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Piper Down
1492 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT
84115
6:00 AM April 30, 2015
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Keep it (more) real
Doctor Nick: Thymelord

Mother borker that was a good time! So many things that I love, like Muppets, the best bar in town, and a rookie team narrowly taking a win. These are what dreams are made of. Well, that, and unicorns prancing along the street. But let's stay in reality here. If we don't keep it real, we're pretty much cable news. Or radio news. Or whatever it is we call it when people write crap on the internet. So let's just touch on that briefly. Why are so many people obsessed with having their commentary on complex current events? We've made reality into a spectator sport where everyone thinks it is kosher to post their reaction on things like the current situation in Baltimore. “I
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Nick is one of the rare people who was born in Las Vegas long before it became Disneyland for degenerates. His growing discomfort for heat, and ongoing feud with some Canadian boy named Celine Dion led him to the land of Zion. Upon discovering this wasn't the same land of Zion mentioned in The Matrix, he decided to make the best of the situation and began hosting pub quizzes. 

His hobbies include drinking, eating, teaching children to swear, cooking, and being one of the last people on earth who thinks CDs are the only way to buy music. His turnoffs are walks on the beach, because that combines sun, sand, and countless bacterias growing in the moist heat. 

By day he looks at an endless supply of MBA student assignments and weeps for the future. His most recent inappropriate comment to a student was, "I could take your business proposal to run an armoury for Live-Action-Role-Players seriously if it wasn't for the 793 grammatical errors which impeded my giggling."

He's not a licensed therapist, but he's happy to take a look inside your head and solve your problems. Better yet, come out to a quiz and drink your troubles away.

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Piper Down
1492 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT
84115
6:00 AM April 27, 2015
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Feeling a little pulpy
Doctor Nick: Thymelord

I'm thinking about movies right now. Possibly because Ex Machina was an incredible film that deserves your eyes and attention. Also possibly because I had a situation that made me want to watch Pulp Fiction. Possibly a few situations. Not as if there needs to be a reason. It is great. Unrelated, but I'll come back around to the point, in looking at what is at the cinema I saw a film starring Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman, set in Soviet Russia. In looking at the reviews, they were mixed, and the first few things I saw were dickish little complaints like, “snowing in June? So many cliches! Typical bad American perception of a foreign nation!” Now my very first reaction is, “Wow!
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Nick is one of the rare people who was born in Las Vegas long before it became Disneyland for degenerates. His growing discomfort for heat, and ongoing feud with some Canadian boy named Celine Dion led him to the land of Zion. Upon discovering this wasn't the same land of Zion mentioned in The Matrix, he decided to make the best of the situation and began hosting pub quizzes. 

His hobbies include drinking, eating, teaching children to swear, cooking, and being one of the last people on earth who thinks CDs are the only way to buy music. His turnoffs are walks on the beach, because that combines sun, sand, and countless bacterias growing in the moist heat. 

By day he looks at an endless supply of MBA student assignments and weeps for the future. His most recent inappropriate comment to a student was, "I could take your business proposal to run an armoury for Live-Action-Role-Players seriously if it wasn't for the 793 grammatical errors which impeded my giggling."

He's not a licensed therapist, but he's happy to take a look inside your head and solve your problems. Better yet, come out to a quiz and drink your troubles away.

[this space available for expensive advertisements],


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Piper Down
1492 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT
84115
6:00 AM April 24, 2015
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Why isn't palindrome a palindrome?
Doctor Nick: Thymelord

Palindromes, man. Without our round on palindromes last night, would many of us be aware that our eyes are home to things that sound like Middle Earth locations? The Zonule of Zinn? The Canal of Schlemm? It gets even weirder when we attempt to learn what these things are. The Zonule of Zinn is made up of the hyaloid fossa... This is some medieval monster battle shit going on in your eye. I now understand why optometrists all seem a little weird. I'm kidding, optometrists, you're alright in my book Anyways, thanks to a fairly brutal round two, we had a couple of teams primarily battling it out for the top two spots. Though Lover Ballz and The
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Nick is one of the rare people who was born in Las Vegas long before it became Disneyland for degenerates. His growing discomfort for heat, and ongoing feud with some Canadian boy named Celine Dion led him to the land of Zion. Upon discovering this wasn't the same land of Zion mentioned in The Matrix, he decided to make the best of the situation and began hosting pub quizzes. 

