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Dylan Murphy's
1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
10028
Monday, May 22, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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I Love Gwyneth Paltrow
John

A rainy Monday morning gave way to a sleepy, cloudy Monday evening up at Dylan Murphys last night. 8 teams took part in the quiz, which made for a lovely and intimate night at the pub.  A nice and seemingly easy first round led to a wash of teams tied for first with perfect scores after round one. This was by far our highest scoring round of the night with an average score of 7.625 points. Round 2 celebrated the underpaid chorus of kids singing in our favorite pop tunes. I sort of expected a lot of high scores in this round, but I was met with a mixed bag. Only half of you jokered this round, and Non-Chalant took a nice
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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, May 15, 2017
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A Case of the Mondays
John

  I travelled to Shreveport last weekend to visit family and just got back Sunday night. Monday morning blew chunks.  I know it’s a cliche but I need a vacation after my vacation.  I fell up the subway stairs and spilled coffee all over myself.  Work sucked.  And just when I thought Monday couldn’t get any worse, it forces me to host the quiz at Dylan Murphy’s and totally redeems itself!   Seriously though, one of the reasons I like this job is that no matter what kind of shitty mood I am in to begin the evening, by the end of the quiz I’m always smiling and laughing. Alcohol may have a bit to do with that, but
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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, May 08, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Get Down
John

Another big night last night at Dylan Murphy's.  So big in fact that we had three teams down in The Nook.  So hey, everybody gets a seat!  13 teams started the night, but fewer would finish.  Team Marigold decided drinking took priority (and who can really blame them) and bowed out after two rounds, while Rando at the Bar and Bob called it after three rounds.  Both Bob and Rando were sitting next to me at the bar and so I've decided to blame myself for their early departure.  I confess. I smell.   (Heavenly)   It
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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, May 01, 2017
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Standing Room Only
John

If you're spending time in the Upper East Side on Monday nights and you're not coming to quiz night at Dylan Murphy's, then you are definitely missing out on the most popular bar in the neighborhood. And what's not to love? Great bartenders, good food, strong pours, and yours truly behind the mic spewing forth 64 nonsensical questions a night. We had 14 teams playing last night in what has become the hardest place in town to find a seat. Until about 10:15 that is. I'm happy to be back this week after missing last week's proceedings. We started things off at the "Top" and, uh... it was all downhill from there. Round 2 was basically just a damn good playlist. Any time I get
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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, Apr 24, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Spoiler Alert
Sean

It was a fun homecoming for me subbing for John at Dylan Murphy’s as a full house made for an exciting quiz. Round 1 was a Recently In Stuff round on current events. K For Cop, Lucy Bananas, and Deirdre’s Angels took home the perfect rounds. Round 2 was our first audio round as quizzers needed to identify the top pop song from this day in history. Round
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Dylan Murphy's
1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
10028
Monday, Apr 17, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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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
1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
10028
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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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
1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
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
1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
10028
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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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
1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
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.
New York, NY
10028
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
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
1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
10028
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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Dylan Murphy's
1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
10028
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.
New York, NY
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
1453 3rd Ave.
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.