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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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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 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. 


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Thursday, Aug 11, 2016
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Long Live the Guttes!
Patsquatch

Tonight was a night of not one but two birthdays! It is always awesome when people spend their birthdays with us at Geeks Who Drink and while I am not going to put the birthday girls on blast here I appreciate that you chose my quiz to celebrate. Thanks and I hope you had an awesome time. We had a pretty packed house tonight with a lot of teams and a lot of people on those teams. It was rad to see a lot of new faces mixed in with some familiar faces. I have also noticed that I have been saying rad a lot lately which is both weird and rad. I think someone mentioned the movie Rad over the weekend and while that tale of BMX supremacy probably does not hold up and is most assuredly not
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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 04, 2016
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Grimace Will Never Be the Mayor of McDonaldland
Patsquatch

Aaaaaand we’re back! It has been a long month away from Bumsted’s but it was great to be back! We had a great turn out tonight with a lot of familiar faces and a decent number of new ones too.  I hope everyone had a fun month off and maybe checked out some other quizzes around town but now that we are back we got back down to business. It was an interesting quiz tonight as there was no one round that was really big round that a lot of teams scored well on aside from the two audio rounds. Most teams were in double digits for Round 2’s “Song” is a Four Letter Word in which all the song titles were four letters.  Round 7’s audio round 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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Thursday, Jun 30, 2016
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Peter Parker Has the Worst Luck With Parents
Patsquatch

It is one of my favorite times of year…Shark Week! I am kind of bummed there were no shark related questions on tonight’s quiz. I suppose it is Thursday and Shark Week is winding down but there have been so many awesome documentaries this year that there would have been an abundance of materials for a round. Fairplay that I could have suggested a round and whatnot but that isn’t the point. Probably the best thing about this year’s Shark Week is that Discovery has done away with the goofy pseudo documentaries like the Megalodon movie they had in which it was presented as a documentary but it was all fiction. Or, more believably, the mermaid one they did a few
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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, Jun 23, 2016
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Al's Last Name Is Not 'From Happy Days'
Patsquatch

Here we are again 2016. Here we are again where you have decided to take an awesome creative person from us and this time it didn’t wait until later in their career when there is an extensive legacy left behind but now at 27 with a fantastic body of work waiting to happen and you took him in maybe the dumbest way possible. What the serious fuck 2016? What have we done that has led you to decide that our creative people need to be thinned out like a half-assed horror movie cast? I am actively terrified about the second half of this year and that isn’t even taking into account the other massive tragedies this year like any of a number of mass shootings or children being snatched
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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, Jun 16, 2016
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No One Watches Z Nation
Patsquatch

Tonight was a bit of a change of pace for quiz insofar as all of the rounds were named after Pixar film titles but then steadfastly had nothing at all to do with Pixar until the very last question. I have absolutely no idea why we did this but it was pretty rad and I really dig when we do this kind of thing. And it got me thinking about Pixar movies and how generally all of them are great (eat a dick Cars 2) and I started thinking about what my top five favorite Pixar movies might be and why. So here we go in reverse order and I want to be clear that these are just my favorites as opposed ‘the best.’ The Incredibles: The Incredibles is just a solid movie
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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, Jun 09, 2016
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The Illudium Q36 Space Modulator! That Creature Has Stolen the Space Modulator!
Patsquatch

We learned some valuable lessons tonight at quiz. We learned that Inbee Park is a person who exists and is both the US Women’s Open and Women’s PGA Championship winner. We learned that sometimes when the directions explicitly state that the answers are single 12 letter words several teams take that to mean two or more words that are 13 letters or more. And we learned that a lot of teams don’t know album cover art regardless of how iconic the image nor how popular and well known the band is. On the other hand we did get several ‘Smell the Glove’ answers and that alone was worth all of the other horseshit answers leading up to it. Unfortunately, me enjoying joke
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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, Jun 02, 2016
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Disney's family friendly so I don't have to be
Caribbean Joe

Now I have run in to a couple of types of people, those that love Disney, and grumpy people that just don’t like anything.  Growing up I watched Disney cartoons and films.  I watched the Mickey Mouse club revival and enjoyed every bit of it.  This was back when movies were either special presentations on network TV or special showings in theaters. So as I got older and suddenly cable was a thing, then I got to catch up on a lot of classics, but it also made me realize I had never been to Disneyland and every special would show me the wonders of the park and all that I was missing, but it just wasn’t a family thing that my parents wanted to do.  Eventually I
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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, May 26, 2016
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Dang You Neil Degrasse Tyson You Leave My BB-8 Alone!
Patsquatch

Alright so lookit, I really love Ghostbusters. It is one of my favorite movies of all time and I have seen it literally hundreds of times. It is almost like a religion to me. I can’t emphasize how much I love this movie and how much it means to me. I say all that to say that I don’t understand why people are being so batshit crazy about the reboot. The first trailer had the most dislikes on Youtube ever. It is crazy. It wasn’t a great trailer, I am not going to say that but the hate for this movie is not even close to rational. There are a few reasons why. The first is that it is a Paul Feig movie. He is as reliable a writer/director as they come. The man created
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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, May 19, 2016
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Haaaaaadoooooken!
Patsquatch

Sometimes you have a badass quiz that sees a lot of position changes and the sort of high drama left for HBO or AMC in which teams are neck and neck and the outcome is uncertain. Nights like tonight, that is. But sometimes, just sometimes, after the dust settles and the teams clear out, the computer has to do updates for three hours before you can write the blog. Nights like tonight. So here we are. Where we are is that this blog is going to be super short and say very little because I am drifting in and out of consciousness and no one wants to read the nonsense that would happen if I fell asleep while typing and nonsense starts pouring out. Teams were awesome tonight with
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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.