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6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, June 25, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Jenny McCarthy did not give me measles, or any other disease.
Major Tom

Last night's visual round was all about the proposal to replace Alexander Hamilton on the ten dollar bill with a woman from American history. I'm really not into the idea myself. I think that we should keep the people we have on our money, unless they wanted to do something similar to the quarter, with different people on different bills in a collectible series. But my opinions on American history and U.S. currency wasn't the point of my story. What I wanted to tell you all is my Jenny McCarthy story. Why? Because Jenny McCarthy was #1 on last night's visual round. On New Year's Eve some years ago, I went to Las Vegas with three friends. My birthday being Christmas Eve, I had
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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, June 18, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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New Year's should be in June.
Major Tom

I've been on summer break now for about 4 weeks. No work means that I should be able to get all the crap out of my extra bedroom and make it into an actual bedroom, read a bunch of books I've been meaning to read, get back into the gym that I've been neglecting lately, and if nothing else, get to Quiz early and enjoy a few drinks and a meal before Quiz starts. Nope. I've been watching TV. Lots of TV. I finished Doctor Who on Netflix, and I've been clearing off the hours and hours of stuff I recorded on my Tivo. I did get to the dentist, so that's something, I guess. I visited my family in Phoenix for a few days. But that's about all I've accomplished so far. I'm not even sure what has kept
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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, June 11, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Jurassic World does not serve beer.
Major Tom

Last night's crowd was not too bad. I actually expected it to be smaller. Yes, Jurassic World premiered last night. It was Quiz vs. CGI dinosaurs. Now, don't get me wrong. I like dinosaurs as much as the next guy. I am going to see the movie this weekend. But that is my point right there. I'm going to see the movie this weekend. The dinosaurs will wait. Quiz will not. There is no prize for being the first one into the theater. There are, however, several prizes given out at Quiz.  It used to be that movies premiered on Fridays. Then it was midnight Thursday. Now it's Thursday evening, apparently. When does the madness end? I suppose if it continues this way, you guys will be able to go
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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
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Glassware as far as the eye can see!
Major Tom

It's summer break. One would think that numbers would be down, since many students go home for the summer, and working stiffs take summer vacations. One would be wrong. Team counts at pretty much all the Tucson GWD venues have been huge! Last night was a perfect night for the Oskar Blues and San Tan breweries to show up with tons of swag for the Quizzers, since there were tons of Quizzers in attendance. They brewery reps played the Quiz, and offered glassware and such to any team that beat them. They actually did pretty well. Out of 19 teams, only 6 were able to beat them. It's beeen a while since we had someone yell out an answer, but last night broke the streak. The crazy thing 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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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Summer time, and the livin' is easy.
Major Tom

People keep asking me what my plans for the summer are. I don't really have any. I was supposed to go to Seattle for a week, but somehow I got on the outs with the girl I was supposed to be visiting. So, no plans. No travel partner. Not a lot of money. Nothing going on. It sounds terrible, but it's not so bad. Not being at work is pretty damn good. I guess I'm going to organize my second bedroom, which is now a storage room. I'll clear off my Tivo. Might read a book or two. That's the plan. It's a bit depressing that Seattle isn't happening, but whatever. At least we'll have a summer of Quizzes together that isn't interrupted by a pesky vacation. You know what's awesome? GWD is now
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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, May 21, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Summer is finally here!
Major Tom

School is finally over for the summer.  Wow.  I wasn't sure I was going to make it.  The kids this year were really difficult.  I tried everything, but 75% of them failed my class.  They just don't care.  So, hey, they are on their way to the next grade, and I get to live my life without kids for the next two months.  At least I have a good principal now.  And I have Quiz.  All summer.  You and me.  Eating, drinking, and Quizzing at the Crown.  It's a happy time for all, and I hope you guys keep coming through the summer.  I know I will.What else am I doing this summer?  Well, I was going to Seattle to visit
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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, May 14, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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I almost presented the Quiz via charades last night.
Major Tom

I've made it all the way through Spring allergy season without a single sniffle.  While everyone else was complaining of sinus headaches, stuffed noses, and itchy eyes, I have been the very picture of health.  Then, with less than two weeks left in school, I got that feeling in the back of my throat/nasal cavity that something wasn't right.  Sure enough, I got a sore throat yesterday, and my voice started to sound strained.  Add in a bunch of punk kids who never behaved all year, and now think that with two weeks left they can act like total animals, and by third period, I completely lost my voice.  It's very difficult to yell at kids in a whisper.  I hoped 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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6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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The Princess Bride Dream Team
Mitchicus Mathematicus

The Canyon's Crown was bustling with tons of familiar faces and a few new ones as we make our way through May. Of course, a couple things were out of place. First of all, I'm not Tom. I am Mitchicus Mathematicus. I play the role of mortal quizzer most Thursdays, but Tom asked me to sub for him while he had to go out of town. I never took him for much of an outdoorsman, but he kept talking about real big fish.Or was it Reel Big Fish? I loved their cover of "Take on Me." Whatevs. We had Dini still with us to make sure everything went smoothly. Jason and crew kept insisting that I uphold Tom's promise to them since I was the host, but the less I know what the kinky things, the
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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, 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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6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Saturday, May 02, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Dance off, bro!
Patsquatch

