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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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7:05 AM, March 06, 2015
Scores
Oracle Trail Transplants 85

Scooby Dooby Jews 70

Stingy Ninja Crew 64

PG 51

Maples Leaves 50

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Marissa (KataMari)

I was born & raised in San Diego, California, I left for a few years to attend and graduate from the University of Arizona. Bear down! I used to spend my days teaching Tucson's youth--the future of America (get out while you can--seriously.) So, now I'm embarking to medical school. In my spare time, I enjoy geeking out at quiz or hanging with friends!

I love animals, science, books....and quizzing! There's more to know...but really, who cares?

Keep Calm & Geek On!

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they turn to the Geek Side. Mine came when I was 6. It was Saturday morning and my older brother was watching ThunderCats. I was quite the animal lover, so all of the wild-ish characters appealed to me. I was also quite sure that my dad was Vultureman in disguise. Must have been his laugh. Anyway, from there, I’d watch Transformers, traded in my My Little Pony figures for Legos and comic books (X Men, Batman and  the like) …and then I got a GameBoy. Holy game cartridges. So. Much. Fun. Tonight’s quiz, brought back some nostalgia with our 8-Bit audio round and the mention of The Ocarina of Time.

Round 1 was blown way out of proportion by quizzers, who thought it wasn’t fun to have a round on wind instruments. King Tut had some Trumpets, The Animanicas loved their silly Saxophone and always get your eyes checked for glaucoma if you are blowing a lot. Yes, that mean you, too ladies. Round 2 was amazing! Albeit, easy hits were turned into 8 bit songs. I would’ve liked to see a little harder questions. But everyone enjoyed The Beatles and Nirvana. I felt like I had heard theses before that day…how bizarre. Round 3 had teams debate whether Homer Simpson or Uncle Phil had said a specific quote. Home loves beer almost as much as Uncle Phil loves Vivian. I love James Avery…but mostly because he voiced Master Shredder. And we all know how much I love Shredder.

Ladies can be just as evil as men, as round 4 reminded us. After all, we have uteruses that turn us into super-villains once a month. Poison Ivy was one answer that had teams get wrong, but only because they only wrote “Ivy.” You have to be specific, yo! Also who cares about Tonya Harding anymore? Let’s beat her with a crowbar and see how she likes it. The visual round 5 had my ladybits all in a twitch. Idris Elba is a sexy sexy man. Plus, his accent. *swoon* But teams had to guess the movie from a replacement version with his sexiness in it. Hitch with Elba would have been better, but sadly, we were looking for that shite-fest “50 Shades of Grey.” Tommy Boy was a great answer, too! Love these fun rounds. And round 6 was fun for all, as I gave a slightly twisted tale of a Broadway play and the teams had to guess the name that was one letter off. Abes in Toyland sounds like Lincoln porn. Ent was an awesome answer--I’m such a Tolkien Fanatic. But The Ion King made me grin, while My Air Lady gave me the perfect moment to play “Inflatable You” by Tim Minchin. Muaha!

Our round 7 audio clips had different singers singing “My Girl” by the Temptations. Baby Michael is of course, an acceptable answer for Michael Jackson. But “Screech” from Saved By The Bell does not sound quite like Dolly Parton. Good try, chaps. And lastly our random knowledge round covered things from the Salvation Army, Ostriches, medical school (yay!) and the lesser known faces of the Boy Bands we loved.

Our four teams (and the cheeky staff team) battled out for top spots. Second place was awarded to the Scooby Dooby Jews and first place was snagged by the Oracle Trail Transplants! Jo Ann won the email bonus and given a choice, decided that the bottle opener/flash drive was better than the candy cigarettes. Spot on, too. All in all, a great quiz! It sadly, will be my last as the usual host. For, due to school, I must take a step back. I’ll be around, but Quizmaster Scoobs will be taking over the helm at Playground. Until next time…Thundercats, ho!!

Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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6:50 AM, February 26, 2015
Scores
Citizen 4.1 Beta 66

PG 59

18 inches deep 53

Better Late Than Pregnant 40

Velazguezezesz 11

eric and brooke 8

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Marissa (KataMari)

I was born & raised in San Diego, California, I left for a few years to attend and graduate from the University of Arizona. Bear down! I used to spend my days teaching Tucson's youth--the future of America (get out while you can--seriously.) So, now I'm embarking to medical school. In my spare time, I enjoy geeking out at quiz or hanging with friends!

I love animals, science, books....and quizzing! There's more to know...but really, who cares?

Keep Calm & Geek On!

Today marks the release day for the DC Trinity War sets from HeroClix.  While everyone is drooling & having bidding wars for White Rabbit, I'm just hoping for a Sinestro or Johnny Quick & Atomica.  I get that most people don't care about this at all but it's something that I really like and am newly into. You should've seen how excited I was when I opened my sets at the bar. How can you geeks not like a tabletop game where you can put together a team that includes your favorite MarvelDC, movie and random set characters? Besides, unless you are after rare pieces, you can pick up your faves for $2-$10. Anyway, my brain is pondering what pieces I will get in my booster set (will I get a rare?), so let's do a quick recap of our quiz:

Round 1: While I wish there were more people who watched the IT Crowd, there were really no questions in our IT Crowd round. See, each answer just had an "-it" in it. So, we talked about Italy, Mitt Romey (arse), Literati, the mother effing Lite-Brite and Critical Hits. BUT, damn it most teams didn't know what a crit it. It made me sad. Sad Mari is sad.

Round 2 covered instrumental portions of songs that had instrument names in the song name or artist name. Piano Man? Easy. "I Turn My Camera On" by Spoon? Hard. But interesting. Except I just don't see the appeal of Meghan Trainor. Apparently, I'm not 6 or "all bought bat bass" as my favorite 6 year old sings.

