sorry you had to squeeze yourselves into such a tight spot last night, but it all worked out.  Bonus beer, plus a free beer for the tie-breaker, and a well-earned gift card.  Pretty good night, really.

Finding Gary Busey returned to the standings after a couple of lesser weeks, especially for them, but will be kicking themselves for transposing 2 of the options in the visual round.  EVERYONE ELSE got 8 in that round, but they mixed up #2 and #8 and ended up with 6.  If not for a figurative coin toss, they get 2nd all by themselves.  Gotta know that ancient erotica!

Half of the teams in attendance were Rumble teams, which I love to see!  And the popularity of Charlie Hooper's worked against itself last night as we had one Rumble team leave before we started due to our SRO (but good news for them, they went to another venue and won with a score that would have put them in 4th at Hooper's).

Between people on stamps, fanatically followed music acts, Larry King, current events, British actors who can say "y'all", Technobabble, and gay porn actors, I gotta say it was another great night in the Red Room.

So let's do it again next week, shall we?

IT'S A FESTIVUS MIRACLE!  The fourth episode of The Contest:  A Seinfield Quiz About Nothing hits Charlie Hooper's in Kansas City on Thursday, September 18.  Gather your most spongeworthy teammates and visit http://www.geekswhodrink.com/seinfeld for details!

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!

Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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10:28 AM, August 14, 2014
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RPF140227 Beware the Bandersnatch 73

O Captain, My Captain 72

RPF140225 Not Car Ramrod 71

RPF140226 A Whiff of Old Toby 68

RPF140538 M as in Mancy 63

Evan's Essence 61

Confluence 60

RPF140011 Herman's Hermits 60

RPF140486 Groot Loops 58

Full House 57

RPF140228 Finding Gary Busey 48

RPF140202 Trojan Rabbit 37

Blondies 32

Lone Ranger 27

The Dave


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Quiz Schedule
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!

SRO once again at Hooper's.  I went CSI on the pictures from last night, and I think we could have fit 2 more people in the room.  That's a pretty damn good turnout.

And a REALLY good quiz!  This week has been a tough week, and the music round from last night made sure that stayed true.  But when the top 3 of the night goes 73-72-71, you know every single answer counts.  So never discount how important that one you pulled out of your ass was.

The bad part of last night was saying goodbye to our awesome server Taylor.  She's heading home to St. Louis and new adventures, and we will be lesser for it.  The staff at Charlie Hooper's is out of this world amazing, and Taylor is a big part of it.  She will be missed, we wish her well.

The good part of last night was you guys, and the amount of fun you insist on having during quiz.  I just sit there and read questions and answers, you guys enjoy the everloving shit out of it.  It makes my Wednesdays just oh so awesome.  And last night was very much as fun as any of the nights we've shared.  The thing that stuck out the most to me was the odd choices for when GWD decided to give me pronunciation guides for our answers.  Let's be clear, a LOT of the times I need them.  Some of the answers to our questions are words I'm not at all familiar with.  It's especially helpful when the answer is the name of someone from another country, like Iran or China or anywhere not using a latin-based alphabet.  For that, I am forever grateful to GWD.

But last night, I was given pronunciation guides for Dom DeLuise, Osage, and Sojourner.  But NOT for Charizard.  One of these things is not like the other.  I was never a pokenerd, though I definitely could have been had I been a different age when it came out.  I can definitely nerd out about that kind of stuff.  I still nerd out over certain video games (OMG SIMS 4 IS ALMOST OUT!) and wish I had more time to nerd out over Dungeons & Dragons (OMG FIFTH EDITION PLAYER'S HANDBOOK COMES OUT NEXT WEEK!) so it's not like Pokemon wouldn't have been right up my alley, but I just missed the craze.  So Charizard...yeah, I don't exactly know where the emPHAsis goes on each sylLAble.  Luckily a crowd of like 50 quizzers corrected me, so thanks for that.

It's on me, to be sure.  I should have looked it up before I even showed up at Hooper's last night and been prepared.  But I didn't.  It was more fun my way, anyway.

Also, to the member of Finding Gary Busey who wants to dispute whether the General Lee was a Dodge Charger or a Dodge Challenger, I'll just leave you with this:  Wikipedia, Google 

1st Place - Beware the Bandersnatch, 73 Points
2nd Place - O Captain, My Captain, 72 Points
3rd Place - Not Car Ramrod, 71 Points

Great night, folks!  Can't wait to do it again.  AND GO ROYALS!  1ST PLACE!

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 week, I've been Dave and you've been great!

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