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Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Don't Cheer for Nazis!
Nick

Ok fine, I embellished this title to attract viewers. You were cheering for your correct answer. I hope.. I must say, it is encouraging to have a table of your "friends" sitting nearby criticizing everything you do. And the way they whisper it juuust loudly enough for you to hear it riiight before I read a question is the exact reason why I may have sounded on the verge of tears all night. I may be embellishing again.. Last night was a challenging quiz, but hey, now we know more about Oklahoma than we ever wanted to! Also learned more about how savage humans were/are. Whale-goo in perfumes? No thanks. My favorite round was on the actors dying. Not because it
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Nothing Against Spanish Cities
Nick

I've been to Spain. It's very nice. I didn't mean to say Spanish shitty. I swear. We had quite a competitive night! There were a few rounds where everyone was within a couple points of each other. And then we got to Round 7 where no one knew who was singing. It's ok.. if it's hard for you then it might be hard for everyone! Favorite Team Name: Soft Bro Fisting. Sounds like something from a Cards Against Humanity game. Favorite Answer: Pretty much everyone writing SECRETS for songs they didn't know in Round 2. In the end, Half Priced Apps held onto the lead they had the whole time. The B Team took Second
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60657
Thursday, May 11, 2017
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You Made Things So Complicated
Nick

Everyone came out of the woodwork tonight! We had 19 competitive teams going for the gold.. or rather the paper. Quite a range of subjects covered during the quiz too, from Gerber's baby suits to "dude-tiger" romances to good ol' Aunt Sally. And how about that audio round with the Swedish Chef? I thought some of those songs were terrible before. Favorite Team Name: It's Been A Day. Because SAME. It's been a week. Favorite Answer: Two weeks in a row with no laugh-out-loud answers! Either you were all too smart, or distracted by beer. Favorite Moment: Hearing people sing Complicated. We had quite a close finish between our Top 3 Teams. Macron-i
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
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The Not Drunk Quizmaster
Nick

Guys.. I was just really hungry which is why I was stuffing my face. And the stuttering? That was only due to me being ill-informed of the world and not knowing how to pronounce stuff. But you’re used to it. Moving on.. What a long week it’s been. But instead of staying home watching Law & Order SVU, I came and spent it with you guys. And I’m glad I did. Mostly for the aforementioned food. We had the lucky opportunity to play with the Vines staff on team Murder Boners. Not a bad showing either! Favorite Team Name: Nicholas
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Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
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That's Not How I Get Drunk
Nick

Well.. did not expect to need to do a load of laundy after trivia. More on that later.. We had quite a few teams competing last night!Seventeen to be exact. Always makes it interesting. Note to self: even though Vines is a sports bar, sports rounds are not the sweet spot here. It's ok though, you all did terribly on it. Favorite Team Name: Tough this week. Lots of good ones. My favorite? Big Little Alternative Facts. Politically relevant and a play on a great show. Funniest Answer: Les Quizerables' ROund 4. Detailed doodles of every answer! The best was the one for jugs (even though it wasn't correct!). Least favorite
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Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
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Baby on Board
Nick

Did any of you notice there was a little trooper in the back the whole time? Check out the pic. I was quite impressed. Although I probably would have censored the Sex Ed round a little bit if I knew there were impressionable minds at stake. Not gonna lie.. that was a tough quiz. We had some teams do great during the audio rounds, and some teams did not so great in the others. But hey, that's ok, it was tough for everyone. Laughable moment of the night: Thrillhouse chanting "HPV" after getting that answer correct and winning the bonus round. Favorite Team Name: Monica Sucks. I met Monica at the end. I believe the team name was misleading.
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Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
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Dumpster Friends
Nick

Right off the bat.. I apologize if anyone had to see me eat last night. There wasn't a lot of time, so I couldn't worry about trivial things like "manners" or "appropriateness." So please forget what you saw and just let me enjoy my buffalo chicken. Another competitive night at Vines. All Jokers aside, the top teams were less than 14 points apart- use those Jokers wisely! This Quiz Was Overbooked could have placed higher than second if their strategery was just a bit different. But hey, they still got a prize at least. I think one of my favorite rounds was the Sesame Street Parodies. Something about vulgar puppets just has a great charm. All in all,
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Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
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Don't Do It, For the Kids
Nick

