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2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87107
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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F$&#ing Dave!!!
"Other" Eric

     If you are going to name your team something as curious as "Dave's Horrendous Fuck-Up", then you better be prepared to not only tell the story to your Quizmaster, but you should totally expect the blog to be about it too! So here is the scoop: Dave's team a couple of weeks ago was in the money and they had to do a tie-break question to get 2nd place (3rd-no money).  Well, we have questions for tie-breakers that have numerical answers and most of us QMs use the "Price is Right" rule- you can't go over. Well, I'm not going to read you the question just in case you see it sooner or later for yourself, but Dave was the voice of reason for his team. His team was yelling
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GWD is pretty much all I dreamed of!!!!!!!!!!!   Quizzlings coming out and having a great time with food and drinks!

I am married to a beautiful young lady named Casey and we have our hands full with our son JJ.  JJ is a Quizmaster in training!

 

P.S.  I would like to say that I always knew I would be working on Central, just not entertaining people this way........

P.S.S.  If you are from Philly and do noy understand my "Central" comment, our Central Ave is just like all the streets in Philly....it has tons of hookers on it...

 

P.S.S.S.  I just wrote this with one hand.....I am that excited to be a Quizmaster!


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Palmer Brewery & Cider House
2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87107
Thursday, May 18, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Setting Sun
Kirsten

The brutal, unyielding rays burst through the open metal doors as a brewery mutt bounds into the otherwise dim tap room.  Judging by the sun’s distance from the horizon, it’s quiz time at Palmer Brewery and Cider House.  Bring me a cocktail and something with green chile, and let’s answer some trivia questions, shall we? It was a honor to sit in for your regular host Ian last night.  I got to work on my tan while quizzing, which my pale skin pretty badly needed.  Our quiz was dominated by Burning Out Quizmasters for seven rounds, but in an upset, We Don’t Make the Rules, We Just Vigorously Enforce Them
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At the tender age of seven, Kirsten sat crying under the coat rack in Mrs. Johnston's second grade classroom.  She had gotten less than 100% on the spelling test and learned the harsh lesson that it was possible to get an answer wrong. Fifteen years later, that douchebag is your Geeks quizmaster.  A job that feeds her know-it-all soul.


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2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87107
Thursday, May 11, 2017
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It's time you guys knew about my former career as a trapeze artist.
Ian Kaplan

It was Russia, the town of Sreblinski, just 4000 miles outside of St. Pete. My parents were trapeze-snipers both - they had even met at a meeting of the International Regional Local Trapeze Murder Advocates. It's kind of a romantic story. They were at the Saturday night invocation and they both swore the loudest that they wanted to kill all trapeze artists before the next Orange Moon Day. It was the cutest - their shrill voices marked them in the other attendees' eyes as destined for love. Their offspring, it was said, would be the Chosen One - the man destined to end the long war. I wasn't exactly what Mominskova and Paparov had dreamed of - I had the lithe form of a born
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I am Ian Kaplan, born 1975 in New York. I teach music - private lessons - guitar, bass, drums and piano. I will teach you too, just ask, jeez.


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2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87107
Thursday, May 04, 2017
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I put the Haagen in the Haagen Dazs
Ian Kaplan

I put the Haagen in the Haagen Daszz I put the shank in the Shawshank Redemption I mention all of the celebrities I'm mentorin'? I do yoga with Yoda and Father Misty Yes, hold on, can I be of assistance? The distance I travel is hard til it's soft My quick moving lyrics can keep this aloft Six teams showed up but five of them lost Bow to these queens or see yourself tossed Fresh
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I am Ian Kaplan, born 1975 in New York. I teach music - private lessons - guitar, bass, drums and piano. I will teach you too, just ask, jeez.


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2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
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Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
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I am become post office
Ian Kaplan

The post man arrived yesterday all out of breath. "Here, take this sword and its envelope." "Sheath, right?" "We call it envelope. Yours is now the post. Do well." Bewildered, I took the proffered sword and removed it from envelope. Suddenly, the power of post flowed through me. I have fleet now, of trucks big and comically tiny. I send. I send. I send. I receive. I'm closed on Sunday and please don't mail firework. Money orders are $1.80 this week only. Line is long. Sorry not sorry. I understand all now.
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I am Ian Kaplan, born 1975 in New York. I teach music - private lessons - guitar, bass, drums and piano. I will teach you too, just ask, jeez.


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2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
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Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
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Four Hundred and Twenty Reasons You Should Kidnap Your Quizmaster and Take Him to Saskatchewan for the Thaw (excerpt)
Ian Kaplan

1. Saskatchewan is a frozen wasteland. And then it thaws and it's beautiful. I haven't seen it in four long years. 7. I look irresistably handsome with my new short haircut and neatly trimmed beard. Kidnap me. 409. I cook the best italian food and in Saskatchewan, I always add a little soupcon of that Saskatchewan vibe to it. 420. What else are you doing this weekend, loser? Commit an international felony. See you soon! Bring rope.
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I am Ian Kaplan, born 1975 in New York. I teach music - private lessons - guitar, bass, drums and piano. I will teach you too, just ask, jeez.


