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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Getting Fit with Gene Simmons!
Gerry-oke

Yup, they may have the same last name but there’s a HUGE difference between Richard and Gene.  Hey, Brix!  Welcome back to the GWD pub quiz!  Here’s the recap... Round 1: Your Mom's a Diphthong – Yeah, it sounded a little harsher than it is.  She might actually be a diphthong if she has a couple of vowels next to each other in her name. Round 2: When Actual Coldplay Is a Little Too Exciting – Oh, such “inventive” covers… Round 3: Sooner or Later: Food Groups – Took a bit to get with what this round was asking for… but we got there! Round 4: Step Right Up! – Dammit!  I totally
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Keep This Up and I'll Troll You with Nickelback AND Staind
Gerry-oke

How’s it going, quizzers of Durty Nelly’s?!?  Everyone was in such good spirits last night, last night’s quiz was especially fun!  Not that the quiz wasn’t without its low points; we had a song by Staind in R2.  Yes, that one.  The one everyone always starts singing when its title happens to be said during regular conversation… and they always think they’re being so funny.  Stop it.  The song sucks, you’re not funny… just stop it.  However, it gets worse: first off, I had a lot of guesses of “Nickelback” for that Staind song and nobody needs more Nickelback in their lives, even in simple
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Baristas Be Like "GTFO..."
Gerry-oke

Your hours said you were open until 9:30, Starbucks.  I don’t appreciate getting kicked out before 7:00…  Hey, Nelly’s!  Welcome to 2017 and a whole new year of quizzing fabulousness!  Boy, did we have a time, huh?  Here’s the recap... Round 1: Recently in Stuff – End the year on current events, start the new one with current events… Round 2: Feelin’ the Flow – Only seven songs for the music round tonight!  Whuuuuuuusuuh…? Round 3: Animals Are Gross, You Guys – Damn.  Banana slug got you DOMINATED, Silverback Gorilla.  Go re-evaluate your life. Round 4: Nuts
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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¡Adios, 2016!
Gerry-oke

This is it, folks.  What we’ve all been waiting for: the end of 2016.  It’s been a fucker, hasn’t it?  Let’s give it a nice, swift kick in the ass, send it on its way and let’s try to bring some good vibes into the new year, shall we?  Never a shortage of good vibes from you, quizzers, each and every week we get together at Durty Nelly’s.  For that, for another wonderful year of quizzing, of cheers, jeers and sneers, of good laughs and good times, for all of that… I thank you.  I hope you keep coming back; I mean, as long as you do, I’ll keep coming back to do it!  Looking forward to some serious awesomeness
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Christmas GloCubes in FULL EFFECT!
Gerry-oke

Season’s greetings, my little elves!  Welcome to the Quiz Before Christmas!  To add a little color and festiveness to the proceedings, I brought in my collection of GloCubes, culled from my many nights of drinking at Disney’s California Adventure, most of them from the now-defunct Mad T Party.  Ah… good times.  Anyway, they last a good long while and I’m glad most of them lit up; they were so pretty, n’est-ce pas?  Good quiz last night, great turnout, so much so that I had to lay down the law a little bit.  Look, kids, sorry for being a little gruff but I have had teams comment (read “complain”) that it can be difficult
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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May the Ears Be with You!
Gerry-oke

OMGOMGOMGOMG… It’s almost time for Rogue One, mofos!  I got a ticket for an 8:30 showing tonight and I need to leave soon to get in that line so, yeah, another brief one.  Also, I hope you guys enjoyed wearing my special, limited-edition, light-up Star Wars Mickey ears.  My (ironically) bright idea to have someone on each team wear them for their team picture ran into some trouble since apparently not using a flash can lead to some blurry pictures.  Whatevs.  STAR WARS! Here’s the recap... Round 1: Two Bs or Not Two Bs – Most of you caught on to this one pretty quickly. Round 2: I’ve Heard This Movie:
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I Said "PEANUTS," Not "PENIS," You Blockhead!
Gerry-oke

Good grief!  What a night.  We had a great quiz and some good times, even some animated shakin’ and shimmyin’ at night’s end!  I mean, really, sometimes, the universe just gives you everything you need to make some truly special memories.  With a tie for second place, we had to figure out a tiebreaker.  Now, in most cases, I let the tied teams choose what they want to do; this time, however, Spotify just happened to be playing the classic Vince Guaraldi piece “Linus and Lucy;” it’s generally accepted as the Peanuts’ theme song.  You might be reading this and saying, “DUH, Gerry, we KNOW Vince Guaraldi!” 
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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“SOCIALIST BRO SQUAD, HOOOOHHHH!!!”
Gerry-oke

Hello, my comrades of Durty Nelly’s!  Or, as they would say in Cuba, “Zdravstvuyte!”  What a time we had last night!  Over the years, our clever writing team has had some very creative ways of expressing ideas and clues within our questions; last night was no different.  “Socialist Bro Squad?”  Amazing!  When something like that comes up, either at quiz or on the blog, I’m always asking for someone to “get on that” and make my next favorite sitcom.  Hell, it could be a Team America: World Police-type satire… JUST DO IT!  I know I’ll never get my wish but it’s nice to think about. 
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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You Force Me to Put Things in My Mouth, I Torture You with Black Eyed Peas
Gerry-oke

