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Cortland's Garage
1645 W Cortland Street
Chicago, IL
60622
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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I'll Geek, You Drink
Bilbo Shraggins

  The title of today’s blog comes to us from one of our new quizzers, who despite personally winning three out of the five bonus pints, refused all them saying: “ I don’t want the free beer, I just want to show i’m smarter than everyone.” And with that egotistical, yet responsible alcoholic-ly approach approach to quiz, we were off!   It was another exciting night at Cortland’s Garage for the third chapter of our quizzing saga. Much to my delight, this quiz had everything I love: a good audio round, questions about Lord of The Rings, and state capitals.   I like to think that you
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Lior Shragg: Music maker, Cheez-It lover, Professional Nerd.


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Erie Brewpub & Pizzeria (Echo Brewing Company)
600 Briggs Street
Erie, CO
80516
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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You don’t want to hear my body talk after I eat Mexican food, Olivia Newton-John!
Wolfie

They came from near and far, some ready for the battle of what they might know and others giving it a shot to keep me from begging them to play….I mean playing out of curiosity. I brought my body guard along, just in case it got too crazy (my 6 year old daughter) at Echo Brewing, If you weren’t aware that Stephen Hawking became an alien hunter of sorts, Dr. Seuss is still publishing work beyond the grave, and that you can earn $15 an hour to flip burgers in New York City….in 2018, well now you are!   Glad to know SOMEBODY knew who the hell Fetty Wap is, because I was clueless and I’M the one with
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Random facts and such about me:

- Been told by several people I have met through the years that I have a THICK and NOTICABLE Colorado accent! Yeah, I don't get it either!

- Turned down a gig of driving the band Twopointeight for 2 months on the Floggign Molly tour cause I was waiting to return to a job I was on medical leave from....Yup, I am still kicking myself, cause I didn't go back to that job until about 5 months later. 

- I wish every day that Courtney Cox would get over herself and allow for the Misfits of Science to be released on DVD in the U.S. At least I hear she is part of why it won't be released cause she is embaressed by it.....I wonder if she has ever seen her show Cougar Town....THATS embaressing!

- Went to a Model & Talent convention and met talent scouts, agents, etc that would make even Simon Cowell cry!!!

- I believe in ghosts cause I have experienced them, even at an adult bookstore I worked at once. 

- Wrote, directed, starred, designed set, did promo work, etc. for a performance art show I did with an amazing cast and crew for a student production in College. It was called "Freak Boy Speaks!"

- I am also an artist! Paintings (Acrylics), drawing, etc. I am also a writer, which kind of shows when I do my blogs. 

- Much rather meet celebs than to get their autographs or pictures with them.

- Worked concert security for a short time in AZ. STILL never got paid for that N'sync concert!!!! 

- Can put myself in the game of 6 six degrees of Kevin Bacon. 

- Finished up my final season as mascot for the 2010 WFTDA Champions, the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls. Will miss being Wolfie the wolf, but will continue watching roller derby!

- Worked on a cruise ship, where I got to meet people from all over the world, and met my wife (she was a fellow crew member, not a passenger cause that is against the rules!).

- Followed the Vans Warped tour for 2 weeks in 2004.....One hell of an adventure.

- Rode on an airplane at 1 a.m. from Phoenix, AZ to Dallas TX with a bunch of Wrestlers from "WWE", back in 2003. Included the Undertaker, Edge, Matt Hardy, Billy "the Ass man" Gunn, Eddie Gurerro, and many more.

- Once worked at the post office on my college campus. Ask me why one WOULD and COULD go mad from working at such a place. 

- I only like bacon or cole slaw when in the mood.

- Once performed with a group from Second City back in College with fellow Improv group members at the school. 

- Worked at Ed Debevic's in AZ. If you don't know, then google it or ask Jeeves (he is still around, isn't he?).

- Much rather be at a coffee shop with a pen or pencile and a journal or drawing pad than a laptop.....which I use as a Quiz Master! We get along......for now. 

