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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, May 22, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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A Busy, Melancholy Week
QuizMaster Mike

This past week was not a good time to be either a fan of Sound Garden or Deadwood.  I mean, yes, I realize that Powers Boothe was way more things than just Cy Tolliver on HBO’s western opus (as we demonstrated in last night’s round 4), but that will always be the defining role for me.  Just an angry, intimidating pimp who will sweet talk you out the side of his mouth while he beats Kristen Bell to death in the middle of a public street.  What a fantastic actor.  Grit for days, that guy had.   Chris Cornell was a much sadder affair.  Unlike Layne Staley and Kurt Cobain, when he had his standard issue grunge icon battle with
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, May 15, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Oh, The Slash Fiction You'll Write
QuizMaster Mike

I always feel a little bit bad if a team starts in last place and never gets out of it.  Usually there’s a little fluctuation in there, and you’re not on the bottom for the entire night.  Maybe it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy when you start by naming your team Lovin’ Last Place.  They were super good sports about it though.  I don’t usually expect teams like that to stick around until the end, but the fun gals on that team were laughing away with the rest of us right up until the end.    The visual round was probably the highest scoring one I’ve ever seen.  Every team but one got a perfect
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, May 08, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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More Like Cameron's Day ON, Amirite?
QuizMaster Mike

I was surprised to find out after our round that totally wasn't about Ferris Bueller how few teams had heard the only fan theory about any movie that is worth lending any credence whatsoever.  Are you holding onto your butts? Because I am about to blow your... butts... dammit that didn't work.  Anyway, moving rapidly onward!   Isn't it odd to anybody else that Ferris, as the ostensible protagonist, is never once challenged and ends the movie having learned nothing except that he can do whatever he wants without any consequences?  Almost like he's too perfect, right?  That is because Ferris is basically Cameron's Tyler Durden (uh,
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, May 01, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Curse You, Skies!
QuizMaster Mike

Man, I almost thought we were going to make it out of April without having our annual snowstorm for the month.  Serves me right for daring to dream against the empirical evidence of an entire lifetime.  Fortunately, everything was nice and balmy last night, because the weather in this state could use a solid dose of lithium.  I like to think it was mother nature smiling upon us, as if to say, “it’s nice out, so let’s go to pub quiz”.  I’m too lazy to go through my logs and verify, but I’m pretty sure we tied our record for most teams at the venue during my tenure here.   I was excited to see our round 7 for last night. 
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Front Range Brewing Company
400 West South Boulder Road #1650
Lafayette, CO
80026
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Nobody Tell O'Reilly What a Falafel is
QuizMaster Mike

I feel like my venue was at a bit of a disadvantage when it came to this whole "Bill O'Reilly getting shitcanned" business, since the news of his ousting came out after our quiz from last week.  Anyway, we had a couple of Billy-O themed team names last night, and it got me thinking about a few things: His (now infamous and wholly meme-ified) "FUCK IT, WE'LL DO IT LIVE" meltdown has been getting about 1000% more use than it has in the last decade, and I could not be happier about this.  When that came out, I think I must have watched it over one hundred times.  It is perfect watching this younger, yet still as belligerent and awful version of the man who constantly lords
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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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