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Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
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Of Arizona Summers and Stone Cold Stunners
Nick Danger

February really is my favorite time of year for quizzing. The weather’s just right in Arizona, and people are finally starting to recuperate from their Christmas-induced financial woes and post-election depression and there’s a sort of general cheer in the air everywhere you go…a cheer that will soon be dashed like a wayward ship on the jagged rocks once 100˚+ temperatures hit here in a month or so. God I love living in the desert. Enough about that, though. Let’s take a look at some things I learned at last night’s quiz!   Easter Island is apparently a Chilean territory. And here I thought those big heads ran it. Huh.   More
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Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
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Of Hounds and High Places
Nick Danger

Talk about a high-flying quiz spectacular! Last night’s quiz had it all: Charles Lindbergh, The Wright Bros, Amsterdam…I could go on. In any case, I’m willing to bet that most of my quizzers were higher than Jupiter’s moon Io (which I learned last night has something like 400 active volcanoes, the better to torch those dabs with, amirite?) because competition was stiff, even among those teams of regulars who normally pull into a comfortably commanding lead from the get-go (you know who you are). Overall, it made for a fun quiz to watch. Also, did I mention there was a cute pupper on the patio? I got to give him pets! What a come-up! Anyhoo, on to the
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Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
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Like, Seriously. He REALLY Sucks.
Nick Danger

From what I hear, there’s some sort of Super Ball coming up this weekend, and everybody is in a fervor. The sportsers were out in droves this Wednesday as we quizzed steadfast throughout the night and, despite our differences, there was apparently one topic every person in the room agreed on: Steve Bannon totally sucks. What can I say? There’s nothing like adversity to bring people together. It’s heartwarming, really.   The quiz itself, on the other hand, was quite volatile. Not in a violent sense, mind you, but there were a lot of ups and downs. A team would be up one minute, and middle of the pack the next time I checked. Come to think it, I suppose
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Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
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Like A Moth To The Flame, I Am Drawn To Bad Puns
Nick Danger

As many of you know, I regularly host a quiz on Wednesday nights at a little place called Devil’s Advocate. You may have heard of it. Y’know, ‘cause I talk about it a lot in muh little blog here. Anyhoo, I did just that last night (Hosted a quiz, not talked about it. That’s what I’m doing right now.) and it was a fabulous affair! So many teams rolled out STRONK this fine Hump Day and man did they ever kick all the butts. For a hard-as-an-octogenarian’s-Viagra-erection quiz, my little Quizamaniacs (NEW TERM. I JUST COINED IT BROTHER.) sure cut a helluva rug. There were even a few rounds that confused me a tad bit (In Search of Lost Time? Is that the Doctor
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Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
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Of Quizzes and Quickscopes
Nick Danger

It’s always nice when good friends come to visit the quiz. You get to hang out a bit, catch up, and (above all) laugh at them when their stupid dumdum brains don’t work so good. That said, it was a real hoot last night when I was pleasantly surprised with the unannounced appearance of six of my closest friends and associates (read: my D&D group). I guess you could say they rolled the dice and decided to come to back to that sa-weet, sweet quiz. They always come ba- What? Hell no. I don’t feel bad for making that pun at all. As a matter of fact, pipe up again and I’ll pop you with a fresh one like your name was Hungry and my name was Dad. Don’t test me. Shush.   Come
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Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
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Nu Metal and Crystal Meth, They Go Hand in Hand
Nick Danger

Week in and week out I host this quiz and, I gotta say, I’m still always learning new things. It’s a never-ending source of joy having my mind blown more often than a small-town meth dealer. Why don’t we take a look at some of the things I learned this week!   Kevin Smith has apparently at one point actually held down a respectable job.   Staind is still a band. I’d like to say I’ve listened to ‘em recently but…it’s been a while.   There’s an International Association of Volcanology and it most unfortunately does NOT have anything to do with Spock.   It’s
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Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
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We're Here Because We're Here Because We're Here Because There's Beer
Nick Danger

Happy 2017, errybody! I’d like to personally welcome you all into the new year, kicking and screaming though you might be. It’s ok. Change is good. Let it wash over you. There. Isn’t that nice? 2017. Anyways, the first quiz of the year was a fun one. 12 teams made it out to quiz on a chilly Wednesday night, and all were in good spirits as we steamed through a particularly juicy quiz. I mean, fart manatees, Barry the Bee stinging Macaulay Culkin to death, and a whole round about nuts? That shit is gold. You really outdid yourselves this week, quiz writers. Kudos. I’d also like to extend a kudos to 50 Shades of Danny for taking
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Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016
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Dumpster Fire? I Hardly Knew Her Fire!
Nick Danger

Ah, Quiz. My mistress. She can be fickle, no? At first, she lures you in, lulls you into complacency with her easy first round, but then she strikes, erases every last shred of decency you might be harboring inside you, and leaves you: a broken, shattered husk of your former self. Pointless. Friendless. Job- OK. I’m being dramatic. Still though, there were a few tough rounds this week. Let’s talk about it! Here’s some stuff I learned:   Plagiarism is technically fine, so long as the original work was yours to begin with.   I’m still not sure I believe it, but Nickelback has apparently had a #1 hit. I don’t know
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Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016
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Insert Generic Holiday Title Here
Nick Danger