-Aside from my mascot alter ego, I have another alter ego when I perform on stage with a band. His name is Elder Grimlee. He was once a logo for AZ band, the Elders UK, but now searches for his own band. But the alter egos don't stop there.....several more exist. 

- I was born 1 month late!!!! Remember, this was back in 1976! So a C-section was not an option. Plus, can you blame a guy.....FREE room and board!!!

- Mystery Science Theater 3000 is one of my ALL time favorite shows and when I am stressed, sad, or bummed, I just put on one of my MST3K DVDs and all is right with the world and no one dies! I also believe that GWD should do a MST3K themed quiz!

- I don't care for Netflix due to some issues with their service. BRING BACK MY BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO!!!!!!

- Find it funny that when I was about 19 years old, I hoped to have a full tattoo body suit by the age of 30. I am 38 and have 6. I am such a slacker.

- My Mom can beat up your Mom, Dad, buddies you street fight with and ALMOST threw down with the late Fabulous Muhla! I am her baby by oy, so watch it, unless you mention sympathy for my being born late then you have won her over. 

- Made a collapsable dance cage with my brother for a roller derby girl from the league I mascot(ed) for (she DJed with another DJ and they wanted a dance cage).....still got the pictures! No clue what happened to it, hoping someone is go-go dancing their heart out in it!


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Cicero's
6691 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO
63130
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Horrifying Audio Dissonance
AaronHolderman

Welcome to another installment of Geeks Who Drink at Cicero's blog update. All thing were as they should be at last night's quiz, with many of our regulars showing their faces. That is of course excluding whatever happened to our R7 Q5, sorry about that all. Coming in first were Patrick's Delightful Dimples, who were delightfully kind this week to their namesake. Closely following them Sass were in second my only a few points. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves, I look forward to seeing you again next week! Aaron
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Hinge
48 Main Street
Northampton, MA
01060
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Sometimes We All Have Trouble Closing
Bilbo Teabaggins/BillDozer

Today I tried to pick up my pace a little as next week I need to ensure that we are completely done and wrapped up by 9:30for an event.  Sadly much like most of our teams, I have some difficulty keeping on top of things in the final rounds.  Failing at Everything looked like strong hopefuls tonight but with only a sum total of 5 points in the last 3 rounds toppled from first down to sixth.  Sassy Pants Again were mounting a strong comeback game (with a slight trip up in round three, turns out 50/50 choices are not their thing), but with only 7 total points in the last 3 rounds couldn’t escape their
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The Elusive Speckled Dungeyfish is often found in bars as a part of its natural habitat.  It sometimes sports strange camoflauge and can be found running/drinking with the Happy Valley Hash House Harriers (a Drinking Group with a Running Problem).  It may also don skates and be seen playing roller derby with the Dirty Dozen of the Pioneer Valley Roller Derby

It is a social being.  Not appropriate for small children, the elderly, and the overly sensitive.  Approach with caution and an open sense of humor


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Ozzie's Seattle
105 W Mercer St
Seattle, WA
98119
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Confetty Wap
JaredDuncan

I think one of my favorite things about Forbes Top 15 Fictional List is that they don’t discriminate against different species. Ducks, dragons, Ashton Kutcher characters, they all make the list. The real Forbes 500 could learn a thing or 500 from that list.   And tonight’s quizzers could learn a lot from their genius quizmaster. Like how not to shout out answers while I’m reading the question. But I won’t hold it against Mika & Her Minions, they’re new. And like a child that touches a hot stove, they’ll get burned and they will learn.   Cheese Toastie confused me, Bob
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Not so long ago, I was on a team playing quiz and we ruled the school. My personal areas of expertise were both audio rounds, anything involving movies, and American history. One night, I was the only guy in the bar who knew the name of the current prime minister of England.

We placed first almost every week. So often that it became stale and I needed a new challenge. So instead of angering fellow geeks by besting them, I decided I would anger them by doing the asking. So I became a quizmaster and I've been pissing them off ever since.  


