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Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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In the Garden of Eden, Honey by I. Ron Butterfly
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Sooner or later rounds have become a cruel mistress.  I imagine that round is the quizzical equivalent of seeing a really convincing cross-dresser - there is the promise of intrigue, possible sexcellence, and then by the time you realize what you've gotten yourself into, it's just a huge boner-killer (yes, lady-boners too).  Tonight's Sooner or Later Round 3 tested yer knowledge of cartoons.  Er, truth be told, some pretty damn obscure cartoons.  Granted, I might be a bit out of the cartoon game…I'm 30-something and have no kids, so I haven't watched 'em lately.  Last I remember, we had He-Man,
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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I can't believe I had to listen to 30 seconds of Rush Limbaugh tonight...
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I dunno about youse kids, but I'm really digging the "fancier" quiz rounds lately.  Earlier in the week, there was a round where the questions were written as haikus.  Incidentally, I also became Facebook friends with the person who wrote that round just today.  Today's answers for Round 1 only had one vowel in them.  Hulu, Bananarama, (and finally vindicating Dr. Gregory House) LUPUS were all examples of round 1's vague
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Hogwarts only had 1 house? C'mon, man...
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

It never fails…every time I'm excited about a quiz and feel like I'd do really well if only I were quizzing instead of hosting, ze quizzers seem to loathe it!  Poor quizzers!  I really love the new(ish) Quizdoku rounds that have been popping up lately.  First of all, they usually take the place of the dreaded 50/50 or speed rounds, so that's a major plus.  Beyond that, I tend to do really well with rounds that have a defined theme.  "Use all numbers from 0-9 exactly once" is pretty cut and dry.  Getting lucky enough or being nerdy enough to know most of the answers outright would get you most of the way there.  Tonight
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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This idea is either madness or brilliance...only time will tell which
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Attention quizzlings!  There is a new format and an extra prize incentive for our winners of ze quiz at Playground.  I've decided that the winning team each week gets to pick some songs for the following week.  So just think of this like a wonderful, week-long jukebox.  You win, you pick yer songs, and then you come back the following week to hear your handiwork.  That being said, after receiving my first list I'm honestly not sure how long we're going to do this.  Ha!!  You fuckers are indeed in for an eclectic mix of sound waves for your earballs next week…I hope you're ready! Tonight's quiz was a pretty good one, I think. 
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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You might think 2 boobs would cost more than 1 face
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Before I really get either into the meat of ze blog, or off on some random tangent I want to give a big thank you to you guys who have made Playground your home base for Wednesday quizzing.  I'm vigorously knocking on wood as I type this one-handed (phrasing) but the numbers have been going up and up.  I remember when I took over ze quiz here back in March, we would never have more than 2 or 3 teams playing, and between last week and this week, we've averaged 9 teams…and let us not forget about the 22 teams that were there for the Archer quiz…that's just awesome!  Speaking of fucking tangents…as
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Admiral No-Arm got a bleedieotomy after beating the French
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

"The dame's scream hit an octave usually reserved for calling dogs, but it meant I had a case, and the sound of greenbacks slapping across my palm is music to my ears any day.  After all, I'm not an opera critic.  I'm a private eye.  I keep two magnums in my desk.  One's a gun, and I keep it loaded.  The other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded.  I'm Tracer Bullet.  I'm a professional snoop.  It's a tough job, but the, I'm a tough guy.  Some people don't like an audience when they work.  Enough of them have told me so with blunt instruments that I'm a phrenologist's dream-come true.  Snooping pays
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Me? Nothing! You on the other hand, have a bullet inside you!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I know that it's not typically a good business practice, but one of my favorite situations is the "under-promise and over-deliver"…which is exactly what I managed to do with the wonderful staff at Playground regarding tonight's Archer theme quiz.  Nobody really knew what to expect or how many teams there would be, and the vague uncertain tension was thick in the air…or maybe that was uncharacteristic humidity in Tucson, but we ended up getting set up just fine, and bringing more tables up to the roof to accommodate the rapidly growing number of teams is an excellent problem to have. I didn't get a chance to ask who
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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So these folks who don't listen to the instructions walk into a quiz...
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

When I play ze quiz, I really enjoy rounds with a very clear and concise theme, because it really helps me to figure out answers that I may not know outright.  Tonight had a few of those rounds, and as a result I actually really liked tonight's quiz.  I wish I could have played, but hosting was just as much funsies!  Round 1 blatantly told the quizzers how many syllables the answers contained…piece of pie/cake, right?  Right.   This evening's round 3 was a bit of a new twist on the 50/50 round.  You either had to answer a "this or that" question or you had to write "equal"…I'm not sure of the math
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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It's too late, Lana...I'm a verb now!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

