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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Quiz Through the Looking Glass
Travis

It hasn't even been two months into my run as host of quiz at Phoenix Landing, but I think our teams are starting to form bizarro-world versions of themselves. As I've mentioned in blogs past, a team of regulars started quizzing here the week I started hosting, and thought it would be super awesome and cool to name themselves You're Not Our Real Bobby. I still love their explanation of their name after that first quiz: "We don't even know who Bobby is!" You're doing the Lord's work, fellas. They won quiz for the first time two weeks ago and, as such, rolled into quiz last week with the new name of You ARE Our Real Bobby. I will very
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I'm a native of Maryland -- complete with Baltimore accent -- but I've called Boston home since the fall of 2010. Otherwise? I'm a sushi vacuum, some weird mix of Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer, a ridiculously devoted baseball enthusiast, and fortunately never afraid to throw in a dad joke or ten. That's about it.


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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I Much Prefer Macho Madness
Travis

It took seven weeks of being the new guy on the mic at The Phoenix Landing, but it finally happened. I became the guy! A team started quizzing the same week I became Quizmaster and upon hearing I was the newbie, their team name was easy: You're Not Our Real Bobby. It took some convincing and some joking (and, by their admission, climbing the ladder to earn their first win last week), but I got their Round 1 answers last night and there it was, beautiful and shiny and new: You Are Our Real Bobby. Whew. At this point, I don't even care they still have to progress to get my actual name
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I'm a native of Maryland -- complete with Baltimore accent -- but I've called Boston home since the fall of 2010. Otherwise? I'm a sushi vacuum, some weird mix of Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer, a ridiculously devoted baseball enthusiast, and fortunately never afraid to throw in a dad joke or ten. That's about it.


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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They Do Run the World. I Checked.
Travis

On International Women's Day, it was a fine evening for some quiz awesomeness. We welcomed in a lot of red-clad quizzers for eight rounds of flotsam and jetsam and such, but I have to give a special shoutout to a team who went above and beyond for their naming efforts. Team names are a fickle thing. You get a lot of quizzing in the face, references to Super Troopers and Will Ferrell movies and (lately) alternative facts, but it takes a lot of effort to come up with a name that I'm going to (a) laugh like crazy upon reading, and (b) remember for a while. So major props to the team sitting closest to my stage last night: I'm Not Wearing Red, It's Just Blood
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I'm a native of Maryland -- complete with Baltimore accent -- but I've called Boston home since the fall of 2010. Otherwise? I'm a sushi vacuum, some weird mix of Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer, a ridiculously devoted baseball enthusiast, and fortunately never afraid to throw in a dad joke or ten. That's about it.


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Hearty Quiz For All
Travis

Tonight was a very special quiz at The Phoenix Landing, as we played host to Hearty Meals For All and a Quiz For a Cause to benefit that excellent organization! They took in over $330 thanks to a lot of the quizzers who were kind enough to donate. They obviously thank you all, and so do I. Today was also Ash Wednesday -- what are you giving up for Lent? I'm giving up soda and, since I despise coffee, it looks like I'll be majorly laying off the caffeine over the next month-plus. Be sure to take pity on me and my headache-laden life as you quiz with me in the near future. It's gonna be great! Team names ran the gamut from the
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I'm a native of Maryland -- complete with Baltimore accent -- but I've called Boston home since the fall of 2010. Otherwise? I'm a sushi vacuum, some weird mix of Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer, a ridiculously devoted baseball enthusiast, and fortunately never afraid to throw in a dad joke or ten. That's about it.


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Teachers Who Drink. And Quiz. And Drink.
Travis

February break is a wonderful thing. I grew up in Maryland, so I never knew the benefit of having a week off from school smack in the middle of the winter doldrums. I just dealt with being freezing cold and stir crazy from going to class five days a week pretty much from the start of the new year until getting a couple of days off around Easter. Here in Massachusetts, where I work as a teacher, it's a whole different story. You get a December break! You get a February break! You get an April break! I love my job, but those breaks are a very necessary thing for everyone involved. Last night at the Phoenix Landing,
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I'm a native of Maryland -- complete with Baltimore accent -- but I've called Boston home since the fall of 2010. Otherwise? I'm a sushi vacuum, some weird mix of Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer, a ridiculously devoted baseball enthusiast, and fortunately never afraid to throw in a dad joke or ten. That's about it.


