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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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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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Regular Quizmaster of South Bend Brew Werks and Sub QM of other South Bend/Mishawaka area Quizzes.


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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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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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Regular Quizmaster of South Bend Brew Werks and Sub QM of other South Bend/Mishawaka area Quizzes.


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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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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which a Secret Raccoon is Found
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

This has been both a week of returns and a week of finding silly surprises in silly places. We had basically all of the regulars show back up, as well as some surprise returns from the semi-regulars. We packed ten teams in and managed to have a random SBPD officer walk in and ask how we were the only place in downtown that was active and what was going on. We even managed to have Kevin be there all night and have him walk out under his own power and completely cognizant while not desperately asking for Taco Bell. It was, all things considered, an impressive feat. With four (!) rounds that counted for double points this evening, there were plenty of opportunities to cash in the joker
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which We Discuss Moral Philosophy Via Polyhedrons
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

So I’ve been drafted into DMing a new D&D campaign. I’m entirely ok with doing this. The playgroup is (basically) entirely new players. I, on the other hand, have been playing and DMing since about 2001. So it’ll be fun to do this. As a note to new players to the game when creating characters: There are generally three paths that happen on a players first couple characters (and none are wrong at all, and in fact are generally the right way to go since it helps newer players get into it):   1) You make the character that is an exaggeration of yourself. You basically think who would I be in this world or what would I want to do and go with it.
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which I Desire to Be Augmented Just SO HARD You Guys
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any man however clever. Since the design of machines is one of these intellectual activities, an ultraintelligent machine could design even better machines; there would then unquestionably be an ‘intelligence explosion’, and the intelligence of man would be left far behind. Thus the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make. -Stanislaw Ulam With a vision of a future like that, things may seem terrifying. But I will always argue in favor of technological advancement and the idea of transhumanist ideals. That we can push
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Regular Quizmaster of South Bend Brew Werks and Sub QM of other South Bend/Mishawaka area Quizzes.


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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which I Exclaim My Love of Blue Robots
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

So my holiday was largely themed around Mega Man (which was just phenomenal for me) and it confuses me that for something that is as zeitgeist-y as he is (games, cartoons, cereals, a brand new board game, t-shirts, comics, everything in between), the Blue Bomber still manages to be unknown to a good portion of the under 65 populace. So I’m going to overwhelm you with Mega Man for my own pleasure. Traditionally speaking there are 7 distinct, main Mega Man series plus a wild amount of other spin-offs and compilations that can be thought of when video games roll around which comprise approximately 137 titles that I can track down. The first game released in 1987 with 6 original
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which Literature Meets Technology via a QM's Incredibly Nerdy Joke
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which I Take My Teeth Out and Put Them On the Bed Side Table
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

The gap of less than a decade between myself and people younger than myself should not feel that different. I am still in my twenties (even if barely and I’m staring down the next digit flip in a mere three months) and I really quite honestly believed that those in their early twenties could not be that far separated from those in their late twenties as far as cultural knowledge. Obviously those in their early twenties know absolute shit all and are complete morons (just as we of the late twenties and early thirties know nothing compared to the mid thirties/late thirties and continuing relativistic scales), HOWEVER. When I’m having a conversation and I see the movie The Terror
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Corn Chips...I don't know, let's have fun
Tracy

This place has grown since last I was here. 11 teams! The lawyers and the punniest shone radiantly tonight (that bar exam wasn’t easy). I am still trying to figure out how the clue for Gone with the Wind, which was interpreted as: Fart, Gas, and Farting at Dinner by some teams became...Sense and Sensibility by others...I am baffled….but still highly amused by the entire punny book round. So now to the winners: Taking third place was Team Turbo, and Good News Everyone! You came in second, with a great use of the Joker. And in First place,
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
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In Which We Once More Call Out The E in BCE for Being Utterly Ridiculous
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

While the weather outside can’t make up it’s damn mind, at least inside we have the courtesy to just play along with each other. We jammed 8 teams into our space and let loose tonight. While the post-holiday hangover hasn’t quite subsided for everybody, the scores posted up show that some people were on point. Our team of Lawyers managed to go perfect through the first three rounds which was pretty impressive, only dropping five points through the entire night. Team Turbo kept a solid second but with Alan Moore now converting over to Ozymandias (this guy just can’t catch a break with Moore penned novels) they placed behind since the
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Regular Quizmaster of South Bend Brew Werks and Sub QM of other South Bend/Mishawaka area Quizzes.


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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which We Give Thanks
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

It has been a weird year for a lot of us. There have been some incredible events (I got married!) and some particularly divisive events, but in regards to the holiday this week, I wanted to bring up the reason we have it. Despite what we all may be feeling right now, this upcoming Thursday is quintessentially American and a day for all of us to just chill out and remember everything we have. I present to you Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving: Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which We All Came Together
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

At Brew Werks, we reconvened after a week off for free tacos apparently. If you didn’t talk about political fight club, you got tacos and the bar got to be a happier place. Meanwhile, this week we got to play teams week! By this I mean I decided to take pictures of everybody just for the hell of it. We had a number of new teams and apparently a team’s (possible) final week what with new jobs keeping their Tuesday nights occupied. I say get a better job. The quiz cannot be denied. In first place, we had our returners in the Pantsuit Nation prove that having a well-rounded team will always edge out the next best team. Amazingly, other than knowing that Chris
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which We Prepare to Tremble
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

The Excise Police would like you to know... Indiana law requires permittees and their employees to check identification of any person under the age of 40 when conducting carryout sales. While there is no similar ID requirement law for on-premise consumption, the Excise Police encourage requiring identification from anyone appearing under 26 years of age when making sales for on-premise consumption. Acceptable forms of identification are picture ID's, including but not limited to, a driver's license, state-issued ID card, US Government identification. REMEMBER: If you still question the age of the person you should refuse to serve
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which We Play the Best Fight Song
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

It got loud. We got louder. Meanwhile, the college football season is in full swing. And because too many people are saying silly things around me, I have to say the following: Here's the thing: any Michigan fan who is celebrating OSU's loss to Penn State is being utterly short sighted. The fact that Michigan is now going to have to go into Columbus against an absolutely furious Buckeyes team who want nothing more than to break them on a good day is a very bad thing. The Wolverines are rolling this season and it's great for them and the Big Ten, but look at what happened against Wisconsin. If the Michigan kickers screw up again or they let the pocket collapse at all, then Michigan
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Like Riding A Bike
Dave

Another night at South Bend Brew Werks and here I am subbing again! It’s been a few weeks since this became the only Geek Game in town and I’ve been fiending for a host gig. Mark had his own thing to do (I think he was fighting an actual tiger attacking the mayor) and so I get to stand in and hope I still know what I’m doing.   So let’s get right into the game, tonight we had an upstart show up from the old Evil Czech days of nearly two weeks ago (RIP EC) and they came in and took a nice 10 point lead over the distinguished competition. Nice job to the Evil Czech Refugees.  
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