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Common Ground
83 Harvard Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Forward to the Past
Worst Corey Ever

I missed you all last week! If you didn’t catch it, I wrote you a blog in tribute. You should go back and read it if you haven’t already. And by go back I mean in time. Like, go back in time and read it. Because I wrote it for you so you wouldn’t miss me… but then I was back at quiz tonight… so like, you wouldn’t miss me if you just saw me today, and the whole purpose of the blog is ruined. I’d say I’ll wait for you, but that’s kind of a strange premise, as waiting for someone to go back in time and then catch back up is… slightly improbable maybe? I’m not quite sure what the implications of such a feat would be, but suffice
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WARNING: The following is top secret. It will most certainly stay that way, as nobody is ever going to read it.

I know everything there is to know about me. Nobody knows more about me than I do, and most likely nobody ever will. If I were a pub quiz, you would fail.

I am a recovering midwesterner on my ninth step (seeking apologies from everyone who was responsible for my being in the midwest as long as i was). I'll soon be moving on to the tenth step, where I take inventory of how my own actions made such a thing possible.

I am a (mostly) proud BU Terrier (I say mostly because though our hockey team is good, I'd never say I'm proud of them) with a degree in business (the highest of the classical sciences). Though Quizmaster is what I would consider my "day job" I'm also a CPA in my free time. I know what you're thinking, and NO... I DON'T do taxes. Not all CPAs do taxes. I am one of those who does not.

I do not like eating animal. Nothing against the animals. And nothing for the animals. I just don't do it. Don't ask. Or do. I don't give a shit (see Nick Swardson, All Day, for proper accenting of that last sentence).

I am a fan of penguins, owls, sheep, and dragons. This is because I can draw them at a 3rd grade level. All of my other drawing skills are closer to the Pre-K level.

I am a gamer at heart. Talk to me about Final Fantasy or Zelda. Don't talk to me about Halo, COD, or any other FPS disasters. I'm a classic JRPG lover and will defend the genre to the end of the earth. May the various gods help you when you try to argue it with me. "But I can't see people's heads blow up when I kill them!" "You're an idiot. I win."

I am about 5' 10". I am VERY Caucasian (read pale... not my fault). I am a musician. I am well read in Sci-Fi. I am scrawny. I am mostly happy. I am the warrior. I am not your father's oldsmobile.

But mostly, I am. (I think.)


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Brass Union
70 Union Square
Somerville, MA
02143
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
[Tuesday's @ 8:00 pm]
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The Poop Parody You All Want to Hear
Hopeless Semantic

   I'm not very good at writing clickbait headlines. But I wrote a poop parody of a musical and I think you will all want to hear it. It's a parody of ....the musical......URINETOWN. Pretty clever right? And it goes...a little something....like this.... Uh, well actually I've never seen Urinetown or know any of the songs or any of the words to those songs. Sorry!     But I can tell you that Brass Union stays competitive. Even the team in last was not far from the prize range. Or the prize zone as I call it. In the end. Oedipal Arraignments bested #octothorpe and Birthday Sex for the win!    And
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Yes, I am the one in the picture you think I am. 

 

Hey sucka. I haven't updated this in a while sucka. Sucka. Come to Miller's Ale House every Weds at 8 pm, sucka. Suckafish. 


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McLadden's (Simsbury)
6 Wilcox Street
Simsbury, CT
06070
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Picasso And Garfield: A Retrospective
Pope Pepe

One of the greatest museums in the world is the Prado in Spain. The walls of that museum are full of such history. They are full of such beauty that words fail even the greatest of poets...I’m sure. I’m actually not to clear if any poet has ever tried to write a poem about the Prado. I mean, I’m sure they HAVE...those weirdos will write on just about any topic. And yes I know, we were all “poets” at one time or another. But let me tell you, writing about your emo feelings or missives about nature and rainbows only counts as poetry in English class and when they’re wondering why you did whatever horrible thing it was that you did. Yeah we all know we did
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Born on a dark and stormy night, Joe came into this world asking questions. That sort of belligerent attitude was just the thing, and he eased into the role of Quizmaster. Hailing originally from the great state of Connecticut, Joe comes to quizzing by way of Washington, D.C. and New York City.

