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Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
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Sappy Blog is Sappy
The Fish Chick

MY PEOPLE! How I missed you last week while I sat in a lounge chair, in the sun, drink in hand, reading a novel…. I’m not convincing you, am I? Well, trust me, I did. Your quizzing is my life’s essence. It was a great night and kudos to In Soviet Russia, Trump Donalds YOU.   In other news, I feel I should remind you that I am going to be doing that whole getting married thing. Like, hella soon. In fact,
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That's Nobody's Business But the Turks
Travis

I rolled back into Joe Sent Me one last time for Brittany, and boy did we have a packed house. Nineteen teams made their presence felt at quiz! I'm not sure whether or not it was the upcoming snowstorm to blame -- we had our fair share of teachers, yours truly included -- but whatever it was, I surely wasn't complaining. We got a little help from Captain Obvious, got sticky and stony with some songs, closed a little early with Mamet and GEICO plots, put on the red light for a round on Amsterdam, went straight to video with some movie flops, met you halfway with some science words, chained some movie titles together, and plunged into the random knowledge
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I'm a native of Maryland -- complete with Baltimore accent -- but I've called Boston home since the fall of 2010. Otherwise? I'm a sushi vacuum, some weird mix of Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer, a ridiculously devoted baseball enthusiast, and fortunately never afraid to throw in a dad joke or ten. That's about it.


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Just Call Me P. Star
The Fish Chick

Quizzers! I’m still reeling from that incredible dance off we ended with. It was a great night at good ol’ Joe. Congratulations to The Magnificent Seven for winning the honorary first place and being good enough to people to admit they had 7 people. AKA: Too Much Cake became our true 1st place winner and after the dance off Said No One Ever defeated We Drink and We Know Things for 2nd. Really, though, where’d you learn those sweet moves gentlemen?                I’m desperately avoiding mentioning 45.
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Superbowl LI; The Pats vs. That Other Team
The Fish Chick

It was so tempting to blog this week about the obvious. But I’m going to do my best to spread out the serious, because you all get enough about that in your every day news(feeds). But I will say this for this week: we’re only 5 days in. But other things that have happened this week include our Patriots. On Sunday they became AFC Champs yet again in a game that had some serious plays. For example LeGarette Blount carried 7 Steelers defenders for 7 yards. Let’s just break that down, shall we? Blount is 6’ and weighs about 250 lbs. Despite William Gay trying to grab for his feet, Blount pushes on. He then pushes against Mike Mitchell, Artie Burns, Allen Cortez,
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Thanks, Obama
The Fish Chick

Alright, guys. I’m going to have to pause the fun we normally have together for a step into the World of Serious. And I’m not trying to be political or partisan, except that I won't be able to avoid that, I’m just trying to be thankful. Because I am the most thankful for the past 8 years. So this one goes out to Barry, My President, Barack Hussein Obama II. Dear Mr. President,  Sir, you have been and probably will be the most influential president of my life. In fact, I was only 16 years old when you took office. I had never imagined the amount of change that would occur in this country under your leadership. With your guidance policies such as Don’t
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A Bug's Life
The Fish Chick

As a Disney fan, it is my obligation to tell you that A Bug’s Life was leaps and bounds a better film than “Antz” and I’m sure that most of you would agree. But did you know that, like many of the DreamWorks v. PIXAR productions, there was quite a bit of drama surrounding the two films? The year is 1995 and PIXAR is soaring on the success of “Toy Story,” you know before the 2 sequels and 2 mini specials. The team is working hard on “A Bug’s Life,” an upcoming film about adventure, the monarchy of a smaller nation, and the masses standing against the tyranny and bullying of a larger nation. The team originally included Jeffrey Katzenberg
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Walter... who?
The Fish Chick

