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McElroy's
3607 South Sandman Street
Houston, TX
77098
Thursday, September 03, 2015
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Bent and Broken
Rainbow Brite

Thank you all for coming out tonight. Totes a fun night. Like, every night is fun and all, but when 100% of the bar is playing, there’s a vibe that just sorta rocks. What doesn’t rock? I just glanced down and see that my laptop is bent. I don’t really know what the fuck happened. I mean, I drop my backpack kinda often and all, but fuck. It’s not like a laptop is a flimsy little thing. I suppose I should just be happy that I dropped the damn thing hard enough for it to bend, but it still works. That’s the bright side, right? Right? I’ll go with yes. Oh, and uh, RIP Wes Craven. I love the Scream movies. Scream 2 was the first movie I ever got kicked out of
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Howdy! My name is Katie, I enjoy long walks on the beach, pasta, and Christmas lights in July. The first things people notice about me are my subtle sense of fashion and my typically reserved demeanor. I have a penchant for video games, with a fixation on SNES games of yore. I'm only 5'2", but I make up for it by wearing 4-6 inch platforms. I'm a HUGE Twilight fanboy-girl.

Disclaimer: Roughly 70% of the above is true. The other 40%... total fabrication and folly. 


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Fuzzy's Taco Shop
7010 Easy Wind Drive #100
Austin, TX
78752
Thursday, September 03, 2015
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The One Where the Hot Girl Flirted with Me for Bonus Points (that I could not give)
Pax

ATTENTION HOT GIRLS: It is perfectly acceptable to flirt with your friendly Austin, bisexual, non-monogamous quizmaster. Absolutely. However, I hate to break it to you but that flirting cannot translate into bonus points. Things that do not get you bonus points: 1. Flirting, no matter how gorgeous you are. No matter how sexy you look when you say 'How YOU doing?'. No matter how much your winky kissy face makes my pulse quicken. NO BONUS POINTS. SORRY. 2. Sharing your churros with me, although I do appreciate it. 3. Helping me fix the feedback on my new PA system - sorry, still no bonus points 4. Correctly identifying that I play Guardians
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Pax is a comedian, emcee, drag king, and burlesquer out of Austin, TX.  She's a life long geek whose first fandom was Star Wars but currently follows Doctor Who, Sherlock, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Her currently favorite libations are salty dogs and local Belgian-style beers.


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O'Niell's Pub
4310 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM
87108
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 9:00 pm]
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The Fappiest Place on Quiz
The Jewish Viking

Man, it was good to be back and see all of your inebriated faces at quiz last night. 3 weeks was too long to miss quiz, but I was back and there were a bunch of you ready to quiz Jewish Viking style. And we did.We started with our one letter change slogan. It was really fun to watch everyone's brains kick into overdrive thinking of and then trying to pretend in front of your friends that you weren't thinking about "Ginger Licking Good." We all know you were though. Our music round featured four special ladies: Jane, Cecelia, Jenny, and Sally. Sorry, Sherry, you get one Steve Perry song and that's it. We then had our anything or everything round. You guys are really awesome
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It's me!


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Snoqualmie Brewery & Taproom
8032 Falls Ave SE
Snoqualmie, WA
98065
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Fall: One Word For Many Things
Jam Sammich

As the wind picks up, temperature drops, and leaves turn, it's definitely apparent that Autumn -- better know as Fall -- is well on its way toward our little city nestled in the crook of the mountains. Fall is also one of those monikers that stands for a couple things... Could be a water feature/nature-specific item (like our very own Snoqualmie Falls), could be a season (as in reference to Autumn), and it's commonly used to explain an encounter with gravity.   Now, I know most of you left before this happened... But after a night in heels, I have to share a story with you that's comical. Following the end of quiz as I finished packing everything up, getting stuff readjusted,
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Snarky data analyst/ex-cover band singer with an affinity for alt rock, Dad jokes, puns, and whiskey.


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Causeway Restaurant and Bar
65 Causeway Street
Boston, MA
02114
Thursday, September 03, 2015
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You Got What I Need
The Duke of Allston

In a sea of progressive female commentary that finds its way into my Facebook feed, the one that feels most like a straw man argument to me is "women are not kindness machines that you put coins into to get sex."  Wait...all guys don't learn that lesson in their teens?  I learned quickly enough that kissing a woman's ass is not the path to getting her to be your girlfriend.  Being aloof is on that path.  Having money is on that path.  Being Charlie Sheen is on that path.   Eventually, a man learns that there's no need to chase women.  If you carry yourself properly, some good ones will take an interest in you eventually.  And by all means,
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I grew up in Burlington, VT, and moved here on a whim in 2003.  Became the quiz presenter at White Horse Tavern in 2005, where I worked for 7 years for another quiz company. Then Geeks Who Drink came a-callin'.  I first rejected their overtures, but joined the family when they offered to pay me in hair gel.

