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    Tue Apr 10 2018
    | by Quizmaster Michael Miller

    Here follows a smattering of fragmented thoughts from a wildly pleasant, routinely chaotic evening. If you begin to feel lightheaded, consider adding additional ballast.

    Did you ever know that Joe's my hero,
    And everything I would like to be?
    I can fly higher than an eagle,
    For Joe is the wind beneath my wings.

    Yes, that invocation was entirely necessary. Though in truth, Joe was more like a car beneath my wings. Or, beneath my booty. Also Joe is not a car. Homo sapiens, actually (me too!). And at no time was he in a caudal position to my back side; aforementioned car played that role. And played it miles better than mine. My car. Not my bum, which was merely cargo...and really not anything that you need to be concerned with at this point in the story. Or at any point in the story. Please stop pointing.

    A quick look at previous scores shows that Aggressive Foreplay have gone from good to heating up to on fire -- and with this week's fourth consecutive victory they have officially moved into BOOOOOMSHAKALAKA territory.  Will they continue to dominate, or will their efforts reach a climax? Come next week to find out who ends up on top!

    Inspired by Wingardium Trivio-SAH, I did a free online face morph of Ichiro Suzuki and Jackie Robinson. It did not go well. I'm typing this from a public library, because I was forced to destroy my computer. You understand.

    Danna and Stephen, you are brave and loyal souls. I'd stand and face down traffic for you any night. I mean, I'd of course rather we avoid such a situation entirely if possible, but if that's the way the wind looks to be blowing, you can count on me to be an "And my axe!" kinda guy. Though my beard isn't very long, tossing me takes little effort. And my cousin Dwalin has a pretty sweet pad, and he said that I can bring friends by like whenever for burgers and beers by the firepit, so we should definitely group up on the next mission. Quest. Thing...What were we talking about again?

    Peter, when I needed a gas can, you were generous to say, "I've got you covered." And because the gasket on the gas can was comically ineffective, I realize that I should have listened better.


    I smell like the Autopia, and my hands are green. Does anybody know how to revive a jade plant that has been broken at the trunk by a succulent severing eco-terrorist?

    Just another Tuesday.

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 10070 Aggressive Foreplay 71 9 1.000
    2 Trivia Chalamet 62 8 0.889
    3 10072 General Washingtons 56 7 0.778
    4 Lost Wages 52 6 0.667
    5 10744 Tapioca Pudding 50 5 0.556
    6 10204 Flux Capacitors 49 4 0.444
    7 14237 J’Barham 39 3 0.333
    8 Team Kitty 34 2 0.222
    9 10190 The Mules 31 1 0.111
    10 Wingardium Trivio-SAH 4 0 0.000


    Tue Apr 3 2018
    | by Quizmaster Michael Miller

    On this silly night of trivia, we found out what happens when the Quizmaster discovers that he is becoming ill. Though your humble ringleader deteriorated to the point of misfiring on all cylinders, noble trivia combatants lost none of their mettle. Teams from Tam trivia eras old and new were present and accounted for to sally forth into the fray that is the beginning of tournament play. Even in the face of mortal danger (a Dave Matthews Band themed drinking round), it was a night victorious for those steady representatives of the old guard - Aggressive Foreplay.

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 10070 Aggressive Foreplay 71 8 1.000
    2 10072 General Washingtons 61 7 0.875
    3 10204 Flux Capacitors 58 6 0.750
    4 10297 Clean Up At The Tam 52 5 0.625
    5 12249 Very Nice and Polite People 47 4 0.500
    6 10190 The Mules 42 3 0.375
    7 Lost Wages 41 2 0.250
    8 J’Barham 36 0 0.062
    8 SIM FEMS 36 0 0.062


    Tue Mar 27 2018
    | by Quizmaster Michael Miller

    As we fully embrace the rejuvenation of Spring, an annual trivial tradition is for your humble Quizmaster to produce a Coachella-based Drinking Round, wherein teams attempt to identify the actual musical acts appearing at this year's festival while rejecting the bands that I made up. And for the second year in a row, The Mules were victorious!  Attateam, Mules!

    Also, this night marked the beginning of a new tradition. Instead of having "You're the Best Around" from Karate Kid be the traditional aural treat for victorious teams (while serving as motivation to teams to do better the next time that they might hear the song played in honor of their glorious achievements), trivial combatants are now invited to make one choice of song that shall be their specific victory music, that they might personally bask in their triumph while other teams listen in despair.

    And so tonight it was to the sweet, sweet sax of "Careless Whisper" that Aggressive Foreplay did reach their climax.

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 Aggressive Foreplay 62 6 1.000
    2 General Washingtons 55 5 0.833
    3 Flux Capacitors 50 4 0.667
    4 Underage Overkill 42 3 0.500
    5 Very Nice & Polite People 41 2 0.333
    6 Lowest Score Wins 36 1 0.167
    7 The Mules 34 0 0.000