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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which We Discuss Wonder Woman
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

So did you know that we are in the 75th anniversary year of Diana of Themyscira? I bet you didn’t because DC really hasn’t bothered to let anybody know that. And no I’m not just discussing the fact that they barely have been advertising for the new Wonder Woman movie at all (at least up until about two weeks ago). There have been countless videos and thinkpieces about how WB and DC have been dropping that particular ball recently so I’ll let that one go on it’s own, but what I want to point out is the overwhelming mistreatment of what I would consider to be their most important character for her diamond anniversary. So let’s break this
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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And Everyone Was Singing
Tracy

Tonight was interesting, several new players and drunken men shouting out answers (most of them the wrong answers). From anagrams to theme park rides the questions were challenging. In the end three teams came out on top as ultimately happens each time… my mind is mush right now, so bear with me*. Coming in third was Haus Fam-1, who also won several beers I believe. In second, #LatinaPrivilege who were in first for most of the game but, using their Joker well, Bringing Down the Average MBA Salary
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
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In Which I Run Out of Triumvirate Drive
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

So normally when I write these, I try to make it seem like it’s written the night of. Unless it’s posted that night, I totally write it the next day. Between getting off work from job one, trying to spend some time with the wife, running the quiz, and then hanging out at the Brew Werks after (teams talk to me/staff friends chatter me up/etc), I normally don’t get home to later and then I try and see the wife again. So the blog happens the next day and it’s all good. But I’ll admit that today’s blog is brought to you by Mirror’s Edge Catalyst induced exhaustion. See, in addition to the two jobs (plus a third and a technical fourth) and being
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
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In Which I Give You Real Board Game Recommendations
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

In honor of International Table Top Day occurring on April 29th, I bring you a board game blog. When most people try and get into board games they hit Settlers of Catan, Dominion, and Cards Against Humanity and then stop. They believe that the three above games are just SO much better than your standard games in your parent’s basement that get brought out and then argued over (Monopoly, Risk, all the other terrible crap that shouldn’t be sold anymore) and then don’t bother to explore past them. I can’t begin to tell you how many people will tell me that Catan is the greatest thing in their world and that they’ve been playing it exclusively for the past
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which I Support Art Forgery
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

As I’ve been listening to the new podcast The Grift, hosted by one of the greatest moderators and authors of the modern generation Maria Konnikova, I was completely in support of the subject of the second episode. I should of course note what The Grift is about: con artists, thieves, their pursuits, and why we fall for them. The second episode is about a man named Ken Perenyi and he is/was a prolific art forger through the 1970s forward. Now it should be noted that I’m a fairly liberal guy. I’m in support of all kinds of personal rights and I also am the person who buys all of his media legally to support the artists (even though I go to concerts and make sure to
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
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Your Regular Host is Lost in Time and Space
Tracy

So there I was again on my own, going down the…..no wait….sorry, I was at Brew Werks once again subbing for a host who may have been lost in time, I don’t know, now that I have thought it, no one can convince me of otherwise! (Yes, Time and Space are on my mind, 4 days till Doctor Who!) It was a slightly more challenging night, quizwise but fun was still had. We figured out acrostic clues, what not as fun things hands can do, and tested our school learnin’ with dates in history. Snarky Name must have been drinking some Gladiator blood (or sex slave blood) because they sprinted
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017
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In Which I Call Burritos Carb Heaps
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

So yesterday my wife wanted some Chipotle. Not a big issue, sometimes we all just need that hit of questionable quality burrito and I was in so I throw an online order in (because it’s just stupid to try and walk in and order at 530p) and then head over. Walking out with a bag that seems surprisingly small (but confirming that there are in fact two burritos inside), I drive home to eat dinner with her. However, upon unwrapping what are easily the smallest burrito’s I’ve ever received in the ever rotating gamble that is “How Much Food Am I Actually Paying for Today?” we both find out that our “burritos” are nothing more than single wrapped rice and
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
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In Which We Quizzed for a Cause: Relay for Life
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

At the quiz, we held the first Quiz for a Cause under my tenure as QM: Relay for Life here in St. Joseph County.  We are proud to support the organization and the events coming up here in our community. To help further their goals and to assist in any fundraising efforts continuing, as well as anybody that may want to participate, the details for the event are below: The Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, June 3 and 4, 2017 at 10 AM at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds. They are looking for more participants to assist in fundraising efforts as well as to generally volunteer. If you would like to sign up to participate as a survivor, caregiver, team captain,
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]

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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017
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In Which Krypton May or May Not Have Exploded
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