While I'm thrilled we didn't have another round on female anatomy tonight since there was a party of children running around, you guys didn't exactly make it easy on me. I'm looking at you Anal Assassins & Ken Fuchs Bagels.  Last night was a tougher quiz, but you all stuck to it and made the top teams earn their place. I will say that you should all brush up on your national capitals & food-related movies though. We saw some of our lowest scores there. Favorite Team Name: My Grains. I understood what it meant when I said it out loud. Made me chuckle. Also child-friendly. Favorite Answer: I can't
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Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
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Good Thing the Kids Left
Nick

I went to a Catholic grade school (despite not being Catholic, but that's a whole 'nother thing), so I was not prepared for last night's Round 4. Based on your snickering and answers, neither were you.  We had a bustling 20 teams last night despite the miserable weather. I guess that's what good beer, good food, and good fun is for. I certainly enjoyed the All Star Smash-Up round. Never would have paired the Fresh Prince of Bel Air with that before. Favorite Team Name: Starring Scarlet Johansson As Frederick Douglas Favorite Answer: Team Carbon Copy had some good answers. But they aren't appropriate enough to write
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Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
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Now Accepting Organ Donations
Nick

To be clear: I am looking for the musical instrument. Not the one from your body. First off - ORDER THE BUFFALO CHICKEN WRAP NEXT WEEK. Wow. It was great. Totally worth getting sauce all over my keyboard, phone, pen, and dignity. I think last night was the most I've laughed at our pub quiz. I mean, Chewbacca singing Disney hits? How does it get better than that? Don't worry, we will try to find something. I also enjoyed learning that none of you know anything about drummers or brains or drummers' brains- for the most part at least. Favorite name: The Affordable Pug Act. I think it's a cause we can all get behind. Favorite answer: J for Jesus' inccorrect answer
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Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
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Close Call Quiz Madness
Nick

Is it still alliteration if it starts with a Q? Let's say yes. Either way, it was true! Our Top 6 teams were within 5 points of each other! Vines is new to Geeks Who Drink, but you'll learn that the Joker is a strategic move that often decides the winner of each night. Congrats to The Frosters for choosing wisely and coming out on top. Fast & Furious 69.69 was right there too.  Favorite team name goes to Be Our Gaston. They originally wrote "Be Our Gay, Stan" or something, but unfortunately crossed it out. I remembered. I'll always remember. Dishonorable mention to Geeks Who Stink (speak for yourself)
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Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
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Coffee the Hut
Nick

Alright, first things first: it's JABBA the Hutt. Not JAVA.  Ok, I feel better. Another packed quiz tonight, with 21 teams going for the gold*. We had some close competition for sure, especially when most of our teams doubled in Round 2. We also had a few teams win vouchers to an Escape the Room - good luck! By the way, Return of the Beth never came up to claim theirs. Sad! Favorite answer of the night goes to We Thought This Was Karaoke, citing Harold & Kumar as one of Shakespear's tragedies. Not quite. Favorite team name goes to the Rockin' Moroccans, who had to face off against Old Style
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Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
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Please. Stop Your Tears.
Nick

What an emotional night. First we had Chris Martin belting out the ballads, then a heartbreaking nostalgic tour of animated movies. Sorry about that! Makes you appreciate laughter a little more though. You're welcome? Had some great competition last night while figuring out codenames, learning the difference between Anna Paquin & Manny Pacquiao, and deciphering lyrics run through Google Translate several times. A couple teams won vouchers to the Great Escape Room downtown. You'll have a blast. I escaped a room last Friday, so challenge is on to beat my time. Congrats to our first place team in both points & penmanship: Suck A Butt. The
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Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
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And We're Off
Nick

What a great first night at Vines on Clark. Not gonna lie.. was not expecting such a large turnout on a rainy night! 21 Teams.. not bad not bad. I hope returning Vines patrons enjoyed the new format. Paired with a "social" every time I mispronounce things, bonus rounds, and funny themes, I think we are gonna have some fun Thursday nights ahead of us.  Notable shoutout to my friends that followed me from my last venue. No, I'm still not playing Carly Rae Jepsen for you. Stop trying. Please. One day I aspire to remember all your names and have funny stories about you. Maybe in the next blog. I was hesitant to give out first place to The Last Two Guys Were
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