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Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
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Joe Sent Me to Watch My Girl on Netflix, I Guarantee It
Todd

I guarantee that tonight was a good dose of nostalgia.  I mean, that's really what it usually is, because we're always talking about the past, or there wouldn't be questions to ask...  I was just so excited that after the "M or W" round that there was a Men's Warehouse bonus question.  For some reason, I've always been more obsessed than I should be with commercial jingles and slogans. Perhaps that's what I need to do with my life... A slogan/jingle master.  I'll jingle all the way to the top with slogans that sell.  You've got a product, what is it?  Oh, you sell hammers?  Let me hammer out a jingle real quick, what's your name?  I'll have the
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Joe Sent Me (Cambridge)
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Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
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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, Sep 14, 2016
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Where Eighty Isn't Enough But Nine Is Too Many
Travis

I rolled back into Joe Sent Me with the title of Not Ginny, but these quizzers Wednesday night were Not Here To Mess Around, so to speak. Details below! So What Did We Learn Here? Famous juniors! Artists and chemical elements matching their first letters! Going West with Mae and Kanye! Picturesque television towns! Birthday episodes on TV! Agriculture and computing! A CGI-based mystery round! Random knowledge, featuring John Belushi and definitely not Jim Belushi. As life should be. Best Round This crowd had their looking eyes turned all the way to 11, as the visual Round 5 was host to the
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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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Wednesday, Sep 07, 2016
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n00b Time!
UrbanStatue

Another great week at JSM but this time with trainee Adrianne helping me out!  It was her first night, so I showed her the ropes as best I could.  She had the pleasure of hosting Round 4 (..and Sometimes YY) about double vowels. The Floozies and AKA battled it out again for the top spot - sitting tied for 1st at the first scoring break, but with AKA inching up point by point, The Floozies couldn't catch them in the end.  There was an opportunity for some extra points tonight in Round 3's Everything and Anything in between round which a few teams took advantage of with
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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, Aug 31, 2016
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Rockapella Wednesday
UrbanStatue

OK so I my mic shit the bed but I made the best of it - rockin' it.  Rockapella Wendesday.  I was rescued by QM Kevin midway though quiz tho...I'm way more comfortable with a mic in my hand.  The power, the safety, the ability to tell funny stories without yelling! Speaking of funny stories - during Round 6 tonight we came across one of my brother's favorite films - The Running Man starring Ahhhhhnold.  In the 80s my family had a Chevy conversion van that had a TV and VCR built in.  We'd take it on road trips, usually to go see my grandparents
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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, Aug 24, 2016
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Three Quiz Mafia's Newest Hit, "Dat Audio Round So Stank"
Ben

I was the sub at Joe Sent Me for Ginny last night, and like any good substitute quizmaster experience, I had tech difficulties from the outset, which resulted in a few frantic texts to Ginny and some tinkering with the equipment. Luckily, one of the excellent JSM staffers figured the issue out, and by 8:15 we were ready to roll. 12 teams participated at JSM last night, and answering questions from various topics such as: movie characters giving the finger, TV theme song covers, things that stink, and questions all about safety. Our winning team was Sideburns, who led wire to wire throughout the evening. One final note: Hammurabi's Code is much different than Harambe's Code.
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Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016
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Quizmaster Struggle Fail
UrbanStatue

This whole week has been a struggle bus failzone for me in general, but tonight's quiz did turn that around a little. Even tho I forgot my visual rounds, ran to Staples and printed twice as many as I ended up needing it all seemed to work out.   I finally decided I needed to curb Adam's winning streak on Bonus rounds.  It's great that you know, but I felt we needed to give some other folks a chance - besides I can barely read his handwriting anyway. Tonight's standings did not change much over the course of the quiz with AKA Egg-eating Problem holding a continual lead after jokering Round 2's 8 songs 4
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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, Aug 10, 2016
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My Best Phone Sex Voice
UrbanStatue

Oooo a smutty fan fiction round.  I've done one of these rounds before at a previous venue and it's just so much fun.  I get to use my sultry sexy voice to make you think that I'm actually into this shit.  Haha.  Our teams did decently on that Round 6, though one team crossed out Orphan Black and put Clone High.  Really?  A one season MTV cartoon?  As good as it was it's probably not good enough to make a quiz.   Tonight's team had an awesome team name: Never Lasting GOP Stoppers which looks better on paper than saying it on the mic...do I say G-O-P or Gop?  At the end of the day, they took out AKA Leonidas
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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, Aug 03, 2016
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I Have No Clever Title For This Blog
UrbanStatue

After a 2 week hiatus from JSM, I have triumphantly returned to find a whole crop of new quizzers!  It's nice to see some fresh faces, but also sad at the noticeable absence of the Floozies! Hopefully they return next week. Tonight's quiz featured an especially difficult Round 2 with punk and nu-metal covers of pop songs.  Frankly, I hated it.  I hate punk and nu-metal and I think they probably hate me too.  I grew up in the 90s and early 00s when Warped Tour was huge but it wasn't my thing.  I was into girly folk rock and chicks with pianos like Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, and Ani Difranco.  I never understood the appeal of screamo...I understand
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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, Jul 27, 2016
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See What Happens When You Tie a Stranger in the Quiz?
Travis

Ginny, your usual Joe Sent Me Quizmaster, found herself with a furious bout of food poisoning yesterday afternoon, and I got the call to step in once again as Substitute Teacher Prime over on Mass Ave. It's always a pleasure to lord over a venue where I used to be a regular quizzer, and it was no different on Wednesday night. To the results! What Did We Learn Here? Events from the last week of July! Chiptuned versions of popular songs! Countries that contain part of the Alps! High locations! Theme park characters! Flat Stanley as the world's worst chaperone! Newsworthy events by decade! Random knowledge, featuring trampolining: your eight-year-old's
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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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Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016
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A Few Original Thoughts
KaSt

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
UrbanStatue

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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Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016
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The Austin-Boston Connection
UrbanStatue

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
Travis

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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Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016
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Struggle Bus
UrbanStatue

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?!
UrbanStatue

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.