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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, May 22, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Russian Leanings
EricBurch

What a wild night at Fado Irish Pub this week! Is this what typically happens when we miss a week? (Spoiler alert: I really hope not.) Possibly because of our week off, the quiz writers threw our quizzers an especially nasty quiz. An unkind music round was followed up by rounds on character actors and World War I. Really, I can't say that this was remotely unexpected. But it's fun to see everyone suffer regardless. Late on, this ended up turning into one of the tightest scoreboards I've ever seen. But things ended with Comey At Me, Bro jumping up into second place. Unfortunately, they didn't jump high enough to get above The Council Of Trent, giving them the top
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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, May 08, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Who Knew Pitch Perfect Was So Popular
EricBurch

Welcome back to our regularly scheduled Monday night programming at Fado Irish Pub. We seem relatively back to normal? Though I'm not certain that our quizgoers were necessarily a fan of that. This week featured one of the most difficult music rounds we've seen, with single digit scores nearly across the board. Every other round went relatively normally until our final round. Round eight was, unequivocally, the most difficult eighth round I've ever had the pleasure of reading. And you know I loved watching my quizzers suffer. It was a tight race for most of the night. The League Of Superbunnies were at or near the top most of the way, but could only find second
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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, May 01, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Hysteria Abounds
EricBurch

A little bit of a weird night at Fado Irish Pub on this Monday night, wouldn't you say?     First we had some round switching through the night which I think threw some of our regulars off of their respective games. Then the quiz apparently got really, really hard judging by some of the scores that got put up this week. Was it the clones or the Demme round? Round eight is never friendly but this week especially didn't help.     Luckily for my quizzers, someone eventually gets to take home the prizes regardless. Shut Up, Science Bitch! took and early lead but faltered
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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Irreconcilable Barrymores
EricBurch

So apparently there is a conference in Columbus this week. And it must be stationed somewhere directly around Fado Irish Pub. My goodness. Let's just be safe and say it was a party this week. And maybe I was just a piece of the entertainment and not the main attraction like usual. Good thing I have zero jealousy issues whatsoever, right folks? Either way, I won the loudness war, and it's whoever wins that matters. It was a race for second place this week. That race was topped by David Lee Broth taking home the silver medal. This week there was no hope of catching Science Gives Me A Hadron in their pursuit of first! Let's just mellow out for about a
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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, Apr 17, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Friday On Monday
EricBurch

Welcome back to another wonderful Monday night at Fado Irish Pub, where it was a night for some throwbacks. We had some old friends, we had some teams that went back to original, old style names from their glory days. We had old people reliving their youth through karaoke, we had a round predominantly featurying Steven Seagal. We had a round on hippies and a round on Puritans. It was nostalgia all round here tonight. Tonight it was a one horse race. Incontinental Breakfast debuted to a very impressive second place finish. But the quiz smacked Finger Guns! Pew! Pew! in the face this week, leading them to a commanding win! I'm a fan of trying to get
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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Patiooooooo
EricBurch

I think we finally got there with the spring arriving consistently at Fado Irish Pub. This is the first time I can say that we had a full contingency of players on the patio, and it's about time. I don't know if I've ever had more complaints about how exceedingly difficult a music round. People just don't know their OGs. It's a good thing the quiz writers gave the players an extra 16 point round to play with or else it may have been even more demoralizing than normal. In the end, this was a clear two horse race. Pepsi Lives Matter But Airline Passengers Don't made a huge comeback in round eight but fell just short. In the end it was The Letter 2 staving off a valiant
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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Opening Day Blues
EricBurch

A rainy, dreary evening at Fado Irish Pub this week, as we get right back to the usual show on Monday night.     The national championship slowed us down a bit this week, limiting our time but not our quality. I could spend an entire blog on this subject, but let's limit it to half a sentence: thank you, quizwriters, for giving me the honor and privilege of closing the show with an Air Bud question.     Just four teams but some extremely worthy acores this week. I Survived The Void For 72 Hours And All I Got Was This Shitty Painting led
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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Sunny Days Are Here Again
EricBurch

Well that was quite a party, now, wasn't it? I didn't know we could pack Fado Irish Pub that full after St. Paddy's day. And we got a little bit of everything this week. Old teams, new teams, good teams, bad teams, early jokers, late jokers, unorthodox jokers, lewd questions, lewd answers. No matter how many teams, some things clearly never change. There was a pack that emerged to separate themselves from the rest. A massive round eight lifted If We Don't Win, It's The Democrats Fault, but only to second place (damn liberals). This week it was a dominant early performance from Dongs, Dongs, Dongs that let them hold on to a first place finish! Do we
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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Green Hangovers
EricBurch

okay. So we all needed to take it a little slow tonight. To be fair, we are coming out of a full St. Paddy's weekend celebration at Fado Irish Pub. We're allowed to have a cooldown, right? Some quizzers were pretty up to shape though. One team missed one question through three rounds. Every single team was perfect on the visual round (you folks know your Disney, loud and clear). We even had some experts on Stravinsky and lube. What a combination. Tonight it came down to two types of quizzers. Bumble Buddies, the late joker-ers, way behind at the break, came roaring back to surprise everyone, but fell a point short of the top spot. This week it was SMRTinis, coasting
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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Guinness Delicious
EricBurch

We finally made it to one of my favorite nights of the year, our dual quiz and Guinness pint pouring contest! And in addition to the free booze, free engraved pint glasses, and the opportunity to laugh at all of your friends, we still had a solid quiz tonight! Our old classic Irish round, Xs and Os, and probably the cutest visual round we've ever had. Tonight was a very exciting evening. I Don't Know stepped up to the plate to take down second place. But, finally, after all this time, Wesley Crushers rode a big music round to their first career victory! Let's try to dodge the snow next week, eh?
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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Boondock Saints Knowledge
EricBurch

We're one week away from our annual St. Paddy's week quiz and pint pouring contest! One of the best nights of the year here at Fado Irish Pub. But we're getting a little ahead of ourselves, aren't we? This week we had one of my most universally loved quizzes I've had the pleasure of hosting. The music round was fun. A full baseball round! A unique visual round. A round on fictional presidents! (No Deep Impact mention?) And who doesn't love a little DMB to round us out? Tonight was truly historic. The Counter Reformation made a solid second half comeback to edge Make Way For Ducklings by a point for second place. But it was finally, finally, the time for Dongs, Dongs,
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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Early St Paddys
EricBurch

It's an Irish Pub, after all, so it is just fine that we're already getting into the St. Paddy's spirit at Fado Irish Pub. We're still two weeks away from out annual St. Paddy's quiz, but we had a distinctly international flair this week anyway. Multiple teams full of Irish natives, a full round on Malaysia, a full round on the Swedish Chef (and thank goodness). Are the quiz writers getting tired of America already? It hasn't even been six weeks! Some impressive scores to come out of this week's quiz. Dongs, Dongs, Dongs rode a massive comeback and a tiebreaker win to a second place finish. But it was a thoroughly dominant performance from Chubby Bunnies that led
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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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#Humblebrag
EricBurch

It amazes me each and every week how it goes here at Fado Irish Pub. You all keep finding new ways to make it crazier and crazier every Monday. I had multiple teams ask me before the quiz this week, "How is it tonight?" My reply to each was: it's a pretty average quiz. Not too tough, not too easy. Very standard. Then, the quiz happened, and I had many angry teams. As you'll see if you look to your left, I had some of the lowest scores I've ever had from top teams this week. I was wrong. My bad. I misled you. With such low scores, there was quite the cluster at the top. Obviously, we had our second consecutive sudden death round, as well as a second consecutive silver
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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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How Are We Missing Candy?
EricBurch

More Monday nights at Fado! What could go wrong when we continue to have pub quiz week after week? It was a very different quiz this week. The music round was very forgiving, though it terrified me into briefly thinking that anyone could hate anything about Telephone. No surprise extra points tonight, so those that waited to bonus until round eight were mercilessly punished. And we finally taught some of these poor saps some etiquette, thankfully. And for the first time in what feels like months, it came down to a sudden death bonus round! But the sudden death round was very different from the rest of the evening. Dongs, Dongs, Dongs felt the pressure and faltered,
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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Angio = Heart
EricBurch

I swear this stuff is getting more fun every week. It's good to start having some exciting teams again at Fado Irish Pub each and every Monday night. And it's not just for the quiz, the competitiveness, all that stuff. The atmosphere's better when there are friendly faces. And the faces we've had return the last few weeks make my and the bar's job way, way easier. True, it helps when those teams are smart and win, too. But that's not really what I mean. I think. Yeah, totally. We're starting to see some serious parity again here at Fado. Whiskey & Nausea (welcome to my damn life) carried second place throughout the evening. But there was no question tonight:
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Fado (Columbus)
4022 Townsfair Way, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
43219
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Big Rhoda Fans
EricBurch

Back to back weeks here at Fado! We're starting to build something here again. It's getting much more exciting to be here on Monday nights. I'm liking a lot of things about how this is going. The rangefinder round was a blast, giving us something different and extra points. Has anyone else noticed the quiz is getting harder? Round one is tougher than usual suddenly. Round six was one of my lowest scoring rounds ever. I mean, I love it, you people need to suffer. But wow this is unusual. Somebody had to take advantage though, right? Dongs, Dongs, Dongs came close but fell short in round eight to take their second consecutive silver medal. This week it was the finally
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