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Thursday, Apr 28, 2016
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The Hammiest Hamfister That Every Did Hamfist
Patsquatch

So during everyone’s favorite Round 2 ever, in which we played a clip from an Oscar winner and then a clip from the movie that SHOULD have won, we made the case that LOTR: Return of the King should not have won over Mystic River. The clip we played from Mystic River was of Sean Penn reacting to his daughter’s dead body being found. This is an interesting clip played next to Sam telling Frodo that he might not be able to carry the ring but he can carry Frodo. Also, Sean Penn’s acting is godawful in that clip. I lover the Mystic River novel and Dennis Lehane is one of my favorite authors but the movie? Penn ruined it with his hammy, overwrought performance that barged passed
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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, Apr 21, 2016
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When the Day Turns Into the Last Day of All Time
Patsquatch

I am not one to anthropomorphize something like a year and assign it attributes like ‘evil’ and ‘ruthless’ but 2016 is an evil, ruthless motherfucker and it needs to stop taking musical geniuses from us. We as a human collective are not even close to being over the loss of David Bowie and here we are now with Prince snatched away. This is bullshit. I really wish I didn’t have to write another memorial blog and god knows that I am not qualified to do proper justice to Prince’s legacy and the impact of his contributions to music and culture as a whole, but what I can speak on is the impact he had on me. I was in third or fourth grade when I
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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, Apr 14, 2016
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Patsquatch went to Coachella and all we got was Caribbean Joe
Caribbean Joe

Alright, Patsquatch has run off to Coachella. Now I have never been, but then again I don’t know how I would handle that kind of a gathering.  So I looked into the festivals.  For example, I’ve heard so much about Burning Man from people that have gone and it sounds great.  Since I like to paint and make things, it sounds like a dream.  Create things as a form of trade, running around the desert, taking in shows of various types.  You can simply be, or actively interact with everyone around you.  You get to leave the world behind and be a part of an alternate community. You get people of all types sharing and learning and creating.  Sure that
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Thursday, Apr 07, 2016
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The Weasleys Are Dirty Birdies
Patsquatch

And we are back! It has been a few weeks without quiz at Bumsted’s due to St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, and the street fair but we came back strong tonight with Geeks Who Drink pub quizzy mayhem. So what happened while we were gone? Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice came and went. There was a shimmering moment for the WB in which it looked like the movie was a rousing success monetarily but then it had a 70% drop its second weekend and now Warner Brothers is rearranging its slate for the next few years. Bummer. Ultimately I dug the movie for what it was and despite its many problems. Batman was pretty fucking awesome. Walking Dead had a real punch in the face of a season
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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, Mar 10, 2016
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Happy Birthday Kyle!
Patsquatch

There comes a time in a lengthy flu or cold when you genuinely think that maybe it would be better if you were just mauled to death by an escaped tiger because the pressure in your head has built up to a point that you can no longer hear normal sounds but the building din of conversation rises to fever pitch and all you can think about is how great it would be if someone would just stab you in the ear with a long knitting needle so the pressure can finally be released. That is roughly where I am at with whatever the fuck this horseshit is that I have. I am not rolling with a fever or sore throat but my head is ridiculously congested and it is driving me goddamn crazy. This is where I was during
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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, Mar 03, 2016
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Of Broken Mics and Cold Medicine
Patsquatch

Sometimes people get the flu. Sometimes it is a really bad one that kicks people right in the ass and lays them low for days. Sometimes, at the end of a long stretch of seeming near death, people dig deep and fortify with medication and stumble out into the night because they are so dedicated to quiz that even though it is medically advisable for them to stay in and not move around much they show up to host. And sometimes those people, brave and dedicated as they are, mispronounce a bunch of shit. Sometimes the pronunciation key says (doo-uh-DEE-num) and then the erstwhile is yelled at by his rabble of quiz hungry patrons who accept nothing less of perfection and demand everything and more
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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, Feb 25, 2016
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Titles Are Hard
Patsquatch

Before I get to the mini-recap can we take a minute to talk about Carl’s Jr/Hardee’s commercials in which every bite that anyone takes out of anything is a crisp crunch noise? I get that the sound is meant to be coming from the crisp freshness of the lettuce but I really don’t want my cheese burger to crunch like that. And then the fries crunch. I am surprised that when Evander Holyfield drinks from his tiny soda cup that it doesn’t crunch. It isn’t just this latest commercial either, they have been doing this shit for months and all it does is make me never want another burger from Carl’s Jr. While we are on it, I find the porn-like euphoria experienced
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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, Feb 18, 2016
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Drinking Games and Poop Beer and Journey, Oh My!
Patsquatch

It was a pretty huge night at quiz tonight with a lot of new teams and a lot of regulars meeting on the field of battle for a knock down drag out fight that saw teams rise and fall all over the scoreboard. With challenging rounds from Round 2’s (What’s In) the Parentheses? Which asked teams to name the band and the part of the title in parentheses and Round 3’s Brew’s Clues in which teams had to tell me if I was describing a real beer or some shit we made up. While we are on the subject of shit, it is absolute horrifying how many craft beers are crafted out of various sorts of poop. I like beer as much as the next guy but I don’t need to be drinking a bunch of
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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, Feb 11, 2016
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Beware of Brain Cloud
Patsquatch

