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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Apr 28, 2016
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Paint with all the colors of the wind.
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You guys, we are getting like so walloped with the Great Spring Blizzardmageddon of Doom right now. That's why we need to salute the few teams that braved SLIGHTLY WET ROADS to show up to McCabe's last night in DEADLY LIGHT RAIN and NEARLY FREEZING TEMPERATURES. The conditions were truly terrifying, I say thee yea. Well, kind of a mixed bag. The quiz itself was a high-concept 'un, which tends to not fare so well with people of the newbie variety, but we all did okay. Okay being operative there. Who shone last night was Lucifer in the Flesh, giving credence to the idea that John Boehner quotes always make the most inspired team names. And guys? They fucking
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Bootylicious?
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Guys! I know this blog is late, because of the robots who've taken over society and stuff. You'll just have to roll with me on that one. So! Woo! Thursday quiz! We had us some fun, including the family who yelled at me for using nasty naughty swears! Because it's real cool to bring your toddlers to bars! Woo! Had a whole lot of new 'uns who might not have actually understood what we were doing, but that's okay. Of course most of our team names were Prince-related. That's just science. But, that meant that Unitarian Jihad tricked me by calling themselves 5'4" Giant and won. Booooo! And then Sajak was I Only Want to See You in Your Purple Grave,
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Sometimes you eat the bear.
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You guys! Last night was some full-on wacky shit down at the ol' McCabes. See, it wasn't the biggest or wildest one ever, but one that straight-up blew apart our culture. Allow me to explain. The quiz culture at McCabes is all scowls and grumpiness and being good at answering questions about, say, the Plantagenets or the river Kwai or mandolin tunings. People are good at quiz there, and there's a room full of 'em. So for a team full of newbies to trot in the door and win? That shit never happens. But it happened last night! O yes it did! Better Late Than Pregnant came in, with their big dumb faces I'd never seen before, and clobbered Unitarian Jihad.
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Apr 07, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.
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Happy everything, you guys! Well, the good news is that spring has finally sprung here in southern Colorado. The great news is that said spring means lots of people out and about, going on dates and Tinder-ing and coming to quiz and riding bicycles and stuff. Woo and hoo! We had a big ol' grabass of new teams last night, which was all sorts of terrific, except that our jerky regulars didn't let them do much. From the get-go, it was Unitarian Jihad, Pat Sajak and Brainiac X, almost always in that order, and you won't be surprised to learn that it was those three who made up the leaderboard at the end of the night. Booo! But
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Oh, the places you'll glow!
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You guuuuuys! A very exciting quiz to report on last night at McCabe's! You see, our rival Geeks quiz at Hogan got cancelled (sadly) so we saw us some overflow again. Woot! Quelle excitement! This meant a room full of people who are used to Derek's niceness and hilarity and not so much my brand of perpetual crankiness. But we all adjusted, Diary, like one does when faced with new a scary things. There was some intense jockeying for first place all night, though. First, it was Sajak who notched it, then, boo, Papa's Mustache Rides, boo, and then a first-place tie going into Round 8, and then, an eleventh-hour win by Unitarian Jihad,
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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All I want to do is a zoom a zoom a zoom.
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Howdy, friends and other friends and friends of friends whom I might not know all that well, but you seem like a nice bunch of folks. I hope all is well with you. Thank you for joining me today as I embark upon a blog about quiz. We will cover three things today: 1.) A brief introduction, in which I discuss the general environment and tone of last night's quiz; 2.) A discussion of teams, mostly winning ones; and 3.) A hearty, heartfelt farewell. Join me! Hello, and welcome to Section 1. The general environment and tone of quiz last night was pleasant. The weather was a little bit chilly, but not too much. Wind was from the northwest, at about 10 mph, and temperatures were in the low
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Mar 10, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I put a spell on you.
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Hi and ho and hee and hoo unto you, fellow geeks! Let's talk about the quiz last night, shall we? Well, first, it was not the blockbustery-est 'un down at McCabes, what with St. Patrick's Day coming up and everyone glued to their various devices to ooooh and unggggh and blaaaarf over the latest hilarious Trump memes. But that's okay. Every rose has its thorn. Every night has its dawn. You know, it's just like every cowboy sings a sad, sad song. Those things are all the same. Our bestest news ever: Unitarian Jihad totally lost in the most humiliating fashion I could think of—a third-place tiebreaker that didn't go their way. BWAHAHAHAHA. That meant
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Mar 03, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Behold a pale hoarse.
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Oooweeee, you guys! It was a big ol' Thursday jamboree down at McCabe's last night, which may have had something to do with our other Thursday quiz getting a last-minute cancellation. So our Navajo Hogan quizzers rallied and carpooled and put their heads together and practiced good old American gumption and worked the problem and thought outside the bun and long story short, some of them ended up at McCabe's. As you will see, this was a double-edged blade. The good side of the blade was that I got to meet some new folks and turn them on to my style of quizmastering, which is to say, yelling at everybody and being a jerk. The bad side is that Papa's Mustache
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Feb 25, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The answer is always "shart."
