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Uptown Tavern & Rooftop
1400 Lagoon Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
55408
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 9:00 pm]
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Grapes, Please
AlexRice

Only 11 points separated the six teams that stayed through all eight rounds Wednesday, with a mere two between first and third place. Finishing atop the leaderboard at the Uptown Tavern & Rooftop last night was Grapes or Coconut, who scored 58 in a rare win for a team that uses their Joker on an eight-point round. Coming in second was The Annexation of Puerto Rico, whose eight points in a Jokered Round 8 put them one point ahead of Guts and Glory Hole, barely finishing out of the money. Thanks for playing last night! I hope to see you next week!
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Alex is a freelance videographer, writer and your favorite Geeks Who Drink host! In his spare time, he can be usually found at any of Minneapolis' great concert venues. All autograph requests can be handled through his secretary, Alex.


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Brew Pub & Kitchen
117 West College Drive
Durango, CO
81301
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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No cover charge for the cover bands
ErictheWellRead

So, in the words of Crash Davis, we've got a lot of shit goin' on, so this is going to be a quick and dirty post. Sorry. I'll make it up to you next week with even more words and excitement.   We had eleven fun teams last night at Brew Pub & Kitchen in Durango for a fun evening of Geeks Who Drink. We started the evening off with some current events, ran into some cover bands in round two, then got some cartoon shenanigans in round three. I'm going to spoil everything for you this time. Caca Fuego took the lead in those first three rounds and cruised, simply cruised, to a win. Yeah,
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Wicked Wolf Tavern
120 Sinatra Drive
Hoboken, NJ
07030
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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The Jersey Shorus...HUZZAH!
Bill Murray

So What's Snooki's favorite dinosaur? DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER? Well just ask team Benson and Stabler! They said, "The Jersey Shorus!" when I asked them what the New Jersey state dinosaur is. That was the highlight of my night. I suppose Randy doing really well on the round on dead people and knowing about Italian opera was cool too. The whole crowd gave him a round of applause! I'll also say that My Friends Hate Me  finally showing up was a plus. They always have good conversation and pleasantries to share with me. Also Tim is a nerd who know too much about pronouncing Anime names.
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“The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” 
Douglas AdamsThe Restaurant at the End of the Universe


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Paddy Barry's
8150 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA
22182
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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The Magic Schoolbus is Utter Nonsense and Also Amazing
Alejandro

What a wonderful night! We had a ton of teams jump into the fray to go mano-a-mano in the most noble sport of all: the pub quiz! I was super pumped to see so many quiz virgins attend our quiz. They really gave our regulars a run for the prizes! Special thanks goes out to our guest quizmaster Rory, who did a fabulous job with our rounds on violets, shrinking, and that tall, angry/funny, blond lady. Our teams had obviously spent a few years away from the television on Saturday mornings, but we still had a few teams who really knew their animated shows. Best team name of the night goes to The Tempura SHelter For Lightly Battered Women, who has also showed up at
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Magnolia Village Pub
3221 W McGraw St
Seattle, WA
98199
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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From Now On, Call Me Miku Hinasaki
ChristopherRounsville

If you get that reference without the aid of google, go ahead and cash everything in, you've most likely achieved everything there is to achieve in life, so going on would only be going downward.  I heard somewhere, most likely the internet, that video game soundtracks are really good to listen to while trying to accomplish tasks.  The reasoning is that they are designed to keep you entertained, but simultaneously they don't distract from your objectives.  I guess if I don't look into it, that's sound enough logic, plus it does give me the feeling that I'm off on an adventure, an adventure of productiveness!  Remember the SuperBowl from a couple years back
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The Field House
1150 Filbert St
Philadelphia, PA
19107
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Last Night!
AJDe Leon

Last night was a great night to go out on! We had a couple of regulars filling up the seats of the Ol' Field House. Sure, they had to go head to head on this particular night, but the rivarly actually added to the excitement of the crowd. I mean I could really feel that crowd buzzing. Now that I think about it, that may have been from the baseball game on the giant screen next to me, but I see things how I want to see them.   In the end of course, Hello McFly was able to take the quiz, winning himself a great $40 prize. He must have been paying very close attention to stuff in the past week because he managed to get a perfect score on round 1 of the
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The Penny Tap House
2412 College Hills Blvd
Suite 100
San Angelo, TX
76904
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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I LIKE QUIZZES
Daniel Pool

