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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!
Evan

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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Sunday, April 05, 2015
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I Promise I Will Not Mention Easter in This Blog
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Today was a good day.  It was a kinda grey day, a kinda lazy day, but the kinda day that's nice to end with a quiz! But, out of respect for those who don't celebrate Easter and are sick and tired of hearing about it, I will henceforth refrain from mentioning it in tonight's blog. We had a great bunch of rounds lined up for yas tonight: in honor of Easter, we had a round on Rabbits and Reboots, and a round called Take Me to Church, which featured songs that mentioned churches.  Sorry that we were being picky about DMX and Jay-Z, but you gotta draw the line somewhere.  And we draw
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Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Baleen Blowjob
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I feel it necessary to inform you that Hermione's patronus otter is sometimes known to rape and murder baby seal patronuses. Patroni?  Patrones? I don't know what the plural of patronus is. Point is, even the cutest patronus is still a wild animal, and can succumb to some pretty dark shit. Speaking of which, when I was a kid, a beluga whale spit water all over me.  At least, I think it's called spitting when they blow water out their blowhole.  Or would it be called blowing...? I'd rather say that a beluga spit on me than a beluga blew on me, though. Anyone else feel like they fell into the mouth of madness once they heard the seventh
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Sunday, March 22, 2015
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Obama-Based Quiz
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It's good to be back!  We had a spectacular night, and of course you welcome me back with a tie for second place!  But remember, it does take an awful lot of effort to "like" a "celebrity's" Facebook "page."  I mean, at no point does Facebook prompt you with the question, "Who is your favorite governor of Florida?" Thanks for spending your last night of SXSW with us!  It was lovely weather tonight, and the quiz was solid and stalwart!  We gave out some extra prizes from our friends who are developing the Pictodon app-- click the link to find out more about
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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In Soviet Russia, Mom Tears Ass Through You
Kavi Kardoshian

Here are a few facts about the game of Tetris: It was created in 1984 by Alexey Pajitnov of the Soviet Union, and because he was working for the USSR Academy of Science's Dorodnicyn Computing Centre at the time, the game and all the rest of Pajitnov's intellectual property was owned by the government. Tetris was later the subject of a rights war between Pajitnov/the Soviet government and a British software company, who claimed they had discovered the game in Hungary. The name "Tetris" comes from the Russian game of tetrominoes in combination with Pajitnov's favorite sport - tennis. When Pajitnov introduced the game to his
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And I would do anything for love
I'd run right into hell and back
I would do anything for love
I'd never lie to you and that's a fact
But I'll never forget the way you feel right now,
Oh no, no way
And I would do anything for love, but I won't do that
No, I won't do that

Anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love, but I won't do that
No, I won't do that

Some days it don't come easy
Some days it don't come hard
Some days it don't come at all, and these are the days that never end
Some nights you're breathing fire
Some nights you're carved in ice
Some nights you're like nothing I've ever seen before or will again

Maybe I'm crazy, but it's crazy and it's true
I know you can save me, no-one else can save me now but you

As long as the planets are turning
As long as the stars are burning
As long dreams are coming true
You'd better believe it, that I would do

Anything for love
And I'l be there until the final act
I would do anything for love, and I'll take a vow and seal a pact
But I'll never forgive myself if we don't go all the way, tonight
I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love, but I won't do that
No, I won't do that

I would do anything for love
Anything you've been dreaming of, but I just won't do that

Some days I pray for silence
Some days I pray for soul
Some days I just pray to the god of sex and drums and rock 'n' roll
Some nights I lose the feeling
Some nights I lose control
Some nights I just lose it all when I watch you dance and the thunder rolls

Maybe I'm lonely, that's all I'm qualified to be
That's just one and only, the one and only promise I can keep

As long as the wheels are turning
As long as the fires are burning
As long as your prayers are coming true
You'd better believe it, that I would do

Anything for love
And you know it's true and that's a fact
I would do anything for love, and there'll never be no turning back
But I'll never do it better than I do it with you. So long, so long
I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love, but I won't do that
No, I won't do that
No, no, no, I won't do...

I would do anything for love
Anything you've been dreaming of, but I just won't do...

But I'll never stop dreaming of you ev'ry night of my life, no way
I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love, but I won't do that
No, I won't do that

Will you raise me up? will you help me down?
Will you get me right out of this godforsaken town?
Will you make it all a little less cold?

Will you hold me sacred? Will you hold me tight?
Can you colourise my life, I'm so sick of black and white?
Can you make it all a little less old?

Will you make me some magic with your own two hands?
Will you build and emerald city with these grains of sand?
Can you give me something I can take home?

Will you cater to every fantasy I got?
Will you hose me down with holy water, if I get too hot?
Will you take me places I've never known?

After a while you'll forget everything
It was a brief interlude and a midsummer night's fling
And you'll see that it's time to move on

I know the territory, I've been around
It'll all turn to dust and we'll all fall down
Sooner or later you'll be screwing around

Anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love, but I won't do that
No, I won't do that