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2837 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA
50312
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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And the Horse that Rode in on You
Jake

Hey Campers! Last night was solid, thick and tight. Looking REAL good. I was ‘mirin. It was super dead when I got in, and I was worried that we would have a dead night. But fear not! Within the span of 15 minutes the place got friggin’ packed. It was so good to see some old friends as well as brand new faces! Also we got a new addition to the staff at Ingersoll Tap. It’s fun to see our little family expanding. On to the rundown! Round one was eight quick, dusty questions on Oklahoma. Round two, our first audio round, was called You Gotta Get Up to Get Down. Teams had to name the contrasting artists, as well as song titles. Round
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Ingersoll Tap
2837 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA
50312
Thursday, May 18, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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A sudden Thunderous Pounding IF you know what I mean
Jake

Hey Campers! It’s business as usual Thursday nights, and it’s nice to be back in action at my stomping grounds! This was the last of 3 quizzes in about a 24 hour period so you could say I’m quizzed up and quizzed out. But NO, I’m never quizzed out! I ran a private quiz for Principal at Des Moines Social Club, very fun bunch of kids. Then I did a sub quiz at the Red Monk, I LOVE that bar. Finally finished my quiz blitz at my homestead, Ingersoll Tap! It was a solid night last night! With 14 teams we had no shortage of quizzers. We had a couple teams of first timers, which I always love. Glad to see you come out, hope to see you again! Our groups were
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Ingersoll Tap
2837 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA
50312
Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Wieners, dawg
Jake

Hey Campers! What a B-E-A-yootiful day and night we had yesterday. Yes I just quoted Bruce Almighty. Sue me. I really wish I was able to run my quiz outside, but what are ya gonna do? It was nice to get the turnout we did. With 14 teams and a bunch of others hanging out at the bar, it was a lively night. We even had a little wiener dog prancing around the bar. It was so short that, when I was sitting in a chair, I couldn’t even pet it because it was so low to the ground. She was adorable, every bar needs a resident dog hanging out and making people’s lives better. On to the rundown! Round one was called….Round One. About all things related
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Ingersoll Tap
2837 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA
50312
Thursday, May 04, 2017
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Goodbye Ruby Thursday
Jake

Hey Campers!   Well good GodDAMN, last night was a whirlwind of fun. It was practically empty until 10 til the quiz, and like a series of whirling dervishes all my teams blasted into the Ingersoll Tap in the last 10 minutes. The place filled up real quick, and we ended up with 15 teams! An awesome turnout, I’m very happy with it.   Last night’s quiz was probably the most challenging quiz I’ve ever run, and that’s awesome! The rounds were tough, reaaaalllllllll tough. It was fun to see all my teams furrow their brows
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Ingersoll Tap
2837 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA
50312
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
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Someone Finally Assembled the Shrine of the Silver Monkey
Jake

Hey Campers! Another week, another quiz. This time with bonus birthday! We had nine total teams come out last night, a very decent showing of faces new and familiar. We had at least two teams who were first timers, and they even won a free beer or two! Glad the gods of random choice saw it fit to give our newbies some liquid love. The weather, which was once picturesque and inviting, has gone to shit. I don’t know what I did to deserve this but I take it back. The freezing rains and howling winds of the last couple days have been preventing at least a couple teams from making it out to quiz, which is a damn shame. Looks like next week will be back to Southern California
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Ingersoll Tap
2837 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA
50312
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
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Too Legitimate to Quitimate
Jake

Welllll Hello Campers! What a great night last night, holy frick.   I first walked in to Ingersoll Tap extra early last night to prepare for our special Planned Parenthood Charity quiz. When I walked in I was kind of worried, it was really dead and there was a sign marking a business group meeting next to some dudes in suits. Not the start I was looking for. As the time went on and I set up the bar filled up quickly, it was awesome. By the time quiz start rolled around we had 20 teams and a damn near packed bar. I
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Des Moines, IA
50312
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
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TAILSSS!!!!
Jake

Hey Campers! What a kickass night we had last night! I debuted a sweet 90’s kids mix for background music, and we had 3 more teams at the end of the night than we did at the beginning. There must be something in the air. It was really beautiful out, my kind of night. Speaking of beautiful nights, next week is our Planned Parenthood charity quiz! It’s a normal quiz, completely free, but donations are STRONGLY encouraged. If you can bring $5 that would be great, but any amount will be acceptable. We also had a really fun moment where a nice young woman screamed out the answer to a question, much to the chagrin of our teams. Don’t worry, she was thoroughly
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Des Moines, IA
50312
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
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It's Literature, Family
Jake

