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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Quiz For a Cause for Extra Life!
Katie

Last night we had SIXTEEN teams come out for our first Quiz For a Cause! Ok, I’m not sure if it’s actually the very first ever QFAC that we’ve had at Shannon Pub, but it’s sure the first one that’s happened since I’ve been running this jam. Anyway, the turnout was fantastic! Almost all of the teams paid in to play, which not only beefed up the winnings for the first place team, but also meant that the charity, Extra Life, got all that much more money! We even had a 50/50 raffle! Not only did we do good work last night by showing up, but we also had a killer quiz, too (like usual, of course). Round 1 was, as it often is, on current events. Most teams
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Blizzard of '69
Dale G.

FIFTEEN teams tested their mettle tonight in a GWD showdown that truly proved to be a battle won *by the skin of pants*. Investigate 311 barely, and I mean barely came away with a victory that only the Eric Andre Show could reason with. Shouts out go to both We Suck At This and We Suck At This Game, who were so unique that they decided to have almost the same names (and even copy each others' names) to the detriment of this quizmaster. Fred Durst is the Greatest Singer/Songwriter in
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Vegan Buffet That Serves Steak and $10 Beer, and Katie’s Various Plights
Katie

I will admit. I generally struggle with titling these things. If I could get away with it I would just call each blog “Blog” and leave it at that. Alas, I am not allowed to do that and therefore I must occasionally make bizarre amalgamations of round titles. And this is what you get today. Anyway, enough about my plight. How about that quiz last night? We had thirteen teams! This really makes me happy that I started printing out an extra page of the visual round. It also makes me happy because I love it when the place is packed. It is a challenge for everyone. For me, for you, for the bar staff…what fun! Especially fun because there were some new faces there, and
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Massacres, Malaysia, and Exactly One Monster
Katie

Eleven teams came out for the last quiz of February, and I like to think that everyone is happy that the shortest, darkest month is over with, and that spring is only a mere 21 days away! Well except for me. February is my birthday month, and I am sad that my month of celebration is over. You win some and lose some, as they say. First, a few words on round 2 – how awesome is the Swedish Chef at singing these songs? I think he improved them, personally. My absolute favorite though, despite thinking the band itself is less than exemplary, was his take on Evanescence’s Bring Me to Life. Hoooo boy. What a treat. I think this is almost as good as the rounds where Chewbacca sings
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Stop Abusing Your Organ!
Katie

Yikes. No that’s just a nod to the title of Round 2, which I will get to shortly. We had a wonderful turnout at Shannon Pub last night, a lucky numbered thirteen teams came out for quiz, and it was a special night indeed as I got to shape the mind of…er, train a new quizmaster, Josh! Emotions were the topic of round 1 – each answer was an emotion (or something like that). I am familiar with many of these emotions – Mad, Wrath, Rage…listen, I am an adult now so I don’t suffer from my teen angst anymore (thankfully, good grief  - hahaha that was also one of the answers). Really the only reason I thought of this was because a friend of mine texted
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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You Know It’ll Be a Good One When the Answer of the Day Is Tentacles
Katie

Did you know that the good folks over at GWD post an answer of the day on their social media pages? Well, now you do, but anyway, when I saw that the answer of the day was Tentacles, I got really excited. Wanna know why? Not because I’m into that weird tentacle porn shit (or am I?), but really, because I absolutely LOVE cephalopods. Yes, all of them. Squid, octopuses, cuttlefish, and even the lesser known ones (just google it, this is getting lengthy and I haven’t even started yet)…I think they’re all the balls. Trufax, I read that a cuttlefish is smarter than a human toddler. This is something I wholeheartedly believe. Anyway, twelve teams came out last night,
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Who Wants a Vegemite Sandwich?!
Katie

I know I do. Actually I don’t know if I do or not because I have never had it. I am unsure if anyone on the 9 teams that came out to quiz last night have had one either. I know it’s sure appetizing-looking, and surely nutritious. Why the hell am I talking about Vegemite? That would be because we had a round on Australia last night to start everything off! I used to be FASCINATED by Australia when I was a youngish teenager, because my favorite band at the time, Silverchair, was from Australia. I didn’t know shit about Australia, other than that they had charming little accents and Silverchair was awesome. Based solely on my love of that band, all I wanted to do was
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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You Made It To Quiz After All!
Katie

I’m really beating that “Make It After All” thing to death. I made the meme for the facebook page (with a handy app that I downloaded for that very purpose), and now I titled this blog with it as well. Guess what? I don’t think I have EVER watched the Mary Tyler Moore Show. To be honest, I didn’t even know she was still alive, so when my friend told me she “was the first casualty of 2017” (insert eye roll, Jesus), I was more surprised that she wasn’t already dead. But RIP anyway, Mary. Last night was fun. Duh, quiz is always fun, but I thought I’d say it anyway. We started off with nine teams…and slowly lost numbers throughout
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Hiding Those Romulans behind an Oxford Comma
Katie

You know how when you come back from vacation, you have this sort of fun hangover that lasts all the following day? That was totally me last night. I spent a long weekend in Salem with my guy, went to a good friend’s birthday rager, and the whole damn thing flew by so fast that before I even realized what had happened, I was back in Buffalo and exhausted! And even though I literally did nothing all day…well thanks for putting up with my inability to functionally read questions and stuff. You guys are the best. Additionally, Quizmaster Joe from the late great Century Grill quiz (and my Geeks Who Drink mentor so to speak, who actually taught me how to even quizmaster) came
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Jan 16, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Eye Love the 90s
Katie

Another stellar Monday night at Shannon Pub was had by the ten teams that showed up for the last quiz before the White House turns into the Orange (or Golden, depending on if that is true or not BUT I’M BANKING ON TRUE) House. While that sinks in, I’ll just go ahead and recap the night. The current events round that started off the night had, of course, a question about President Obama giving his BFFL Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Personally, if I was Biden, I’d be pissed at him for making me cry in front of all of those people and cameras. I can’t even handle when I go see a movie that somehow pokes my feels with someone else. It’s stressful
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Who Knew, That in 2017, One Could Still Be Terminated by Arnold?
Katie

Seriously. All right, I’m the first person to admit that I don’t watch TV. Not really, anyway. I’ll binge on a show on Netflix (currently, I am re-watching Ghost Whisperer. Shut up. I like it. It hits me in the feels and it’s hard for anything to do that because I am generally a frigid, unfeeling ice queen. Just ask my ex.) So, I can honestly say I have never seen Celebrity Apprentice, even when Cheeto was hosting it. But I wasn’t aware that Arnold Schwarzenegger was hosting it now. That’s what happens when you don’t have a career anymore in Hollywood blockbusters or politics…it all ends in a Reality TV dumpster. Just like America. Fuck man,
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Jan 02, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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New Year, New Quiz
Katie

Was that title lazy? Whatever. So much for that New Years resolution to not be so lazy. I’m already a failure. Anyway, ten teams came out to party at Shannon for the first quiz of 2017! Shall we recap the events of the evening? Thought so. Round 1 was made up of answers that all had the word “left” in them in some capacity. The very first question was about that ghastly “left behind” series, starring everyone’s favorite thumper, Kirk Cameron. Whenever I hear about Kirk Cameron, all I can think of is that picture that showed up all over the internet a couple years ago of his sad-ass birthday party featuring two poker faced ladies and a bunch of wrapped
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2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Dec 26, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Day After…
Katie

I really wasn’t expecting much for the day after Christmas. I know that I was pretty much braindead all day, my familiar Zeus was braindead all day, and neither of us moved from the couch…all day. Holidays suck the life out of ya, you know? So when I went to my friendly neighborhood fed ex store, which I really don’t like at all (nor is it really in my neighborhood) to print the full page visual round, a combination of cheapness and not anticipating much of a turnout made me print 10 copies. “This will be more than enough,” I said out loud, ignoring the fact that strangers were watching me talk to myself (which is not an irregular occurrence). Boy was I wrong.
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Dec 19, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Twas the Quiz before Christmas, and All through the Bar, Quizzers came for Some Quizzing, from Both Near and Far.
Katie

Oh my God that was a stretch of a title. Once I get going I can’t stop, ya know? It was another busy night at Shannon Pub last night, with twelve teams battling for quiz supremacy. I could get used to this larger crowd, though it appears that I need to consider printing off more visual rounds! And what did everyone think of my awesome new pencil sharpener?! I can’t guarantee that it will be there every week, but when I remember, I will bring it. Either way, it beats the purple plastic nightmare that breaks pencils more than it sharpens them! The group had its collective knowledge of state capitals tested in Round 2, and some teams did great! Others...not so much.
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Dec 12, 2016
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Jesus, Justin, and John Glenn
Katie

Six teams came out to Shannon last night. While it was pretty subdued compared to the crazy busy night we had last week (which I hope to repeat 64926 more times), it was still an awesome time! Unlike the usual, most teams did …just ok… on the current events round. Actually, thanks for that. Because when everyone gets solid 8’s on that round, it makes me feel kind of bad about living under a rock, not reading the news, and only paying attention to things that affect me and nobody else. Yeah, I just admitted it. But hey, how sweet is it that there is a hexagon-shaped cloud over Saturn? As if that planet wasn’t wacky enough with its fancy rings and having a car
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Dec 05, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Krampusnacht at Shannon Pub
Katie

If you are reading this blog, that means that you were reasonably well-behaved this year and Krampus did not come last night and carry you off in his sack to beat senseless with a reed. That is great! Congratulations. You know what else was great? The twelve teams that came out to Shannon to kick off December with a pretty sweet quiz. The sweetest part of the whole night came early on, in the form of round 2. Oh Mylanta, was it the best round 2 you all have ever heard or what? I am of course talking about the covers of popular songs that were GREATLY IMPROVED by the talented Shittyflute! No bullshit, I got home and looked up some more. Because I thought they were that great. It was
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