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Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016
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Heartbreak in Queens
Shillbert

First thing’s first, I’m sorry. Last night, there were a lot of Mets fans at the bar. It was very surprising to see since we’re deep, deep in Red Sox country, but it happened. And I left before the game ended. But I was able to catch the end of the game at home. And truly, I feel for you all. I have friends that took work off today because they were so sad. Baseball’s crazy like that. From my experience, the fans suffer with their baseball teams more than any sport for the most part. I don’t know what it is about the game. Maybe it has to do with the anticipation built in or the intrinsic
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A fan of professional wrestling. A sketch comedy enthusiast. A bass player/vocalist. These are the many personalities of Shillbert (his real name is Andrew, but this name is way more fun!). Join him as he quizzes patrons all across the Boston region.


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Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
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Jack Bauer and Kumar
Shillbert

Hello everyone! Another Wednesday has passed, and thus another quiz at McCabe’s has passed as well. Last night we had a pretty packed house between quiz and the Sox/Yankees game. My apologies to all of those still reeling over Tex’s grand slam. At least Boston clinched the division! It was a great night for the city and for true competition. Quiz and baseball, they go hand in hand. Quiz and the Sox weren’t the only things going on last night though. Over on a little network called ABC, maybe you’ve heard of it, the second episode of Designated Survivor aired. Guys, I’m
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A fan of professional wrestling. A sketch comedy enthusiast. A bass player/vocalist. These are the many personalities of Shillbert (his real name is Andrew, but this name is way more fun!). Join him as he quizzes patrons all across the Boston region.


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Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
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God is Purple
Shillbert

Quizzers, I thank you for joining me yesterday! We had a great bar filled with participation and I had a fantastic time. Ron made sure the beer was flowing freely and the food, as always, was cooked to perfection. And our lovely friends from Tito’s were in attendance and giving out swag left and right. The quiz was tough. The video round was the toughest. Who cares about movies that rhyme anyway?!? But we all seemed to have fun, and that’s what matters. Speaking of fun, I have my college homecoming this weekend and I cannot wait. I went to the College of the Holy Cross
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A fan of professional wrestling. A sketch comedy enthusiast. A bass player/vocalist. These are the many personalities of Shillbert (his real name is Andrew, but this name is way more fun!). Join him as he quizzes patrons all across the Boston region.


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Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
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Phil Brooks: True Hero
Shillbert

Last night at McCabe’s was our second week in a row being sponsored by Tito’s. Now, along with our fancy-schmancy answer sheets, we even had a Tito’s themed round one. The takeover is real and the vodka is delicious. In that Tito’s themed round one, we had a mention of former UFC superstar, current Bellator has been Tito Ortiz. And that reference really made me happy. I’m a fan of combat sports. I follow MMA and boxing. I’ve dabbled in martial arts, even with how astoundingly unathletic I am. And I LOVE professional wrestling. Last weekend there was both a flagship UFC event and
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A fan of professional wrestling. A sketch comedy enthusiast. A bass player/vocalist. These are the many personalities of Shillbert (his real name is Andrew, but this name is way more fun!). Join him as he quizzes patrons all across the Boston region.


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Tuesday, Sep 06, 2016
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Look at me, I am the captain now....
Shillbert

Alright, alright. No disrespect meant to Kevin with the blog title here. I just really laugh at memes featuring that guy from Captain Phillips. Last night was my very first night at McCabe's! The staff was awesome. The food tasted great. The beer was both cool and refreshing. Honestly, everyone should go all the time. It's accessible by public transportation and parking was easy to come by so that's a double win. And if you don't live in the Boston area? Take a road trip and come anyway. It's worth it for the food and for my dulcet tones. Great times will be had by all, and they will continue to be had for the foreseeable future. Last night we had
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A fan of professional wrestling. A sketch comedy enthusiast. A bass player/vocalist. These are the many personalities of Shillbert (his real name is Andrew, but this name is way more fun!). Join him as he quizzes patrons all across the Boston region.


