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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Sunday, Mar 19, 2017
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Oh c'mon now
Daniel

Ups and downs ebbs and flows. What a tough quiz followed by an easy quiz followed by a tough quiz, and the ghostbusters soundtrack. Yen ha is great when the weather is mild. Nowhere is very pleasant when its miserable outside. But I really enjoy the happy hour menu after my mornings when the sun is out. I am also extremely content when a new group of players comes in, and by that specifically I am referring to guest who don't know a quiz is going on, give a sideways look at the answer sheets and then say, "what the hell," and give it a shot. Then they stick around and enjoy themselves and find out they might not be as dumb as they thought. Not saying that we have
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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017
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Quizmary and Mint
Daniel

Starting a quiz in daylight is unheard of!!!!! Not only was the rotation of the Earth not blocking the sun based on our arbitrary understanding of time, but there was also no cloud cover. I'm surprised we had a crowd. I would have assumed most people would stay at home hissing in fear of the bright glowing ball in the sky that was clearly sent hear to melt our skins and scorch our retinas. The Greeks believed that Apollo rode his chariot across the sky and that made up the day. I think the PNW believes an old gypsy woman cursed them to wander not knowing what would happen one moment to the next. Super fun quiz tonight. Quizzically Challenged returned and rose to
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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Sunday, Mar 05, 2017
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Ke$ha is MY JAM
Daniel

When there are only two teams on a rainy quiz day, you have but one choice. PUMP UP THE JAMS! That means tons of guilty pleasure party club music. I don't really go to the clubs but I imagine if it is not EDM the following are staples at da club. 1. In Da Club (obvs) 2.Tik Tok and Blow 3. Party Rock 4. Swing By Savage 5. BEP (if its the late 2000s) 6. Iggy Azalea 7. Flo Rida and the list goes on. I love rocking out to nonsense. I love my regulars. Hanging out with them is what makes the job worthwhile. Well also, upholding the integrity of the noble art of quizzing. 
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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
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Malaybe, Malaybe not? Or Malay the Best Team Win
Elijah

So, it was definitely a Malaysia heavy quiz. Did I miss something happening in Malaysia? Small asian Muslim gem that it is, that was apparently invaded by Japan. If so, I apologize to the peeps in Malaysia. My current events are never on par.  Anyhoo, I;ve never died laughing as hard as our audio round seven. Swedish chef singing karaoke is my new fav thing ever. I would have played that audio round four times if I could have got away with it... Hell, make it a theme quiz. Even the teams were on fire tonight. Six vs Two and tied going into the final round? Jeez. You kids killed it tonight.  Bork bork. 
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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017
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O-Yeah / Day Bow Bow
Daniel

If only the Oscars had finished before the quiz I would have done a fun you did / you didn't win the quiz type thing. If only. Alas. Sunday is a very popular day for events. Basketball, Football, Game of Thrones, The Oscars, The Grammys, Superbowl. We have such a crazy flux of super packed and super intimate quizzes. This was super great to have a few regulars and a few new faces. Are there other days of the week that are super unpredictable. The weather in Portland is also nuts. Maybe Phoenix is consistent. Probably also because it is Phoenix. Its nice to have everyday be an adventure and other cliches. Jello Shots should not have whipped cream on
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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017
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[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Your Mom Writes a Blog
Daniel

I feel like this quiz was the opening of South Park : Bigger Longer Uncut. A quite little mountain town. Everything was very polite and very quaint. It was an ideal quiz. I also want to give a shout out to the quiz writers. We had a nice variety of questions and covered a lot of different topics and knowledge bases.  I also want to pass on, that one of my regular teams thought that this was the best round 7 of all time. They dubbed the Swedish Chef over famous Broadway Showtunes. We definitely needed a replay of them due to laughter. I was dealing with allergies so I had my super cool low radio voice going for the quiz so that was great. I have heard a few classic news
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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017
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[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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My High School has a Grammy
Daniel

Apparently the Grammys were on tonight. I don't know if its my cynical nature, or my age, or the fact that I have other stuff going on, but I don't care. I don't think I ever have. When I was young I think I think I was supposed to care. But I'm more of a movie guy, and I don't much care about the Oscars either. It just doesn't seem like an event to me. The Superbowl and playoff games do, But there again if its not a team of mine, I'm not interested. Am I somehow removed from the cultural zeitgeist or is this a shared opinion? I know I am a little out of touch, because round 5 was about celebrities and their ex spouses. I knew maybe three.  Also, who knew that there
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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
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Not Elijah
Charles

  Oh no, someone else is doing quiz.  I know, it's always a bummer.  I'm not Elijah, and that probably really sucks.  I say probably because I don't know Elijah, so I have no comparison.  Maybe he sucks!  I don't know, I'm going to do this quiz like I always do quiz.  Oh wait, my style relies on my regulars suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.  Well, this might be a disaster.  But I'll give it my most mediocre shot.   This quiz, though.   Round One.  Oh, so you're gonna have a Vegemite reference from Men at Work to get that jammer stuck in my head, huh?   Round
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'70s Motorcycles '80s Punk Rock '90s Pinball


