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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I'm the Wu Tang of Quizmasters.
Major Tom

You probably don't wouldn't guess this about me, but I am a bit of a scrapper. At a metal concert, I'm in the mosh pit the whole time. I used to box, and I've gone toe to toe with guys who are a foot taller than me. Once, at my other Quiz venue, there was a fight between customers, and no male employees working that night, so I had to be the bouncer in addition to the Quizmaster. So, last night, I was running a bit late for Quiz, and there was an accident at the corner of Broadway and Euclid. The cops had the intersection blocked off, so I went through the light to the next street and turned left. I was behind one other car. We both drove up one block and stopped at the stop sign. And then
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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, July 22, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I refuse to give a recap of the Quiz.
Major Tom

Writer's block. It's really an amazing thing. It really only affects a small part of the populace, but it is terrible for those people. I have to write two Blogs every week for my two Quiz venues. A lot of the time, it's very obvious to me what to write about. Either something happened at Quiz, or there was some sort of trend with bad answers amongst the teams. If not, then there is usually something going on in the world or in my life that is worth writing about, or I just have some sort of inspiration for something funny to write about. Other, times, like today, I stare at my computer for hours. I get up and get something to eat, then come back to stare some more. Today, I took a nap, hoping
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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, July 15, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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A history lesson...
Major Tom

In 1980, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. As a way of punishing them for this aggression, the President of the United States ordered a boycott of the Summer Olympics, held that year in Moscow. This "punishment" had basically one result. The Soviet Union won pretty much all the medals that year, since the United States was not there to compete with them. In retribution, the Soviets held a boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics, held in Los Angeles. They also pressured the other communist countries of Europe to boycott. The only real result, besides the Soviets missing out on the world's largest breakdancing exhibition, was that the United States won all of the medals that year. Neither the
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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, July 08, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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To Archer, or not to Archer. That is the question.
Major Tom

I often wonder if anynoe reads what I write every week in the Blog. It's actually pretty time consuming, coming up with something to write about, and then sitting down and actually doing it. Additionally, I always go through all the answer sheets to find the stupidest answers so we can make fun of them together in the Blog. It takes a while, since Dini does most of the scoring, and I look at the sheets for the first time when I do the Blog. So, it's pretty cool when Quizzers let me know that not only do they read my Blog every week, but they like how I write. If you are reading this right now, thank you. Now do me a favor, and click 'like' on the Blog so it shows that people are reading it. So
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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, July 01, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Paul McCartney? Oh, right, that guy Kanye West tried to make famous!
Major Tom

Let me clue you guys in to the secret to winning at Quiz. The difference between the teams in the top 5 and the others is music knowledge. A lot of you guys are terrible at music. Remember that Round 2 is always music and it's a 16 point round. Know your music, joker the round, and you could have 32 points. Last night, the visual round was also about music. People guessed The Beatles for just about every single musician pictured in the visual round. People, you need to know The Beatles. They are the biggest band of all time, and they appear in at least half of the Quizzes. There is a lot of music out there, and let's be honest, a lot of it is crap, but just like high school, sometimes we must
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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, June 24, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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A Quiz well fought
Major Tom

I'm not going to lie to you. While I would never do anything to influence the outcome of the Quiz, I root against the Ginja Ninjas every week. Let's face it, they need to be humbled a bit. Don't get me wrong, they are my friends, but nothing would make me happier than seeing them lose. Well, that's not exactly true. There are several things that would make me happier. Most involving gigantic sums of money being given to me, or filthy sex stuff. But I digress. I think we all agree that some team needs to snatch victory from the redheaded jaws of the Ninjas and their resident Chemist. I would be happy to see anyone do the job, but I would especially like to see it done by one of my teams that
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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, June 17, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Kickballers everywhere!
Major Tom

It seems like there is a lot of action around campus this summer. I don't remember ever having such huge crowds at the Dub on Quiz night in previous summers. I'm really happy to see it. The more the merrier. Here's the thing, though. It's gotten really hot, and I get that everyone is ordering a ton of water, but just make sure you guys keep drinking beer and eating food as well. Not only are beer and bar food two of the basic food groups, but we need to make sure we keep the Dub in business. Just ordering water isn't going to pay the bills, including the bill for Quiz.Besides, you don't really want to be sober when you hear me read out your terrible scores, do you? Have you guys noticed
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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
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Quiz therapy.
Major Tom

Quiz is like therapy. Bad stuff happens, yet being among my Quizzers makes me happy regardless. Yesterday was a perfect example. I got the news that my aunt had been hit in a crosswalk in Phoenix by a hit and run driver. She was in the hospital, unconscious, and not expected to survive. I had two choices. I could sit around the house and wait for news, or I could go to Quiz and try to escape for a few hours. Obviously, I chose Quiz therapy. For a couple of hours, you guys helped me to forget what was going on in my family and allowed me to feel much better for a bit. The show must go on. So, a few things. First of all, get out and enjoy yourself. Second, spend time with the people who are
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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
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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This is how civil wars get started.
Major Tom