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Palmer Brewery & Cider House
2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87107
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Guys, what kind of guitar should I get?
Ian Kaplan

OK, my old guitar won't SHUT UP and so it's time for a new one. Which one should I get? OMG, vote in the comments! 1. The Winchester '77. This is a guitar that literally plays itself. This seems nice to me because I've always wanted to quit playing but don't know how to start. Start stopping. I don't know how to start stopping playing. 2. Guitarbot 5000. This one was played by Chucks Barry on his record "Got My Robot Guitar". Pretty CLASSIC. Hard to beat. Has strings. 3. Goldstein Hot Rod Special Joy Guitar. By far the most expensive guitar in the world. The cost is one Faberge Egg. Guys, which kind of Faberge egg should I steal with a wisecracking group of
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I am Ian Kaplan, born 1975 in New York. I teach music - private lessons - guitar, bass, drums and piano. I will teach you too, just ask, jeez.


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2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87107
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
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About Me, Ian Edition
Ian Kaplan

So! Thursday night was my first hosting at our lovely cozy bar, the Palmer. Let me tell you guys a bit about myself to ease our getting-to-know-each-other phase of the romance. I once ate 50 eggs in one month. Tasty! I have seen many movies, so many movies. I liked them! My hair fell out. Bye hair! You stink. I like to wear pants or shorts most days. Fun! I live in Manitoba but commute to Albuquerque. Chilly! I have my Palm Pilot's license. Fly! The rest you'll have to drag out of me in between rounds every Thursday at The Palmer. I call it that now. Sounds classy.    
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I am Ian Kaplan, born 1975 in New York. I teach music - private lessons - guitar, bass, drums and piano. I will teach you too, just ask, jeez.


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Palmer Brewery & Cider House
2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87107
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
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So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu!
Cupcake

Oh Peace Frog! That is a song by the Doors, but it is not the song that we were looking for in round 2. Oh boy what a quiz we had! And sadly, this is my last quiz hosting at Palmer Brewing (unless of course I sub for your new QM Ian, who is super awesome and you will love him, if he needs a night off). My hubby hub-tron 5000 Quizmaster Sean, aka Sweetpea, has to change his work schedule and due to that, and the fact that we have twin 9 month old babies, I have to step down from my throne of Quizmastery at Palmer and let the reigns go to our new/old master of Quizery: Ian. You may know him from such quizzes as Oniell's, and other places that I can't really think of right now. Anyway, he has
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I've been a Quizmaster since 2011! Holy cheese, Batman!

I share a house with another QM (my husband Sean)and we have beautiful Fraternal twin baby girls together, two rescued Pit Bulls and a cat named Muffin. 

I like making art, sewing stuff, playing with legos, watching amazing shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and enjoying a fine cup of coffee.

RAWR!

 


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Palmer Brewery & Cider House
2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87107
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
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This monkey's gone to heaven
Cupcake

  The drummer from Def Leopard only has one arm! But he was not on our list of drummers for round number 5. Don't ask me why because I don't know! But all those other peeps were. And as far as I can tell, they all have 2 arms, which is honestly not as impressive as being a drummer with only one arm. I mean I don't care how good a drummer you are. You have a total advantage over that one dude. Anyway, aside from the number of arms that drummers have, we had a great night of quiz! Much calmer and more quizzy than last week that was very noisy and frankly stressful for me. And honestly I don't need stressful and loud! I have that everyday by being the mother of dragons. I mean...twin
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I've been a Quizmaster since 2011! Holy cheese, Batman!

I share a house with another QM (my husband Sean)and we have beautiful Fraternal twin baby girls together, two rescued Pit Bulls and a cat named Muffin. 

I like making art, sewing stuff, playing with legos, watching amazing shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and enjoying a fine cup of coffee.

RAWR!

 


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Palmer Brewery & Cider House
2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87107
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
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the Dog from Duck Hunt
Cupcake

  What a noisy night! Man we were packed at the Ol' Palmer Brewing! I walked in and I was thinking, "Woah, is there some sort of event going on?" but no, we were just super busy! I think it's the time change. Now it's all light out and the weather is gorgeous and people want to drink some beers! And cocktails! Don't forget the cocktails. I know I never do. Oh man, do I love Moscow Mules. So we had a lot of fun (albeit hard to hear at times. Hey guys, feel free to shush people that are loud! I tried, but they didn't really get the hint. Sometimes I think it's better if it comes from fellow patrons and not the loud lady on the mic. I dunno.) My favorite answers came from
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I've been a Quizmaster since 2011! Holy cheese, Batman!

I share a house with another QM (my husband Sean)and we have beautiful Fraternal twin baby girls together, two rescued Pit Bulls and a cat named Muffin. 

I like making art, sewing stuff, playing with legos, watching amazing shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and enjoying a fine cup of coffee.

RAWR!

