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Grand Rapids Brewing Company
1 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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No Puppy Monkey Baby, Fuck This and the Diabeetus Guy
Avram

Another packed house at Grand Rapids Brewing Company and fun was had by all.   I was so proud of everyone who came out to play. Not one team decided to call themselves 'Puppy Monkey Baby'!!! That is a sign of strength and my heart was filled with joy.   Things were pretty competitive throughout the quiz...though one team wasn't too happy about the music round, Round 2, and wrote 'Fuck This' on their answer sheet. Considering they got a low score in that round, I can see why.   The visual round had some interesting answers. Most people didn't know the picture of Kirk Douglas and several people thought Nancy Reagan
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Erie Brewpub & Pizzeria (Echo Brewing Company)
600 Briggs Street
Erie, CO
80516
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Are there chaps big enough to cover Uranus?
Wolfie

People are still buzzing from the high that is having a team that are football champions, mainly because it just happened this past Sunday, duh! Sure, I was one of many who watched it, but I switched over to the puppy bowl when the halftime show came on. I will leave any other bashing aside that would follow anything about this year’s Super Bowl, like Cam Newton’s mood, that weird pug monkey baby commercial, and the half time show. But I will give a raise of the glass to Osweiler, because I don’t think he got enough kudos, or any, (and I feel they should have let him run a few plays, since it WAS the Super Bowl). But that was days ago, I’m not a coach, but I am a quiz
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I have had 3 venues as a quizmaster this past year, with one still being my home of homes (Echo Brewing). I also sub other venues when able and willing. Hoping to have more than one venue I host regularly, cause I LOVE this job!

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 Flogging 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 embarrassed by it.....I wonder if she has ever seen her show Cougar Town....THAT'S embarrassing!

- 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 coleslaw 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 pencil 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 39 and have 8. 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 Mullah! I am her baby boy, so watch it, unless you mention sympathy for my being born late then you have won her over. 

- Made a collapsible 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!


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McLadden's (Simsbury)
6 Wilcox Street
Simsbury, CT
06070
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 9:00 pm]
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Woo Guy Is My Father
Pope Pepe

First off, I would like to apologize to all the sports fans out there. Foreign born players are great for teams, especially in an all American game like baseball, but they are hell on the linguistics. I know I had to call in a relief vocalizer, and thank god it was someone more manly than I who wandered in. It’s really odd that I’m not more up on my sportsballs and what nots. I do love football season. The Packers are my team (PACKERS WIN THE SUPERBOWL!). I was born and raised in a household where sports were a religion. In fact, they were the reason d’être for my father and brothers it seemed. My dad worked very hard. He liked to work. He liked being in
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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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Home Run Inn
3215 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL
60657
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The One With a Three-Way
Adelaide

You read the title, folks. On a bone-chilling, icy-cold night in February, Home Run Inn saw a three-way tie for first place. All night the score was close, which is becoming a real motif down at Home Run Inn. Several very competitive teams come out each week, plus, of course, there's the equalizing power of pizza. So it was bound to happen sooner or later- Sexy Bible College, Beyonce Took Us to Red Lobster, and Look Mommy I Made A Brown Banana all racked up 82 monstrous points each. Fun facts: of the three teams, Look Mommy I Made A Brown Banana had the most perfect rounds (1, 3, 4 &5),
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Beau Jo's (Arvada)
7525 West 53rd Avenue
Arvada, CO
80002
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Pub quiz, bloody pub quiz.
Diane Cletus

I’m fond of telling friends and strangers alike that both of my favorite bands have the word ‘abba’ in their name. One of them your mom adores. And the other one is as dad rock as it gets. Guess which one is coming to Denver for the last time (hopefully) next Monday? If the quiz soundtrack didn’t clue you in last night, maybe
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Here's the 411 on Mr. H:

He's 29. He's surprisingly engaged. He's an art teacher-turned-instructional coach at a local high school. A really good one.

When not belching into a microphone, John can be found:

  • Sipping brews at the Dark Lord's favorite brewery.
  • Playing competitive air guitar.
  • Flopping Magic cards with the other dorks.
  • Bulleting lists...with extreme prejudice.