His hobbies include drinking, eating, teaching children to swear, cooking, and being one of the last people on earth who thinks CDs are the only way to buy music. His turnoffs are walks on the beach, because that combines sun, sand, and countless bacterias growing in the moist heat. 

By day he looks at an endless supply of MBA student assignments and weeps for the future. His most recent inappropriate comment to a student was, "I could take your business proposal to run an armoury for Live-Action-Role-Players seriously if it wasn't for the 793 grammatical errors which impeded my giggling."

He's not a licensed therapist, but he's happy to take a look inside your head and solve your problems. Better yet, come out to a quiz and drink your troubles away.

[this space available for expensive advertisements],


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Piper Down
1492 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT
84115
6:00 AM April 20, 2015
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In which people look the other way while Drake is impregnated
Doctor Nick: Thymelord

The biggest question of the quiz really is, who the hell did Miss Cleo upset to actually get shut down by the FTC? Turn on the television any time, and it is downright littered with fraudulent businesses, phony claims, and downright scumbuckets. And then you have your spam folder in your inbox... It seems like a huge portion of the disaster we call our economy is due to pyramid schemes and cons, but Miss Cleo is one of the few that actually gets shut down by our nations' alleged commerce protectors. I'm guessing she did a psychic reading for the head of the FTC, and something went wrong with her advice. If anyone actually believed Miss Cleo had super powers, they deserve to be
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Nick is one of the rare people who was born in Las Vegas long before it became Disneyland for degenerates. His growing discomfort for heat, and ongoing feud with some Canadian boy named Celine Dion led him to the land of Zion. Upon discovering this wasn't the same land of Zion mentioned in The Matrix, he decided to make the best of the situation and began hosting pub quizzes. 

His hobbies include drinking, eating, teaching children to swear, cooking, and being one of the last people on earth who thinks CDs are the only way to buy music. His turnoffs are walks on the beach, because that combines sun, sand, and countless bacterias growing in the moist heat. 

By day he looks at an endless supply of MBA student assignments and weeps for the future. His most recent inappropriate comment to a student was, "I could take your business proposal to run an armoury for Live-Action-Role-Players seriously if it wasn't for the 793 grammatical errors which impeded my giggling."

He's not a licensed therapist, but he's happy to take a look inside your head and solve your problems. Better yet, come out to a quiz and drink your troubles away.

[this space available for expensive advertisements],


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Piper Down
1492 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT
84115
6:00 AM April 16, 2015
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The only certain thing is people can be painful
Doctor Nick: Thymelord

They say the only certain things in life are death and taxes. But... Okay, I'll try not to rant too much, but we make life much too easy for people to avoid death these days. I guess, eventually we all must die. But just look at the Florida news and you will see how ridiculous our society has become in being able to protect people from themselves. Now, some of this is facilitated through the payment of taxes. But think about all the billionaires and corporations who pay no taxes and face practically no consequences. So should we amend that statement to be “The only certain things in life are death and taxes, unless you're rich enough?” I'm sure we're pretty close to harvesting
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Nick is one of the rare people who was born in Las Vegas long before it became Disneyland for degenerates. His growing discomfort for heat, and ongoing feud with some Canadian boy named Celine Dion led him to the land of Zion. Upon discovering this wasn't the same land of Zion mentioned in The Matrix, he decided to make the best of the situation and began hosting pub quizzes. 

His hobbies include drinking, eating, teaching children to swear, cooking, and being one of the last people on earth who thinks CDs are the only way to buy music. His turnoffs are walks on the beach, because that combines sun, sand, and countless bacterias growing in the moist heat. 

By day he looks at an endless supply of MBA student assignments and weeps for the future. His most recent inappropriate comment to a student was, "I could take your business proposal to run an armoury for Live-Action-Role-Players seriously if it wasn't for the 793 grammatical errors which impeded my giggling."

He's not a licensed therapist, but he's happy to take a look inside your head and solve your problems. Better yet, come out to a quiz and drink your troubles away.

