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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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DUCK TALES
SnarlFu

You laugh, but if I didn't exercise some serious self-restraint, we'd still be sitting there in that bar somewhere between rounds 5 and 7 calling and responding like a fucked up robot. Woo hoo indeed. I wish I had some postgame wisdom to drop on you... to put a point on it, as it were, or maybe some other type of punctuation... but I don't. We all just bump around, picking up the bits of information with low enough relative velocity to stick to us, and we smile and we share, and we learn and we change... but sometimes when you think you do something on purpose you didn't actually have a choice. In the matter of pub quiz, I had no choice. The quiz must go on. Be
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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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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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The team that shan't be named
SnarlFu

You may recognize Joe Bent Over the A-Town Floozies in the winners' circle, under the moniker Vanilla Isis. Today, they decided they needn't bother with silly conventions such as names, and flew under a kind of ambulant homage to all their past team names. From the two already mentioned to Bob Lablaw's Law Blog's Bloggers to Kill a Bird Today in Honor of Randy Johnson, and all the way back to the rumble-registered Vanilla Isis for three.   By the way, if you haven't already registered for this year'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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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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Well-traveled cud
SnarlFu

The Breakdown: AKA back strong! They came back from about halfway down the standings to tie Joe and the Floozies for first at the end of regulation, and then, as the worthy geeks that they are, aced the sudden death round for the win.   The Geekout: General Fusion, a company dedicated to developing fusion energy (green, renewable, no radioactive waste... it's how the sun works), has successfully crowdsourced a solution to an engineering problem. This is how progress
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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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Joe Sent Me (Cambridge)
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Wednesday, August 05, 2015
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I think the barn is on fire
SnarlFu

Yep, we're definitely burning barns over here. Save the horses and call the hay man, because we're going to need more hay.   The Breakdown: Joe and the Floozies took an early lead after destroying and jokering R2, and they sat there comfortably all night. So comfortably, in fact, that they didn't even worry about that cute lil visual round. Leave no stone unthrown, my floozy friends! Complacence breeds competition! That jobbed visual round gave the Rowdy Roddy Taters almost all the room they needed to stage a magnificent comeback. The rest of the room was provided by a lone floozy
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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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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Comeback of the Centipede!
SnarlFu

The Breakdown: So named because it's too early in the century for a comeback of the century to be declared, Peanut Butter Oreos completed the quintessential comeback of the centipede tonight, scoring (and jokering) four points higher than any other squad on R8 to come back from beyond fifth place to take the gold. That was the comebackinnest shit I've seen this centipede, that's for sure. Whatever.   The Comic Relief: Tonight's Comic Relief award goes to Peanut Butter Oreos for their racially-themed team name. Sounds delicious, doesn't it?   The
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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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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Welcome to The Future
SnarlFu

We're here, we're queer, and we're in it for the beer. 2015 is already half gone, folks. Make no mistake. If you communicate via speech (a.k.a. fleshflapping), or if you go to work in something that's not a segway, or if you submit your email bonus questions on—chuckle chuckle—paper, you are obsolete and must be waved off as such. I hope you are enjoying your new bonus question styley, although it seemed as if some of you wanted to remain in the past a bit longer... maybe next week we'll take a vote before the quiz starts and see how it goes.   The Breakdown: It's a Tater parade!!!
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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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Joe Sent Me (Cambridge)
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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Not a planet, but it's still cute.
SnarlFu

Okay, so there's a heart-shaped region in its southern hemisphere, but let's leave the classification of celestial bodies to scientists, shall we?   The Breakdown: All those lead changes! I thought I was in a Celtics-Lakers match from the early '90s! Joe and the Floozies took an early lead on the strength of a R2 that they destroyed while everyone else in the bar took a cigarette break, but then fell asleep for R8, when In Third Place was able to work their way back from somewhere beyond their namesake spot to eke out the one-point win.   The Comic Relief: So
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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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Wednesday, July 08, 2015
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Who is Dave Carroll???
SnarlFu

It smells like Dave Carroll in here. I mean, maybe it was just the saxophone round, but there is definitely something in the room, some kind of aftervibe, that very strongly, almost cloyingly, suggests Dave Carroll. I don't know what it is. But I fear for my soul. I fear for my unborn children. I fear for the very future of humanity. Must quiz. Shoutout to Ginny, champion trainee, for the music cue on said saxophone round. When in doubt, or in Dave Carroll, choose Careless Whisper.   The Breakdown: For the glory! For the gold! For the pub quiz! Stuck in the Corner had a good run after jokering a 15pt. R2
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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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Joe Sent Me (Cambridge)
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Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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Canada Day? More like CAN'Tada Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SnarlFu

