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Monday, May 22, 2017
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The One Where Molly Isn't Robin
MawleyEh

Yeah, I know. I’m not Robin.   Listen, I know y’all miss your sassy pun loving shark pants wearing quizmaster, but I count for something too! My name is Molly and I was stepping in for Robin last night over at The Lot and enjoying every second of it (when you would let me forget that yeah, I’m still not Robin). Hey though; we do share some similarities! Both Robin and I are zookeepers, we’re both definitely not from Texas, and we both have a love of terrible jokes. My playlists are unfortunately not as full of Disney and surf jams as hers is, but I figure that The Sugarhill Gang and David Hasselhoff make decent fillers, right? Last
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California transplant hanging about in the DFW. Caffeine addict. Whiskey drinker, Zookeeper. Mom says I'm funny.

"She's got a layer of sass and sarcasm, but underneath it's just squish. She's a skittle!"

Friendly jackass.

Lip synching and interpretive dancing enthusiast.

Owner of fantastic hair and a cat that is prettier than half of the internet.

Come say hi and play with me on Mondays at Glass Half Full or over at Texadelphia on Thursdays! Both in Richardson. Both in the same parkin' lot. See you there, nerds!


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Monday, May 15, 2017
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Throw your feet up and have some fun!
RobinRyan

One of my favorite things about being a quizmaster is the friends and connections I have made while quizzing.  Teams that used to quiz all the time and now have babies and other lives.  Teams who travel for work but make it in when they can. .....And as I was getting all sappy and sentimental in my blog I look over at my couch team and they are laying down with their backs on the couch, feet in the air, shoes off, trying to finagle a selfie.  They messed with that for a few minutes while I took my own versions for your viewing pleasures. My favorite part is that these aren't random obnoxious millennials.  These are handlebar mustached, tattoo rocking,
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams


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Monday, May 08, 2017
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Lets Get Down to Business.......To Fight The Mongols?
RobinRyan

THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING OUT AND MAKING THREE YEARS OF QUIZZING WONDERFUL!  As a Thank You I brought gifts!  Random wonderful gifts from all over the dollar store.  And the LOT provided the good stuff.  We gave money prizes all the way down to fourth place.  At the end of our first scoring break Sucks At Trivia was in last place.  One of the random dollar store presents was a candle made by "Indian Spirit" that smelled like "Indian Fruit."  I have no idea.  But it said its for fast luck, and apparently that's true because those guys went from last to third. In a late joker Julia Ruthless left
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams


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Monday, May 01, 2017
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What's the capital? Maybe Seattle. MAYBE NOT.
RobinRyan

Once again, state capitals came into play.  Cleveland, Detroit, and Wichita are NOT state capitals.  Guys! Know your state capitals!  Seriously.  Its basic 4th grade knowledge.  After THREE years of me pounding into your heads how much you need to know your state capitals.... Speaking of that, next week is my THREE YEAR QUIZAVERSARY!!  That's right! I have been slinging questions at you guys for three whole years now.  That's 156 quizzes.  That's ~1248 questions. Approximately ~500 mispronounced words.  I know, that stat seems low.  There was literally no math or science behind my coming up with that number.  In honor of the
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams


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Monday, Apr 24, 2017
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Don't believe everything out of a quizmasters mouth.
RobinRyan

I know I throw out some zookeeper knowledge from time to time.  But sometimes I like to mess with your heads.  You should know by now that I am sarcastic and snarky.  I was chatting with one of the teams and we were talking about the rudeness of zebras.  I snarkily made the comment that "It's widely believed that velociraptors evolved into zebras."  AND THEY BELIEVED ME.  Well some of them.  It was hilarious.  Y'all.  I know there are some bizarre animal facts.  But when I tell you velociraptors evolved into zebras question it. I highly enjoyed Round 7 tonight.  I am going to check out that website and see what other
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams


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Monday, Apr 17, 2017
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Anyone have any spare orange blossoms?
RobinRyan

If I've said it once I've said it 100 times.  Know. Your. State. Capitals.  We only had one state capital question this time around, but it stumped a few teams.  And speaking of geography, that was a general struggle last night.  While yes, many people forget the history they learned in middle school about the Puritans.  I can understand that.  But you should at least know they are the ones that landed in Boston, I mean we even mentioned Salem witch trials at one point.  Jamestown was the guys that landed in Virginia.  Georgia has nothing to do with New England.  Worldly geography was also a challenge last night.  Turns out India, Russia, AND
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams


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Monday, Apr 10, 2017
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The Postmen of the LOT.
RobinRyan

Quite a turn out for the potential threat of hail and such!  Makes me think of the old postman motto: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.  Actually upon re-reading it it REALLY applies to y'all.  Just change couriers to quizzers and completion to competition and its quizzing to a T. Last week I called out Stina's Stinkers for bombing their Joker and costing them some prize money.  They took that to heart.  This week they played the joker correctly and came out on top.  Extra shout-out to them for bringing a bag of clothes for our fire-damaged
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams


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Monday, Apr 03, 2017
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That joker will get ya!
RobinRyan

