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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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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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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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O Brother Where Art Thou Roots?
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

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
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Raiders don't believe in leg day
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

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
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Remember when Nathan was in his 30's? Me neither...
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

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
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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U.S.A. - Pocket pool champions since 1938
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

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
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Scotland's coal-powered distillery still in operation today!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

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
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Where the heck is Pikachu?
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

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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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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You're gonna go far, kid
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

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
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Demons run when a good man goes to war
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

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
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Avocado Cornman should be a super hero
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

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
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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MeGan should always have a capital G
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

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
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Let the fantastical bodies hit the proverbial floor
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

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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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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The Writers' Middle Finger is Strong
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

 Tonight at Playground brought back memories from when your fearless Quizmaster used to sling some dranks.  The rooftop was hosting a Patron-sponsored bartender competition.  While I know nothing about what really went on there tonight, from the sounds of the dulcet MC they had to…erm…make some drinks.  I feel kinda bad for the folks competing tonight, simply because there wasn’t much of a crowd to cheer them on…there was no music for them while they worked…it was a bit of a cold, sterile, albeit tequila-soaked environment up there.  The first time I ever did anything remotely bar-competition
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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What happened to title and artist?
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

It’s come up in conversations before, and I feel like I’m in the minority on this particular subject.  However, I am going to come out of hiding, and state it loudly and proudly in ze blog:  I really enjoyed Scrubs: Med School (season 9).  There.  I said it.  I’ve maintained that it might’ve had a better shot at success if they had pitched it as a complete spin-off, as opposed to season 9 of Scrubs.  Let’s take a look at some of the facts (according to Scoobs): Dr. Cox, Dr. Kelso, and Dr. Turk all returned to the cast.  I consider this a win.  Couple that with the fact that J.D. was a bit
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Let's go hang out at a Dave bar!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Geographical shenanigans, tongue-twisting questions that had no reason to be twisty (aside from the Quizmaster tripping over his own face), and yet another round or three with no actual help from the round title or theme tagline…such is ze quiz at ze Playground.  The attendance was light, but the sass was heavy this evening; I do believe that I had a record number of offers from quizzers to buy me a shot.  I appreciate it from all of you lovelies, but I would have to drive home after ze quiz after all.  Sass aside, it was a good, albeit random quiz tonight.  Personally I really enjoy when the rounds have a clear, concise theme to
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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The Golden Aubergine
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

So, we had a small-ish (not really ish, but definitely funsies) crowd tonight, where the inside jokes were flowing like the river of mood slime from Ghostbusters 2.   So one of the teams tonight was called Slytherin to Win and that got me thinking about some Harry Potter shenanigans. Just in case you hadn’t heard, I’m going to take this brief opportunity to let everyone know that at the last Harry Potter quiz (07.19.2014), which was my birthday…(now you know when to buy me things!) I finished in third place out of 44 teams, and that was whilst I
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