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Monday, Aug 29, 2016
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Takin Care of Quizness
Ptera Dactyl

It’s ALWAYS a pleasure to have a chance to guest host for Jen at Green Room. I’ve been the regular stand-in whenever Jen needs a hand throughout the years, so many of her quizzers are familiar faces as well. That’s great! Congrats to Trying to Find the Huma in the Wiener Situation, you guys are often the winners when I guest spot at Green Room, so why should this time be any different? I know this won’t be the last time we see each other, so so long for now!
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Then the son, Kronos, from his ambush stretched forth his left hand and in his right took the great long sickle with jagged teeth, and swiftly lopped off his own father's members and cast them away to fall behind him...and a white foam spread around them from the immortal flesh...and came forth an awful and lovely goddess, and grass grew up about her beneath her shapely feet. Her gods and men call Ptera Dactyl 


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Saturday, Aug 27, 2016
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The Wonderful Quizzarding World of Harry Potter
Ptera Dactyl

Wow! Another year, another Harry Potter themed quiz. Every year they get harder and harder, as we have to delve deeper into the lore to get fresh questions. We got a whole other book this year, though, so that helped! There were so many names, I can’t believe you guys got them all. Any person that played would be proud to say they placed at all. Sorry about those too-soon dead-kid jokes. R.I.P., fam. Pour out a lil’ butterbeer for the homies. Congrats to Panju’s Passenger Pigeon Patronus for taking
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Then the son, Kronos, from his ambush stretched forth his left hand and in his right took the great long sickle with jagged teeth, and swiftly lopped off his own father's members and cast them away to fall behind him...and a white foam spread around them from the immortal flesh...and came forth an awful and lovely goddess, and grass grew up about her beneath her shapely feet. Her gods and men call Ptera Dactyl 


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Green Room Burgers & Beer
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Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Aug 22, 2016
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Those Sweet, Sweet 90s
JenKiper

Last night I decided to try a new playlist and one popped up called Sweet 90s hits. That was just what we needed. It was a quiz sing-a-long night with Backstreet Boys and R. Kelly being belted out by most everyone in the bar. There was even some interpretive dancing that happened during I Believe I Can Fly (See pics for more on that). And then the Crash Test Dummies came up just in time for that question about Tina Belcher, my spirit animal, from Bob’s Burgers. It was a night of flashback and kismet indeed. All the quizzers were on their game and ready to score! All of these strange mash-ups are making the rounds, so we had a mash-up movie round. Some these sound better
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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
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Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Aug 15, 2016
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Round 3 was just a pigment of your imagination.
That Guy Evan

…Or was it?  Ever since I was little, I always wondered if the individual colors that each person sees are actually the same from person to person, or is what I see as “blue” different than the blue that you see?  With people that are colorblind, we know that it’s possible. But for the majority of folks, have we just agreed on a consensus of the colors across the visual spectrum, or is your red (my green) a color we both call yellow, and are there visible colors that not everyone can see exactly the same way?  It’s all just reflections of light, so wouldn’t it make sense that there are an infinite number of deviations when it comes to how
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Well, I attended Juilliard, I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school, I travel quite extensively, I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen "The Exorcist" about a hundred and sixty-seven times, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT!


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Monday, Aug 08, 2016
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This Quiz Powered By Dolly
JenKiper

Last night’s quiz was powered by Dolly Parton. That’s right, Dolly. Others were high on th swimming Olympic gold medals, but I was high on the residual Dolly fumes from seeing her in Chicago over the weekend. Not sure why I waited this long to make it happen, but I am happy I did. So I was revved up and ready to go for a great quiz. Classic works of literature always pop up in the strangest places. They serve as perpetual inspiration for everything from slapstick comedies to serious dramas. Our bonus 16 point round was a round on movies based on classic works of literature. Most teams did pretty well, but not all of them were Shakespeare plays, although 2 of them were.
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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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Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Aug 01, 2016
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Puttin' Putin inside Poutine
Kelly

It’s always fun subbing at a venue where you’ve been a regular before. It’s kind of like coming home. You know the beer. You know the food. And you especially know the service is going to be on point. It’s also great to see how much it’s changed. Apparently Green Room has a Batman pinball machine now? I’m not complaining. It’s a talking point. And the flashing lights next to my head all night just added to the ambience. I listen to a lot of new music at my day job, so I knew that Demi Lovato and Charli XCX had birthdays this month. That’s just because
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Monday, Jul 25, 2016
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Avoiding the Pitfalls and Alligators of Monday
JenKiper

Monday can be a tough one. With the end of the weekend, many people dread the impending doom that Monday might hold. Though the gauntlet of cranky co-workers and strong desires to be anyplace else, we keep pushing forward to get through the day. Our reward is a fantastic night of quiz with friends and beer which makes the horrors of the day fade away. Hooray for quiz! Sometimes when we try new things, we don’t immediately like them. They take some time to settle in and win us over. Last night’s Round 6 had that effect on many teams. Based on a wildly inaccurate description, teams had to name the hit movie. It didn’t click for me until the third question and then I
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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, Jul 18, 2016
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Hot Quiz in the City, Running Wild and Looking Pretty
JenKiper

