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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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Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
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Meryl Streep Was Not in Face/Off
Scorpion Woman

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.


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Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
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It was Montag in library the with the flamethrower!
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Justin Timberlake is the most famous member of N*Sync but you can probably also name Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick…etc. Billy Corgan is the head of the Smashing Pumpkins but you most likely know a few of the original members like D’arcy Wretzky and James Iha. So who are Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont and Adrian Young? They’re the other members of No Doubt.  I took a lot of flack last night when I accepted Gwen Stefani as an answer in addition to the written answer: No Doubt. My argument stands, name any member of No Doubt besides Gwen Stefani. If you’re like me, and every other person at quiz, you cannot. I just typed their names and I’ve already forgotten them.
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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, Dec 28, 2016
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Somehow I'm Not Writing About the Batman Reference
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Fact: If you bring up the 1993 film Hocus Pocus on a quiz it’s going to show up on the answer sheets for the rest of the night. And I have absolutely no problem with that. As a female in her late 20’s I am demographically predisposed to an outright obsession with Hocus Pocus. In the 90’s I rented in on a weekly basis 13-weeks in a row. I’d put on my Batman jammies and watch it every Friday night. To make matters worse, I’d always give it a little reprise at sunrise the following morning. I like
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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, Dec 21, 2016
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Not So Nightmarish Before Christmas
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I’ve never seen the movie Waterworld. That fact is even more tragic considering last night we had a round called “Citizen Kane or Waterworld”. Quizzers were read a clue and had to guess which movie it was referencing. Needless to say, it was epic. I’m going to spare you the frustration: no, Waterworld is not on Netflix. BUT, the Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
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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, Dec 14, 2016
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The Night In Which I Feel Like Oprah
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This week I’m taking a break from swooning over Han Solo to actually talk about quiz! Last night’s scores were all over the place with teams absolutely tanking on certain rounds but coming out like geniuses on others. Top Scoring Round: 4 In the spirit of the season we had an entire round on Krampus, the horrible Christmas monster. One of our questions referenced a recent Krampus movie so I decided to dig into it a bit to learn about the mythical beast. Bad idea. Click here if you’d like him to haunt your nightmares.   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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Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
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You Don't Look Like Jonpaul...
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We only have 3 rules at quiz. 6 players to a team if you want to win prizes, no cheating and no shouting out answers. Sometimes that last one can be a little bit tricky. Like when you’re so full of rage that there’s a Red Hot Chili Peppers song on the audio round and it’s a house rule that they cannot be played. The look on Pete from Pizza J’s face after he realized that he had screamed the answer is getting saved to my brain bank as a favorite quiz memory. Everyone thanked him for the point and we moved on.   Round 2’s audio round was a highly emotional round for several other teams as well. Any time you get N*Sync involved people tend to
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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, Nov 30, 2016
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Kitty Has To Go Now
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“And like that, he was gone.”    I put together tonight’s round seven with goodbyes in movies special for you guys. It was my last quiz as the Pizza J Quizmaster and my last quiz as a Quizmaster in Rhode Island. I’d say I hope I didn’t make anybody cry, but that’s not true. I hope some of your eyes were a little bit wet during the round. Honestly, I had to stare at my computer screen during the round so that I didn’t lose it. Your new Quizmaster, the lovely Cait, guffawed during one of the more emotional clips and that put some air and light back into the room.    You guys gave me pretty much everything
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Jonpaul H. Guinn is a long distance runner, avid reader, knowledge junkie, lover of dogs and cats, vegetarian, and rock 'em sock 'em man about town. He was a contestant on Jeopardy, competed in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and completed marathons and ultra marathons in 17 U.S. states. He was the first Geeks Who Drink Quizmaster in Rhode Island, the Roger Williams of trivia. He lives and works in Austin as a writer-at-large for Geeks Who Drink.   You can catch him on Sunday nights at 7 at Draught House Pub and Tuesdays at 7 at Live Oak Brewing Company.


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Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
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Army Geek Confessions
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First of All:    Happy Holiday to you and your people. I’m thankful for all of the people who come to the quiz, every week. Well, maybe not all of them. There’s the occasional dick. But other than the people I think should go fuck themselves, I’m grateful for you. It’s really more of a “most” than an “all” situation. I like y’all, generally, and we have fun playing together. I hope that clears things up.    Return of a Legacy:    A team of teachers and students and people who generally get caught up in that school year calendar
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Jonpaul H. Guinn is a long distance runner, avid reader, knowledge junkie, lover of dogs and cats, vegetarian, and rock 'em sock 'em man about town. He was a contestant on Jeopardy, competed in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and completed marathons and ultra marathons in 17 U.S. states. He was the first Geeks Who Drink Quizmaster in Rhode Island, the Roger Williams of trivia. He lives and works in Austin as a writer-at-large for Geeks Who Drink.   You can catch him on Sunday nights at 7 at Draught House Pub and Tuesdays at 7 at Live Oak Brewing Company.


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Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
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Kumail Nanjiani is Your Father
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Let’s talk about comedy and how your quiz gets made. Round seven introduced Pizza J to the glory that is Raise the Bar. It’s also the first time Geeks Who Drink has done Raise the Bar as an audio round seven. In this round, we played eight clips of comedians and teams had to name the comedian. The catch is that the clips are supposed to become increasingly less famous comedians. Teams are awarded the number of points for the highest number answer they get correct. For example, if they answered 2, 3, 5, and 7 correct, they’d get seven points. All in all, teams did pretty well tonight. The lowest score was a six, and there were four teams that could name the great Kumail
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Jonpaul H. Guinn is a long distance runner, avid reader, knowledge junkie, lover of dogs and cats, vegetarian, and rock 'em sock 'em man about town. He was a contestant on Jeopardy, competed in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and completed marathons and ultra marathons in 17 U.S. states. He was the first Geeks Who Drink Quizmaster in Rhode Island, the Roger Williams of trivia. He lives and works in Austin as a writer-at-large for Geeks Who Drink.   You can catch him on Sunday nights at 7 at Draught House Pub and Tuesdays at 7 at Live Oak Brewing Company.


