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Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
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This. Is. The. BLOG!
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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
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Your life is so tragic, Shakespeare wouldn't even write about it...zing
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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
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Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Sep 07, 2016
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My very first Quiz for a Cause...and all the money we raised...!
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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
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Does "Belly of the Beast" deal with Steven Seagal's parade-floatitis?
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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?
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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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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016
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O Brother Where Art Thou Roots?
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They say fortune favors the bold, and for purposes of tonight’s quiz, I’ll add that history questions favor the old.  We had a good quiz tonight, as always…but the plethora of war and history-related questions tonight seemed to favor our (hmm, how to phrase this delicately…ah fuck it, I already called ‘em old) team that was voted “Most likely to need help chewing their food.”  Normally I wait until the end of ze blog to talk about winners and not-winners.  However, it bears mentioning that tonight’s winners Funny Thing Happened to Mitch on the Way to the Rialto managed a fantastical 92 points! 
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Playground Bar & Lounge
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Tucson, AZ
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Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016
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Raiders don't believe in leg day
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Tonight we actually had two pseudo-intellectual contests at Playground.  In addition to ze quiz, we actually were able to give away two tickets to Friday’s preseason footballing contest where the Raiders are playing the Cardinals.  I always relish a chance to make my quizzers do extra stuff and things, so this was the perfect opportunity.  For the tickets, there were three rounds, consisting of a haiku, the team score in round 3, and a drawing.  Fun times.  The haiku of Yohan (your winner) was simple, poignant, and oh so romantic: Me and her want them If
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016
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Remember when Nathan was in his 30's? Me neither...
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In a fun twist o’ the evening, I actually did not get told that I look like Drew Carey this evening.  Instead, I had a lovely chap tell me that I sound like Jason Segal.  I’ll take that.  His voice is rich and melodious, just like mine.  He is gloriously tall, and I am…er…not quite that tall.  He is famous, and well shit, so am I…it just depends on who you ask!  There might be a wee bit of slurring, but you can’t really tell if that’s because I’m drunk, or I just have an utter contempt or basic inability for word pronunciation.  Jason has been sober since 2013 (and
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Playground Bar & Lounge
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Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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U.S.A. - Pocket pool champions since 1938
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I learned tonight that some of my lovely teams have no fucking clue who Flat Stanley is.  I mean, seriously?  You don’t know Flat Stanley?  That’s like saying you don’t know who the Elf on the Shelf is.  Oh…wait…You don’t know what that is, either?  What the actual fuck, you heathen bastards?!  OY! Alright, alright, alright, alright, I think I should probably give you kids the benefit of the doubt on that one,
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016
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Scotland's coal-powered distillery still in operation today!
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Tonight’s Round 7 was an audio round…as per usual.  The clips were from movies that could describe female genitalia.  Now, it was fairly entertaining, but I’m honestly curious about the vaginas that this rounds writer has seen in their life.  I mean, The Bone Collector, Field of Dreams, No Country for Old Men, and The Parent Trap were pretty good ones.  But really…Blazing Saddles and Spice World?  Yikes!  If that thing is blazing or extra spicy then perhaps a medical professional should be involved.  In
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Playground Bar & Lounge
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Tucson, AZ
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Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016
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Where the heck is Pikachu?
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Just a couple of days ago, I broke down and downloaded Pokémon Go.  I was only a casual watcher of the show when it was on years ago, never played on any other handheld consoles, and I’m only aware of a few of the Pokémon beyond Pikachu.  But hey, the monument outside of my office at work is a PokéStop, and the Community Splash Pad is actually a gym.  I literally have Pokémon falling into my lap, and it’s outstanding.  Go Team Instinct! Tonight’s quiz was a bit less technologically forward than the new craze getting people to walk around again.  There was a vague, sorta-kinda theme tonight, and it revolved around
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Tucson, AZ
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Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016
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You're gonna go far, kid
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I’m just wondering if I’m in the minority here, but do any of you out there have a song that you completely and totally associate with another person?  Maybe a few songs?  Several different songs mentally dedicated to different people?  Your casual hookup (who you wish was more) has a song?  Maybe your best friend, or the person with whom you’d love to sit and watch the world burn?  Perhaps even that random person who has unfortunately affected your life more
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Playground Bar & Lounge
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Tucson, AZ
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Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016
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Demons run when a good man goes to war
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I always enjoy it when new quizzers come up to me and ask about what kind of questions I’ll be asking.  When I tell them “Just about everything”, they have a pretty specific look on their face, like “This motherfucker is being deliberately unhelpful”.  The truth is, ze quiz really is about everything.  I mean, in tonight’s quiz alone there were rounds on art, Pharrell (kinda), sportsball,
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Playground Bar & Lounge
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Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016
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Avocado Cornman should be a super hero
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As I write this blog, it is literally 11:59pm, and it is still 96 degrees outside.  Eat a dick, summertime in Arizona. Who knew that Cyndi Lauper was only an Oscar away from the famous EGOT?!  I didn’t, that’s for sure…but good on her!  Apparently our writers tonight have a little thing for Ms. Lauper because she appeared twice in the first 2 rounds. Keep in mind that our next theme quiz is next week, so you’ve only got 8 days left!  Like I mentioned during ze
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Playground Bar & Lounge
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Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
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MeGan should always have a capital G
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For some hosts, the blog is an excellent vehicle to be a bit of a blowhard.  There’s nothing wrong with that of course…it’s just not me.  Though, to me it does seem like to be a decent (or better than decent…I mean, look at me…duh) quizmaster, that you need at least a bit of healthy ego.  Ego comes in many different forms, styles, and strengths.  Personally, I tend to think I host a good quiz, I have a deep, melodious voice in the style of a pleasing baritone, and you need to be confident in what you’re doing.  I feel I cover these bits well, and that’s quite enough
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Playground Bar & Lounge
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Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016
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Let the fantastical bodies hit the proverbial floor
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Long.  Live.  The.  King.   Typically of late I’ve been attempting to strengthen my segue game, but I think tonight will be predominantly several quick quips and anecdotes, and one long story.  One of our regulars brought his Scottish aunt to ze quiz.  He has also been known to wear a kilt in public, and yes friends, he does have the legs for it. Over half of the teams tonight guessed that Red Nose by Sage the Gemini was actually
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