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Falcon Brewery March 31, 2009

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Falcon Brewery

Falcon Brewery

Okay, Ive tried to do this post three times in the last week, but to no avail. So for the last time, I am going to try to get this post to work..

Falcon Brewery is the place to go for Parkers Best Trivia. We are having a full house almost every week. Very few seats are left by the time we get started.

Killing The Weak Braincells

Killing The Weak Braincells

Team Corner is a repeat performer and a force to be reckoned with.

Team Corner

Team Corner

 

Team Ruby hit the mark with their complete knowledge.

Team Ruby

Team Ruby

 

Team Florida stayed and rocked you like a hurricane the first round.

Team Florida

Team Florida

 

Team Drop-Stitches crocheted their way to the top and were the nights best performer. yay!

Team Drop-Stitches

Team Drop-Stitches

 

Team PIMA, (pain in my ass) did really well and almost won the entire event. They are such a pain in my rear that the team name fits.

Team PIMA

Team PIMATeam PIMATeam PIMA

Great, now my post is going to look silly..

The last few teams, Team Braniacs, Team Bad Mama Jamas and Team Bohemiens also did really well too. Thanks for everyone coming down, and I hope to see everyone there soon.
Fresh Beers.. Mmm, Beer

Fresh Beers.. Mmm, Beer

Braniacs at the bar

Braniacs at the bar

 

Falcon Brewery. Best Beer in Parker

Falcon Brewery. Best Beer in Parker

 

 

If You Play It, They Will Come March 29, 2009

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3 D*** in a Chick - too much brain power, not enough beer!

3 D*** in a Chick - too much brain power, not enough beer!

Freud's New Stage - I didn't know Freud built a new stage

Freud's New Stage - I didn't know Freud built a new stage

Some of KISS Destroyers & Dead Kennedys, an unruly bunch

Some of KISS Destroyers & Dead Kennedys, an unruly bunch

Felix - as in the cat? or Unger?

Felix - as in the cat? or Unger?

Bannon - we all love Sherry too!

Bannon - we all love Sherry too!

Baluga - style point queens

Baluga - style point queens

Chicken N 40 - it's all downhill from here

Chicken N 40 - it's all downhill from here

MT - mucho thirsty

MT - mucho thirsty

Gators - Sherry-baby and her entourage

Gators - Sherry-baby and her entourage

Well, management and servers were complaining about how dead it has been when I walked in.  And since we cancelled the week prior due to NCAA games, we weren’t sure what to expect. But when 9 o’clock rolled around, the people started rolling in.

We started with 12 teams and added more for round 2.

Round 1 was pretty tough, with the highest point total being 7.5 – which was shared by Team 1234 and Freud’s New StageFreud won the tie-break. But a slew of teams were hanging on their heels, which included 3 Dicks in a Chick, Chicken N 40, Renobs, Team IRL, Felix, and Dead Kennedys.

We lost Beer Me! and Dead Kennedy’s after round 1 but added Team Us, MT, Bannon, and Baluga.

After the tough first round, everyone was expecting it to get tougher, but a few teams broke away from the pack. 3 Dicks in a Chick won by an unheard of margin of 3.5 points.  Felix was 2nd with Freud, 1234, Renobs and Us close behind.

By round 2, everyone was getting the hang of the style points.  I don’t remember ever giving out as many as I did last night. Thanks to Gators, Renobs, Team AJK, Team Us, and Baluga for showing their stylish sides!

Baluga also nabbed the Bonus Beer Question, to their delight.

For round 3, it was a question of whether anyone could catch 3D in a C. And Team IRL did, tieing them for the last round, and IRL winning the tie-break. IRL (who would not allow their picture to be taken) just kept improving round after round and had a prize to take home because of it.  Of course, Freud and Felix were close behind.

So the last round saw some who were just too far behind leave a bit early to see how things finished.  But the final tallies for the evening left 3D in a C in first, Felix in 2nd (both prize winners), and just out of scoring range were Freud and IRL.

All in all, a great and funny crowd. And the management and servers all thank you for coming out to play… and drink… and so do I!

Ciao for now,

– Keith

Nice to see you again! March 29, 2009

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So…  yeah, this was totally supposed to be up earlier.  My lame-o excuse is that I got stuck in that stupid blizzard on Thursday for… I think it was forEVER  and just flat out forgot by the time I got home.  Lucky for you our friendly Blog Officer showed me the error of my ways- and thus my Sunday morning is spent reveling in the glory of hosting trivia at Wheat Ridge Old Chicago.