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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That Blog Had a Family, Bah Gawd!
Travis

Hey, I'm back! Did ya miss me? (Maybe don't answer that.) Andrew held down the fort last week and did so quite honorably, but I returned to Phoenix Landing on Wednesday to give fourteen groups of quizzers the cure for the middle-of-the-week blues. On top of the usual bonus prizes, we also invited Harpoon in for some extra swag in the form of Harpoon IPA tees for the five individual bonus winners as well as Big Swinging DKEs, the lowest-scoring team to play the entire quiz. They absolutely rocked it and were a great group to have around, so hopefully we see them on Wednesdays again soon. The top of
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I'm a native of Maryland -- complete with Baltimore accent -- but I've called Boston home since the fall of 2010. Otherwise? I'm a sushi vacuum, some weird mix of Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer, a ridiculously devoted baseball enthusiast, and fortunately never afraid to throw in a dad joke or ten. That's about it.


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
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Icemageddon
Shillbert

I moved to the Boston area last year. It wasn’t my first time spent in Massachusetts - I went to school in Worcester for four years - but living on your own is certainly different than living on a college campus. And last year there was barely any snow. Now, I’m no snow novice. I grew up in Southwest Connecticut and I’ve lived through my fair share of storms. But certainly living through a storm when your parents are around to do the heavy lifting is quite a different experience. But today? Today I made it through a storm. A foot of snow on the ground. Cars getting towed like its going out of style. Wind whipping around at full speeds. But
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A fan of professional wrestling. A sketch comedy enthusiast. A bass player/vocalist. These are the many personalities of Shillbert (his real name is Andrew, but this name is way more fun!). Join him as he quizzes patrons all across the Boston region.


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Czechia Later
Travis

Oh, hey! The second week of my Phoenix Landingness is in the books and here, more than any other venue that I've overseen, I've realized there are some pretty awesome sidebars going on in the margins and other white space on our answer sheets. We had Please Enunciate (I hope I did okay!) doodling very cool picture frames next to their team name in each round. We had several teams drawing hearts around Michelle Obama's name when it popped up as an answer. A few teams were very torn as to whether an erotomanic Betty White would be in love with them or in lust with them. We also had Steve Bannon (another answer
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I'm a native of Maryland -- complete with Baltimore accent -- but I've called Boston home since the fall of 2010. Otherwise? I'm a sushi vacuum, some weird mix of Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer, a ridiculously devoted baseball enthusiast, and fortunately never afraid to throw in a dad joke or ten. That's about it.


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss(?)
Travis

Hey, champ. I'm Travis. I know things might be a little different around The Phoenix Landing now that Bobby is off living his own life, but I promise to be *playfully punches arm* right there for ya. We can quiz just like old times! Bonus questions -- I know they're a little different, but you really liked them! The beers are the same. The space is the same -- okay, I know a lot of people came to hang out. Twenty-four teams, in fact. One had to sit on the stage next to my table, but we still enjoyed eight rounds of hullabaloo and whatnot. I know, I know. I read the team names. Bring Bobby Back. You're Not Our
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I'm a native of Maryland -- complete with Baltimore accent -- but I've called Boston home since the fall of 2010. Otherwise? I'm a sushi vacuum, some weird mix of Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer, a ridiculously devoted baseball enthusiast, and fortunately never afraid to throw in a dad joke or ten. That's about it.


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Keep that Chicken Quiet!
Bobby

Well folks, that's all she wrote! My last quiz at Phoenix Landing. 
All I have to say is that I had some extremely fun times at Phoenix with you guys and I met some great, great people - you are the best group of quizzers I could ever ask for. I’ll be around, drinking and quizzing, and hopefully beating all your asses!I’ll see you soon. So long and thanks for all the fish!-BobbyAlso below is a list of all the music I’ve played at quiz if you’re interested in that kinda thing
Capital Cities - Safe and SoundNonono - Pumpin BloodThe Limousines - Internet Killed The Video StarThe Troggs - With a Girl
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Whats up chumps? I'm Bobby - from around the Boston area and happy to finally be able to do this for a faaaat fat profit because I love pub quiz


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Ummm, Nobody Tell Bobby
Josh

