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Monday, Aug 22, 2016
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Enjoy the Sublime Until the Season of Doom
RobotNarwhal

I saw some baseball on Sunday.  Amazingly, the Rockies pulled it out on the Cubs, with a final of 11 to 4.  I don’t think I’ve seen the Rocks play such a good game since that season they went to the World Series.  Regardless, I drank the equivalent of a six-pack of light beer, and because of the sun and the sweating, I didn’t even get significantly buzzed.  Am I a badass?  Either that, or I’m an alcoholic.  Probably both.  That’s the real meaning of “blurred lines,” guys.   Anyway, I’m glad I got to see a game before summer is over, because it sure feels like it’s winding down. 
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Colorado Springs, CO
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Monday, Aug 15, 2016
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Rave On
RobotNarwhal

I wonder what Buddy Holly would think about hipsters calling horn rimmed glasses “Buddy Hollys.”  I hope he’d be proud, albeit I’m sure he had very little option to compensate for poor eyesight being born at the tail of the depression and growing up during World War II.  If Mr. Charles Hardin Holley were still with us, he’d be celebrating his 80th birthday in a little over 3 weeks.  What would he be like?  How would the world be different?  How would music itself be different?   There is no doubt that Buddy was already super popular before he died – he was no Van Gogh – and he also undoubtedly
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Aug 08, 2016
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On Skyrocketing College Tuitions
RobotNarwhal

Y’all, every time I travel for work, it feels like I’m in a time warp.  This past week, I was holed up at a friend’s house in Fort Collins.  I spent my nights waking up at awkward moments with a small dog staring at me while I slept.  I spent my days on the local college campus, because we were using some of the student center meeting rooms.  My impression of that was JEEBUS, did the campus ever fancy up!  Seriously, I know why college tuition is getting so high, y’all.    When I was in college (it was in a year that started with 199x), we slept in double person rooms and every 12 rooms shared a locker room style bathroom. 
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Colorado Springs, CO
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Monday, Aug 01, 2016
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A Reuben inside of a Fritter inside of my Belly
SonyaDee

Those of you who read my blogs have probably notice that I write about food. A LOT. And today is no different, because I have discovered something you need to know about. Jack Quinn’s has Reuben Fritters. They are exactly what they sound like…corned beef, cheese, sauerkraut rolled in rye crumbs – deep fried and served with 100 Island dressing and mustard for dipping – wash it all down with a Harp Lager (or three) and it’s a meal to be envied. I think there should be a sandwich shop that only serves deep-fried, frittered version of classic sandwiches. Peanut Butter & Jelly – pb and jelly mashed together with breadcrumbs, rolled in potato chips and fried.
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Costumes Zombies Makeup Clowns Magic! Singing Geek


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Colorado Springs, CO
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Monday, Jul 25, 2016
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We Still Ain't Right. Or Left. Or Something.
RobotNarwhal

We live in strange times indeed.  All of a sudden, I’ve got a device on my wrist that counts how far I walk and what my heart is doing, and as a kicker, it buzzes to alert me when I get a phone call on that other device that’s in my pocket.  You know, the one that has 12 times more memory that my first $2,000 computer, takes pictures, makes phone calls, accesses an atlas of THE WORLD, amid myriad other things.  I can deposit checks and pay my bills from my phone.  I haven’t touched a check register in years.  Some of you probably don’t even know what a check register is.  Now, half the universe is wandering around in a stupor “catching”
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Colorado Springs, CO
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Monday, Jul 18, 2016
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Team Jones Rutabaga Chaka Me All Night Long...Pusbucket!
RobotNarwhal

Jack Quinn’s, I found your choice of team names this past week inspiring.  Reading through the list of names, I got so many distracting little thought demons that I decided to scrap what I was writing and focus on that instead.  I’ll even be totally out of character and mention the standings in the blog instead of my usual summary paragraph.  Because I’m an adult, and I can do what I want.  *knuckles crack*   House of the Full Moon Drums: You guys, apparently drumming during a full moon is a *thing.*  Like, perhaps for some a religious experience, or at least a spiritual one.  Full moon drumming happens all
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Colorado Springs, CO
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Monday, Jul 11, 2016
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They Just Keep Bustin' My Balls
RobotNarwhal

Pokemon Go.  You either love it, you hate it, or maybe you just don’t get it.  Regardless, I never gave a lick about Pokemon before, oh, two days ago.  But I’ve got my Fitbit and I really want to walk more, so I figured, what the heck, I’ll download it.  I hit more than 15,000 steps and DRAINED MY BATTERY in the first three hours.  Well, shit.  Welcome to the new communal addiction.    Now, in pour the commentary.  In the last four days, I’ve heard about how the game is bringing communities together, helping those with extreme introversion get out into the sun, and helping cops bond with people on the street. 
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Monday, Jun 27, 2016
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Don't Blow Up
RobotNarwhal

Does anyone else find themselves taking stupid quizzes on facebook?  Like, I know they are trite, subjective, and dumb.  Yet I keep taking them… “What classic rock band are you?”  “Which Disney prince is your perfect man?” “What color is your soul?” “Who is your guardian Angel?”  “What international city best fits your personality?”  Ok.  I know.  I KNOW IT’S ALL UTTER BULLSHIT.  And yet I feel myself getting angry because I am apparently the Eagles, but I FUCKING HATE THE EAGLES.  You know?  Why do I keep getting sucked into this bull shit?  I don’t generally
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Monday, Jun 20, 2016
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Beyonce's Body...Functions.
RobotNarwhal

