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Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
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Spring Awakening
Kelsey

It's finally spring and we rang it in with a fun quiz tonight at Brutopia Brewery. The winners of the night were regulars Big Dirty Shithawks. Another team of regulars Slick Dickens Attack: Kelsey's Back had the dual honor of taking second place and providing their favorite QM with a warm welcome back ;) Third place went to Trump Cut Our Team Name. Here are some quiz highlights: Highest Scoring Round of the Night: Worst Picnic EverThe answers to round 1 all featured the letters A-N-T in that order. Our quizzers had an easy go of it, with an average 7.3/8 answers correct.
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Kelsey is a scientist, mostly not evil - keyword "mostly". She enjoys backpacking, podcasts, travel, very detailed snapchats, reading, and, of course, selfies with dogs.


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Brutopia Brewery
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Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017
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Wherein I was forced to re-live the deaths of many beloved characters
Wesley

Compositions Inspired by Round 6.   Soaring on dreams and pure Serenity Bluest eyes of clearest skies Which you have tried Time and again To take away, but you can't Not forever, Fox No You can't take those eyes of sky away from me. -A tribute to Wash from Firefly   You were board to death inside that house I simply rang the bell left of the jamb You were sent a formal invitation I was the victim of nefarious flimflam You had secrets, enemies, and worse But I Am The singing Tele Gram -A tribute
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Brutopia Brewery
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Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
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Ode to a Quiz
Wesley

  A quiz, a quiz, my Tuesdays for a quiz! For fun and games and drink and food Brutopia surely is a lovely place to spend some time And get away from noisy kids   Pub trivia, pub trivia, my Tuesdays for pub trivia! Be prepared for next week ends The sport rounds long absentia You heard it first upon this blog Inside this very stanza   A game, a game, my Tuesdays for a game! You'll hear some jokes and learn some facts From great to kind of lame Like how Suicide Squad has equal Oscars to Judi Dench, Dame   A contest,
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Brutopia Brewery
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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
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But HIS Face
Kelsey

My guilty pleasure pop artist is, of course, Rihanna. I don't know why, but her songs always get me. On tonight's audio round we listened to one of my favorites, Bitch Better Have My Money. I uncontrollably fist pump while listening to that song. Other Rihanna songs that I have an unnatural affinity towards: Stay, Take A Bow, and the three-way with Kanye and McCartney - FourFiveSeconds. Why do I love Rihanna? That's like asking why cheese is delicious. It just is, so back off. In other powerful women news, we had a question on who won more gold medals in Rio, Katie Ledecky or Michael Phelps. I didn't even look at the answer, assumed it was Ledecky because she's
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Kelsey is a scientist, mostly not evil - keyword "mostly". She enjoys backpacking, podcasts, travel, very detailed snapchats, reading, and, of course, selfies with dogs.


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Brutopia Brewery
505 Atwood Ave
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Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017
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A Special Snowflake
Wesley

A Special Snowflake   A special snowflake was to blame For last week's quiz not happening A winter warning caused Brutopia To go a-quiz-a-cancelling   A special snowflake still might fall As I write this update Thankfully these special snowflake Has waited until Thursday   A special snowflake might again be blamed For another quiz not happening But just in case, we'll wish and hope That Pizza J does not go cancelling   A special Snowflakes forced me to drink Threatened me with castration So I cried as a drank with
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Brutopia Brewery
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Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
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'Twas the Night of First Quiz
Wesley

'Twas the Night of First Quiz And all through the pub The Quizmaster was stirring His first night; not a sub   Arriving quite early For fear of the mixer A fortnight ago It needed a last minute fixer   Running on fortune And blessed by good luck Echoed advice from his "friends" Who all said, "Don't f*** up"   So with game underway Round two, first kerfuffle He couldn't believe it iTunes set to shuffle   An improvised fix puts it all back in order Then he flies through the rounds Like Gandalf in Mordor Fending
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Brutopia Brewery
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02920
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
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The Great Chode Debate
Kelsey

