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Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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10:53 AM, October 09, 2014
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Beware the Bandersnatch 81

Herman's Hermits 79

Lack of Institutional Support 79

Hispanic at the Disco 69

The Feathered Merkin Goes to Camp 68

Finding Gary Busey 63

M as in Mancy 62

Blue October 61

Poon Tang Clan 58

Uterine Hiccups 57

Half Fast 55

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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!

So there were multiple things I found impressive at last night's quiz at Hooper's.

1st, we had a new (to quiz night) server with us named Katie and it's like she'd been handling the room of rowdies for 3 straight months.  Not an an ounce of dropoff in awesomeness from the Hooper's staff.  We expect the best, and we get even better.

2nd, our newest noob Nathan was spectacular and a natural as QM.  This was his first exposure really ever to a GWD quiz, and he killed it.  Picked up everything immediately, had great rapport with the crowd, and needed almost no guidance at all from me, which was good because I wasn't really giving any.  Killed it.  Welcome aboard.

3rd, Beware the Bandersnatch had a nearly perfect round 8 to come from behind to win last night with 81 monster points.  Any win at Hooper's is a big win, because holy crap we get so many good teams in there.  81 is also always impressive.  Doing it with a 30-point round 8 is just...well, awesome.

Finally, Kenny of Herman's Hermits and his beer chugging ability.  We had a tie for 2nd last night between the Hermits and Lack of Institutional Support at 79 points, and thus we got to see the best tiebreaker in all of sports.  By my calculations, he finished his beer in approximately 0.13 seconds.  Good LAWD!  And then the successful whistle afterwards.  It wasn't a great whistle, but it was indeed a whistle.

Awesome night as always.  Wish we could do it every night!

Our next themed quiz is coming up on Saturday, October 25!  8:00pm at The Other Place, so start boning up on Gozer the Gozerian, Zuul, and Slimer because we're going to celebrate the 30th anniversary of GHOSTBUSTERS!  Full details here!

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 all next time!  Make sure you're following us on Facebook to stay up to date on scheduling, since the Royals post-season games could very much change/cancel some quizzes in the next couple of weeks.  Unless you hear differently, assume Quiz is on!  We will post on Facebook as soon as we know there's a change!

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

Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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1:06 PM, October 02, 2014
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Lack of Institutional Support 79

Herman's Hermits 73

Urethra Franklin 71

Scotty Don't 70

Beware the Bandersnatch 70

Would 70

The Cork Soakers 59

The Poontang Clan 57

Oh God Oh God We're All Gonna Die 55

Great Big Heaving Lungs 54

Potent Potables 54

We Miss Curtis :-( 49

Royally Yosted 48

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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!

Charlie Hooper's, and the people who play quiz at Charlie Hooper's, rule the quizdom.  For the last 15 months I've been chronicling that, don't really have any new information to add.  You continue to be a joy to host for, the bar staff loves serving you, and we always have a great time.

Nothing new.  It'd be considered routine if it wasn't so awesome.

You know what isn't routine?  October baseball in Kansas City.  For the first time ever, we're having to deal with things we've never really had to deal with before.  Like the chances of there being a Royals playoff game on the same night as quiz.  It could happen in a week, if the Royals and Angels go to game 5.

So many of you that are quizzers weren't alive in 1985, or if you were you were too young to even remember it happening.  I was 9, so I remember it vividly.  It didn't mean as much to me as it did to people even 5 years older than me or beyond, but man I was excited about that.  I remember everyone off of that team, and can recall the details.  I remember George Brett catching a pop-up to end game 3, the first World Series game we won that year, and showing it to his pitcher (Bret Saberhagen, who had just thrown a 6-hit, 1-run masterpiece of a complete game).  I remember Charlie Leibrandt leaving the mound in the 8th inning of game 6 with tears in his eyes, because he had done everything that could have been expected of him but we were still losing 1-0 and facing elimination.  I remember Jorge Orta being called safe at 1st in the 9th when he should have been called out.  I remember Jack Clark missing an overly routine pop-up on the next AB that allowed Balboni to get a hit instead.  I remember Orta being thrown out at 3rd on a bunt attempt from Jim Sundberg, thus becoming the first out of the inning that he was supposed to have been at 1st anyway.  This is a fact Cardinals fans still, 29 years later, choose to forget.  I remember the passed ball on Worrell that moved the runners up 90 feet and forced St. Louis to intentionally walk Hal McRae to get to the pitcher spot (because they didn't have the rule back then about using AL rules at AL parks and NL rules at NL parks yet).  Dane Iorg pinch hit for Dan Quisenberry.  Dane Iorg, who played for St. Louis from 1977-1984, is a career .276 hitter but hit a BLISTERING .522 in the post-season for his career.  With 1 out in the bottom of the 9th and the bases loaded in an elimination game of the World Series, nobody has ever needed a hit as badly as Dane Iorg needed a hit.

