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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Who the f*@& are all these people, part deux?
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

There comes a point in life when you're not surprised anymore.  Sometimes it is the result of the same thing happening over and over and over again.  I mean honestly, the definition of "insanity" is "witnessing the same circumstances over and over and over again, and expecting different results.”  Sometimes, it's the result of being physically, mentally, and spiritually just…done.  Sometimes it's even the result of random outside forces just testing your very ability to exist.  For me, I'm done.  How you ask?  I'm so glad that you asked, friends.  We had another tie at Playground…but this wasn't like the
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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It feels so good to catch a liar in a massive lie
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Massive amounts of kudos to whatever GWD writer finally gave us a Pullman v. Paxton 50/50 round!  Oh man, I thought of doing that as a round literally years ago, but not being quite witty or pithy enough to be a writer I never bothered to submit it.  Thankfully it finally happened, and I loved every minute of it.  I think the rest of this blog will be dedicated to great Bills of cinema! Not the Buffalo Bills.  I mean seriously this is only worth a mention because it contains the word Bill and they were indeed on television losing four Super
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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I believe in a thing called love...
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

We finally have an amazing story worth telling here in the blog!  It's not just me rambling about whatever random bullshittery is happening in my work life, personal life, or even ze quizzy life.  However this evening there ended up being a gentleman's wager between myself and (thankfully only one) of the teams.  Round 7 this evening was an intriguing 50/50 round of "Real National Anthem or John Williams Music", and I will almost forcefully admit that I did not have high hopes for ze quizzers this night.  This seemed to me like one of those rounds that the writers sat around a table, cackling evilly about the quizzers inability to get more than 4 of the
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Strangers have the best candy
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

It's official, quizareenos.  I've officially given the fuck up.  Srsly.  I can't type any vowels because that's how fucking done I am.  I literally can't even.  There was another tie for first place…seriously this has got to be some kind of fucking record.  In fact, someone please remind me to check on that next week; I will e-mail one of the top geeks after checking the facts, and I will see if we can't get Ze Playground some notoriety for the sheer volume of Luke/Leia kissing in the entire quizzical universe. We had a good bit of quizzical funsies tonight.  I accidentally went shopping for an energy drink at Walgreens earlier
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Nobody puts fireworky baby in a corner, not even Jar-Jar Binks
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

So, we've been inside at The Playground for a while now, as the Tucson winter has been vaguely unpleasant outside for quiz.  However, tonight was the first night that I noticed a bottle of lotion in the corner of the DJ booth.  I honestly have to wonder what the actual fuck happens here that lotion is necessary while DJing.  I mean, I DJed for awhile back in the aughts and while it was really fun, I don't recall ever desperately needing moisturizer while tearin' up the decks.  I think in this particular case, ignorance is probably bliss. Tonight's Round 6 was
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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What do Obi Trice, Teenage Mormon Weddings, and Quiz have in common...? Playground, yo!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I decided to start ze blog with a bit of funsies, and so I present to you without much comment, the literature on the back of several clearly amazing movies.  Ladies and gentlemen, I present: Gingerdead Man:  In a quiet, small-town diner a deranged patron, Millard Findlemeyer (Gary Busey), opens fire on the Leigh family, killing all but the daughter, Sara Leigh.  During the trial, Sara's testimony sends Millard to the electric chair and his ashes are sent to his mother.  In a vow of revenge, Millard's mother mixes her son's ashes with a secret gingerbread cookie mix, which makes its way into Sara Leigh's bakery.  When one of the bakery
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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All I want for Quizmas is Scoobs (snicker)
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 23rd.  This shit sneaks up on me real hard every year.  I don't have any kids, so I've got nobody but me to put the tree up for (hint:  the tree didn't go up this year).  Before you dismiss me as Scoobs the Scrooge, just because my tree isn't up yet doesn't mean that I'm not in the spirit of the holidays though.  Before I get into that, though, one of our regulars…a Playground staple if you will…MarcQuiz (yeah, I changed the s to a z. 
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Kevin James finally admits possible homosexuality (not that there's anything wrong with that) in Ball Blart: Ball Cop.
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I am unsure, dear quizzers, if you know just how closely we came to canceling ze quiz tonight, but I held firm and insisted that you quizzy folks were made of good, brave stock and could handle the quiz.  In case you were hiding under a rock tonight, there was some shenanigans up on the roof tonight of The Playground.  In case you didn't remember that he's still a thing, Obi Trice (real name, no gimmicks) was actually up there thumping their bass through the ceiling.  We ended up with a whopping 12 teams tonight who came out, braving
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Dec 09, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Much Quiz. Very Scoobs. Such Hyperlinks.
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Much blog.  Very quiz.  Such knowledge.  I was pretty excited today when I was reading through the quiz (y'know, to minimize the amount of times I trip over my own tongue) and there was actually a question on doge.  Quite the popular internet sensation.  He (I dunno, is it a he?) is no grumpy cat, but kind
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Dec 02, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Why did you keep talking so low? It was weird and creepy... ...mmm, I know!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