When I'm not hosting your quiz or hitting on you, I enjoy horse racing, kayaking,and baseball.  I once won $33,000 on a $48 horse ticket.  I also participated in the 2012 and 2014 Horse Player World Series, and in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, both elite handicapping tournaments held annually in Las Vegas.

I was on "Judge Mathis" in 2004, and also appeared locally on the Red Sox trivia game show "The Batters' Box" in 2009.  Yet, I still get recognized for appearing for ten seconds on a casting special for "Beauty and the Geek" in 2005.  Seriously, it's aired on television maybe twice, and people recognize it.  It's stupendous.


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Dry Dock Brewing Co.
15120 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO
80014
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Hooray for (Fantasy) Football Season!
Control Freakonomics

In the past five days I have drafted four different fantasy football teams and, thankfully, I can put that part of the season behind me.  Not that I don't enjoy doing it, but holy shit can that process drag out.  If it's not one team taking the entire thirty second allotment to nominate a player for auction, it's another team who needs alllllll ninety seconds to make their pick in a snake draft.  As someone who has played fantasy sports for almost twenty years, let me fill you in on something that I realized years ago: It's all a crapshoot.   Sure, you can definitely be a little bit better at crapshooting than the other folks in your league, but most
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Mike was a faithful quizzer for almost three years who finally fell victim to the siren call of becoming a quizmaster.  Translation: Getting paid to eat, drink, and joke at the expense of others was simply too much to resist.  Also, talking about himself in the third person is a major turn-on.

At first glance Mike probably qualify as more drink than geek, but he'll put his nerd street cred up against anyone brave enough to accept the challenge.  We're talking played World of Warcraft at a "WORLD CLASS" level here, people.  

There is, however, a soft spot reserved in his heart for good beer, bad puns, and obscure references so if you have any one of these to spare, come down to Dry Dock and get your quiz on!


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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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One Nation, Under TRAILHEAD!
The Radness That Is Brecken

Holy hell: I'm pretty sure 90% of all the people I know showed up at Trailhead at some point last night. I felt like a politician: shaking hands, kissing babies (okay, no babies but a lot of cheek-pecks).EPIC first time win for the home team, Team Dobbins (in some name variation or another, last night's mutation being Pete's Buying Shots!). One American point put them up to 78 and over the top of I'm Not a Squirrel, Not Yet a Woman. And there was applause. It's nice when we can share in the winning spirit, isn't it?But still, we need more rivalry! My motto is "More fighting, less pants." Yeah, okay, I have a lot of
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It's hard to be humble when you're so fucking smart...

The Radness That Is Brecken has been a quiz mistress since Aug. 2007. Yeah, that's a long fucking time. It is said the only way to stop her is to kill her, and, really, good luck with that.

When not belittleing you on a mic, Brecken is busy hating people (see her neck tattoo), and really not caring about much... except GWD, Trailhead, her pets, and beer.

She lives her life like the Arthur Balfour quote: "Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all."

Pet peeves include people that yawn without covering their mouth, those that say "WHAT?" instead of "Pardon?", and people that accuse Miss B of being a bad pet owner. That shit will get you punched in the mouth. Seriously. Ask anybody.

Check out her other writing misadventures at Writing As I Write. You know you want to, so stop being all douchy about it.

And please remember: much like the Wu-Tang Clan, Brecken ain't nothing to fuck with.

What Chilly Wig-Wam?


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City Streets Restaurant
249 Lexington St
Waltham, MA
02452
Thursday, September 03, 2015
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Passing the Pixies
Radius

So, Brady's free. That's a thing. I feel pretty indifferent about the whole thing (which seems blasphemous as a transplanted New Englander), so I lean on the side who dish out the hip-hips and hoorays. And I don't know if that victory is correlated to tonight's quiz. I mean, we had 9 teams fight it out, 2 of which were RUMBLE participants. I added some new songs into my playlist, too, which reflected some new hits and some classics. When the Pixies came on shuffle, though, I had to abandon ship - er - track. Too slow. 'Twas a time of rejoicing. Everyone was definitely into the pictures tonight. I finally made an appearance
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Hello, Internet!

