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Uptown Tavern & Rooftop
1400 Lagoon Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
55408
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
[Wednesday's @ 9:00 pm]
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Something Sure Smelled Rank...
AlexRice

...But it was just me, because I biked to tonight's quiz. Quiz in My Pants and Jared Sucks certainly didn't stink, as they came away with hefty Uptown Tavern & Rooftop gift cards thanks to finishing in first and second places, respectively. Nothing like a good tempo change, is there? Tonight's Round 2 was heavy on the rock greats and light on disposable pop, featuring the greatest band ever, R.E.M., and an ironically disposable pop song of theirs that I enjoy and defend, "Shiny Happy People." Radiohead, The Beatles and Franz Ferdinand also came by to give everyone a lesson in switching things up mid-song. Roses and strawberries are in the
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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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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
[Wednesday's @ 7:30 pm]
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I am Out of Context at the TRAILHEAD!
The Radness That Is Brecken

(The Radness's Note: I shall begin this blog where I begin most every blog: in Nonsense Town. That is where I live and that is where we meet. In Nonsense Town, nothing is sacred, nothing is logical, and my opinion is the only thing that matters.) The problem with writing this is that those who need to read it, wont. Just like the bastards that needed to STFU tonight weren't listening to me talking. Life happens. I can't deny it; I can't stop it. I wish I could. I wish I had a magical wand that would erase the past, put us at any point in our lives that we desired, but with all the knowledge we have now. But that can't
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It's hard to be humble when you're so fucking smart...

The Radness That Is Brecken has been a quiz mistress since Aug. 2007. Yeah, that's a long fucking time. It is said the only way to stop her is to kill her, and, really, good luck with that.

When not belittleing you on a mic, Brecken is busy hating people (see her neck tattoo), and really not caring about much... except GWD, Trailhead, her pets, and beer.

She lives her life like the Arthur Balfour quote: "Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all."

Pet peeves include people that yawn without covering their mouth, those that say "WHAT?" instead of "Pardon?", and people that accuse Miss B of being a bad pet owner. That shit will get you punched in the mouth. Seriously. Ask anybody.

Check out her other writing misadventures at Writing As I Write. You know you want to, so stop being all douchy about it.

And please remember: much like the Wu-Tang Clan, Brecken ain't nothing to fuck with.

What Chilly Wig-Wam?


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The Bulldog Downtown
1111 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
55403
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
[Tuesday's @ 8:00 pm]
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U Quizzin' U2 to Me?
AlexRice

I've got one more question from the Missing Persons round. Winners of Bulldog Downtown gift cards Tuesday night: Killz Dat Skillz. Answer: Trivin for the Night. Their 65 points propelled them to first place, while Killz won a tie for second place by being physically present (Grain Belt had vacated the premises by the time I read the final standings.) You're goddamn right The Edge is the other member of U2. If he isn't, what guitarist did I just see play two nights in Phoenix with the third-greatest rock band ever, and who will I see on stage in Denver next weekend? Some teams try to win their way into my heart by
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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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Snoqualmie Brewery & Taproom
8032 Falls Ave SE
Snoqualmie, WA
98065
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
[Wednesday's @ 7:00 pm]
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Walter Strawberry: Breaking Quik
Jam Sammich

Alright, so tonight in our final bonus question of the night, I asked my dear, sweet quizzers -- some of which included a rather sizable of children -- to tell me which male-only body part intactivists are against removing. After a handful of guesses of "penis," one innocent-enough looking woman had scrawled down the correct answer of "foreskin."   In my excitement of finally seeing the correct answer, I proceeded to hold the microphone too closely to my mouth and loudly exclaim, "FORESKIN," which reverberated surprisingly throughout the venue. Not only did I scare myself, but I most likely earned the attention of many a non-quizzer as well.   After
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Snarky data analyst/ex-cover band singer with an affinity for alt rock, Dad jokes, puns, and whiskey.


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Rock Bottom Brewery
550 106th Avenue NE suite 103
Bellevue, WA
98004
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Four More Beers! Four More Beers!!
Cap'n Brendan

Four More Beers! Four More Beers! Holy shit. It’s been four years. FOUR YEARS. The entire length of a presidential term. The length of the Civil War. Longer than America’s involvement in World War II. The list of things that have lasted less than four years is really long. Probably most, if not all, of the relationships you’ve had in your life fit that category. But not this one. Not our quiz. This magical, majestic oasis that has become a staple of our Wednesday nights. Four years. If our quiz were a college student it would be graduating tonight. Good Lord. Here’s where I’m going to wax sentimental and get all sappy on you. I
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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...


