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Wicks Brewing Company
11620 Sterling Ave
Riverside, CA
92503
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Lucky Stiffed my Dog's Bollocks!
The Quizmaster General

Another amazingly fun night at Wicks, with an all new Round 3 to chew on. Kinda fun, right?! Anyhow, time to keep this short and sweet as my 5-day Labor Day weekend kicks in tomorrow at 10am and it's already past midnight.   Recap! Round 1 had my inner 12 year old giggling, and while no team scored a perfect, plenty of you got 7s. We then moved on to Round 2, where the Lucky Stiffs and Rogue Squadron both scored 28 points each by jokering their round. Then Round 3's weirdo round of All or In Between saw some oddly high scores (Dog's Bollocks
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Yes, the mustache is real.

Hey everybody!  My name is Richard Rasner, but I used to be known as "The Quiz Pimp" (a nickname given to me on my first day ever on the job as a GWD QM.) I'm the guy up on the old-fashioned microphone calling out your quiz and playing awesomely terrible music during the scoring breaks.  These days a new venue change means a new nickname, so now I'm apparently The Quizmaster General.

When I'm not Quizmastering my day job is as a fine art nude photographer under the moniker "Unique Nudes" -- That's right, my day to day life is taking pictures of naked people all over the world. And if that doesn't make you hate me enough, I also photograph live music, and spend my evenings hanging out backstage with rock stars such as Billy Idol, NIN, Papa Roach and more.  You can check out my Facebook if you don't believe me, but sadly it's all true.  I'm not just a geek, I'm one of the rare super-cool geeks.

So why be a Quizmaster?  Because I love quizzes and I love all of you.  That's right, without my players I would be nothing.  Your amusing team names and crazy banter keep me coming back week after week.  So keep coming! Keep talking to me! And win those fabulous prizes!

-- Quizmaster out.


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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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The next UN Secretary General: Chuck Norris' Beard
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

New round themes are usually a toss-up as to whether or not ze quizzers will like them.  On the one hand, it's usually round 3 that gets the new-ish treatment, and let's face it, if it wasn't something new it'd be either a speed round or a 50/50 round, which I know you guys just love.  Tonight's effort produced mixed results score-wise, but I didn't get the usual waves of hatred in my direction so I suppose it was alright.  It was a bit of a bitch to grade, but you guys are worth it <insert cheesy smile and thumbs up, here>.  Maybe they'll do it again sometime soon. I'd like to report that letting the winners choose music for the following
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Big Time Brewing Company
4133 University Way NE
Seattle, WA
98105
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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No Sleep Make Eric Something something.
EricMusehl

So I had a case of insomnia last night, add to that a 7am dentist session to put in a filling and no naps mean Eric is up a whole lot today. On the plus side, my tried and true gamers were there and I think they take some odd delight in watching me biff and boff my work. Someday I kind of hope they show up and chat "Do your Job!" to me.  I will of course, I don't want to get fired. IT was a lovely time of course, even being tired and recovering from numb face. The teams went in head first and played some gosh darn quiz!   Star Wars 30: State of the Union took first place, good on them. Second was left to a tie breaker, which was won
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Eric Musehl lives in Seattle Washington with his wife, two sons, one daughter, one cat, and one snake. Eric Musehl was born in Faribault Minnesota but left. Eric Musehl has been a cook, kilt maker, tour guide, factory worker, wedding mc-dj. Eric Musehl these days can be found acting as a stay-at-home dad, wedding dj, karakoe dj, white water river guide, and of course Geeks Who Drink Quiz Master. 

Eric Musehl generally does not write in third person, but when he does, he goes overboard.


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Charlie's Bar and Grill
620 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA
98501
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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You must be present to win, and yes that's a dumb question!
Colonel Chase

Yes, there are such things as dumb questions (especially right after I say the thing you ask about). But luckily I had eight rounds of smart questions for you this week at Charlie’s! Tonight we had so many ways to win big! First place was taking home great Seahawks tickets, and we had a drawing for another pair of tickets! First, a round on some slogans that have been slightly adjusted. Some of you did know that the best fart of waking up is a cup of coffee though. Next we had a few ladies in round two, the sonic bonanza audio round! Eight songs, four ladies, one bad ass round. Thanks for stopping by, Jenny, Cecilia, Jane and Sally! We debuted a new thought
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Retired Colonel, full-time Quizmaster.

