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Ruins Pub
1715 Main St
Kansas City, MO
64108
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Michael Dukakis vs. the Psycho Mantis
Travis

Hey there, peoples! Travis here filling in for Troy at Ruins Pub. We had a really fun night, and I gotta say thanks to all you wonderful people who came out.   What did we learn last night? We learned that the 40-hour work week isn't going away any time soon. We learned that the real reason to want to move up the ranks of the US Army from Major to Colonel is the far better associated symbol. We learned that Gene Kelly might have been a bit of a dickhead. And finally, we learned that we'd all love to have the job of naming video game villians, because the current people in that position are awful at it.   Congrats to the top two teams! Pickles and Chups
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I'm Travis. Grammar nerd for a large corporation and rock 'n' roll enthusiast.


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McMenamins Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR
97209
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Just Another Nacho On The Bedpost
Brittany "Michael Bay" St. Julien

The question on everyone's mind this week at McMenamins Mission Theater: DID the winning team order nachos? I asked, and I believe the answer was yes. Did they get any for their Quizmaster, though? Did they even ask if she'd eat some? No! Awful, right? Whatever bruhs, enjoy your victory AND your nachos. I guess some people just get to have it all, huh?! HUH?! Man, I did not realize how badly I wanted some nachos. I'm glad you all hopped on the Magic School Bus with me! I was facing the other way most of the time, so I only saw that one scene where
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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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HAT Tavern
570 Springfield Ave
Summit, NJ
07901
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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COME ON COME ON; FEEL THE VIBRATIONS
Rob

There was no real unifying event, theme, or motif on this edition of trivia at the HAT tavern (do you hear it in your head as HAT being shouted?), but as always a lot of great times were had. A few things: -I was really digging the 90s pop playlist we used last night, and its a much better choice than the pop-punk laden list I was using before. -In the year 2016, Wizard of Oz is just some really creepy old hollywood shit. A teenage Judy Garland, wearing a corset to appear more childlike and with an unsettling baby voice, and some horrifying makeup gave me nightmares as a child, and in a more woke time its just even more weird. Lemon Drops are actually pretty good though. -The
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Pimlico
810 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX
77019
Monday, Aug 22, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Let's Settle This Over Quiz
A.

Pimlicans, Whew. There were a lot of people at quiz last night. It got a little rowdy at times—but in the end we had a good, fair, quiz. But is it really fair to score 74 points and come in last place? Yes, yes it is, especially at Pimlico, which is consistently ranked as one of the hardest places in the city to play Geeks Who Drink. CURSORY QUIZ RECAP: Current events, music + presidents in office when the song came out, hypothetical movie mashups, answers spelled only using the letters in “WASHINGTON,” group flags (tough round), knights/mares/nightmares (as it sounds), guests on James Corden’s show, and finally, as always, random knowledge. It
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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Good Luck With All the Hot Blondes and Free Healthcare, Evan!
Jared

Yesterday was a day, I'll tell you that much.  I went from the day job to a private Geeks Who Drink event at Google to home for about 15 minutes to leave for Geeks Who Drink at The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.  We had a going away toast for Evan of Book Hockey fame who is moving to Sweden for five years.  We had fourteen teams competing for prizes and bragging rights.  We had a first time winner this week as well!  So yeah, it was exhausting, but well worth it! Quiz started with a fairly easy round about being dirty or down
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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Cleats Bar & Grill
6624 Delmonico Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
80919
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 9:00 pm]
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Nancy Sinatra is One of the Greatest Poets of All Time
SonyaDee

This week was a special week for Quiz at Cleats Bar and Grill. It marks the first week of school back in session, which always makes for a laid-back night. The collective sigh of relief at the newfound freedom all the parents are experiencing was loudly audible. Personally, I cannot wait for my kid to be old enough to start school…I daydream about all the things I’ll be able to get done while she is someone else’s responsibility for a few hours every day. In reality, I’ll probably just drink wine and read all the books. I had a special guest with me this week. Tedd is a new Quizmaster in Training and I had the honor of helping him along his first night of learning
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Costumes Zombies Makeup Clowns Magic! Singing Geek


