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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
120 W Loop 289
Lubbock, TX
79416
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Does Round 5 mean I can only update my visa on November 5th?
Derek

That title is a bad joke and I feel bad for making it.   G lass Hall Full is the place to be on Thursday nights! We had 18 teams out to quiz tonight!    We began the evening with some quick questions about our neighbors to the north, Oklahoma. When the boos dies down, we moved on to an eclectic assortment of music by some contrasting musicians. Then we had a deep, philosophical discussion on how great Die Hard is (along with, y'know, a bunch of other
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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
120 W Loop 289
Lubbock, TX
79416
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Knock, Knock. Who's there? Dishes. Dishes, Who? Dishes Bond, James Bond!
David

Wow, the world we live in can be a crazy place, unfortunately. My heart goes out to those who just wanted to enjoy themselves at a concert but got caught up in something else. Plus, Roger Moore passed away today. He was the Bond that I remember growing up with. Moonraker combined spies, babes, gadgets and space and was easily one of my favorite films of the series, rest in peace 007! Ok, enough of my waxing nostalgic, let’s get on to the quiz at hand. Everyone was gathered at the agreed up day, time and coordinates for another shot at quiz glory at Glass Half Full! We kicked off the night with an appropriate theme for us Texans in Round one, while the next round featured its usual sonic
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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
120 W Loop 289
Lubbock, TX
79416
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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After around 7, I vote we just retire the whole song in perpetuity.
Derek

1 7 teams! Summer must be here, because we had 17 teams filling up the bar and patio for Thursday's Geeks. Competition was fierce this evening, with everyone eager to prove how much they knew about Stuff that had happened Recently. After that, we listened to a bunch of bands sing about how good they were at keeping secrets (which seems counterintuitive, but whatever), followed by a quick round delineating Ridley Scott from Daisy Ridley. Then we looked at Browns
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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
120 W Loop 289
Lubbock, TX
79416
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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Birthday's are better with quiz! Hmm...does that make me the clown?
David

First off, let’s hope my laptop stays free of the “Crybaby” ransomware. Really guys, all you are going to find is cat videos, downloaded comic books, geeks scoresheets, my blogs and some porn. So, now that I’ve got that PSA out of the way…let’s get into the recap of the evening’s festivities. It was another terrific Tuesday at Glass Half Full and everyone showed up ready and willing to submit themselves to the trials known as quiz! Round one had us go “incognito” as we made our way to some instructional lyrics and a bit of literature in round three. The next round had us celebrating what some would call “the nectar of the gods”
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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
120 W Loop 289
Lubbock, TX
79416
Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Where art tho "Your Mom" jokes???
David

Wow! It’s been awhile since I’ve hosted a Thursday Quiz at Glass Half Full but glad to be back for another evening of fun and frivolity with my quiz peeps! It did feel a bit empty with Dana sitting outside…the lack of “your mom” jokes was like a pit in the depths of my soul. However, once the clock struck 8 it was time get the quiz train a rollin as we kicked things off with round one. I’d have to say that round two had to be one of the favorites of the evening with some special renditions of popular songs. The next round had us giving the metaphorical finger to bodies of water in the Polar Regions and that’s all I can say about that and round four
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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
120 W Loop 289
Lubbock, TX
79416
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
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How the hell have i not ever heard the Smashing Pumpkins rendition of "Landslide"
David

Its springtime and that means flowers, picnics in the park and thunderstorms…at least here in West Texas! Yes storms were a brewing on the horizon, but that didn’t stop our intrepid group of quizzers from coming out to the Glass Half Full for an evening of Q and A…mostly A as I supplied the Q! We started the evening off with a scrambling of questions in round one and round two brought the noise to the room. Round three gave our contestants a much needed fifty-fifty shot at getting the correct answer. While Round four took us to the final frontier before delving into the visual round. Much like the famed Kit Kat Bar…we gave our players a break and came back
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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
120 W Loop 289
Lubbock, TX
79416
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
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Does Toto subsidize the quiz or what?
David

Zoinks! What a turnout at Glass Half Full. Smiling faces as far as the eye can see! Friends and frenemies of all kinds gathered together for an evening of tongue twisters and brain ticklers. We kicked off round one with a look back at the week that was. After that, the nightmare began with an audio round that still haunts me as I type out this blog. Next up was a round that dealt with states and a certain substance. Round four scared a few of our non-church going players or “Heathens” but a collective sigh of relief came across the room when they realized the round had nothing to do with religion. Tick tock, tick tock…we took our usual break and after we returned
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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
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Lubbock, TX
79416
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
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Seriously, where's my gritty Carmen Sandiego reboot?
Derek

And is Dora the Explorer Carmen Sandiego's illegitimate daughter? Sixteen teams came out tonight, filling the bar (and most of the patio!) with the always delightful noises of Geeks drinking and quizzing. Tonight started with a fun little round of putting things in holes - or at least letters in blanks, if you want to be dull about it. Then we played THE LAST ROUND 2 (though I somehow doubt we won't be seeing another next week - that thing's like clockwork), where some late 90s classics got some gleeful Geeks Karaoke hummed out after the track ended. After a quick trip around the world with an ever-escalating series of clues, we played a quick...round? set? frame...? of bowling,
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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
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Lubbock, TX
79416
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
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I had to take a shower after Round 3! Oh well, occupational hazard.
David

