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Thursday, May 25, 2017
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A Collection of Very Random Musings
R-Kenny

Really, that's all our blogs, but this one feels particularly scatterbrained! First, I'd like to take a moment of silence for Roger Moore. OK. He's not the best Bond. But he was my first Bond. There was something about the silliness of movies like Moonraker that spoke to me as a 13 year old. I may have grown out of them, but I'll never stop enjoying them for what they are. Speaking of things I've grown out of... I was reminded by someone who I haven't seen in maybe 15 years (yes, someone recognized me after that long a time) that in middle school, I was kicked out of a computer gaming club because I punched a dude in the face. Yes, that happened. You see, we were playing Age of Empires II
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
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The Sun is Out
R-Kenny

So this blog is going to be really short. Happy birthday to my lovely friend Monique and thanks to every else for letting us indulge herself with stage time for our party. Congrats to James Comey and the Giant Impeach, Poutine on the Ritz and Hi, I'm Tommy! on their top finishes. All of them won money for next week. Also $10 for second to last place. Good work Spicey PNW. Check out our Facebook page for team photos and learn more about our first Office
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!
R-Kenny

Well that was fun wasn't it? So many new things at the quiz to talk about! Really though, there's only one you care about. How sweet are those new lights?! I mean really. For more than three years, you've rigged makeshift flashlights to right on your answer sheets. I've seen them. They're incredible, but those days will soon be at an end as the Unicorn finally moves towards installing those track lights. We both dream of a day where I can actually see the faces of the crowd. At least I think so. I've really never seen most of your faces. It's been too dark. Soon our day will come though. And it will be glorious! Congrats to Comey Don't Play That, Spicing
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Thursday, May 04, 2017
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Yesterday was... Weird...
R-Kenny

It really was though right? It was a lovely day, until about 3pm. That's when the thunder came. And no, that's not a euphemism this time. It actually thundered. There was also lightning. I hear those things go hand in hand. As a Florida boy, I LOVE some afternoon thunder, so that pleased me at least. Oh yeah. It was also May the 4th AND the premiere of Gaurdians of the Galaxy 2. AND Eugene Mirman was in town doing a show. SO MUCH STUFF and still y'all came to the Unicorn and quizzed with me. I love you for that. Also props to everyone who found photos of me in my college production of Charolette's Web on the Internet. They DO still exist... It wasn't a particularly close game
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Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
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The Unicorn That's Better than a Crappy Frap
WhitneyWhitworth

Well, well, well, if it isn’t the mythical Unicorn Quizzers- so smart and illusive, it’s always a pleasure to see you guys. And unlike those sick AF Frappuccino unicorn drinks, you guys are pretty awesome, not as harsh on the eyes, just sweet enough, and you definitely did not make me want to barf a rainbow! Winners all around. However, there can only be one Highlander, so let’s take a look at the scoreboard:   National Lampoon's Mar-A-Lago Vacation 87 1 NAFTA?!
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Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
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More Good Feels
R-Kenny

Before last night, I was excited to host another Quiz for a Cause at the Unicorn. It's always great to quiz, raise money for a good cause and have all the fun. I always forget though, how great it feels to wrap up the night and realize you've raised literal hundreds of dollars to help people do good work on there. We quizzed to benefit Planned Parenthood and $550 (and WAY too many Jell-O shots) later we wrapped up. WOW. Just wow. That's a lot of cash for a worth cause and I just wanted to say thank you so much. You really are the best. Around. Nothing ever gonna keep you down. Planned Parenthood Brings The Kid Out In You, We Couldn't Decide Between an Abortion
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Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
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Another Blog Where I Recommend Stuff
R-Kenny

As is my usual plan, I'm going to recommend a bunch of stuff to you today. You don't want to hear my opinion? You didn't ask for it? Well that's too bad. As a mediocre white man, I'm obligated to tell you what I think about stuff whether you asked or not. That's my duty. Heh. Duty. I mentioned it during quiz, but my first recommendation is that you drop everything you're doing and watch Hedwig and the Angry Inch as soon as possible. It's a great fuckin' movie. We can keep talking about movies a bit too. In the realm of wildly unpopular opinions I can offer, I don't really hate Zach Snyder. I mean, he hasn't made a good movie in.... a while, but I quite liked 300, Dawn of the Dead and Watchmen.
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Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
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Fake Eddie Vedder Hosts a Quiz
R-Kenny

Sometimes the worst ideas are, really, the best ones. Who would have thunk that having our editor-in-chief mumble All Star in the style of Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder would have been a smash (hur hur hur) hit. That was a total accidental pun. I'm the worst. No. Wait. Smash Mouth is still the worst. I had a nice long talk with someone last night about how I used to think Walking on the Sun was the shit back when it came out in the late 90's. And they they did those songs for those Shrek movies and it was all downhill from there. Now the real question is, how will we troll you with All Star next.... I'm sure it'll be in a new and original way... Congrats to Captain
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Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
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Not Really Required Viewing
R-Kenny

