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Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
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Controversial Pelicans
Scorpion Woman

Sometimes there are last minute edits on quiz. And I never get them in time. Sorry, gang. It turns out right before quiz last night the higher ups made a correction on Round 8, question 6: replace the Grizzlies with the New Orleans Pelicans.   Why is this important? Because we had a tie for first. Now, before you jump on me Shoulda Been Chachi, The Joy(s) of Sax got it right too. Our top three would have remained exactly the same. Regardless, apologies for not being up on the sports… they’re the worst. In other news, there’s a sports team called the Pelicans and that’s hilarious (to me). I’m very sad that
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.


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967 Westminster St.
Providence, RI
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Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
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I hear 30 is the new 20
Scorpion Woman

A while back one of my college roommates got really into those face recognition websites that tell you your celebrity look alike. She’d boast about how it said she looked like Keira Knightley and tell everyone what that meant about her. I took the bait and let her plug my face in and things didn’t really go as expected. To be specific, despite using several different photos, the tool was settled on its decision that my celebrity look alike was Danny Glover. Yeah, that
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.


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967 Westminster St.
Providence, RI
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Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
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Are you in love with Josh??
Scorpion Woman

This week I found something that I thought was extinct: a working payphone. The unicorn came up at quiz last night and Pizza J’s lovely fresh faced Pete proclaimed, “they’re all gone because people sold drugs at them!” To which a quizzer yelled out, “How do you know?!” You can tell Spring is in the air because quizzers were in great spirits last night. We had a tougher quiz than usual and folks were more than up for the challenge. A big highlight was Round 6 in which every answer was also a font. There were actual snickers
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.


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967 Westminster St.
Providence, RI
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Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017
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Not every night ends in a dance off… but maybe it should?
Scorpion Woman

With 16 teams in play, we had a big field for last night’s quiz. In the end it came down to a very, very close top 4 with a tie for second. (Tequila Mockingbird would have made it a 3-way tie if they had used their joker on their audio round). How do we settle ties? With dance offs. The Transplants and 3 Cheers to 3 Weeks stepped up to the plate and designated one team member to battle it out via interpretive dance to Kelis’ “
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.


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967 Westminster St.
Providence, RI
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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
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Confession: I find a capella music torturous
Scorpion Woman

One of our rounds tonight gave quizzers a name of a signature food, a national park and a work of literature and they had to name the U.S. state that they are all in. Utah’s prompt was, “Funeral potatoes, Bryce Canyon, The Monkey Wrench Gang.”   Seriously, what are funeral potatoes?   Thanks to the Internet we can find plenty of recipes to make them here on the east coast. But more importantly, the dish is so popular it has a Wikipedia
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.


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967 Westminster St.
Providence, RI
02903
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
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No love for Fifth Harmony. Ever.
Scorpion Woman

A tribute to Alice Paul, the suffragette only a few teams had heard of. Tonight we had an entire round on women’s marches called, “What’s New Pussy Hat?”  I have to admit, I was pretty surprised by the scores given the subject matter. With the national attention on women’s rights I just assumed everyone would know Nancy Pelosi was the first Lady Speaker and Madonna sang at the women’s march this year. My biggest surprise was when people didn’t know that Alice Paul organized a huge 1913 D.C. women’s suffrage parade. So, let’s
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.


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967 Westminster St.
Providence, RI
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Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
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Ice T is a detective. He handles New York's most sensitive crimes.
Scorpion Woman

Favorite wrong answers- and you don’t even need to know the question:   -“Frederick Douglass, who I heard, is doing great things” - the Pizza J House Team - “Hotline Blake” instead of “Hotline Bling” -”Mulan Rouge” - it should be noted that “
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.


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967 Westminster St.
Providence, RI
02903
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017
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Tegan and Sara have returned to every answer sheet
Scorpion Woman

Work got you down? Feeling blue when you scroll through your feeds? Quiz makes everything better. Especially when we’ve got a sunshine, unicorn and rainbows quiz like last night. Sure, we may have opened with a round on current events but the rest of the quiz was downright whimsical. I’m not usually one to treat the blog like a play-by-play but with so many good rounds I think that’s what things call for. Let’s go through and check in on a few of the highlights from last night's quiz by round:   Round 1: “Current Events”
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.


