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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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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Dec 26, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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On the Poetry of Rage
QuizMaster Mike

Man, I love our convoluted board game style visual rounds.  I’m a big sucker for all things “meta”, so the notion of quiz questions packed into quiz questions wrapped in a board game skin makes me all kinds of tumescent.  Judging by the groans and sighs as I read the answers, I’m the only one on whom this has that effect.  But hey, the quizmaster had fun, and in the end, isn’t that what’s truly important?    We mentioned Roger Ebert’s hatred for The Brown Bunny last night, and I recommended to everyone that they need to read it.  I want to reiterate that statement here.  It’s that special
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Dec 19, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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More Like "Man in the High as Hell on Amphetamines Castle"
QuizMaster Mike

I cannot retain information about state capitals.  I legit have had to memorize all of those a bunch of times in my early schooling, and each time I learned them long enough to ace the quiz, then I purged them so that I had more room in my brain for facts about Batman.  You know, important stuff.  My point is that I would have been hot, flaming garbage at last night’s round 2.  Our quizzers, however, by and large made that round their bitch.    I want to clarify on a dispute I had with one of our teams: I definitely don’t think Philip K Dick is a bad writer.  I went through a point in college where I was just like, “Gimme
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Dec 12, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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On Why I Am a Terrible Person
QuizMaster Mike

You know how when you order a drink or some kind of food stuff and it tastes like garbage, so your first instinct is to turn to whoever is accompanying you and say “holy shit, you have to try this, it tastes like literal waste”? Even if you don’t do it, you surely know someone who does.  If you were in attendance at last night’s quiz, you will know that I am absolutely that guy.  My tastes, however, run on more of an entertainment level.  I will sit you down and make you watch Red Planet because it is the most masterful train wreck of a crap film I have ever seen and I will feel pure and child-like joy in doing so.  And if, say, over the
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Dec 05, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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I May Have Gone A Little #HashtagCrazy
QuizMaster Mike

Our quiz is turning into pretty hot stuff, apparently.  I thought to myself, “self, you handsome devil you, maybe print off a few more visual rounds than usual since you got a few more teams than average the last few weeks”.  Within 2 minutes of making my initial announcement, I was out and had to collect used rounds for redistribution.  This is a fantastic problem to have.  My understanding from talking to you lovelies last night is that many were here simply due to word of mouth.  So, Front Range Brewing Co. quizzers, you da real MVPs.  I am #humbled and #blessed.  Also #hungry, but that’s
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