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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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A Momentous Weekend
Paddycake

The third weekend in June is usually pretty crazy for me. My best friend's birthday is on June 26th, and he and I usually do something on that day, then that weekend is Pride weekend in Houston, during which we have a parade that I am usually a part of. This weekend was no exception, to that, but it was even crazier considering the events of Friday.   So let me share my weekend with you, because I don't really have much else to write about, and I want to share my joy with everyone.   So, I woke up Friday morning and started getting ready to head across town to my best friend's house. Normally we have a game night on Fridays anyway,
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Never Underestimate the Power Of the Lone Wolf
Paddycake

As was proven last night when the lone wolf showed up, and killed all the competition. It's not the first time this has happened. I've even been the lone wolf before at a quiz. Sometimes, you just have to show up, swing your junk around, and establish your dominance.   But other than that, it was quizness as usual last night at Molly Malone's. We had 8 rounds of quizzy goodness including songs where solos were the melody, bad movies reviews, possibly crazy politicians, international traffic reports, and our usual random knowledge.   After all was done, Rob walked away with the top spot, as the Lone Wolf normally does.   See
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Bill Wasn't So Bad
Paddycake

Thankfully, the water only got about halfway up our porch, so it was nowhere near as bad as Memorial Day. I'm sure most of you heard my harrowing tale of my drive home after my quiz on Memorial Day. It was insane. So, I was watching the weather like a hawk to see if I would need to pull the plug on last night. Thankfully, that wasn't necessary.   So, there were no issues... well, other than some of the answers I got last night... Catwoman was never nominated for best actress... she's not even a real person. Dorothy Dandridge was, however. But, we all had a good time, lots of drinks, and a pretty solid quiz. I was pleased.   In other news,
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Another Tuesday
Paddycake

I don't really have a lot going on, other than work, so not much to write about. So let's just talk about the quiz!   Round one was all about bleach, and you guys don't seem to know much about that subject since the highest scores I got was 4, but that's ok. I don't like using bleach either. The only thing I use bleach in is the laundry when I'm doing the towels, and I use the tablets.   Round 2 was songs that mentioned chevrolets. I'll be honest, I am a music guy, and on my quiz team, I'm the guy that carries round 2 for the team. I would have not done well on this round, but you guys did pretty great with high scores of 13!   Round
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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One Is Not So Lonely
Paddycake

So, last night was kinda dead. We only had one team, and although I couldn't really award prizes without competition, you guys stuck around and played for fun and glory. You even bought me a couple of drinks! So, what started out looking like a potentially cancelled quiz, turned out to be a pretty fun night.   Today, I'm kinda sick, so I'm lounging on my couch watched TV and writing this really quickly. Not a lot to say, and I don't really like spending a lot of time on my PC when I don't feel well, so we're just going to keep this short and sweet.   Round 1 -- The Man Inside Me (don't ask me which one they were referring too, there have been
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Thankfully, It Stayed Dry
Paddycake

So last night was very different than my quiz the night before. I didn't have to quit early due to power outages, I didn't have to wade through ankle-deep water to get to the car, and it didn't take me 4 hours to get home. It stayed blissfully dry, and we all had a good time.   As I expected after The Great Memorial Day Flood of 2015, attendance was light. But that's ok. It was a nice relaxing evening as your host, and I was glad for it. So let's discuss a little about the quiz.   Round 1 -- Recently In Stuff Soundtrack -- "Dirty Laundry" by Don Henley, "News 4 U" by Fitz and the Tantrums, and "Second Hand News" by Fleetwood Mac Highest
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Go Sportsball! Do the Thing! Win the Points!
Paddycake

It's not that I am not a sports person. I am actually a huge fan of the Astros, and I'm so excited to be seeing them next month when they play the Yankees. Basketball doesn't do anything for me. It's great that people love it. My roommate is actually a huge fan of the Spurs (don't judge him too harshly he's actually from San Antonio). But for whatever reason, I just can't seem to get into any other sport except Baseball.   But, amidst the game, we had a quiz going on too, and here's how it went.   Round 1: Double B's in honor of BB King. Everyone did pretty well, Black Bart being the answer everyone missed.   Round 2: I Command
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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There's Nothing Nietzsche Couldn't Teach Ya
Paddycake

Last night's visual round reminded me of Monty Python's song about drunken philosophers. I remember when I was in college, they had a couple of philosophy courses you could take, and many of my friends did since they were easy grades for humanities credits (fluff courses we called them), and they were taught by the professors that always seemed to frequent the local bar more often than their colleagues. So, maybe there's something to that... philosophy and drinking must go hand in hand.   The first course was just studying the works of various famous philosophers, and the second course was called applied philosophy, and was really just a free-thinking course about
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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This is What Some Wrong Answers Do To Me
Paddycake