Another week, another super-intense super-fun quiz. This was my first week in two weeks time to do everything all by myself -- scorekeeping, hosting, ALL OF IT! Honestly? I was really excited to be back in the swing of things. It's great to have a scorekeeper but I also like being able to read everyone's answers and see the funny wrong answers and all that. I was also super excited because I actually got to PLAY my first game last week while I was in Dallas! It's nice to have the perspective of having actually played the game, and also nice to see what kind of skills I could rip off of that evening's host, Stephanie (who also interviewed, hired, and trained me).   I
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Cole's
1104 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY
14222
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Hip Bands, Toons, and Celebrity Deaths
Dave

18 teams came out to Cole’s last night to show off their geek skill! Round 1 kicked off the night with a round on current events. Congrats to Smarty Pints, Laser Tigre, Beyonce, and Proc Super Freq for scoring perfect rounds! Round 2 featured a music round with songs being covered by hip bands. Teams did well on this round! Round 3 was a sooner or later round on cartoons. 8 teams handed in their answer sheets earlier for double points! Congrats to HP Proc Super Freq for scoring a perfect round! At the end of 3 rounds Laser Tigre took the lead followed by Smarty Pints in second and Time Hoodie in third!
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Hello and welcome to my bio. I was born and raised in Buffalo, well raised in Lancaster, a suburb of Buffalo. I am currently a student at ECC, trying to get into Pharmacy school at D'Youville. Things I like to do outside of quizzing include acting, reading, playing video game and just chilling with good friends. If you would like to know anything else please feel free to ask me at Cole's!


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Burg and Barrel
7042 W 76th St
Overland Park, KS
66204
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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drunken violence? shrinking violets? where am I?
Alley Cat

I had a nicer blog, but it got erased because technology is a bitch and it hates me. So here's the lowdown. Nice teams like Better late than pregnant and the Barry Gibb All Stars came and tolerated things like me pushing the newest member of the Burg and Barrel GWD team into the limelight without warning. Sorry about the Dave, but we've got a sink or swim environment round these parts. But you survived! Pretty much unharmed. Teams from other venues are coming to mine because of the Rumble. Which I like. So we got to see Jesus is a biscuit, let him sop you up come in and swing a first place win over
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I prefer chai tea to coffee, love the Golden Girls, am obsessed with KU basketball, and always put the toilet paper roll on backwards. 


Sometimes I have to sound out "wed-nes-day".


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Lake Tahoe Brewing Company (Carson City)
302 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV
89701
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Couldn't go one week without a Trump reference could we?
Michael

Wow - record setting night!  19 teams came to the battlefield tonight, beers in hand (well, some switched back and forth to wine, but we'll forgive miss Deborah and her friend, since they DID at least START with beer).   
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Scotland Yard Pub
187 Saint Paul Street
Rochester, NY
14604
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Don't Be Shy
RyanSchofield

Based on the scores at Scotland Yard Pub, perhaps it's best I don't recap the quiz with thorough detail.  Typically success with the music audio Round is indicative of overall success.  Hence why our high scores were in the 60's and not the 70's.  I experienced a certain level of frustration with the lack of recognition of "Surrender" by Cheap Trick when I've been routinely playing that song for weeks.  Of course who am I to judge, I was part of the group in not knowing "Owner of a Lonely Heart" was a Yes song.   We did have some new teams once again in the house.  I guess I'll use this blog to give advice to future participants at the
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I drink, gamble, and make tasteless jokes.  I struggle to pronounce just about everything in the English language, but I don't take myself too seriously.


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Georgia Boys Smokehouse
141 Fifth St
Frederick, CO
80530
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Well That Was Just Pathetic
Old Dirty QuizMasta

Perhaps some of you didn’t hear the categories for the first few rounds, or perhaps you heard them but chose to ignore them.  Either way y’all did pretty abysmally out of the gate.  I mean, I’ve seen some teams do bad here in there, but I’ve never seen so many do so poorly at the same time.  You know what?.....the more I think about it the more impressive it is.  A team winning with a score of only 51? For shame everyone…..for shame!   But other than that it was a great night.  My mother, my 6th grade teacher, and my childhood babysitter were all on one team right along side my old neighbors.  I would
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Kyle enjoys back alley dice games and slap boxing kangaroos.