What's in a name? That which we call a chode by any other name would smell as... well, unpleasant???  What is a chode to you? To some it is a short fat penis. To others it is the area between the penis and the butthole (AKA the taint/grundle/gooch). While both definitions appear on Urban Dictionary, people have very strong opinions as to which is correct. I naively grew up not knowing of this controversy. To me, as a former denizen of upstate New York, a chode has always been a penis that is wider than it is long - like a can of cat food or a girl's attempt at a ponytail after she gets a bob haircut (AKA the chode pony). Then I moved to Denver and discovered the Great Chode
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Kelsey is a scientist, mostly not evil - keyword "mostly". She enjoys backpacking, podcasts, travel, very detailed snapchats, reading, and, of course, selfies with dogs.


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Brutopia Brewery
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Cranston, RI
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Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
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The Night of Two Tequila Mockingbirds
Scorpion Woman

Here’s a question that I don’t usually ask: “Wait, is Ricki Lake a doctor?” Last night’s round 7 was audio clips of real or fictional pop-culture doctors who may or may not practice medicine. (Which somehow was not named, “I’m not a doctor but I play one on TV.”) Based on the average score our teams weren’t familiar with this topic but the wrong answers said otherwise. They included: -Dr. House -Dr. Pepper -Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman -Dr. Evil -Dr. Oz -Dr. Ruth And, for your enjoyment, some that were not
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Cait Amirault is a Rhode Islander, a for-fun runner, and a lover of history and all things nerdy. Ask her to fold you an origami crane.


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Brutopia Brewery
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Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017
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Cowboys and Aliens, Mariah and George
Michaela

Last night was a whirlwind of a quiz. Under the weather and losing my voice, I was surprised to find that I was training a new Quiz Master! We had a George Michael throughline tonight, but the team names clearly had a Mariah theme. This week we found out that one of our regular teams won Team Name of the Year! This was achieved by taping a piece of fake hair to each answer sheet, attached to a button that would scream. We had some sexy songs in Round 2, though none by the highly guessed, Boyz 2 Men. In Round 3 I kept wanting to say Cowboys and Aliens. Round 7 was a tough one, and gross to listen to if you were eating. Our 3rd place team, Mariah Carey's New Years
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“I like being weird. Weird's all I've got. That and my sweet style.”


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Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016
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What the Fung is Going On?
Michaela

Our last quiz of 2016 consisted of 12 teams and was on a busy fun night at Brutopia. We had one team playing Fluxx at their table pre-quiz and there was a big 50th birthday party celebration. The mayor of Cranston, Allan Fung, was also in the building (I wonder how well he would have done…).  I don’t really know what to say about this year. A lot of people are ready to move on from 2016. Personally it was a pretty decent year for me and a lot of folks I know. But when you look at the bigger picture this year did suck. Who Tryna? Had to leave before the last two rounds and
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“I like being weird. Weird's all I've got. That and my sweet style.”


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Brutopia Brewery
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Cranston, RI
02920
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016
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Glen Close, the Quarterback.
Michaela

‘Twas the Quiz before Christmas, and all through the pub, not a quizzer was ready, for the sixth round. Their beer pints were filled by the bar keep with care, in hopes that their team, the winners declared... Good quiz this week, lots of tough questions and fun bonus beer rounds. We had some new teams that had a good time and I hope we see them again. Lasercats missed Round One but killed it and managed to take second place. Lower Your Expectations was
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“I like being weird. Weird's all I've got. That and my sweet style.”


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Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016
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Agatha Christie Was British, You Berk.
Michaela

Firstly I want to say, Jonpaul has a really strong selfie game. Go back and look through our Geeks Who Drink Rhode Island Facebook. I barely even tried last night but I took one picture and was like “NOPE”. How does he do it? We had a super fun quiz tonight, and a really hard one to boot. Also some of my favorite team names as a new Quizmaster. Kanye West World, Full Frontal Nurdity and Aggressive Stove.
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“I like being weird. Weird's all I've got. That and my sweet style.”