 


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Palmer Brewery & Cider House
2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87107
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
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Whinnie the OCD Pooh
Cupcake

  What a night we had! What with all the questions and the answers! Celine Dion! The Misfits! Mostly terrible mashups! Shakespeare! Oh my! A mystery visual round! Ruth Bader Ginsberg! Whinnie the Pooh! Ok, so I don't remember Whinnie the Pooh actually being in the quiz. But He would have fit right into round one. Also I'm watching WTP right now so that the twins stop crying. Did you know that people have deduced psychological disorders in each of the characters. Here's what the Google says with my added notes**: Christopher Robin: Schizophrenia. It is believed that all the characters in Winnie the Pooh are manifestations of his mood. **(Or just a kid with an active
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I've been a Quizmaster since 2011! Holy cheese, Batman!

I share a house with another QM (my husband Sean)and we have beautiful Fraternal twin baby girls together, two rescued Pit Bulls and a cat named Muffin. 

I like making art, sewing stuff, playing with legos, watching amazing shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and enjoying a fine cup of coffee.

RAWR!

 


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2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87107
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
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Why Bing Bong!? WHYYYYYY??????
Cupcake

Tonight's quiz was like it was written just for me! A whole round on twins? And then a whole round on children's animated movies with traumatic death scenes? Songs where the lyrics are all messed up? These are my bread and butter you guys! What a great time! I am a bit sad that I am in not in Seattle this weekend for GEEK BOWL...but I have to take care of my sweet little babies and work and stuff. This is the first year in I think 5 years that I am not at Geek Bowl. Crazy! I hope it is a ton of fun for everyone who is there. Lucky jerks! But hopefully next year Sean and I can go. The babies will be 20 months old by then, so they will probably be big enough to stay with Grandma and Grandpa
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I've been a Quizmaster since 2011! Holy cheese, Batman!

I share a house with another QM (my husband Sean)and we have beautiful Fraternal twin baby girls together, two rescued Pit Bulls and a cat named Muffin. 

I like making art, sewing stuff, playing with legos, watching amazing shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and enjoying a fine cup of coffee.

RAWR!

 


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Palmer Brewery & Cider House
2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87107
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
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Duck Rabies
Cupcake

Have you ever been chased by a rabid duck? For one quizzer, this nightmare came true. I don't know the details of this horrific event aside from the fact that the ducks beak was super wide open and was coming after him with a vengeance. I asked "Was it foaming at the bill?" because that's a common thing that happens when an animal has rabies. Though I'm not really sure if birds can even get rabies...to the Google! Ok Google, can birds get rabies? Google says "Only mammals can get rabies; birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians do not. Most cases of rabies occur in wild animals — mainly skunks, raccoons, bats, coyotes, and foxes. In recent years, cats have become the most common
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I've been a Quizmaster since 2011! Holy cheese, Batman!

I share a house with another QM (my husband Sean)and we have beautiful Fraternal twin baby girls together, two rescued Pit Bulls and a cat named Muffin. 

I like making art, sewing stuff, playing with legos, watching amazing shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and enjoying a fine cup of coffee.

RAWR!

 


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Palmer Brewery & Cider House
2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87107
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
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Batman Legs
Cupcake

   Don't stop me now! I'm having such a good time! Yes, I don't wanna stop at all! And neither did our top team of the night. Team Batman Never Skips Leg Day was crushing it with their Batman legs and then having a dance party at the end of the night (ok, one of you were anyway.) I'm always happy when people enjoy my music choices! Especially after a somewhat serious quiz! You guys were so quiet! I always think it's funny when people come into the bar in like round 8 and they look around all confused like "What the hell is going on here?". What is LESS funny is when they shout out an answer, which really in this case was just saying the answer in a moderate
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I've been a Quizmaster since 2011! Holy cheese, Batman!

I share a house with another QM (my husband Sean)and we have beautiful Fraternal twin baby girls together, two rescued Pit Bulls and a cat named Muffin. 

I like making art, sewing stuff, playing with legos, watching amazing shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and enjoying a fine cup of coffee.

RAWR!

 


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Palmer Brewery & Cider House
2924 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
87107
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
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Exploding Boobs and the Babies Who Love Them
Cupcake

  So my laptop battery died after I had written my whole blog, where I talked about the countdown to when Drumpf will be out of office (I mean, if we still even HAVE elections by then and we're not just in an authoritarian dictatorship hellscape where everyone is required to have fake tans...) we have 3 years, 11 months, 9 days and 8 hours left of this bullshit. So I guess it's good that we didn't have tons of politics in the actual quiz. We had fun right? You and I? I know I did! Though towards the end of the night my boobs felt like they were going to explode (I'm nursing twins currently so perhaps you can imagine what I'm going through. Actually if you've never lactated before
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I've been a Quizmaster since 2011! Holy cheese, Batman!

I share a house with another QM (my husband Sean)and we have beautiful Fraternal twin baby girls together, two rescued Pit Bulls and a cat named Muffin. 

I like making art, sewing stuff, playing with legos, watching amazing shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and enjoying a fine cup of coffee.

RAWR!