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Big Beaver Brewery
2707 W Eisenhower Blvd
Loveland, CO
80537
Thursday, August 27, 2015
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Sardine City
SuperMallory

Was there a full moon last night? Because Big Beaver was packed with crazy people. Crazy AWESOME people (zing)! I do declare that is the most people we have had quizzing or drinking or whatever you were all doing at this venue in a very long time. And how did it go? Well, we saw our bounty team fall last week and I think it is important to remember them, so they had a “SORRY YOU LOST” cake, complete with one and nine candles to commemorate their 19 weeks at the top this summer. I think they were bummed it wasn’t 20, but not me! Because I like to see a variety of teams win, but also because I really really really like prime numbers. I think my favorite part
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Mallory is a legendary animal that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead. Mallory was depicted in ancient seals of the Poudre Valley Civilization and was mentioned by the ancient Greeks in accounts of natural history by various writers. The Bible also describes an animal, the re'em, which some translations have rendered with the word Mallory.

The earliest description is from Ctesias who, in his book On India, described Mallory as fleet of foot, having a horn 27 inches in length, and colored white, red and black. Aristotle must be following Ctesias when he mentions two one-horned animals, the oryx and the so-called "Mallory".

Haribo candy is my favorite candy and mayonnaise is my favorite food. 


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Tiniest Bar In Texas
817 W 5th St
Austin, TX
78703
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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That Time When The UK Was Temporarily in the Southern Hemisphere
Carlos

Yeah it's like that. It was a trolly sort of night, but we blistered through the misters and reveled in our IPA bath courtesy of the lovely folks at Independence. The heavenly hops cascaded down our gullets as we tried not to make total fools of ourselves whilst answering questions about electron density and Insane Clown Posse. If I tried to sell you on your first pub quiz with that description alone, I'm sure you'd still be looking back occasionally as you sprinted in the other direction down the street. Panicked. But you're all seasoned veterans and that's all I really have to say about that. Other than keep up the good work, and don't stop coming to the wonderfully
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Do you remember the last time somebody proved they loved you?

Do you know why there would be a missing day in the history of the universe?

Does the idea of the M-Class jaunte seem unreal to you?


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Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro
3905 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL
60613
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Nostalgia isn't what it used to be...
Christopher

Last night I had a co-pilot to help me out with the quiz at Mrs Murphy & Sons.  Sarah, formerly of Miami, and who spends her days waking up entirely too fucking early and then doing voice-overs, was on hand to train a bit for her own hosting gig in a couple of weeks.  She did a bang-up job and I'm certain she'll be a star. To our chagrin, almost none of our quizzers were familiar with The Secret of NIMH, The Outer Limits, or Strange Brew.  However, they knew plenty of other fun facts, so Sarah and I decided to lt them live.  Also, we had a family in attendance (team Our House) for the first time which was nice to see, but we
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Sherlock's (SATX)
16620 U.S. 281 North
San Antonio, TX
78232
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Geek Generosity and Gary's Gladiators
Gallifreak

You guys never cease to amaze me! Tonight we were doing a whole bunch of things at once. Not only were we celebrating my 41st birthday (I know, right? I totally don't look that old) and we were also raising money for Gary's Gladiators. Gary is a local guy who has Down Syndrome and we were raising money for his team of walkers for the upcoming Buddy Walk which in turn is raising money for the Down Syndrome Association of South Texas. Well, man did we ever raise some money! At the end of quiz tonight we'd managed to raise $487! Holy crap you guys! I was hoping we'd raise $300, so we kicked the crap out of that for sure! Got to meet Gary briefly during a scoring break tonight.
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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Bowling-Shoe Tendencies
The R-U-E

Hello Iron Bear!   Such a big group tonight! Thanks so much to all of you who came out to play this week. Mainstays Trivial Hirsute pulled out a big second-place finish, which always makes me happy. And I was especially happy to see team Blue Bell Balls take first! These guys used to play quiz at a different venue where I hosted, and I’m always thrilled when they come to Iron Bear. Congrats on the win, guys!    As I alluded during the quiz, there’s a lot of big, uncomfortable stuff going on in my life right now. There may come a day in the near future where it’s
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The warrior known now as Quizmaster Chris was born immortal in the Scottish highlands in the 1500's. He was able to keep his clan's secret for centuries until being discovered by Sean Connery in New York in 1985. LaRue escaped to live another day, and Connery played himself in the film adaptation of the encounter.

