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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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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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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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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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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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Seattle, WA
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
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Sabrina Hussein Obama
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: If you know your way around Kelly Clarkson songs, you’ll be set up for success, as was the case with A Team Named Slickback this week.   Best team name of the week: They’ve been coming to quiz for years, but this marks one of their first appearances since I started recognizing weekly team names, and I have to use this opportunity to highlight Not Great, Bob!, who have committed to regular team name that references one of my favorite Mad Men moments.   Best/worst guess of the week: Sabrina
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Monday, Nov 21, 2016
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I'm not drunk, just "alt-sober"
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: After taking a few weeks off, Werewolves Not Swearwolves returned after realizing how much they missed me. I missed them too.   Best team name of the week: The Wily Chineses’ inclusion of Based on the novel Push by Sapphire as part of their team name makes as every bit of sense as the title of the movie that they pulled it from.   Best/worst guess of the week: A lot of people thought that The Iron Giant was actually The Neverending Story, which (to borrow from an already-outdated expression) I
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Monday, Nov 14, 2016
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We're not going to talk about that (but we are going to make thiny-veiled references)
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: Based on their performance in the first few rounds, there was a 70% chance that A Team Named Slickback was going to win. And they did! They even had more points and everything.   Best/worst team name of the week: I honestly don’t quite know what to make of The team that helps you poop…Actrivia. It seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator in terms to supporters, but we can’t count those supporters out.   Best/worst guess of the week: You think Jesse Jackson and MLK sound the same? That’s racist, man. What’s
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Monday, Nov 07, 2016
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Seahawks vs. Bills, Hillary vs. Trump, me vs. the world
Ivan the Adequate

This week’s winners: The lone, solo version of A Team Named Slickback, who managed to destroy a group of opponents that mostly consisted of folks who were there to watch Monday Night Football and suddenly got roped into this whole pub quiz thing.   Best team name of the week: What else would it be other than The penny whistle solo from My Heart Will Go On?   Best/worst guess of the week (of lack thereof): I didn’t expect anyone to know all the countries along the Niger River, but I was I wrong to assume that everyone would at least guess
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