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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Odysseus is a $hitty Dad
Dom

Last night, if I'm honest, I wasn't on my 'A' game.  I had trouble getting through questions, rushed it a little bit, and stumbled over some words.  Sorry for that.  However, we still had a rousing quiz with 17 teams in the fray.  Err, more like 10, and 7 others picking flowers in right field, you know who you are.   What did we learn last night: 1) Brian May has a PH.D in Astrophysics (he was the guitarist from Queen, btw) 2) Air pressure differentials in straws suck. 3) Black lights and tonic water are most commonly found in strip clubs. Ask me how I know. 4) Glitter is the herpes of art supplies. And may put your eye
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Now With 50% Less Bull Rectum!
Dom

How's everyone this morning?  It's snowing and my pool opens in ONE WEEK.  F*king Colorado in F*king springtime. Also, Chris Cornell died overnight. 52 used to feel old. It doesn't anymore.   Last night's quiz was a good time with raucous quizzer, a big Cavaliers win, and plenty of mash-ups. I know how you kids love mash-ups, with your clubs and fancy glow stick vape things.    Some highlights: 1) Don't swim in liquid Chlorine.  It like -30*F and will cause some major nippage. (Nice work, Liberal Arts Majors) 2) "The Cave of Time" in the Choose Your Own Adventure series was released in
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2401 S University Blvd
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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ED HARRIS IN SPAAAAAAAACE
Dom

Quiz last night was a good showing considering there were 2 game 7s airing back to back (that's Hockey).  We also saw that Alex Ovechkin is not a closer. He may have been hurt, but as a well paid star, you've got to show up at big moments. Didn't happen.  Also, Rockies carried a no hitter into the 6th, yes, The Rockies.  They're good this year, so pay attention.  (I won't always be around to remind you of these things.) From the quiz:   1) GREEK PRIDE!   2) France is roughly the same population as Omaha. 3) Speedballs (heroin and cocaine cocktail) = Suicide. Finally: People who weren't on Apollo
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2401 S University Blvd
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
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Good luck on Finals!
Dom

No, seriously. I remember finals and hopefully I could make an otherwise stressy week a little more fun. If only for a couple hours.  I also remember (or don't) getting crushingly drunk after the week, so I'm sure next week will be even more...   Last night, 20 rowdy teams and we're nearing venue capacity.  That's good news for the cash register, but not so great for traffic management around the quiz table.  I'm working on how to fix the traffic jam for bonus questions. Bear with me.  #Enginerd   What did we learn last night? 1) "Bewitched" and "I Dream of Jeannie" theme songs sound nothing alike, but that stopped
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Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
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Australia is trying to kill you
Dom

Unlike say, Colorado, Oz is full of deadly creepy things that don-give-a-f.  It's basically GOT with spiders and snakes. And f*king sharks.  No way.   Last night was a great quiz with 13 teams battling for the $$.  David DOESN'T Do Dallas started strong in round 2 and never let up.  Dementia Precox & Balls ended tied with Team Thunderpuppy -- then failed to come up for the tie breaker.  No money for you :(   Now that's we've gotten that out of the way, lets talk about the Memphis Grizzlies. Round 8 had them listed as one of
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Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
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LTL!!
Dom

Holy $hit, LTL with the WIN.  Nice job ladies!   Tonight was Conspiracy Theories, Greekiness, a Sexual Thirst, a dead baby photo (more in a minute) and LTL with their first career win.  It's not quite like Lebron finally getting a ring or losing your V-card, but it's still a big deal. I'm rambling.   Some big winners tonight, states that grow the most wheat, Wheat, WHEAT. No not weed. NOT WEED.  Though, by the look of things, they may be complimentary crops.  Looking at you Colorado and Idaho. >:-| Next,  2016, Guinness finally became vegan. What's that, Guinness had meat in it?  Fish
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Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
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Yah ever actually buy a Cracker Jack??
Dom

You think there's going to be a prize in it, but then it's just some popcorn and HEY, BALL 3. Vintage.  Thanks for the memories Harry!   Last night was a complete 180 from a week ago. Plenty of questions about cool stuff, some sports, ragging on Battlefield Earth (always awesome), and COMIC SANS!   First round : US States and stuff that might suck about them, which should have been controversial, but 4/20 is coming up, so MEH. Second round was a nice little audio round with some cover songs, but 4/20 is coming up, so MEH. Round 4 was a really well written round about Fonts, genuinely well written, but 4/20 is coming
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Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017
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Zoos have the best sausages
Dom

Over the course of the last 2.5 years of QM-ing, I've seen several different quiz formats and themes.  Some nights the quiz is science-y and academic, and some nights it's very "trivial", last night was the later.  Tons of current events, TV shows, Paul Rudd, Taylor Swift in the 212...  You get the idea.  Normally this would garner complaints from the law students, the hardcores, and me, but what-r-you-going-to-do-about-it.   ...i'm not sure i'm keeping that first "paragraph", it's crap.   What did we learn: 1) DU people are really good at word puzzles. 2) Trial law seems to involve many, many handjobs 3)
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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
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Ace Ace -- DOUBLE DOWN!
Dom

