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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
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Goodnight, Sweet Pints
DungeonMasterOfQuizmasters

As many of you know by now, the Ravenna neighborhood cornerstone Pies & Pints was sold on Tuesday last week. Even five years is a great run for a restaurant, and Pies is going out on top, still thriving after 13 years. I’ve had the privilege of being there once a week for the last four years, running back and forth in one of the weirdest floorplans I’ve ever seen, chucking questions into a microphone and trying to make people laugh. We’ve had quiet nights and we’ve filled every seat in the house. I’ve built a lot of memories with you. We got to know each other a little better one night a week. You kept me sane and stable
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Sean McNeil (Shamu) was the fourth killer whale ever captured and was the third orca ever displayed in a public exhibit. He was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and was the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid - late 1960s. After his death in 1971, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" orca shows for different killer whales in different SeaWorld parks. Little is known about Sean McNeil’s reincarnation as an audio visual tech nerd and publisher, but it has been proven that he was, in fact, a killer whale.


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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
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Twin Peaks Theme Quiz!
Handsome Mike

Diane,   I made my way to a little bar in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle called Pies and Pints. You know how much I like damn fine pie, Diane, and this location had exceptional offerings. You wouldn’t believe the peculiar sorts of people who turned out for a trivia event called a Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. It was all questions about a little town called Twin Peaks...   So guys, not only did we have an amazing night last night, but our 20 teams made us the biggest Geeks Who Drink Twin Peaks theme quiz in the nation. Thanks for coming
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Quizmaster. Scorekeeper. Writer. Aesthete. Marksman. Skilled lover. 


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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017
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Pies and Pints is closing
DungeonMasterOfQuizmasters

It’s true.  Pies and Pints is closing.  In a bit of a nonstandard move, I’d like to share a message with you from Kenny, the manager here at Pies.   ---   For 13 years, Pies & Pints has been a second home to its staff. We’ve seen communities of musicians, artists and friends grow and then grow apart. And in their place, we’ve seen new communities come together. We’ve experienced great loss, and bonded through far too many tragedies. We’ve taken care of each other, and hopefully at some point,
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Sean McNeil (Shamu) was the fourth killer whale ever captured and was the third orca ever displayed in a public exhibit. He was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and was the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid - late 1960s. After his death in 1971, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" orca shows for different killer whales in different SeaWorld parks. Little is known about Sean McNeil’s reincarnation as an audio visual tech nerd and publisher, but it has been proven that he was, in fact, a killer whale.


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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Guy Clark
DungeonMasterOfQuizmasters

This last week, I’ve been reading the biography of Guy Clark, Without Getting Killed Or Caught.  The title is taken from perhaps his most famous song, L.A. Freeway.   It would be hard to sum up how much Guy Clark’s music meant to me.  I first heard Jack of All Trades on a weekend in my adoptive parents’ apartment, and
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Sean McNeil (Shamu) was the fourth killer whale ever captured and was the third orca ever displayed in a public exhibit. He was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and was the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid - late 1960s. After his death in 1971, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" orca shows for different killer whales in different SeaWorld parks. Little is known about Sean McNeil’s reincarnation as an audio visual tech nerd and publisher, but it has been proven that he was, in fact, a killer whale.


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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I Need More Pod Puns If I'm Going To Develop A Podcast
DungeonMasterOfQuizmasters

I am not actually going to develop a podcast.  Everyone already has one.   Y’all got me drunk last night.  My fault for missing the bus and letting someone buy me another round or three, I guess.   I’ve been thinking a lot lately about podcasts, and how, for many people, they’ve replaced radio programming.  The ability to load literally thousands of hours of audio onto a device you were going to be carrying around anyway is kind of daunting, but it means you don’t have to compromise about what you want to listen to.  Why channel surf looking
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Sean McNeil (Shamu) was the fourth killer whale ever captured and was the third orca ever displayed in a public exhibit. He was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and was the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid - late 1960s. After his death in 1971, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" orca shows for different killer whales in different SeaWorld parks. Little is known about Sean McNeil’s reincarnation as an audio visual tech nerd and publisher, but it has been proven that he was, in fact, a killer whale.


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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Geek Bowl Memories
DungeonMasterOfQuizmasters

Another Geek Bowl come and gone.  It’s a huge show these days.  I know we look like a bunch of amateurs, but that’s just for show.  Behind all of the dick jokes, we’re actually very, very professional.  Or, at least a little professional.  Slightly professional.   Okay, we’re not that professional.  But a ton of work goes into Geek Bowl!  We were making cardboard props for weeks, our video editors are legitimately complete wizards, and our production team was going over our queues again and again and again, trying to make the world’s biggest
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Sean McNeil (Shamu) was the fourth killer whale ever captured and was the third orca ever displayed in a public exhibit. He was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and was the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid - late 1960s. After his death in 1971, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" orca shows for different killer whales in different SeaWorld parks. Little is known about Sean McNeil’s reincarnation as an audio visual tech nerd and publisher, but it has been proven that he was, in fact, a killer whale.


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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
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Three Sleeps 'Til Geek Bowl
DungeonMasterOfQuizmasters

With the completion of Witcher 3: The Witchening (real title), I needed a new game to play when I’m sitting on my couch.  Couch games need to be fun with a controller, and can’t have a bunch of itty bitty text.  They also need to be entertaining for my partner to watch in passing.  That means my current main squeeze, brilliant isometric RPG Pillars of Eternity, is a poor fit.   Please don’t confuse it with Pillar of Eternity, which is the name of my sex tape.   Because my partner apparently likes to see me screaming
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Sean McNeil (Shamu) was the fourth killer whale ever captured and was the third orca ever displayed in a public exhibit. He was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and was the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid - late 1960s. After his death in 1971, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" orca shows for different killer whales in different SeaWorld parks. Little is known about Sean McNeil’s reincarnation as an audio visual tech nerd and publisher, but it has been proven that he was, in fact, a killer whale.


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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
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Sean Knows Movies
DungeonMasterOfQuizmasters

Because I love you, I flew back from Philadelphia a day early to host quiz.  Clearly I love you more than you love me, because y’all abandoned me last week for Valentine’s Day dates, while I abandoned the City of Brotherly Love on your behalf.   I have rarely encountered a city less filled with brotherly love than Philadelphia.   The flight back had a significant upside, though!  I took the opportunity to finally sit down with The Martian, a movie about Matt Damon being stuck on Mars.  I was leery about watching The
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Sean McNeil (Shamu) was the fourth killer whale ever captured and was the third orca ever displayed in a public exhibit. He was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and was the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid - late 1960s. After his death in 1971, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" orca shows for different killer whales in different SeaWorld parks. Little is known about Sean McNeil’s reincarnation as an audio visual tech nerd and publisher, but it has been proven that he was, in fact, a killer whale.


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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
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"Colon Heroes" Isn't A Terrible Band Name
DungeonMasterOfQuizmasters

My latest addiction is the brand new app from Nintendo, Fire Emblem: Heroes.  Don’t know why every mobile game has to have a colon in it, but there it is.   Fire Emblem: Heroes (hereafter referred to as Colon Heroes) is Nintendo’s first move in the mobile world, not including Pokemon Go, which was published by the ostensibly separate Pokemon Company.  Colon Heroes is also a drastically different game, a squad-based tactics thing (3-5 characters on a side, typically) based around the classic Fire Emblem mechanics of sword beats axe beats spear beats sword.  
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Sean McNeil (Shamu) was the fourth killer whale ever captured and was the third orca ever displayed in a public exhibit. He was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and was the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid - late 1960s. After his death in 1971, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" orca shows for different killer whales in different SeaWorld parks. Little is known about Sean McNeil’s reincarnation as an audio visual tech nerd and publisher, but it has been proven that he was, in fact, a killer whale.


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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017
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Turns Out Past Sean Is Pretty Smart
DungeonMasterOfQuizmasters

Kickstarter fatigue.  It’s a real thing.  Present Sean has no idea what the hell past Sean has backed.   In at least one case, past Sean was pretty smart.  I finally installed and started up Pillars of Eternity this week!  All the news about the Pillars of Eternity 2 Kickstarter funding in less than a day made me think “Oh yeah, that game I sorta bought a million years ago.”   I can see why people are pumped about the dang thing.  It captures all the magic that I remember from the Baldur’s Gate
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Sean McNeil (Shamu) was the fourth killer whale ever captured and was the third orca ever displayed in a public exhibit. He was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and was the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid - late 1960s. After his death in 1971, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" orca shows for different killer whales in different SeaWorld parks. Little is known about Sean McNeil’s reincarnation as an audio visual tech nerd and publisher, but it has been proven that he was, in fact, a killer whale.


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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
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Steven Bomb Incoming
DungeonMasterOfQuizmasters

New Steven Universe episodes come out this week!  About time, especially since Cartoon Network botched the release with some leaked/maybe not leaked but shoddily advertised streamed episodes from this batch.  But I’ve stayed strong!  I am watching them as they air!  In fact, I’ll be having some friends over for a Saturday morning Steven universe marathon.  We’re gonna make waffles.   If you haven’t heard of Steven Universe, you’re in luck, because you’ll be able to watch 120 episodes without taking a break.  Episodes are 15 minutes (or
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Sean McNeil (Shamu) was the fourth killer whale ever captured and was the third orca ever displayed in a public exhibit. He was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and was the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid - late 1960s. After his death in 1971, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" orca shows for different killer whales in different SeaWorld parks. Little is known about Sean McNeil’s reincarnation as an audio visual tech nerd and publisher, but it has been proven that he was, in fact, a killer whale.


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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Which Witcher Is Witchiest?
DungeonMasterOfQuizmasters

Keep the Trump team names coming, kids.  We’ve only knocked down 1 of 208 weeks, and I’m going to need y’all to keep me moving forward the next few years.   While I’m trying to be an activist at the moment, sometimes I need to step back from what’s happening in order to make sure I don’t burn out.  When I need to do that, I’m currently burying my face in the consistently excellent Witcher 3.  Now, I beat Witcher 3 around this time last year, but I picked up the two big DLC releases at this year’s Steam sale, and it was an excellent purchase.  
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Sean McNeil (Shamu) was the fourth killer whale ever captured and was the third orca ever displayed in a public exhibit. He was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and was the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid - late 1960s. After his death in 1971, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" orca shows for different killer whales in different SeaWorld parks. Little is known about Sean McNeil’s reincarnation as an audio visual tech nerd and publisher, but it has been proven that he was, in fact, a killer whale.


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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Quiz Fallout
DungeonMasterOfQuizmasters

Quiz is the best, the end.   Okay, maybe I should throw in a bit more than that.  But I really appreciate y’all coming by in spite of the pouring rain.  Makes my week to see you guys, every time.   I guess you probably know that.   So, I mentioned during game that my voice was kind of messed up because I played too much Dungeons and Dragons this weekend, which is kind of the best reason to have a messed up voice.  I was running my Fallout-based game again, which
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Sean McNeil (Shamu) was the fourth killer whale ever captured and was the third orca ever displayed in a public exhibit. He was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and was the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid - late 1960s. After his death in 1971, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" orca shows for different killer whales in different SeaWorld parks. Little is known about Sean McNeil’s reincarnation as an audio visual tech nerd and publisher, but it has been proven that he was, in fact, a killer whale.


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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
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A Far Cry From A Fun Cry Is A Terrible Title
DungeonMasterOfQuizmasters

Thirty-five teams!  That is a lot of teams!  You guys wore me out, and I’m pretty sure Yev’s grading hand will never be the same again.  In all seriousness though, thank you guys for showing up every week.  Thanks to everyone who bought Geek Bowl tickets, and everyone who asks after private events, and… well, thanks for letting me have this weird, crazy job.  It means a lot to me that you all help me put it together again each show.  It means a lot to me.   You like me!  You really like me!  
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Sean McNeil (Shamu) was the fourth killer whale ever captured and was the third orca ever displayed in a public exhibit. He was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and was the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid - late 1960s. After his death in 1971, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" orca shows for different killer whales in different SeaWorld parks. Little is known about Sean McNeil’s reincarnation as an audio visual tech nerd and publisher, but it has been proven that he was, in fact, a killer whale.


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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017
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SuperFireHotWatch
DungeonMasterOfQuizmasters

So, between last quiz and this quiz I played the entirety of Firewatch, a mystery/adventure/narrative game that came out in February of 2016.  The game made a lot of waves when it was first released, but my penchant for refusing to pay full price for anything means I usually don’t get my hands on games until at least six months after their release.  That’s led to me marathoning a ton of games I got in the recent Steam sale.  Merry Christmas to me, and also Gabe Newell, I guess.   Anyway, among the huge team, AAA titles, there were also a handful of indie titles with small
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Sean McNeil (Shamu) was the fourth killer whale ever captured and was the third orca ever displayed in a public exhibit. He was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and was the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid - late 1960s. After his death in 1971, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" orca shows for different killer whales in different SeaWorld parks. Little is known about Sean McNeil’s reincarnation as an audio visual tech nerd and publisher, but it has been proven that he was, in fact, a killer whale.


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Pies and Pints
1215 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA
98115
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016
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Rogue One Spoilers Ahead
DungeonMasterOfQuizmasters

Okay, the day before quiz I went and saw a new Star Wars movie.  It was called Rogue One.  Did you know there was a new Star Wars flick out?  Yeah, total shock to me too, they could have done a better job of marketing it.   Alright, but seriously, this is my review of Rogue One.  There are many like it, but this one is mine.   Here’s the spoiler-free bottom line: This movie made me more optimistic about Disney controlling the future of Star Wars than anything else they’ve done.  To tell a story with a completely
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Sean McNeil (Shamu) was the fourth killer whale ever captured and was the third orca ever displayed in a public exhibit. He was the first orca to survive more than 13 months in captivity and was the star of a very popular killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid - late 1960s. After his death in 1971, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld "Shamu" orca shows for different killer whales in different SeaWorld parks. Little is known about Sean McNeil’s reincarnation as an audio visual tech nerd and publisher, but it has been proven that he was, in fact, a killer whale.