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It's so good to see Jon Stewart again
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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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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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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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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!
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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 02, 2016
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Banana Peel Slippage
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As a youngin' (an still to this day) I like to sing the song that goes something like this: "I'm a Chi-qui-ta banana and I'm here to say, I like to eat bananas in a crazy way..." and so goes the lyric. While not too sure of the words in the middle of the song, I know enough about humor to know the best part is at the end when you throw the banana peel on the floor and them somebody slips on it and flies out the door! HA! The exact same sentiment arises when playing Mario Kart and you drop the banana peel bomb on the person behind you and they spin and skid out. Hilarious! But wait....this is all nonsense. I have NEVER been in a real situation where a banana peel threatens my vertical
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Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Remembering our lost celebrities
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Last night, we were reminded that we have lost a lot of good people over the past 8 years than we realize. One that resonated best with me was J.D. Salinger. In the weirdest of contexts, I was awaiting his death. Not that I wanted him to die, but the idea of his possible hidden stories and novels would be released. Salinger is one of my favorite authors. I have all of stories he has released and read them many times. He has such a great way of capturing people. I always tell people that as goofy as I am, my favorite books to read and movies to watch are the ones with lots of conversations about real life. Salinger's expose of the Glass family in his stories really felt like a perfect summary
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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 19, 2016
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Training like a boss
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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
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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
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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
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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.