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Monday, Apr 24, 2017
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I Promise I've Seen This Before
Chris

Think back to a simpler time, before orange was the new black and black was a second term president doin' whatever he damn well pleases. More specifically 2014. One week after the biggest event of that year (43-8 right a bell?) I hosted the first quiz at Three Lions. My point is that in the over three years I've been hosting this quiz, I've seen a lot of things as well as noticed a few scoring patterns. Really you shouldn't be so surprised when I can predict where a team will end up and how close a race to place really is. It's because I've seen it before. It also helps that my day job is looking at numbers trying to identify any patterns and find any errors. The moral of the story is that
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I enjoy long walks on the beach with my hound and an adult beverage at the end of the day.  And the middle.  Sometimes the start, too.  Know that Sundays are for football and smartassery and the first team to miss a Star Wars question will have hell to pay.  Quoth the Quiz Master, GO SEAHAWKS!


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Monday, Apr 17, 2017
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Three Hundred and Fifty-Eight
Chris

Plus another eighteen on their other channel equals three hundred and seventy-six uploads from Bev and Bob. Those sure were something. Frankly, I had tuned it out by the end of the second clip. Here are a few more stats about the lovely couple that I found without having to listen to any of it. The average video length is about four minutes. Earlier ones tended to be shorter. Estimated twenty-five hours of recorded footage currently on youtube Combined, the channels have just shy of six million views At four minutes a view, the world has wasted FORTY-FIVE YEARS on the official channels They are still better than shittyflute.   Are
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I enjoy long walks on the beach with my hound and an adult beverage at the end of the day.  And the middle.  Sometimes the start, too.  Know that Sundays are for football and smartassery and the first team to miss a Star Wars question will have hell to pay.  Quoth the Quiz Master, GO SEAHAWKS!


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Monday, Apr 10, 2017
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In Which We Consider the Most Practical Ways to Prepare an Infant
Chris

Jonathan Swift might have really been on to something. As we learned, the average one year old is about %30 fat. Just think about all of that potential for marbling. That much fat also opens the door to roasting and braising. I can't imagine it would behave too much differently from a pork belly. This isn't the first time those two cooking techniques have come up. Do you remember the witch from Hansel and Gretel? She had her sights set on locking them in the oven for a very long, low, and slow cook, which makes sense since it takes a lot of time and a high internal temperature to really get the connective mussel tissues to break down. I'd like to expand on this idea and in the very likely
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I enjoy long walks on the beach with my hound and an adult beverage at the end of the day.  And the middle.  Sometimes the start, too.  Know that Sundays are for football and smartassery and the first team to miss a Star Wars question will have hell to pay.  Quoth the Quiz Master, GO SEAHAWKS!


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Monday, Mar 27, 2017
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Only a couple of pictures
Chris

It's no Gift of Jericho, but having so many of you turn out after missing a quiz was quite the present. I'm pretty sure it was a record last night for most teams playing three or more rounds. For those of you insisting on knowing where I was last week, I was taking a week off with the ladyfriend in Hawaii. At the exact time of the quiz, I'm pretty sure I was with you in spirit by drinking and trying (unsuccessfully) to avoid direct sunlight. As luck would have it, I took a few some pictures, and since I gave up on Facebook and have an alternate platform, I'll just share them with you. Before you get too jealous, remember that the last time I missed a quiz was in July 2015, back when things
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I enjoy long walks on the beach with my hound and an adult beverage at the end of the day.  And the middle.  Sometimes the start, too.  Know that Sundays are for football and smartassery and the first team to miss a Star Wars question will have hell to pay.  Quoth the Quiz Master, GO SEAHAWKS!


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Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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Irrational Fears
Rachel

I like to think about the way we are as kids vs. the idiosyncrasies we develop as we become adults that make us who they are.  For example, when I was a kid, I used to deal with stressful situations by escaping into books. As an adult, I escape into a glass or two of tequila... or whiskey... or vodka.   I think our adapting has to do with survival.  As a kid, you're not in charge of your own survival and, y'know, your brain is barely capable of assessing situations for what they are anyway.  So we do hella stupid things.  I remember being 10 and completely defying my mom's orders to stay out of the woods.  The woods had ample cover for forts and a super
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Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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Check the Comments
Chris

Amazon reviews will never cease to amaze me. In related, I may have found a new favorite subreddit. I've always know about the gems, like the 50k dollar one and the five pound bags of sugar-free gummy bears. I'm working on a theory that somehow I got fed those at day care and that's why gummy anything hasn't really ever done anything for me, but I digress. There are entire websites dedicated to the compilation of these compilations, and a Buzzfeed list populated with other Buzzfeed lists on the subject. If you get some free time, I encourage that you go to check them out. Coming up in Geeks Who Drink Theme Quiz news, The Answers are Not What They Seem: A
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I enjoy long walks on the beach with my hound and an adult beverage at the end of the day.  And the middle.  Sometimes the start, too.  Know that Sundays are for football and smartassery and the first team to miss a Star Wars question will have hell to pay.  Quoth the Quiz Master, GO SEAHAWKS!


