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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, July 02, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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I Do Have Nice Hair
Quizmistress SJ

So, thank you to The Meat Sweats who put that as one of their answers in an attempt to bribe me into giving them more points I assume. We packed the crowd in last night, didn’t we? Everyone has the day off today, and what better way to get out of the blazing heat than to come drink in the bar with me? Seriously, this heat wave business needs to get the hell out. I keep burning my hands on my steering wheel and it was still pushing 80-something degrees at 11pm, so I think drinking in the bar and quizzing was a super great idea.   We starting off the evening with some Bingo. Well, not exactly, words that end in -ingo. After just 3 rounds we had a new
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, June 25, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Just A Big Group Of Ruffians
Quizmistress SJ

That’s what you all are! Ruffians. Ruffians that I love dearly and had a great time with this evening. It was This Group Of Ruffians that came in 3rd place tonight, however. They, along with Overdawgs and The Guesstapo knew the most about bad movies, America’s favorite cookies, and James Horner movie soundtracks. The Guesstapo is still on top, and they still have a bounty out on their head. It was so close this evening, but they pulled out the win once again!   Swoop & Scoop  and Well Hung were the most enthusiastic teams of the evening, and they ended up in a tie
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, June 18, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Still On Top
Quizmistress SJ

That’s what she said! OOOOOHHHHHHH! Bad joke, I know. But, for real, they are still on top. Y’all know who I’m talking about. Tonight they were know as Privileged Czech: The Rachel Dolezal Story. Usually they are known as The Guesstapo. They’ve been winning non-stop for awhile now, so it was time to put a bounty out on their heads. They overcame, however. They took down all the competition. The bounty still stands and will be raised next week, so bring all your top minds.   In other good new, we had an out of state team this week. I think that is the 3rd week in a row! Those out-of-towners clearly know how to do the damn thing by
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Saturday, June 13, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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George R.R. Martin Has Come Again To Slaughter All Your Favorite Characters
Quizmistress SJ

That’s right, kids. We had George R.R. Martin at our quiz today. It was amazing. He and Arya didn’t take shit from nobody! By Arya, I mean me. Look at the pics. You’ll understand. We had a really great time at our Game of Thrones quiz today, and it was all of you that made it the best! This is the 3rd year in a row that I’ve been involved with the quiz, and I love doing every time. Even though the scorekeeper and I are the only ones to dress up I appreciate all the knowledge you have in your head about weird Game of Thrones shit. It’s really an impressive use of those neurons that you’ve worked so hard to hone into a great thinking machine all these years.
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, June 11, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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The List About The Good Things Last Night
Quizmistress SJ

So many good things happened last night! It was top 10 quizzes in my opinion. Sady has returned as our bartender, and even though we will miss Justin, he’s on to bigger and better things! So welcome back, Sady! Also, it was a pretty busy evening which is always fun. I think I convinced at least a few teams to play while the were watching that sports thing with the points and the teams.   Let’s do a top 10 list of the best things that happened last night* (*disclaimer: I don’t know if I can actually make the list ten things long): 10. Say was back (I know I said this. Don’t judge me.)   9. I drank really delicious
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, June 04, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Game 1 Sure Was A Nailbiter
Quizmistress SJ

Or so I hear. I wasn’t watching. I was busy running a quiz! Well, technically I did hear. Ya know, sports bars tend to get a little noisy for playoff games. It was just Game 1, though. Who cares about Game 1? Oh geez, don’t come after me for saying that.   Well, moving on to things that happened during quiz. My two favorite wrong answers of the evening: “My Balls” for who was the creator of Scandal, and Stone Cold Fuck n’ Suck for the R7 audio clip of Wipeout. I think Stone Cold was close enough don’t you? Also, just so we are clear, Che’s last name was Guevara not Rivera. Did you see that pic of Hitler in France when he was young,
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, May 28, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Toms: Donating Jackboots to Fascists in Need
QuizGentleman Bryton

Well now Lumpy's, nice place you got there!  QuizGentleman Bryton here filling in for Sarah this week. I nice competitive quiz that didn't see a perfect score until The Guesstapo pulled out eight points on Round 4, a round on boots and walking. Round 4 also saw my favorite answer of the night. "What footwear is now synonymous with fascism?" No, the answer is not Tom's. I kind of wanted to give double-points to that, but alas the correct answer is jackboots. As in jackbooted thugs.    Speaking of thugs, good job on the visual round everybody. Y'all really know your sneak-thieves. The first sheet I scored, one of you just wrote
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Long time geeking drinker, noted public orator.