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Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
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Hot in Herre!
KaSt

Kevin’s unofficial theme of the week: It’s getting hot in herre! Yes, it was a bit warmer than usual yesterday, but it allowed me to play my “This boy is on fire” playlist. I made that playlist after the school I worked at caught on fire. Or I made it for my weekly hot yoga classes. One of those two is correct; you can choose to believe either one. Both are somewhat plausible. Weekly Rant: It was my last regular quiz at McCabe’s. I am definitely going to miss it. Just to clear up the nasty rumors
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Hey! Why are you looking over here? Do you want to know things about me? Like, how I have lived in New England my entire life? How I'm fluent in 5 languages if you count sarcasm and bullshit? How I am a foodie and beer snob? Is that what you want to know? No? You want more? How about how I work at a charter public high school? Is that good enough? My favorite animals are penguins and ducks, with a particular affinity to all things llamas. That's all I'm telling you! Consider yourself lucky!


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Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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Equal Reactions
The Fish Chick

OH HEY MCCABE’S! In case I didn’t gush about it enough yesterday, how ‘bout those new answer packets?! They’re so shiny and colorful! And for once, NO ONE FILLED OUT ROUND 1 ON THE VISUAL ROUND SHEET! It’s a miracle!             So yesterday, I was out of work early and downloading the quiz when I started feeling… odd. It took a second, but that’s when I realized that the computer monitor was shaking. I looked at the TV and it was shaking. The entire house was shaking. “OMG, I THINK THERES AN EARTHQUAKE,” I text my fiancé. “Are you certain? Or is this like last
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Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
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ESPN - Worldwide Leaders in Mansplaining
KaSt

Kevin’s unofficial theme of the week: Sports ball This one is pretty odd for Geeks, but we had quite a smathering of sports related questions. In typical Geeks fashion, they were questions that were still challenging, even for the typical sports ball viewer. It definitely kept a lot of teams on their toes. Weekly Rant One of the questions in our R8 asked for our quizzers to name three of the five female athletes of the century as presented by ESPN. Looking at the list, I see several issues. The first issue is that there
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Hey! Why are you looking over here? Do you want to know things about me? Like, how I have lived in New England my entire life? How I'm fluent in 5 languages if you count sarcasm and bullshit? How I am a foodie and beer snob? Is that what you want to know? No? You want more? How about how I work at a charter public high school? Is that good enough? My favorite animals are penguins and ducks, with a particular affinity to all things llamas. That's all I'm telling you! Consider yourself lucky!


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Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016
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I'm back!
KaSt

Kevin’s unofficial theme of the week: Olympics. They were on every single screen last night at the brand new and refurbished McCabe’s Bar and Grille. It was a lot of fun to see bits of soccer, even though the United States lost, and a bit of the gymnastics team. Hope to see more of it this week. Weekly Rant: It was nice to be back at McCabe’s. I’m glad that many of the regular quizzers were there last night, plus a few new comers. Just to put the rumors to rest: no, I did not die. No, I did not snatched up by Trump’s people in hopes of sending
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Hey! Why are you looking over here? Do you want to know things about me? Like, how I have lived in New England my entire life? How I'm fluent in 5 languages if you count sarcasm and bullshit? How I am a foodie and beer snob? Is that what you want to know? No? You want more? How about how I work at a charter public high school? Is that good enough? My favorite animals are penguins and ducks, with a particular affinity to all things llamas. That's all I'm telling you! Consider yourself lucky!


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Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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What's a Clinton Castle National Monument Anyway?
Ben

Teams showed up en masse tonight to McCabe's on Mass, where your normal quizmaster was surreptitiously part of the crowd tonight and I took over hosting duties. Round 1 put teams in the heat of the moment, as they answered questions about Asia, a continent that spans a paltry 30% of the earth. The second round features covers of famous songs - but performed by members of the opposite gender. Thus, teams got to hear Cake's version of I Will Survive and and the Smashing Pumpkins cover Landslide, among others. Since Hillary Clinton was officially nominated as the Democratic candidate tonight, we also had a round featuring whether a quote was by her or from Tracy Flick, Reese Witherspoon's goody-two-shoes
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Ben is quizmaster every Thursday night at 8pm at The Rising, the best bar in the Boston area that shares its name with a Bruce Springsteen album. A Vermont native, Ben also lived in Philly, DC, and Indiana before moving home to New England last year. He also enjoys sports, improv, coffee, and traveling.


