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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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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Why is your Lake Titicaca not filled with boobs and poop?
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I don't know about you guys, but I don't really put too much stock into New Year's Resolutions anymore.  Now, before you get all shirty with me I'm definitely not trying to put anyone down who make them resolutions.  They can be very cathartic for some people…just not for me.  If I want to make a change, then I need to decide on it, and act on it myself, and not rely on an external deadline.  This is why when I joined a gym, I did so in October.  That works better for me…always has…too bad it took me until I was in my 30s to figure it out.  Ah well, better late than never…and I do feel that I'm a better person for it. 
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Playground Bar & Lounge
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Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Nice Harry Potter bed sheets...mind if I...Slytherin?
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I think my favorite part of the Deadpool film is when he’s doing the montage of death, he keeps asking “where the fuck is Francis?”  Well, friends if you think about it for a second…nobody who he is asking know who the fuck Francis even is!!  They all know him as Ajax.  Oh, giggles Mr. Pool. As I type this blog with non-KFC spork-sized hands, I realize that this is the last bloggy blog I’ll be writing of this awful year of the reaper.  The hits just keep on coming, and good lordy I dunno about yous guys, but I’m about fucking
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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There was no salt in that lost shaker
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 21st already.  This shit sneaks up on me real hard every year.  I don't have any kids, so I've got nobody reminding me about the Christmahanahkwanzaakah countdowns, just impending time off of work (which is awesome).  Sadly, at this time last year we had 9 teams for Quizmas.  This year, we had 33% of that number, but the same amount of heart, damnit!  If you want someone to blame, look at Milli Vinilli.  Though just at the end of quiz, one
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Boston Butt is not what you think it is
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Random thought of the day involving modern technology:  Drunk texts are flattering in a way, because if someone is that drunk, their brain isn't working properly, and whoever they are drunk texting is who crosses their mind when they're extra twisted and need help operating a spoon.  A few "rules" for holiday happiness: If you're waiting behind someone at an ATM, let them know you're there by standing real close and breathing on their neck.  (Author's note:  funny in theory, BAD idea in practice.  DO NOT DO THIS!) Sometimes, the anaconda do…regardless of the availability of buns. Be safe and don't fall down. If
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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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8-bit Christmas music sounds so festive!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I feel like at this point, most of you know that I am a huge Harry Potter fan.  I have theories on things, and even before I saw any memes on the subject, I had figured out that Fred and George were indeed pelting Voldemort in the face with snowballs.  I even have a couple of theories about the new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them…but I won’t post ‘em here, because y’know, spoilers and such.  However, I did come up with a fun gem tonight based on Star Wars and tonight’s round 4, entitled Hayden Christiansen Does Not Care for These Questions. So, for
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