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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
Scores
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

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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!

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!

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Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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12:00 PM, August 07, 2014
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RPF140025 Lack of Institutional Support 84

RPF140538 M as in Mancy 80

RPF140227 Beware the Bandersnatch 78

RPF140225 Not Car Ramrod 77

RPF140226 A Whiff of Old Toby 74

I am Groot? 74

RPF140011 Herman's Hermits 73

RPF140202 Trojan Rabbit 70

My Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem 68

Went on Safari and all I Got was a Stupid Virus 61

More Fireball 53

Buttered 49

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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!

On the subject of "there's more than one way to skin a cat", American philosopher Saul Kripke might say "If you skin your cat, there's at least one possible world in which the cat still has its skin, but you must refer to it by name in order to ensure you're referring to the same cat when speaking of it as having skin in another possible world."  He also would be a joy to have at the Monopoly board, since one of his primary fields is mathematical logic.  That guy would have the the odds calculated and memorized of the odds of landing on each square and would base all decisions on that, and we'd end up throwing houses at him.

That's probably why we don't play Monopoly with mathematical logicians.  Honestly, most people don't play Monopoly because they say it takes too long.  That's probably because you're not playing by the actual rules, and instead are doing things that introduce too much money into the game.  If you keep the only sources of money to be rent, passing Go, Chance/Community Chest cards, etc., and stop giving everyone $500 when they land on Free Parking, the game will actually end pretty quickly.

But there's tons of ways to play Monopoly, and so says pragmatist William James, "If the Free Parking kitty rule works satisfactorily, then it is 'true.'"  There's more than one way to skin a cat.

There's also more than one way to hook up audio at Charlie Hooper's, apparently.  And thankfully.  Since it's my first day (side note:  this was quiz #51 that I've hosted at Charlie Hooper's), I somehow managed to show up without the power adapter for my mixer.  I had it the night before at Conrad's, and that's probably where it still is.  I'm a GD genius.  But a quick run to Radio Shack gave me the ability to hook my laptop straight into the receiver, so we had music and audio rounds which was what's important.  I'm loud, you can hear.  Then about 6 questions into round 1, we figure out I actually can just plug the mic straight into the wall, use the Mic 1 volume knob on the receiver, and I've got mic.

As it turns out, I don't even need a mixer at Hooper's.  That's how awesome it is there.  51 freaking quizzes there.  Could be 53, but I took 2 days off this year.

The Rumble in the Pub is under way and it is ON!  7 out of the 12 teams that played last night are registered for the Rumble.  Three walked away with points, while 4th place Not Car Ramrod was 1 point away from tying for 3rd.

Beware the Bandersnatch got 3rd and had an outstanding night outside of 2 rounds.  Apparently they are not Woody Harrelson fans, and identifying shows/movies by their assistant is not their forte.  But basically everything else is.  Three perfect scores, plus a 14-point music round, 78 points, good enough for 3rd.

Second place went to M as in Mancy, with possibly their highest scoring night ever.  They also had 3 perfect rounds and a 14-point music round, and also struggled a bit with the Woody Harrelson movies and Philosophers.

The winners of the night were Lack of Institutional Support, with just a monstrous night of 84 points charged up by a perfect music round to go with 2 other perfect rounds, and 2 more rounds of 7 out of 8.  A fantastic effort, especially by 3 people.  Good luck, Aric!  Have fun!

If you're not signed up for the Rumble yet, DO IT NOW!  Registration ends on Sunday night.  It costs you nothing, and you don't have to do anything different besides keep showing up for quizzes.  Very simple stuff!  SIGN UP NOW

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That's it for this week!  I'll see you all next time.  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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12:21 PM, July 31, 2014
Scores
Team 82

Would 77

WebMD Says I Have Ebola 76

Beware the Bandersnatch 73

Lack Of Institutional Support 70

There's a 42% Chance We Are Car Ramrod 68

Sunburnt Drunk People 67

Herman's Hermits 66

Poop Stricken Babies 65

Fuck If I Know 64

Finding Gary Busey 62

Fun Without Bill: V2 57

The Shiny Demons 54

The Outcasts 54

Trojan Rabbit 46

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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!

I was going to call this particular blog Marching Banned, but I decided to instead make a 4th-grade level joke instead.  It was always one of my favorites as a kid.  Have you read the book "The Yellow River" by I.P. Freely?  Foreword by Willie Makit.  Illustrated by Betty Wont.

Gold, Jerry!  GOLD!

9-year old Dave is busting a gut somewhere.  Probably right in the middle of class, thus getting my name written on the board, thus losing 5 minutes of recess.  I bet in my time in elementary school I lost the equivilent of 1 year of recess because I just simply couldn't stop talking in class.  I wasn't trying to be disrespectful to the teacher, but that didn't stop me from being really good at it.  But I was hyper, social, distracted and bored, so of course I was going to talk.  Losing 5 minutes of recess and/or getting my name written on the board simply wasn't a deterrent to me.  Obviously.  Because I just kept doing it.  Hell, I have a hard time not striking up side conversations in meetings, which is also disrespectful.  Maybe I'll suggest to my CIO that we start writing people's names on the white board when they talk out of turn, and those people have to stay an extra 5 minutes after work.

Let's see how far that gets us.

Where was I?  Oh yeah, the freaking awesomeness that was Charlie Hooper's and quiz last night!  We were spilling out of the red room like an overstuffed sausage.  I love it.  Charlie Hooper's loves it.  The new owners were VERY impressed.  And I'm pretty sure you all had a good time.  Even with as rough as the music round was, some teams killed it!

Two answers last night had to do with How I Met Your Mother, one in round 1 and the other in round 5.  Not sure that's all that noteworthy, but I found it interesting.  More interesting than knowing Kevin Spacey is 5 years older to the day than Sandra Bullock.  But you know what round kicked the most ass?  The Word Count round, where you had the name the Xth word of a song/phrase/book/etc.  That was awesome.  Very creative, TONS of potential there so expect to see this round again, and it was much more difficult than I thought it would be.  I think the "O Canada" question really caught people by surprise.  To be honest, I probably would have answered "my" as well.  But it's "our".  Leave it to Canadians to not be selfish, even when signing their national anthem.  Also, I had no clue what the "Paul Clifford" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton reference was.

Oh and you know what else?  I was wrong about GWD being wrong about the Jurassic Park thing.  Apparently those aren't dinosaurs flying near the helicopter at the end of the movie, they're birds.  I feel foolish, but I would have SWORN those were pteradactyls or however the hell you spell that.  Nope, pelicans.  Same thing, right?  So, once again proving that the writers do indeed know more than the QuizMasters.  Yeah, well, I can rock the mic at least!

Me being wrong is as inevitable as Death and Taxes, which is of course what our round 6 was about.  Round 7 rocked with Betty, and of course we finished it up with random knowledge.

Round 1 Perfect Scores:  Would and Beware the Bandersnatch
Round 4 Perfect Scores:  Team, Would, Beware the Bandersnatch and Lack of Institutional Support
Round 5 Perfect Scores:  10 out of 15 teams
Round 7 Perfect Scores:  Would, WebMD Says I Have Ebola and Beware the Bandersnatch

And your winners for the night:

1st Place:  Team, with 82 points
2nd Place:  Would, with 77 points

Another great week!  You guys kick ass, can't wait to do it again next week.

RUMBLE IN THE PUB IS COMING TO KANSAS CITY!  Compete against teams not only from our region, but from all over the country.  There's more at stake than just pride, there's going to be a pretty awesome amount of money at the end of this.  Register your team now, it's free and easy!  Contest starts August 4!

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

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