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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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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
Please don't call me Matt. I hate that.

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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In a perfect world he would Quiz Monday-Friday and spend the weekend building stupid old cars, but in this imperfect world he only gets to Quiz once a week and he doesn't even have a driver's license. He is working on the formula for making that perfect world happen, but until then you'll just have to settle for that one night a week.

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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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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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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Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
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#5B2274 Rain
Hunter

Everyone was in a purple mood tonight as yet another musical great died this year. I mean, DAMN. We're not even halfway through the year and it seems like they're dying every month. I'm afraid to think of what this musical death list will be like by the end of the year. Regardless of musical genre, we have a number of artists that are in that age range where they could die at any time. Except for Keith Richards. If all the drugs he's taken over the years haven't killed him yet, he must scoff at the idea of old age. But then there's also Zsa Zsa Gabor. How is she still alive? She's been on my death watch for the past 3 years.As for Prince, his royal purpleness, did you know he has
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Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
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OK, It's *Rarely* The Right Answer
Hunter

Is this a sign of the taxopolyse? It's a typical spring here in the Denver area. Forecast this weekend? 2- to 4-feet of snow. Is this the universe's way of saying "I know you haven't completed your taxes yet. I'm now making you stay inside until you finish them."? OK, fine, *I* haven't finished mine yet. I always wait until the last minute. But I'll be damned if a few feet of snow will be keeping me inside to finish them. I mean, hey, I've got until Monday at midnight, right?You know, perhaps I should stop saying that CATS is never the right answer. Ever since that became somewhat of a running joke here at Casey's I think CATS has been the right answer about 4
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Thursday, Apr 07, 2016
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I Feel Dirty Now
Hunter

Ah, the ever-popular fan-fic round. Nothing like some smutty "shipping" to give that je ne sais quoi to an evening (Hey, a little Ron and Harry bromance would have been fine. Ron and Ginny? Eh, it's all relative). Some of those questions can be somewhat awkward, ya know? Of course it may not help that I break into my narrator mode with these. But then again, a few players told me I had a bright future in the phone sex industry. Well, I guess aural sex is safer sex.Speaking of feeling uncomfortable/awkward/dirty... there was Round 2. I have never been a fan of American Idol. No, it's not because I hate "reality" television. There are a few "reality" shows that
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The Sportos and Motorheads, Geeks, Sluts, Bloods, Wasteoids, Dweebies, Dickheads all adore me. They think I'm a righteous dude.