Happy Thanksgiving to you, my dear quizzers!  I hope you have lots of good food and good times today.  I am absolutely looking forward to my own tryptophan trip later today but, first, it’s time for a little recap of last night’s festivities!  Our annual Thanksgiving Eve quiz was gobs of fun once again; I had some old friends who just LOVE my sick beats stop by, and even some hardcore quizzers from our sister Wednesday night quiz over at the Harp in Costa Mesa.  Turns out the Harp Inn eschews quiz for an annual Thanksgiving Eve shindig of their own so these poor unfortunate souls had no choice but to slum it with us.  Hope you guys had fun!  Back to
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Hey, I Thought America Was Supposed to Be Great Again!
Gerry-oke

Hey, I Thought America Was Supposed to Be Great Again! Why am I getting sick in Trump’s America?!?  LOLZ!  J/K...  I know he doesn’t care whether I die or not!  :p  Anyway... HI, PEEPS!!  Welcome to another week of quizzing goodness at Durty Nelly’s!  We had some fun tonight, huh?  Making fun of certain loud as FUCK teams (that’s right, you can keep your “AF.”  I’m spelling that shit out!), showing some love to birthday boy Ralph Garman and the podcast Hollywood Babble-On that he does with Kevin Smith (and at least one guy got it!) and,
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Nov 09, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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You’ve Heard Enough Bad News for One Week...
Gerry-oke

...so instead, let’s look at some funny team names and such, shall we?  First of all, HI!  Welcome back to my blog for the Wednesday night quiz at Durty Nelly’s!  In regards to all the shit that went down this week, in all seriousness, let me just say this: we need to stay positive, stay alert and stay human.  Things may look bleak, and they very well may be.  Things might get really shitty very soon but, if the need to defend our rights and the rights of others arises, we shouldn’t back down.  There are things we can do to truly make this country great and a place where no one has to live in fear; fear of deportation, fear of unwarranted
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Nov 02, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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When it Rains, it Pours...
Gerry-oke

Hey, Nelly’s!  We had a packed house and a great quiz last night!  I remembered my power cord this time.  However, my laptop still wanted to act up with me tonight, so this one’s going to be brief as my time is short.  I promised you my favorite answers for R8Q5.  The question was “‘Firmness, commodity, and delight’ sounds way better when written in Latin on the Pritzker Prize, which is awarded annually to people in what field?”  I got everything from “pastry chef” (random) to “porn/porn star/adult films” to (my favorite) “dominatrix.”  Nice try, guys, but that already exists: they’re
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Old, Dirty, Stinky, Full of Crazy People and You Have to Watch Your Valuables...
Gerry-oke

No, I’m not describing Durty Nelly’s on a Wednesday night!  That’s how I came home describing New Orleans to my friends... but I immediately followed it up with “I loved it, and I can’t wait to go back.”  That is the truth.  NOLA’s an amazing city: so much history, flavor, spirit, music, food, art and love.  It has been through so much - that city has seen some shit - but they are working their asses off to rebuild.  Honestly, that city deserves some love.  Visit if you can (‘cuz, you know, tourist dollars always help).  However, if you can’t, consider giving them a little donation to help them
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I’M OFF TO NOLA!
Gerry-oke

It’s gonna be another quick one this week, guys!  I have lots to do before I fly off to “N’Awlins” tomorrow.  I’m checked in on my flight (thanks to the Southwest app!) but I haven’t even started packing!  Hey, I do my best work under pressure!  What’s the old saying?  If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would ever get done.  Or, as Corri likes to say, “I put the ‘pro’ in ‘procrastination!’”  On top of all that, I have a show to attend tonight; I’m seeing Ben Folds!  Love that little nerd.  Here’s the recap! Round 1: ZAP! POW! QUIZ! –
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Sometimes, You Wear Just the Right Shirt
Gerry-oke

Hey there, quizzers of Durty Nelly’s!  What a fantastic night of quiz!  12 teams, a packed house and three - count ‘em - THREE compliments on my shirt.  In case you missed it, you can see what it looks like here.  Big shout-out to my homie Ricky for giving it to me; he’s a good friend.  So, yeah, it was a nice little ego boost.  Team And Now, We’re Back in the Closet, the team sitting directly in front of me and the stage, loved it so much that they wrote it on one of their answer sheets.  It tickled me, so I took a picture of it; you can
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Cal Poly Wolly Doodle All NIGHT, MOFOS!
Gerry-oke

Yo, sound the bell!  School’s in, sucka!  Thanks for coming out for our very special Quiz for a Cause last night!  We had 12 teams total playing, 8 of which kicked over some cash to benefit the Cal Poly Alumni Association - Orange County Chapter and, from the looks of all the new faces, probably a good number of you actually were Cal Poly Alumni!  Anyway, the association does good work, raising money for their scholarship fund which helps out some pretty smart kids that may need a bit of a helping hand.  I’m sure many of you know what it’s like being a
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment, codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing the masses at Brix Sunset Beach, Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7 PM.