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Kansas City, MO
64113
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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64113
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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Charlie Hooper's
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Kansas City, MO
64113
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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Charlie Hooper's
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Kansas City, MO
64113
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.


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Kansas City, MO
64113
Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016
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Haters & Geography
Dave

Wow, y’all are good at geography. Good job. Someone even got Palau. I have a buddy who lives there. He says it is weird.  I am sure I have stated before that I like competition. I do, cause I am American. Most of us are indoctrinated about the virtues of competition from a young age. This is not a universal constant, but it certainly is an American one. On this note, I think naming your team You Can Bandersnatch Deez Nuts is, while funny, kinda strange if you do not announce yourself to the Beware the Bandersnatch team. I never even knew which team it was. I know that the regular Beware the Bandersnatch
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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
64113
Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
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Not a French Dip!
Dave

If you are going to sit in the back room at Charlie Hooper's you might as well do the quiz. Especially if you choose to sit right in front of the PA system. I mean I have a microphone and a PA system and you can try to talk louder and louder and louder, but I will eventually win. Also, people there for the quiz are less likely to give you dirty looks. I am trying to help here. I am convinced that team name consistency lead to better performance. I guess I could do a study on this if I could get a lot of QMs involved. I would just need more data on people who change there name from week to week. I don;t know if that is worth the effort, so I will just use anecdotal evidence
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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, Mar 16, 2016
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The Irish Car Bomb of Peace
Dave

I expected less of a turn out last night. I thought that because Thursday was St. Patrick’s Day, KC natives would save their energy, and their livers, till then. I mean KC has one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the nation and a whole lot of Irish pride. I was wrong. Not the first time for that. It did not cause any problems. I guess I underestimated the stamina of KC’s populace. I think the Warriors thought I was offended by them writing “F#$K You!” for their bonus question answer. I was not. Though, I happily accepted their peace offering of an Irish Car Bomb (the cocktail). I heard
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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, Mar 09, 2016
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Challengers Welcome
Dave

In case you didn’t know, College Basketball is a big deal in Kansas City. I am going to say that form my experience the majority of this fervor revolves mainly around KU, with Kansas State trailing in the wings. Also, the city has its fair share of people from division 1 Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri schools. I went to Drake University, in Des Moines, IA, and could care less about college athletics.(not that anyone cares about my opinion)  I am brining this up, because Hooper’s was sparsely populated last night. I don’t just mean the quiz, I mean the whole bar. In fact many of the bars I drive by to get to Hooper’s, so like 6-7, were subdued. I am assuming the fact
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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, Mar 02, 2016
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Strait up, It's Quiz
Dave

Strait Up, I know the quiz is hard. I like it when you tell me that, and I further enjoy when you heckle me about it. It is a quiz! The whole point is it to be challenging enough that you have to really try. I mean I feel sorry if you feel bad, but you shouldn’t. It is for fun. I mean Dudes on Barstools got/gets it. They did not do well, but they had a good time. It is fine that no one saw Theodore Rex. Why would you? It is not They Live. I don’t know if name changes help. I mean, Sheep Masters changed to Hilary’s Neck Fat and they ranked pretty consisted with past weeks. I do know that name changes throw me off.
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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, Feb 24, 2016
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News!
Dave

I can’t tell you how good it is to get the news from the Quiz. I am not trying to say that I am too busy to read the news, and I check a couple of websites here and there, but by doing the quiz I am able to pick up on things that slip through the cracks. In that regard, it is especially uplifting to get the news from a team name. I mean I had no idea that one of the Castros had died. I had to google it. Thank you One more Castro to go. But, shouldn’t it be two more? I mean there are still two brothers left that are “political”, right? Or is Fidel so old that we don’t count him? Beware the Bandersnatch, was right. Apparently,
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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, Feb 17, 2016
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Don’t Steal
Dave

Why are people stealing team names from each other? First off, that is rude. Secondly, and more importantly, switching a team’s name is very confusing to me. It made for awkward moments and I already have enough of those in my life. I mean, you guys here me speak. I act like this all day. I was very impressed with tonight’s winners.  Beware the Bandersnatch was nowhere near the top 3 after round five. Not even close. But they dominated the last round, and did solid on round six and seven. Dominated! I was getting all pumped up to write a post about how bad they did… Thanks for screwing that up. Apparently,
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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, Feb 10, 2016
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I Read Books!
Dave

I try to explain to everyone that I get a bloody nose from time to time, and I am immediately met with ridicule. Thanks. I had one right before quiz and wanted people to be warned. This has been a persistent but infrequent issue my entire life. It is embarrassing, but I thought I would let you all in. Big mistake. Secondly, does anyone ever think I mispronounce things on purpose? Maybe it is a guilty pleasure of mine that I force you all to correct me? I mean, why would I care if I fail pronounce the name of a river correctly, even if I may have visited a city on that river? Maybe I like doing it? Food for thought. One things for sure. Being well read does not by definition mean you
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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, Feb 03, 2016
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Getting Better
Dave

I love seeing a team grow. I don’t physically. I have not been around long enough to see someone actually grow up and kids should not really come to my quiz, cause it is at a bar. I also don’t mean emotionally, as that is none of my business nor do I want to know about personal growth. I got my own stuff to deal with. Also, just to be comprehensive, I don’t mean adding a team member here and there, I feel like that is team expansion, not growth. What I like is when a team that just a few weeks ago was near the bottom of the rankings begins to slowly climb their way to the top. Disney on ISIS, you got a great name and your team is getting better. I
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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, Jan 27, 2016
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You don't know Bill
Dave

Usually I take a few lines to go on a little bit of a rant about random things, but I feel like mixing it up. Moving on to the Quiz. The competition was stiff at Hooper’s and the crowd was large. We spilled out into the main dining area and I figured out how to make everyone in the bar hear my voice. HA HA I am sure some people came there to watch sports games or talk about important work stuff. I hope I ruined that for you. You should have been playing the quiz! You would not have won, but that is another topic. Wu’s Pigs, Beware the Bandersnatch, and BYOBGYN are powerhouse teams. The level of competition is getting fierce
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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, Jan 20, 2016
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Canada is not part of the Dokotas?
Dave

So no one knows much about Canada in Kansas City. That is not surprising. I mean if I was from London Ontario I doubt I would know much about Kansas City. I would probably also think that being from a town called London that was not the London people were thinking about was perfectly okay, and that Americans are dumb when they talk to me about the cold weather (cause London is actually south of Des Moines). Or maybe I would just drown myself in welfare and Molson. That was dark. It was a full house at Hooper’s despite the weather and the TOOL concert. I guess the Hooper’s crowd is just not a TOOL crowd. I can understand that. I would not spend north of 150$ to go see a
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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, Jan 13, 2016
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Aww Man!
Dave

Why are super awesome British people dying at the age 69? AHH! I hope no one makes a tasteless joke about that. I mean Bowie and now Alan Rickman. Whew. I can only hope that it stops here. My mother always says it happens in threes. But, whatever mom. So, I tried out my new PA system last night, and I have to say I am pretty excited with the performance. It was rather loud for a single speaker. Now If I could just stop mumbling, it would be sooo clear!! I am always excited to see new teams at the Quiz at Hooper’s. But, I am especially excited to learn that you came to my venue from another one. If you are a regular at another quiz, and you are also coming to mine, then
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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.