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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Quiz-fort Makes Room for You
Professor Truman

It’s Treefort time again in Boise, Idaho. There’s Music-Fort, Beer-Fort, Dance-Fort, Comedy-Fort, etc, etc. You get the picture. Artists of all kind and their fans all descend into downtown. I can hear some of the live music right now from my living room. Many of our regulars are hip into the arts scene. This opened up the podium for some of the other teams.  An overall great quiz. Now to some fun facts. The unofficial theme of the night was 3-WAY. It matched up perfectly to the 3rd place prize, a toy-ish Jai alai kit with 3 catchers. Have fun playing the game. The clipboard I’ve been using since 2013, when I started with GWD, broke in half.
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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Totally Fantastic
Professor Truman

Another fantastic, quiz at Piper Pub. We had 11 teams battling out for 3 sweet prizes. The 2 gift certificates and an impressive wooden airplane. It went hand in hand with the unofficial theme of the night… ANTI-GRAVITY 2. Here’ are just a few fun facts. RD1 was a confidence builder for many of the teams. “The first one is always free.” But you just wait until later. RD 2 had a twist where the teams had to identify which wasn’t really a #1 song. 1 team tried the tactic of choosing 1 title and 1 DIFFERENT artist. I did not approve. 0pts. for Q8 for Air McSnakes . Did it cost them? Yes. Yes it did. RD 3 was a 50/50 crap shoot. Some strong
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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Warm Wind Blows
Professor Truman

Location: Boise, Idaho. Piper Pub. What: Only the best Pub Quiz ever brought to this galaxy, by GeeksWhoDrink Who: The coolest, smartest, hippest people in all of the Treasure Valley   Rainy, windy weather met the teams as they arrived at Piper Pub. But it was the warmest day of the year so far, so the breezy didn’t discourage the contestants. We had 17 teams teeing it up and swing for the fences at the start of the quiz. Here’s some of the highlights. The unofficial theme of the night was ANTI-GRAVITY.   It went hand in hand with the third place prize, a sweeeeeeeeeeeet Foam Forcer Plane Launch glider. Fly free little buddy. The
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With Microphone in hand and a smile on my face, I shall ask the Questions!


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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Friday, Mar 03, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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First March Thursdays Show
Professor Truman

The 3rd First Thursday of 2017. Only 198 more until the next presidential election. I can’t hardly wait. But let’s concentrate on present for now. Piper Pub was poppin’ before, during, and after the quiz. That’s how we rock it here in Boise, Idaho. Now,to some fun facts. The unofficial theme was IMPROVED. The 3rd place prize was a box of crayons. The box of crayons weren’t your dad’s old fashioned crayons. These were the new and IMPROVED crayons. It said so on the box. Sentence structure strange read allowed when grammar rules literally applies. X8 = tongue muscle exhausted but more still left. The teams did better than
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With Microphone in hand and a smile on my face, I shall ask the Questions!


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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Safe to Dance
Professor Truman

Winter’s not through with us. There’s still 3 weeks left. One blip above 50 degrees does not a Spring make. The blowing snow is a bitter reminder of that. But, it’s always summer at Piper Pub.   Warm enough for the staff to wear short shirts and shorts if they wish. Here are some fun facts. The unofficial theme of the night was TWIST & PULL(Naughty). The third place prize was a few metal “figure out how to separate them” puzzles. Super sweet prize. Round 1 was all about how we should go to war with Sweden. Well, I’m Swedish. 50%. My mom was born in Stockholm. She says its actually 55%. Go ahead and put me on
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With Microphone in hand and a smile on my face, I shall ask the Questions!


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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Blow Hard
Professor Truman

A light rain in a heavy wind can ruin an umbrella. That’s a lesson I learned tonight on the walk to the quiz. On the way home, I learned the lesson that a busted umbrella is better than no umbrella. Also, a back up hat would be a good addition to the backpack. Enough of my quiz travel woes, here are some fun facts. I’m pretty happy with the word play for the unofficial theme: LIKE BUGS. It goes hand in hand with the 3rd place prize, an animation action pack. You get to make your own cartoons. Mario Kart, an answer for RD 1, could very well be the videogame series that I have the most thumb-time into. When I’m dying and my life is flashing before
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With Microphone in hand and a smile on my face, I shall ask the Questions!


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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Christians Did WHAT?!
Professor Truman

IS KNOT! Is not! Is not! IS KNOT! That was the unofficial theme of last night quiz. It was a pretty clever turn of a phrase because the 3rd place prize was a knot and brass ring puzzle. Get it? It still makes me chuckle. The bartender loved the puzzle. He had to make sure he discovered its secrets before the quiz began.  He hacked away for about half an hour. I figured it out. He even put it back together again. However… That is knot the big news of the night. I don’t know if this has ever happened before. The team CHRISTIAN DAD’S WHO VAPE is good. Very good.   They quiz all over the place here in Boise and have even taken their act on the road
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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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February is here!
Professor Truman

I didn’t even realize it was First Thursday until I arrived at Piper Pub and the music guy was doing his thing. I was concentrating more on the fact that it’s Ground Hog Day. I was concentrating more on the fact that it’s Ground Hog Day. First Thursday is always a great night and February 2017 was no exception. Here are a few of the fun facts. Round 1 was all about the oldies. Classic Television Networks were the answer. How antiquated. TV. Round 3: Space Cancer was a fun round for the players. For the Quizmaster reading the questions it was a sprained tongue waiting to happen. Zoink! Round 4 was all about Water, Sports and Watersports. But not a single
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With Microphone in hand and a smile on my face, I shall ask the Questions!