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Banzai Sushi & Cocktail Bar
503 South Avenue
Rochester, NY
14620
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Sometimes You're Up, Sometimes You're Down
ChristinaFields

Tonight was a night of charity! Going across the street to get Doritos and Combos to eat at quiz my SO encountered a man at the corner store who was looking to buy mayonnaise. He did not know this man was looking to buy mayonnaise when they first met. The man was walking into the corner store ahead of my gentleman and held the door for him by saying something like, "Entre Vous, dude!" or some such...I heard about all of this second hand. The man then walked into the store and asked the clerk behind the counter if the store had any mayonnaise. "Nah, I ate the last one straight from the jar with my hands," is how the clerk responded. The original man then found the LAST jar of mayo in
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Dry Dock Brewing Co.
15120 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO
80014
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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It WAS a Good Day
Control Freakonomics

The older I get, the less is required in order for me to have a “good day”.  I don’t know if that speaks to my standards getting lower and lower with every passing year, or perhaps a decreased mental acuity on my part, but it’s a pretty sweet situation.  Every Wednesday, since I’m ripped away from my home to entertain you savages, I stop off and grab something for dinner since there’s no time to properly cook anything.  Yesterday’s destination was Garbanzo, by the request of my lovely wife, and not only did was I surprised by a free entrée
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Mike was a faithful quizzer for almost three years who finally fell victim to the siren call of becoming a quizmaster.  Translation: Getting paid to eat, drink, and joke at the expense of others was simply too much to resist.  Also, talking about himself in the third person is a major turn-on.

At first glance Mike probably qualify as more drink than geek, but he'll put his nerd street cred up against anyone brave enough to accept the challenge.  We're talking played World of Warcraft at a "WORLD CLASS" level here, people.  

There is, however, a soft spot reserved in his heart for good beer, bad puns, and obscure references so if you have any one of these to spare, come down to Dry Dock and get your quiz on!


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Cavern Club (at the Hard Rock)
116 Pike Street
Seattle, WA
98101
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Fans, PAX, and Fanny Packs.
Snarky Shark

August 26th, 2015 - The Cavern Club Tonight was one of those nights that really ran the gauntlet.For both the players and yours truly. For one, PAX is upon us and soon there willbe much larping and leveling up to discuss, but for now, tonight's quiz. The Cavern Club knows the winning moves when it comes to:Round 1: Recently in Stuff&Round 4: Shrinking VioletsA round on things that shrink and violets. Not necessarily bothand not necessarily because it cold outside. However, they could never quite get past the boss for levels...Round 2: I like that band before they were cool.Guess the original band and song from
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Hi Everyone,

This is Snarky Shark. I'm the current host of the GeeksWhoDrink Pubquiz over at the Lunchbox Laboratory in South Lake Union and The Blarney Stone on Pike.

As for me, I'm pretty much a Seattlite. Sure, I've lived all over the Western United States, but I definitely call this place my home. 

Personally, I dig science questions. Why? Well, in real life <le sigh> I'm a graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry in the University of Washington. Though, I can't say I've ever made a Kool-Aid cocktail as is the case with the Lunchbox Lab.

I really enjoy the regular players, with their funny quirks. As well as the hopeful glean in the eyes of the newbies who think they can win. (How quickly those hopes are shattered...)

Need a ringer for Chemistry? Biochemistry? Weird Geological Distributions of Heavy Metals? (Music and otherwise?) I can help with that. However, if you're on the other side of the quiz...I can't help you. But you're going to need it.

See you then.

-Snarky Shark


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Wicks Brewing Company
11620 Sterling Ave
Riverside, CA
92503
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Now with bonus photos from "The Quiz That Wasn't"
The Quizmaster General

So last week as had a “beyond our control sound failure” meaning 20 teams got to do the visual round only. But to be fair, everyone stuck around, ate dinner and drank beer, and had a good time for the hour or so we tried to get it back online. In the end, though, we invited everyone back for this week, and WOW, did you guys deliver. So we opened with a Recently In Stuff, and two teams, Mianus and Non-Native Locals, each got a perfect score AND jokered it! We followed that up with the cover-tunes Hipster audio round, and in this case the high score of 12 also went to Mianus. If they
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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.