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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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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Small but mighty we be. A happy birthday to ye...er...Kyle, for whom the Proclaimers would walk at least 500 miles
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Normally, I write a silly bit of a blog, extolling the virtues of jokering a 16-point round, or answering with a witty explicative.  But tonight I am going to plagiarize the absolute fuck out of my blog.  In case you missed that…ze blog won’t be mine in between the quotes.  This was written by Patton Oswalt, following the death of his wife.  All of these words are important, and I wanted to share them with you, my friends. “Michelle Eileen McNamara entered the world on April 14, 1970. On April 14, 2016 she turned 46. One week later she was gone. That’s the kind of opening Michelle would have written. She’d have
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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You did THAT for Sno Caps? I can't want to see what you suckers do for a Klondike Bar...
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Tonight…I think I shall let the majority of the blog speak for itself.  Prince has left us, and it is clear that the glorious writers at Geeks Who Drink have been affected…like we all have…in a number of profound ways.  Every quiz so far this week has involved Prince in some way, and I’m not sure there’s any stopping it anytime soon.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing, of course.  I can completely understand when folks are subjected to things they don’t understand or relate to (not unlike the looks you lovely quizzers give me when I read sportsball questions), but this one is
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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No candy for you!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

The dirty bastard known as Wednesday has now come and gone.  We are all one day older, possibly moderately wiser, and as I write these words on ze lappy, most of you are peacefully slumbering.  It’s a feeling I’ve had most of my adult, working life…being awake and productive(ish) while normal folks are asleep.  For about ten years of my life I was a bartender, and to my friends that meant awesome drinks and stories, coupled with “don’t fucking call or text Scoobs before noon”.  Even the parental units begrudgingly accepted this as the new truth, especially after I explained
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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I want to see an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force featuring Strong Bad
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

So, yep.  There was quiz tonight.  It happened.  There were questions…and then <gasp> answers!  It was crazy-go-nuts if I do say so myself.  Sadly, tonight's extra 16-point round 3 did only a little bit to boost the scores, but it was an interesting format; one I haven't actually encountered before as either a QM or a player.  So, that was neat-o. Did anyone else find it really ironic that a Round 2 song that involved a lot of clapping was done by a band called T.Rex?  Maybe? 
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Apr 06, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Much blog, so hyperlink, very "it works", such quiz
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I really enjoy the before and after rounds they sometimes produce at Geeks Who Drink…anyone who has quizzed with me before knows that I turn into a giddy mess whenever I get to read one of 'em.  In case you don't know what I'm getting at, here's an example, based on a funsies-style shouted answer from one of my teams tonight:  "A famous cellist decides to give up the fame and fortune of professional cello-playing…to join Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson for some matrimonial hijinks, highlighted by a Will Ferrell exclamation"  Your answer would be Yo Yo Ma
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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In a world of locked rooms, a man with a key is king, and honey you should see me in a crown.
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Not only remunerated to ze quiz this evening, but in general I've heard quite a bit about "The Napoleon of…" …something.  I'm just curious, but when was Napoleon the end-all, be-all of…er…everything?!  I'm honestly curious, because as a 70s kid (technically), I've watched all the 80s movies and 90s movies…I want…nay, I need to know when Napoleon became the measuring stick of all things military and fancy.  Napoleon was a, he was an awful strategist, especially considering his big victory was handed to him by Bill and Ted, and was a water slide…and
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Why don't you ever hear bunnies having sex? Because they have cotton balls
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Hiiiiiiiiiiiii…..It's sometimes a bit of a struggle to write ze blog.  Not for lack of material, because you kids provide enough.  The problem for me is sorting and organizing my thoughts into some kind of vaguely coherent babble.  Tonight we had a round 2 that I was not excited about, so I naturally assumed that ze quizzers wouldn't like it, either.  I feel that ended up at about a 50/50 mix, and for that I'm thankful.  Once again, though…as per usual we had a tie.  But unlike the long-previous fuckery, we once again had a tie for second place.  Ties for second tend to make ze
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Taylor Swift needs to write a song called Eff You, Billy
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

At this point in the game, just past my one year quizaversary with Ze Playground, I feel the need to remind you just how awesomesauce I am.  While this is only a slight ego-stroking exercise, I am fairly confident that I am the only quizmaster in the entirety of the Geeks Who Drink Empire that lets the winning team pick the playlist for the following week's scoring breaks.  I was a bit concerned with this week's playlist, but my concerns proved unfounded, as the music was met with a solid bout of mediocrity and apathy.  Nothing I played was specifically boo'ed, and I
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Mar 09, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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We sang happy birthday to Lindsay way better than those Raytheon jerks* (*they probably weren't jerks)
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

One years.  Yes, I am aware I pluralized that when inappropriate and unnecessary…why the fuck else do you think I call myself Scoobses?  Ha!  It has been a glorious year that I've been at the helm of Geeks Who Drink at Playground.  First and foremost, I want to give a huge shout-out the staff that take excellent care of us all, hosts and quizzers alike for all that time…especially Brianna, who is usually our lovely server…though don't forget about everyone else who keeps you plied with booze and tots!  You kids all rock!  Of course there wouldn't be quiz without quizzers, so many words of thanks to you all
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Prancing black horses and pointy-stabby thingies
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I had the distinct honor of being able to brag about my quizzers here at Playground from last week.  Last week's winners were the top-scoring team in all of Tucson, and the teams that tied for second were 5th and 6th.  Well.  Fucking.  Done!  On top of that, we had a slight addendum to the "no cell phones" policy at tonight's quiz.  Team Make America Drumpf Again had a special guest…via skype…all the fuck-way from South Korea.  That's right, kids…in virtual form, MarcQuis made a brief, yet vaguely triumphant return to quizzing.  He missed us, quiz, and you all so much that
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Harry Potter v. The Stormtroopers
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

We continue, in the same sickly vein of mediocrity, to have fucking ties at Ze Playground.  However, tonight's tie was for second place, and not for first so that was something new and fancy.  We (the royal we, of course…myself and the first place team) ended up deciding on a dance-off.  But more on that later, friends. Tonight's quiz was glorious and fan-tas-great.  Here's a vague recap: Round 1 was the ever-coveted "recently in stuff"  where our loverly quizzers averaged something slightly over 6 points.  To be honest, I'm about half in the bag and I honestly didn't feel like
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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It's apparently easy to stay paleo when you're a hobo
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Before I even get started on any rants, raves, or tangents, I wanna give a shout-out to Caribbean Joe for hooking me up with printouts of this evenings quizzery.  Apparently, Trident doesn't host quiz when the U of A Wildcats are playing the sportsball, so he had plenty of murdered trees with the proper ink patterns on 'em.  He left them here for me last night, and they didn't get lost!  It was a win all around…especially since the Wildcats steamrolled the fuck out of the Scumdevils 99-61 this evening.  As for the rest of tonight, the quizzical shenanigans seemed to reach an ultimate fever pitch. 
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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The DiVinci Code 2: DiVinci HARDER, electric boogaloo
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Dude.  Tie for first again.  Imma Forrest Gump this. The rounds tonight were vaguely good…lots of available snark.   Honestly there were a few bits of time where ze quizzers seemed like they were trying to argue with me, so as per usual, I directed them (multiple times) to www.geekswhodrink.com for the complaining and/or answers they seek.  Hopefully it gets some use.  Not that I wish any ill tidings on the upper echelon of geekdom, but once in a while it's probably good to get some feedback from the peoples. Random reflections of Scoobs:  I often find it strange to analyze the
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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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