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Zephyr Brewing Co
1421 26th Street
Denver, CO
80205
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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First-Night Jitters
Pelham

What a first night!  Excitement!  Thrills!  And absolutely NO peeing of pants!  Zephyr Brewing Co., and the regular host of this Sunday night Geeks Who Drink quiz venue Matt, were kind enough to let a neophyte like me sit in for my final training night.  And what a venue! As an aside: the RINO special is, apparently, an IPA made by all the breweries in Denver’s RINO neighborhood.  Take it from me, a perfect stranger: do not miss out on this fantastic beer; it packs quite a punch.  A delicious punch. My first-night jitters manifested in some wonkiness with the microphone.  Specifically, I had it set way too loud.  So loud, in fact,
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T Boyle's Tavern (Sunday)
37 N Catalina Ave
Pasadena, CA
91106
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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OPENING NIIIIGHT
Daniel

Opening night of T Boyle's first ever Geeks Who Drink has happened. Delighted that we were welcomed so warmly. Matt and Rudy handled the business on the taps and the quiz stayed tight throughout the night.  If you're a T Boyle's regular and you're thinking to yourself "man, I wish I could contribute my musings to this page", well lemme tell ya- YOU CAN. Take photos, write haikus on napkins, draw on the table with ketchup (please clean up after though). If you make some magic at T. Boyle's it belongs here.  Unfortunately, our dearly beloved stage has been removed since our hiatus. As some of you know, T Boyle's will be used in the new Sons Of Anarchy
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Punch Bowl Social (Denver)
65 Broadway
Denver, CO
80203
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
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Gerbils and turkeys and cop movies, oh my!
Micah

A dandy time was had, during my 11th sesh filling in at Punch Bowl Social for our weekly Geeks Who Drink pub quiz! The Micah and Trent Show was back! There was much rejoicing.   This week, we discussed dumbed-down Edison test questions, song titles that form complete sentences, gerbils, celebrities turned into food art, the Ottoman Empire (etc.), cop movies, and random knowledge! Who knew "Juiced" was a book written by Jose Canseco, not O.J. Simpson? What a world.   In the end, Hopeless Semantics finished in third place, just out of the money; The Old &
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Hey, everybody!

I hail from the great Commonwealth of Virginia (the Mother of Presidents). I've played piano since I was 3, I've been to 45 states, and I saw Letterman's "Late Show" live 20 times before it ended.

I'm on the Twitter @micahwhite and at Facebook /micahwhite.

Anyway, enough about me. See you at Nicolo's Pizza in Capitol Hill every Wednesday at 8pm, and Denver Bicycle Cafe each Saturday at 8pm!


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Random Row Brewery
608 Preston Avenue
Charlottesville, VA
22903
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
[Sundays @ 5:00 pm]
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It Doesn’t Matter What They Say, In the Jealous Games People Play
Adam the Drummer

It was 80s night at Random Row tonight (proclaimed and executed by me) so, of course, that meant the place was packed.  PACKED!  I mean, like, I had to stand at the bar packed.  19 teams packed!  Sadly, bartender Gavin was absent this evening, but Amber and Heather made us forget all about that Magic the Gathering-playing bozo, and the show went on.  Did I mention it was packed? In what’s becoming a trend, in addition to the fabulous array of regular team names who bless our little get together every week, we had a nice little assortment of original team names.  I was befuddled by Pizza Please? until their pizza showed up (it looked
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I was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago (Go Cubs!), but Charlottesville has been my home for the last 22 years. My credentials as both Geek and one Who Drinks run both far and wide. I won the Outstanding Advanced Chemistry Student award in high school and threw up due to alcohol for the first time at the tender age of 13. Hey, I’m the grandchild of Irish immigrants, drinking is in my DNA. My 14 year old daughter’s knowledge of music is indispensable in Round 2 and sometimes 7, and my 12 year old son can Geography you under the table. I do not like Pina Coladas, or getting caught in the rain. Nor did I let the dogs out. But I have seen the rain. And while I don’t know much about history, my wife does, so we’ve got that covered too.


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Denver Bicycle Cafe
1308 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO
80218
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
[Saturdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Blink-182: Geniuses of the '90s
Micah

I mean, c'mon: With album titles like "Enema of the State" and "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket"? They were KILLING IT with the subtle hilarity back in the day. Well, not really. They're kinda dumb. But hey, Mark Hoppus used to run around naked playing bass, and Travis Barker almost died in a plane crash. Let's give them some leeway, huh?   Speaking of leeway, now that we're getting to know each other, eveyrone is learning that my Round 2 policy is that I will give points for too much* but not enough, when it comes to song titles. *The "too much" has to be accurate, though! That does mean there are weeks where I find myself Googling Avril Lavigne lyrics,
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Hey, everybody!

