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Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016
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Not a Blizzard
Vertigo Chuck

It has officially been 5 years since I started as a QM with the company. It both seems like it really hasn't been that long as well as it being a lot longer than that. Maybe I just haven't ever done anything for that long besides grow up in a house or maybe elementary school. There are a couple other annual activities that might count, but nothing as regular as once or twice a week. I remember it like it was yesterday that people thought that the world would end in 2012. Maybe it did and we are all in some kind of simulated dream filling out all the things that people wanted to do. Man I'm feeling philosophical right now. I'll stop it and keep things aloof. For instance, did you know that
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
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Bridge to Mars
Vertigo Chuck

I couldn't even jog my own memory from the last blog. Who knows. That idea is lost to antiquity. Like a lot of my socks. Either that, or my drier has a large appetite and only takes bite-sized pieces. It's a little like Panda Express. I think the largest single food item there is the egg roll, but I'm not 100% sure. I guess I will need to peruse their menu. You can't tell me that drinks are their largest food item. I know that soda is pretty much equivalent to liquid candy, but the cup itself is not edible... or is it? I went to a meatatarian restaurant in DC that served entire animals, or at least close to it. The best description I have for the place I am borrowing from someone I overheard
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
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Express Elevator
Vertigo Chuck

Hurray for two-day weeks. I confused a lot of people at work Tuesday when I kept on saying "Happy Friday!" I don't think people quite understood that I think of Friday in that case as a condition rather than a day of the week. Is it the day before a long weekend? Yes? Then it is Friday. I don't know about all of you, but last week felt like it went on for years. After the century that happened, last weekend was so full of activity that it went by in a blur to have these two days and then a break. I am glad that we got snow finally last week. I had taken the time to look up all of the statistics, and if we had made it to quiz night we would have broken the record for latest first snow of the
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
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The Dance You Are Looking For
Vertigo Chuck

Space seems to be an expensive commodity. If you are looking for some, you need to spend more money. More square footage in a house is more expensive. More acreage of a plot of land is more expensive. More hard drives are more expensive even though they take up the same physical space. Density is the product there I think. You think about that, and then think about the fact that the universe is mostly space, and then the poetry of the moment comes out. We want space, but then we also need things to be in close proximity to ourselves. Like air for example. We consider it to be space because we can't see it and it is everywhere on Earth, but the rest of the universe doesn't see it that way.
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Nov 08, 2016
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Three Cat Moon
Vertigo Chuck

The only thing that I will say about election night is that I was also at the Pearl for the last presidential election in 2012. That was a long time ago. I reminisced about it with Bethany for a little bit. It has been quite a while at the Pub. A little over 4 years now. A little break in 2014, but I was there for the most part for that time. Time flies quite quickly. I remember that first day all those years ago. Back then we had shorter tables and a little stage area in the corner for me. The back room wasn't for skee ball, but it was still the tattoo parlor. Times have changed quite a bit. Maybe I should write another time capsule blog. I wrote a blog a couple years ago to publish a year
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016
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Business in Different Time Zones
Vertigo Chuck

I took a little vacation last week. It was some pretty good stuff. Walked around way too many museums and got way too many blisters on my feet, but it was worth it to see all of that history. I went to DC and spent plenty of most of my time at both air and space museums. Too many sights to see in even 5 days. I guess I know where to go when I go back after the apocalypse that is next week. Over there you would never expect that there would be an election going on in a few days. Campaigning is elsewhere, which makes sense, but not immediately apparent. It turns out that members of congress have underground trams to get them to the floor to be able to vote. I want a network of underground trams
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
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And Here Come The Pretzels
Cousin Chet

Man, do I love the show Perfect Strangers. That show was hilarious. And it had so many good episodes. My favorite has to be when Balky bashes Cousin Larry’s head in with a baseball bat wrapped in barbwire that he calls Lucille. I’m just kidding. That happened to Glenn on Walking Dead. Now to be absolutely fair, I do not count that question last night as a spoiler. They telegraphed the whole thing at the end of the season 6 finale. Horrible cliffhanger by the way. It shouldn’t count as a cliffhanger if everyone knows what’s going to happen.  Also, to be fair, the issue of the comic where this happened came out three years ago. The information has been out there
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AAAAHHHH!!! AH AH AAAAAHHH! OHMYGODWHATTHEYWHATTHEFUCKWHATFUCK!?!?!?!?!? NO! NOT THAT. ANYTHING BUT THAT! PLEASE OH GOD PLEASE! AAAAHHHH!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU? AAAAHHH!!! IT HURTS SO FUCKING BAD! WHY WON'T YOU JUST KILL ME? JUST LET ME DIE ALREADY, YOU FUCKING MONSTER! OH DEAR CHRIST WHAT IS THAT? WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT? NO. PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NO. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Also enjoys the music of Steely Dan


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Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
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Be the Leaf
Vertigo Chuck