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The Beer Market (Rochester)
1401 Mt. Hope Ave
Rochester, NY
14620
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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How do you get a one armed QM out of a tree?
Carl

For those of you wondering if you can run pub quiz with only one good shoulder, the answer is yes. Had to do a couple of things differently, and the transitions to the audio rounds weren’t as smooth, but overall the night went according to plan. The good news is it’s only going to get easier from here. The bad news is I do have to cut back on the beer since my workouts will be on hold for a bit. It was a bit of a challenge to look up at the list of beers on the digital screen and know that none of those would be for me. The only major hiccup was the one team that didn’t know what the visual round was. Sometimes you can lead a horse to water, but that’s about all you
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T's Bar and Grill
1305 S. State Hwy 121 Suite 43
Lewisville, TX
75067
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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Movies Stump Even The Best
Esizzle

I know that I talk about movies a lot. I mean well, almost all the time. Even though I haven't had the time to watch most of the movies that have been recently released (ironic right?) I still LOVE movies. In fact, as of this writing I have a small indie film called "Butter" playing. A wonderful flick with a wonderful cast all centered around Butter Carving. It's on Amazon Prime so you MUST watch it. I have a longer list if you ever want to come by and talk with me.  I bring up movies thanks to last night's round three which was a sooner or later round involving the top five billed actors for certain movies. I had a lot of blank stares last night as I read characters that I have
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Guess what!? I now have a venue where you'll find me regularly! I'm at Angela's at the Crosswalk in Downtown Plano! Come on out and have a great time with me and Pie!


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The Irish Snug
1201 E Colfax
Denver, CO
80218
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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QFAC - Cure SMA!
Goober

Hello again, everyone, and thanks for coming out to the Snug last night! It's always a pleasure to sub for Dave, because Kate handles everything and I can just relax and yell at people on a microphone. It's basically heaven. We had an excellent group, and raised some money for a wonderful cause. Sarah was with us, repping for Cure SMA. Be sure to check out http://www.curesma.org/ for more information, but I'll share a bit here. SMA is Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It affects about 1 in 10,000 babies, and about 1 in 50 Americans are genetic carriers. It is the number one genetic cause of death among infants. It's a big deal, and people just aren't aware it's out there, or how many families
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He's everything you want, he's everything you need. He's everything inside of you that you wish you could be. He says all the right things at exactly the right time, and he means something to you but you don't know why.


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The Social
1078 Tunnel Rd
Asheville, NC
28805
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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You can boo me all you want, but Fern Gully sucked.
Kit

What a fantastic night! Eight wonderful teams showed up to test their wits and knowledge. We almost had a new couple join, but they became engrossed in their food instead. The food at the Social is truly delicious – I can't blame them. Round 1 was sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka, and gave us a great hint with every answer containing the letters T-I-T-O-S. I love when the hints are like that – you all get so very creative when you don't know the answer. Between Tootsie and The AristoCats we had our quality movies down pat. Congrats to team Bald and Boobiful for knowing about those arrogant Super Continents. Our bonus question taught us that we need Tito's
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Brewsters
2837 Crockett Street
Fort Worth, TX
76107
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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Working 8 to 10 Give or Take 10 Minutes
St. Jimmy

In this world of political division, there is only one person that can save us… Dolly Patton. Yes, the queen of country kitsch will save us. Not really Dolly herself but the idea of Dolly Parton. Dolly transcends all boundaries. Her music is pretty in the country category but her attitude and songwriting cred is Rock N Roll, yet so cheesy that its fits right at home in towns like Branson, Missouri. That attitude has also endowed her with a strong LGBTQ following. She transcends Red and Blue states to rally around the one thing that we can agree on: the awesomeness of Dolly.  And now for the results of the quiz:  Ginger and Company finished
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I am the Digital Production Librarian at Southern Methodist University. I am a graduate of Louisiana State University with two degrees. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in History in 2009 and a Masters of Library and Information Science in 2011. I currently live in Dallas with my wife Felicia Williamson, Archivist at the Dallas Holocaust Museum. I enjoy the works of famed author Richard Castle, playing ice hockey, and cheering on the bad guys in professional wrestling.


