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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.


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Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
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MVP HP
Johnna

You have to know your Harry Potter. I can't emphasize it enough. Any geek worth their gumption should know that "all was well" at the end of Harry's trials and tribulations. Not to mention that Harry Potter is a mystical and wonderful adventure that will bring a childish joy back to your dusty old soul. Go read it NOW.  Yay for regulars being back! S2 has been gone for far too long and I'm glad they returned to tell me the about the occasionally successful side of online dating and the emotional power of making a birthday cake for a sibling. Hey Buttface was ready to rule the room once again, but didn't listen to their
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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, Jan 19, 2017
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Krampus Kitten
Johnna

Thanks for coming out last night to the ole' GLC! We had some newbies and a few oldies and I think we were all desperately feeling the dog shaped hole left by Lola the Lab and crew who couldn't be there. Fortunately members of Team Ween stepped up and replaced our regular quiz mascot with a Krampus Kitten. And yes, it is just as terrifying as you think it is.  It was a real close game, guys. With the exception of the triumphant Golden Girls, the final standings were determined by mere points. The Golden Girls won by quite a margin, followed by the one man wonder Aluminum Falcon. Just one point behind him was
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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, Jan 12, 2017
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Brand New Baby Quiz Mistress
Tanya

Tonight, I was unleashed upon the unsuspecting crowd at the very welcoming Georgetown Liquor Co.  Nine teams showed up to do battle and had no clue that I’d be taking over the mic from Johnna as part of my final round of Geeks Who Drink Quiz Master training.  Luckily, they were super understanding of my tendency to forget to repeat questions or actually tell them who was winning.  Damn, there’s a lot to do as a baby quiz mistress! Team Sister Fister did technically win, but they had 10 teammates, so….CHEATERS!!!  (But some of the funniest and most welcoming cheaters I ever did meet.)  That
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Thursday, Jan 05, 2017
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aaaAHHHuhhh
Johnna

I gotta tell you that I had never heard of the Wilhelm Scream before. This is especially odd because my college roommate was a video production major and I consequently know way too much about that biz. I just did some major investigation** into this sound bite and I’m going to share my newfound knowledge with you. First known origin is in a real old movie called Distant Drums in 1951 and it was Sheb Wooley that screamed. Some college kids found the sound bite and put it in a bunch of their projects and named it the Wilhelm scream after a character who used it in the movie Charge at Feather River. One of those kids, Ben Burtt, got hired
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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, Dec 29, 2016
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Flo Rida didn't make it on the year end Billboard chart. Maybe next year?
Johnna

It’s that time of year guys. Time to reflect upon this past year and resolve to do better during the next. Here’s a few of my resolutions: Stop spilling things on my computer for fuck’s sake. Eat the GLC’s vegan nachos more often. Host a quiz where I pronounce everything perfectly. Take team pictures that aren’t blurry. Make my coworkers come to quiz night more often!
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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, Dec 22, 2016
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The Weather Outside Is Frightful
Johnna

I guess there's a big storm rolling into the PNW. It's going to impact flights in and out of here. Which is why I'm writing this post while sitting at gate B10 with a suitcase I packed in 20 minutes and unwashed hair. I should have been sitting here tomorrow with a leisurely packed bag and bangs that aren't greasy. But these are the sacrifices one has to make when they become an aunt for the first time and they are desperate to pinch those newborn babe's cheeks! May your travels this holiday season be less stressful than mine and may you have lots of cheeks to pinch.  It was a good crew last night! Team Team and Southern Cumfart were
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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, Dec 15, 2016
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Hindsight is 20/20
Johnna

I finally ran out of contacts this week and got my eyes checked for the first time in a couple years. Last night was like I was seeing everything for the first time. I could see the perspiration on your upper lips as you toiled over that Yugoslavia question. Or that hard gleam in your eyes as you checked out the competition. Oh and did you notice I pronounced everything right? It’s possible that I just couldn’t see all the letters! Maybe. Anyways, we had an eclectic group last night at the GLC. A few out-of-towners, a birthday girl, some regulars, some soon-to-be-regulars(?) and a few bar folk. In the
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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, Dec 08, 2016
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A Sub for All Seasons
WhitneyWhitworth

Hello new friends! As you know, Johanna was out last night, and I got the privilege to step in as your sub. Frist of all, thank you guys for braving the “blizzard” and coming out to play with us. Second, I can honestly say, last night’s quiz was kind of a trip, thanks to young Joshua and his band of Anthonys. Sincerely, I want to thank you for providing the entertainment last night. Listen, I know some Quizmasters/mistresses may not really enjoy that one guy who doesn’t get cut off by his friends, but I think we had a pretty good time. You were funny, had an accent, and probably don’t even remember that we had a quiz last night. I like you, you’re all right.   Outside
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Full-time cat mom. Part-time karaoke junkie. My crafting skillz are off the chiz-ARTS.