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A Few Original Thoughts
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A Few Original Thoughts Last night I don’t think I properly introduced myself. I had this lovely speech written out, but was afraid that I was plagiarizing. So, I decided to look at it overnight, changed a few things and now I'm going to share these wonderfully original ideas and sentences in the blog. Here is what I have so far. Yesterday, July 20th, a quiz which will live in infamy. My name is Kevin Solorzano, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the true quizmaster, Ginny. When you realize you want to quiz
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Hey! Why are you looking over here? Do you want to know things about me? Like, how I have lived in New England my entire life? How I'm fluent in 5 languages if you count sarcasm and bullshit? How I am a foodie and beer snob? Is that what you want to know? No? You want more? How about how I work at a charter public high school? Is that good enough? My favorite animals are penguins and ducks, with a particular affinity to all things llamas. That's all I'm telling you! Consider yourself lucky!


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Julie Andrews is a saint
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Ok so usually I have a specific format for blogging but I went on a mic rant at tonight's quiz and I think everyone needs to know about it. Tonight's R7 (Do You Hear The People Sing?) was about celebrities who should definitely NOT be singing in musicals.  Those answers included Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia and Helena Bonham Carter in Sweeney Todd.  Terrible terrible singers...not to mention Q8 which was the abominable Russell Crowe.   But a few teams gave one or two guesses that included a sacred name in musical theater: Julie Andrews.  Julie. Mother. Fuckin'. Andrews.  Never should the name of Julie MF Andrews be scorned.   As
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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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The Austin-Boston Connection
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The Breakdown: Anna Bee is here!  Anna is a lovely QM from Austin, TX who was visiting for a few days.  Tonight she joined the Floozies and helped them achieve an 89-point win in tonight's quiz.  We've been having fun over the last few days walking the Freedom Trail and doing touristy things.  I love being a tourist in my own city!  The Floozies excelled where most teams struggled - like in Round 2 which asked for the song artist and decade of the historical event referenced in the song.  A hard one if you didn't know exactly what was being referenced.  I particularly enjoyed Gordon
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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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Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016
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When You're Good, You're Good
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As I did three weeks ago (which seems forever to me, to be honest), I filled in for Ginny Wednesday night at Joe Sent Me -- a former quiz haunt for yours truly as a player -- and I found myself among some pretty fantastic quizzers. But, before we get to those extremely high scores, I want to discuss our visual round. Round 5 on Wednesday tested not only the movie knowledge of our quizzers, but also their Wheel of Fortune-style before-and-after skills. Each photo in the visual round combined two films, and the room was tasked to figure out the blended movie titles. Not every title was correct, but some of the incorrect titles are movies I'd
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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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Struggle Bus
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The Breakdown: The title of this blog comes in the form of our usual team Joe Bent... this week.  After 3 rounds they were in 10th place with is totally unusual.  Many teams had a strong Round 2 showing with Gatsby's Greatest Hits but unfortunatley they were struggle bus with a score of 6/16.  The came back with a decent 5th place finish.  Tonight's winners were Vladamir Poutine who were pulling out perfect scores in several rounds and in a close second was Speaker RuPaul Ryan who had my favorite team name of the night. The Comic Relief:   Nobody
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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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Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
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YOSEMITE?!
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The Breakdown: In Third Place had a strong showing this week, clinching the top spot by one point.  While one can never anticipate this, if they had jokered Round 8 instead of Round 2 then their margin would have been slightly bigger.  Joe Bent Over the A-Town Floozies snagged a close second.  They hit some snags in Round 6's Arctic, Monkeys, and that Band You Loved In College.  Other than that, they were neck and neck all quiz! The Comic Relief:   For the first time in Joe Sent Me history (that I recall at least), we had two teams called "In Third Place".  Now, one
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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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Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016
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The Continuing Story of Antonio Inoki
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Round 6 last night at Joe Sent Me was on Muhammads, Alis, and the late Muhammad Ali himself, complete with a question regarding his ridiculous fight with pro wrestler Antonio Inoki in 1976. This fight has gone down in history as the one that arguably started the sport of MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts (that's the thing that UFC is, for those of you not in the know). Lesser known, however, is the fact that the Ali-Inoki fight was supposed to be a professional wrestling bout that Ali was supposed to lose. Ali and his crew showed up to Tokyo, grew paranoid that Inoki would try to “shoot” (wrestle him down for real), and went back on the deal.
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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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Why Would He Think That's OK?
The Native Masshole

Are you kidding me?  He shows up to Fenway to have his freaking number retired.  To honor his extensive and exciting career in Boston, and he wears a Yankees World Series ring?  Total lack of class from that horse riding drunk.  I swear I'm not still bitter about this.  He was the greatest hitter of his generation, but he bailed to win his championship with the Yankees, then rode the stupid horse around, then came back to rub our faces in it.  I think I'm over it now, I vented, at least he did drink 64 beers on a cross country flight, according to the most reliable
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Zach enjoys candlelit dinners, long walks on the beach, holding hands during a picnic, and rainy Sunday mornings.

