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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016
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George Burns' Wife Wasn't Maggie
SonyaDee

Just when I think the writer’s room can’t possibly come up with any more Pokemon themed rounds, they pull of the best one yet…”Pokey, Mon” was a round on jail/prison and Jamaicans. I tend to respect a good pun more than many, and this one gave me a serious case of the giggle fits. Also, prisons are fascinating to me…I would love to go on a tour of some more famous ones someday…you know, as a tourist, not a guest. We’ve reached that part of the summer where the novelty has worn off and it’s just god-awful hot and sweaty and we’re ready for a break in the temperatures. I work outdoors in the daytime, and 90+ temps every day
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Costumes Zombies Makeup Clowns Magic! Singing Geek


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016
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Inception Breakfast
SonyaDee

I finally did it. I jumped in headfirst with my eyes closed and ate a Scotch Egg. I can’t say I regret it, but I probably won’t do it again. Merely because it was TOO delicious, and I don’t want to start something I can’t stop. But next time you’re at McCabe’s Tavern, give it a try…just to say you did it. Yes, my dress has Dinosaurs on it. Thank you. And thanks for joining me this week despite the downpour…it seems like the thunderstorms only come on Thursdays at 7pm…right when we’re all trying to get to Quiz. But ten teams tells me that a little rain can’t keep you away, and I know from experience that y’all
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Costumes Zombies Makeup Clowns Magic! Singing Geek


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jul 07, 2016
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Photobombers & Waffles
SonyaDee

Not only did we have a rockin’ good time at McCabe’s Tavern this week, we had a photobomber. Actually, at one point we had some photobombers upstage the other photobomber. If you look closely at the photos you’ll see him, nonchalantly checking out his phone in the background of more than half of the pics. Or maybe there was a set of quintuplets that I somehow missed at quiz. Either way, I’m mostly happy about it because it’s the first blatant photobombing I’ve had in my blog pics, and I’m a huge fan of shenanigans. If you provide shenanigans, please bring them my way. The goofier the better. I’m slowly and steadily working my way through
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Costumes Zombies Makeup Clowns Magic! Singing Geek


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jun 30, 2016
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A Quiz Has No Name
SonyaDee

I had a conversation about clothes with one of the waitresses in the restroom at McCabe’s this week. She is tall and slim, I am short and stout. We were lamenting the fashion industry’s misunderstanding of our particular body types. Apparently, designers think that all very slim women are petite, tiny little barely 5-foot-ers, and all plus size women are 7-foot-tall sasquatches. I mean, I’m not even like incredibly short…5’4” is kinda in the average height range, but there’s a store that sells jeans in XTall, Tall, Regular, Short and XShort lengths…wanna guess which ones are the right length for me? You would think XShort…and you would
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Costumes Zombies Makeup Clowns Magic! Singing Geek


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jun 23, 2016
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Jeepers Creepers
SonyaDee

This week at McCabe’s, y’all witnessed the birth of a new me. A me who doesn’t wear glasses all the time. A me who, for the first time in 25 years, can see clearly. That’s right folks, this bird finally got contacts. My eyes are basically shaped like footballs, and even the strongest weighted toric contact lenses weren’t enough to correct my sideways vision. I had been told I couldn’t wear contacts…what I needed didn’t exist. I was lamenting this fact at the eyeglasses store the other day and the optometrist was all like “Well hey, let me take a look at those peepers…seems to me one of the contact lens companies recently expanded
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Costumes Zombies Makeup Clowns Magic! Singing Geek


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
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Jalapeno Limeade
SonyaDee

It’s HOT, y’all! Now, I know it’s not cool to complain about the weather…there’s always someone from Dallas or Phoenix in the vicinity to tell you how hot is hot, and that complaining about a measly 94 degrees makes you a wuss. But I work outside for my day job, and I AM from Dallas, so I feel entitled to complain about the heat. But here’s a little something for you to help battle the summertime temps. I keep this in my fridge all summer long. Jalapeno Limeade 1C Water 1C Sugar 2 Jalapenos, sliced in half lengthwise 1C Fresh Lime Juice (approx. 8 limes) Extra water and ice Bring 1C water and 1C sugar
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Costumes Zombies Makeup Clowns Magic! Singing Geek