After several failed attempts to break into the acting world, Joe decided that producing was his bag. He produced several small venue concerts, comedy shows and benefits. He also produced the two full length musicals Lunch (part of the New York Musical theatre Festival) and Titus X, a blood soaked, punk rock, balls out adaptation of Titus Andronicus.  Joe spent years in the non profit world as well, working for various groups until he decided to strike out on his own.

Striking out brought him back to Connecticut where he ran his own business and free-lanced in the non-profit development field. He comes to Geeks Who Drink thanks to his love of all things geek (Star Trek 4evah!) and drinking. He can be found, pipe in hand, downing a glass of Famous Grouse scotch most nights...after he's put his son to bed. Joe currently resides in the central realms of Connecticut with his two cats and his destiny.

Thanks to everyone for their support and remember; everyone's a winner...unless you lose.


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I & I Brewing
5135 Edison Avenue #1
Chino, CA
91710
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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That round on poop songs was not as crappy as I thought
Hammer

Hello all my quizzers, welcome to the 06-30-2015 edition of Shenanigans at the Quiz, with your host Hammer. As always I had my fill of lovely alcoholic beverages from the Gracious peeps at I&I Brewing. Peach Wheat, Honey Crème, Cali-Common. In other news I might have a super cool new day job soon which means no more blogging at work for this asshole. You didn't come here to listen about my day though lets find out how the quiz went. Round 1: This Round Is Worth 6.5 Pictionaries A round on the 6,500 entries that were added in May to Official Scrabble Words. You just had to name the word - I even spotted you the number of letters. America is sliding down the shit hole when
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I am Hammer, minor deity and major sex symbol. Women want me and men want to be me. I am all that is Man, and I am ok with that. When I am not hosting GWD, You can catch me playing XboX 360, and Star Wars: Saga Edition.

Turn ons include scantily clad women, and women who bring me alcohol.

Turn offs include anything with a penis attached.

Anything else you need to know can be found on the Facebook page dedicated to my glory, or by my random musings on the Twitter-sphere


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Hop House
4364 Town Center Blvd #128
El Dorado Hills, CA
95762
Saturday, June 27, 2015
[Tuesday's @ 6:30 pm]
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Holy Mother of God it's Hot
Alex

So most people know that here in California we are having a drought. Also we have been having above average temperatures recently. My wife and I just moved here from San Francisco and we were warned that it could get a little warm. But as I was driving up the highway to get to Hop House and I saw the temperature outside was 118 (I posted the picture) I thought Holy Shit that is hot. No one in their right mind would be there tonight! To my surprise it was packed when I got there. I forgot it was the women's world cup semi final. I only caught the last 20 minutes but nice job ladies! Ze Germans went down 2 - 0. Wir traten den Arsch!   After
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Originally from the East Coast, I am a rough around the edges former breakdancer with severe ADHD and have the soul of an 8 year old so yeah Im pretty cool. I love trivia and can't wait to throw ridiculous knowledge at my new friends that will be coming to the Hop House every Tuesday!


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Hennessey's Tavern
34111 La Plaza
Dana Point, CA
92629
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Tough questions, fo' shizzle
MikeSchramm

It was a wild night in Dana Point tonight, as a record number of teams came out to join us for the pub quiz. The early game was relatively easy, with lots of good guesses for the words added to the Scrabble dictionary (“shizzle”? really?), and an incredible perfect music round number 2 for Steamed Clams, who were due for a win tonight.   The questions got harder as the night went on, however, with some tough questions about marijuana in round number 4, and some tougher questions about Pablo Picasso in round number 6. Don’t Mess With Me must have been kicking themselves on the question about the casino named after a town
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Mike's originally from St. Louis, Missouri and now resides in San Diego (via Ithaca, Chicago, and Los Angeles). He works on video games during the day, and enjoys long walks on the beach and beer!


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Big Ben Tavern
636 Hwy 6 #1000
Sugar Land, TX
77479
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
[Tuesday's @ 8:00 pm]
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Two For The Show/Two IS The Show
CLAY-TON, The Imposter

You have to hand it to our writers over at Geeks Who Drink H.Q. We’ve just gone through one of the most intense periods of “Recently In Stuff” here in these United States. You may need to vent about these things whilst watching cable news channels and/or posting on various and sundry social media, but we here at GWD know what you want…   Namely, categories about Poop, Marijuana, and Canadian-centric Parodies of Top 40 Pop Songs!   All three of those subjects were given their due alongside National Parks, Pablo Picasso, and new additions to Official Scrabble Words (Hey “Shizzle”—you’ve come a long way
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Rhein Haus
912 12th Ave
Seattle, WA
98122
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Rhein Haus LV: des Teufels Spielplatz
KyleSmith

An intense come-from-behind victory tonight, here at Rhein Haus! System of a Downton Abbey snuck in at the last minute, winning by a single point above Tila Tequila Makes Your Clothes Fall Off, who had held the lead right up until the zero hour. Behind them, Ruth Bader Ginsberg Fan Club, so close to the win and also so close to our hearts with a name like that! Juuuust behind them, Legends Seattle Temple. In speech, they referred to themselves as Legends of the Seattle Temple, but on the top of every one of their answer sheets was written “Legends Seattle Temple.”
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Name: Kyle
Bust: Whatever number it may be, it brings the boys to the yard
Waist: 30-32
Hips: Adequate for birthing
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 180 or so
Birthdate: 29 March 1981
Birthplace: Edmonds, WA
Ambition: To be a finely-honed instrument of quizmastery
Turn-ons: Black-and-white cinematography, gaming of the board or video variety, sabermetrics, karaoke, playing softball, alcohol in its many forms
Turnoffs: People who cheat at pub quizzes, anti-subtitle fanatics and other types of fascists, Christopher Nolan movies
Greatest strength: Jackassery
Makes you laugh the hardest: Hearing Zack Snyder called a "visionary director"
Cake or death: Cake, I guess
Biggest fear: That maybe Morrissey isn't "so sorry"


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Null Taphouse
2319 Bishop Circle East
Dexter, MI
48130
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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This is Quiz Country!
MattAdams

What a month June was at Null Taphouse. We said goodbye to every one's favorite J month and brought in the middle child of the calendar July...with fireworks at the ready. Murica. Things got wily early on. Returning were former one and done with a first place finish...Poptart. They savvied up and brought two first time teams into the fold adding 3 whole people to their winning formula. Would they avoid a sophmore slump? Pleather Couches was there singing "Just the Two of Us" with their small but powerful squad. They also watched USA kick German behind in the women's World Cup and kept the crowd updated. Nice! Rain Delay proved prophetic as there was quite
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Local Burger
10134 Main St
Bellevue, WA
98004
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Jupiter and Venus Sittin in a Tree...
Tabitha

I hope you all had a chance to look at Jupiter and Venus tonight.  Tonight was their conjunction which means they are really close together in the night sky.  It was quite a sight with some of the brightest objects in the sky appearing so close together.  After quiz I raced home to grab my telescope and went to Marina Park in downtown Kirkland to see this rare sight.  I must admit, seeing both planets through the eyepiece was pretty damn awesome.  I drew a crowd too and became quite popular at the park.  I just love blowing people’s minds about space.  There was this adorable little 4 year old girl and it was awesome to see her face light up once she
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When I’m not running quiz, I am usually reading about space exploration and geeking out about adventures in astronomy.  One day, when I have a pile of cash to spend, I want to spend my nights taking pictures of space…because space is pretty damn awesome.

Meet Your Quizmaster!


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Bethany Public House
4840 Northwest Bethany Boulevard
Portland, OR
97229
Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Happy Friday! I mean... Tuesday
BrianKuwabara

CAMPING TIPS!!!   Tomorrow I’m heading out to Crater Lake to go camping. I thought I’d share with you some helpful tips from National Geographic in regards to camping:   1. Night Lighting A campsite can feel a little lonely when you're walking around in the darkness if the only light is coming from the small LED bulb in your headlamp. One or two additional lighting options can make the campsite, kitchen, and tent feel more
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Brian has built his city on Rock and Roll. He is an avid lover of games, films, comics, and beer and can regularly be found riding his bike and listening to some sweet Yacht Rock.  


