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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Not NOW, the GAME Is On!
Gerry-oke

Sorry for all the short blogs as of late, my beautiful quizzers of Durty Nelly’s, but the Ducks game is on and, as of this writing, there is one period left in Game 4 and the Ducks are up 2-0 in the game, down 2-1 in the series.  Chances are you don’t care BUT… look at it this way: I didn’t subject you to a game last night, right?  LET’S GO, DUCKS!!! Winners’ Circle – “Not Last” place: Team Whisky Bzns – Well done, you guys, unlike the other team… *eyeroll* Second place: Team I Dropped the Soap in Front of Chelsea Manning and He Leaked on Me – How did
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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, May 10, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Ramen Is Delicious...
Gerry-oke

…and I’m about to go have some very shortly so, again, this one’ll be a short one!  Here’s the recap… Round 1: Recently in Stuff – SHORYUKEN!!! Round 2: Pre-Existing Renditions – I feel I may have over-explained this one a bit… but past instances where we switch up R2 have been difficult for some. Round 3: Figaro, It’s Your Baby! - http://youtu.be/mfhBM_Yay6w Round 4: Keep Calm and Carrion – Best.  Round title.  EVER. Round 5: Better Bedtime Stories – Overall favorite round of the night.  “Facehugs for Everyone!” 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, May 03, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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"Stay On Target… Stay On Target…"
Gerry-oke

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone!  May the Fourth, and the Force, be with you!  I’m late for the Star Wars quiz, so this one’s going to be faster than Han’s Kessel Run! Winners’ Circle – “Not Last” place: Team Doing It With Icing – I’m usually a pie guy… but I’ll definitely have a piece of that cake! Second place: Team Hopefully Daddy of None Soon – Are you guys going on “Maury” or something…? First place: Team Paddie Wankers – I mean, if you have some paddies that need wanking, this is
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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, Apr 26, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Karma WILL Get You
Gerry-oke

Hello, my quizzers of Durty Nelly’s!  This week, I want to talk about karma.  If it’s one thing I’ve learned in my six years of quizzing… nay, in my nearly 39 years of life… it’s that you don’t fuck with her.  You start talking that mess, you start provoking your peers, be they friends or family (or anyone really), shit’s gonna go down, one way or another.  Let sleeping dogs lie.  Don’t poke the bear.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.  Oh, wait, no… that last one doesn’t apply…  Like, for example, when one starts yelling at one’s friends (or possibly simply
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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, Apr 19, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Makin’ Dat MONEY, Yo! Uh... For a Good Cause, Of Course...
Gerry-oke

What.  a.  NIGHT!!  My friends of Durty Nelly’s, faithful quizzers, it was so great to see all of you out in full force supporting our Quiz for a Cause benefitting our local Costa Mesa Planned Parenthood!!  In case you missed it, we raised a total of $258!  WOW.  So very proud of you all.  Our sincerest thanks: you joined a nationwide GWD effort to raise money for local PP clinics, and Our Lady of Quiz, the lovely Stefani over at HQ, predicts that, when it’s all over, we may very well raise an approximate cumulative total of $20,000.  TWENTY.  THOUSAND.  DOLLARS, you guys!  That’s amazing!  So, again, I can’t
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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, Apr 12, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Women, We Stand with You! Especially If You’re Anaheim Ducks Fans!
Gerry-oke

Kidding!  We stand with you regardless, of course.  I may just stand with you a wee bit more…  ;)  GUYS!  Exciting things are happening in the next couple of weeks!  First and foremost, Durty Nelly’s is joining the nationwide Quiz for a Cause that GWD is doing benefitting Planned Parenthood and, gauging the reaction from last night’s announcement, it seems all (if not most) of you are onboard!  So please come on by to quiz next week (and maybe even invite a few non-regulars) to help support the cause!  We at GWD feel very strongly about supporting Planned Parenthood and all the good that they do; all we’re asking is
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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, Apr 05, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Berenstein Bears Meet Sarah McLaughlin!
Gerry-oke

WOW.  What a weird night at Durty Nelly’s.  First of all, thanks for showing up to quiz; for all it’s weirdness, it was a fun night as always.  Okay, so it looks like we may have another instance of the Mandela Effect.  “WTF is that?” you may ask.  In a nutshell, it’s a false memory shared by a significant portion of a given population.  Its name is derived from reports of people swearing that Nelson Mandela died in a jail cell sometime in the 80’s when, in reality, he was released in 1990, went on to become president of South Africa, eventually dying… but not until 2013.  Last night, it all started with
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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 29, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Best Ahi Poke? Wisconsin, Duh.
Gerry-oke

What a night!  Packed house and, despite my mumbling troubles, and that weird shit going on with the mic, good times were had by all.  Okay, maybe most.  Okay, maybe some.  How the hell should I know?  It’s not like a take customer surveys as you guys head out.  However, it seemed as if you all enjoyed yourselves; I know I certainly did!  Here’s the recap… Round 1: This Round Is Risky – “You gotta know when to hold ‘em…” Round 2: The Horrifying World of A Cappella Covers – These a cappella covers really threw you guys off.  Admittedly, however, they weren’t all bad. 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 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.