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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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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 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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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
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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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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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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!