Are Townline BBQ Trivia Teams Sending Codes to the Ukraine Resistance?

Townline BBQ Ukraine Code
Are coded messages being passed from Townline BBQ Quiz Night to the Ukraine Resistance Movement? Photos: Istimages and alexis84/iStock/Thinkstock, Brendan O'Reilly, Google Maps, Oliver Peterson

The 2001 biopic A Beautiful Mind is based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in economics. Russell Crowe plays Nash, who for a good part of his life suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and delusions. In the movie, he is invited to crack encrypted enemy communications in order to thwart a Soviet plot.

In a more local instance of encrypted communications, I believe the reporting on’s Blog Du Jour is actually a covert way of sending messages to the people of Crimea, Ukraine, who are resisting the idea of making their peninsula part of Russia.

The evidence? The March 7 Blog Du Jour touts the recent victory at Townline BBQ of the Dan’s Papers trivia team, also known as “Thursday Night AA.”

Thursday Night AA may even be working in concert with one of their alleged competitors? Certainly a case could be made for drawing that conclusion. Come on, people, look at the recent results board posted on the blog. It shows team “Crimea River” tied with Team Thursday Night AA at 53 points each. This tells the Ukraine resistance movement that the two trivia teams are working with one another.

Let’s take a closer look at team Crimea River. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea is located in the southeastern region of Ukraine. Within the Republic is the Crimea River, a scenic river which flows 230 miles through the densely forested region.

It seems curious that of all the names available for this trivia team, they would pick one that directly relates to the current political unrest in the Ukraine.

Back to Team Thursday Night AA. The name clearly indicates that on Thursday night, an ALL ALERT (AA) should be issued. Which Thursday is yet to be determined, but I am certain it is will be revealed in the coded words of a future blog.

And how about the Mickey connection? The Crimea River actually begins its journey in the Mickey Mountains near Aguilera Peak. My research indicates that several members of the Thursday Night AA Team are known fans of Mickey Mouse and Dan’s Papers’ primary illustrator is Mickey Paraskevas. Am I the only one seeing the big picture here?

So, in summation of my theory, the resistance fighters of the Ukraine go to the website and receive the coded messages masked within the weekly trivia results blog. I have yet to determine who is the actual mastermind of the operation. I am leaning toward Brendan O’Reilly. That sounds like a Ukrainian name to me.

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