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Monday, May 22, 2017
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Putting your best foot forward
Nicole

As you all saw last night at quiz, we had a special guest!  Martie was our newbie/trainee that sat with me during the quiz, learning the wonder of my ways! When you've got a newb watching you, you've got to be on your best behavior.  Be studious, prepare ahead of time, make sure you have all of your supplies, etc.   Or if you're me, you'll leave the visual round at home, stumble over questions, yell at quizzers, forget to pause after one of the audio questions in round 2, etc.  Honestly, the best training you can get is one where things don't go perfectly and you have to troubleshoot.  People make mistakes, I happened to make most of my mistakes last night,
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Monday, May 15, 2017
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Top 100 songs played at Old Navy
Nicole

Good Day my quiz friends,  Welcome to another installment of your post quiz blog!!!  Last night's round 2 was all about the Billboard top 100 songs of all time and boy are some of those songs clunkers.   I'm not saying that the songs are bad necessarily, I'm saying that out of all of the songs that ever were in the vast history of our world (or even the English speaking world) there are much better songs than Katy Perry's Dark Horse.    The whole round, (but if we're being honest, mainly Mary J Blige) reminded me of my years at Old Navy.  I worked at Old Navy my senior year of high school through a little bit of college and this was back
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75208
Monday, May 08, 2017
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But I like the bassists!
Nicole

Hello again dear quizzers.  Last night marked yet another legendary quiz here at the Foundry.   If you'll remember, our round 2 was called Nobody Cares About the Bassist and you had to name the song title and the limelight hogging lead singer.  I take umbrage with this round title for one simple reason.  I ALWAYS love the bass player.  I can tell you where it all began as I believe it all stems back to one particular fictional bassist.  T.B. Player was the non-name of Ethan Embry's character in the movie That Thing You Do and he was the love of my very young life. I was 13 when the film came out and my friends
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75208
Monday, May 01, 2017
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Friends and friends and friends of friends
Nicole

Ya'll, last night was probably my most favorite quiz of recent memory... and let me tell you why.  Because ALL MY FRIENDS were there!  It's always fun to see friendly faces in the crowd (especially at the foundry where you all sit outside and I can't see your faces or expressions or hear your hearty laughter at my many jokes/impressions).  But last night was a return to old as Fillabusting A Nut (formerly Facturbation) was back from a long quiz hiatus! Always good to see Matt! We had the return of the OG team Not! Purple! now known as Of-Whiskey's Army (the core 2 played on their own and proved they don't need no help).  Shnoodle was
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Monday, Apr 24, 2017
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Del Shannon forever
Nicole

So I have to let you guy sin on something.  A quizmaster secret if you will.  I can sort of tell when I think a team will do well on a certain question or round.  If you've quizzed with me for a certain amount of time I can start to gauge your strengths and weaknesses.  Whiskey's Army is super down with music, t.v. and sports. Keep Rhino's Horny has the animal stuff down pat and will do pretty well on music/pop culture, and knows the odd medical question as well.  Shnoodle well, they sort of know everything.   So that brings us to our round 2 last night.  I sincerely loved the
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Monday, Apr 17, 2017
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Bumble dates and no sex floral arrangements
Nicole

Hello my darlings,  We had yet another memorable and completely life altering quiz last night so I'm here to put it down on records for the annals of memory. Because if I didn't than our time together would be lost forever.  So here I am.   Last night at quiz we had a team on a Bumble date.  How did I know they were specifically on a Bumble date?  IT WAS THEIR DANG TEAM NAME!  So here's the deal ya'll, if you are on a blind date to a pub quiz maybe don't make that your team name unless you want to be called out in some kind of way. Come up with something else, I'd even take the completely over used "My couch pulls out but I don't" or "Trivia Newton
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“You wanna party? It’s $500 for kissing and $10,000 for snuggling; end of list.” Find me on the webernet @listentothemath pretty much everywhere.


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Monday, Apr 10, 2017
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How The Mighty Have Fallen
Nicole

If you've come to our quiz for really any amount of time, you will be familiar with the team Shnoodle.  They are here nearly every week and they tend to dominate.  This team has even regularly made it to the top of standings (top 10) of all of the teams in DFW! They win so frequently that for a while when I announced "and in first place..." everyone would just instinctively yell "ShnooooOOOooodle" in the most begrudging way ever.   Now they do come in 1st frequently, but they are indeed beatable.  But when they don't come in 1st, they always come in 2nd.  I did a little research and they have come in 1st or 2nd place every quiz they played
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Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
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New Shoes!
Your Best Friend Rachel

GUYS. I've been a Quizmaster for 4.5 years now. Last night my literal Theme Quiz dream came true. We had an all Twin Peaks Theme Quiz. I am not exaggerating when I state that I have been obsessed with Twin Peaks since the age of 10. My parents didn't know what they were getting into when they let me watch it. I actually got banned from watching Twin Peaks when Leland killed Maddie Ferguson. And my 11 year old self was like "LOLZ Fuck you guys. Challenge ACCEPTED". I army crawled on my teeny bell out of my room each week and quietly made my way out of my room, down the hall, through the kitchen, hung a right into the living room, and planted my stubborn, obsessive ass behind
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- "She is such an asshole." - Former Boss

