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Thursday, Aug 18, 2016
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So Long And Thanks For All The Fish
Hunter

It was a very tight race for the teams tonight, and that's always a good time - everybody was really on their toes. At the end of Round Three, there was only a 2-point spread between all teams. And ALL teams were awesome in the double-point spelling theme of Round Three: *three* teams had a *perfect* round... AND they Jokered! The other team missed only a single point in Round Three.It was Round Seven that tripped everyone up, however. Yeah, that was an ugly round. Granted, some of the theme songs that were being covered were a bit obscure. When I was a closed-captions editor out in L.A., I captioned two of these shows (Family Matters and Beverly Hills 90210).
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Thursday, Aug 11, 2016
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Some teams diverged in a quiz...
Hunter

and none knew the name. OK, apologies to Robert Frost for the riff on his poem, but I was kind of surprised that no team got the name of this poem correct. Granted, they all used the same words for their answers, and it is the most well-known line of said poem. However the title of the poem is "The Road Not Taken," and not "The Road Less Traveled." But it was encouraging that every team had actually heard of Robert Frost.One thing I discovered tonight was that every team wanted to go light up a bowl and watch Cool Runnings. This created some discussions on the Olympics and we all felt that some of the events need some changes. For example, the women's gymnastic event where
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Thursday, Aug 04, 2016
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It Was The Best Of Times...
Hunter

It was the worst of times. No, whenever I hear that quote, I do NOT think of A Tale Of Two Cities so much as I do Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan. You know, when Spock gives a copy of the book to Kirk as a birthday present? For me, it's still a close call as to which of the Original Crew movies is my favorite: II or VI (The Undiscovered Country). It's a slight edge, but I think II wins for me.That said, the current "Kelvin Universe" film, ST: Beyond, is a step in the right direction of bringing back that repartee/banter that Kirk/Spock/McCoy had. Plus, you have to admit the awkwardness of Spock when he's basically accused of being a stalker was
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Thursday, Jul 21, 2016
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My New Political Affiliation: The Surprise Party!
Hunter

I've been pretty surprised by the various political parties this year. The vitriol and hate being spewed back and forth is just really damned depressing. It made me wish Jon Stewart was still on the air. Oh, wait! Jon Stewart did return tonight, but on Colbert's Late Show! Oh, how I've missed his voice. Well, not his literal voice, but his take on politics and the media. If you missed his bit tonight, you need to go watch it here.And the Surprise Party? It actually fits this year. Gracie Allen had a slogan that hits home:
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Thursday, Jul 14, 2016
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Pokemon Go! No. Seriously. Please Go!
Hunter

I never really got into the whole Pokemon thing. Oh, I had friends who were waaaay too into it. Honestly, I was surprised that my best friend who really wants to get a tattoo has not decided to get a Pikachu tat. However, I'm enough of a voice-over geek that I totally agreed with the fan uproar over the re-casting of the voice actors in 2006.I can understand the need to re-cast when an actor dies, but even then I always feel that there's something "off" about the character. Kermit is a perfect example. Yeah, they needed someone else to voice Kermit (and others) after Jim Henson died. The new voice is *close* but not quite right. But then there's Joe Alaskey. He re-voiced many characters
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Thursday, Jul 07, 2016
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To Boldly Gay...
Hunter

So that was kind of out of left field. John Cho and Simon Pegg announced that in the latest film of the new Star Trek franchise that Sulu is gay. They also intimated that this was kind of a hat tip towards George Takei, the original Hikaru Sulu, for his coming out and LGBT activism. Then Takei announced that he wasn't all that comfortable with orientation switch for the character; that they should have created a new character to be gay and not Sulu. That they really shouldn't have altered the character this much.I'm kind of on the fence about this. On one side I think it's about damned time that an openly LGBT character is featured on Star Trek. Yes, we've had
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Thursday, Jun 30, 2016
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Where's Perfect Tommy Tonight?
Hunter

A great, weird, cult-classic film came to mind tonight: The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension. Why? Because Lewis Smith played a character called Perfect Tommy. At one point Peter Weller (as Buckaroo Banzai) asks Tommy to do something for him. Tommy asks "Why me?" Buckaroo responds "Because you're perfect." And tonight we had some perfect scores.I love it when teams get perfect scores on a round. I love it even more when they get two perfect rounds like Muppet-Mangled Fucktrumpets did tonight. But FOUR perfect rounds? That's a lot for one team to get right. It's even more amazing that we had TWO teams that had four perfect rounds tonight,
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Thursday, Jun 23, 2016
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A Quizmaster Prepares...
Hunter

Well, sort of. Yes, RIP Anton Yelchin. A movie of his that I only wound up seeing because it was on Neflix was Odd Thomas. It was fun. You should watch it! But it was in his role as the rebooted Chekov in Star Trek that most of us remember him. Even though that character's name was Pavel Chekov, we decided to confuse you with questions on Anton Chekhov the playwright. We asked about Konstantin Stanislavski, a fave director of Chekhov's, and that brought me back to my college days up in Greeley. Yes, I lived in Greality for a few years and spent my first year there realizing that, no, getting a BA in Theatre is not what I should be doing. But I did remember that
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Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
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Pixar Rick-Rolling
Hunter

I know what you were expecting. We had Rounds with names like Up, The Incredibles, Cars, Toy Story, etc., so you were expecting a Pixar-oriented game tonight. Psych! Yeah, with only one or two questions related to Pixar, you felt like you were Rick-Rolled. In my defense, that was why I actually played some Rick Astley tonight. You're welcome.We had a great night with a lot of new players. It was fun! It's always great to have new players in the crowd and get their reaction(s) to those wonderfully awkward questions we have now and then. I also find it interesting to see which questions trip everyone up. The one tonight that surprised me was regarding the knife technique known as
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The Sportos and Motorheads, Geeks, Sluts, Bloods, Wasteoids, Dweebies, Dickheads all adore me. They think I'm a righteous dude.


