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Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016
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The Rules
Dave

Self-doubt is a n easy thing to give into. Should you circle the Joker? I don’t know. Should you tell me to ignore the Joker you just circled? Never, most likely never. This is the classic trap that Feel the Johnson fell into last night. It is a trap. It is like circling the visual round. Don’t do it. Along with don’t change your name after you win, these are the rules that I think people should stick to during the quiz. Oh, and don’t be a jerk or make bad jokes, that’s my job. Newcomers The Jerk Store came in hot and stuck the landing for the win. I think they knew they were going to win. I had a district feeling that
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016
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The Miserable
Dave

I don’t know about everyone else, but I had a great time last night. I assume everyone else did, but I am being selfish and focusing on me. I felt great. It might have been the Jameson, but I doubt it. Most teams did not “thrive” answering last night’s questions. For some reason, people struggling makes me feel great. The quiz should be hard and it is fun to see some shake up in the scores. Speaking of shake ups, Beware the Bandersnatch is usually the team to beat, but after round 2 it was apparat that anyone could win this thing. The Myoclonic Jerks, a new team of 3, happened to be that anyone. They dominated the quiz right
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016
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Freebird!!
Dave

I think that if anyone offers you money/gift certificates or a mystery prize, you should take the known element. I am certain that the fun of a mystery prize is hard to pass up, but I am a “stay with what you know” type of person. Well I mean besides the Whole Peace Corps part of my life. I guess I am just that kind of person now… Tonight’s winners Beware the Bandersnatch chose the mystery envelope and got 4 tickets and a parking pass to go see Lynyrd Skynyrd at what I know as Sandstone amphitheater.  They seemed pleased and confused by their prize, and I think that is the best way to be. This meant
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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64113
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016
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Jamz by Pharrell
ohhSOsavvy

Heya, Quizzards!It was a great Wednesday night subbing for the one and only Dave. I'm sorry I didn't bring Dave's cynical pants! I really gotta up the cynicism I bring to quiz. We all need a little dark abyss to balance out the rainbows, right? Despite our differences, I loved subbing for Dave and appreciated the warm welcome from the regulars. :)Round 2 tonight drew general groans from the crowd... but also found the entire room dancing. Pharrell has that effect on people. We all jammed out on throwback songs where Pharrell earned a writing credit and no one could resist the body moving. Tonight's quiz also provided some wonderful wrong answers, as I always like
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Colorado transplant, but Kansas City gal in every aspect of the word: KC Chiefs fan (#sportsball), BBQ connoisseur, Boulevard beer drinker, and super midwesterner. Though she may be more drink than geek, she'll whup you at unexpected questions and leave you crying.


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Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016
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Hot in Here
Dave

Did anyone else notice how hot it was last night? I kid. But, as hot as you felt, trust me it was hotter on my side of the room. I felt like I was back in the Philippines at a karaoke bar in the provinces. Whew. Despite that, we had a great turn out for quiz. Odell brewing company came out to give us some extra prizes. Matt, from Odell, was kind enough out a ton of stuff. Good times! High school student came to the quiz to “stalk/creep” there teacher.  They sat/stood right next to where Adam, the person I was training, and I were standing and knew nothing about art history. I think we came to a conclusion that their school had failed them. I believe that was the consensus. It
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Kansas City, MO
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Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
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Blackout Rules
Dave

What are you supposed to do when the street light is out? I am not going to google this. I am pretty sure you are supposed to go ahead and act like it is a stop sign. Regardless, about a block from Hooper’s a whole section of the city was dark last night and traffic accidents abounded.  I think I saw two on the way in, but someone said there were more like 5 in a 5 block area. This blackout also caused a ton of people to come to Hooper’s, because they had power.  I want to thank everyone for being patient and standing around till your team could find a seat for the Quiz. The extra shuffling around quickly paid off. Beware the Bandersnatch, regained
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016
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Scowls and Stickers
Dave

I come to quiz a little early to set up and explain the quiz to new comers. It is a regular thing. Often, I run into people that are not there for Geeks Who Drink, but soon decide to stay. Also, I run into people that are getting their bill or on their way out right before quiz starts. Sometimes, people just want to drink and listen to me read the quiz. Very rarely do I get my favorite situation, and that is when a couple(it’s always a couple) is upset with each other and ready to leave, but isn’t going to leave. These couples just sit there and stare at each other.  Any engagement by me is treated as nearly hostile. I LOVE THIS. I have very little relationship based drama,
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016
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No one really wants Chaos
Dave

Wow. Disney on Isis came in second place. Second Place! That is huge. As I have said before I consider them the regular underdog team at Charlie Hooper’s, so I like to see their success. I mean I am American. We like to cheer on the Underdog. You have seen the movies; Rudy, Rocky, Return of the Jedi, Romancing the Stone (I always cheer for Dany Devito & like aliteration) This quiz had a lot of rules. It puzzles me that some people dislike rules. I think they make the questions a little easier. I mean some questions might be misleading, but that is on purpose. We are capitalists, we should all like rules. The trains should run on time. I wonder if Germans
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Kansas City, MO
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The Nightman Cometh
Dave

