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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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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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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
505 Atwood Ave
Cranston, RI
02920
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
505 Atwood Ave
Cranston, RI
02920
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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Brutopia Brewery
505 Atwood Ave
Cranston, RI
02920
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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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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02920
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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Brutopia Brewery
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02920
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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Cranston, RI
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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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Cranston, RI
02920
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.


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Tuesday, Nov 08, 2016
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Apocalypse Watch '16
Dr. Rex N. F. Echt, Professor of New Jack Swing

We’re all still here. The first hour plus of our playlist was devoted to apocalypse and doom:    Elvis Costello-Waiting for the End of the World Love and Rockets-Ball of Confusion The Clash-Mustapha Dance The World (Is Going Up in Flames)-Charles Bradley Muse-New Born Modest Mouse-Lampshades on Fire Soudgarden-Black Hole Sun Caterina Caselli-Tutto Nero (Paint it Black) Blue Oyster Cult-(Don’t Fear) The Reaper St. Vincent-The Apocalypse Song Portugal. The Man-Atomic Man David Bowie-New Killer Star Atlantic Thrills-Acid Rain The Thermals-Here’s Your
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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 01, 2016
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"IBEW Local 1033" by Henry James
Dr. Rex N. F. Echt, Professor of New Jack Swing

It was the textbook definition of a rollercoaster quiz last night, starting with a harder-than-usual first round about shared movie and TV roles. We moved onto a round full of pretty terrible music-Icona Pop, Bon Jovi-that everyone pretty much aced. Then we moved onto a Quizdoku round three, where people tended to score 6, 3, or 0. As one of our quizzers said, “Was I supposed to be counting the dwarves when I was watching those shitty hobbit movies?” My answer, “Maybe. You had enough time during them.” And it just kept going like that. Round four’s questions about tomatoes and bad theater were a bit tougher. Pretty much everybody aced round five’s visual
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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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Cranston, RI
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Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
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Quiz: An alternative to sportsing
Scorpion Woman

If you're not sure on the names of the various archangels writing down a list of Ninja Turtles is a pretty solid guess. Especially since Raphael is a correct answer. Unfortunately, our team that took this tack managed to write every turtle BUT the sai-wielding one. Ah well, there's always next week.   Last nighht our Round 3 bonus beer question eluded our teams so I thought it would be good to use the blog as an opportunity for all of us to learn about the movie "Larry Crowne." ...But then I watched the trailer. I'm not even going to include a link because I don't want you to take 2 minutes and 25 seconds of your life to watch it. It's that horrible. Instead,
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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
505 Atwood Ave
Cranston, RI
02920
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
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Poptart Hula Cats: Hawaii Is For Lovers
Dr. Rex N. F. Echt, Professor of New Jack Swing

Two things in tonight’s quiz made me feel old AF. The first was during my pre-quiz review of what’s on the quiz. I know I make it look easy, but I have to prep and make sure I know how to say everything on the quiz. 97% of the time, I nail it. Every once in a while I mess up. But it’s rare. Even Trebek preps. I know. I’ve seen him do it. I’ve also seen him mess up. There was a certain internet cat whose name I knew but had only read. I popped in headphones, googled, and went, “Ah, yeah. I would have messed that one up.”    And it hit me that everyone under a certain age probably knows that cat as well as I know the orange
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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.