Sex marks the spot: Planned Parenthood hosts its first Get Yourself Tested trivia night

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Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Planned Parenthood promotes its annual Get Yourself Tested campaign.
In what U.S. state is it illegal for a man to have sex with a fish? If you want to know the answer -- and are looking for something both fun and educational to do Thursday night -- Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has you covered. It's hosting a sex-trivia night at Hamburger Mary's Club M as part of PP's annual Get Yourself Tested national campaign.

The event will feature trivia questions both humorous and informational on topics ranging from anatomy to pop culture, and proceeds will go to support the GYT low-cost testing days coming soon to a PPRM center near you.

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Ten video games set in Colorado: Part two

Categories: Games, Lists, Trivia


Who would have thought that our humble state of Colorado could have hosted so many video games? While for many developers Colorado seems to be synonymous with little more than "snow," these games will take you everywhere from explosive recreations of '90s blockbusters to wholesome educational programs. Although few of these games will teach you about Coloradan geography, if you've ever been under attack by a North Korean army or driven through Commerce City, you'll want to keep reading...

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10 video games set in Colorado

Categories: Games, Lists, Trivia

Today's release date for Forza Horizon for Xbox, which takes place entirely in Colorado, got us thinking: In over forty years of video-game history, there had to have been a few other games set in the Centennial State.

Little did we know, a veritable mountain of electronic entertainment has depicted our state -- sometimes in eerily accurate ways, sometimes much less so. So we decided to profile ten games set in Colorado. Keep reading for some weird, wonderful and just plain odd history.

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Ancient Romans knew how to party: Five reasons behind their greatest legacy

Categories: Lists, Sex, Trivia

The Bacchanal by Peter Paul Rubens
It's a Bacchanal, y'all!
Alongside such achievements as the aqueducts and roman numerals, the ancient people of what is now Italy made some noteworthy progress in the field of fun. In other words, they knew how to party. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is recognizing that tradition Friday, September 28 with Bacchus Raucous: A Party in Pompeii. To get you in the mood, we dove into the history books (okay, we dove into Wikipedia) to bring you some knowledge on the hard-partying legacy of the Roman Empire.

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Spike Lee's most beautifully preachy moments

Categories: Lists, Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson and Halle Berry in Jungle Fever.
Spike Lee's films always carry a social message, but his mastery of aesthetics and storytelling usually transcend any political bias. Yet just like the jazz score in a Woody Allen flick, or obscure pop culture references in one of Quentin Tarantino's little treasures, there inevitably comes a point in almost every Spike Lee movie where the narrative slows into a montage, or the drama becomes thick as molasses, and something clicks in our mind that says, "Ah, he wants to teach us a lesson about society here." It wouldn't be a Spike Lee film without them, and in honor of his latest release, Red Hook, premiering at the Mayan Theatre this Friday, we give you the most beautifully preachy moments of Spike Lee.

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In honor of Book of Mormon, here's a pop history of religious satire

"I believe that ancient Jews built boats and sailed to America/I am a Mormon, and a Mormon just believes," sings Elder Price in Matt Stone and Trey Parker's iconic musical, The Book of Mormon. And while the theological irreverence of a song like "Spooky Mormon Hell Dream," or the existential send-up of self imposed ignorance in "Turn It Off," may seem gut-bustingly revolutionary, Parker and Stone are building on a tradition of god-mocking that is as old as belief itself. From Chaucer and Voltaire, to Kevin Smith and Bill Maher, comedians have continued to pull from the bottomless well of religious satire, which never seems to run dry. And while we could spend all day sifting through the vast libraries of chuckles-at-god's-expense, here's instead a microwaved version of what's been going on in the world of spiritual sarcasm in just the last forty years.

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A thick history of beards and facial hair (infographic)

Does a beard make the man? It depends on who you ask. Historically, beards were used for warmth, intimidation of protection from enemies, but in modern times, women find beards only about two-thirds as attractive as a clean-shaven man. In Colorado, beards can be a seasonal look for the October-March snow, but are also worn year-round in homage of the pioneers who settled this land. (Or perhaps beards are really hip in some social circles.) Learn more about beards with the below infographic, then work on turning that stubble into a face rug everyone will look upon with envy.

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kART Across America: Michael Moore offers to help local documentarians

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Jeremy Make and Andy Raney stand with Christine, the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang of vintage golf karts.
In December, we caught up with Andy Raney and Jeremy Make, the local co-creators of kART Across America, a documentary devoted to their 108-day trek across the United States in a fussy, broken-down golf kart named Christine. On Thursday, Michael Moore caught up with them -- on NPR. In a Talk of the Nation spot devoted to navigating the changes in Oscar rules for feature documentaries, the veteran filmmaker spoke to Make about the implications for artists with smaller financial backing.

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Futurama quiz: Bite some shiny metal asses tonight at Rackhouse Pub

Good news, everyone! If you love Futurama and beer, then you should check out "All Glory to the Hypnoquiz: an all-Futurama Event" at Rackhouse Pub tonight at 8 p.m. Sponsored by Geeks Who Drink, this pub quiz will involve teams competing (showing off) with each other to answer trivia questions about all six seasons of Futurama--and the four movies. And it's my personal mission to think of the best name for my quiz team.

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Skype: A coming of age story

Like all of us, Skype began as a mere twinkle in the eye of its creators. In less than ten years, it had matured into a beautiful adult. Skype has made its Swedish, Danish and Estonian parents proud, with its latest life accomplishment -- you guessed it -- being sold for $8.5 billi to Microsoft.

But, as the below infographic shows, Skype wasn't always so lovable. It wasn't until Skype's older brother, Kazaa (you remember it, right?) went to prison that Skype came to exist in the first place.

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