I was talking to some of my students the other day, and I discovered that they have it a lot easier than we did. Whenever I was sick and had to stay home from school, my TV options included daytime programming for kids too young for school, soap opera dramas that I wouldn't have any idea how to understand, Stephen King Miniseries specials like It that would scare me quite a bit, or CSPAN, which I also don't think I could understand. You could always pop in a VHS that you have watched a few times before, but really nothing new. Now, there is streaming. A nearly endless variety of short and long program that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own get well soon area, and practically
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
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The Floor is Lava
Vertigo Chuck

Moving Lego models is harder than it seems. Some big models aren't meant to experience horizontal accelerations. None have really broken yet, but I haven't moved the difficult ones yet. Sure, it sounds like a good time to take them apart and find their instructions in order to rebuild them, but that would just take too long right now. Not so much time at all. Maybe in a couple weeks for fall break, but not so much right now. Maybe not so much until I retire. That would be a long time coming. That all depends if I win the lottery or not. In order to win, I need to be playing. I don't play very often either. Maybe I'll pick up a ticket on Friday. Who knows what will happen. I'll probably not
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016
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Crunchy Leaves
Vertigo Chuck

I only need to get a Star Wars fix every once in a while, but I've been hankering. December can't get here early enough. In the mean time I will have to watch through the movies again. And some of the TV shows. Maybe not the holiday special, but the rifftrax version is quite hilarious. That reminds me, I need to look up when the new MST3K is coming out. They got fully financed on one of those croudfunding sites, so they should have shows coming soon. Who knows what the appeal is for people to watch comedians bash on bad movies. Maybe they come up with better jokes? Some of those movies are simply terrible. It makes me feel bad that people poured their ideas into them, and all we do is not
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
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Friends in Traffic
Vertigo Chuck

For the first time, I tried the "No Rush" option on my shipping to get credit toward Prime Pantry on Amazon. They weren't kidding that they don't rush it. I thought that it would squeak through before now. Maybe I thought it would get caught in the 2-day shipping frenzy that Amazon is usually in. I don't think I've been this anxious and excited for a package to even get shipped in a long time. This is almost as good as holidays where I receive mildly guessable gifts from friends and family because they always ask what I want, and I usually give them a list. I know exactly what I bought, and probably to the minute of when it is going to show up, and I'm still getting excited about when it will
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016
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All the Red Lights
Vertigo Chuck

One of the TVs was on an interesting channel. Not that the Rockies losing isn't interesting, but this one in particular caught my eye. I don't know why I liked to watch it. It was Chive TV, and all I can say is that in a bar, it is like America's Funniest Home Videos, except without the announcer, without the long annoying commercial breaks for as-seen-on-TV products, without the laugh track, and without the audio. These 10 second or so clips caught my attention more than a lot of the ads I've seen lately. Maybe except the Von Miller XBox commercial. That had me rolling on the floor. This had everything from crazy FPV parkour to epic fail videos. Why does that grab my attention
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
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Robot Houses
Vertigo Chuck

I got a cool opportunity to listen to some pretty powerful people this morning. I don't think I've been around famous people like that since I went to LA a few years ago. I saw a handful in a week. It is strange to see those people be normal people. Granted David Spade was filming a commercial, and Zachary Levi was on-set for an office comedy. I don't know. I think being a powerful and visible figure to 150 students every year slowly builds my numbers. It isn't as immediate as millions or billions of people with a single movie appearance, but it still works when you go to the airport and people recognize you. Maybe it is better, because rarely do former students ask former teachers for selfies
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Sep 06, 2016
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8-Bit Numbers Only Go to 255
Vertigo Chuck

Usually when boats hit rocks they capsize or sink. When writers hit rocks, nothing works. There is a theory about percussive maintenance. I want to make things that have sensors for such smacking. This would unlock some kind of function never before seen with the thing. On my list of projects is Charles' Coundown Clock that overnight occasionally sets itself to a new time and counts down to it. No description. Just counting down. I could imagine that it starts counting up one day. Hit it, and it counts down again. I could see that being humorous. Especially since I want to put it in my classroom. It will showcase my idiosyncrasies as well as confuse students. Better to have them confused by
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016
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The Only Consistency Is...
Vertigo Chuck

I was having one of those days before quiz today. I was misspeaking things at school, everything felt like it was a couple frames off from what would be nicely put together. Mismatch. I think the weather was doing something of the same thing. That rain persisted forever. At least I had my trusty umbrella. I don't know what I would do without you stretched nylon cloth attached to a stick. Such a good invention. Except when it is windy. It's like a weird analogy to rock-paper-scissors. Umbrella beats rain, wind beats umbrella, and rain beats wind? Maybe that last one needs to be play-tested a little longer before we release. I guess
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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All Wrapped Up
Vertigo Chuck

There comes a time when you need to choose between things like, what brand of instant ramen has the least amount of MSG. You might also wonder what the difference is between name-brand and store-brand oyster crackers if you are just going to put them in your soup to get soggy in the first place. I once had a friend who could tell the difference in taste between different colored M&Ms. I almost forgot what the HTML code was for an ampersand. Phew for text editors that change font types and styles for coding parameters. WYSIWYG can stand aside for that one. Anyway, I couldn't understand it. Even if I close my eyes for a while and concentrate on my taste buds, I can't tell the difference
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation