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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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11:46 PM, March 25, 2015
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Funny How? Like a Clown? 55

Something Super Girlie 51

Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition


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I am gloriously quizzing at two venues. Monday Nights at Dante's Fire at 8pm. Wednesday Nights at Playground Bar & Lounge at 7:30pm
Stephen (Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition)

Seeing as how I've not quite been a Quizmaster extraordinaire for even a year yet, I'm sure there's plenty of material I have missed out on.  But I think tonight's Round 1 was the first round I've seen exclusively about drinking and all sorts of booze-houndery.  I mean, it is Geeks Who Drink.  Either way, it was quite a fun round…and just reading about some of ze shenanigans these folks got up to, I feel like if I'm going to have some kind of legendary drinking career, I seriously need to step up my game.  After all, I've never judged America's Got Talent, never hung around with Johnny Depp, and never convinced a bunch of silly 'Muricans that Martians were invading. 

I did have some vaguely fun times in college - this one particular party had a few of my friends from Long Island in attendance, and it also single-handedly changed two of the standing rules in the student handbook.  They decided it was necessary to limit the number of visitors that could go in and out of a room per evening…that party held the record as far as I know, as I had 187 people in and out of my little dorm room that night.  Also, because we had an ice luge, the new and improved handbook decided it needed to limit the allowable size of ice in a dorm room.  I could say "oops" but no way José.  It was a party for the ages, especially considering the school only had about 3,200 students and absolutely no Greek system.  For those of you interested in the math, that means that 5.84% of the entire school stopped by my dorm room that night. 

My first year out of college, I was 22, just bought my first new [used] car and was living in a rental property in beautiful downtown Fredericksburg, VA.  There were a few of us that came and went from that house:  Michelle from New York who left after 2 months, Jerkface, a friend from school who only stayed the summer, Lauren the debatable lesbian (nope, just rowed on the crew team and loved her comfortable shoes), Malcolm the tabla-playing fuckhead, Jill the pothead-hottie, Nick the gay guy, Christo Fantastico, my supposed half-brother (a story for another time), and me.  Jeebus, what a fucking menagerie.  There were lots of shenanigans that took place in that house, but my favorite was the time we physically picked up a douche-rocket neighbor's car, and moved the back end so he was parked perpendicular to the curb.  Oddly enough, we never got blamed for it, and he was super nice to us after that.  *author's note and disclaimer:  Don't do that.

Tonight's e-mail bonus winner was Liz…who is the proud owner (again) of the pseudo-patented Geeks Who Drink Don't say the word Shit matches.  There's like a bazillion matches in there, so they should last a while.  Liz won the same prize awhile ago at another venue which shall remain nameless, so she's probably got tons of matches now.  To her credit, when she saw the prize, she didn't say shit, she actually just said fuck.  And the peasants rejoiced. 

It was an intimate affair this evening at ze quiz at ze Playground.  By that I mean, we essentially had one team of 6 (including 2 late-comers).  But they split up initially on the gender lines…males versus females, dudes versus dudettes, guys versus dolls, greasers versus dames…you get the point.  Liz joined the girls soon after starting ze quiz, and then Carley showed up, and while the chicas like to pretend they were magnanimous enough to give up Carley to the guys, I'm going to pretend it's because Carley is vaguely dude-like.  No worries, folks, it's not like she's got an Adam's apple or gigantic truck-a-sauraus hands…she just drinks beer occasionally and burps.  The admission standards are admittedly low for team duder.  Ah well, it kept things even.

At the end of the day, it was the dudes named Funny How? Like a Clown? who took the first place prize with a slightly less than stellar score.  The lady-faces made a good go of it, but fell a bit short, claiming the second place prize for the evening.  Hope to see you all next week!  Fuckity bye!

Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
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12:22 AM, March 19, 2015
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Even My Hangover is Green 76

It's Billy! 74

Why Can't You Hear a Pterodactyl Go to the Bathroom? 62

PG-13 54

Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition


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I am gloriously quizzing at two venues. Monday Nights at Dante's Fire at 8pm. Wednesday Nights at Playground Bar & Lounge at 7:30pm
Stephen (Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition)

Ah, the day after St. Patrick's Day.  It's likely the second-most hungover day of the entire year, behind New Year's Day.  In case you were wondering about the tradition of dyeing things green, the practice of dyeing the river green started in Chicago in 1962, when city officials decided to dye a portion of the Chicago River green.  I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall for that conversation…

"So, I think we should make things greener"

[general murmurs of agreement, one dude is incredibly enthusiastic]

"Okay, Barry, it looks like you're the most excited about this…so you're in charge of it.  What do you recommend we do to enhance the Patrick-ness Sainty-parts of March 17th?"

[exhales enormous cloud of pot smoke]…"dude…why is…like…the water blue?  We should…we should like…make the river green.  Soooo groovy, man…it'll look like liquid leprechauns and pots of gold when the sun hits it, man."

"Barry, you can't…wait, wha?  Hmm.  Lemme hit that, and then re-think my answer.  [massive inhale].  Green river?  Fucking brilliant!  Chaaa-cha-chaaaa, Stroke Me Clover, Bitches!"

Well, I'm sure that's how it went, and I will forever believe it to be true.

