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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Night I Was The First Person Ever To Come Up With A Genius Idea I Call UNIBRAX
Quizmaster Soss

Here's a short list of words, names, or phrases from tonight that I'm apparently supposed to know how to pronounce: silento, ninkasi, Ise City, sidibe, nyong'o, Gericault, Alencon, Belsazar Hacquet, and unibrow wax.  I'm pretty sure I pronounced all of them 100% correctly except for when I called it unibrax, which btw I now own a trademark on that name so don't even think about it. Guestapo played an alright game tonight, but only managed to score 86 points.  C'mon guys, aim higher. I'm going to start disqualifying you unless you at least hit 90. Eighty-six is just embarrassing. Hot on their trail now and evermore is their neighboring team, We
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Night We Were Here To Make Friends
Quizmaster Soss

Yet another packed night at A Bar Named Sue and we saw the return of Guesstapo into the number one spot. But, what we don't often see is a team only one point behind them. We Are Not Here To Make Friends. We Are Here to Drink were hot on their trail but ultimately landing in second place. Had they used their Joker in the music round they would have tied for first. So next week will be an interesting battle. Finishing out the top pack of teams were the Long Ass Eels who I docked 15 points for complaining about my music. I guess they could have won too… oh well!And while Crime Dog did not get to take
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Night My Mom Regretted Having Any Children Other Than Me
Quizmaster Soss

The top story of the night was my mom showing up to beat all y'all's asses! And that definitely didn't happen, but she had a good time and reiterated I am her favorite son and that my two brothers are basically a waste of her time and parenting skills. So I'm glad I can repeatedly prove that I am her greatest accomplishment.Far secondary to that top story was that Crime Dog once again struck gold! They called me out on all the mean things I said about them in the blog last week, and then gloriously prove me wrong by taking the first place spot with a healthy margin. While a bigger man would, at this point, take back everything he said and apologize, I simply can't
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Night Crime Was My Best Friend
Quizmaster Soss

So it seems like all of Salt Lake turned up at A Bar Named Sue to have a drink and quiz a bit! It didn't hurt that a playoff game was on TV, but I'm going to pretend that was not really on anyone's mind.Tonight was really fun for me for a number of reasons... my brother and some other Kansas Citians were in town, the Rural Jurors, for once, weren't here to harass me, and a few teams returned after several weeks or months of not quizzing!One of those returning teams was Seventh Time's A Charm - who have been slowly increasing the number in their name every time they don't win first place. And they were in
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Night A Boring 'Ol Pretty Woman Became A Beautiful One
Quizmaster Soss

There was something very special in the air tonight.  It wasn't my sensually pleasant scent, nor was it the delicious garlic aroma of A Bar Named Sue's fries.  It was that buzzy feeling of anticipation for tomorrow's exciting announcement!  It's that time of year when we're all on the edge of our seat wondering who will win People Magazine's World's Most Beautiful Woman.  Who will it be?!?   Maybe a rising star like Daisy Ridley?  Maybe an homage to an aged star like Betty White? Maybe something controversial like Hillary Clinton; or something super expected like Margot Robbie? I think the only thing we can know for sure is that it will definitely
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Night I Made You Wanna Shoop
Quizmaster Soss

So just some quick stats about the scores tonight and then we can get on to talking about how I hope pictures on my phone get hacked and released to the internet. (People would really be freaked out by how many license plates I have photos of. Don't ask.)  I decided to check out which rounds y'all did best and worst on.  The visual round definitely had the best scores with an average of 82% correct.  Several teams only missed one, and it was usually the Space Jam movie frame.  The toughest round was apparently the round on "all things barry/berry," with an average of 59% correct.   Almost everybody missed the question about "a lumpy haemangioma," but that means that
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Night Rihanna Was Grande
Quizmaster Soss

Do you remember what life was like before you knew about Ariana Grande?  I genuinely don't.  It was one of those milestones in my life that I just can't remember not knowing about her.  Once she's in your life, you can't go back.  So just real quick, here are some fun facts about Ariana Grande that you probably don't know yet. ▷ She has a balloon-like bodysuit that she sleeps in.  It's filled with pure oxygen every night and she claims it keeps her vocal chords from deteriorating. ▷ Though she doesn't write many of her songs, of the handful she has penned, half of them are about her pets. She says her songs
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Night My True Cinephilia Came Out
Quizmaster Soss

Just wanna take a quick moment to speak to the cinema masterpieces that are the three American Doll movies Julia Roberts helped get made.  Not only do they introduce highly innovative storytelling techniques, and have beautiful artwork and animation, but they also have something all film lovers hope for in a movie: slapstick physical comedy.  American Dolls 1 serves as a great introduction to the characters and the world they live in, while inviting the viewer to question both reality and possibility.  American Dolls 2: Picking Up The Pieces is a masterful character study into the mind of a clinically depressed toy who is a burden and danger to everyone who
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Night I Was On To Something Big
Quizmaster Soss

