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Thursday, May 19, 2016
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Training like a boss
McFly

Tonight, we had Danielle in tow to help gear her up as a brand new Quiz Master. I wanted to make the blog a little bit about her and becoming a Quiz Master for Geeks Who Drink. I mean what I say when I say: being a Quiz Master is harder than it looks. As Danielle can attest, speaking loud and clear into a microphone, all while organizing music, a spreadsheet and a bunch of answer sheets. We were lucky to have each other last night to help, but it can be a lot to handle. I do want to mention how great of a job Danielle did for her first night. She handled the pressure of the audience well, and managed her time. Speaking into a microphone in
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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, May 12, 2016
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Colds bring the crazy out of me
McFly

So, I hosted with a cold last night. Not a big deal, as I have done it before. Wasn't the worst cold ever, although I had called off work. It was one of those colds where you were too busy to get better and then your body said "FUCK THIS" and shuts down. I slept pretty much all of the day, consuming mostly fruit juice. What really struck me is that I dreamed for the first time in months. I remember most of my dreams, so it usually excites me when I have them. But through most of 2016, I have hardly had any dreams. But during sleep cycle number 2 yesterday, I HAD A DREAM! For the past few years, my dreams are more and more movie-esqe. I have a lot of chase scenes, gun showdowns and near deaths.
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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, May 05, 2016
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The ole ex-lax treatment
McFly

One thing that doesn't seem to get old in movies? Tricking a foe into dumping by persuasion of ex-lax (or some other by-product). It has become such a gimmick, that I am starting to find it really gross to watch in movies. Do people really treat each other this way? Are these "pranks" actually considered to be funny to someone? In movies, it's commonly used as a ruse during a date (or some other opposite sex embarrassment) or to get someone away from their post. Is having awful diarrhea a deal breaker for the opposite sex? If so, I'd imagine a large part of the country that have poor diets should be single. It always seems to be a selling point of humor, too. Taking a huge dump while your
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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, Apr 28, 2016
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Bowie and Prince In a Knife Fight
DanielCostie

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3. Benji has the night off. But your regularly scheduled programming will not be altered. Your new host’s name is Daniel Paul Costie the First. You may remember me from such quiz nights as last month…. Or Wee Katie’s… or the Glenn. I’ve got my hands in many cookie jars. I enjoyed myself thoroughly last night. I have never played or hosted with that few teams at Zio’s! But I kinda like the smaller quizzes. You get to razz teams a bit more. And the odds of winning swing significantly in your favor as well J   Lots of fun team names at Zio’s last night. My personal favorite was Jeff Trebek.
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Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
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Purple tears
McFly

Today, we lost another legend. If you hadn't heard or noticed the team names, tonight, the doves cried. I remember the first song of his I heard. It was his cover of "Kiss" and I recall asking my mom why he sounded so weird. I think that sums up what kind of star status he had. His music was calculated. He broke barriers and also created and wrote (some of which weren't his) many pop hits! Once I hit adulthood, I started to get a better grasp on his talent. Before, he was a face. An image. An icon. Those guitar skills were unique and impressive. I know many will miss him along with me. Rest in Peace, Prince. Tonight we were a little "short handed" from our normal audience. No matter,
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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, Apr 14, 2016
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Top 5 Basketball Players of All Time
McFly

I had that proposed to me by a team last night. They were discussing Kobe Bryant's career (at least I assume that is how it started…) and they asked me who I thought the top 5 basketball players of all time were. I gave them my 5, with some post-answer "oh shit I forgot about him" sort of moments. Here were my answers, in no particular order:Michael Jordan - No explanation needed. Great all around player, won 6 championships and dazzled the floor. Shaquille O'Neal - Won 4 titles, dominant most of his career and proved he could be an MVP on two different teams and
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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, Apr 07, 2016
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The End of an Era
McFly

American Idol ended this week--thank goodness. I hate to bash such an easy target, but I can't help it. I never really watched the show. I would only tune in to see the different auditions. There has always been a bone to pick with shows like American Idol. It isn't that I think regular Joes and Janes shouldn't be able to display their natural talent. I think singing is a wonderful form of expression. I am still heavily involved in theater, but I digress. Having discovered a beautiful singer should not be any surprise. There are millions of people with amazing singing talent in this country. Picking the best one isn't really important to me. Being able to control your voice and sound amazing
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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, Mar 31, 2016
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Such a Tool...
DanielCostie

It was a crazy busy night at Zio’s yesterday! I have never hosted 21 teams. It was quite challenging. But I think I held my own… Only a few snags. But just as my last romp at your neighborhood pizza joint, I think everything turned out juuuuuuuust fine. The tool round was pretty fun. Ah-ha moments could be heard all throughout the bar. Some people know their tools…. Some do not… and some are tools. That’s just the way of the world, I guess.   21 teams came in but only one could leave the victor. Its kinda like that movie Highlander only no one is being beheaded. This isn’t Riyyad for crissakes. Honorable mentions go out to Make
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Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
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My girl wants to PARTY ALL THE TIME!
McFly