Where to find Zach:

Bowling alleys somewhere in New England.

At work in the laboratory.

Recently engaged to his lovely fiancee, and the date is set!


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I drink and I know things...
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The Breakdown: Close margins in tonight's quiz!  2 points separated our top two teams: AKA A Charlie Brown Allston Christmas and The Floozies.  Our Stump defectors from last week returned! This week as Ginny's Tonic: A tribute to me and my many ailments I'm sure...a strong 3rd place showing! The Comic Relief:  Look, my tank top was pretty funny.  I was somehow able to source a printing of Tyrion Lannister with the quote "That's What I Do, I Drink and I Know Things".  It's truly a description of any Quizmaster you'll find.  Especially 
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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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Oh I'll give you an enclave...
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The Breakdown: Tonight's quiz showed a real back and forth in standings.  Coming in first tonight was two person team AKA Brace Yourself. They're regulars and sometimes have more people.  They also bring their own mechanical pencils like a BOSS...or because our are never sharp enough for their delicate sensibilities.  Who knows... Coming in a close second was Eight who contrary to their name only had three people.  It was the first time I'd seen them at quiz so good standing there!  In third place was The Faux Paws who were self described Stump! Defectors looking for a quiz
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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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Le Format du Alex
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I think today I am going to attempt Alex's format for blogging....seems fun, no? The Breakdown: The Floozies were strong tonight!  With an extra 16 point round at stake, they pulled out 96 points (out of a possible 104).  They very smartly jokered Round 3 (Sooner or Later: Chair and Bullhorn Edition) which they had a perfect score on and submitted early for 16 points.  Trump Tower Taco Bowls came in a close second place - if they had done better on Round 2 (Seven-Letter Army) they may have caught up! It really was their downfall as they had four rounds with perfect 8/8 scores.   The
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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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The B*tch is BACK!
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You guys.  I'm BACK! And in full force.  It is SO good to be back at Joe Sent Me.  Sad to see Alex go, of course, but more quiz for me!   Tonight had a timed Round 3 (When Does Antartica Get A Turn?) which I'm always a fan of doing.  I like to see you quizzers work together, hem and haw, sweat a little and then triumphantly put in their answers.  Most of our teams did very well on this round on non-North American/Eurpoean Olympic cities.  Sorry guys...Sochi declares they're in Europe.   My cats were also please to hear a round devoted to them (Film Chat Noir).  I had them on speaker so they could hear.  Bernie said
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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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Adam with a shave and a haircut
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Who knew he'd look as clownish as that???   The Breakdown: Despite a strong showing by Finger Prince, Joe and the Floozies were able to hold onto the lead by a point, largely thanks to Pete's knowledge of NBA history enabling them to be the only team to ace the Miami Heat retired numbers question. Third place was strongly contested, never being occupied by less than two teams all night, but there ain't no prize for third. That ain't how this shit works. You know how this shit works. How do you like how that shit works? Welcome to The Rock.   The Comic Relief: You.
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When he's not hosting pub quizzes at Joe Sent Me Alex Staley can be found in the future, making asses shake and hunting Dave Carroll.

 

Don't make me make you make my day.


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From last to better than you
SnarlFu

...just like *that*.   The Breakdown: Chalk up another win for Joe Bent Over the A-Town Floozies. First place to them is like the home they've been living in for so long that it's seen them go crazy and start hoarding all sorts of newspapers and food bags and dead cats and stuff. It's strange at the top. The story of the night, though, belonged to AKA It's Spelt Matzah, who sat in last place all the way through round 7, and beautifully demonstrated a textbook joker comeback to finish only a point away from the lead. Ladies, gentlemen, and non-gender specific progressives, that is how it's
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When he's not hosting pub quizzes at Joe Sent Me Alex Staley can be found in the future, making asses shake and hunting Dave Carroll.

 

Don't make me make you make my day.


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The Turtle couldn't help us
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The Breakdown: Tough break for Joe Bent Over the A-Town Floozies, who led early but lost the top spot to The Voice of the Turtle, who hold a special place in my heart even setting aside the win, for referencing my favorite Stephen King book with their name.   The Comic Relief: All Zanca tonight, for their visual round answer sheet, which is pictured at left. I can only wish that the Cinderella franchise was so ridiculously awesome.   The Geekout: An oldie but a goodie.
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When he's not hosting pub quizzes at Joe Sent Me Alex Staley can be found in the future, making asses shake and hunting Dave Carroll.

 

Don't make me make you make my day.


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Regular Als Only
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The Breakdown: A field crowded at the top led to quite the slugfest tonight; Slurenity, Joe and the Floozies, Sideburns, the Blue Barracudas and Flaunt Some and Get Some all had a piece of the podium at one point or another, partially thanks to a crowd-friendly (though not Weird Al-friendly) audio round, but it was AKA: “Other New England” that came out on top. All your base are belong to them.   The Comic Relief: This one's all Zanca: “What's the name of that
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When he's not hosting pub quizzes at Joe Sent Me Alex Staley can be found in the future, making asses shake and hunting Dave Carroll.

 

Don't make me make you make my day.