I hail from the great Commonwealth of Virginia (the Mother of Presidents). I've played piano since I was 3, I've been to 45 states, and I saw Letterman's "Late Show" live 20 times before it ended.

I'm on the Twitter @micahwhite and at Facebook /micahwhite.

Anyway, enough about me. See you at Nicolo's Pizza in Capitol Hill every Wednesday at 8pm, and Denver Bicycle Cafe each Saturday at 8pm!


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Harmony Brewing Company
1551 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI
49506
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Phenos and Genos
Oliver

While doing these quizzes, sometimes its fun to take a step back and observe the teams as an anthropologist would.  When watching the personalities of some of these players, I noticed that there are different “phenotypes” of player.  Take, for instance, the middle-aged man contestant.  He thinks his jokes are hilarious, he typically wears a nondescript baseball cap, and may or may not be wearing Steve Jobs-style round glasses.  This player is not dangerous, and will not harm you.  However, age and experience does not necessarily equate to a high score during the game.  This type of player would serve well in a more navigational-style role
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In case you need them, here are my Geek credentials: -Middle School Chess Club President -lost a game of chess to a blind kid -on taco wall of fame for eating 19 Tacos -played Bilbo Baggins in the Medieval Theatre Co's stage production of The Hobbit -cut my teeth on AOL IM


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Good Neighbor Brews
211 Regency
Wylie, TX
75098
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
[Sundays @ 5:00 pm]
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Let The Good Times Roll!!
Erich

Sure its only week three of quiz and I keep expecting the good fortune I receive at Good Neighbors to somehow diminish because well it's just inevitable and I've been hosting quizzes long enough to know the trends but man...the people of Wylie, Murphy and such just don't quit and I am loving it. Maybe it's the fact that we get to spend a Sunday afternoon drinking some great beers and eating food from various patrons that keeps us coming back? Maybe it's the kid friendly atmosphere and the great staff and owners of Good Neighbors that keeps everyone thirsting for quiz? Whatever the reason, I'm just glad you come out to listen to me talk about insane things each and every week.  Yesterday
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OH hey there...welcome. I'm Erich and I'm rad. You can find me hosting over at Little Woodrow's on Ross on Tuesday nights, Ace's Ice House in Frisco on Wednesdays and Good Neighbor Brews in Wylie on Sunday afternoons! I live in Addison and have 2 cats and an awesome girlfriend. Say hi sometime and follow me on twitter or facebook!!!


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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Phil Kessel is a Stanley Cup Champion
Evan

Who the hell is Phil Kessel? Did he actually win the Stanley Cup? And what in god's name does he have to do with quiz?   All of these questions, and MORE, will NOT be answered in this blog. Too bad, so sad. But we got bigger fish to fry!   For those of you who are curious, we raised 250 buckaroo banzais in ca$h, and around thirty uncle buckses in PayPal monies. Plus, I was offered cupcakes, Bitcoin, and sexual favors for the silent auction items. Okay,
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.

You can find him at Black Star Co-op Sundays at 8 pm. It's a nice place. Don't let him scare you away from it.


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Atwater Brewery (Grand Rapids)
201 Michigan st NW
Grand Rapids, MI
49506
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Sports Over Gerbils and Abby Wambach Strikes Again
Avram

Stupid perfect weather spring Sundays. It took some of my players and that means I only had 9 teams competing Sunday night. I hate you Mother Nature. Now please be good and give me great weather on my wedding day.   It was decided to do the Sports Round tonight instead of the round on Gerbils. Y'know...I was thinking about things to write about for tonight's summary, but the issue is that nothing super amazing happened tonight. It was a good, fun night. Other than the fact I questioned how a team of 4 guys knew the movie "Material Girls" existed, there was no stress, no heart-pounding battle, no phenomenal story.   This might also be because when
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Squatters Pub
147 W. Broadway
Salt Lake City, UT
84101
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:30 pm]
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Bill Nye the Immature Safe Sex Guys
Amanda

I want you all to know I just thought of that team name and am really proud of it.  I thought of it because the Bill Nye 4 President team was also the one that took some safe sex kits and then blew up the condoms like they were beach balls at a concert.  REAL MATURE, but I get it... haha This game was out of control.  All the teams were so close and all over the board.  It ended up coming down to Harpo Trotskyites in first and Groucho Marxists behind them in second.  Also, shout out to We Could be Napping for hitting the first place spot tonight, even
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Oh, hello there!


