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500 N 4th Avenue
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
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I Don't Want to Go
Patsquatch

The first time I went to Bumsted’s it was with an ex-girlfriend. She went on about how awesome the food was and that I had to go all the time. Because I was an idiot I thought she was talking about the Bum Steer and I was wondering what the hell she was talking about. She disabused me of that and took me and I loved it. I loved it a lot. We lived on Stone and 5th and we would pretty regularly walk down to Bumsted’s for lunch, dinner or any other excuse we had to go. Then I noticed that they did karaoke. So I love karaoke unabashedly. When I was in college I had a friend who ran some nights and I went to them religiously. Eventually I made terrible decisions and
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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
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
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I Am a God. Not THE God, I Don't Think
Patsquatch

So I hope this is the last time I write this. I have been stuck in a blog loop for literally years. Apparently I have to relive this blog over and over again until I get it right. I don’t really know what the hell I need to do. On the plus side I can now speak eight languages and play 14 instruments. I am an Olympic level gymnast and have 12 black belts instead of the three I had when I started. The down side is that I am mentally thousands of years old and I can’t lose any fucking weight because my weight keeps resetting at the beginning of every day. If I am being honest I am pretty annoyed that this had to happen on THIS groundhog day. I mean why not one in the last
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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
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Ladders Trump Walls
Patsquatch

Well another day and another batch of outrages. Where last year was non-stop celebrity death this year it is apparently non-stop removal of civil liberties and rights violations. And apparently a wall that is going to cost a ridiculous amount of money that the American people will have to pay for. At least there is built in comedy with Spicer tweeting passwords out twice. Good thing Trump has terrific people who know computers. Apparently Trump’s 10 year old is pretty good with them which does not speak highly of the Press Secretary. Hey speaking of embarrassing travesties, what in god’s name is the CW thinking with Riverdale? A dark, murder mystery version of Archie? 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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500 N 4th Avenue
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Steve Nash is so hard to pronounce
Mitchicus Mathematicus

It was great to be back in the driver's seat hosting quiz for the first time in a couple months. Unfortunately, it was at the expense of Patsquatch who is current with some strain of the IckyYuckyCacaPoos, but we hope that he gets better soon. As for all of you who made it out to Bumsted's last night, hello! My name is Mitchicus Mathematicus. I'm a Maths teacher at the U. I currently do not have a venue to call my home, so when somebody needs a sub I am there to save the day like... some... heroic thing. 20 teams! It
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Howdy, all. Mitch here. I'm an Arizona-grown U of A alum with a job teaching students that Math doesn't have to suck. I've been quizzing with friends for three years and have been loving it ever since. Now as a QM, I just need to work on the whole talking and blogging thing. 

I am a huge retro gamer. I should have won the Star Fox Weekend leather jacket as a kid, and I did win a Nintendo Wii playing Guitar Hero. I'm sadly lacking in knowledge of all the "cool" games kids play these days, but I'm still down with the classics. I'm also a fan of bad movies and mozzarella cheesesticks. 

Other life accomplishments include being published in "Highlights" magazine, going on Wheel of Fortune, meeting Walter Jones the power ranger, beating Super Metroid in 80 minutes with 100% completion, and never going to Senior Prom.


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500 N 4th Avenue
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Tucson, AZ
85705
Thursday, Jan 12, 2017
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When You've Gotta Go, You Gotta Go
Patsquatch

This year is kind of weird so far as I find it difficult to look forward to anything when we are only eight days away from a huge doucher being sworn in as president and any sense of relief is four years away. I don’t want to think and talk about this all the time but when you have someone taking over who has an excellent chance of plunging the country into nuclear hellfire it is kind of hard to just put it out of your mind and focus on cool things like video games and movies that are  coming out. Now we have watersports to talk about. First, I don’t really care that much about watersports in general. If two consenting adults want to pee on each other or watch each
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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
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
Thursday, Jan 05, 2017
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Mic Cables Are the Bane of My Existence
Patsquatch

And the fist Bumsted’s quiz of 2017 has come and gone and somehow it was very appropriate that we had a huge turnout and I had massive equipment issues. Maybe massive is overstating but my mic cable was having some huge problems cutting out until heroes from Chekhov’s Gun, Adam and Jason, stepped up and did some triage and field medicine on it and had it working again. They MacGyvered it with some tin foil and duct tape and I had zero issues the rest of quiz. They have offered to solder it next week which is rad and so are they. Aside from the technical issues, quiz went pretty well with 17 teams going at it to try to catch that first win of the year. Teams did fairly 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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500 N 4th Avenue
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
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Farewell to the Great Garbage Fire
Patsquatch

Alright boys and girls it is finally over. In just a few days we will have 2016 in our rearview. I looked at my blog from last year just to compare what I wrote about 2015 vs what I want to write about 2016 and it is funny if only because 2015 was a shit year for me personally but not the worst ever for the world at large. And the movies were pretty rad. This year? To call it a garbage fire is to be very unfair to garbage fires. The list of celebrity deaths is goddamn insane and there are far too many to name here but it is pretty well worn territory at this point. I wrote so many memorial blogs this year I have a hard time thinking of something to write about when no one died. That is morbid
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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
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
Thursday, Dec 22, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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There's Only Two More Sleeps Til Christmas
Patsquatch

Ugly Christmas Sweaters. I don’t know why I dig them so much but there is almost no better article of clothing than an ugly Christmas sweater. Some people feel like a pre-requisite has to be a janky ass sweater that looks stupid but that is not really it. I think it started out as an ironic thing but now it just encompasses anything that is not your standard sweater design. So you throw a stormtrooper on there or Biff from Back to the Future and you have a geeked out ugly Christmas sweater. Does this mean that storm troopers are ugly or Biff? No, it is just now a type of Christmas sweater. I think I would have worn way more of these when I was in high school if I knew you could put Optimus
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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
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Three Years!
Patsquatch

It is hard to believe that I have been hosting at Bumsteds for three years but tonight was my anniversary of being your Quizmaster. There were quizmasters before me, a great roster of awesome people who paved the way. Caribbean Joe paved the way, Juilo took it from there and eventually Safari Mari killed it until her school schedule pulled her away. It passed to me then and I was very happy to get it because of all the venues in town it was the one I wanted the most. When I played Geeks, my team took first place at Bumsteds for seven straight weeks until we had too many players one Thursday and played against ourselves. The next week we were back in the winner’s circle but players started
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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
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
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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500 N 4th Avenue
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Tucson, AZ
85705
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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500 N 4th Avenue
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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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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500 N 4th Avenue
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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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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500 N 4th Avenue
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
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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500 N 4th Avenue
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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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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Bumsted's
500 N 4th Avenue
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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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.