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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Apr 25, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Chatting Up the Newbies and the Oldies, Too
JenKiper

Every Monday night, I make my way around the lovely Green Room and chat up the crowd. There are always a number of regular teams and it’s great to see them and catch up a bit since our paths last crossed. There’s also always new folks who come out to play quiz for the first time ever or just their first time at Green Room. Last night, there were three future roomies and since I’m awful with names, I hope they come back so I can see their faces again, but I do remember one of them was very handy with a fork and show tunes and I’ll never forget that! On to the quiz… With a whole round of music featuring animal sounds, we were ready for
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Apr 18, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Sneezing All the Way to the Bank
JenKiper

They always say rainy days and Mondays always get you down. But who the hell are “they” anyway? I welcomed a lovely bunch of quizzers into the Green Room last night and everyone was ready show off their smarts. Even my work tired self found new life from their quiz enthusiasm. And with all those good vibes and excitement in the air, we set off for an epic night of quiz. We’ve had some tough competition for the top spot over the last few weeks with lots of ties and teams winning by the narrowest of margins. We all enjoyed a new round for many of us which gave teams three things and they had to figure out what they had in common. Joan, Cuomo, Congo…yup, all Rivers.
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Apr 11, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Marital Strife and Metallica
JenKiper

Sometimes your team will talk you out of a right answer and you just have to shrug it off. But when your wife tells you the right answer and you talk her out of it, there is gonna be trouble. See that face in that picture…that is a face of disgust when she was right about which Metallica album is in the Library of Congress now. That’s right Master of Puppets, NOT Ride the Lightning, is the classic album preserved for all of time in the halls of that hallowed library. I hope she forgives him someday. After two weeks of ties, tonight’s quiz was close, but a clear winner emerged. Born to Run from The Tarheels took first by one point, but they chose
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Apr 04, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Has It Really Been Two Whole Years?
JenKiper

Last night marked my second quiziversary at Green Room and if the next ones are anything like last night, I’ll be a happy camper. Nothing says party like a cake so we all had some tasty chocolate cake to go with our quiz. And a great bunch of regulars and newbies helped to make it an awesome night. Thanks for a great two years…here’s to many more! Sometimes rounds are exciting, but last night’s music round was downright saxy. That’s right, it was a whole round of saxophone covers and after a while, I thought we were all trapped in an elevator. I really thing that Maroon 5’s This Love could have been helped out by some of the jazzy
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Mar 28, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Spring is Coming in Like a Lamb
JenKiper

March is almost behind us, but before we send it out like a lamb and head full speed into spring, we had some quizzing to do. With a full house and the beer flowing, we shook off our all the Easter ham and deviled eggs and got things started. Last night’s audio round got a spirited response from all the quiz teams when they had to name that ghost. Yup, a whole round of clips featuring a variety of ghosts from the entertainment world. One team could only come up with Casper as an answer so they got at least one right when the friendliest ghost showed up. Then when Beetlejuice showed up we released a communal groan at the thought of any attempt at a sequel in the near future. But
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Mar 21, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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An Order of Quiz with An Extra Helping of Mozzarella
JenKiper

Every week I look forward to Monday. Green Room always has a tasty burger to make me happy, like a burger with mozzarella sticks and tomato sauce and more mozzarella. And delicious specials on a coffee stout that serves as both an upper and a downer, but also delicious. Plus there’s a great bunch of quizzers every week that look forward to Monday as much as I do. On to the quiz! Whenever we have a bonus 16 point round, it can be a crap shoot as to how teams will do. But when the round is all about fast food chains and their menus, this crowd knows their shit. That just means that our arteries are probably clogged up, but we’ll die with a Dilly Bar in one
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Mar 14, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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To All the Pi(e)s I’ve Loved Before
JenKiper

People have pretty strong feelings around both pi and pie. I’ve had lots of arguments about what is better, cake or pie. I say it depends, but I prefer pie. Fruit or cream or custard or nut? Fried or baked? How many digits can you recite? Where do you round? Why does pi have to be so complex? We may disagree on these and many other burning issues around pie/pi, but we all agreed that we love quiz so we agreed to disagree and got to business Disasters and music rounds go together like peanut butter and jelly, like peanut butter and chocolate, like peanut butter and just about anything really. Tonight’s music round gave us a primer on earthquake preparedness with lots of
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Mar 07, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Making KC Better, One Quiz at a Time
JenKiper

I’m always happy when I get to host a Quiz for a Cause and last night’s quiz for Phoenix Family was fantastic. We had a packed house of regulars and new folks ready to raise some money to help children, families, and seniors in Kansas City break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. We raised over $600 to help them meet those needs and I’m proud that we could give a little something back to the community. On to the quiz… Whenever we have three sixteen point rounds, I know things are going to be exciting and last night proved that to be true. All eight questions had two possible answers and teams
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Feb 29, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Using That Extra Day Wisely 
JenKiper

