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Cambridge, MA
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Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
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"Always two there are, no more, no less. A Quiz Master and an Apprentice"
Steve

Hey There, this is Steve filling in for Ryan this week as he oversaw my completion of Quiz Master Training at Hong Kong Restaurant in Cambridge!    So this was my 'Chaperone' night with geekswhodrink, and Ryan was my father figure making sure I didn't burn the place down. Like any good father, Ryan threw me in the deep end of the pool and just cautiously watched to see if I would sink or swim as a Quizmaster, and I can happily say
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Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
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School’s in Session
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Lot’s going on in the People’s Republic of Cambridge. While students have returned to the college campuses, the temperatures have dropped into a tolerable range, and the new iOS screwed with our phones, the Geeks in attendance at last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong learned about the government structure of South Africa, that Toto has a hit song not titled Africa, and that Alexis Arquette will not be posthumously starring in The Dark Tower. First, there was a question in the quiz that asked for national capitals whose names start with “J.” The three answers were Jakarta, Jerusalem, and Juba, but many teams incorrectly put down Johannesburg.
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Cambridge, MA
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Tuesday, Sep 06, 2016
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Quizzers Celebrate Milestones Too
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In my running club, I’ve been meticulous about keeping track of the number of runs I’ve been to. A few weeks ago I celebrated my 500th run, and have done another five since then. Not many others in the group keep track of their runs, even though some places will give you special gifts to recognize your milestones, like a 500 runs patch. Well I recently learned that I am not the only one to keep such fastidious records. At last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong, one of my most loyal regulars was eager to recognize that it was the 150th quiz he’s attended. And he recognized it in a most unique way. His team’s base
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
02138
Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
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So Long Summer
Extra Terresticle

Summer is finally coming to a close. The temperatures are starting to get a little more bearable. Just yesterday, I saw my coat and thought, “Oh yes! Sweatshirt weather and warm apple ciders are almost here!” I’m generally fond of saying that the only good thing about summer is that we’re almost into fall. And with this summer being the hottest in recent memory, I’ve been looking forward to autumn more than usual. I know that not everyone shares my enthusiasm for fall. To some, it signals that the kids are coming back. The college campuses will be teeming with children trying to figure out their way from the classroom to the cafeteria, but I’m
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
02138
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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A Lack of Love for Lochte
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At last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong, we had three teams jump on U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte with their team names. Now he erred big time, and he deserves the heat everyone’s throwing him, but I’m not so sure he’s the pathological liar that people are making him out to be. Let’s think about this. He got very drunk and made an ass out of himself. That’s on him. But in that extremely drunken state, it’s very possible that he saw people who were dressed up in security attire with guns and he thought that they were people trying to be cops. Then he got asked for money which when combined with the not exactly cops and their
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
02138
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
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And on the Seventh Day, the Lord Said, “No Chicken”
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So I have one single Chick-Fil-A experience that I can share. About a year and a half ago, my girlfriend and I were heading to West Virginia for a friend’s wedding when we decided to make a stop for dinner. When Googling the dining options at the next exit, I noticed that there was a Chick-Fil-A. Since neither my girlfriend nor I had ever had Chick-Fil-A, we decided to check it out and see what the deal was. It was a Saturday night, which is an important part of the story. We got out of the car and noticed that the restaurant was packed. There were about 20 people already in line, but we were committed. We knew about the comments made by their COO a few years back, but figured
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Cambridge, MA
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Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016
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I’d Like to See Phelps’ Face After He Gets Ebnered
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So it seemed like the Olympic topic-du-jour yesterday was Michael Phelps’ face, or rather the death stare he gave that other swimmer who dared to dance around in front of him. I only saw it briefly because I was focused on another Olympian: New England Patriots player Nate Ebner. Ebner, a special-teamer for the Pats, tried out for the U.S. rugby sevens team and made the cut. He finally got on the field yesterday and boy did he make an impression. He started the game against Brazil and picked up a try and a yellow card in which he absolutely laid out one of the opposing players. It was like the guy got blindsided by a truck.
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Cambridge, MA
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Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016
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Too Good to Ignore
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So by now you all should know that I don’t go too hard on wrong answers. I mean, I’ll call one out if it’s egregious, but I don’t want to embarrass you. And I’ll try not to call you out individually, unless your team name indicates that you should have gotten the question right. Which is what happened at last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong. In round eight, I had a question where I listed three different rivers and the Geeks had to identify what state capital is on it. The first river was the Arkansas River. Now it could have been a trap question, but it wasn’t as Little Rock was indeed the answer. The third river was
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Cambridge, MA
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Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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Finding That One Karaoke Go To
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When we go out to sing karaoke, many of us have one or two go-tos that we sing every time. For some, Journey is the choice, while others have their 90s picks like Third Eye Blind or Blink 182. Then there are the random-but-that’s-okay-because-we-like-you songs like Rainbow Connection or Tequila. And for the more bold, there’s Sandstorm where you dance around yelling dun-dun-dun again and again and again. For me, finding my karaoke go to took a lot of trial and error. And I mean a lot of trial and error. I attempted Don’t Stop Believing, but hitting those high notes was damn near impossible. I tried R.E.M.’s It’s the End of the World, but that just
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Cambridge, MA
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Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
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Dentist Trips are Usually Nothing to Sing About
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So I had to go to the dentist to get a cavity filling last week. I’ve had fillings done by this dentist in the past, but on this most recent visit she had this camera tool that she used to detail to me all of her steps to me. After numbing up my gums and shooting me with the anesthesia, she snapped a photo of my tooth and put it up on the monitor so she could show me the cavity itself. Sure enough there was a dark spot on my molar visible to the naked eye. No denying it, I had a cavity. After she drilled out the cavity she showed me another photo of my tooth. This time it looked like someone had taken the tiniest melon ball scoop and with a delicate swoosh, scooped out a
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Cambridge, MA
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Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
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Gotta Visit Em All
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These past twelve months I’ve been racking up countries visited like just about everyone is racking up Pokémon this past week. Starting last summer, I visited Austria, Czech Republic, and Germany, followed by Scotland and Ireland this past spring, and Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland last week. For the previous five years, my travel priorities were largely domestic, and I checked off a lot of states, but more recently I’ve turned toward international travel. Being able to immerse myself in different cultures, customs, and languages has been a blessing, and I strongly encourage you all to take some time and explore new places. And yes, while I was traveling
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
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Tuesday, Jul 05, 2016
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FRESH MEAT! FRESH MEAT!
Lady Thunderfunk

