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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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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.


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Thursday, Dec 10, 2015
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Under the Sea: Things ARE Better Down Where It's Wetter
Patsquatch

Well here it is guys, two years as Quizmaster at Bumsted’s. It doesn’t feel like two years which is one of the highest compliments I can pay to both Bumsted’s and Geeks Who Drink.  I am, as ever, thankful for the awesome regulars I have as well as the semi-regulars and the teams that are just trying out. We have had a great track record of having awesome players and teams at Bumsted’s I am very glad to be there to host it. That being said, next week when I am in LA watching Star Wars: the Force Awakens I will probably only think about quiz a little. I just hope it doesn’t suck. Of course, if it does suck, I will still be in LA which is cool in and of itself. Here’s
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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 03, 2015
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I DRINK IT UP!
Patsquatch

And we are back! We had a break last week for Thanksgiving and now we push forward in our final drive through the holiday season. It also brings us just two weeks away from Star Wars the Force Awakens. My excitement is fever pitch at this point and while I do acknowledge that there is the possibility that it will suck and I will be horribly crushed and defeated I am holding on to hope and I am confident it will be awesome. Oh dear god I hope so. Here is the recap: Round 1 was Recently in Stuff and teams destroyed this round. There was really not a particular question that was most missed because most teams killed this. So instead I am going to say that I think the new version
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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 19, 2015
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Apparently Geeks Who Drink Loves John Stamos on Drums
Patsquatch

Tonight was a pretty weird quiz night with a strange topic through line based off of Kokomo by the Beach Boys. I don’t really know why but there it was. There were also a grand total of FOUR rounds worth 16 possible points which jacked the scores ridiculously high and threw off strategies and all hell broke loose. Not really, but kind of. It kind of did. But not all that much. We also had the awesome new Quizmaster Trevor in the house training. He handled the scorekeeping duties and read rounds 4 and 6. He did a great job and handled the good natured heckling very well. He has a bright future with Geeks and his venue is lucky to have him. At the end of it all 1 1/2 Men
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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 12, 2015
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I Want to Picket Westboro's Song Parodies
Patsquatch

Here’s the recap: Round 1 was Because you Can’t Sit Still for Ninety Effing Minutes in which I gave a year and a movie plot description in 140 characters or less and teams had to name the movie.  Teams did pretty well here in general.  A fair number thought that Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring was Toy Story and The Heat threw some teams but generally teams did well here. The first audio round was God Hates Parodies and it was a bunch of songs parodied by the Westboro Baptist Church. Holy fucking shit was this round horrifying. It is hard to believe that you can cram so much hate and intolerance into just a few minutes but one thing the Westboro
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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 05, 2015
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Knight Rider > Baywatch
Patsquatch

Anniversaries are weird. Four years ago I had an accident that almost killed me. It was four years and I would think that after such a long time it wouldn’t bug me when it rolls around again. It has been the time it takes to go through high school for godsake. But still it bugged me today. Thankfully I had quiz to come to because it really got me out of the past and into the present, which is nice. Tonight’s quiz was packed full of teams and everyone as a group experienced the crushing horror of tonight’s Round 2. Then Rounds 6, 7 and 8 came along and really fucked everything up for everyone. I think this might have been the first time that no one has jokered round
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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 29, 2015
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David Bowie's Magic Pants
Patsquatch

Halloween is easily my favorite holiday, less for the actual events on the day itself but more for the general atmosphere and celebration of horror and spooky things. I am a huge fan of horror and spookiness in general so a month’s worth of celebrating those things is worth more to me than dressing up at a house party. Of course that could be because I have a great deal of social anxiety and colonoscopies generally sound better than any manner of house party. Either way I am always sad to see Halloween go as the Christmas decorations skip right past Thanksgiving and settle into two months worth of unchecked commerce. Happy Halloween! Here’s the recap: Round 1 was
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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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Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
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They're Shellfish. SHELLFISH, CORAL!
Patsquatch

Tonight was Stupid Gets You Killed: A Walking Dead theme quiz. We had a great time with some awesome teams who were fun and enthusiastic and who all seem pretty sure that Glenn is going to survive the predicament he found himself in last episode. Walking Dead fans are usually not nearly this hopeful so it was nice to see the optimism. I think this really just speaks to how great of a character that Glenn is that people are so invested in his well-being. I can’t get into specifics about rounds or questions here but I can tell you that my favorite team names of the night were Respect the Hair Game, Carol’s Bakery and Floral, and Hey, Bob’s on the Menu. The other team
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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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Tucson, AZ
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Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
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Back to the Future II > Backto the Future III
Patsquatch

So yesterday was Back to the Future day by virtue of it being the day that Marty visited in the future in Back to the Future II and this brought up a lot of people trying to tell me that Back to the Future III is superior to Back to the Future II and honestly that is the craziest fucking thing I have ever heard. I mean, I get it, the old west is fun but Back to the Future II had the future, a fucked up past and then two Martys and two Docs. It was great. People can be as cynical as they want but III didn’t offer hover boards, self-lacing Nikes, Pepsi Perfect, and Jaws 18…Sure III had ZZ Top but come on! Back to the Future II is the best. Here’s the recap: Round
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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.