Okay, all, yes I was born in 1992 and sometimes I don’t know all about certain people that were never an icon in my life! Walter Matthau, no matter how sexy he may be, had never been in my realm of celebrity. But apparently he is prominent in yours and so I am taking this opportunity to educate us all on the life of Walter John Matthow (as he was named at birth.) On October 1st of 1920 he was born in the Lower East Side of NYC to Jewish immigrant parents. Apparently he thought it would be funny to start a rumor that his last name was originally Matuschanskayasky based on this background? (Another reference I don’t get, perhaps?) He started acting at a sleepaway
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Deuces, 2016
The Fish Chick

It has been a long, gut-wrenching, heart-breaking, piece of absolute garbage of a year. We lost so many celebrities, had that obnoxious thing some called an election, and the world seemed to be in a constant state of chaos. But let’s remember those few shining moments that brought us joy this year. Those little nuggets of happy between the madness;   -Pokémon Go; This little app got people outside to catch the original 151 Pokémon for the summer. More than that, it got people who would otherwise ignore each other on the street team up for their Team to conquer the most gyms. It was one of the more uniting things out of the year.   -Ellen
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A Quizmas Poem
The Fish Chick

T’was the Wednesday before Christmas, when all through the place There were quizzers and quizzers taking up all the space They patiently waited with awe and a stare In hopes that their new Quizmaster soon would be there   They were nestled together, not more than 6 to a team While the wait staff took orders of a winter theme And with colorful answer packets and sharpened pencils The suspense was lingering for a night of cheap thrills   When in through the front door there was such a clatter They all stared excitedly to see what could be the matter It was she! The new Quizmaster,
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Like an elbow drop from the top rope, but to the heart
Travis

Double-digit teams at the Joe last night! What a time to be alive. I popped into the QM position one more time for Ginny (get well soon!) before the hosting baton gets handed off at Joe Sent Me, and y'all were a lively bunch. Much warmer than the frozen tundra outside, that's for sure. Now that I'm thinking (and blogging) about it, though, I'm kinda regretting not at least trying my "Macho Man" Randy Savage impression out on all of you after the Slim Jim ad in the second audio round. Maybe I would have been laughed out of the bar -- or just carried out, to be honest -- but it would've been a hell of a way to go out, eh? As for all that learnin' we did... We
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I'm a native of Maryland -- complete with Baltimore accent -- but I've called Boston home since the fall of 2010. Otherwise? I'm a sushi vacuum, some weird mix of Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer, a ridiculously devoted baseball enthusiast, and fortunately never afraid to throw in a dad joke or ten. That's about it.


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Inedible Nachos
UrbanStatue

I will not explain in full the reason behind this blog's title...but let's just say it is the saddest thing to experience. We had 13 teams battle it out this week!  Our usual Joe Bent... team had an influx of players so they split into two teams.  The smaller of the teams Josef Bendeth... took the top prize. Our second place team Has Anyone Seen My Niffler?  were another group of regulars who happened to also be good friends of yours truly and talented AF.   Next week will be my last quiz at JSM as I hand the reigns over to Brittany.  Join me, won't you?
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Ginny loves random knowledge, especially that of the useless kind. She has a tendency to spout out strange facts at inappropriate times. She's a lover of cider, Whedon, kittens, and Disney.


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Punk is Not Dead.
UrbanStatue

Happy End of November y'all.  I'm back at Joe Sent Me after a significant hiatus due to being in a MUUUUUUSICAL.  It was awesome.  I will be at JSM for a few more weeks before my indefinite hiatus from quiz hosting.  I will miss you all but sometimes life gets in the way and you just need to take some "me" time.  Luckily GWD is an awesome boss like that because they totes understand when that happens.  Brittany will be taking over as regular host starting 12/21 and she will run it like a BOSS. Tonight's quiz featured an awesome Round 2 (Our Love Will Raise the Bar) which featured more and more obscure love songs.  As I looked at the answer for
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Ginny loves random knowledge, especially that of the useless kind. She has a tendency to spout out strange facts at inappropriate times. She's a lover of cider, Whedon, kittens, and Disney.


