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Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
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And To Think The Only Dossier I Cared About Before Concerned Carmen Sandiego
Mumbles Jones

While other people were explaining to their children what a golden shower is, we were enjoying another great night at quiz. During Round 7 last night, we asked you about after-credits scenes in movies, which I’m guessing only started in the last 30 years. And to be honest, they’re getting a little annoying. Not to sounds too much like an old, but used to be that you’d pay your three dollars, get your popcorn and soda, sit down, watch a couple of trailers, then your feature, and leave. Now? Twenty dollars or more for your tickets, fifteen for your “medium” soda and popcorn, sit in a theater with people climbing over you while texting, sit through ten minutes
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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8211 Agora Pkwy #112
San Antonio, TX
78154
Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
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New Year, New Me, Same Excuses
Mumbles Jones

Does anyone else treat this time of year with a mix of expectation and dread? So it’s the first week of January. A time for many people to dream up ways to improve themselves for the better. I’m not sure how I got started with New Year’s resolutions, but I remember hearing about it early on in my life. “Wow, people change their lives every year? Sing me up for that!” In my twenties, I always tried to come up with some sort of January scheme to increase my bank balance, decrease my waist size, and to date more often. Come December, I’d be broke, fat and single. Even after buying Tony Robbins CDs (and never listening to them). Even after getting
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Forum)
8211 Agora Pkwy #112
San Antonio, TX
78154
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016
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So Long 2016! Don't Let The Door Hit Ya!
Mumbles Jones

So 2016 is coming to a close. Good damn riddance, I say. I’m not sure anyone was prepared for the onslaught of crap that the past year offered. We were looking forward to an election, a Summer Olympics: it looked like it would have been a bit better than 2015. It turned out to be a miasma of a time. Personally, I started the year still reeling from the loss of my mother. My resolutions looked more like a honey-do list. Sadly, that list remains untouched. As for 2017? I know I’ll have one thing to look forward to. (Or, specifically, one person.) But as to make things better for me, Andrea and the baby? I’m not sure. Write my congressperson? Run for school board?
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Forum)
8211 Agora Pkwy #112
San Antonio, TX
78154
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016
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Merry Quizmas To All, And To All, A Bud Light!
Mumbles Jones

’Twas our annual Quizmas party last night, and it was yet another fun night with folks coming from far and wide to celebrate. To be honest, I’ve had a hard time getting into the holiday spirit. Part of it is what’s going on in the world at large, part of it has to do with some frustrations with my day job. The local radio station playing Christmas music all day really doesn’t help. There’s only so many versions of “Sleigh Ride” I can listen to before I start telling everyone “bah humbug.” But this Christmas quiz always sets me in a good mood. I get to see folks who haven’t been around in a while, we marvel at each
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Forum)
8211 Agora Pkwy #112
San Antonio, TX
78154
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016
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Krampusses? A Horror Of Krampus?
Mumbles Jones

It pains me to admit that I know this, but hearing about Tarek and Christina splitting up wasn’t too much of a surprise to me. I’ve started watching a bit more HGTV now that I’m nearing my 40s. It usually fulfills my need for something to watch during the weekend. My gateway show was one called “Income Property,” showing how people could buy a home, improve it and rent it out for loads of cash. After seeing lots of shows like that, I start to believe that I could be a landlord, or even a house flipper. Then I started
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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8211 Agora Pkwy #112
San Antonio, TX
78154
Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
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Don't Double Guess Your Dinner!
Mumbles Jones

Have hipsters ruined our childhood? I mean, they’ve co-opted our playground games into kickball leagues. And now they’ve dug their locally sourced claws into one of our most beloved dishes: mac and cheese. I’m not sure why macaroni and cheese became the culinary new hotness over the last few years. Maybe a listless nation and her citizens were looking for something nice to remember. Whatever it was, you saw the dish on restaurants everywhere. And boy, was it different from what we knew. No ketchup mingling with it. No neon yellow cheese powder. It became artisanal, with all sorts of actual cheese, bacon, ham, brussels sprouts and Lord knows what. I’ll
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Forum)
8211 Agora Pkwy #112
San Antonio, TX
78154
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
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How About A Movie Night?
Mumbles Jones

Ok, now that it’s finally December, I can finally talk about something near and dear to my heart. Christmas movies. I’m not talking about the Aryan dreck that populates the schedule of the Hallmark Channel. I’m talking about honest-to-God, released-in-theaters features. Now we can debate the merits of all the films and how they rank (“It’s A Wonderful Life” is greater than “A Christmas Story,” kids, and don’t you forget it.) And we can also debate what makes a Christmas film. (Yes, for the thousandth time, “Die Hard” and “Love, Actually” = Christmas movies.) But I wonder why no recent films
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Forum)
8211 Agora Pkwy #112
San Antonio, TX
78154
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
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Happy Eat Everything Day!
Mumbles Jones

Last night was one of the most fun nights of the year for me, the Thanksgiving Eve Quiz! They say that the night before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest bar nights of the year. I’m not sure if that’s always true, but last night brought many of our old quizzers out of the woodwork, which always makes me smile. A lot of you brought friends and family to join quiz as well, which was great. When all was said and done, fourteen teams gathered to face the challenge. I always thought that Thanksgiving never really got its due as a holiday. For a lot of people, it’s just a preamble to a four-week orgiastic celebration of capitalism. But I hope you get a chance to take stock
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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8211 Agora Pkwy #112
San Antonio, TX
78154
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Crunch Bars and Drumsticks
Mumbles Jones

