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Maybe Craft Beer Can Create More Chem Majors
Mumbles Jones

So John F. Kennedy would have turned 100 years old this month. Now, since I’m under the age of 50, I don’t lionize him like many Americans do. I wonder how well he’d be received in politics these days. He was a Democrat that had a more liberal primary challenger. He had family that was in politics. He was a Senator. It almost seems like he’d be going against Bernie Bros if he ran these days. Yes, he founded the Peace Corps. But he was also a little slow in taking up civil rights. And he also wanted to pass a tax cut. I’m not sure that he’d be where Hillary Clinton was. And Lord knows what Fox News would have done to him since he
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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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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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Before This, The Only Bridges I Avoided Were In Madison County
Mumbles Jones

What’s the most you’ve spent on an item of clothing? I’ve been thinking about that for the last week or so.] If you’re not a basketball fan, you’ve (thankfully) not heard of Lavar Ball. He’s a former athlete who has three sons that play basketball. One of them, Lonzo Ball, recently finished his freshman season at UCLA. The senior Ball is looking to make a lot of money on the athletic prowess of his kids by launching a brand called “Big Baller.” He’s become notorious for going on TV shows and saying how great his oldest son will be at basketball. He’s
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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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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
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Something To Read While Lamenting Your Lost Health Care
Mumbles Jones

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about my son, so let me tell you what’s new. One of the things people don’t tell you about having kids is how you can’t get into a routine at first. I’ve learned that what works for the kid to get him calm and sleepy on Monday does absolutely nothing on Tuesday. A friend of mine from high school, who used to be a labor and delivery nurse, came by yesterday to bring us some dinner. It was nice getting some reassurance that the little guy is doing okay. Even though he’s healthy and uninjured, I still feel like I have no idea what I’m doing. Especially when I’m on night duty. I’ve not
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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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Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
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The First Pick? My Left Nostril
Mumbles Jones

So today is the NFL Draft. It’s a day where people’s dreams are made (or ended, if they’re selected by Cleveland). And it’s a day that, as a sports fan, is totally overrated. So I’ll admit that I love football. Our household has signed up for the Sunday Ticket for the last three seasons. Even though I usually spend Sunday afternoons napping, I’ll take football on my TV over almost any other sport, save basketball. But this exercise in reading names out loud every five to ten minutes is pure nonsense. It’s nice when you have a player taken late become a superstar, but it’s even more enjoyable to make fun of the busts taken Number 1. But
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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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Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
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You Don't Have To Be Lonely, At geekswhodrink.com!
Mumbles Jones

We had a grand old time last night at quiz! Twelve teams came out, some for the first time ever, some for the first time in ages. And we had a time talking about TV chefs, celebrity conspiracy theorists and surprisingly non-vegan foods. But forget all that, I want to introduce you to Karen. Karen played with her fiends of Cibolo Shepard, who made a decent showing for first-timers. When I came around for pictures, she held up a sign with her name, number, and the phrase “Boobs Come Later!” As someone who’s matchmaking career includes one marriage thus far, I did some recon work and asked her some questions. So, here’s the GWD
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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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Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
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Casablanca and Battlefield Earth: Two Films I'll Probably Never Watch
Mumbles Jones

State pride is a funny thing sometimes. Last night, in our “Meh-ssissippi” round, I gave you two awesome things and one lousy thing that came from a state, and asked you to name the state. Everyone gave me the right answer when given frozen margaritas, handheld calculators and Rick Perry. But it’s weird what symbols of Texas we defend and which ones we don’t. For example, this article does a deep dive into In-N-Out Burger’s lack of traction in this state. Now, having traveled to California a few times, I’ve
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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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Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017
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In Their Defense, Any Place With Otters Is Awesome
Mumbles Jones

I’ve had the travel bug for a few years now. I’ve been fortunate to visit major cities across the country, as well as visit Canada and the Bahamas. I make a point to try and see the places I visit as a local: visiting hole in the wall restaurants, and trying to stay away from tourist traps. But there’s one thing in these cities that I never visit: the zoo. I mean, if it’s not too far off the beaten path, I’ll be down to look at animals. When I went to the Bahamas, they had an aquarium that was pretty cool. Same with the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans, that was nice too. (Helped that it was only a few blocks from our hotel.) But spending an afternoon seeing
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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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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
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It's Tyme To Read Thys Blog
Mumbles Jones

We all know that life is a gamble, but I just wish I was better at reading the odds. Our first round dealt with definitions of gambling terms, and made me think of all my trips to casinos across this great continent. For the most part, all those trips have ended with my pockets being empty. I love gambling, I just wish I was better at it. I have friends that have great Vegas stories. “I won $600!” “I had a great run at craps!” “I went to Bunny Ranch and didn’t get VD!” But me? There’s multiple times I’ve come up empty at casinos, including one run at a casino in the Bahamas where I burned through
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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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Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
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It's Good To See You Guyszzzzzz....
Mumbles Jones

