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Thursday, May 18, 2017
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GWD HBD
Johnna

I make all my friends do this thing on their birthday that I like to call Hi-Lo-Hi. They hate it, but they humor me. Basically I just have them think about the previous year and tell me a high of that year, a low, and then another high. I bring this up because I realized today that it's been exactly a year since I became a Quiz Master and took up my post at the GLC. It's my Geeks Who Drink birthday! So I present to you my hi-lo-hi of the year: High- All you brilliant regulars that keep coming back despite my lack-luster pronunciation abilities. Low- Spilling a beer on not one, but two different computers... RIP you guys. High-
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, May 11, 2017
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I almost translated this whole thing into Swedish Chef.
Johnna

If you were really digging that music round last night, I've got good news for you. There are a ton of Swedish Chef translator out there in the interwebs. You can translate any song that tickles your fancy into a Muppetacular delight. Or you can do what I did and translate ego-boosting statements like "Juhnna is zee-a best quoizmester in ill zee-a vurld und uny vurlds zeet mey be-a deescufered in zee-a fuotuore-a. Bork Bork Bork!". A lot was going on at the GLC last night! Happy Birthday to that crew in the back, or congratulations, or mazel tov? I never actually got the details. The later crew were celebrating
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, May 04, 2017
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I Know What My Next Halloween Costume Is Going To Be
Johnna

Most of you guys knew that one about Sandra Day O'Connor and her cowgirl ways, but I want to make sure you know all the good trivia about the great RBG too. Like did you know she loooooves the opera? So much so that she's been an extra in two different operas. Or that like Sandra Day O'Connor, she's beaten cancer? But she's beaten it twice. And she can still do 20 push ups at a time. That's definitely more than I can do. Not to mention she has her own comic book and Abbi on Broad City dressed up like her for Halloween. You're an inspiration, Ruth. Thanks for showing up for quiz even on a day when the skies opened up and I saw lightning for the first time since
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
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At least the Bachelorette won't get canceled. Or is that scripted ?
Johnna

I wasn't totally aware of the Writer's Strike until the visual round cued me in last night and now I'm a bit panicked. Do you remember the last one? SNL didn't air for months. Reality tv shows became king (...like The Celebrity Apprentice). Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was delayed. The Office and 30 Rock seasons were cut short. I mean, the comedy genius we missed out on! Let's give these people whatever they want, amirite? We need you, writers. Now more than ever. While you contemplate what you can do to keep the writers happy, let's go over the events of last night. We had 10 teams competing for the win and the champion that emerged was Public Teat.
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
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Tolstoy, Shmolstoy.
Johnna

I’ll be real. I’ve never read War and Peace. Maybe I should be ashamed of that because my day job is a librarian, but I’m just not into the classics. Sure, I went through a Jane Austen phase as a teenager and I was in love with Steinbeck in college, but nowadays I’ll take the latest YA vampire mystery over anything that’s required reading in a lit class. Maybe this is just a phase too? I’ll probably hit 30 and be Tolstoy’s biggest fangirl. Glad to be back at the GLC. Book Fair called me away last week, so thanks for filling in Whitney! I was definitely into the two-person teams
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
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We Should All Have a Contact High by Now
WhitneyWhitworth

Hello again, Georgetown Liquor Company! The last time I saw you was during the first snow of the season. That night was magical, until I was having problems with my tiny car sliding all over the road. We even took a prolonged break just to go outside and enjoy the majesty that was gone by the morning. Tonight, was just as magical, mostly because we had a quiz that mentioned both the honorable JK Rowling and the honorable RBG. All hail the queens of the world. Speaking of qweens, we also got a Beyonce song in there, so that was an even extra boss-babe shout-out. What, what?! The scores were pretty solid, and I was quite impressed by everyone. I’ll call you guys the “mighty
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Full-time cat mom. Part-time karaoke junkie. My crafting skillz are off the chiz-ARTS. 


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Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
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Someone tried to ban Harry Potter?!
Johnna

I deal with a lot of children’s books in my day job so I like a good kid lit round. When I first looked at the visual round, the one that I could not figure out was the book-turned-film The Stupids. If you couldn’t figure that one out either, don’t worry, you are definitely not missing out on any fine literature. The series (yep, there’s more than one of these books) is just a bumbling family that can’t figure out how to do anything. The books are pretty bad and I wouldn’t buy any for my shelves, but I found out they’ve actually been banned in several places for being derogatory and well… stupid. That
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
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The Big Tit
Johnna

