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Charlottesville, VA
22902
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
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Thomas Jefferson did in fact sign the Declaration of Independence
Pierce

That fact came as a surprise to one of our teams - only 3 of whom work for the University of Virginia haha. Fun quiz last night! Dance party at Rapture! With Nirvana and Carly Rae. Just as Kurt Cobain would've wanted. We learned a lot last night - about how awesome UConn Women's Basketball is. Or "Basketball" as we call it sometimes.  We learned about national wilderness locations, Austrian composers, and junk food. Punk Ass Book Jockeys were outnumbered but had THE MOST FUN in last place, behind The Natural Selection and My Heart is Gold but my Vagine is Platinum. Amatuer Hour
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Rapture
303 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA
22902
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
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You get a bag of condoms! And you get a bag of condoms!
Jeremy

JK. These things are in limited supply. Bags of condoms are only for successful rule breakers. The rest of you will have to fight for Rapture $$$s as god intended.    Despite the sudden and brutal return of winter, we still had a great turn out last night, including a surprising number of mid-game additions! Speaking of, thanks to Deer Dodgers and Participation Trophy for giving it a go! Come back again (maybe 20-40 minutes earlier, if you can)!   In 7th, we had Smoley-Oley, who were diligent in ensuring I pronounced their name correctly (so as to better support their chanting).
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If I had my way, we would only ask questions about the 2005 Speed Racer film.

Because honestly, what else is there?


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Rapture
303 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA
22902
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
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Courtney Doesn't Watch Parks & Rec
Pierce

Other than her severely needy Netflix queue, I'd say Courtney was a stupendous outstanding host for the first half last night. Good times at Rapture with some new faces and a team of regulars finally making their spot on the winner's podium (thanks to their tie breaker excellence). We learned a lot about diseases and how scary they are - and about world geography puns. We sang Toto and Lady Gaga. I tried to get invited to the sorority function next door.  Two-fer and What are the Odds? finished at the bottom of the competition, while Punk Ass Book Jockeys and You Can't Play Watersports by
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Rapture
303 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA
22902
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
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Mott the Hoople, Everyone
Pierce

Moolooloo Station is my new favorite place. Fun and rowdy quiz last night at Rapture. Excellent work done by trainee Courtney. Everyone almost got to sing their favorite Blondie chorus. We learned a lot about which states are the small ones, the brilliance of Twilight's writing, and Janeane Garofolo. There was laughter. There was crying. Someone threw a napkin at me for making fun of Shandy. Standard Thursday night, really. Mystery Inc and What are the Odds brought up the rear of the standings, just behind Average Joes, Alternative Craps, and Here for the Right Reasons. Human Beings,
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Rapture
303 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA
22902
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
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Not the place for political commentary
Jeremy

I keep seeing comments all over the internet today, of people telling various authors, publications, chatbots, and lawn gnomes that no one cares about their political opinions, and they should just keep quiet. But fuck that. This is MY quiz summary blog, so I’m gonna say it: Ricky Martin? Really, Dubya? Have some taste.   That being said, thanks for spending your last night in America As We Knew it with me! I always relish the opportunity to host for y’all whenever Pierce is too tired to walk all the way up to the microphone. And what a crowd! We had grizzled veteran quizmasters, brand new baby quizmasters, and a whole lot of people
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If I had my way, we would only ask questions about the 2005 Speed Racer film.

Because honestly, what else is there?


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Rapture
303 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA
22902
Thursday, Jan 12, 2017
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Those Pee Jokes Really Slayed
Pierce

Aint no party like a GWD pee joke party. Good times last night at Rapture. A competitive quiz as well. Folks were crushing the audio and visual rounds especially. We learned a lot about Dick Trickle, a type of rock called "Tuff," and how to correctly read the word "Mauna." Golden Pair finished at the back of the quiz, while Quizzards of Oz and Zsa Zsa Lives finished in 6th and 5th respectively. In fourth place we had Flanelope Cruz in a heartbreaking 1 point loss of 3rd - who went to Butts Butts Butts/Ashley's Team. Drunks Who Geek scored 2nd place by a point
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Rapture
303 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA
22902
Thursday, Jan 05, 2017
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ZACH EFRON SINGS THE BLUES
Pierce

Quite the competitive match last night. Many perfect rounds. Many well timed jokers. Much fun. Much banter. I don't know who was in the cast of High School Musical. I do know who was in the cast of Scream 4. Parker Posey. We learned a lot last night about Janes, about the TROPIC OF CANCER IS THE TOP ONE, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. We even learned what perpendicular means! Good times. Matt w/ 2 Ts and his Kitten hung in there for the first half of the quiz, but had to bounce thereafter. Virginia Milkshakes and Happy New Beers brought up the rear of the group. Butts Butts Butts Butts Butts had the
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Rapture
303 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA
22902
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
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No More Quizzes for the Rest of the Year
Pierce

Hah, get it? Sigh. Lovely last quiz of 2016 everyone! A cozy amount of teams - but a really competitive game as there wasn't much separation throughout the match. We learned a lot about chamber pot occurrences, the year 2016 in review, and how little we all know the current pop music in this country. Oh, and the difference between Journey and The Outfield. OTrivia Newtown John and Densa finished just outside the top three. Kitten Mittens ended up in third place, by a point, behind Fab 5. Everyone is Dead were the winners on the evening. Everyone is dead.
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Rapture
303 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA
22902
Thursday, Dec 22, 2016
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Quizmaster Roasting on an Open Fire
Pierce

