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The Ringer Pub
2826 Thousand Oaks
San Antonio, TX
78232
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Let Me Be Your Thousand Points of Light
Mumbles Jones

Because it’s Memorial Day weekend, they’re showing movies on cable all weekend long. One of the movies I watched this weekend was “Knocked Up.” It was the first movie I watched with my now wife. And watching it got me to thinking about the maybe-too-short career of one Katherine Heigl. Now, I never watched “Grey’s Anatomy,” but you couldn’t deny that she was on an upward trajectory in the mid-Aughts. (Side note: we still need a decent nickname for the first decade of the 21st century.) She was really funny in “Knocked Up,” and was starting to become a bigger name. And that’s when she started doing interviews.
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I enjoy reading and long walks on the beach. I've been around and seen a few places and done a few things. Even after all that, my wife/scorekeeper still liked me enough to put a ring on it.


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Geno's
1414 N Hamilton St
Spokane, WA
99202
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Damn fine turnout for a Holiday Weekend!
That tall guy who talks a lot during the quiz...

I love this quiz, and the people who make it what it is! Seriously, so much fun last night at Geno's! Pretty big turn out for a long weekend as well! The competition was fierce, the in correct answers were awesome and the atmosphere was amazing!  If you missed it, you missed out, simple as that. That being said, here's something I wrote a few years ago for Memorial day and I'd like to share it here.  To all those who've served your country in war or peace: I salute you and thank you for that service. For those that lived, I beg you to remember the fallen. For those that died, I remember and honor you. Be sure to check out the scores to the
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It's true. I talk a LOT during the quiz. But I hope it's at least entertaining and/or pleasurable. I cannnot be bribed for points, but I do accept any free drinks offered... ;)


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T.J. Elliott's
6814 Laurel-Bowie Road
Bowie, MD
20715
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Thanks For The Memorial Day
J.D.

Buenos noches, everyone from beautiful Bowie, Maryland's own TJ Elliott's restaurant. This week was our Memorial weekend show and we saw the return of a few old favorite teams as well. We honestly had more teams show up than I initially expected since holidays usually aren't so kind to attendance. We still had a great time even if I kinda sped through some things so no one missed any other weekend parties. I just better see about 2 times as many teams next week so we can get a few weeks in before everyone vanished for the summer. Until then, I'll keep geeking and drinking...and watching some good movies...which definitely makes me think about... *My Thought
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Cicero's
6691 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO
63130
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Maybe You Just Don't Like Katie Holmes
Christine

I took a turn hosting for Jon this week so he could see to his new family! Congratulations, Jon, and welcome to the land of No Sleep (or so I've heard). I hope everything went well and you and the family are getting to know your newest member.  Y'all didn't really know much about the films and shows the former teen stars of Dawson's Creek went on to star in, did you? Only 2 teams scored a 6, and the rest of you were much, much worse. Round 7 was a tough one, is what I'm saying.  Those Historical Missed Connections were pretty great, though, weren't they? Geeks Who Drink: Making History Sexy Again. If the scores are any indication, you enjoyed that round as much as
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Left Coast Brewing Company
1251 Puerta Del Sol
San Clemente, CA
92672
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Let's Get it On
QM Conrad S

I was hopeful that a Memorial Day Weekend quiz would bring us good numbers and some fresh blood, both of which proved to be true. Unsurprisingly, Brainfarts won the day, even carrying a near-perfect score through the first 5 rounds. Very impressive. SC Slow Down ultimately took second place, a slot that they secured early and were able to hold only – but only just barely. Mr. Meowgi very nearly pulled off the impossible, moving from last place up into second between rounds 6 and 8. Geeks Who Drink pencils were given as consolation prizes for the 3rd place team. I think everyone, especially me, enjoyed the Missed Connections round. Some Marvin Gaye, then some
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My geek-dom started at a young age with an (un)healthy fascination with Star Wars. That was the beginning of the end. In middle school, I was a member of the group of kids that actually played AD&D in the library during lunch. Current obsessions include Star Wars (still), Game of Thrones, John Williams and politics. I'm local to South Orange County: I grew up in San Clemente and now live in San Juan Capistrano with my wife (Erin) and son (Gavin). Where you can find me: Saturday- Left Coast Brewery at 7pm. Occasionally subbing other SoCal quizes. You might just get lucky.


