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Name: Greg Machotka
Date registered: December 21, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Inauguration Day — January 20, 2021
  2. Return to Normal-ish — January 19, 2021
  3. C’mon Ride That Crowd-Sourced Train — January 13, 2021
  4. Crowd-Sourced II: — January 12, 2021
  5. Crowd-Sourced! — January 6, 2021

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

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Inauguration Day

A little over 4 years ago, I was at a friend’s place in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It was the day after the 2016 election, and the entire world seemed numb. I think it was how we all felt at the time. And I wrote this trivia post, which never went up, about how the presidency …

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Return to Normal-ish

Listen, players, I don’t want to say that this week is some sort of return to normal. But let’s just bask in this winter light for a moment. Gone are the crowd-sourced shows and entire teams getting very angry about arm wrestlers. Gone, for now, are the Wednesday nights when Wisconsin’s Hardest Nick and Wisconsin’s …

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C’mon Ride That Crowd-Sourced Train

Players, somebody take my arm. My knees are weak. I might be going down. You see, I’ve seen what you have yet to see. I have lain mine eyes upon this week’s Wisconsin Hardest Trivia show, and I don’t know if I will ever recover.  Five of the six categories tonight are coming from the …

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Crowd-Sourced II:

Here we are again, players, on the verge of another crowd-sourced show. Each team’s opportunity to show the world what they are made of. Or, in the case of some teams, their opportunity to not deliver anything and simply let their scores wallow in the mid-to-lower 20s.  This week we’ve got room for two more …

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Brace yourselves players because this week is coming through WITH WEIGHT. Anjali of Ever Increasing Wisconsin Hardness will be out again for story writing class, so all the pressure is on Wisconsin’s Hardest Nick and Wisconsin’s Hardest Me.  Listen players, between you and Wisconsin’s Hardest me, I’m a bit concerned about Anjali’s class. She told …

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Finals Week!

Welcome to the interyulian days. These days that see us lumber from the Solstice to New Year’s Day. Heavy in the belly with feast after feast, and in the heart with the weight of long nights and another year passing during which the words to Auld Lang Syne have not been learned nor considered.  Each …

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Holiday Show TIme!

  Players, we are in the final weeks–the throes of the 2020 Solstice League. And for most of you teams I’ve got bad news about nabbing that top spot. It’s not happening. The good news is that we get to spend the holiday with a pretty solid crew of people, even if it is just …

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Come On Feel the Trivia

Let me tell you players, I’m finally feeling safe enough to step out of my house. The comments got heated last week, and you know when the comments get heated, the emotions are burning up. I can’t just be walking out, unprotected, into an angry public. Even with my face mask on people were like, …

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Deep in the League Mucky Muck

We are entering the closing weeks of the Late 2020 league here at Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia. And things are not quite shaking out as I expected. We all knew where teams like Milwaukee Tunnel Snakes and Graj Darts were going to end up. I believe the legend of their trivia play is whispered in hush …

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Trivia Wednesday Services

Let’s look back at where we’ve been in the last week. We had Black Metal Friday, The Sunday Coming Feast, Sunday Sunday Sunday, Cybering Monday (as was promised to us in the 1992 film Lawnmowing Man) and Giving Tuesday, which is actually pronounced .GivingTues.  Now we find ourselves here, in the throes of Trivia Wednesday. …

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