Eddie Vedder does not sound like the lead singer from Creed to me. I understand now why people were groaning, but it was not Creed. I mean I could have just played Nickleback and Creed the whole quiz. Oh, now there is a good idea! The Nightman won the quiz tonight. They must have paid the Troll toll to get in. I should not really engage people in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia conversations, but they brought it up! I think it might be in the top 2-3 TV comedies ever made. I mean how often can you have a show that has no redeemable characters in it remain engaging for 11+ seasons. Oh, and Frank! That’s enough. 
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Kansas City, MO
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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With your powers combined
Dave

Teams combined! Yeah, two teams of two combined in the efforts to create a “super team” named Filthy Filth. Unfortunately, they did not win, but they did come in a pretty close second. I also heard them say on the way out that they will be winning in two weeks. Specifically two weeks. That should be interesting. Why does everyone sit so far away from me? Last night everyone wanted to be in at a high top table in the far corners of the room it seemed.  This doesn’t seem like a winning strategy. If you sit closer, I can reread you questions. If you sit far away in groups I suspect you of nefarious deeds.
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Terry, these people are not your Friends!
Dave

What a good sport Terry is. I mean two teams designed their names to mock him and he just shrugged it off. I hope for his sake that there was a reason that they did this, like a birthday or a promotion. It would be tragic if Terry is just the whipping boy for a large group of friends. Either way, keep smiling Terry. So, the team that normally dominates Charlie Hooper’s on Wednesday night’s was absent last night. I felt like the stakes for the quiz went up, because it was anyone’s game.  Some teams pulled ahead early, but Wild Stallions held in consistently for the long haul and won the quiz by a margin of 1. Congratulations! Usually a name change
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
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Russia is a big country...
Dave

People did not enjoy my Star Wars jokes. I thought I was being witty, but… probably not. The quiz was rather laid back last night. It is hard to compete with the beautiful weather and the Royals. I think that this was the hardest Round 5 I have ever scored. I would have gotten one, tops. I was very impressed with some of the scores. Beware the Bandersnatch  won again tonight, but Where the Hell is Everybody was so close! They were tied at the end of round 7! It is good to see competitive and successful teams not be crappy towards each other. When the Winning team is seemingly rooting for someone
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
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Underdog?
Dave

What’s wrong with being called an underdog? I mean, at least that gives you the opportunity to achieve eventually. It is much better than just being terrible. I would rather be underrated than overrated. But, that is just me. I like a little mystery. I’m also pretty sure most people like to cheer for the underdog. Maybe Disney on Isis should get a cheer section. That would liven things up a bit. Beware the Bandersnatch came out on top at the quiz.  Last week’s winners were not present, so a rivalry has not been established. That is a shame. Vinney & E and Master Pan Kasich tied for second
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
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Too Soon?
Dave

Oh my goodness, the jokes I made about 4.20 last night were terrible. Why would I do such a thing? Apparently, I have a terrible sense of humor. I at least refrained from repeating the many jokes I made during my regular workday. We had a bake sale at lunch and it was an easy target. I think round 7 might have been too soon. I have not heard that much groaning and sighing at a quiz before. If the Royals game would not have been on people might nave been moved to tears. Beware the Bandersnatch did not win tonight, they placed second. They were very gracious to the winning team While Doris Rests in Peace, Betty
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016
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Bring in the Librarians
Dave

Oh man, hosting the quiz with the Royals playing directly behind me is weird. People will cringe and cheer at seemly random times and totally throw me off. I mean, I can barely read as it is, so if people start clapping mid statement I am rendered effectively brainless. What might be worse is from the middle of the room on it looked from my perspective that people blankly staring at me the entire quiz. I like the attention, but the staring is creepy. The quiz had a healthy mix of new teams and regulars. I always find that fun. Tequila Mockingbird, a new team, brought up a good point. They had found their name on the internet, and informed them that another team in
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.


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Wednesday, Apr 06, 2016
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Spring Sprang Sprung
Dave

There has been a lot going on in Kansas City this week. The Royals just started playing again, Justin Bieber was in town, and now Springsteen is about to play. So, I wanted to thank everyone who came out last night. It was a pretty mellow quiz, and an ok change of pace that I am in no way going to expect to become the new normal. Something that was rather normal was that Beware the Bandesnatch won. I know their streak was broken a while back, but they are certainly back at it. Merle’s Staggered to Hell!! Came in second and is proving my theory that it is bad luck/(or luck equivalents) to change your name. The Sheep Masters is a great name, and
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Hi. I am Dave! Yep. That's me. I am Dave! I work at a big ol Nonprofit during the day and spent a bunch of my life in the Philippines. I kinda speak Tagalog. This doesn't come up much at the quiz... So, I am Dave! I like beer, am a huge SciFi-fantasy nerd (leaning more towards SciFi) and devour all things zombie related.