So… very exciting stuff on Wednesday!!!  I want that snowboard- totally not fair that the one day I happen to be working is the day they are giving something awesome away. 

Anyhow- here are the pics from the evening!

Well good to see you again!  I am still a little miffed that you don't come to mine anymore- but whatever.  Your excuse of going to 2 trivias in a row does not fly with me pal! Try working 2 in a row!!! Just kidding. Kind of.

Well good to see you again! I am still a little miffed that you don't come to mine anymore- but whatever. Your excuse of going to 2 trivias in a row does not fly with me pal! Try working 2 in a row!!! Just kidding. Kind of.

Hmmm... this picture looks familiar Baked Mac!

Hmmm... this picture looks familiar Baked Mac!

So you do not like this picture do you man on the right (I never found out your name)?

So you do not like this picture do you man on the right (I never found out your name)?

Perhaps this portrait works better for you, man on left (who now knows how to turn the jukebox on and off)

Perhaps this portrait works better for you, man on left (who now knows how to turn the jukebox on and off)People making outWho is that handsome devil in the yellow? Are you a model?So Morbid Peanuts... You were at trivia last time I subbed, which was right around the time that whole toxic peanut butter thing was happening. I assmumed that is where your name came from, but now I am thinking its not. I will have to ask you next time what the true meaning is!Sorry the music was so loud! You must have been right under a speaker or something- everyone else was like- turn it up yo! Sorry!!!

2 for Brew!

2 for Brew!

The lucky winner!

The lucky winner!

Well like I said- it was good to see you all again! You guys are fun!  Until next time…

Barb

Tuesdays at The Glenn with Preacher March 28, 2009

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This Tuesday at the Glenn 10 teams tested their cognative might under the heavy influence of alcohol.  Round 1 and the fied devided up quickly with 2 teams clearly dominating by mid round.  FOP, The Who and Gods of Wrong Answers both with perfect scores battled it out until the very end, but a singe error by two of the teams left Gods of Wrong Answers with a perfect round and the win.  Round 2 and this time it’s not so easy.  Debi’s Team and Very Madd Dawg joined us a little late, and teams In Yo Face Suka Head, Car Ramrod, and Rock Stars kept up with the round leaders.  After the final question 3 teams tied for second place, but there can be only one and this round it was The Who taking it down.  Round 3 and the heat is on.  With every team playing for the gold, and the scores going back and forth all round, the winner and still champion, The Who strode into the finish.

Sparklemotion Outshines the Rest at City Pub March 27, 2009

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Team Sparklemotion, who were unlucky in the past two weeks not to have left with a prize smoked the competion Wednesday night at City Pub. They scored early and often and never looked back on their way to trivia dominance.

After a slight dip in attendance after St. Pat’s, things were back to our brainteasing best. With our month anniversary at City Pub the regulars are starting to make their presence known. Last week’s champion, McDrunken fell to 2nd while Sotally Tober came in third. The Snyder’s didn’t make it, but had a good time. Huskie Orange does great for a two person team, but when you’re competing against 6 it’s a hard road to hoe. J&D were new to trivia, and it showed. Team Stewie showed up out of nowhere, won round 2 then sunk back into the oblivion.

Join us next Wednesday at 8 for Denver’s premier trivia and best hamburgers collide!

Spare some change so Lauren can get home before the blizzard? March 26, 2009

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After I was told by the 7-Eleven employee that it is illegal to ask customers for gas money, I sought out the help of my friends at Jay’s so that I didn’t get stuck in the middle of nowhere in the approaching BLIZZARD. I truly appreciate everyone’s concern for my well-being and the attempt at a bailout fund on my behalf, but I thought it would be inappropriate to ask my trivia players for money. So thanks Kramer (the bartender), for helping me out.

This week, Jesus (Hay-zeus) triumphed in rounds 2, 3, and overall. Jeff works at T-mobile down the street, so I'm kinda hoping that if I sneak him a few extra points every now and then, he can hook me up with a deal on a new phone...totally kidding.

This week, Jesus (Hay-zeus) triumphed in rounds 2, 3, and overall. Jeff works at T-mobile down the street, so I'm kinda hoping that if I sneak him a few extra points every now and then, he can hook me up with a deal on a new phone...totally kidding.

 3 Aces came in second and won round 1. These guys scored a totally sweet collector’s item for their prize—a t-shirt with an image of a Rocky Mountain News (r.i.p.) front page with a Rockies’ World Series headline. Pretty Sweet!

3 Aces came in second and won round 1. These guys scored a totally sweet collector’s item for their prize—a t-shirt with an image of a Rocky Mountain News (r.i.p.) front page with a Rockies’ World Series headline. Pretty Sweet!

There was a 3-way tie for third place in round 3--good job Dave for being one of the 3. There was a 3-way tie for third place in round 3–good job Dave for being one of the 3.
The Weiners came in third overall (tied with Dave). Thanks for sharing your hot wings with me--delicious!

The Weiners came in third overall (tied with Dave). Thanks for sharing your hot wings with me--delicious!

AK had some help from a few other team mates, but I missed them. Good job this week-you're always up to speed on those technical questions, being the engineer that you are.

AK had some help from a few other team mates, but I missed them. Good job this week-you're always up to speed on those technical questions, being the engineer that you are.

Pre Storm Trivia March 26, 2009

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There wasn’t very many teams this week at Ogden Street South, but there was a couple playing with us.

3-25-09-001Studio 52 hasn’t won in a few months, but they were able to get two points ahead of the rest and win the prize.

3-25-09-004I never really know what their name means, but they were back after recovering from their St Patty’s hangover.  STML was back in the game this week.  They are tough to capture in a photo, cause they’re out smoking during the breaks.

3-25-09-002The Wombats were a new team this week.  They would have been second place if I had one.

3-25-09-003Plaid Wolfe nee VPM started a little bit late, but were able to fare pretty well in the game.  Thanks for joining us!

they didn't play this week, but when they played, my camera was broken.

they didn't play this week, but when they played, my camera was broken.

That was our game this week.  See you next week!!

~Marci

The passing of a trivia player March 26, 2009

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Marci recently posted about the passing of one of our trivia players, and I wanted to add to it.

I have said this before, but it bears repeating: Charlie’s has been one of the greatest supporters of Buzzwordz Trivia, and we will never forget that. When one of our regular players encounters a tragedy, it affects every employee of the Buzzwordz company, directly or indirectly.  This is the second passing of a primary supporter of our company, and it is….well, to put it bluntly, fucking tough.

Not only do our locations and players help pay the mortgage, feed the dog, and put food on the table, they make our lives more enjoyable. We look forward to hosting trivia each week to see our returning players: to chat with them, to catch up on their lives, and to entertain them in our own little way.

While weekly trivia could be dismissed as a simple piece of entertainment, all of our employees take their “fun” job very seriously.  Every comment, complaint, and compliment is taken to heart, and we are in constant “improvement” mode. 

Marci said that Charlie’s was like family to her.  I will say that Charlie’s, and all of its players, employees, and owners are in a family of Buzzwordz.  Their customers are our customers, and our thoughts are with their thoughts.

We all appreciate Chrome, and we appreciate every single one of our other players.  I’m deeply saddened by his passing, and have the deepest thoughts for all of our customers.

We Love You Chrome, and Will NEVER Forget You!! March 25, 2009

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This week is going to be more of a ranting blog than most of the Charlie’s blogs.  I want to start the blog by commending the family atmosphere that Charlie’s has.  It’s so much more than just a local bar.  It’s really a family to many people.  I’ve been hosting there for 10 months, and it’s really a family to me.  If you’ve never been to Charlie’s on a holiday, they bring out all the goods.  They serve up a buffet meal to all of their regulars and even throw down the tablecloths.

With all of that being said, the loss of a Charlie’s family member really hit everybody.  The Charlie’s family was seated in the bar since around 9am, a few hours before their normal opening.  They were holding vigil and supporting eachother.  Many of them took the day off from work due their sadness and grief.  The loss of Chrome is the loss of part of Charlie’s.  While he is gone, he will not be forgotten.

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this was my very first night hosting solo at Charlie's. There are other pictures, but one was kinda riske

Despite the sadness and tears, we were able to give eachother a couple of big bear hugs and continue with the party.  And boy, did we play a pretty competitive game to distract ourselves.

img_0134They haven’t won first place lately, but Alleycat was back in the game this week.  I’m going to say it’s due to Jake not sneaking off this week.  One of the boys was ahem, a lady tonight.  Sorry I didn’t have time to say hi, Brandon.

img_0130The Hot Messes won second place this week.    Scott had recruited some new folks to play with him, and they seemed to be helpful.

img_0129Third place was all That Team.  Half of the team left due to sadness and tears, but their team fared well without them.

