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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Aug 22, 2016
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A long time ago, in a Dreamworks film far far away...
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: America’s Idiot Sea Cows, who win the gold medal in both points and also…   Best/worst team name of the week. Because they were by and far the best Ryan Lochte reference of the week.   Best/worst guess of the week: When “Far Far Away” clearly references Shrek but it’s been too long since you’ve seen those movies, I suppose you might be compelled to guess Star Wars.   Homework from this week’s quiz: Watch Bur-Hur. No, of course not the new one.   Until
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Aug 15, 2016
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Oreos like you've never wanted them before
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: Cowardly Swedish Fish Oreos. Which brings me straight to my next point…   Worst team name of the week: I was told by one of the team members afterwards that this was a very convoluted Han Solo reference, which seems even more convoluted when one of the other teams this week went with the far more straightforward Nerf Herders.   Best/worst guess of the week: Not even specific to this week, but I’ve noticed that Inside Man keeps getting used as a guess for movie-centric audio rounds. Is this coming from the same
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Aug 08, 2016
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That's Not Ivan
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It was Ivan's Birthday last night so he spent it with his lovely lady lass.   I was extra excited to host at the blue star as it has been some time since I was last in its hallowed halls. So long has it been there is a NEW SOUND SYSYEM. You may not think this is that big a deal, but Ivan & I sure know it to be. Thankfully the guy will be back next week. During his Birthday Dinner he never once checked in on me which means he either trusted me without a second thought or he doesn't really care about any of you. I am going to stay it is a little of column A and a little of column B. The quiz featured plenty of ups and downs for everyone; however, considering
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Folks around these parts know me by a lot of names. Having grown up in Seattle I went by Cookie during my time playing baseball. Also had the nickname Nature Boy at summer camp, and in high school Spanish class I was Diablo. Along with my many names come many talents. I was the state pickleball champion two years in a row (2005-2006) and have a pretty mean drinking arm when it comes to bar games. Try your luck and challenge me to some pool if you feel lucky. Am a passionate world traveler with plenty of plans to keep moving along in the future. Currently enjoying life and laying it all on the line Monday night at the Blue Star Cafe & Pub.

 

 

 

 


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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Aug 01, 2016
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Who knows what surprises a Wonderball can hide
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: The venerable Werewolves Not Swearwolves, who have invited me to join them in going to see the spin-off/sequel to the Taika Waititi film that inspired their team name. The only probably is that film hasn’t been made yet, so I think I just agreed to some plans two years from now.   Best team name of the week: Super Nintendo Chalmers. Because naturally.   Best/worst guess of the week: Anyone who simply guessed “Superman” in the visual round when the answer was really Man of Steel is giving that film too much credit
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
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Contested and uncoventional
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: Trump University Alumni, forever debunking those nasty rumors about that institution being a scam.   Best team name of the week: Easily A Team Named Outback, because there’s no richer form of parody than that of team names specific to the Blue Star.   Best/worst guess of the week: I was tempted to give the team that guessed “Titan AE” instead of “Remember the Titans” a point just for presumably contributing to the box office gross of that underrated gem.   Homework from this week’s
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Jul 18, 2016
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America said "I choose you" and they chose wrong
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: The tried-and-true veterans Werewolves Not Swearwolves have returned to top of the rankings, and trust me, you don’t want to mess with these guys. I hear one of them was already at Level 16 on Pokemon Go well over a week ago.   Best/worst team name of the week: Marquiz de Lafayette. I get it, guys. There’s a pun. You didn’t need to highlight it for me on one of your later answers sheets.   Best/worst guess of the week: A team who otherwise got everything else correct on the music round put down “someone who sucks”
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Jul 11, 2016
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It's good to be back, and good to be here
Ivan the Adequate

