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Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, July 27, 2015
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Board Games + Math Games = Quiz Fun/Frustration
JenKiper

Tonight, we bid a fond farewell to July and the welcome the slow realization that summer is almost over. For those who long for cooler weather, it can’t happen soon enough. For those who are teachers, I can hear them all utter a wordless scream that just can’t be explained. I’ll miss lots of things about summer like tasty radler beers and music festivals. I won’t miss heat index warnings and mowing the yard though. Farewell summer and on to quiz! We’ve all played a board game or two while growing up and there’s more than a few of us who continue to play them as adults. But the return of a board game themed quizdoku round was a tough one 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, July 20, 2015
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How Many Republican Presidential Candidates Does It Take To…
JenKiper

As the count rises to 16 Republicans running for President, there’s a lot to be thankful for, especially if you’re a comedian or a late night tv show host. I think they should just have some kind of Thunderdome cage match with the winner getting the nomination. Until that happens or some kinda scandal surfaces, they’ll just have to slog it out for our entertainment. In the meantime, I’m sure tonight won’t be the last time some of their shenanigans pop up in our quizzes. Let’s see what happened at quiz!   Speaking of Presidential candidates, teams were challenged to determine if Trump or Santorum was the douchier option. I think I’d
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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, July 13, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Balls, Balls, and Sportsballs
JenKiper

Kansas City is in the middle of a frenzied, hot summer of sportsball. The Royals are playing better than last year setting a club record for the most wins going into the All Star break. And four players starting in the game, too. Sporting KC is kicking balls all over and they’re just two points out of first place in the Eastern Conference. And tonight’s quiz included a whole round on sportsball. But, hey, we made it through together and had a great quiz!   Timed rounds are always a challenge. The pressure of the time crunch. The challenge of getting all those answers down legibly. Sometimes, the pressure is just too much. Most of the time, though, everybody
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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, July 06, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Da Dum…Da Dum…Look Out for that Quiz Shark!
JenKiper

After finishing up their hot dogs and shooting off their fireworks, folks made the trek out for Monday’s quiz at Green Room Burgers and Beer. Everyone was ready to kick off July with a bang and rack up some big points and prizes during quiz. We all enjoyed a few Tallgrass beers and learned a few things. And there was some fun along the way.   It’s that time of year again…Shark Week! Tonight’s music round paid homage to the great white one and teams had to figure out how to convert that into a high scoring round. There were a few obvious ones, like Great White’s Once Bitten Twice Shy and Fins by Jimmy Buffett. And even though
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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, June 29, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Come Out and Get Your Fabulous Prizes!
JenKiper

With a full house, Monday’s quiz proved to be a fun challenge for everyone who bothered to pry themselves off the couch and join in. We even had some folks in town from Omaha who brought their game and did pretty darn well. After such a happy week last with all the gay marriage celebrating, I couldn’t wait to see what quiz and all those lovely quizzers would bring to the table tonight. I was NOT disappointed.   The old adage that two heads are better than one also holds true in making music. Hell, why not bring in everyone as a featured artist and all of their fans will come running. And sometimes they might even make some decent music. Our music round focus
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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, June 22, 2015
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Get Yo Festival On!
JenKiper

Monday’s quiz was a scorcher. Sure, it was a close quiz, but it was also hot as hell. Summer has arrived and is out to kill us all. Despite the heat, I had a great bunch of quizzers who came out to show off their smarts. So how did that all work out…here’s the recap.   With summer upon us, it’s time for festival season. Whether it’s a music or art or food at the center of a festival, summer is full of them. Tonight we had to figure out which of the described fests were real or just shit we made up. And it was quite a challenge, but we all added some new destinations to our travel bucket lists. Camel Wrestling Championships. Night of the Radishes.
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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, June 15, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Mo Points…Mo Problems…
JenKiper

Quiz is about tough choices. Who do you ask to be on your team? Who do you kick off the island when you have seven players? What the f*&k are we going to call our team? Which round do we joker? With the return of a third sixteen point round, that last question got a little bit tougher. With more points available, everyone was excited about the possibilities, but that turned ugly when it came down to making the hard decisions.   Our music round was particularly painful for all of us. I honestly believed that it couldn’t get worse than a round featuring Counting Crows covers, but quiz proved me wrong. I am terrified about what will be worse than a round on Limp
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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, June 08, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Cruising Down the Quiz Highway
JenKiper

With warm temperatures and summer sunshine upon us, I start thinking about rolling the windows down and hitting the road. Summer road trips are always an adventure. Whether you take the family along or grab some friends, there’s always an adventure on the open road. Kinda like quiz…we never really know what will happen. There’s always a bit of triumph and tragedy along the way. Plus like a trip to a museum or historic landmark, you just might learn something new along the way. On to the quiz!   Tonight’s music round featured an iconic emblem of success in the US, the Cadillac. It may not feel that way anymore with so many fancy cars around, 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, June 01, 2015
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Manic Mondays…
JenKiper