We had lots of other teams that played:

img_0126Erebus says that he wants me to get naked for my anniversary party.  Uh, not so sure about that one, but good try.  He used his marriage as an excuse that he likes women as well as men.  Hmmm…

img_0133Oh they were back this week, but a couple of ’em bugged out early.  And no, all those folks didn’t play on Royal, cause then they’d be breaking the rules.

img_0131Oh you’re so smart, cause you Kick Ass.  It was mainly just Zack and Jen, but they had a couple others throw in some answers with them for a little bit.

img_01281I got Ben to admit that they’re actually not all related.  But Phyllis and Sons was back in the game this week.  I’m wondering if they were a little bit earlier than usual.  I didn’t Ben to see if he was staying the whole game this week.  (Sorry, the place just got too crazy!)

Jason was in town, but I couldn’t convince JT to play the whole game.  They were good for some hugs, but really just not able to pay attention to myself on the microphone.

He answered just a few questions and then Will Speer disappeared.  I didn’t get to ask him if the street was named after him or not.

He didn’t follow me around, but he still called himself Shadow.  He played two rounds of trivia tonight.

img_0135They didn’t look too scary and not nearly as hairy.  Grizzly played the last two rounds of the game.

Well along the lines of hairy, we’ve got Boys for Bananas.  They weren’t shaped like apes or monkeys or anything.

 

I will see you guys next week, if not sooner!

Much love!!! 

❤ Marci

Do you like how fast I got through trivia? March 25, 2009

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Who knew?!  Oh word to the wise- if there is news you are potentially dreading- don’t answer that phone call on a 7 minute break from work.  It only turns you into a cranky whiny baby.  And then you forget to tip the waitstaff and then they all hate you. (Sorry guys… and gals)

Anyhow- you all had a good night though!!!  Or at least I think you did! 

And if you are bored tonight- I’m subbing for Tracy at Wheat Ridge OCs- you should come!

BAKED MAC- Man people are starting to get jealous of all of your worldly knowledge.  I still like you though. And I also now see who is the anchor!

BAKED MAC- Man people are starting to get jealous of all of your worldly knowledge. I still like you though. And I also now see who is the anchor!

Counting French Frylands- Steve make up your mind, which team are you on?

Counting French Frylands- Steve make up your mind, which team are you on?

Matty- stop looking so happy.  Where was the other man?  Oh wait- I remember.  Hope it worked out for him.

Matty- stop looking so happy. Where was the other man? Oh wait- I remember. Hope it worked out for him.

MJFFC... So FYI I am making a much greater effort to actually start on time, so I can get everyone out and tucked away in their nice little beds at a decent hour.  I have an idea though.  Whoever is the smartest person on the team, let them out of work early and send them to OCs to A. Reserve a table, and B. Answer the questions you miss out on.  Just a thought.

MJFFC... So FYI I am making a much greater effort to actually start on time, so I can get everyone out and tucked away in their nice little beds at a decent hour. I have an idea though. Whoever is the smartest person on the team, let them out of work early and send them to OCs to A. Reserve a table, and B. Answer the questions you miss out on. Just a thought.

Hey there regular Fecals!  So there are a few of you that have been missing lately... Namely Ryan, who Facebook friended me and then disappeared into the wind, never to be seen again. So sad.

Hey there regular Fecals! So there are a few of you that have been missing lately... Namely Ryan, who Facebook friended me and then disappeared into the wind, never to be seen again. So sad.

Look out!!!!

Look out!!!!

So were you more impressed with your trivia performance tonight, or the kickboxing performance?

So were you more impressed with your trivia performance tonight, or the kickboxing performance?

Well, you were very mysterious as to what you were doing here and where you were going, but whatever is the case... Cheers to you!

Well, you were very mysterious as to what you were doing here and where you were going, but whatever is the case... Cheers to you!

Team Cadbury Mini Egg  LOVE THE NAME, HILARIOUS and now that you made it once kids, think you will come back?

Team Cadbury Mini Egg LOVE THE NAME, HILARIOUS and now that you made it once kids, think you will come back?

Awww... true love.  Sorry Kris, looks like you have some competition

Awww... true love. Sorry Kris, looks like you have some competition

Ok, I should not have let you use my camera

Ok, I should not have let you use my camera

Ok Bets, what are you even doing here? You are cut off.
Ok Bets, what are you even doing here? You are cut off.

Well folks- that’s about all I have.  Well actually it IS all I have.  See ya next week

xoxo Barb