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Darwin's Theory
33 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX
77007
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016
[Saturdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Pearl Harbor Was an Inside Job
Geoff (like Chaucer)

Less than 24 hours until Valentine's Day, and this quizmaster is sadly-not-sadly single.  As far as I'm concerned, the whole concept of Valentine's Day is just an excuse to prop up one or two sectors of the economy.  The canonized Valentines were martyrs; we celebrate that fact with romance, chocolate, flowers, and dramatic relationship meltdowns worthy of WorldStarHipHop.com.  No, I'm not bitter; why do you ask?OK, all drama aside, we still had a good night here at Darwin's Theory.  Seven teams came out to test their brains about love, fear, mean people, household objects, award shows, and rhyming songs.Pod People came out on top
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GEEKS.  I enjoy role-playing games, listening to music, and video games.  Reddit is my bread and butter.  I know a lot about a lot of things.

WHO.  Military veteran, computer expert.  Young at heart, sarcastic to a fault, and funny.  I hope.

DRINK.  I don't drink often, but when I do, it's usually a beer.  I drink shots on special occasions only.  I am known to sing karaoke at times.


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Jake's Food & Spirits
3800 Walnut Street
Denver, CO
80205
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Damn, Molly
AlisonRudd

Ahoy! I've been running myself a little ragged with all of the quiz subbing I've been doing the past few weeks but it's been nice to come home to a house full of dogs. I'm dog-sitting for my neighbor which means on top of the dachshund and poodle extravaganza that's normally at my house, I've got the saddest looking spaniel thing that ever was created. Her name is Bailey and she has bladder problems. It's hard to me mad at something that constantly looks like it just watched the first 10 minutes of UP for the first time.  Anyhoo! Quiz was a good time as always. We had some laughs, we had some beers, we had some people who were way too excited about Mama Mia. Shout out
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ButaPub
315 Gregory Street
Rochester, NY
14620
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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It's About Time
QM Kwi

                The cold’s returned. I mean we had to pay for the non-winter we’ve been having at some point, right? But this is what makes us Rochestarians who we are; the ability to deal with brutal, depressing cold and come out fighting.                 And remember last year when the entire month of February was below zero? We would have prayed for a day that was 14 degrees.                 So toughen up. Bust out the cocoa and
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Jake Kwi hails from the lands to the west of the great city of Rochester. Birthed in the time of the Coldest War, he has the heart to match. He once ate 13 dozen clams in one sitting. Has traversed the great plains of Kanada. Is a Sith Lord. (No matter how much he wants to be a Jedi Master). Is a professional bagpiper. (No, really). Once got a pat on the head from Sean Connery. (No, really). Is your Quizmaster; YOU WILL OBEY. All glory to the QUIZ Schedule: Tuesday: Jeremiah's Tavern on Monroe at 8:00 pm Thursday: ButaPub at 8:00 pm.


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Devil's Pocket Food & Spirits
2425 Grays Ferry Ave.
Philadelphia, PA
19146
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 9:00 pm]
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Liz Is Back on Her Ownsome Lonesome!
Liz

I don't know why I start these blog titles sounding like Dr. Seuss, but there we go! This past week as Devil's Pocket was a lot of fun.  A good amount of good-sized teams made for a nice and chatty night with our regulars.  Beef chili nachos were on every table and Yards Brawler was warming every heart.  We kept it speedy this time, and moved quickly through the rounds which ended up being a very good thing, as we went into OVERTIME!  Yes, we had a tie for first place between Eli Manning's Face (excellent excellent topical team name) and This Team Just Drew a Picture of a Penis (oldie but a goodie!) and EM'sF really
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James River Brewery
561 Valley Street
Scottsville, VA
24590
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Quiz to Perdition
Thomas

We had a full house for our weekly pub quiz at the James River Brewery. It was a night for the regulars, including our latest and greatest addition to the JRB family, Wesley. We opened with a softball, the aptly named “Duh” round in lieu of our normal current events, and though no one could quite pull out a perfect round, there was a great deal of parity from everyone except team Dinah, who were late cause that's what babies do. But even starting a few points behind, they quickly made up ground and by the first break were right in the thick of things. All of our teams turned in nearly identical answers for rounds three, four and five.
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When not plying my trade as a cidermaker, I'm making myself right at home hosting the weekly quiz at the James River Brewing Company. A resident of the tiny town of Scottsville, you may see me wandering the streets or aimlessly floating down the James River when I'm not reading quizzes or making cider.