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Monday, Mar 06, 2017
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This Time I Try to Defend Episode I
Chris

To be perfectly clear, at no point am I arguing that Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a good movie. I'm saying that I personally don't hate it, and that it's at least a little bit less bad than Attack of the Clones. Let's start at the most obvious place possible, the only thing people would murder before Hitler, Jar-Jar Binks. That name has a sort of Voldemort feeling where you really just don't want to say it. Episode one had potential, right up until that thing showed up. My counter point is that it's in Episode two as well, so it's not as if there's any relief. Plus, it's also easier to ignore one painful character than multiple. Now instead of Liam Neeson being a terrible jedi,
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I enjoy long walks on the beach with my hound and an adult beverage at the end of the day.  And the middle.  Sometimes the start, too.  Know that Sundays are for football and smartassery and the first team to miss a Star Wars question will have hell to pay.  Quoth the Quiz Master, GO SEAHAWKS!


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Monday, Feb 27, 2017
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Bat Filled Hole
Chris

Surprisingly 'bat filled hole' was not the darkest thing about the quiz last night. That award goes to round six, Hey God, Would You Mind Sorting These People Out? I, for one, am going straight to the special hell for laughing at that title. Other things that are surprisingly dark are the inside of a car in the middle of the afternoon after two inches of snow just happen to decide to fall. I maybe have some very recent personal experience with that last one. I should really not have seen surprised, but in my defense the only times I scrap snow off of my car is at too damn early in the morning when it's dark out so I guess I figured that since it was light out then the inside of the car should
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I enjoy long walks on the beach with my hound and an adult beverage at the end of the day.  And the middle.  Sometimes the start, too.  Know that Sundays are for football and smartassery and the first team to miss a Star Wars question will have hell to pay.  Quoth the Quiz Master, GO SEAHAWKS!


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Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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Other People's Plagues
Chris

Zika. I miss when the biggest thing I had to worry about was a rogue mosquito finding it's way north, or when people were losing their collective shit over H1N1, aka Swine Flu, aka the Bacon Lung. Someone missed a golden opportunity when they passed on calling it Bacon Lung. With the right branding, it could have gone down in history as the greatest pandemic of all time. You got a week long hall pass that you only had to spend one or two days of actually feeling sick. That's speaking from personal experience. Hell, it couldn't even knock off as many people as the seasonal flu does each year so it wasn't particularity dangerous either. Just try it out the next time you get a chance, because
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I enjoy long walks on the beach with my hound and an adult beverage at the end of the day.  And the middle.  Sometimes the start, too.  Know that Sundays are for football and smartassery and the first team to miss a Star Wars question will have hell to pay.  Quoth the Quiz Master, GO SEAHAWKS!


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Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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Speaking of Quiz
Chris

Last weekend was a strange one, but not in the a mother fucking tree fell through mother fucking living room window kind of way. It was more of a something was missing kind of way. I'm pretty sure that it was the cold emptiness of the off season creeping in. Without football, I think I did something crazy like go outside and make a fool of myself at the driving range. I can't be one hundred percent on that though, it was more of an out of body (or more precisely, an off of couch) experience than anything else. It must have been a dream, because I can't remember whiffing a single ball, which has never happened before
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I enjoy long walks on the beach with my hound and an adult beverage at the end of the day.  And the middle.  Sometimes the start, too.  Know that Sundays are for football and smartassery and the first team to miss a Star Wars question will have hell to pay.  Quoth the Quiz Master, GO SEAHAWKS!


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Monday, Feb 06, 2017
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Not My Winter Storm
Chris

Is it just me, or did that snow sneak up on anyone else? I like to think I watch the news, or at least check a weather app from time to time, but I was not expecting it to start snowing in the early afternoon on Sunday. Lowland snow is contractually obligated to fall between the hours of 3am and 10am around these parts, but I guess that means nothing in this day and age (BECAUSE OF GOD-EMPEROR TRUMP YOU SEE). I can't think of the last time it was actively snowing for over 12 continuous hours in the greater Seattle area. This is about the only situation that I can think of where I can honestly be happy to claim that I spent three winters in Minnesota. It wasn't easy, it wasn't pretty, and I'm
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I enjoy long walks on the beach with my hound and an adult beverage at the end of the day.  And the middle.  Sometimes the start, too.  Know that Sundays are for football and smartassery and the first team to miss a Star Wars question will have hell to pay.  Quoth the Quiz Master, GO SEAHAWKS!


