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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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You Know You've Done Something Right When...
Gerry-oke

…you piss off the finance guy at your local car dealership.  You guessed it, quizzers of Durty Nelly’s, I’m speaking of myself.  Before I go any further, let me welcome you back to another week of quiz at our fave Irish pub and restaurant.  A sparsely attended night, what I like to call a “hardcore” night because you guys are def hardcore, yo.  I’m guessing people were still getting over their St. Paddy’s Day hangovers; guys, I’m tellin’ ya, it went OFF this year at Durty Nelly’s.  You shoulda been there and, looking ahead to 2018, St. Paddy’s Day is going to be ON A SATURDAY.  *REDALERTREDALERTREDALERT* 
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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, Mar 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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My 2017 St. Paddy's Day Gift: MY OWN FAN CLUB!
Gerry-oke

Awwwwwwwww, you guys… you shouldn’t have!  It’s what I’ve always wanted.  Suck it, Hasselhoff.  Hey, Durty Nelly’s!  What a night of quiz!  Shit went down!  All leading up to the greatest party Durty Nelly’s throws every year, St. Patrick’s Day!  We kick things off at 11 AM and go all the way to 2 AM!  That’s right!  No checking out early this year because you’ve “got work in the morning!”  It’s gonna be SHAMROCKIN’!  Get all your details at the FB event HERE!  Let’s
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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, Mar 08, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Clearly, It Was Shoddy Workmanship...
Gerry-oke

Okay, I broke a chair.  Let’s move on.  Great quiz!  Packed house!  What a blast!  Fresh back from Geek Bowl XI in Seattle, and for as much fun as it was, I was glad to be back on home turf, and I imagine the quizzers that joined me felt the same.  BTW, one of my takeaways from this Geek Bowl is that the band Escort, our special musical guests this year, is amazing and you should check them out.  I found them on Spotify; I’m sure they’re available on other music platforms as well.  CHECK.  THEM.  OUT.  No joke. Here’s the recap… Round 1: Recently in Stuff – Belle is totally into furries. Round
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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, Mar 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Geek Bowl or Bust!
Gerry-oke

Welp, this is it, my faithful quizzers of Durty Nelly’s!  In just a few hours, I’ll be flying off to the Emerald City!  This’ll be my third time up in Seattle and not only do I get to enjoy this beautiful metropolis and all it has to offer, but I’ll be there for America’s Biggest Trivia Event, Geek Bowl XI!  So cool that it sold out weeks ago and I am very proud to say that I have two… yes, TWO… teams representing not just Durty Nelly’s, not just Orange County, but California in general!  Other states send more teams and they’re always represented (Colorado and Texas come readily to mind) so it’s nice to see
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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, Feb 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Whoa, Wait... What's Up with Pope Pius the Ninth?
Gerry-oke

HEY, NELLY’S!  A mighty, mighty fine quiz we had last night with our Academy Awards through-line (all round titles were also titles of Best Picture Oscar winners), and all the various things we learned… but, yeah, I gotta look into this shit with Pope Pius the Ninth.  Jewish boys being kidnapped and raised Catholic?  Emergency baptisms?  What situation calls for an emergency baptism, and how exactly is it different than a regular baptism?  Lastly… papal goons are a THING?!?  Maybe, maybe not… but my band Papal Goons will be debuting at Coachella next year.  We’re gonna rock your faces off…  Anyway, let’s
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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, Feb 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Smash Mouth Is Totally Playing My Lupercalia Party Next Year...
Gerry-oke

What a great night of quiz, huh, Nelly’s?  There was lots of hyperventilating, some on-the-fly corrections, a team purportedly made up of secretive Asians who like butt stuff (not really; they just misspelled “assassins” twice within the first three rounds and came up with a team name of Secret Assasians or Spys.  I mean, let’s not even get into how it should be “spies;” I took it as creative license), lots of Lupercalia and a SHIT-TON of Smash Mouth!  I don’t care what any of you guys say, I still love “All Star.”  I didn’t mind hearing it in EVERY.  SINGLE.  CLIP. in R7, unlike some
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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, Feb 08, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Yeah, You Know Me!
Gerry-oke

Halloooooo, quizzers of Durty Nelly’s!  What a time we had last night, huh?  We were few in number, true, but we still had fun!  We had a couple of unicorns playing with us, recently engaged.  We had the TOUGHEST.  ROUND.  EVER… at least, according to Tyler.  It wasn’t easy, I’ll grant you that, but toughest ever…?  Mm.  Besides, we gave you half the answer.  Straight up!  Anyway, after that cranium-cracker of a R6, it was time for some lighthearted “before and after” fun with our video R7.  Here’s how it worked: the video was for a movie, whereas the audio was an unrelated
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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, Feb 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I Don’t Want to Get All "Dad Mode" on You...
Gerry-oke

…especially since I’m not even a dad but, seriously, kids, please drive carefully.  Respect the right of way always and just be safe.  Get home to your loved ones in one piece.  However, if you do happen to get into an accident, lawyer up.  I know, you first instinct is to dry-heave but, trust me, it’s for your own good.  Also, thanks for the very warm welcome I got when I walked into Nelly’s last night.  You guys were very patient and understanding and, more importantly, stuck with me ‘til the end.  I think our actual running time was the shortest it has been in a while; maybe I’ll try to do this for future quizzes. In
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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 25, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Ann Coulter: The New Lead Singer of Slayer
Gerry-oke

How awesome would that be?!?  Super-duper awesome, I’d say.  Hey, quizzers of the dirty Durty!  We had a great night of quiz, capped off with another battle royale for first place!  Let’s get to it!  Here’s the recap... Round 1: All Q’d Up – Takeaways from this round: we need to rescue Priyanka from “Quantico” and ?love from Jimmy Fallon. Round 2: Acrostic Universe – Seriously.  I like Ellie Goulding but tell me she doesn’t sound like a little British goat.  She and Stevie Nicks should team up to do some duets.  Oh, wait, it's been done... Round
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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 18, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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So Sleepy... Send Coffee... Vietnamese Coffee
Gerry-oke

Hey, Nelly’s quizzers!  Allow me to go off on a completely unrelated tangent here, right off the bat.  I fancy myself a bit of a coffee aficionado.  I wouldn’t say expert because I haven’t had nearly that many different types or know all that much about the processing of coffee but I do like to try new types, flavors, strengths, and I have to say that Vietnamese coffee is up there.  It’s delicious… and STRONG.  I like strong coffees.  Mostly because I think at this point I’ve developed an unnatural tolerance to caffeine and I’m trying to find something that will make feel the way coffee made me feel back when I first
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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.