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Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
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My George Michael addiction
McFly

Say what you will about who he is as a person or his past, but George Michael is an amazing song writer. Beyond his group, WHAM!, he had such an amazing list of songs. There are a handful of artists I will stay in my car to finish listening to a song before I get out: Phil Collins, Marvin Gaye, Talking Heads and, duh, George Michael. Consider the hits he has written over the years. Father figure. Freedom 90. Faith. Careless Whisper. I want your sex. Sure, that's about all I can think of, but damn, are those songs incredible. Careless Whisper is one of my karaoke standards (when I'm in the mood for it). Not to mention how sympathetic I am of his challenges with his sexuality. It couldn't
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The nickname McFly is derived from my love for Back to the Future. It isn't my real last name, but a lot of people think it is. As much as it appears that I spend a lot of time in front of a boxy controller or joystick, I do enjoy the outdoors, as well. You can find me at the 1up on Colfax periodically. I love playing GWD and being a Quiz Master. 


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Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
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Free Self Driving Cars?!
McFly

I'm not sure if you all knew about this (although, if you played last night, you do now!). Pittsburgh is experimenting through Uber to test market self-driving cars. I was listening to this story on NPR this afternoon, and I also discovered that the rides are FREE! There are certain regulations through city ordinances in which self-driving cars would have to undergo thorough inspection. However, if they are not charging anyone for the rides, it is outside their jurisdiction. That means, if you're bold and daring, you could be picked up by a self-driving car in Pittsburgh and not pay a dime. I don't know about you, but I would love to take that chance. I wouldn't be afraid of death, because
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Mean people
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The nickname McFly is derived from my love for Back to the Future. It isn't my real last name, but a lot of people think it is. As much as it appears that I spend a lot of time in front of a boxy controller or joystick, I do enjoy the outdoors, as well. You can find me at the 1up on Colfax periodically. I love playing GWD and being a Quiz Master. 


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Thursday, Sep 08, 2016
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I just don't care about new music anymore
McFly

This is a topic I talk with my peers a lot about, because I feel as though it is a real thing for thirty-somethings. When does our focus shift from discovering new music? I feel like it takes a certain type of person to pursue new bands, and I am not cut out for it. I look to older generations, as well. I ask them "When did you stop searching for new bands to listen to?" or "Do you actively seek new music?" I have a feeling my lack of interest is apathy to the tune of I just don't want to make time for it. As I get older, my priorities shift. Music isn't the easiest to explore or discover, for me at least. With movies, you get previews and reviews and press and talk show appearances,
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Mean people
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The nickname McFly is derived from my love for Back to the Future. It isn't my real last name, but a lot of people think it is. As much as it appears that I spend a lot of time in front of a boxy controller or joystick, I do enjoy the outdoors, as well. You can find me at the 1up on Colfax periodically. I love playing GWD and being a Quiz Master. 


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Thursday, Sep 01, 2016
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In Benji We Trust!
BenBernstein

Oh my dear friends at Zio's.  It is always such a major pleasure sitting in for such a spectacular Quizmaster as Benji. I had an incredible time and I hope you did as well. Benji will most definitely be back this next week (even though he so full of rage left you).  Benji was instrumental in getting me this job in Colorado so I certainly owe him my QM tip of the fedora. What was he up to? Couldn't tell you. Was it handsome and classy? Probably. Do I secretly have a Man-Crush on him? Well... That's for you to figure out. 
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I really love my job, family, and friends. My parole officer would agree I'm no longer a threat to myself or others. 

I was born and bred in Rochester NY. This city is charming. I've come to really appreciate all the hidden gems around town. There's nothing better than spending a cold saturday morning at the public market sipping a cup of coffee and doing a crossword puzzle with my close friends. 

Against better judgement and doctors' orders, I love the Buffalo Bills. It'll work out in my favor eventually. 

Geeks Who Drink is seriously the best pub quiz I've been a part of. I love it. 

 

 

I don't believe in Russia. 