Friends don’t let your friends quiz alone! This message is brought to you by “Geeks Who Drink, West Texas”. Now go forth and tell your friends, tell your neighbors, shout it from the rooftops and the mountains…OK…so that last one is a bit hard seeing as how it’s flat as a pancake here in West Texas. It was another great night for quiz taking here at Glass Half Full. We took a trip thru these United of States to start things up in Round One. The minstrels of Round Two perplexed a few of our teams while others rose to the challenge. After Round Three I felt like I should go home and wash my mouth out with soap…I’m not a prude, but boy…potty
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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
120 W Loop 289
Lubbock, TX
79416
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
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How is it we usually only make it to Round 3 before things go Blue?
Derek

Seriously, not even an hour into the quiz and  more often than not - the dick jokes start hitting. Ah, who am I kidding, it wouldn't be the same without them. Ten solid teams came out tonight to seek their fortune and take advantage of some $3 specials. We started the evening right, with everyone showing off just how much they knew about fictional characters and how Reddit works. Then we dove into a acrostic of sounds, before asking the al-important question: Cleveland or Indonesia? (We also took a detour into "what kind of body part does a five foot blood red death worm resemble?") Then it was a round on Sex and Eds before we tackled my absolute favorite visual round ever
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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
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Lubbock, TX
79416
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
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I'm claiming this blog as a work related expense on my taxes, FYI
David

Cause I’m the Quizman…yeah…I’m the quizma-an. Sorry, had to throw that in since today was TAX DAY! Fortunately, I filed already…unfortunately…I OWED the IRS (insert tears here). For those who dared flick their finger at big brother or just those who had already taken care of their fiscal obligations to that service of internal revenue…they all came out for the quiz at Glass Half Full. We got the ball rolling with the first round of questions as usual and proceeded to move on to some tunes that took me back to my Nintendo days.   After we came back from the break we got back into our quiz groove and after the remaining 24 questions
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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
120 W Loop 289
Lubbock, TX
79416
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
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Man, Sesame Street got DARK since I was a kid.
Derek

I think tonight was a record for my time at Geeks - 21 (TWENTY-FRIGGIN-ONE) teams came out to play tonight! It was bonkers! And I loved every minute of it. As has become pretty standard for Thursday night Geeking, we began with a quick round on current events before diving headlong into songs oh-so-appropriately about boozing it up - and more than one quizzer did the Donatello dance during "Tequila", which delighted your humble quizmaster to no end. After we finished singing along with Weezer, we had a surprise BONUS double point round, this one on celebrities and their ages, before speeding through a round on Very Fast Things and Garbage. Once we got back from break,
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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
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Lubbock, TX
79416
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
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Yes, the Romans gave us Architecture, Literature, Theater, Art...etc. But, damn...they were super freaky!
David

OK, so I’ve been racking my brain for years now about why a Rabbit hides chicken eggs (where did that rabbit acquire those eggs in the first place) and why we must find those eggs on Easter Sunday. But what does that have to do with the quiz right?  Absolutely nothing, but I thought this blog would be a great forum for these thoughts. Ok, so maybe not. Alright, it was another great night for quiz at Glass Half Full and we started the night we a few “royal” questions and segued right into some smooth sounds that helped lead into the next few rounds. After chastising our players for their “tur-rible” answer for the last question of round five we took
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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
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Lubbock, TX
79416
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
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Fake Eddie Vedder covering a terrible Creed song sounds suspiciously like a regular terrible Creed song.
Derek

Things got raucous at The Glass Half Full tonight, with a lucky 13 teams answering the challenge tonight. We started off with a bit of First In, Last Out, before heading into the best audio round we've done in a few weeks: Fake Eddie Vedder marble-mouthing his way through covers both classic and modern. The "All Star" clip, in particular, got a bit of Geeks Karaoke started, which delighted your humble quizmaster to no end. After that, we tried to remember world capitals that only have six letters, actors and actresses who give Daniel Day Lewis a run for his method money, and adaptations of beloved children's stories, before we took our first break. After
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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
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Lubbock, TX
79416
Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017
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That's SIR Quizmaster to you!
David

First quiz of the month and things got off to a rousing start with ten teams coming together for a bit of friendly competition and “your mom” jokes! We started the evening with a séance and called forth the spirits of the quiz dimension (insert spooky music here).  The next round featured the booming sounds of Barack Rock! After that I went on to talk about cock for a whole round and not just the tip! We then moved on to a bit of globetrotting and didn’t have google maps to fall back on. The second half of the quiz got underway with round six and we proceeded to make our way thru the rest of the rounds in numerical order of course! Alas, this brother and
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Glass Half Full (Lubbock)
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Lubbock, TX
79416
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
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Acidic Vaginas sounds like the Chinese translation of an Alien film title.
Derek

Or, The Theme from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has a Title?! I don't know about you guys, but I thought tonight was super hilarious. 14 teams met on the quizzing gridiron that is the Glass Half Full tonight, and almost instantly the bar was awash with laughter as we discovered the Chinese translation of the titles of some of the biggest hits of the last few decades. Then we OD'ed on Smashmouth's All-Star, as that incessant earworm encroached into a number of well known pop hits. Then we discussed some America geography (and wow, do our quizzers know their American geography - your humble quizmaster was legit impressed with the number of right answers in Round 3), and we
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