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Stem Ciders
2811 Walnut Street #150
Denver, CO
80205
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Ransom Note
Score-O-Matt-ic 9001 Series QUIZBOT

I HaVe YOur QuizMasTeR, K3Ll3y, iN my CLUtcheS.  FOR h3r SAfe ReTURn please FOllOW all Of thesE INStrucTions Down TO the LEttER.TO PRotECt MY IdenTity I Have STolEN TheSE LETterS FRom Oth3r's WebLogs.  IF it CaUSes YOu DIsComFort In REAding THes3 Then GOOD!! I Don"T LIke HUmans AFtER ALL.THESE ARE my DEMAnds!!1.  1,000,oo0 iN REpuBLIc CREDits or one POint FIVe Mi11ion In UNoBAINiUM  THE Exchange Rate on PanDoRA Ain'T WhaT IT Used To Be ThESE Days.  NO DAMN BIT COIN, This TImE!  You SHut up, GIOAVannI RIBiSI!2. SAFe PassaGe to VULCan AboaRd THe CruIsER Of YOUR ChooSIng.  NO FUNNY STUff.  Or I'LL CaNCel FIrEFly
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Score-O-Matt-ic 9001 Series Quizbot is heck-bent on the enslavement of humanity and world domination.  When he is not slowly polluting minds, he is infecting those of Quizlandia through daily and weekly statistical analysis.  

KNEEL BEFORE QUIZBOT! 


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Hard Times Cafe (Springfield)
6362 Springfield Plaza
Springfield, VA
22150
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The Contrabulous Fabtraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel
Tudor

Today I found out who Zendaya was, other than a face cream spokesperson, and I gotta say, it didn't affect me much at all. All you need today to have a career in the entertainment industry is a pretty face. It helps if it's somewhat exotic-looking. Then you can sing, dance, act, sell hygiene products, judge a talent show... She could have my job if she wanted it. All my favorite musicians are ugly. Anyway. Had a blast tonight, per yoozh. Five teams showing up is getting more and more frequent. Gonna have to start printing out a few more visual rounds! Our newest contenders, Bogus Maloneys, definitely proved they belong in the
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It's Tudor! I'm quiet with a loud and eloquent speaking voice. I love nonsense but I hate stupidity.Geek credentials include: Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Lord of the Rings, anything Stephen King (specifically the Dark Tower series), Magic: The Gathering, The Ender and Bean sagas, video games in general, and the Simpsons. Quiz me on any of those subjects other than GoT, because who the hell can keep all that together?


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Contests! Contests abound!
Bobby

Daaaaamn son. Sweet shit last night. Bit of a rough break on round 8 but other than that you guys kicked ass.If you didn’t hear last night, Phoenix Landing is approaching its 20th anniversary! The bar is almost old enough to drink inside itself! There’s gonna be all sorts of exciting stuff coming up including a special quiz on September 16th which will have a two hundred dollar cash prize for first place, so I expect each and every last one of you to be thereAlso, the Rumble In The Pub is happening again! Even MORE of a chance to win some
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Whats up chumps? I'm Bobby - from around the Boston area and happy to finally be able to do this for a faaaat fat profit because I love pub quiz


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Barley Vine
184 Main St
Bristol, CT
06010
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Other "PHY" Diseases Jerry Lewis Can Raise Money For...
Pope Pepe

I never really understood hero worship. Maybe it stems from a bad elementary school experience I had. Journey with me now, radio listeners to not to distant past. I past where an elderly actor had absconded with a title for the second time, this time from a strange little hardworking Greek guy. It was a time when people believed that Kansas City could win a World Series. We were told simply, “Courage” by the odd man who read the news on CBS. It was a time when Titanic things were found, and Old Coke was lost (albeit briefly). In the summer of 1985, I was 9 years old. I was spending my time at the local arcade and then making my way to the movie theaters. We had three within a close
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Born on a dark and stormy night, Joe came into this world asking questions. That sort of belligerent attitude was just the thing, and he eased into the role of Quizmaster. Hailing originally from the great state of Connecticut, Joe comes to quizzing by way of Washington, D.C. and New York City.

