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Koot's (Formerly Chilkoot Charlie's)
2435 Spenard Road
Anchorage, AK
99503
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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2/11/16 Koots Brawl
Katelynn

Hello Quizlets! On Thursday we had an ultimate showdown between four worthy adversaries. Even though everyone is a winner in our hearts, the actual winners were Spenard Show with 74 points! They killed it! Coming in second was There's No I In Gang Bang with an impressive 63 points. Third place went to I've Made A Huge Mistake, and last but not least was the Brofessionals with 48 points. Join us next week for awesome fun and prizes!
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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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The one where my parents came to quiz
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Real talk: my parents came to quiz tonight. They've never been to one of my quizzes before. I've never let them. I've been afraid of how they would feel about my flippant use of profanity.But I think it went well! They were very complimentary about the whole thing. They liked our nice easy Round 1 where each answer contained four or fewer letters. Casino employees stand in the pit, rice wine is sake, etc etc.My parents did not really like Round 2; their team only got a 7 out of 16. Apparently songs that complain about rhyming/don't rhyme at all are not their forte. But they did know Alice Cooper's School's Out! Legit.Round
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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CHUBurger
1225 Ken Pratt Blvd
Longmont, CO
80501
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016
[Saturdays @ 7:00 pm]
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St. Valentine Was No Saint Last Night
SirYon

Happy Valentine’s Day to all you lovers. And to all you normal people, Happy Anti-Valentine’s Day! Tonight’s moodlighting music featured many aspects of love. From despair and obsession, to gleeful delusions. But mostly, they were just songs with the word “love” in them. It’s nice when a playlist basically makes itself.   Speaking of love…it is a four-letter word. That was round 1. Small words. Like Bono. He’s also small in stature. I could list other small things, but I don’t really want to talk about Donald Trump. {Oh no. This quiz has gone political. Let the motley bull commence.}   Sarcasm
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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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Sporting Life Bar
7770 S. Jones Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
89139
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016
[Saturdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand...We're Back!
Bersonality

Hey there, Pub Quiz Fans!   After a hiatus, we are BACK at Sporting Life Bar! Technical issues aside, it was good to be back.     TIDBITS FROM THE QUIZ (AKA What did we learn?):   Now this makes sense: Here’s what the question in the first round – in which the answer was fox – was about.   The Grammys are on Monday night. Here are the nominees.   I have used a KatKit before. A couple of summers ago, my wife had a conference in Sacramento,
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The Ute and Yeti
21 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016
[Saturdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Couch Gags
DJ ROB ROB

Tonight at quiz at The Ute and Yeti, we had a particular question in Round 4 that stood out to me. The question was about couches, but the clue was that a TV show has been doing a couch-based gag as their opening credits for 27 years. To some, it's obvious that the clue was referencing The Simpsons, which has been doing their opening gag with varying degrees of success for years and years. I happen to be watching every episode of the Simpsons lately thanks to everysimpsonsever.com, which started a year or two ago online. I started probably in the summer of last year, beginning in season 6 with my favorite episode of all time, Bart of Darkness. I made it all the way
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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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A Very Merry Valentine's Quiz To All
theshrew

Welcome to the last quiz for Two Whole Weeks! How will you live? By coming to Geek Bowl next week, that's how! Sheesh. At any rate we're glad you joined us for our final quiz for Two Whole Weeks here at Darcy's and look forward to welcoming you back soon, but not-as-soon-as-usual. Stories of the night included, but were not limited to: Saving your Joker until R8 is never a good plan. Except when it is. Except then it leads
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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.


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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
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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)