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Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
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Snow makes it so hard
Dave

It snowed yesterday in Kansas City. It was not a big deal. I mean it was a dusting by all accounts. It mainly just stuck to cars. That being stated, annually people freak out about this. Why do people collectively forget about things like this? Unless you are 17-18 this is not your first time driving in the snow. It is not difficult. This happens with the first big spring rains too. Maybe people get I a habit for how they drive to work an variation on that habit is so jarring that people’s brains just freak out. I don’t know. Luckily, though it was very cold, the quiz was still packed. Oh, OK, one more thing. I have long hair now. I do this, because I like having long hair
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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, Nov 30, 2016
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Changes
Dave

I would like to think I am pretty good with change. I mean, in the very least I am adaptable. I was a Peace Corps volunteer for Pete’s sake. (Who is Pete?) I am used to showing up to places unprepared and then making due with having to work with faulty equipment in front of a crow. This is why I was not fazed last night when the room setup was different and my PA system had a glitch. No big deal. I got it all sorted out rather quickly. No one got hurt. 2-3 minutes later, everything was good as new. I think more people should be like this, because it helps. The ability to roll with the punches and keep on keeping on, makes one a more pleasant individual.
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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, Nov 16, 2016
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Yelling
Dave

The Quiz was full! I thought it would take over a month for people to catch on to the new time, but I was wrong. All the tables were taken last night. Some new teams, and a lot of regulars. I thought I was going to actually be done in exactly 2 hours despite the full house, but I screwed that up during round six. I get distracted sometimes and talk to people. Despite that, it was one of the most efficient quizzes I have ever hosted. I hope everyone had a good time. We will not have quiz next week. I will be in STL getting over served with my family, and I am assuming you will all be doing the same. Stay Safe. Uncles with Benefits finally won. Good Job. They
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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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Charlie Hooper's
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Wednesday, Nov 09, 2016
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It's all an act
Dave

{Stage opens on a small bar setting with a PA setup in the corner. People sit at tables, a waitress shuffles about on errands. The QM stands before a table of 21-15 year old bar patrons.} QM: Are you here for the Quiz? Young bar patron 1: No QM: Well, since you are here and you have to listen to my voice anyway, you might as well play. It will be fun (QM hands over score sheet , visual round and pencils) Young bar patron 1: Ok QM: Awesome! So here is how you do it, this is visual round you answer those questions based of this sheet (hands over visual round in a flourish). It is round five, so turn it in with round four. Make sure you write your team
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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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Charlie Hooper's
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Wednesday, Nov 02, 2016
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Waiting
Dave

Sometimes you got to wait for the good or the bad. Such is life. I waited all day yesterday for it to rain on me. I heard thunder around noon. The sky darkened again at 3:30. No rain. I get halfway through quiz and the sky opens up. It finally rained, albeit briefly. Apparently, a couple of sports teams and thousands of fans waited years for their teams to win a series of games in order to establish a world champion. I am assuming, one team won and the other lost. So, there must be mixed emotions about that. Beware the Bandersnatch won in a landslide at the quiz with just one point under
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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, Oct 26, 2016
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Dance Dance Dance
Dave

I would have sworn the turnout at the quiz would have been awful. I was all prepared for like 3 teams scowling at me while trying to watch the Cubs. I psyched myself up for it with some anecdotes that I could say to entertain the measly crowd to the best of my ability. I thought that the time change from 7:30 to 7 would be a big deal the first week it occurred, but I was wrong. A bunch of people showed up on time. It was great. I still said my stupid jokes, but that was probably needless and maybe unwarranted. It is a compulsion. We almost had a dance off last night. I was so excited to have a tie between Beware the Bandersnatch and His Fiancé
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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, Oct 19, 2016
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Quiz time
Dave

Wow. What about that round on Mantis Shrimp. I mean who would have known all that information. Apparently, they are the fastest animals alive and the can break the sound barrier underwater with their arms. If that wasn’t enough the temperature left behind due to the water displacement is akin to that of the sun or something. Also, they see in like 4 times more spectrums than we do. Could you imagine seeing in ultraviolet? Or Infra-red? That would be straight up Predator stuff. So some guy walked dup to me and asked if “called his name”. No. Obviously, no. I did not call your name. You are not playing the quiz, and there is no raffle. What???? #NORegrets
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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, Oct 12, 2016
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Who is in the Shed
Dave

The Shed has to be the stupidest name for a criminal organization I have ever heard of. I mean the options are vast and you choose the Shed? That is terrible. Let me rattle off some others that would be better: The Barn, The Hut, The Tent, Tarp, The Cave, The Vault, The Cellar, and The Chamber. I can only think of a few that would be worse. Namely, the Outhouse, the Teepee, and the Gazebo. I am on the fence about the Tree House, but that is still pretty bad. I mean if you are picking random physical structures to name your crime syndicate after, have a decent brainstorming session. There was a lot of competition at the quiz. We have some regular heavy hitter teams now and that is certainly
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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, Oct 05, 2016
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Mini Conversations
Dave