I’m think we all learned a lot tonight, but the thing that I can’t help but go back to is the ol’ Grand Teton National Park. Someone really named that after boobs? I have to know more. I did some googling and here’s the story- The Shoshone tribe resided in those majestic mountains for quite a while and gave them a nice, respectable name. They called them the “hoary-headed fathers” which basically means that the mountains look like they had grey hair. Then a bunch of French trappers come along and decided that mountains looked more like boobies than silver foxes so they called the South, Middle, and Grand Teton
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
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Peep A Pipa
Johnna

I have recently been made aware of a condition where people are made highly uncomfortable in the presence of symmetrical holes, especially if there are things in the holes. It’s called trypophobia. Google that shit. Or don’t. It may be a trigger. Here’s another trigger- the Pipa Pipa Toad. Up to 100 eggs are pushed on it’s back during the mating process and then skin grows over all those eggs.  For the next four months, the baby frogs live and grow under her skin until… her back becomes porous and little full grown satan toads crawl out of her back holes. I don’t have trypophobia and this is disturbing to me.
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
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Congrats
Johnna

You were a part of history last night. 13 teams crammed into the GLC last night and broke the record for the most teams we've had since I've been the host. This is one of those stories you want to save for the grandkids.  The one downside was I was bit busier with grading than usual and didn't get the chance to mention all your terribly wrong answers. Fortunately I have this blog for such occasions. Remember that one about the congressman that said you could afford health insurance if you give up that smartphone? Those of you that didn't remember Jason Chaffetz's name came up with some other descriptors like Smirky McFuckerson and Congressman
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
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Can't wait to go to the Van Gogh Museum
Johnna

I did some sleuthing and I can now tell you who that mysterious basketball player on the Sacramento Kings is. Sure Paul told me last night, but I forgot what he said so I had to Google it myself. His name is Ben McLemore. If he were on one of my vintage basketball drink tokens, it would tell you that he is a 6' 5" shooting guard and a bunch of other stats I won't try to interpret. What it wouldn't tell you is that he went to Christian Life Center for high school in Humble, TX which I think is the most endearing thing I've ever heard and now I can only picture him in cowboy boots and a Hillsong United t-shirt. I don't hate it.
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
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Dieb der Sitze
Johnna

Well I'm feeling good today. I mean how many people can say that teams flew across the country and the WORLD to be at their quiz night? We had teams from Colorado! We had a team from Germany! All for little old me?! I'm flattered, really.  Sure, Geek Bowl is this weekend and yeah, it's happening in Seattle. That could be a small part of the reason they were in town, but I'm choosing not to dwell on it.   The competition was real last night. The first place team, Fuck Yo Couch, Trump, was only a few points shy of a perfect game. They actually had a perfect score going until Round 5. You guys deserve that sweet cash money. Second
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
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If you write PBR enough times, it will eventually be right.
Johnna

I always appreciate a round on children’s books and I like to think that I have a decent working knowledge of kid lit because it is literally my day job to know that stuff.  But I was right there with you on that one that looked like the Oregon Trail. This morning I actually found a copy of the Ox-Cart Man in my library and gave it a once over. Not my favorite. You haven’t missed out on anything. Do the world a favor and go buy all of Mo Willems’ and Peter Brown’s books. That’s the good stuff. Lively crew at the GLC last night. In an surprising twist, Always Comes in Second
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
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Good morning and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight.
Johnna

Recently I was listening to a podcast where they talked about how back in the day paranoid type people would start thinking they were being followed by Soviet spies (think A Beautiful Mind) and now the fear is that we are being filmed all the time for entertainment purposes (think The Truman Show). I don’t usually classify myself as a paranoid type person, but on nights like tonight I can’t help but wonder if everything is just a coincidence. Exhibit A- The movie that was playing on the bar's TV was also the answer to one of the first questions of the evening. Then there was a question about the show that I am watching right now, and
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
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A pinch of Hov, a whole glass of B
Johnna

I can’t believe I have to type this, but there was a team that missed two Beyonce questions tonight. One is forgivable. Maybe you heard it wrong? Maybe you got distracted by the psychedelic art that graces the GLC’s walls? But two Beyonce questions.. Two? I just can’t. The thing with her pregnancy announcement is that we all just wanted a win right now, yknow? We needed a second to turn our attention from the division happening in government to the iconic couple that has publicly proclaimed their infidelity and flaws, but has chosen to reconcile and bring a few new music prodigies into the world. Thanks Carters, we needed
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
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Fugina!
Johnna

Was it just me or was there a little extra magic in the air last night? Snow fell from the sky, strangers became friends and teammates, Lola got more treats than she ever thought possible, the whole bar joined in a rousing round of Happy Birthday, and there were even candles! Six teams battled it out and the Kids’ Table proved they had the smarts to beat all you boring grownups. They were closely followed by the Snoop Dongers who entertained me with their embellished answers all night. Lord Damp Nut (did you guys figure out that anagram yet?) came in third
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.