Tonight we learned some rough facts about climate change.  It's a real thing.  Remember, its the small changes we make in our daily life that impact our world in a big way.  You may not think that riding your bike to work, or picking up litter, or recyling, or using resuable bags makes a big impact.  But it does.  It really does. Alright, off my soap box and onto quiz.  Stina's Stinkers misfired their joker and it cost them 2nd place.  It's not JUST knowledge.  How you play the quiz really matters.  I have high hopes for them next week though, they felt the burn of their mistake.  Filling the second place
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams


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Monday, Mar 27, 2017
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Time to get real and come together as a big Geeks Who Drink Family.
RobinRyan

So normally my blogs stay pretty upbeat and funny, but this week we had a Geeks Who Drink tragedy.  One of our wonderful quizmasters barely escaped with his life in a fire that took everything from him on Friday night, including his beloved dog.  He literally only has the clothes on his back and his phone.  Luckily his daughter was at her mom's that night.  He is looking to rebuild his entire life.  There is a gofundme set up here: https://www.gofundme.com/johns-fire-recovery-fundraiser.  Please look into your heart and find even a few bucks to help him out.  I understand
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams


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Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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High Score at The LOT!
RobinRyan

WOW! High score of 92.  NINETY TWO.  A normal quiz with two 16 point rounds has a maximum score of 96.  That means only 4 questions were missed.  WOW.  They could have literally left after Round 7 and still won.  Standing ovation for Just Throw a D in There.  Which happens to be a reference to my cheetah at the zoo.  Not that he needs some D, just that his name is Winspear and lots of people this its WinDspear.  They just like to throw a D in there. Royce City Rockers once again changed up all the standings due to a late joker.  It was enough to rocket them to second, but not nearly enough
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams


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Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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Spring Break Woo-Hoo
RobinRyan

After a busy spring break at the zoo you guys are exactly what I need.  It was a good crowd tonight.  A perfect mix of familiar faces and new faces.  Hopefully we'll see the new faces again next week! Namaste the F in Bed was my favorite team name tonight.  Especially with my struggle of getting up early for daylight savings this week!  They crushed in on both 16 pt rounds, but unfortunately had waay to many people to officially win anything.  Funky Buttlovin' was giving them a run for the money, and ended up leaving with the first place prize.  I'd Wiretap That jokered late and pulled out third
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams


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Monday, Mar 06, 2017
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Animals > People
RobinRyan

And we are officially in March! Wow, this year.  Just flying by.  Those of y'all who have been quizzing with me for years already know about my irrational fear of dinosaurs.  For some of you, it was new news.  It sparked some other conversations about irrational fears.  Dark water and general ocean creatures seem to be a popular theme.  Ocean creatures are some of my favorite creatures!!  But after working in the animal field for as long as I have, I have some different views of awesome creatures.  And while I am not kissing any chickens (thats just crazy!) in the last 48 hours I have kissed flamingos, penguins, and a vulture.  If that doesn't make
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams


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Monday, Feb 27, 2017
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Our thoughts are with Sweden tonight.
RobinRyan

Our hearts have been heavy since the incident in Sweden recently.  In proper quiz style we had an entire round on massacres.  And more importantly we listened to Swedish Chef sing the hits.  Round 2 was the most well received Round 2 I've seen in a long time.  Y'all were cracking up!  And the scores showed it.  Most people did really well.  And in case you haven't been following the Sweden incident.....there isn't one.  The Mango Mouthpiece spouted out some ridiculousness. There were many great answers tonight.  Some incurred more questions, such as which Great Lake is Tennessee on?  Does everybody want to connect with you on Tinder?
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams


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Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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Funny answers and e-mails.
RobinRyan

The commitment to quiz is outstanding. 3 teams playing solo at the bar. Next time you should combine your mind brains and play as one 1/2 team. We had some funny answers including the long drawn out death scene from the Little Mermaid and the 1998 tearjerker MILF. Even better both of those wonders were provided by the same one man team. Shartnado held out on its joker until the very end and it paid off for them. I mean, they would have had the same score whether they jokered Round 2 or Round 8, but this way made it seem like a much more dramatic come from behind victory. We Stand With Sweden! fought each other over the Less or More
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams


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Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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Funny story about my cervix....
RobinRyan

#ShitQuizmastersSay may surpass #ShitZookeepersSay in weirdness.  Although that story was a solid mixture of both.  For those of y'all who missed quiz (SHAME!) and still want the funny story here is the abridged version: I work with a Serval, they are a smaller cat species from Africa.  One time was of the newer keepers came up to me and told me he saw my Cervix.  There was an uncomfortable bit of explaining before I realized he was talking about the cat.  I think he was more embarrassed than I was.  Especially since I keep telling the story. We had an extremely close tie breaker tonight.  If I was on your team I would have been WAY off on
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams


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Monday, Feb 06, 2017
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How better to theme a round about Australia?!
RobinRyan

You guys are the best!  Seriously! Those of y'all savvy quizzers who are on the e-mail list knew Round 1 was all about Australia and could do some studying.  At least one team has heard my rant about how koala's are ridiculously ineffective animals.  They only eat eucalyptus.  Eucalyptus is toxic, so they can only eat the very tips of the new leaves.  How stupidly ineffective is that?!  Also, there are about 600 types of eucalyptus, but the koala only eats about 30 types.  Eucalyptus has low nutritional value so combined with being toxic they are basically poisoned and don't have enough energy to do much.  That's why they sleep for like 22 hours of the
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams