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The Pub & The People
1648 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC
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Monday, Apr 17, 2017
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The Pub & The Planned Parenthood
Ben

  Hello folks! Thanks to all who participated in this week's special edition quiz, and an even greater thanks to those who donated to our local Metro Washington Planned Parenthood! If you weren't there or aren't aware, this week's quiz was a "Quiz for a Cause", in which Planned Parenthood was the cause! We had some friends from our local Planned Parenthood chapter on hand, talking about what they do, and taking donations that go directly to said local chapter. Keeping it local! Participants were generally very generous, which was lovely to witness. I constantly get the feeling that it is a very progressively thinking crowd that attends the Monday night quiz, and this
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.


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The Pub & The People
1648 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC
20001
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
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Too Damn Sultry
Ben

Hello folks! Another humdinger of a quiz last night, whatever that means. Not as hairline close of a race as we've seen in recent weeks, but some lead changes along the way. That first audio round certainly tore many teams to shreds, although not Age of Consent, who only missed three, and wisely executed their joker on it (since they missed four on the final round.) Actually, looking at it again, there was only about five points separating the top three teams, which is still pretty dang close. Hairlines be damned. The normal Team Venture group had more than six people, so they had to split into two groups, the second one being very
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.


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The Pub & The People
1648 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC
20001
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
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...Despite what Big Sodium Phosphate Wants You To Think
Ben

Greetings! I always like seeing regulars take first or second for the first time, which happened tonight when Crystal Methodists stole second place from the jaws of Age of Consent. Not to be outdone, however, were team Topical Pun, who are consistently excellent. Regular champs Age of Consent ended up two points short of second place, with Sweet Sassy Molassy one point behind them. Sweet Sassy Molassy was my favorite name to say out loud, but I have to give best name to Filibuster Rhymes. The usually solid Team Venture
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.


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The Pub & The People
1648 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC
20001
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
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Mind the Gap
Ben

Greetings! After weeks of close games, we finally had a respectable gap between first and second place, with returning champions Age of Consent outscoring second placers Team Venture by six points. The three point gap Team Venture had over Topical Pun is also respectable, and satisfyingly (reverse?) exponential. The entire difference came from that first audio round, where Age of Consent doubled their impressive 15 point round (no other team scored more than 13), compared to Team Venture's 12 point performance. Both teams had fairly identical performances outside of that round.
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.


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The Pub & The People
1648 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC
20001
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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Happy Birthday Elton John
Ben

Greetings! Weather gets better, moods get better, quizzes get better. The theme of quizzes in 2017 seems to be damn close games. Another squeaker, with team Ben Likes to Refer to Himself in the Third Person taking first place by ONE point, leading regular placers Hobo Bidet in second, who led the usual champion Age of Consent by a mere TWO points. Age of Consent didn't qualify for a placement prize, but did win the final bonus round of shots for their efforts. With the change of season has come a change of menu, and the new goat cheese mac and cheese replacing the pumpkin mac was a stroke of genius. So dang good, even
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.


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The Pub & The People
1648 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC
20001
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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Rock! Paper! Scissors! SHIT!
Ben

Howdy! Monday's quiz was a dramatic one, as Trash Pandas 4: In Space made their glorious return and barely snuck away with the one point win. Even more dramatic, was the second place tie between Napoleon Snowy Fort and Team Venture. The tie breaking rock, paper, scissor bout ended with Team Venture scissoring (ew) the $15 gift certificate away from Napoleon Snowy Fort after two rock standoff rounds. No one likes to lose that way, but Napoleon Snowy Fort have enjoyed more victories than Team Venture, so I shall shed no tears for them. I was expecting
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.


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The Pub & The People
1648 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC
20001
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
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The Peel Sessions
Ben

Greetings! Another week, another packed bar. I think quiz participants are getting more and more disciplined every week. I find myself competing with noise much less these days, which is AWESOME! Noise has always been the number one complaint I hear from people, besides not winning enough bonus questions.  Any way, we had another quiz where Age of Consent did not win, which, while it is still rare, has happened two or three times in the last month or so. For those just tuning in, that is not normal, but is largely okay with most people. It's lonely at the top.   Gotta give AoC credit though, as they "lost" by only one point, despite
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.


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Washington, DC
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Monday, Feb 27, 2017
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Who the Hell Watches the People's Choice Awards?
Ben

Good evening quiz blog readers,   Many people expressed their displeasure with a few of tonight's rounds, namely the People's Choice Award questions and the Swedish Chef audio round. I'd have to agree with the reaction to the People's Choice Award category. I was not even aware they had happened this year.   That's no excuse for losing, though. It's certainly in the realm of pop culture. I was proud to see at least three teams completely ace the art visual round. Way to go folks!   It was a close race for the number one spot, but Trash Pandas: Kalabar's Revenge manage to ace the final
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.


