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Happy Quizzaversary to Me
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Yesterday marked four years as a Geeks Who Drink Quizmaster for yours truly. It’s the longest I’ve ever held any one single position. (I worked at a higher ed institution for almost seven years, but got promoted three times so I never really did the same job for more than a few years.) Additionally, this past weekend marked a major milestone for me as I ran and finished my first marathon. It basically entailed doing the same thing—running—for more than four hours straight. So that’s a four-year span of doing the same job and a four-hour span of doing the same activity. Now if I can just keep my attention on one thing for four minutes, this week
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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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6:00 AM April 29, 2015
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REI Clearance Sale: Portable Typhoid Toilets
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At last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz, we learned that REI sells something called the Cleanwaste Portable Toilet for a wallet-lightening $79.95. Why would you pay $80 to shit in the woods?! I don’t understand. Especially since we also learned that Typhoid fever is a poop-borne disease. People, you could be spreading Typhoid! Don’t waste your money. And if you require the “comforts” of a plastic stool, well maybe you shouldn’t be camping in the first place. For the hockey team logo question, many of you thought the Montreal Canadiens’ logo was stolen from a Canadian cycling club, despite the fact that I said in the question the team had made
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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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6:00 AM April 22, 2015
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All the Marathon Finishers are Pretty
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Congrats to all the finishers of the 109th Boston Marathon on Monday. You are all pretty, and awesome, and pretty awesome. 30,000 people ran the 26.2-mile race while many more than that spent the day off cheering on the runners and drinking from morning to night. In a week and a half, I will be running my first marathon and I hope that all of you call me pretty for the duration of my quiz. Fortunately many of you weren’t too hungover from day drinking yesterday. Two teams duked it out to a first place tie at last night’s quiz, and per the quiz rules for a first place tie, we went to a five-question tiebreaker. After the tiebreaker, both teams were still tied (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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6:00 AM April 15, 2015
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The SpaceX Rocket Now Batting 0 for 2
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Does everybody know what SpaceX is trying to do with one of its rockets? No? Well I’ll try to explain it as best as I can. The rockets used to launch stuff into the sky, like an NSA spy satellite or a three-month supply of peanut butter M&Ms for the space station crew, are really really expensive. And what’s worse is they can only be used once. After the rocket comes back to earth, it is finished, and the space company has to build a new one. SpaceX is trying to devise a way to recover those rockets so they can be reused, and is doing so by trying to land the spent rocket on a floating platform in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Imagine filling up a bathtub with water, floating
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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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6:00 AM April 08, 2015
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HomeLandslide Victory
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I’ve had high scores at my quizzes before. A few 83s here, an 84 there, an 86 once, but never have any of my teams broke the 90-point barrier on a standard two-16-point-round quiz before. Until last night. Call it luck, call it coincidence, call it a night of aligning stars, call it whatever you want, it happened and I’m going to toast to them. This was a performance like Nomar Garciaparra’s on May 10, 1999 when the shortstop had three home runs, including a pair of grand slams. Or like Tom Brady on October 21, 2007 when he completed 21 of 25 passes to go with six touchdowns. This team was en fuego, nothing was getting past them. With a final tally of 91 points, the
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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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6:00 AM April 01, 2015
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Fool Pitying Next on ESPN8
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Yes! A whole round on Mr. T! The famous mohawked badass from the 1980s who made fool pitying a thing. He made a career out of sporting the bling, stopping the jibba jabba, and channeling his anger on any fool, thug, or soul who tried to take over the world. He also has the greatest hair in the world, which he says has been proven by science. And I’m not about to doubt him, because that would make me a fool. And that round came after a whole round on SPORTS. Which surprisingly was not over all of your heads, as the lowest score by any of my teams was a seven. In that round I read off sports terms and you had to guess what sport I was talking about. It was a very solid showing by
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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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6:00 AM March 25, 2015
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South Park is Not Spelled with an L
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I’m going to give you something to work on this week, namely following directions. In last night’s round one, I said that all answers contained the letters P, L, U, T, and O. Then I read a question in which the answer was clearly the South Park movie, but the problem was that South Park by itself did not contain an L. Now the film’s actual title is South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, which does contain an L, and yet multiple teams thought that they could get by with just South Park Movie. Normally I’d give you the point if you’re in the ballpark, but when I give you a specific instruction like letters the answer must contain, then you have to give me an answer
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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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6:00 AM March 18, 2015
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Hey Look, Another Reason to Drink
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, or as I like to say, Happy Do the Same Thing You Do 100 Other Times a Year Just without the Color Coordination Day. Because let’s not kid ourselves here, half the people I know treat at least one weekend day a week with the same rage level as they treat 3/17. And I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, I’m just saying that we shouldn’t need a holiday to give us an excuse to get waste-faced; similar to how we shouldn’t need Valentine’s Day to remind us to do something nice for our significant others. Anyways, we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz where it came right down to the wire. After
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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