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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, May 15, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Which Craft Beer Week?
JohnWing

Ah, Craft Beer Week, which means Medford Beer Week is right around the corner, which means my third anniversary as Quiz Master at BricktownE is also right around the corner. See, this would be a great time to get some old clips of old quizzes together, to prepare some sort of sitcom clip show, retrospective episode of my upcoming anniversary blog. However, I have neither the time, nor the budget (nor even the clips, for that matter) to do so, so I will just stick to blathering on about God-knows-what until I’m all blathered out.  
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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, May 08, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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How many going away parties is it gonna take before you get the picture? Hit the bricks, lady!
JohnWing

One thing’s for sure, and it’s that my new Spotify playlist is lit.. Lit af, you might say. You might not say that, and I’d, frankly, be okay with that. The fact is though, that “Party Through the Decades” has been a winner three weeks in a row now. I plop that sucker on “shuffle” and let it do its thing, and last night it definitely steered us in a distinctly Latin direction, but it seemed to work. Well, enough with the music talk, let’s recap!   Tequila Mockingbird - while their name evokes visions of fighting racism over a dangerously
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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, May 01, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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If I had a time machine, I'd still be late.
JohnWing

I’ve never been a punctual person. It’s just never been part of my identity to show up on time. Now a lot of you out there are probably saying to yourself “John, you need to manage your time better!”, “John, if you’re consistently five minutes late, you need to find a way to leave your house five minutes earlier!”, and/or “John! What the hell’s the matter with you? It’s not that hard, seriously, we’re worried about you…” - and you’d be right to say any or all of those things. I see it as a problem without a solution. Just part of the universe that no one can do anything about
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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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I thought Die Hard was already a musical.
JohnWing

The Traveling Wilburys spent a little too much time traveling, and not enough time getting to the quiz on time. Well, in the end, there’s no way they could have scored enough points in the round that they missed to make up for the final deficit between their score and one that would have taken home a certificate last night, but you never know. Maybe they just missed out on that centering, focusing, zen-like pre-quiz hobnobbing that all the other teams took advantage of.   The Mighty Moose Rats were at about ⅔ strength. With theater folk, that’s just the
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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, Apr 17, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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I once was a karaoke fan. That part of me is dead now.
JohnWing

Our 6th place team showed up midway through the quiz. They were battered, bruised, yet smiling, and strangely relieved. What’s more, their Quiz Master would later lie about their condition in his wrap-up blog, all to make a dumb play on their chosen team name: S & M.   Jeff & Brian were there for the entire quiz. They weren’t bruised at all, but they still sported the dopey smiles of people who just finished binge-reading 50 Shades. As a Quiz Master, I didn’t take an oath of any kind, but I probably still
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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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What's next? Did Tina Turner sing I Saw the Sign too?!
JohnWing

What do you call a group of Mooserats? Well, a group of moose is called a herd, and a group of rats is called a mischief (yep, look it up.)... So, would a group of Mooserats be a misherd? Perhaps a herdchief? Well, luckily we won’t have to solve that riddle because there was only one Mooserat this week, and she called herself No Moose 4 U.   As an uncle, but also a fella that enjoys a bit of dark humor here and there, I was torn (like that song by Ednaswap) on this next team’s name. Oh well, as per usual, we let the court of public
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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Shenanigans? I thought they closed that place down...
JohnWing

In fact, I believe it was due (I may be a bit fuzzy on this, due to my contribution to the very same cause I’m about to mention) to too many shenanigans.   Hey! Speaking of shenanigans, were we speaking of shenanigans? Something, something… pistol whip joke. What do you want from me? This is a free blog. Anyhoooooo, our 5th place team last night was Shenanigans at Table 4. Were they actually seated at table 4? I don’t know how BricktownE numbers their tables, so I can’t be sure. Perhaps the misnumbering of their table was
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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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A brisket, a brasket... More cornbread, please!
JohnWing

The healthiest group in the bar got the least amount of points last night. Is there any causation behind this correlation between riding the thin, white line between pedestrian and automobile, and knowing not-so-much about celebrity siblings? Who’s to say? All I know is that the Cyclists took last last night.   As a person who has not watched one single second of Game of Thrones yet, I was a lot like last night’s 4th place team - late to the game. Still, they scored some points and had some beers, so cheers to I Used
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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Slow down the theme all you want, that won't make the plot seem to move faster!
JohnWing

