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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Apr 17, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Who Will Play Mel Gibson in the Inevitable Biopic?
QuizMaster Mike

So last night felt super good.  At Front Range Brewing Company, we’re not the biggest venue, but hot damn do our quizzers know how to give big.  All in all, we raised $156 to support Planned Parenthood, with several of those in attendance donating more than once.  Special shout out to those who helped push us over the $150 mark right at the buzzer for the evening.  Hitting arbitrary milestones is the only way I can get hard anymore.   I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised to find out that Mel Gibson once mailed a female colleague a freeze dried rat.  I guess it’s just another reminder that, if you make a snuff film about Jesus
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Prime Time in the Phone Booth
QuizMaster Mike

It was heartening to know that I am not the only person who perpetually forgets that 1 is not a prime number.  I mean, it’s excusable for me to not keep track of prime numbers, as it is for many of you, but it’s one of those things that galls me every time I’m reminded of it.  Like, the rule dictating that 1 isn’t a prime is such a bullshit technicality.  Like your friend in grade school who hovers their finger an inch from your eye and then declares that you can’t get mad because they’re not touching you.  You know that isn’t the point, Devin.   I was kind of surprised to learn that Phone Booth
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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It's Not April in Colorado Without Surprise Snow
QuizMaster Mike

Last night was a good one, kids.  I don't know why, but it's always super satisfying to me when there is an upset in the standings for 1st and 2nd in the final round.  Maybe it's because that happened to me all the time back in my days of being a quizzer, and as the adage goes, misery sure loves additional misery.  That's the saying, right?   A few weeks ago I wrote about the selective amnesia we all seem to get about the Colorado weather, and this morning I succumbed to that shit hard.  I woke up, looked out the window, and my first thought was "Snow?  But it's April! WHINE WHINE WHINE"  Then I remembered what I had been kvetching about just
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Our L'il Pub Quiz is All Grown Up
QuizMaster Mike

It has been a real joy to watch this quiz’s attendance gather steam since I started out here just shy of a year ago.  It makes a body all nostalgic and such.   I want to give a shout out to all of the regulars.  Every quiz has a certain percentage of drop-ins.  People that were incidentally at the venue but decided to stick around that make the number of teams fluctuate.  And don’t get me wrong, drop-ins are great.  But without the regulars forming the base, a room full of drop-ins will peter out after the first few rounds.  This is the 4th venue I’ve hosted at, and I can say without any exaggeration, that Front
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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I Promise This is Not an Actual Cry for Help
QuizMaster Mike

Another day, another quiz.  Our rounds got nice and odd, with movie quotes being mangled by google translate and tv themes being slowed down to near unrecognizable.  The bizarre rounds, as I believe I’ve mentioned before, are my favorites to run.   I think we need to put that slowed down Cheers theme to use.  Bring back the cast for a reunion episode.  But here’s the twist, friends.  This has to be the darkest episode of anything ever.  I want HBO to look at the pitch and offer to up my antidepressant prescription.  If it is not seen as a desperate cry for help by every network that reads it, then that means it has
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Looks Like I'm About to Blow Up This Spot
QuizMaster Mike

Let me tell you a story of weekends past.  Well, weekend.  Sunday, this happened on Sunday.    I went to dinner with my wife and her family at a place in Lafeyette.  I’d never been there before, so I asked what was on tap.  I was surprised to find that one of the beers offered was none other than my FRBC fave, the TrHOPical Illusion IPA.  I ordered that and the waitress stared at me for a couple of seconds, then her face lit up and she said “oh, you run the trivia night there, right?”  Setting aside that we are a pub quiz, not trivia, I was struck with a realization: this must be exactly what Hugh Jackman feels like. 
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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I'm Thinking a Wisecracking Assassin that Hunts Dentists...
QuizMaster Mike

Well, I was happy to see that the venue was still standing and our quizzers were not scattered to the four corners of the state.  These winds are truly something else.  I mean, I guess they’re just really strong winds, but holy damn.  Even as I write this, I can hear the windows creaking and straining against the gusts outside.  Go home, Colorado, you’re drunk.   I mentioned it at quiz, but it bears elaboration here.  I knew I was truly among my people last night during round 7.  I’ve hosted at 3 other venues since I started with Geeks, and we tend to ask a decent number of questions about Christopher Nolan’s early
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Swedish Chef Radio
QuizMaster Mike

I have been singing songs like the Swedish Chef all day today.  It’s kind of a problem, as the office I work at is rather small, and it’s hard to explain to employers that are certainly old enough to be your parents what exactly is so hilarious about going “bork bork bork” to the tune of Evanescence’s “Bring Me to Life”.    But no joke, I think all songs should have a Swedish Chef version.  Have you ever been in a car with other people and a song comes on, so you enthusiastically start singing along, only to realize right around the second verse that you don’t know any more of the words?  Then you have
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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If Only We Knew What Could Be Affecting Coloradans' Memories...
QuizMaster Mike

