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Thursday, July 23, 2015
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If Ice Cube Were in Boyz II Men, He'd Sing, 'It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Felicia' and So Would I
WhitneyWhitworth

So now that we are all quiz-homelss, we are going to get some 40's, put them in a paper bag and I'll host a make-shift quiz at Cal Anderson Park, right? You'd show up to that... right? Right? I'm only half way joking. Before you begin reading please follow the link here and press play (in a different window) and then come back and start reading again. I just want to set some mood music, you know. Have you done it? No. Common, I ask you one last thing. Do it. Just do it. I’ll wait. Okay. Thanks, let’s proceed. Well, the time has come. For one of the days that I usually
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Thursday, July 16, 2015
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Just Like Sean Bean- It Looks Like Our Quiz Together Will Only Last One Season
WhitneyWhitworth

I hate goodbyes. Luckily, we have one more week until I have to make them. I’m getting a little teary just thinking about next week already. If you don’t know (because you weren’t at the quiz last night,) after 20 years, Madrona Alehouse will be shutting their doors, which is sad in itself, but I feel extra sad knowing that I have to say goodbye toyou guys as well. But I don’t want to get in to that until our next and final post. Let’s focus on some Peter Pan happy thoughts, at least for this week. Can I just say, holy cannoli, Batman! We had……. 17 TEAMS! This by far was the largest quiz I have ever hosted. I expect that next week may be
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Thursday, July 09, 2015
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At Least Your Odds of Winning this Quiz Are Still Better Than Your Odds of Being Struck by Lightning
WhitneyWhitworth

Yet another muggy Thursday has come and gone, so you know what that means? A new Wayward Pines! Well, that and only the best Thursday night quiz ever! That is to say, it wouldn’t be this baller (is that still a thing we say?) if it wasn’t for you baby-cakes. Sometimes, when I don’t see you for a few weeks, because summer vacation drives my tan-as-tan mom quizzers out into the wild and across the country, I sit on the floor of my closest, grab my knees, and rock back and forth. It’s very traumatic. But just like my old cat Pepper, who we thought was lost for good, you came back! Unlike Pepper, I hope you don’t all go back to your new families after a week or so
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Thursday, July 02, 2015
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Zach Galaphalaphagus Would Be Proud
WhitneyWhitworth

Hello gorgeous! Or shall I say, hello gorgeous-es! Man, after a week away from your mugs, you sure are a sight for sore eyes and sunburns. I know, I know, everyone is talking about the heat. I am, in no way, obligated to engage in small talk about the weather via this blog post, but, because I am so generous, I’m going to fill your mind with the power of suggestion- the power of much cooler things to help you cope with this heat. So clear your mind, read the following list, close your eyes and repeat after me: ice cream, igloos, lazy river, ice bucket challenge, sprinklers, air conditioning, Justin Timberlake. Okay, are we nice and cool now?  Great!   Last night’s
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Thursday, June 25, 2015
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There Can Only Be One...
WhitneyWhitworth

Do you know why I love my Thursdays so much? Is it because I get to spend my mornings snuggling dogs and talking long walks in the sun? Or is it because there is a new episode of Wayward Pines? Well, yes. That, but mostly, it is because I get to spend my evenings hanging out with some excellent quizzers doing one of the most fun jobs you can possibly imagine. I know that there it is up in the air as to Madrona Alehouse maintaining their lease after July, and I know that you guys all signed the petition to keep us here, but regardless of the fate, I just want you guys to know how absolutely great you guys are and how lucky I am to have you here as my Thursday night entertainment.   We
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Thursday, June 18, 2015
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Ice cream, You Scream
WhitneyWhitworth

Oh kay kiddos… let’s just get one thing out in the open, bringing ice cream to the quiz, or eating that friggen ice cream/brownie concoction they serve at our lil' pub when I am trying to cut back is not fair. For the record, health be damned, I would live off of cheese, crackers, and ice cream for the rest of my, what would sure be, short life (no height pun intended) if I could. I always advocate against trendy diets, but I would be the first one on and the last one off of that band wagon if there was a dairy rich diet. And I’m lactose intolerant. In fact, I had the pizza special last night, and though I took a Lactaid, well, I don’t know how to put this in
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Just your average crazy cat mom, making iOS games, miniatures, and karaoke regular.  


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Thursday, June 11, 2015
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Not Even Liam Neeson Has Everything Going for Him
WhitneyWhitworth

Last night proved that you can be a handsome, talented, wealthy Irish-accented Oscar winner and STILL either a.)make a lot of shitty blockbusters or b.)just make a lot of movies that no one ever watches or remembers. Whatever. Like Whitney Huston in the Body Guard, I will always love you, Liam John Neeson. But seriously, do they make band-aids large enough for the sting left by our timed Liam Neeson round, when the high score ended up being 3. Yikes. Out of 11 teams, your grand COMBINED total for that round was 16. But, I mean, it’s not the amount of points that you get; it’s where you use your joker that counts. For all of you, win lose or draw, you all jokered round eight.
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Just your average crazy cat mom, making iOS games, miniatures, and karaoke regular.  


