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Thursday, Dec 08, 2016
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This is a Rebellion Isn't It? I Rebel.
Patsquatch

At this stage of the game a lot of people are looking forward to Christmas and Christmas festivities coming up in the next few weeks. It is all over the place already and even though we live in the desert and it is barely winter by any metric of which I am aware Christmas is everywhere and is unmistakable. That is not what I am most looking forward to, however. If I am being honest, getting the fuck out of 2016 is probably what I am most looking forward to but, aside from putting the fucking killingest year ever in our rearview, Rouge One: A Star Wars Story is what I can’t wait for. A week from tonight I will be sitting in the theater watching a rag-tag bunch of rebels taking it to the
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
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Grant Gustin is My Flash
Patsquatch

Watching the crossover of all the DC shows on the CW it is really weird how solidly DC TV nails their properties while their films miss the point altogether. I am not saying that the CW shows are perfect or that there are no issues because they aren’t and there are but in spirit the shows really get it. Flash, in particular, is pretty amazing. Marvel’s Netflix shows aside, it is easily the best super hero shows on TV. Arrow has way too much soap-style melodrama but as the forerunner of these shows it delivered a lot of deep dive comic book content that I never thought I would see on TV. Legends of Tomorrow has had its ups and downs and the first season mishandled Vandal Savage
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
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Sharks are the Best
Patsquatch

I cannot believe that we are a week away from Thanksgiving already. It seems in a weird way that this year has gone quickly while it has taken forever because it has sucked ridiculously. I feel like I am going to be hard pressed to find things to be very thankful for this year aside from the fact that by the time Thanksgiving rolls around we are looking at just over a month before this godforsaken year is over. That is pretty cool. Except that January is going to blow right out of the gates. It is hard to wrap my head around it. On the other hand, it is coming up on my three year anniversary at Bumsteds in a few weeks. That is something to be thankful for because it is such a great
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
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Whiskey is My Best Friend
Patsquatch

You know, I really dig whiskey. It has been a long time since I have really had much of it. I have had the same bottle of Jameson for about two years now. But I like it and it is awesome when the mood strikes. Since Tuesday there hasn’t been a night in which I have not had any whiskey. I have a hard time imagining that there will be many nights in which I will not have any. I am not saying I am starting down the path of alcoholism but holy shit things look pretty bleak. I think Tuesday’s outcome is probably the best thing to have happened to the alcohol industry in a long time. Of course it is one of the worst things to happen to most of the rest of us but good on Big Alcohol for
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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Thursday, Nov 03, 2016
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Rain Rain Go Away
Patsquatch

One of the draws to Arizona for a lot of people, particularly in the winter months, is the weather. Because it is warm and no real extremes outside of heat in the summer, it is a nice place to be when you are from a place that may snow you in or otherwise freeze you where you stand. The by-product of this, of course, is that when it rains people here lose their goddamn minds. It would be funny if it wasn’t so annoying. Sprinkles outside? People forget how to drive. If it comes down any harder, most will refuse to leave at all, hiding in their homes like a fucking hurricane is ready to mow them down. And so it went tonight with some decently heavy rain in the late afternoon, early
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
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When Round Eights Attack
Patsquatch

Well it is that time for my favorite quiz of the year, the one right before Halloween. We had a spooky playlist of horror themes and a costume contest in which three marginally lucky quizzers won shitty horror movie collections. I mean to be fair each of the collections had at least one decent movie on them so there is that. I think the reason I dig the Halloween quizzes so much, aside from my deep and abiding love of horror movies and Halloween, is that the first time I ever played quiz was six years ago and it was Halloween themed complete with Caribbean Joe in a zombie costume. It kind of set a particular benchmark for me and my love of quiz extended from that. It is strange
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
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A Terminator is Not An Android
Patsquatch

Well the internet was on fire today with rampant opinions betraying old prejudices and misguided hope. I am speaking of course about the Logan trailer dropping which offers us our first glimpse at the next, and apparently final, Wolverine movie. People have lost their goddamn minds with a bevy of my friends who up until this point I had assumed had functioning memories and the ability to discern quality from horseshit getting super excited about the trailer. I am not sold. Now it isn’t that I have Wolverine or think that Hugh Jackman sucks or something. I love Wolverine and I love Hugh Jackman. I also like Hugh Jackman as Wolverine despite the fact that Jackman is 6’2”
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
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Windows 10 and I Are Now Fighting
Patsquatch

I am starting to think that I should stop thinking to myself ‘at least I can go to quiz tonight and everything will be fine’ because every time I do that recently things don’t pan out very well. Two weeks ago it was the laptop updating for like an hour and a half. Tonight it was a perfect storm of horseshit. I was sick, my mic kept cutting out, and then my laptop restarted in the middle of quiz again. Luckily this time I had the time to get round 7 out before the restart and it was relatively quick. Also, apparently making the shake weight motion like I am taking dick in the mouth makes it work again. Whatever, I am secure enough in my sexuality to simulate fellatio on the
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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Thursday, Oct 06, 2016
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If We Had Seasons Here, It Would Be Fall
Patsquatch