Ho ho ho, Geeks. Festive and cozy quiz last night. While most of Cville has escaped the dreadful 50 degree weather to spend Christmas in lesser locations, the brave few of us remained to continue the drinking and quizzing at Rapture. There was merriment. And dancing. Festive joy.  DENSA was having a ball going solo, despite getting outpaced by the full teams. Sleigh my Name had multiple perfect rounds but finished just off the podium. "At least we won some free beers" they noted. Indeed. TDs and Beer finished in third place and brought the most new quizzers for the night. Captain Snook and the B Team
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Rapture
303 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA
22902
Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
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Christmas Shoes is the Worst Song
Pierce

Did anyone else get a hot toddy last night? It was fantastic. In related news, it was too damn cold outside, but hot hot hot inside for the quiz. While the 12 days of Christmas might be an annoying song, I think we all agreed it is far from the worst. We learned a lot about things that rhyme with countries, which children's movie stars a reindeer but is narrated by a snowman, and if Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for her Xmen work (no). Good times. Arguments in Abstract Set Theory and Tis the Season (to Drink) brought up the bottom of the results, just behind Wally the One Eyed Wonder Weasel and his Two Balls.
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Rapture
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Charlottesville, VA
22902
Thursday, Dec 08, 2016
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Happy Birthday Sarah
Pierce

Much fun last night. Bonus points if you stuck around for the band. We celebrated a birthday with such questions as "What do you mean by 'Decade?'" The hardest I laughed last night was Shandy's reply to "Are you ready for the second half?" Close race to first, as well. We learned A LOT about Donny Osmond. And the Handmaid's Tale. and what Brunei is.  The wishlist for 2017 celebrity deaths was pretty solid - but cmon Adam Sandler isn't THAT bad, right? In the end, Happy Birthday Sarah! finished last in score and first in fun. Slutskys and The 3rd Moonman were just ahead of them in the standings.
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Rapture
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Charlottesville, VA
22902
Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
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Let's Shed no Tears Over Spilled Wine
Pierce

On the First Quiz of December, my True Love Sent to Me: Rosa Parks. And whoever was before her but we don't remember her name. The second Might Ducks film. Judy Garland O BOTHER Shandy throwing condoms at me. Free condoms! A lively and competitive quiz. Claude & Billy and A Group of Leopard is Called a Leap finished at the back of the race, while Slutsky's, Ghost Ridealong and When I Think About You I Touch My Elf were just off the podium by a few points. Breaking News: Everything Still Sucks were correct - but won third place!
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Rapture
303 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA
22902
Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
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You Can Get Anything You Want...
Jesse Grabman

   So, 2016 has been pretty rough right? Crazy elections, celebrity deaths, Batman vs. Superman – I feel like the list goes on and on. That’s it. We’re officially Tappin out of 2016 (3rd) and retreating into our Fartress of Solitude (2nd). Let those Knob Gobblers (4th) dance their way to oblivion on Boogie Street (5th). Make sure not to cut the Night Cheese (1st) too often.    *Phew*, I think that covers everyone who came out tonight except for the birthday party in the back. Sweet renditions of Don’t
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Jesse is an alum of the University of Virginia, and a quizmaster in Charlottesville, VA. He also occasionally writes about himself in the third person. As his side job, he conducts health psychology research at the UVA Medical School, and jets around the world to vigorously point at numbers on academic posters. Notable accomplishments include winning the Arlington Team Chess Championships in 4th Grade, and the ability to snap at least 3 fingers on both hands.


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Rapture
303 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA
22902
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
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The World Hasn't Ended Yet...
Pierce

...but Rapture is a fitting place to be if it does soon. Fun quiz. Many teams. MUCH EXCITEMENT LAST NIGHT. Really competitive and close quiz, which always makes for a good time. We learned a lot about theatre in the round, who played Scottie in the Star Trek movies, and calculus. Or rather, apparently already everyone at Rapture knows calculus. Fair enough. 3 Dirty Blondes and Make America Drunk again stuck around for a couple of rounds - and have a good time doing so, it seemed. The Nasty Woman, Does Anyone HAve a Xanax?, and Tone Deaf all had plenty of strong scores but finished
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Charlottesville, VA
22902
Thursday, Nov 03, 2016
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Welcome to our New Friends
Pierce

Nice crowd last night at Rapture - plenty of new faces! Refuges from the St. Maarten's chrisis (RIP). Made for a lively and VERY competitive quiz. Every team was turning in 7 or 8 point rounds, leading to a lot of what-ifs in the jokering and such. We learned a lot about Macs, Books, Pros, and which states have the fewest immigrants. We learned that some people are more well-versed in the menu offerings of terrible restaurants. Oh, and apparently the White Sox won a World Series 11 years ago. Punk Ass Book Jockeys got to write on pretty paper - but finished in last place. Just behind Tone Deaf, Starcats, and Bobcats
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Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
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Insert Bioshock Reference Here
Pierce

Holy balls we had a party last night at Rapture. Birthdays were celebrated. Words were shouted. Teams were all over the place. New faces. Old faces. Fellow quizmasters! Good times. Oh and there was a baby!  We had cover songs of Taylor Swift, cover songs by Taylor Swift, some godawful thing called Ugly Kid Joe...truly a memorable soundtrack to the evening. It was great to be back hosting and nice to see the large crowd come out, clearly unrelated to my glorious return. Regardless, we learned a lot about where Seminal Fluid is made (apparently in the "Vesicles"), what the girl from The Ring's proper name is, and something about a guy's head exploding in the movie Scanners?
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