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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
Thursday, May 21, 2015
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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 8:00 pm]
Thursday, May 14, 2015
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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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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
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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 over two 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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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
Saturday, May 02, 2015
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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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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
Thursday, April 30, 2015
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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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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
Saturday, April 25, 2015
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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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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
Saturday, April 18, 2015
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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
[Thursday 8:00 pm]
Saturday, April 11, 2015
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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.