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I don't know but that's Tom Hanks
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Play an audio clip with Tom Hanks's voice in it in round seven and watch the guesses flow in.  Captain Phillips, Castaway, Cast Away, Saving Private Ryan, probably would have had Big if it wasn't an answer in round five too.  It's obviously not a bad approach if you've identified the actor, after all, it is tough to identify a movie based off of a 15 second audio clip.  With Tom Hanks making two appearances in tonight's quiz I definitely should have played some music from some Hanks films.   Round two really had a....reaction.  Sometimes I play a Smashmouth song because I think it's funny.  Like Nickelback.  I think I've
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The Horseman Known as Zoro
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If you're going to submit a wrong answer you really only have two options: 1. You can take a guess like 84% of the wrong answers I receive. 2. You can write something funny knowing full well that I'll be the only person to see it/laugh at it. There are, of course, the incorrect submissions that are just swear words or hate speech but we'll pretend like those don't exist.  Writing "Zoro" gives me a chuckle for sure when it's a wrong answer but only because it's spelled wrong.  "Zorro" wouldn't be funny, just wrong.   There's a pool playing man that always seems to occupy the table nearest me right as quiz is wrapping up.  This
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The Double Windsor
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I'm not sure where it originated but I find the term "tie" interesting.  If a game or quiz is "tied" one may use the term "knotted up" to describe it as well.  Obviously a neck tie has a knot when tied one of many correct ways, is that what one is referring to about a quiz being tied?  If it isn't tied and someone is clearly in the lead is it loose?  This hasn't helped at all, I'm even more confused.   Tiebreaker round for first place last night, and since it solved nothing at all tiebreaker question as well.  I've grown to love how much I hate ties and I hope you have as well.  There were some decent wrong answers submitted tonight, my favorite
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Big Phat Tuesday
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Does anyone still use that?  I'm going to start using it more, which is basically mission accomplished by using it in the blog title.  I probably haven't even considered spewing the term "phat" in easily over 8 years.  It was phat last night though.  That quiz was busy.  19 teams brought the ruckus to Tony's doning mardi gras masks and beads.  Geno, John (Jon?), Leah (Lea? Leigha?), and Jess rocked the house as always hoping to contain the flocks of phat quizzers.  I know I had a good time.   Coors Light Man gave me a chapstick swag.
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Little Annie Adderall
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I uh, recently started watching Community with my fiancee.  I think this puts us way behind the curve but we had to watch all of How I Met Your Mother since I had never seen that.  This is what happens when you just watch The Office over and over and over and over.  I literally finished The Office three weeks ago and am about to start watching it over again.  Anyway, I like Community.  Much appreciation for Donald Glover and Danny Pudi.   Apparently Mayim Bialik and Jaleel White both graduated from UCLA in the 90's, and I know this because we have a quiz regular who went to school with them.  It is almost never that a quizzer
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Not Gunna Raichu a Love Blog
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I'm not sure why I need to point out to a pool player during round seven that I'm not a DJ.  I get it when I'm setting everything up that it may look like all I'm going to do is play music but if that was the job and I played the same music I usually do, I doubt people would come out weeks on end just to hear it.  It's far more than that.  And if I did take requests, I still wouldn't play the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Californication for you.   I had a lot of fun reading all the orgasm questions over the microphone.  It felt like it was making things kind of awkward until most of you got all of them right, and then I knew you were probably having
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Millr Lyt
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I don't care how you try to do it, you cannot make the word "light" using only three letters.  Four is the minimum and there are several ways to do it but it will never make sense with only three.  Some of our resident geniuses may be smarter than me though.  Resident geniuses galore last night though, someone confused bukakke with bushido, I assure you they are very different things.   Quizdoku: Booze Edition was a hit, at least in my mind.  We have some smart bartenders at Tony's that will join in as a quiz team sometimes.  That round was what I would call "right up their alley."  Aced it, best score of the round.  They know their
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Technically Difficult
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That would be a good name for a cult. Obviously some sort of technology related cult, so like an A/V club.  Cult.  If anyone is in an egyptology group or something of the like I thought of a good name for the leader of said group: Sarcophaguy.  It works for a lady too, of course, it just makes less sense.  Not less sense to have a lady leader, it's just plays less on the words.   If you're reading this then you are msot likely aware of the technical issues we encountered together at Tony's.  That was a rodeo, and probably a good answer to a job interview question where they're all like "Tell me about a time you went above and beyond."
