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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Ox Bellows read quiz good!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

So today I hit the magical milestone at Geeks Who Drink.  Two hundred and fifty quizzes hosted, and who knows how many more to go.  Hopefully a billion.  Yeah, I said it.  Let’s recap, shall we? In my 250 quizzes, I’ve accidentally given out exactly 2 answers while reading or repeating the question.  Sadly, half of the teams still got the answers wrong, so I really don’t feel so bad about that. In my 250 quizzes, only one time has a team emerged victorious after jokering an 8 point round.  Stick to the sixteens, kids. My favorite round types are still the Before and After
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Ocean's 12 angry men in black swan princess bride wars. Mouthful indeed!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Tonight at Playground as a group we learned some fun things together as a group.  We all learned that it’s about nice enough to start having quizzes outside again.  We learned that other Tucson venues still cancel quiz for U of A Basketball Games and those teams still don’t come to PG for my melodious voice and razor-thin wit (yes, I know what I said).  We learned that tonight was my 249th quiz, and while I still have a ways to go in trying to catch up with The Simpsons, I’m well on my way. Not so much “learned” as “reaffirmed”: Eric
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Pence and Jindal sitting in a tree...
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I've made no secret of the fact that typically the hardest part of my glorious job as a quizmaster is writing the blog.  Mostly this is because I don't want to re-hash the quiz.  Honestly, the people that read the blog were probably at the quiz, you know what went down.  So I usually resort to watching humorous shenanigans on the interwebs or the telly and wait for inspiration to strike.  Tonight, when I got home I discovered there’s another person living with me…lurking, sassing…and she was watching <gag> CNN when I got here.  The only consolation on that front was the fact that they’re hyping the upcoming Bernie Sanders v.
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Drew Carey hosted tonight's quiz at The Playground #alternativefact
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Wednesday is here once again, and as such we were doin’ the damn thing at Playground…with the quizzing, and the sass, and the dick references, although not necessarily in that order. Tonight saw a couple of mildly obscure rounds which is evidence that the writers wanna keep you on your toesies.  While I did hear the vague grumblings on rounds that contained the words “Dollywood, Bollywood, and Proust” you guys did alright overall. I don’t know about you, but there are certain times that an actor does so well in a part that you can’t picture them as anything else.  For example, Peter Weller
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Ma!! The Mitochondria!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

It still makes me laugh whenever a team (or multiple) sees my square head and nerd glasses and then answers Drew Carey on a question that was completely wrong.  Don’t get it twisted though, I used to love The Drew Carey Show and he was pretty damn good on Whose Line is it Anyway, but c’mon people, he’s got nothing to do with Archer!  Besides, why would anyone care how big Drew’s hands are?  They were asking Ms. Truckasauraus herself…the voice of Lana…Lana…LANA….LLLLAAAAANNNNNNNAAAA
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wait, so Ivanka is going to be the first lady...?
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I would like to open the blog with a tip of the hat to the multitude of new and returning faces I saw this evening at ze quiz.  Obviously ze quiz does not work without ze quizzers, so pulling in a solid 12 teams who were girthy but not illegal on the “number of players” scale is always appreciated.  So I tip my hat to you and don’t you worry, it’s not a trilby. I give a wag of the finger to whatever team who took the phrase “kinda-bad early George Lucas movie” and got Howard the Duck
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Why is your Lake Titicaca not filled with boobs and poop?
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I don't know about you guys, but I don't really put too much stock into New Year's Resolutions anymore.  Now, before you get all shirty with me I'm definitely not trying to put anyone down who make them resolutions.  They can be very cathartic for some people…just not for me.  If I want to make a change, then I need to decide on it, and act on it myself, and not rely on an external deadline.  This is why when I joined a gym, I did so in October.  That works better for me…always has…too bad it took me until I was in my 30s to figure it out.  Ah well, better late than never…and I do feel that I'm a better person for it. 
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Nice Harry Potter bed sheets...mind if I...Slytherin?
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I think my favorite part of the Deadpool film is when he’s doing the montage of death, he keeps asking “where the fuck is Francis?”  Well, friends if you think about it for a second…nobody who he is asking know who the fuck Francis even is!!  They all know him as Ajax.  Oh, giggles Mr. Pool. As I type this blog with non-KFC spork-sized hands, I realize that this is the last bloggy blog I’ll be writing of this awful year of the reaper.  The hits just keep on coming, and good lordy I dunno about yous guys, but I’m about fucking
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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There was no salt in that lost shaker
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

It would seem that the holiday spirit is in full swing.  At least it is, as far as I know, considering it's already December fucking 21st already.  This shit sneaks up on me real hard every year.  I don't have any kids, so I've got nobody reminding me about the Christmahanahkwanzaakah countdowns, just impending time off of work (which is awesome).  Sadly, at this time last year we had 9 teams for Quizmas.  This year, we had 33% of that number, but the same amount of heart, damnit!  If you want someone to blame, look at Milli Vinilli.  Though just at the end of quiz, one
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Boston Butt is not what you think it is
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Random thought of the day involving modern technology:  Drunk texts are flattering in a way, because if someone is that drunk, their brain isn't working properly, and whoever they are drunk texting is who crosses their mind when they're extra twisted and need help operating a spoon.  A few "rules" for holiday happiness: If you're waiting behind someone at an ATM, let them know you're there by standing real close and breathing on their neck.  (Author's note:  funny in theory, BAD idea in practice.  DO NOT DO THIS!) Sometimes, the anaconda do…regardless of the availability of buns. Be safe and don't fall down. If
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
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
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

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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