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jun 09, 2016
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The New PA is Shiny
SonyaDee

I am so excited to be hosting Quiz at McCabe’s! Night one went perfectly; you were on your best behavior, I was at the top of my game, and the new sound system kicks ass. I ate some weird chicken that was like bacon. It was good. Good-weird. I drank some tasty beers. I shared a room with some smarty-pantses and we all had a blast. Can’t wait to get to know you all better…mostly so I can make fun of you. “What the Hell Did We Learn This Week?”- We learned that Canada has five times more doughnut shops per capita than the U.S. I guess they gotta stay warm somehow. Also, spelling twelve-letter words sucks…one team wrote “Anamadopeiah”
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Costumes Zombies Makeup Clowns Magic! Singing Geek


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, Jun 02, 2016
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A Dream is A Wish Blah Blah Blah
RobotNarwhal

Why do we love Disney so much?  I am not ashamed to admit that I LOVE Disney movies.  I love the stories and the humor; I love the animation and art value; I love the music and songs.  Last night, you proved that I am not alone, because I think half the town showed up for our humble little quiz!  We laughed, we sang, and we kept singing!   47 teams joined us in total, and huge thanks to all of you for coming out for the fun.  And BIG thanks to McCabe’s once again for hosting us! They worked their tails off.  You can check the side bar for full points and standings, but here’s a rundown of the winners, along with a little commentary.  
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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McCabe's Tavern
520 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Yoo-Hoo doodoo spray.
Fuckmaster Emeritus

So hi! Weeeeeeeeell, last night was the much-vaunted 10th Anniversary of Quiz at McCabes, and man did we throw down. We had guest QMs of such luminary status as Jess and Sonya and '80s Skater Hair Dicker, who looks a lot like my boss but is way more radical. We also did a live music R2 in which we sang songs about poop. What's that, you say? You'd like to know more about that, you say? You'd like to see the rewritten lyrics to Extreme's "More than Words"? Well, okay: I’m making some poo poo
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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, May 19, 2016
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When the rain washes you clean, you'll know.
Fuckmaster Emeritus

Hello, friends! Let's talk about last night's quiz! It was so extra fun and stuff! Well, we had us a pretty good crowd, and everyone was just my favorite all the time party USA. We had one answer-shouter, who quickly stopped shouting answers, which was great party time USA! Also, it was a party time USA forever and forever! So who won? Well, it was upsy-downsy there, but I'm happy to report that stupid Unitarian Jihad was the worst and won again. Boo! Not party time USA! Pat Sajak, Fuck Yeah took second, and their mortal enemies Fuck You, Pat Sajak got third. I think? Party time USA? Yes! Yes party time!
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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, May 12, 2016
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Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion?
Fuckmaster Emeritus

Well, well, well. We meet again. We meet again to discuss with great seriousness the quiz. This quiz took place at McCabe's tonight. It was great and it was serious, and now we shall discuss it, for this is the blog and the blog is where we discuss things. There were teams, o how there were teams. From small to great, there were teams. There were teams who won and teams who won not. There were teams with few people and teams with many. There were teams broad and narrow and light and dark and right and wrong. There were teams. Follow me now as I tell you of the teams who won. First, there was Unitarian Jihad. They are a team who are bad. Bad, bad, bad. Then,
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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, May 05, 2016
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Lucy in the sky with Neil Diamond?
Fuckmaster Emeritus

Howdy howdy howdy! Let's talk quiz! Sooooooo ... It was Cinco de Mayo yesterday, which means white people wearing sombreros and drinking Mexican beer! Hooray! That didn't carry over too much to McCabes, where all was seriousness and quiz-winning-tude and stuff. Also hooray! So, you guys, there was just no beating Unitarian Jihad last night. They were more or less inexorable, like a glacier or Hillary. With 84 points, they actually deserved to win. Boooo! Same goes for Brainiac X in second, who lagged by only a few points. But hey! Our third-placers were a surprise! Minorities for Trump slithered on in thanks to a pretty killer round
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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 28, 2016
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Paint with all the colors of the wind.
Fuckmaster Emeritus

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
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Bootylicious?
Fuckmaster Emeritus

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
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Sometimes you eat the bear.
Fuckmaster Emeritus

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
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Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.
Fuckmaster Emeritus

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.