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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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It's too late, Lana...I'm a verb now!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

So lately I've been going back through my DVR, trying to get rid of shit that I won't watch again.  Granted, I still have plenty of space on the thing, but I get paranoid when I get to anything around 30% free space.  I noticed that I still have the first ten episodes of Lip Sync Battle on there, so of course instead of writing this blog, I went through it and watched the vaguely mediocre progress to the amazing.  For someone who has it on his show all the time, Jimmy Fallon was a bit disappointing on the show…but then again just about everyone looks vaguely lame next to Dwayne Johnson (The
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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A well-rounded woman, a gay guy's mom and a hooker walk into a bar...
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Typically, I avoid getting involved in any kind of online comment wars.  First, all you accomplish by arguing on the internet is frustrating yourself; your point will never come across the way you want it to, and it's entirely too easy for your "opponent" to just bury their head in the sand and ignore all the valid points and zingers about their mom you just made.  Beyond that, there's just no arguing with stupid people…they'll drag you down to their level and then just beat you with experience.  Today though, there was a caps-lock laden debate about the Confederate Flag happening on a buddy of mine's wall.  I hate to say it, because at least a few of the commenters
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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I want to see the Icky Shuffle on the next season of DWTS
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Well, after several weeks of being outside on the patio at the Playground I think we're going to finally have to tap out and head inside for a bit.  I dunno about any of you but I would say that one fair shot at a quiz in 103-degree heat (at 7:30pm, mind you) is more than enough.  But hey, it cooled down to about 98-degrees by the time quiz was over, so we had that going for us which was nice.  But never fear, dear quizzers…next week we shall be in the air conditioning and there will be no grumpy gusses, no swampy asses, and no excuses!   Tonight featured a 16 point round 3 all about Musicals!  Some of our teams
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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We should really bring back the Sadie Hawkins Dance
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I know that on occasion the Geeks Who Drink writers will try their best to remind ze quizzers that they are in charge.  In tonight's Round 3, the quizzers had 2 and a half minutes to name 8 of 9 countries (spanning Europe, Asia, and Africa) with over 1,000 kilometers of coastline.  Fairly straight-forward in theory, but that's not taking into account that most of us here in 'Murika think a kilometer (kill-o-meter) is something from Call of Duty.  Several of our teams answered Algeria, which was not correct.  However upon further inspection
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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This is the third week in a row I've been told I look like Drew Carey
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

So tonight saw the beginning of the Stanley Cup Finals.  For those of you who care about ze sportspuck (I'm looking at you, Major Tom), it's the end of the season.  I really love hockey, and I have since before I was born.  No, that wasn't hyperbole.  I was in Mama Hinch's uterus about 2 months shy of my eviction from Ma's Fist-Sized Baby Motel (Milk Money, anyone?).  Anyway, brief history - Mom and Dad had tickets to Madison Square Garden as part of an office pool back in 1979…yes, I know I'm "dating"
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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I said it's got to be legible, not decipherable
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

So I had quite an interesting day today before I came out to read sweet nothings to ze geeks at Playground.  As part of my responsibilities at my "big boy" job during the week, I have the unenviable task of reviewing security camera footage and suspending pool keys for rule violations.  It really is as exciting as I make it sound here.  So after reviewing a bunch of footage from over Memorial Day Weekend, I made a bunch of notes, cross-referenced keycards with names, all of that fuss and hoopla, and I had my suspension letters ready to go.  I'd like to interject a brief side-note here:  this fuckery is literally the least favorite part of my job; I
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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Dirty boys and girls prefer hard cheese
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Tonight had the best turnout that ze Playground has seen since its triumphant return last November, and once again we were outside on the patio.  This time it was my call though, as the evening weather has been quite nice of late, and I feel like we should take advantage of it while we still can.  In honor of tonight's Round 1 titled "Duh", I'm going to start off ze blog with a quick episode of "What did you learn?” quiz edition:   According to the IRS, 2.765% of Americans have an income above $343,927.  (Er…no…it's 1%).  
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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Top song of 1970: Unicorn Farts by Bread
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Greetings, Playground geeks and drinkers!  Tonight we were exiled to the patio; though I'd say exile is a strong word considering how awesome it was out there tonight!  It was a lovely Tucson evening where the temperature was nice, the atmosphere was vaguely electric, and for being nighttime, surprisingly good lighting.  My only complaint would be the fucking planes that kept going overhead during Round 1, but all in all, not too bad at all.  I wonder if we'll be on the patio as long as the weather is nice…we shall see, friends.   The one
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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I want to see the Frachacha on the next DWTS
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Howdily doodily, quizareenos.  I always enjoy starting off my blog with three words that my computer doesn't recognize…get the red squiggles rollin' early.  Tonight was, as always, a fun evening at Playground for quiz.  In addition to ze quiz, Playground had a local business mixer on ze roof, as well as a movie night on the patio, so there were lots of folks in and out for the evening, and we hope to see them all quizzing very soon.   We had some fun quizzers and even funner answers, so I do believe tonight has earned an extra long version of Scoobs' "What did we learn?" Captain
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Thursday, April 30, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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On Wednesday, we bork bork bork
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Every once in a while we get that one round that sparks a lively discussion among ze quizzers.  Tonight’s round 1 actually sparked a lively debate among ze quizmasters.  And I started it all!  Mwahahahahaaaa.  Eh, I really need to be more judicious in my use of an evil laugh…there was nothing sinister about it, honestly.  In the interest of fairness and anonymity, I won’t really divulge any of the discussion in here…after all, it is a private group for quizmasters to talk about quizmastery.  But I genuinely appreciated the distraction from work, and it’s always a lot of fun to hear different points of view
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Thursday, April 16, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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I Love Lucy and Desi . . . and Bleu and Skittles, too
Lady Busty