It’s been a while since I’ve watched the OG Star Wars Trilogy, and I had honestly forgotten how frighteningly lengthy Yoda’s dying gasps were.  I had to listen to the clip and compare it to clips from the movie just to see if we weren’t deliberately lengthening it for comedic effect.  Damn Yoda, just hurry up and die already.  “Skywalker” should not take a solid 10 seconds to croak out.   Get it together ya muppet.   These nights of unseasonable warmth in the middle of February are weird, in that they cause this collective amnesia in the residents of Colorado.  Every year, February gets weirdly
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Even Thom Yorke Thinks Creep is a Terrible Song
QuizMaster Mike

I was glad to see that the substitute quizmaster last week left a glowing report of our venue’s fine quizzers.  I was taking a belated Hawaiian Honeymoon, so it’s been a bit of a mixed bag being back, but coming in to do quiz for such a large and rowdy group was definitely a tick in the plus column.  Maybe next week my brain will be back from the South Pacific as well, and then I’ll be able to make it through quiz without tripping over every other word.   Who knew that Howard the Duck was (indirectly) responsible for the creation of Pixar before last night’s quiz?  I sure didn’t.  It’s kind of mind blowing
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Schlagen Sie mich Baby noch einmal
AlisonRudd

Ahoy! So, that awesome German cover a Britney Spears song tonight reminded me a lot of the reasons I took three years of German in high school. Growing up a brown haired, blue eyed chick I was under the impression I was German and was super about learning all about the motherland. I joined the dance club, went to the after school meetings, and learned to cook all the schnitzel you could handle. After I failed attempt at learning French in college I lamented to my mom that I should have just stuck with the language of my people. She took this opportunity to inform me that I am 100% Scots Irish - not a drop of Deutch blood in these veins... I PRETENDED TO LIKE RAMMSTEIN FOR
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Try Our New Frappuccino of the Revolution!
QuizMaster Mike

To quote one of Kurt Vonnegut’s characters: someone up there likes me.  What could lead me to arrive at such a conclusion, you ask?  Why, the fact that two weeks in a row, I have gotten to torment our wonderful quizzers with 3 second theme song loops.  The scores were less abysmal this time around, but our quizzers had an easy explanation.  You will hear a TV show theme song anywhere between 10 and 25 times per year, not counting re-watchings.  If you binge watch, the worm that is the show’s theme burrows so deep that it’s more inextricable than a bot fly larva.  Don’t google that last part unless you want to never have anything other than
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Our Most Annoying Rounds Fuel Me
QuizMaster Mike

I never thought that a quiz round might lead to me nearly having to sleep on the couch, but here we are I guess.  See, my wife comes to the quiz on occasion, and she is quite the movie buff.  A lot of times, if I can’t come up with an actor or a director or some such, it’s faster to just ask her than to hop onto IMDB.  I thought to myself, “self, round 7 is going to drive everyone absolutely nuts, but the missus is probably going to excel at this one.”   I was at least correct on the first count.   Her team got 2 points.  After the quiz, she told me that round was her own personal purgatory as each movie
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Jan 16, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Before Any Calls to Action Get Outlawed
QuizMaster Mike

If the scores I saw last night for round 2 are any indicator, we had something of a substantial dearth of 90’s kids on about half of the teams.  But on the plus side, we all now know that Bastille has a cover of “No Scrubs”, and I don’t know how I lived my life without knowing that until now.  I will still maintain to my dying breath, however, that all a capella music sounds like the same generic group of white boys, and that that cover of “Semi-Charmed Life” can just fuck right on outta here.   The tangerine in chief takes his non-democratically elected place at the wheel this week, and I am already exhausted.  You know
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Keyboard Knowledge is Sexy Knowledge
QuizMaster Mike

Man, that was some intense wind we had on Monday.  Like, seriously biblical shit went down.  My in-laws live in Colorado Springs, and apparently they had to stop all semi-truck traffic going through town because something like 6 of the big mothers had been blown over.  Like, that is a disconcerting number for a monthly or yearly total, condensed into the span of an afternoon.  But hey, we made it out to FRBC and did it up, because mother nature can just fuck right off when quiz is involved.   We started out the night by asking about keyboard layouts, and there is no better microcosm of the folly in how we design just about everything than the QWERTY
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Jan 02, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Your 2017 Death Pools Will be for Naught!
QuizMaster Mike

Man, aren’t you glad that 2016 is over?  Now we can march together into the glorious future of 2017, where surely no beloved celebrities will die, and nothing terrifying will happen in the political realm.  I hear we all also get those flying cars we were promised.  Children will dance gaily through the streets, holding hands and singing songs all the while.  Truly, 2017 will be a utopia, an earthbound paradise.  This is how years work if Facebook is any kind of indicator.    Kidding aside though, I was genuinely depressed when I found out that Carrie Fisher died.  I do hope that they find a way to tastefully remove her from the
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