- "She needs a handler. Literally." - Chelsea, GWD

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The Foundry
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Monday, Apr 03, 2017
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What CAN'T that Golden Retriever Do?
Nicole

"How do you know if you have pink eye?"   That's what I googled yesterday before quiz.  I just wanted to be really transparent with you all so I thought I'd tell you.  Turns out I don't have it!!!!!!!!  But I have had something stuck in my eye for a couple of days now and it's causing me hella probs (many problems) so I'm going to blame that for my inability to read last night.   Remember that time a guy stood over me sort of menacingly at the table and I couldn't form words?  That was fun right?!  I thought it was some dumb dude bro who was going to tell me to turn it down or something, but instead it was a friend and neighbor!
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Monday, Mar 27, 2017
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Break a leg, Kerrigan!
Nicole

Guys, I was so happy to see that my favorite thing that happened last week made it into the quiz! As discussed in previous blog posts, young Nicole was obsessed with figure skating (Michelle Kwan was my girl).  I/she thought it was the most elegant sport that also allowed you to pick your own soundtrack.  As someone who's been obsessed with music since I can remember, that was very important to me.  (Fun Fact: My "up to bat" song would be "Wolf Like Me" by TV on the Radio... you know, if I played baseball.) Even though I was still pretty young when the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding thing happened, I remember it vividly.  The anger, the upset, the intrigue!  Figure
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Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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Up, it's time to sleigh. Cold runway!
Nicole

Mondays are historically the most hated days of the week, just slightly ahead of Thursdays. Monday is the day we've been told to hate by talking tabby cats and the Boomtown Rats.  But what if Monday isn't as bad as we've been told?  Sure you have to get up early for work, but you do that 5 days out of your week at least!  Why is that Monday's fault?  At least with Monday you've had the whole weekend to decompress, to get stuff done, to go out and DO!  The rest of the week you sludge home from work, make dinner, clean up after your cat, and go to bed.  You see, Mondays have a lot going for them, a fresh start, a new day, AND a quiz at the Foundry!  Doesn't
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Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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Ted Cruz should be replaced by a Golden Retriever
Nicole

So last night we found out that most of you don't know that Ted Cruz is in fact the Zodiac killer.  This theory is maybe my favorite thing the Internet  has ever come up with.   It's completely illogical.  Ted Cruz was born after the Zodiac killer started his killing spree.  And for the majority of said spree Cruz was a baby.  Additionally, as far as I know, Ted Cruz grew up in Canada, placing him pretty far from the scene of the crime(s).  So with all of this being said, we are WELLLL aware that Ted Cruz couldn't possibly be the Zodiac killer.  But nevertheless, the meme continues.   We had a pretty hilarious round
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Monday, Mar 06, 2017
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Those are my HGTV friends
Nicole

Usually at quiz there can be some light ribbing between the teams.  I mean at the Foundry it's generally just people grumbling when they realize that once again Shnoodle is in the lead.  There's also oftentimes some jabs that I throw out if someone gets an answer spectacularly wrong (sometimes on purpose).  That's how last night started and then turned quickly into arguing and back peddling.   There was a simple question about an HGTV host.  Now, I wouldn't call myself a big HGTV fan but my old team name was Threesome With the Property Brothers (even though honestly I could not find them less attractive).
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Monday, Feb 27, 2017
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Rhinos Reign Recaptured
Nicole

Friends, Quizzers, Countrymen, lend me your ear, as I tell the tale of a team that started from the bottom, now they here. (THAT RHYMED AND IT DEFINITELY WASN'T MY INTENT BUT NOW THAT IT HAPPENED I'M SO HAPPY) Keep Rhinos Horny have been around The Foundry quiz for quite some time now.  They started as Show Us Your Kitties and then split into a couple of teams and Keep Rhinos Horny has since remained.  They generally do fairly well in the quiz.  You wouldn't be surprised to find them in 2nd or 3rd place at any given quiz.  They're smart gals (and sometimes boy) but just haven't been able to clinch that win in a while.
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Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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All These Things That I've Done
Nicole

Within the quizmaster community a call was put out this week.  Write your blog post about an embarrassing moment or story.  Well here's the thing.  I have those in spades.  I have embarrassing stories to the point that it is now almost impossible to embarrass me.  Here's a list of embarrassing things that have happened to me. 1) Once went out with my grandmother and accidentally matched her outfit 100%. 2) Walked into the wall of a movie theater whilst watching Twilight.  As soon as the theatre of people thought I was out of earshot they all laughed so hard at me. 3) Yelled circumcise instead of circumstance at a coworker.
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Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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Couples Skate
Nicole

Oh Valentines day, sweet Valentines day.  I feel like Valentines Day gets a lot of flack these days.  As far as holidays go it ranks pretty far down on the list, probably after like Labor Day or something.  But I think it gets a bad rap undeservedly.   Sure, it's made by the likes of Hallmark as an excuse to sell a TON of candy, cards and ugly stuffed animals.  But at it's core I love it.  It takes me back to the days when I was a kid and you'd scour the aisles of the grocery store trying to find the perfect valentines that showed off your interests and personality.  You'd pick over your list of valentines to find the perfect one to give to the boy/girl
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