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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
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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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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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Jun 27, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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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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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Jun 20, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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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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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO
64111
Monday, Jun 13, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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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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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
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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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
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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Green Room Burgers & Beer
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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Green Room Burgers & Beer
4010 Pennsylvania Avenue
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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64111
Monday, May 09, 2016
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That’s a Capital Idea, Well, Maybe Not
JenKiper

Monday was upon us again and it was time for a good quizzing at Green Room. I got a good night’s sleep, for once, and was ready to attempt to be mildly entertaining. I like to think that I achieved even my modest goal and may have even gone right past it. Plus that playlist was pretty damn gay, spotify:user:jenderfuch:playlist:3SgZ9ekvRKzhqif84MqC4P. It’s been a while since we had a twist on the music round and tonight we got really twisted. We all know there are lots of songs with states in the title, but tonight our teams had to take it a step farther. To get those precious
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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 02, 2016
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Developing a Math Fetish
JenKiper

With May in full effect, we ramped up for a great night at quiz. Green Room was serving up some great beers from Tallgrass and quizzers were filling up the place. Though it didn’t feel very springy, we all were ready to spring into quiz and so we jumped in to see what the first Monday in May would hold for us. I never really thought I’d enjoy a round about math terms, but when you match it up with questions about fetishes, how could I say no? And with a title like I Want to You Denominate Me, we all know we were in for a good time. From touchy tangent lines to mathematical expression, we tickled the math geek in all of us with a big old fractal feather.
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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 25, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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.