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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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They Should Have Called The Volleyball "Lieutenant Dan"
Sean "Not Jay-Z" Carter

It was a pleasure once again to be able to fill in for Emily, and with Matt’s help as scorekeeper.  We had a great holiday weekend crowd and some respectable competition for top honors.  Before we get to that, let’s recap what we learned last night: You guys really know your South American geography, especially when the clock is running.  The capital of Guatemala sounds like a Simpsons joke but it’s totally legit. I can’t pronounce “handbag”. I know smart is sexy but Historical Missed Connections make me slightly uncomfortable. Now,
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Referred to in textbooks as an "Übergeek". MN native who's bounced around the country but is now putting down roots in Denver. Star Wars, Lego and Star Wars Lego fanatic, among other fascinations.


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Portland Brewing
2730 NW 31st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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I Don't Wanna Wait...
Meggan

...for this quiz to be over! Any night we can talk about Dawson's Creek and The Mighty Ducks is a good night for me, and this quiz night ticked all the boxes for me. Joshua Jackson had a place of honor on my fourteen-year-old wall collage, right next to Jared Leto and Jonathan Taylor Thomas, so I was thrilled when our Audio Round 7 was clips of movies and TV shows that featured members of the main cast of Dawson's Creek. Besides The Mighty Ducks (duh) the best contribution to the category was James Van der Beeks's stunning turn as, well, James Van der Beek on "Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23", I just love him in that.   My endlessly looped repeated listenings
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I love metal, tattoos, appropriately placed commas, and science fiction. Semicolons are for suckers.


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CHUBurger
1225 Ken Pratt Blvd
Longmont, CO
80501
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Oh, Ronnie...
SirYon

Tonight we are going to talk about presidential fetishes. Actually no, let’s not do that. We don’t need that kind of negativity in our lives. Let me just say that if you ever place a Missed Connections ad, there was probably a reason you missed that connection. Though I can only imagine how this will evolve when we finally discover time travel. Just imagine a millennial fan girl transporting herself back to medieval France just so she can get with Cardinal Richelieu. Spoiler alert: those babies will have to be Catholic. Today was an interesting
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On a sweltering day in the final months of the Reagan administration, a human baby was discovered by a leopard in the middle of a cornfield somewhere outside Chicago. This baby grew up into a gangly assemblage of brain waves, taught itself to read questions into a microphone and type on a keyboard, and found a job.

 

By day, I go to class and do homework, by night I make subs and quiz people with random questions. I'm a real superhero. Oh yeah, and I absolutely adore all aspects of alliteration. Too bad that never really comes up in the quizzes. Maybe I'll go suggest a round...

 

Drink responsibly and keep your minds open, y'all.


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O'Niell's Pub (Heights)
3301 Juan Tabo Blvd, NE
Albuquerque, NM
87111
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Dwight D. Eisenhower's Creek
TanookiSuitandTie

What is up, O’Niells Heights? Thanks for having me as your substitute QM! Perhaps maybe you didn't even notice that I was an entirely different person from QM Rebecca, but lemme break it to you gently so it doesn't totally blow your mind: I was a stand in, a body double if you will. Shocking I know. A big thanks to her hubby, Paul, who was there to assist in the scoring of everything part of the night, definitely something that is crucial when you end up with 17 teams. I had a great time tonight filling in, as I've been off the circuit for a little bit. I'll be back to my regular hosting at a different venue starting next week, but it's been about a three
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A megalomaniac with a heart of gold, I've been a quizzer for 2 and half years but I've yet to come out to my parents about it. Now that I've achieved the lofty title of Quizmaster, I'm ready to bust some names and take some heads. Interests include video games, word play and terrible impressions of Gollum and Alan Rickman. For great justice!


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Jack Mac's Swill and Grill
19009 Preston Road #209
Dallas, TX
75252
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Whatcha doin' with all them vegetables, Wart?
JWarr

    It sounds like based on our question about Super Mario Land (a shockingly difficult platformer for children back in the 80s) and Super Mario Bros. 2 (originally called Doki Doki Panic and then readapted into a Mario game for the US market, while the Lost Levels kicked the ass of Japanese gamers), we need to cover a few video game basics.  Because a lot of you missed the first question and only one of you knew of Wart, and that guy left before the quiz ended because he had to get probed by an alien.   Let’s talk about Wart real quick. Um, so yeah, if the one thing you hate in life is vegetables, why the fuck do you
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Alex Trebek wannabe, super pimp, QMMF Mondays- High Fives (8) Tuesdays- Cedar Springs Tap House (7) Wednesdays- Bryan Street Tavern (8)


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Krazy Karl's Pizza
1124 W Elizabeth St
Fort Collins, CO
80521
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Historically Reconnecting
Weapon Z

