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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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“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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75208
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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“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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75208
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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“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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2303 Pittman St.
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75208
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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“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, 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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“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, 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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“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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2303 Pittman St.
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Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017
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Aca-SHUT IT
Nicole

Can we just agree that a capella has had it's day in the sun and move on? Also can we agree that it should be acapella and not two words for some reason!  I mean if it's a capella then it should be pronounced aye capella and not ah capella.   This whole movement was ushered in on the shoulders of those shrill shillers in Glee.  The first episode of that show actually showed some promise, to a gal like me who loves music and musicals and hasn't met a choir she didn't try to join/take over.  But it became unbearable pretty quickly and I think it owes that to it's odd earnestness.   Then came Pitch Perfect.  I actually don't have anything
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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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2303 Pittman St.
Dallas, TX
75208
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
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How To Be a Jinx and Other Fun Facts
Nicole

If you're a superstitious person at all (even if you're just regular stitious) you know that there are many ways to jinx or be jinxed.  You have to knock on wood, throw salt over your shoulder, and a plethora of other rituals to uncurse/unjinx yourself.   Well last night after round 3 (our second of three 16 point rounds) I noticed that Shnoodle was currently sitting with a perfect score.  That's right, even with two pretty difficult 16 point rounds those smarties at Shnoodle hadn't missed A SINGLE question!  And that's where I come in!   During our scoring break I was just too excited and ran out to mention the
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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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2303 Pittman St.
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Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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Sometimes Listening IS Important
Nicole

Last night we learned the importance of listening.  Sometimes our brain filters out what people say until they say something you weren't expecting or something interesting to you.  Sometimes you hear things you want to hear.  Sometimes you don't hear things at all.  But perking up those ears and listening can sometimes mean the difference between winning a quiz and, well, not winning the quiz.   My favorite misheard mishap of the night in round 3 where we asked you to name the pug in Milo in Otis.  Round 3 gave you two options, name one correct answer for 2 points or write down 2 answers and get 1 point for the correct one.  So when the question is
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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, Jan 16, 2017
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The Mandela Effect Strikes Again
Nicole

So if you've been around the internet at all lately you've probably seen or heard of the Mandela Effect.  Based on the fact that multitudes of people remembered Nelson Mandela dying well before he did, the Mandela Effect is a strange phenomenon of a number of people remembering something incorrectly.  Yeah weird right?  Popular Mandela Effect myths are that Oscar Mayer is actually spelled Oscar Meyer (sing it in your head, you're probably singing M-a-y-e-r), The monopoly rich fella "Rich Uncle Pennybags" doesn't have a monocle as you may have been lead to believe, Darth Vader NEVER says "Luke I am your father."  Look these things up kiddos, it'll blow your mind!!!  Well
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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, Jan 09, 2017
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Get out Dave Matthews
Nicole

Ya'll, Dave Matthews is the freaking worst.  Our entire round 2 was Dave Matthews covers and man, was it awful.  As far back as I can remember I've had a STRONG dislike for the man.  I think it's the fact that his voice sounds like he's holding his jaw closed really tightly while he sings and he's also doing a Kermit the Frog impression at the same time.  It's an offensive voice really and it hurts my soul... am I being dramatic?  I don't think so.   As a single gal I would say I'm not insanely picky.  I've matured enough to know that I can't base a relationship on liking the exact same music/movies/art/what have you.  HOWEVER, I have shut it
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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, Jan 02, 2017
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Happy Quiziversary dudes!
Nicole

Dearest Quiz pals and palettes,  Not only did we survive 2016, we made it through an ENTIRE YEAR of quizzing at The Foundry!!  Last night we celebrated our one year anniversary of our very first quiz!  When I was first approached about hosting quiz at the Foundry my thoughts were 1) "oh my god I live next door, this is going to be so easy!" and 2) "This may be the coolest venue in all of Dallas and everyone else will be so jealous of me muah hahaha!" I think that was the fasted I'd ever responded to an email in my life.  Getting to quiz so close to home at a really amazing bar/restaurant, and the chance to eat that fried chicken every
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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, Dec 26, 2016
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I'm done, I'm over it.
Nicole

Dearest quizzers, pals, compatriots,  2016 has been an unkind, uncaring, demanding, murderous, wretch of a year.  I'm ready to be done with her and to never look back.  I know that every year has celebrity deaths and that the world has been an awful place for far longer than I've been alive, but there's just something about this year.  2016 has been beyond greedy, taking some of humanity's FINEST.  If we had only lost Bowie it would have been a tragedy, but then to add Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Leon Russel, CARRIE FISHER, Anton Yelchin, Alan Rickman, Garry Marshall... I can't even name all of them.  This list is barely a scratch in the annuls
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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, Dec 12, 2016
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Guys, seriously, go watch the Cornetto Trilogy.
Taylor's Witty Nickname

We had a movie round tonight for round 7 and is was your standard fare. Obvious stuff with the title kind of in the clip, obscure sequels I'm sure no one has ever watched but there was one that I was sure everyone would get. It is on my favorite movies of all time list. That movie is Hot Fuzz. I love the entire “Cornetto Trilogy”  Shaun of the Dead is an expertly crafted parody turned legit horror movie. World’s End is a heart-tugging existential sci-fi thriller, and Hot Fuzz is every action movie you’ve ever watched cranked to 11. All the movies are self-aware and poke fun at their genres but they all turn into the best version
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Looking to find funny ol Taylor's quizzes? Well im at Fat Daddy's in Mansfield on Tuesday nights at 7. I'm at Elbow Room on Thursdays at 8, and Sundays at Nickel and Rye at 7. Come out to any of those and i'll make fun of your goofy answers and team names. Sounds pretty good right? Find me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tecrane86 or on twitter at @Taylorthecrane.


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Monday, Dec 05, 2016
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My Sordid Past
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I grew up in a very religious family. I went to church not only every Sunday but Sunday nights AND Wednesdays. I didn’t really listen to a lot of “secular” music. What I listened to was terrible, terrible Christian music. When I wanted to rebel I listened to music from bands that could’ve been Christian but they never really came out and said it. You had your Lifehouse's, your Switchfoot’s and of course your P.O.D.’s. They made me feel like a normal kid. Smash cut to high school and I found out that they weren’t making Christianity better, they were making rock and roll worse. I listened to bands who would make parody
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Looking to find funny ol Taylor's quizzes? Well im at Fat Daddy's in Mansfield on Tuesday nights at 7. I'm at Elbow Room on Thursdays at 8, and Sundays at Nickel and Rye at 7. Come out to any of those and i'll make fun of your goofy answers and team names. Sounds pretty good right? Find me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tecrane86 or on twitter at @Taylorthecrane.


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Monday, Nov 28, 2016
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A girl and her cat walk into a bar
Nicole

Hey kiddos, I'm back!   I had sort of a disaster of a week last week and was sick and also having an insane allergic reaction that required copious amounts of drugs that I took incorrectly and basically was dead to the world for most of the week.  It was... fun? But I'm back in a semblance of full force.  Last night we had a secret guest during quiz in the form of MY CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  So here's the deal.  A couple of weeks back I was out of town and went to New York City and it was absolutely wonderful.  While I was gone I enlisted my parent's help in looking after my pretty needy feline companion.  Most cats are totally fine being
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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.