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Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016
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Viper? I Hardly Knew 'Er!
Nick Danger

What can I say about last night’s quiz that hasn’t already been said about IEDs? It was bomb AF and nobody saw it coming! Round 1 provided me the perfect opportunity to test the waters with my new fake cockney accent I’d been dying to try. Popular opinion is it’s trash, turns out. Eh, you can’t be good at everything I guess. Round 2’s mash-ups were a fun break from the usual thoroughfare as well, and when you’ve been in the saddle as long as I have that’s a welcome sight indeed. Personally though, I thought round 3 stunk. I mean, pee-YEW. Y’know, because it was a round about smelly stuff. *ahem* Moving on. The honest-to-goodness
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Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016
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Of Titles, Tales, and Tiebreakers
Nick Danger

I gotta tell ya, it’s always a great time at Devil’s Advocate on quiz night. Last night’s was a real barn-burner if I’ve ever seen one. We had a 3-way tie for 3rd, and a 2-way tie for 1st! Much as the scat of a common ground squirrel, that shit was nuts...but we’ll get to that later. Firstly, here’s what I learned last night!   There are actually 8 different facts about Dwight D. Eisenhower! Who knew?   Katy Perry’s not the only person who kissed a girl.   There’s apparently at least one country the U.S. hasn’t fought a war against. Huh.   I
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Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016
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Science and Honor!*
Nick Danger

Welp, the college kids are back! Last night’s quiz got extra competitive due to the influx of new students ready to become fresh meat for the quiz grinder and it was jolly good fun if I do say so myself. And I do. I do so hard. This isn’t to say I didn’t see a lot of familiar faces as well, with such celebrated regulars as I Got This and Smarty Pints making triumphant returns. It was good to see everyone, and many hugs and belly rubs were in order. But that’s not why you came here today, oh ho ho! No. Let’s talk quiz.   Sixteen teams made it out last night and they all competed fiercely.
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Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016
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Of Thumbs and Rules
Nick Danger

You know what separates us from the apes, man? Thumbs. Opposable thumbs kick so much ass to have, and I would know, I’ve got ‘em. Of course having a distinguished phalangeal formula*, like many things, comes at a great cost. Uncle Ben** had it right: “With great power comes great responsibility.” And humankind as a whole has abused that power. I’m talking about thumb wars and the wanton*** destruction they cause. More on that later. Let’s talk about some quiz.   Last night’s showdown was an intimate one. Full of passion. Heat. A couple farts. Anyways,
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Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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Your Mom Finds Strangers in the Alps for Spare Change
Nick Danger

I’ve somehow become accustomed to these quizzes being barn-burners and last night was no exception. The points were flying thick and fast as nine teams duked it out for their hard-earned points. Blood, sweat, and tears are all gross, especially when mixed together like some sort of maniacal witch’s brew, but they were all thrown my way last night. Ew. Anyways, here a recap of the thing I learned at last night’s quiz:   Michael Phelps can freestyle? I guess everybody’s a rapper these days.   Katy Perry sounds much better in 8-bit. Lil John still sounds like shit.   The advent of
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Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016
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What? Geek Is Evolving!
Nick Danger

It’s official: this year’s election race has become a freaking sideshow circus. On one hand, we have democratic frontrunners playing break up/make up so suddenly it makes it hard to trust anything they say, on the other hand we have republican speakers backbiting like cursed spears and throwing up nazi salutes. It’s enough to make one’s head spin. Is this really the choice we’re all faced with? Is this really all we have to look forward to? But oh ho ho! Fret not my quizzers, for I have some exciting news to bequeath upon you: I, Nick Danger, announce my intention to run for president on an independent platform! That’s right, screw those mud-flinging
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Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016
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Less Miserable Than Watching Moulin Rouge
Nick Danger

Last night’s quiz marked a bittersweet occasion for me. Y’see, last week my beloved laptop (tank of a thing though it might have been) heaved its final, tired breath and its hard drive failed. I could have just bought another hard drive, but I think it was time to move on. Rest in pieces, Lappy…and a warm welcome to Lappy 2.0! Natch Lappy 2.0 is upgraded from its predecessor in nearly every way (except sheer weight), and she's already becoming like a natural extension of my own form...so shiny…so chrome. *ahem* Anyways. We had a quiz last night!   Competition was fierce! From the
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Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016
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I Caught A Tauros, His Name Is Tex!
Nick Danger

Last night was, without any doubt whatsoever, an evening of tumultuous, rambunctious, incorrigible, and- Dare I say? Fantastical events! The shock! The awe! The reptilian shapeshifters! The Pokemon GO! The points. THE POINTS. Good gods man, the points! You'll find all that and more in this week's blog! Read on! Read on!   All right, you all jazzed? Good. Let's talk about this Pokemon GO shit. First things first: who'd you pick for your starter? I hovered on Charmander for a moment 'cause he and I go way back, but I eventually settled on Bulbasaur because I figured, “Heck. It's Arizona, Nick. There's gonna be fire types all over
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Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016
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Of Politics, Pharell, and Portmanteaus
Nick Danger