Dane Iorg laced a single to RF.  Onix Concepcion sprinted home and took his position to help guide in the next runner.  Jim Sundberg, our Catcher, sprinted around 3rd heading for home.  The throw to the plate was just late enough, Jim Sundberg slid under the tag, the Royals have forced a game 7 in the World Series.  Dane Iorg did his post-game interview on the field with a bloody nose, because relief pitcher Steve Farr had inadvertantly punched him in the face during the ensuing celebration.

The Royals would win the final game 11-0, with Bret Saberhagen pitching a Complete Game Shutout.  And burned into my memory forever is Saberhagen and Brett, on the infield together, watching the final out glide towards Darryl Motley in the outfield.  The cameras caught Brett, while the ball was still in the air, telling Saberhagen to wait...wait...wait...CELEBRATE!  Sabes leaps into Brett's arms, the team rushes the field and mobs everyone, 41,658 were in attendance but hundreds of thousands will claim to have been for the years to follow.

And you have to understand, this wasn't a fluke for the Royals.  The mid 70's through mid 80's, the Royals were about as good as any team in all of Major League Baseball.  Back then it was REALLY hard to get to the playoffs.  There was only an East and West Divisions in the AL, and you had to win your division to get to the playoffs.  Only 4 out of 26 teams made it (compared to today's 10 out of 30).  The Royals finished 1st in the AL West in 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1984 and 1985.  We went to the World Series in 1980 and 1985.  We were 2nd in the AL West in 1975, 1979, 1982 and 1983.  So from '75-'85, the Royals were NEVER worse than 2nd in their division.  That's astounding.  And it's not like the '85 team was a bunch of aging veterans on their last hurrah.  George Brett was in his prime and would play until 1993.  Willie Wilson and Frank White both played another 5+ years.  Saberhagen was in only his 2nd season, as was Mark Gubicza.   Quisenberry still had 5 more years in him.  So did Steve Balboni.  The Royals had some kid named Kevin Seitzer in their minor leagues already, and were 8 months away from drafting Bo Jackson.

The future looked INCREDIBLY bright.

But until this week, we hadn't been in a post-season game since the ones I described above.

Twenty. Nine. Effing. Years.

And then Tuesday night, holy shit Tuesday night, the Royals did their best to make the wait worth it.

So fogive me for filling this entire quiz blog with gushing about the Royals, but we're starting our 5-game ALDS against the Anaheim Angels tonight and I've thought of little else.  That won't stop until this series is over.  If it goes to 5 games, that will be on Wednesday, October 8.  I'm not even going to mention the power going out last night and us having a long moment of pure silence and darkness!

Congrats to Lack of Institutional Support on the big win last night!  79 points, it was never in doubt!

Herman's Hermits picked up 2nd place with 73, and continue to confound people with the amount of knowledge brought by only 2 people!

Ghostbusters quiz is coming!  Saturday, October 25, 2014, at a time/place still TBD.  Check out all the still developing details at http://www.geekswhodrink.com/ghostbusters

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!  GO ROYALS!

Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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11:11 AM, September 25, 2014
Scores
Herman's Hermits 82

Communism Was Just a Red Herring 81

Morning Would? 80

God Hates Facts 78

M as in Mancy 75

Dammit, LOIS! 75

Beware the Bandersnatch 74

The Poontang Clan 73

We Came Here To Play Pool, Dammit! 72

The Feathered Merkin and the Mooseknuckle of Doom 71

Transvaginal Mesh 62

The Dave


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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!

So last night had a special treat for everyone in attendance.  Not only am I referring to trainee Wyatt, visiting from Omaha, ready to launch our first every quizness in Nebraska, who did a great job last night.  I am of course referring to Dave getting to spend a little bit more time drinking last night, since I didn't have to work as hard, and therefore being a little more under the influence than I normally am.

Which led to me singing along with Ceelo's "Fuck You".  Which led to me full on singing the last half of the song into the mic.  Yes, it's not just a quiz anymore, it's also a serenade.  This is what happens when people dare me to sing.

Like I said, they didn't hire me for my looks.

But, you know, if I can't have fun with you fine people then I can't have fun at all.  And as always, I had fun :-)

Hell I even played 3 rounds while Wyatt was doing his thing.  And I helped my team come in last place.  Woot?

We made words using the letters in Autumn, we listened to songs about Parental Advisory, and we named a bunch of old guitarists.  We lived out our football fantasies, covered the movies that people regret, and talked about current events.  We even did some online dating.

And it was a monstrously high scoring night.  When 10th place has 71 points, and is only 11 points behind 1st, it once again is an example of every single point counting.  71 points has won many quizzes, but tonight it's 10th.  We had 3 teams at 80+

Morning Would? scored a huge 80 points, but walked away empty-handed.  But thanks for the shot!

Communism Was Just a Red Herring barely missed back-to-back wins, coming in 2nd place with 81 points.

Herman's Hermits resumed their spot at the top of the board with 82 points.

And that's our quiz wrapup for the week!

Ghostbusters quiz is coming!  Saturday, October 25, 2014, at a time/place still TBD.  Check out all the still developing details at http://www.geekswhodrink.com/ghostbusters

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

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