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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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What is Russian salad dressing?
PFS

It is that week again.  A week of no alarms; no $3 cups of coffee that take me 3 hours to drink; no sitting in the car for 45 minutes in the morning and another effing 45 minutes in the afternoon for a 10 mile round trip; not forgetting to brush my teeth and putting toothpaste straight on my tongue in order to only slightly offend the folks that i talk to throughout the day; and most importantly, and this can’t be stressed enough, no pointless, redundant, and repetitive, derivative, boring, and unbelievable emails that I have to respond to or else I get another email telling me to be diligent on the emails...in other words I’m on spring break.
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Hey Everybody...It's Pat.  No, not the sexually ambiguous character from that SNL sketch (I wish), but the man with the lower body of a child bearing woman, except my vagina's an outey. So, I guess sort of ambiguous, but I promise I'm super cool.  I'm a 26 year old high school English teacher in training.  Turns out I love the sound of my own voice so much that I thought I ought to get this job talking in front of strangers on top of teaching their kids.  I am a former full time stand up comedian/imporviser, doing that as much as I possibly still can, so forgive me in advance for constantly trying material on you without you knowing. I don't know what else to say about myself...I like dogs, the Dodgers, and American Lit; so if you're up on any of those then let me know cuz we'll be friends.  If you wanna know anything else just ask, I'm approachable, I swear...I don't bite...too often (only 5 times in my life, which is only like 1 person every 5.2 years).  So there!  


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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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I'm Going through Changes
PFS

From time to time I find some inspiration for these posts from things that happen at the quiz, this however, is not one of those times.  That’s not to say that last night did not include its fair share of inspiring moments, because there definitely was; from the understandably audible groan that followed the introduction of round 3, to the fascinating conversation taking place at the table directly in front of me...lots of things happened, as they are want to do.  But, like I said earlier, this post is about none of that.  Not even the dominant win of team We put the Uffle in Shuffle
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Hey Everybody...It's Pat.  No, not the sexually ambiguous character from that SNL sketch (I wish), but the man with the lower body of a child bearing woman, except my vagina's an outey. So, I guess sort of ambiguous, but I promise I'm super cool.  I'm a 26 year old high school English teacher in training.  Turns out I love the sound of my own voice so much that I thought I ought to get this job talking in front of strangers on top of teaching their kids.  I am a former full time stand up comedian/imporviser, doing that as much as I possibly still can, so forgive me in advance for constantly trying material on you without you knowing. I don't know what else to say about myself...I like dogs, the Dodgers, and American Lit; so if you're up on any of those then let me know cuz we'll be friends.  If you wanna know anything else just ask, I'm approachable, I swear...I don't bite...too often (only 5 times in my life, which is only like 1 person every 5.2 years).  So there!  


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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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No I didn't Mean Wiretap literally, did you see the Quotes...Duh.
PFS

Well, well, well...three weeks have come and gone and it finally seems as though I’m hitting a stride at the dear old Yukon Tavern.  I haven’t stumbled over any words with massive frequency, I’ve mostly pronounced the team names right, I’ve yet to spill beer on myself, I haven’t electrocuted myself or others, I mean, it’s all lining up pretty well for y’all.  Hopefully I can avoid what is a permeating theme in my life, and refrain from fucking this up.  We’ll see.  Anyway, last night brought us some extremely healthy competition, as most teams killed it on a consistent basis.  We had a
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Hey Everybody...It's Pat.  No, not the sexually ambiguous character from that SNL sketch (I wish), but the man with the lower body of a child bearing woman, except my vagina's an outey. So, I guess sort of ambiguous, but I promise I'm super cool.  I'm a 26 year old high school English teacher in training.  Turns out I love the sound of my own voice so much that I thought I ought to get this job talking in front of strangers on top of teaching their kids.  I am a former full time stand up comedian/imporviser, doing that as much as I possibly still can, so forgive me in advance for constantly trying material on you without you knowing. I don't know what else to say about myself...I like dogs, the Dodgers, and American Lit; so if you're up on any of those then let me know cuz we'll be friends.  If you wanna know anything else just ask, I'm approachable, I swear...I don't bite...too often (only 5 times in my life, which is only like 1 person every 5.2 years).  So there!  