Ho. ly. Shit. What a quiz! I’ve not seen a night this high-scoring even since I very first took on the illustrious mantle of the Quizmaster. No fewer than FIVE teams pulled a perfect, jokered round two out of their asses, and that was just the beginning! Heck, two teams had a perfect score at the first break. Y’all outdid yourselves last night, and that makes me the proud papa. <3 Here’s what I learned!   There are people who don’t know what the three primary colors are. I can only assume they’re actually just dogs disguised as humans and thus are colorblind, attributing to their failure to know this simplest of art-based
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Cyndi Lauper Is A National Treasure, You Guys
Nick Danger

You’d think I’d get tired of saying it, but I don’t: Last night’s quiz was another for the history books. Fourteen teams raged like wildfire through eight rounds of questions like Mongols through Baghdad.  It was a brutal tournament of intellectual barbarians, pencils like swords cutting wide swaths of bloody answers across the plains of their scoresheets like raids through great fields of brainy grain. Ok, so I’m being a tad dramatic but still. Shit was cool. Also there was a lot of mention of Cyndi Lauper who, being a HUGE alcoholic, is a personal hero of mine. So that was neat. Anyhoo, here’s some cool things I learned last night!   Barney
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Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
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If The Jets Are The Greatest Thing About America We're In Serious Trouble
Nick Danger

Another great quiz in the bank! Last night’s was a barn-burner to be remembered as fifteen teams just absolutely wrecked it. The winning team was literally within ten points of having a perfect quiz, and they weren’t the only ones with the all-time high score in mind. It was madness, madness I say! Let’s get into some of the details. Here are some of the things I learned last night:   Twinkies are apparently a booming industry. I can’t believe people still eat that shit. Or still care about the Playboy Mansion. How old is that place now? I bet the inside looks tacky af. All old-school eighties wallpaper and furniture that you’d
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Of Bangs, Baskets, and Boxing
Nick Danger

Ah sports. My mortal enemy. Last night’s quiz saw a late start due to some sort of baskets-ball thing going on. Being a self-described punk rock icon myself, jocks are the base to my proverbial acid. I do declare I will never understand them and their armchair POV when it comes to things they enjoy. But that’s not why you’re here today. Nay, you’ve journeyed all the way out here to Blog Mountain to hear about some quiz. And hear you shall!   The crunched timeframe made for a truncated quiz, but what it lacked in length it made up in girth. Wait…no. Not girth. Quality! Quality’s the word I meant. Anyhoo, I anticipated
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Musical Instruments Made Out of Animals
Nick Danger

So here we are again, kiddies. Another Wednesday night quiz, another Thursday afternoon blog. Last night’s was another fun one. I’m always a big fan of the before and after rounds, and any day I get to say, “Poop potatoes” into a microphone is a good one. I love my life. Anyhoo, on to the quiz! Here’s some stuff that happened:   I found out that a charango is an instrument and not something you order at Taco Bell at 3 am when you’re piss drunk. You really do learn something new every day.   I also found out that there was a G. I. Joe named Footloose!?! Oh man, he had to be the guy they left behind
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Laugh All You Want, It's Not Gonna Bring the Rain Forest Back
Nick Danger

You know what I love? A good list. With that in mind, here’s a few random thoughts from last night’s quiz:   If Saudi Arabia is the Mecca of Meccas, then Japan is the Mecca of mechas.   At one point in time, Hollywood felt that Kevin Costner was worth more than Whitney Houston. Wrap your head around that shit.   A flying kick is a prime example of someone choosing fight AND flight.   It takes a village to raise a child…and also to raise a barn. You can raise the roof all by yourself though if you'd like.   I honestly think that some countries pick the grossest-looking
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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Dat Disney Quiz Look Fire Doe
Nick Danger

 Look, I’m gonna be flat-out honest with you guys here. I’m in a real hurry because I’ve got some meth cooking in a thermos in a ditch off of the I-17 North and I gotta make this quick. So here’s a list of things I learned last night:   America has finally had its first successful penis transplant. In other news, I’m now on two separate organ waiting lists. I mean, I may need a new liver, but I would absolutely love to trade up from a subcompact to a full-sized luxury model. You’re welcome for the unwanted mental imagery.   Everybody still hates Bush. The band, not the…y’know what? It’s
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Who’s Alfred Hitchcock? I’m Just Describing My Weekend.
Nick Danger

Last night’s quiz was an intimate affair, as finals week saw most of my teams absent from their regular Wednesday night post. That didn’t make it any less of a good time, though! And because apparently I hope to someday write for Cracked, here’s a list of fun things that happened!   For the answer to round 1’s bonus question, “Tuesday’s child is full of…” a person in the back yelled out, “SHIT!” and I laughed a bunch. The statue of Christ the Redeemer was referred to as Christ the Redeemer of Coupons, which also made me laugh a bunch. I found out that Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese both
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