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Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016
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What Sex Watchtower?
Michaela

My first official night as Brutopia’s new quizmaster was a blast. Everyone is going to miss Jonpaul but y’all were very welcoming and supportive, as made clear by our winning team of the night’s name: Jonpaul, We Love What You’ve Done With Your Hair. We had some really hard questions and some really funny wrong answers last night. I will not give points for doodles of cats, but I definitely welcome them (any animal, really) if you don’t know the correct answer. The questions tonight felt very specific and you really had to pay
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“I like being weird. Weird's all I've got. That and my sweet style.”


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Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
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See Y'all in Seattle on March 4 for Geek Bowl XI
Dr. Rex N. F. Echt, Professor of New Jack Swing

Brutopia is the first Geeks Who Drink venue in Rhode Island, and I was its first quizmaster: the Roger Williams of Geeks Who Drink. Thanksgiving week marked two years of the Brutopia quiz. It has been my honor to be your QM for two years, and I hope to see some of you again at my final Rhode Island quiz tonight, and maybe in Seattle at Geek Bowl XI.    Rounds Your Quizmaster Wrote Tonight:    Round two’s audio round of Jimmy Fallon tomfuckery with classroom instruments and barbershop quartets, round three’s historical Clue round, round seven’s audio round on people in their 80s, and pretty much all of the
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Jonpaul H. Guinn is a long distance runner, avid reader, knowledge junkie, lover of dogs and cats, vegetarian, and rock 'em sock 'em man about town. He was a contestant on Jeopardy, competed in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and completed marathons and ultra marathons in 17 U.S. states. He was the first Geeks Who Drink Quizmaster in Rhode Island, the Roger Williams of trivia. He lives and works in Austin as a writer-at-large for Geeks Who Drink.   You can catch him on Sunday nights at 7 at Draught House Pub and Tuesdays at 7 at Live Oak Brewing Company.


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Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
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Who...Who Who..Who Who!=Five
Dr. Rex N. F. Echt, Professor of New Jack Swing

Bullet point blog with a BANG starts…now!   Team Name of the Night:    The Kids Are Alt-Right   On That Note, An Opinion From Your Quizmaster:    Fuck Nazis and white supremacy and the alt-right! If you wonder where I stand, now you know.    On a Lighter, Yet Still Opinion-Based Note:    The quizmaster’s favorite round of the night was round two’s Earworm audio round. This might seem self-aggrandizing since I also wrote the round, but to be fair and give credit
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Jonpaul H. Guinn is a long distance runner, avid reader, knowledge junkie, lover of dogs and cats, vegetarian, and rock 'em sock 'em man about town. He was a contestant on Jeopardy, competed in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and completed marathons and ultra marathons in 17 U.S. states. He was the first Geeks Who Drink Quizmaster in Rhode Island, the Roger Williams of trivia. He lives and works in Austin as a writer-at-large for Geeks Who Drink.   You can catch him on Sunday nights at 7 at Draught House Pub and Tuesdays at 7 at Live Oak Brewing Company.


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Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
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What's the Capital of Aslan?
Dr. Rex N. F. Echt, Professor of New Jack Swing

The numbers, my friends, do not lie, but we already knew it last night. No! This is not a rehash of the prior Tuesday. No! We will not have quizzes like that. No! We will not say no all the time.    Seriously, though, round two kicked most of your asses and shaped the game for our eventual winners, North Stars. Some people were confused by who Leonard Cohen is, and a lot of teams didn’t pick up that LLAP stood for “Live Long and Prosper.” Read the Facebook page, y’all. Yesterday we announced Cohen or Nimoy, so there was plenty of time to study. What we did do good at were rounds where the answer was an initialism or a sound
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Jonpaul H. Guinn is a long distance runner, avid reader, knowledge junkie, lover of dogs and cats, vegetarian, and rock 'em sock 'em man about town. He was a contestant on Jeopardy, competed in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and completed marathons and ultra marathons in 17 U.S. states. He was the first Geeks Who Drink Quizmaster in Rhode Island, the Roger Williams of trivia. He lives and works in Austin as a writer-at-large for Geeks Who Drink.   You can catch him on Sunday nights at 7 at Draught House Pub and Tuesdays at 7 at Live Oak Brewing Company.