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Oskar Blues: Homemade Liquids and Solids
1555 S Hover St
Longmont, CO
80501
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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Everybody, get DOWN with the quizness!
Wolfie

The ideas for this week’s blog title flooded my brain so fast it was hard to choose just one that will probably already be taken by another quiz master where I will be questioned upon my possible plagiaristic plot to be a false creative fella. Well, all my thoughts and ideas are mine and the voices in my head with many years of saturation of movies, TV, puns, art, clichés, music and basic observation of this wacky world we live in. So tonight we got down and dirty at Oskar Blues, as we always do with quiz. I was joined by Harriet Tubgirl, a team to never be taken lightly). Quiz in my Pants (a clever name that makes me giggle, but they
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I have had 3 venues as a quizmaster this past year, with one still being my home of homes (Echo Brewing). I also sub other venues when able and willing. Hoping to have more than one venue I host regularly, cause I LOVE this job!

Random facts and such about me:

- Been told by several people I have met through the years that I have a THICK and NOTICABLE Colorado accent! Yeah, I don't get it either!

- Turned down a gig of driving the band Twopointeight for 2 months on the Flogging Molly tour cause I was waiting to return to a job I was on medical leave from....Yup, I am still kicking myself, cause I didn't go back to that job until about 5 months later. 

- I wish every day that Courtney Cox would get over herself and allow for the Misfits of Science to be released on DVD in the U.S. At least I hear she is part of why it won't be released cause she is embarrassed by it.....I wonder if she has ever seen her show Cougar Town....THAT'S embarrassing!

- Went to a Model & Talent convention and met talent scouts, agents, etc that would make even Simon Cowell cry!!!

- I believe in ghosts cause I have experienced them, even at an adult bookstore I worked at once. 

- Wrote, directed, starred, designed set, did promo work, etc. for a performance art show I did with an amazing cast and crew for a student production in College. It was called "Freak Boy Speaks!"

- I am also an artist! Paintings (Acrylics), drawing, etc. I am also a writer, which kind of shows when I do my blogs. 

- Much rather meet celebs than to get their autographs or pictures with them.

- Worked concert security for a short time in AZ. STILL never got paid for that N'sync concert!!!! 

- Can put myself in the game of 6 six degrees of Kevin Bacon. 

- Finished up my final season as mascot for the 2010 WFTDA Champions, the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls. Will miss being Wolfie the wolf, but will continue watching roller derby!

- Worked on a cruise ship, where I got to meet people from all over the world, and met my wife (she was a fellow crew member, not a passenger cause that is against the rules!).

- Followed the Vans Warped tour for 2 weeks in 2004.....One hell of an adventure.

- Rode on an airplane at 1 a.m. from Phoenix, AZ to Dallas TX with a bunch of Wrestlers from "WWE", back in 2003. Included the Undertaker, Edge, Matt Hardy, Billy "the Ass man" Gunn, Eddie Gurerro, and many more.

- Once worked at the post office on my college campus. Ask me why one WOULD and COULD go mad from working at such a place. 

- I only like bacon or coleslaw when in the mood.

- Once performed with a group from Second City back in College with fellow Improv group members at the school. 

- Worked at Ed Debevic's in AZ. If you don't know, then google it or ask Jeeves (he is still around, isn't he?).

- Much rather be at a coffee shop with a pen or pencil and a journal or drawing pad than a laptop.....which I use as a Quiz Master! We get along......for now. 

