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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
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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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
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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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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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jan 05, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Road Test-es
SonyaDee

Well there you go again, proving that Colorado has balls. I expected a quiet night with fewer teams than usual, and boy did I get a surprise! Good thing McCabe’s Tavern has an ultimate grilled cheese sandwich and Hot Buttered Rum to warm you up! For serious, thank you for coming out on snowy roads in frigid single-digit temps just to play quiz, it makes my job ultimately satisfying. I’ve been sitting on my ass for two weeks playing video games while my day job is out for winter. I’m already a level 11 in one game, completely bored with a second game, and completely stuck on a third. I’ve never been much for gaming, but I bought a PS4 and I am obsessed. I finally
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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From the Oven to the Trash in One Easy Step
SonyaDee

Now that the holiday season is over, we can all take a deep breath and relax. Only a few days separates us from an arbitrary “new beginning”, where we can put out the 2016 dumpster fire with toilet water and start anew. I don’t believe in New Year resolutions…one can apply some resolve to anything in their lives whenever they want to achieve success…such resolve is not more powerful during any certain time of the year. I spent Christmas in Texas, where everyone drives a truck and there’s a donut store on every corner. It was mostly pleasant, but the balmy 60-72 degree temperatures were such that the air conditioning in my parents’ house would
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Dec 22, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Holiday-Themed Procrastination
DJ ROB ROB

Christmas is a special time of year where I procrastinate buying gifts until right before Christmas. I personally don't want to be found in a mall on Christmas Eve because I don't want to be one of those guys, but I will certainly be at Target today doing a lot of last-minute shopping done. I actually used to be a dedicated planner for Christmas, getting everything planned out and purchased in late November or early December, but for some reason the years have passed and I've given less of a care for doing things in a timely manner. In a masochistic way, I also kinda enjoy doing it last minute because I don't have my time to second guess my purchases and, in a way, they end up being better
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
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Drinking on an Empty Stomach
SonyaDee

I wore the most obnoxious Holiday outfit I could come up with just for you guys. There’s no way it hurt your eyes as much as the fluorescent highlighters running around on the television screen all night. I don’t know what was happening, but I know that that team won, because they literally blinded the other team with those god-awful uniforms. I don’t watch a ton of football, but I watch enough to feel like that is not ok. The only other time I have seen that particular color worked into clothing is on the bicycle-swarms that sometimes roll around town. Anyway, that shit was super-distracting to me all night long, as you all are well aware from my constant bitching about
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Dec 08, 2016
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Don't Ask Chuck Liddell to Divide by Zero
SonyaDee

Oh, hey! Some of y’all are true Coloradans…sub-freezing temps and a little unpredicted snow on the road aren’t gonna keep YOU from Quiz! Somebody had to make the cooks at McCabe’s make all those GIANT burritos…it might as well have been us. I couldn’t even eat half of mine, much to the pleasure of my husband, who gets all of my Quiz leftovers. And now it’s all gone and I can’t stop dreaming about it. I wish I had taken a picture. That Ancho Pork Chili concoction on the top of that burrito was unreal. Ugh. We had a nice, quiet Quiz this week. I love it when we have the whole restaurant to ourselves, which is rare. It makes the Quiz seem
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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By the Way, That's a Shame About Your Face
SonyaDee

McCabe’s Tavern was HOPPING this week. Way to come out in force after the long holiday. It’s chilly out and warm in the bar and we got all snuggly and giggly together and it was a blast. Sorry…I get all sappy around the holidays. So let me tell you the story of Sonya and the contact lenses. I went to get new glasses and the optometrist talked me into getting a contact lens exam, despite my assuring her that there aren’t contacts for me, which I have learned over the years because every five years or so I used to try to get them and every time it ended in failure. This time she said that the technology had advanced in the last few years and the ranges had been
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
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Respect the Turkey
SonyaDee

There’s no better way I can think of to spend the night before Thanksgiving than at Quiz. Funny story, I told the cashier at the dollar store today to have a Happy Halloween and didn’t even realize it until I got back to my car. Derp. Playing a Turkey-day themed playlist for you was fun for me, and I’m also happy that you seem to like the new bonus question whiteboards. What a lovely, laid-back night. Tomorrow we’ll watch people describe floating bags of air in between commercials for toilet paper for three hours, stuff ourselves with food in shades of brown and grey, watch football, take a nap and hopefully avoid political and religious debate with our crazy relatives.
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Betty the Pooh
SonyaDee

I have a challenge for you all. Find a clip of Betty White roasting someone, anyone, or otherwise talking dirty. A nice, long clip. Cue it up, sit back, close your eyes and imagine Winnie the Pooh talking to Piglet and Eeyore. YOU’RE WELCOME. I have never laughed harder in my life. The bout of giggle-fits nearly made me run over quiz time. And extra props to The Gingers for revealing this glorious tidbit to the rest of us. If I were less technologically challenged, I would try to superimpose some Betty dialogue over a Pooh clip. Surely one of you can do this for me…? There IS a major gift-giving holiday coming up, after all. *winkwink*   Next week is the first
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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A Hot Dog is Definitely a Sandwich
SonyaDee

2016 can eat a dick. Everyone hates everyone and then Leonard Cohen died. Lemmy, Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Prince, Glenn Frey, Garry Shandling, Merle Haggard, Muhammad Ali, Anton Yelchin, fucking Gene Wilder…like I mean I know people die, but can we just have a little break from this shit for a while? For serious? At least all the happy-feels holidays are right around the corner, and this busiest time of year, although sometimes stressful, will help keep our minds off of the things we might be disappointed about. Just like, maybe a little vacation of the mind. We’ll have to come back around to reality in January, but I think I’ll be ready by then. In the meantime, I’m
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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Nov 03, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Horses Need Your Money
SonyaDee

So like three weeks ago I harvested all my vegetable garden, because that’s what gardeners do in mid-October in Colorado…we try to get everything out before the first major frost, which is usually the second or third week in October. Yesterday, after completely ignoring my garden plot for the three weeks since harvest, I finally had time to clean up and get it ready for winter and I when I went out there, there were a whole bunch more tomatoes and peppers! Surprise second harvest, thanks to the unseasonably warm temps lately. I made Eggplant Parmesan out of like 85% things I grew organically in my garden. The Eggplant, Tomatoes, Onion, Peppers, Garlic and Herbs were all home-grown
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