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Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, June 25, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Felling Hot, Hot, Hot
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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
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Bring It!
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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
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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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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514 Elgin St
Houston, TX
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Thursday, June 04, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Let's Talk Hockey!
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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
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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We're Back, Baby!
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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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514 Elgin St
Houston, TX
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Thursday, May 14, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Do I Know You?
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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
77006
Saturday, April 11, 2015
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Light the Lamp!
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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
77006
Thursday, April 02, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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What Are You Watching?
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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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Houston, TX
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Friday, March 27, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Can You Hear Me Now?
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I HATE MY PHONE! It is driving me crazy! It's newest trick is shutting off all by itself whenever it feels like. The battery already gives me problems. It doesn't hold a charge for shit. I guess I can't complain too much, it has given me almost 4 years of good service. Yes, you heard correctly, 4 freakin' years! Of course, I'm also old enough to remember days without cell phones. Kids nowadays don't know the pain of having to use a pay phone. Hell by today's standards, what's a pay phone?!?  And what's a 7-digit number?!? If that band had tried calling that Jenny chic today, they would be stopped by the operator telling them they must first dial the area code. So
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Houston, TX
77006
Friday, March 20, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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No Leaf Blowers Please
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I'm sitting in my backyard under my gazebo, jamming some Beastie Boys, trying to think of something to write about and I can't focus on anything cause the neighbor is just blasting his leaf blower and it's getting on my last nerve.  Anywho, another fun night last night, even though it was the smallest night for MLP I've ever seen, (only 15 teams). It did give me a chance to mingle a little more though. I met some people from Vermont, Canada, and even someone who just moved here from Armenia.  One of the teams even said they were going to start reading this thing, (that's a first)! If so, all I have to say is: purple monkey dishwasher! Let's see if
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Houston, TX
77006
Friday, March 13, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Let the Fun Begin (Again)
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Blah blah blah blog. Blah blah blah something interesting. Blah blah blah current events. Blah blah blah something about quiz. Blah blah blah did you see that? Oh hi! I didn't see you there! Another fun night at the MLP! We had all kinds of things to entertain us last night. Of course there was lots of hockey; plenty of teams (22); people getting drunk and rowdy; and to top it all off, girls dancing on tables! I dare you to find a more fun night! I even ran into an old/new friend last night, roller derby girls all the way from Dallas! It's a small world after all. It's Friday the 13th again, a day which I love! Most people shy away from it, but 13 is my
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Houston, TX
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Friday, March 06, 2015
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For Science!
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Another fun night in the books, but that's not what's on my mind today...I'm curious about something: do eggs freeze? I'm a curious kind of guy and when I think of something I don't know the answer to, I don't just run to Google. So when my girlfriend and I were talking the subject of frozen eggs came up. So, I did what any amateur scientist would do, I threw a couple of eggs in the freezer. Do you think they freeze solid inside? Will it not completely freeze and just be like an egg slushee? Will it not freeze at all? Who knows?!? So, I just stuck a couple of eggs in my freezer. I don't know: a) why I'm so curious about this and b) why I've never thought of
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Friday, February 27, 2015
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I'm Gonna Smack You with My Yo-yo
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I've had a song stuck in my head and I have no idea how it got there. It's the main theme song from that old 8-bit Nintendo game, Star Tropics. I haven't really met anyone else that's played that game, though it was a fun one to play. You play this kid who is looking for his missing uncle or some shit like that. He was last known to head to these islands, and then no one heard from him again. So, you set out to find him armed with: a yo-yo?!? Yup, that's how you kill the badguys and beasts that come your way, with a goddamned yo-yo. I remember there was one part in the game where you had to enter a secret code. The only way to get that code is by taking your
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Friday, February 20, 2015
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"And Totally Redeem Yourself!"
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That was my favorite part of the night; when I played the Dumb and Dumber clip and before I could even ask the question, the entire bar shouted out the answer! I really had to restrain myself from doing the same thing. It was another fun night at the MLP. The weather even agreed with us! I can't wait til it gets even warmer and we have teams playing out on the patio. We've certainly been filling up the inside. Had some great teams last night too. One team even broke 80 points! Way to go! I'm loving the team names that people relate to hockey as well. They make me giggle. Y'all are certainly more creative than me. :) Well with another week
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Friday, February 13, 2015
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Do You Feel Lucky, Punk?
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It's Friday the 13th! Are you scared? Are you superstitious? I'm neither. In fact, 13 is my lucky number! A lot of good things happen to me when 13 is involved. For example, I came back with 13 more dollars than I left with when I went on my trip to Vegas. That's a win!  I lied earlier when I said I'm not superstitious. I'm very superstitious! I'm a poker player and a sports fan, of course I'm superstitious. I've got my lucky charms, lucky shirts, and lucky rituals. People say I'm lucky cause I'm Irish. Well you may not realize that the Irish are some of the most unlucky people in the world. They were almost wiped out by a little bug for crying out
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Houston, TX
77006
Friday, February 06, 2015
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Light the Lamp
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Yee Haw! What a night! 25 teams came to play at the MLP last night. That's a new record for me! The Red Wings also beat the Avs. Joy all around! Remember back in the 90s when those two teams played? There would be such bench clearing brawls that the goalies would even get involved! And say what you will about the Avs, I am a huge fan of Patrick Roy. I miss that crazy, self-talkin motherfucker. One of the best interviews I've ever seen is when they asked Roy about what he thought of all the smack someone was talking about him and he replied, "I could not hear him, I had tree Stanley Cup rings plugging up my ears". Classic. I love going to a place where I'm surrounded
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