Hey Campers! Some days the world seems bleak. Some days we look at what’s going on around us and it gets us fumed. Steamed. Riled. There’s a lot of injustice in this here world. I find it makes me feel powerless and yet privileged at the same time. To know that we, just by being able to participate in a weekly pub quiz, are more able than so many other people in the world, and at the same time so humbly powerless against the systems set in place by our forefathers and our peers designed to tip the scales unequally. Even in as “free” a country as ours, and it is certainly more “free” than most. But then I’m ramblin’ again. The
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Ingersoll Tap
2837 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA
50312
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
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Leave it to Golf to Cause Mental Breakdown
Jake

Hey Campers!   Those of you who come to quiz with me at the Ingersoll Tap can see the giant tv I stand right in front of. That, coupled with the fact that the Tap is a sometimes Sports Bar, I’ve become accustomed to people staring directly at me, or at least pretty much right behind me.   Last night was the first time in a long time that I  can remember not being gawked at the entire quiz. It was refreshing and felt a little weird. I can’t tell if having people NOT staring at my face all the time is the problem in my life,
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Ingersoll Tap
2837 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA
50312
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
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Test Quiz, Please Ignore
Jake

Hey Campers!   Sometimes, you just really love your job. And when you are required to make chewbacca noises and listen to Disney tunes, you better love it. Today's quiz was just....fun. So much fun. I find that as I feel more and more comfortable in the skin of quizmaster (Was gonna make a lampshade, decided I look damn good in another humans skin. Don't know it 'til you try it) I have more and more fun. I'm able to let loose, and as I do I get better at the job.    As someone who used to struggle with stage fright quite
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2837 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA
50312
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
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Indie Electro-Pop is the Herpes of Music. It's Here to Stay.
Jake

Hey Campers!   Another week, another sweet quiz. March Madness is coming over the next couple weeks. Prepare yourselves, shit is about to go down. I myself do not watch the shootyhoops but I know a lot of our patrons partake, to them I say; Keep it down ya ruffians.   I’ve developed a ritual of lagavulin in my coffee every quiz. I missed out on the coffee yesterday so I was a little sluggish, but Scotch from the Isles never does me wrong. It worked out well!   On to the rundown!  
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Des Moines, IA
50312
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
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Being Angry in the Month of March is Overshadowed by Basketball
Jake

Hey Campers! Alright, which one of you jabronis turned the heat off. I leave for ONE goddamn weekend and it all goes to shit. I blame all of you. It was another solid night here at Ingersoll Tap. Iowa won the basketball game, we got a solid crew of people in the house and some good teams. Its nice to know its getting a little lighter out every day. I’m getting real tired of it getting dark out at lunch time. Also a shoutout to our lovely bartenders. Handling the rowdy crowds every week. On to the rundown! Round one, we gave teams a code name, the person or group that used it and a brief description. Teams had name the person or thing we were referring
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50312
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
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Cupcakes are the final form of Muffins
Jake

Hey Campers! And we’re back with another weekly addition of quiz. I had me quite a scare last night, one of my mic cords shat out on me! Not cool, technology. I frantically scrambled to get a quick fix in, luckily my predecessor left a spare chord that, while old and busted and plastic, worked plenty well enough. Good lookin out, Keith. It was unseasonably nice out again, lucky us though its back to business as usual as it starts to blizzard as I type this. Fun stuff. On to the rundown! Round one was eight reasons why we may as well go to war with Sweden. With the president talking shit the way he is we’re just justifying the inevitable here. Round
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Des Moines, IA
50312
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
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You think this quiz is about you, don't you, don't you...
Jake

Hey Campers! Well who knows what the fuck is up with the weather. In the words of the late great Robin Williams, “This whole winter was so bizzare.                 Temperatures were like…It was fucking weird!                 The weathermen are going:                 "I don't fucking know what's going on!"                 Let's just
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50312
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
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Putting the Nanny in Hootenanny
Jake

Hey Campers! Again with the solid night of quizzery. You guys are eating your goddamned Wheaties because teams are in top form right now. I personally enjoyed the hell out of last night. Maybe there was something in the air. Maybe it was my teams. Maybe it was the awesome bar staff. Maybe someone put some booze in my coffee right before quiz. Wait, I did that. By the way, Lagavulin in coffee is one of the best things I’ve ever had. Normally I wouldn’t dare mix a scotch of that caliber with anything other than ice or maybe water, but I got a wild hare to do so. No ragrets. On to the rundown! Round one was the tried and true recently in stuff. Round
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Des Moines, IA
50312
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
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We decided collectively as a nation that Groundhogs control the weather
Jake

Hey Campers! It was one damn fantastic Groundhog Day quiz. Some new, some old, some ancient even. The champs for this week have been coming to quiz for years, it was good to see them come back to take the title once more. We’re also getting some new bartenders in to take good care of our quizzers, so welcome all. This quiz was a really fun one, mostly because it had a round where teams had to create a portmanteau, my favorite of all the types of words. I’ll explain here in a minute. On to the rundown! Round one was our tried and true mystery round. Round two was our first audio round, in honor of Shakira (Shakira)’s 40th
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