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Handle Bar
4127 Manchester Ave
St Louis, MO
63110
Friday, Feb 12, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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You Kids Don't Know The Bay City Rollers??
StorySlug

S A T U R D A Y - NIGHT! Yeah, none of you knew that one.  Totally whiffed the bonus question for like four freakin' minutes on this one.  One of you guys finally got it, probably by yelling out into the street until someone's mom happened by. It was a pretty fun night, all told - specifically because of round 7, which was all about hard core nudity.  I mean, you couldn't see the nudity, but how is that different from a normal Thursday night for you people? Trump Joke (Topical Again - FUCK!) Pulled off their third consecutive victory this week, followed by This Team Goes To 11, despite my attempts to demoralize
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There's an opposite side to "Those who can't do, teach."

That opposite side is, "Those who can do so well that they ruin it for everybody else by making them feel like there's no point in playing."

That's the way I am with quiz games.  I always get accused of cheating, and I always win the free drinks.

So, my new calling in life is to shepherd your weak, jiggly brains into the harsh light of knowledge - to every week pit the strong against the week, strengthening the herd, and ultimately deciding who is only a little bit not-as-smart-as-I-am.


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The Chantey at Marina Bay
333 Victory Road
Quincy, MA
02171
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The One About My Grandma
Nicole

Tonight we celebrated the true spirit of teaminess (and also, want-beer-iness) and witnessed two pairs join forces into one reasonably competitive group. Longshotz (aka the Back Bar Crew) went head to head with Spot for the majority of the quiz. Latecomers Dommer swooped in and took one bonus beer, though only managed to scrape together three total points. This week's quiz had me reliving ancient embarrassments, as we listened to Borat's nude dude scene. The first time I saw that, I was on a date and surrounded by a bunch of friends and it was hilarious. The second time I saw it, I was sitting between my grandmother and my
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Doyle's Public House
208 Saint Helens Avenue
Tacoma, WA
98402
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Chasing The Unicorn
Russel

We had SOOOOO many teams last night. In fact, the last two weeks, we have finished just 1 team behind our archenemy “The Unicorn” for the top team count in Washington State (on Thursday). Fuck those passive-aggressive bourgeois Seattlites Seriously guys, we have to keep it up. We are going to make Doyle’s the Quiz Capital of the state before the year is over. Our little Irish bar located in the heart of Neko Case’s “Dusty Old Jewel” will be both revered and reviled before 2017 gets here. This is my promise to you. One of the dudes on Rude Parrots!
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Southtown 101
101 Pereida St
San Antonio, TX
78205
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Winx2(ie) C0x2(per)
J.A.M.E.S.

If you’re anything like me or at least around my age range, you watched the TV show The Wonder Years, and the character of Winnie Cooper was an integral part of your youth. Winnie was played by one Danica McKellar, who after the show was over seemed to fade into obscurity only to pop up in TV movies and Dancing with the Stars, and, of course, Sidekicks.   Or so we thought.   Last night’s Round 6 Question 6 asked: “After breaking Kevin's heart on "The Wonder Years," what actress wrote the book "Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape"?” The answer was no other than Danica herself.   Turns
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James Hartz has lived in San Antonio, TX for the past eighteen years and has been a part of it's creative community since day one. A graduate with a BA in Theater from The University of the Incarnate Word, James is a member of Flim Classics Productions and the former Artistic Director of the Overtime Theater.

http://filmclassicsproductions.com


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Hennessey's Tavern (Manhattan Beach)
313 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA
90266
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 9:00 pm]
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You go, I go…we all go for LIGO. #EinsteinWasRight
shadude (the long winded Persian)

So, I was about to write about last night’s quiz, but something more interesting happened in the last 24 hours. WE DISCOVERED GRAVITATIONAL WAVES, BITCHES!!!!! Okay, to be fair, when I say “we,” I sure as fuck don’t me you dolts. I mean, for fucks sake, some of you guys think that Britney Spears can actually write. (WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot!!!!) And to be more fair, when I say “we,” I don’t mean me either. I mean, yeah, sure, it’s way likely to be involved somehow in this discover than you dullards. I mean, sure, Tom Hank’s died of a terminal disease in “Philadelphia,” BUT IT WASN’T FROM A “BRAIN CLOUD”!!!!!
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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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Parry's Pizza (Greenwood Village)
5970 S Holly St
Greenwood Village, CO
80111
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 6:00 pm]
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We’re Aren’t Shy About Nudity... Sounds
Sean "Not Jay-Z" Carter

It’s always fun to have a round like the nude scene audio round.  Not because I’m some kind of weirdo, but because I love watching teams figure out the answers.  Everyone gets so excited, like they've just snuck a peek of an R-rated movie on cable for the first time all over again.  Or everybody just really likes Fast Times.  You’re cool by me either way. We were packed again last night with 12 teams almost to the end.  Ultimately Cam-err-o blasted into first with a score of 80, taking advantage of the three double points rounds last night.  Tip the Bottle, Bite the Lime were the closest competition,
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Referred to in textbooks as an "Übergeek". MN native who's bounced around the country but is now putting down roots in Denver. Star Wars, Lego and Star Wars Lego fanatic, among other fascinations.