You guys. You guys. You guys. Y'all. I love having trainees. I can babble on while they take care of the scoring and I get to meet the new employee before the crowd. And it's very lucky that tonight my trainee was Ben, who did a great job. You all got the double whammy of me subbing plus his training, which means twice as many Quiz Masters who aren't Ryan talking at you this week. I'm sure he'll tell you all about his adventures in the next few blogs.   It's been a long time since I've been at Hong Kong for a good ol' Tuesday night quiz, and tonight certainly did not disappoint. Before and after visual round? Yes, please.
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The Lady Thunderfunk is based out of Malden, MA. She may or may not be a swarm of bees masquerading as a Quizmaster.


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Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
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Greco-Roman Quizzering Last Night
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At last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong, we had a round on Greece and Italy. In it, I said a statement and everyone had to say which of the two countries I was talking about. Now this round was personal for me, as I spent four years studying Latin and three taking Ancient Greek while in high school. And while we didn’t have any questions on either of the classical languages, we did ask about mythology in the form of a question on Mt. Olympus. We also asked about which country traditionally makes its pizza in a pan. The answer of course was Greece, but the question reminded me of a restaurant called Christo’s Restaurant in my hometown of Brockton.
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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1238 Massachusetts Ave
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Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016
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New Life Goal—Becoming a Clydesdale Division Champion
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I have what I think is an interesting topic for the blog for last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong, but first I want to recognize and thank DKMS for having a Quiz For A Cause at the quiz. DKMS is an organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders and last night they raised $70 from the Geeks. Way to go! Thanks for using us for your fundraiser. At last night’s quiz, we had a round on distance running, but before I go any further let me provide some context. I was having a conversation with a friend this past weekend about beer miles. Now a beer mile, if you’re not familiar with it, is a type of race where you drink
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Cambridge, MA
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Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016
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TSA Precheck is Worth Every Penny
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At last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong, we had a round on air travel. The exact title of the round was “I Wrote This Whole Round in the Effing Security Line,” but in actuality, I have the TSA Precheck, meaning I don’t usually wait in security lines at airports anymore. Now I’ll explain the rationale for getting TSA Precheck. It costs $85 and is good for 5 years. That comes out to $17 a year. At two round trip flights a year, you’re essentially paying $4.25 per flight. Additional flights per year will lower that average cost even further. Which means that for just a little over four bucks, I can skip the long security line
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016
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A Math Round!
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You heard that right, an entire math round at the Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong last night. The math major in me was so excited. We had questions on number theory, geometry, geometry, geometry, geometry, arithmetic, factorials, and a throw in conversions question. Actually, in retrospect, it was more of a geometry round with some other math stuff included. But still I’m going to geek out over it. And much to my delight, more than half of my teams aced the round. I was quite pleased to see that. Actually everyone turned in solid performances on the night. Half the teams did great on round two, while the other half did great on round eight, but one team scored
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T