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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.


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Redemption Alewerks
7035 East 96th Street, Suite K
Indianapolis, IN
46250
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Why Not Both?
QM Ed

The role of QuizMaster is part entertainer, part cat-herder. As one who tries to maintain some perspective on his position in the universe, I recognized that since my quiz would be overlapping the first game of the World Series, and since that game would be played by the Chicago Cubs – a team that hasn’t seen that happen since 1945 – I needed to do everything I could to work around it. Round 1 7 – That’s right, we moved the video round on scary elevators up to the top of the night so we could be sure it was off the screen during the game. No perfect scores, but Team? and Go Pawnee, It's Your Birthday got
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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, Oct 18, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Celebrate Good Times, Come On!
QM Ed

It was a night of milestones and reunion last night at Redemption Alewerks. Katie of team Go Pawnee, It’s Yo Birthday chose to celebrate her 21st+ (she’s a regular, so I can only assume she was 21 before) birthday with quiz. Erin from Guess Who’s Back, Back Again, Erin’s Back, Tell A Friend has returned to us from weeks away visiting NYC and Florida. Last night also marked the first time I have hosted a team named My Couch Pulls Out But I Don’t, and I have a feeling it won’t be the last. I also got to enjoy the always-delightful artistic stylings of Mister Cinnamon.
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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, Oct 11, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Second and Second-To-Last
QM Ed

Tonight was a banner evening for team Ken Bone Can Do What He Wants Because He’s A Star. After the introductory remarks, we recognized them for their team name of last week - Their Excellencies, Taco Presidents For Life, Field Marshals of Redemption Alewerks, Lords of All The Tacos of the Earth and Tacos of the Seas and Conqueror of the Tacos in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular – and their performance in the company-wide competition for Geeks Who Drink Team Name of the Week. Only three teams were entered in this week’s competition, and all peculiar in their own ways. Sadly for the Redemption Alewerks crew, the winner
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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, Oct 04, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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The Last King of Redemption Alewerks
QM Ed

National Taco Day on Taco Tuesday? It’s like a perfect storm of tacos. A taco-planetary taco-lignment. A taco eclipse of the heart. I was disappointed not to see a taco truck on every corner. Our submission for Geeks Who Drink’s Team Name of the Week comes from a group of regulars that have given us such names as “Taco Truck Overlords,” “How Do You Know How Much Sex Upsets My Mom?” and “I'm Just Here For The Pencil Sharpener” : Their Excellencies, Taco Presidents For Life, Field Marshalls Of Redemption Alewerks, Lords Of All The Tacos Of The Earth And Tacos Of The Seas And Conqueror Of The Tacos In Africa In General And
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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.