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Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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Cold Runway!
John

A great turnout tonight at Dylan Murphy's despite no snow-day tomorrow. We had 12 teams competing for the big prize with a lot of regulars including Chalant, Non-Chalant, Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go!, Detective Trivia Benson, and Crazy Pantsless Again.  Round one was a particularly high scoring round with an average of 7.25 points. Round two followed close behind with an average of 12.4 points.  Round two also saw most teams use their joker which meant every extra point mattered.  That was good news for Detective Trivia Benson who
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I'm a professional actor and odd-jobbist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I currently live in Astoria with my wife where we enjoy egg sandwiches, spying on our neighbors, and long walks to the grocery store. I'm a brown liquor and IPA drinker.


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Dylan Murphy's
1453 3rd Ave.
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Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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There's Snow Time Like the Present
John

Wowie! I thought perhaps the threat of inclement weather might keep people away from the quiz last night, but boy was I wrong.  17 teams (I believe a record for us at Dylan Murphy's) vied for the big prize, which meant a lot of competition for seats and a lot of work for me.  But as always, the joy of bringing the quiz to all you lovelies is compensation enough... that and the free beer, which I had a bit too much of last night by the way.  I imagine a lot of our teams made it out in anticipation of a snow day off of work Tuesday morning.  Thinking I had the day off today led me to perhaps imbibe a bit more than I should have. Waking up this morning
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I'm a professional actor and odd-jobbist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I currently live in Astoria with my wife where we enjoy egg sandwiches, spying on our neighbors, and long walks to the grocery store. I'm a brown liquor and IPA drinker.


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Dylan Murphy's
1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
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Monday, Mar 06, 2017
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What's on Tapp?
John

It's nice to know that so many of you are up with the latest news.  Considering the clusterfuck that is our current government I suppose it would be difficult not to be, but I'm still proud of you all.  In the latest display of current events knowledge, three of you chose team names related to the latest twitter vomit produced by Donny Moscow, i.e. the allegations that Obama wiretapped Cheeto Jesus.  Obama Wiretapped Our Answer Sheet, We Wiretapped DM's, and my personal favorite, I'd Wiretap That, you know what they say: great minds drink alike. A
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I'm a professional actor and odd-jobbist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I currently live in Astoria with my wife where we enjoy egg sandwiches, spying on our neighbors, and long walks to the grocery store. I'm a brown liquor and IPA drinker.


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Dylan Murphy's
1453 3rd Ave.
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Monday, Feb 27, 2017
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Masters of Karate and Friendship
Sean

It was an unseasonably spring February Monday for quizzing and our teams brought a competitive night to our quiz! Round 1 was a round on HERstory, with all questions containing the letters H-E-R together, in that order. Round 2 featured inspired performances by the Muppet’s Swedish Chef as our contestants needed to decipher which pop songs our favorite chef was performing! Round 3 challenged our New York City residents to answer questions for New York City tourists. While we all knew walking down 5th ave meant that
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Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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Good Times Keep on Rollin'
John

  Another great turnout last night at Dylan's. Maybe it was the warm weather, maybe it was because bartenders-extraordinaire Deirdre and Aoife were back, or maybe it's just because you've all realized how much fun I am to hang out with for a maximum of two hours a week. Whatever the reason, we had 12 teams quizzing in what was one of the hardest quizzes in recent memory. Or maybe I'm just dumb.  Speaking of dumb, I promised myself I wasn't going to be hungover this morning... Did I do anything last night to keep that promise? Nope. Not a damn thing. So this morning I was greeted with bleary eyes, a pounding headache, and the feeling that my skin was roasting itself
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I'm a professional actor and odd-jobbist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I currently live in Astoria with my wife where we enjoy egg sandwiches, spying on our neighbors, and long walks to the grocery store. I'm a brown liquor and IPA drinker.


