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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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Casey's Bistro and Pub
7301 E 29th Ave
Denver, CO
80238
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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Casey's Bistro and Pub
7301 E 29th Ave
Denver, CO
80238
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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Casey's Bistro and Pub
7301 E 29th Ave
Denver, CO
80238
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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Casey's Bistro and Pub
7301 E 29th Ave
Denver, CO
80238
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.


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Denver, CO
80238
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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The Sportos and Motorheads, Geeks, Sluts, Bloods, Wasteoids, Dweebies, Dickheads all adore me. They think I'm a righteous dude.


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Casey's Bistro and Pub
7301 E 29th Ave
Denver, CO
80238
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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The Sportos and Motorheads, Geeks, Sluts, Bloods, Wasteoids, Dweebies, Dickheads all adore me. They think I'm a righteous dude.


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Casey's Bistro and Pub
7301 E 29th Ave
Denver, CO
80238
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.


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Denver, CO
80238
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
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Back-Masking - It's Not Just For Breakfast Anymore
Hunter

Ah, back-masking. You know, playing at least part of a song backwards. There was that whole "I buried Paul" bit with the Beatles back in the 60s, but you know what I remember more? Ugh, Rush Limbaugh.Back in my Radio days, I worked at an AM talk-radio station in Bakersfield, CA. (Bakerspatch! Gateway to Oildale!) As with most talk-radio stations, a lot of the content is syndicated through various "networks." One of the syndicated shows we aired was Rush Limbaugh. This was the late 80s and he was just doing one of his first (if not THE first) national speaking tours.At that time, one of Rush's favorite bits was to say that there were all these liberal brainwashing messages
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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, Mar 24, 2016
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How Convienient...
Hunter

Tonight really had me thinking of old-school SNL. First we had a young Steve Martin in the Visual Round as Theodoric of York. It was always a blast seeing him on SNL from the 70s. Then in Round 8, we had a convenient "legend" about how we started the whole Easter Egg thing. All I could think of was Dana Carvey's Church Lady saying "Well, isn't that convenient!" (not to mention "special"). I mean, really? Mary Magdalene brought eggs for everyone to snack on while visiting Jesus' tomb? Even back then they should have realized that you bring Chinese food for such events.I had to throw a photo into the blog tonight that typifies Colorado Spring to me. Yeah, yesterday we had roughly
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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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Casey's Bistro and Pub
7301 E 29th Ave
Denver, CO
80238
Thursday, Mar 10, 2016
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Should TLAs DIE?
Hunter

Having worked in the area of Information Technology for the majority of my adult life, I've had to deal with TLAs a lot. What is a TLA? That's a Three Letter Acronym. I can understand their use, but sometimes it just goes overboard. So now combine that with email and texting and it's like we're all just communicating from with a large bowl of alphabet soup. That said, everyone pretty much nailed Round 1... a round on TLAs.We did learn something scary tonight. Abercrombie & Fitch have been selling their brand of body-shaming since the 1890s. Did you know that they started doing product placement in the movies back in 1964? Yeppers, in Man's Favorite Sport, starring
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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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7301 E 29th Ave
Denver, CO
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Thursday, Mar 03, 2016
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Wherein Any Elvis Covers Sound Off
Hunter

It's the beginning of March, people are gearing up for St. Patrick's Day, which means it's time for me to catch a cold/bronchitis. If only I could find a nurse that's like the one I knew when I was a summer-camp counselor. She had the perfect medical advice: those of us who had the day off often went to Nagl's Wheel Bar in Estes Park wherein we were told that she was a medical professional and she told us all that we needed to force fluids. Ah, those were the days.Round 7 was a whole bunch of bands covering Heartbreak Hotel. Cover tunes can run the gamut of Wow! to meh to Oh Gawd My Ears Are Bleeding! I think tonight's covers covered all those emotions including Who The
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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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Casey's Bistro and Pub
7301 E 29th Ave
Denver, CO
80238
Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
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1 Degree Of Separation
Hunter

Yay! Last Saturday was a kick-ass night. Geek Bowl X had a great showing - 230 teams! And everyone here at Casey's was just 1 degree of separation away from the winners. Yes, they came in from out of town, beat Philly (woo hoo!), and they did their practice game last Thursday right here.  Check out the photos and you'll see the winners there... now go look at the pics from last week. Interestingly enough, they did NOT win at Casey's. Hmmmm. Speaking of Geek Bowl, two teams had very "inside joke" names. You had to have been at GBX to know that we had a round where we literally gave the teams a bag of dicks. They were very powerfully-scented dick candles.
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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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Denver, CO
80238
Thursday, Feb 18, 2016
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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Geek Bowl
Hunter

Tonight seemed to be a great night for some local teams to practice for Saturday's Geek Bowl! Great to see some new faces among the regulars.Tonight brought to light some areas that are perhaps things to study in the future. See, this is why I tell you to drink heavily... because tonight's Round 3 on real/fake specialty brews tripped up most of you. I won't mention their name, but one team managed to get every answer wrong that round. That is especially frustrating because they had a 50/50 chance to get every answer right! It is my firm belief that you all need to drink more microbrews. Absorb that beer knowledge through osmosis!But don't drink so much that you're too
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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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Casey's Bistro and Pub
7301 E 29th Ave
Denver, CO
80238
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
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We Survived The Super Bowl. Peyton Should Buy Us All Beers Now.
Hunter

It was great to see so many people out tonight and that everyone survived Super Bowl Sunday and the Broncos' Victory Rally/Parade on Tuesday. I almost got caught up with that traffic mess Tuesday on my way to work. I think if I'd been 10 minutes later in my drive, I would have been stuck downtown all day. It would've been nice to have gone, but big crowds are not easy to navigate when you're a large guy.I thought that Round 2 would have tripped more teams up when they had to decide between a solo artist or the band that artist was in. Pretty much everyone got that data correct. Song titles though? Yeah, not so much. I think the best guess for a song title tonight was for Fergie.
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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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Denver, CO
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Thursday, Feb 04, 2016
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I Need A Shower Now
Hunter

Fan fiction, slash fiction, shipping... whatever you want to call it, it's awkward to read it aloud on a mic. I almost felt like I was back at a job I had *years* ago: audio book editor. Yeah, for a short time, I was an editor at a voice-over studio in Hollywood. I was hoping at one point to get on the other side of the mic and do voice-overs for a living. Hell, I still think that would be fun to do. But sometimes that text you'd have to read is just... painfully awkward.That's how we all felt about Round 4 tonight. For me, the question about Saved By The Bell was *very* awkward. Why? I was a closed-captions editor after I was an audio book editor. Our offices at 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.