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3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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So Long and Thanks For All The Quizzes!
The Grand Lord Octavius

Hello one and all. So that's it then. That's the end of the quizzes at the Ram for the time being. I don't really have anything that funny to say about it. It was a good time and most of you will probably burn in hell. What I do want to say though is to attempt to express how much all of your support this past year.  Together, we built this quiz back up and everyone coming last night was really awesome for me. When I started the Ram I was still so green with this whole Quizmaster thing, but by the time I was done, I am a certified pro. Thanks for putting up with my random geekery, the terrible puns, and my (poorly) scathing political commentary.  I wish
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations. 


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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Tacoma)
3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Ballin' in the Ball Room
The Grand Lord Octavius

Ah getting the "sports" rounders panties in a twist: its what makes it all worthwhile. And by "it all" I mean putting up with entitled, drunk quizzers.  Everyone who played this week were the spoiled brats who had played a lot before, which either means they like me, or they are gluttons for punishment. The second one is more likely, but I have been surprised by my natural charisma before. I was disappointed that the round "tipping the staff" was about waitresses and not a Lord of the Rings and/or gay porn reference. That was my biggest letdown. The best part was obviously getting all the sports people excited with the word ballin' and then asking them about the Foxtrot.
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations. 


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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Tacoma)
3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Friday, April 24, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Everything is Fine (except the music round)
The Grand Lord Octavius

This week was an easy quiz. Everyone loves Jack Nickolson, Palindromes, and terrible plant/tech puns.  However, something did weigh heavy on my heart this week. Our music round. I love most of those songs, and none of your knew any of them.  I wept (internally of course, real men save their tears in a special place reserved for when their favorite sports teams lose) as Counting Crows, Smashing Pumpkins, and New Kids on the Block went by on our speakers and all I got were blank stares from the quizzers. On second thought, maybe my quizzers don't have my early 90s music fixation. IN which case, why are you doing my quiz again? In other knews, a good half of you were confused
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations. 


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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Tacoma)
3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Thursday, April 16, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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I Will Not be Paid Off!!! Except by the Government
The Grand Lord Octavius

Happy Inevitable Death, I mean Tax Day everyone! Despite an extreme derth of creativity in quiz team names, this week at the Ram had a couple of highlights for me. Don't worry, I won't be ranting about any pigmentally challenged basketball players this week, and I only cried a little bit when Terry Prachett was mentioned. Lets get right into our ever-looming doom week highlights: Apparently "Nature's Pocket" isn't just a Futurama reference.  This makes me both sad and happy. Nature has a lot of pockets when you really think about it. My entire existence could be argued is one long stint as Nature's Pocket My weekly team that makes me swear
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations. 


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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Tacoma)
3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Thursday, April 09, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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John Freakin' Stockton
The Grand Lord Octavius

We finally had it. We finally got a quiz with a ridiculous amount of sports questions (about 2 1/2 rounds worth) and where were my detractors? Where were my sports ballers? Where are the people who scream at me every art round that they want more John Madden!?!?!?!? They were oddly quiet, (possibly absent) and totally frusterated at the hard sports questions. This is what I always wanted, eat crow sportsballers!   But in all seriousness, you guys don't know who John Stockton is? I have just one thing to say to you: 90's NBA, short white guy, EVEN SHORTER SHORTS.  The man is a legend, just in that he refused to be anywhere closer than 20 years behind on fashion
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations. 


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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Tacoma)
3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Thursday, April 02, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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8 Degrees (Rounds) of Kevin Bacon
The Grand Lord Octavius

This week at the Ram it was April Fools. While most people would think that would entail some kind of elaborate prank on the quizzers, maybe something involving ice-cold water, whoopie cushions, or fake/real snakes, instead we had lots and lots and lots of questions on Kevin Bacon.  We have already lost (Bob) Hope, (Johnny) Cash, and (Steve) Jobs, there is no way I could live in a world that is also without (Kevin) Bacon.  I also would like to call attention to the most underrated movie of the illustrious Mr. Bacon's career: Tremors.  Is it a horror film? Is it a comedy? Why does Reba McEntire have an elephant gun in her basement? If the town only has one phone line then
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations. 


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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Tacoma)
3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Thursday, March 26, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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I Relate To Alcoholics and Don't Sing N'Sync
The Grand Lord Octavius

Did you know that Al Gore has an Academy Award? Seriously?!?! Oh, nevermind, I bet its for the "ManBearPig" Southpark episode. That makes sense now.  I was so hung up on the fact that Al Gore has an Academy Award that I didn't even realize that I was singing a totally heavy metal song to myself that happens to sound exactly like N'Sync's "It's Gonna Be Me" for very short bursts.  Of course my singing was misinterpreted as me actually enjoying N'Sync, which as we all know is impossible. Let me tell you, the people who brought this up were pretty embarrassed when they realized their folly. Anyway, aside from the normal intellectual douchebags (Holmes, House,
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations. 


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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Tacoma)
3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Thursday, March 19, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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The Swelling and Shrinking (not like that)
The Grand Lord Octavius

Hello everyone, As anyone who looked at the score sheet can see, we started out with a boatload of teams. And ended with . . . not a boatload. I personally didn't know the day after Cultural Appropriation of the Irish. . I mean St. Patty's day was such a big bar day. I guess march madess did start (kinda) and the weather was nice outside (kinda).   All this means though is that our brave and loyal quizzers who lasted the entire time were rewarded all the more, except the team that got last place that is.   This week we learned about American Painters (other than Bob Ross) people that won fights (both real and fictional), Naughty By Nature's defintion of OPP,
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations. 


