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Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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(I) Can't Get You Out of My Head
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This week’s winners: There’s no swearing, slickbacking, or spacemaning in sight here. This week’s winners are Can I Call You Jiggly? and thanks to their victory, the answer is a resounding yes.   Best team name of the week: No contest here. Et tu mama tabien, Brute? takes the cake. I had to explain what it meant to one of the 21-year-old servers on staff, and it somehow made me feel old. Imagine how Julius Caesar or Alfonso Cuaron feel.   Worst guess of the week: When you’re told that the song title is going to be seven works, putting that “I”
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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Smash Mouth is still better than Train
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: Once again our victors are Werewolves Not Swearwolves, but this may be the first time they’ve triumphed over 18 other teams – it’s been a while since competition as Blue Star has been that heavy. It’s our own version of March Madness.   Worst team name of the week: I’m convinced that the team known as either 13 Rats or Brats (depending on variations in the handwriting with each new submitted answer sheet) was doing it just to mess with me. And it worked.   Worst guess of the week: “Shoot,
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
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Afterbowl
Ivan the Adequate

We are coming off the weekend of Geek Bowl, and Blue Star teams were there in full force representing our fine venue. With over 200 teams participating from all over the country (and half a dozen teams from Canada, including “The Eh Team”), placing anywhere in the upper half of standings is quite the achievement. And sure enough, all three of them did so, with Werewolves Not Swearwolves coming in at #105, Wu Tang is for the Children at #43, and Dr. Spaceman (featuring members of A Team Named Slickback) making at a triumphant showing at #33. Well done!   As for this week’s quiz:   The
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
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I have seen all five Best Pictures nominees in ALL OF OSCAR HISTORY
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: After an absolutely doozy of a tiebreaker (more on that later), Not Great, Bob! not only took the top spot, but managed to do so with the bragging rights of having had a perfect quiz all the way through round 7. When all was said and done, both them and the runner-ups Go Home Seattle, You’re Drunk finished with only five incorrect answers out of 96. Not bad, kids.   Worst guess of the week: So about that tie-breaker. The question was centered around the total number of films nominated for Best Picture in all of Oscar history, including this year’s batch.
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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The Road to Geek Bowl
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: Enough about winners! Let’s talk about something more interesting: the third place team. Wu Tang is for the Children made one of their now-occasional appearance this week (they’re not able to make it as often ever since they had children) without having missed a beat, coming in a mere point behind the first placed tied teams. All three top teams this week will be at Geek Bowl, so we can consider this to have been a pre-tournament exhibition.   Best team name of the week: I can say with a proud endorsement that America’s Next Top Model Airplane is a great name.
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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Bye Flynn-icia!
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: The werewolves have done it again. A quick audit of the last few months of quizzes reveal that they have actually come in first in roughly half the quizzes that they’ve been present for. I don’t really follow baseball, but I hear that’s really good by baseball standards.   Best team name of the week: It wasn’t even the most clever team name this week by a long shot, but how could I possibly pick anything other than the inane and absurd www.beyonceforpresident2020.com/downloads?   Homework
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
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Snow problem
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: Meet the new A Team Named Slickback, same as the old A Team Named Slickback.   Best team name of the week: Are The Time Wizards a Yu-Gi-Oh! reference? I sure hope they’re a Yu-Gi-Oh! reference.   Best/worst guess of the week: When you don’t know when the Summer Olympics in Sydney took place and your only clue is “controversial U.S. election year,” you may feel as though that doesn’t quite narrow it down much.   Homework from this week’s quiz: If
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
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Beneath the milky twilight
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This week’s winners: Another victory in the books for Werewolves Not Swearwolves, and apparently some of them actually read this blog, so I maybe I get my act together and start putting in some actual effort. The problem is that I just don’t know if I have anything more to say about guys at this point.   Best team name of the week: It would have taken only a few extra points for 4th Place Lovers to have lived up to their team name, but for now their team name will have to be one associated with envy and longing rather than the sweet bliss of that early honeymoon stage of love.   Best/worst