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Pizza J
967 Westminster St.
Providence, RI
02903
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which Our Quizmaster Uses Christian Grey As A Verb
Dr. Rex N.F. Echt, Professor of New Jack Swing

West side, you didn’t let me down. Our first quiz at Pizza J. brought more teams than even I expected, and I knew it was going to be crowded. I’m going to start my blog with something I usually don’t spend any time discussing, practical stuff:    Make A Reservation   Spread the word. The place was full. Teams who’d planned to come and showed up five to ten minutes before the quiz either stood during the quiz or took off because they couldn’t find a seat. Pizza J is taking reservations. Now onto fun stuff:    Round You Just Christian Greyed All Over (That Means Dominated):    Round
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Jonpaul H. Guinn is a long distance runner, avid reader, cruciverbalist, knowledge junkie, lover of dogs and cats, vegetarian, rock 'em sock 'em man about town. He knows every world capital. Stop him on the street and quiz him. He won't punch you in the face. 


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Sedgwick's Bar & Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Of course All Chaps are Assless
Steve C

What have we learned tonight? Well....   1. It gets real hot in Sedgwick's when they turn the heat on, not surprising but still sweaty behind the bar.    2. Americans are not not named Arthur (I mean, besides that aardvark,) we're real good at killing stuff though. USA! USA!   3. Natasha of Fat Kids Win at Seesaw
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Day Job: "Advertising" Former Day Job: 6th Grade Teacher at a Catholic Elementary School Talents: reading questions and answers in front of a crowd, grading things quickly, entering names and numbers into a computer - as you can see, I'm perfectly qualified for my role as co-Quizmaster Hobbies: writing, making playlists, watching sports-balls on the tv and in person while not being able to play any of them, making snarky comments to generally annoy the hell of out Lindsay (just ask her)


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Phoenix Landing
512 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Marco Rube-io
Bobby

Man that Marco Rubio is a jabroni, huh? Dude saunters out on stage with his big ears and weird mannequin hair thinking he’s the cock of the walk only to be confronted with several hundred pounds of New Jersey fury. Christie pulled a Trump-on-Jeb style humiliation move on Rubio, and all Rubio could do is just repeat himself three times like some sort of anti-Perry. Absurd. Can’t stand people who repeat themselves like that.Man that Marco Rubio is a jabroni, huh? Dude saunters out on stage with his big ears and weird mannequin hair thinking he’s the cock of the walk only to be confronted with several hundred pounds of New Jersey fury. Christie pulled a Trump-on-Jeb
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Whats up chumps? I'm Bobby - from around the Boston area and happy to finally be able to do this for a faaaat fat profit because I love pub quiz


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The Lost Borough Brewing Company
543 Atlantic Ave
Rochester, NY
14609
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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C is for Cookie, that's good enough for me
Carl

There you are February. We knew you wouldn’t stay away for long. The cold, the snow, some jackass telling me he is going on vacation to Florida next week. Yup, the countdown is officially on to St. Patty’s Day where we can drink the winter away. If you want to get a head start on that, you may want to consider stopping by Lost Borough (cheap plug) to pick up some quality brews. I had the peanut butter porter again last night. Perfect for this time year. Unfortunately, I can only have one of those though, gotta stay sharp to deal with the rowdy bunch at the neighborhood pub quiz. It’s a nice mix of characters. And even though I’ve been complaining about Denver for the
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Mother Muff's
2432 W Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
80904
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Wednesdays, Child!
Full Monte

Wednesday’s at Mother Muff’s Kitchen & Spirits in Old Colorado City, just keeps getting better and better.  So much fun that the proprietor has decided to add Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz to another night!  Thats right, Sunday’s are launching on February 14th. at 7:00 PM Valentine’s night!  The drink special is $3 You-Call-It Drinks from 6:00 PM ’til CLOSE!  After quiz on Sunday stick around for Karaoke!  Quiz, Karaoke and $3 You-Call-It Drinks, how can you go wrong on Valentine’s night?  Increase your odds of winning by increasing your team roster, the more successful teams
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Glad to be back living in the most beautiful state in this great country! Looking forward to making lots of new friends with GWD and other fun people around the Pikes Peak region!


