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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Sunday, Feb 07, 2016
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Super Bowel Sunday
Jake

Super Bowl Sunday! And my prediction came true – The Broncos won. I don’t like the Broncos, actually. As a born-and-raised Pacific NW’er, I’ve loved my Hawks back when they sucked, and every time we had a halfway decent chance to get to the playoffs, our AFC West rival Broncos would knock us out. But I like Peyton Manning, and I think him winning was a middle finger to the Colts for letting him go instead of sticking by him. So there’s that. Okay, no more talk of football; only Quiz! We had some folks post-big game come in to quiz, and man were they a rowdy bunch! Of course, that’s how I likes ‘em. A brief rundown
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In a land far, far away, in a time in the not-too-distant future, in an era dominated by dragons, one man was born - nay - created - nay - FORGED from the fires of Valhella (which is part Valhalla, part... well, you get it), and came upon this earth seeking geeks, not for punching, but in order to be a part of their geekery. He searched far, wide, deep, across, shallow and even in the fourth dimension for eons until he came upon the great city of Portland, where the geeks flowed like PBR. "Get thee to a nerdery!" they cried, and it was here that the man struck his mighty staff into the earth with the force of a million bluebirds carrying a thousand hippopotami carrying twenty-three tanks, and the earth opened upon to him, releasing the demonspawn of Australia, which all happened to be drunk upon Foster's. After defeating them with his vorpal sword of might, he descended upon Portland (and related metropolitan area) to take his place at the throne of geeks. He made slaves of many, including Jake, who runs pub quizzes!


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Small Batch Beer Company
241 W 5th Street
Winston-Salem, NC
27101
Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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What's an ataris?
Jack McFly: Private Eye

Quick note: apologies for the delay - technical difficulties aside, here's last week's quiz recap! A few things about last week's quiz - First: 19 teams. You did it; you broke the record on a night that, by all accounts, should’ve been slow due to the forecast. You’re all amazing, thank you. Second: I went and saw The Ataris after the quiz. That, too, was amazing. And lastly: it was Chris’ birthday, everybody! So 19 teams is friggin impressive and I thank you for being patient while I graded all those sheets. But by my count, if I get 18 or more teams again next week, that’ll make our li’l Winston quiz eligible for a “full-time” scorekeeper
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Evan (as if I'm not writing this myself) is a video editor & filmmaker who loves all things movies, comics, 80s, and other stuff. He's currently the co-host of a super fun movie podcast called Super Fun Movie Club. Find me Wednesdays at 8pm at Small Batch Beer Co. in Winston Salem, NC... unless I owe you money.


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O'Niell's Pub (Heights)
3301 Juan Tabo Blvd, NE
Albuquerque, NM
87111
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
[Saturdays @ 9:00 pm]
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Kids Kursing Kutely
Ian Kaplan

In the course of human history, there has never been anything funnier than children saying the darnedest things. Even more darnedy than the things they say are the things they do. And so, today I present to you children giving the finger. Well, two children giving three fingers, and one child adorably refusing to participate. I think she was mad at me because earlier I accused her of being six years old, which was way off. She was also responsible for her team's name, which was Nut Balls. I suppose I should have known that one has to be at least nine to think of such an awesome team name. What else happened? Lots of teams, good times, plenty of free drinks for
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I am Ian Kaplan, born 1975 in New York. I teach music - private lessons - guitar, bass, drums and piano. I will teach you too, just ask, jeez.


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Overland Country Bar & Grill
101 Broadway
Oakland, CA
94607
Sunday, Feb 07, 2016
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Who can forget The English Patient?
@TristanGregson

Finally American Football season is over so all of Sunday’s can be reclaimed by the biggest game around, the quizzing game. In the face of tables of ecstatic Broncos fans, a few saddened faces of Panthers fans, and a multitude of people on the verge of passing out from meat exhaustion, yeah that’s right MEAT exhaustion, we had a quiz. Of course it helps that your Super Bowl night of quiz is layered with references to the big game in question but at the same time doesn’t directly link to the on field play for which the jocks in the room would be clamoring for. So when it came time to identify past Halftime performers from the big game the bar team once again flexed their music
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Originally from Toronto but now loving the California coast. I may like sports a little bit more than your average Geek but that doesn't mean I haven't played Magic the Gathering professionally at one point in my life.


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Bar One
12518 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood, CA
91607
Sunday, Feb 07, 2016
[Sundays @ 7:30 pm]
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Coldplay Who?
Bobaloo

Superb Owl! Bowls of Super. Screw it. BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ BEYONCÉ. There, I said it! That should cover everything you need to know about the 50th bowl of SUPER-NESS. Also, the Broncos won. SPOILER ALERT!!  You know
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I am a former radio on-air personality turned 5-time game/reality show loser. I geek out about KISS, pop/rock music, the board game Clue, 80's and 90's MTV, Nagel prints, cookies and baking, and WWF/WWE Wrestling. Ask me about the time I got caught stealing dungeon dice from when I was 16. 


