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Monday, Feb 01, 2016
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On Snow Shoeing and Snow Madness
RobotNarwhal

I hate snow.  I hate driving in it.  I hate being cold.  I don’t ski.  I don’t board.  I don’t do snow.  Now, before you go all Colorado on me, let me caveat: I was born in muthafucking DURANGO.  I am a Colorado native, as was much of my family going back to some beet farming Germans who came here on a train from the east coast after landing in Ellis Island.  So don’t pull that “but you should be used to it” BS on me, because I am used to it.  I am “prepared.”  I own the long underwear and the bitchin’ snow boots and the waterproof gloves.  But I still hate it.  Always have.   Oh
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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, Jan 25, 2016
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Action Ascends Self Flagellation
RobotNarwhal

So, you guys know that I looooove They Might Be Giants.  I have seen them almost more times than I can count (28 since time #1 in 1995; also I’m not that smart).  They are more than a band; They are a performance machine.  In the years I’ve been watching Them, I’ve seen the giant paper mache hands, the two Johns playing sans rest-of-the-band, the doll heads on sticks, the giant high school bass drum, the teddy bear confetti cannon, the sock puppets broadcasting live from the back of the stage.  And yes, I’ve seen them play “John/I fucked up the show.”  It’s an actual song, but it’s not something you’ll ever hear
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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, Jan 18, 2016
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Squirrel Problems
RobotNarwhal

I have squirrel issues.  When I moved in to my house almost two years ago now, I loved the giant elm trees in the back yard.  Still do.  And I quickly came to know the colony(?) of squirrels, or ‘hood rats, as it were.  Ok, so now I’m wondering what a group of squirrels is called.  Hang on… heading to the Googley machine.  Turns out there are three possible answers: a dray, a scurry, or “there is no group name for squirrels because they aren’t hierarchical.” Huh.  So, some disagreement, although the science sort of pages I consulted seemed to lean towards dray.    Anywho, I have squirrel issues. 
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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, Jan 11, 2016
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Earth to Maine. Come in... Nevermind.
RobotNarwhal

We all woke up yesterday morning and found out that the world once again was a different place.  Some of us lost a hero, a person who unknowingly helped us through some point in life.  Others may not have felt as much as a pang, and that’s ok.  Regardless, life goes on.  That of course didn’t stop me from playing alien music all night.  And do yourselves a favor, especially if it’s been a while: take some time to listen, really listen, some time soon.  You’ll probably get something new out of it that you didn’t have before.   Now that I got that off my chest, let’s talk about Paul LePage.  If you have
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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, Jan 04, 2016
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Man that Marty Sure Knows How to Party
RobotNarwhal

Greetings my wildly creative friends!  Quiz really saved me last night, because man was I ever having first world problems.  I got an antique wall clock recently, and I hammered the shit out of my finger a few days ago.  That caused a blister which is making  it very painful for me to type, and that sucked my first day back at work after the holiday.  And of course, because I have a new computer ordered, I somehow removed my iTunes library while backing up my music (problem temporarily fixed), thanks for dealing with me playing music off of my iPhone.  Like I said, first world problems.  I need to donate like $500 to some Syrian refugee relief like, stat.    Anyway,
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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, Dec 28, 2015
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Better Get That Mole Checked...
RobotNarwhal

Well, I’ve woken up and once again the world is a different place.  I found out that not only are supernumerary nipples common, many people don’t even know they have them!  Draw an imaginary line down each side of your torso, from each of your regular nipples to your groin.  That’s called the “mammary line” (not to be confused with the Maginot Line, which is weirdly quite different).  Got a mole on that line?  It *might be a nipple.* The most common place is directly below your existing nipple by a few inches.  I’ll heretofore refer to that area as “France.”  Shuddering yet?  I’ll go on.   Most
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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, Dec 21, 2015
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The Days Are Getting Longer. Let's Just Be Happy.
RobotNarwhal

So, you say tomato, I say to-mah-to.  Regarding the whole Solstice thing, here’s the deal.  We have time zones, and I was apparently reading regarding the clock of UTC (universal coordinated time): the scientific Solstice happened on Tuesday, December 22nd at 4:49 UTC.  Which means, in Colorado Springs, December 21st at 9:49 pm MST.  That’s if you are talking about the exact moment the Earth’s North Pole is the furthest away from the sun in orbit.  Now, regarding the wider definitions and pagan celebrations, some people call the shortest day the Solstice.  In Colorado Springs, the 21st was 1 second shorter than
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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, Dec 14, 2015
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Casablanca: Latin for "Salsa"
RobotNarwhal

Only because I promised during quiz, may I present to you, with little fanfare, my near infamous Entertainmart exchange…   Enter scene.  We see me, the hapless heroine, scouring the Entertainmart shelves specifically for a low-cost copy of Casablanca.  It is undoubtedly one of the best and most mis-quoted movies of all time, and at the time, I had never actually seen it.  And this was not years ago; this just happened a few months ago (like, the beginning of October).  I found the DVD priced at less than $5, and headed for the register.  I was pretty excited to finally see it.  The clerk at the register was a late teen-something,
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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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Saturday, Dec 12, 2015
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Han Shot Me In the Cantina!
RobotNarwhal