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The Pub & The People
1648 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC
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Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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Warmer Still
Ben

Greetings once again quiz blog readers, This week saw another trainee come and go, in Chris, a soon to be alternate quiz sub. For his first time, he rocked it. Kudos Chris. While trainees being trained at my bar is nothing out of the ordinary lately, Age of Consent not taking first place was. Napoleon Boner Party edged them out for the number one spot, and actually had them beat for a good few rounds. Some weird categories tonight definitely had a hand in shaking things up, like Ellen Page movies. It's been unseasonably warm this week, and the especially populated bike rack was a testament to that fact. Even if it
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.


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The Pub & The People
1648 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC
20001
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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Squidward Squigglypants
Ben

Blog powers: activate. Good evening beautifuls. Here's what is not surprising: Age of Consent won. Not expected or surprising: Serenity Now took second place. Somewhat expected: Team Venture took third. Very expected: Few people are aware of the existence of Howard the Duck, and even fewer people have actually seen it. Lots of friendly newbies this quiz, and a few people who left before the quiz, promising to make it back sometime to actually participate. Something about this bar attracts nice people. I like that. Please continue coming to The Pub & The People, you nice people. Is it
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.


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The Pub & The People
1648 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC
20001
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
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The Nub & the Peep Hole
Ben

Greetings quiz blog reader people. Well the weather sure improved, but the attendance did not, surprisingly. I'll go ahead and chalk that up to the Superb Owl hangover effect. Patriots win, everyone else loses. Speaking of dominating forces doing what they do best and upsetting a lot of people, this was yet another quiz that was won out by Age of Consent. They pulled ahead in the final round, after getting 15 compared to the 12 that second place team (and dangerous newcomers) The Nub and the Peep Hole achieved, putting Age of Consent up by 2 points to win it all. Tonight also featured another trainee by the name of
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.


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The Pub & The People
1648 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC
20001
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
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F*** Bannon
Ben

Hello quizzy bloggy readers! This week saw the biggest influx of politically motivated team names during my tenure as a quiz master, by far. Most notably, was the second place team, after which this blog post is named, "F*** Bannon". I'm not sure if I can post that word without the asterisks, so I'm going to play it safe. I did ask permission from the bartenders to say it outloud, which was granted with enthusiasm. It was also appropriate that the team was made up of Planned Parenthood employees. The attendees seemed to like the name as well, constantly asking me to repeat it, acting as though they couldn't hear it the first time... or the second
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.


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The Pub & The People
1648 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC
20001
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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12317
Ben

I like how mild our winters tend to be, here in DC, but I often forget that, while warmer temperatures mean less snow, it also means more rain. This was another rainy quiz night, which is what I'd like to blame for the lower than normal turnout, which was still pretty solid. We also had another quiz trainee with us tonight, by the name of Eugene. Eugene is a man without a bar, as his bar shut down before the quizes started to take place there. Too bad, those quizzes would surely have pulled them out of the red. Eugene, if you're reading this, you did fantastically. Easily the most fluid trainee I've worked with. Tonight was also unique, in that Age
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.


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1648 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC
20001
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
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Can't Be Beat
Ben

Aloha folks. I'll cut the small talk and give you the bad news. Age of Consent returned this week, and doubling their 16 point round let them secure a comfortable 5 point gap between them and the returning second placers, Team Venture. At least Team Venture were able to wash away some of their tears as the winners of the round of shots super bonus round question. Hobo Bidet, who always place very well, stumbled out of a tie for first place into third, due to the tough final random knowledge round. There aren't a lot of hockey fans that quiz at The Pub & The People, it seems like. Or if there are, they only
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.


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1648 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC
20001
Monday, Jan 02, 2017
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Edge of (Twenty) Seventeen
Ben

Happy new year folks! After a week off of quizzing, 2017 kicked off properly with healthy first showing at The Pub & The People Monday tonight. With no team "Age of Consent" in sight, first place seemed wide open, but was held by team "Who Framed Mariah?" for pretty much the entire night. They also happened to win the round of bartender picked shots. The rich get richer. Second place was also pretty concretely held most of the night, by regulars "Team Venture". They trailed 8 points behind "Who Framed Mariah?", and led
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.


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The Pub & The People
1648 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC
20001
Monday, Dec 19, 2016
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Good Riddance 2016
Ben

Good Riddance 2016 The 19th was the final quiz at The Pub & The People for 2016. Our next quiz will be Monday, January 2nd at our normal time of 7:30. While 2016 is far from the worst year on record, I can safely say just about nobody will miss it. At least in 2017, David Bowie can't die again. This week's quiz was as packed as I've seen the bar. People standing everywhere. Only 15 teams, though, so a lot of team density. What wasn't different, was that those dastardly villains from team Age of Consent sent 2016 off in a fitting way, by winning 1st place yet again. That tends to happen when you score 15 points on the audio round,
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From Boulder, CO, spent many years in Florida, happily living in DC since 2011. Doesn't hardly drink, but is certainly a geek.