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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Many, Many Teams
Professor Truman

Pandemonium. Chaos. An absolute thrill for anybody that was there to witness it live. People will be talking about this one for decades. A 17 team quiz run in 2 hours and 4 minutes. That’s from the opening speech, to the last award photographed. It went so smooth. The Piper Pub was filled almost exclusively with folks playing the game. They were quiet during the questions as not to misinterpreted any answers. The staff boogied back and forth and back again keeping the nachos, fries, and burgers flowing. (I personally went with the elk burger. I give it a double thumbs up.) Now for some fun facts. The unofficial theme last night was CASTLE. The 3rd place prize was a
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With Microphone in hand and a smile on my face, I shall ask the Questions!


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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Big win!
Professor Truman

I want to write about the quiz and how awesome the quiz is and that the world is grand. But we all know change is here. There are a few out there who will end up wearing golden shoes. But most of us will end up with a golden boot up our bunghole. At least that’s what all the people who seem to know stuff are saying on the facebook. People are scared and worried. Will we even get to ask the question, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” Or with things go all “Man in the High Castle”? Ugg. Only a few minutes left until we begin to find out. Tick tock Clarisse. Okay, I’ll try to muster up a few fun facts. The unofficial theme of the night
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With Microphone in hand and a smile on my face, I shall ask the Questions!


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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Jan 12, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Too Cold to...
Professor Truman

The weather discussed during last weeks quiz continued. Ice, snow and rain. They call it “Wintry Mix” on TV. It’s serious business, too. Schools haven’t been back since the Christmas break. Every day they were supposed to be back was a snow day instead.   A real live State of Emergency has been declared in Boise, ID. But small stuff like that doesn’t bother our quizzers. They’re hard core! Here are some fun facts. The unofficial theme for the night was IV. The 3rd place prize was a DVD set of season 4 of The Simpsons. We have acquired some new international players. The university brings smart people from all over the
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With Microphone in hand and a smile on my face, I shall ask the Questions!


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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Jan 05, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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That's a Record
Professor Truman

I had a New Years resolution of not talking about the weather so much during the blogs. But then a State of Emergency was declared in Boise due to the snowstorm that set accumulation records on the valley floor. The department in charge of snow removal could not keep up with the once every 30 years event. The sidewalks and roads were treacherous with uneven tramped snow and ice. Now that the State of Emergency has been declared, new coffers of cash have been opened up. It seems like there is a plan in place. In my head it went down like the scene in any disaster movie. A scientist trying to convince a politicians about the impending doom; in this case a major flood.   Scene
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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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See Ya 2016!
Professor Truman

The last quiz of the year at Piper Pub. It only makes sense of for the unofficial theme to be 2016. And it only makes sense for the 3rd place prize to be an extra soft and cushioned toilet seat because we all know 2016 can go fuck itself. In my head I’m thinking all the teams would be battling to the death for the sweet seat.   It turns out, that in reality, toilet seats shouldn’t be given as presents or awarded as prizes. You learn something new every day.   Here are some of the Fun Facts from tonight’s quiz. There were a few questions that threw the shenanigans at the quizzers pretty heavily. R4Q7 is going deep into politics or deep
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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Dec 22, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Brrrrrrrr!
Professor Truman

It’s cold outside. It’s been that way for about a week.   They say it might get above freezing for a few hours when it snows tomorrow.   We’ll see. For now we should concentrate on the cool pub quiz from Piper Pub last night. Here are some fun facts. The unofficial theme was LINK. The 3rd place prize was the game Linkzee. Hand in hand. We had 1 team run with the unofficial theme and name themselves Why is it called “Legend of Zelda” if it’s about Link. Well done, that team. Round 1 ended up being a perfect round for all the teams that played. Good job teams. And a super-duper really, really
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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Fog, Ice, and Protest
Professor Truman

It was a cold and wintery night. The fog had never lifted. The rain fought the snow to a tie. The sidewalks were salty slush. Not optimal for the coming cold spell.   Nor is it optimal for pub quizzary. But here in Boise, we have hearty Quizites. They don’t let a bit of terrible weather rain on their parade, so to speak. They leave early. They bundle up. They put plastic bread sack on there feet to keep their sock dry.  Now, in the summer time they will be up in the mountains. I can’t blame them for that. It doesn’t get to dark until 9, 9:30 around that solstice. Not like now. Now the official sunset will be 5:08 or earlier for the next 2 weeks. Yuck. Now on
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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Dec 08, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Now in Color
Professor Truman

The snow was falling all day. About 3-4”. I knew I’d still be walking thru it to Piper Pub. The real question is, would the quizzers show? Or would we have one of our very few light nights of the year. Maybe an opportunity for a team that doesn’t find itself on the podium very often. Wrong-a-roni pony. We had 10 teams defeat the tough travel conditions. They rock! Here are some fun fact from last tonight’s game. The unofficial theme of the night was THE WHEEL. The 3rd place prize was a wheel. You didn’t have to be in MENSA to make the connection. It makes sense that the U.S. was ranked 39th in International math. We only know
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With Microphone in hand and a smile on my face, I shall ask the Questions!