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Spud Monkey's
17312 NE Halsey St
Portland, OR
97230
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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How Many Newbs could a Newb Pwn if a Newb Could Pwn Newbs?
Roy G. Biv

Answer: So much weed. Congratulations Oregon. As of midnight tonight, pot is legal. We made it into the quiz tonight, twice. None of which had anything to do with the Weed related round. Oh well, at least we’ll be able to celebrate American’s Independence the way it was meant to be relished. Pot’s not the only thing that’s legal now. Same sex marriage is now legal nationwide. Scotus-Potus knows what’s up. Thank you, Supreme Court, now let’s move on to the next civil rights battle. What’s the Charleston? The last one was never over, you say? Okay that took a depressing turn, but welcome back
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Just a spaz standing on a soap box.


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JJ's Pub
615 Mitchell Way
Suite 100
Erie, CO
80516
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Lorena Bobbitt Will Chop Off Your Visual Round
SirYon

A mention must be made to the appearance of Lorena Bobbitt in the visual round tonight. Some team thought Casey Anthony was Lorena Bobbitt. You can’t make this shit up. Only wish you could make up their claims to fame. ‘Cuz that shit cray.   We experienced a soaring high with disputed withdrawal symptoms as we quizzed ourselves all over marijuana and poops. Yeah. Round 7. What was up with that? One quizzer asked me if the idea was conceived while on the pot. I didn’t have the heart to ask which pot they meant.   Some philosophical questions that came up this evening:   How much linguistic clout does Snoop Dogg
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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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Alamo Drafthouse (Vintage Park)
114 Vintage Park Boulevard
Vintage Park Leasing & Management
Houston, TX
77070
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Canada Haunts Me
Cody H,.

Did you know that tomorrow is Canada Day? I didn't either, as we're all about a certain (much better) holiday that happens a mere three days later; but here we are, listening to mostly terrible song parodies featuring our neighbor to the north. Ranging from an indecipherable Uptown Funk parody, to the worst backing track to California Gurls you've ever heard, to an actually decent Neil Diamond impression, Round 2 truly had it all; and now we never have to hear it again!   Anyway, hello! We crammed into Theater 4 thanks to Magic Mike XXL, and got to know each other better as we used up every chair and then some on this night of Quiz. In addition to the wonder of Canada,
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Cody is a mushmouthed nerd who somehow got a job reading quiz questions to strangers. Like you! His first quiz was at the nerdiest place possible, a comic convention, and look where we are now; and it can happen to you if you follow your dreams! Cody is open to bribes.


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Groveland Tap
1834 St. Clair Avenue
St. Paul, MN
55105
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Happy Birthday, Canada and the United States!
MelissaSummers

It’s Fourth of July (aka Dog Psychosis Day) this Saturday! Try not to blow off anything important. Do the Canadians blow stuff up on Canada Day? I completely missed the chance to use one of my favorite punk songs to accompany the Picasso round: Burning Sensation’s take on “Pablo Picasso”. Genius. I’ll play it next week if I remember. It was originally performed by Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers, but I think Burning Sensations did it better. It was a sad day for feminism this evening with many of you confusing Leona Helmsley for Gloria Steinem. Also, as far as
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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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Buckley's in Belltown
2331 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA
98121
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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America - F*ck Yeah!
Cap'n Brendan

Happy Independence Week! Not only do we get to celebrate the glory that is America with the 3 B’s (booze, bombs, and barbecue) this weekend, we get to enjoy the fact that we live in a country, every day, where freedom is the only way – yeah! Baseball? Fuck yeah! Beers? Fuck yeah! Beating ze Germans at soccer? FUCK YEAH!!! Thanks for your patience with the late start on account of tonight’s game. We’ll be back to our usual routine next week – promise. Here's a look at how you did tonight in the round-by-round: Round # Theme
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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...