So we're back to doing tie breakers now huh?  It feels weird to even have a tie breaker without The Erector Set folks involved.  They had a long streak a while back where they kept tying every week (and usually losing the tie if I remember correctly).  Well anyway, a team full of shot takers faced off against an annoyingly sober team.  How'd that come to be?  The tipsy team should automatically win just for managing to score that many points after all those shots. But after a pretty gross tiebreak question, Theorem of Proximity poorly proved their name by being about 80% off from the Price Is Right style question.  Lucky
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Night I Learned Who I Really Am
Quizmaster Soss

I want a fashion trend to start where were all pushing around those half-size shopping carts. You know the ones that you can zip around the store real easy and pop radical wheelies with to impress the ladies? Those things put the fun in functional. I'm tired of carrying around my keys and wallet in my pocket… I need a basket on wheels at all times and I need it to be socially acceptable!The winners tonight won a little bit too much. Not only did they win first place and the 60 bucks that comes along with it, they also won our coloring contest. It just ain't right and they need to be taken down. Nevertheless, congrats are in order to the XXX-Men and their
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Night I Pretended To Love You
Quizmaster Soss

I'm gonna make this a mushy post and brag about how you guys are the absolute best group of quizzers I could hope for! From the trash talk, to the harassment, to the funny guesses, to the endless genuine compliments you guys throw at me… you're all just a lot of fun to be around and you're all invited to my bar mitzvah. But for real, I look forward to Tuesday nights and getting to see all you regulars and getting to meet out-of-towners and n00bs. I just wish I had more time to hang out but somehow I got suckered into being the one to pretend like I know all the answers.Okay: mushiness is over. Y'ALL NEED TO GET YOUR DAMN ACT TOGETHER AND LEARN THE WORDS TO FRIENDS IN LOW
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Night I Got Stood Up Again
Quizmaster Soss

I invited President Donald T. Rump to come quiz with us tonight and yet again he didn't even give me the courtesy of declining.  Just a no show.  Again.  I'm really getting sick of this guy.  When you're invited to something, it's rude to just not reply.  At least send back a NO so that I know for sure not to save you a seat or order extra appetizers.  It's really embarrassing for the whole country, to be honest, when our very own president can't even be bothered to rsvp.   Whatever.  I'll be fine and I'll host a kickass quiz with or without him. But from now on I prefer it to be without him.  You ignore me that many times
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Night Aretha Didn't Have Our R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Quizmaster Soss

I was shocked at how nobody knew Aretha Franklin's semi-hit "Eleanor Rigby." I mean… my understanding of each of you is that you go home to your mansions, with an aged scotch as a nightcap while you listen to vintage Aretha Franklin records from a mahogany Victrola. If it's not you guys keeping the memory of Aretha Franklin's deep and vast discography alive, then who is?? I suppose the reality is that we are all Millennials or close enough that the economy has screwed us and we live in crappy apartments and illegally download all our music… which isn't even in albums anymore-just a small collection of One Direction and Nicki Minaj radio megahits. But, I'll save my rant
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Night I Loved You Just A Little More Than You Loved Me
Quizmaster Soss

Happy Valentines Day, you beautiful buncha squishy reproductive beings.  I hope you went home tonight and made sure your loved one(s) understood the full impact that a handful of Barry White songs can have on the soul.  That's a dangerously fertile slow jam.   Tonight's quiz was extra special because I brought in a bunch of crafty junk so everybody could make me some very sweet Valentines cards. I got a lovely looking heart that said "Eat Shit," a "half-chub" penis made of construction paper with a real condom on it, a coloring of a bunch of hearts with a message that said "Get better crayons," and one team
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Night Everybody Was Happy To See Me, I Assume
Quizmaster Soss

You made it three whole weeks without getting to be in the presence of my fragrant warmth and infectious charm.  Almost a month.  I am sorry for putting you through that.  It's not fair that I withhold the goodies for so long.  Thankfully Gar stepped in and I'm forever thankful even though he probably made a lot of unwelcome advances and probably didn't even play any Kid Rock for you guys.  But he's still MY American Idol and I'll always welcome his advances. Tonight's visual round was all about identifying the middle child from various television shows. As a middle child myself, I appreciate that most of you actually knew who most of the characters were. None
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A Bar Named Sue (Highland)
3928 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
84124
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Februwhat?
Gar

And then suddenly, as if from nowhere, it was February. Time flies, especially when you're having a mix of fun and sheer existential terror. Last night was my second and final night in residence at the BNS Highland. It was a pleasure shouting at you all. Teams gave it their all last night, none more so than Groucho Marxists. You equally redistributed the losing to all other teams, and maintained a stranglehold on your own power. Congrats, comrades! In second, We Promised the Penguin. What horrible blood oath do you now owe to Oswald Cobblepot? It's probably best for us not to know. Well, if you'll excuse, I need to
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Gar is an idiot man-child who likes cats, video games and beer.

Despite the occasional run-on sentence, Gar is a dedicated Grammar Nazi. He's also a giant stickler for rules, mainly because his anxious disposition precludes from him convincingly pulling off any untoward behavior of his own.

A social recluse by day, the prospect of booze-fueled battles of wits compels him to leave the warm, comforting glow of his computer monitor each night for pub quiz.

Did we mention the cats?