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Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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10:41 AM, April 24, 2014
Scores
Beware the Bandernsatch 89

Tax That Ass! 77

Poon Tang Clan 76

Stu's Dungeon Dropouts 72

Bill Cosby's Meat Sweaters 72

Spray Them Titties 67

Bring Your Own Baby 60

Grade School Dropouts 58

#PrayForMiley 57

Cinge 52

#Hashtag 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!

Last night just lent itself perfectly to topical music.  It also lent itself to REALLY high scores and a damn close race for 2nd place.  1st place was never really in question, thanks to a combo of well-played jokers and un-played jokers.  Beware the Bandersnatch couldn't have picked a better time to joker, but in the end it didn't matter.  They could have used their joker in literally ANY round last night, and they would still have won.

That will happen when your worst round of the night is a 7.

But our first round was all about words spelled using letters from the word "Wednesday", so I played Simon and Garfunkel's "Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.".  Not as perfectly fitting as I got to do on Tuesday by playing Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Tuesday's Gone", but still it worked.

Our music round was all Prince covers of songs, so of course I played Prince coming out of it.

The visual round had a picture of Rick Astley in it, and most of you got that.  That's amazing.  Internet high five.  So OF COURSE we're going to listen to Rick Astley comnig out of round 5.  Many of you were shocked to find out that he indeed had another song besides "Never Gonna Give You Up", but he does.  "Together Forever" sounds EXACTLY THE DAMN SAME, but it is a different song.  As different as night and...later that night.

And our 2nd audio round of the night was 2 1/2 minutes of Clay Aiken announcing his candidacy for Senate.  I thought this round was going to be a lot tougher than it was, but when no teams got less than 7 in the round I'd say you pretty much nailed it.  So coming out of round 7?  "Invisible" by Clay Aiken.

I'm nothing if not topical.

Strong night at Charlie Hooper's, as always.  We were impressed, but not at all surprised, by how many people showed up last night considering what a BEAUTIFUL NIGHT it was in Kansas City.  But like I told the Hooper's people, this is just too much damn fun for people to not show up.  We've got a good thing going, so we're going to keep it going.

Perfect Scores:

Round 1 - No perfect scores.  4 teams with 7/8.
Round 2 - No perfect scores.  Top score was 14/16 by Stu's Dungeon Dropouts.
Round 3 - TWO perfect scores in this 16-point round.  Tax That Ass! and Beware the Bandersnatch know their artists!
Round 4 - No perfect scores.  2 teams with 7/8.
Round 5 - 6 teams with perfect 8/8.
Round 6 - Perfect scores from Beware the Bandersnatch and Spray Them Titties (SPRAAAAY THEMMMM TITTIEEEEEEES)
Round 7 - 9 teams with perfect 8/8.  You will all now vote for Clay Aiken.  And actually one member of Bill Cosby's Meat Sweaters will be able to vote for Clay Aiken here shortly since she's moving to NC :-(
Round 8 - Top score was 10/16 by Beware the Bandersnatch.  Round 8 was BRUTALLY hard last night!

But even with a brutally hard round 8, we still ended up with monster scores thanks to an extra 8 points possible in the quiz.

1st Place goes to Beware the Bandersnatch with 89 points!  That's 86% of the max, so about the same as scoring 82 in a regular quiz.  And as we know, 82 would be pretty damn impressive as well.

2nd Place goes to Tax That Ass!  They were able to pull out 77 points and hold off Poon Tang Clan's hopeful claim for 2nd with 76 points.  If Tax That Ass! had jokered round 3 when they had 16/16, they still would have gotten 2nd but it wouldn't have been at all close.

The lesson here, then, is know your fancy-ass art!

Thanks again, everyone!  As always, it's one of the highlights of my week.  I had a blast, I hope you did as well, and we'll do it again next week!

Make sure you're following us 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.

Don't forget about our AWESOME Star Wars Quiz coming up on Sunday, May 4th, at 6pm RIGHT HERE at Charlie Hooper's!

