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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Harry Caray Is NOT The Same As Hara-Kiri
SonyaDee

Whoa! BIG, loud crowd at McCabe’s Tavern this week! I LOVE a big, loud crowd…that kind of energy really fuels me and I always feel like I’m performing at my best when in a high-energy room. Maybe it was a little too loud for your tastes, but your scores on the audio rounds were stellar, so it must not have bothered you too much. Overall, we had a pretty good quiz with relatively high scores across the board, despite all the major shuffling y’all were doing in the standings all night. It was anyone’s game from round to round and lots of surprises in store when some of the notoriously high-ranking teams ended up in the middle and even near the bottom at
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Obligatory 4/20 Acknowledgement
SonyaDee

My little rain dance finally worked! Rain! Glorious, beautiful, life-giving, wet rain! A good, steady soaking is exactly what we needed, too. As much as I love a good thunderstorm, heavy rain will cause flooding unless we get a couple of good light steady rains first to loosen up the soil. And MORE rain in the forecast over the next week. Don’t let it keep you from Quiz, though. That would be silly. My one-year anniversary at McCabe’s Tavern is rapidly approaching. I’ll make an announcement when we’re a couple of weeks out. I usually like to bring some kind of homemade baked goods to feed you as a treat and a “Thank You” for sticking with me and
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Don't Poke Your Eye Out
SonyaDee

Ok. It’s been over a week since the big snowstorm, it’s time to drag your fallen branches out of the street and onto your property until you can dispose of them properly. I’m majorly annoyed about the obstacle course that my neighborhood has become. It’s so bad, it’s nearly doubled the time it takes me to get to work in the morning, because all the roads I have to travel are effectively one-lane roads now and everyone has to take turns driving through multiple bottlenecks. I imagine myself angrily slamming on my breaks and making a big show of dragging branches out of the road myself for all the neighbors to see, but I’m not actually going to do it. So consider
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Only If They Promise Not To Play 'Two Princes'
SonyaDee

I was really bummed out after Quiz this week when I realized that July 4th is a Tuesday. I made such a big deal about bragging to you guys that I was going to see the Spin Doctors and Blues Traveler at Red Rocks on July 4th, but that’s a quiz night for me and also my Two-Year Anniversary with Geeks Who Drink and nothing could ever keep me from my quiz-babies on such an important occasion. BUT THEN…something magical happened. I suddenly remembered that THERE ARE NO QUIZZES ON THE 4TH OF JULY. It’s a geek holiday and 9th-Grade Sonya’s dreams really can come true! I’m going to wear a long-sleeved shirt under a short-sleeved
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Vaginas Represent
SonyaDee

For the first time in my Quizmastering history, I hosted for a room of mostly women. Way more than half of the Quizzers at McCabe’s Tavern this week were of the female persuasion, and it was so fitting what with an entire round on lady-parts. When I announced the round, a team in the back high-fived enthusiastically, probably because they feel superiorly familiar with said lady-parts. All in all, that was the most challenging round of the night for you all. The round on human-animal mashups was your other most challenging round this week, probably since most of you aren’t even old enough to remember Usenet…or didn’t want to admit it. We had TWELVE teams this
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Silence is Sweeter Than Music...Right?
SonyaDee

I was SO EXCITED about the prospect of a THUNDERSNOW last night. Alas, there has been no thunder OR snow at my house. Just high wind and a little bit of rain.  Not even enough rain to call it a storm. Just sideways drizzle. I have been waiting for thundersnow ever since I moved here seventeen years ago. And I’m beginning to think it’s a hoax, like bears. People try to tell me we have bears here, sometimes you even see a rogue bear on the news. I’ve been keeping a sharp eye out, and in seventeen years of living on in the foothills, I have never seen one. I’m starting to think bears and thundersnow are some kind of sick joke the native Coloradans are playing on the
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Yes, My Shirt DOES Have Dinosaurs On It!
SonyaDee

WOW. Quiz at McCabe’s Tavern has been slowly and steadily getting bigger and bigger. This week was the biggest Quiz yet since I became your quizmaster. Keep coming back and spreading the word…the more, the merrier and I always love new faces to tease. Today marks the end of my first 40+ hour work week in six months. I take the winter months off mostly from my day job because it’s boring and I don’t like to be bored. But the unseasonably warm weather lately has people in the planting mood, and since I work at a garden center, I have to be there to keep all you crazy people from trying to plant a bunch of plants right now that will definitely die when we get
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Don't Eat the Choads
SonyaDee

Last week I announced a bounty on Unitarian Jihad and Brainiac X. The first team to beat them wins an extra $25 bar tab, BUT, if they go undefeated for four weeks THEY win the extra $25. Last week, Unitarian Jihad was missing a couple of their regular players but ended up in a tie for First Place, which they lost in a tense Sudden Death round followed by a really tough tie-breaker question. So the Bounty on them has already been paid. This week was the first week of the Brainiac X bounty, and they pulled into the lead early, holding onto it all night long for a First Place finish by nine points. Remember, they only play alternating
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Just a Plate of Meat
SonyaDee

