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Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
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The Frigid Virgin
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I was a little surprised how many teams thought it was true that countries could dump small amounts of nuclear (or nuk-u-lur if you’re George W – but if you’re reading my blog then you probably aren’t) waste in Antarctica. I mean, come on, the world is pretty messed up but that’s our last pure continent. It’s been saving itself for years and it’s practically a virgin still (oral doesn’t count, right?). As such, there are international agreements to take care of it and treat it like a glass snowflake (not sure where I got that metaphor or even what is meta is actually for). So, there’s a big No Dumping sign in Antarctica right next to the
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Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
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Kidz Bop
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Well, one of our teams tonight (The D.D.D.’s – That Shitty Kidz Bop Band!!!) basically dedicated their performance to the art movement simply known as Kidz Bop. Amazingly, are there is a staggering 30+ Kidz Bop CDs with songs ranging from ones that seem destined to be Kidz Bop songs (like ABC) to ones that don’t sound like kids should sing them (Stressed Out). The whole thing is morbidly fascinating to me so I think I’ll add a few of these to my playlist. By special request, we already heard the Kidz Bop version of Thrift Shop tonight. It wasn’t quite the same as the original but I was able to almost sing along while laughing every time they altered
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Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
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I Have What On My Nose?
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I know this is going to come as a surprise but I don’t have much to complain about this week. I’d tell you about my weekend but that was days ago and I’ve probably forgotten most of it (I think there were some transvestites, a big hairy guy in a dress, and I do remember shooting a gun – oh yeah, I saw Rocky Horror and went shooting on a friend’s land in BFE). Normally, I’d complain about politics and all of the ridiculous stuff going on with immigration but I think we all agree how stupid it is and I’m burnt out of it from Facebook. I’d complain about the weather but it has been great lately (thanks Global Warming, too bad you aren’t real).
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Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
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Quizaversary
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Well, Saturday will be exactly one year from the time I first hosted quiz at San Francisco Rose. SFR was my first venue and the first place I hosted after completing all of my training and chaperoning requirements. So, I’ve now completed one year at this venue and my first full year as a quizmaster. After a year, I still get a little burst of excitement before I turn on the microphone for the first time each night. I still feel like I’m too slow on grading (although I’m night-and-day faster than I was a year ago). I still enjoy seeing regular teams but now it means more because I know how often teams come and go - I really appreciate it when people enjoy my quiz enough
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Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
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Where's My Popcorn?
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Well, it’s a good thing that we all had fun tonight because tomorrow’s going to be a circus (see what I did there – we had a circus round tonight). Regardless of how you feel about the phrase “President Trump”, tomorrow he will be the 45th President of the United States. And lots of people are going to totally lose their shit. I remember a large numbers of unhappy people for every president that’s been elected but I  don’t remember this much political angst for any single event in my life. So, grab a bag of popcorn, get your panties untwisted, and just sit back and enjoy the show. Tonight was the last quiz of the free world
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Thursday, Jan 12, 2017
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Practically 90
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Well, my birthday was Tuesday and this morning I realized that I’m most of the way to 90. If you had to round my age to either 0 or 90, you’d have to choose 90 because that’s what I’m closer to. On the positive side, my girlfriend says I look great for someone that’s most of the way to 90 and that I don’t look a day older than someone that’s most of their way to 80. Speaking of which, I must be robbing the cradle because she’s not even halfway to 80 yet. *winkyface* Tonight’s quiz was fun. I could do rounds of “piss jokes” every night and not get tired of them (ok, maybe they’d need to alternate
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Thursday, Jan 05, 2017
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More Frozen Than Cher's Face
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Well, that just about says it all tonight. It was cold. Too cold. I can tolerate the cold if I’m skiing but when it’s this cold AND I’m still in Dallas then it sucks. Thanks to Less Frozen than Sonny Skiing, More Frozen than Cher’s Face for the blog title. The team name pretty much sums things up nicely. That’s pretty much it for the witty banter that I usually provide you guys with. It’s just too cold for my brain to function correctly. I’ve got so much shrinkage that it would take a doctor (with rubber gloves and one of those little funny lights they wear on their head like spelunkers) to tell that I’m not a girl. And
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Thursday, Dec 29, 2016
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Goodbye 2016
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Goodbye 2016. I know that probably every blog written this will week will mention good riddance to 2016 and I agree. However, I think is just the beginning of celebrity deaths. I think that there’s a bump in the curve of the number of old celebrities caused by the proliferation of entertainment media in the 80s and 90s. Sadly, I think that 2017 will probably be as bad as 2017. To that end, my coworkers and I have started our own dead pool. We each select 6 people. The number of points you get are based on the likelihood of them dying (the less likely, the more points) and how famous they are and how much angst everyone will have when they die. Here are the ones I’ve selected so
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Thursday, Dec 22, 2016
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It's Almost Christmas!
