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Sunday, Mar 26, 2017
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Cycle of Cyclists
Dave

A bike garage collaborated with the brewery to make a beer and I think that the people from that garage were at the quiz. Or they just wear t shirts from the garage and ride bikes. Bike riding is hard in Kansas City. Overseas, I used to ride a bike daily while in the Peace Corps.  I would do a lot of riding, even in small/medium sized Asian cities. I have been to Amsterdam “the mecca of bike commuting” and longed to ride a bike in my home town. That is not going to happen.  KC is downright unfriendly to cyclists. To the extent that one can assume that a lone cyclist is a militant bicycle enthusiast. I have a story. I was driving behind a cyclist last week on a slightly
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Sunday, Mar 19, 2017
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Bar Babies
Dave

Now that people do not smoke in public, or at least inside most/all buildings, I think brining babies/children to bars is a great idea. I remember being taken to bars as a little child. This was likely before any sort of big tobacco settlements, and I think there was a smoking and nonsmoking section. That is the change, just no more smoke. Now that there is no more smoke, bring in the kids. Why not? I think it keeps everyone a little more honest and adds to a decent early evening out. Maybe I am writing this because I have a baby and I bring him just about everywhere, but I can distinctly remember thinking it was a good idea years ago. If we could now only get the elders of this country down
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Double Shift Brewing Company
412 E 18th St
Kansas City, MO
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Sunday, Mar 12, 2017
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I know you are tired
Dave

No one likes the first day of Daylight savings. No one reasonable at least. So, don’t bring it up. After reading this, do not go into a meeting or a group conversation and tell everybody how tired you are about DST. Everyone hates it as much as you do. It makes no sense. It is awful. If you have young children it is even worse, but no one wants to hear it. Rarely, does anyone want to hear about why you didn’t sleep due to your poopy kid. I mean some people actually care about other, I assume, but the majority of the people collocated with you do not fit in that category unless you are pretty darn special. So ends my rant about that.   People bring a lot of
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Sunday, Mar 05, 2017
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Nobodies, Perfect
Dave

I just took a typing test. I did not score too well. I guess it is a good thing that I do not need to type for a living, but I also guess it is a better thing that I do not need to transcribe for a living. That’s what those tests really measure. Not your ability to type quickly new, and fresh ideas/words/stuff. Rather you have to read something and then type it back down. I look at my hands when I type, or off to the right. It is habit. I don’t need type like this, I just got used to it. So that typing test is a poor indicator of how fast I will type something like this blog. Anyone that comes to quiz knows that I am a, at best, average reader. So, it was a blow to me to think
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Sunday, Feb 26, 2017
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Questions are hard
Dave

I am so glad that I am not going to be expected to pretend I thought La a Land was amazing. I was never going to, but the expectation could have been set. Now I just need to watch a movie that looks really heavy. The Oscars really screw with my nerddom. I want to be cool and watch deep movies, but I will watch 4 horror for every heavy drama. I am going to have to set some Saturday morning time aside to watch the "good" movies so I can watch films based on comics at night. I mean, that's all I want. Having a baby is rough. Sleep is overrated. Is it strange that I feel bad when someone comes up to me and says that the questions were hard? I mean, it is kind of the point to be challenging,
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Sunday, Feb 19, 2017
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Showtunes Stories
Dave

I was originally a theater Major in College. This has a lot of baggage attached to it that I will unpack some other time, but it is a good segway into my exposure to many a showtune. I went on to marry a working actress and there is more fuel for the fire. I know me some showtunes. I am not particularly fond of them, but I would be lying if I said I did not enjoy a portion. Some people really love them. Enough of those people were in attendance to make round 7 ridicules.  I am sorry for laughing into the Microphone. I did not mean to. It happened to be on the bar and I was doubled over. It was not planned. The quiz was a lot of fun. A lot of teams showed up a little
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Sunday, Feb 12, 2017
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Hamilton (mixed tape)
Dave

What is with being not sick enough to call into work? That would be my setup for a terrible 3 minute stand up routine that I could have wrote this weekend. I did not, and will not write it. Regardless, being a quiz master while losing your voice is not a lot of fun. I sounded like an adolescent boy last night.  My voice breaks occasionally on a normal night, but last night was ridicules. OH well. Quiz was still fun and I did not completely lose my voice, so all is well. I realize that some people want to watch the Walking Dead at home after quiz. I get that, but we are watching it at the bar. Just don’t look at it. I think that show has lost the privilege to have my full
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Sunday, Jan 29, 2017
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Case for Hazing
Dave

So, I think hazing might be a good thing now. At least the type of hazing that keeps people up for days at a time and no longer makes bodily fluids a big deal. I think it is a good training for being a new parent. I am not a proponent of any type of physical damage to others, but the psychological battery of hazing might not be all bad. Though I don't know how to relate the drinking a new child. Maybe it's just good to get it out of your system? I don't know.   It was my first night back to quiz after the birth of my son. I was sleepy,  but it was great to be back.  Pop-pop in the Attic won. That's pretty standard.
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Sunday, Jan 22, 2017
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Pseudo-Dave
Travis

