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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Don't drunkenly die on a jet ski this weekend, none of us wanna watch your bro in white sunglasses describe you as "the life of the party."
Resident Egon

Much like I’m sure a handful of others, I was excited to see the countdown clock on the RatM website when it first appeared. Accompanied by older photos of the quartet, with no real significance behind the initial marketing ploy, who knew what was awaiting us? In this highly charged political climate, with so much bile and vitriol being spewed all across the spectrum from protestors, to supporters, to even candidates…god damn but we could use a new album from the combined frustrations of Wilks, Commerford, Morello, & de la Rocha. Sadly, as we found out, and as you found out when you got something in Round 8 wrong, that’s not what we’re getting. Supergroup?
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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Episode V: The Blog Strikes Backitty
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  See? Even Ginger's vulnerable. To the silliest of mistakes even. But then we all are. You take a moment, sit down, get focused, and before you know it your entire pan of bacon has burned to shit and the smoke alarm is going off and the dogs are barking and the house smells and oh god what did I do why am I still writing I need to go fix this! BEST ROUNDS OF THE NIGHT!!!!!! Are you thankful enough I didn’t loop Yakko’s World during Round 3? Even in propaganda films, Round 5 looks for mission report December 16, 1991. What an appropriate(d) Round 6.   And speaking
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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I've always been open to hearing negative criticism. As long as its of others.
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Top of Form I didn't remember at first. But over time the memories would flow in like waves, leaving the pain and confusion on the shores of my mind. The first memories came when I was very young, perhaps 2 or 3. A beautiful young woman was smiling at me, moving her hands to her eyes and away again. A game we call peek-a-boo. A young man with darker skin than my own was holding my fingers as I struggled to rise on my feet. A girl a few years older than me took my hands and pulled me from my crib and drew on my face with lipstick. Their names and characteristics came to me instantaneously. Mom wasn't worried at first. But as I started to talk more and more about these
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
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You're...NOT the chosen one after all, Harriet.
Resident Egon

For years her talents had stood out, her ability to wield magic from all the different elements had astounded her superiors. Mages who had spent years perfecting their single elements were rushing to teach her, so that when the most powerful of them had fully grown they could say 'She was my student'. Harriet Glass was the chosen one. A Mage that would show up once a century and unite the different elemental tribes. She was destined for greatness. The attention did not seem to go to her head, outside of classes she was as amiable as ever to other students. She always willing to tutor those who found magic more difficult, but in her heart she felt above them. Special. The fame and admiration
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
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Sometimes bored but never boring
Resident Egon

To paraphrase an iconic Michael Douglas moment, boredom…is good; maybe not enjoyable, but good nonetheless. We live in a world where we have done everything we can to eradicate being bored. As if we’re afraid of that little voice inside judging us and our choices. Sure you can sit with your phone, play games, scroll facebook, and otherwise never experience the quiet. But I posit you this…you’re hurting yourself. Boredom is a defense mechanism. It’s our subconscious crying out from our core being “THIS ISN’T WORKING FOR ME!” And so we need a change. I was getting bored with my blog format. Or at least the top part. It’s
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
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Millenials who tweet "Too soon!" after a Harriet Tubman joke was my favorite band at this years Coachella
Resident Egon

We finally caught you, you sick bastard." My head was groggy as my vision faded in and out. I felt my feet being dragged as two men were carrying me through a crowd of people. The camera lights flashes as reporters bombarded me with questions. I felt the blood drizzle from the side of my head as I recalled the events in the last few hours. The bank, the heist... it was a set-up. I giggled madly upon realizing the fact. A man brought himself in front of me, his gray hair and glasses wet from the pouring rain. He glared at me with hatred and brought his face in closer to mine. "You have terrorized our city long enough," his breath
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016
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No plans tonight. Think I'll just sit around and see what shows comedians are desperately retweeting at the last minute, then decide.
Resident Egon

So...this guy walks into a bar one day and he can’t believe his eyes. There, in the corner, there’s this one-foot-tall man, in a little tuxedo, playing a tiny grand piano. So the guy asks the bartender, “Where’d he come from?” And the bartender’s, like, “There’s a genie in the men’s room who grants wishes.” So the guy runs into the men’s room and, sure enough, there’s this genie. And the genie’s, like, “Your wish is my command.” So the guy’s, like, “O.K., I wish for world peace.” And there’s this big cloud of smoke—and then the room fills up with geese. So
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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92627
Wednesday, Apr 06, 2016
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Can anyone recommend a good Medium blog that doesn't use the words "I" or "me" at least 100 times in the first paragraph?
Resident Egon

I'm getting old. I'm tired. I'm unhappy and have been for so long that I don't remember what the alternative is like. Just make it quick and painless. Beyond the personal details, that was the extent of the email I'd sent the man hired to help me give up the ghost. He'd asked a few questions. Apparently paying someone to kill you isn't a common request. I'd have done the deed myself, but insurance doesn't pay on suicide and I wanted my daughter, estranged as she might be, to get something out of it. That and I was too chicken shit. And so I went about my last days like they were any other, making the dreary trek to and from work, fixing the same lonely single serving
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016
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In most cases, knowing all the words to Weird Al's "Bedrock Anthem" won't improve your relationship, and may even prove a hindrance.
Resident Egon

