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Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
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AND THEN JAMES EARL JONES TURNS INTO A GIANT SNAKE
Ben

Man, I got to recite one of my favorite all-time movie quotes tonight as part of quiz. That whole Conan quote about “what is best in life: to crush your enemies, to see them driven before you and to hear the lamentation of their women.” That part about “the lamentation of their women” always kills me. I like to imagine some little guy absolutely crushing his opponent in badminton so bad, that his opponent’s mom is sitting in the stands bawling her eyes out. Poo mom. She spent all those years carting her kid back and forth to badminton practice, and she just ends up as a punchline in a ridiculous quote form one of Ahnold’s less films. Well I guess if she
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Tales of Great Bengeance – As foretold by Mark N.
QM Kriegs

  The blizzard of Dos-aught-17 was fierce. The wind must’ve burned my eyes as I could not see a single snowflake fall throughout quiz. Shops were closed, schools were canceled, but quiz knows no fear. In fact, so fearless are the wonderful people of tonight’s GWD quiz, we had a rousing rendition of Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend.” It will easily be the highlight of my week, if not month. At first I thought it would just be me and my fellow QM, Mark, who would be belting some serious high notes, but alas, over the din of the crowd came a beautiful roaring sound of, “You...got what I need. But you say he’s just a friend. But you say he’s
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Born to virtuous parents, although only known to raise hell. Before quizzing the only bar he knew about was mitzvah.


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Monday, Mar 06, 2017
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I Like Hot Butter on My Breakfast Toast
Ben

Oh! You guys! I was really excited that we got “Rappers Delight” by The Sugar Hill Gang in our first audio round tonight. It’s one of my all-time faves. One night in Albuquerque, I sang it at karaoke. I went on a work outing to this hilariously bad/great bowling alley/bar, and when we showed up, this bad/bad couple was doing a duet karaoke version of “My Heart Will Go On.” Apparently, they were, like, the regining king and queen of that karaoke bar, because they were, all, like, super-serious over-the-top karaoke singers and they even dressed alike! They were both wearing jorts and tie-dyed tank tops and fanny packs. In a non-ironic fashion. Anyway, when I got
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Monday, Feb 27, 2017
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A STICKY SITUATION
Ben

You guys, I was stuck with an ethical conundrum tonight during quiz. This guy came in, and he was obviously meeting this lady, right? But as he walked in, I noticed that on the back of his pants, there was that little sticker that comes on new jeans that says what size they are. I was, all, “Oh nooooo! That’s a touch embarrassing! I need to tell that guy!” But then he met his lady friend, and they were chatting it up, and I was, all, “Well sheeiit, what do I do now? If I go over to that guy to tell him about that label, it’s defeat the purpose of *not* embarrassing him! And if I don’t, then that lady is totally gonna see his label-ridden pantaloons!”
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Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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THE HILLS! ARE ALIVE!
Ben

You like ketchup on your French fries, right? Are there any other examples of times when we eat potatoes and tomatoes together? I don’t know, man. I knew this dude in college who used to put pasta sauce on his pierogis and that just didn’t seem right. When I was a kid, my favorite sandwich was ketchup and cheese. I ate it every day religiously. Oh, I also used to like to make little peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with saltines. Always had to have orange soda pop, too. That was the best. Coming home from kindergarten, eating a cheese and ketchup sandwich, drinking some orange soda pop and watching cartoons on the Canadian tv station that barely came in over the lake. Sweet,
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Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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OH, SNAP (or something)
Ben

Man, sometimes you get one of those special nights at quiz where all the pieces fall into place. All the planets align. ALL THE FATES LED US TO THIS ONE MOMENT IN TIME. And by that, I mean we told a lot of “Your Mom” jokes. It was pretty great that we all came together, on this day before Valentine’s Day, that we could come together and pay tribute to our dear, dear mothers – by insinuating that we had copulated with each other’s mothers, and that those said mothers enjoyed the aforementioned coupling. Man, that’s COMEDY GOLD! In the midst of this magic, we quizzed. Boy, we quizzed. We quizzed so intensely, I thought I was fornicating with your mother!
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Monday, Feb 06, 2017
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G'DAY
Ben

This Australian-themed round tonight gave me a horrible idea: at work tomorrow, I’m going to walk around pretending I’m Australian, using Australian colloquialisms, but I’m going to say them with completely different accents. Like, I can say say, “Put some shrimp on the Barbie!” but say it in a French accent, and then end that sentence with a very French-sounding laugh. Then when someone says, “What the hell are you talking about?” I’ll just say, “G’day mate!” but say it with a German accent. Then I’ll find a potted plant, hide behind it and say “Veddy intedeshtink!” Then I can say,
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Monday, Jan 30, 2017
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HEAD EAST (for cheese curds)
Ben

Well, tonight I learned a valuable lesson – nay, a multi-faceted valuable lesson! The Mississippi River goes really far north! Green Bay, Wisconsin is east of it! Not a lot of people know these two facts in combination! Well, not a lot who were playing tonight, at least. (SAD TROMBONE) I guess that’s just what I take away from sports questions: geographic factoids! Good times at Blu Wolf tonight with a packed house and LOTS O’ BEERS. A real tight top three, with Optimus Prime narrowly losing the second spot by one measly point! Cherry Bomb held ‘em off to win that second place
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Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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Yahya! Jammeh!
Ben