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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
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Mementos, virgins, and Mary Tyler Moore
Elijah

Mary Tyler Moore, furthermore known as MTM, had a pretty lit life. She was absolutely a busy bee, and Cari, from the duo of Scott and Cari, apparently knew everything there is to know about her life and times. Also, super geniuses had a tendency of dieing without getting laid, I know Im probably okay because I had to look up how to spell 'geniuses'. We had new blood in the house tonight, as QM Jake headed up Onions Laugh when they Cut Sean Spicer, and they came to brawl. Long story short, it was a competitive night.  OLWTCSS ended up taking the win, with Touching Cloth coming in second place.
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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017
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I wish I was at the ProBowl
Daniel

Not watching. I wish I was playing. I like the idea of being paid as a grown up to go goof off in Orlando. Apparently, Hawaii's board of tourism and the NFL couldn't come to an agreement. Which is silly. Anyway, I used to own a company and we would go to Mexico or Jamaica or someplace every winter for a retreat. It was great, a much needed respite from 70 hours a week. I sold the business, thank god, and now am doing something for much less and am happy doing what I do. No vacations though. So there is a bit of a trade off.  The point of the story is, how much fun would it be to be invited to play a game in a tropical place and goof off for a week and not care as much
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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Assassinations and punctuation!
Elijah

The oxford comma is the second best form of punctuation after the semicolon, but it's hard to top that kind of ambiguity. Nobody really knows what the semicolon is all about. Not quite a period, not quite a comma, but something altogether different.   Debbie Does Trivia needed this win, because they have been killing it at second place for too long now. Yes Donna, that is Bruce Willis #alternativefacts has taken them down twice before, but not tonight.    It was a hard fought game, with both teams tied going into the final round. Thats the type of white knuckled finish that we like at GWD. 
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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017
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The Quiz Drove Me To Drink
Daniel

 I enjoy hosting the Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Yen Ha Lounge. It is generally mellow and low key. I enjoy the regulars who come in to see me and play the quiz. I enjoy a bit of lighthearted jokes. I enjoy being able to help people hang out and have some entertainment for 2 hours. I enjoy Pad Thai. I enjoy cheap drinks. I enjoy learning things. I enjoy not knowing everything and learning how to pronounce words I have never heard allowed. I enjoy answers that I know. I enjoy questions I have no idea about. I enjoy when everyone else knows the answer and I do not. On a bigger scale I enjoy when a group of people band together to have fun. Board Game Nights. Going to the movies.
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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Sunday, Jan 15, 2017
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Koch Snowflake
Daniel

Sometimes I know how to pronounce words and sometimes I don't. Sometimes the pronunciation is given, and sometimes it is not. I do not know how to pronounce the Dutch last name Koch. I see there as being three options: Economy Class, Famous Cola, or a Rooster. I am assuming it is pronounced like one would a rooster, because that is the most fun to say. This was a beast of a quiz. Some very difficult rounds. The most brutal round 1 I can remember, but one of the easier round 3s. THat might be simply because I don't use calendars, but I love sports movies. Who knows. I was a huge fan of round 7 today, save for the fact that I was expected to know the theme song for Black Mirror.
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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
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Pecos Bill gets brought up
Elijah

I seriously haven't heard about Pecos Bill since grade school. For a minute I though he was a salsa brand or some form of tortilla chip, but no, he's just guy who made up a bunch of stuff that Paul Bunyon also takes credit for. Those two need to get together and fight to the death. Anyways, four teams, an amazing turnout, very loud contestants. Nothing but love for all the teams who made it out tonight. Bunnies Stay Together and No Donna, That's Not Bruce Willis bot had strong showings. The Princess and the Pauper and DDT were hanging in there as well. So yeah, good game and god bless America.
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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Sunday, Jan 08, 2017
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Genric Ice Pun: I'm thinking Vanilla
Daniel

I had 1/2-3/4 inches of ice on my tires and windows. On one side of my car. I don't know if I've seen that before. At least not that specifically. I've lived in NYC and Denver. It snows and ices in both of those places. But Differently. Denver has great snow. It was only and issue a few times. Not everytime. I remember two bad storms in NYC but you don't have to drive everywhere. So, I dunno. It was a pain in my ass. Everything shuts down. BUT NOT QUIZZES!!!! You can't keep the thirst for knowledge down.  You can't stop the desire to prove you are smarter than a group of strangers locked away. You can't prevent me from have a few beverages and some Pad Thai while I make
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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Monday, Jan 02, 2017
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Of dueling and other whatnot
Elijah

I love the 1 on 1 showdowns. It's more intimate, more personal, more visceral. The classic team Domino was facing off against the newcomer Yukon Cornelius and the Bar of Misfit Toys. It was a back and forth battle, with surprisingly, the newcomers coming out on top. That shit usually doesnt happen when Domino is on the scene, so hooray for mixing it up a bit.  Sorry, this blog is boring today, Im not feeling super witty tonight. 
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