Hey, everyone! Travis here, filling in for Dave at Double Shift Brewery while he's off being a dad. We all had a blast last night, so thanks to all you wonderful people that came out! Double Shift is truly a great place for quizzin'.   So what did we learn last night? We learned that some people wanna believe they're metal and they ain't even close. We learned that even Hollywood stars have to cook for themselves now and then. We learned that Rob Schneider is more of a bonehead than you ever thought. And finally, we learned just how important a well-balanced breakfast really is (it's not).   Congrats to the top 3 teams, Tequila Mockingbird came in
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I'm Travis. Grammar nerd for a large corporation and rock 'n' roll enthusiast.


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Sunday, Jan 08, 2017
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Resolute
Dave

Is this the time for resolutions? I feel like this is the time for a rest.  Maybe, New Year’s resolutions would do better if they started in February. I am still tired from the holidays. How on earth am I supposed to go on a diet, exercise more, do Yoga, learn a language, be a better husband/son/brother/cousin/uncle/whatever.  I am resolved to put of any major resolutions for at least another week.  Everyone should join me. Sleep in. Get some rest and recharge for those ridicules goals you are about to set on a seemingly arbitrary timeframe, and probably without any status markers.  Go back to sleep. There was a tie last night. These Trivial Delights
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Sunday, Dec 18, 2016
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Negative about wind chill
Dave

The weather can be dangerous. I am writing this from Kansas City, and realize that we just have tornados and the extremes to deal with mainly. Flooding can be( and is) an issue, but that has a geography, engineering and weather component.  Here in the Midwest of the USA we mainly have to deal with heat, cold and the occasional twister. It was dangerously cold this weekend. I used to live in Des Moines, IA and people there would die from exposure, a term I did not understand at the time. I had to ask a person native to Iowa to explain to me that exposure is when you drink a lot, fall down in the snow, and then don’t get back up. I am not making light of it. It’s scary. I feel
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Sunday, Dec 11, 2016
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All the Gifts
Dave

Buying presents is kind of weird.  I think it is better to build, make, or modify gifts during the holidays. Mainly because I feel like everyone is handing money around in the form of presents.  For the most part I have done away with giving presents to my family. We all decided that children get gifts, and adults get a card. This works with some people, but others still want to get you stuff. I like stuff, don’t get me wrong. I am just saying that you give me (insert amount here) worth of presents and I will get you (insert amount here) worth of presents seems a little weird.  I like making things for people. This year, it is skin care products. Next year, it might be
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Sunday, Dec 04, 2016
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A Response
Dave

I went to a child birth class all day Saturday. This has nothing to do with the quiz, but man was it interesting. Why do I know so much about Star Wars, video games, and meat cooking techniques yet know so little about how babies are usually born.  I once had a disgruntled quiz attendee write me a drunken letter about how we should be asking questions about Faulkner (barf) and Hemingway (yawn), and I never responded. So, I will now. We should be asking questions about how babies are born. By we, I do not mean quiz or GWD. GWD should be asking you stuff about the Mike Tyson, Dr. Seuss, and Batman. That is appropriate quiz material. We, as a culture,
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Sunday, Nov 27, 2016
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No excuses
Dave

t was a big weekend; Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and then terrible weather. I mean the weather last night was nuts. I could barely see through my windshield on the way home.  I got a little cough last week that has now developed into me missing work to go to the doctor. I hate missing work due to illness. I think missing work due to injury is acceptable, but illness is the worst. So, I apologize for coughing into the microphone. I am pretty sure I do not need to say excuse me though. I am going to stand firm that that is only for sneezing, cause I like taking weird hardline positions on pointless things. Urethra Franklin was
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Sunday, Nov 20, 2016
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I wish my foot was Broken
Dave

I forgot how tired just being outside in the cold makes you. This was the first “cold” weekend in KC and I decide to spend most of it outdoors without a jacket. I bought a smoker on Saturday morning, then cleaned it up and tested it, then did yard work in 40 degrees, without a jacket. Then I used the smoker on Sunday and then did yard work in 47 degrees, without a jacket. So I think I am sick now. I seem to remember that at one point in my life I would not be affected by the cold, but I can’t pinpoint when that would have been. I am assuming late teens. There were a bunch of new faces
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Sunday, Nov 13, 2016
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Keep the Name
Dave

I like it when people sit close to me at quiz, but sometimes it’s awkward. It’s awkward  for 2 main reasons. Either I can hear everything you say, and I don’t want to, or you think I can hear you and I can’t. In the first instance I unfortunately hear couples get into arguments and or “friends” say some strange stuff to each other.  In the second instance I just feel like a jerk.  I , like most men my age, have a hard time asking people to repeat themselves in normal conversation. At the quiz, I am just not going to, because I am usually in a hurry, and this makes me feel like an insincere blow hard. That is not the worst description I have
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.