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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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We Quiz Rain Or Shine.... Or Smoke
Natasha Noir

Tucson is a kooky place. We have a lot of artistic, strange, fun culture and last night I realized we also have a loyal geek culture. Picture this, a bar full of eager nerds ready to get this quiz started. Me, subbing in for their regular Quiz Master and the ever awesome scorekeeper Dini at my side. We are set, we are playing an eighties-tastic play list and then you realize you can no longer hear the fine stylings of Depeche Mode.... then you realize there is smoke coming from the main mixer of the bar. Ahhhh crap! What to do?! Cancel quiz? Sing the audio rounds acapella? No! You take care of business. Dini is just rad in many ways but last night she saved quizmas with a stand alone PA that
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Hello from the dusty trails of the Sonoran Desert! I am Natasha Noir, a vintage culture loving, burlesque dancing, animal loving, horror fiend who happens to love geeking out! I love positions with authority so it seems that becoming a Quiz Master was a well heeled and logical step for me. From the bottom of my little black heart with love.


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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What do you know? Quizzers have hearts!
Major Tom

I got to the Dub last night and found that the scorer's table was already occupied. A big praying mantis had already claimed my spot. He was very gracious about it, and climbed on to my hand to pose for pictures before Hayley came to move him out to the trees and grass next door in the Square. So last night was our Quiz For A Cause. The Colibri Center For Human Rights was there to spread the word about what they do, and to collect money to support their mission. What exactly is their mission, you ask? Well, from their brochure: "The Colibri Center For Human Rights is a family advocacy organization working to end migrant death and human suffering on the U.S.-Mexico border. We
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Sep 07, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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You know what they say...
Major Tom

At the beginning of Quiz last night, I was setting up, and Quizzers were lining up at the scorer's table to pick up their materials. People were complimenting me on various things. "Hey, that's a great shirt", said one guy. "Great to see you guys!" said the next. "You shaved your beard! It looks good!" said the next Quizzer. The next Quizzer was a girl, who I suppose didn't want to be left out of the complimenting, came up and said, "Hey Tom! I hear you have a really big dick!" And that right there, my friends, is why I love being your Quizmaster and keep coming back to the Dub after all this time. The Dub was promoting the launch of the Osiris Rex satellite, which apparently is being
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Welcome back, muggles!
Major Tom

After the Harry Potter Quiz on Saturday, the Dub felt almost empty last night. There was actually some room to walk around. It was kind of nice. A little less hectic. It was good to have a more relaxed Quiz. The unfortunate part of it is that I guess some people forgot how things work at a regular Quiz. I'll give you an example. I read off the final standings, and in so doing, I announced that Como Se Dice "Dumpster Fire"? won third place. I guess they forgot that there is a third place prize, because no sooner did I announce that they had come in third, did they get up and leave! Well, there I was, standing around with the third place gift certificate waiting for them to come get their prize
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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More fun than a barrel of Weasleys!
Major Tom

As I told everyone last night, I love Pub Quiz in general, but I really love themed Quizzes. A big group of nerds all getting together to celebrate something we all love and have in common. It's a beautiful thing, and I think it's my natural environment. I love that people dress up, or at least put on their topic-related t- shirts. I love that the crowds are big, and that there's a palpable energy about the place. I love the creative team names, and the laughs that they get. I love getting creative coming up with drink coupons or other prizes. I love seeing pictures of what other Quizmasters across the country did for their Quizzes. The cheers, the laughs, the boos, all the reactions
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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It's the least wonderful time of the year!
Major Tom

'Tis the season! No, not the season of the pumpkin spice everything. Not the season of never ending horror movies on TV. Not the season of leaves changing color and sweaters. It's Barely Dressed Unreasonably Drunk Sorority Girl Season! This is the time of the year when, at any given moment during a Quiz, a group of girls will stumble into the Dub screaming whatever nonsense they scream about, boobs hanging out all over the place, dresses just barely coming down to below-butt length, and will make their way to the bar to order various kinds of shots. If you were a betting person, you could probably make a very safe bet by guessing that those shots will be Harry Potter shots. Flames will erupt,
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Go get Pyromania. No music collection is complete without it.
Major Tom

Round Two last night was Eight Songs, Four Titles. OK, great, I could dig it. But then, I saw the songs they chose. What the hell? You have two songs named "Photograph", and neither of them is Def Leppard?!? Photograph was the biggest single off of the multiplatinum album "Pyromania". The song is absolutely spectacular! So, instead, they force us to hear Nickelback, and even worse, Ed Sheeran! Terrible. Just terrible. We of course had to remedy that, and we played the Def Leppard song in the scoring break. They also played two songs called "Animal", and one of them was Def Leppard, but that song is from a far inferior album. The other was by Neon Trees. Fine, that was OK. However, on request
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The games of the first Quizziad
Major Tom

I don't know about you, but I'm obsessed with the Olympics. I have been since I was a little kid. As I write this Blog, I'm watching the rugby coverage. I don't even understand half of what's happening, but it's fantastic. I just watched some beach volleyball where women in bikinis were hugging each other after each point, but not really touching each other when they hugged, most likely because they didn't want to get each others' sweat on them. I don't really get that either. They're in Rio. They're already covered in raw sewage and Zika. Their partner's sweat doesn't seem to me to be that big of a deal. Or, you, know, they could skip the hugs altogether and high five. In the 1980 Olympics
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I want them taken alive! No disintegrations!
Major Tom

