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Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
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When Bryton's Away Just The Tip Wins The Day
James

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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Lumpys Downtown
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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Salt Lake City, UT
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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84101
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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145 W Pierpont Ave
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84101
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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145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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145 W Pierpont Ave
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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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