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Ripcord
715 Fairview St
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
[Wednesday's @ 8:30 pm]
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Now Eat Your Ice Cream, Shelby. It's Almost Time To Get Married.
The Stranger Danger Ranger

  So, I hear my Gay Wedding playlists were depressing. A least that’s what a little bird told me. I’m concerned for your future romances if songs like “At Last”, “Origin of Love”, and “Edge of Glory” are depressing. But just to clarify, here’s what happened… So, these different states around the country wouldn’t let various dudes marry other dudes and wouldn’t let some chicks marry some other chicks (pardon my slang). And so these dudes and those chicks were all “I don’t think I should have to go to Vermont, Iowa, or San Francisco to get married unless I want to, but not because my
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I wish I could say I had crazy hobbies like naked skydiving (does naked camping count?), underwater shark impersonator, or snake charmer (I did play with a grass snake for an hour once), but I'm just not that interesting. Instead I'll settle with my actual lame hobbies like reading voraciously, taking tons on photos (including lots of "selfies", of course), and camping (I wasn't kidding about that). I love making thematic playlists and being a QM is a perfect outlet for that; I get to create new playlists every week. 

I'm sorta known for my nonsensical, made up words and random goofy sounds. I've been called weird more than once, I take it as a compliment. (But after attending two Geek Bowls, I'd say I'm on the low end of the GWD weirdness scale.)

I have a motorcycle (that I haven't ridden in a long time) and a cat named Zube (that I've never ridden) who likes to "assist" me when I'm preparing my quiz and creating my blog. I'm a proud native Texan, but I don't often sound like one (until I've had a few drinks).


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Island Grill
2601 South Lemay Avenue #12
Scotch Pines Village
Fort Collins, CO
80525
Thursday, July 02, 2015
[Thursday's @ 7:00 pm]
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Light Fuse and Get As Close As Possible
Sweet Adam

INGO! Nobody expected Ringo to be an answer last night. Glad a bunch of you nailed that one and recognized Pete Best for his disappointing decision to leave the Beatles. Or maybe it was their decision to sack him? Pete disagrees with that but he’s probably Scrooge McDucking his way into piles and piles of pound coins and can’t hear you. At all.   Our nu-metal/punk rock cover round last night was…interesting to say the least. One of the more unusual collections of covers to come through. I was impressed with the diversity though – Taylor Swift to Celine Dion. I mean if you’ve
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Across the assorted continuities of the universe, there have been various interpretations of Adam. One of Adam's most notable characteristics in any form was his adamant commitment to leadership by example, and avoidance of any hypocrisy in his command. Adam is a wise and essentially upbeat battlefield general.

Other minor details about Adam's personality and personal life — for example, his dislike of rap music ("Blaster Blues" and "Quest for Survival"), which set him at odds with some music-loving characters. Adam also enjoys televised sports, most notably softball which he even plays ("The Master Builder"), as well as setting up a basketball court outside the quiz. Though Adam's personality is like that of a human man age 40-50, he is not above watching afternoon soap operas.

I like gin and tonics.


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Ploughshare Brewing Co
1630 P Street
Lincoln, NE
68508
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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Declaration of Libations
WhatashittyDM

Boy oh boy, we killed it tonight. Had 13 teams up for the game, including some folks that were just lucky enough to be in the space. Had a surprise from Matt, the owner, who had written his own bonus question. He offered up a growler of beer to the team that could correctly tell us that in England, growler means vagina. (The most fun that I have had yet was reading all of the euphemisms for vagina that he provided me.) Kitten Mittens walked away with the unique growler on this one. We also had a bonus question go unanswered again, so we played a couple of games from Doug Loves Movies again, with Bob Loblaws Law Blog locking it up with a really obscure
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Mr. Biggs
596 10th Ave
New York, NY
10036
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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Rainbows Are Forever
IanDeming

