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Name: Greg Machotka
Date registered: December 21, 2011

Latest posts

  1. On Tuesdays We Wear Silks — May 21, 2019
  2. LOOK WHO’S BACK! — May 20, 2019
  3. Canadian Invasion — March 25, 2019
  5. (No title) — March 19, 2019

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  1. The Up & Under Ender! — 4 comments
  2. Trivia as Literature — 4 comments
  3. Not Every Category Can be a Banger — 2 comments
  4. Indian Summer? — 2 comments
  5. A Monday Post for the Players — 2 comments

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On Tuesdays We Wear Silks

Let’s start with a shout out to a couple of teams playing at Company Brewing last night. And I’m not talking about Scrambled Eggs who took first place with 93 points. Nor am I going on about Spumoni Bologna for their great name. I’m talking about Das Tunnelsnakes and Triple Unicycle who both scored 69 …

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  The internet is ALIVE today, and people of the virtual world are pissed. There are no lines. No order. Just an angry mob of voice after voice snapping off hot takes and jokes, or jokes of hot takes, about the ending of Game of Thrones. Now, consider the voices you haven’t heard. The voices …

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Canadian Invasion

Gather ‘round, trivia players. Let me tell you a story. This story takes place last Thursday night when Neil got all spicy and told me the Dead, Canadian, Both or Neither was not a good category. Now, we should address the fact it is NOT a good category. Nor was the Wild Hearts Can’t Be …

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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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