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Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
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Watch some cop movies already
Daniel

We had a large turnout with lots of teams. And I am super disappointed in all of them. Round 7 was about cop movies. Cop movies that I have seen and am a huge fan of. I get disappointed when I am hosting and no answers that I could be helpful with, but this time I am disappointed that the players haven't enriched their lives with quality films such as The Untouchables, Heat, Cop Land, and The French Connection. Particularly Cop Land. It is so good and so overlooked. Sly Stallone does a great job. On par with The more recent Rocky Movies. Just really solid performances form everyone, and EVERYONE is in that movie it seems. Highly suggest it. Now I want to discuss round one.
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Monday, Apr 17, 2017
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Welp, that happened
Elijah

Puritans, weird history and oddly worded questions. Also, a visual round on eye patches and no Sagat from Street Fighter? It's okay though, we occasionally need off the wall quizzes to keep all you mental gymnasts on your toes.  That audio round though... Cant say I know that Youtube page, but alas, maybe that's just my age showing.  I'm going to keep this weeks quiz recap short on account of the fact that it was such an odd one. 
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Sunday, Apr 16, 2017
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Dirty words are fun to say.
Daniel

The best part of being a quiz master is not what you might think. Perhaps you think it is fun to entertain people. Mayhaps you believe that drinking at work is fun. Could be you are under the impression that meeting new people is nice. Potentially your thought process is one where something new every week is a positive. You wouldn't be wrong but you wouldn't be right. The best part of being a quiz master with Geeks Who Drink is being put into a public forum with a microphone where you can say dirty words allowed. Its the best. George Carlin made a list of words you can't say on television. They are swear words, and are not as funny as others. I like the middle
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Monday, Apr 10, 2017
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Busy bees!
Elijah

This was a high scoring game, with a lot of potential to put up big numbers, as evident by the final scorecard. But the numbers alone dont tell the tale of the tape. I always love seeing new faces in the crowd because it means a lot of potential for surprises. New people also mean a lot of rule violations such as shouting out answers and general tomfoolery, but hey, these things happen when breaking in the noobs. Passenger 57 started strong, jokered early, and jumped to the lead. Loosh Cannons and Pants off Dance Off immediately found themselves grappling for second place. Meaty Cheesy, Team Olive (honorable menion considering it was a one man show for the first half of the
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Sunday, Apr 09, 2017
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I would have crushed
Daniel

Once a season a quiz comes along that was tailor made for me as a player. A quiz where 85% of the answers I know without breaking a sweat. A quiz where I wish I was a player because I would crush all by myself. Having a team is good because everyone has their specialties, but there might be a rotating DH simply because of changes in topics. This would have been my time to shine. But alas I was hosting.  Nothing is worse than being in a quiz where the categories are just beyond your reach. They are just outside your realm of knowledge and you cant quite get ahead of the questions. Its a collection of songs that are familiar but you don't really like so you have no
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Sunday, Apr 02, 2017
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You dont have to be a doctor to have a good time.
Daniel

Round one was based around famous Franks. No red hot sauce questions thought. Weird. I am actually not a afan of that product I prefer Cholula or Valentina. Does that make me unhip? Round two was famous Leading Ladies. Could have gone for some Joan Jett but Gwen Stefani is good. Old School Gwen. Not New School. I don't understand nor am I very aware of it. Round three was movie title run on sentences. Only comment is It was awesome. Round four was about London. I don't have anything funny to say it was a good round of solid questions. Round five is where it gets rough, famous party crashers I had to have the audience explain to me who some of
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Monday, Mar 27, 2017
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Expert mode
Elijah

Sometimes you step to the plate and find yourself in a t-ball game, others, you're playing softball, and once in a while you stumble into some major league shit.  Well, tonight was some major league shit. I had quite a few newbs to the game tonight, and they got a crucible by fire. The first round was meat-centric, which was pretty universal. But from there on in we went straight into obscure music, questions about celebrity siblings, and TV shows about characters who were dead before the show started.  Basically, if tonight was a videogame, you were playing on hard mode.
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Sunday, Mar 26, 2017
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SPRING BREAK!!!!!
Daniel

I am completely unaware of time. As a relative whole. I think its because I am not in a 9-5 life, nor do i have kids, nor am I around people that have a traditional life. Labor Day sneaks up on my, Columbus Day you can forget about, and something like spring break is not even on my radar. We had some vacationing teachers come quiz last night and it was a hoot and a holler. They got a little crunk because no class tomorrow. I never went to spring break cozumel in college I was always working or being a lame nerd or poor or some shit, But As I am a bit older, I am of the mind that adults all need a spring break, A quick little recharge. Aren't there places in Europe
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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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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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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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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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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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Sunday, Feb 19, 2017
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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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Sunday, Feb 12, 2017
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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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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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