!!!!!!!!!!   !!!!!   !   How refreshing it is to hand both prizes tonight to first-time winners at Joe Sent Me! Not that I don't love my regular winners, but a little competition goes a long way.   The Breakdown: Premium Scante and Mustache Riders spent the entire quiz neck and neck—their scores for the first four rounds were identical—but the one was finally able to edge out the other. One point wins (and losses) are the best because they force you to dwell on that one question that could have gone one way but ended up going the
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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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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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So many humans...
SnarlFu

Where did you all come from??? I haven't seen so many bipeds in one place since Jurassic Park 3! I mean, I know the power was out in Somerville, and I'm glad you all chose to spend your medieval evening at the Pub Quiz, but where have allayall been all my life!? Please come back next week.   The Breakdown: This was a hot one! Below Me had it going early on the strength of an aced and jokered R2, but they couldn't keep up once our focused shifted from pop tunes about SUVs to car bombs & karma. AKA picked up the slack, quietly fucking shit up all night long and capping it off with 15 points in the random
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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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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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AKA We Got More Points Than You
SnarlFu

The Breakdown: Fuhgeddaboudit. No chance. Tough to get one on a team that jokered a 16-pointer. When it comes to the Pub Quiz, there's really no substitute for knowing your musicals. If you know that Knight of the Woeful Countenance is a number from Man of La Mancha, you're well on your way to a rousing evening of ass-kicking and name-taking. While AKA wasn't really challenged for the top spot, we still saw a hearty battle for second among Dope Honda, Beth Star, and A Stranger in the Alps, but that particular prize went to Bernie Sanders Fried Chicken,
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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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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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To The Wire
SnarlFu

Not the show, although goddamn, that's a good show. I'm talking about the grit, the dead heat between a barful of quizzers who are gonna win, goddammit, no matter what I ask em. I could barely see through all the tension. It might as well have been the Baltimore underworld of the aforementioned show. I count myself lucky to have made it through.   The Breakdown: While Tater Parade led all night and saved the win, it was a very closely contested quiz all night through. At each other's throats, ye were this eve. So close I even had to do math to decide the correct answer for the tiebreaker question we used
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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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Wednesday, June 03, 2015
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The jame's Bond. Names Bond.
SnarlFu

What with international intrigue, political leaders (and hacks), and beer, I hope I made you all feel like real players tonight. Like James Bonds. If I didn't, just let me know and I'll play more Bond themes next week.   The Breakdown: AKA took this one and didn't give it back. They were the only team to joker R2 (and one of only two teams to score above 10 on that round), so they took an early lead and no team could catch em. The closest anyone came was In 3rd Place, who hit their target spot on. I feel like they're getting better at it, too... time will tell.   The
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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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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Two sides to every Tater
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    The Breakdown: Good one, ladies and gents! Close one, well contested. Enough of this blowout nonsense—I like my quizzes to make people want to cry because they can't stand the intensity of a dead heat. Joe and the Floozies made a good run and plowed all the way up the standings to within a point of the win, but couldn't quite seal the deal. Taterapox were able to wrest the lead away in the midgame on the strength of some good old fashioned well-rounded quizzing after Fast & Furious and In 3rd
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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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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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FINALLY a Dirty Sanchez question!
SnarlFu

You have no idea how long I've been waiting to describe a Dirty Sanchez on a microphone in a crowded bar. Thank you all for bearing witness; you may now attest to the fact that I have in fact completed my primary goal in life. It is finished.   Tune in next week for the Angry Dolphin.   The Breakdown: Mad Men: Beyond Thunderdome ftw; acing rounds
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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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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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Who's on Second?
SnarlFu

The Breakdown: These are the moments we quiz for. There they were, not even In 3rd Place, languishing so hard that half their team decided to beat the rush and scatter. Little did they know that every other team in the room was too busy bombing round 7 to hold onto their lead. In one of the most photogenic phinishes in phub quiz phistory, we ended regulation quiz time with a three-way second place tie, sandwiched between first and fifth by only a point on either side. Some quick (but careful) calculations led Chick-fil-atio
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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.