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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Tacoma)
3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Thursday, March 12, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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In Which I Lecture On the War of Southern Succession. . .
The Grand Lord Octavius

The best part about being a quizmaster is that when I have the mic in my hand, and you all are waiting for the next question, or a repeat, I can make you listen to whatever I have to say. We all know that being a quizmaster is one exceptionally long ego trip. Especially so for me as you all can tell.  This week I expressed that egocentricity by explaining at considerable length how the war commonly referred to as the "American Civil War" was not in fact a civil war. In this verbal thesis I did cite several historical articles but here I will suffice it to say, that in a Civil War, two factions need to be fighting over the same government. The greatest part about
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations. 


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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Tacoma)
3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Thursday, March 05, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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It Comes Down To Shakespear
The Grand Lord Octavius

Wow, every aspect of this week came down to the very wire. Kyle's Special Coupon (trademark pending) was won by 2 points and 1 points in either direction respectively, the middle scores were an absolute pileup, and the winner tonight won in sudden death elimination. Now I could have made the representatives of the two teams do a dance off, or chug beer, or tar and feather themselves, or any other humiliating act that I could think of. However, since I figured as I am the quiz master, there was already enough humiliation on stage going on, a simple elimination question would do just fine. This week we mocked people who never played N64 (seriously,there are people who exists who
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations. 


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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Tacoma)
3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Thursday, February 26, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Street Justice, Monte Cristo Style
The Grand Lord Octavius

The Oscars came and went, The Trailblazers beat the Spurs above my head, it's sunny in Febuary, the warm weather is destoying our mountain snowpack, and not many people care about quizzing. But those that do are a committed lot. Whether sun, rain, sleet, or (more accurately) continuous drizzle, they will be out in force. Also, I didn't even have to say bad words today or have my masculinity mocked in team names. It was a win-win for everyone, and by everyone, I mean everyone that matters, so basically just me. This week at the Ram, we found out the website is inaccurate (we start at 8:30 for the record), we learned that a Govenor is something you put on an engine (or a state) to slow
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations. 


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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Tacoma)
3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Thursday, February 19, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Your So Vein
The Grand Lord Octavius

Here was the bounceback week we all were waiting for. Eleven teams, lame Christian Parodies, an incredibly difficult round one, and a whole lot of driving Kyle insane with terrible spelling and grammar (hence the title of this blog). This week we made fun of the Patriots extensively (be calm my still weeping heart), thanked the universe that we don't live in Boston right now (for a variety of reasons) yet by the end we still decided that God Hates Cleveland (and probably Minneapolis as well).   Here are a listing of random thoughts that I had while quizzing this week: Can a city still be considered a "hellhole" if its oppresively cold? I didn't
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations. 


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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Tacoma)
3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Friday, February 13, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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The Quiet of Geekbowl
The Grand Lord Octavius

Hello my faithful quizzers, Our week was very quiet at the Ram. It could be because I am a terrible person and no one wants to be around me, but much more likely it was that you all had other things to do. Geekbowl, being the most obvious.  Having 4 teams was very fun though because scoring was a breeze, the heckling was clear and easy to respond to, and everyone got prizes. Actually that last part kinda sucked for me. I just don't feel like I am doing my job unless some team that is terrible at pub quizzes has their self-esteem gashed from losing. Although, with my special coupon, we do have teams that come to lose in a very specific fashion so I guess I am not that good
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations. 


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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Tacoma)
3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Thursday, February 05, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Walter White = Bowser?
The Grand Lord Octavius

Hello Everyone! At the Ram this week we had everyone's favorite kinds of rounds: before and after! At least this week all the shared words were numbers which I suppose made it a bit easier.  Because of this, or perhaps the post-superbowl mourning period, it was a bit of a smaller quiz. All that means though is a higher percentage of winners so the losers feel even worse about themselves than they normally would have! We studied songs whose events haven't quite happened yet, the various differences between a left-shark and a right-shark mentality, and the glory that is 8-bit music. The Breaking bad question definitely sounded like the theme for a really good boss fight. This has
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations. 


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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Tacoma)
3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Thursday, January 29, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Of Carpal Tunnel and Free Dog Night
The Grand Lord Octavius

I think we need to honor the hardest working member of our quiz at the Ram.  I don't mean me although obviously I am the most important member of everything ever.  I don't mean the wait staff, even though the Ram is fantastic and has great beer and steak sandwiches.  I mean of course, my pencil sharpener. Each week the little guy gets subjected to dozens of angry quizzers using and abusing his powers in their blind quest for free drinks.  Each week the little guy shows up in outstanding fashion and provides us with all the writing utencils we would ever need. The only downside, is as he is not electric, I end the night with an aching wrist and a lot of regret (insert lonliness
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations. 


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The Ram Restaurant & Brewery (Tacoma)
3001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA
98402
Friday, January 23, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Two Karate Kid References In One Night!
The Grand Lord Octavius

Hello everyone, this week at the Ram was a little quieter, a little mellower, and with quite a few less people in the restaurant. This was a good thing for me because my teams like to get me to say terrible words and very racist remarks in their team names and I could shout them out without fear of reproach. This week our teams made fun of Tom Brady and his Flat Balls, listened to the Swedish Chief sing My Heart Will Go On, and tried to tell the difference between Jennifer Aniston and a Potted Plant. In other notes, I can't tell the difference between MIA and "bork bork bork", everyone enjoys the words Dick Poop, an no one enjoys history class. I had a fantastic time
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Hello all, I am Kyle and I would love to be your Quizmaster this evening.

 

I have an irrational love for all things nerdy, I am terrible at pronouncing geography, and I tend to go a bit megalomanic on my blog.

 

For any and all further questions, catch me at one of my quiz locations.