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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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MarioKart 64
Mr. Fahrenheit

I've logged a lot of hours playing video games in my life, but the game that I'm sure consumed the most time is MaroKart 64.  NFL Quarterback Club 98, Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey, Madden 03, and NHL 16 have their fair share of hours but there is no chance that they hold any candles to MarioKart 64.  I've played and am really good at every track on that game, forward and backward, literally.  The newer MarioKart games are okay, probably still fun actually, and the SNES version is classic, but 64 is possibly the most enjoyable game I've continued to play in my life.   Dewey joined us last night to help out with scorekeeping,
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Colorado native raised on good old fashioned learning.  I don't find a reason to not learn new things every day and encourage others to do the same.


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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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Gettin' Stoked on Uncle Kracker
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25 teams at Tony's last night which is becoming the usual, ya know, loud, cramped, alcohol.  So basically it's a busy bar on a Tuesday night.  Dean, Geno, Desire, John, and Tex all made the night worth the while, It was in everyone's best interest to show them monetary appreciation accordingly.  Big ups to Eileen as well for helping me with the scoring and picture taking.  It takes another person helping you out to make you realize all the quirks in the way things are set up, ran, or even how particular your microphone can be.  An outside perspective.   With
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Colorado native raised on good old fashioned learning.  I don't find a reason to not learn new things every day and encourage others to do the same.


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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
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May the Ninth Be With You
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Chex Quest soaked up plenty of my time in 1996 because it was one of the few computer games that my parents computer could actually run.  I really got lucky with it being included inside of a box of Chex and my parents old computer somehow meeting the hardware/software specifications for it.  Spent a lot of time on the farm zorching Flemoids.  Cool that Chex Quest could serve as a barrier between demographic groups at quiz as well.  Also it's basically Doom.   I wasn't aware that so many people were huge fans of Landslide by Fleetwood Mac.  That was turned into a sing-along real fast.  Surprisingly fast considering
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Colorado native raised on good old fashioned learning.  I don't find a reason to not learn new things every day and encourage others to do the same.


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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
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May the Seconds Be With You
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I sure as hell don't care about the Celtics or the NBA playoffs.  I felt like I was being crowded all night, not only by the crowd, but by the mini crowd gathered around me to watch the basketball game on the TV behind me.  It's like people don't respect personal space.  Personal space was at a premium for sure last night at Tony's, 20 teams and tons of excess bodies as well.   If you disagree with an answer at quiz there's a place for that.  It's here.  It's the Errorogenous Zone.
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Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
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College Style Team Names
Mr. Fahrenheit

Gone are the days of creative team names containing puns or topical blends apparently.  When all the college kids come out to play you can bet that the team names will just be swear words and all the dicks.  It's not that we don't usually have some dicks in our team names, just not all of them.  However, nothing is more satisfying than seeing the scores correlate with the creativity of the team names.   The round we had about 50 Shades and Ulysses, we need to talk about this.  It's fun to say "kinky fuckery" over a microphone several times, and most scores in that round were in the five or six range.  There was one team that scored
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Colorado native raised on good old fashioned learning.  I don't find a reason to not learn new things every day and encourage others to do the same.


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Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
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Assistant to the Regional Jackass
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Anymore these days it seems like any question about someone whose name has been linked to Donald Trump will result in answers such as "Jackass" which may not technically be a correct answer, but also may not be incorrect as a generalization.  Penn & Teller said it pretty well on their Showtime TV show, when dealing with potentially lawsuits it's better to refer to someone as a jackass or asshole instead of calling them a thief or a fraud.  Apparently those accusations can be subject to legal ramifications, whereas jackass or asshole is just a word.  Pretty neat!   $67 dollars were donated to Planned Parenthood last night with the
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Colorado native raised on good old fashioned learning.  I don't find a reason to not learn new things every day and encourage others to do the same.


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Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
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Is Kendall Jenner Over Yet?
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If you don't know 90's basketball stars then you just start guessing movies that have black people in them.  I guess in those guesses you may forget that Space Jam starred a few black men, Charles Barkley being one of them.  Kendall Jenner was not in Space Jam....until last night.   If you're a fan of Die Hard it's very unfortunate that in order to get a question about Bruce Willis you also had to have seen Inside Llewyn Davis and Annie Hall.  The shame isn't that you had to watch those movies though I suppose, the shame is that a simple Bruce Willis/Die Hard question doesn't come easy.  You needed to know Dr. Strange too.   13
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Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017
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April the Fourth Be With You
Mr. Fahrenheit

Clearly I'm tired of the May 4th thing that everyone does every year.  Listen, we all get it.  Most people like Star Wars but can't we just do something like that once, bask in the creativity of it, and then let go?  Or is this another internet "challenge" that people do for more attention online?  Let's stop throwing the word challenge around too.  Standing still is not a challenge for most of us, these are just acts, not challenges.   Ummmmm, Yiddish and Hebrew are not the same thing.  Anti-semites.  While we're at it, for not the first time, Greece is a country, not a musical.  Perhaps you're thinking of Grease with
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Colorado native raised on good old fashioned learning.  I don't find a reason to not learn new things every day and encourage others to do the same.


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Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
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Records are Made to be Played on Turntables
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NEW RECORD!  As far as I know this was the most teams we have ever had join us for quiz at Tony's.  Just in time for our Quiz for a Cause next week too.  23 teams played along last night with our quiz that covered Russia, Hong Kong, and Rick Moranis.  Perfect examples of why it's hard to answer the question "Well I don't know, what's your quiz about?"  The only people busier than me last night were Geno, John, and Jess; it was in your best interest to take care of them.   It's downright surprising when third and fourth place are separated by 14 points.  23
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Colorado native raised on good old fashioned learning.  I don't find a reason to not learn new things every day and encourage others to do the same.


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Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
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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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Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017
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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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Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017
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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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Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
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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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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
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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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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
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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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Colorado native raised on good old fashioned learning.  I don't find a reason to not learn new things every day and encourage others to do the same.


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Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017
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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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Colorado native raised on good old fashioned learning.  I don't find a reason to not learn new things every day and encourage others to do the same.