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Casey's Bistro and Pub
7301 E 29th Ave
Denver, CO
80238
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 9:00 pm]
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We Survived The Super Bowl. Peyton Should Buy Us All Beers Now.
Hunter

It was great to see so many people out tonight and that everyone survived Super Bowl Sunday and the Broncos' Victory Rally/Parade on Tuesday. I almost got caught up with that traffic mess Tuesday on my way to work. I think if I'd been 10 minutes later in my drive, I would have been stuck downtown all day. It would've been nice to have gone, but big crowds are not easy to navigate when you're a large guy.I thought that Round 2 would have tripped more teams up when they had to decide between a solo artist or the band that artist was in. Pretty much everyone got that data correct. Song titles though? Yeah, not so much. I think the best guess for a song title tonight was for Fergie.
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The Sportos and Motorheads, Geeks, Sluts, Bloods, Wasteoids, Dweebies, Dickheads all adore me. They think I'm a righteous dude.


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Old Chicago (Boulder)
1102 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO
80302
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Bern After Reading
Jim

Are you feelin' lucky? Huh? Are you? Punk. Some teams were feeling lucky last night. Specifically, Easily Amused and To Evil! who took first and second place, respectively. Here's what we learned last night:   -The John Roebling bridges connects Kentucky and Ohio. No Bridgegate for Karate Chop Kasich though. -As always, John Lennon is a talentless hack. Let's all get over it together. -Stevie Nicks isn't though. "Leather and Lace" is a great tune. -The Notebook is awful. Seriously, if it's your favorite movie, find a new one and rearrange
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The Tavern at St. Michael's Square
2918 67th Avenue
Suite 102
Greeley, CO
80634
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
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Guys!! Geek Bowl X is NEXT WEEK!!
Mother%$#@er of Dragons

Hello there. I would like to make a point, because it's a point that needs to be made. If you come to my quiz and give a silly answer, I am going to make fun of you. Don't bother coming up to me to argue a point that isn't valid. Just because Samuel L. Jackson has died in a lot of movies, including Star Wars, I think that anyone that knows anything about Star Wars should know that he never wore a wet suit in any of his roles in the film. Just saying.   I don't know about you, but I really enjoyed Round 2. But seriously, song 1 was The Beatles or John Lennon, so I am not sure why one team decided to write Paul McCartney.   I'm not really sure
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I'm still pretty new to this Quizmaster thing, but I think I've got the hang of it.

1) Find the biggest guy in the place, walk up to him and punch him in the craw.

2) Always sit with people that look like you.

3) Don't pick up the soap when you drop it.

Wait, that was for something else I did. AWWWWWWWWWKWARRRRRRD.

I've been a Quizmaster since March, 2014, and now that they feel I've got the hang of it, they've finally allowed me to stay close to home and host Thursday nights at The Tavern at St. Michael's Square. 

A little about me. I like long walks in dark alleys. Whenever somebody makes a point to talk about how much they dislike something, I will always find a reason to like it and argue with them. And finally, if we found out that the world was going to end tomorrow, there is a lot of people that would need to go out and buy a protective cup, because there are a lot of people in the world that I would love to kick squarely in the crotch. 

See you at Quiz!!! 


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The Treehouse Lounge
2206A California Ave SW
West Seattle, WA
98116
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
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Listening to Nudity is Almost as Fun as Watching it
Bingo Jones

A few regulars and a new crew kept the quiz lively last night. Starting off with a round called “Duh” is always a good omen for those new to pub quizzing and it was close scores all night until the final rounds. Everybody saved their Jokers but I Did It For The Wookie came in 1st place and first drunk winning quite a few of the bonus rounds, even giving one away to the team playing next to them, well played Travis and Hannah. Listening to scenes from movies that contained nudity is apparently almost as fun as watching them, though it took the lovely ladies from Spicy Creoles a minute to realize they weren’t
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I'll think of something . . .


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Piper Pub
150 North 8th Street
Boise, ID
83702
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
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Long Quiz/Short Blog
Professor Truman

If this blog seems a little short and not excellent as it usually is, you’re right.  Professor Truman got himself a new job and training is going on this week.  That’s a 50 hours of training in one week.  I’m used to working 15-20 hours a week.  Once training is over, it will get back to normal.  But for now, here’s a short and to the point blog.  Fun Facts:   We had some jerk-face-jerks last night.  They weren’t quizzing.  They kept on being loud on purpose during the quiz.  They also insulted our quizzer with some pretty crass stuff as they were finally leaving…during the last question of the quiz. 
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With Microphone in hand and a smile on my face, I shall ask the Questions!