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Dylan Murphy's
1453 3rd Ave.
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10028
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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13 for 13!
John

It was all coming up lucky 13 last night on this, the day before Valentine’s, February 13th. A Yuuuuuge turnout at Dylan Murphys for the quiz last night! We had an almost unprecedented thirteen teams playing for the big prize (including our duo of batenders testing their skills) which meant more fun for you and more work for me! But of course I love the work, just as I love my quizzers (cue the "aww" sound track.) Lots of regulars and lots of newbies, including our one-time host Sean!  I thought the quiz started off, dare I say it, quite easy last night, and our scores reflected that. An average score of 7.3 in the first round and 12.6 in round 2.  So may great scores
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I'm a professional actor and odd-jobbist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I currently live in Astoria with my wife where we enjoy egg sandwiches, spying on our neighbors, and long walks to the grocery store. I'm a brown liquor and IPA drinker.


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Dylan Murphy's
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New York, NY
10028
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
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And You Thought the Super Bowl Was Improbable!?
John

The quiz tonight featured a bevy of hard-nosed competitors, none of whom have been implicated in any deflate related scandal... that I know of.  It was a quieter evening than normal at Dylan Murphy's. Mostly because I'm assuming a few of you were nursing Super Bowl related hangovers. Our usual rivals Chalant and Non-Chalant were present, along with new-comers Descartes Before The Horse, Aubrey, Jessica Hans Solo, and Executive Order of Fries. Let me just say that I’m very impressed with the number of before and after puns this evening. Usually it’s just our solo team
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I'm a professional actor and odd-jobbist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I currently live in Astoria with my wife where we enjoy egg sandwiches, spying on our neighbors, and long walks to the grocery store. I'm a brown liquor and IPA drinker.


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Dylan Murphy's
1453 3rd Ave.
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Monday, Jan 30, 2017
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"He Chose Poorly"
John

The joker is an important and often overlooked part of the Geeks Who Drink experience.  Newcomers will joker a round they feel relatively good about (usually an 8 point first round or visual round), or they will lose their nerve and joker a round 6 or 7 because they find themselves behind and don’t trust themselves on the ‘Random Knowledge’ 8th round. Veterans will of course save their jokers for one of the 16 point rounds, but will perhaps overestimate their prowess on random knowledge when they should’ve jokered a high scoring music round.  Whatever the case may be, the joker often plays an extremely important role in determining the quiz winner each week
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I'm a professional actor and odd-jobbist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I currently live in Astoria with my wife where we enjoy egg sandwiches, spying on our neighbors, and long walks to the grocery store. I'm a brown liquor and IPA drinker.


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Dylan Murphy's
1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
10028
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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Drizzle Fo' Shizzle
John

So it's mid to late January and we're still having to make our way through the wet, drizzly rain to the quiz.  This is fall weather I tell ya, not winter weather!  Snow is what I should be having to trudge through, not puddles!  Anyway, a little bit of rain wasn't enough to keep away our quizzers, no sir; and last night, we had a nice little of stew of them. It felt like a who's who of previous champions at Dylan's, with the newly promoted Sergeant Trivia Benson, Troop Beverly Hills Cop (formerly 'Right Said Fred Savage' among other puns,) Non-Chalant, Esquire + Friends (formerly lots of different
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I'm a professional actor and odd-jobbist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I currently live in Astoria with my wife where we enjoy egg sandwiches, spying on our neighbors, and long walks to the grocery store. I'm a brown liquor and IPA drinker.


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Monday, Jan 16, 2017
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Mama Sue and the Wifey Too
John

My mother-in-law, Sue, has been in town for the past few days visiting my wife and me.  She stays in our living room on the blow up mattress. This past weekend we went out to Sanford's in Astoria for breakfast three days in a row, went shopping at Crate and Barrel, CB2 and West Elm, and mostly just ate and drank our way to new notches on our belts.  She left this morning, and while I'm sad to see her go I'm not sure my stomach could handle much more of her visiting.  Time to get "back on the trolley" as she would say, which means oatmeal for breakfast and home-cooking for dinner.  Ah well, it was fun eating like a king while it lasted. As a last hurrah, Mama Sue
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I'm a professional actor and odd-jobbist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I currently live in Astoria with my wife where we enjoy egg sandwiches, spying on our neighbors, and long walks to the grocery store. I'm a brown liquor and IPA drinker.


