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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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What's the big deal? Trump's just coming for the trade unionists. I'm sure there's no need to speak out unless you're a trade unionist.
Resident Egon

It really pays to gamble your joker on the right round. Seriously….super cereal, you guys!   BEST ROUNDS OF THE NIGHT!!!!!! In the Round 1 words of Barenaked ladies, we wouldn’t have to eat Kraft Dinner, but we would. We’d eat more, with lots of fancy ketchups. So….Round 2…..naming things not that hard after all, innit? Best Round 5 in a while, amirite? Looking at the score shift starting to happen, Round 6 awoke the sleeping giant.   And speaking of Round 6, did you sign up with me at the quiz for our new Bonus
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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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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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When you read this, take a deep breath, improve your posture, and visualize riding a dragon with me.
Resident Egon

There are those who say we play too rough and vulgar at The Harp Inn. But when multiple quizzers greet you with a hug saying how much they missed quizzing with you over the holiday week, it makes me want to tell those people to go fuck themselves with a rusty pole or a splintery post. Either will do. Sure we play rough, but it all comes with love. The hate is just a side dish, like the creamed broccoli casserole that your Aunt Ronnie brings for some stupid reason even though Grandma cleans out a full baking dish of that awful swill before handing her daughter-in-law back a sparkling Corningware Pyrex piece of work. Hopefully your holiday went well. If your scores are any indication
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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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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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"Sure, I was a paid rioter. Who wouldn't be?? 50 bucks to get tear gassed and shot with rubber bullets is a cake walk, man." -- no one
Resident Egon

And so we come to the near close of another year with the holidays fast approaching us. IO mean seriously fast. We’re not quizzing next week due to Thanksgiving, so like….so fucking fast you guys. And after that shit with Christmas, I gotta start seriously setting myself up for my wedding. Shit I should go make some phone calls today on that. Sometimes, functional anxiety should be able to work FOR you, not always against you amirite? See y’all in 2 weeks!   BEST ROUNDS OF THE NIGHT!!!!!! Birthdays everywhere this month. The 11th 11-9=2, like Round 2. So all y’all’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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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Nov 09, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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My Facebook feed is being scored by Radiohead.
Resident Egon

Huh….well for the second night in a row I don’t really have much of a blog in me. Kind of disappointing after being featured blog of the week last week, but there you have it. I’ll try to remain focused on my favorite John Lennon quote, “Apathy isn’t it. So flower power didn’t work, so what? We find something else. Try again.”   BEST ROUNDS OF THE NIGHT!!!!!! What a bright shining start to the Round 1. I’m just a sucker for Round 4. Round 6 is just an illusion tonight.   And speaking of Round 6, did you
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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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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Nov 02, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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What can I say? As a week long Cubs fan, I feel like this means a little bit more to me than anyone else in the country or the world.
Resident Egon

The outlook wasn’t brilliant for The Harp Inn six that day: Scored 74-62, with but one round more to play, And when Kyle quickly died at first, and Ginger did the same, A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game.   A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest Clung to the hope which springs eternal in the human breast; They thought, “If only Egon could but get a whack this night— We’d put up even money now, with Egon at the mic.”   But Tommy preceded Egon, as also (sort-of) Gerry, And the former was
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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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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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I have so much to talk about but I feel like my therapist hasn't earned it.
Resident Egon

Oh I love my Halloween. All month long from the decorating, to the haunted houses, to the horror movies suddenly becoming the bandwagon entertainment, to all the costumes you have the opportunity to wear. I’d been upping my quiz ante each week this year leading up to tonight, our last quiz in October. I’m glad that even nearly a week before Halloween, a good few of you were ready to try out your costumes. Spirit-wise, I certainly loved the Rowdy Roddy Piper, now PUT ON THE GLASSES, KYLE! Design-wise it has to go to our man who made his own dagger though. Through showing off his work, he’s even advised me on how to finally get the impossible piece for my Starman cosplay.
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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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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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"Nobody has more respect for women than I do." (Nation throws up in unison, wipes face, leans in, listens intently.)
Resident Egon

I dunno if quiz is rigged or anything, but I do know we seem to be the lucky ones who avoided watching the shit show last night. Maybe you would have preferred watching a tangerine fighting a fembot, but nasty as she wants to be there was no going back from the whirlpool of suck that the human dumpster fire has opened.   But on a far more positive note, COSTUME CONTEST NEXT WEEK!!!!! Yes we’re having our annual Quizoween at The Harp Inn, and as always I’m hoping for enthusiasm on your part for the greatest holiday we’ve ever come up with. You’re never too old to dress up in costume and have fun. We’re gonna have prizes for great costumes,
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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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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Why It's Actually Good For A Presidential Nominee To Sexually Abuse Women: In the late 1300s near what is now Miami, a wise Druid…
Resident Egon

Well then….if you comb through the blogs this week you’ll see I spoke the truth. A WHOLE lot of pussy grabbing going on throughout the country, so find yourselves a proper euphemism that’s more entertaining (unless you’re going to do a thick Viking accent out loud and say the line “I’d like to grab your ‘pyoo-see’”. Feel free to pick from the following list, or choose your own if you’re just so inclined towards Drumpfisms: Handle 'em by the Ham Wallet Obtain 'em by the Oyster Ditch Cuddle 'em by the Cranny Ax Piddle Around by their Pudding Hatch  Snatch 'em by the Squish Mitten Yank 'em
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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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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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I honestly think the scariest thing you could put in a room of a haunted house would be a real dolphin just flopping around on the floor.
Resident Egon

