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514 Elgin St
Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Great White North, eh?
RameyO'Brien

Howdy again y'all! So much fun last night! We packed the house again and most of you did great, but I do have an issue that I'm going to address here...   Y'all really let me down by not knowing the movie Strange Brew. Especially being at the Maple Leaf. Hell, if your a guy, Bob and Doug are right there to greet you as you do your business.So everyone has a homework assignment this week, go out and watch Strange Brew. You can thank me later.   In other happenings, last night was my one year anniversary with GWD. It's been a fun-filled ride that's for sure. Here's to many more!   Well, that's all folks! Come back next week. Thursday
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514 Elgin St
Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, August 20, 2015
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What?!?
RameyO'Brien

Wheee doggy! Another super fun night at the MLP! Had a bar full of great teams, and y'all even brought something I can't recall having there, quiet (lol)! Things got back to the normal rowdiness about 3/4 through, but all in all you guys were awesome! *side note: I love the normal rowdiness.   Mark your calendars for next week, it's my 1 year anniversary with GWD! We're going to throw a big ol party full of drink specials, beer reps, and beautiful people. Tell all your friends, then come on down and let's see how much booze we can fit in our livers. Don't worry, we'll still be playing quiz too.   So, next week. 8pm. Bring your party hats. See y'all
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The Maple Leaf Pub
514 Elgin St
Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, August 13, 2015
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Anybody Get the License Plate?!?
RameyO'Brien

Yikes! Where the hell did everybody go?!? I knew there were going to be a few people missing but jeez! My group of friends couldn't make it, my roller derby peeps couldn't make it, and my teams from my other venue couldn't make it...what, was there a giant wedding last night that everyone had to attend? Oh well, we still had fun; next time!   You might notice a big green ball in the pics this week. That's actually a lime. How did I get a lime you ask? It was actually hurled at my head because someone didn't like the content of the round I was reading. In all fairness: it was a pretty sexist title/description I was reading, it was thrown by a woman, (don't give me that
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The Maple Leaf Pub
514 Elgin St
Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, August 06, 2015
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Good Vibes to Grandma
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I never write about personal life stuff but I'm going to dabble in it here. Earlier this week, my grandmother went into the hospital because of her heart. They did surgery and kept her for a few days. She got to go home yesterday. Late last night she had some problems arise as a result, (I'm not going to bore y'all with all the medical details), and went back into the hospital. She might go back into surgery today, they haven't decided yet, (wtf?). So, my plan is to knock this blog out fairly quickly, then go up to the hospital and visit her and the rest of my family.   Sorry this blog doesn't contain dirty jokes, or my thoughts on the new Ghostbusters movie. We'll catch
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The Maple Leaf Pub
514 Elgin St
Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, July 23, 2015
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This Title Has Been Redacted
RameyO'Brien

I've got some big plans for today! Unfortunately, I can't tell you what they are. I'm going to be hanging out with some awesome people, but I can't tell you who they are. I do have to do some driving, but I can't tell you where I'm going. Don't worry, I'm not cheating on my girl or anything dastardly like that. I just have to keep my plans quiet, otherwise you would die from jealousy, and I don't want you to die. What I can tell you is that quiz was a lot of fun last night! We'll be back at it again next week; you should come out! 8pm at MLP. See y'all there!
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The Maple Leaf Pub
514 Elgin St
Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, July 16, 2015
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Just Throw Your Hands in the Air!
RameyO'Brien

When I say Hip, you say Hop!   Hip!   ???   Why didn't you say it? I know you didn't. I'm looking at you through your webcam. You're just sitting there, reading. You're wondering where this is going. Nowhere. Or maybe everywhere. How can words go anywhere? They're just weird curves and lines. Fancy scribblins. I've always wondered who decided on the letters of the alphabet. Who decided this is an "a". Too bad he didn't patent it. He could be worth a fortune. What were we talking about? Oh yeah, Geeks Who Drink! I think. I don't know. I don't know anything anymore. I do know that quiz will be back next week. 8pm. MLP. See. You.
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514 Elgin St
Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, July 09, 2015
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Stop Me If You've Heard This One...
RameyO'Brien

A leper walks into a bar.   The bartender asks, "How can I help you?"   The man replies, "Well, I'd like a drink, but I gotta tell you, I'm a leper, so if you don't want to serve me, I'll understand".   Bartender says, "Nonsense! We don't discriminate here!" And he pours him a drink.   A few minutes later, the bartender is making more drinks, and he glances up at the leper. "Oh man that's gross! Bleh!"   The leper gets a little uneasy, but keeps sipping his drink.   A little after that, the bartender is wiping off the bar, and he glances up at the leper. "Goddamn that's
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514 Elgin St
Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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My Dixie Wrecked
RameyO'Brien

I've kept my mouth shut about the whole confederate flag thing but I just can't keep quiet on this. Tvland you have gone too far! To even imply that the Duke boys are even remotely racist is absurd! For those that don't know what I am talking about, tvland is stopping the airing of reruns of the Dukes of Hazzard, all because the General Lee has the confederate flag on it. It's named the General Lee for fucks sake; one of the greatest generals to ever live! (In fact, the North approached him to lead their troops, the reason he said no was that he didn't want to fight his home state of Virginia.)   I understand people wanting to do away with the flag because of certain history,
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The Maple Leaf Pub
514 Elgin St
Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, June 25, 2015
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Felling Hot, Hot, Hot
RameyO'Brien

