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Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
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Hey...it could be worse.
Major Tom

I took the afternoon off, hoping to get on the road to L.A. early enough that I would not be driving long distance at night. It didn't work out. Here I am, sitting at home, long after I wanted to be on the road, writing this Blog. I'm heading out to see a two day metal festival this weekend, which all three of the people I was supposed to go with backed out of. Black Sabbath is headlining tomorrow night in one of their last shows ever. I could not possibly miss it. So, being that I need to get going like two hours ago, I now present to you: The Worst Blog Of All Time. Hey, it could be worse, you guys. I saw Black Sabbath in Phoenix on Wednesday, so I traded clubs with another Quizmaster. I
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Twice a year, you'll have to excuse my screw-ups.
Major Tom

I am a consummate professional. You know that. However, even the best of us have "one of those nights". If you've been quizzing with me for any amount of time, you know that twice a year, I have to stay super late at school for parent-teacher conferences, then haul ass straight to Quiz. I wasn't sure if parents were going to show up this time, since it's my first year teaching high school instead of middle school, and pretty much everything is different. Instead of having meetings with the team and deciding which kids were our biggest problems, and then contacting their parents and telling them to come in, and then teaming up on them, in high school apparently we just sit and wait and see
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, Sep 08, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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My advice: Start a band.
Major Tom

If you've been one of my Quizzers for any period of time, you probably know that I was in a ska-punk band for many years. The band was called Troy's Bucket, and we released three albums, went on tour a few times, and were pretty big around Arizona and a smattering of other locations for quite a while. Scorekeeper Dini plays our music during scoring breaks sometimes, and our albums can usually still be found at Zia Records in Tucson, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. We even have a music video, which you can probably find on YouTube. So, it's been about three years since we played our last show. It was a crazy show at The Hut downtown. Oh, by the way, the tiki head in front of The Hut? My band played
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, Sep 01, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Billy Mays here for the McChicken Sandwich!
Major Tom

Team names sometimes amaze me. Usually, you get a few teams who always use the same name, a couple that use some inside joke that no one else gets, a couple newbie teams that use some way overused name that they think is hilarious but no one else does, a team or two that names themselves something about how they're bad at coming up with team names, and a whole bunch that have jokes based on current events or current Internet trends. After hearing about the Internet video with the McChicken sandwich, I figured I would get a bunch of McChicken names this week. Nope. None at the venue I play at, none at the venue I host on Wednesdays, and only one last night. Very unexpected. If you don't know
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Welcome to my nightmare
Major Tom

I don't know if I've ever mentioned this before, but I'm a pretty big karaoke fan. The problem is that I have a fairly low voice, and most of the rock singers in the karaoke books have very high voices. I don't listen to much music that isn't rock, and I skew toward hard rock, heavy metal, and punk. The karaoke guys usually don't have that much of that sort of thing. One artist I've had a lot of luck with is Alice Cooper. I've been a huge Alice Cooper fan since I was a kid. I remember seeing him host The Muppet Show. I always wanted to run into him around town, since I grew up in Phoenix, his home town. Just about everyone I went to high school with met him at random, but I still have not.
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, Aug 18, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The best laid plans of mice and men...
Major Tom

Many of you have been asking me how I am enjoying my new job teaching high school. I am really enjoying the kids. They make me realize I should have stopped teaching middle school years ago. I like my coworkers a lot. I like the high school environment, with lots going on all over the place. However, I'm totally exhausted, as I have three courses I have to teach, and of course they are all new to me. I'm not getting as much sleep as I should, and I can't seem to get very far ahead in my plans. I wanted to get Quiz finished by 10 and get home at a decent hour so I could get some school work done and then get a good night's sleep. Of course, with that in mind, something went wrong with my mixing
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, Aug 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Olympic Fever isn't just a waterborne illness in Rio.
Major Tom

I don't know about you, but I'm obsessed with the Olympics. I have been since I was a little kid. As I write this Blog, I'm watching the rugby coverage. I don't even understand half of what's happening, but it's fantastic. I just watched some beach volleyball where women in bikinis were hugging each other after each point, but not really touching each other when they hugged, most likely because they didn't want to get each others' sweat on them. I don't really get that either. They're in Rio. They're already covered in raw sewage and Zika. Their partner's sweat doesn't seem to me to be that big of a deal. Or, you, know, they could skip the hugs altogether and high five. In the 1980 Olympics
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, Aug 04, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Fear, Pantera, Deep Purple, and Van Halen!
Major Tom

This week was back to school for my district, and I have made the change to teaching high school after thirteen years of teaching middle school. I had some good times teaching middle school, and I made some good friends of other teachers, and I got to know some pretty cool kids. However, I pretty much had enough last year, and I decided I had to try to make a change. Now, it's only been two days teaching high school, and I'm not naive enough to think that it's going to be utopia, but so far I've had actual conversations about marching band, death metal, and yes, hockey(!), with some of my kids already! I'm pretty sure I made the right choice. I'm exhausted though. I got used to summer sleep
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Back to school.
Major Tom

Well, that's it. My summer has come to an end, and last night's Quiz was pretty much the last hurrah before I go back to teaching. Way to go on making my last fun thing for the summer really awesome, everybody! We ended up with a huge crowd, and everyone was really into it. We gave you a pretty crazy Quiz to match, too. Four separate sixteen-point rounds?! That's out of control! Of course, the high score was still only 90, but we still love you guys. I do apologize for the Yosemite Sam round. I should have worked out a Yosemite Sam impression in advance. My feeble attempt wasn't good. I really need to be behind an impression 100% in order for me to pull it off. That's why my Sean Connery is
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Ask not what your country can do for you...
Major Tom