Darius is originally from New Jersey, so please keep that in mind when he talks about his love for 24-hour diners (garlic bread and chocolate pudding is a typical order). Some of his favorite things include dogs, zombies, and snickerdoodle cookies.

You can usually find him with a stout in his hand and scruff on his face. Darius likes to make YouTube videos and do theater things, too. Despite his super tough look, he's kind of a sweetheart and will most likely melt if you pay him a compliment. Keep paper towels handy.


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Executive Surf Club
309 N Water St
Corpus Christi, TX
78401
Thursday, September 03, 2015
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Silent, the Stronghold Everlasting Unto the Breadth Spread Madness
AdrianTrevino

Greetings from the desk of Adrian, or from a table inside Surf Club. First things first, sleep is a wonderful thing; not just the band, but the actual act of sleeping is wonderful. You lay down, close your eyes, the lights are out, not a sound is heard in the house, and eventually you drift off to sleep, go through several phases of sleep (including an awesome dream phase), and then your alarm goes off and you wake up and its time to get dressed and ready for work and you feel pretty good. On that note, I haven't had any real sleep since Monday night. You know how I said last week was the last week for Rumble stuff? I was wrong; that's
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OH GOSH, THERE'S SUPPOSED TO BE SOMETHING EXTREMELY FUNNY HERE, BUT I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING FUNNY TO PUT HERE, OH GOSH OH GOSH, WHAT AM I DOING I CAN'T COMPUTER TODAY.

 

Anyways! I love QMing, it beats the living HELL out of my day job; I play guitar and absolutely love Death Metal, and I like wearing cuban shirts and smoking cigars and watching Star Trek. I also like making dumb jokes.  I tend to stay towards the middle of the road when it comes to... well, anything. I also do a lot of referential humor, so this only helps but serve that purpose. And the purpose of having a night to go to a bar to drink. Yes.

 

Well.

 

Good on 'ya.


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Chelsea Pub & Lounge
1334 Hermosa Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA
90254
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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NEWS FLASH: Iran does not have nuclear weapons…..YET!!! ::eyeroll::
shadude (the long winded Persian)

I swear, sometimes I think you people just write down answers just to see how pissed off you can make me…..and yes, I say “you people” (and you people know who you are…..so please don’t pretend to all offended by it). At least the quiz started off fun enough when we took popular ad slogans and changed one letter to make it hilarious. The best FART of waking up [is Folgers in your cup]. [Pork] is the other SHITE meat!!! [KFC is] GINGER licking good. HIL-AIR-EE-OUS!!!!! (No, seriously….it might sound like sarcasm, but it is a fun way to start quiz….and certainly way more creative than any another company.) No surprisingly, you people
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A geek of many sorts:

 a space geek - believe it or not, I really am a rocket scientist

a music geek - used to be a DJ at my college radio station

a concert geek - live music rocks! (pun intended)

a live theatre geek - it's just a better value than the going to the cinema at this point

a musical theatre geek -more than an straight man rightfully should be

a political geek - it's a much better bloodsport than the MMA

a pop culture geek - grew up as a latch-key child, so TV was my babysitter

a bike geek - Orbea Orca with Campy Record-11 (if you know what that is, then you're a bike geek, too)


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Durty Nelly's
2915 Redhill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Pop, Lock and Everything in Between
Gerry-oke

MAN, what a crazy night!  We had a new round format, a birthday to celebrate and a dance-off for the “Not Last” prize!  Good times!  I didn’t get any video of the dance-off (‘cuz I’m lame) but if you did, let’s see it!  Send it my way, or maybe link it in the comments section below.  The new round was “Anything or Everything Between.”  It took a little extra time to explain it but, relative to what I’ve been seeing at other GWD venues last night, not that much; you guys caught on pretty quickly, so thanks for that.  Also, dare I say, I think you guys enjoyed it too.  Change is always good,
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A product of the top-secret government genetics experiment codename Purity Control, Quizmaster Gerry-oke is a singular speciman, a human-Canadian-Japanese-nerd hybrid. His breeding has instilled in him a proclivity toward the Anaheim Ducks and hockey in general, karaoke, sushi, Batman, "Star Wars," "The X-Files," and "The Walking Dead," just to name a few. If you'd care to get to know him even more intimately, you can find him currently quizzing at McFadden's Anaheim, Tuesdays @ 8PM, and at Durty Nelly's, Costa Mesa, Wednesdays @ 7PM.


