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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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San Antonio, TX
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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.


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San Antonio, TX
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Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
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Quietly Quizzing Quirky Quizzers
Mumbles Jones

Funny thing about having a kid; no one tells you about all the stuff you say you need. Before Andrea and I found out we were pregnant, we went to visit a couple of friends of ours who just had twins. Before we got to their house, we stopped off at HEB to pick up some things for the new arrivals. Walking through the two aisles of baby stuff, Andrea and I became overwhelmed. Along with the myriad of diaper sizes and styles and formula, we saw all sorts of gadgets for sale. A siphon to suck out mucus from your baby’s nose. Bottles that replicate a human nipple. Warmers. Toys. All sorts of things that scream “buy me or your baby will die.” And the thing 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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San Antonio, TX
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Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
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The Beginning Of The End Of The Beginning
Mumbles Jones

I need to rant about “This Is Us” for a moment. Yesterday, they announced that it’s been renewed for two additional seasons. Having never seen the show, I’m not totally sure what it’s all about, only that it involves making people cry. I was against this show from the start, only because I refuse to support anything that legitimizes Mandy Moore as an actress. As with anything that other people try to tell me to watch, I am doing my best to avoid it and make fun of it. (That’s just the kind of guy I am.) One piece I read said it was the perfect show for the Trump era. But for me, it seems to just be melodrama made for the sake of grabbing viewers’
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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, 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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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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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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San Antonio, TX
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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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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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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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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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San Antonio, TX
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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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San Antonio, TX
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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
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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.