I find it interesting how things become super popular and then sort of fade away. Some things take a while, and some go fast. A lot of the time, these popular topics are reflected in the team names at Quiz. Last week, almost half of the team names at my other venue were about Pokemon Go, and quite a few at the Crown were as well. One week later, there are no Pokemon names, but a virtual avalanche of team names referencing Melania Trump and her plaigiarized convention speech. I'm assuming that trend will not outlast the week either. I had considered, as a joke, just copying a big chunk of a Michelle Obama speech for this Blog. I thought better of it, but to be honest, I have quite a bit in
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Back, but not necessarily in Black.
Major Tom

It's been little while since we've shared a Quiz together. I was on vacation for a while, then the Crown hosted a themed Quiz that most of the Crown regulars didn't come to, then the Crown was closed for renovation. They were almost closed last night, but the work was finished just in time for Quiz. It was good to see you all. I missed you. I'm assuming you missed Dini and me as well, since you all showed up ready for some serious Quiz action last night. It's nice to be back. It was a little strange, though. A bit awkward, in fact. After four years of being in our Quizmaster nook, things have changed in a big way for us. Our nook has now turned into a server station. Where there used to be
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, Jun 30, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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That Quiz 30 Rocked! (Sorry. That was terrible.)
Major Tom

I've been the Quizmaster for quite a few themed Quizzes over the years. Most of them have been the really geeky stuff. Sci-fi, fantasy things like Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, things like that. They're pretty much guaranteed successes. I've also done a Disney Quiz. Also a guaranteed success. I've done a couple of sitcom Quizzes. I did Arrested Development once when th show was ending, and then again when it was being resurrected on Netflix. The show was current in the minds of people, so people came out in droves. I did Community too, when it was still a good show, and people came out for that one too. So this time I was assigned the 30 Rock Quiz. I thought, sure, that
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, Jun 23, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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How Did You Manage To Put On Pants?
Natasha Noir

That is my question to the "gentleman" who threw a fit over not having an electric pencil sharpener. The fact that you have to crank your hand manually is just too much for you? That is a form of laziness I have never encountered. But then to gripe about the bonus not being fair because you weren't the first one with your answer raised, I now see that you have an actual need to be an asshat. Meh, I'm not upset, but I do like to call out people who should really exercise better manners. Dini and I rocked it out last night with a super full house at Canyon's Crown and you're welcome. It was a seriously great group of geeks last night, funny team names and lots of laughter, I'll
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Hello from the dusty trails of the Sonoran Desert! I am Natasha Noir, a vintage culture loving, burlesque dancing, animal loving, horror fiend who happens to love geeking out! I love positions with authority so it seems that becoming a Quiz Master was a well heeled and logical step for me. From the bottom of my little black heart with love.


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6958 East Tanque Verde Road
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85715
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
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Adventure Time, with Finn and PedoBear
Mitchicus Mathematicus

It was great to see all of you at The Crown for another lovely night of quiz. Of course, a couple things seemed slightly askew. Awry, catawampus even. Firstly, I'm not Tom. I am Mitchicus Mathematicus, but some of you know me just as Mitch. I have been playing at The Crown for over three years, and while I have my own venue that I will not speak of here, The Crown will always have a place to call home. Secondly, today was Scorekeeper Dini's birthday! She turned the big [redacted] and was ready to celebrate. Of course, we had to get through a little thing called quiz. So where is Tom? His last known whereabouts
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Howdy, all. Mitch here. I'm an Arizona-grown U of A alum with a job teaching students that Math doesn't have to suck. I've been quizzing with friends for three years and have been loving it ever since. Now as a QM, I just need to work on the whole talking and blogging thing. 

I am a huge retro gamer. I should have won the Star Fox Weekend leather jacket as a kid, and I did win a Nintendo Wii playing Guitar Hero. I'm sadly lacking in knowledge of all the "cool" games kids play these days, but I'm still down with the classics. I'm also a fan of bad movies and mozzarella cheesesticks. 

Other life accomplishments include being published in "Highlights" magazine, going on Wheel of Fortune, meeting Walter Jones the power ranger, beating Super Metroid in 80 minutes with 100% completion, and never going to Senior Prom.


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85715
Thursday, Jun 09, 2016
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Nobody cares about baseball!
Major Tom

As we all roast in our beloved home of Arizona, I'd just like to tell you all something. I'm going on vacation to the Canadian Rockies. Haha. Sorry I can't take you all with me. Well, actually I'm not really sorry I can't take all of you. Just that one really attractive girl. You know the one. I'm sorry I can't take her. The rest of you, well, enjoy your hotter than hell weather. I'll see you all soon. That being said, I have to pack and take care of a bunch of other stuff before I leave. Therefore, this is going to be an uncharacteristically short Blog. See, right there, that was a mistake. 'Uncharacteristically' is a really long word. I should have saved time and found a shorter word to
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, Jun 02, 2016
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We don't whistle while we Quiz.
Major Tom

The number of people who came to the Crown for Quiz last night was surprisingly large. Why surprisingly, you ask? Well, we were opposite the Disney themed Quiz. I have been announcing the Disney Quiz for quite a few weeks at both of my venues, and I didn't hear a lot of enthusiasm for it, so I thought it might turn out to be one of the lower-attended Quizzes. Boy, was I wrong! Venues all across the country were breaking attendance records. Here in Tucson, the venue was completely full and they had to turn away teams. I guess it was just an enormous Quiz with an extremely wide appeal. Well, Disney is a feel-good type of thing that inspires people to sing spontaneously and brings out people's
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points.