And here we are finally in October. Halloween is hands down my favorite holiday and it isn’t because of the costumes and things like that. I really don’t dig dressing up that much honestly as I am a fat old guy and I don’t really feel like I fit with much that I would want to dress up as. What I do dig about Halloween is that it makes celebrating horror, spookiness, the paranormal, the supernatural, and cryptozological the norm  all month long. You can throw up spooky decorations, go to haunted houses, have rad horror movie marathons, eat a shit ton of candy without feeling too bad, and just generally have horror themed fun. Sure, I am kind of biased because it is always
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
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Garbage Fire: The Quiz
Patsquatch

There are nights when everything goes right at quiz, when equipment is on point, when the sound is on point, and when I am firing on all cylinders. These magical nights are a perfect synthesis of the quizmaster and crowd, the energy of one feeding off the energy of the other. The questions are awesome, the music is great, and everything can be heard with pristine clarity. Everything is on point. This was not one of those nights. Last night at the Firefly quiz, with an hour before the start of quiz, my laptop decided to go ahead and update for 40 minutes or so. This was a thing it did without giving me the option to reschedule or postpone and that was that. I was sweating pretty hard
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
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Leeloo Dallas Multipass
Patsquatch

And we are back. I was out last week on a family emergency and I have to say that the well wishes and expressions of concern when I came back were very touching and it is good to have this much support. I have said this sort of thing in the past but it is care and sentiment like this that makes hosting quiz more than a fun job I do every week. It is an honor to be able to spend time with all of you each week and I appreciate the care and concern more than I could ever express with words. You guys make this so much more and I really appreciate it.  And for those of you wondering, Papa Squatch is doing pretty well. He is in the hospital awaiting surgery on his legs on Monday and while things
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Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
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I hope for the next "His name is my name too" music round, we have Big Pun & Big & Rich
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

This evening was the first time I had the pleasure of hosting ze quiz at Bumsted’s…unfortunately it was not under the best circumstances, as your typical fearless leader Patsquatch had to fly out to Kansas to make sure his dad was alright after a pretty bad car accident.  While not 100% just yet, thankfully Papa Squatch is alright, and is recovering nicely so far.  All of the well wishes go with Patsquatch and his family, and I hope the road to recovery is shorter and easier than originally thought.  As for ze quiz tonight, it was a pretty good one, as per usual.  I got a little excited when I got settled and put out
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Thursday, Sep 08, 2016
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Zeus is Lactose Intolerant and That is Where We Get Thunder
Patsquatch

Here we are at the end of the first full week of September and it occurs to me that September is kind of a useless month in the same way that 3pm is the worst time of day. Now, you may reflexively push back against that notion as you may think there is nothing wrong with 3pm but it is both too late and too early to do anything. You aren’t going out for lunch or dinner at three and no one’s plans ever start at three. It is a deadzone of an hour that is really only good for napping given that it is also the time in the afternoon when you need to have another cup of coffee because all of a sudden you are drowsy. September is a lot like that. Summer movie season is over but awards
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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Thursday, Sep 01, 2016
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It's Pronounced Eeeeeye-Gore
Patsquatch

So lookit, tonight’s Round  3 was a Sooner or Later Round in which I read a list of increasingly obvious movies and teams had to tell me the name of the director. If they turned in their answers after three movies they would get double points for correct answers and if they waited until all five were revealed they would get one point for each correct answer. Now, I am a movie guy so this round was in my wheelhouse but the scores here were pretty bleak. Each of the questions had at least one movie that gave it away…most had more than one. Like James Cameron. Even if you didn’t know his first movie was Piranha 2 the Spawning, True Lies is a dead giveaway. Nora Ephron
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
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Headlines are Hard
Patsquatch

It was an intimate night at quiz with a cozy group of regulars but that didn’t mean that the competition wasn’t on. Teams were largely on fire all night long posting huge scores and dominating individual rounds. It was kind of nice to have a tighter group tonight after some pretty large crowds the past few weeks. I like both the big nights with lots of teams and the smaller nights with fewer teams. I just like to be there with the quizzers. As good as the quiz was as a whole, Round 6 was not happy fun times for me as it was the Language Belemmering in which each question had a world translated from its native tongue which matched the area we were asking about. It is a well
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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Thursday, Aug 18, 2016
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Don't Harsh My Lost Boys!
Patsquatch

When does the Olympics end? I think maybe I have the same block about the Olympics that I have about Football. I don’t get why people care so much about it. This isn’t to say that I think it is pointless or stupid, I just don’t get it. That lack of getting it has started to extend to personal irritation about shows being pre-empted and people talking about it non-stop. Sure, the same could be said about the super hero movies and comics that I yammer about, and I am sure it is, but this is my blog so we aren’t talking about that. Also, what the fuck is handball and why is it in the Olympics? Am I an idiot here? I guess probably since I could just as easily google it
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff.