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Sunday, Mar 26, 2017
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It’s Your Cousin Marvin… Marvin Barris
St. Jimmy

We had ourselves a barnburner of a quiz with everyone feeling like they were out except no one was out of the running. We also learned a lot about people named Chuck. I was hoping that a question about the tv show Chuck would make its way into the bonus but it was not meant to be. I should also note that no one new that Respect was a cover. We told you at the beginning of the round but everyone still put Aretha Franklin. I guess in tribute to her greatness.   And now for a breakdown of the quiz   Where is Nelda first didn’t have Nelda but then she showed up and then she left. Had Nelda stayed they might have found the one point
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I am a librarian at SMU. I enjoy the works of famed author Richard Castle, playing ice hockey, and cheering on the bad guys in professional wrestling.


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Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
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Where the hell did JWarr go?
JWarr

I KNOW, RIGHT? TWO WHOLE WEEKS WITHOUT ME AND EVERYTHING WENT TO CRAP.  Eric is crying in the corner, sucking his thumb and asking for more blankets.  You ran off those two scorekeepers.  What the hell did you do to my staff while I was gone? Well, I guess I owe you an explanation.  Two weeks ago I had to run the financial part of the state debate tournament.  1,500 kids and a shitton of coaches and staff, and me running around with about 40K in cold hard cash.  I logged about 25k steps a day.  I never want to see the inside of Plano West ever again. Last week was a soccer outting- FC Dallas took Pachuca to task. What's a Pachuca? Exactly!
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Sunday, Mar 19, 2017
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Some Things I Learned
JWarr

Things I learned during the quiz: - Play-doh smells weird but apparently some people want to smell like it all the time. - Parenthesis in the song title totally matter. - Apparently mixer power supplies are totally popular.   Things I learned after quiz: - Do you know a guy's junk fell out while running at the NFL combine? - Did you know the combine is insanely early relative to when the season starts? - All dogs are awesome. - Somebody else owns that I Drink and I Know Things shirt. Things I learned listening to this lady at work while I type this: - Her boyfriend sucks at laundry. -
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4315 Bryan St
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Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
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Allergy season sucks
Eric Riggan

So allergy season moved into north Texas like a freight train this weekend. Normally, we even get a little bit of a heads-up - subtle temperature changes, that small but sweet spring rain shower, a brief pickup in the wind. Not so this year. Instead, we got a squall line, a super-intense-but-kind-of-short storm, and literally all of the pollen. I managed to sneeze my way through an entire box of tissues before quiz. So I'm chugging DayQuil and popping antihistamines like a broke druggie trying to make it out of work and into Bryan Street. Then, right as I'm wrapping up at my day job, it begins to happen. My voice starts to lower. It starts to get froggy. It starts to sound more and more
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Because who doesn't like an energetic spaz behind the mic? 1 year and counting @ Geeks Who Drink


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Bryan Street Tavern
4315 Bryan St
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Sunday, Mar 12, 2017
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What makes the Grinder, the Grinder, is that he never gets by on just being the Grinder, he proves it
St. Jimmy

Rob Lowe is truly the Grinder. He grinds no matter what. Sam Seaborn, Chris Traeger, Hank in the movie SexTape: these are roles that define a generation. How does Rob Lowe do it while looking actually the same for 30 years? To quote the Grinder himself “The Grinder never settles, It is not in his nature.”  And now for a breakdown of the quiz: Unga Bunga joined us a little to late to make a good show of it so they had to settle for last. So There’s That, # Sister Wives, and The Idiots had variying degrees of success and had to settle for being in the back of the pack. I Don't
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I am a librarian at SMU. I enjoy the works of famed author Richard Castle, playing ice hockey, and cheering on the bad guys in professional wrestling.


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Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017
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Ready Player Two
Eric Riggan

Like that guy you didn't realize was standing right behind you, I have emerged from the far away lands of the patio to take the stage and rock a mic for a bit. Yes indeed, quiz fiends, your resident nerd-with-a-laptop got to host for a change! It's funny... I've been scorekeeping at Bryan Street for about 7 months now, and there are so many of you inside people that I keep hearing about but never see. It's like there's a whole new world of quiz happening just out of sight, because Jwarr likes to keep me outside. Like a pet. Or a leper. At any rate, I gotta say... I was expecting more from you. I'm sure JWarr prepped you ahead of time, and gave you explicit instruction on
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Because who doesn't like an energetic spaz behind the mic? 1 year and counting @ Geeks Who Drink


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Sunday, Mar 05, 2017
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Is It Numberwang?
St. Jimmy

God bless the Geeks Who Drink writer who put Numberwang in Round 5. That bit is one of my favorites. My wife can’t stand it, which secretly makes it even better (She doesn’t read this thing right?) Unfortunately nobody correctly guessed the series so I did not get to heap praise upon them. Maybe it will reappear in an audio round. And now for a breakdown of the quiz: Benny & the Wests struggled down the stretch and probably should have used the joker on a different round. They finished third with a 41. That’s Numberwang! Well, At Least I Have Third Place over achieved according to their name and squeaked into second with
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I am a librarian at SMU. I enjoy the works of famed author Richard Castle, playing ice hockey, and cheering on the bad guys in professional wrestling.


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4315 Bryan St
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Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
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The Wild Turkey Band
JWarr

They had all those whiskey songs, don't you remember? It was that one awesome jam that talked about the glory of Crown and why we love half price whiskey night at the Tavern.  Ah, good times.   The real reason I'm excited for this weekend is Geek Bowl, but there is also the upcoming glory of a new console Zelda title.  Remember, we haven't had one since Skyward Sword, which was like 5 years ago.  It's the Zelda 30th anniversary, so here are some compelling reasons why if you haven't gotten into the series, you totally should. - Fun adventure, with puzzles and logic games and bows and arrows and bombs and candles. Who doesn't love all those things at once? -
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Sunday, Feb 26, 2017
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Let Me Show You How to Write a Blog…Cajun Style
St. Jimmy

As a native Louisianan, I take any chance I get to rep my home state. Sure it’s a big mess of a state, but I still love it. Needless to say, I was excited for round 7. I got to play the “Lake Charles Two Step” by Waylon Thibodeaux and “Zydeco Stomp” by Clifton Chenier for our quizzers. Fun all around! However, I noticed a disturbing trend as round 7 progressed. 3 of the 8 clips featured people on or working on death row. Outside of Mardi Gras, Louisiana must be a bummer to the rest of the US. Texas Death Row is more notorious and all they got was The Life of David Gale. We couldn’t get a clip from The Big Easy or Everybody’s All American (man Dennis
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I am a librarian at SMU. I enjoy the works of famed author Richard Castle, playing ice hockey, and cheering on the bad guys in professional wrestling.


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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
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Why would you ever admit that?
JWarr

I get your enthusiasm and desire to prove to your team mates that you know random shit and you're a valuable contributor and stuff.  But when the question is about the clap or oral thrush or how you had a weird sex dream about that dickhole from Ft. Worth who blamed drunk driving on being too rich and crazy, there's a limit.  Now you're just embarrassing yourself.  Here's a strategy that generally works. 1- Listen to the question 2- Contemplate for about five seconds, silently, grinning on the inside that you really know the right answer but you don't want to admit it. 3- Offer a cautious guess with many qualifiers that indicate you don't know this
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Sunday, Feb 19, 2017
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If Only the News Ran Fox News
St. Jimmy

Here we are in our second week of the era of the “Guy Who Is Not JWarr” and I think we had ourselves a pretty fun quiz. I was a little nervous last week because I knew I had some big shoes to fill, but we got people singing to some renditions of Broadway tunes by the Swedish Chef as well as some choice Hamilton jams. What more could you ask for?   And now for a breakdown of the quiz   Jwarr's Friend is So Deep in the Closet He's Sucking Dick in Narnia had strong showings in non-sixteen point rounds, but that proved to be their undoing as they finished in last. Shitty Haikus were firmly in third place for
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I am a librarian at SMU. I enjoy the works of famed author Richard Castle, playing ice hockey, and cheering on the bad guys in professional wrestling.


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Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
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Stop trying to make Pappagorgio A Thing
JWarr

So the question we asked you was who won the cars in Vegas Vacation? That's what we wanted to know.  Bibi's Boys could not get off the fact that the fake ID was Nick Pappagorgio.  Yes, you're right. That was the name on the ID.  Sure. But I asked you for the name of the character.  That's not his name.  If I asked you "Who was the guy that fucked Nixon?" we wouldn't take Deep Throat. His name is Mark Felt.  Yes, I would take Deep Throat. However, that's a different context.  That's what I expect from someone when I'm feeling optimistic. So can it already, ok? Also, let's talk about things that are not a thing: -
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Sunday, Feb 12, 2017
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Time is a Flat Circle
St. Jimmy

Hi everyone!   My name is Jimmy and I am your new Sunday quizmaster at Bryan Street Tavern. Its not my first go around at Bryan Street. Just last year, myself and my librarian and archivist friends formed “Librarians Against Reading” to rack up a nice string of wins at Bryan Street on Sundays. Once the team lost some members, I decided that I might give being a quizmaster a chance and low and behold a year later and here I am as the new quizmaster of Bryan Street. I’m looking forward to dealing out some questions, prizes, and my patented Fun Facts™.   And now for a breakdown of the quiz:   Peanut
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I am a librarian at SMU. I enjoy the works of famed author Richard Castle, playing ice hockey, and cheering on the bad guys in professional wrestling.


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Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
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What we mean when we say 'No Duh'
JWarr

These rounds are supposed to be not tricky.  It's one of those you hear the question rounds, start overthinking it, and we encourage you to take the question as literally and as straight forward as you can. So when the question is about who voiced all the characters in a film, that's not a trick.  Someone did in fact voice those characters. Sometimes these are stupid answer format, where we give you the answer in the question. They do that on Jeopardy all the time. Every word in the question matters. Did someone really give a shit about Marconi and Linburgh? No, other than Jeopardy nerds. But if you can translate those names into what they are known for,
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Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
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Sportsball championships are this week
JWarr

I'm really nonplussed for this whole football thing.  It seems silly to me that we're going to pour a bunch of money and time into one game that really is somewhat luck based.  Why can't more things be about league play and winning the table rather than sudden death? But there's Lady Gaga, and for that I am on board.  Either one of your sports rounds tonight would be about football, but you went with the superbowl route and that turned out well.  Touchdown! Sportsball! Big shout out to UT Speech circa 2007 who came out in support and didn't embarrass themselves! Well, they kinda did in the Europe round where they went 7 out of 8.  I swear you
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Sunday, Jan 29, 2017
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Thus Ends the Sunday Funday
JWarr

Sorry folks, this will be my last Sunday blog. The powers that be have decided I have to go off to greener pastures, but before I go, I'll leave you each with a parting shot: The Rural Jurors: any 30 Rock reference will make me super happy, so don't forget Wearwolf Bar Mitzvah and any and all of Lutz's hats. The Laggards: my word you should stop lagging! Boobie Pants: you weren't purposely showing off your boobies, nor were you really wearing pants, so what's up with that name? Gucci Whorehouse: what are the rates and can I get an exact address? Kevin
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