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Dylan Murphy's
1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
10028
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
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Stuffy Noses and Layered Clotheses
John

So I have a cold.  I had one last Monday as well but it was on the downswing, or so I thought.  I was feeling better all week and then BAM! I wake up on Sunday morning stuffed up with a headache and feeling like garbage.  So unfortunately I had to carry my cold with me to the quiz last night, but thanks to all you lovelies at the quiz I was able to pull through. A special shout out to Aoife for her special hot lemon and honey drink.  It was a glass of magic.   So we had a smaller turnout than normal last night.  Only 5 teams came to play, but that doesn't mean things were any less competitive.  The rivalry of Chalant and Non-Chalant was
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I'm a professional actor and odd-jobbist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I currently live in Astoria with my wife where we enjoy egg sandwiches, spying on our neighbors, and long walks to the grocery store. I'm a brown liquor and IPA drinker.


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1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
10028
Monday, Jan 02, 2017
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Guess Who's Back!? Back again!?
John

Shady's back! But also me.  John.  I am so excited to be back as your quizmaster Dylan Murphy's! After a long 5 months (!) away, I am back in New York City and I couldn't be happier.  It's a new year, but the same me. Mostly.  And it's the same great quiz!  Tonight saw some great regulars back.  Chalant was in the game, as were the ever changing The Subwait is Over. Also in the game tonight were Mariah's Lip Synching Coaches (a dubious new name for one of our oldest regular teams,) Right Said Fred Savage (one-third of
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I'm a professional actor and odd-jobbist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I currently live in Astoria with my wife where we enjoy egg sandwiches, spying on our neighbors, and long walks to the grocery store. I'm a brown liquor and IPA drinker.


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Dylan Murphy's
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Monday, Dec 26, 2016
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Suck it, Trebek!
Sean

Welcome back to Dylan Murphy’s for a Christmas hangover edition of the Monday night quiz! Round 1 was a 2016 year-in-review as we tested our teams on this year in stuff. Round 2 challenged our quizzers to song identification, only in this round, each band has a number in their name and each question featured a larger and larger number. Yes, Captain and TENnille counts. Round 3 was a crowd favorite as we asked our quizzers to identify which Benedict I was talking about, Cumberbatch or Arnold. Unfortunately, Benedict
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Monday, Dec 19, 2016
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"Pop Tarts" Is Not A Portuguese Revolution in the 70s
Sean

It’s Christmas time and it’s time to quiz by the open fire! Round 1 presented our quizzers with an answer sandwich where the first and last letters of the question matched the first and last letters of the answer. I’m writing this around lunch time and now I’m hungry. Round 2 challenged our quizzers to not only identify the artist who performed the song presented in the audio clips, but also to take those artists initials and provide the state capital for the state those letters represented. I think we can agree, U2 was a bit of a stretch for
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Monday, Dec 12, 2016
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A Three Horse Race
Sean

The weather may be approaching a polar vortex, but the quiz action was certainly hot as an initial three team intimate affair became a blowout. Round 1 was a “Recently In Stuff” current events round, with Someone’s Gotta Be Third taking all 8 points! Round 2 challenged our quizzers to not only identify the first seven songs, but also asked to identify which was never a Song of the Year Grammy winner. Of course Milli Vanilli turned out to be our fraud! Round
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Dylan Murphy's
1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
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Monday, Dec 05, 2016
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Shitty Flute Player
Sean

It was another big night of quizzing at Dylan Murphy’s as we kicked off December strong! Round 1 featured answers starting with the letters “h” and “a”. It was a laugh a minute, or at least a “ha” for all 8 questions. Round 2 challenged our minds and our ears as our contestants had to identify songs recorded by “Shittyflute”. Round 3 called us to list eight of the ten Christmas songs on Spotify with over 10,000 unique recorded versions. Who’d have guessed that
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