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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
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Clip-Clop
QuizGentleman Bryton

Quiz can't be stopped by any ping nor pong! We soldier on, for there is glory to be won at Lumpy's!   Exciting match as Zombiemode took a victory and newcomers Goats in the Shell held off Gun to the Lips by one measly slimy little point.    The amusement park round made me nostalgic for the last time I was in an amusement park, way back in the year 2001. I swear I rode Jurassic Park the Ride, but that's at Universal Studios and I've never been there. I must have been on Disney's Dinosaur the Ride, and now I'm a little embarrassed that I had to settle for off-brand dinosaur-based
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145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
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Khaleesi is her title, not he name
QuizGentleman Bryton

Alright, I'm back at Lumpy's after ... two weeks off? Feels like more than that. I try not to let it happen too often but sometimes other stuff gets in the way.    Not like I just dove on in. Nah, I took most of the night off as trainee Josh took the helm. Or the reigns. Or the con? I don't know but he took over and read most of the rounds despite still in the throes of a horrible cold. Good job Josh!   Haven't seen Guesstapo in a while. They one, but just barely (don't look at the scores). Balls, with their red pen, took second over Bad Hombres. Thanks for coming out week after
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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
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Here I Go Again...
Nikki!

Thanks everyone for rocking my second week at Lumpys! It was a great quiz with some familiar faces! It’s always nice to know that we can recognize each other from time to time. One thing I definitely learned tonight is that everyone really needs to know who Billy Eichner is. Because he sure kicks ass.   We had quite a crew who chose to bonus their second round with some not all that great scores… But that didn’t stop Return of the Dangle and Skadoosh! from taking the top spots from the beginning. This also resulted in them in a tie for first place with Matt’s Outta Town and Just the Tip
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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
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Hello Lumpy's!!
Nikki!

Hey all!  It's great to be back at Lumpy's while Bryton is away! A lot has changed since I've been away but it's all for the better. We had a rocking time with Car Ramrod rocking the lead up until the very end. This was their second quiz ever and they kicked ass! Unfortunately, they weren't able to take home our first place prize (damn final round!) We also had a tie for third place between The Russian Spies and Can it be summer yet? which meant we had a tie breaker with the Russian's taking home the prize! Our first place went to Bad Hombres. Way to go! We'll
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145 W Pierpont Ave
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84101
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
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What Would You Say? Ow-AK-AK-AK-AK
QuizGentleman Bryton

Well that was a fun crowded night with a lot of new faces and one very special occasion. But we do need to talk about the most important thing first. Now I'm typically not one to publicly shame so I won't mention the team by name (also I can't remember), but someone thought Disturbed was the Dave Matthews Band. Now I'm desperate to hear DMB's jamming take on "Down with the Sickness."  Actually it's not that far fetched. Despite their worlds-apart musical styles, I bet they have a lot of the same fans throughout the college campuses of the early-2000s. Those were simpler times.    The Poop That Took a Pee (what a name) celebrated
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145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
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When Bryton's Away Just The Tip Wins The Day
Jimmy Quizboy

It was a fun night at Lumpy's! I have only been there a couple times and love the little basement bar they have. I was filling in for Bryton and met some really cool people. To be honest, whenever people say Americans are bad at geography, after this quiz I will surely argue that they are not! We had a lot of tough questions that our teams handled extremely well. One high point was when I couldn't say the word sitcom properly, and I kept uttering shitcom......which is true some of the time. One team was truly evil and named themselves the evilest name ever. "Moist" Just....gross. Like I need a reminder that the word moist exists. Pants Are Overrated. They are. And this was probably
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Lumpys Downtown
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84101
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
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Tennessee Willumph
QuizGentleman Bryton

Hey you! Don't watch that, watch this! It's MADNESS at Lumpy's Downtown! March Madness was only blocks away in real life, and only channels away on the television. Nobody cares about anybody's bracket but my bracket was perfect up until I announced at quiz that my bracket was perfect, now I haven't won a game since. Well I haven't won any games ever but... you know what I mean.  Shout out to Us, for playing along and being great sports despite coming in with no idea what we were doing. Those dudes are alright. And I love the team name Richard Hatch from Survivor. It's such a straightforward and literal name. I missed the missed the first season
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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
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Skulls on Stage
QuizGentleman Bryton

I love watching the evolution of the Lumpy's basement! I've been at this just a touch over a year now not counting the times I subbed in the fall of 2015 and it's been fun watching the place change over the past few weeks. When all is said and done and the final nail is hammered into place it's going to look really good. Just in time for what will surely be an awesome and inspiring Utah Jazz playoff run!    But who cares about the NBA, let's talk real competition. No Banana Up the Tailpipe came out hot with a strong mashup round and a perfectly tragic (or tragically ludicrous) Shakespeare round to take an early lead, but not by that much really.
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145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
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Now with Wood Panelling!
QuizGentleman Bryton

The Lumpy's remodel is looking pretty good eh? I like that wood paneling. It also smells nice and piney. Looking forward to seeing the downstairs when it's all donestairs.    Experimenting with a new sound system tonight. It has a lot of features and it seems the main one is to make me sound like Darth Vader. Or some kind of Darth anyway. I'm not complaining about that.    How was the quiz? Just the Tip jokered early with a perfect Round 2, which is just insane and put them into the break with exactly twice as many points as the team in second. The real battle was in the mid-card where World's Apart
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84101
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
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Lil' Jimmy Shocktop
QuizGentleman Bryton

Well I'm sick. I hope you're happy. It happened right in the middle of Round 6. I was hoping it was just a glitch but as I write this from the safety of my own home I'm full blown sick. Whyyyyyyy? Also whyyyyyyy: Cake (Senator and Mrs. Palpatine) with a perfect score through Round 6. That would have been hella impressive but Round 7 got 'em, as it gets even the boldest of souls. Round 7 is the crocodile filled moat of the Lumpy's quiz.    Where Smeagols Dare went solo ahead of his geek bowl appearance, but couldn't crack the top three, which went to Bad Hombres and the enshrouded The Dark
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Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
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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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Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
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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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84101
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
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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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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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145 W Pierpont Ave
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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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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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