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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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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, 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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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, 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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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, 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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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, 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!


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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Chilly First Thursday Fun
Professor Truman

December First Thursday in Boise Idaho. It is constantly the busiest First Thursday of the year downtown. It makes for a packed venue seeing the live music before the quiz. The 25 minutes of chaos as the music audience leaves and the quizzers take their place is impressive to behold. So cut-throat. So brutal. So happy that the staff reserve a table for their favorite (and only) Quizmaster, me. Now for some fun facts from the quiz. The unofficial theme of the night was THE AIR. It went hand in hand with the third place prize, a Steve “The Air” McNair action figure.    When the quiz began there we had a few teams standing. But by the end of RD1 Everyone
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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, Nov 17, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Finally a Freeze
Professor Truman

We had a fantastic quiz before the Thanksgiving break. The skies were clear and cold. I had to wear my earmuffs for the first time of the season.   Smart. Not remembering that if it’s cold enough for earmuffs it’s cold enough for gloves. Not as smart. Tonight’s unofficial theme was EARTHQUAKE!!! The Third place prize that inspired the unofficial theme was 3x3 tile puzzle in the shape of the earth. It started off all in order. By the end of the night the third place team received a jumbled mess of a puzzle. Good luck with that. Now on to the fun facts: Everybody knows how much fun RD1 was. Except Q7 and me trying to explain Quebecois without giving the answer
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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, Nov 10, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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USMC Skate
Professor Truman

Even though I try to skate every week to the quiz, sometime I fail in my goal. I walk or if things are going really poorly, I’ll drive. But this week is a a good week. This week I skated. In 60 degree weather. It seems like mid September. Not early November.   As someone whose internal temperate settings resemble a gecko, I LOVE it. My back not so much. Stupid age catching up with stupid me. But tonight I must power thorough. For tonight is the United States Marine Corps birthday. Now to some fun facts… Reno. Nevada, not Janet, was my first traveling gymnastics meet. I don’t know how my mom talked my dad into that. Maybe I don’t want to know. U2
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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, Nov 03, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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First Thursday Show
Professor Truman

First Thursday and the weather is more like early September than November here in Boise, ID. With all the galleries open late and offering specials for the monthly celebration, it’s any wonder we get quizzers at all. But GeeksWhoDrink is strong at Piper Pub. They scoff at the idea of having to wait for a table to clear. They come early, communicate with the other tables and have an exact plan on how, where, and when they are going to sit. Our quizzers are wicked smart. Here are some Fun Facts Neil Armstrong, the answer to R1Q1, also went on an expedition to the North Pole in 1985. Alicia Keys, the answer to R2Q1, appeared as guest star on The Cosby Show. Bill Cosby is
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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, Oct 27, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Back and Forth and Back Again
Professor Truman

October. You have been incredible. The teams. The staff. The weather. I couldn’t have asked for more. Well, maybe to have a few quizzers dress up for Halloween. But I’m sure I’ll see plenty of great costumes this weekend out at the bars. Now for some fun facts. I got to the Piper Pub with plenty of time to read the quiz and relax. It was going great. Then harsh reality hit. I forgot my computer at home. Noooooooooooooooooo! I had to run home and back. Literally run. I live 6 blocks away from the venue.   I had already walk those 6 block to the quiz. Now I needed to add 12 blocks. And I had to hustle. I let the staff know what was up and did a shoulder roll
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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, Oct 20, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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BSU vs. BYU... The Big Game
Professor Truman

Big time game night in town tonight! Boise State’s natural rivals, BYU is in town for an ESPN Thursday Night game.   There’s a bit of bad blood between these 2 teams. Last time they got together a BYU player punched a BSU player right in the nuts. Literally. In a play that had 3 or 4 cameras focused on it. Go ahead. Look it up on Youtube. A full on wind up punch in the family. Plus both teams have beat the other team when they weren’t supposed to. A natural rival. All day there have been reports of Mormon on Mormon harassment. I strongly encourage it. Anyhoo… That’s the big event sharing the evening with our quiz at Piper Pub. Let’s start things
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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, Oct 13, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The wind and the Rain and Quiz in the Night
Professor Truman

As the quiz began, the wind was whipping up. The rain was beginning to fall. Good thing the Piper Pub has walls and a ceiling. Everybody was warm and dry… But not everything. Last night unofficial theme was SEA CREATURES. Six creatures were given out. Dolphins, squids and sharks. Berry, berry nice. Now to some Fun Facts. We had a perfect game going after the first scoring break. It was broken up in RD 4 by Superman II. Damn sequels. The team that had the perfect RD 2 had that countered by 3 teams with perfect scores in the 2nd audio round. Tit for tat. Many points to go around for all the teams. The funniest answer of the night was given on the last
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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, Oct 06, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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October 2016: Trick Beast
Professor Truman

Oh, First Thursday. You tricky, tricky beast. All the galleries, breweries and chocolate bars downtown are opened late and everyone is out looking for a good time. At Piper Pub there’s live music. The place is packed. Where in the world will all the quizzers sit? DO NOT fear. The change over is well rehearsed by the band and the quizmaster. Out with the amps and in with scoresheets. The folks that stayed late after work clear out. All the smarty pants have already arrived and are just waiting to shoulder roll into a table as it opens. There is some tickle down economics as well as negotiations going on left right and center. Oh First Thursday, you fun and tricky beast. On to the fun
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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, Sep 29, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Too Close to call
Professor Truman

The sun is setting sooner now. We start the quiz at dusk. The last players rushing to not miss the first few questions. To night we had ____ beautiful teams competing at Piper Pub in Boise, Id. Most of them are regulars. Let’s see how they handle the new scoring style of round __. I’m sure it will be covered in the fun facts. Mostly because I’m in charge if writing the fun facts. Tonight’s unofficial theme was SNAKES! The 3rd place prize was a bunch of tiny snakes. Sooooooooo scary! Speaking of scary things, how about that RD 2?! Those were all things you don’t want to hear in a bunch of different places. From a bunch of different people.   Round
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With Microphone in hand and a smile on my face, I shall ask the Questions!