 

Quizmaster Chris loves Batman, tetrahydrocannibinol, Catholic whiskey, and anything covered in queso.


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Lincoln Square Lanes
4874 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL
60625
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Team Down! Team Down!
Sarah B.

Okay so they were only down one member, but that guy must be the brains of the operation, ‘cause Fewer Jizz Kids fell to their lowest placing yet in a 12th place tie. No such tragedy befell Wet Hot American Sommer, though. Without the Soccer Hooligans nipping at their heels, Wet Hot practically waltzed to the win, with their closest challenger – Team Self Esteem - 8 points behind. In other news, not a single team was able to correctly identify the Insane Clown Posse during the audio round…which makes me feel warm and fuzzy towards our quizzers. Way to go guys, you’re better off. Special
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Lifelong geek, raised in the faith by my father who loved Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and musicals. Left my University music program halfway through because I realized I would rather be reading all the time, thus ending up with the much-maligned B.A. in English. Former circus performer and member of Tracksuit Draculas, who never finished lower than second on Wednesdays at High Dive.


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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery (Portland)
206 SW Morrison Street
Portland, OR
97204
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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I Wonderwall What's Wrong With That Guy
Brittany "Michael Bay" St. Julien

I just don't understand what anyone would have against Blur, Damon Albarn's pet project before Gorillaz. To figure it out, we must "Look Back In Anger" at Oasis, the band of brothers who wished Albarn would "catch AIDS and die". Harsh, dudes! In case you didn't know, the Gallagher brothers (Liam and Noel) were legitimately insane, and Noel is known for saying some of the battiest things ever on record. What's that? You want an example? Here, have a whole bunch of them. On Oasis: "What would you rather read? 'The guy from Keane's been to a rabbit sanctuary 'cos one of the rabbits needed a kidney implant,
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Friends call me Michael Bay because I love action and make a lot of sound effects with my mouth.

Well, nobody calls me that, really. But they should for the above reasons.

If I had to rank my top 3 books, it'd look something like:

1)Plato- The Republic
2)Heinlein- Stranger in a Strange Land
3)Silverman- The Bedwetter

Or something. 


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75th Street Brewery
520 West 75th Street
Kansas City, MO
64114
Friday, August 28, 2015
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I'm Sorry, Dave, I Can't Do That.
Troy D.

Really, the subject line was just an excuse for me to say thanks, Dave, for coming in to scorekeep last night - he'll be filling in for me next week while I'm in San Francisco.  (I've never been there!) In dealing with actual quiz stuff, we had some killer teams last night - with some scores that were "not the best in the world but because of the questions, they were pretty good."  The average score for the McCarthy/Melissa round was 6ish (sidebar: Melissa McCarthy is 35?!  She's younger than I am?!), while the average from round 4 (Adams and Atoms) was 5ish - as was the average from round 7.  Since Dave handled the scoring, I can't
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Troy D. is one of your esteemed Quizmasters for Geeks Who Drink.  Of course, since you're reading this, you probably surmised that.

Troy is originally from northeast Arkansas, and spent about 15 years living in Wichita, KS and Kansas City (Missouri, thank you very much).  He moved to Seattle in December of 2013, joined the Geeks Who Drink squad in December 2014, and returned to Kansas City in July 2015.

Troy's other job is as a news producer for a local TV station.  He has an Emmy and you don't.

Troy is also an avid photographer (avid does not necessarily mean great at it) and volunteers at Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. He likes long walks on the beach, Sporting Kansas City, and Sean Cody movies.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Park North)
842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
78216
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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But Seriously
J.A.M.E.S.

Wednesday night’s Visual Round 5 Question 3 mentioned the death of Robin Williams. Since it’s been just over a year since he committed suicide and depression is an important issue to me, I just want to talk about it for a bit.   It sucks, to put it lightly.  He was a truly unique talent and a fine actor. It’s hard to imagine one for the funniest people who ever lived as suffering from depression but it is an insidious disease. So, if you or anyone you know is dealing with a mental illness, I urge you to seek help. I deal with depression everyday and my life is infinitely better since I got help. Please don't let any social stigma prevent you from
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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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TRUELOVE
414 Franklin Ave
Waco, TX
76701
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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School's Back Forever
Nicknames are Hard