The story of Quizmaster Chase is a long and arduous one. One that stands the test of time and also serves as a cautionary beacon to others. 

Quizmaster Chase grew up deep in the heart of a pre-Twilight Olympic Peninsula. A land of trees and mountains and water, and apparently also a land of quizmasters. At that age when most children do, Quizmaster Chase left the family homestead and headed towards Seattle with nothing more than a napsack and a dream. 

Dazzled by the bright lights, the country kid made his way through University and a professional career before finally achieving the highest rank in the military, that of Colonel. Once a Colonel, Quizmaster Chase was able to live his dream of traveling across the Pacific to Japan on a goodwill mission, as well as serve as a non-official envoy to Europe during a brief tour just prior to the United Kingdom's General Election of 2010. Quizmaster Chase also serves as a senior advisor on beverage matters to several local governemnt entities in the state of Hawai'i. 

While residing near Seattle's Lake Union (for a quick seaborne escape if need be) Quizmaster Chase enjoys the fine world of microdistilleries and their wares, the interplay between water and land, and his trustworthy dog Jack.

Update: most of this is not accurate anymore, but Chase is even more awesome now that he runs Olympia. 


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Devil's Advocate
955 E University Dr
Tempe, AZ
85281
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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I'm a Joker, I'm a Toker, I'm a Midnight Smoker -- But No One Ever Calls Me Maurice
TJGi

This week's statistics are brought to you by    18 teams played in tonight's Quiz.   R1: Predicted score for everyone: 8 Number of 8s: 0 Number of 7s: 3 What the hell: Nobody knows what Ivory is. Also, Chicken of the Sea instead of Pork. Close enough Absolutely ridiculous: See the photo of the answer I accepted for "Burger King", the Bonus Question.    R2: Teams who knew Tommy Tutone: 9 Teams who spelled Tommy Tutone correctly: 3 Teams who knew Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: 2 Teams who at least knew his name was Andrew: 4 Teams who
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Hey, Geeks!

My name is TJ. I live in Tempe with two roommates and 6 1/2 pets. My interests include music (Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, no country), fantasy football (I hate the off season. Cards and Ravens fan), beer (Fat Tire), board and card games (too many to mention!), and food (Thai and Peruvian among my favs).

I'll tell the name story here, so when people ask me at the venue I can point them to this page. Smart thinking, G! My name is TJ d Gi. I was born with just two letters for a first name, as rather than name me Trojan Joe after my grandfather, my parents decided to let me "pick" my name when I was of age. What they didn't expect is that I changed my last name to Gi (pronounced "G" like true gangsta). I have recently begun using the middle name d'Oubleyou, but have not yet made that legal. When I do my name will be TJ d'Oubleyou Gi. Which is 2/3 invented but 3/2 as cool as any other name you know.

I got involved with GwD after the bar where I was running karaoke decided cheap was better than good, and work a day job where I mindlessly press buttons on a computer all day. I love running the Pub Quiz because it's my only social interaction in most weeks, and it's so much fun meeting all of you and having a few hours of fun with you every week.

Thanks for viewing my page, and I look forward to seeing you at Quiz!

TJ


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Two packs of shakur, please.
Resident Egon

Every quiz there is always the potential for newbies to wander in and join our menagerie. Sometimes they acclimate easily, sometimes...we get Steve. The following actually happened tonight, just before we began:   "Hey!" "Hey. How're you tonight? Here to pla-" "So what is this, like a trivia thing?" "Yeah, we're having a pub quiz in about an ho-" "OK so I need this?" *rips off one sheet, turns and walks away "No no wait! The whole packet, dude. All eight roun-" "Oh shit, cool. Thanks." *grabs and makes to literally run off* "Wait! Here's the visual round. That's the fif-" "Oh cool. Thanks!" *grabs and bolts
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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Rock Bottom Brewery
550 106th Avenue NE suite 103
Bellevue, WA
98004
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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What if Those Were REAL Ad Slogans?
Cap'n Brendan

Tonight’s round “Reach Out and Torch Someone” on slightly modified ad slogans got me thinking… What if those slogans were real? What products would they be for? Let’s hypothesize! The Best Fart of Waking Up. Sounds like the perfect ad campaign for Taco Bell’s breakfast line, don’t you think? Eat Flesh. The zombie option here is too obvious – it’s been done. And werewolves aren’t really a product, unless you’re talking about Taylor Lautner. So let’s go with a new slogan for the united meats against the scourge of vegetarianism! The Other Shite
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This is the bio that never ends

Yes it goes on and on my friends

Some people started reading it, not knowing who I was

And they'll just keep on reading it forever just because

This is the bio that never ends...