Harry first saw the new Professor during the Feast that marked the beginning of the school year - it was hard to miss him. He was the only man in the entire Great Hall dressed in what he recognised as Muggle clothing. He had come in just a little while later than the rest of the staff, hung up his greatcoat in a corner and took his seat beside Professors Flitwick and Sprout. He looked utterly out of place in a white button-down shirt rolled up to his sleeves, wrinkled khaki trousers and a tattered black tie. When the food had been cleared away and the announcements read out, Professor Dumbledore finished by introducing the newest member of the staff. 'And I am delighted to
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
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Representative quote from this Star Wars novel I stopped reading: "I was putting away bounties while you were still in your space diapers."
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Top of Form The friendly man is back in town. Are you ready to have fun? The parents don't like when he comes 'round, 'cause away from home, kids run. Big horses pull his giant cart Some say is full of gold. Some think instead it's full of treats, At least that's what they're told. If he gives you a wink and a tap on the nose, He'll let you look inside. You're the lucky one he chose! Get in the cart! Go for a ride!     BEST ROUNDS OF THE NIGHT!!!!!! (That’s how you win) Round 2. Robot robot robot robot
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016
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Just looked around on Facebook for a few minutes, good to see everybody being super chill
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Great. Just fucking great. Of all the citizens of Metrodale, Dr. Fuckwad had to pick me. Me, working the day bar shift. I couldn't have picked a higher profile job according to Mr. Dickwad over here. Like why even pick me? I mean, sure, I guess If I were Magnificent Man, which I was, I would save me. Because as Magnificent Man I must show no discrimination on who I choose to save and all that. But Jesus-fucking-Christ, Prof. Pisswater, why me? You could've picked anyone from the throng of people milling about Triangle Square and brought them to your secret base that I legit didn't know where to find and was procrastinating and holding off in terms of properly looking for it, you HAD
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Mar 09, 2016
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A Good Doctor Goes to War
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Congratulations. Today is the day. You're off to Gray and Crimson Places. You're off and away. Protect the brains in your head. Look after the feet in your shoes. You can’t steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll say go slow. You'll look up and down trenches. Fix ‘em with a stare. About them you will say, "I don't choose to go there." With your head full of strains and your shoes full of sheet, you're too smart to go down to any not-so-good meet. And you will not find any you'll want to
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016
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I will pay $10,000,000 for a helmet/chip/device that transmits my dog's thoughts to my TV.
Resident Egon

Uh, hey man. I'm, uh, Greg.' He sat down next to the stranger at the last table in the corner of Hell's lunchroom. 'So, uh, look, I'm new here...I don't get that we eat lunch...isn't this meant to be damnation forever?' Greg asked. The stranger looked at his orange juice thoughtfully, then decided not to say anything. 'So, do you have a name? You been—' 'You couldn't pronounce my name even if you wanted to buddy. And to answer the second part, I've been here awhile.' The stranger took aim at his peas. Greg played with the food on his tray too. Mashing the peas into the other vegetables, doing anything to try and wade out this awkwardness. 'Just
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016
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The One Where the Real Show Happened After Quiz
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Ever hear the Dave Attell routine on fun stuff always happening 20 minutes after you left? Yeah. Sometimes...sometimes you should really stick around after quiz is over. I know I always poke fun at the people who leave before hearing the final standings as if they can't stand the pain of their name being announced in 2nd to last place once again, but then there are nights like last night where it pays not only to stick out the entire quiz, but to hang for a few afterward. Then you get the drunk, loud, caterwauling drunk idiot lady and the cops coming to pick her up. It takes quite a bit to get the staff at The Harp on the negative side of riled up, but she took them there pretty fast.
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
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Vaping. The great taste of steam, the cool look of blowing a flashlight.
Resident Egon

It's been months now, maybe even a year that I stood here undiscovered, and isolated. You'd think that out of the million of players playing this game, SOMEONE would find me and do my quest. But, nope, I alone am the "Easter Egg NPC" hidden away in some corner in the mid tier maps of the game. Waiting to give the first player to complete my quest the most exclusive gear you can get in the game, which in turn is also the best gear you can get; not to mention the copious amounts of gold as well. Funny thing too, all you had to do to complete my quest, was do a simple trading sequence where I give the player, a doll, and after several trades with multiple other NPCs bring me back a boomerang.
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
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Yeezy Season 3 sounds like something I'd take Claritin-D for.
Resident Egon

The Necronomicon glowed, for the Kindle was Paperwhite. The Old Ones self-published. Cooper first started to read it on the subway. His eyes would flick up every now and then. The girl sitting across from him was wearing shorts, and as the train hurtled along underground, her thighs would vibrate. Back down again. The book was by Abdul Alhazred - who was that? Cooper didn't quite remember downloading this in the first place, but here it was. Probably just an absent-minded batch download. These things happened. The girl's legs wobbled. Cooper tried to focus. 'That is not dead which can eternal lie.
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)