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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You've changed
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: It would appear that the absence of a couple of key members of Werewolves Not Swearwolves this week cost them a victory to A Team Named Slickback by a mere point. Mia and Brad can now claim their roles on the team as critical.   Best team name of the week: The name for “Alternative Winners” works on several levels this week, including one where they would have actually been able to claim a legitimate third-place ranking had they not had an excess of six players on their team.   Worst guess of the week: Somebody wrote down “we
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Jan 16, 2017
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Cant reed gud
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: Once again A Team Named Slickback has achieved some hyper-local glory, but will they be able to take that to the national stage? We’ll find out in March, when they join forces with Dr. Spaceman and become a super-team for Geek Bowl.   Best/worst team name of the week: As grim as it is, I have to hand it to I Have A Nightmare, which perfectly encompasses the reality of a week that starts with MLK Day and ends with the Trump inauguration.   Best guess of the week: Hands down, it goes to the team who put down “pig
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
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Racist red state v.s. racist red state
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This week’s winners: Following a tie-breaker victory around guessing how many incorporated cities there are in Texas, Quizin’ in the name of edged out over A Team Named Slickback, despite both teams being literally hundreds of cities away from the correct answer – a full thousand in the case of the latter team.   Best team name of the week: If you want to go after my heart, pick a topical entertainment industry-related team name, which is exactly what Swing for the Hidden Fences did.   Worst guess of the week: I still can’t
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Monday, Jan 02, 2017
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Season 7, Episode 1
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: Some old friends returned to dominate in the form of the oddly-named Babies Suck Balls/ Seattle Sounders MLS Cup 2016 Champs – if you know of any connection between those two segments of their team name, please step up to the front of the class.   Best/worst team name of the week: I’m not smart enough to figure out what The 3rd Wheel’s The Steering Wheel is actually referring to, or whether it’s dirty or not. Perhaps it ambiguity is what makes it so genius.   Worst guess of the week: In a round where all
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4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Dec 26, 2016
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2016: A Retrospective
Ivan the Adequate

Things got rolling, I wasn’t allowed to make Glee jokes, we lost Bowie and Rickman, I phoned it in, Neil Armstrong’s true words were illuminated, JT continued to be awesome, Baillie filled in, the whole Trump running
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Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Dec 19, 2016
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White Supremist Christmas
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: The often-present and never-consistently-named folks that comprised Make America Online Great Again triumphed over the juggernaut that is Werewolves Not Swearwolves by a mere point. Consider this their Christmas miracle.   Best team name of the week: We can only hope that Aaron Burr Electors can be considered the final election-related team name for at least a month, before the inevitable inauguration protest-related team names arrive.   Best/worst guess of the week: Do you know what the spinoff to the Diff’rent
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98103
Monday, Dec 12, 2016
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Too earsplitting for even the Grammy Awards
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: Once again, it wasn’t a contest and A Team Named Slickback retained the lead throughout the entire quiz, and Dr. Spaceman locked their second-place finish in early on as well. Nothing if not consistent.   Best/worst team name of the week: From Banana Pancakes to Banana Panic! to Banana Panda, you gotta love a team that’s open to evolution.   Best guess of the week: So here’s the understated genius of Uncanny Valley of the Dolls, who managed to get Question
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Dec 05, 2016
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Great than or equal to love
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: We were graced with the recurring presence of Werewolves Not Swearwolves this week, and they once again lived up to the high likelihood of taking the first place spot. How do they always seem to do it, you ask? Well, it helps when you joker a perfect music round, especially when it consists of shitty flute covers.   Best/worst team name of the week: I got a real kick out of Live, Laugh, Drugs, who paint a more realistic view of a quick path to a (temporarily) fulfilling life.   Worst guess of the week: Judge Dredd is not the same
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