Do you think it would be cute if Beyonce farted?  Can a fart be cute?  I mean, I get it.  Everyone passes gas.  Everyone farts and poops and belches and all manner of bodily functions.  But I’m picturing Beyonce sitting there, ultra-fashionable in some sort of cute dress and amazing shoes, and mid-sentence you just hear this little “pttthhhpppp” sound.  She pauses, and the pink rises a bit in her cheeks.  Does she pretend it didn’t happen and move on with the interview?  Does she crack an ever so slight smile?  Does she just burst out laughing?  I don’t know.  But I can picture the situation as “cute,”
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Monday, Jun 13, 2016
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Duck Duck Cleveland!
RobotNarwhal

My pets are being a little bit clingy right now.  You all know that I just got back from a 9 day vacation, and although they were in very good hands while I was gone, they still got a little neurotic.  One dog has an eye infection and the other one keeps giving me huffy glances, yet they refuse to let me out of their sight.  The cat is vascillating between ignoring me and being in my face.  In fact, he’s sitting on my arm right now while I’m trying to type.  All of them are ass holes, and I missed them.  *Heaves cat on to the floor* OK NOW I CAN TYPE.   Anyway, I missed you guys too.  I was going to try to work in some clever
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Colorado Springs, CO
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Monday, Jun 06, 2016
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Jack Quizzin's
Your Friendly Neighborhood Quizmaster

It had been far too long since I had been at a quiz at Jack Quinn's, I was lucky to enjoy it with you all.  Jess was out of the state I think and I'm glad I was able to fill in for her on a night where we compare Donald Trump to Christian Grey and we play music from Rush to 98 Degrees.  I caught quizzers digging both songs so you're welcome.   Chris Pratt is not fictional, he's factual.  Newcastle is a stellar beer.  One Republic and One Direction are two different bands but it's not too late to apologize.  I forget how much of an about-to-be-angry mob forms around the quiz table when it's bonus time.  Honestly, it's slightly
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Colorado native raised on good old fashioned learning.  I don't find a reason to not learn new things every day and encourage others to do the same.


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Monday, May 30, 2016
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You Can Go Zen, or A-Hole...
RobotNarwhal

Lately, I’ve noticed so many people getting upset, sometimes dramatically so, due to tiny inconveniences.  To borrow a colloquialism from my thirteen-year-old self, these people make getting butthurt look easy.  IKEA is a prime target for this level of people watching.  To start with, you are in a freaking IKEA.  Your life isn’t bad.  I watched one guy get super upset that someone was sitting on the couch that he wanted to look at.  He stood for a moment, arms crossed, until finally spitting out a snotty, “excuse me, I want to see that” to the woman who was resting.  Funny thing is, nobody was sitting on the next couch, and it was
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Colorado Springs, CO
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Monday, May 23, 2016
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Thoughts on Flushing Your Pipes
RobotNarwhal

Kids, let’s get personal.  You need to clean out the pipes.  Seriously, I’m literally talking about having your pipes cleaned.  If you own a house, anyway.  A local service came out to do preventative maintenance on my sewer main today, and while I only quietly choked at my cheapskate-self forking over $100 for something I can’t see (and don’t want to), I know it’s much better than the $500 or more in the middle of the night when there’s massive cleanup involved. Trust me, it’s worth the preventative maintenance to have your sewer main snaked by a professional once a year.  Unless you enjoy things like shit backing up in your
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Colorado Springs, CO
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Monday, May 16, 2016
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All That AND a Jar of Rocks
RobotNarwhal

Sometimes, I’m a terrible person.  Not like a criminal or anything, but I do appreciate a small amount of mischief.  As an example, this past Saturday night, my fearless boyfriend and I found ourselves in a hotel room in Denver.  We’d been to a late show, and since we’re old, we decided to treat ourselves (mostly so we could stay out and drink instead of driving home).  Anyway, the hotel we stayed at always puts a jar of candy on the table in the room, because they are shooting for “a homey feeling” or something.  After each of us had a few pieces, and with mad twinkles in our eyes, we dumped out the candy and divided it up.  I still
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Monday, May 09, 2016
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Words of Wisdom: Let It Be
RobotNarwhal

Spider season has started.  A few days ago, there was a spider on the ceiling as I was getting ready for bed, and most assuredly my boyfriend was chuckling to himself as I used a snow shoe pole to get it down from the ceiling and place it outside.  Today, a little jumping spider peered over my tented laptop at me while I was working.  It had crazy fluorescent green chelicerae (the mouth parts).  I figured out with a quick search that it was probably Phidippus Regius, a “regal jumping spider.”  I gently moved her to a sunny spot in one of my indoor plants.   Right?  Think what you want of me, I’m not going to burn her with
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Colorado Springs, CO
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Monday, May 02, 2016
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You Could Say I'm Out of Synchro?
RobotNarwhal

This will probably not surprise most of you, but two facts: 1. I am not, nor have I ever been, an “athlete.” 2. I don’t think I’m one of the cool kids?  So bear with me, that the terrible handwriting I finally deciphered as “synchro” (hey, at first, I thought it was “psycho”) was unacceptable as an answer for synchronized swimming.  I don’t know what the cool kids call it, to me, it seems like specifying that the sport was swimming seemed necessary, to avoid confusion with synchronized horse jumping, or synchronized water polo, or synchronized skeet shooting, or synchronizing our watches so we don’t miss quiz.  I realize
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.