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Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
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A spring break for the Lazy People
McFly

This week has been my spring break and, typically, I spend it going somewhere like any normal person with an entire week off. This year, with the timing of my brothers wedding, I didn't exactly have sufficient funds to take a great trip anywhere. My plan was to chill hard all week here in Denver. And chill, my friends, I did VERY hard. I am currently typing this blog from my bed, where I have spent most of my day today. Just knowing that I have to eventually get out, kind of makes me sad. I love having these days where I can be a total introvert and just enjoy TV and my phone. Technology is keeping me warm on this unusually cold day. Is it also partially because I am hungover? Yes. That is
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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, Mar 16, 2017
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It's Tourney Spring Break TIME!
McFly

That's right. I'm double dipping a little bit here. I am currently about to start my spring break (in ONE FLIPPIN' HOUR!), which means: video games, pizza, doing what I want WHEN I want and NCAA BAXETBAWLS! I don't know what excites me so much about the tournament. There is a large portion of it that is tied into nostalgia, I'm very sure. From my youth, I've remembered: controllers broken (Thanks Purdue!), printing off brackets and storing them in my underwear drawer, staying up late to watch every game, and, especially, my teachers putting on the games during school. I know that I work in a school, and yes, back when I taught, I was totally that teacher who put up the games on my SMART board.
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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. 


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2400 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO
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Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
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Mawwiage is what bwings us together today.
McFly

That's right. My middle brother is getting married on Saturday! I couldn't be more thrilled about the wedding, since I am very excited for his fiance to be a part of the family. It also makes me feel better, as an unmarried 30-something, with a 34 year old brother marrying a 37 year old woman. Love isn't out of sight for anyone, and that is exciting! The one thing I look most forward to is spending time with my family. My family has to be one of the most accepting and relaxed family ever (save for a few mishaps with the ole Step-family, but who doesn't?). They have already given me so much relief. They keep me in line and they are always having fun. Which is why this wedding, this
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Arcade games
80s Movies
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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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Denver, CO
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Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
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Nordstrom Rack is my new hero
McFly

That's right. Hero status achieved with some of that Nordstrom love. I have heard things about this store, but never really spent time in there. I went in there last year to poke around for some underwear, and came out very happy with the results. Really nice discounted underwear for my buns. That was it. I walked in a few times and walked out. In a few weeks, my brother is getting married, so I had to get some new accessories. Dress shoes and belt were on the agenda, and someone had mentioned that Nordstrom Rack has good stuff at a low price. So I walk in to check out their dress shoes and holy moly. They are all really nice good looking dress shoes that are heavily discounted. There
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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. 


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Zio Romolo's Alley Bar
2400 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO
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Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
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I want Super Mario Maker in a bad way
McFly

That's right. I can't get my mind off of it. I want to play Super Mario Maker in the worst way possible. How did console games become so expensive?! I spend a lot of my time on twitch.tv or YouTube watching the best Mario Maker players have at it. There is nothing more enticing to me than a game that replicates itself off old platformers. I have this weird itching feeling that I will be good at it, but then again, maybe not. This is why I haven't dropped $200+ on all that is necessary to have Mario Maker. I do know that the Switch comes out in just over a week, so why not wait to see what happens to Wii U prices. If you don't know what Mario Maker is, it's an opportunity for people to create
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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. 


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Denver, CO
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Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
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Mid-February Blues
McFly

So it's the middle of February, and my goodness, could I use a pick me up. It's that sweet spot in the school year where kids are really starting to act out and the weather is confusing and we are just far enough from spring break that it doesn't seem close at all. I just keep thinking: if I can make it through February, it's all down hill from here. March has spring break. April is the last full month. May is one foot out the door! Summer couldn't feel further from me. Keep me in your thoughts. I may not make it through this February without some scars. Last night! 18 teams… for half the quiz. We finished with about 15. In first place, we had my favorite team name of the
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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. 


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Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
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Schm-alentine's Day
McFly

Yeah, that's right. I said it! How frustrating can one holiday be? It's not even a holiday. What do women even want for Valentine's Day? I understood it when I was in middle school: chocolates and/or flowers. It was the emergency kit for Valentine's Day and it was my first time ever getting gifts for someone. At age 14, I had exhausted my reserve. From there on out, your guess was as good as mine. More chocolates? Check! Jimmy Eat World CD? Yeah sure! A necklace that literally meant nothing to you or her? Twice! It just feels like a second smaller birthday, anymore. I start to think of what cool stuff a girl might want, then I weigh if it's "Valentine's worthy". Really? I just want to take
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Arcade games
80s Movies
The Original Nintendo (NES) and Super Nintendo (SNES)
Mathematics
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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. 