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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Voice is Only Slightly Affecting this Title
PFS

And just like that we’re back to normal.  I’ve been extremely worried since the last time we spoke (well since the last time I spoke at you) and that’s because things started to get very weird.  Yes while we’ve all come to love and cherish, expect and desire, blindly follow and never question our daily Presidential twitter update, since it's the only thing keeping us fully informed of the real things actually happening in the world, suddenly Tuesday came and some old, politician-y looking guy, started reading prepared statements to us from a teleprompter, like some sort of Washington elite. It was a very troublesome 24 hours,
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Hey Everybody...It's Pat.  No, not the sexually ambiguous character from that SNL sketch (I wish), but the man with the lower body of a child bearing woman, except my vagina's an outey. So, I guess sort of ambiguous, but I promise I'm super cool.  I'm a 26 year old high school English teacher in training.  Turns out I love the sound of my own voice so much that I thought I ought to get this job talking in front of strangers on top of teaching their kids.  I am a former full time stand up comedian/imporviser, doing that as much as I possibly still can, so forgive me in advance for constantly trying material on you without you knowing. I don't know what else to say about myself...I like dogs, the Dodgers, and American Lit; so if you're up on any of those then let me know cuz we'll be friends.  If you wanna know anything else just ask, I'm approachable, I swear...I don't bite...too often (only 5 times in my life, which is only like 1 person every 5.2 years).  So there!  


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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Off to a, Well, Let's Say... Start
PFS

It’s always a little unnerving to me being thrust into a new place, much like I was last night.   When I joined y’all over at the Yukon Tavern for my weekly quiz duties it was very clear to me that, as a very red necked uncle of mine told me, “y’all’s good people.”  Now that may barely be a sentence by most folk’s standards, but I assure you it’s a good thing.  As I read back over those sentences I can see that I am very poorly representing myself and my many hours spent in English classes, but all of got for you tonight is a bunch of run-ons and far too many possessive contractions.  Anyway,
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Hey Everybody...It's Pat.  No, not the sexually ambiguous character from that SNL sketch (I wish), but the man with the lower body of a child bearing woman, except my vagina's an outey. So, I guess sort of ambiguous, but I promise I'm super cool.  I'm a 26 year old high school English teacher in training.  Turns out I love the sound of my own voice so much that I thought I ought to get this job talking in front of strangers on top of teaching their kids.  I am a former full time stand up comedian/imporviser, doing that as much as I possibly still can, so forgive me in advance for constantly trying material on you without you knowing. I don't know what else to say about myself...I like dogs, the Dodgers, and American Lit; so if you're up on any of those then let me know cuz we'll be friends.  If you wanna know anything else just ask, I'm approachable, I swear...I don't bite...too often (only 5 times in my life, which is only like 1 person every 5.2 years).  So there!  


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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Whoa, dude, Whoa
Sean Franson

The basement smelled funny. It wasn't the first thing to notice, but he did. He was running for his life, away from that woman with the knife. He never expected to be here, or running for his life at all, but sometimes we don't choose our fates. Nevertheless, the basement smelled funny. Like he hadn't been the first one down here, maybe. Lived in.   Strange though, that the furniture was pristine, and the food still in its wrappers. Non-perishable stuff; crackers, processed cheeses, peanut butter. Arranged perfectly, in pyramids. No fruit, nothing healthy at all. But he could survive down here for days, maybe weeks if he played his cards right. He didn't know how long
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I'm so excited to be hosting Pub Quiz for Geeks who Drink! I moved to Portland 4 years ago with my wife, Gayle, to attend grad school at PSU. I've since earned a Master's Degree in Theater, with an emphasis on Performance. Hopefully I can fold some of that into rocking the mic like a vandal. Did that make me sound old? I feel old.


