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Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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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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Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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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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Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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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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Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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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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Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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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.


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Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Friday, Jan 08, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Your resolution is poor because the size of your display
Dave

First Quiz of 2016 at Hooper’s! I think that is what I am supposed to write. I think New Year’s resolutions are rather arbitrary, but I also have a slight problem with the order of the alphabet (I might not be the guy to ask). Yet, every year at this time I find myself thinking about what my plan will be for the next 12 months.  I would like to think that this has to do with the cycle of the seasons and that the dead of winter makes you plan for spring, but that is a load of crap. I lived 13 degrees off the equator for five years of my life and I was still using the New Year as a device to evaluate.  I am changing tack here. I think we should all make some resolutions. 
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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
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Sly and the Gang!
Dave

So, the Mayor of KCMO was at my quiz last night. No, he did not participate, but he was in the room till the fourth round. He took up two tables with just 4 people because his bodyguards had their own table. His bodyguards took up a quiz table and, though I could tell they really wanted to, declined to participate. I walk in and start setting up and ask these guys if I can move their coats off a table and they said sure and I went back to setting up. Then my Step-Father walks in and, without missing a beat, says “Did you just move the Mayor’s coat?” Mind blown! What do you say after that. “Sorry mister Mayor?” I guess, cause that is what I said to him.
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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
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Bloody Good Show!
Dave

It worked! The sound system I brought from home worked! Sure, there were some drawbacks… The audio was not great and I was bleeding from a few fingers at the beginning of the quiz. But you could hear me! Success. I really do enjoy teams of two that sit close to me. I feel like I can intrude on their nights so much more effectively. I mean, why come to the quiz if you don’t want some stranger just interjecting randomness into your conversation. I am no stand-up comedian, nor is there a one man show in my future, but building a little rapport with a few young couples is a great way to feel like I am either a part of helping those people grow closer, or maybe tearing them
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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
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Students and Teachers?
Dave

Oh, so quiz might appeal to people in college. And/or people who work at colleges, maybe grad students? So finals week might not be a good time to come out and have your brain tested. That is fair, but I am still hurt. Kid’s these day’s just don’t have their priorities right. As if school is important. I mean isn’t education something we should leave to the UN? Jive Turkeys, and the Man Canyons had some problems with the rules. I get it. Bonus rounds seem inherently unfair. I don’t know why I can’t give your whole team a free drink. I guess I would if I could, but that is not how it works. Yelling at me will get
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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
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Rogue Squadron from Springfield
Dave

OK, sometimes when a team of two sits down for a quiz I have to admit I think that they are a team of one. I mean, one dragged the other out and is “good” at quiz and the other just is ther for morl support or back rubs or hell I don’t know. Maybe, they are on a date. This is not the case for theme quiz. People are there to DOMINATE and that makes me all warm and fuzzy on the inside. Couples bringing their “A” game is awesome to behold. So tip of the hat to Lucille why can't you be true. My favorite team names in order: Luke, at that speed will you be able to pull out in time?, I thought that this was Star Trek
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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
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Wednesday, Dec 09, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Believe in yo self
Dave

This is the second or third quiz I have hosted that teams comprised of Nurses have told me they were terrible, and that they were going to be terrible and then proceeded to not be great at the Quiz. Stop! How about a little positive attitude for a change? You are a Nurse. That is a respectable career involving study, knowhow, practical skills, and taking care of people. You take care of people (for the most part… I understand that there exists a lot of variance in the nursing profession and I am generalizing, but in my defense this is a positive rant). I want to see a team of Quiz slaying Nurses. Where they at? So, I am now standing at Hooper’s from now on. That is happening. 
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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
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Wednesday, Dec 02, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Don't Mess With the Girl Scouts!
Dave

I was kind of apprehensive when I pulled into Hooper’s parking lot and I took the last space over half an hour before the quiz started tonight. I was wracking my brain to think of an event that might fill the bar, and low and behold it was my quiz. It was a full house at Hooper’s last night. I gave up my customary, and lonely, position at the head of a long table and decided to stand behind a foot wide ledge. Now, this worked out great for me. I recently hurt my back, and sitting in a chair hurts something fierce. So, tonight marked a new way for me to host the Quiz. Standing. I was not alone in this position. Welcome to the J.O.M.L., a team of three, stood
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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
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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A little different
Dave

I have to say that I find is suspicious when a team says the have never done a pub quiz before, and then they go on to almost dominate the night. Yeah that’s right Hilary Can Rodham Too, I am taking to you. You were in first place at the half, and you told me you were not good at the “quiz part”. I am not calling you liars… But, well plaid sir and madams. Well plaid. So, it is rather fortunate that my name is Dave. Dave looks different, second place tonight, is just another team name nod to the fact that there was a recent hand off of this venue between Daves. I was concerned when the manager at Hooper’s
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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
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wonder if anyone will show up....
Derek

I had the awesome opportunity to sub once again at Charlie Hooper's, one of my favorite venues.  We weren't sure how many teams were going to show up since they had taken a month off for the postseason (Go Royals) but then 13 teams showed up!!  Had a fantastic night, and even enjoyed my first tie, for 1st place!!  After a fun round of water/crackers/whistle, Royal Orgy unfortunately lost after leading most of the night to M as in Mancy!  Pretty awesome night, and once again we learned alot about each other!  We learned not enough people know about animators from the 40's, not very many know what "Turkey Time" is, but apparently the winner is getting some, at least
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Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Sneak Attack
Dave

If you spill your beer on a table and then just move to another table prior to the beginning of the quiz, what does that make you? Are you the type of person that can’t admit their mistakes? Are you someone who doesn’t cry over spilled milk? Hell, I don’t know. I do know that happened tonight, and I thought it was hilarious, mainly because no one caught it. Nobody! Well, back at Hooper’s after the time away. Apparently, there were baseball games. I guess that is a big deal here. I mean enough of a big deal to get 800,000+ people to gather on a Tuesday around noon and not cause any problems whatsoever! GO ROYALS! Kansas City = Good People! Why do some
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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
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
64113
Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Queue the Waterworks
Dave

So, I am pretty sure that there was a water fight going on for most of the quiz. Yet, no water guns were brought in. People seemed to be filling up syringes with tap water and spraying it across the room. In a playful way? It didn't get out of hand or anything. just your average run-of-the-mill squirting a competitor in the face from across the room with water from a syringe. You know... Normal Wednesday stuff. Tronald Dump (I love that team name) came out of nowhere, well I guess they came from somewhere, to dominate with 81 points. Wow. Sitting near the back of the room away from the water fight must have been a deciding factor, or at least 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.