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Wednesday, Nov 09, 2016
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Four Words, No Condom
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The biggest laugh of the night came courtesy of the second place team, Beards and Broads, and thank whatever Lord you wanna thank for it, because it was needed. The question asked what four-letter phrase in the King James Bible was told to Noah by God that still makes Catholics eschew condoms. The real answer was “Be Fruitful and Multiply,” which one team stylized with an exclamation point. Multiply, motherfucker, like literally. Beards and Broads, bereft of an answer, went with “Fuck Them Ladies Bareback.” In the scheme of things, same diff. When I read it, it gained them a roomful of laughter.   I’ll be honest. I halfway
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Jonpaul H. Guinn is a long distance runner, avid reader, knowledge junkie, lover of dogs and cats, vegetarian, and rock 'em sock 'em man about town. He was a contestant on Jeopardy, competed in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and completed marathons and ultra marathons in 17 U.S. states. He was the first Geeks Who Drink Quizmaster in Rhode Island, the Roger Williams of trivia. He lives and works in Austin as a writer-at-large for Geeks Who Drink.   You can catch him on Sunday nights at 7 at Draught House Pub and Tuesdays at 7 at Live Oak Brewing Company.


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Wednesday, Nov 02, 2016
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In Which The Live Studio Audience Can't Have a Cigarette Because of a Dog
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Preface: This was written last night around 9:30 and is now already out of date. Still, read on, it ain’t bad.    The Cubs are up 5 to 1 in the bottom of the fifth and I just don’t want them to blow it. Please, Lord in Heaven, thou whoest I believe not in, still hook a brother up. If they win tonight, they will be the fifth team in the history of Major League Baseball to come back from being behind 3-1 in a seven game World Series (Red Sox also did it in 1903 but that was a nine game series and was completely silent, so it hardly counts.) and only the third team to do it on the road.    Our penultimate question of the night was
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Jonpaul H. Guinn is a long distance runner, avid reader, knowledge junkie, lover of dogs and cats, vegetarian, and rock 'em sock 'em man about town. He was a contestant on Jeopardy, competed in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and completed marathons and ultra marathons in 17 U.S. states. He was the first Geeks Who Drink Quizmaster in Rhode Island, the Roger Williams of trivia. He lives and works in Austin as a writer-at-large for Geeks Who Drink.   You can catch him on Sunday nights at 7 at Draught House Pub and Tuesdays at 7 at Live Oak Brewing Company.


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Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
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Swooning for Star Wars
Scorpion Woman

I have to admit, I was completely heartbroken at last night's quiz. I put on my best face and locked it up but there was some serious sadness happening. Why? Because I spent hours creating a special spooky Halloween playlist only to have my laptop decide it didn't want to connect to the Internet.  Since last night was the final quiz before the arrival of the great pumpkin, I figured we should all celebrate. Even though my plan was thwarted, you can still rock out to some spooky jams: here’s a link to the Spotify playlist. Please go forth and spread holiday cheer. And feel free to add to it
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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, Oct 19, 2016
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Emu’s Are Terrifying Dino Birds, Eat Their Eggs to Gain Their Powers.
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I’m really happy that instead of sitting at home and forcing myself to be an adult and watch the presidential debate (and likely drink more), I got to host my very first quiz! Pizza J’s, where the smell of pizza is so intensely good, it should be bottled like fine perfume.  We started out with a smashing 8 words that could be, or are onomatopoeias. Bing! Bam! Pow! Batman sounds that mean shit. To my utter shame, I mispronounced Chuck Palahniuk’s name. The novel and comic are sitting on my bookshelf and I
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“I like being weird. Weird's all I've got. That and my sweet style.”


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Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
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The only basketball team I know is the Harlem Globetrotters
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What would it be like if Ricardo Montalban had an album? That’s something that one of our teams had us all pondering at last night’s quiz when they erroneously listed him instead of the Chainsmokers on round 2. I don’t know about you, but all I’m thinking about is his stellar and muscular performance as Khan in Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan. Can we talk about that earworm scene? The last time I saw that movie had to be years ago… and that scene haunts me to this day. If you want to be grossed out forever watch
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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, Oct 05, 2016
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How I Met Your Carl Weathers
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Preface: This was written after the rest of the blog. The blog turned out to be pretty much a round-by-round analysis of the quiz, which I’ll admit isn’t the most interesting blog to read. It’s good if you dig mechanics, but a lot of, “Yeah, I know. I was there.” Here, then, are a few random musings on quiz and other things:    a. Cusack’s “In Your Eyes” bit in “Say Anything.” Remember that? Sure you do. Imagine him in clown make-up and it’s scary.    b. Harambe jokes. Stop it.    c. My favorite thing about “Luke Cage” is the literary
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Jonpaul H. Guinn is a long distance runner, avid reader, knowledge junkie, lover of dogs and cats, vegetarian, and rock 'em sock 'em man about town. He was a contestant on Jeopardy, competed in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and completed marathons and ultra marathons in 17 U.S. states. He was the first Geeks Who Drink Quizmaster in Rhode Island, the Roger Williams of trivia. He lives and works in Austin as a writer-at-large for Geeks Who Drink.   You can catch him on Sunday nights at 7 at Draught House Pub and Tuesdays at 7 at Live Oak Brewing Company.