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Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
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Paul Giamatti's is one bad mother.
McFly

I mean that in the best of ways. I remember back when I first saw a movie of his: Private Parts. I grew up listening to Howard Stern, weird, I know. My older brother listened to him, drove me around, so I listened to him. Then I heard about the movie so, of course, I had to see it. My brother got it for his birthday and we watched it. I will never forget how much I really hated Paul Giamatti's character, Pig Vomit. Because he looks like a pig and makes me want to vomit. Pig Vomit. Really, his character's name was Kenny (deviated from Kevin) who was the program director at WNBC when Stern took over. Basically, if you haven't seen this role, it was his first break out character. I didn't
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Mean people
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The nickname McFly is derived from my love for Back to the Future. It isn't my real last name, but a lot of people think it is. As much as it appears that I spend a lot of time in front of a boxy controller or joystick, I do enjoy the outdoors, as well. You can find me at the 1up on Colfax periodically. I love playing GWD and being a Quiz Master. 


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Thursday, Aug 18, 2016
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Olympic Team Sports are the BEST
McFly

I was talking with someone last night about how doping and all of the different ways individuals can cheat in races make it slightly less thrilling for me. It's not that I think that everyone is cheating… I do feel like in every races' medal ceremony, there is at least one of the participants on the podium who has cheated through the training process. This is just a feeling/uneducated guess of sorts based off of reports I have read and stories that have been reported. I recall one particularly damning clip of a running crying on camera because she talks about how frustrating it is to compete up against people who are doping. It's an unfair advantage that a large population of participants
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Mean people
Pickles
Meat

The nickname McFly is derived from my love for Back to the Future. It isn't my real last name, but a lot of people think it is. As much as it appears that I spend a lot of time in front of a boxy controller or joystick, I do enjoy the outdoors, as well. You can find me at the 1up on Colfax periodically. I love playing GWD and being a Quiz Master. 


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Thursday, Aug 11, 2016
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Yes, there was a Super Mario Bros movie
McFly

And no, I don't think you should watch it. I've seen it enough times for all of us, trust me. I was extremely surprised that no one knew what I was talking about (at least, no one spoke up loud enough about it). If you missed it last night, I was trying to help explain the rules of round 3 (missing persons, movie edition) and my example was Mario and Luigi in the SMB movie. They were both played by prominent actors, John Leguizamo and Bob Hoskins. This movie is really bad. Like it makes no sense and hardly pays homage to the video game series we have all known to come and love. This movie pissed off Bob Hoskins so much, he was pushed to quote:"The worst thing I ever did? Super
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Mean people
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The nickname McFly is derived from my love for Back to the Future. It isn't my real last name, but a lot of people think it is. As much as it appears that I spend a lot of time in front of a boxy controller or joystick, I do enjoy the outdoors, as well. You can find me at the 1up on Colfax periodically. I love playing GWD and being a Quiz Master. 


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Thursday, Aug 04, 2016
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Nothing can kill the Grimace
McFly

One of the answers last night was the loving Mayor McCheese, which got me thinking about a scene from a TV show that I love. The TV show is the cartoon version of the very crass and iconic movie, Clerks. It was written by and voiced by the same people who did the movie. They added Alec Baldwin as a character and made one of my favorite cartoon series. It lasted for two episodes (which I watched both of them live), then was canned. The episode in question is when a deadly virus breaks out in the city and the mayor is constantly having to make speeches while caught off guard. Both times he is unexplainably dressed up as Mayor McCheese. During the press conferences, reporters keep sliding in
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Mean people
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The nickname McFly is derived from my love for Back to the Future. It isn't my real last name, but a lot of people think it is. As much as it appears that I spend a lot of time in front of a boxy controller or joystick, I do enjoy the outdoors, as well. You can find me at the 1up on Colfax periodically. I love playing GWD and being a Quiz Master. 


