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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
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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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Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
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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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Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017
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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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Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016
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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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Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016
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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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Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016
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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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Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016
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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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Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
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The Hershey Squirts
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What did we do to deserve an entire round about poop jokes?  That was awesome!  Never again will watching Star Trek be the same.  That was basically a gift as well, having two William Shatner questions in the same quiz.  Big ups to Eugene, Cody, and Jess for taking care of all of us as well, they always kick ass.   Anyone else notice the guy at the beginning of the quiz that pulled up a chair next to me so he could try to guess answers at me right after I read the questions?  I did.  I noticed him.  I don't get it sometimes, when people who aren't playing write down one answer on
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Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
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It's Not Quiz-Me-Master
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It's becoming increasingly clearer how much I expect out of you all.  Even if you are already Exceeds Expectations.  We had a question about the Rhine last night and I felt like I was letting myself down in counting an overwhelming majority of the submitted answers incorrect.  I just expected all of you to know everything about the Rhine.  I would never expect as much out of myself.   Most of you seem to be unfamiliar with Mike Birbiglia and that's a damn shame.  He has/had a couple of his stand up routines on Netflix and if you get a chance you should check them out.  I've seen him live once and he is hysterical.
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Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
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Hey There Sports Fan!
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It must have been a Quizmaster that started using the term "sports fan" as a nickname.  I don't believe it is endearing or friendly at all however.  Much like you may say "excuse me" to someone when trying to squeeze by them in a crowded bar, and then say it again thinking they must not have heard you, and then finally saying "excuse me pal" before pushing past them, "sports fan" is not a term for buddies.   "Pal" can have a backhanded context for sure but it still sounds like a friendly term, so you can kind of tell someone to fuck off by actually calling them pal.  A Quizmaster must have coined "sports fan" as a derogatory term for loud
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Tuesday, Nov 08, 2016
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Toto's Africa
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I was getting ready to leave to head to quiz Tuesday night and it at least appeared to be just another night.  I got in my vehicle and shortly thereafter heard a reasonably loud thug on the back of my Jeep.  I looked in my rear view and side mirrors and saw a vehicle driving off up the street with it's hazard lights on, kind of swerving but with a noticeable intentionality.  Someone was throwing some sort of paper advertisements out of the vehicle to each house in the neighborhood.  I still haven't picked it up out of the driveway, I don't know what it is.   One team presumably knew everything about Speed 2: Cruise Control while the team that sat
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Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016
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Quiz Teams 11 Cubs 9
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We won.  We always win though.  Every week that you guys show up we always win.  Every time Eugene, Cody (I hope that's how she spells it), or Tex (Techs?  Teks?  Texts?) is in the house everybody wins as well.  I think this happens every blog but it's really hard to resist gushing about how much I love going to quiz at Tony's on Tuesdays.    A high score of 5 in round three tonight.  That was our Quizdoku round and it was easily the most challenging Quizdoku round I've ever encountered.  In fact, I'd say tonight was a pretty good challenge throughout.  It was difficult
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Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
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Just Like the Cubs!
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I'm assuming there was some sort of super secret pact among teams at quiz last night to only turn in seven rounds of their choosing.  Or maybe a round had to be offered up for sacrifice so that these teams can continue their reigns of dominance.  No matter what it was, it was strange.  Four teams only turned in seven rounds last night.  None of them didn't turn in the same rounds either.  And two of those teams won first and second place.  I've seen Stranger Things though.   I had a fear when I walked in for quiz that I would be competing with the Indians all night, luckily I didn't, JUST LIKE THE CUBS!!!! HEY-O!!!!!  But seriously, thanks
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Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
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Christopher Kross
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"Come Sail Away" by Styx and "Sailing" by Christopher Cross are two different songs.  Two good songs, but quite different.  Neither is my favorite by either artist with "Renegade" and "Arthur's Theme" being those favorites.  Christopher Cross though, aside from looking nothing like someone who can sing, is probably the inspiration for Kris Kross.  They'll make you jump.  Jump.   We learned last night what the B&O Railroad in Monopoly stands for, most likely based off of a real railroad of the same name.  I guarantee you that as a child I used to make a joke about that railroad.  It probably had something to do with body odor.
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Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
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Waxing Pathetic
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 In high school, as juniors our class had to plan the senior prom, maybe as like a gift to honor the seniors or something.  So we had to figure out a venue and a theme and all that but the problem was that we didn't really like much of the senior class.  The guys in our class devised a scheme to split up the votes of all the girls in our class for what the prom song/theme would be so that our choice, "Raise Up" by Petey Pablo would win.  And it did.  Something happened after where it was bargained that "Raise Up" would be our class song instead and the song that had the second most votes would be the prom song/theme.  Our class song ended up being
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Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016
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10-4 Nerds
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Yup.  It just hit me right now.  Have a trucker/cop lingo round on October fourth.  10-4.  Freaking duh Morgan.  So, my new favorite drink is a Caesar.  I was in a wedding this weekend and the Canadian best man made us all Caesars in the morning. Apparently it's a very popular drink in Canada.  It's very similar to a Bloody Mary but it's made with vodka, Clamato, and a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce.  The rim is salted with celery salt.  It's my jam now.   I'm getting pretty tired of clicking on internet articles that are going to be worthless and kill time only to find out that they are God forsaken slideshows.
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