I remember when I first discovered that Eddie Murphy song. This was before internet, so everything was left up to discovery and happenstance. I was watching the movie Summer School, which I love. If you haven't seen it, it's a cute movie about slackers retaking high school english. At one point, the two comedic relief characters started singing this same song. The first few times I watched it when I was a wee boy, I honestly thought they made this song up on the spot. It wasn't until my brother was watching it with me and started cracking up. He had mentioned he forgot that song existed. That's when I had to do some research. I found the song, but it wasn't until I love the 80s came out when
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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, Mar 17, 2016
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The Ballad of Purdue
McFly

Oh Purdue. I've always loved you. I grew up watching your games, whether it be Football, basketball, soccer, baseball, you name it. My dad is obsessed with his alma mater. That's how I got roped in. I've met Gene Keady three times. I have autographs of the entire 1996 basketball team. I have Drew Brees' autograph from when he was their quarterback. When I was offered a ticket to go watch Purdue in the Pepsi center last night, I was elated. My coworkers said they would cover the last two periods of the day so I could drive downtown. I rushed home and changed as fast as I could. I paid $20 to park, because I couldn't wait to be inside. Then it happened: the same thing that happens with Purdue,
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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, Mar 10, 2016
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My Pseudorelationship with Colbert and Clooney
McFly

Yes. Some of my shallowest secrets came out last night. If my heterosexuality were ever challenged, Stephen Colbert and George Clooney top the list to break the bank. George has been a near decade man-crush. There's something to be said about someone who is politically active (on and off screen), who champions intellectualism, is a great actor and is handsome as fuuuuuuck. I started to really like his work when I saw him in O Brother Where Art Thou when I was in High School. So my crush runs pretty deep with him, as far as how long I have been in pseudolove with him. The Colbert Crush is the deeply rooted love that I am currently swimming in. As you can ask anyone, I have always loved Colbert.
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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, Mar 03, 2016
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Stef Curry can suck an egg…
McFly

Yeah, I said it. And yeah. It's because I am a Cleveland Cavalier's fan (mostly). My friend and I were talking about it the other day and we are definitely impressed with his shot. No doubt, he has a great shot. But, like most star athletes, it seems like "things seem to go his way". He will scrunch his face when the maybe-foul isn't called. His team gets the lucky bounces, break aways and convenient rebounds. And his three point shot. It's definitely impressive, but, to me, he is a great ball handler who practiced a low release 50 foot shot. And most responses are "and you still aren't impressed?". I am. I just don't want to call him the best or the best that has ever played. Is he good at
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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, Feb 25, 2016
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Back to the Basics
DanielCostie

Moonlighting at Zio’s brought back memories of when I was just a green young lad learning the ropes of pub quiz. This month last year, Mr. Benji had trained me at this fine establishment. So if I sucked balls…. Blame Ben. I don’t think I sucked though. From my end, people were quite engaged and enjoying the trivial magic. Shout out to Justin and Shannon and all the other fun loving people who made my cameo so fun.   I forgot how deep people rolled over there at Zio’s. I’m not used to having 18 teams vying for pub quiz glory. It was kind of intimidating. One false move and I would have to recheck my grades. That would have taken forever! But
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Thursday, Feb 18, 2016
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The Final Geek Bowl Push
McFly

Tonight, we had our loyal team of Correction, I had sex with katie, too, head over to Zio's to sharpen their skills one last time before the GEEK BOWL X! I am very excited for them, as I hardly know any teams competing at the Bowl. I just found out today, a team from my other venue will also be participating. I have two teams to root on, so let's hear it for the LOCALS! They will have a different team name on Saturday (has something to do with Trump screwing the country and his daughter), so keep your eyes peeled about their updates. I will try to post information edit updates, since I will be out next week. I am really glad they entered, also. When they are at the top of
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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, Feb 11, 2016
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Sketch comedy keeps the world going round
McFly

Round 6 was all about sketch comedy, so what better way than to celebrate with a nod to them. I grew up glued to a television, as you imagine, it lead to eventually getting this job. I wasn't an "indoor kid" either. I was the kid who played outside all day, then would stay up until 5 in the morning watching TV. I wish I were lying, but that's how it went. I've always been that way and will always be that way. My favorite channel growing up was Comedy Central. I had been thinking the other day about how Comedy Central has been one of the most consistent programming channels through Cable TV's brief history. Channels like TLC, MTV and even the Food Network have changed so much. Comedy Central
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Mean people
Pickles
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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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Denver, CO
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Thursday, Feb 04, 2016
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Peyton Can't Dab
McFly

We talked about it. He can't dab for many reasons. Reason 1? The obvious one, HE'S TOO OLD. Duh. Second? His neck. You gotta lean in for those dabs. He has a bad neck, as well all know too well. He wouldn't last a minute trying to dab. Not to mention, I guarantee that Peyton doesn't know what dabbing is! He is out of the circuit. He is old news! Cam Newton is the dabbing king. Too bad this Superb Owl is not a dance competition of sorts, because Cam would easily sweep the first place prize. In football, you gotta throw the ball and catch the ball… or something. Not going to lie. I don't really care about the Super Bowl like I used to. Sure, it's a gathering of sorts and it
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Arcade games
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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.