I announced a bounty tonight on Unitarian Jihad and Brainiac X. With the exception of Thanksgiving night, one of these two teams has won Quiz at McCabe’s Tavern for at least the last FOURTEEN weeks. Probably longer, but I got tired of counting. With exactly seven wins each in that amount of time, I decided it was high time to give somebody else a little extra motivation to beat them OR reward them for being truly the best. So I decided that the first team to beat them wins an extra $25 bar tab, BUT, if they go undefeated for ANOTHER four weeks THEY win the extra $25. Well, on the very first night, Unitarian Jihad was missing a couple
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
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Sexy Vampire Justin Trudeau is my Dreamlover
SonyaDee

So after two and a half years of working on the prerequisite classes for entry into a Mortuary Science course to be a Funeral Director, I am finally done and started on my application for the course today. It’s a “by acceptance only” course that I have to apply for. I had to write an essay, get HepB and Tetanus shots, a criminal background check, some recommendation letters, copies of my high school transcripts and all kinds of other bullshit to mail to them. The package goes out next week and then I have to wait TWO MONTHS to find out if I have been accepted into the program which starts in the fall. It’s terrifying and nerve-wracking and I wish I could just sleep
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Alton Brown is my TV Boyfriend
SonyaDee

Y’all really stepped up your team names this week. I couldn’t even pick a favorite. Honorable mentions to It's Only Cannibalism if you Swallow, Jedi Betty White, I Had Spicer in the Resignation Pool, and especially Roger Goodell Likes the Rough Stuff for getting the biggest laugh. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but at McCabe’s Tavern there’s a big television on the wall directly behind all of you, above your heads. Even though I’m staring directly at it all night, I usually don’t notice it. But this week it was blasting an Alton Brown marathon or something and I kept finding myself watching it while
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
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Stop Playing With Yourself!
SonyaDee

This week’s quiz was one of the most fun I have ever hosted, content-wise. There’s always going to be rounds we like more than others, and there aren’t any I DISLIKE, but sometimes there are just extra-good rounds, and this week had several. I’ve been really digging the Slooooow Jams rounds lately, where we take regular songs and slow them way down and you have to figure out what song it is. Easier than it sounds, and good for a laugh. I was fighting back tears of joy while reading the That’s a Lhasa Pooh round…the most touchy-feely good vibes round I’ve ever seen. Everyone is so divided right now, it’s great to be able to put some light back
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
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Winter Blusterland
SonyaDee

We had tons of Quiz Virgins in the house this week, which always makes for an interesting night. I never know if they’re enjoying themselves or not. I remember being confused and overwhelmed the first time I played Quiz. Occasionally virgins will become regulars, but other times I just never see these people again. What’s cool about being a noob is, if you keep coming back to play, you start to get a feel for the flow and gain some understanding and insight into how some of the more high-concept rounds work. You start to see the strategy behind the Joker. You eventually have a favorite waitperson, a favorite menu item and a favorite drink. You start to get to know some of the other
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Six of One, Forty-Seven of the Other
SonyaDee

So I have a cat. Well, I have two cats, but one of them is a NEW cat. I got him a couple of months ago as a tiny kitten. He’s maybe half size now, and he looks like a little panther. He has slick blue-black fur and orange eyes and is almost definitely the spawn of Satan. His name is Nova, but I lovingly refer to him as Murder Cat. I have had many kittens in my life, and this one is just insane. I am convinced that if he were bigger he would succeed in killing all living things in my house. Plants? Dead. Humans? Covered in scratches. Dog and other cat? Covered in scabs from the bite marks. He doesn’t meow EVER and he doesn’t purr. He is so bizarre and I love him. In
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Please Don't Name Your Team 'Ramrod'
SonyaDee

I have to commend you for behaving yourselves so well for me last night. Four Quizzes in a row really wears me down and I tend to be on a shorter rope at the end of such a run. Especially the night after running a Private Event…people heckle me way more at private events and I just wasn’t gonna have none of it. So thank you. You guys are great! Y’all have really been showing up in force lately, I LOVE the high energy of a full house and you all are just so darn friendly! Big nights make a great impression on virgin teams, too, and I have a couple of noobs last night compliment Quiz and plan on coming back. That’s not because of me…it’s because
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jan 12, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Fullest House - The Haunting of Alan Thicke
SonyaDee

Whoa, y’all. WHOA. Somehow y’all crammed FOURTEEN teams worth of people into McCabe’s this week. It was the biggest turnout I have ever had for Quiz since stepping in as your Quizmaster, and I loved every minute of it. Seriously, keep coming back because the high energy and fierce competition of a full house is like air and water to me. I have discovered that McCabe’s has achieved something I have been trying to accomplish for several years. They have PERFECTED the Hot Buttered Rum. I have tried multiple recipes and methods and rums and whatnot, and after many yucky beverages, finally decided that maybe I just don’t like Hot Buttered Rum. WRONG. I’m
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