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The Lost Dutchman
22125 SE 237th Street #106
Maple Valley, WA
98038
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Some serious competition!
AaronMorse

We had another great night of Quizzing at The Lost Dutchman!  Quiz regulars Awesome Otters came in at second place by just one single point and they killed the round 2 audio round with a perfect 16 out of 16 and jokered to jump out to a significant lead, however Double Dutch Oven was only 1 point behind with a 15 on the audio round to eventually take the win by one point.   Round three called Anything or everything between proved especially tough tonight.  You could name one correct answer for a single point, or name everything for two points, but get a single one wrong, and score a big
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Beau Jo's (Arvada)
7525 West 53rd Avenue
Arvada, CO
80002
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Quizzlobber
Diane Cletus

Quiz can teach you stuff. For instance, pixie dust and fairy dust aren’t interchangeable. If I remember my Monster Manual correctly, they aren’t. And both of them are a pretty far cry from angel dust. And while all three will make you fly, there’s only two of them that was an acceptable answer to our Peter Pan question last night.   I wasn’t trying to be facetious (or foreshadowy) when I picked out one of my favorite band shirts pre-quiz
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Here's the 411 on Mr. H:

He's 29. He's surprisingly engaged. He's an art teacher-turned-instructional coach at a local high school. A really good one.

When not belching into a microphone, John can be found:

  • Sipping brews at the Dark Lord's favorite brewery.
  • Playing competitive air guitar.
  • Flopping Magic cards with the other dorks.
  • Bulleting lists...with extreme prejudice.


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HotelHotel PizzaBar (formerly The Dubliner)
3515 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA
98103
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Tearin' Up my Heart, You Guys
Quiz Wiggles

In honor of Round 3 Question 6, here are six facts I bet you didn't know about me and N'Sync:   1. N'Sync was the first ever concert I went to.  3rd Grade. With Shannon Hill and her mom.  Nosebleed seats at the Spokane Arena. 2. In 3rd grade, if I could've dated any N'Sync member it would've been Lance Bass. Hands down the sweetest! 3. As a fully grown adult woman, I would date Justin Timberlake. Duh. 4. If I could be any N'Sync member I would be Chris Kirkpatrick.  Countertenor, man! 5. I still have an N'Sync CD that sometimes I sing along to in my car. 6. JC's last name is Chasez NOT Chavez. Please take note.   Until
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My name is Meaghan.  I make weird voices and corny puns and stupid theme songs.  My theme songs are usually melodically interesting, but don't make a lot of literal sense.  Sometimes people think it's funny.  Sometimes it's just awkward.  When I am not quizzing I like to ribbon dance with cats.


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Icenhauer's
83 Rainey St
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Icenhauer's: A Swan Song
AB Baby

I have to admit something, y'all. This is the hardest blog I've written for Geeks Who Drink so far. It's not entirely because it's the last one I ever get to write for Icenhauer's but more that I'm just really terrible at goodbyes.Like, seriously. Once at the end of a quiz I didn't know how to sign off and i said "peace out." My quizzers were very quick to call me out on my foolishness with that one.So in an attempt to keep from being overly sappy or sad, I'm simply going to leave you with three of my favorite goodbyes:1. "Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss2. "You always were an asshole, Gorman." - Aliens - it seems appropriate
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Native Austinite, feminist, patriot.

Anna dyes her hair blonde because she wants to be Leslie Knope. Her hobbies include arguing with the tv and radio - especially when political discussions come on, cleaning her apartment to the sounds of old school country music records, and writing letters to television networks to try and get Freaks and Geeks back on the air. Hey, it worked for Family Guy!

She believes fluoride is poisoning us all, Lee Harvey Oswald could never have made that shot, and Blink-182 is due for a reunion.


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The Canterbury Ale House
534 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA
98112
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Hashtag Pound Sign
Quizmaster Jason

We set a new record at last night’s quiz. 26 teams competed. But as always, we could only have one victor. That honor went to Frog N’ Beans, who as a two-person team earned an astonishing 81 points. Not far behind them was one of our Rumble In the Pub teams (that’s still going through today) Arsenic and Lee Pace with 78 points. We had a couple of teams drop out at the end, which didn’t qualify them for last place or “not last” place… and the team that won didn’t collect their prize so, I gave it to the lowest team that was still there. I don’t remember who that was.   We’ve been
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Jason's primary profession is as a programmer, but he spends the rest of his time being a geek. Which means he spends all of his time being a geek. He has a love of all things fantasy and sci-fi, except the things that suck (I'm looking at you Babylon 5). He hasn't quite mastered talking about himself in the third person, as evidenced by his last sentence.