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Something Something Blog Title
Travis

My residency at Joe Sent Me reached its fateful end on Wednesday night. Yes, after hosting three straight weeks and four of the past five, Ginny will finally be back next week to reclaim her spot as your fearless leader at Joe Sent Me. But hey, we had a hell of a run, right? We withstood presidential debates. We then dealt with Trump bros. We even saw the Cubs win the World Series for the first time in over a century! We welcomed new teams and ones returning after a long absence. I saw a couple of teams I recognized from my other venues (there's really no escaping me, apparently). And hell, I do believe I am swinging by next week to join you on the battlefield
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I'm a native of Maryland -- complete with Baltimore accent -- but I've called Boston home since the fall of 2010. Otherwise? I'm a sushi vacuum, some weird mix of Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer, a ridiculously devoted baseball enthusiast, and fortunately never afraid to throw in a dad joke or ten. That's about it.


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In Which Your Hero Lists His Faves
Travis

In lieu of a breakdown of quiz last night at Joe Sent Me, I'm going to attempt to scrub away at least a little of the pessimism that has formed over me after Tuesday night and list a few of my favorite things. -- Baseball. It's my first love; in fact, the earliest cognizant memory I have as a youngin is 6-year-old Trav inconsolably crying after my Orioles lost to the Tigers in the last game of the 1992 season, and the last game ever played at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. They were moving to a new stadium, but I wrongly believed they were playing their last game ever as a franchise. This reaction is of little surprise to anyone who knows me marginally
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I'm a native of Maryland -- complete with Baltimore accent -- but I've called Boston home since the fall of 2010. Otherwise? I'm a sushi vacuum, some weird mix of Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer, a ridiculously devoted baseball enthusiast, and fortunately never afraid to throw in a dad joke or ten. That's about it.


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Make America Strange Again
Travis

Wednesday night brought yours truly back to Joe Sent Me to guest host eight rounds of substitute pyro and ballyhoo, and it made me realize something. I really like things Strange. Round 7 (This Round is Weird AF) broadcasted eight clips of pop culture items with the word "Strange" somewhere in the title, and I'll be damned if I'm not a fan of just about everything on that list. Stranger Than Fiction? Probably my favorite Will Ferrell movie. Dr. Strangelove? You don't get much more brilliant. Stranger Things? Psh, like I haven't walked around Boston with the theme song on repeat in my headphones. Keep Austin Weird? Nah. Keep Travis
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I'm a native of Maryland -- complete with Baltimore accent -- but I've called Boston home since the fall of 2010. Otherwise? I'm a sushi vacuum, some weird mix of Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer, a ridiculously devoted baseball enthusiast, and fortunately never afraid to throw in a dad joke or ten. That's about it.


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Dominance and Submission
Chris

It was a great night at Joe Sent Me in Cambridge for all the teams that came out.  The crowd was buzzing about celebrity sub Quizmaster Fallon, known for his 1991 appearance in Family Double Dare, after people got over being star struck, the quizzing began!  It started out very close amongst the teams, and then the chicanery began, someone put in a fake entrant for The Brothers Zanca with all wrong answers in order to sink their chances or perhaps demoralize them.  It seemed to work as The Brothers were unseen the rest of the evening.  Who put in the fake entrant, people will never know.   We had some interesting names this
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Quizmaster Fallon comes from a strong Pedigree of Quizmasters. His father was a quizmaster for decades and taught him the ropes of how not to just ask the question, but to be the question. Well known to give credit for answers that aren't just wrong, but ridiculously wrong if you are in last place, he has become known as "The Quizmaster of the People" he describes it as follows. "I look at myself as Mario Kart's blue shell IRL. It's no fun to know you are going to lose half way in a race, so Mario Kart gives last place a tool that only targets the winners. In my quizzes I'm the tool." - Quizmaster Fallon