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145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Cheese that Gooooooeeeeesssssss Crunch
QuizGentleman Bryton

It's fun to think of the quiz crowd each night as one entity, a flock with different strengths and weaknesses and needs. Thursday's strengths were definitely historical figures. I saw a lot of high scores on Round 2 but no jokers so I knew that you must have been confident on the visual round.    There wasn't too much variance in scores on that round but dropping even one or two answers was the different between being in the top or bottom of the standings. An entirely jokerless round 8 saw some huge variations in scores and when the dust settled (literally, since they're remodeling the basement of Lumpy's), Bad Hombres was one point back of
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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Phone Flashlights are A-Okay
QuizGentleman Bryton

I dig the slow jams, man. In fact I think if you took some of those clips and sped them up, you'd get some decent tunes, man. Maybe I should have slowed down the movie clips too, and you would have done a touch better.  Fun night at Lumper's. I finally emerged from behind that iron throne dj booth thing to join you on the floor. So here's a funny story: every week I arrive at Lumpy's and find a sound system all set up. For the DJ ya know? I prefer to use my own stuff so I disassemble that sound system, move things around, unplug this and that and set up my own system. Then when I'm done with quiz I painstakingly put everything back the way I found it. Ya know, for the DJ.    Turns
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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Nelson Hit Me!
QuizGentleman Bryton

Of all the quizzes I've hosted lately, this one was definitely the Ricky Martiniest. We vida loca'd on a Thursday at Lumpy's and had a nice time I think. Reliving everybody's favorite sitcom, the Sopranos. Maybe someone should add a laugh track to Sopranos. They'd rack up some sweet youtube views for sure! Actually I'm sure that's already out there. I'm not gonna look. I don't care that much.  Bad Hombres shot out to an early lead and the big story all night was weather or not they could hang on to it. They had a sizable lead going into Round 8 but everyone else still had a joker to use. Cake got near perfect on the random knowledge while Gong
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145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
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In Memory of Carlos the Dwarf
QuizGentleman Bryton

It never occurred to me that the "three categories" themed round is a copy of... er, homage to.... er, in no way at all related to Johnny Carson's Karnack bit. I read question 7 in Carson's voice and it all came together. Well I didn't actually read it that way on the mic, just in my head. I learned a long time ago that quiz is not the place to try out new impressions. Or any impressions really.  So it was a night where friendships were truly tested as the Devastators and Don't Hold Your Breath were torn in twain. Devastators placed in the end probably because that one guy wore a suit. Made all the difference. Guesstapo took
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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
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The J&J Connection
QuizGentleman Bryton

I like being in the basement of Lumpy's because it feels extra safe from Salt Lake City's polluted air. Unless the Night Court theme on a loop counts as particulate matter... not good for the ears but hopefully okay for the lungs.   So let's give it up for Justin and James! They've completed their second night of training and will soon be opening up a new Wednesday venue in Salt Lake (I'm not going to tell you which one though because if you can't figure that out on your own there's little hope for you). They'll be doing an interesting double-hosting thing which I don't think any other places really do so that should be something to see!   Back
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145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Jan 12, 2017
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Round 4 brought to you by Peelander-Z
QuizGentleman Bryton

Welcome outdoor retailers! Actually I'm just assuming some of you were outdoor retailers because I hadn't seen you before. And I never forget a face! I forget names and contexts, but not faces.    It was a close quiz, but I wish it had been closer. I'm root root rooting for Guesstapo to represent Utah proudly in the geek bowl, but they are merciless when it comes to winning. Not that I want them to step down, I want the rest of you to step up (2 the streets). Oh that reminds me here's a joke I'm really proud of:    [Hands Just the Tip their second place prize]: "Should have used the whole shaft!"   It's
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145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Jan 05, 2017
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2017!
QuizGentleman Bryton

That was fun! Some of our old batch of regulars showed up, our new batch of regulars showed up, and a whole bunch of new faces really helped start 2017 Lumpy's quiz off on the right foot. The quiz gods even blessed us with a round on our very own beehive state! Riki Tiki Tavi jumped to an early lead but couldn't hold off former Degeneration-X members Two Words: Suck It. El Dude Brothers missed their Jeopardy champ and lost by one point, and it was close most of the way down the standings.  Go fly your Phantom DJIs while I recharge for next week, and I'll see you on Thursday!
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Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
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See you on the other side (of the calendar)
QuizGentleman Bryton

And there you have it! The final quiz, in Utah anyway, of 2016. Closing out the year with a question about the top movies. Gotta say, really didn't care for Secret Life of Pets. I think it was misadvertised and ended up being a violent, cruel, meanspirited bunch of malarky with only one or two scenes of cute pets doing cute thing. Civil War, not sold on that one either, because I was firmly on Team Iron Man. Lost a lot of friendships over that, but at least I stick to my principles! Guesstapo looked good as they prepare for Geek Bowl. Of course the extra 16 point round didn't hurt. Get r' Done once again dominated the audio round. They're
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145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Dec 22, 2016
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Let it all out!
QuizGentleman Bryton