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The Bulldog Downtown
1111 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
55403
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Perfection
AlexRice

For the first time in my three years of hosting with Geeks Who Drink, every team got a perfect score in the same round last night. You guys are all winners for your hot-out-of-the-gates performance in Round 1, but House of Pickles and Tuesdays w/ Alex especially so. They used that flawless start and a rare third 16-point round to put up 87 and 85 points on the night, respectively. Personally, I don't think it's possible to overplay Toto's "Africa," so I can understand why it reached #1 on the Billboard charts. "Grenade" by Bruno Mars, however... Thanks for playing! 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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Charlie's Bar and Grill
620 4th Ave E
Olympia, WA
98501
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Lock yourself in a hotel room and eat greasy meat!
Colonel Chase

The alphabet. Such a great song, but did you know those letters are used in words? Well we started with a round that include a bit of both, which was initially great! Then it was on to audio, WOOOOOO! WOOOOO WOOO WOOOOOOOO WOOO WOOOOO WOOO WOO WOOOOOO. In olden times, there was a civil war in both America and England, which are different places. Round three covered things you should know about one or the other but not both. Round four had some magical questions on both cowboys and people from London. I’ve often wondered if there are cowboys in London, or if there are Londoners in cowboys. It ponders. Next was the visual round which had dead celebrities
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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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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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The DiVinci Code 2: DiVinci HARDER, electric boogaloo
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Dude.  Tie for first again.  Imma Forrest Gump this. The rounds tonight were vaguely good…lots of available snark.   Honestly there were a few bits of time where ze quizzers seemed like they were trying to argue with me, so as per usual, I directed them (multiple times) to www.geekswhodrink.com for the complaining and/or answers they seek.  Hopefully it gets some use.  Not that I wish any ill tidings on the upper echelon of geekdom, but once in a while it's probably good to get some feedback from the peoples. Random reflections of Scoobs:  I often find it strange to analyze the
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HotelHotel PizzaBar (formerly The Dubliner)
3515 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA
98103
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Hotel Hotel, You Gotta PIZZA My Heart <3
WhitneyWhitworth

Hello beautiful(s). Have I ever told you how great you look from my stage view? Great. It’s great. I’m going to miss you when your real mom comes back and swoops you up in her arms and whisks you away to whatever magical land she has in store for you. Le sigh. We still have a month-and-a-half together. So how will we spend it? Why torturing you with nearly impossible rounds, of course.   Take tonight for example. Round number six. Sheeit, guys, that round was painful for most of you. Well, one team out of the 19 of ya’s scored a perfect eight, solidifying my theory that most of you are neither farmers nor professional mathleats. Round number eight also
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Full-time cat mom. Part-time karaoke junkie. My crafting skillz are off the chiz-ARTS. 


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Ozzie's Seattle
105 W Mercer St
Seattle, WA
98119
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Cat Videos and Chill
Quiz Mistress Zoe

Tonight was an interesting night to say the least. We had a lot of large teams and we filled the entire space tonight! Like, overflowing into other parts of the bar. We had a team of teachers who were definitely celebrating getting 5 consecutive days off. I even got to see a pencil drop (ref: mic drop). Plus one of them even had the periodic table of elements tattooed on her arm. Talk about a badass teacher. I think the highlights of tonights answers include: From the visual round: Betty Davis (Zsa Zsa Gabor), Russian Daniel Craig (Kirk Douglas), MC Hammer/Method Man (Suge Knight), Sean Connery/Cary Grant (Hugh Hefner), and Bill Gates/Andy Dick (Jerry Lewis). From the
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Tap Brewing Company
100 Washington St
Haverhill, MA
01832
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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You Make My Dreams
Fish Boxer [><>]

I was struggling finding something to write and then I remembered it’s Ash Wednesday and we also just had primary so I guess EAT MOAR FIZH and go burn knee-sanders or something. Still upset about that You Make My Dreams fiasco?  Here, let me cheer you up.   The Winners, Losers, and Boozers RIP Sally Jesse Raphael stormed into first with a strong final round.
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My day job involves making boxes for fish. It stinks*. *Disclaimer: The job is actually amazing, but that made for a good decent bad joke. Did you know The Fish Boxer is (nearly) everywhere? Facebook Twitter Youtube thefishboxer.com