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7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
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Quiz, Actually (And Love Poems)
QM Ed

We started the night with an homage to the most romantic (or creepy-as-fuck) scene in recent movie history – the notecard scene from Love, Actually: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygKczSpbEHE In addition to the bonus round, we had a poetry competition in honor of Valentine’s Day. In lieu of my typical blog, I give you the entries for your enjoyment. --- Roses are red, Violets are blue, Ed is your name, I choo-choo choose you. <3 - Nicolas Cage Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time   Ode To Ed   Trivia
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In my current form, I sell residential real estate in the Greater Indianapolis area. In previous lives, I've been an actor, a director, a musician, an improviser, and a chauffeur. I love QMing because I get to have a microphone and act like Alex Trebek in front of dozens of people while drinking beer.


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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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1st Times A Charm!
Mark C

The curtains rise, the mic cord is attached. Its time! Tonight, I joined the official ranks of Quizmaster! Cue Thunder strike! Tonight, I did my first solo quiz at Redemption Alewerks. The training wheels were off and it was time to bring the quiz to the masses! Tonight, we had a battle royale all the way to the finish. Round 1 was good for a lot of the teams. Perfects scores were sought and achieved with Pawnee Goddesses, Spoiler Alert, Big hero 6 inches DQ, Textualists A.F., Twinkie and the brain, and T-t Waffle scoring a full 8 points starting out the gate. Close on their tails were Cash Me Outside, Ed and A(2) E(2)
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Im a 30 something Whov-ian, Sherlock-ian, and an Aries for what its worth! Ive recently joined the gang at Geeks Who Drink, and Im always ready to get my geek on at the quiz, or a cosplay here and there!


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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Tis Only the Begining
Madison

This week at Redemption Alewerks it was decided by QM Ed that he make me, the new kid on the block, the QM for the night. After some kicking and screaming I finally got him pulled away from the mic so I could get some practice in before opening my quiz next week. With the flip of my hair and the snap of my wit I was off and rolling before no time. With everything from books to music to gods to Tom Hanks this quiz hit all the major chords. And each round brought forth another person with a hidden passion. After butchering some wording and discussing it thoroughly with the crowd we moved on to finish the quiz with the winner being Pawnee Goddesses. As the night
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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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There Were Three QMs At Quiz Last Night #notalternativefact
QM Ed

This was the largest quiz we’ve had in the history of Geeks Who Drink, with over 10 Million quizzers spread out over 300 teams. And fortunately, none of the teams had over six players, so everyone had a chance to win the first place prize of a $1 Trillion gift card to Redemption Alewerks. Round 1 – Every team got perfect scores except Avalanche of Special Snowflakes and No Wrong Answers, Only Alternative Facts. Very bad teams. Terrible. Round 2 – CNN would have you believe that Spoiler Alert had the top score in this round with 14 points and a joker, but sources at GWD say that their team is comprised
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In my current form, I sell residential real estate in the Greater Indianapolis area. In previous lives, I've been an actor, a director, a musician, an improviser, and a chauffeur. I love QMing because I get to have a microphone and act like Alex Trebek in front of dozens of people while drinking beer.


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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Blog Title Here
QM Ed

(The pictures and scores are from January 17, 2017, but this blog post was written on January 11, 2017. As you read this, Ed is sitting on a beach, far away from Indianapolis, drinking something with an umbrella and some form of citrus fruit in it.) Wow, that was some great fun we had last night at quiz! I was so happy to see [number] teams and [number] quizzers come out to share in the fun! Wasn’t that hilarious when [thing] happened? I couldn’t believe it! Even [server] was surprised. Round 1 – This was a most entertaining round about [subject] in which the quizzers had to [verb]. [Team name] did the best job of all with [score]. Round
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In my current form, I sell residential real estate in the Greater Indianapolis area. In previous lives, I've been an actor, a director, a musician, an improviser, and a chauffeur. I love QMing because I get to have a microphone and act like Alex Trebek in front of dozens of people while drinking beer.


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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Four-Peats, Three-Ways, Taco Tuesdays, and One Nearly-Perfect Score
QM Ed

I was losing my voice towards the end of quiz last night, and today I’m in full-blown cold/flu/upper-respiratory-avian-monkey-SARS territory. If I accidentally breathed on anyone last night, my most humble apologies. First, a spoiler. New Group of Intelektual Badasses won. They won pretty hard. They either had or tied for the top score in every round except 4, and they would have had an even higher score if they had saved their joker for one of the two 16-point rounds they scored perfectly instead of the music round when they only scored a 14. Second, Los Caballeros got their fourth second-to-last trophy in a row. They were actively
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In my current form, I sell residential real estate in the Greater Indianapolis area. In previous lives, I've been an actor, a director, a musician, an improviser, and a chauffeur. I love QMing because I get to have a microphone and act like Alex Trebek in front of dozens of people while drinking beer.