It was an epic night at Canyon’s Crown as teams from all over Tucson assembled to meet on the field of battle at the second Marvel themed quiz. Last year’s quiz was pretty great but like Avengers next to Avengers: Age of Ultron, this second outing completely blew it away. With a full roster of teams and a bunch of competitors for the costume contest, this was a truly amazing quiz that even ended with a Guardians of the Galaxy style dance off to determine second and third. Add to that Phoenix Comic Con coming correct with free passes for the costume contest winner and the great staff and service at Canyon’s Crown and this is going to be a tough theme quiz
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, April 30, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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The Rapture is upon us!
Major Tom

Most of you probably know that I was in a band for 13 years called Troy's Bucket.  We were one of the big name bands in Tucson for quite a while, and we played a lot of really big shows.  We toured a few times, as well.  Most of the time, we would play in front of a lot of people, and they would really get into it.  We, in turn, would go crazy on stage and put on a show that the crowd would not forget.  We played in front of thousands of people at MTV's Rock The Vote.  We played in front of thousands at the Fiesta Bowl Block Party on New Years Eve.  We played shows that got shut down by the cops for being too out of control.  Occasionally, though, there
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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
Saturday, April 25, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Why you should be watching hockey
Major Tom

Apparently, there is a basketball tournament going on right now.  I wouldn't know.  I think I can name two players in the NBA.  That's a big change for me.  My family used to have Suns season tickets, and I went to tons of games with my dad.  My friends and I would watch games on TV all the time.  Over time, I've discovered something.  I just don't care about the NBA at all anymore.  The thing that put the final nail in the coffin of my love for the NBA is that the postseason happens at the same time as a real sport, the NHL postseason.  There are myriad reasons why hockey is better than basketball, but the most important is the difference in the
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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
Saturday, April 18, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Pulling the rug fromthe bald guys
Major Tom

This week at school has been all about the state standardized test.  The AIMS test was replaced this year by the AZMerit test at the eleventh hour.  It's a lot harder than the AIMS test, and to be honest, our students generally found the AIMS test to be hard.  They have done very well, sitting in one classroom totally silent for three and a half hours, but then they have had their regular schedules, but with 28 minute classes.  It's been a nightmare.  A complete zoo.  You have no idea the chaos.  It's like those old films of the fall of Saigon, when the last helicopters are leaving the American embassy, and all the South Vietnamese are mobbing the place trying
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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
Saturday, April 11, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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Things don't often go as planned.
Major Tom

So, one of my favorite bands was playing in Phoenix on Friday night.  In order to get there in time, I pretty much had to run out of my classroom and jump in my car immediately after school ended, and haul ass up to Phoenix right away.  Since I can't do my Blog at school (both because I have no down time, and because the school district IT department blocks geekswhodrink.com "because it's about alcohol"), I knew that I needed to do my Blog as soon as I got home from Quiz.  I would have to find a way to stay awake long enough to do it.  Of course, that might mean that I would have innsufficient sleep to stay awake on the road home from the Bad Religion show the
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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
Friday, April 03, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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It's the least wonderful time of the year!
Major Tom

I have Friday off for Good Friday.  Sounds great, except that I have a lot of sitting in front of a computer to do.  Here I am, doing this Blog, while there is fantastic weather right outside my house that I can't enjoy.  The Blog doesn't take that long, though, so what's the problem?  Just finish it, and go outside, right?  Oh, no.  It's tax season.  As soon as I'm done here, I'm sifting through piles of receipts and other documents to find the stuff I need, then downloading this year's Turbotax, then sitting at the computer for a geologic epoch actually doing my taxes.  Grrr...  At least I always end up getting a refund.  I guess that makes
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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
Friday, March 27, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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If sports fans and geeks can make it work, why can't we all?
Major Tom

We are smack in the middle of March Madness, and a town like Tucson tends to go absolutely freakin' nuts over basketball during this time of the year.  It's the season when bars and restaurants are packed full of people wearing red and going crazy.  It's the season for cops in riot gear beating up tiny little sorority girls.  It's the season in which Quiz venues tend to cancel Quiz in favor of basketball.  That's one of the things that is so great about the Canyon's Crown.  Quiz is what we do on Thursdays.  If there is some important sports event, we try to work around it, but the Quiz must go on.  We've quizzed through Arizona basketball games many times,
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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
Friday, March 20, 2015
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
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You know what really grinds my gears?
Major Tom

There are some seriously evil people in this world.  There are ISIS and Boko Haram.  The Koch Brothers.  Wayne LaPierre.  Doug Ducey.  It is important for people to stand and fight against this kind of evil and vanquish those people from society.  However, there is another type of person who is a cancer infecting our world that no one talks about.  That person is "The Person Who Comes To A Quiz Venue On Quiz Night And Doesn't Play".  These are the worst sort of people imaginable.  Why the hell would you come to a Quiz venue on Quiz night if you aren't there for Quiz?  OK, so maybe you didn't know that Quiz happens on Thursday nights. 
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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.