A night like last night doesn’t come around very often. February 29th only comes around once every four years, except if it’s a century year, but if the year is divisible by 400, we're put it back in. But enough about the Gregorian calendar. Last night was still pretty phenomenal and we ended up with a tiebreaker round to figure out who our big winner would be. What all went down last night on our extra day… With Leap Day on our minds, tonight’s music round made some of the teams jump for joy or at least the songs were all about jumping. There were a few obvious options like Jump Around by those Boston rappers House of Pain and Jumping’ Jack Flash by
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Feb 22, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Making Mondays Fantastic Through Quiz
JenKiper

I always look forward to Mondays. No matter how awful the return to the work week is, I can always count on great quizzers to come out to the Green Room for a wonderful night of quizzing. Tonight was no exception. Plenty of regulars, a KC prodigal son back to visit his mom, who he brought to quiz, and quite a few newbies set the stage for a fun quiz. So what exactly happened… Tonight marked the return of a Sooner or Later round worth big points. All teams had to do was tell me the movie based on a list of deaths. First time through, they got three clues and a year for two points. Second time through, they got a few more deaths, but only one point. It was a pretty
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Feb 15, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Let’s Make it FB Official
JenKiper

When you run a quiz for a while, you get to know your quizzers and they get to know you. We keep up with each others triumphs and troubles and come together occasionally to have some fun and challenge ourselves with quiz. Last night, I was the one to blush a bit as several folks pointed out that I was now officially in a relationship since it was on Facebook. After almost two years, it seemed a little overdue, but I can’t imagine what my life would be like without her so I was happy to share that in a little post-Valentine’s Day magic. Enough of all that, what happened at quiz! Our music round was a barnyard brawl featuring Interrupting Cow. All of the clips featured
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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I’m Giving Up Lent for Lent
JenKiper

Mardi Gras season is wrapping up and everyone is throwing a party or a parade or both. We geared up for party part, but probably won’t be given up anything come for Lent. I always tell people that I gave up Lent for Lent, but most folks don’t appreciate that. I do know that we will have some tasty fish fries in the coming weeks and they don’t care if you’re Catholic or not as long as you have cash. Before we run off to get a plate of fried goodness, let’s see what happened at quiz. Sometimes cover rounds are a bust. Last night’s Sesame Street parody round was pretty good. Not as good as that Muppet round or that Chewbacca sings the hits round from
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Feb 01, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Show Me Your Caucus, I’ll Show You Mine
JenKiper

Every great once in a while, someone makes a special impression at quiz. Sometimes, its someone I haven’t seen in a while. Occasionally, its a bunch of newbies who take to quiz like ducks to water. Last night, it was that one drunk guy who also thinks he’s a really funny stand-up comic. Fortunately for all of us, he was pushed out the door early so the rest of us could get our quiz on. An extra 16 point round sounded pretty good to everyone as we geared up for quiz. With all those points in play, we had some fun rounds. We learned about hippie shit like where the name Subaru comes from and which He-Man figure smells like a dirty hippie. Another crowd favorite was a round
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Jan 25, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Bring Your Dinner Date Friend to Quiz!
JenKiper

I’m always impressed by the level of skill and joy that folks bring to quiz each week. Everyone comes out to fight for the top spot every week, but there can only be one. Even when a team realizes that they are not going to be that one, we all still have a great time, enjoy some tasty beer, and know that next week we’ll all come back together to try again. You know your quizzers are committed when their mom makes them a Geeks Who Drink t-shirt to wear to quiz (Check out that sweet shirt!). That's a really great mom...So who did what this week. Last night, we learned lots of new things. If you are looking for Larry the Chief Mouser, you will need to hop plane and head to
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Jan 18, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Let Quiz Keep You Warm
JenKiper

Last night was a brisk, cold one, but that couldn’t stop this quiz. After a visit to the coldness that is Iowa, where I learned how to pluck and gut my own chicken, it was great to see a full house of lovely quizzers ready to see who would reign supreme. Let’s find out how that all worked out. Sports questions never seem to get a great reception from most of my quizzers. There are a few who will gladly shout hooray, but they are usually drowned out by the roar of boos. Tonight, we featured a round of sports that almost everyone would love. With the return of a sports edition of our Duh! round. Sports questions for the everyday geek. NFL team with a squad of cheerleaders
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Jan 11, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Lovely Bunch of Quizzers
JenKiper

When I roll into the Green Room on Monday, I always hope that there will be a great bunch of quizzers and that we’ll have a great time at quiz. Last night fulfilled all of those expectations and I was happy to be a part of it. We laughed, we cried, we were amazed at the breadth and range of Danny Elfman’s musical reach. I really do love a good word game that combines pop culture knowledge and humor. Tonight’s Round 4 did all that and little more. By taking a well-known TV show and changing just one letter in the title, things can get really weird and sometimes really funny. One of my faves was Tyra Banks teaching preschoolers to smize for the new
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Longtime quizzer, newbie quizmaster. Music nut and lover of queer/feminist sci-fi in all of its forms. KCMO is now my home, although I claim Arkansas as my root. I've got lots of nicknames and if you come up with one I like, I might add it to the list.