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Monday, Apr 17, 2017
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Taxes Schmaxes. Let's Drink!
John

Well, today is tax day, and if you're like me you got those done ages ago... like at least 48 hours ago.  For those of you who didn't have them done yet, I hope your hangovers didn't prevent you from championing through them today like the bosses you are.  And if you're reading this and are like... oh shit! Taxes!  Good luck. Fun quiz last night at Dylan Murphy's. 10 teams came out to try their luck and test their knowledge.  Things started out with "The Old Five and Dime" where every answer contained a two word phrase with five letter words. A nice gentle start to our quiz with teams averaging 6.9 points this round.   Round 2 was a cringe-inducing
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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, Apr 10, 2017
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Failure to Thicken
John

I recently started a new part-time job and it's sort of killing my buzz.  Literally.  I have to wake up at seven (I know for those of you with regular jobs that seems awfully normal, but I'm an actor!) which means I've gotten used to an earlier bedtime.  So Monday night quizzes ending at 10 o'clock feels late to me all of a sudden.  But I love my quiz and my quizzers so I'm gonna buck up, knock back a few whiskey cokes, and give you the quiz of your lives.   Last night's quiz was another busy one, with thirteen total teams, including three teams down in 'The Nook' due to lack of space.  Regulars Chalant and Non-Chalant were
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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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10028
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
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Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Gone...
John

Last night saw the end of a mini-dynasty at Dylan Murphy's, as Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go! lost one of their four members to a move to Baltimore.  I hope y'all were feeling alright this morning after being supplied with multiple rounds of shots, thanks to Deirdre and Final-Four-halftime-score-pool-winner Aoife. I know I wasn't!   One of my favorite parts about being a quizmaster at Dylan Murphy's (besides the free beer and the commute from Queens) has got to be our clientele.  You all are truly the best bunch of crazies I could hope to hang out with at a dive bar on a Monday night, and last night was super fun because all 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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New York, NY
10028
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
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March Madness!
John

I didn't eat dinner last night, and of course the first round had to be all about meat so as to torture my rumbling belly. It's a good thing Dylan Murphy's allows me to drink my meals, otherwise I really would've been in trouble. 12 teams came to drink and play and drink some more last night. Regulars with a new name, The Hot Corner, started the quiz in unprecedented fashion (at least for Dylan Murphy's) by scoring perfectly in the first three rounds. Not far behind were regulars Somebody's Gotta Be Last and Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go! (See, it pays to play regularly.) After the first round's meat-fest we were
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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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10028
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
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New York, NY
10028
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
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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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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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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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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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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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10028
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.
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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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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.