Some nights after quiz I sit down and blaze through the blog. Other nights, like tonight I just stare at the screen and have no idea what to write about. I could bitch about Valentine’s day being stupid or I could talk about how badass Deadpool looks but I think on a night like tonight, I am going to just recap and call it a night. It was a pretty rough night for some teams tonight although there were some impressive late game surges thanks to round six being a 16 point round. Round 2 was kind of weird given that teams had to name either the band or solo act that performed the song. ITunes went out of its way to be a dick which made it all weird. No one knew that the song by
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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, Feb 04, 2016
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If Only There Could Have Been Magnum PI Slash Fic
Patsquatch

It was a sexy, sultry night tonight as quiz as Round 4 gave us TV fan fiction smut. This might have been my favorite round ever as I got to do as goofy a ‘sexy’ voice as possible. Juxtaposing that with the abject horror of thinking of the Golden Girls getting it on and it was pretty great. We had a lot of teams and a lot of movement on the rankings with some spectacular late round domination and missteps in equal measure. When it all shook down Pleeze Clap slid into home with a 1 point win for first. Trumpertantrum and The Whore Island Ocelots tied for second and locked into an epic showdown in the drawing contest tie-breaker
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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, Jan 28, 2016
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Ashley Judd Never Played Glenn Danzig
Patsquatch

Well 2016’s first month is just about gone and with it a litany of musicians and actors. On top of this insane deluge of death it also signals the age I am approaching in which the luminaries I grew up admiring are going to start dropping off. My birthday is coming up in about a month and a half and it is one of those mile stone birthdays that you dread. This is horrifying. Maybe we will get lucky and February will kick ass. Maybe some really awesome things will happen. We have Deadpool to look forward to. And Hail, Caesar next weekend. That might be cool if we can hang on to some creative people for more than 45 minutes. I don’t think that is too much to ask is it? Apparently
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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, Jan 21, 2016
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Poop Deck is Hilarious
Patsquatch

I want to take a moment to talk about just how much I hate running. I have been trying to exercise more and watch what I am eating a bit and part of that is running five days a week. I have had some set backs and some stretches in which I could not exercise but I am more consistent than I have been for years and one thing that has really come into stark relief lately is that running can go fuck itself. I really do hate it. I am going to keep doing it in the hope that one day I will not be a fat piece of shit but I will do it with resentment and barely contained hate. Oh who am I kidding, I am not concealing my hate. Still, if it means not wanting to vomit when I look in the mirror then 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. 


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Thursday, Jan 14, 2016
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Would Someone Please Put a Stopper on Death?
Patsquatch

Here we are at week two of 2016 and holy shit has it been unkind to art. I wish that I felt capable of writing about David Bowie’s death but I do not feel  qualified to do any amount of justice to the man and his legacy aside from saying that this is a loss that has shaken me to the core and I cannot believe he is gone.  It just doesn’t make sense and it is hard to get my head around. Then I woke up this morning to the email alert that Alan Rickman was now also gone, felled as well by a cancer he kept secret and which took him from us far too soon. I am not really sure what to do with my grief over the loss of this amazing actor so, if you will permit me, I would
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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, Jan 07, 2016
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Breakfast at Tiffany's is Racist and Other True Facts That are Not Correct Answers
Patsquatch

And here we are with the first quiz of 2016. We are one week into the year and so far so good. I have no reason to believe that this year will be better than last year but I have a lot of hope. This hope is founded on nothing but wishful thinking and a real desire not to sit in my apartment and stare straight at the wall while ignoring that the sun has gone down and there are no lights on anymore. So I am going to make the assumption that things are going to be better. That being said, 2015 did end with the Force Awakens so there is only so good 2016 can possibly be. Tonight’s quiz came down to the wire with Y’all Qaeda Demands Snacks taking First place and While My Obama
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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 31, 2015
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That's a Wrap!
Patsquatch

Ah the end of 2015. Any year is filled with ups and down but, for me on a personal tip, 2015 can fuck itself right in the ass. As far as movies are concerned, it was a year of beloved properties and franchises being revitalized and returned to former glories…except for Terminator Genysis which was a piece of horrible shit. Mad Max came back and dominated. Jurassic World kicked ass. Mission Impossible Rogue Nation did the impossible and made a part five worth watching. Creed was nothing sort of amazing. I really dug The Man From U.N.C.L.E. even if it wasn’t wildly popular. And Star Wars? Dear god, Star Wars. I am five viewings in and I love the Force Awakens so much. Star Wars
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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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500 N 4th Avenue
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Tucson, AZ
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Thursday, Dec 17, 2015
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May the Force be with you
Caribbean Joe

Last night, there were millions across the country sitting, waiting in anticipation of Star Wars.  Episode VII The Force Awakens is upon us.  So while Patsquatch was away with the sweaty hordes, we quizzed the night away, safe from spoilers and ready to watch the new film soon.  And if you are not all excited to watch it, then that’s alright, you can stop and take a moment to rethink your life and learn to love Star Wars.  Now I know a lot of people that enjoy Star Trek, hell I even enjoy it from time to time, but the argument of which one is better is obvious.  I have never seen a giant line of campers waiting for a Star Trek movie, I have never seen a kid grab
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.