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Denver, CO
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Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
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Superb Owl is just around the corner!
McFly

Yeah I know. What a boring subject, but who can resist talking about the Super Bowl? I have no doubt that no matter the outcome, I will have a sense of seeing something unique this weekend. Whether it be a team win their very first Super Bowl, or the tail end of a true Dynasty. I keep asking myself "DA FUQ HOW MANY MORE YEARS WILL TOM WIN?" And the answer is forever. But let's be honest. He can't do this forever. He got game, but he can only take a few more hits before his time is done. He has been winning Super Bowls since I was in high school. I remember the Super Bowl against the Rams. I played Super Smash Brothers for the N64 through the entire game, save for the game winning field goal.
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Arcade games
80s Movies
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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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Denver, CO
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Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
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Musical Season
McFly

That's right. This next week begins my musical season. As some of you may know, I  begin my foray into my school's spring musical. Every year, I dedicate 3 days a week after school to directing a musical with a bunch of middle and elementary students. I am usually weary of this season because of how much time and energy I put into the productions. Basically, I am working on the show nearly every spare minute of my work life. My friends generally concede to the idea that I am not available unless I reach out to them. Harsh, but homeboy needs his alone time. What is craziest? I had never been interested in working with or doing theater until I started teaching this age. Now, I am in my
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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. 


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Denver, CO
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Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
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Am I coming or going?
McFly

Homeboy over here (that's me, btw), is constantly flying out of town. Like tomorrow morning, homeboy is flying to Los Angeles for some ultimate frisbeeing. I almost feel like my apartment is just stomping grounds for the week days. It's only a few more weeks until I am out of town AGAIN. The real question is: Where is next? I was discussing this with my travel heavy friends and it looks like exiting the country might be the adventure I'm waiting for. The two on the travel menu are Spain and Italy. To be honest, I'd be excited just to leave the country, since I have never left before. There was discussion of attending a music festival in Spain and possibly looking for something comparable in
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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. 


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2400 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO
80211
Thursday, Jan 12, 2017
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Quite the Juxtaposition
McFly

So this weekend, I am off to Chicago to spend some family time with my brothers. Specifically, it is my middle brother's bachelors party. The juxtaposition? My oldest brother, who will also be there, is finalizing his divorce. There is something to be said for the two changing positions, although, I know for a general idea, it is something both of them will be celebrating. That, to me, is kind of special and beautiful. Now, really, we will be drinking and watching sports most of the weekend. This will be quite a time for me, as a spectator of all the debauchery and love being found and lost. Really, I just love being around my brothers and I am excited to spend some crazy time with them. Especially
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Arcade games
80s Movies
The Original Nintendo (NES) and Super Nintendo (SNES)
Mathematics
Beer
Non-Fiction
NPR
Redheads
Ultimate Frisbee

Dislikes:

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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2400 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO
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Thursday, Jan 05, 2017
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It's Movie Award Time!
McFly

I know. I'm that guy. The one who wants to go to the movies and see every Oscar/Golden Globe nominated film. But why shouldn't I be? It is one of the easiest art forms to expose yourself to. However, this year, I have been particularly poor at seeing movies in theaters. Thus far, I've only really seen La La Land, which was stunning. The bigger problem is how much busier I am going to get with my life's schedule. Next weekend, I am going to Chicago for my brother's bachelors party. The week after? California for the ultimate frisbee days. This weekend marks the beginning of the online retro video game speed running for charity. I KNOW! I'm not going to have a damn free moment to go enjoy Arrival.
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Arcade games
80s Movies
The Original Nintendo (NES) and Super Nintendo (SNES)
Mathematics
Beer
Non-Fiction
NPR
Redheads
Ultimate Frisbee

Dislikes:

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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Denver, CO
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Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
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Nightwing to the Rescue
Monstar Blanko

Hey everybody, it's Will your substitute QM from last night's festivities. I am currently working on some pizza and searching for a double feature to consume tonight. I'm thinking Indiana Jones? IDK. Last night I was rocking some of my over the top clothing choices, Bo Jackson trainers, Snacks T-shirt, and of course, my Nightwing socks. Anyways, last nights quiz had a lot of 2016 recapping, including pop tunes, and fallen celebrities. We talked about feces and classical music, and finished up with random knowledge. I hope you enjoyed the mid 2000s pop punk and hip hop, especially Bowling for Soup and Lil Romeo. Congrats to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome for
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Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
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It's the most wonderful time for a BEARD!
McFly

That's right ladies and gents. It's beard time for me. If you're a lady or you can't grow a beard, it's okay! From what I hear, they have knitted beards you can hook around your ears! I don't really know why I'm telling you this, maybe in case you don't get super jealous of us beard growers. Since it's going to be below zero this weekend, I have to make sure my face is protected. And what did I do just now? I got PIED IN THE FACE by middle school students. You know what my beard smells like right now? Hot. Garbage. The worst. We had a gay ole time at the quiz last night! First place was Medical School Dropouts, coming from behind to win by ONE POINT! Incredible.
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Arcade games
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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. 


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Denver, CO
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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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Arcade games
80s Movies
The Original Nintendo (NES) and Super Nintendo (SNES)
Mathematics
Beer
Non-Fiction
NPR
Redheads
Ultimate Frisbee

Dislikes:

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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Zio Romolo's Alley Bar
2400 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO
80211
Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
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The Mighty Ducks Trilogy is Perfect
McFly

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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Likes:

Arcade games
80s Movies
The Original Nintendo (NES) and Super Nintendo (SNES)
Mathematics
Beer
Non-Fiction
NPR
Redheads
Ultimate Frisbee

Dislikes:

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.