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The Lot
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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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The Lot
7530 E Grand Ave
Dallas, TX
75214
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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The Lot
7530 E Grand Ave
Dallas, TX
75214
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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The Lot
7530 E Grand Ave
Dallas, TX
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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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The Lot
7530 E Grand Ave
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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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7530 E Grand Ave
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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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The Lot
7530 E Grand Ave
Dallas, TX
75214
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


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7530 E Grand Ave
Dallas, TX
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Monday, Jan 30, 2017
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Warning: Soap Box Situation to follow
RobinRyan

Shout out to my favorite team name of the week: Moment of Science Please.  This hits all of the feels for me.  Science is so important.  How have we not learned this yet?  Galileo was denounced and defamed for science by the church IN THE 1600s!  Its 400 years later and the national parks had a gag order put on them for SCIENCE.  Climate change is real.  We impact the environment around us.  A good portion of my day is teaching people how to help take care of the world around them.  Small changes we make in our daily lives add up and impact our world in a BIG way. Get reusable bags, pick up litter, lower the amount or red
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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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7530 E Grand Ave
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Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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The Moment of realization is upon us!
RobinRyan

One of my favorite part of audio rounds is just watching for The Moment.  The Moment of realization.  When something clicks and you got it. The answer is no longer on the tip of your tongue.  For some people they get it immediately, some have The Moment during repeats.  They will get stuck on one and have The Moment a few tracks down.  For one team The Moment unfortunately came after they turned in their answer sheet.  They tried to get it back, but once you give me the sheet it is mine forever.  Luckily that Moment didn't cost them the quiz. In other quizzing news one team brought in a pretty sweet (and illegal) bribe.  Before you think things
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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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7530 E Grand Ave
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Monday, Jan 16, 2017
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Are you 90's children?
RobinRyan

One of the things I love about the quizzer demographic is that it spans all ages and races and religions and walks of life.  I get to meet so many amazing people. But I will say that I thought as a whole everyone would do better on the 90s round.  That basic nostalgia.  Only a couple of teams stayed in a reputable range.  Surprising. And we followed it up by kicking you in the teeth with Round 8.  Wow.  One team nailed it, well, as well as they nailed the 90's round.  Most the other teams need to drink some wine, look at a map, and learn about some politics that aren't here.   Barring the world imploding on Friday we will be here quizzing
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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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7530 E Grand Ave
Dallas, TX
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Monday, Jan 09, 2017
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Highlights and Homework
RobinRyan

Three weeks ago I gave y'all the homework assignment of watching Arrested Development.  I have not had a single team tell me they watched it.  Seriously, give it a few episodes.  The running jokes alone are great.  Two weeks ago I gave y'all the homework of watching 30 Rock.  Now I have a talking point with one team.  They came last week and told me they watched a few episodes, this week we were quoting it left and right.  It only gets better.  The show is brilliant.  And this week I am giving homework to watch Horace and Pete.  I haven't ever seen it (or heard of it) but I am interested. Highlights of the night included watching 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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7530 E Grand Ave
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Monday, Jan 02, 2017
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Ups and Downs of two days of 2017
RobinRyan

Phew!  Day one of 2017 was great.  Spent the day with good friends.  Watched some 30 Rock, did y'all do your homework from last week??  Sat on private patio and enjoyed some mimosas.  Ok, it was just a porch but it was awesome.  Had lunch outside, literally set a table up in my friends from yard, it was great. Day two of 2017 was rougher.  Two co-workers called in sick.  The zoo was SLAMMED busy (good for the zoo!) but that means I ran all day long with no lunch.  Yay for snacks!  When I got home (house sitting, everything is ok Adrienne, don't worry!)  there was a small crisis that involved me needing to find the circuit
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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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7530 E Grand Ave
Dallas, TX
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Monday, Dec 26, 2016
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Finally knocked out that last pesky 2016 New Years Resolution
RobinRyan

I may need some more practice, but I got my first jitterbug lession tonight thanks to Tom.  I quipped right after that I finally fufilled my last New Years Resolution.  In all honesty I don't really make new years resolutions.  Trust me, I'm as ready for 2016 to be over as the next person, but I feel like its just another day in the life.  It doesn't necessary reflect a new page or new journey. Last week I sent y'all home with the homework assignment of watching Arrested Development.  Turns out if you had watched it, not only would you have found in hilarious and thanked me, but you would have probably gotten an answer correct.  This week the homework
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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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7530 E Grand Ave
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Monday, Dec 19, 2016
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Homework over the Holidays!
RobinRyan

If you guys are feeling strangled by all the family time and need a break to hide out in your room and binge I highly recommend Arrested Development. Not only is it very quotable, clever, and filled with random unexpected events, but it often comes up on quiz. We use clips from Arrested Development in round 7 quite a bit. So don't make a huge mistake. Watch it, laugh at it, get questions right. In other news we still have people new enough to quiz that they don't know I work at the zoo. That's pretty impressive since I probably mention it at LEAST once a month (if not more.) Tonight it came up quite a bit since we talked about marsupials, great apes, and flamingos. Everyone
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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, Dec 12, 2016
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Just two weeks until 2017....
RobinRyan

You guys sure know how to come out and make it a great night!  We had some laughs over my struggles with simple words like mission, and all the vowels is Sudeikis.  We had some harder laughs over the team that thought Buzz Aldrin was a wing-shoed Roman God.   I love being able to give y'all drinks on my tab, so much that I give out 5 a night.  Tonight y'all gave one back to me!  Basically when no one gets the bonus drink right I can choose to do what I want with it.  Sometimes I ask some random question that strikes my fancy, though more often than not, I drink it.  Tonight's free drink came to me in the form of an AMAZING chocolate mint martini.
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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, Dec 05, 2016
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REALLY?!
RobinRyan

A quiz first!  The round 2 audio round was so painful that we actually had a regular-nonquizzing-patron get up and leave.  During the first runthrough he goes REALLY?! and when I responded with 'Oh yeah, and were doing it again' he just tabbed out and left.  As soon as he walked out the door the laughter in the bar was amazing.  Some other nonquizzer said she snapped the whole thing.  Now, I don't snap.  But if anyone sees or can get ahold of those snaps, I think it would be hilarious.   In other news apparently there is apparently a mysterious handsome man named Lucas who came into the LOT last night name-dropping.  Any other information to
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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