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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, May 22, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Eating Pampered Daddy on a Jumbotron
Katie

Seriously, being on the Jumbotron is my biggest sporting event nightmare. I’m not a big sportsball person, but one thing I DO love is hockey. I’m sure I’ve mentioned my love of the San Jose Sharks in the past, and I suppose even though they are distressingly terrible, I have an affinity for the Buffalo Sabres, too. I should, I’m stuck with them for life ever since I got that tattoo of the classic logo. That wasn’t my best idea ever. But…oh yeah, jumbotrons. I’ve totally been on the jumbotron before. I was one of those assholes that tries to hide. At least I never ended up on the kiss cam. Also, brace yaself, because this is a long one. Round
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, May 15, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Wait…So PBR Doesn’t Constitute Craft Beer?
Katie

What better way to start a pub quiz that’s called “Geeks Who Drink” than picking up a visual round where you are tasked with identifying craft beer logos! I must confess that I haven’t heard of about half of the brands on that list. I’m more of a vodka gal (I could totally identify eight vodka brand logos). I’ve actually been drinking more beer than usual lately, I don’t know if it’s growing on me or what. And while I like a quality beer (the Unibroue A Tout Le Monde Megadeth beer is fucking GOOD), I’ve recently developed a taste for PBR. Call it someone’s influence. I also like PBR because it reminds me of one of the most classic
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, May 08, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Quiz For A Cause Benefitting Learning Disabilities Association of WNY
Katie

Last night we had another incredibly successful Quiz for a Cause – this one benefitted Learning Disabilities Association of WNY, and sixteen teams came out to play! So first off, round 2 was a little different. Not like, DRASTICALLY different, but different enough to shake things up a bit. You see, you had to name the song title like usual, but instead of the artist, you had to give me the lead singer of the band. I repeated these instructions like three times with a slight smirk on my face because I knew there was at least one person/team that wasn’t paying attention. And of course! I got a couple answer sheets with the name of the band. Zero points! Guys! I try so hard. Round
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, May 01, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Everyone Passed Gas at Quiz
Katie

Not really, thank god. There was a round (round 3 to be exact) about naming 8 out of the 11 elements that are gasses at standard temperature and pressure. And you guys really know your gasses! I am impressed! Anyway. Last night, we had ten teams brave the tornado watch and come out for quiz at Shannon. I can’t believe there was an actual tornado watch, I’m still trying to wrap my head around that. This ain’t Kansas! So a few highlights. First off, round 4 had some great news! For me, anyway. Bananas are getting killed off by Black Sigatoka disease!! You know what I hate? BANANAS. They’re the worst thing ever. They put off a smell, they rot, and they
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Wait, Fetty Wap has OTHER songs?
Katie

Last night was really no different from any other Monday night quiz at Shannon, but that’s not a bad thing! I love consistency, and one of the things I love about hosting quiz at Shannon Pub is how consistently chill this quiz always is. There’s never any drama, things hardly ever get out of control, and one thing we can always count on is an awesome crowd. For real. Now that I’m all emotional, I should start talking about quiz before I get any more verklempt. Round 1 was current events. No biggie, you guys are used to this by now. I think it was pretty straightforward. Have any of you tried the Unicorn Frappucino? I have not. I don’t really like those in their
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Apr 17, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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That Time That Steven Seagal Rode a Tank through a Guy’s House and Killed His Dog…
Katie

Can you believe that actually happened? Granted, he was was trying to break up a cockfighting ring, but a tank?! Alas, we did learn that Mr. Seagal has canine blood on his tank tread in last night’s Round 3. I just wanted to make sure you never forgot that info before I get into the specifics of the other goings-on at quiz. So aside being enriched with our newfound knowledge about Steven Seagal’s indiscretions, twelve teams came out to Shannon Pub last night, new and familiar faces alike. New people are always entertaining – they unilaterally ignore the “no shouting out the answers” rule and often ask me after quiz “how cutthroat is it really? Can
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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When I Was Your Age, I Had To Walk Uphill Both Ways To Access The Internet…
Katie

I remember when the internet was new (to me). We didn’t get America Online until like 1997 or so, and I know it was around before then, but holy crap was it a revelation to me. And a nightmare to access. Of course, like most people, we had dial-up. And it took Fo-rev-er to connect. And that noise. That awful, awful modem noise. But after what seemed like an eternity, success! And that nice man’s voice telling me, “You’ve Got Mail!” And then, as soon as I was merrily ensconced in the Marilyn Manson chat room that I would hang out in for the next five years or so (where the discussion was never actually about Marilyn Manson), my father would pick up the phone –
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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AMA: GWD Edition
Katie

On second thought, perhaps I shouldn’t have titled this blog like that. I don’t want any uncomfortable questions. Then again… So, last night we had twelve teams show up for quiz! We even had a bonus: one quizzer ACTUALLY WON THE EMAIL PRIZE!!! And kindly brought some of her spoils to be given out as prizes. Originally I was gonna do them as a second bonus question prize, like for the person who came in second but you all know that shit is mayhem…so people got a drink and a prize. Last night was like a bonus gift-giving holiday I guess. Let us call it…Aprilmasukah or something. Yeah. I really think that last night was one of the lowest scoring
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Quit Jerkin’ My Brisket
Katie

We had another exciting packed quiz at Shannon Pub last night! Twelve teams came out to play! It was a great time. The Sabres game was on the TV, and they weren’t losing for once, Ryan was at the bar, and there were some great themed rounds (including the one that I named this blog after because JUST LOOK AT IT). Speaking of the round title that inspired the title of this blog (ok, not inspired, I flat out ripped it off), round 1 was about cuts of meat. Rather, things that shared the names of cuts of meat. I was proud of all of the teams who answered “Shank” instead of “Shiv” for the question about a homemade prison knife – you all paid attention!
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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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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
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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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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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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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2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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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
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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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