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278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
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Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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8-bit Christmas music sounds so festive!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I feel like at this point, most of you know that I am a huge Harry Potter fan.  I have theories on things, and even before I saw any memes on the subject, I had figured out that Fred and George were indeed pelting Voldemort in the face with snowballs.  I even have a couple of theories about the new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them…but I won’t post ‘em here, because y’know, spoilers and such.  However, I did come up with a fun gem tonight based on Star Wars and tonight’s round 4, entitled Hayden Christiansen Does Not Care for These Questions. So, for
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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I'm very proud of the Interrupting Cow for all of his successful therap...MOO!...y
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Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, and once again I am drowning in leftovers.  Holy crap, there was a lot of foodstuffs.  Thankfully, I only peeled and cooked about 7 pounds of potatoes for the mashing this year, unlike last year’s fiasco… ***flashback*** So, as you may or may not know, I am a New York Giants football fan, which means that there are certain teams that I…fucking…hate.  One of those teams is the Philadelphia Phucking Eagles.  It's just nature that New York and Philly sports fans do not get along.  So, to quote a fellow QM, that being said, I was watching the Lions beat
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Apparently Dwayne Johnson is a Hufflepuff
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Two years.  A glorious two years we've been doing Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Playground.  First and foremost, I want to give a huge shout-out to The Playground for bringing us in, and for keeping us around for all this time.  Also, I'd like to profusely thank the staff that have taken good care of us all, hosts and quizzers alike every single week for all that time!  You kids all rock!  Of course there wouldn't be quiz without quizzers, so many words of thanks to you all as well!  There's almost always a healthy amount of sass thrown around each week and honestly, that just makes things all the
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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It's really dangerous to wave at someone you don't know...because what if they don't have a hand? They'll think you're cocky...
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Tonight’s blog, rather than being a semi-cohesive tangent off of something that guy said to me once, will be a series of vaguely comedic vignettes…either due to my lack of attention span, or just due to the fact that my segue game has finally suffered a critical error…or perhaps I just can’t be bothered anymore.  You decide! Before writing ze blog tonight, I was surfing Facebook, like ya do, and a friend of mine from back in Virginia posted:  “What are the things on bagels called?? The heroin sprinkles?”  For sure this is a joke, right?  It’s gotta be! 
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Nov 09, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Better song for a dance-off: Bye Bye Bye, or Bear Necessities?
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I’ve been a fan of cooking and cooking shows for awhile now.  When I got home from tonight’s quiz, I decided to catch up a bit on my DVR, most notably on some Iron Chef America episodes.  They’re all Halloween episodes, and focused on Halloween candy in savory dishes and scary combinations.  Some of that shit is mind-boggling…like why the fuck would I make a dish where bone marrow and hard candy needed to be used together?  Though, as someone who tends to over-think and over-complicate things when I cook, maybe it would be helpful for me to have some random restrictions like that. The idea to go on a cooking show has been in the back of
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Nov 02, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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It's not quite "Matteau! Matteau! Matteau!" but I'll take it
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

For those of you who know me well(ish), you may have heard that we suspect I have rain powers; the vague ability to sorta-kinda conjure thunderstorms and cloud sploosh even in the desert of Tucson, AZ.  For those of you who know me really well, you know that my number of choice (for a long time) is number 17.  This may come into play later. Tonight at ze quiz, second place went to The Rustic Trombones and absolutely shalacking the competition (finishing ahead of number 2 by a whopping 17 points…see?  17!) was Something About Baseball.  They’re an unholy alliance of Michael J Foxworthy
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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This is my version
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

So tonight at quiz one of the teams (who shall remain nameless) guessed The Kardashians instead of a baseball team.  While (forgive my non-P.C. comment) I’m pretty sure that the sister would have no problem sexually satisfying several baseball teams, that’s not what we were looking for in that round.  But it did bring to mind a disturbing trend in today’s peoples.  Pardon the politik, but when you’ve got a country who can mostly identify which Kardashian sister is which, and what their usernames on Instagram are, but who can’t tell you anything about what the proposed policies of the Presidential candidates are, I hate
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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"Heathers" featuring Soggy Sally
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Sometimes the blog is easy to write; the content is glorious, the teams are sassy, and there were possibly some shenanigans that went down that I could blog about.  To be honest, more often than not I hem and haw over the blog content.  It's dumb, and I recognize this; it's a bit of over-thinking, mixed with a healthy dose of functional-perfectionism.  This is probably the main reason I’ve never actually taken part in Nanowrimo…because instead of breaking the thing down into manageable tasks, I have a tendency to look at the bigger, vaguely overwhelming picture and end up doing nothing.  I should work on that.  Just a friendly heads up…make
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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John Tesh's bizarre sexual conquest of Don, the orange groper
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Alrighty kids, I know that I often do and will continue to “date” myself in my age, but does anyone else remember the movie Roxanne?  For the 99.4% of you who have no clue what I’m talking about, it’s a riff on Cyrano de Bergerac starring Steve Martin.  Well, I had one smarty pants guy tonight who did not win the round 1 bonus question.  It wasn’t his fault (except that it was), but my old eyes just couldn’t decipher or reconcile Freddy Dumas or whatever part of Chewbacca’s
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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I honestly forgot the Icky Thump was a thing
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