Sometimes you just have to shout, shout. Thank goodness for QuizMaster-in-Training Steve, because if it wasn't for him I'd have had to yell the whole quiz. Trial by fire for that fella eh?  He's got that loud voice though. Dude can project. All was well.  The Poinsetters knock off Where Smeagols Dare, but by one solitary point! B-Mo is not to be trifled with man. Congrats on the win! Tequilla Mockingbird seemed to have a good time, hope you come back in an alternate future timeline where I have a microphone and it works.  Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays all my Lumpy's Downtown quizzers!
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Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
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This Blog Was Once Part of Yugoslavia
QuizGentleman Bryton

Crowded night in that basement! Happy birthday to whoever (whomever? who-mover)'s birthday that was. Happy quizzing to all our quizzers too. It's the last time I'll see some of you until 2017. I'm not going anywhere, but I know a lot of you are. It was a fun night. Met some nice new people, we managed to track down Candice, and got some A+ level Stick Figure Porn.  Get R' Done had some people that were late last week, then came rolling in and got it done on the audio round with a perfect score. Haven't seen one of those in a while. Not quite enough to topple the Guesstapo, who are all pumped up about their Geek
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84101
Thursday, Dec 08, 2016
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You're Out of Your Element Donny Osmond!
QuizGentleman Bryton

I love when we get local ties during the quiz. The round on Donny Osmond was a nice touch, making us all picture his dark hair and giant teeth, along with a few gimme questions.    As we begin to wind-down 2016 we can all agree that a lot of good celebrities died. But plenty of bad celebrities didn't die so we can at least celebrate that at least eh eh eh?   Check out Bakersfield Food Riot (coming soon!) who only missed first place by two points while playing solo. That's a Jeopardy champion for you right there. Mr. Jiggledaddy and told me a horrifying story about the Pope. Brosie O'Donnell
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Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
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Crucible
QuizGentleman Bryton

I went to Salem, Mass. once. Woulda been 1999 I reckon. Had a museum with these freaky mannequins of all those Crucible characters. I don't remember too much about the Crucible but I think I had to read it in school about twenty years ago. Metaphor for communism ya see! Maybe there's someone named Goodwyfe? Anyway that museum was way weird. But good job to the two teams that got the Crucible in Round 7. I've said it before and I'll say it again: when you only miss four questions, you have a really good shot of winning the quiz. The Guesstapo stacked the deck this time and walked out with 90 points (missing two questions on a joker round hurts double!) Grizzly
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Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
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Broke it, or made it better?
QuizGentleman Bryton

After last night's quiz I witnessed a horrible Utah Jazz loss against my hated Chicago Bulls. They kept falling behind and inching closer only to fall behind again. Going into the fourth quarter I looked at the score and thought "I hope the Jazz haven't used their Joker yet." Then I remembered that circling the joker doesn't apply to real life.   At least the crew at Lumpy's Downtown put on a more exciting competition than the Jazz did. Who Dat? trounced the Guesstapo by a mere point, proving the importance of good joker strategy. Worst Place 6th Place couldn't quite make it into the money and Eff the Music Round
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145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
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No respect I tell ya!
QuizGentleman Bryton

I'm writing this in defeat after trying to buy the new NES Classic from Amazon. There will be no Christmas this year, children!  Luckily last night gave us some winners, as the Guesstapo fended off We Voted for Harambe who narrowly beat (Rodney Dangerfield Voice) We're All Getting Laid. It was a fun not, lots of energy from the non-quizzers and the decibels were high everyone was polite and the vibe in the basement of Lumpy's was harmonious. Plus we all learned the origin of the term limelight. Also, Round 8 destroyed everyone, with a high score of 9! Wow. Oops! Not a good night for random knowledge.    See
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145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Nov 03, 2016
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Silhouettes in the Darkness
QuizGentleman Bryton

For one brief, shining moment, Not Omar, But That Is My Lint Trap, Sir! Was not in last place. I'm not trying to roast them, just trying to highlight that Cinderella stories really can happen. I like this team because every week their team name is a reference to an inside joke they share only with themselves.  Guesstapo Lite took out the Write-Ins, but second place for any write-in candidate is really impressive. Worst Case 4th Place did not live up to their name, which for once is a good thing. See you next week, maybe I'll remember to bring a lamp!
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145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
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Slimer 4 Ever
QuizGentleman Bryton

That was a fun night! It was very, uh... phallic, from the team names to the questions. More than that, we figured out Slimer's true identity (which I'm keeping secret for now) and Pete the Owl dude won a Cosmopolitan, which had to be improvised, so I guess we invented the Lumpypolitan?  Guesstapo won, over I've Got a Raging Election, and the thematically similar Priapism of the West took third. M & M, come back next week at 7pm and bring some friends! To all of you, avoid destroying angels and autumn skull caps. See you soon!
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