It just goes to show you that an intimidating name doesn’t always equal an intimidating performance. Well, who’s to say that this team wasn’t intimidating in other ways? Perhaps their mere presence prevented other teams from violating the “No Smart Phoning” policy. Yeah, let’s go with that, because the Skull Smashing Destroyers placed 6th last night, and, well… They need it right now.   The Mighty Moose Rats came to defend their title from last week, but found that the categories were
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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Remember that one scene from Ghost? No, not that one, the other one.
JohnWing

Well, despite what Nelly promised herself at the beginning of the night, Nelly’s Fly finished very much down at the end of the night. Whoa, Nelly. Sidenote: Country Grammar was a really great album.   Well, they say 2 out of 3 ain’t bad… but you know what’s a little more than 8/100 better than 2 out of 3? 3 out of 4. 3 Out of 4 Daughters that is… Say, did you gals know there’s a bar with an inferior Monday night quiz named after a group like you?   Local
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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Why rue the day when you can roux it instead?
JohnWing

Normally, you’d never hear anything even remotely similar to this next statement come out of my mouth, so please understand that not only is it to be taken within the context of the quiz, but I recognize the gravity of what I’m about to say: Mac ‘n’ Cheese left something to be desired. Okay, that hurt to say. I hurt so much that I could use a big ole pile of my favorite comfort food, but I would understand if it didn’t want anything to do with me right now. I’m sorry mac. Sorry cheese. I love you.   Oops, We Did it Again
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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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This isn't the first time I've encountered the Swedish Chef...
JohnWing

...and I assure you, there will be many others until the day one of us perishes. All BORKs aside, last night was a slobber-knocker. As a seasoned Quiz Master, I stated it quite plainly: “This one is going to be a slobber-knocker”, and you know what? It was.   Speaking of slobber, Those Who Don’t Know stayed long enough to prove that they’d chosen an appropriate team name and then promptly left. They seemed to be on their way somewhere important, perhaps they were part of the Federal Government. I don’t know. I’m
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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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There's nothing in the rule book that says a dog can't play the quiz! Oh wait, here it is... "No Dogs"
JohnWing

Small teams combining into super teams, latecomers contributing mad points in late rounds, less than five points separating last place and first place at each score tally… THIS QUIZ HAD IT ALL!   Let’s get to the recap.   The Biggest Winners, like a 6’10”, 450lb man nicknamed “Tiny”, were unfortunately named ironically last  night. They did not win, nor did they lose by a large margin. In fact, they ended up with only one point short of the total boasted by last night’s champs.
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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Happy Valentine's Day!
JohnWing

...or whatever the Jewish equivalent holiday is. Whatever you celebrate this time of year, do it with candy.   The Koolest People in the Bar - How do you know they’re the coolest? Well, they friggin tell you, right there in their name. They wouldn’t call themselves that if it wasn’t true. If you’re some “CNN type” that wants more than a baseless, clearly biased opinion as evidence, take a look at the word “coolest”. Yep, they spelled it with a “K”. Only cool kids do that.   A Pimp and His
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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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How far under is "down"?
JohnWing

Whoa! The competition was fierce, perhaps as fierce as it’s ever been. There were several lead changes throughout the night, and our eventual champions were perhaps not even in the top three until the final score breakdown. Don’t believe me? Fine, but put this recap in your pipe and smoke it!   The Captain Crunch Cereal Killers might have spent too much time caring for various mouth-roof wounds, and not enough time scoring points in the quiz… either way they finished 5th last night.   The Tempura
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BricktownE Brewing Company
44 S Central Ave
Medford, OR
97501
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Wait til you see what she can turn on with her butt!
JohnWing

So hard to believe that so much has happened in just one week! I mean, I lost my wallet, then I went a few days without a wallet (which was… BONKERS. A tale for another day, perhaps), then I found my wallet. Crazy! Man… What else? What else… Oh yeah, there were also 1,000,000 executive orders signed by President Gene Simmons, and now we all have to wear pink on Wednesdays. That (along with the wallet thing) made this week nothing short of 100% wacky. Good thing we had pub quiz - here’s your recap!   Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
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