Hot damn we did it again! We cracked 20 teams last night. We are close to getting back to the crowds we had before the playoff break. It was also good to see some of you teams that I had not seen in a while, as well as newcomers.   Yesterday before quiz I hung out in the pool all day. Needless to say, I got a little too much sun. My shoulders, arms, thighs, and feet are super burnt. They look like tomatoes, and are very, very tender. I plan on going back next week, so hopefully I will be better by then. I've even tinkered with the idea of moving to a place with a pool, just so I could have one of my own. Maybe even soon.   Well I'm really liking this
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514 Elgin St
Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, June 18, 2015
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Bring It!
RameyO'Brien

THAT'S what I'm talking about Maple Leaf! Last night felt like one of the good old days before our schedule got all jacked up and killed our mojo. You guys brought the fun and it was totally reflected in our quiz.   It was also pretty sweet that we had not one, but two booze reps there! Between the free vodka shots and free beers, I was doing alright! I even had a team bring me cookies!   One thing I am getting a little burnt out on is my music library. Don't get me wrong, I love my music; it's just the same songs over and over twice a week will start to wear on ya. So starting this weekend, I plan on adding a bunch more music to my computer. Hopefully,
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514 Elgin St
Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, June 11, 2015
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Movie Night!
RameyO'Brien

Welcome back! Hope you have all been well. I've been battling insomnia lately, staying up late nights in bed watching bad movies on tv. My most recent adventures? Ghoulies II and Howard the Duck. It's been at least 20 years since I'd seen either one. Needless to say, I pretty much just ended up laughing at how stupid those movies are.   I don't know if I can say, "they don't hold up over time", because I don't see how in the hell they could have "held up" in the first place. How in the hell did these movies get a big enough budget to be made into movies? As much as I love lots of things from the 80's, sometimes I wonder wtf the people of the 80's were thinking. Is this
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Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, June 04, 2015
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Let's Talk Hockey!
RameyO'Brien

So I've been glued to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and I'm sure you have too. My team didn't make it out of the first round, (Boooooo!). In fact, every team I rooted for in the playoffs got eliminated. The hockey gods have not smiled upon me.   Seeing some of these teams in their home venue can be fun, especially if the fans are really getting into it. I LOVE going to hockey games, and I'm one of those fans that stays pumped the whole time. Not a lot of teams had an arena full of fanatics like that. However, one did, and I was so blown away by the excitement from their fans that I found myself rooting for them as well, even though they were playing a team I liked; The NY
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Houston, TX
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Thursday, May 28, 2015
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We're Back, Baby!
RameyO'Brien

Welcome back y'all! It's been awhile. We have only had quiz twice since the beginning of April cause of the hockey playoffs. Well the NHL Finals schedule was just released and there are no more games on Thursday, so quiz is back to it's normal schedule: Thursday nights at 8pm.   It might take a week or two to get back to rolling with the crowds that we had before the break, but I'm positive we can do it! Last night was a good start, with 14 teams right out of the gate!   We also finally got a break from all this rain. It's been crazy here lately. I managed to survive but I have a lot of friends that lost their homes and/or cars. I hope all of you made
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Houston, TX
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Thursday, May 14, 2015
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Do I Know You?
RameyO'Brien

Welcome back! It's beem a while. Hockey Playoffs have been in full swing so I hope whoever you were rooting for is still in it. My team's not.    Smallest group I've ever seen at MLP was last night. But I was stoked at those faithful who came and newbies who joined. It was a blast! We even had some Roller Derby girls in the crowd. It was awesome!   I don't think we are going to have quiz next week, as round 3 of the Playoffs is starting up. Don't worry, we'll be back to our normal schedule again soon. Until then, stay sharp and keep drinkin'!
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Houston, TX
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Saturday, April 11, 2015
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Light the Lamp!
The Greatest Quizmaster Of All Time

It was another fun night at the MLP. That's going to be the last one for a few weeks, as we shut it down for hockey playoffs. I have no idea what to expect when all you rowdy hockey fans ain't there. I have truly enjoyed working for y'all. There have been nights there that I would not trade for all the tea in China! This has been one of my favorite venues to work. So don't fret, we'll be back after the Stanley Cup has been won, (hopefully by the Red Wings). There is still Quiz all over town if you need to get your fix, so don't stress. Maybe we'll even run into each other! So that's it for me for now. Have fun watching the playoffs, and we'll see you in a few
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Houston, TX
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Thursday, April 02, 2015
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What Are You Watching?
The Greatest Quizmaster Of All Time

I'm sitting here writing my blog while watching tv. I've got some Seinfeld episodes on my DVR. I never get tired of that show. I don't even care that it's nothing but reruns. It's one of those shows that will never die. There's a lot of shows like that on my DVR. I could watch old reruns of Sunny all day long. Simpsons died a long time ago, but I still enjoy the old ones. Nothing new, only season 10 or earlier, (what are they on now, season 52?). Seasons 1-10 were the Phil Hartman episodes. Man I miss that guy. There's a lot on TV nowadays I just can't stand. If one more person tells me how much they love Big Bang I'm going to scream! That show is pure shit.
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