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Mother Muff's
2432 W Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
80904
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Good ol' fashioned Kentucky asshattery! No offense to KY
Full Monte

This lunatic in Kentucky who has been married four times and cheated with husband number three, got pregnant by him, while she was married to husband number two. Evidently the first three didn't take, so maybe, just maybe she'll get lucky with loser number four. If not, she can always find another victim, cause 'long as its betwixt a man and a woman, God'll forgive anything!  Right?  Except for shrimp, now those, are a "Bom-Nation". Better steer clear of them!  Oh wait, you like those?  Fried?  And scampi?  We'll surely God doesn't mean it for today, right?     But surely you're not wearing blended fabric...  Are you?  Oh my
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Glad to be back living in the most beautiful state in this great country! Looking forward to making lots of new friends with GWD and other fun people around the Pikes Peak region!


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Third Base (NorthWest)
13301 N US HWY 183
Austin, TX
78750
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Ginger Lickin’ Good
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

“Make ‘em laugh!”                 - Cosmo Brown, Singin’ in the Rain That’s what I always strive to make you do, my quiz friends. By any means necessary. But you better believe I love it when we get such great material on the quiz! The jokes came early and often with tonight’s first round, Reach Out and Torch Someone. Apparently it’s quite easy to make some very famous ad slogans sound hilarious… and by only changing a single letter! It will be a long time before I forget about KFC’s
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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The Three Lions Pub (Novelty Hill/Redmond Ridge)
23535 NE Novelty Hill Rd
Redmond, WA
98053
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Every Point Counts
Rachelbot

I love to see when it comes down to the final point. And that's exactly what it came down to tonight when it came to rival teams “We’ve Got Dick’s Curly Whirly” and “16 and Pregnant.” They were separated by one stupid point, and 16 and Pregnant came out ahead. The crazy thing is that Curly Whirly scored 9 out of 8 on a round which they DID NOT joker, to the extent that the joker had been circled and UN-circled, with notes next to it saying to specifically not joker it. Seriously guys, if you had went with your gut and jokered it, you would have gone home with money. (But as confirmed tonight, it all goes to the same guy in your group anyhow!) All
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Three Dogs Tavern
3390 West 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO
80211
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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GGREAM: Gilmore Girls Rules Everything Around Me
CoryChambers

Ladies and Gentlemen, it happened again--a Gilmore Girls question on the quiz!  Seriously, I had to keep from dancing with joy when there was a question in round 8 that referenced the Gilmore Girls.  What is the fictional academy where Rory Gilmore went to high school before she went to Yale?  Why, Chilton, of course.  The home of Paris Gellar and Tristan Mudface, and Madeleine and Louise, and Francie the Ginger Bitch.  These may or may not be actual character names.   Tonight's quiz also featured a round on musicals.  I like reminding my quizzers on a regular basis that comic-book/sci-fi/fantasy pop culture is only a portion of what we do
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Ozzie's Seattle
105 W Mercer St
Seattle, WA
98119
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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And I Think It's Gonna Be A Long Long Quiz
JaredDuncan

“I ain’t nothing but tired…and I’m just tired and bored with myself.” Words spoken by New Jersey’s poet laureate, Bruce Springsteen and sung by Seattle’s poet laureate, Nathan Cardiff, aka “The Cardiff Giant.” Do those words apply? Am I “nothing but tired” of quiz? Absolutely not! And I will NEVER be.   First place…this team was in a booth outside of The Thunderdome and they still took the top prize. My God. Daycare Fight Club in second, even though they should have been awarded nothing due to their view on child abuse. And then bringing up the not-so-rear, two meta teams: Team
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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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Green Door Public House
600 South Harwood Street
Dallas, TX
75201
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Rick Flair Wooo! What's between Chinese and Spanish?
Harvey Wallbanger