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Monday, Jan 30, 2017
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A Most Wonderful Time for a Beer
Chris

I'm so glad that our humble bar is dimly lit, because Saturday night was Washington Beer Lovers' Belgian Fest. And if you know anything about a Belgian's reputation, you know that they tend to clock in at over 8% ABV ,which makes for a hell of a night. It also leads to multi-day hangover, which is why I'm thrilled that it's nice and dark in here. Don't take any pity on me, I knew what I was signing up for and every tasty 12% Belgian Quad has been worth the as of the time of writing thirty hour hangover. It wasn't all big 12% quads, though. Elliot Bay has a red sour ale that's aged in Bordeaux barrels. Holy hell that was good! There was another fancy-ass trippel that was aged in champagne barrels
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I enjoy long walks on the beach with my hound and an adult beverage at the end of the day.  And the middle.  Sometimes the start, too.  Know that Sundays are for football and smartassery and the first team to miss a Star Wars question will have hell to pay.  Quoth the Quiz Master, GO SEAHAWKS!


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Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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Move along, Montazuma. Move along.
Chris

Chipotle gets a bad rap. They get one little E. Coli outbreak and everything goes to hell. As it turns out, shipping, storing, preparing, and serving ready to eat food is a complicated matter and where the majority of food born illnesses come from. But what I really want to know is how someone actually came to the conclusion that there was E. Coli in the burrito instead of just Chipotle. When you look at the symptoms for E. Coli, the first two are stomach cramping and diarrhea. If you ask me, those two are par for the course when you ingest literal pounds of Mexican food, much less Mexican fast food. I'd be surprised if there wasn't a disclaimer on the back of the receipt somewhere that warns
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I enjoy long walks on the beach with my hound and an adult beverage at the end of the day.  And the middle.  Sometimes the start, too.  Know that Sundays are for football and smartassery and the first team to miss a Star Wars question will have hell to pay.  Quoth the Quiz Master, GO SEAHAWKS!


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Monday, Jan 16, 2017
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Denial Can Only Get You So Far
Chris

Well this is it, we're really going through with this. This will be the final blog of the world as we know it. By this time next week, God Emperor Trump, the first of his name, King of 'Murica and the First White Men, Lord of the 50 Kingdoms, and Protector of the Realm, will be the president of these here United States. I could ask how the cock this happened, but I don't think there's an answer out there that would make this an easier pill to swallow. Frankly, this feels more like an over-sized suppository than anything else. And what about my blog? The good God Emperor has promised to "open up libel laws" and sue the shit out of anyone who speaks negatively about him, and I don't have the
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I enjoy long walks on the beach with my hound and an adult beverage at the end of the day.  And the middle.  Sometimes the start, too.  Know that Sundays are for football and smartassery and the first team to miss a Star Wars question will have hell to pay.  Quoth the Quiz Master, GO SEAHAWKS!


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Monday, Jan 09, 2017
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Rick Rude Ain't Got Nothing on Bennett
Chris

Does anybody else miss "...two angels dancing while chocolate is coming from the heavens on a nice Sunday morning?"  Did you even notice that it was gone?  Have you figured out what the hell I'm talking about yet or have you already written me off as crazy?  If you're the former, good for you.  If you're in the latter group, you're not entirely wrong.  To bring everyone up to speed, I'm talking about Michael Bennett and the quote is him describing his now former sack dance.  Former because after making sweet, sweet love to you eyeballs a few weeks back the fun police decided to slap Bennett with a twelve thousand dollar fine.  More importantly, his wife
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I enjoy long walks on the beach with my hound and an adult beverage at the end of the day.  And the middle.  Sometimes the start, too.  Know that Sundays are for football and smartassery and the first team to miss a Star Wars question will have hell to pay.  Quoth the Quiz Master, GO SEAHAWKS!


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Monday, Jan 02, 2017
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It's as Easy as 1, 1, 2, 3!
Chris

Math never disappoints me. Numbers are great and that's because they all know how to sit down, shut up, and follow the rules. So the exact opposite of the English language. Case in point, the first question of the Quizdoku round was written to use language to distract you from the numbers. And then there's Euler's number, e. Who doesn't love a number that's at the heart of compound interest? I'll go ahead and rank e in my top three favorite constants, right behind pi and Avogadro's number. Those top spots are reserved for numbers that have days attached to them. Plus, you can celebrate Mol Day twice a year, either on 6/02 or 10/23, which is pretty nifty.  And yes, I'm using math to hide
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I enjoy long walks on the beach with my hound and an adult beverage at the end of the day.  And the middle.  Sometimes the start, too.  Know that Sundays are for football and smartassery and the first team to miss a Star Wars question will have hell to pay.  Quoth the Quiz Master, GO SEAHAWKS!