After several failed attempts to break into the acting world, Joe decided that producing was his bag. He produced several small venue concerts, comedy shows and benefits. He also produced the two full length musicals Lunch (part of the New York Musical theatre Festival) and Titus X, a blood soaked, punk rock, balls out adaptation of Titus Andronicus.  Joe spent years in the non profit world as well, working for various groups until he decided to strike out on his own.

Striking out brought him back to Connecticut where he ran his own business and free-lanced in the non-profit development field. He comes to Geeks Who Drink thanks to his love of all things geek (Star Trek 4evah!) and drinking. He can be found, pipe in hand, downing a glass of Famous Grouse scotch most nights...after he's put his son to bed. Joe currently resides in the central realms of Connecticut with his two cats and his destiny.

Thanks to everyone for their support and remember; everyone's a winner...unless you lose.


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The Mason Jar
1565 Cliff Rd #1
Eagan, MN
55122
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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That Moment When You Accidentally Play Bill O'Reilly Swearing and there's a Little Girl in the Audience.
Lord of Pirates

Hey Nerds. Hope your week is going well. I'm still anxiously assembling everything for this trip I'm taking. I mean, who doesn't need a treking pole and hiking boots for a trip to England? I still need to get some werewolf repellent and coloring (colouring?) books for the Children of the Damned. I think my perceptions of the UK are entirely based on horror movies. In any case, recap:   Round One was our tried and true Recently in Stuff current events round. Our teams must have been reading the news lately because they've aced this one. The only questions that tripped a few teams up were in coming up
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Writer, open-mic standup comedian, failed teacher, mad man on the lam, quiz master. These are words, some of which describe me.


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Sully's Pub
5436 Johnson Dr
Mission, KS
66205
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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I'm Batmannnnnnnnnnnnnn
Nickolaus Guzman

I can see why a lot of people think Bale when they think about Batman.  I mean the Dark Knight trilogy was easily one of the single biggest game changing film to happen in the cinematic world and ushered in a slew of comic book movies that tried to go the gritty superhero route from then on.  Whether you think that Bale made the best batman is debatable.  I won't deny that he certainly brought a very rough and in your face batman to the screen.  Heck, I thought he did a solid job minus the whole voice thing he did for batman that was funny.  Personally for me, it's Keaton all the way.  I thought he did a fucking phenomenal job as Batman when I was a youngin
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I'm a street walking cheetah /
With a heart full of napalm /
I'm a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb /
I am a world's forgotten boy /
The one who searches and destroys /
Honey gotta help me please /
Somebody gotta save my soul /
Baby detonates for me /
Look out honey, 'cause I'm using technology ! /
Ain't got time to make no apology /
Soul radiation in the dead of night /
Love in the middle of a fire fight /
Honey gotta strike me blind /
Somebody gotta save my soul /
Baby penetrates my mind /
And I'm the world's forgotten boy /
The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy /
And honey I'm the world's forgotten boy /
The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy /
Forgotten boy, forgotten boy  /
Forgotten boy said /
Hey forgotten boy


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95 Slide
722 E Pike St
Seattle, WA
98122
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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FLEET WEEK PARTY
Rainier

Tonight we saw plenty of men and women from Fleet week join us at quiz. These people were treated with a round of Rainier beer and hopefully will have as fond a memories of 95 slide as everyone else. The crisp white uniforms were top notch and even changing the final free beer question seemed to rally a full on cheer for the USS Boxer. Just wanted to start out quiz by giving all of our Navy and Coast Guard service men and women a hearty welcome.  Tonight we also had a great after quiz party which featured some amazing lines. The best by far was from a lovely lady who will remain anonymous who was heard saying "I am really excited to start dating white guys
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Folks around these parts know me by a lot of names. Having grown up in Seattle I went by Cookie during my time playing baseball. Also had the nickname Nature Boy at summer camp, and in high school Spanish class I was Diablo. Along with my many names come many talents. I was the state pickleball champion two years in a row (2005-2006) and have a pretty mean drinking arm when it comes to bar games. Try your luck and challenge me to some pool if you feel lucky. Am a passionate world traveler with plenty of plans to keep moving along in the future. Currently enjoying life and laying it all on the line Monday night at the Blue Star Cafe & Pub.

