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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.


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Goodbye! (Adieu!)
Major Tom

As we all roast in our beloved home of Arizona, I'd just like to tell you all something. I'm going on vacation to the Canadian Rockies. Haha. Sorry I can't take you all with me. Well, actually I'm not really sorry I can't take all of you. Just that one really attractive girl. You know the one. I'm sorry I can't take her. The rest of you, well, enjoy your hotter than hell weather. I'll see you all soon. That being said, I have to pack and take care of a bunch of other stuff before I leave. Therefore, this is going to be an uncharacteristically short Blog. See, right there, that was a mistake. 'Uncharacteristically' is a really long word. I should have saved time and found a shorter word to
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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 01, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Who says you don't learn anything at Quiz?
Major Tom

As a teacher, I have to deal with a lot of crap at work. I also don't get paid what a college educated professional should be paid. On the other hand, I don't work for most of June and July. I don't know how the rest of the world deals with working all year round. My dad just retired this year, and he's been complaining about not being at work anymore. I absolutely cannot relate. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd never work another day in my life, and I would never be bored. I'd still be a Quizmaster, and I'd still be a video jock for Heavy Metal Television, but full-time work? No way. I've been getting a lot of important stuff
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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 25, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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As Alice Cooper said, School's Out.
Major Tom

This time of year is always pretty hectic. I'm usually pretty much wiped out by late May. I'm trying to get grades done, plus all the other end of the school year things that teachers have to do. This year, I really went all out on burning the candle at both ends. Monday, I drove straight from work up to Phoenix for a pretty brutal metal concert. After the show, I drove back home nearly deafened and bruised from the mosh pit. I got home around 2, got a few hours of sleep, then went to work. Straight from work to a Quiz venue to sub for Mitch. The mic didn't work, so I yelled the entire Quiz. Went home, wrote the Blog, got a few hours of sleep, went to work, then to the Dub. Mitch (the bar
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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 18, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Nothin' But A Good Time
Major Tom

Ever wonder what kind of music Mitch, the manager of the Dubliner, is into? If you've ever looked at his tattoos, you probably already know that Morrissey/The Smiths are his thing. If you've ever heard him speak, you probably figured that he loves Manowar. What you may not have realized is that Manager Mitch is a huge fan of 80s "hair metal". Music genres come and go, but rarely has there been a genre that gets as much ridicule as hair metal, also known as "glam metal". Honestly, there are some things about that era that deserve ridicule. The hairstyles sometimes resembles a poodle, and it was dangerous to have some of the artists near open flame because of the amount of hairspray. There 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. 


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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The countdown is on
Major Tom

Ah, it's that time of year again. It's starting to get hot outside, the university is out, people are planning vacations, and I'm getting very close to murdering some kids and burying them in the desert behind my classroom. Of course, I'll deny it if you say anything. I'm trying to keep them busy. They have a steady stream of assignments to do, and I've told them that there will be no late work accepted. Half of them are doing it. Half of them have decided that they can just run around screaming and throwing things like chimpanzees on a bad acid trip. It's astounding. It's one step short of having them strip naked, paint their faces, and dance around a pig head on a stake. It's always darkest
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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 04, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy
Major Tom

Yesterday was May the Fourth. In the last few years, Star Wars fans have made May 4th an unofficial holiday, as in "May the Fourth be with you." I have to say, it was pretty disaapointing that no one but me even wore a Star Wars shirt last night. I mean, it is GEEKS Who Drink, right? Not even substitute scorekeeper Mitch wore a Star Wars shirt last night. I have a history with May the Fourth. Five years ago, all my friends were posting Star Wars jokes, and so did I. I wrote, "7th grade social studies. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." Nowhere on my page did it say the name of the school or even the district I worked at. I mentioned no names, not even a specific
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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, Apr 27, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Major Tom opens the suggestion box
Major Tom

I've gotten a couple of...shall we say...constructive criticisms...of late. As everyone's favorite Quizmaster, I will of course address them and try to make everybody happy. First of all, I've heard from a few people that they are upset about the Ginja Ninjas winning all the time. People have told me that they feel like they can't possibly win anything at Quiz because the Ninjas are unbeatable, and they even win the lion's share of the free beer bonus question coupons. We Quizmasters have Facebook groups where we discuss issues that come up, and I'll tell you that many, many Quizmasters from all over the country have a dominant team like this. The solution that keeps coming up is offering
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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, Apr 20, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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A "holiday" Quiz.
Major Tom

So, last night was 4/20. You know what that means. It's a pretty big day. That's right. It's Hitler's birthday. On 4/20, one of history's biggest monsters was born, and the path of history was changed forever by him. Oh, that wasn't what you thought I was going to say? OK, I know. 4/20 is meaningful for another reason. 4/20 is the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. Wait, that's not what you were thinking either? Fine, 4/20 is also something, something, weed. The Dub is college bar, so I know there's a bunch of you who are pot smokers. Pot smokers are all about the number 420. At 4:20 every day, they smoke out. On 4/20 every year, it's like a giant holiday. What do they do?
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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, Apr 13, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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An ode to the answer sheet as filth sponge.
Major Tom

The Dub is the home of record breakers. As you know, last week at the Dub, the Ginja Ninjas earned the first perfect score that I've ever seen reported in five years of playing and hosting Quiz. Well, not to be outdone, you guys made a herculean effort as a club to break another record last night. In all my years of being a Quizmaster at two of my own clubs and substituting at several others, I have never experienced nearly as much food, drink, and condiments stuck to, smeared on, and soaked into a pile of answer sheets. It was a whole new level of disgusting. I save all the answer sheets until the next day, so that I can include anything interesting when I write my Blog. When I pulled 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.