You guys suck at blackjack.   There, I said it.   1st round last night was one close to my heart, gambling definitions!  The questions included betting structures, dice, dominoes, blackjack, and the ponies.  Admittedly, I only got 6 of 8 correct, because I don't really get Bingo or Horse Racing, but the rest, I can help you out... Prop(osition) Bet:   This is a bet doesn't necessary affect the final outcome of a game, but *might* happen.  For example:  First points of the SuperBowl is a safety.  Points are points, but it's unlikely this would occur so Caesars might pay 1:1M (a million to one).  This happened in 2014.
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Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
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Some new sheet
Dom

Last night, NEW SCORE SHEETS!  Fancy huh? How did these come to our venue? Sit back and let Creepy Uncle Dom tell you a story.  Last week, due to my not paying attention, there were only 17 score sheets remaining in the "vault".  Luckily, with spring break, only 13 teams showed, leaving only 4 sheets.   I sent an email and was all "I'm in need of a fix over here. Send help!" "Help is on the way, just one question....." ...I forgot to answer the one question and I didn't get my score sheet smack fix soon enough. So Dom, in full 3rd person mode, had to scam 30 score sheets from the Living The Dream QM, how this was accomplished need
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Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
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Bracket Fail in 3,2,1...
Dom

Checking out the play in games to the NCAA tourney and I don't know anything about any of the teams in my bracket.  As good a time as any to fill out my $20 bracket challenge.  Who need research and analysis?  I haven't needed either in my career, why would I for sports? ;)   West Virginia.  Book it!   Last night was a little incoherent, many of the rounds were meant to tie together, but after the QM messed up the ordering and some pronunciation, things came off the rails.  Luckily, DU is heading into spring break and there weren't as many teams to witness my floundering as usual.  Did I ruin the quiz? NO. But still, 3 weeks
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Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017
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lih-LEE-uh-woh-kah-LAH-nee
Dom

Pronounced : Leeluhwa*shit, hang-on*LeeWAH*guh*... That's the level of preparation you've come to expect from yours truely.  The worst part?  I lived in Hawaii for 6 months and still can't get through the names. Emphasis on 2 syllables in the same word, who does that?!?   Last night was a another huge showing. 21 teams started the night and, while only ~18 finished, it was still rocking until the very end.  So what did we learn? 1) Kangol is a very old hat brand. Kangol also isn't just a name, it's a mash up of (Knit)(ANGora)(woOL). 2) Ska is still dead. 3) General Motors is pulling out of Europe. Like your mom. 4)
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Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
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Bellybutton Lent
Dom

Hooray Lent, no booze for me!  Yep, I grew up Catholic and still observe the traditions. No idea why, since I haven't been to church in over a decade, but old habits are hard to break.     Bill Paxton died this week from heart surgery complications. Very sad, but he left us a great catalog of movies and characters to remember him.  We had an entire round on it and you forget all the movies he's been a part of, not to mention TV shows.  Remember Big Love?  First season was non-stop sex and nudity, then nothing...cult politics and
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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
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TSwift or the Field
Dom

The GWD Taylor Swift fetish continues...hooray!  #Ducks   Last night was a huge quiz for the Pioneer. I know I've said that in the past, but we broke the standing record last night at 21 teams.  The venue was packed and much fun was had. I'd like to think it was all me, but let's be honest, National Margarita Day did more for attendance than my old-ass ever could. :) Topics last night were refreshingly varied and academic, which should have worked out well for all the law students and teachers, but it turns out "bar people" don't really "study".  I didn't.  FYI: studying at the bar" is equally ineffective.   Of a possible 96: Average
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Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
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CH??????
Dom

Hey folks, I forgot to write a blog today, so with 20 minutes to spare, here I am!  I had a job interview today, I think it went well, but you never can tell with IT positions. They had a ping pong table and free cereal, so that's something.   Ok, last night was a pretty interesting quiz and we learned some things. First, people don't really like QR Codes. I tried (and failed) to launch my "pre register you team name" Google form, but people just don't like scanning QR Codes. So much so, in fact, they don't even have an app installed to read them.  Science, ammirite? Second, people can't properly spell "Chile".  Some examples: -Chilly -Chillie -Chily -Chili -Chelli ..and
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Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
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No Visual is good Visual
Dom

Holy Cow you guys. We ran out of visual rounds and I printed 18 of them, that's a new high team count for me. 19!  Ok, it doesn't sound like much, but that means our venue just keeps picking up steam. Pretty soon...I don't know what happens next...but whatever it is, bigness!   First, you'll notice by the team names, people are not happy with the first 3 weeks of the Trump Empire. Yes, they're vulgar and full of anger. No, I can't just change them to make it all PC.  Contact your congress person, seriously.   Highlights of the night were  1) Rounds on Amsterdam, Science, and Geico 2) 2 very drunkish dudes yelling
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