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Feb 07, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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Happy Super New Year Chinese Bowl!
Evan

I say we play quiz next week "Diplomacy Style".  I'll send you all the questions by post, and you can mail in your answers after every round.  Each round will take about two days, so with scoring breaks and announcements, we'll be done in about... say... twenty days?  But remember: only six people per team, and no using the internet!   Wow.  Twenty days without using the internet...?  Sounds like some modern-day cruel and unusual punishment.  For some.  I know some dudes who can't even piss at a urinal without putting their phones down.   Anyways, thanks for playing with us!  It was a bit of a chill night, since
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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O'Niell's Pub (Nob Hill)
4310 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM
87108
Sunday, Feb 07, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 9:00 pm]
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Super Quiz!
"Other" Eric

       While others may have been rocking out to Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Broncos, sportsballs and commercials, our faithful regulars came down to O'Niell's and nerded out with Geeks Who Drink! It was our very own Super-party of non-sports things.      Our Super Quiz began with a round on the Chinese New Year, the audio round was an homage to the Super Bowl, a speed round on "THE" movies, the round of 8 degrees of Kevin Bacon, and the visual round from the hood. Fernando gave us a round on diplomats and imunity, the next audio had Peyton yelling about Omaha, and random knowledge taught us about Native American nations, movie style
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GWD is pretty much all I dreamed of!!!!!!!!!!!   Quizzlings coming out and having a great time with food and drinks!

I am married to a beautiful young lady named Casey and we have our hands full with our son JJ.  JJ is a Quizmaster in training!

 

P.S.  I would like to say that I always knew I would be working on Central, just not entertaining people this way........

P.S.S.  If you are from Philly and do noy understand my "Central" comment, our Central Ave is just like all the streets in Philly....it has tons of hookers on it...

 

P.S.S.S.  I just wrote this with one hand.....I am that excited to be a Quizmaster!


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Flip's Tavern
1406 Avenue Q
Lubbock, TX
79401
Sunday, Feb 07, 2016
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Mama says, Foosball Is The DEVIL!!!
David

Glad that game that shall not be named without express written consent of some organization didn’t keep everyone away! The evening got started with a Chinese New Year celebration that unfortunately featured no dragon dancing, nor fireworks! Round Two was an audio reminder that nipple slips happen. Obviously our crowd was not a big fan of highbrow Oscar wining movies. The next round we were treated to a big ol’ heapin helping of Bacon, Kevin Bacon that is. The visual round treated us to a little B&E with a visit to TV and Movie homes. Round Six featured the answer of the day and reminded me of why it would be cool to have diplomatic immunity. The word Omaha was burned into the
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T.J. Elliott's
6814 Laurel-Bowie Road
Bowie, MD
20715
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
[Saturdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Your Fair Share of Warning
J.D.

Hello again from TJ Elliott's restaurant in beautiful Bowie, MD. This was a fun and interesting week's show that debuted the return of many of our familiar teams as well as an old team we haven't seen in nearly a year ...as well as a new team who tried to stay with us throughout the first break. Thank goodness for kids under 12 coming to play our game :-) *P.S.A. Let me have your attention. Pantyhose. They suck. Stick to leggings or tights if you happen to be a wrestler. Better yet, if you are a lady, stick to yoga pants and call it a day and all shall be happy. Now you know.* And tonight's winner's scores are as follows:
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Grind House Coffee and Cocktails
109 W Center St
Kyle, TX
78640
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
[Saturdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Guy Fieri Is Not A Douche
Adrian

Cut Guy Gieri some slack. I know it's easy to make fun of him, but I think there's something important to what he does. All he wants to do is show us how much easier it is to eat good food when you toss aside preconcieved notions of what makes food good. It’s an important culinary thesis statement that says there’s nothing necessarily wrong with enjoying your upscale, diverse, finer foods (he did, after all, go to a French culinary school); Guy’s just here to show us how sometimes not only is it okay to eat a meatball sub and chili fries cooked by a four-foot-tall octagenarian lady in a town that’s home to a few thousand people; it’s an essential part
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Texas State alumnus, twice over. Babies and adults are often entranced by my facial hair.


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Pacific Ave Pizza
2001 W Pacific Ave
Spokane, WA
99201
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
[Saturdays @ 8:00 pm]
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How do other Quizmasters think of such clever titles?
Thomas J. Brown

When you lose to a team named Fuk Skule, you know you need to step up your game. Unfortunately, to the perpetual shame of all of last night's teams, Fuk Skule took first place. They were closely followed by newcomers Pink Flamingos, and Alcohol of Fame rounded out the top 3. Also, Fuk Skule managed to get 15 of 16 available points in Round 2, which is something I don't often see—and as someone who almost never knows any of the answers in Round 2, I was quite impressed. Two of our teams had Donald Trump themed names: Berning the Trump and Dancing with the Stars: Crumpin' with
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This is my bio. There are many like it, but this one is mine.