Summer must be upon us and the quizzers are out in full force. I always expect to see a few familiar faces and some new ones each week, but last night was crazy and wonderful. The house was packed and the patio was rocking, too. I always know it’s full when I don’t even have time to drink my beer. Thanks to everyone for coming out to kick June off with a bang! Now, on to the recap.   The parody song is a delicate topic. How to take something familiar and twist it into a hilarious funny poke at society or politics? Weird Al is really the only one who does it well, and even he sometimes falls flat. But if they’re serious about the topic, is that really
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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 25, 2015
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Of Course, I Have A Favorite Spice
JenKiper

I am happy to admit that I have a favorite spice and it is ginger. I like ginger in all of its forms…beer, candied, pickled, ground, tea. Ginger beer and mint ice cream (with optional bourbon) will always make me happy. Tonight’s quiz featured lots of gingers, but of a different variety. Tonight we were invaded by gingers and I mean people. Many were bearded and they were spread out among several teams which was fascinating. So sunscreen all around for those fair of face and ginger of hair. But I think I’m off track, so let’s recap quiz.   With Memorial Day on our minds, our music round focused on ‘Merica. Each selection featured something
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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, May 18, 2015
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And I Always Thought Second Place Was First Loser
JenKiper

Have you ever had that moment that turned your entire paradigm upside down? It can be a little unsettling, but it also opens up a whole new bevy of opportunities and options. Sometimes this happens at quiz, not always, but occasionally all the forces come into line and BOOM! We all walk away with a new way of looking at quiz and life…but enough philosophizing and on to the quiz!   Tonight our quizzers faced a new challenge and a new sixteen point round. Usually, there’s only one right answer to the questions at quiz by design. But tonight, we turned that shit over and kicked it around a a bit. Teams had two options when answering questions. They could earn
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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 11, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Quiz is the Monday Antidote
JenKiper

Mondays can be a challenge to everyone, even if yours doesn’t happen to fall on a Monday. What I mean is, that first day that you go back to work after some time off is always a rough one. I’m fortunate that mine falls on quiz day and I get to see a bunch of enthusiastic faces ready for the challenge that is GWD quiz. On to the quiz!   Cover songs are always a gamble for an artist. Do you do it as a tribute to the original artist or put your own artistic stamp on a song that most people know and love? There’s one musician who definitely puts a personal stamp all over songs you thought you knew and that is Marilyn Manson. Most people are familiar with
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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, May 04, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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May the Force of Quiz Be With Us Everyday
JenKiper

Hosting quiz on a holiday is always great, but on a true nerd holiday it is fantastic! Star Wars Day always brings out the geeks to show off their love of Rebels and the Empire. We even had an improvised Emperor Palpatine costume on the winning team. Teams were serenaded by one of my childhood favorites Star Wars Funk by Meco. Take a listen here while you remember all the fun we had at quiz.   Our music round featured some negative vibes with lots of songs about never doing this or never doing that. Despite all those nevers, it was an upbeat bunch of songs with a few stumpers that proved to be challenging.
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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, April 27, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Solid Gold Quizzing
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Returning to the Green Room is always a bright spot. Both staff and quizzers welcome me back to quiz with open arms and tasty beverages. With spring upon us, everyone was in a great mood and ready to kick some quiz ass. Regular quizzers welcomed the newbies into the quiz fold and we all had a great time and learned some new stuff along the way. Tonight's music round went all meta on us featuring songs about singing songs. As the round went on, we all struggled with not singing the next line in the clips which, in many cases, also happened to be the song title. Don't Worry, Be Happy appeared and most everybody joined in to sing along. Everybody sadly sang along with Chris Martin's
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Kansas City, MO
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Monday, April 20, 2015
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show a little respect, damnit!
Alley Cat

Alley here, subbing in for Jen again! I love coming to the Green Room. Always a solid showing with folks who are incredibly engaged and excited to be there, even with their beloved Royals playing on the various televisions scattered around the bar. Of course we saw the regulars (even regular to me who only swings by every now and again), Animatronic Grandma, who added a familiar face from the bar to their normal line up. And a team that readily pointed out which one was not like the other, 5 Homos and a Straight Shooter. Not that I care,
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I prefer chai tea to coffee, love the Golden Girls, am obsessed with KU basketball, and always put the toilet paper roll on backwards. 


Sometimes I have to sound out "wed-nes-day".


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Kansas City, MO
64111
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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Literary Devices and Letting It Be
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It’s always fun coming back to quiz after missing a week. I enjoy seeing some familiar faces and meeting some new ones. The great folks at the Green Room always greets you with something tasty to eat and drink. It’s always a pleasure to return to such a fun bunch of folks, but on to the quiz! We opened with an alliterative round which allowed us to discuss our favorite literary devices. All of the teams did a great job coming up with two word alliterative phrases about a variety of things. Some expressed their love of alliteration, while others professed a love of onomatopoeia, satire, and allegory. My personal favorite is assonance because, well, it sounds like swearing,
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