If I learned anything from tonight’s quiz, it’s that Gambia’s newest ex-president has the best name ever: Yahya Jammeh! I mean, MAN! YAHYA JAMMEH! It even sounds good backwards: Jammeh Yahya! Oh boy. I can’t get over it. I’m so jealous of this person’s name. But now that he’s been exiled, I guess it’s safe to say that Gambia has… GOTTEN THEIR YAHYAS OUT. OHHHHHHHHH I AM SO SORRY. Anyway, great to be back at Blu Wolf for real! We’ve made it through the dark ages of Monday Night Football and are ready to roll! Super fun quiz tonight – Rickfest 66 made an impressive showing (on Rick’s birthday,
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Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
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If You're Out on The Roooaaad
Julie

  I have this unfortunate complex where the more something is recommended to me the less likely it is I will watch it. I don’t know why. Probably spite, to be totally honest, I am much too proud to like something just because someone says I should! I know, I know, it’s silly and I feel super silly for it. Especially, especially silly, however, because of Gilmore Girls. Gil. More. Girls. My girls. Continually recommended to me I avoided watching for years for whatever strange reason. Then one day I finally broke. I sat down and watched an episode. Within less than a week I had cruised through the full season. That was a few months ago. I have since completed a full
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Monday, Jan 16, 2017
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We Are Who They Thought We Were
QM Kriegs

What are we? Are we the person we create in our minds and project onto people or are we only the projection of what each individual sees us as? Maybe something in between. Maybe nothing at all. The truth is it doesn’t matter. We have many selves. Some we can control and some we cannot. One could spend their whole life trying to perfect each one. I implore you to pick one and run with it.   I, myself would love to perfect my comedy self. It is the one I use most often. It is almost to the point where I crave laughter. If someone does not laugh at my jokes I exert extra effort into finding someway to get a giggle out of them. Be it fart jokes or physical humor.
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Born to virtuous parents, although only known to raise hell. Before quizzing the only bar he knew about was mitzvah.


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Monday, Sep 12, 2016
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Spankin' for Jesus
Ben

Was it just me, or did tonight’s quiz have a decidedly Irish Catholic bend to it? Lots of questions about Boston, the bible and Notre Dame left me with, uhm, fond memories my 12 years of Catholic schooling. Like that time Sister Eileen gave me and Frank DiPasquale 20 whacks for the un-Jesus-like behavior of roughhousing on the playground. She had this crazy paddle with a bunch of holes drilled into it to minimize wind resistance and maximize RUMP PAIN! So yeah, thanks, quiz! Reminiscing rulez! Good times aplenty at Blu Wolf tonight -- Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Man were our second place team, but Buffalo Bills 15-1? started off the night in
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Monday, Sep 05, 2016
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When I was your age...
Ben

You know, this side gig offers one a lot of interesting real-life interactions. Sometimes you share a drink with someone. Sometimes you share a laugh, or a funny anecdote. Sometimes you share a somber and poignant moment. (No, it happens!) Sometimes you wonder if you should break the quiz’s rules, or if you should give a free beer coupon to a 15-year old kid, while simultaneously apologizing to his mother for swearing on the mic. Some of those things happened tonight. GUESS WHICH ONES! So yeah, good times at the Blu Wolf tonight. An interesting ebb and flow of Labor Day revelers. Harambe were our big winners, and no, they didn’t go dicks out. Fat
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Monday, Aug 29, 2016
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I stand for the bees! Er, trees.
Ben

Great googly moogly! We played a fun eight rounds at Blu Wolf tonight, and I’m capping off my evening by typing this thing out as I’m filling up on comic book vlogs. I mean, man, could life get any better? Probably not. Well, probably, but it’s still pretty good. Best answer of the evening: when a team incorrectly identified the rough plot from a children’s book as being from Dr. Suess’ Thorax. I mean, I guess I never thought too much about Theodor Geisel’s midsection, but I have now. I wonder if he had two extra sets of arms coming out of it… I mean, that would be great for productivity, right? RIGHT? YO, so anyway: good game tonight. We
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Monday, Aug 22, 2016
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SO SMOOTH
Ben

Man, I’m tired. In some magical nether-world, Michael McDonald is the captain of my yacht, and he’s lulling me to sleep with his smooth-ass crooning and mellow grooves, as the waves lap rhythmically against the hull of the boat. Christopher Cross is there, too! He’s making awesome cocktails. Also. The entire band Ambrosia is hanging out on the deck, passing a 4-foot-tall bong around. Then we pull into port and we’re at a tiki bar, watching Starbuck perform “Moonlight Feels Right” in perpetuity. That vibe solo, maaaaaaan! Anyway, we did one of them quizzes at Blu Wolf tonight, it was some dope shit. The Ladies of LOTE brought home
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Monday, Aug 15, 2016
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Sadly, no celebrities accepted my invitation
C

It was a small, intimate gathering at the Blu Wolf Monday evening.  Seven teams hunkered in for the whole stretch and while the Queen Bae Packers took the quick lead in the early rounds, they were unable to withstand a last minute charge from Stacked and Racked as they stampeded their way to the win. However, it should be noted that a couple of the teams that popped up on the radar were brand new to GWD trivia nights and a good time was had by all.  A special shout out to the other end of the bar where Girls Just Wanna Have Fun put forth maximum effort and held on to that anchor spot from round 1 all the way to the end of round 8.  Fearlessly sauntering forth
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Personal motto: Never be afraid to be the biggest kid in the room. I'm a gamer, a writer, an explorer and - quite often - a goofy bit of stuff with a penchant for odd ideas and offhand sarcastic commentary. I work for The City of Rochester, I also am one of the executive directors of the brand spanking new Flower City Comic Con. When you see me in action, however, I'm your friendly neighborhood Quizmaster. At your service!