Last week was the first time during my tenure here at the Blue Star that we had all had a night off, and it seemed like a lot has happened in the last two weeks, some of it along the lines of the oh-my-god-our-country-is-a-hellish-hellscape-of-corruption-and-terror variety and some of it along the lines of oh-my-god-I’m-finally-going-to-shed-those-extra-few-pounds-with-all-this-walking-I’ve-been-doing-just-to-catch-Pokemon variety.   But somewhere amid those actual world-changing events was a quiet and less significant milestone that went unobserved due to our lack of quiz, and that was my two-year anniversary of hosting at the Blue Star.   There’s
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Jun 27, 2016
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A trip through both of the Panama Canals
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: Quiz Khalifa seem to be the real deal. You know how I know? Because of them was wearing a Community t-shirt. They’re good people, these guys.   Best/worst team name of the week: It was a long shot that a team name referencing the Brexit was actually going to be funny and original, and luckily most teams refrained. What was perplexing was the fact that we had a team by the name of Legolas Hair playing tonight, which wasn’t the team that actually contained one of our regular quizzers who arguably does have actual Legolas hair.   Best/worst
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Jun 20, 2016
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Juggalofest 2016
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: Quiz Khalifa returns to dominate once again. I feel like we’re going to start seeing a trend here.   Worst team name of the week: Come on, guys, you should know better. How many times do we have to establish that Tequila Mockingbird is on the list of retired team names?   Best guess of the week: Oh man, I can’t seem to remember the name of that event that features a gathering of all the juggalos [hint: it’s the Gathering of the Juggalos]. Quick, let’s come up with something that sounds about right. Hmmm…I’ve got it! Juggalofest!   Homework
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Jun 13, 2016
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Loud and Clear
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: Newcomers Quiz Khalifa, who managed to dominate with an unheard of 18-point lead, much to the chagrin of regulars Dr. Spaceman and A Team Named Slickback.   Best team name of the week: It would have to go to A Team Has No Name, if for no other reason than to remind us of that godawful storyline finally being over.   Best/worst guess of the week: It’s a toss-up between “Holes” as a guess for butt-related movie titles and one team’s (hopefully joking) claim that the band L.F.O. is in
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Jun 06, 2016
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Sizzling Fajatas
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: It was A Team Named Slickback, who have at this point won so many times that I don’t have any kind of commentary to provide.   Worst team name of the week: Up until they finally cleaned up their handwriting and had their team name make sense, Rockafella Fajata.   Best/worst guess of the week: Am I missing something, or is there any reason why Renee Zellweger would have punched ol’ Bill Murray on the set of Charlie’s Angels? She wasn’t even in that movie, so why did multiple teams seem to think she was?   Homework
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, May 30, 2016
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The biggest victory of all is that we don't live in Oklahoma
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: The Golden State Warriors, who managed a big series comeback to defeat the dreadful Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 7 on Monday night during the quiz. I don’t have to explain why the Thunder aren’t too popular around these parts, so let’s just say everyone at the Blue Star felt like a winner this week.   Oh, but as for the actual winning team of the quiz…   Best team name of the week: The winning team, I Have Cuts All Over My Hands, is great because I have no idea whether it’s a reference to something, a light-hearted inside joke, or a cry for
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, May 23, 2016
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Can you hear that sound?
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: The one and only Wu Tang is for the Children, who all think it’s funny when I try to put a little spice into my pronunciation of Beyonce.   Worst team name of the week: Father Son Awesomeness, which only proved to illustrate that when you have kids, you pretty much have to bail after the first round.   Best guess of the week: Oh shit. Is it Trey Parker or Matt Stone? Or could possibly be Matt Parker? For more than a one team, it was a very real possibility.   Homework from this week’s
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, May 09, 2016
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Imagine all the people (that will be sent to reeducation camps under a Trump presidency)
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: The ever-mighty A Team Named Slickback, who exercised their dominance this week with a crushing 10-point lead.   Worst team name of the week: Easily Ben Hur Over, which is so stupid and obvious and uninspired but also kind of funny, so it’s also the best team name of the week.   Best guess of the week: So you’re pretty confident that at some point in the round, the capital of Texas is going to be one of the answers, so you write it down five or six times. Not the worst strategy. But next time, make sure you’re
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, May 02, 2016
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Werewolves are for the Children
Ivan the Adequate

It almost hit 90 degrees in Seattle today, so I’ll forgive those who opted to go enjoy the summer-like evening air, but I will simultaneously pity them for not partaking in some frosty brews in the breezy comforts of our quiz’s fine locale.   Here’s what they missed.   This week’s winners: Wu Tang is For the Children pulled of a narrow photo fish of a victory against Werewolves Not Swearwolves in a sudden death round following a tie for first place. It was a clash of titans that will go down in history and remain unforgettable until next week when one of the two teams inevitably
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Apr 25, 2016
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Violet Precipitation
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners/best team name: The formidable A Team Formerly Known as Slickback, who were not only celebrating two birthdays, but managed to turn the essence of their team name into a touching and classy tribute, unlike A Team Formerly Known as Happy, who did little more than to bum us all out.   Best/worst guess of the week: Pretty much two-thirds of the guesses to the question about Serbia and Montenegro and the dysfunctional bygone republic that used to encapsulate them known as Yugoslavia. I mean, I guess Bosnia is enough of an educated guess that it’s not a shameful attempt, but
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