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Name: Greg Machotka
Date registered: December 21, 2011

Latest posts

  1. New Players Welcomed, and Warned — November 15, 2021
  2. Them Very Holy Days — November 1, 2021
  3. The Will Be Metaphorical Blood — October 25, 2021
  4. Remote Dispatches — October 18, 2021
  5. Delta in the Time of Delta — August 18, 2021

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New Players Welcomed, and Warned

Players, you know the day, the time and what is about to go down. I like the idea that the previous statement prompted JB, or really any player who’s been in the mix for at least three weeks, to suddenly glance at their watch, chuckle to themself and think, “Some poor team is about to …

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Them Very Holy Days

Greetings! And welcome to November. We’re talking peak Autumn here. The leaf peepers are gone. And the dried leaves that remain hang from skeletons in the deciduous forests, leaving the cold, unloving touch of conifers as the only beacon of life. Ahh. but it is in this time, that we here at Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia …

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The Will Be Metaphorical Blood

Player, I’m talking to you. Look at me. I’m looking directly at you now. I’m talking lazer-like focus and intensity right now. You feel that? Now hear me out. I’m asking you to use two senses now. Or you can read my lips, whatever, I just need to know you’re absorbing and processing the words …

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Remote Dispatches

Players, I woke up this morning to startling news. It’s news we knew was coming, as evidence of it has been in every Target and Neiman Marcus you walk through. But this morning it really hit home that consumerists and retail giants have successfully eliminated the fall season. We now go from the post Labor-Day …

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Delta in the Time of Delta

Madison, what’s good? I’ll tell you what’s good. I’ll tell you what’s going down. Thursday night. One night only. We’ve got an in-person trivia show. Through friends of friends of friends, we’re knocking out a one time show at Delta Beer Lab on the southside. Now players…players, think about how many prizes I owe you …

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Word on the Street

I haven’t been in Milwaukee proper lately but there seems to be a buzz about this week’s show. A friend of mine, probably Mel or Johnnie for the purposes of this story, said they were standing at the end of Wisconsin Ave, looking at the Calatrava’s wings, spread out over the Quadracci Pavilion and the …

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Dreamy Trivs

  This message right here goes out to the true Milwaukee players, the Company Brewing trivia hounds, the dreamers of dreams–the kind of dreams that are often like “we were at Company Brewing, Nick was there but he had a green mohawk like the time he went to the Corn Palace with his family. And …

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Your Week 31 News

Players, let’s take a minute to discuss those scores at Company Brewing last night. The scores were so good. We’re talking about scores like 29, 31 and 36. Then there were others like 51, 52, and 53. Can you even imagine being on one of those teams? So much pressure to squeeze out just one …

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Once again Wednesday is upon us. That means it’s the day we all wake up, slide on those trivia pants and pretend any part of the day matters before seven o’clock central standard time tonight. Now, if you’re an avid reader/true believer/subscriber to the Wisconsin’s Hardest Trivia mythos you noticed the Monday-night Company Brewing players …

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Basking in the Glow

Players, this is where we start to see the shortcomings of the in-person shows and, ultimately, the perfection of the virtual shows. Imagine being a player on a team like Bobby Portishead or Thrillho–one of those teams that banged down 69 points for a top spot tie Monday night at Company Brewing. Noble efforts by …

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