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Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
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Coup Story, Bro
Kevin M

Another fun (and super close!) quiz tonight at McCabe's. Huge shoutout to my boy JC for showing support and pulling together a team at the last minute. This was unfortunately the end to my short tenure as the QM at McCabe's, but I sincerely hope I'll be back again.    Let us not forget the following: - Toronto is not a US city - Lucy Liu has never played Sherlock Holmes - You might come in dead last at the quiz, but if you're in the top 50% in free beers, then you still win (cough, Asstastic, cough) - Teams at McCabe's are REALLY GOOD at quizzing.  - Video rounds are always great
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Above average at skipping rocks. Below average at rock, paper, scissors, shoot.


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Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
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Jenga Unchained
Kevin M

Another smashing success at McCabe’s this week. And also another surprisingly close quiz. How about only 5 points separating teams placed 3-8? Impressive. I think last night was one of the more laughable environments I’ve seen in a while at one of my quizzes. Laughing at ourselves / each other is really what this is all about. Right? Right??? As I usually do, some special shoutouts from last night, each worth 1 Schrute Buck: #PokemonLivesMatter for very narrowly throwing away first place by answering MARY QUEEN OF THE SCOTS instead of that other well-known Mary (yes you were 2nd and no this one didn’t lose it for
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Above average at skipping rocks. Below average at rock, paper, scissors, shoot.


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Tuesday, Jul 05, 2016
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The Sound of Music, Slasher Edition
Kevin M

I hope you all enjoyed the quiz as much as I did last night! This was my first time hosting at McCabe’s, and what a treat it was. I was a little nervous that the night after a long holiday weekend might lead to a lack of teams or talent, but I was wrong. Seems like Kevin S has built up a strong set of regulars at the bar, and we had a few highly intelligent newbie teams as well. I would like to throw a few shout outs upfront before reviewing the scoring: Quiz on My Face gets the Restored My Faith in Humanity award for enthusiastically accepting free PBR when others would not Ron behind the bar for being an A/V guru on the side
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Above average at skipping rocks. Below average at rock, paper, scissors, shoot.


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Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
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How 'Bout Them Fries?
Josh

Macabes does it up right in the Frenched Potatoes department. They add just a touch of... wait, my bad I thought this was a Yelp review. It sure was a lot of fun hanging out with you kooks. I mean, sure, some of you guys (cough... Fear the Beards and The Henries) can't do basic math problems... but on the bright side, you didn't resort to using your phone as a calculator. Honesty is still worth something in this world, not much, but something. Congrats to Sweet Brexit Strategy, Bro! on getting a category cut out just for them... not that they capitalized on it. BTW, what the heck is a Brexit and do I need to get vaccinated against it? Also,
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Show up with a smile, we're here for the yuks. And the beer. Oh and prizes, too. But mostly for the beer.


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Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016
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50 Shades of MBTA
KaSt

Kevin’s unofficial theme of the week: Boston! We had several questions on Boston, including one that asked us about our wonderful MBTA. Disclaimer: GWD is a national chain and the rounds are written by different writers across the country. That being said, they called the “T” a subway. If you ever lived in Boston, you would not call the “T” a subway. You would call it a web of carts and trolleys that are filled with false hopes and missed opportunities. Not a subway! Weekly Rant: Tonight’s round three reminded me of something that I would
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Hey! Why are you looking over here? Do you want to know things about me? Like, how I have lived in New England my entire life? How I'm fluent in 5 languages if you count sarcasm and bullshit? How I am a foodie and beer snob? Is that what you want to know? No? You want more? How about how I work at a charter public high school? Is that good enough? My favorite animals are penguins and ducks, with a particular affinity to all things llamas. That's all I'm telling you! Consider yourself lucky!


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Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016
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I'm all shook up!
KaSt

Kevin's unofficial theme of the week:  David Bowie: There were a couple of questions that featured the late singer. I kinda miss him. He reminds me of this wonderful crazy uncle that I never had.  Weekly Rant: Why do people assume that Elvis Presley is still alive? This isn’t rhetorical. I actually want to know. It is easy for me to call these people insane and out of touch, but I honestly don’t know the impact that Elvis had on people. I could only imagine how his death shocked and horrified some, and I try to imagine a contemporary equivalent. Is it going to be Lady Gaga?
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Hey! Why are you looking over here? Do you want to know things about me? Like, how I have lived in New England my entire life? How I'm fluent in 5 languages if you count sarcasm and bullshit? How I am a foodie and beer snob? Is that what you want to know? No? You want more? How about how I work at a charter public high school? Is that good enough? My favorite animals are penguins and ducks, with a particular affinity to all things llamas. That's all I'm telling you! Consider yourself lucky!