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Thursday, Jun 09, 2016
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Sometimes A Picture Isn't Worth Even 3 Words
Hunter

Perhaps this is a repercussion of the digital age. Gone are the days where our college dorm rooms held our albums stuffed into orange or milk crates. I had a few hundred albums, so they took up a lot of space and DAMN they weighed a lot. I was very OCD with them and all the record albums were sorted alphabetically by artist and then chronologically by the year they were published. Some thought that was really annoying of me, but I did know where each album was located. Oh, and the size of those 12" albums meant you could see the (sometimes) great artwork that were on the albums. I didn't need to read the text on the album cover to know who the artist was, I just knew it from the artwork.
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Thursday, Jun 02, 2016
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I'm Baaaaaack!
Hunter

Working titles for films and TV shows are just a way of life. Sometimes it's because they want the shoot to remain somewhat "secret" and other times it's because they really haven't figured out what they want to call it yet. For example, when I was in college up at UNC I was an extra in a few films. One was a Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford film. We were told the film was entitled No Knife because Wilder was playing a rabbi in the Old West who carried no protection, not even a knife. Yeah, shitty title, no? When it was released it was titled The Frisco Kid. Yeah, not much better. Did you know that Torchwood is an anagram of Doctor Who? That's a far more interesting
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Thursday, May 26, 2016
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I Speak in Coughs and Sneezes
Empty Balance

I hosted my usual Quiz on Wednesday night with “a bit of a sniffle”, but by the time Thursday morning rolled around it was a full-blown “blow off work and sleep/watch Netflix” kind of head cold. Though I did spend a large part of my unwelcome day off spitting disgusting blobs into the sink I had cleared up enough by night time to sub a Quiz with just the bare minimum of coughing into the mic. Fortunately for me, the folks at Casey’s had never met me before so I can assume that they think that is just the way I talk. Either way it sounds like I was still better off than Hunter since
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When no otherwise preoccupied with work or shit like that you can find him cursing at the Rockies game on the vintage radio in his garage while he pretends to be productive with a bike or some such, or just walking around.

If you want to give him a gift his favorite things in the world are anything vintage, baseball-related, or Italian. He also accepts cash.


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Thursday, May 19, 2016
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They Miss Hunter
theshrew

It's so confusing being at Casey's after being at their sister pub, Darcy's, for so long. Every time I tried to say where I was I hesitated. It probably sounded like I had a speech impediment, but it's more like a brain impediment. Apparently the recency effect for Darcy's is overcoming the primacy effect Casey's should have. I'll try my best, guys.   Stories of the night included, but were not limited to:
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Katherine (also responds to Kat) has been a geek who drinks since before she knew it was a thing to be. You'll find her subbing and quiz-master-ing 'round the port of Denver...other interests include every outdoor sport going, and community theatre. If you've played both Kate and Petruchio, you can't help having a nickname like theshrew. On happier notes, her horse Sparky (pictured) is finally with her in CO, which makes her a much happier and more easygoing quizmistress. Lucky you.


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Thursday, May 12, 2016
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A Perfect Perfect Round
Hunter

Tonight there was an interesting confluence. Round 1 three out of five teams got a perfect round; the other two teams were shy of that by 1 point. But Round 4? You get a perfect round! You get a perfect round! You get a perfect round! Where's Oprah when she's needed? Everyone had a perfect round. It's not very often that I see such a thing.One thing that was depressing tonight was Round 2. Why? Hey, we're here in Colorado. Stoners have been around this state for a VERY long time. Jam bands have been around for a long time. If you're even remotely familiar with Phish, you know that band's "father": The Grateful Dead. So how can people living in a state that has
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The Sportos and Motorheads, Geeks, Sluts, Bloods, Wasteoids, Dweebies, Dickheads all adore me. They think I'm a righteous dude.


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Thursday, May 05, 2016
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Passwords And Safewords And Cruz, Oh My!
Hunter

Having worked in IT for a fairly long time, it's appalling how much disregard some folks have about their passwords. I was just added as an admin to a system this week, taking over for someone who left three months ago. I also had to gain access to the "real" site admin account. I found out that not only had these other folks never disabled the account of the admin who left three months ago, the person who left... the one who had this account for a year-and-a-half... yeah, they never changed the password that was assigned to this account. Uh, yeah, that kind of stuff generates a massive WTF(!) reaction from any sysadmin or security person.Sure, I get it. If we all follow proper
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The Sportos and Motorheads, Geeks, Sluts, Bloods, Wasteoids, Dweebies, Dickheads all adore me. They think I'm a righteous dude.


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Thursday, Apr 28, 2016
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Pope Benedict Palpatine In Tha House
Hunter

I love it when silly answers are provided by the teams during Quiz. Tonight, Vodka Sauce made an interesting comparison when we asked for the names of 20th-Century Popes. Looking at photos of him, comparing them to Emperor Palpatine... well, you get into a weird kind-of Separated At Birth situation.If you can't picture, well, let me Google that for you.We also learned that some folks think Andrew Lloyd Weber
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The Sportos and Motorheads, Geeks, Sluts, Bloods, Wasteoids, Dweebies, Dickheads all adore me. They think I'm a righteous dude.