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1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
02138
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Free Beer in the United States of Canada
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Years ago I traveled to Victoria, BC with a few friends of mine, where we embarked on a pub crawl that included stops at a Mexican restaurant, an Irish bar, a dive bar where patrons hung bras from the ceiling, and a fancy hotel lobby just in time for the tea hour, all before landing in a sports bar above a hotel where we watched no less than nine simultaneous televised curling matches for approximately six straight hours. And while I was doing this, I was totally unaware that I was gallivanting in Canada’s quaint and proper “Garden City.” Looking back on this, our embrace of U.S. stereotypes probably earned us some well-deserved scorn, but it’s all good because there
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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, July 14, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Let’s Talk About Feelings
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Okay, when it was announced that we had an audio round on feelings, did any of you think that I would drop I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas on you? That would have been BEP songs for two weeks in a row and I couldn’t possibly be that cruel. Could I? Could I? No, not this time. But there were plenty of other feelings to go around last night; specifically the excitement over the fly-by of Pluto. After years and years of waiting, we finally know what the dwarf planet looks like. It’s been a good year or so for space exploration. Last fall we landed a probe on a comet. Then a few months later we got a spacecraft to orbit one of the dwarf planets in the asteroid
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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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Hong Kong Restaurant (Harvard Square)
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
02138
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Athletes Striking Poses
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At last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz, we had a round on supermodels. This blog will not be about that round, but rather on the ESPN’s The Body issue coming out later this week. Normally I don’t give this much attention, but I caught some of the quotes from the photographed athletes online and they kinda struck me. One one page, you have Bryce Harper saying, “My body feels pretty unbelievable.” On another page theres Chantae McMillan saying that she looks in the mirror and thinks, “Whoa, beast!” Even local gymnast Aly Raisman got in on the magazine where she said she’d “crush” other girls in sports and
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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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Hong Kong Restaurant (Harvard Square)
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
02138
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Like Candle In the Wind, Times 5,000
Lady Thunderfunk

I don't know about you, but I'm pooped.  That round of musical parodies really wiped me out, but I was able to push through round 8 without too much of a stink.  Alright, enough with the shitty puns.   Honestly, I had no idea what to expect at Hong Kong tonight. I've never hosted in Cambridge before! And of course, I was nervous for nothing, because the whole experience was fantastic.  Thank you all for being so welcoming,  for making a potentially tricky situation easy, and for going dead at the sports question after cheering on, "It's a poopy poop."  I'm sorry I crushed you with the Lamb Chop thing.   Next week it's back
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Thunderfunk was summoned here by your dreams. You remember the ones with the pirate spiders? She was the peppy chubster with the baton. Oh, yeah.


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1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
02138
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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George and Me
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As I looked more and more into the life of George R. R. Martin, I found that he and I are not too dissimilar. He got his middle name from his father’s first name. So did I. He’s Irish, Italian, German, French, and English. I’m Irish, Italian, German, French, and Scottish. So we’re pretty close there. He also likes football, as do I, and actually, okay, that’s where the similarities end. As a native of New Jersey, Martin aligns himself with the New York sports teams, including the Jets and the Giants. His fandom is so strong that he’s found ways to incorporate sports references into his books. For example, the giant Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun, or Wun
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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, June 16, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Bechdel Test is Just a Phone Call Away
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Surprise. A movie in which the main female character, who is subordinate to a rich male character that likes shiny toys (like his helicopter), turns to a maverick male character to come in and save the day, all while having her authority usurped by a soulless male antagonist and experiencing growing maternal feelings for a pair of children somehow managed to pass the Bechdel Test. Why? Because she had a phone call with her sister where they talked about their mother. Thirty seconds of dialogue and Jurassic World was able to pass the famous litmus test of cinematic sexism. The Bechdel Test, for anyone who doesn’t know, is a series of criteria that labels whether a film highlights
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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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Hong Kong Restaurant (Harvard Square)
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
02138
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Old Testament Book of Genies
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It was a little bit disappointing to see so few teams get the last question on round three right last night. To recap, the first three clues were King Solomon, Smokeless fire, and Jambi. Now if you’ve ever seen Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, you should have recognized Jambi as the genie who grants Pee-Wee one wish per appearance. He appeared 20 times over the show’s five-year run, and is rumored to be appearing in Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, which is currently being filmed. Only one team got the right answer after the first run through (two other teams got it after I revealed the Robin Williams and Lamp clues). But if Jambi didn’t give it away, then you had a chance
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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, June 02, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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A Treatise on the Best Kind of Cheez-Its
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I’ve long since given up on this rule, but at one point in time I had a policy that there always had to be a box of Cheez-Its in my car. I was happy to let friends borrow my wheels, but the deal was that if they finished the box of Cheez-Its, they had to replace it with a new one. This eventually led to debates on which variant of Cheez-Its is the best. I have always believed that nothing is better than the original, and there are two reasons for this. Number one, the flavor is the best. Cheez-Its has distributed many versions made with other types of cheese, but nothing has been able to top the 100% cheddar kind. Pepper Jack takes a close second, but after that none of
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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, May 26, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Temperature is Rising, and so is the Quiz
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Hey New England, you can finally thank me for something. I went down to Virginia this past weekend and came back with some absolutely beautiful weather. One of my friends from college got married so I took a road trip down south for the wedding. We were blessed with some very beautiful weather, and I thought it rude to have it all to myself so I brought some back for you all. Except I may have brought a little too much back, and now I’m sweating my balls off. Still working on this warming up the area in stages thing. While it was getting hot hot hot outside, the Hong Kong was nice and cool, where a competition brewed among 10 teams. Verbatim? I
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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, May 19, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Spooooooon!
Extra Terresticle

Last night’s question on The Tick got me wondering about the origins of the cerulean superhero. It also had me asking myself the following question: if Ant-man could get his own feature film, then why can’t The Tick? Well it turns out the azure arachnid is not from the Marvel Universe, nor is he a DC Comics character, but rather he’s the creation of a local Boston-area cartoonist for New England Comics. He eventually got his own comic book series, followed by his own TV series, where Puddy from Seinfeld lent his plangent voice to the Lyme Disease-transmitting crime fighter. His superpowers include immense strength, an inability to be killed
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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, May 12, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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All Hail the Undeflatable Tommy B
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By now you had to have heard about the deflated ball scandal that is plaguing the New England Patriots. It’s seemingly all anyone interested in sports wants to talk about. Here’s my take on the situation. Remember when the Patriots got busted for videotaping opposing teams’ signal callers? If not, let me remind you. They got busted for spying on other teams’ coaches (which really it’s hard to call it spying when there are 80,000 other people who could be watching the signal callers, but I digress). After which they went on an all-out assault on their opponents for the rest of the season. That included one game against the Washington Redskins
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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, May 05, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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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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Hong Kong Restaurant (Harvard Square)
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
02138
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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REI Clearance Sale: Portable Typhoid Toilets
Extra Terresticle

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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Hong Kong Restaurant (Harvard Square)
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
02138
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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All the Marathon Finishers are Pretty
Extra Terresticle

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
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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, April 14, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The SpaceX Rocket Now Batting 0 for 2
Extra Terresticle

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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1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
02138
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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HomeLandslide Victory
Extra Terresticle

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