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Boy howdy, youse guys! We had an extra fun 'un at the ol' McCabe's last night, where a bazillion new teams showed up be all, "Hey, we're new. Howdy howdy howdy," which is my extra spot-on impression of a new team at pub quiz. The lousy thing is that stupid Unitarian Jihad, fresh off their 19-place non-victory at Geek Bowl, decided to make last night's quiz their victory lap. And so they did, crushing everything and everybody who stood in their way, like Hillary Clinton or that steamroller at the end of A Fish Called Wanda. But lo! Our second placers were newbies-ish to the quiz, in that I know them and sometimes some of them have played but not all
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Feb 18, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The angel's share?
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You guys you guys you guys! We had ourselves a pretty dang fun quiz last night, what with all the warm and the wind and Geek Bowl just around the corner and everyone being the best of friends forever. My favorite part of last night was when Unitarian Jihad didn't win. For once, We're With the Band was all, daaaaaang, and they totally nailed everything and took first and I was all, suck it, Jihad. (And last night they were calling themselves something long about Scalia, anyway.) But then sometime kindly reminded me that jokers are a thing that exist and that, ha-ha, funny story, I totally forgot to apply it to Unitarian-Scalia's score. So yeah. They
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The dreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
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Happy everything, everybody! So ... good news or bad news first? Bad news, you say? Just out with it? Okay. Okay, here goes: I didn't get everybody's picture because we had some going-off-to-drink-elsewhere taking place during round 8. And I just was not quick enough. College kids on break are fast, you guys. Sigh. I feel just terrible, kind of. Like if feeling terrible was a tincture composed of purified water that had been next to terrible for a while and still retained the memory of terrible and then you add it to a full glass of regular water, that's how I feel: a pseudoscientific smidge of terrible but mostly just hydrated. Kay, we good? Ready for the good news? The good
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Feb 04, 2016
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That's great, it starts with an earthquake.
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I am so relieved that all my quizzers survived the SNOWSPLOSION OF WINTERPOCALYPSE. At least those who showed up last night. The others I'm waiting on official confirmation that they were buried alive. But! Hey! Maybe not the busiest night we've ever had, but not a bad 'un, considering that we were scheduled to get FOUR INCHES OF WINTRY DEATH, ZOMG!!!! And we did, and everyone's cars slid through intersections into propane trucks and exploded. I was all, WHOAAAAAAAAAA. The fun part of last night is that the Betas showed up, since they're going to Geek Bowl and need to get their chops up to choppin' before they do, because they were all derrrr derrr derrr. The
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jan 28, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Comma chameleon: you come, and go.
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Man, but she was an upsy-downsy, topsy-turvy, weirdo little quiz last night. Due to an extra-easy-peasy round 2 that like errrrrrbody jokered, we had ourselves a pretty wacky leaderboard made up of a whole lotta newbies. All high scores, all the time for these fresh-faced young 'uns. And then! Then, you guys! Then! After I scored again, everything totally changed! New leaderboard! New winners! It was insaaaaaaane! And it happened again and again, until what happened? Until my boring ol' regular teams won, just like they always do. This means that Brainiac X capped it, and Unitarian Jihad showed up again, like a bad penny or a case of herpes.
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jan 21, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Take it to the limit one more time.
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You guys. A fun night had by all at McCabe's last night, even for what I found to be not the easiest quiz we've ever done. A nice semi-full room of attentive attentive-trons, all in it for glory and winning and the prospect of high-fives forever and ever amen. Lots of newbies, who were just adorable, and lots of oldies, who are the worst, you guys. But hey, we play the cards we're dealt, right? And that means that stupid Unitarian Jihad, last night going by Rotting on a Corner in Winslow Arizona, totally skullfucked the quiz and won. Boooo! Boooo to them! But hey, We're With the Band, currently training for Geek Bowl, snickered right
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jan 14, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Man Who Fell to Earth (Hans Gruber)
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Yes, yes, let's just get all that out of the way. Hans Gruber and Bowie. Snape and Jareth and Bowie and Rickman and Love, Actually Ziggy and Bowie. Everything and everything and pun pun pun all the livelong day, clappity clappity clap. We done now? Yes? Are you sure? No? Okay, one more: Dr. Lazarus. Dr. Lazarus and Aladdin Sane. Dr. Lazarus and Aladdin Sane and Snape again. Whew. It's been a long week. Fucking Unitarian Jihad won again. The good news is that we had a whole big-ass room full of newbies, all rearin' ass to play some quiz. The bad news is that last night's material was maaaaaaybe not the quiz to cut one's teeth on. It was high-concept through
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jan 07, 2016
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So thick you gotta spoon it up.
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Well, happy New Year and all of that and stuff to all of you and all of that, whatever. Our first quiz of 2016 at McCabe's was a predictably explosive bag of awesome. Booze? Check! Paper? Check! Pencils? Uh, oh crap, where are my pencils ...? NEVERMINDHERETHEYARECHECK! A room chock full of players? Waaaaaay check! The bestest thing about playing a New Quiz in the New Year is that every few years or so, I actually make a new quiz playlist, and this year, the watchword is UGLY KID JOE, the greatest band of 1992. Also, just "Cotton-Eyed Joe," about thirteen times on repeat. And pretty much any "Joe" song or artist, I suppose. It's the year of Joe, you guys. Don't even try to resist it. So!
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Aaron's been quizmastering since before you were born. He's occasionally hilarious when he's not being sort of a dick. Things that make him giggle include: Li'l Jon; gamboling puppies; the word "oatmeal." No idea why. He's doing preeeeeetty well for himself, thank you.