Last night at Mr. Biggs, we celebrated taking down the confederate flag and putting up a rainbow one in its place. We had 11 teams fighting for my affection (and the cash prizes, but that was secondary for everyone). I struggled with my French pronunciations, the state of Idaho, and the names of certain Russian composers. Apart from that, I was the bees’ knees. The Winners of the evening were “We’re Not Ashamed of What We Did For a Klondite Bar” (Long Name) and “My Big Fat Greek Bailout”. I like getting to type pout these team names…   “Zucchini is a Fruit” insisted that Zucchini is a fruit- and it
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Lumpys Downtown
145 W Pierpont Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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I Do Have Nice Hair
Quizmistress SJ

So, thank you to The Meat Sweats who put that as one of their answers in an attempt to bribe me into giving them more points I assume. We packed the crowd in last night, didn’t we? Everyone has the day off today, and what better way to get out of the blazing heat than to come drink in the bar with me? Seriously, this heat wave business needs to get the hell out. I keep burning my hands on my steering wheel and it was still pushing 80-something degrees at 11pm, so I think drinking in the bar and quizzing was a super great idea.   We starting off the evening with some Bingo. Well, not exactly, words that end in -ingo. After just 3 rounds we had a new
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Two years into this biz, and I am loving being Quizmistress at Lumpy's Downtown on Thursdays. Other than trying to fry brains during pub quiz I spend my life snowboarding and frying my own brain studying science at the U. Not too shabby, eh? After moving around to a bunch of different places after high school and college (Portland, Cuba, Chile, NYC, SLC, DC) I'm back in these big beautiful mountains (I'm from here originally)!

Come hang out with me at Lumpy's Downtown  for more exciting tidbits on the life of Sarah 'Jo' Newhall. That's right, 'Jo'. Not my real middle name, but it is a nickname that makes me turn my head when called. I promise not to laugh too hard when you say Africa is a country or something equally as outrageous.

 

Where I'm working this week

Thursday: Lumpy's Downtown, 8pm


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The Canyon's Crown Restaurant & Pub
6958 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ
85715
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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Look, this might hurt a bit, but it will only last about two minutes.
Major Tom

I'm going to give you a bit of advice that I also gave my Quizzers at my other venue this week. Ready? Let me clue you guys in to the secret to winning at Quiz. The difference between the teams in the top 5 and the others is music knowledge. A lot of you guys are terrible at music. Remember that Round 2 is always music and it's a 16 point round. Know your music, joker the round, and you could have 32 points. Last night, there were several questions outside of Round 2 that also concerned music.  First of all, you need to know The Beatles. They are the biggest band of all time, and they appear in at least half of the Quizzes. There is a lot of music out there, and let's be honest, a lot
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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HQ Howard Quintero's
4114 North Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL
60618
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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High Quality at HQ
jtron

Week 2 and we're already growing - at this rate, by the end of the year we'll have upwards of 50 teams! Which would be impractical! I may be figuring this incorrectly. At any rate, Air D&D celebrated both member Ian's birthday and a sweet first-place finish. There was a tight battle the whole night between last week's champs Such Trivia Much Fun, Sümmer Fün, and best-named team Finding Nemo Dead for second place (SPOILERS: they finished in that exact order). Also guys I checked and there has never been a Senator Potatohead. Wikipedia wouldn't lie.
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Older than stones and twice as smart, Jesse spends most of his time DJing and playing pinball.


