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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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“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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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's the most entertaining person I barely know!" - some stranger

- "I want to adopt her." - John Dicker, Owner of Geeks Who Drink

- "She's like a kindergarten teacher after three martinis." - QMGlenn

- "Cute. Cuddly. Stabby." - Wayne, Bryan Street Tavern

- "She is such an asshole." - Former Boss

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

- "She's a crazy damned nightmare." - Audreia, Quiz Venue Manager



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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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“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, 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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“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, 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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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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“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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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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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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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.