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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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I’m not even supposed to be here today
DanMaster Quiz

It’s difficult to type with a puppy in your lap. So it was a short farewell from Yukon for me. Happy to help in a pinch though and I’ll be back next week too. The Recently in Stuff round gets more depressing as the year rolls on. I don’t know what’s real anymore. Typical Team Names are Not our Forte rolls up right on time and effortlessly earns the first drink of the night. He Thinks it’s a Schwinn didn’t hate the
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My name is Dan and I enjoy most things. My favorite things are: my girlfriend, television, and my cat, Mowgli. My second favorite things are: beer, board games, and burgers. I'm from New England but I don't have an accent unless I get too drunk (then it comes on wicked hahd).


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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Roll with the Changes
DanMaster Quiz

It's not the last blog I'll write so it's not going to be the sappiest thing in the world, but it might be. Yukon Tavern has been a SE staple far longer than I've existed, let alone lived in PDX. Despite a reputation of disdain for recent transplants, I've only ever felt warmth and acceptance from the local patrons. 2016 was weird and tumultuous, both nationally and personally. We started the year talking about Bernie Sanders and dead celebrities, and finished with the apocalypse. One thing I could always count on- hanging out with you all, Monday nights at Yukon Tavern. Nascent rivalries between Original Yukon and Guy @ Bar and
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My name is Dan and I enjoy most things. My favorite things are: my girlfriend, television, and my cat, Mowgli. My second favorite things are: beer, board games, and burgers. I'm from New England but I don't have an accent unless I get too drunk (then it comes on wicked hahd).


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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Who Gives a F*** About an Oxford Comma?
DanMaster Quiz

  The folks on Ketchup Smear are still figuring out how to use utensils but they're at least provided with plenty of team name inspiration. For many weeks, Pitcher Perfect, has been chirping their denials of the one true god and greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady. I accept your begrudging congratulations. Monday Night Delight slipped into a predictable lead early in the quiz, even with my scoring error. Free Melania gave me wood during the scoring break. Pretzel Logic earned, lost, and earned another bonus drink in their return to Yukon. I remember being
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My name is Dan and I enjoy most things. My favorite things are: my girlfriend, television, and my cat, Mowgli. My second favorite things are: beer, board games, and burgers. I'm from New England but I don't have an accent unless I get too drunk (then it comes on wicked hahd).


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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Jan 16, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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#norahjonesforever
DanMaster Quiz

I saw posts on social media about the Portland snow plows but I see no evidence of them in my neighborhood. So it takes a little longer to drive anywhere right now. Thanks to I like Ice in my Drinks, Not on the Street for sharing my sentiment in your team name. While deciding on their own team name, Knife Hole stabbed violently at their answer sheet, and inspiration struck. Someone on Snows Candy clearly doesn't get enough attention at home, and needed several round instructions repeated throughout the night. At least some on the team were paying attention as they jumped to an early lead on the audio round. I
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My name is Dan and I enjoy most things. My favorite things are: my girlfriend, television, and my cat, Mowgli. My second favorite things are: beer, board games, and burgers. I'm from New England but I don't have an accent unless I get too drunk (then it comes on wicked hahd).


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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Guays are Grrrrreat!
DanMaster Quiz

Vivian changed the wifi. This was my 1st quizziversary at Yukon Tavern! Thanks for showing up on all these Mondays over the past year, it's been a fun one. We've had a lot of teams come through and A Team Has No Name was at that first Yukon quiz! Another eventful night of quiz, shared again with the BCS National Championship. Far fewer touchdowns, but no less excitement than last year. I even wrapped up quiz with enough time so everyone could enjoy Clemson's miraculous
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My name is Dan and I enjoy most things. My favorite things are: my girlfriend, television, and my cat, Mowgli. My second favorite things are: beer, board games, and burgers. I'm from New England but I don't have an accent unless I get too drunk (then it comes on wicked hahd).