My two, oldest cats are Lucy and Desi. My ex and I named them in 2003, after he got them from a hoarder. We wanted to name them after a famous duo with a red-head. First, we went with Fred and Ginger, but these two ended up being far less graceful than their namesakes. So, we went with the comedic Lucy and Desi, though genders ended up being reversed. Lucy doesn't care. He has NO 'splaining to do, TYVM. I have always wondered if Desi swears at him in rapid Cat Spanish, however.So, last night's Round One made me think of all four of our cats. If we already have Lucy and Desi (Ricky), then who's Fred and Ethel?
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I was born in Scotland to American parents. I spent most of my youth moving around the world as a Navy brat (think: every two years), spending the most time in the UK. Don't let this Midwestern accent fool you. I'm a Brit. Try as I might, I will pronounce and spell things the British way (it is English, after all) and can have a dry, naughty sense of humour. I love puns to no end. Though I am homesick for the Isles, I have adopted Tucson as my home. I've done enough moving for anyone.

What else? I am a Gemini, so there is (at least) one other side to me and I am incredibly indecisive. If there is ever a decision to be made, please, make it for me. I'll be forever in your debt.

I am a Lady, in that I own land in Scotland: two parcels .

I am honest, though I would never say, to any fault. Try me. I'll answer pretty much any question.

I have two degress in Theatre and run the library at a middle school.

I live with my husband, our seven rabbits, six chickens, four ducks, four cats, two dogs, two goats, and two turtles.


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Playground Bar & Lounge
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Tucson, AZ
85701
Thursday, April 09, 2015
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It's been a very good year
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

When I was downloading tonight's quiz, I discovered via my internal GWD profile that today is actually my one year anniversary with Geeks Who Drink.  It's been a pretty awesome journey so far, and I'm pretty psyched for it to continue in something that resembles a forward direction. Round 2 tonight was one of my favorites ever.  It featured covers of songs by Postmodern Jukebox.  If you haven't heard of them, you're honestly doing yourself a disservice. 
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Thursday, April 02, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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Who needs MJF when you're a QMMF? Not me!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Ah, April fool's day.  The one day of the year that Facebook is full of unimaginative jokes, male pregnancies, chicks that just got engaged and/or pregnant (noticing a theme here?).  Speaking of themes, tonight's theme was Kevin Bacon.  I suppose that since the GWD writers assumed that he has been in everything, he would be in every round of tonight's quiz in one way or another.  Have you ever played "Six degrees of Kevin Bacon" - it's a funsies party game where you have to name an actor or actress and trace them backwards (by common thespians) to Kevin Bacon.  I've only played it myself
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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Men are from bars, Women have no peenus
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Seeing as how I've not quite been a Quizmaster extraordinaire for even a year yet, I'm sure there's plenty of material I have missed out on.  But I think tonight's Round 1 was the first round I've seen exclusively about drinking and all sorts of booze-houndery.  I mean, it is Geeks Who Drink.  Either way, it was quite a fun round…and just reading about some of ze shenanigans these folks got up to, I feel like if I'm going to have some kind of legendary drinking career, I seriously need to step up my game.  After all, I've never judged America's
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Thursday, March 19, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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Spoiler Alert! Mulder and Scully never hooked up
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Ah, the day after St. Patrick's Day.  It's likely the second-most hungover day of the entire year, behind New Year's Day.  In case you were wondering about the tradition of dyeing things green, the practice of dyeing the river green started in Chicago in 1962, when city officials decided to dye a portion of the Chicago River green.  I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall for that conversation… "So, I think we should make things greener" [general murmurs of agreement, one dude is incredibly enthusiastic] "Okay, Barry, it looks like you're the
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Thursday, March 12, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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What gets wetter as it dries?
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

They say that you'll always remember your first time when it comes to certain things.  In this case, "they" would be correct.  I've done some quizzical hosting all around Tucson, and it's always funsies.  However, tonight was my very first night as your new host at Playground down on Congress.  It was pretty awesome.  The staff is super helpful, and they seem like a lot of fun - definitely the type of folks you'd probably want to go get lightly schnokered with after work.  Usually, the staff has a bit of time to play ze quiz, but tonight they were a bit busy cleaning
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