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Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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Whoah
Jose

I saw John Wick 2. I was not disappointed. I'd say the sequel is about 80% as good a the original. It suffers from some of the pitfalls many sequels fall into such as introducing too many new characters too quickly, but it overall lived up to my personal expectations. The reasons for getting John Wick involved again were solid and I don't feel it was a complete rehash of the first film. The action scenes were tight and varied. One thing I really like about the John Wick movies is that he always looks tired. In most action movies the star usually looks relatively upbeat and chipper, while repeatedly saying things like "I'm too old for this crap." John Wick never complains about his age, he
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Pasquini's Pizzeria
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Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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I Love Pizza
Jose

I'm real glad to be back at Pasquini's. I mean, the people are great and all, and you quizzers are awesome, but I also really really love pizza. If you'e met me you've likely noticed I'm not exactly a small gentleman so my love for pizza should come as no surprise to many of you. This really isn't an ad for Pasquini's, it's just a love letter to some awesome Denver Pizza. Obviously if you're reading this there's a gooooood chance you've been to Pasquini's, if you haven't already, as a man who loves him some pizza, consider joining us on an upcoming Monday! Onto quiz! Thank you to the teams this evening and of course to Pasquini's. In 2nd place tonight we have What Does Beyonce
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Pasquini's Pizzeria
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Monday, Dec 05, 2016
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Monthly Rant About Michael Bay
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Welp. There's a new Transformers movie apparently coming out. Almost made it through the entire trailer without the dubstep wub-wubs. Almost. We also almost made it through without spoilers, but why wouldn't spoilers be included in a major Hollywood release of this caliber? About 1/3 of the way through I remember thinking to myself "why is any of this happening?" I had forgotten the last movie. Just completely forgotten any major plot points which this one was picking up on. That's just how moving and awesome the Transformers movies have been. But really, Michael Bay is a hack who relies on quickcuts and explosions to get through his movies. As a footnote on this hate train, there's a new
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Pasquini's Pizzeria
1310 S Broadway
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Monday, Nov 28, 2016
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Soon...
Jose

Only a few more weeks until the latest Star Wars installment! Though Rogue One looks to be a little light on Jedi, it still looks great. The casting is great and it will be nice to have a more "normal" viewpoint for a Star Wars story. Part of the problem with bigger than life characters like Superman is they can sometimes be hard to relate to. I think this was part of the problem with Anakin Skywalker in the prequels. We all know he's going to become Darth Vader, so we know he's this bigger than life character. Getting to see so much of the comparatively mundane part of him kind of made him less exciting. If you eat ice cream every day after a while you're going to get sick of it. With Rogue
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Pasquini's Pizzeria
1310 S Broadway
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Monday, Nov 21, 2016
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The Blackest of Fridays
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Black Friday is upon us. When I was young, think 6 years old, my mother and grandmother would wake myself and my cousins up when it was still dark. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 am we would get up to go to Target and Wal-Mart and so forth. It was both terrible and awesome. Later just out of high school I worked at Target and ran through several holiday seasons in the Toys and Electronics departments. It was both enjoyable and terrible as well. The days went by quick because you were so busy and it was amusing to see the often still drunk from Thanksgiving shoppers fight over cheap board games and TVs. The bad part was waking up at again, 5 am or something ridiculous. It's awesome to get
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Pasquini's Pizzeria
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Monday, Nov 14, 2016
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Virtual Reality is Pretty Nifty
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I've mentioned many times that I'm a fan of all things games. From board games to quiz to video games, I enjoy them. I finally accepted my fate and upgraded my phone, with that some options opened up to for some "toys." Specifically I ended up buying a Samsung Gear VR. It's completely a gimmick. I admit that immediately, but this gimmick is a pretty good deal for $60. I've watched Netflix and Hulu in fake living rooms, stared at some spiders, and played some cute little games in 3d. I've shown a few people this as well and everyone's initial response to me suggesting they try it has been doubtful. After they try it though, they don't doubt quite as much. If you have a modern phone that is
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Monday, Nov 07, 2016
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Pick Up That Can
Jose

Election day is upon us. I'm not going to get super political, so don't worry. I'm sure you can make some general guesses as to my general political outlook, but this blog isn't going to be about that. No, instead I'm going to talk about one of the greatest first person shooters to ever be released. I am of course talking about Half Life 2. Half Life 2 was released on November 16, 2004. Almost exactly 12 years ago. The title had very large shoes to feel as a sequel to one of, if not the, greatest first person shooter titles of all time, Half Life. Call of Duty is cute and all, but Half Life helped define the genre whereas CoD is just watering it down. Half Life's sequel brought to the table
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Pasquini's Pizzeria
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Monday, Oct 31, 2016
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Happy Halloween
Jose

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. This year however I feel I kind of phoned it in. I normally like decorating and planning a costume, sadly this year I used a fallback and dressed as a zombie for the party I went to. This will be my 3rd or 4th zombie in the last 12 or so years. I am a man of a rounder build and I usually try to find a costume to use this to my advantage, but this year I just couldn't come up with a good idea. As I hosted quiz this evening I did not hand out any candy to the children. Truth be told, I don't like children, but I do like Halloween, so I do still like that aspect of the holiday. I'm a pretty general horror fan so the darker themed holiday is one of my
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Pasquini's Pizzeria
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Monday, Oct 24, 2016
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Logan
Jose

