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Stooged
Chris

How do you even talk about Iggy Pop and manage to ground your shit in any sense of reality? Iggy Pop was the lead singer of The Stooges who were one of the most ramshackle groups in the history of rock and roll, and he’s pretty much the maidenhead on the SS Detroit Insanity. They recorded three albums before cracking up, The Stooges did, and they’re flat-out untouchable. I dunno. I mean, this dude was a band that was punk rock before there was anything that even resembled punk rock, and they were out there just tearing it up and being torn up themselves along the way. Iggy took and in return inflicted so much abuse and somehow managed to come out
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Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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RED VAG OF COURAGE In The No. 1 Hole!
Chris

So, do I take it for granted that podcasts are this huge new thing? It’s crazy that my parents don’t listen to podcasts. Like, I have these crazy lefty political conversations with my dad where we’re both on the same side of everything, but his side comes from newspapers and mine comes from podcasts and magazines and it’s so wonderful, but explaining to him what a podcast is for some reason feels like I’m pulling teeth. This American Life found its voice while it was on terrestrial radio, but for the longest time was the most downloaded podcast every week, if only
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Monday, Mar 06, 2017
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DILDO SCHWAGGINS COMING FROM BEHIND
Chris

It’s been a long damn time since I played with Legos, but I’m back in the fold as of a week ago. Like most kids worth a damn, I have fond memories of reaching into massive tubs of multi-colored bricks to make lots of crazy shit that was of dubious structural integrity, but it’s been close to two decades since I messed with them whatsoever. In that time I thought that the company had maybe gone a bit off the deep end with their branded sets which looked cool but cost half of a rent payment.   On an impulse, I snatched up a couple of the three-in-one sets while I was accompanying a friend
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Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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“MY HEART IS GOLD..."
Chris

Ugh, normally one of my favorite parts of the Geeks Who Drink gig is being able to be on the mic all night, chattering away and shootin the breeze, but last night was rough. I assume it’s allergies, although it may be that I’m getting sick, but I was stuffed up out the wazoo yesterday and blew my nose about a hundred times across my weekly two hour quiz-time fandango. All snot-nosed and sounding like a cartoon fat-person with my sinuses jacked way up. Boo to that, I say! I came home and did the neti-pot thing, and that helped a little bit, but then it’s just laying on your back all night with the insides of your nostrils getting gross and crusty
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Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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"Hi-Tech Hearts"
Chris

As far as holidays go, you can easily argue that Valentine’s Day is fairly frivolous. Cynics point out that it’s just another excuse for big greeting card companies and flower sellers to push their goods on the otherwise unsuspecting and altogether complicit masses, and they’re not wrong. But, they miss the larger point, perhaps. Setting aside days for reflection is far from a bad thing to do, and St. Valentine’s Day is just one such day where we can focus ourselves inward at how we process romance. Also, candy. Lots of candy. Last night at the quiz we were given a few
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Monday, Feb 06, 2017
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∞INFINITY∞BOOBS∞
Chris

Ugh, how do we all feel about working out? Is it just for jocks, or is it part of the normal thing that you do as an adult? Is there a middle ground? I grew up being pretty derisive of anyone who was overly “able” in their physicality, which is to say anyone who, for example, knew how much they could bench press. That mentality dribbled down over years and years and has been applied in a general way to be applied to any and all exercise, which I think I need to get over. I can no longer look at random joggers and think that they may be running but they’re still running towards a grave like everyone else.
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Monday, Jan 30, 2017
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Hashtag Team Skeet, FTW
Chris

In the wake of rump’s election, I have given reasonable amounts of money to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center, as well as upgrading my subscriber status at the Washington Post and Slate. I’m not saying that as a means of patting myself on the back. Hell, I wish I could do more. Next paycheck I, a chubby white dude, will probably buy his damn self a membership in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. But, you know what? I have no idea if I will ever straight up subscribe to a porn network, and that’s some bullshit.
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Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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The Trump presidency may be the best thing to ever happen to pub quiz names
Christian

I knew as soon as it popped up on my Twitter feed. My week was going to be mostly "alternative facts" references. Great Dane, you didn't disappoint. You never do.   Five of our 14 teams tonight were political references, three of whom went right to Sean Spicer's defining moment.    Holy shit. The guy already has a defining moment. He's literally been on the job four days. Jesus.   Anyway, those teams all finished in a three-way tie for first with an impressive 112 points apiece.But the liberal media won't tell you that. Sad! Instead, they'll probably try to convince you that Alternate Facts
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I use antlers in all of my decorating.