 

 

 

 


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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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You might think 2 boobs would cost more than 1 face
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Before I really get either into the meat of ze blog, or off on some random tangent I want to give a big thank you to you guys who have made Playground your home base for Wednesday quizzing.  I'm vigorously knocking on wood as I type this one-handed (phrasing) but the numbers have been going up and up.  I remember when I took over ze quiz here back in March, we would never have more than 2 or 3 teams playing, and between last week and this week, we've averaged 9 teams…and let us not forget about the 22 teams that were there for the Archer quiz…that's just awesome!  Speaking of fucking tangents…as
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Silo On 7th
1300 East 7th Street
Austin, TX
78702
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Undead Sexy Nixon WILL Haunt Your Dreams
Rev. Lindsay

Did I mention it’s Rumble time?  Yeah, it’s Rumble time.  You should get your team all signed up so we can start tallying points for you.  Starts on August 1st and goes until September.  So yeah.  Sign up and mark your venue as Silo on 7th because it makes me look awesome.  Thanks! SO With that little PSA aside… welcome to the blog for our quiz that happened on Tuesday night!  I know I promised you a blog on Wednesday, but I’m not gonna bore you
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Lindsay enjoys writing bios for other people much more than for herself, and she really hates people (herself included) who speak in the third person. 

Buy her a shot of fireball to avert the pain of this bio writing.

Go play her quiz at Silo on 7th on Tuesdays at 8PM and at Nomad Bar on Thursdays at 8PM.


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Cabo
2513 East NASA Parkway
Seabrook, TX
77586
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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# Raped
OwenBallard

Yes ladies and gentlemen, it seems like #raped was the theme of the night for the quizzers at Cabo. Not only was #raped the theme for our loyal quizzers, but it was also for the theme for yours truly, Quizmaster Owen. As you all know by now, our box of answer packets was nowhere to be found and I was quite worried that we might have to cancel. Lucky for everyone, we had a quick thinking manager who gave me a handful of printer paper that I cut in half. We had to do some improvising, but in the end everything worked out. Things worked out especially well for our first place team OTRIVIA NEWTON JOHN. OTRIVIA NEWTON JOHN was the only team that seemed to be immune to the difficulty of
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I was born in Clear Lake, and later graduated from Deer Park Schools. After high school, I graduated from the University Of Texas in Austin with a degree in Economics. After messing around in Austin till 2011, I decided to return to Houston where I continued to mess around till this day.

I like to consider myself a trivia enthusist/expert, especially with regards to music, Star Wars and the Simpsons (the latter two of the three I know more about than I do about anything). 

Come down to The Den Campus Pub on Wednesday at 7:30 for marvelous prizes, gift cards, and your chance to win some free drinks. 

If you are an idiot, then bring smart friends.


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Pint
34 Wayne Street
Jersey City, NJ
07302
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Breaking Bad Marathons and Lumpia
Carol

I'm going to make this short and sweet, guys, 'cause by the time you read this, I'll be on a 300 hour flight to the Philippines for my hot sweaty family reunion. Debated watching the entire series of Breaking Bad to while away the time, but was told 'Don't! Unless you want to be depressed when you see your family.' I'll take their word for it. Good times tonight - a solid 10 teams. Purely by habit, I started giving You'll be a dentist, you have a talent for hunting big game the top prize of $30 cashola, but in fact they were dethroned by Donny's sports hat this time around, who by the way is wearing a space hat, for the record. Nicole will
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Badass.