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4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
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Spells, spelling, and Tori Spelling
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: It The Tits! Totally the tits.   Best team name of the week: Forget best team name; let’s give it up for best round name with Manchester by the Sea: The Musical! I need that stage adaptation more than I’ve ever needed anything else in my life.   Best guess of the week: Any guess for the question where the answer as The Fate of the Furious was accepted. Fuck it. If I they’re not going to have any respect and order in their title conventions, then neither will I.   Homework from this week’s
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Apr 17, 2017
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Catching things and eating their insides
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This week’s winners: What better way to return to quiz after a several-week absence than with an 8-point? If you’re Werewolves Not Swearwolves, there’s no other way to do it.   Worst team name of the week: I have no concrete opinion around the team name Rhubarb Grunts, but if would have been great if they remembered to actually write it on top of their answer sheet for more than just half the quiz instead of the title of the round.   Worst guess of the week: Dairy Queen is no Shake Shack, and I’ll just leave it at that.   Homework
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
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Nothing's right
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: Despite their bewilderment upon learning that “Torn” is not an original Natalie* track, Dr. Spaceman managed to produce a high-scoring and crowd-pleasing win.   Worst name of the week: Not only was The Fart Boys *fart noise* channeling the deepest ocean trenches of the lowest common denominator, but it expected me to play along and honor a built-in request. No, said I. Never.   Best/worst/maybe both guess of the week: “Okay, here’s what we know. It’s a Winnie the Pooh movie, and it probably came out sometime
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
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Hi. I'm Posh Spice, the lead singer of the Spice Girls.
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: Even with a more modest crowd this week, many of our veteran heavy-hitters were still present, but that didn’t stop Alternatingly Hot & Cool from leaving them all in the dust. Hooray for someone else winning for a change.   Best team name of the week: There’s too many “prestige” podcasts popping up nowadays, and I don’t even need to listen to it to know that I’ll already be bored, which is why I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment that S Town is Overrated conveys.   Homework from this week’s quiz:
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
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You're unsuited for the rage of war
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: Thanks to the successful procurement of a babysitter, Wu Tang is 4 The Children (who are now too cool to fully write it their team name) showed up to claim the top spot this week.   Best team name of the week: It couldn’t possibly be anything other than Let’s Get Down to Quizness (to defeat the Huns), which is now impossible for me to read or say out loud without busting into the rhythm of that song.   Worst guess of the week: What, you didn’t know that America won the big baseball thing? Then we don’t want your kind
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Blue Star Cafe & Pub
4512 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
98103
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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(I) Can't Get You Out of My Head
Ivan the Adequate

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
Ivan the Adequate

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
Ivan the Adequate

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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