In 1793, Eli Whitney applied for a patent for his cotton gin, which was granted the following March. Southern planters of the time desperately needed to make cotton-growing profitable, especially since tobacco-growing was in decline due to over-supply and soil exhaustion. Long-staple cotton, which was easy to separate from its seeds, could be grown only along the coast. The one variety that grew inland had sticky green seeds that were time-consuming to pick out of the fluffy white cotton bolls. Whitney solved this problem, and reinvigorated cotton planting throughout the South. The original patent was destroyed in the 1836 Patent Office fire. In 1992, scientists using sonar to map
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Mr. Biggs
596 10th Ave
New York, NY
10036
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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I want my own Reality Show!!!
Woody

I do have a few ideas, but not ready to share them with the world at this time…   Back in the day, over-the-air television channels were divided into two bands:  the VHF band which comprises channels 2 through 13, and the UHF band, which comprises channels 14 through 83, so we had a maximum of 82 potential stations.  Growing up our TV consisted of seven basic stations, they were ABC, CBS, NBC, two PBS, and two in the UHF band (one became the CW and the other Fox).  Now-a-days we have hundreds of stations available to choose from, but you know what, I only watch about 6 or 7.  The more things change the more they stay the same!   On
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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Wherein Team AJ chats about Carbs & Joy
Team AJ

Jeremy: So we had three tables of people, then when I looked up again a few minutes later the room was full! Every table, shiny happy quizzers holding hands! Angela: It was glorious! I love when every seat is occupied by sparkly quizzers! Angela: The holding hands part might be an exaggeration. But I bet we could get them all to sing a song together. Jeremy: Probably. Depends on how many drinks in we are, I suppose? Angela: They are a really fun group after all. I don't think they'd even need very many drinks. Jeremy: I think I am addicted to 21st's mashed potatoes. Jeremy: Maybe my body needs more of whatever is in mashed potatoes
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Angela and Jeremy - Team AJ!


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Declaration Brewing
2030 S. Cherokee Street
Denver, CO
80223
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Episode 8: An Ode to Shakespeare Movies and I Misspell a Name on Purpose
RESII

In a prodigious field of 16, former champ Shuckin and Jivin outlasted other comers, most notably I Guess We’ll Stay (second) and 3 Dudes and the Chick (third).   Thursday’s visual round showed films inspired by Shakespeare. That inspires a flashback, flashback, flashback . . .   . . . to Autumn 2006. I am in my fourth year at Ohio State and I am enrolled in a “Shakespeare in Film” class along with my hetero life partner Glen. The class kicks ass: every couple weeks, we read a play and then watched a film version. Ian McKellen’s 1995 version of Richard
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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CosmoNoms
1003 W Horsetooth Rd
Fort Collins, CO
80526
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Rocking the Boat
Weazel

18 teams – yes EIGHTEEN! played tonight at CosmoNoms. LOVE IT!  It can be perfectly summed up with one of the team names: Where Did You All Come From?  I’m not sure where you all came from, but I’m glad you joined us and hope you had an awesome time!!  I know I did! Quiz was a blast and covered atoms and Adams (you’re welcome, team of Physics students!), Melissa’s and McCarthy’s, ridiculous reality tv shows that exist (and some that don’t… yet…), acronyms like NAMBLA, feuding bands, and television intros (Hercules.
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhha!, ahhhhhhhhhhhha!,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!

On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.


CosmoNoms
Thursdays at 8pm


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Boxwood T+G
2901 Thomas Ave
Dallas, TX
75204
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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aaand... We're Back!
Sandip Gupta

Hey Everyone!   It was good to be back this week into the normal routine. After a week off, its always fun to get back into the groove with a fun quiz, and that is certainly what we had!   Up until like 7:59, we only had 5 teams or so. I just figured you were mad at me for leaving you for a week. So, since I thought it would be a small quiz, I waited a few extra minutes to start so that I could catch as many of you as I can. Little did I know the mass influx we were going to catch at 8:03. We went from 5 tables to every seat in the bar being full in like 5 minutes. All of a sudden I had a full quiz and was running late!   So, while
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Crafthaus Brewery
7350 Eastgate Road #110
Henderson, NV
89011
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Second Time's the Charm
Bersonality

Hey there, Reader!   Since it is the first week back to school, I was figuring we would have a low turnout at Crafthaus Brewery on Thursday. And yet, 11 teams came to play and vie for Pub Quiz glory and Taproom Gift Certificates. I had another great time with a really fun group of players…and the Tri-Tip and Hot Link Sandwiches were quite tasty!       TIDBITS FROM THE QUIZ             A RINO is what I describe as a conservative willing to listen to reason.   I think it makes sense that people would mistake Insane
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