-Aside from my mascot alter ego, I have another alter ego when I perform on stage with a band. His name is Elder Grimlee. He was once a logo for AZ band, the Elders UK, but now searches for his own band. But the alter egos don't stop there.....several more exist. 

- I was born 1 month late!!!! Remember, this was back in 1976! So a C-section was not an option. Plus, can you blame a guy.....FREE room and board!!!

- Mystery Science Theater 3000 is one of my ALL time favorite shows and when I am stressed, sad, or bummed, I just put on one of my MST3K DVDs and all is right with the world and no one dies! I also believe that GWD should do a MST3K themed quiz!

- I don't care for Netflix due to some issues with their service. BRING BACK MY BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO!!!!!!

- Find it funny that when I was about 19 years old, I hoped to have a full tattoo body suit by the age of 30. I am 39 and have 8. I am such a slacker.

- My Mom can beat up your Mom, Dad, buddies you street fight with and ALMOST threw down with the late Fabulous Mullah! I am her baby boy, so watch it, unless you mention sympathy for my being born late then you have won her over. 

- Made a collapsible dance cage with my brother for a roller derby girl from the league I mascot(ed) for (she DJed with another DJ and they wanted a dance cage).....still got the pictures! No clue what happened to it, hoping someone is go-go dancing their heart out in it!


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Mud Hen Tavern
742 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
90038
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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Ok I'll repeat number 6...but only because it's your birthday!
NicoleHolliday

A quiztastic time was had by all last night at Mud Hen Tavern! 8 teams came out and answered questions about everything from famous poets to famous Marines. There was even a whole category about rain, which is an unfamiliar concept to most sunny Angelenos! 8 teams came out and fought long and hard, but there could be only one champion! Happy Birthday Rich King took and early lead, but they were quickly surpassed by Downhill Dads and Quizzie Macguire. It came down to the final round, and eventually Quizzie Macguire emerged victorious, due to their knowledge of 90s video game bosses. Downhill Dads
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West 3rd Common
1 West 3rd Street
New York, NY
10012
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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Those Video Game Bosses Don't Pay That Well...
Josh

Happy Wednesday, or if you’re reading this on a different day, Happy That Day! There were a lot of geeks and a lot of drinking on the night of August 23rd, 2016 at West 3rd Common. Try as I might, I could not prevent the geek-on-geek violence at the bar. And by “geek-on-geek violence,” I mean a pub quiz battle to determine who was the geekiest of them all. We got down and dirty with a round titled “Down And Dirty.” Each correct response included the words “Down” or “Dirty.” There were many perfect scores on that round; shoutout to Kitty Kat for being one of those groups. Next was the audio
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Tony's
326 North Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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The Kylo Ren Misconception
Your Friendly Neighborhood Quizmaster

I figured it out.  I got a lot of submissions during round seven last night suggesting the answer to an audio clue was Kylo Ren.  The round was about famous Marines.  Sometimes I could see this being caused by people knowing the character but not knowing the actor (looking at you Adam Driver) but I don't think this is the case.  I figured it out.  Everyone is so into Star Wars that they actually believe that Kylo Ren is a real person.  And that he was once a member of the United States Marine Corps.   Five teams fared better than Car Ram Rod, which is good since they were/are your waitstaff.  They were a "Michaels"
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Colorado native raised on good old fashioned learning.  I don't find a reason to not learn new things every day and encourage others to do the same.


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Standard Bar
1332 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
60622
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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6 to a Team, Especially If You’re From UNC!
Knickerbocker

Last night at Standard Bar was a solid night of quizzing. Seven teams duked it out for the majority of the night, spending extra energy during those killer bonus shot rounds. You guys at Standard sure know how to have a good time and I find your enthusiasm quite inspiring. That microphone, however, was damn tricky and I apologize to everyone for taking so long to get the hang of it. But luckily, your trusty Jon will be back next week to continue his mastery of quizzing. We had a couple teams last night with 7 or 8 people playing that I had to disqualify from winning the final prizes. Fortunately, neither team actually placed in the top three spots,
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