Okay, so it's just our little secret that I called your regular host, Bobby, an asshole over the microphone, right? I mean, the fact that there was a team named Bobby's Not An Asshole could mean almost anything. And... wait a minute, he's not gonna read this, is he..? Shit. Fact, is, I've never met, Bobby, and, hell, I said a *lot* of things tonight and can't be held accountable for all of them, you know, trying to impress a new crowd and all, and going on basic statistics, I got to imagine he's a lot bigger than me, so, uh, Bobby, that quote was taken way out of context! Anyways... It was fun hosting the Phoenix Landing for the third time... in four years. I'm, sort of a
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Show up with a smile, we're here for the yuks. And the beer. Oh and prizes, too. But mostly for the beer.


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
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Mono-X-Treeeeeme!
Bobby

Oh man we talked about echidnas tonight, which brings us peripherally to one of my favorite things ever: the platypus! You see, echidnas and platypuses are the only extant types of monotremes one earth. Monotremes are egg-laying mammals and both these critters (all three, actually, since there’s two types of echidnas) are goddamned weirdos and I love it. Male platypuses have venomous spurs they can jab you with, and platypuses and echidnas mothers both just kind of ooze milk out their sides rather than having good old American nipples. Also they lay EGGS, if you forgot that part. They’re the best and they’re super weird and oh hey did I mention I’m going
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Whats up chumps? I'm Bobby - from around the Boston area and happy to finally be able to do this for a faaaat fat profit because I love pub quiz


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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It's Been a Long December
Bobby

Well, good riddance 2016. That's all I can say. Debbie Reynolds died during quiz tonight, which is just bananas. 
 Going into 2017 I'm just gonna leave you with this quote, which has been going around Twitter and is just perfect:
 "Be Princess Leia in 2017. Fight on the front lines. Strangle fascists with the chains they would have you wear. Be a motherfuckin’ general.” 
Well done to everyone tonight, and I’ll see you folks in the new year. Love you allBobby
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Whats up chumps? I'm Bobby - from around the Boston area and happy to finally be able to do this for a faaaat fat profit because I love pub quiz


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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That's Not The Only Thing Around Here That's Fruity and Precocious
Bobby

I feel like half my blog entries lately begin with “oh man it’s good to be back” but oh man, it’s good to be back. I was away in London and Bucharest for work the last few weeks and while it was cool to be away from The Darkest Timeline America for a few weeks it’s also real nice to come back home and see you folks!So listen lets talk about Geek Bowl. Boston has never really had a team at Geek Bowl before and our (spoilers!) winners tonight, the wonderfully named We Missed You Bobby! are going to be heading out there in March! That’s awesome, but I want more. More, I say! Be like a bunch of little Frasier Cranes, making your way across the country
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Whats up chumps? I'm Bobby - from around the Boston area and happy to finally be able to do this for a faaaat fat profit because I love pub quiz


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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When Is A Team Name Too Soon? The Answer Is Probably Never
Daniel

Phoenix Landing was packed with quizzers who were hoping to escape the Arctic cold while enjoying an adult beverage and show off their smarts Wednesday night. And boy howdy was it one hell of a quiz! The top 7 teams remained within 10 points of each other throughout most of the evening and gave this quizmaster enough reason to start preparing for a tiebreaker round. In the end first place finisher Crazy Psychic Mofos edged out second place finished The Kanye West Wing in the final round. In a respectable third place came Why Couldn’t it Have Been Robin Thicke, whose team name caused a combination of indignation and sitcom
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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Democracy in Action!
Shillbert

Another week, another successful quiz in the books. This time I ventured to the far off land of Cambridge to host at Phoenix Landing for your normal quizmaster supreme, Bobby. While Bobby travels the world, it was my duty to hold down the fort. And hopefully I lived up to your surely high standards. Phoenix Landing was quite the venue. At most of the bars I’ve hosted at, you sit at a standard table, or even in a corner of the bar. There’s nothing special about where you set up. You’re just sitting and hosting. At Phoenix Landing it was a different situation entirely. I was up on
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A fan of professional wrestling. A sketch comedy enthusiast. A bass player/vocalist. These are the many personalities of Shillbert (his real name is Andrew, but this name is way more fun!). Join him as he quizzes patrons all across the Boston region.