As we enter October, we enter the greatest month of them all. And damn has it come in like a hurricane for me. Doctors, surprise work shifts, idiot people on the road…good lord….anyway here’s your quiz recap.   BEST ROUNDS OF THE NIGHT!!!!!! Nothing like swaying the soulful tones of a lonely kind of song on a solo cello in Round 2. Moses…a wonderful man for Round 5, and a poor navigator., 40 years and not ONCE would he stop and ask for directions. After all those musicals in Round 6 I’d hate to see the subject writer try to give me an outline for I love You
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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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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
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You gotta wonder if Peyton Manning & Papa John ever accidentally brushed hands during a commercial shoot & it still keeps them up at night.
Resident Egon

Excitement and terror abound in this last quiz of September. If you’ve been checked outo f life, it’s time to wake up; September has ended. And with the close of month 9, we are about to enter Hallowetober, the greatest month of them all! You’d think I’d out September, with my birthday and all, given that instead of parties I now look for birthday adventures, but no…..HALLOWETOBER! Excuses for watching horror and not seeming weird, haunted houses popping up in every neighborhood, and another excuse to wear costumes. Yes I used the plural, you don’t know how many different opportunities I try to find, nor how many viable costume outfits I own thanks to my
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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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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Say what you want about the odd phrasing, but Donald Trump calls for nationwide 'stop and frisk' in pitch for black voters is a pretty solid Onion headline
Resident Egon

What do you mean that's the New York Times? Ah crap...   Ever have one of those “oh god…this is happening” moments? Yeah me too….tonight. Actually I kinda had that kind of a day, but if we start that road it becomes a diary entry instead of quiz blog and one of those is for posting, the other for deleting. Another year down, one more step closer to the inevitable black void that swallows us all into nothingness. Am I feeling old? Downtrodden? Like I should crawl directly into the grave? The amount of blood I lost at work the other morning would say maybe so. Or do you just look forward to each consecutive grey hair adding another layer of grumbly
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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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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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"This is it. The world is falling apart. This is the end." - human beings in every single year of their existence
Resident Egon

Goodness…even with a smaller group than last week you guys know how to make my pre-birthday week slammed. After last night, Monkees tickets Friday, and Long Beach Comic Con all weekend long, I may not have the energy for my actual birthday next week at quiz. Nah….I’ll be god…and I hope you all will too.   Firefly quiz coming up in just 2 weeks! Want to have one at The Harp, or at least somewhere geographically accessible to Orange County? Register here: http://bit.ly/ThemeQuizReg, and make some noise here:  https://www.facebook.com/geekswhodrink/
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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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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Sep 07, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Brock Turner went to jail and all he missed was #Hiddleswift...
Resident Egon

After a couple months of a thin audience out there, summer must be over cause DAMN where have you people been while the sun’s shining and it’s warm and even I would rather be biking on the beach? Oh….yeah….anyway…..welcome back to knowledge!   Firefly quiz coming up in just 3 weeks! Want to have one at The Harp, or at least somewhere geographically accessible to Orange County? Register here: http://bit.ly/ThemeQuizReg, and make some noise here:  https://www.facebook.com/geekswhodrink/ and we’ll see what you Browncoats can pull off.   BEST
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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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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016
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Must've been surreal for Donald Drumpf to have a conversation with a Mexican about something other than flat or sparkling water
Resident Egon

And just like that, August comes to a close. In some ways I can hardly believe where the time has gone this year…already September. On another note, with all the damn celebrity deaths of major importance this year, it can end as soon as possible. In fact we can totally skip right over this month. I don’t need September right now, cause I don’t feel like having another birthday.   Oh well, the inevitability will reign supreme, and we’ll have quiz the night before my actual birthday at The Harp as I celebrate my 2nd 42nd birthday.   BEST ROUNDS OF THE NIGHT!!!!!! Not
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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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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Tell me your partner's favorite breakfast food, their dream car, and their father's first name and I'll tell you if they're cheating on you.
Resident Egon

Sometimes, I know what to blog about after a quiz and I get right to it. But many times, and many quizzes, I sit staring at a blank document procrastinating this thing cause damned if I know what to write or even how to get started. So….whining about not knowing what to write is a good enough place as any…I hope. It’s not like it takes that much to be creative, just a tiny spark of insanity fueled by mountains of insecurity and anxieties that you pour into the written word or emoted facial expression that is supposed to change or delight the world. Not all of it does, but if you’re lucky you’ll hit a note just right for at least one person and change
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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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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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I was so close to being the hottest person in yoga class and then a third person walked in.
Resident Egon

Good day, me hearties! I report to you from the distractible Spanish Caribbean, and the deck of the almighty Jackdaw. Many a ship were sank, and many a sailor lost to the briny deep this day. But your captain fared well o’er the course of his day off. So well in fact he almost forgot to report in to you. Hell of a night last night, eh? Painful rounds all around and then a surprise upset with a rare perfect Round 8. Go team Venture, eh?   BEST ROUNDS OF THE NIGHT!!!!!! Did you like Round 1? I Like Round 1. You CANNOT be Round 4! Seriously…look it up…there is a book series,
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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)