Kansas City has been one hot town over the last few weeks and we kept that hot quiz action rolling tonight at the Green Room. There was a lively bunch of quizzers and I came ready to put them through their paces. With beers and drinks in hand, they were ready to give it their all and show off their smarts. And maybe win a free beer or two in the process. So how did that all work out? Tonight we had a whole round on the smallest of states, Rhode Island. There was lots to like about this round. I got to say thespian several times since Viola Davis is a Rhode Island native and and Emmy winner. Apparently, Newport has several festivals, but only one tried to boo Bob Dylan
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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, Jul 11, 2016
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Gotta Quiz 'Em All
JenKiper

So when your quiz venue turns out to be a Pokestop, you really find out a lot about your quizzers. I decided to set a lure before quiz to see who would get excited about that and it was split about 60/40. Most of the crowd was already on their phone discussing strategy and talking other people into downloading Pokemon Go. The others thought this was all a ridiculous thing complete with mocking and head shaking. Either way, I got a 300+ Pinsir and leveled up so I’m calling it success. On to the quiz! With an extra 16 point round up for play, teams had important choices to make. Joker the music round or wait to see what the extra 16 point round holds? Most teams opted for the music
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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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Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Jun 27, 2016
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The Heat Is On…
JenKiper

The best way to beat the summer heat is to settle in for some cool quiz action. With a full house of quizzers ready to rise to the challenge, we set off for a full night of quiz. After all that build up, let’s get to the quiz! Musicians can makes some weird noises when they are trying to make sweet, sweet music. Our music round focused on all those weird sounds that come out when they’re not quite sure what the words should be. Macklemore is really nothing without Ryan Lewis especially on their Can’t Hold Us number. The Red Hot Chili Peppers throw down some racist sounding noise on their Around the World. Two of my favorites were also featured in this round. The B-52’s
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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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Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Jun 20, 2016
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Longest Quiz of the Year
JenKiper

With the summer solstice and a full moon upon us, I knew we were in for a great night of quiz. While it wasn’t my longest quiz ever, since there were no ties to settle, it was so much fun I didn’t want it to end. As we tilt our way to cooler weather and shorter days, we were ready to see what the night would hold! Sometimes a round makes us all laugh and other times it confuses the hell out of us. Last night’s round 4 was a bit of both. Teams had to figure out who the famous person was from the clues and then combine that with another word that sounds like their last name to create a phrase that ties them together. All of them were possessives as well which not everyone
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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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4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Jun 13, 2016
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Hot Quiz Action
JenKiper

Summer has arrived and it was time for some hot quiz action. The Green Room was primed and ready with the quizzers at the ready. After a week off to train our newest QM Evan, I was ready to get back on the mic and have some fun. Sometimes our audio rounds make me laugh and sometimes they make us all laugh. Last night we all had a good laugh at Your Butt: The Movie. Teams had to name the movie from the audio clip with a title that could describe your butt or things that come out of it. Hilarity ensued. Titanic, ok, I see that one. Strange Brew, I guess that works if you have too much PBR and wings. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a little bit of stretch, but I
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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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Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Jun 06, 2016
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You know, you look like this guy…
That Guy Evan

The German word, doppelganger, means “double walker.” Most people commonly refer to the word when referencing someone that bears a strong resemblance to a different, completely unrelated person, and I tend to have that description applied to me too.  A lot.  More than one person probably should.  The latest of these occurrences happened while hosting my first quiz on Monday night at Green Room, where I was told by house Quizmaster, Jen, and a few others that I look very similar to a former local QM.  And after seeing photos of this fellow, I would have to agree.  Obviously, there’s only one conclusion that makes any logical sense: I’m a clone,
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Well, I attended Juilliard, I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school, I travel quite extensively, I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen "The Exorcist" about a hundred and sixty-seven times, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT!


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Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, May 30, 2016
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Don’t Mess with the Rohan
JenKiper

When you host for a while, you get to know your regular quizzers. They come back again and again, sometimes every week like clockwork while others make more semi-regular appearances. One of my regular teams told me that they were expecting some new players, especially one guy who doesn’t often follow through. They asked if I could mention his name in my intro if he happened to show up. Well, lo and behold, he did join us just before we rolled into round one so Rohan got a shout out, much to his surprise and his team’s delight. After that big intro, we were off to the quiz. Our music round was a fun, if challenging little round. Last night’s teams were challenged 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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4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, May 23, 2016
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Back in the Quiz Saddle Again
JenKiper

After a week off, it’s always great to come back home. I was welcomed back by a great bunch of quizzers who were ready show me their smarts. So let’s get to it. Last night’s music round changed up the game and focused on musical numbers from movies. Each selection required teams to name the movie that the clip came from for one point. To earn that second point, teams had to name the top-billed actor for the film. That was a challenging thing to do, but generally if you pick the male lead, you’ve got a better chance. I mean, it is Hollywood after all and two out of eight were ladies. Even when the plot revolved around them, like say Dreamgirls, where Jamie Foxx
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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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Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, May 16, 2016
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Communism and The Larry Sanders Show
Kelly

Oh, Pub Quiz, I bow to the divine in you or...Namaste Geeks. I also bow to the divine power of Personal Computers and their fickle decision to update mid-quiz. Tonight was a bad case of the Mondays with rounds on lightbulbs and animal science kicking our butts! Animatronic Grandma and Blessed Are The Geek pulled away early with joker rounds in the first half. The smooth sounds of jazzy cover bands helped to calm the fighting spirit in every team and encourage crooning along to Wonderwall and Amy Winehouse. Round 7 was Marcia, Marcia, Marcia; one team pointed out the Dr. Strangelove poster on The Green Room's wall or How I Learned To Quit
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