As a medical professional, round 3 was funny...but I would've liked more medical things. But teams had to guess if the thing lasted more or less than 4 hours. Like the awkward silence after you call out someone else's name in bed. Or the relationship after. Boo...but teams did pretty well. I've never even heard of the Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896. 

I'm not up on my recent stuff, so I didn't know nearly any of the questions in round 4, but teams did. Sao Paolo is out of water? Aren't they near an ocean? Can't they use science to get fresh water? Also haven't parts of Africa been out of water for like, decades? And no one cares about Bill O'Reilly or George Zimmerman. Go away.

Visual round covered Governors and matching them to states. I'm not up on my politics either because i only know Jerry Brown and Chris Christie. Teams did better than expected. They all can't be Ahnold.

The Great White North round of Round 6 was cool, but didn't have any Game of Thrones questions, so we will not discuss it. Just kidding. Chris Rock sang a duet with Barry White in Space Jam? I need to watch that movie just to see it. Congrats to Walter White for getting 4 Emmys. I need to watch that show too. And I tip my hat to the Canadian porn star Peter North for his 1,633 porn titles. That's a lot of Canadian bacon makin'. 

I was excited at round 7's use of audio samples from Thug Notes, a fun YouTube segment where this homie explain book synopses and uses cursing and ghetto language. Seriously, "The Hobbit" was the best one. Go watch it. But teams had some issues remembering "A Tale of Two Cities" and "a Clockwork Orange". "The Raven' was easy. Nevermore.

And random knowledge was fun with Areosmith, Opera, more Italy and figuring out if Bats were Kosher enough to serve at Passover (they aren't). Who know that he next Batman could be based in Moscow? Maybe he'd have a fur-lined Batsuit.

Let's see....Quizzer John won the email bonus prize, but after an incident with a cactus, sent Mimi, his proxy-wife up to receive it for him. His team, Citizen 4.1 Beta, won first place! Woo! And while the staff at Playground won second place fair and square, they defaulted their prize to third-place team "18 Inches Deep", who were quiz virgins. Fitting. Also, I loved how they were jamming out when I played Spinal Tap's "Big Bottom".

Remember Saturday is the Parks & Rec themed quiz! Go to the website for more info! And we'll see you guys next week!! <3

Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
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9:58 PM, February 19, 2015
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The Jogging Dead 71

To Infinity & Beyonce 69

Veni Vidi Vinnie 64

Accidental Right Swipe 60

R.O.U.S's 48

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Playground, Wednesdays 7:30pm
Marissa (KataMari)

I was born & raised in San Diego, California, I left for a few years to attend and graduate from the University of Arizona. Bear down! I used to spend my days teaching Tucson's youth--the future of America (get out while you can--seriously.) So, now I'm embarking to medical school. In my spare time, I enjoy geeking out at quiz or hanging with friends!

I love animals, science, books....and quizzing! There's more to know...but really, who cares?

Keep Calm & Geek On!

Sometimes the best things in life are the answers my quizzers put on their answer sheets. While most teams guess actual movies that John Travolta was in, I’ll always have one or two teams that make me laugh when reading answers. That makes it all worth it.

Round 1 covered famous quotes that were attributed to random people and teams had to guess the real sayer of the things. I liked how we stuck in a dig at Wesley Snipes but no one really knew. And I totally read “Any Samberg” instead of ”Sheryl Sandberg,” SNL on the brain, I guess.

Round two was awful Jesus parody songs. I already put my complaint into the big wigs. UGH. And the covers were okay over all…but why does it have to be Jesus? My favorite part was when I sang “You’re So Vain” to a drunk pack of girls taking selfies at the bar. Heh.

So. We (and I mean all the quizmasters of the US) stayed in a hotel in Austin once, where ICP had just stayed at a few months previously. Now, you should know that we QMs know how to have a good time and we got to crazy, drunk, insane…that the hotel sent us a letter stating that we were “worse than ICP”. We rule, guys. But, round 3 was ALL about either KISS or ICP. Kiss started in the Popcorn club and ICP co-wrote songs about ass-licking with Jack White. Talk about your Icky Thump.

Round four reminded me of a song by Ylvis (the “What Does the Fox Say” band) called “Massachusetts”. I’ll leave it here (www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvUMV1N7eGM) for your listening pleasure. Enjoy. That was more well-received than the round.

The visual round covered John Travolta scenes from movies that teams had to name. Pulp Fiction, Grease and Saturday Night Fever were all easy. But many people  missed their movies like Swordfish, Get Shorty or Battlefield earth. One team’s guess is not the title!!

I get it, East Coast. It’s cold. I’m sweating at 80 degrees, so suck it. But round 6 was all about cold things. Professor Coldheart was drawn on an answer sheet….so cute! Mr Freeze ruled Batman & Robin and if the Ice Capades still did Star Wars on Ice, I’d totally go see it. “Luke, I am your…” “TOEPICK!” Aw yea.

Rebooting Spider-man again? Aw. How about a Venom movie instead? But the audio round was full of Spiderman alumni in other movies that we had to guess. Damn I love Sideways and Django clips. All teams did really well!

Last ly the random knowledge round was super random with things like pistol shrimp, south American geography, Babe Ruth, Cartoon Network and farts. The more you toot….

Vince won the email bonus prize and won a respectable 3rd place. Second place winnings of $10 to Playground was To Infinity & Beyonce! And regular quizzers Jeff & Mimi scored a perfect round and won some money-- $25 to the bar. MMm!!!

 

Remember the Parks & Rec quiz is next Saturday 2/28/15 at 8pm. Look on the website for more info!! See you guys next week!

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