So lately I've been going back through my DVR, trying to get rid of shit that I won't watch again.  Granted, I still have plenty of space on the thing, but I get paranoid when I get to anything around 30% free space.  I noticed that I still have the first ten episodes of Lip Sync Battle on there, so of course instead of writing this blog, I went through it and watched the vaguely mediocre progress to the amazing.  For someone who has it on his show all the time, Jimmy Fallon was a bit disappointing on the show…but then again just about everyone looks vaguely lame next to Dwayne Johnson (The
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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A well-rounded woman, a gay guy's mom and a hooker walk into a bar...
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Typically, I avoid getting involved in any kind of online comment wars.  First, all you accomplish by arguing on the internet is frustrating yourself; your point will never come across the way you want it to, and it's entirely too easy for your "opponent" to just bury their head in the sand and ignore all the valid points and zingers about their mom you just made.  Beyond that, there's just no arguing with stupid people…they'll drag you down to their level and then just beat you with experience.  Today though, there was a caps-lock laden debate about the Confederate Flag happening on a buddy of mine's wall.  I hate to say it, because at least a few of the commenters
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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I want to see the Icky Shuffle on the next season of DWTS
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Well, after several weeks of being outside on the patio at the Playground I think we're going to finally have to tap out and head inside for a bit.  I dunno about any of you but I would say that one fair shot at a quiz in 103-degree heat (at 7:30pm, mind you) is more than enough.  But hey, it cooled down to about 98-degrees by the time quiz was over, so we had that going for us which was nice.  But never fear, dear quizzers…next week we shall be in the air conditioning and there will be no grumpy gusses, no swampy asses, and no excuses!   Tonight featured a 16 point round 3 all about Musicals!  Some of our teams
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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We should really bring back the Sadie Hawkins Dance
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I know that on occasion the Geeks Who Drink writers will try their best to remind ze quizzers that they are in charge.  In tonight's Round 3, the quizzers had 2 and a half minutes to name 8 of 9 countries (spanning Europe, Asia, and Africa) with over 1,000 kilometers of coastline.  Fairly straight-forward in theory, but that's not taking into account that most of us here in 'Murika think a kilometer (kill-o-meter) is something from Call of Duty.  Several of our teams answered Algeria, which was not correct.  However upon further inspection
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Playground Bar & Lounge
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Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
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This is the third week in a row I've been told I look like Drew Carey
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

So tonight saw the beginning of the Stanley Cup Finals.  For those of you who care about ze sportspuck (I'm looking at you, Major Tom), it's the end of the season.  I really love hockey, and I have since before I was born.  No, that wasn't hyperbole.  I was in Mama Hinch's uterus about 2 months shy of my eviction from Ma's Fist-Sized Baby Motel (Milk Money, anyone?).  Anyway, brief history - Mom and Dad had tickets to Madison Square Garden as part of an office pool back in 1979…yes, I know I'm "dating"
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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I said it's got to be legible, not decipherable
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

So I had quite an interesting day today before I came out to read sweet nothings to ze geeks at Playground.  As part of my responsibilities at my "big boy" job during the week, I have the unenviable task of reviewing security camera footage and suspending pool keys for rule violations.  It really is as exciting as I make it sound here.  So after reviewing a bunch of footage from over Memorial Day Weekend, I made a bunch of notes, cross-referenced keycards with names, all of that fuss and hoopla, and I had my suspension letters ready to go.  I'd like to interject a brief side-note here:  this fuckery is literally the least favorite part of my job; I
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Dirty boys and girls prefer hard cheese
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Tonight had the best turnout that ze Playground has seen since its triumphant return last November, and once again we were outside on the patio.  This time it was my call though, as the evening weather has been quite nice of late, and I feel like we should take advantage of it while we still can.  In honor of tonight's Round 1 titled "Duh", I'm going to start off ze blog with a quick episode of "What did you learn?” quiz edition:   According to the IRS, 2.765% of Americans have an income above $343,927.  (Er…no…it's 1%).  
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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Top song of 1970: Unicorn Farts by Bread
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Greetings, Playground geeks and drinkers!  Tonight we were exiled to the patio; though I'd say exile is a strong word considering how awesome it was out there tonight!  It was a lovely Tucson evening where the temperature was nice, the atmosphere was vaguely electric, and for being nighttime, surprisingly good lighting.  My only complaint would be the fucking planes that kept going overhead during Round 1, but all in all, not too bad at all.  I wonder if we'll be on the patio as long as the weather is nice…we shall see, friends.   The one
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