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Monday, Jan 16, 2017
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RUNAWAY BUCKEYES, FTW!
Chris

Ugh. It has been pissing rain in Madison for the past week or so. Not non stop, but way more than anyone has any reason to expect for this time of year. I mean, no one thinks “Yeah, the middle of January in central Wisconsin, it’s gonna be a sheet of ice” so I was surprised when we had something close to a full house down in the Great Dane basement for the quiz tonight. Blindsided is a bit much, but not far from the truth. I was prepared for eight teams, thinking I had over prepared, so when we had nine show up it was officially a good night. Who’s gonna get upset about that? Not this guy.  
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Monday, Jan 02, 2017
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I CAN'T EVEN
Chris

Resolutions are a tricky thing. I rarely make them with any actual seriousness, but it's still hard to not use this time of year as a moment to assess the year that came, and the year that is presently upon us. All the things I would want for myself are sort of nebulous in their grandiosity. Who wouldn't like to be happier, healthier, more financially stable, or all around wiser? In general those are the goals, right? I dunno about you but I already spend much of the year fretting about those bits and pieces of my existential being and have seen only minimal shifts towards the positive so one extra day of bonus focus is unlikely to help too much but you do you, by all means.
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Monday, Dec 26, 2016
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The Role of Christmas in a Dysfunctional Family
Nathan

Did you survive time with your family? I’ll say barely. Every time my family gets together, especially for a holiday; it’s a wonderful time consisting of roasting each other and overblown emotional reactions. O cant imagine what these times would be like if we added alcohol. We are an atypical Wisconsin family in that regard. Personally, I think that alcohol would help for a short while, until the spite arrives in our comments.   This year’s assorted comments included: my mothers desire to not wear bras while at home; who is at fault for burning the pizza, how taking the garbage out before it is full is wasteful of the garbage bag; hoarding (of seasonal
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Monday, Dec 19, 2016
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WELL, SHIT
Chris

Album of the year, Who you got? I’m still plowin thru the list is the problem. I mean, you’ve got the albums that you’ve listened to, which are good and all, but then Pitchfork and tiniymixtapes drop their top 50 or whatever and you spot two dozen things you never got around to that seem to rank higher than half the shit you were all about. I dunno. The one thing that I was all about early on that slipped off everyone’s radar was Moodymann’s entry in the DJ-Kicks canon. So far as shit I think should have ranked a lot higher, A Giant Dog’s third album Pile
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Monday, Dec 12, 2016
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TIPPACANOE AND TINY TIM TOO
Chris

I was a relatively early champion of DIE HARD being referred to as not simply the greatest action movie ever made, but also as the greatest Christmas movie ever made. Far and away, I’d put it at the toppermost of those lists, but of the two, I think it’s much more fitting as a Christmas film. At its core, it’s about family coming together despite differences as much as it’s about taking down international terrorist Hans Gruber. Some other unexpected holiday films I would recommend for those of us who insist on incorporating Nakatomi Plaza into our holiday cheer include Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and The Ice Harvest.    
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Monday, Dec 05, 2016
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Please, Be Seated...
Chris

The quiz last night was a blast. Excellent turnout, with some new faces scattered into the mix. We had fun, and learned a few things along the way. Here though, I'd like to take a few minutes and highlight one of my favorite things in the world, action figures that are designed to be inactive. Here are 10 of them, and then also three more of them scattered around the list because why not, right?11. METRON   A top 10 list that starts with number
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Monday, Nov 28, 2016
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HOW TO SUCCEED IN JIZZNESS WITHOUT EVEN TRYING
Chris

Here is where the recap goes. Usually I avoid writing actual “recaps” of the quiz since I think that the very concept of them is sort of dull. Instead, I opt to go off on strange tangents looking for parallels between The Blues Brothers and the narrative of the 2016 election. Today though, let’s take a bit of an actual dive into the events of last night and run them all down since I'm at a loss for any fun way to shout into the aether this morning.I started by setting up at 7:30. I ordered a pilsner and a texarkana burger, substituting a turkey patty for the beef slab (for my health!) and a side of mashed potatoes. Folks filed
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Monday, Nov 21, 2016
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I Hate Illinois Nazis.
Chris

One film that I keep mentally coming back to as the first light dawns on the Donald Trump presidency, perhaps surprisingly, is Blues Brothers. The vilification of Nazis in that film was such an interesting take, especially when you look at the current state of things that includes a number of events where Trump has been sieg heiled en masse. The film is predicated on the brothers Jake and Elwood Blues simultaneously uniting those they care about (“getting the band back together!”) while at the same time polarizing those who are clearly in the wrong (country shit kickers, police officers, and most notably a klavern of Illinois Nazis). Of the latter
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