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Charlie's Bar and Grill
620 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA
98501
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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I bet you're all glad you showed up to this one, work colleagues!
Colonel Chase

We started tonight in the world of ranks. The military man in me knew all the answers. I was in Navy JROTC. I was very important. Then it was on to music, with THE TEMPO! The tempos changed so much from Franz Ferdinand and the world of the proudest Mary’s. Next up were some gadgets that ranged from the stupid to the really stupid. They all cost some money, so we had to ask about that. Strawberries are delicious, and so was round four. This covered Strawberry Shortcake, their relatives the roses, and sweet sweet strawberry wine. Visually we had barbecues and grillin’ throughout Hollywood and the boob-tube. Things really fell into place in
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Retired Colonel, full-time Quizmaster.

The story of Quizmaster Chase is a long and arduous one. One that stands the test of time and also serves as a cautionary beacon to others. 

Quizmaster Chase grew up deep in the heart of a pre-Twilight Olympic Peninsula. A land of trees and mountains and water, and apparently also a land of quizmasters. At that age when most children do, Quizmaster Chase left the family homestead and headed towards Seattle with nothing more than a napsack and a dream. 

Dazzled by the bright lights, the country kid made his way through University and a professional career before finally achieving the highest rank in the military, that of Colonel. Once a Colonel, Quizmaster Chase was able to live his dream of traveling across the Pacific to Japan on a goodwill mission, as well as serve as a non-official envoy to Europe during a brief tour just prior to the United Kingdom's General Election of 2010. Quizmaster Chase also serves as a senior advisor on beverage matters to several local governemnt entities in the state of Hawai'i. 

While residing near Seattle's Lake Union (for a quick seaborne escape if need be) Quizmaster Chase enjoys the fine world of microdistilleries and their wares, the interplay between water and land, and his trustworthy dog Jack.

Update: most of this is not accurate anymore, but Chase is even more awesome now that he runs Olympia. 


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Devil's Advocate
955 E University Dr
Tempe, AZ
85281
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Take Your Video Game Named Dog and Your Fancy Roast Venison and Get the Phx out of Here
TJGi

Tonight would have been bittersweet, but my sense of taste was kind of messed up in a car accident back in '95, so I can't really taste bitter stuff all that well. It wouldn't be quite so great to say tonight was sweet, since bittersweet and sweet don't mean the same thing at all in this context. So I guess I'll just have to say Fuck You to everyone involved and just move on from there. It's really my only choice, given the circumstances. Fuck You, Jan. You bittersweet fucktard.   I'm happy to have information this week that will lead to two announcements next week you are all going to like very much. One has to do with the prize pool. The other has to do with the Quiz
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Hey, Geeks!

My name is TJ. I live in Tempe with two roommates and 6 1/2 pets. My interests include music (Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, no country), fantasy football (I hate the off season. Cards and Ravens fan), beer (Fat Tire), board and card games (too many to mention!), and food (Thai and Peruvian among my favs).

I'll tell the name story here, so when people ask me at the venue I can point them to this page. Smart thinking, G! My name is TJ d Gi. I was born with just two letters for a first name, as rather than name me Trojan Joe after my grandfather, my parents decided to let me "pick" my name when I was of age. What they didn't expect is that I changed my last name to Gi (pronounced "G" like true gangsta). I have recently begun using the middle name d'Oubleyou, but have not yet made that legal. When I do my name will be TJ d'Oubleyou Gi. Which is 2/3 invented but 3/2 as cool as any other name you know.

I got involved with GwD after the bar where I was running karaoke decided cheap was better than good, and work a day job where I mindlessly press buttons on a computer all day. I love running the Pub Quiz because it's my only social interaction in most weeks, and it's so much fun meeting all of you and having a few hours of fun with you every week.

Thanks for viewing my page, and I look forward to seeing you at Quiz!

TJ


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Erie Brewpub & Pizzeria (Echo Brewing Company)
600 Briggs Street
Erie, CO
80516
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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James Brown DID have some sexy legs, but…..
Wolfie

There can be no price tag on tonight’s quiz at Erie Brewpub and Pizzeria (Echo Brewing), because tonight was simply priceless. As I sit here typing out this blog, as I do after every quiz, I first tried to come up with something clever, or even start with a story of sorts since I have been told I can tell a hell of a story. But I am just going to go straight for the jugular of tonight’s festivities. Cause if you weren’t here, you just aren’t in on the jokes. But to make you feel somewhat fuzzy like a platypus, here is a short, nutshell run-down of what happened in tonight’s quiz. I just want to say, right off, congrats to Bianca from Sexy
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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 Floggign 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 embaressed by it.....I wonder if she has ever seen her show Cougar Town....THATS embaressing!

- 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 cole slaw 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 pencile 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 38 and have 6. 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 Muhla! I am her baby by oy, so watch it, unless you mention sympathy for my being born late then you have won her over. 

- Made a collapsable 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!