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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Jafar Trubedeux for President of France!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Hello folks, this is Captain Scoobs speaking.  I’d like to thank you for choosing to fly with Playground quizlines this evening.  1…For those of you who don’t remember, our boarding procedure was pretty straight-forward, with most of you following the instructions impeccably.  My oh my, the thighs have gone awry and some of us lost a guy while thankfully some of us forgot about Butterfly, and to be honest when I got home I discovered a new Netflix joint involving Bill Nye. 2…The
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Two hundred and sixty!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

This evening was the Quiz For A Cause, all around the Geeks Who Drink-iverse, supporting the local chapters of Planned Parenthood.  We do what we can for good people and good causes, and tonight we certainly did our part.  Two-hundred and sixty dollars was raised!  Thank you so much for your generosity!! One fun note that added $30 to our pot:  Mitchicus Mathematicus auctioned his quizzing services off to the highest bidder, and more on that later. It’s been a while, so we’re going to hit you up with a brief version of what did you learn? Cameron Diaz’s
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Quiz For a Cause (QFAC) next week!!!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I’m BACK, baby!  So tonight marked the triumphant return of ze Scoobs..or Phteven…depending on how you know me.  I did take an actual vacation 2 weeks ago, and I’d love to thank Mitchicus Mathmaticus for covering my ass.  Aaaaaaand then I was mostly dead last week…in which I’d like to thank Fancy Mitch again for stepping into my slightly more slender shoes to helm the mic. I was a fan of tonight’s quiz, as I usually am.  And we learned some things tonight…mostly that the Ukraine is still a thing, and that I’ve put a bounty on my parents for next week.  Seriously. 
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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The Elephants Got Leaves and Foliage and Stuff AND THEY LIKED IT!
Mitchicus Mathematicus

It might seem weird that I've hosted at Playground for two weeks in a row, but that is only because I have big steps to fill. Your faithful Scoobs is out with a case of hacky phlegmy badness, but before this briefest hiatus he ran 69 straight quizzes here at Playground. That's more than a year of being on time and sassy and delivering the quiz. In retrospect, the longest quiz streak I've ever amounted to is about 14 gigs in a row. Yay numbers!Speaking of which, we had
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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, Mar 29, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Dude, that's just a bird!
Mitchicus Mathematicus

It was a blast being back behind the microphone at Playground tonight. I haven't had the honor of subbing for teh Scoobs for quite a while, but mark my words, sir, I am now only 175 quizzes or so behind you! With or Without Scoobs (#replaceYouInASongWithScoobs) we had an exciting night with an extra 16-point round and the temporary return of Nathan! One team even named themselves in honor of his reprieve from his contractual correctional work force. We also had a bunch of new quizzers and familiar faces; it was uncertain how everyone would fare until the end. In reading through the quiz beforehand, there was one question that just got me. I can't say
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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, Mar 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Silverchair was actually not a bad band
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Good evening ladies and jellyspoons.  Tonight we saw the return of some astronomers, Kyle in a kilt and a low score of 69 points.  I’m gonna dive right in here, because I have other fancy shit to be doing this evening after ze blog (more on that later).  First things first…the missing team hadn’t been around in a long time as evidenced by their team name.  If you had told us a year ago that Trump would be president and Scoobs would still be Quizmaster, we would <insert witty remarks here>.  The fun part is that they changed what they “would do” every round…so here’s the recap of the
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Robert Carlock is a comedic genius
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

It’s been a little while since we’ve had an edition of Uncle Scoobses ‘What did you learn?’ so I think I’ll bring back a little bit of that this evening with some lovely tidbits from tonight’s quiz. We learned from round 1, that the writers don’t trust us enough to give us toxic questions on Uranus.  So they stuck us with Venus instead…mmm, gassy. Caught a whole load of sass tonight from one of the teams about the “R” in U.S.S.R. standing for “Russia”.  Guess what, kids?  USSR stands for the Union of
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Yes, Kangol is a thing. Grr. Arg.
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Two years.  It’s been a glorious two years that I've been doing Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Playground.  First and foremost, I want to give a huge shout-out to me!  Not for any particular reason, but I feel like giving myself a shout-out once every two years is alright.  Also, I'd like to profusely thank the staff that have taken good care of us all, hosts and quizzers alike 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
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Guys...guys...a woman's uterus will not plop out if she runs like Forrest Gump
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

We saw lots and lots of new faces tonight at the Playground for quizzy shenanigans!  This is something we always like, though it does come with some challenges…for example, forgetting that you’re supposed to be answering some questions and not over canoodling with opposing teams.  Even though you were friends before the quiz, and will probably be friends afterwards, while the quiz is on, you are bitter enemies and should behave as such…except perhaps not with any stabbing.  So quizzlings, your homework for next week is to focus on the questions whilst Scoobalicious
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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You've been Hinchliffe'd, baby!!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Awhile ago, when I first started this gig (y’know, 250 times ago) I had to start explaining to friends of mine who had never heard of Geeks Who Drink what it is I do.  The best way I have found to describe it to n00bs is just simply the statement that I am “like Alex Trebek, but without the moustache, and I am encouraged to sass and curse”.  While that explanation was typically enough to sate even the most curious brain-palette, it’s only part of what I do.  Then I had to address the extra issue of blogging.  Most of ze folks I spoke with
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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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