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Sunday, July 26, 2015
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Hangry Like the Wolf
Evan

Quiz was like a a Sigur Ros song.  It was like The Virgin Suicides.  Quiz was like oil slowly being heated, and then a bunch of watercress slices were dumped in.  Quiz was like a Pong contest between Stephen Hawking and Forrest Gump.  And then halfway through, Hawking tags out and Quicksilver steps in.  No, I take that back, it wasn't like a Sigur Ros song, it was like a Neurosis song.   Don't know what I'm talking about?  Then YOU should have paid more attention to Quiz.   We had corn.  We had overplayed songs.  We
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, July 19, 2015
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, July 12, 2015
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"The Man Who Liked Star Trek"
Evan

Allow me to address a couple of things:     First of all, I heard some of you quizzically wondering about 3rd Bass. Here's all you need to know about that.  Next time I'll be more clear when I'm talking about an early-90's hip hop group, rather than sportsball.     If you've never seen the movie Seven and this quiz spoiled the ending for you, I apologize.  After all, it must have been pretty hard living under that rock for the last couple of decades.     These
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, July 05, 2015
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Leftover Fireworks
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Whoof.  Fourth of July weekend quiz.  Rough.     I mean, it's rough if, like me, you spent the bulk of your weekend drinking and hardly ever saw your own bed.  Gotta finish it off with a couple of Black Star brews though.  It's mandatory.  Court order.     And I didn't see anyone missing any fingers, or at least not new ones, so I guess everyone had a safe Independence Day!     But enough about the weekend, let's talk about the quiz!  We had rounds on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Talking Heads, and cats--     Oh...
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Helen Hunt Says You're a Whore
Evan

Just FYI: No, Ted Kaczynski did not do any PSA's. And if he did, they would be about how modern technology is going to be the ruin of us all, and that we're better off dead than over-industrialized. No, the guy in that clip was John Krasinski. Much handsomer, and much less crazy.   And as far as I know, though Penn and Teller DO have gross-out names, they do not perform at Renaissance Faires.  At least not regularly.  Or at all.  (Don't quote me on any of that.)   And now, time for Evan's Superfluous Story of the Week:   When I was a kid,
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, June 21, 2015
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Outhouse Steakback
Evan

When you were five, did you have dreams of being a firefighter?  Or an astronaut?  Or did you hope to one day be a princess, or a professional recorder player in the local philharmonic?  I personally wanted to be a museum curator when I was five.  I was fascinated by dinosaurs, fossils, geology, astronomy.  Plus, I was boring as fuck, so I suppose the most exciting thing I could dream of was being the guy who Indiana Jones catalogued artifacts with after he got back from his harrowing adventures.   Oh, and by the way, here's a little consolation and a little explanation on that whole losing at Eight Ball question:   We
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, June 14, 2015
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Tipping Cows and Licking Magnets
Evan

I want to talk about cow tipping.  Now, first of all, the true or false statement was concerning a man named Mungo Munro.  Now, as far as I can tell, Mungo is a character from Sharpe's Gold, and is not a dude who tips cows.  However, even if he were a dude who tips cows, cow tipping is not a thing in the Book of World Records.  But I want to clarify something for all you entrepreneurial types who heard this and immediately saw a grand opportunity to become famous in the Book of World Records:   PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO TIP FOURTEEN HUNDRED COWS.   That's
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, June 07, 2015
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The Fine Art of Hawking Boobies
Evan

Why exactly do they call it "hawking loogies"?  I mean, depending on the application, the word "hawk" can refer to the bird, swooping down on things in the manner of a hawk, or simply selling things by calling out on the street.  Why does it also mean "to draw up phlegm or mucus from the throat"?   These are the things that keep me awake at night.  Other things that I lose sleep wondering about:   Who exactly are the Lemonheads? Was it just a coincidence that the character Hannibal Lecter grew up to be a cannibal, or did he start eating the flesh of humans so that he'd have a rhyming
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, May 31, 2015
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Hold On... I Need to do Some Recconissense!
Evan