As most of you regular Playground quizzers know, I tend to give Kyle a bunch of shit for not listening to directions.  Now, before you go vilify ole Scoobs, just remember that he gives as good as he gets.  I bring this up for two reasons:  first, it’s a spot where I can give Kyle a zinger (phrasing?) and he can’t defend himself…and also it gives me a C+ segue into the next topic of People hearing what they want to hear in certain situations.  Which is the perfect lead-in to Uncle Scoobs’ What did you learn? for tonight’s
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Nope, not the Packers or the Steelers...try again!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

New Tinder Profile (Thank you Round 6)   Username:  Scoobs (duh) Height:  5’11”ish…maybe…depending on how much I slouch Weight:  I am a big beautiful man…if you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best.  Where’s my pumpkin spiced latte?  Celebrity I look like:  Drew Carey…or a Famous Potato with Glasses Tagline to make the ladies swoon:  Taste the Explosion Who was the true leader of Middle Earth?  Gandalf’s Dick Another name for “Watery Tart”:  Moist Hussy All-time worst music-ruiner: 
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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This. Is. The. BLOG!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Well, I’m not going to say I was rooting for it (I wasn’t), but when it finally happened (it was inevitable), two things actually did make me happy about it:  first, Kyle wasn’t there for it…and secondly, it was only 2 points, so it didn’t cost me any beer!  What am I talking about?  Find out below, friends… I put a bounty on my parents.  Am I proud of it? 
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Your life is so tragic, Shakespeare wouldn't even write about it...zing
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Tonight brought us some new faces and some strong numbers for ze quiz.  Ten teams this evening battled it out to earn the title of “not the bottom,” and good news, most of you succeeded.  The quiz tonight was a bit all over the place and had us combining music & chemistry as well as farming & computing.  Funsies! One of the audio clips in round 7 was describing the Heimlich Maneuver, which quite obviously reminded me of a bit that Eddie Izzard did during his Dress
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Sep 07, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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My very first Quiz for a Cause...and all the money we raised...!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Tonight I had the very distinct pleasure of hosting my very first Quiz for a Cause.  This evening’s festivities raised monies for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.  I will tell you in no short order that it was beyond an honor and a privilege to be a part of such a lovely cause.  We were able to raise $337 for the Community Food Bank, and according to their webpage, “Did you know that for every $1 donated, the Community Food Bank can distribute enough food for over 4 meals? Your gift truly helps the entire community. Thank you for your generosity! 
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Does "Belly of the Beast" deal with Steven Seagal's parade-floatitis?
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Sometimes a wrong answer can remind us of things that we are really glad don’t exist.  Tonight, I never knew how desperately glad I am that Tom Cruise was not in Steel Magnolias.  <shudder>  We started off a bit raunchy in Round 1 tonight, with one of our questions reminding us about the Tom Cruise part in the movie Magnolia.  That scene reminds me of a random song I found a long time ago when I used to DJ.  It was a basic house beat, and every 32 bars you’d just hear Tom’s voice saying “Respect…the
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016
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Whaddya mean they didn't burn hair and poop?
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I’ve seen some other quizmasters post interesting experiences with drunken patrons, Douchy McDouchertons, and occasionally the Naughty Nellie.  Tonight, I didn’t have a major experience, but I did have a small one…with a guy I got to refer to on the mic as Sparky.  Sparky came up to me before the quiz and asked if I had a phone charger in the DJ booth where I was setting up – not a terribly uncommon request, but unfortunately I did not, and I told him so. <pfft> “Really, bro?  Not even, like, a stock charger that’s like…for people who need to charge their phone?” I apologized, and re-stated
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