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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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New Year’s Resolution 2018 – Stop Procrastinating
QM Ed

So here I am, writing my blog with a little over an hour to spare before I have to go do stuff for my day job. The good news is, I’ve booked my accommodations for Geek Bowl XI, paid a couple of credit cards, had lunch with a friend and future employee, mailed off the last of my holiday gifts to clients, went to the bank… Really it’s been a full day and I’m only about halfway through! Anyway, keeping it short and sweet this week: I’m so happy to have such loyal quizzers at Redemption Alewerks, and I’m looking forward to more fun (practically) every Tuesday with you in 2017. In
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In my current form, I sell residential real estate in the Greater Indianapolis area. In previous lives, I've been an actor, a director, a musician, an improviser, and a chauffeur. I love QMing because I get to have a microphone and act like Alex Trebek in front of dozens of people while drinking beer.


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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Well, 2016, It’s Getting Pretty Late, Best Be On Your Way Now
QM Ed

I don’t think it’s any coincidence that three teams last night were named variations of how badly 2016 has hurt us. In addition to the beloved artists that have passed in the last few days, I’ve had a few deaths among my circle – people who are a few degrees of separation closer than international celebrities. Let me just say this: I am grateful that you and I have survived 2016. Let us take the opportunity to celebrate life and appreciate the time we have with one another more in 2017. We have some hard times ahead, but we are stronger together. Let’s try to keep our eyes on the good and wipe out the bad, in memory and honor of those we’ve lost. /end
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In my current form, I sell residential real estate in the Greater Indianapolis area. In previous lives, I've been an actor, a director, a musician, an improviser, and a chauffeur. I love QMing because I get to have a microphone and act like Alex Trebek in front of dozens of people while drinking beer.


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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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A Quizmas Story
QM Ed

I had kind of a rough day before I got to quiz, I won’t go into the reasons here. While I was setting up, a regular quizzer named Allison handed me a card addressed to “The Best QM Ever.” My mood immediately turned around. While I was taking team photos, regular team Your ____ Goals gave me a card addressed to “You Big Slut,” which made me feel even better; the lovely book in adorable puppy wrapping paper put me over the moon.  I am so fortunate to have so many wonderful people in my life, and to have made friendships with so many of you through our time every Tuesday. It’s the highlight of my week. It is an honor and a privilege
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In my current form, I sell residential real estate in the Greater Indianapolis area. In previous lives, I've been an actor, a director, a musician, an improviser, and a chauffeur. I love QMing because I get to have a microphone and act like Alex Trebek in front of dozens of people while drinking beer.


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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Existential Questions and the Burden of Proof
QM Ed

I received an email at 4:35am this morning – two words long with an exclamation point and a question mark. The sender of this email is demanding – through her previous emails, all with similar writing style, punctuation and lack of capitalization - that I produce evidence of a thing that doesn’t exist. Philosophically speaking, it is impossible to prove that a thing doesn’t exist. One may prove the existence of something – take for example, the Loch Ness Monster. I can show that there are no signs that would indicate the presence of such a monster. I can continue to gather evidence that suggests that such a monster does not live in Loch Ness. But I cannot
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In my current form, I sell residential real estate in the Greater Indianapolis area. In previous lives, I've been an actor, a director, a musician, an improviser, and a chauffeur. I love QMing because I get to have a microphone and act like Alex Trebek in front of dozens of people while drinking beer.


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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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What Do The West Wing and Geeks Who Drink Have In Common?
QM Ed

Aside from the fact that I am binge-watching it for the third time as I write this. (If you aren’t familiar with The West Wing, feel free to skip to the quiz recap below. Or binge-watch the show and come back, either one.) The other day, I was noting the fact that the characters – Josh, Toby, CJ, Sam, and Leo, in particular – are regularly writing and reading impossibly long documents. They are in the business of government, and having smart people in charge who can crank out hundreds or thousands of words a day on a vast array of topics is central to their work, as is reading and understanding the hundreds and thousands of words written by their colleagues and rivals. Of
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In my current form, I sell residential real estate in the Greater Indianapolis area. In previous lives, I've been an actor, a director, a musician, an improviser, and a chauffeur. I love QMing because I get to have a microphone and act like Alex Trebek in front of dozens of people while drinking beer.


