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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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Pointless Break
Hoffstradamus

For almost three years, quizzers at Natty’s have heard and learned about my affection for the 1991 movie Point Break. Hands down, it’s one of the best action movies ever made, and – with the exception of a few shots of contemporary computer screens and pagers – it’s essentially timeless. It’s got surfing, Anthony Kiedis, bank robberies, skydiving, and masks of former U.S. presidents. Literally everything you need for a good action movie.So, imagine my disbelief a few months ago when a remake of Point Break was announced, and it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. I thought, “surely this is just some
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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Memorial Day Activities
Hoffstradamus

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, so you know what that means?!?! Most people get Monday off of work! If you don’t, I feel for you. I truly do. Now that we are on the precipice of Summer, and because I have an obsession with making short lists, here are a few reminders of what this time of year brings us: Pools are open! Ah, yes. It seems like most every public pool you come across stays closed until Memorial Day weekend. But this weekend, UNLEASH THE HOUNDS! Briskly walk – don’t run – to your nearest pool for a dip that will wash the heat
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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Kids' Movies Can Kill
Hoffstradamus

Looking back at the movies that came out when I was a kid (the 90s, yo), I can’t help but get the feeling that a lot of the “messages” of those films contained some of the most unattainable, unrealistic  situations ever experienced in human history. However, youngin’s can’t help but watch these movies with a modicum of belief in them, saying, “maybe I can be that kid one day!” We need to provide them with better expectations of what to expect so that they aren’t distraught when things don’t pan out the way they originally thought. Here are a few examples of things that could have
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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Nitflix - Death Warrant
Hoffstradamus

If you ever wondered what a Belgian playing a Canadian acting like an American would look like, look no further than the 1990 Jean-Claude Van Damme masterpiece Death Warrant.   JCVD plays Detective Louis Burke, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the film begins with us following Burke on the trail of “The Sandman,” a crazy murderer who killed his partner. He tracks him all the way to a sketchy warehouse in Los Angeles, and shoots the shit out of him. Doesn’t kill him, though. I wonder if that will come back to bite him in the ass at some point…   Over a year
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Thursday, April 30, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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Aussachusetts
Hoffstradamus

Before anyone gets super disappointed, the “Nitflix” article I said I would write this week will be featured for next week’s quiz. The reason? I fell asleep while watching a Leprechaun movie. It’s pretty bad, but I didn’t expect it to be that bad. Oof. Anyway, you’ll see that next week. What did catch my attention, however, was a simple mispronunciation. One of our questions tonight featured Australia as an answer, and when talking about it with some people, I said “Aussachusetts.” Not sure why I did it (re: alcohol influence), but the idea has been stuck on my head ever since. Aussachusetts
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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The Rock Rocks
Hoffstradamus

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is probably one of the coolest people on the planet. It’s hard to argue that. The man is self-described Franchise Viagra as he helped the Fast and Furious and G.I. Joe franchises surge in the box office. His Instagram account is filled with photos generally about a.) his jet-setting celebrity lifestyle, b.) working out and dieting, or c.) the most inspirational and touching shit you’ll ever read. And, Jesus, that smile, man. It looks like someone stuck a piano in his mouth and removed all of the minor keys. However, for me, most of the
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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Jump Out Of Pants At Your Own Risk
Hoffstradamus

If you want to grab people’s attention when you walk into a room, enter with a cane. Seriously. It works. I hobbled into the Greene Room using one at tonight’s quiz, and you’d have thought I rolled up in a goddamn Lamborghini with the collective head pivot that happened. I suppose it’d be a little weird seeing your normally-spry late-20s Quizmaster limping in with Rite Aid’s finest aluminum cane, but if you understood why I needed it in the first place, it wouldn’t seem so strange. The story begins with a backed-up shower drain… Alright, maybe starting it off
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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Seasonal Enemies
Hoffstradamus

We’re a week into April, and spring is heeeeeeere! Hooray…right?  WRONG.  After the winter, many would assume the seasonal shift would offer respite from the cold we’ve just had to bear for months. The sun is shining, the trees are blossoming - everything is on the up-and-up, right? NOPE. Instead, we’ve been bombarded yet again by the yellow dust monster known as Pollen, and many people’s allergies are on the fritz. I’m sure tissue and Allegra sales are through the roof right now. Personally, I just hit a new record for most sneezes in a row (seven). This is the
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.