The trailer for Logan, the final Hugh Jackman Wolverine film has been released. When Hugh Jackman first portrayed Wolverine, which was 16 years ago by the way, I was a teenager and I was thrilled to see X-Men on the big screen. I knew Wolverine was supposed to be a very short guy, so Hugh's height was a bit off for me, but I admit fully now that he, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen have been the best parts of the entire X-Men series. I've groaned with the fans whenever Wolverine gets added to other X-Men movies when maybe he shouldn't necessarily be there, but overall I appreciate the consistency he's brought to the table. He plays the part well and I feel he's as much Wolverine as Robert
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Pasquini's Pizzeria
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Monday, Oct 17, 2016
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Trick or Treat
Jose

Halloween is a few short weeks away! One of my favorite holidays for about as long as I can remember. This year I sadly have yet to decide on a costume! I think it's because one of my costumes from the last few years was nearly perfect. If you've seen me in real life you obviously you know what I look like. For years (like... a decade) I rocked a bit of a fauxhawk and have had several facial hair stylings. A few years back a game called Borderlands 2 came out. It's a great game, the series overall is great, I highly recommend it. There's a character in the game named Salvador, he's one of the playable characters. He and I overall share a general likeness. I remember when the game was first
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Pasquini's Pizzeria
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Monday, Oct 10, 2016
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Groovy
Jose

One of my very favorite franchises is Evil Dead. I first watched Evil Dead in high school and I've been a fan of Ash Williams since. The character is a nearly incompetent man child, but somehow the universe has decided the one thing he'll be good at is killing Deadites. The machismo is comically thick for a man who even though he's generally the source of his problems, somehow usually gets the girl... at least until she gets killed in a terrible and gruesome way. Of the original 3 movies my favorite is definitely Evil Dead 2. It's the right balance of horror and comedy. The original Evil Dead is a little bit too rigid and somehow takes itself a little too seriously. On the other end of the
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Monday, Oct 03, 2016
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Eight Great Seasons
Jose

Scrubs just celebrated a birthday. The first episode aired 15 years ago on October 2nd. Overall this was one of the finest shows on television. When It was first on I was too young to really care about it, but a few years later and I found the appeal. The cast was overall great. I can't think of a single character that I found I got sick of (looking at you, Chang) throughout its 15 seasons. If I had to choose one I suppose I'd pick Courteney Cox's Taylor Maddox, but if anything that's because the character was written and acted well as I'm supposed to dislike her. With such a large supporting cast everyone can find at least a few characters to relate to, even though the majority of them are
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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1310 S Broadway
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Monday, Sep 26, 2016
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Traffic is Out of Control
Jose

This isn't just another "Native" rant against transplants. I've lived in Denver or one of its suburbs my entire life. When I was younger I thought Colorado was a crap state, but as I got a bit older I realized how very wrong about that I was. For the most part the rest of the country has generally looked at Denver as a cow town. Now that we're all cool with our legal weed and improving economy it seems out of state folks can't move here fast enough. People who ten years ago would have made fun of the city and said that there was nothing here are climbing over each other to get here. I don't really mind that these people are moving here, not for the normal reasons that most locals have complained
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Pasquini's Pizzeria
1310 S Broadway
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Monday, Sep 19, 2016
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$75?!?!?!
Jose

I'm a geek. That's quite obvious. Of my geek hobbies two prominent, perhaps the most prominent, are board games and video games. These two worlds can be very nerdy when they want to be, but it's amusing to see the differences as I'm part of both camps. This comes up because recently Riot Games (maker of the most popular video game in the world, League of Legends) announced that it's going to release a board game called Mechs vs. Minions based in the League of Legends universe. This is amusing and exciting. They will finally live up to the "s" in Riot Games with this being their second game ever released in any format. They're a fairly big company as far as resources go and they understand
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Pasquini's Pizzeria
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Monday, Sep 12, 2016
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Will Not Play 4k
Jose

The newest version of the PS4, the PS4 Pro was announced last week. It's kind of a silly name. Even more silly than that though is the lack of 4k Blu-ray playing. I've been a Sony guy since the PS2, before that Nintendo owned my young spending cash. I've never once wavered since the PS2 though. I got a PS2 for Christmas along with the original Ratchet and Clank and I never looked back. I currently own around 5 or 6 PS3s. I only have one PS4 and had been more or less mentally preparing myself to drop a few hundred bucks this holiday season for the new PS4. I had been assuming that as the games would be output in 4k, and the hardware was being upgraded to do that as well as better support VR,
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.


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Pasquini's Pizzeria
1310 S Broadway
Denver, CO
80210
Monday, Sep 05, 2016
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Getting Old, Can't Hang
Jose

This past weekend was Riot Fest. I've gone each year since it's been in Denver and every year I feel increasingly older. I only went Friday this year because I knew that if I tried to make it through all 3 days I would die come Sunday night. In addition to that, this year I waited for one day passes instead of purchasing a cheaper 3 day pass at ticket announcement. I should have probably just purchased the 3 day pass ASAP as it's always the cheapest deal, but I had cold feet at first and wasn't sure I'd want to go. In the end Friday was the only truly exciting day for me lineup wise. Saturday and Sunday each had a few acts like Converge and Gogol Bordello, but 1 to 3 bands each day was not
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Lover of IPAs, video games, comic books, and bass guitar. I spent most of my youth one day dreaming of leaving Colorado. As I've aged I've spent an equal amount of time wondering how people live anywhere other than Colorado.