[this space available for expensive advertisements],


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Piper Down
1492 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT
84115
6:00 AM April 14, 2015
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Less Metal, More Dr. Nick
The Chairman

Hooray for Piper Down!You guys and gals are always amazing. Fret not, Doctor Nick will certainly be back in full effect this Wednesday. You can still come see me keep score next Sunday and kick me in the balls for not being Nick.A late upset! Absolutely fantastic! The dark horses rose and It's only murder if someone has a camera takes home that sweet Piper gift. They jumped from, like, 7th to 1st in round 8. They owe a pretty big thanks to those other teams that, uh, did not, uh, do so hot in Random Knowledge. That was my Jeff Goldblum impression, by the way.My favorite team name of the night was the one that kept evolving each couple of rounds.
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Quizmaster Chairman is a fantastic human being. Seriously. Already a household name, he spends most of his time imagining how cool it would be if he donated to charity, adopted orphaned children & did that surgery on Angelina Jolie's boobs.

A Bar Named Sue has named him "The Quizmaster we were assigned" & Piper Down has named him "That guy who fills in sometimes for our other guy." The customers of these places have raved, "He didn't totally fuck up my night," and "I want that man to plant his seed in me."

He has two critically acclaimed graphic novels published internationally, with a third in the works. Perhaps his greatest acheivement is that they are still selling for full retail on Amazon.

He lives alone with his two cats.


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Piper Down
1492 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT
84115
6:00 AM April 09, 2015
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Huh, five years?
Doctor Nick: Thymelord

Last week, we were sporting shorts, sandals, and barbecuing. Suddenly, my house is covered in snow. Mother nature is drunk. Fortunately, Our Wednesday night was HOT! You guys were out in force and looking great! Seriously, I needed that. Thank you. I didn't make a big deal out of it, though I should probably mention it is our five-year anniversary at Piper Down. It goes by so quickly. If our quiz was a person, we'd be sending it on its way to Kindergarten. That is something like 250 Wedneday night quizzes. Those were some serious dark days before Wednesday night became the new Friday. Or pink was the new black. Something something... cliché. Just a giant
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Nick is one of the rare people who was born in Las Vegas long before it became Disneyland for degenerates. His growing discomfort for heat, and ongoing feud with some Canadian boy named Celine Dion led him to the land of Zion. Upon discovering this wasn't the same land of Zion mentioned in The Matrix, he decided to make the best of the situation and began hosting pub quizzes. 

His hobbies include drinking, eating, teaching children to swear, cooking, and being one of the last people on earth who thinks CDs are the only way to buy music. His turnoffs are walks on the beach, because that combines sun, sand, and countless bacterias growing in the moist heat. 

By day he looks at an endless supply of MBA student assignments and weeps for the future. His most recent inappropriate comment to a student was, "I could take your business proposal to run an armoury for Live-Action-Role-Players seriously if it wasn't for the 793 grammatical errors which impeded my giggling."

He's not a licensed therapist, but he's happy to take a look inside your head and solve your problems. Better yet, come out to a quiz and drink your troubles away.

[this space available for expensive advertisements],


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Piper Down
1492 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT
84115
6:00 AM April 07, 2015
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He died for your wins
Doctor Nick: Thymelord

It is the annual celebration of self-righteous outrage known as Easter. That time of year you find which of your acquaintances are attempting to impress their family in regards to being faithful, and which of your friends actually have a sense of humor. Granted, you also see how many of your friends are terrible at telling original jokes, but we can see that every day. Just an observation, I will try to avoid passing judgment. What we see is the Christians celebrating and preaching about Jesus rising from the dead. Then the atheists/people with a sense of humor call him a zombie. The Christians get worked up and tell them how lame of a joke that is. Meanwhile, I'm over here saying
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Nick is one of the rare people who was born in Las Vegas long before it became Disneyland for degenerates. His growing discomfort for heat, and ongoing feud with some Canadian boy named Celine Dion led him to the land of Zion. Upon discovering this wasn't the same land of Zion mentioned in The Matrix, he decided to make the best of the situation and began hosting pub quizzes. 

His hobbies include drinking, eating, teaching children to swear, cooking, and being one of the last people on earth who thinks CDs are the only way to buy music. His turnoffs are walks on the beach, because that combines sun, sand, and countless bacterias growing in the moist heat. 

By day he looks at an endless supply of MBA student assignments and weeps for the future. His most recent inappropriate comment to a student was, "I could take your business proposal to run an armoury for Live-Action-Role-Players seriously if it wasn't for the 793 grammatical errors which impeded my giggling."

He's not a licensed therapist, but he's happy to take a look inside your head and solve your problems. Better yet, come out to a quiz and drink your troubles away.

[this space available for expensive advertisements],