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New Helvetia Brewing Company
1730 Broadway
Sacramento, CA
95818
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
[Sundays @ 6:00 pm]
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Let Me Buy You A Drink
TheGeekAmy

Well.. tonight was fun. Good old Deuce ended up winning ticket to Nick Offerman, so I stepped up to sub. I mean I can't make him miss Nick Offerman right? I met some awesome creatures tonight and had a blast hosting/semi-playing with you all. I learned quite a bit from you all night. Lesson #1- you all know about gerbils. Not sure if there is some Richard Gere type shit going on there, but I was impressed by the consistent correct answers on that round. Lesson #2- you know nothing about Cop movies. I mean seriously this should have been a walk in the park. Who doesn't love a good old cop thriller or comedy? Just watch Cop Out. You'll love it. I promise.  Lesson
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Willy Wonka's golden ticket. The Cracker Jack surprise. You never know what you're going to get. Aside form that I am the uber design geek.


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O'Niell's Pub (Nob Hill)
4310 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM
87108
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 9:00 pm]
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I Was Having Contractions Tonight
"Other" Eric

      I came to a realization this weekend. I mean, I know where farts come from and how they are produced, butt, I really think I got the WHY this weekend!!!  Well, farts are contractions for your food baby! I mean, you can totally judge how soon you have to go by how close the "contractions" are. How strong the "contractions" are. You can totally tell when the water breaks. And then when you have the big D, no contractions. Actually, those are usually after... ok, maybe I am wrong...       Congratulations to "The Buzzy Lip Experience" for being our Princesses and Princes of the Geek Universe tonight! "Classy as Fuck" came in second and "The
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GWD is pretty much all I dreamed of!!!!!!!!!!!   Quizzlings coming out and having a great time with food and drinks!

I am married to a beautiful young lady named Casey and we have our hands full with our son JJ.  JJ is a Quizmaster in training!

 

P.S.  I would like to say that I always knew I would be working on Central, just not entertaining people this way........

P.S.S.  If you are from Philly and do noy understand my "Central" comment, our Central Ave is just like all the streets in Philly....it has tons of hookers on it...

 

P.S.S.S.  I just wrote this with one hand.....I am that excited to be a Quizmaster!


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Gourdough's Public House (Downtown)
209 B West 5th Street
Austin, TX
78701
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
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All the Donuts and a Few Inappropriate Names
Veronica

Thank you all for the warm welcome tonight!  I always love getting to fill in at new venues and borrow another QM’s loyal followers for the night.  I especially love this when it gives me an excuse to eat a decadent amount of donuts and enjoy a new variety of team names I have to wait to read until after the kids leave.   I hope I am still welcome back after the tough quiz we had tonight.  Fortunately, it was equally challenging for all, so it’s almost like being graded on a curve, right?  At first, round 2 gave many teams confidence, only to be tripped up by artist collaboration pieces.   We’ve always gotta make sure to
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Lowbrow
1601 west main
Houston, TX
77006
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
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Gerbils: The Daywalkers of the Rodent World
Dynamite Dan(ielle)

Hidey-ho neighborinos! It's Danielle, your friendly neighborhood quizmaster. Lowbrow was my very first venue in which I was turned loose with no supervision, so I'm always eager to come here and return to the scene of the crime, so to speak. This was a lovely, laid back quiz to match the weather outside. Seriously, can we take a moment to acknowledge the weather? It is absolutely perfect. All the doors were open during my time here. In LATE APRIL. Enjoy this last gasp of spring, Texans. If weather patterns are to be believed, it won't come back until October. Suggested talking points: - As suggested by the title of the blog, I Brought My Evening Bag for THIS? called
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Jeopardy queen, Irish dancer, part-time writer, full-time disaster.


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Beerhead Bar (Pittsburgh)
110 Federal St
Pittsburgh, PA
15212
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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*$&# It, We'll Do It At Five
Scott

Posting the blog the same night as the quiz? What kind of witchery is that? We'll roll with it. It's been a while since I've been able to talk to you, Beerhead! Welcome to our new time and date, Sunday at 5:00. I was beyond excited to recognize a couple of faces in the crowd tonight, thank you so much for making the transition with us to Sunday! I must be doing something right. We'll be here throughout the baseball season, so please keep on coming out. Plus, it's kind of neat to be done hosting while the sun is still up!  My name is Scott, so the theme for round 3 "How About No?" hit close to home to me. I got every combo of Scotty Don't/Scotty Ne Pas growing up. It's
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Human being who likes running, nerdy things and alcohol. This isn't an eHarmony profile.


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Jack Mac's Swill and Grill
19009 Preston Road #209
Dallas, TX
75252
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
[Saturdays @ 9:00 pm]
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Guess Who's Back, Back Again?
Ben

I really hate weeks when I have to miss quiz here at Jack Mac’s despite how much it’s been happening lately, I promise that’s the truth. So let me take a moment to ustify my absence last week. I had a unique opportunity. An opportunity that only comes once every two years at best. Yes, I spent the entirety of my day last Saturday watching all 8 fast and the Furious movies.             Yes, that’s right, 17 consecutive hours of awesome. I really cant come up with another word to truly describe those movies. They aren’t just car movies anymore. And they aren’t just action movies
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