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Most People Have Two Parents
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It's a tough thing when you have too many friends.  When you invite a few people to quiz and they bring extra people because they're nice sometimes you can end up with more than six people on your team.  I've seen this handled several different ways.  I've seen teams decide to play with more than six people knowing they can't win but getting to play with all of their friends.  I've seen teams try to hide their extra teammates like I won't notice.  And last night after a few friends showed up after a couple rounds of quiz I saw part of an original team break off to play with them.  Super admirable.   I see new teams every week at quiz.
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In Search of Better Photo Quality
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I saw a racoon after quiz.  I was walking to my vehicle and I saw it scurry toward a storm drain, and then it went in the storm drain.  That was pretty cool.  I think that anytime you see a racoon it's cool.  It seems like they could be anywhere, and it is never all that surprising to see one, but it's still rare enough to be cool.  The storm drain was right next to an alley that I had seen a homeless (I'm pretty sure) man walking down earlier.  I wonder if they know each other.   Round four had a question about a phallological museum, the answer had to be any equivalent of a penis.  The answers I received were mostly "Penises"
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The Old Yeller and the Bonus Question
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A 16 point round 5 really shakes things up.  We only had two teams use their joker in round two last night, and 10 teams scored double digits in that round.  Six teams jokered round five and another six jokered round number eight.  This definitely created some flux in the standings all night which really made for a fun quiz.  Three teams jokered perfect round fives and one of them was eventual champ A team has no name.   So Old Yeller died from a tussle with a wolf.  That may have been the deceptively toughest question on the quiz last night.  I think I have suppressed the memory of the end of that movie because
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Smells Like Teen Wolf Spirit
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The throughline of course being George Michael.  A shame that on a night where I get to play so much George Michael there would be groups of people only being loud and not even playing quiz at all.  Always the peeve they are.  Hopefully they bothered me more than any of you, super tough quiz regardless.   Avagadro's Number is also a music venue/eatery in Fort Collins, for those wanting a more simple answer to that question.  My back hurts an unbelievable amount today, I'm sure it's the combination of working out yesterday and taking quite the spill Sunday playing hockey.  Speaking of working out, the gym in January is a little untolerable.
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Long December
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I wasn't aware there were so many characters named Spike in television shows.  It's a strange ratio actually, because I've never met someone named Spike.  And maybe only a dog or two that were actually named Spike.  It seems to be a popular name for fictional people, or dogs.  I don't even think that many of those characters appear on Spike TV.  And I don't even think Spike TV is owned by someone named Spike.   The sound that a room full of people makes when a question includes "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is pretty amazing.  Any room full of people will make the sound.  I think that speaks to the greatness of that film.  Sure,
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THE PENULTIMATE!
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Take the word and use it as much as you can, the year is almost over so we should have plenty of penultimate things approaching.  This whole week is full of penultimate days, as it should be since it is the penultimate week of 2016.  This was our penultimate quiz of the year and I failed to even use the word until after quiz while chatting with the champs.  If you fail to use the word penultimate to describe something appropriately I hope it isn't the last time you get that opportunity.   Things can get a little unpredictable at quiz around the holidays what with all of the traveling that people seem to do.  We were missing a few regular teams and a
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Pescy Thoughts
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I can never say it enough but I really like Tony's.  The staff is always incredible, Eugene, Jess, and John last night, and the place attracts some of the best, most unique people.  I don't want this to sound bad but I'm always entertained by the people at Tony's and I do mean that in the best way.  Giant tall beers don't hurt either.   I told Eugene about Hip Hop Evolution on Netflix, I think that anyone with even a slight appreciation of hip hop music would enjoy the four hour story about where it began and how it came into the mainstream.  It was an interesting story and it's always
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Fozziwig's Quiz-tmas Party
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The Muppet Christmas Carol is a splendid movie and quite obviously the best Christmas movie ever made.  Sure, A Christmas Story is revered as a classic just like National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation or It's a Wonderful Life but none of those movies are actually as good of a movie as The Muppet Christmas Carol.  I fell in love with this movie when I found the VHS probably in a used movie bin as a kid.  It's the only Christmas movie I can tolerate every year and I typically watch it more than once.  I would even watch it during the non-Christmas season, which may I mention is 11 months long.   Sure, people will be clamoring and up-in-arms
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