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Thursday, June 04, 2015
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I Suffered Head Trauma from that Coaster
WhitneyWhitworth

Well, kittens, another week, another geek, another fabulous quiz. Though some of our regular teams were missing (probably to spend as much time as possible eating ice cream cones on the beach by a bon fire, soaking up all of this gorgeous weather, or, as I was informed, spending time at some sort of basketball game abroad. In San Francisco. The Warriors? The Wizards? The Wiggles? Whatever, I don’t know sportsballs team names,) the rest of us were like the New Kids on the Block, hangin’ tough. Quizzin’ hard. So hard. And speaking of hard, how about that quiz? I asked you some pretty challenging questions last night about some pretty challenging topics. Broadway musical
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Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Answers so Obvious, It Was Like I Was Giving Them to You
WhitneyWhitworth

Have I ever told you how lucky I am to have you lil’ babies as my quizzers? I’d put you in gold-plated diapers if I could afford them. Truth be told, gold-plated diapers would probably be cheaper than a package of regular diapers these days. I tell ya, and maybe some of the parents at the quiz can answer this for me (or that baby, I bet she would know,) I don’t know how people afford children.  Lucky for you, this quiz is free. Hallelujah! Speaking of God, after my almost on point pronunciation of Purim last night, I am now almost considered (honorary) 1/16th Jewish. Also speaking of the Old Gods and the New, does anyone  else get that “Praise You”
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Just your average crazy cat mom, making iOS games, miniatures, and karaoke regular.  


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Thursday, May 21, 2015
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'Smoreos Hit Shelves Today
WhitneyWhitworth

*****Important Information******* Before we begin, I just need to make an important announcement: Smoreos are out today. That's right, smore flavored Oreos. I am having a release party at my house tonight. http://kotaku.com/snacktaku-tries-smores-oreos-aka-smoreos-1706139259 Oh my beautiful quizzers, can you believe it is almost June already and Memorial Day weekend is happening right now? I swear, just a few short months ago we huddled close to each other, not for the free beer bonus question, but to keep our body temperatures up from the chilly winter nights. We’ve had some really great times here, and I hope
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Thursday, May 14, 2015
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May the Force Be with You
WhitneyWhitworth

It’s like you put a call out into the void and sometimes it gets answered. Quite a few of our regular teams, just like Slim Shady/Eminem/Marshall Bruce Mathers III , were back, back again, which made my heart full of the kind of joy that I haven’t experienced since that time when I held five kittens in my arms at once. For me, basically you guys are friends that I get paid to hang out with for an hour once a week, so, I mean, what’s not to like?     For the most part, our entire quiz was relatively enjoyable last night. There weren’t any rounds that stood out as
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Thursday, May 07, 2015
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Who is Matt?
WhitneyWhitworth

What is the best way to host a quiz when your voice is quickly fading due to a cold? Why, get a Quiz Master in training, of course! Last night, we were lucky to have future Quiz Master Matt join us to host a few rounds. Even though Matt is relatively new to all of this, he guided you through questions about Tchaikovsky and your 50/50 round like a P-R-O. Werk, Matt! Meanwhile, I did my best just to make sure that you could still hear me, as once again, my sore throat rendered me a pony for the evening. !!DAD JOKE ALERT!!! BEEEEP BEEEEEP!!! DAD JOKE ALERT!!!! Because I was… a little horse. Womp, womp, womp, womp. One of our other quizzers informed
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Friday, May 01, 2015
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Who Scores More than Your Mom?
Whitney

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. Mom jokes aside, guess who scored a ton last night? You guys! I have been a Quiz Master for over a year now and by far these were the highest scores that I have ever seen. Out of a possible 96 points, our highest score of the evening, held by none other than Welcome to the Gang Bang with 87 points. They doubled a 15 point round, scored 8’s and one 7 on their single point rounds and missed just a few on our final round. That itself was fantastic, but what made the night even better was that all of our other teams also scored like America’s basketball team in the Olympics against every other nation. To put it bluntly, aside from team Modie,
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Friday, April 24, 2015
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Apparently Kid Says, "We Looooove Fight Club, Apparently"
Whitney

Oh how quickly the waters can turn from warm to cold. Within the course of ten minutes, the crowd went from, “we love you Whitney!” to my security detail hurrying me out of the building while stones were cast in my direction- all because it was implied that Fight Club was an over-rated movie. Personally, I love fight club. I used to have the poster up on my wall in High School, I have seen a special screening of it presented by Edward Norton and have read the book twice. But just like on the internet, IRL, once something is said, you can’t un-say it. I feel like I am the Ron Burgundy of the quiz world- just reading the teleprompter without thinking. This is also
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Friday, April 17, 2015
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Happy Birthday Cole! Have Some Pickles!
Whitney

I can honestly say that last night at Madrona Alehouse was super eventful. Holy crap. I mean, during the first round alone we had a trunk fire break out in a car in a parking lot near us, filling the streets with a thick white smoke that seeped its vapors into our little eatery and distracted us for at least five minutes. We also had a decent sized quiz last night, which always makes things more interesting. However, car smoke and patrons aside, probably the best part about last night was the free pickles that were given away in lieu of beer tokens. In fact, the organic, locally sourced pickles were so popular, that they were chosen first instead of the typical second place $10 gift certificate
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Saturday, April 11, 2015
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We Hugged Our Quiz Forward!
Whitney

Last night at Madrona Alehouse, we hosted a really great Quiz for a Cause, supporting the Hug it Forward project, building bottle schools in Guatemala. We were joined by Emily and Jackie, who explained that they are on the last leg of their fundraising journey to bring education in a forward-thinking environmentally friendly way by using “eco-bricks” to build schools for many who may not otherwise get this experience of knowledge and learning that every child deserves. You can find more about their cause and ways that you could get involved at http://hugitforward.org/. It’s pretty fascinating and worth a Google. We were lucky
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