I hope you’re all enjoying your holiday weekend.  I know that I really enjoyed our quiz last night.  I mean, what’s not to love about historical missed connections?  I got curious about missed connections and I fell down the internet’s rabbit hole researching it.  Specifically, I wanted to know about the success rates for a missed connection ad.  Well, I’m going to say that the jury is still out on that one.  Besides some anecdotal stories about a successful connection, there isn’t really a lot of evidence of its success.  One credible article of note was this story on Vox:
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Quizmaster Zach is an avid fan of Rush: the Holy Triumvirate, and spends the majority of his free time watching irreverent comedies such as Portlandia, Trailer Park Boys and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. When he is away from the television he plays ice hockey (poorly), hosts quiz (poorly) and eats food (poorly). To be honest, QM Zach does most things poorly but that's easily overlooked because he is so good looking. The only thing he is good at is doing a karaoke version of YYZ. You can see QM Zach live and in person and judge him accordingly every Saturday night at 8:00 PM at Krazy Karls pizza. Just don't look directly into his eyes. You might never be able to look away.


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The Ute and Yeti
21 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Shufflin' Kids Out the Door
DJ ROB ROB

Every once in a while at quiz, a family with kids is hanging out eating dinner together while we're getting started with the questions. And that's fine, I can skip around the foul words in my intro and rules, and maybe even tweak a question to sound clean. There's not a TON I can do about team names though, which is usually the first indication to wise parents that the rest of the night might not be child-friendly. I mean, we had a team with the name "Mike Hunt in it," that said as slow as possible can still be noticed by parents. But tonight, oh ho ho. Tonight. Round 4 was one of our favorite rounds to read, Historical Missed Connections, where I read a fake
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Sporting Life Bar
7770 S. Jones Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
89139
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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I'm Sure "The Big Bang Theory" Is Watched By People Of All Ages
Bersonality

Hello there, my Sporting Life Bar Players! You know, I was a bit worried there. It was 6:45pm and I had one team ready to play. Luckily we don’t start until 7pm, because within that 15 minutes, the rest of you showed up to play our pub quiz!   Let’s get right to it:   A FEW TIDBITS FROM THE QUIZ: Since some put it down as an answer, let me explain: Biosphere 2 is a biodome. That does not make Biosphere 1 “Bio-Dome”. Adam Jones (the Bengal, not the Oriole) has had the nickname “Pacman” all his life. His mother gave it
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I am a husband to Emliy and a father to Sadie. Two of the best things I've ever been able to say about myself. I'm a living, breathing IMDB. Pretty good with TV and music info too. When it comes to these things, I have impeccable taste, so I'm a snob about it; both film and music. I am a quizmaster with Geeks Who Drink. I host 3 pub quizzes per week. If you are ever in Vegas, you should come to one. They're fun and you can win stuff!


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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I still have a baby inside me
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We started our quiz night with a DUH! round. Don't overthink your answers! Even when I ask you about Central American capitals!Our music round was about things on fire, but we did not encounter any James Taylor songs. What a pity. Maybe the rain cancels out the fire.Our special format round was a speed round on countries that border other countries. In South America. Luckily, there are only 12 countries even IN South America, so if you could name ANY eight of them you had about a 75% chance of getting decent points.By our fourth round, we were ready to read some SAUCY missed connections. Not real ones, though. We wrote some
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Wicked Water
78 Castle St
Geneva, NY
14456
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Born to virtuous parents, although only known to raise hell. Before quizzing the only bar he knew about was mitzvah.


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Denver Bicycle Cafe
1308 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO
80218
Saturday, May 27, 2017
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I Made It Look Sexy
JamieAnderson

The thing that initially drew me to working for Geeks Who Drink was a quizmaster who told me that I would be able to make playlists and force people to listen to my music for two hours every night. I had recently finished being a radio DJ at my university station and missed inflicting hours of punishing, hand-chosen indie rock on those poor unfortunate souls unlucky enough to stumble upon my show. Since then, my thoughts on playlisting for Geeks has evolved. On my radio show, I would definitely have done something like an hour of Vaporwave to challenge my listeners; at quiz, I want people to enjoy their time rather than have to focus on whatever the fuck is
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I'm an archaeologist. The Shroud of Turin dates to ca. AD 1300, evolution is really real but more complex than you probably know, and no, I don't have a particularly strong interest in identifying the thing you dug up out of your backyard that you think is totally a Native American burial item/pirate gold/Roman pottery. And no, I don't dig up dinosaurs, but I did once read this other book, by a guy named Bakker*, and that plus repeated viewings of Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones inspired adolescent me to get into the "boot sciences" as a certain Norwegian archaeology professor calls them. Now I'm living the dream. 

 

 

 

 

* The Dinosaur Heresies, by Robert Bakker -- out of date now but an excellent read just to watch someone with ideas exploding out of their head shake up their field.