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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12:41 PM, April 17, 2014
Scores
Would 82

Fuckin' Classy 76

Ain't That Some Shit 74

Lack of Institutional Support 72

Beware the Bandersnatch 70

Andre No Johnson 69

M as in Mancy 66

That Baby Don't Look Like Me 63

#Hashtag 58

Grade School Dropouts 58

The Hairless Bears 49

Fucking Awesome 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!

What if I told you that a word can be both a question and a statement?

For those of you who have played at Charlie Hooper's frequently, or even at other venues around the city, you've probably heard of the team named Would.  Would has been playing at Charlie Hooper's since December of 2012.  They're not there every single week, but they're still every bit the definition of regular.

They have a regular table, which is the foosball table that has a slab of wood put over the top of it to become a regular table for quiz time.

They have a regular roster, though the spots also do rotate a bit.  But you can usually recognize the team by seeing 2 or 3 guys mixed then with others that come when available.

And they have a regular result.  They win.

According to de facto team captain Steven, since their first GWD Quiz at Hooper's in December of 2012 they've won 30 Geeks Who Drink Quizzes and placed 2nd another 11 times.  They also won the first ever CowTown Challenege in December of 2013 beating out all of the other top teams in the city in the final quiz of the year, taking home a wonderful cash prize in the process.

Would?  Have.  Did.

Their name is often misunderstood.  Many think it's just "Wood".  Even more wonder where it came from and what it means.  Is it a reference to the song by Alice in Chains?  No, no it is not.  The name came about as almost an accident.  Something that just became their name because they needed a name.  But once you've built a name for yourself, it's hard to change that.  Would now means something to them, and to others.

It means you better bring your fucking A-game.  Would, indeed, will.

They can be beaten, of course.  Even George Brett struck out now and then.  And sometimes their role is to serve as a point of motivation for other teams.  Beating Would can often be better than winning in general.  But it's not something you should count on, because it won't happen very often.

And it didn't happen once again last night.

We got past the microphone problems and still got mostly on track for the night, thanks for sticking through that with me.  New mics have already been ordered and are on the way, thanks once again to Jim at Charlie Hooper's for coming to my voice's rescue!

We tested your knowledge of words with at least two Z's in them, Boy Bands through the ages, Yo Mama's weight relative to other numbers, Knox 'n Boots, Psychotic Smiles from the movies, People Who Have Been In My Kitchen, places as described by a bad stereotype, and Ben Stein, gender transitions and Jodie Foster.

We had perfect scores in round 1 from Would, Fuckin' Classy and Beware the Bandersnatch.  Another perfect score in round 3 from the best/worst team name of the night, Andre No Johnson.  Ain't That Some Shit gave us a perfect score in round 4.  Almost EVERYONE got perfect scores in round 5 and nobody missed more than 1.  Round 6 kicked everyone's ass with 6 being the top score.  Perfect scores in round 7 from Would and Grade School Dropouts.

It was also revealed that far too many of you youngsters have no idea who Cliff Clavin is, and think Cheers was from the 70s.  Ouch.  Right in the gray hair.

In the end, though we had an EXCELLENTLY played game from Ain't That Some Shit they fell short of the prize money in 3rd place with 74 points.  Fuckin' Classy took an early lead but faded a bit after the break and held on for 2nd with 76 points.  Would took home 1st place once again with 82 points.

It's just what they do.

Thanks again everyone for spending the evening with us!  GO ROYALS!

Remember we've got the Star Wars quiz coming up right here at Charlie Hooper's on Sunday, May 4, at 6:00pm!  GET HERE EARLY TO GET YOUR TABLE BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO BE PACKED!!!  Find out all the details at www.geekswhodrink.com/starwars.

Until next week, 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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10:25 AM, April 10, 2014
Scores
Let's Go Royals (clap-clap-clapclapclap) 88

Bill Cosby's Meat Sweaters 81

Beware the Bandersnatch 78

Team Team #2 77

Buried Von Erichs 74

All the Fucking Chicken 74

Team Team 74

UConn Make It 3 In A Row 73

M as in Mancy 72

Lack of Institutional Support 70

Waldo Trio 68

Team Us +1 67

Grade School Dropouts 62

Celebrity Deathmatch: Macho Man vs Ultimate Warrior 58

3 Groovy Girls 46

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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!