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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Jan 02, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Wishful Drinking in the New Year
Meggan

Some said it was too soon for a round all about the late, great Carrie Fisher, but I say it was just the right time. Some things we all knew, like that she boned Harrison Ford (pre-earring, those were the good Harrison Ford years,) and some was new information, like the fact that her birth was front page news on the LA Times. All in all, it was nice to remember this icon, and especially nice that none of the questions were about her tits but instead focused on her writing and of course, her mother, the great Debbie Reynolds.   No quiz night would be complete without a random guy hitting on several teams and trying to kiss me, and this night was no exception.
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I love metal, tattoos, appropriately placed commas, and science fiction. Semicolons are for suckers.


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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Dec 26, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Hummus Rumble for Boxing Day
DanMaster Quiz

It was a family-filled Boxing Day at Yukon; Careless Quizpers arrived with some parental reinforcements to help break their streak of 2nd and 3rd place finishes. Weenus! brought enough people to field a baseball team. Here's the ingredients for my mom's homemade (Armenian) hummus: -1 can chick peas -1-2 cloves garlic -1 ½ tsp. Salt -3/4 cup lemon juice -1 cup TAHINI Apparently they make it differently in Jordan according to Weenus! The visual round was tough if you got off track on #1 like Lobstah Bisque. The final
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My name is Dan and I enjoy most things. My favorite things are: my girlfriend, television, and my cat, Mowgli. My second favorite things are: beer, board games, and burgers. I'm from New England but I don't have an accent unless I get too drunk (then it comes on wicked hahd).


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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Dec 19, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Drunks and Dragons!
Elijah

Holy beans it was a good turnout tonight.    First off, who knew Alan Thicke was a god damn Canadian superhero? Song writer, humanitarian, prom king. I just wish he would have done something about Kirk Cameron before "Saving Christmas" was released. The teams were all pretty badass tonight. No sad finishes or people left in the dirt; just raw competition. The questions were especially difficult and the teams all gave them both barrels. Also, the koala population is riddled Chlamydia apparently? Someone needs to hand out jimmies and pamphlets to these cute bastards. Anywho... Great game tonight everyone!
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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Dec 19, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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It's a Joke, Not Alan Thicke
DanMaster Quiz

I missed you all last week. Sickness recovered and we're all ready for another quiz. You didn't waste any time tearing down my Patriots as soon as I got on the mic. Yes, Pitcher Perfect, the AFC East isn't the best division, but it's not the worst division and the Pats have still won 8 years in a row! But this quiz was about the holiday spirit so we had to put the trash talking aside, I guess. Pitcher Perfect aced the first round as their name suggests, but mysteriously declined a Joker on Round 2, letting It's a Joke, Not a Dick, Don't Take it So Hard to rise to the lead. One of these things is not like
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My name is Dan and I enjoy most things. My favorite things are: my girlfriend, television, and my cat, Mowgli. My second favorite things are: beer, board games, and burgers. I'm from New England but I don't have an accent unless I get too drunk (then it comes on wicked hahd).


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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Dec 12, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Clipper Beat the Blazers!
Meggan

What a pleasure to come and host at the Yukon Tavern, as your regular host Dan was not feeling well. If you liked me, yay! I have a compulsive need to be liked! If you didn't like me, well, Dan will be back next week and I'll go cry in the corner.   We managed to mention Trump only twice in our Round 1: Recently in Stuff, but don't worry, they were both vaguely disparaging without offending anyone in particular. Team names, on the other hand, have the balls to draw a line in the sand. Or also remain vague. Whatever, according to Pence there's not really any such thing as a "fact" anymore. From Russia With Love took an early lead, but were displaced
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I love metal, tattoos, appropriately placed commas, and science fiction. Semicolons are for suckers.