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Southpaw's Perfect Pizza and Sports Pub
560 NW Hickory Ave.
Albany, OR
97321
Thursday, May 18, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Quiz-slinger
Kyle

  And that is a wrap on another quizzing gig for Kyle. Thank you ever so much to each and every one of my quizzers, whether it was just once or you came back week after week for my particular brand of slightly-high-pitched humor. And thanks to Southpaws for taking a chance on a new quiz and working through the growing pains with me. I hope Jonah takes care of y’all and y’all best take care of him! Oh, me? Well, who knows where I’ll turn up. I’m a wanderer, really, floating from quiz to quiz, helping out where I’m needed. Perhaps there’s a woman in trouble somewhere – her land is being sold out from under her by
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Southpaw's Perfect Pizza and Sports Pub
560 NW Hickory Ave.
Albany, OR
97321
Thursday, May 11, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Muppets Least Wanted
Kyle

  And we’re back. I was genuinely filled with uncommon feelings of joy, and good tidings toward my fellow man last night as I saw so many smiling familiar faces! You like me! You really like me! …or you like pizza, beer, and the opportunity to win free pizza and beer. Whatever, I ride the wave regardless. We had folks genuinely cracking up at last night’s audio round, even folks who weren’t playing in the quiz. Which just goes to show – the Muppets are national treasures. So how come we can’t figure out how to make them the massive media luminaries and success stories they deserve to be? Because that terrible
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Southpaw's Perfect Pizza and Sports Pub
560 NW Hickory Ave.
Albany, OR
97321
Thursday, May 04, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Nobody kills Arnold...but they maybe kill Carl Weathers
Francis

Week two for Francis subbing at Southpaw’s Perfect Pizza and Sports Pub!  Never fear, Southpaw’s, next week your beloved quizmaster Kyle will return to you.  For my last week subbing, against all odds, I managed to refrain from indulging in the venue’s titular perfect pizza.  Instead, I opted for a salad.  Smothered in bacon.  Preceded by a round of cheesy parmesan rolls.  You know, to be healthy! Let’s talk about this quiz!  My favorite round of the evening was round three, wherein participants were given three movie deaths and asked to name the actor being off’d in all three films.  I had a hard time refraining
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Southpaw's Perfect Pizza and Sports Pub
560 NW Hickory Ave.
Albany, OR
97321
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Why don't they throw Mario-themed birthday parties for 29 year-olds?
Francis

From Corvallis to Albany, Francis the Substitute Quizmaster (what a boring children’s book that would be) continues his journeys through Linn County, filling in wherever he’s called!  This week’s venue-in-need was Southpaw’s Perfect Pizza and Sports Pup in Northern Albany.  Usual quizmaster Kyle was off (saving whales? exploring the Amazon? windsurfing with John Kerry?), so I had the privilege of stepping in.   A little bit about the venue: if you don’t have baseball games playing on flatscreens in all your bathrooms, then you are not as sportsy as this sports pub.  The pizza was great too: crispy thin crust that managed to
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Southpaw's Perfect Pizza and Sports Pub
560 NW Hickory Ave.
Albany, OR
97321
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Books R Hard
Kyle

Blergh. My new baby quiz, my sweet sweet child! How can I leave you for two whole weeks!? It’s almost a betrayal of everyone and everything I’ve worked so hard for. Promise me you’ll stick around, everyone – I will see you soon, and in the meantime your substitute quizmaster will take good care of you or your money back.* I don’t think I’ll ever read War and Peace. I’ll admit it, because I’m a grown up who knows what he knows – I don’t know anything about War and Peace, other than the common knowledge that it’s just a big ol’ book. Lotsa words. But based on what I’ve learned thanks to tonight’s quiz,
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Southpaw's Perfect Pizza and Sports Pub
560 NW Hickory Ave.
Albany, OR
97321
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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He's Not Mad, He's Just Drawn That Way
Kyle

Our new little baby quiz continues to grow! We had a few strong introductory weeks but we can chalk that up to beginners’ quizzes’ luck. Last week was a bit light, and tonight a tiny bit stronger. I’m always a little sad when I see teams leave halfway through a quiz – it’s impossible not to feel just a little bit judged, not to take it a little bit personal. I know it’s not – most folks who leave early joined up not knowing the commitment, the fortitude and personal depth it takes to persevere through a grueling 8-round quiz. It takes all the cunning one can muster, everything available in your head, and your mind, and also your brain. So I can forgive
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Southpaw's Perfect Pizza and Sports Pub
560 NW Hickory Ave.
Albany, OR
97321
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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My Brain's Not In Love with Eddie Vedder
Kyle

Hi there. So, here’s the thing. On behalf of Southpaw’s Perfect Pizza, the hearty and stalwart teams of tonight’s small but lively quiz, and the better angels of our humanity (if that’s not an expression, it is now), no more Eddie Vedder.  I’m not just referring to tonight’s round two, even though some of them were frankly nigh-indecipherable.  I’m referring to Eddie Vedder in general.  Or am I too late to fight against his particular form of mushmouthed flannel nonsense? Because here’s the thing – until very recently I really didn’t know anything about Eddie Vedder beyond the three minutes and twenty-five seconds
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Southpaw's Perfect Pizza and Sports Pub
560 NW Hickory Ave.
Albany, OR
97321
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Only Altered Beast Here is Me When I Argue on FB While Drinking, Amirite?
Kyle

This stinks.  I really enjoy writing this blog week after week, but almost each and every time I sit down to write, I’m coming hot off a screamin’ mess of a convo on Facebook.  The political atmosphere is thick with animosity and acrimony and it’s all I want to vent about. And THEN I think of what the polar opposite would be, what could I talk about that would make me achieve a state of zen? I try to pull from the quiz, so tonight the solution would have been – Sega Genesis.  Tell them about how it was your present from your family when you turned six, putting an almost literal bow on my second-best birthday ever (Pistol Pete’s Pizza – featuring
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Southpaw's Perfect Pizza and Sports Pub
560 NW Hickory Ave.
Albany, OR
97321
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Next Time I'll Just Sing the Audio Round Myself
Kyle

And we are back.  A massive thank you to everyone at Southpaw’s Perfect Pizza in North Albany for welcoming a brand-new Geeks Who Drink quiz with open arms.  Tonight’s seven teams had a great time, I know that for sure, I took pre-and post-tests and had a net promoter score positive shift of 18 percent.  The data is there!  And thank you to all of those players for putting up with tonight’s headaches.  A quiz of this complexity is going to have a few growing pains as we fit into a new environment, like a hermit crab moving into a nice soda can after years inside a thimble.  Here’s the thing – Sony makes Blu-Ray players, right?
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