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Thursday, Dec 08, 2016
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Bebe--It is COLD outside!
McFly

Yesterday was ridiculously cold. I cannot ever remember a time when I have wore my jacket through the quiz, but last night was IT. I could hardly keep warm at my little table. Speaking of that line, my coworkers and I were listening to that song (which popped up at least 4 times) and discussed the lewd suggestive behavior in the song. This has been a recent talking point on the ole internets ever since a couple re-wrote the lyrics to be less predatory. Pretty exciting stuff, huh? I'm honestly surprised I haven't seen push back or comments on the articles that are trying to save the original lyrics. Since our country is working on being great again, I was half expecting someone to
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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, Dec 01, 2016
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The Mighty Ducks Trilogy is Perfect
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That's right. Perfect. 10 out of fucking 10. Let's get the basic details down. Steven Brill, who helped Judd Apatow write Heavyweights, wrote or helped write all three movies. He hasn't done a lot of work, but his work is pretty hilarious. It is a Disney franchise, who almost always know what they're doing when it comes to children entertainment. The movies are star packed with some children who went on to be successful actors. The plot is simple, fun and slightly ridiculous. But my favorite part of the three movies is how different all three tones are for, what is mostly considered, the same plot three times. The first movie is definitely the best. It has themes of understanding the value
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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, Nov 17, 2016
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Dodge, Dip, Duck, Dive and DODGE!
McFly

In regard to the visual round last night, dodge ball was on the minds of the figureheads at Geeks Who Drink. Why do I bring that up? Because my school had its annual Staff vs. Students dodge ball match last night! How apropos, right? Our athletic director started this tradition a few years ago, and it has really taken off. First, he holds a dodge ball tournament among the middle school. There are winners, pizza, and fun, of course. Then, everyone who signed up for the tournament is eligible to participate in the Staff game. In years past, we struggle to get some staff members out there, but this year we had 20somethin' strong. It was a BLAST. Now, the number one question I get all the time
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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, Nov 10, 2016
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Everything is going to be alright.
McFly

At least that's what the old people keep telling me. I hear things like "Oh, I've been through 12 presidents, good and bad and everything turns up fine". Those are the things I have to keep telling myself as someone who let fear take over my conscious. I have since calmed down, because I know that he does want what is best for our country. We all have to put our biases aside and hope for a successful future. I can't let myself get sucked into the mentality of "I'm right and you're wrong" or "He brainwashed you!" because none of that is true. Brainwashing and being on the right or wrong side is the type of language we need to avoid. We have to inspire each other on a micro level, hoping we
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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, Nov 03, 2016
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A great finish to a great year
McFly

Cities. It's all about cities. When I think of sports, I think of a city thriving. I would like to see cities that have not been doing so well, financially, to have their sports teams do well. My soft spot, obviously to most of you, is Cleveland. Cleveland had a great year in sports, which in turn, was a great year for its economy. Now, this is not the point in my blog where I say "Chicago is doing great, they don't need the help…" etc. Because it isn't about that. Chicago is one of my favorite cities to visit. What this was about: righting a wrong for fans. Selfishly, I really wanted the Indians to blow out the Cubs. It obviously didn't happen, but the vindication the fans received
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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, Oct 27, 2016
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Back to OHIO!
McFly

That's right. Tomorrow, I am traveling ONCE AGAIN. This time, to my home state. OHIO! Land of the medium sized Midwestern cities. I wish I could say I am going back to see some World Series games, but the baseball experts know that this weekend's games are in Chicago, not Cleveland. I am going back for what happens to be my college's Ultimate Frisbee Alumni tournament. How strangely specific, eh? We started this tradition about 6-7 years ago, right after I graduated college. It's a pretty special and spectacular weekend. I may as well call it my "College reunion" because I am going to see most of the people I drank all my beers with. This particular weekend is very special, as I am
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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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Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
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Happy birthday to friends (and ME!)
McFly

That's right! Last night, it was all about the birthdays. We had Dan and Sarah celebrating their birthdays at Zio's. It's always nice to see people sharing their love of trivia with their birthday celebrations. It's especially flattering that they chose to celebrate with all of us at Zio's. And of course, I shoehorned my own birthday mention (MAD PROPS BRO!) in the title here. Now, I sit at home on my birthday after a nice brunch at snooze with my friend Bonnie who is here from Boston. We are sitting here catching up on life and I am going to cut this blog a little short so I can spend my birthday enjoy some time with her. I want to give a shout out to Dan's birthday team of A
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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, Oct 13, 2016
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The Creepy Clowns that Don't Exist in America
McFly

As an educator, I have heard a LOT about these clowns that are abducting children. Yes, everyone has heard about these damn clowns that are patrolling the parking lots of our souls. If you haven't heard about them, it's a ridiculous lie being spread around this country. Once someone posts a picture of a clown at night, the picture goes viral. Although it was a picture taken in the UK, everyone convinced themselves it is happening in their city. Then more pictures and videos surfaced. Turned out they were all either fabricated or old videos. Where does that leave me as an educator? Questions and concerns from students. I've been stopped in the hallway before and ASKED what we were going to
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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, Oct 06, 2016
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Austin City Limitless
McFly

That's right. For the third year in a row, I am flying to Austin tomorrow to be a part of Austin City Limits music festival. If you haven't heard of it, it is akin to any modern festival. Aligning itself with the likes of Lollapalooza, it has less of a "locked in" feel that Bonnaroo or Coachella might have. Every day, people go in and out of the festival and no one camps on the grounds. It has become one of my favorite weekends out of the year because it aligns on my school's fall break. I have all of next week off work, and I get the opportunity to start it off with great music and friends. I like the idea of these festivals, because everyone is so amicable. Now, I am not some hippie dippie
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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, Sep 29, 2016
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It's time for Playoffs!
McFly

That's right. With the month ending this weekend, that means it is time for BASEBALL PLAYOFFS! I know, I know. It's stupid fuh-ball season and everyone can fall back on the "BASEBALL IS SO BORING" sort of crap. Well go ahead and do it, then. I don't care. I am a baseball fan and I love the grind of the sport. That's right. The grind. Because when you're playing football, grind is just hitting someone for an extra yard. In baseball, the grind is real. There aren't time limits. There aren't mental breaks. Every second, you have to be ready for the next play. During the playoffs, tension runs higher, too. Every out matters. I know I am ranting about a sport no one
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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 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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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, 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
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, 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
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, 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
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 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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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.