Star Wars as a franchise has impacted so many of our lives.  Love it or hate it, I’m guessing if we polled around informally, pretty much everyone has a Star Wars related memory.  Gladly, you all fall in the “love it” category.  Oddly, I googled “Star Wars Memory,” and the first hit was for a themed memory foam mattress pad.  Weird.  Guess that’s our lives in the era of “search engine optimization.”    Reminiscing anyway!  Star Wars Episode IV was released in May of 1977.  Now at the time, I was a fetus, so I don’t remember much.  By mid-October of that
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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, Dec 07, 2015
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All That AND They Can Dance!
RobotNarwhal

I had totally intended on writing this blog about the story of Hymen, an unfortunately named woman who attends AA meetings.  Yet this morning I found myself reading a bit into Chanukah* history and customs instead.  Most of you know I’m not a terrifically religious person.  If you want to know the truth, I have a small seasonal alter set up with some shiny stag shaped bobbles and nine candles arranged in a crescent shape which I intend to light after sundown on December 22nd.  You’ll figure it out.  Anyway, it’s a fair shake to say I know zilch about Jewish traditions.  But after quiz last night, Perry quietly handed
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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, Nov 30, 2015
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Killer Tofu
RobotNarwhal

Well, it seems most of us survived Turkey Day, family crises aside.  That means we’re all at a point where the mid-holiday season crash diets have begun, or we’ve just said “fuck it, pass me the eggnog” until January.  I find myself at a point where I’m trying to just “be healthier” as I watch older family members begin to struggle with shit like heart disease and diabeeeetus (no, I can’t spell it without the Wilford Brimley accent, so don’t even ask).  I’m also a vegetarian, so the holidays present interesting eating challenges regardless.  Thus, for Thanksgiving this year, I decided to bring along a side dish
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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, Nov 23, 2015
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Ba-ZHORK? Bless You.
RobotNarwhal

This is a week of giving thanks.  While Thanksgiving is a distinctly American holiday, the idea of a celebration of quiet gratitude extends across cultures in different ways.  I’m trying to be more Zen about my life, but let me tell you, one thing I’m not grateful for right now?  Getting older.  I know, I’m not even 40 yet.  But I celebrated the big 38 last weekend, and let me tell you, all I want is for my back to stop hurting and 9+ consecutive hours of sleep.   But the cause of my new “I’m old” tirade is not my birthday.  Oh no!  It’s that on the way here, I was listening to the local (kinda
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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, Nov 16, 2015
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SonyaDee Goes Jewish
SonyaDee

I braved two days of dental surgery and the first big snowstorm of the winter to make my way out to Jack Quinn’s Irish Alehouse & Pub for Quiz this week. Jess was out gallivanting in sunny California this week, so I jumped at the opportunity to step in at my favorite place for food and cider. And boy am I ever happy! Despite my need to over-enunciate due to my mouth being on fire, quiz went splendidly. I may have accidentally turned a three-part answer into a multiple choice question, but the quizzers weren’t even listening when I made that mistake, so I don’t feel too bad about it. Prescription narcotics can make you do some weird things, but I feel like I kept
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Costumes Zombies Makeup Clowns Magic! Singing Geek


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Monday, Nov 09, 2015
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Doo Doo Do-Do-Do
RobotNarwhal

Right after quiz last night, I got in a YouTube sharing session involving the song “Mahna Mahna.”  If you are like me, you had your first exposure to this song by seeing it on the Muppet Show debut episode from somewhere around 1977ish.  But Jim Henson was fascinated by this song, and had been honing it for years on shows like Sesame Street and even the Ed Sullivan show before that epic Muppet Show appearance.  Some of you may know the history before that, but others may be surprised.  The song originated from a…wait for it…soft core Italian film.  Yes, it came from a mild porno about Scandinavian sex habits, and
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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, Nov 02, 2015
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The Bottom of the Ocean is Deeper Than Any Gutter
RobotNarwhal

I see what happens.  I’m gone for a week, and you people all turn into a bunch of really twisted weirdos over the Halloween holiday.  And that’s ok, because I love a rowdy crowd as long as Marty is there to handle the kids who are drunk as shit and shouting for no good reason on a Monday night.  Oh the follies of youth.   Anyway, back to you kids being twisted: 1. More than one team insisted the Titanic’s other stop was “the bottom of the ocean.” Key word: PLANNED final stop. Planned. I guess that turned out kind of like parenthood for most people.   2. I asked for your best, most delicious cocktail
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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, Oct 26, 2015
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Flaming Fast Chicken
SonyaDee

  My-oh-my! What a blast I had at Jack Quinn’s! I filled in for Jess while she was off gallivanting across the country with her mama. We has a full bar and a rowdy crowd, and at least 5 of the 12 teams were Geeks Who Drink virgins! I love to show the newbies a good time. Oh, and the Guinness-Gouda soup? Heaven. The Double Chocolate Stout on tap? More heaven. Marty with his face painted as a sugar skull? PRICELESS. The bar put up some extra prizes for any teams who came in costume. Only one team took the plunge, but did they EVER. The “Meat Tent Variant” team, who played under the alias Spam Shanty, all came in homemade “Meat Tent”
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Costumes Zombies Makeup Clowns Magic! Singing Geek