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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, May 18, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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What You Should Know About Knowing
Professor Truman

Last night’s fancy booze was Labrot & Graham, Woodford Reserve, Double Oaked. It’s a delicious whiskey. Spend the extra dough every once in while and treat yourself. Last night we filled up Piper Pub with 13 teams. Most were regulars, but at least three of the were new to me.  Especially Crapital, the team at bar that just came across our quiz. They had a blast and I’m pretty sure we’ll see them again. However, that’s just speculation. Now here are two facts and some opinions on the elusive perfect game. Fun fact #1 Last night’s unofficial theme was 1997. It went hand-in-hand with the 3rd place prize, a sealed Hot Wheels
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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, May 11, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Race the Rain
Professor Truman

Downtown Boise is growing fast! The tall buildings across the street are finished and open. There’s a call center, the main bus station, and BSU classes nine stories high. The convention center is slated for a ribbon cutting some time this month. The patios are filling up. The people are happy and ready for summer life. This is merely the fuse of the bigger goings on. Hotels, restaurants, apartments, theaters, condos and a massive community center are all opening this year. Hang on everyone, we’re about to take a fun ride. And it all started at the quiz last night… It had been hot all day. And cloudy. A typically confused spring day. The latest rain dried up 15 minutes
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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, May 04, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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May the First Thursday to the 4th Power be with you
Professor Truman

First Thursday and Star Wars had a mash-up in Boise, Idaho. It was the first truly hot day of the year. Everybody was jumping on the opportunity to wear shorts and short things. I don’t want to say Boise is too white… But I can’t really see anything with all this pearly-white-translucent skin shinning off the full blazing sun and into my eyes. The word of the day tomorrow is going to be sunburn. But for now, live the moment. Live for the Rebellion. Live for the force. The quiz last night was super fun. Fun for the teams. Fun for the staff. Fun for the folks who just stumbled upon all the fan-boys and fan-girls of Star Wars quiz at Piper Pub. We had many classic Star
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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Another Great Quiz
Professor Truman

The quizzes at Piper Pub are always great.   The staff is fantastic. The food is good. It runs like clockwork. I love working this quiz. There are regulars like, TRAUMAHAWK, WOO WOO CLAN, and THE RUBES. Then there’s the regulars that change their name every week. That sort of stuff is great. Which what makes the quiz great. Great, great, great.   Here are some great Fun Facts. The unofficial theme of the week was THE FUTURE. The third place prize was a Magic 8-Ball.   See, it goes together hand-in-hand. The quiz a gazillion words I couldn’t pronounce. Most of them came during RD 3, name the country. Some of those =city names sounded
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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Good Ranting There
Professor Truman

It’s a classic spring this year.   There’s rain and wind and even an occasional snow storm. I was beginning to wonder if the zeitgeist was going to change the definition of “normal spring”. April Showers bring May Flowers. That’s what they told me in grade school. Of coarse these were the same people that told me Columbus got along so well with the natives. THE EARTH IS FLAT!!! Study your history is what I’m trying to say. Look at the sciences. Show your work. Peer review. Or it’s what I ended up saying anyways.   That’s was pretty good rambling there. Now for some pretty good fun facts. The unofficial theme of 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, Apr 13, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Scotch Whisky
Professor Truman

Macallan 18. Exclusively matured(for 18 years!) in selected sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain. It’s a Highland Single Scotch Whisky. Well worth the full bar tab I put up for it. Smokey, with a hint of I have no idea what I’m talking about. I’m reading off the label. It’s the most expensive booze I’ve ever had. Enough about this fantastic whiskey, let’s break down the quiz with some fun facts. The unofficial them of the night was CLASSIC. The third place prize was a Rubic’s Cube. Josh, our bartender at Piper Pub says he could solve it. We never got to find out because one of our quizzers got to it first. This quiz was chalked full of
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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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My First One
Professor Truman

Ahhhhhh, First Thursday in Boise, Idaho. The sweet and mellow sounds of Spenser playing his live set before the quiz always relaxes me. And I needed some relaxation. The quiz was my first QFAC. You know what that is, right? A Quiz For A Cause. The quiz was free to play as always.   But, if everyone on your team put in 5 bucks, there was an opportunity to win some money. Last night’s cause was, “Relay for Life.” And money was won! And then the money was donated back to “Relay for Life”!!! Our quizzers are awesome. Way to step up everybody. Good on you. But a real quiz also happened. It excited me because it said, “Eddie Vedder”. Then it disappointed
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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Rules Mutilation
Professor Truman

It was a dark and stormy night. The wind was blowing in all directions at the same time. The rain was falling upwards. Controversy was in the air. Well, not at the beginning, but at the end there was a big to-do. There. I’ve dangled the bait in front of you. Let’s see if I land this big fish. We started the night with 16 happy, loving teams. We ended the night with all the teams. Although one left angry and in 3rd place. I know they’ll be back for redemption. Here’s how it went down. It was right in the middle of the quiz. Round 4. The irreverent round about female anatomy. Things were going swimmingly… Until a rogue wave it in the
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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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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Mar 02, 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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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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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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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!