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The Copper Lounge
1504 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM
87106
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
[Saturdays @ 9:00 pm]
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Deez Legumes
TanookiSuitandTie

What it is, Copper Lounge? Thanks for yet another fantastic turnout tonight! 2016 has been consistently on fire! 10 teams?! I'll take it! Things started out a bit bumpy with my mixer or something not wanting any part of the night at first, so I opened without intro music. Nothing like going in raw like that. Ummm... yeah. I'm not good at talking dirty to you. Sorry. *weeps*QUIZ RECAP!!! *obnoxious blaring horn sound from Jason Derulo songs* BWEER BWEER BW-BWEEEEEER!!!! (something like that) Round 1: Q words! Why doesn't anyone know about QI? It's a damn fine show and a damn fine way of latching a word on a Q in Scrabble/Words With Friends. It means "spiritual energy" also known
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A megalomaniac with a heart of gold, I've been a quizzer for 2 and half years but I've yet to come out to my parents about it. Now that I've achieved the lofty title of Quizmaster, I'm ready to bust some names and take some heads. Interests include video games, word play and terrible impressions of Gollum and Alan Rickman. For great justice!


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Krazy Karl's Pizza
1124 W Elizabeth St
Fort Collins, CO
80521
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
[Saturdays @ 8:00 pm]
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We're giving away what?!?
Weapon Z

We had a huge special guest in the Beirhaus last night. Kelly from Leinenkugal Brewing made a surprise visit and was giving away all sorts of goodies. She was buying a ton of beer for everybody. Giving away shirts, hats and beer cozies. But the biggest surprise was the drawing for 2 lift tickets to Copper Mountain! Jim was the lucky winner of the ski passes! Well done Jim. Huge thank you to Kelly for coming out and getting the crowd heavily intoxicated. Next time we’re gonna get you behind the mic. How about a recap of quiz from last night? Round 1 had some impressive scores to start the night off as I asked about things that start with
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Quizmaster Zach is an avid fan of Rush: the Holy Triumvirate, and spends the majority of his free time watching irreverent comedies such as Portlandia, Trailer Park Boys and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. When he is away from the television he plays ice hockey (poorly), hosts quiz (poorly) and eats food (poorly). To be honest, QM Zach does most things poorly but that's easily overlooked because he is so good looking. The only thing he is good at is doing a karaoke version of YYZ. You can see QM Zach live and in person and judge him accordingly every Saturday night at 8:00 PM at Krazy Karls pizza. Just don't look directly into his eyes. You might never be able to look away.


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Jack Mac's Swill and Grill
19009 Preston Road #209
Dallas, TX
75252
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
[Saturdays @ 9:00 pm]
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Gene Hackman was almost Mike Brady, that's a different bunch
Harvey Wallbanger

The Set-Up: Jack Mac’s Swill and Grill   Quiz Beer   Real Ale Phoenixx Double ESB 7.2%: Our winter seasonal Phoenixx rises from the great ale recipes of the UK, but we’ve brewed it with a distinctly American attitude. Deep amber in color, Phoenixx delivers subtle notes of toffee and caramel, characteristic of traditional English Crystal malt. Yet with this ale, it’s all about the hops. Made from a blend of hops from across the pond, highlighted by the Phoenix hop variety from
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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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Denver Bicycle Cafe
1308 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO
80218
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
[Saturdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Breaking News…Barack Obama, Muslin Mastermind behind the Quizlamic State
Josh

You know what they say, when the cats away… The mice will play!  And with 20 teams at the Denver Bicycle Café last night there was no shortage of teams to play against.  Normally when I sub-QM somewhere I’m a little apprehensive about what I’m walking in to but not last night, not at the DBC.  As a FREQUENT player and most recently, the fairly regular score keeper, I knew that the teams would be welcoming and that the wait staff would be amazing and last night was as a testament to that.  So THANKS! Let’s recap a few things we learned last night: Justin Bieber still sucks You CAN escape from Quicksand without
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Lover, Fighter, Expeditioner, Gentleman, Gourmand, Cyber Warrior, Beer Hoarder, Tattoo Collector, Archivist of Esoteric Audio, Zymurgist, and Obsessive Shower Taker – Guilty as charged.


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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Super Bowl Eve
theshrew

Once upon a time there was a team that wore orange and blue. They were named after a wild horse. They had a quarterback who deserved to win a Super Bowl. And then they went to the Super Bowl. But that's not 'til tomorrow! Tonight is quiz! Thanks for remembering. And for being here. Stories of the night included, but were not limited to: The team with “Ben” in its name did not include Ben. Nor did they realize the
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Katherine (also responds to Kat) has been a geek who drinks since before she knew it was a thing to be. You'll find her subbing and quiz-master-ing 'round the port of Denver...other interests include every outdoor sport going, and community theatre. If you've played both Kate and Petruchio, you can't help having a nickname like theshrew. On happier notes, her horse Sparky (pictured) is finally with her in CO, which makes her a much happier and more easygoing quizmistress. Lucky you.