In the world of Pub Quiz, there is nothing more polarizing than sports. There are certain Quizzers and certain teams that never stop talking about how there needs to be more sports in the Quiz. The reason they don't win is obviously because there aren't enough sports questions. The lack of sports rounds is the only thing holding them back from glory. Then there are the other Quizzers who hate it when we have any sports questions. It's GEEKS who Drink! Not Sports Bros who Drink! In fact, why aren't there more science questions? If we wanted sports rounds, we could go find a bar that has one of those crappy trivia companies! I'll be honest, I sympathize with both sides. I do think that there
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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, May 27, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Smells like daddy issues.
Major Tom

Last night was a pleasant surprise. School is out, but yet the place was still packed solid with Quizzers. Something was a little strange though. Scorekeeper Dini and I were just about the only people in the house who weren't in kickball t-shirts. Apparently, we've missed the boat on some new cult that's arrived in town. A cult based on a game from middle school P.E. If it sounds like I'm making fun of it, I might be, a little bit. On the other hand, that's a sport I could actually do without looking like too much of a fool. This might be something I have to look into. I have this weird group of friends who, long story short, met on the Internet years ago. This week marks 5 years since
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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, May 20, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Not all Sanchezes are dirty.
Major Tom

Occasionally, our Quizzes get a little risque.  A little off-color, if you will.  I get it.  I have no problem with it.  My sense of humor is pretty much open to anything.  There isn't much that can shock me or gross me out.  I feel like the type of people who come to Quiz are fairly similar, and that pretty much anything goes.  That being said, last night I contacted the company and asked them to send me a replacement question.  The last question on the "Dirty" round was about a (hopefully) fictional sex act known as the "Dirty Sanchez".  If you don't know what that is, I'm not going to tell you.  Go check out Urban Dictionary if you're curious. 
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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, May 13, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Time to move to Canada.
Major Tom

Let me tell you a little bit about why kids suck.  Not all kids.  Just like 90% of them, at least where I work.  I have six days left with these kids.  I am trying to catch up on grades, and pretty much all of them are are failing.  A disturbing amount of them actually have zero points in my class.  ZERO.  Not even a feeble attempt at one assignment.  Give them a list of what they need to make up, and they either don't bother, or copy off someone else so badly that none of their answers make any sense, and they don't even know that they make no sense.  So today, after 4 billion other state and federally madated tests they have all taken, the kids
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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, May 06, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I'll never grow up!
Major Tom

This week has been absolutely ridiculous.  At some point as an adult, I think you're supposed to grow up and realize that you aren't supposed to stay out all night every night.  You're supposed to think about the fact that you have to be up in the morning for your job.  Yeah, screw that.  This week, I have not one, but two concerts in Phoenix to go to.  One of those shows is on Thursday, so that means two things.  First, it means that I have to do my Wednesday Blog Wednesday night when I get home from the Dub.  Second, it means that I can't be the Quizmaster on Thursday night at my other venue.  Not wanting to give up a paycheck, I called Quizmaster
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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
Thursday, April 30, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I'm the Jack Bauer of Blogs.
Major Tom

The following events occur on Wednesday between 10:00 and 11:00 PM.As you probably know by now, I am a teacher.  One thing I absolutely hate is being at school on the day grades are due after everyone else has finished their grades.  I'm still sitting there finishing while everyone else has already gone home.  Well, here I am still sitting at the Auld Dubliner writing this Blog right now.  All the Quizzers have gone home, but here I sit doing this.  Why?  Why am I not at home doing this?  Because Cox Communications sux cox.  For the eleventy billionth time, the cable, and therefore the Internet, is out at my house.  I could do the Blog tomorrow
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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
Thursday, April 23, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Attitude is everything!
Major Tom

You know what's awesome?  Enthusiasm and excitement, that's what's awesome!  Last night, we had a group of three girls walk into the Dub randomly.  They discovered that we do Quiz on Wednesdays, so they dived right in.  I don't think I've ever seen a team so excited to play Quiz in my life.  I'm pretty sure we got ourselves a new regular team.  Watch out everyone, because Taylor, April, and Kate might just be the new team to beat.  Well, they came in last this week, but with their attitudes, they have nowhere to go but up!  My new favorite team.Speaking of Kate, you may have noticed the old man hitting on her at the bar last night.  Now,
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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
Thursday, April 16, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Fierce competition!
Major Tom

There was some serious competition last night at the Dub!  First, the Ginjas scored a 92 of a possible 96, which is definitely in contention for best nationwide.  Absolutely ridiculous.  Then we had a tie for second place between two teams who don't usually place at all.  Very cool.  We decided to settle second place by a joke-off.  Mike came up and gave us a disgusting joke that was passable at best, but the other team didn't even send anyone up to tell a joke.  Just sad.  Sans Eboni Pants Party walked off with second place just that easily.  Then, of course, we had two of the five bonus beers go to tiebreakers.  one of those tiebreakers was
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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.