In honor of our upcoming Twin Peaks theme quiz (NOT at the Unicorn, don't come next week thinking we're doing that), I figured we could talk a little bit about some... underrated TV shows that you might want to have on your radar. I know. I know. I'm using "underrated" very loosely. Most of these shows are rated quite well. I'm not some wacky hipster who is going to list off a bunch of shows you've never heard of to watch. I'm just going to recommend a few that haven't gotten the love they deserve over the years. Obviously Twin Peaks tops this list. It does go a bit off the rails in Season 2 (to mostly hilarious effect), but season 1 is pretty wonderful. As a pacific northwesterner, it's
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Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
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Good Feels 4 Lyfe
R-Kenny

Every once in a while, we have some really good feels at the Unicorn during our quiz. This time, our friends from CHEER Seattle came back this time we raised more than $400 for Lambert House. I'm floored by your generosity AND your desire to drink a LOT of Jell-O shots. I kind of don't care though. Together we did a lot of good. And got drunk. Life really was good today. On a TOTALLY different topic, I really spent the entire time thinking about a fiction galaxy that has no real people in it. For the next month I'll have a hard time thinking about anything other than Mass Effect Andromeda for more than a few minutes. Now to decide which alien lady I want to have an extended virtual romance.
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Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
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A Comparison to Last Year's Quiz...
R-Kenny

Last year, our Thursday quiz for this week fell ON St. Paddy's Day. Not the day before, actually ON the day. My recolections is pretty hazy, but here are some comparisons between the two events. Irish Car Bombs Consumed Last Year (TOTAL): 36. Irish Car Bomb Consumed Last Year (QM and SKer Alone): 8. Number of times the name Irish Car Bomb Wasn't Totally Fucking Offensive: 0. No really, we need to ditch that name, but for now it's stuck. I'll be taking suggestions for what the change it to all year long. Speaking of ACTUAL Irish car bombs, it's been about 3 and half years since I spent a week in Northern Ireland. If you get the chance, I highly recommend going. It's... an experience. Belfast
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Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
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Here's to Three More Years!
R-Kenny

We did it folks! Almost 150 total quizzes and more Jell-O shots than any of us could possible count, our humble little quiz is three years old! I did some math on the amount that I've drank just while hosting quiz and it's.... staggering. Maybe I shouldn't share. Multiple an average of 7 shots of gin across that many nights and you have a number that makes me blush. Know what else makes me blush? The fact y'all keep coming back. Maybe you just tolerate me, but on this special occasion I'm taking it as actual affection. Make fun of me all you want, I don't care. I'll consider it love. And I love y'all too. Here's to more years of this nonsense together. Wondering where the rest
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Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
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Narrated by David Attenborough
R-Kenny

The Thursday night before Geek Bowl, quizzers in the host city witness one of nature's true spectacles. It's been compared to the Serengeti Wildebeest migration, but it's far more impressive. Some of the best teams in the country, and a whole lot of loud assholes, descend upon the local quizzes and leave them ravaged wastelands. Last night, our weekly quiz was home to one of these legendary events. We had past Geek Bowl champs and other luminaries at our quiz, so I made sure to ruin everything by doing a round on Chris Martin covers. Spoiler alert. He still sucks. Now if you'll excuse me, all this talk about nature and shit has me seriously itching to watch some Planet Earth. If
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Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
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Move Along. Nothing to See He.... OH MY GOD.
R-Kenny

Yesterday was a LOVELY day for a pub quiz. Apparently I wasn't the only one who thought that because THIRTY EIGHT TEAMS casually walked into Unicorn and set-up for eight rounds of trivia. Where did you all come from and where have you been the last 3 years? It's not that I don't love our regular teams, but seeing so many new faces was a real treat. Maybe we'll do it again next week. I was going to write a whole blog about Oboes, but turns out I don't know anything else about them worth sharing. It rhymes with hobo? That's something. I'm not exactly musically gifted. I can't read music at all and my singing voice is.... mediocre at best. It won't stop me from trying, but it's not awesome.  Captain
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Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
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The Bar is Reset
R-Kenny

Well shit. Our team count record had stood for many, MANY months and now it's gone. Shattered. In a blink of an eye, it's a new high mark. Don't forget this date. February 16th, 2017. The day the Unicorn had THIRTY teams play our regular weekly quiz. Sure. We did Disney night with (65 teams), but this is a the best, busiest night we've ever had with just our regular quiz. It was beautiful. You're all beautiful. Hugs and kisses for ever. We'll do it again next week too. maybe we get to 35? YOUR CALL!
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Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
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Another New Era Begins
R-Kenny

Is this "new era" three or four? I'm not exactly sure, but let's break it down and see if we can find out! Welcome to a brief history of Geeks Who Drink at the Unicorn. I have to imagine our first "era" was the time before we had a scorekeeper in the room. A few of you remember those days. When we didn't have a third place prize and a good night was 14 teams. Feels like forever ago (because it totes was). Our first new era began when Troy joined the team as our first ever Scorekeeper. The fun we had! It wasn't long though, before Troy moved on to bigger and better things and, eventually, moved to Kansas City where he still QMs today. That left a gaping hole in our quiz family and this
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