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Name: Greg Machotka
Date registered: December 21, 2011

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  2. (No title) — March 19, 2019
  3. Post St. Patrick’s Day Massacre — March 18, 2019
  4. IT’s Called Time Theft, and it’s a Corporate Crime — March 11, 2019
  5. Rent-a-movie Weather — February 28, 2019

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The bad news about Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia at Glass Nickel Pizza tonight is that by the time we fill that basement and kick off the show, 85% of the crowd is going to be talking about busted brackets, unforeseen upsets and melted minds. That’s a lot of pressure to out on college hoopermans. That’s also …

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(No title)

I’ve consulted with the sentient being that is this week’s questions, and I return to you with good news. Even after a drawn-out slug-fest that saw Das Tunnelsnakes take first place from Shart of Glass and 3 Guys on a Fact Hunt last night, The Questions are ready to kick down the door at Up …

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Post St. Patrick’s Day Massacre

Hello trivia players, I hope you’re all doing well and have had a chance to shower to today. It’s important to wash off the St. Patrick’s Day almost immediately. I’ve heard that residual Irishness, if it remains in contact with your skin, it soaks in and just makes you insufferable. You end up with a …

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IT’s Called Time Theft, and it’s a Corporate Crime

Typically, on a Monday like this I would cruise in here and say “I don’t want to waste any of your time…” But let’s be honest, all I do is flush minutes and hours away from your assumed employers. I’m like some sort of remote, smoldering revolutionary. Every so often I just steal a few …

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Rent-a-movie Weather

Madison, this weather is trash. I was trying to use it the pre-cap to tonight’s trivia show at Glass Nickel Pizza, but couldn’t find anything I felt good about. I explored several options: Something about trivia questions being ice bullets and the way all the trivia teams got killed by last week’s show was nearly …

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Joggers Welcome

I get it. I know why you’re here. It’s certainly not to hear the weather report at Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia Global Headquarters, Rap Emporium and Nutria Rehabilitation Center (for what it’s worth, it’s cold, snowy and Trunch Lake is almost completely frozen over except for the small inlet where we dump all the questions too …

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The Mid-way Point in Madison

MMMMMMMMadison, tonight we’ll cross the halfway mark in our Winter League. So, let’s run it down as it is right now. In classic form, Neal of Fortune is light years ahead of everyone with a big timin’ 48 points. I think they could take several weeks off, come back for the final and only have …

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Up & Under, Roll It & Light It

League play rolls on! Tonight we’re taking it over the river to that little slice of Heaven Milwaukee likes to call Brady Street. I’m not about to make fun of your religion or your concept of heaven, but I really have some questions if you look at the littered gutters, or get noseful of the …

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CoBrew Winter League Commence!

Company Brewing players, I hope you have your trivia shoes dusted off because there is trivia stomping to do tonight. Trivia stomping is a lot like line dancing, but instead of music the stompers movements are set to murmur of other teams. Trivia shoe are the other major differentiator between line dancing and trivia stomping. …

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  Let me tell you a little something about trivia, there are two kinds of trivia players. Those who don’t like Valentine’s Day, and those who weren’t even aware it was Valentine’s Day. Look at any trivia crowd, but the one at Glass Nickel specifically for this example. These are clearly not people who need …

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