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Have any of you guys tried to go ice skating at at the Galleria lately? Holy crap, we went to the Galleria this week just to go skating and the line was literally over an hour long. So, here's my tip to you. Don't try it. Yeah, the big tree is cool but it took us around 30 minutes to park, go in and see the line was too long, and leave. In the end, we went to the Stars Center in Frisco. It was quick, the ice was larger and had a lot less people, and they even had a Christmas tree in the middle! So, that's my holiday tip to you guys. Enjoy. Tonight's quiz was fun. No one has apparently heard of Bitchin' Camaro by Dead Milkmen. I'd say "go look it up kids" but I think it kinda sucks.
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Thursday, Dec 15, 2016
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It's A Wonderful Quiz
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Tonight’s round on Christmas movies made me start thinking about my personal favorite Christmas movies. When I was younger, my favorite Christmas movie was It’s Wonderful Life. I think that’s because my parents were a lot older than me (no, I mean A LOT – like they were around 50 when I was born). The last few years, I’d say that my favorite is Christmas Vacation. I think it’s my favorite because I somehow identify with Chevy Chase’s character – especially the part about the Christmas lights. If your only experience with Christmas lights has been within the last few years, let me tell you that it’s vastly different now
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Thursday, Dec 08, 2016
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Brass Monkey
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No. That has absolutely nothing to do with tonight’s quiz. But, since it does seem cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, I started looking up similar phrases on the internet so that I can stop using the same one or two idioms over and over again.  Here’s a list to expand your repertoire: Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey (and it’s actually not what you think – a brass monkey is a triangle that was used on ships with cannons to stack cannon balls - if it got cold enough, they would start falling off and hence the phrase) As cold as a witch’s tit in a brass bra (are brass bras a thing? and why a witch?) Cold
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Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
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Hold Me
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2016 has definitely been the year of endings. This year we lost lots of talented people from Prince to Alan Rickman to Larry King. Many people saw their hopes die after the election. The Curse of the Billy Goat is dead now that the Cubs won the World Series. The Mavericks season is dead. And now bartender extraordinaire Matt is leaving San Francisco Rose. I don’t know how much more I can take. On the other hand, endings can lead to beginnings. For instance, the Cowboys are now 11-1. I have a great new girlfriend. Maybe the country won’t collapse next year. The Dr. Strange movie was really good. Um, ok, well that’s all of the examples I can think of at the moment.
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Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
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Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat Nor Gloom of Night Nor Car Trouble
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Well, a couple of you may have seen me walking to San Francisco Rose last night. That’s a bit unusual to see since I live and work in Richardson but it’s not quite what it looked like. I actually drove and made it all the way to the area near The Grenada before the serpentine belt (I just like the name of it) went out on my car. To make matters worse, that was my second car (it’s actually my son’s car) – my usual car was sitting at home with a dead battery. So, if you’re keeping score, that’s dead cars – 2, Kevin – 0. But did I go home? Did I stay and try to fix my car? Did I curl up in a ball and cry? (Well, technically yes but
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Thursday, Nov 10, 2016
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Let's Talk About The Election
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I’m just kidding. I thought no one would read my blog if I used that title and, if no one’s reading it, then I can put a lot less effort into it. So, if you really did want to talk about the election then turn back now. And if you didn’t want to talk about the election then you’re probably already gone. So, mission accomplished! I don’t know about you guys but I’m ready for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Christmas. Maybe they should roll it into one big holiday – Thanks Black Christmas – ok, well maybe that name is a bit awkward but you get the idea. Lots of big, stuffed turkeys. Shopping at Walmart. Lots of big, stuffed turkeys shopping
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Thursday, Nov 03, 2016
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Cubs Win!
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Cub win! Cubs win! Cubs win! Oh wait, that was last night. Oops. Well, it may have not been as historic and they haven’t been trying for 100+ years but one of our regular teams (This Is My Mail-In Ballot) finally broke their own curse (was it a goat? please tell me it was a goat) and came up with a solid victory. These guys have been close to a win for weeks now and tonight they finally pulled it off! Congrats! They clawed their way to victory over a new face (Suck It, Goat!) in a first place playoff where they won by a single point. Hopefully Suck It, Goat! will be back to challenge again and, also hopefully, This
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Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
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DUH!
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Tonight’s “Round 1: Duh!” got a lot more awww’s and ohhh’s than duh’s. Surprisingly, only one team (THE SNACK THUNDER!!!, whose name I am contractually obligated to should since it has exclamation points AND is in all caps) got the only perfect score in that round. I was really surprised by that considering how tough the competition was tonight. In fact, the top two teams only scored five points each. Most of the teams missed that “The Fundamentals” was the founding document of Fundamentalism, several teams missed that George Washington appointed the first Chief Justice, and a lot of teams missed that Jacques Brel was the composer
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