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Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
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Let the HUNGRY FOR POWER games BEGIN!
McFly

As of last night, all of the candidates for their respective political parties are official. It is time to pick your allegiances and let the crazy nature of an election year take you over. The only thing I can hope for is that our country makes it out alive. I've been thinking a lot about this election and I have just one solution for us: we have to accept that we are all different people with different opinions. These candidates do not necessarily represent us and we have to hope that none of them will destroy earth if elected. We also need to realize that we, as a country, have more "wants" and "needs" in common than we realize. Let us not be defined or hate each other toward who they want
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Mean people
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The nickname McFly is derived from my love for Back to the Future. It isn't my real last name, but a lot of people think it is. As much as it appears that I spend a lot of time in front of a boxy controller or joystick, I do enjoy the outdoors, as well. You can find me at the 1up on Colfax periodically. I love playing GWD and being a Quiz Master. 


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Thursday, Jul 21, 2016
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It's so good to see Jon Stewart again
McFly

If you missed it, Jon Stewart made an appearance on my favorite late night program, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. I won't get political (as if you couldn't guess which way I lean), but his demeanor and delivery are unmatched in the current late night brigade. The segment reaches a length of 10 minutes, which is perfect. That is exactly how much Jon I've been missing. This past week has been great for ratings with the Republican Convention. Nearly all of the late night hosts went LIVE for their recordings. Bill Maher, The Daily Show, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert and a Samantha Bee had some great segments, too. I am a YouTube addict, as I am out of the apartment when most of these shows
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The nickname McFly is derived from my love for Back to the Future. It isn't my real last name, but a lot of people think it is. As much as it appears that I spend a lot of time in front of a boxy controller or joystick, I do enjoy the outdoors, as well. You can find me at the 1up on Colfax periodically. I love playing GWD and being a Quiz Master. 


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Thursday, Jul 14, 2016
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Brought to you by Bud Light
McFly

Yes! Tonight's quiz (for those who missed it) was sponsored by Bud Light! Zio's arranged to have a Bud Light representative at the bar to hand out freebies, as well as tickets to their Convention Party at the Fillmore where Young the Giant will be performing! How about THAT! If you missed it this week, not to worry, the Bud Light representative will be back in two weeks on July 24th to give all of you another chance to get some free shit! Last night, we learned a lot, didn't we? I think most of you finally figured out that Angus Young is definitely neither of the lead singers that AC/DC has had in their tenure. He is the lead guitarist, but definitely not the singer. We also had
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Mean people
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The nickname McFly is derived from my love for Back to the Future. It isn't my real last name, but a lot of people think it is. As much as it appears that I spend a lot of time in front of a boxy controller or joystick, I do enjoy the outdoors, as well. You can find me at the 1up on Colfax periodically. I love playing GWD and being a Quiz Master. 


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Thursday, Jul 07, 2016
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Training the Trainee of Trains
McFly

Oh, you know. Just doing my thang again as a trainer. I sound official when I say shit like that… just hanging out with my new buddy Billy. I honestly love to train new employees, mostly because it's nice to have someone to chat with. Not that you lovely people couldn't talk to me, but he is in the action with me. PLUS he grades most of the rounds for me, as well. As for the actual quiz, we had some fun rounds, INCLUDING the funnest round on Ohio! Taught you all a little something something about my home state. Never mind Billy's opinion on the state, I am telling you-- IT'S DA BEST. I think half of my blogs have been about Ohio, but that's okay. I've
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NPR
Redheads
Ultimate Frisbee

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Mean people
Pickles
Meat

The nickname McFly is derived from my love for Back to the Future. It isn't my real last name, but a lot of people think it is. As much as it appears that I spend a lot of time in front of a boxy controller or joystick, I do enjoy the outdoors, as well. You can find me at the 1up on Colfax periodically. I love playing GWD and being a Quiz Master. 