The Set-Up: Green Door Public  had 14 teams for quiz. My Quiz Beer was Oak Highlands Oktoberfest 5.9% ABV: Brewed in March and lagered through summer, Oktoberfest (Marzen) is lager brewed to be enjoyed in the fall. It’s copper in color with a rich malty backbone and mild hop profile. Because traditional Oktoberfest and Breast Cancer Awareness Month loosely coincide, a percentage of the sales of OHB’s Oktoberfest is donated to a Breast Cancer Awareness
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Lines on Ale (1848), by Edgar Allen Poe (1809 – 1849)

Filled with mingled cream and amber,
I will drain that glass again.
Such hilarious visions clamber
Through the chamber of my brain.
Quaintest thoughts, queerest fancies
Come to life and fade away.
What care I how time advances;
I am drinking ale today.


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The Eagle Grill
1600 Hover Street
Longmont, CO
80503
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Hail Mary, Full of Grace/Luke, I Am Your Father.
SirYon

It’s amazing the things one can learn at the quiz. For instance, I learned that the number 5 comes after the number 4, not 6. I learned this tonight since I am a millennial with an American education and me no count so goodly well. Numbers are hard.   Round 3 was hard. More than a few of you were subjected to the cutthroat rules of put down more than one wrong answer and get zero points. And yes, Boutros Boutros-Ghali is the coolest name ever. Jealous? Move to Egypt and find a handsome man named Ghali. Your name will stay the same but your bedpost will look more impressive. Also in Round 3 we discovered we had a psychic in our midst. Joshua, the
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On a sweltering day in the final months of the Reagan administration, a human baby was discovered by a leopard in the middle of a cornfield somewhere outside Chicago. This baby grew up into a gangly assemblage of brain waves, taught itself to read questions into a microphone and type on a keyboard, and found a job.

 

By day, I go to class and do homework, by night I make subs and quiz people with random questions. I'm a real superhero. Oh yeah, and I absolutely adore all aspects of alliteration. Too bad that never really comes up in the quizzes. Maybe I'll go suggest a round...

 

Drink responsibly and keep your minds open, y'all.


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The Mason Jar
1565 Cliff Rd #1
Eagan, MN
55122
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Making the Sub Cry
MelissaSummers

Actually, you didn’t make the sub cry, but I was ready; I even brought extra Kleenex. What a cool, welcoming bunch all y’all were this evening! Shout out to Eric who didn’t lend me the $500 I asked for but otherwise patiently answered all my questions. So the NSFW round (no, it was about occupational hazards and dangerous jobs) included a thing about OSHA banning trainers at Seaworld from swimming with killer whales. Here’s more info in case you’re interested. There was also a question about Evel Knievel
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A lifetime’s experience with socially awkward geekiness has led inevitably to Geeks Who Drink.  The Groveland Tap is my first gig, which is a return home.  Drinkers in my family have been imbibing there since it was The Fairview Palms, and my kids played their first game of pool at BB Dixon’s.

A cubicle slave by day, by night I hang out with amusing drunks either for Geeks Who Drink or driving the PedalPub, a non-motorized party bus.  I also bike, homebrew, play scrabble, read everything, and volunteer for Surly Brewing’s SGAD volunteer corps.  I have two kids (that I know of), a spouse, two cats, and an antisocial cockatiel named Füd.

I ride bikes a lot and enjoy hanging out with people who are a lot smarter than me.


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The Red Monk
210 4th Street
Des Moines, IA
50309
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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High Concept = Low Yield
Tas

Tonight, we had one of the cooler quiz rounds that we've had in awhile. It was our first Anything or Everything Between round, where you have to list either one or all of a group of items between two outliers, and you got one point if you took the easy way out and just gave one possible answer, but could get two if you gave the full list. I like these risk-or-reward rounds, like this or the Sooner or Later round. Adds a bit of strategy and second-guessing to the quiz game. But there's always a challenge in explaining the rules. Sometimes, the competition just has trouble getting the gist of the round's gimmick, and there's an awkward tension. I try to defuse that, but sometimes, people
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Lifelong Iowan. Pub quiz fanatic. Comic shop management. Music elitist. Red Sox Fan. Hulkamaniac. Anime dork. Another thing. Tas is all of these and more. And less.