Sometimes during ze quiz, there are some rounds that I wish I could be in the crowd playing for, and then there are also rounds that I am so glad that I'm reading.  Tonight's round 4 was definitely the latter.  I am apparently a philistine of the highest order, and I know virtually nothing about American artists.  I would have gotten one point if I were playing by myself tonight.  Luckily all of tonight's teams did way better than that, and for that I tip my cap to you.

When there are a lot of wrong answers about questions, I like to present tonight's paraphrased Hilarity of the Incorrect by Scoobs (otherwise known as "what did you learn?")…[drumroll please]…  

The art of Fonzie Finklestein is not well-known enough to garner any attention from the art world, or the GWD quiz writers.

Herbert did not write the novel called "American Gods", nor did he work with the late, great Terry Pratchett on "Good Omens".

Transformers (the movie from 1986) most certainly did not feature an 80's glam-rock cover of You've Got the Touch by Dirk Diggler (played by Mark Wahlberg).  It was actually Stan Bush.  So close, and yet so far away. 

Thank you, dear quizzers for teaching me more things today!

One of the questions in tonights Round 8 involved the ever-glorious cocktail called the Flaming Moe (or Homer, depending on who you ask).  Honestly, I'm on Team Homer for that, lousy Moe stole it!  In case you were curious, just like the origins on the show, the ingredients are in a bit of contention, but here's about as close as I can get:

                       1 ounce tequila

                       1 ounce peppermint schnapps

                       1 ounce sloe gin

                       1 ounce blackberry brandy

                       1 ounce strawberry juice

                       Cough syrup

The important part of this is indeed the cough syrup…on the show, it was Krusty's Non-Narkotic Brand Cough Syrup, but I imagine any flammable purple stuff will do.  I've never gathered the ingredients to try it myself, and I'm not sure I ever will…but in case you wanted to try it…now you can.  You're welcome.

Tonight's quiz featured a few fancy teams, and ze winners were the team called Even My Hangover is Green.  Yuck.  That's gotta be rough.  Second place tonight went to team It's Billy!  The e-mail bonus winner was Mimi, and the despair pennant really didn't fit with her normally sunny personality and disposition, so we'll try and do something ironic about that.  Not sure what, but we will indeed work on it.  Thanks for coming out, quizzers and we'll see you next week.  Fuckity bye!

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278 East Congress Street
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12:55 AM, March 12, 2015
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Quiz MAYHEM 76

The Ides of March Madness 70

Quiz on my Face and Leave the Money on the Night Stand 62

Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition


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I am gloriously quizzing at two venues. Monday Nights at Dante's Fire at 8pm. Wednesday Nights at Playground Bar & Lounge at 7:30pm
Stephen (Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition)

They say that you'll always remember your first time when it comes to certain things.  In this case, "they" would be correct.  I've done some quizzical hosting all around Tucson, and it's always funsies.  However, tonight was my very first night as your new host at Playground down on Congress.  It was pretty awesome.  The staff is super helpful, and they seem like a lot of fun - definitely the type of folks you'd probably want to go get lightly schnokered with after work.  Usually, the staff has a bit of time to play ze quiz, but tonight they were a bit busy cleaning up after a seminar of messy, naughty librarians (hello glasses!).  So we'll definitely get 'em in the game next time!

Tonight, I lost just a little faith in my quizzers, as tonight's Round 2 proved that far too many people know Taylor Swift songs by heart.  ::shudder::  But at least you all got the name of ze One Direction song incorrect, so that's something.

There were two consecutive (sorta) rounds on bald guys and prostitution.  I'm sure there's some kind of correlation, but I'm just not sure what it is.  Beyond that, Round 7 was our second audio round, in which ze quizzers had to guess a movie name based loosely on a trailer.  One of the lines was "What am I gonna say, 'I killed the President of Paraguay with a fork, how have you been?"  The answer in this case was Grosse Point Blank, but one of my teams guessed Moon Over Parador.  Which I had honestly forgot about….but once I was reminded of this cinematic masterpiece, I remembered what …a…cinematic…masterpiece it is.  I digress.  If it's on Netflix or something you should definitely check it out.  Richard Dreyfuss pretends to play the President of Parador…and I think if I say any more it'll give away the plot, and I wouldn't want to ruin it for you.

Tonight's quiz was erm…cozy.  Which is just the way I like it…rowr.  A ménage-a-trois, indeed.  First place went to Quiz MAYHEM…though, truth be told, they were pretty sedate for a supposed team full of mayhem.  Speaking of them, JoAnn was the e-mail bonus winner, and is now the new owner of a fancy new GWD snapback trucker hat.  Second place went to the team called The Ides of March Madness…also fairly calm for a team condoning madness, even madness of the March variety.  I don't mean this in a bad way of course, but I do feel that the only team that lived up to their name was our third place team, called Quiz on my Face and Leave the Money on the Night Stand.  Granted, I have no first-hand knowledge of this (…yet!...wait, what?) but they seemed like a lot of fun! 

Please go ahead and like the GWD at Playground page on Facebook, and don't forget about the next theme quiz, which is all about Star Trek!  Also, don't forget to check back on the GWD FB page for various tips and hints…you could possibly even win some beer on me!  I hope to see all of your happy, smiling (or grumpy, sassy) faces next week!  Fuckity bye!

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