At a place where big crowds and big scores are absolutely the norm, last night proved to be one of the biggest for both of those things.

We usually see 10-11 teams every night at Charlie Hooper's, with our biggest non-event quiz (like a themed quiz or Quiz For a Cause) being 14.  So last night's 15 teams was simply AWESOME!  We literally could not have fit anyone else in the red room, and we had two teams out in the annex playing.  I'll tell you, if this becomes a thing, we'll have even more ammo to convince Charlie Hooper's to just give us the whole bar every night!  And I'd be TOTALLY fine with that!

The other thing about Hooper's is that it usually takes a pretty damn good score to win here, and usually if you're in the mid 70s you're going to be competitive, depending on the night.  Score in the 80s you're almost guaranteed to win.  Well we had 10 teams at 70 or above, and a 3-way tie for 5th at 74.  78 points is almost always taking home one of the gift cards, but tonight it was 3rd.  81 points has almost never not been enough for the win, but tonight it was 2nd.  And by a lot.

Because the team of Let's Go Royals (clap-clap-clapclapclap) went nuclear and scored 88 points out of a possible 96.  They missed the first question on the quiz, then didn't miss again until round 6.  Perfect scores in our music round, which was about songs with clapping in them so that was just meant to be, and then also in rounds 3, 4 and 5.  When you hit 92% of the max, yeah, you're gonna win.  And they did.  Let's Go Royals has the 2nd highest score I've ever seen at Charlie Hooper's, finishing just 1 point my now long lost team of Do What I Mean, Not What I Say who had 89 back on December 12.

In other awesomeness last night, we had a solo player for the 2nd week in a row and for the 2nd week in a row our solo player DIDN'T finish last!  That is a huge accomplishment, you know.  This is not an easy quiz for most *teams*, it's especially hard if you've only got your own brain to think of these answers.  58 points by yourself, well done.  And you also got the most boo's, if not the most booze, for a team name of Celebrity Deathmatch:  Macho Man vs. Ultimate Warrior.  But somehow nobody boo'd Buried Von Erichs.  Lack of understanding here.  Ultimate Warrior came from the very famous Von Erich family of professional wrestlers and was known as Kerry Von Erich.  Only Kevin Von Erich is left, who wrestled in the WCW under the name The Golden Warrior.

Other notables performances last night include perfect scores in Round 1 from Bill Cosby's Meat Sweaters and Grade School Dropouts.  Round 3 was aced by UConn Make It 3 In a Row.  Round 4 was perfect for 5 teams, including All The Fucking Chicken, M as in Mancy and Lack of Institutional Support.  The visual round about Felt-on-Felt Violence saw perfect scores from 5 teams including Team Team and Team Team #2 and Team Us +2.  Go originality.  Team Us +2 also won our e-mail prize for the night, as "John" picked up the paper lantern at the behest of his much cuter counterpart.

It was truly a great night highlighted by the big crowd and the big scores.  You guys always make it so fun, I typically leave Charlie Hooper's wondering why I bother getting paid to do this because of how enjoyable it is.  Last night was absolutely no exception.  You all rock.

So thanks again for another great night!  Congrats to Let's Go Royals for the big win and Bill Cosby's Meat Sweaters for 2nd place.

DO NOT FORGET about our AWESOME next themed quiz coming up, right here at Charlie Hooper's, on May 4th at 6pm.  It's time to let the Wookie win, as we quiz you about Star Wars!  Also we've got another Quiz For a Cause coming up on May 7th, so get your teams ready for that and bring as many people as you can so we can help raise money for Spofford.  And finally make sure you're following us on Facebook to stay up to date on all the latest Geeks Who Drinks happenings.  You should follow Geeks Who Drink as well, you don't want to miss things like the free answer every day or videos of our QuizMasters (AND CHARLIE HOOPER'S) singing the Golden Girls theme song.

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

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