Every Monday at Devil's Daughter Thurs. 5/7 at The Point After Tues. 5/12 at Gracie's Thurs. 5/28 at Lumpy's Downtown


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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, May 21, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Delta Burke Is Not A Golden Girl
Quizmistress SJ

But I appreciate the effort! You knew there was a show in the ’80’s/’90’s with ladies wearing huge shoulder pads, so I’ll call it pretty close. Even though nothing will EVER compete with the greatness that is The Golden Girls.   We were back in our regular location last night, and it felt so good. All the regular things happened, and some new teams made appearance. Better Late Than Never showed up just moments after I read
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, May 14, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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A Change Of Venue For The Evening
Quizmistress SJ

You heard me right. We changed the venues last night. Moved next door to Sky bar. We were the masters of the stage. Ok, I wasn’t up on the stage, but I was surrounded by adoring fans while I sat on a concrete floor. Well, adoring fans and one group of douchebag 21 year olds. I thought it was a pretty interesting change for the evening, though. Lots of lights once the strobing stopped so that there wasn’t the possibility of seizures on the concrete floor. I did miss my basement, however. I’ll be glad to be back there next week!  
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, May 07, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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No One Knows What The T Stands For
Quizmistress SJ

There was a lovely team that showed up halfway through quiz this evening. Just as I was taking pictures, in fact. So I got their picture, asked their team name, turns out it was TILF. Then I asked, “What does the T stand for?” They replied so rudely with, “Why do we have to explain that to everyone? It stands for team.” Well, all I can really say to that is, “Of course you have to explain that to everyone you d-bags. Just deal with it. At least your answer turns out to be kind of funny.” Only kind of. 
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, April 30, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Did You Know Legally Blonde Is On Netflix Now?
Quizmistress SJ

I mean…greatest addition ever, or what? I don’t know what it is about that show, but I just love it to bits. I think I love it as much as I love doing quiz. Especially quizzes where I get new people to play. The Washington Redskins joined on a whim. I’m not totally sure what an entire football team was doing across the country in the off-season. Ha. Bad joke. My terrible sense of humor strikes again, and to add insult to injury our 3rd place team decided to go by Rusty Nutts and Three Farting Butts because as we have already established I’m in 6th grade and think butt jokes
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Friday, April 24, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Quizzers, Assemble!
The Greatest Quizmaster Of All Time

Ya know, because there is the Marvel quiz coming up. I think that was a Marvel thing. I’m not totally sure.   Quiz time was fun time once again last evening. New player and old were excited and pretty. Beardy Man (he wanted to be called that) was especially stoked about playing. During round 2 he came up to ask if I could make sure he got them name of one of the songs during answers. I definitely made sure he did. It was the Taylor Swift song. Ha. Taylor Swift.   Buy One Get One Full Price Beer was kicking some ass. Then, they fell behind. Then, they came back a little bit for 4th place! I’m not totally sure
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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, April 16, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Don't Call It A Comeback
The Greatest Quizmaster Of All Time

Ya know, cuz they didn’t really come back from anywhere but the bottom of the pile, but Zombie Reagan 2016 did make it into 3rd place after a night in the dark. But Bemo was back putting Mo’ Bemo; Yo’ Problem on top after a week in the dumps. Ok, not exactly the dumps, they got 2nd. This week, though, back on top. I think my favorite round of the evening was the visual round. Flowers and such. I’m in a girly mood. Flowers and such. I think my favorite team name of the evening was David Blowie. So, not so girly. Other things that occurred this evening: basically, everyone screwed the pooch on Round 8. Alphabetically
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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Friday, April 10, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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It Happened One Night At The Quiz
The Greatest Quizmaster Of All Time

Another lovely quiz evening has come and gone at Lumpy’s Downtown. Ahh…the passage of time. Alright, that would have sounded so much better if the bar wasn’t named Lumpy’s. What are ya gonna do though? Nothing. Existentialism. Everything. Well, I see the ranting has already begun. Free-form blogging. Thank god only 2 people read this thing (me and my mommy). No, wait! Hold the phone! That isn’t true! In preparation for domination last night, a new team, 5 Shots Too Many, had a team member do some research on GWD.com to find out who the biggest competition is at our little quiz. They discovered that The Guesstapo was our reigning champion,
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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, April 02, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Back To The Norm
The Greatest Quizmaster Of All Time

Yep, pretty normal life here at Lumpy’s Downtown. We had some lovely new bartenders this evening and a pretty special birthday! Bemo, one of our genius (for realsies he’s won Jeopardy 5 times), had his birthday at our quiz. Of course, I would have embarrassed him a lot more if I would have known before the last 5 seconds of quiz. Oh well, it has now been locked in my mind palace for next year. Quiz was back up to our bigger numbers. Had some newbies kill it in 2nd place, Bad Traffic-Thanks, Obama. We also had Obama Sleepover tonight because I don’t know if you know this but we are famous because Obama is here right
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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, March 26, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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We've Discovered My True Age
The Greatest Quizmaster Of All Time

The real test…the word butt. That’s right boys and girls. There was a question with the name Charles Butt in it, and I completely lost it in a fit of giggles. I knew I was juvenile, but I could not hold it together. I think I’m gonna blame it on too much sun. It was an absolutely beautiful day, and I was out in the sun for 4 hours coaching soccer, so my brain is a little fried. It isn’t used to the warmth yet. I got a sunburn. Moving on from my failings as an adult. Quiz was a good time. We had a bit more of an intimate group than usual, but they are enthusiastic and lovely people. As I said over the mic in Round 3 Quizdoku I am extra proud of The Zion
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