I was laying in bed this morning trying to think of a something funny to write about, and I had a thought... Sometimes wrong answers can be inspiring... like last night when you said spiders aren't insects because they don't have ears. I was trying to think of a way to incorporate that into a story... like an insect that had ears or something. The only idea I could come up with was a play on Little Red Riding Hood about an and named Little Red Fire Ant-hood, who went to visit grandma but grandma had big ears... it made me giggle, but then I woke up fully and couldn't understand how it was funny, or even how to formulate a story based on that concept. So... alas... no funny story. But,
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Thursday, April 30, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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My Run-In With Bender Bending Rodriguez
Paddycake

As many of you may already know, I am a HUGE fan of Futurama, and being a super geek that I am, I rend to go to sci-fi and comic book conventions. I know… SUCH a shock, right? Well, I have met many actors from shows over the years at the many conventions I have gone to, but none of them have been as exciting and drunken as my run in with Bender. So first let’s set the scene. I was 22, and living in the New Orleans area. They have an annual sci-fi convention in New Orleans and I usually attended it. This year, I was attending with some college buddies, and we decided to make a weekend of it, instead of a day trip. So, we booked a room at the hotel by where the convention
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Thursday, April 23, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Three Teams, Two Drinks, One Quiz
Paddycake

My drinks were actually just coke, since I don’t tend to drink when I’m hosting quiz. I did twice… the first time I screwed up the scores (that may have been because I was new, as well, but I’m sure the alcohol had something to do with it), and the second time, I almost fell over my table trying to read an answer to a bonus question. Neither of these occurred at Molly’s but, they were funny nonetheless. I’m a happy drunk, though. I tend to laugh and make jokes (most of which aren’t really all that funny), hug people, and just generally make a nuisance of myself… but the kind of nuisance that you don’t mind being around because they’re
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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8-Bit Memories, and Tricky Dickies!
Paddycake

I have a lot of fond memories of my youth, and many of them revolve around my old NES. I played constantly, and although there were always a few games that stood out as my favorites (and got replayed quite a bit), I was an avid renter of games. Countless weekends were spent hopped up on caffeine and junk food, huddled in front of my TV with a controller in my hand… ahhh who am I kidding… I still do that. But, the gamer in me aside, I have always had a soft spot for the music in video games, and it has come a VERY long way. The first time a piece of music from an NES game really grabbed me was when I rented Solstice for the weekend. This deceptively complex, and challenging
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Thursday, April 09, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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Adios, Aloha, Sayonara, Bon Voyage, Don't Forget to Write, etc...
Paddycake

Don't worry, I'm not going anywhere, but I lost two of my regular quizzers last night, and that makes me sad. Joel and Valerie, thank you so much for being awesome quizzers. You guys were there from the very beginning, and we shared many a nerdy moment together. Good luck on your new adventures up north, and I will do my best to keep in touch. Due to some circumstances beyond my control (work, and prior obligations), I can't spend a lot of time writing this blog, and I need to get it posted ASAP, so I will just say this. 1) Trivial Pursuit is not alliterative. 2) No one ever ate animal genetalia on Golden Girls. 3) There is no Paisly
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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I Pity the Fool
Paddycake

I also suffer none of them, have sent several on errands, seen some of them with gold… Oh wow… I just thought of something. Ok, so stay with me here… Mr. T wears a lot of gold, right? And he pities the fool, right? Maybe… just maybe… what he really doesn’t like is pyrite. I mean, it would make sense… a man who loves wearing gold as much as he does, with the exception of when he took them off for Katrina, would probably have a very strong aversion to fool’s gold. The most famous fool, and the one that always comes to mind when I hear the word “fool” is the tarot card. The man walking forward about to step off a cliff with his
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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We Now Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Program... With Insomnia
Paddycake

Anyone who knows me knows that I suffer from occasional bouts of insomnia. Last night was one of those nights, so this will be short because I am not very well rested, and my brain is not firing on all cylinders... normally this is quite humorous... especially if you're around me when I'm tryin to perform normal functions like holding a conversation, or walking. But, since you're not here, we're just going to end it quickly. It would have been fun to host last week, but with all that was going on, it was probably a good idea that we didn't have quiz. I was prepared though. I had filled my quiz playlists with tons of Irish music, everything from Carbon Leaf to Dropkick Murphys. I was
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
77379
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
[Tuesday 8:00 pm]
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I Love The D! I Mean, D Places. Well, That Too.
Paddycake

It was a crazy night and the bar was full of people, quizzers and non-quizzers alike. We had some new faces, and some old familiar faces, and some food, and some drinks, and it was a total blast! So, We’re going to do a quick actual-factual statistical writeup to recap last night’s shenanigans.   Round 1: Everyone Loves the D! Well, except Hamlet, apparently. Soundtrack: “Drunk” by Ed Sheeran, “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac, and “Drive” by  R.E.M. Highest Score: Fuck You Rolex, I Get Emails #applewatch, and Stop Reading My Email Damn It with 8 points.   Round
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!