Here we are, balls deep in the holiday season, and I couldn’t be happier. Last night I found myself surrounded, by good friends, good cheer, good quizzing, and good beer. Good times. But you don’t care about nunna that shit, do ya? Let’s talk about all the stuff I learned last night!   Every horsepower begins with ‘ho’.   ApologetiX are unequivocally my favorite band once again.   Waterworld was the Citizen Kane of the ‘90s.   I have something in common with Congress in that we both have contempt for Karl Rove! How neat is that?   According to what R6Q6
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Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016
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Of Raid Bosses and Feline Losses
Nick Danger

They say that one time, long, long ago, long before you or I were ever conceived of, there was a cat who was fed four minutes too late and that cat died and all the cats across the land mourned for him. His tale (tail?) has been passed down from generation to generation of felines in hopes that no owner shall ever again make the same mistake. This is why cats cry so when they are not fed right on time. And this is what it would sound like to me if, say, a very drunk person were to repeatedly yell at me to, “Play the Drake song again!” during an audio round. But this is all hypothetical talk. Let’s talk about last night’s quiz! It was a close one from the get-go, with
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Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
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The Cheesiest!
Nick Danger

It was another fun-filled evening at Devil’s Advocate last night, as we all gathered in groups of 6 for warmth. Hey, don’t give me that look! It gets mighty chilly in the desert at night. Of course, we did get some quizzing done while we were at it, or we wouldn’t be talking now would we? Let’s get down to brass tacks.   We started the evening with a round on one of my very favorite things in the world: mac ‘n’ cheese! Dat delicious, noodly goodness. Judging by the scores I saw, I’m not alone in my cheesy lust either. Y’all know your pasta! The night rolled on in high spirits after that, with much rejoicing and answering
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Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
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Happy Holidays From Havana
Nick Danger

Happy December, everybody! It’s finally Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa season and time to start switching from pumpkin porters to eggnog as we commence to spreading yule tide (and of course the rich and varied other denominational kinds of) holiday cheer! I heckin’ love the holidays, and not just because I get tons of free food and cool stuff from my family and friends and people who aren’t looking. I love the festivity that just seems to light up the very air. The smells. The mirth. The tinsel. For a small window of time each year we’re all able to forget we’re all shitty, petty little people with shitty, petty little lives for
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Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
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Of Tuna, Tacos, and Trumps
Nick Danger

I hope you guys are glad to have me back, because it is great to be back! Now that all that bases balling is temporarily done, it’s time to buckle down and get some serious quizzin’ done. Last night’s was certainly a fun one, with 15 teams venturing out to test the quizzy waters and you better believe I’m about to tell you all about it. Here’s some heckin’ sweet stuff that we learned:   There are apparently people out there who think tuna salad is delicious. These people are wrong and you should shun them for their awful taste in gross fish. Ew.   Nate Dogg is not Snoop Dogg. It doesn’t seem like something
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Wednesday, Nov 09, 2016
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Nothing Rhymes With "Donald Trump Is Actually 100 Radioactive Rats In A Shoddy Man Suit"
Nick Danger

Well here we are, America: stuck between a dishonest, soulless rock and a lying, orange hard place we chose the latter rather than the former when we should have just busted out the sledgehammer and smashed them both to bitsies. (The sledge in this analogy is Vermin Supreme whom, quite frankly, if you didn’t cast a ballot for your vote was wasted. Ponies and zombie preparedness, people. Jeez.) In any case, last night’s quiz was, much like every bowel movement I’ve ever had, Trump-themed. To commemorate the occasion, here is a list of things that are the same color as our new president-to-be! Orange you excited?   Cuties   The
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Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
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How do you describe a show like Supernatural
Ramblin' Jan

  Supernatural is one of those shows that is so hard to recommend to people. It isn't that I'm afraid people won't like it or that they'll judge me (I don't really care). It's that it defies description. I mean, really. Try to describe it to your mom. The best I could do is, "That show with the pretty men in it." I mean, it takes a solid ten minutes to explain how they were even able to set up all the meta-humor. Know what isn't hard to explain, though? The music. Honestly, I'd just play music from the show if you're trying to convince someone to watch it. Anyone with any taste in music will probably be sold on it. Hosting was, of course, a blast. Thanks
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"Ramblin" once referred to my attempt at a nomadic lifestyle. Now it just means I talk a lot.


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Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016
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Of Homers, Harks, and Horks
Nick Danger

I think I once read somewhere (the internet, like, 5 minutes ago) that the last time the Cubs won a World Series, the Ottoman Empire still existed and you know what? I think that’s kind of neat. Know what I don’t think is kind of neat? The Cubs. But hey- you didn’t come here to experience an onslaught of insensitivity about a sport that is so boring I’d rather gouge my eyeballs out of my own goddamned head with a pair of cleats than watch it. I know sportsers can sometimes be a rather thinned-skinned people so I’ll try and take the high road and talk about something else a bit less polarizing: politics! How ‘bout that debate,
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