Ah, my favorite time of year to host Quiz! The monsoon season brings us the gift of massive humidity. Not only am I dripping sweat as I give you guys the Quiz, but everything is wet in the Dub. (Get your minds out of the gutter!) Everyone's drink glasses are sweating and their tables are wet, which in turn makes the answer sheets wet. It's all we can do to keep the pens we use to mark your answer sheets from tearing through the soggy paper. It wouldn't be summer in Arizona without these things happening, and I wouldn't trade it. It's also back to school time. This is my first year teaching high school, and I was not exactly prepared for the first day with kids today. I figured that I absolutely
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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What does Encyclopedia Britannica know, anyway?
Major Tom

It's been an interesting week in local entertainment. Several things have not gone according to plan. For example, my usual Quiz team went to play on Tuesday at Club Congress. We were destroying the Quiz. We jokered a perfect music round, and rounds one and three were most likely perfect as well. Joe started the scoring break, we ordered food, and then the sky opened up and a downpour ended QUiz just like that. Everyone ran for cover. We moved inside and got our food. Our friend showed up just as the rain began and sat next to the random girl who happened to join our team, and also happened to be completely nuts. That was fun to watch. After Quiz last night, a few of us went to sing karaoke
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Thanks, everyone!
Major Tom

It's always nice to hear compliments from people. Last night, I announced the upcoming Bob's Burgers Quiz. A bunch of people made it clear that they were excited about this. Then I said that it was not going to be at the Dub, and I am not going to be the Quizmaster, and a bunch of people told me that they were no longer interested. It makes me feel really good to know that my Quizzers like me that much. That being said, if you're a Bob's Burgers fan, you should go. If you've never been to a themed Quiz, you're missing out. They're a lot of fun. If it isn't your favorite club or your favorite Quizmaster, that's OK. I play quite a few off them myself, and I always enjoy them a lot, no matter
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Pokemon No
Major Tom

So, I am going to assume the role of the angry old man shaking his fist at the neighborhood kids and yelling at them to get off his lawn for a minute. I am apprently the only one not playing Pokemon Go. Tribesmen in the African jungle are playing this thing. Japanese soldiers who have been stranded on remote Pacific islands since World War Two don't even know the war ended, but they're playing this thing. I don't get it. Pokemon was a card game that 10 year olds played. What is the attraction? It doesn't even appear to be a challenge of any kind. Anyway, it made me happy that there was a team name last night called "Pokemon Go Fuck Yourself". The issue was that four teams were called "Pokemon
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Not your normal everyday Quiz.
Major Tom

Last night was a pretty remarkable Quiz. First of all, there were FOUR sixteen point rounds. You could be your normal mediocre selves and still look great on the scoresheet! People who didn't show up last night might be saying "Whoa! Look at the scores from the Dub last night!" Some of the upper team's scores looked like a normal Ginja Ninjas score. Speaking of which, the Ginja Ninjas and their compadre Jeff the Chemist were not in attendance, so the Quiz was completely up for grabs. We had a tie for third, so we had to break the tie. I decided to have a draw-off. The teams had one minute to draw, then Scorekeeper Dini and I judged the submissions. The subject I gave them might have thrown
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Welcome home to me!
Major Tom

I just got back from two weeks in the Canadian Rockies. While you all were going to work in 100+ degree heat, I was hiking in the mountains in the 50s and 60s. It was great, but it's nice to be back home. I missed being at Quiz with you all. I could not wait to get to the Dub and get back to it. Joe over at Trident has a problem that we don't have at either of my venues. His Quiz gets canceled for big sports events. They canceled on him for the College World Series, so when I went to his Tuesday Quiz, he offered me his printouts of the Quiz and the visual rounds for Wednesday. That saved me a trip to the printer and some money, so I gladly accepted them. Of course, I was an idiot and in my
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Um Yeah, That's Not OCD
Natasha Noir

It's just a form of emotional manipulation that comes from being a sociopath. I'm of course talking about "Sleeping With The Enemy" which is, in my opinion, one of the best Julia Roberts films and one of the most underrated. I mean, this guy is a creep, right down to his mustache.  Plus there's the whole tumultuous faking your own death as an ocean drowning bit, it's seriously riveting. Quiz at Auld Dubliner last night was seriously riveting too. Early in the evening, we thought the two woman team of On Wednesdays We Drink  would take home the top prize but we soon learned, others were thirsty for victory. After a lot of ups and downs and a mini
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Hello from the dusty trails of the Sonoran Desert! I am Natasha Noir, a vintage culture loving, burlesque dancing, animal loving, horror fiend who happens to love geeking out! I love positions with authority so it seems that becoming a Quiz Master was a well heeled and logical step for me. From the bottom of my little black heart with love.


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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QM self-deports to Canada. Rookie QM gets the call-up to The Show.
Jeff the Chemist

“Wait a second…what the hell?  You’re not Tom!” --Multiple quizzers tonight-- ------ It has been nigh five years now that I’ve been coming to the Auld Dubliner for Geeks Who Drink pub quiz.  It’s been sort of the second home with good friends, food, amusing staff, quality quizzers, and a whole gambit of various quizmasters.  From its beginning with Caribbean Joe and the forgotten RickNotNick, I’ve seen the Auld Dub segue into its growing pains years with Jean-Luc and Electric Wiggins.  But full maturity of the venue did not arrive until the beginning of the reign of Major Tom (long may he reign over us),
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Jeffrey thought he was a chemist. But alas, he is no more. For what he thought was H2O, Was H2SO4. ----- Know any good sodium jokes? Na.