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Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro
3905 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL
60613
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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Star-Spangled Banter
Christopher

As we celebrate our nation's independence this weekend, so too did we celebrate and ponder all things 'MURICA at Mrs. Murphy & Sons during our most recent quiz.  We learned who was born on the Forth of July (it wasn't Tom Cruise), and speaking of birthdays, Carly Simon just turned 70 - thus making her older than Murica's not-so-favorite past-time: NASCAR.  And speaking of races... Fortuitous Druid Rose rode like Paul Revere on opiates to a first place showing, while the New Originals took second and made it known they likely watch way too much television.  A fun, if not patriotic, time was had
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Jackson's All American Sports Grill (Greenwood Village)
7939 E Arapahoe Rd #190
Greenwood Village, CO
80112
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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I Am A Real American
Cousin Chet

America, the greatest country on Earth. Maybe I’m being hyperbolic, maybe I’m feeling optimistic about what’s going on. Maybe I’m a little drunk on a Friday afternoon. But America is the greatest country on Earth. And here’s a bunch of reasons why! We finally legalized Marriage Equality! Yes any two consenting adults who love each other can now get married. And that’s great. The best thing is that despite what some people prophesied, heterosexual marriages didn’t immediately crumble with the decision. You can still be a straight couple who’s married and the gay couples who are getting married don’t affect your marriage at all. So,
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AAAAHHHH!!! AH AH AAAAAHHH! OHMYGODWHATTHEYWHATTHEFUCKWHATFUCK!?!?!?!?!? NO! NOT THAT. ANYTHING BUT THAT! PLEASE OH GOD PLEASE! AAAAHHHH!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU? AAAAHHH!!! IT HURTS SO FUCKING BAD! WHY WON'T YOU JUST KILL ME? JUST LET ME DIE ALREADY, YOU FUCKING MONSTER! OH DEAR CHRIST WHAT IS THAT? WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT? NO. PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NO. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Also enjoys the music of Steely Dan


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Glass Half Full (Richardson)
100 S Central Expy #14
Richardson, TX
75080
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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The Most American Thing To Ever America
Stephanie "Poolside" Stone-Robb

Happy 4th of July weekend! I'm spending mine at a Korean spa.  FREEDOM!   We had a damn right reserved night with 22 teams in attendance.  22 teams who all, apparently, have the same favorite band, Jefferson Starship.  You learn something new every day.   Also, happy birthday, Carly Simon, who recently turned 70 years old.  And she still looks AMAZING.  And sounds great.  And is still in her prime and oh god I'm 36 and my life is over :( We learned a whole lot more about 4th of July babies in round 4 and then celebrated our Greek brothers and sisters in round 5.   Round 6 was all about
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Kinda like if Tiny Tim and Ruth Buzzy had a baby


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Lincoln Square Lanes
4874 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL
60625
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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All your base…
Sarah B.

Are belong to Geeks Who Drink! If things keep going like this, we will just completely take over Lincoln Square Lanes. 19 teams gathered this week and it was a PARTY. After several twists and turns, jumps ahead, and some well-used Jokers, we ended up with three newbie teams on the podium. Winners Soccer Hooligans didn’t score  below 7 on a single round, while White People, Am I Right? and Crackers & Knives had to resort to a tiebreaker for 2nd place. White People were, in fact, right and left with the $15 LSL gift certificate. Round 6 was our big stumper this week, with an average score under 4 points. But
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Lifelong geek, raised in the faith by my father who loved Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and musicals. Left my University music program halfway through because I realized I would rather be reading all the time, thus ending up with the much-maligned B.A. in English. Former circus performer and member of Tracksuit Draculas, who never finished lower than second on Wednesdays at High Dive.


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Chilkoot Charlie's
2435 Spenard Road
Anchorage, AK
99503
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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Pink, Pink, Stink, Nice Drink
Quizmaster Nate Dogg

Round 1: I was personally incredibly impressed to read that Pete Best does not hold any grudges against his old band mates, alive or dead. Given the fact that the Beatles as a band are synonymous with “acrimonious un-coupling” the world over, not to mention Best’s career the dictionary definition of “raw deal.” If any musician got the short end of the stick and deserves to complain about injustice until the end of time, it is Pete. Wow. Just plain wow. That is maturity in the best possible sense of the word. In all seriousness,
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In 1992, a crack-addicted quizmaster one-man commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime he didn't commit. This man promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Anchorage, Alaska underground. Today, still wanted by the government, he survives as a quizmaster of fortune. If you have a pub quiz problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find him....maybe you can hire Quizmaster Nate Dogg.