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Thursday, Jun 30, 2016
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I used to LOVE me some Weird Al
McFly

I'm not sure what it is, but it really felt like a big 90s trend, like Professional Wrestling. Weird Al was everywhere. His songs were catchy and hilarious while his music videos were well done. I remember having a VHS tape with as many of his music videos as possible on it. The one album that sticks out to me was the only one I owned on CD: Bad Hair Day. This was the album with Amish Paradise and Gump (as well as many other classics). This had the Alternative Polka on it WHICH contained three of the clips we used tonight: Alanis Morissette, Green Day and Nine Inch Nails. This was possibly my favorite part of the album, just because I knew every single song and it was fun to sing along to.
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Non-Fiction
NPR
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Mean people
Pickles
Meat

The nickname McFly is derived from my love for Back to the Future. It isn't my real last name, but a lot of people think it is. As much as it appears that I spend a lot of time in front of a boxy controller or joystick, I do enjoy the outdoors, as well. You can find me at the 1up on Colfax periodically. I love playing GWD and being a Quiz Master. 


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Thursday, Jun 23, 2016
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We are the champions!
McFly

This is in response to my blog last week. If you would have asked me then, even leading up to the game, I had the same stock response: just happy to be in game 7. I was cautiously optimistic the entire game. I knew that it was going to be a tough game, but hot damn what a game it was. Someone mentioned last night "Just don't let it go to your head like Boston fans". I don't think I ever could be as boastful as a city that has had every sports team win a championship in the new Millennium. We just won our first in a long time. Just happy to have a championship. Congrats to the Cavs and THANK YOU for making this Cleveland fan very very happy. Last night, we had a full bar of 14 teams
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Mean people
Pickles
Meat

The nickname McFly is derived from my love for Back to the Future. It isn't my real last name, but a lot of people think it is. As much as it appears that I spend a lot of time in front of a boxy controller or joystick, I do enjoy the outdoors, as well. You can find me at the 1up on Colfax periodically. I love playing GWD and being a Quiz Master. 


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Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
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Cleveland is the City
McFly

I am writing this before the game starts, because that's how things should be best stated. There will maybe (possibly (definitely)) be an edit or two once the game is over during quiz. Let's just start by saying: I have been a Cleveland fan my whole life. I have to begin with this, because people think I am on some sort of bandwagon for liking them. Although, I think it's slightly ironic, since they've never won a championship and Golden State is clearly the latest craze, as far as NBA bandwagon teams (I've already seen 5 Steph Curry jerseys just typing this). That's okay. It's something I am very used to as a fan. I want to open with the only disdain I have for Golden State is Draymond Green.
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Mean people
Pickles
Meat

The nickname McFly is derived from my love for Back to the Future. It isn't my real last name, but a lot of people think it is. As much as it appears that I spend a lot of time in front of a boxy controller or joystick, I do enjoy the outdoors, as well. You can find me at the 1up on Colfax periodically. I love playing GWD and being a Quiz Master. 


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Thursday, Jun 09, 2016
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Ohio is pretty dope
McFly

This is in reply to the gentleman who (playfully) was giving me a hard time for being an Ohioan. I am very proud of my home state and everything that comes with it. I'd get into why I moved to Colorado if I loved my state so much, but that is a story for another day. Just a list of the amazing things Ohio has to offer:-It [apparently (according to last night's quiz)] is tied with the most winners of Miss America.-It is tied with producing the most Presidents-It is home to America's Roller Coast, AKA The Roller Coaster Capital of the world, Cedar Point.-Home of the Rock and Roll AND Professional Football Hall of Fame-Considered to be one of the most important
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Arcade games
80s Movies
The Original Nintendo (NES) and Super Nintendo (SNES)
Mathematics
Beer
Non-Fiction
NPR
Redheads
Ultimate Frisbee

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Mean people
Pickles
Meat

The nickname McFly is derived from my love for Back to the Future. It isn't my real last name, but a lot of people think it is. As much as it appears that I spend a lot of time in front of a boxy controller or joystick, I do enjoy the outdoors, as well. You can find me at the 1up on Colfax periodically. I love playing GWD and being a Quiz Master.