I had a lot of micro conversations during quiz. I wanted to list some of them out. I think that Farmersonly.com should be called countryfolk.com, or LikeCountry.com. It is obviously not just for farmers, and that is misleading. I have no idea who rights each question. I don’t know why you would think I know. I am surprised that some people don’t think skiing is a sport, I don’t get why not. I know the bonus round is not fair, I pull one at random. There is nothing fair
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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, Sep 28, 2016
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Who says Notorious RBG?
Dave

I like smart people. I like quirky people that know a bunch of random stuff. I am sure that is why I do the quiz. I do not like people who correct others with the wrong information. I mean correcting someone in a polite way is fine and I think appropriate, when you are right. If you may be wrong, or have to possibility, the slightest chance of being wrong, then keep your thoughts to yourself or google what you think is right before you speak. Especially after the quiz, you should use your cellphone skills to double check things. Don’t say something is not true, that is. Instead, look up what you perceive to be false, and then take it from there. Lastly, don’t tell me.
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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, Sep 21, 2016
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Dynamite Pills
Dave

I guess I always assumed labels on prescription drugs were mere suggestions or passing commentary. I mean I have had minor side effects before from one prescription or another, but nothing severe. Usually, a drug does what it’s supposed to and I get on with my life, and that is the goal with these types of things.  Unfortunately, I found out yesterday that the “may cause some drowsiness” warning on an antihistamine that I just got prescribed for a balance related issue (different story that is solved now), should have read “may put you into a walking coma like state”. Holy smokes was I out of it yesterday. SO much so that I did not connect those dots until
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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, Sep 14, 2016
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Fur Pillows
Dave

If you were wondering where I was last week, now is the time for me to tell you. I was in Canada fishing with my male cousins and in-laws. It was a “guy” trip to fish in the great white north. I caught some big fish, ate some fish, saw a bear and a wolf sitting next to each other at the dump. That last part threw me. I thought they were natural enemies, but no. Who knew trash is the great unifier of apex predators? Quiz last night was interesting. The Kanye round surprised me; I thought people would do better. Newer teams are popping up as lead contenders for the regular top spots. I think it is great. I love the competition. Natures Moist Pocket came
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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, Sep 07, 2016
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Harry Potter Hurricanes, Roller Derby Connections and Everything in Between
That Guy Evan

Dave’s not here, man. Instead, the crowd at Charlie Hooper’s had to put up with me for the evening.  I don’t think they minded though, because every time I flubbed a line or got my tongue-twisted, I had everyone take a big ol’ swig of their drink.  It’s called “Geeks Who Drink,” right?  That means the last word’s hella important.   Last night’s questions had about as much variety to them as you could possibly get in a quiz.  I noticed no over-arching theme or recurring elements, and the topics as well as the difficulty levels
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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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Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016
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Raffle Road Master
Dave

I am pretty sure it is “Look both ways before crossing the street.” I mean, that makes sense. The saying does not go. “Step into the street, stop, turn around, walk a little bit, then check your surroundings, then look at the traffic and decide if you want to cross the street.” That seems like bad advice. Well, that is what I saw three people do yesterday while driving the ten minutes it takes me to get to Quiz. Okay, it was two people. One person just waited and an intersection and waived people through like an unofficial crossing guard. I don’t understand these phenomena, and I have no desire to.  Consider this a PSA. It was a quiz for a cause
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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, Aug 24, 2016
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You listened!
Dave

As some of you know I work for a Non-profit and been assisting nonprofits for some time. In fact I have a Master’s Degree that focuses on Non-profit management. Also, I was a Peace Corps volunteer. This is all leading up to this point; I want to support Charities and charitable giving. That is why it is important to announce again that next week’s quiz will be a “Quiz for a Cause”. Please bring 5$ a head to make a charitable donation to play. Proceeds will be going to support MS research. Oh Kitten Mittens, you were so close. Y’all got any more of them Epipens?  was a super team made up of 3 quiz masters from other
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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, Aug 17, 2016
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Not Yoda
Dave

I liked Could Atlas. I know it was weird and hard to follow, but I thought it was well made and engaging. I am pretty sure I saw it in either the Philippines or Thailand, so I was probably in a different mood than the average American movie goer. I mean the ticket would have been like 2-3 dollars. I buy lottery tickets on occasion, they always turn out disappointing, I have never written a review of Powerball. Maybe I should. Who knows? Special thanks to Frank’s Little Beauty’s.  I do love me a Sunny reference. I think everyone knows this, but it doesn’t hurt to reiterate. Unsurprisingly, Beware the Bandersnatch came
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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.