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Tiniest Bar In Texas
817 W 5th St
Austin, TX
78703
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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You Just Essed The Dees
Carlos

I know, I know. You hate me know due to your love for Daft Punk. Featuring Pharrell. But now we laugh. We laugh so much. Shall we recap our quiz? First I had a shot of Jameson and a Fire Eagle then asked you questions. Then I had another shot of Jameson and asked you a few more questions. Then I ran out of Fire Eagle after a bit and thought it would be prudent to re-up both the beer and the Jameson. So I got both! Then we finished quiz with minimal drama and I got to see some dogs! Perfect, right? But on the not-down-low at all, please check out Austin's Habibi. They give you a free delicious gyro if you write a Yelp review about them.
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Do you remember the last time somebody proved they loved you?

Do you know why there would be a missing day in the history of the universe?

Does the idea of the M-Class jaunte seem unreal to you?


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Midway Field House
2015 East Riverside Drive
Austin, TX
78741
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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Drinks Spiked, Host Miked
Carlos

Back to the stage! Great Scott it was a fun time being with you lot again up there! Let's recap our dope baller fleek quiz! Firstly we mulled over the news and the exact phrasing of the misanthropic curmudgeons who stood in opposition to freedom, then we talked about things I consider to be polar opposites in rounds 2 and 3- being mobile and Ben & Jerry's. Kudos to the Americone Dream, though. Shit's on point. Round 4 made me want even MORE shrimp than I had had that day, and your visual round made you appreciate more people like Justin Chancellor and assorted van Zan(d)ts. Then we took ourselves down a peg by putting our independence in comparison with
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Do you remember the last time somebody proved they loved you?

Do you know why there would be a missing day in the history of the universe?

Does the idea of the M-Class jaunte seem unreal to you?


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World Of Beer (South Lamar)
3121 South Lamar
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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Its (almost) Americas Birthday!
David

 Happy Independence day quizzers! We had a great quiz this week with a lot of familiar faces making their way back again. Love seeing so many teams coming each week and really building some great rivalries. We also need to give a huge shout out to our amazing venue, World of Beer, those new mist fans make the patio an oasis on hot Austin evenings.   All of the teams came out of the gates hot in Round 1, And something was its Name-O a round all ending in INGO. Everyone really crushed it and we got to hear my wonderful impression of Australians saying a dingo ate their baby. Round 2 was our audio
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Oh hello there! I'm David, The finest Okie you will ever meet (that means Oklahoma) outside of the fine state shaped like a pan. I like to spend my time reading books or going on adventures in the real world. Nothing says relaxation like a classic cocktail or Scotch on the rocks and if the mood strikes me a fine cigar. If the moon hits me right I'll probably start singing a song at random or climb the tallest thing I can find. One of my crowning achievements was drinking a beer in every building on the OSU campus while attending. My new goal is every roof in downtown Austin, if you can help you will be my hero.


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Elbow Room
3010 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
75226
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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I'm so sorry I spoiled the red wedding for you
TaylorCrane

Round 7 was all about show spoilers and a couple people decided the quiz was more important than possibly getting a beloved show ruined. I was sorry about the people who it did happen to. Especially the game of thrones spoiler. Only because you've gone this long without hearing about it. Thats impressive. Thats why you should always watch the shows that are really popular and everyone tells you to watch. Also to the guy who had House of cards ruined for him, how are you that far behind? Most people binge watch that shit. A few things always happens when a team brings their parents to quiz. 1. Their team name will be vaguely parent themed (points though if your team name is normally
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Who has two thumbs and is a quizmaster with Geeks Who Drink? Literally every quizmaster with Geeks Who Drink... Except ol one thumb.