Well, we had hockey and cavemen in tonight's quiz.  Lots of brute stuff.  Also pornographers.  Let's just say it was a fun crowd, both ON the quiz, and OFF it!   The fuck am I talking about?  I'm talking about how great you folk are!  Just all-around fun people.  You listen intently to quiz, humour my dumb jokes and make some dumb jokes back, and even your "stupid" questions are actually pretty good questions!   (And I in no way meant to compare ANYone to a hockey player.  That was not my intent, and I apologize in retrospect.)   Your homework: watch all four seasons of Still
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, May 24, 2015
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The Answer is Always Fishy
Evan

Thomas Jefferson literally slapped Lewis and Clark on the ass when they headed off across a budding America.  It's true.  I read about it in an actual history book, and now I'm passing that knowledge on to you.  Please disseminate this knowledge appropriately. Also, did you know that Lew Zealand was actually the main character of the Muppets?  Jim Henson wrote about it in his autobiography.  He said that every character he invented was just a spin-off of Lew, and that the Muppet Show was intended to be a portrayal of the theater world as perceived by Lew.  In fact, if you take Twiggy's rendition of "In My Life," as performed
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, May 17, 2015
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Quiz: It Goes as it Grows
Evan

Hey there, Black Star party people!  We had SUCH a quiz for y'all tonight!  Muppets, sports, the Beatles, and people's real names!  That is, people who are popularly known by their stage name's real names.  Like Sinbad and Marilyn Manson.  Or even Marilyn Monroe.  We also had so many X's in the visual round, it should've been a seedy porn shack just off of an infrequently-visited access road on I-35.   Hope you liked the King of the Hill round.  Some
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, May 10, 2015
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Mother of Dragons Day!
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Other titles: My Spider-Sansa's Tingling More Like "Jaime No-Right-Hand-ister"! First new Game of Thrones in a Month 50 Shades of Greyjoy We had Wishbone on the quiz tonight!  Oh wait... that's right.  If you didn't watch a lot of educational kid's shows in the 90's (or even back in the 80's), you might have floundered a bit in Round Seven.  Let's just say that the only reason I know the full story of A Tale of Two Cities is from watching Wishbone.  Great show, no matter whatcha say. From Carlos: "Listen to more blues.  Make fewer complaints about comic book movies.
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, May 03, 2015
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What the What??
Evan

Whoa.  It's been so long since quiz!  Hell, it's closer to NEXT Sunday's quiz than it is to LAST Sunday.  And what, pray tell, is the reason for such a tardy blogging? Allow me to regale you. So, first of all, I got drunk Monday and played
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, April 26, 2015
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A Crackernut Quiz!
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Quick-- immediately download and memorize the entire discography of the 1990s indiepop band Popsicle!  I promise it will help you on quiz.  Trust me.  We're gonna have a round next week that is ALL Popsicle songs.  Everything from "Hey Princess" to "The Sweetest Relief."  It'll be epic! Also, read up on your Edward Abbey.  Black Sun, The Fool's Progress, and if you really wanna dig in deep, check out Beyond the Wall.  But, I mean, only if you really want to get INTO what Abbey was all about. That's all bullshit.  I've never heard a full Popsicle song or read an Edward Abbey book in my life.  I'm
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Sunday, April 19, 2015
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I Once Shanked a Giant Snake
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Oh, I get it now.  The "giant snake" was a reference to the Basilisk.  Yes, Harry Potter killed the Basilisk with Gryffindor's sword.  But Neville Longbottom also killed a big-ass snake (Nagini, Lord Voldemort's final horcrux) with the very same sword, which came from the very same hat.  Which is why I hesitated. Shit, I guess I never realized how entanged the events of those books became towards the end. Nerdliness aside, thanks for quizzing with us!  A lovely Sunday spent with lovely people!  Did y'all have fun with that 8-bit Saturday morning round?  Then I have a question for you: does Saturday morning TV still cater to the young-uns?
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Sunday, April 12, 2015
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What Does It Take to Assemble a 50-Piece Puzzle...?
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It takes guts.  It takes skill.  It takes about 4 1/2 intelligent human beings. Thanks for spending your Sunday with us!  Spoilers ahead... For those of you who watch Game of Thrones after the initial premiere, Tyrion and Little Finger run off to Zihuatanejo and start their own surfing school, supporting themselves on the tourist culture and successfully try to hide from their past. Just like everything else in that show, it works out well and grants them permanent security and happiness. Yass!  That's the magic of quiz. A bird, a ring, and a lid walk into a bar.  The bartender says, what is this?  An episode of Portlandia
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