It was good to see everyone out last night as I made my return to quiz. As you may know by now, Andrea gave birth to a bouncing baby boy last week. It turns out that I actually could have been there, as Junior didn’t come into the world until Thursday morning. Of course, Andrea would have served me with papers when I got back to the hospital if I did that, but whatever. So it looks like everything I heard about parenting is true. Most true among all of them is the lack of sleep. Thing about me is that I treasure sleep. Back in college, I never pulled a true all-nighter. I would study till around 2 or 3 in the morning, get about 3-4 hours, shower, go over notes one last
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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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Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
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The Night Greg Had A BABY !
Chandni

Hello hello there, nice to meet you all. I wonder if I would have cut it as a circus performer; recently read Water For Elephants, yes, it was a book before a movie, would recommend if you're into, well, elephants. And sass, definitely some sass in that novel.   Anyways, on to important things: CONGRATULATIONS to Greg on the exciting news that is having a small human depend on you for literally everything! It's very good news, when it's not yours. Or you don't have to change the diapers. My uncle, who is already 10 years younger than my dad, JUST had a baby boy. So guess which lucky 23 year old cousin gets the "honor" and "privilege" of changing those diapers? Why does
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Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017
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Does Anyone Else Hear "The Final Countdown"?
Mumbles Jones

Ready or nothere I comeYou can’t hideGonna find you The Fugees’ “Ready or Not” seems apropos in my life these last few days. After months of appointments, weeks of shopping and days and nights filled with existential worry, he’s almost here. We’ve been told that our baby is coming in the next couple of weeks, whether we’re prepared or not. Just so you know, we’re not totally prepared, but I think we’re about as ready as we’ll be. I wouldn’t say I’m starting to worry about my life going forward, but I am trying to get in as much as possible 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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Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
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This Blog Is Bieber Free
Mumbles Jones

So Andrea and I are on the precipice of parenthood. We’re at week 35, and have been told that it could be week 37 when our new delivery arrives. The nursery is set up, the crib is assembled, the clothes and diapers are filling up the closet. We’ve taken as many classes as we can. And I still don’t feel ready. Of course, I’m trying to fill these next couple of weeks with fun stuff, before I have to keep watch over a tiny human. But I guess I’m still shocked that I’m about to become a parent. Me, a 38-year-old guy with stuffed animals in his closet. Me, who can pay more attentions to sports than relationships. Me, who always tenses up when
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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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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
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No, I've Not Seen A Green Valley
Mumbles Jones

Want to hear about my most embarrassing moment? Well, here it is anyway. I must preface this by saying that I have quite a number to choose from, but this is one that sticks out most lately. I was a student at Braun Station Elementary School, home of the mighty Bobcats. IIRC, this would have been in third grade during wintertime. Of course, in Texas, “winter” means wearing your coat in the morning and a t-shirt in the afternoon. Since it was cold out, my mom had bought me a pair of thermal underwear. And as I was getting dressed, she told me to put them on under my jeans. As I left for the bus stop, she gave me the instructions of “if you get too warm, take
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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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Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
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Viva Lost Wages!
Mumbles Jones

You’ve been to Vegas, right? We did a whole round about films set in Sin City, so it’s got me thinking about my time there. I first was in Vegas as a young kid. My folks went and took the family along, for some reason. I seem to remember a stay at the old Circus Circus. But my mom would tell the story of how I would reach for all the handles of the slot machines, which led to her holding my tiny arms above my head throughout the casino floor. My earliest adult memory of Vegas came over a June weekend in 1997. I went with my family to celebrate my parent’s 50th birthdays. We did the normal tourist things: saw the Hoover Dam, ate at buffets, saw celebrities.
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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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Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
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No, "Easy D" Is Not A Rapper
Mumbles Jones

Another great night of quiz last night! Always good to see a mix of oldies and newbies come to play on Wednesday nights. We started out with one of our patented “Duh!” rounds, which are always fun and/or frustrating, depending on your point of view. Not a big surprise to learn Scrooge McDuck was cast as Ebenezer Scrooge in Mickey’s Christmas Carol. But I do wonder if that was always his name. I know that Donald Duck comics were a thing for a long time (big in Germany too, for some reason). But was there a skinflint mallard named Scrooge already in the Disney canon? Also, why was every one related as uncles and nephews? And why does Donald Duck not wear pants, but
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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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Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
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Morgan Freeman and James Earl Jones: Two Different People
Mumbles Jones

How have your social media feeds been looking lately? I’ve noticed an odd phenomenon over the past couple of weeks. A few friends of mine have started posting about how they wish Facebook was “fun” again. They yearn for the days when people posted about their kids and pets, or funny stories that happened to them. An odd coincidence, though. The people posting things like that seem to be Trump voters. In the age of the Outrage Internet, the anger has definitely been ratcheted up to 11 lately. But the folks that just don’t want to hear it make me wonder about if they’re really friends. Personally, I like knowing all about what makes up a person.
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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.