Excuse me while I rant for a little bit. Am I the only one that’s starting to tire of those Chevrolet “focus group” commercials? “Oh sure, guy with the weird haircut, I’ll tell you what I really think about this mid-size sedan while I sit in this room with all these mirrors.” And spare me with the whole “these are real people” bit. Nobody gets that excited over an American-made car. I think the one where they raise all the cars with different platforms gets me the most. “Okay guys, remember to act natural as these cars appear from the ground.” Am I the only one that’s starting to tire of Twenty One Pilots? I
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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San Antonio, TX
78154
Wednesday, Nov 09, 2016
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Maybe Our New President Will Help Stray Cats
Mumbles Jones

Okay, let’s talk about what happened. To be honest, I fell for the polls, the mathematical analyses, and the other BS conventional wisdom that Hillary was going to be the 45th president. But then came election night. And I made the mistake of staying up for (almost) the whole thing. Almost everyone on my friends list is wavering between anger, depression and despondency. (A few are wondering why people are still complaining about the election.) And I find myself wondering how to help. Hugs are good, but limited to folks in my area. Maybe ice cream, like we had last night? It helps, but the diabetes would probably counteract any good feelings gained. So
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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San Antonio, TX
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Wednesday, Nov 02, 2016
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Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win!
Mumbles Jones

Holy crap, they did it. They actually did it. Yep, the Cubs won the big one last night. 108 years, the billy goat, the black cat. Now, I’m not going to sit here and claim a kinship with the northsiders of Chicago. I’ve only been to Wrigley a couple of times, but had a blast each time. I’ve never lived in a city with a professional baseball team, the closest I came was when I lived in Houston. I’m not even that big of a baseball fan; my favorite sports involve orange and brown ball. But I loved seeing a mass of people experiencing so much joy. It took me back to the events of this city seventeen years ago. If you want some feels along with the joy, check out
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Forum)
8211 Agora Pkwy #112
San Antonio, TX
78154
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
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I Agree That Yoga Pants Are Indeed Pants
Mumbles Jones

So I had the chance to hang out with a bunch of other Quizmasters last weekend during our company’s annual QMCon in New Orleans. It’s always a great opportunity to hone my craft for you guys. And it’s even better to do it with folks across the country that I like. Last night was our annual Halloween quiz, and some of you got into the spirit, which is always great to see. And it also appears (according to the noise in the bar) that some of you are Cubs fans. I’ll admit that I’m pulling for them as well. I’m not saying that I’m a life-long Northsider that’s bled blue his whole life. But after going to a couple of games at Wrigley Field,
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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8211 Agora Pkwy #112
San Antonio, TX
78154
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
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Bad Hombres For Hillary 2016
Mumbles Jones

Andrea and I found out this week that we’re having a boy. Now, I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I’m going to be a father in a few months. Co-workers and other parents have told me not to worry, that raising boys is easy. After reading the fallout from the last debate, I’m not so sure that that’s true. Don’t get me wrong, we’re going to do our best to raise Junior with the morals that we had when we were kids. But with half the adult population of this country fawning over a profane “self-made” “billionaire”, I fear that any message we try to impart will be undone by the world at large. (Maybe
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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8211 Agora Pkwy #112
San Antonio, TX
78154
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
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Be True To Your School
Mumbles Jones

So my high school reunion was this past weekend. And I got to relive my teen years all over again. A couple of years ago, a friend of mine was talking about how he was organizing his reunion, and I decided to start up a class Facebook group and start taking a lead on organizing a gathering to celebrate twenty years since graduation. Now, you may not know it to look at me, but I wasn’t the most popular kid in school. I had friends, yes, but I was more apt to watch Mike Meyers on Saturday nights rather than go to parties. I was in marching band, if that tells you anything. Anyhow, after a couple of false starts, a few people got together to help out. We found a venue, got
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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8211 Agora Pkwy #112
San Antonio, TX
78154
Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016
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So, I Have Some News...
Mumbles Jones

So… what’s new with me? Not too much. So, if you were in the house last night, you heard the announcement that Andrea and I are expecting. Allow me to tell you the story of how it went down. Okay, so obviously you know how it started, but here’s the story of how we found out. It was Saturday before last. It was a lazy weekend morning just like any other. I had been up for a while, and I was checking my wild bedhead in the mirror. Andrea called me in to the other room. She was a little emotional when she told me she wanted me to see something. That’s when I saw it: a stick with two lines on it. She’d taken these plenty of times before,
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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8211 Agora Pkwy #112
San Antonio, TX
78154
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
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I'm Sure Some Hipster Has Tried To Become A Mercer
Mumbles Jones

A few days ago, I skimmed a Texas Monthly article talking about the success of Chip and Joanna Gaines. If you’ve cut the cord recently, they are the featured talent of an HGTV show called “Fixer Upper.” They own a home renovation business in Waco. I once said that the show has to be fake, if only because I couldn’t imagine that many people who want to live in Waco on purpose. I’ll admit that my only knowledge of Waco comes from road trips to Dallas and Oklahoma, and from the news. Apparently it’s a town that, for one reason or another,
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.