So as many of the regulars know, I am a massive DC person. Classic Marvel, up through about 2006 is good for the most part but once Secret Invasion hit [plus the whole Sins Remembered/One Last Day/Brand New Day era of Spider-Man] they haven’t ever been able to recover and I really believe that while occasionally they get some talented artists they have next to no writing talent. That Bendis and Slott still get storylines is beyond my comprehension. That being said, the new Rebirth set of storylines in DC has been really hit or miss. I was a major fan of the New 52 and how it composited the highlights of the characters and created an easy jump on point for new readers while maintaining
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which No Replicants Were Harmed
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

In honour of how the venue was during the quiz, the rest of this blog will be ALL CAPS, ALL THE TIME. WE HAD A FULL RETINUE OF TEAMS SHOW UP INTO THE PACKED TO THE WALLS BAR FOR THE QUIZ AND WE MANAGED TO KEEP IT GOING THROUGH SOME NOISE. BETWEEN SOME BRILLIANT REFERENCES TO BLADE RUNNER AND THE PRINCESS BRIDE, AS WELL AS ONE TEAM BELIEVING THE PICTURE OF ALL WHITE PEOPLE IN THE VISUAL ROUND TO BE THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR, THERE WERE SOME SPECTACULAR MOMENTS TO BE HAD IN THE QUIZ. ADD IN THAT WE HAD (AN IMPOSTER?) THOM YORKE BASICALLY SOUNDING LIKE HE WAS STROKING OUT THROUGH AFRICA FOR A SECOND WEEK IN A ROW AND WE WERE JUST HITTING ALL THE BREW WERKS IN JOKES. PLUS KEVIN WAS RAMPING UP
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which the Fattest Tuesday is the Wettest Tuesday
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

So being away for a couple of weeks – you know, holidays and vacations – will make anybody fond for something. But coming back, not only did we have the regular teams, but we had basically everybody who could show up do so. We packed the place out, we had Ricky do a dance break during scoring, I had to yell over the whole bar all evening. Really it was an impressive feat of social gathering. I’m fairly positive that the internal capacity of the Brew Werks is about 44 and we had to have pushed that the entire time. Considering that as the quiz was wrapping up we managed to get slapped with a tornado warning and flood-level [for our area] rains, we partied down well. There
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Signal Interruption
Tracy

BEEEEEEEEEEEEP BEEEEEEEEEP This is just a test...quiz...if this were a real emergency this would be followed by directions… Tracy here, I filled in for ‘not Dave’ last night which I guess makes me decidedly ‘Not Not Dave’ or does that make me Dave...double negatives are confusing...Anyway we had a birthday and some off key singing at the beginning..Then the quiz began, All teams started out strongly but lost momentum when it came to movie punctuation. Yes, ‘To Wong Fu, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar’ is tough to remember
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017
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In Which Emily and Shayla's Off Hours Victory Made Me Nostalgic
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

So when I took this job running the quiz over at the Brew Werks, it started out as just a way to get some extra cash and get out in the town I had just moved out to. What has occurred over the past sixteen months has been something far beyond that as I have made basically a community here. The staff is fantastic to work with, I have a whole passel of regular teams (many of which have some kind of snarky nick names gained through the quiz – I’m fairly positive that Chocolate Thunder goes around his everyday life using it), as well as a place that I can come and just really enjoy myself. People know me as the quizmaster and know pretty specifically that while I’m not part of
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
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In Which We Invoke Rob Paravonian
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

So there is a brilliant comedian named Rob Paravonian who has a long and semi-rambling rant about Johann Pachelbel and how the god awful Canon in D has infiltrated most modern music without most people realizing it. Since he was a cellist, he was forced to realize it and made sure to bring that awareness to the fore. Since we discussed the Canon in the quiz, I thought it would be useful to lay out the text of Mr. Paravonian's quarrel with a centuries dead musican for all to read. It really is best experienced in an audio/video format since getting to hear all the comparisons shows the striking comparisons, but the point is still made and I like spreading awareness. Here you go: I'm
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which I Have A Fire Inside
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

So we filled up the entire bar last night, which was a good draw since it took the place over during Restaurant Week. The new menu is delicious and we pushed out the people who may have wanted to try it by just having all of the teams. What was great about it though is that after the quiz, I threw on the new AFI album as post quiz music and as I was discussing the quiz with the winning team (A Team Haz No Name – first timers to the venue!), they noticed the music and my shirt (also AFI) and we got to discussing the band. Now, the chances of me running into fellow AFI fans is rare but being able to talk to people about the Blood Album just days after it’s release
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