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967 Westminster St.
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Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
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Shepard Fairey went to school in PVD!
Scorpion Woman

If you don’t know the right answer to a question you can always write out everything you know about the answer. At least that was That’s Numberwang’s strategy when trying to figure out just what Bill Paxton movie we were talking about. (RIP):   “Plane crash lands in the mountains. Paxton finds a body with money. He’s wearing a hat with flaps. Crows everywhere!”   On a more positive note, one of our bonus beer questions tonight had a special place in
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.


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967 Westminster St.
Providence, RI
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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
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The early bird catches the table at Pizza J
Scorpion Woman

  Last night’s picture round brought me back. Way back. Like, Little Mermaid t-shirt back. Okay, admittedly that could be any time in my life, but I’m referring to my wee days.  Now, this is going to seem even weirder when I tell you that it was a round on vampires. Until you remember that the Count from Sesame Street was a vampire! Fun fact: The Count is actually named
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.


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Pizza J
967 Westminster St.
Providence, RI
02903
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
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Love me, love me (say that you love me!)
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Tuesday may have been Valentine’s Day but the real celebrations were yesterday. Why? Candy is half off, people. Also, it’s the perfect day to celebrate your feelings with your other lover as pointed out by team We Ain’t No Side Piece.  On their round 3 answer sheet they scrawled, “Happy National Side Piece Day!!” in adorable script at the bottom. (Click
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.


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967 Westminster St.
Providence, RI
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Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
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Pizza J, where loud drunk guys love the pizza but hate the quiz
Scorpion Woman

Science is hard, guys. Round 6 was called “A Science Round So Hard, We Will Legit Give You Half the Answer.” Even with that bit of assistance our average score was under 4. It turns out that while our teams know all about Saturn’s moons not too many knew that Albedo is the amount of light reflected by a surface in proportion to the light shone on it. That question did give us my favorite wrong answer of the night, though: “Alba, Jessica.” Know what round quizzers absolutely rocked though? Our second audio round,
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.


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967 Westminster St.
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Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
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Happy Birthday Addison & Maeve!
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Last night most of learned a new word: erotomania. Now, before you go enjoying that Wikipedia link, what do you think it means, oh loyal blog reader? Not sure? Let me tell you our question and then what our sick, deranged quizzers thought the answer was:   Question: If you're an erotomanic stalker of
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.


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Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
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The biggest prize for the littlest state.
Kelsey

We had a really fun quiz last night at Pizza J AND our Team Name of the Year winners received all of their great GWD prize swag. I'm very proud of the little state of Rhode Island for taking home this award - but how can you compete with a screaming lock of hair? I also learned last night that it is very difficult to answer the question, "What was the winning team name?" with such an audiovisual based name. I also hope you enjoy the pictures, because I was asked to stand in the bathroom to get optimal lighting conditions :)  The screaming lock of hair team won again last night, though they played as We Might Not Make
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Kelsey is a scientist, mostly not evil - keyword "mostly". She enjoys backpacking, podcasts, travel, very detailed snapchats, reading, and, of course, selfies with dogs.


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Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
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I just can’t tell if it’s Petula Clark or Tegan and Sara…
Scorpion Woman

Chubby Checker, a person. Specifically, the person who sang the 1962 #1 hit “The Twist.” Chubby Chicken, probably a weird pet name someone calls their cat. (“Come here my chubby little chicken!” You can hear your aunt saying that now, can’t you?) I was kind of weirded out by that wrong answer so I decided to go down the Google rabbit hole looking for Chubby Chicken. Turns out it’s a restaurant in a few places including Tallahassee, FL and the Philippines. There was a more interesting find though: There’s a company called Dried Chubby Mealworms that sells a variety of chicken related
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.


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967 Westminster St.
Providence, RI
02903
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
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Meryl Streep Was Not in Face/Off
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How are people still into My Little Pony? Let me rephrase that. How are people over the age of 5 still aggressively into My Little Pony? Don’t get me wrong, I still own Carebear sheets and have Batman represented in every room of my house, but I'm not in a special club and I don't have a special name for myself. On last night’s quiz we found out that ladies who still freak out over Princess Sparkle call themselves Pegasisters. I question if some of our quizzers are secretly part of it because when I read the answer someone screamed, “Don’t forget about Bronies!”  Turns out a Brony is the male version. Interested in joining the club and finding
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.