It's no secret that on occasion I struggle to find suitable material for ze blog.  Not because you fuckers aren't inspiring, because you definitely are…but because I am honestly not a self-absorbed narcissist and have troubles talking about myself twice per week ad nauseum.  I was hanging out with some friends last week and I was informed that some of them actually read my blog(s) on occasion…but they do find the straight-up "recap" blogs a bit difficult to get through.  So, on the random off-chance that someone who was not at ze quiz is reading this blog, I will endeavor to make it less recappy and more gloriously random, thus engaging all of ze readers. The
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Agatha Christie: That B*tch better have my money!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Goodness gray-diddily-acious quizarinos…I can't believe it's time for another Thanksgiving blog from yours truly.    To paraphrase (or exactly quote) an earlier blog written by yours truly…because honestly it still applies:  With all of the commercial holidays coming up, I always think about how different family traditions evolve over time and then become commonplace.  When people put up their lights or Christmas Tree, Menorah, or other holiday symbols.  By the way, what do people from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster put presents under?  I'm assuming it's a well-lit colander.  Hmm, I'll look into that later. 
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Watch Out, Portland!
Mitchicus Mathematicus

When was the last time that we got to have quiz inside? I'm honestly not sure, but it was a welcome change here at Playground. Quiz is always fun, but with Scoobs down for the count, I knew I had to bring it on like a cheerleader in a certain cheerleading movie. That being said, we had a much more important thing to celebrate. Today was John and Mimi's last quiz with us here at Playground! They have already left town by the time they read this, ready to tackle whatever quizzes and challenges await them in the magical land of Portland, Oregon! You two will be missed! That being said,
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Howdy, all. Mitch here. I'm an Arizona-grown U of A alum with a job teaching students that Math doesn't have to suck. I've been quizzing with friends for three years and have been loving it ever since. Now as a QM, I just need to work on the whole talking and blogging thing. 

I am a huge retro gamer. I should have won the Star Fox Weekend leather jacket as a kid, and I did win a Nintendo Wii playing Guitar Hero. I'm sadly lacking in knowledge of all the "cool" games kids play these days, but I'm still down with the classics. I'm also a fan of bad movies and mozzarella cheesesticks. 

Other life accomplishments include being published in "Highlights" magazine, going on Wheel of Fortune, meeting Walter Jones the power ranger, beating Super Metroid in 80 minutes with 100% completion, and never going to Senior Prom.


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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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The lost dreams of high school dropouts cause green poop
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I'm just gonna get this out of the way right now…remember a few blogs ago when I was complaining about the same two teams tying for first place?  Yeah…soooo…that happened again.  For fuck's sake, kids, stop it!  Either way, it was (as always) an entertaining quiz here at Playground Bar & Lounge…the content was good, the quizzers were saucy, and a couple of quizzers told me that my butt looked really good, so that's what I call a win, despite the constant sister-kissing frustration I experience on a semi-weekly basis. I may be just a tad punchy at this point in time,
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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I need more Weird Al in my playlists
Mitchicus Mathematicus

Last night was a special night at Playground. Your trusty host, Scoobs, had to jet out of town for a sports thing, leaving myself to watch the stead. Because I suck at introductions, I am Mitchicus Mathematicus. I teach Math by day, and quiz by night - such the alter ego. This week has been crazy as two of my classes are taking their final exams on Friday. They are short 10-week courses which I feel the mostly nascent students were unprepared to handle. Many of them have risen up to the challenge, however, and I'm sure they will do just fine. I was also on Wheel of Fortune a couple weeks back, but that's old news. Tongiht's round 3 was a 50/50 round
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Howdy, all. Mitch here. I'm an Arizona-grown U of A alum with a job teaching students that Math doesn't have to suck. I've been quizzing with friends for three years and have been loving it ever since. Now as a QM, I just need to work on the whole talking and blogging thing. 

I am a huge retro gamer. I should have won the Star Fox Weekend leather jacket as a kid, and I did win a Nintendo Wii playing Guitar Hero. I'm sadly lacking in knowledge of all the "cool" games kids play these days, but I'm still down with the classics. I'm also a fan of bad movies and mozzarella cheesesticks. 

Other life accomplishments include being published in "Highlights" magazine, going on Wheel of Fortune, meeting Walter Jones the power ranger, beating Super Metroid in 80 minutes with 100% completion, and never going to Senior Prom.


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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Pfft, the Walking Dead? Moar like meandering corpses, amirite?
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

It's not particularly something I keep in my brainspace at all times, but for some reason I keep forgetting that Bill Gates exists.  Nothing major against him of course, it's just the fact I honestly wouldn't think about him on a day-to-day basis.  Except for the fact that my boss, in the office next to mine, pretty much has a steady running commentary from 10 in the morning until about 6 in the evening about how much he loathes Microsoft products.  I can sorta sympathize with him in theory, but I just have no fucking clue how this dude gets himself into some of the situations that he does. 
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Something something kissing your sister
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Apparently Ryan Gosling was not voted People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.  Supposedly he turned it down several times…probably because he's an absolute fucking liability at cornerback (that is a sportsball reference)!  Or maybe it is because he won't eat his cereal.  Either way, I'm pretty confident that Ryan
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