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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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My Favorite Wrong Answers, and the Teams Who Got the Fewest Wrong Answers
QM Ed

Presented completely free of context, for your amusement: Round 1 - Tarzan, Wayne Newton, N, Bucks, Wesley Newman, Ned Carter, Who Cares, Boppin. Perfect scores for The Smartest Kids You Know, Spoiler Alert, Fantastic Yeasts and Where to Find Them, Pawnee Goddesses, Stars Hollow Minutemen, and The Bar Tops. Round 2 - One team wrote for a song title, a word that looks like “Tongflat.” The Smartest Kids You Know nailed a perfect 16 and wisely used their joker. One team had a 15, three 14s and all jokered. Round 3 - General George Custard (like the pie), Che Govara/Guerrero/Rivera, Chester A
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In my current form, I sell residential real estate in the Greater Indianapolis area. In previous lives, I've been an actor, a director, a musician, an improviser, and a chauffeur. I love QMing because I get to have a microphone and act like Alex Trebek in front of dozens of people while drinking beer.


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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life the Universe and Everything
QM Ed

I am a very lucky man. I have a wife, mother, and family who love me. I have friends I can depend on. I have a career that makes me happy. I have a hobby that I love AND I get paid to enjoy it. Tuesday was my 42nd birthday, and I got to celebrate it with people I love, hosting a quiz. What else could I want? Besides, of course, a painting, balloons, cookies (homemade, and DELICIOUS!!!), a box of candy, and some lovely cards. To my regulars, thanks for being a part of a special day for me. To my friends and family who aren’t necessarily regulars (they get enough of me off-microphone), thanks for coming out and sharing in the fun I have every week. And to the
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In my current form, I sell residential real estate in the Greater Indianapolis area. In previous lives, I've been an actor, a director, a musician, an improviser, and a chauffeur. I love QMing because I get to have a microphone and act like Alex Trebek in front of dozens of people while drinking beer.


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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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[Blog Title Goes Here]
QM Ed

Insert commentary about the high quality of the venue and staff, iincluding number of teams here (11). Witty comment about current events/weather/etc. Acknowledgement that QM Ed is having a case of writer’s block and can’t find another way to write his blog entry without falling back on a poorly-contrived conceit. Round 1 – It’s Ok, I can’t remember some of the state postal abbreviations myself. Spoiler Alert, Nudie Magazine Day, My Favorite Team: Your Squad Goals, Pawnee Goddesses, Beer Is Better Than Basic Cable, and the team we are calling Rickroll
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In my current form, I sell residential real estate in the Greater Indianapolis area. In previous lives, I've been an actor, a director, a musician, an improviser, and a chauffeur. I love QMing because I get to have a microphone and act like Alex Trebek in front of dozens of people while drinking beer.


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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Nov 08, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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What The Hell Is More Important Than Pub Quiz? – Volume 3
QM Ed

Game 1 of the World Series, Game 6 of the World Series, and Election Night – these have been my last three Tuesday night quizzes at Redemption Alewerks  Being so close to both Chicago and Cleveland, the Series had a lot of fans at quiz rooting for both teams. Similarly, as human beings who live in the United States, the election had a lot of us watching closely to see if the world was going to end tomorrow. (Current forecast: not likely, but it sure as hell might feel like it.) Round 1 7 -  Yeah, we did the thing with the switching the video round to the beginning of the quiz. Five teams knew all the clips for 8 points each: Squad Alert!, Spoiler
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In my current form, I sell residential real estate in the Greater Indianapolis area. In previous lives, I've been an actor, a director, a musician, an improviser, and a chauffeur. I love QMing because I get to have a microphone and act like Alex Trebek in front of dozens of people while drinking beer.


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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Thank You, Global Warming, For Giving Us Baseball in November
QM Ed

I still haven’t put my cargo shorts away for the winter, and the Cubs and some other team are still out there playing baseball. Last night was Game 6 of the World Series, which was quite the distraction for several of the quizzers who came out last night to keep one eye on the answer sheet and one eye on the TV. Round 1 7 – Yep, we did the video round first again just to free up the airwaves for baseball. Perfect scores for Still Trick Or Treating, A Different Team?, Squad?, and one team that submitted a drawing for their team name (see pictures) that we will call Venn Diagram. Round 2 – A Different
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In my current form, I sell residential real estate in the Greater Indianapolis area. In previous lives, I've been an actor, a director, a musician, an improviser, and a chauffeur. I love QMing because I get to have a microphone and act like Alex Trebek in front of dozens of people while drinking beer.