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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Two packs of shakur, please.
Resident Egon

Every quiz there is always the potential for newbies to wander in and join our menagerie. Sometimes they acclimate easily, sometimes...we get Steve. The following actually happened tonight, just before we began:   "Hey!" "Hey. How're you tonight? Here to pla-" "So what is this, like a trivia thing?" "Yeah, we're having a pub quiz in about an ho-" "OK so I need this?" *rips off one sheet, turns and walks away "No no wait! The whole packet, dude. All eight roun-" "Oh shit, cool. Thanks." *grabs and makes to literally run off* "Wait! Here's the visual round. That's the fif-" "Oh cool. Thanks!" *grabs and bolts
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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Rock Bottom Brewery
550 106th Avenue NE suite 103
Bellevue, WA
98004
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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What if Those Were REAL Ad Slogans?
Cap'n Brendan

Tonight’s round “Reach Out and Torch Someone” on slightly modified ad slogans got me thinking… What if those slogans were real? What products would they be for? Let’s hypothesize! The Best Fart of Waking Up. Sounds like the perfect ad campaign for Taco Bell’s breakfast line, don’t you think? Eat Flesh. The zombie option here is too obvious – it’s been done. And werewolves aren’t really a product, unless you’re talking about Taylor Lautner. So let’s go with a new slogan for the united meats against the scourge of vegetarianism! The Other Shite
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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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Mother Muff's
2432 W Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
80904
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Good ol' fashioned Kentucky asshattery! No offense to KY
Full Monte

This lunatic in Kentucky who has been married four times and cheated with husband number three, got pregnant by him, while she was married to husband number two. Evidently the first three didn't take, so maybe, just maybe she'll get lucky with loser number four. If not, she can always find another victim, cause 'long as its betwixt a man and a woman, God'll forgive anything!  Right?  Except for shrimp, now those, are a "Bom-Nation". Better steer clear of them!  Oh wait, you like those?  Fried?  And scampi?  We'll surely God doesn't mean it for today, right?     But surely you're not wearing blended fabric...  Are you?  Oh my
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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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Third Base (NorthWest)
13301 N US HWY 183
Austin, TX
78750
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Ginger Lickin’ Good
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

“Make ‘em laugh!”                 - Cosmo Brown, Singin’ in the Rain That’s what I always strive to make you do, my quiz friends. By any means necessary. But you better believe I love it when we get such great material on the quiz! The jokes came early and often with tonight’s first round, Reach Out and Torch Someone. Apparently it’s quite easy to make some very famous ad slogans sound hilarious… and by only changing a single letter! It will be a long time before I forget about KFC’s
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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The Three Lions Pub (Novelty Hill/Redmond Ridge)
23535 NE Novelty Hill Rd
Redmond, WA
98053
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Every Point Counts
Rachelbot

I love to see when it comes down to the final point. And that's exactly what it came down to tonight when it came to rival teams “We’ve Got Dick’s Curly Whirly” and “16 and Pregnant.” They were separated by one stupid point, and 16 and Pregnant came out ahead. The crazy thing is that Curly Whirly scored 9 out of 8 on a round which they DID NOT joker, to the extent that the joker had been circled and UN-circled, with notes next to it saying to specifically not joker it. Seriously guys, if you had went with your gut and jokered it, you would have gone home with money. (But as confirmed tonight, it all goes to the same guy in your group anyhow!) All
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Three Dogs Tavern
3390 West 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO
80211
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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GGREAM: Gilmore Girls Rules Everything Around Me
CoryChambers

Ladies and Gentlemen, it happened again--a Gilmore Girls question on the quiz!  Seriously, I had to keep from dancing with joy when there was a question in round 8 that referenced the Gilmore Girls.  What is the fictional academy where Rory Gilmore went to high school before she went to Yale?  Why, Chilton, of course.  The home of Paris Gellar and Tristan Mudface, and Madeleine and Louise, and Francie the Ginger Bitch.  These may or may not be actual character names.   Tonight's quiz also featured a round on musicals.  I like reminding my quizzers on a regular basis that comic-book/sci-fi/fantasy pop culture is only a portion of what we do
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Ozzie's Seattle
105 W Mercer St
Seattle, WA
98119
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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And I Think It's Gonna Be A Long Long Quiz
JaredDuncan

“I ain’t nothing but tired…and I’m just tired and bored with myself.” Words spoken by New Jersey’s poet laureate, Bruce Springsteen and sung by Seattle’s poet laureate, Nathan Cardiff, aka “The Cardiff Giant.” Do those words apply? Am I “nothing but tired” of quiz? Absolutely not! And I will NEVER be.   First place…this team was in a booth outside of The Thunderdome and they still took the top prize. My God. Daycare Fight Club in second, even though they should have been awarded nothing due to their view on child abuse. And then bringing up the not-so-rear, two meta teams: Team
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Not so long ago, I was on a team playing quiz and we ruled the school. My personal areas of expertise were both audio rounds, anything involving movies, and American history. One night, I was the only guy in the bar who knew the name of the current prime minister of England.

We placed first almost every week. So often that it became stale and I needed a new challenge. So instead of angering fellow geeks by besting them, I decided I would anger them by doing the asking. So I became a quizmaster and I've been pissing them off ever since.  


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Green Door Public House
600 South Harwood Street
Dallas, TX
75201
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Rick Flair Wooo! What's between Chinese and Spanish?
Harvey Wallbanger

The Set-Up: Green Door Public  had 14 teams for quiz. My Quiz Beer was Oak Highlands Oktoberfest 5.9% ABV: Brewed in March and lagered through summer, Oktoberfest (Marzen) is lager brewed to be enjoyed in the fall. It’s copper in color with a rich malty backbone and mild hop profile. Because traditional Oktoberfest and Breast Cancer Awareness Month loosely coincide, a percentage of the sales of OHB’s Oktoberfest is donated to a Breast Cancer Awareness
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Lines on Ale (1848), by Edgar Allen Poe (1809 – 1849)

Filled with mingled cream and amber,
I will drain that glass again.
Such hilarious visions clamber
Through the chamber of my brain.
Quaintest thoughts, queerest fancies
Come to life and fade away.
What care I how time advances;
I am drinking ale today.


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The Eagle Grill
1600 Hover Street
Longmont, CO
80503
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Hail Mary, Full of Grace/Luke, I Am Your Father.
SirYon

It’s amazing the things one can learn at the quiz. For instance, I learned that the number 5 comes after the number 4, not 6. I learned this tonight since I am a millennial with an American education and me no count so goodly well. Numbers are hard.   Round 3 was hard. More than a few of you were subjected to the cutthroat rules of put down more than one wrong answer and get zero points. And yes, Boutros Boutros-Ghali is the coolest name ever. Jealous? Move to Egypt and find a handsome man named Ghali. Your name will stay the same but your bedpost will look more impressive. Also in Round 3 we discovered we had a psychic in our midst. Joshua, the
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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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The Mason Jar
1565 Cliff Rd #1
Eagan, MN
55122
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Making the Sub Cry
MelissaSummers

Actually, you didn’t make the sub cry, but I was ready; I even brought extra Kleenex. What a cool, welcoming bunch all y’all were this evening! Shout out to Eric who didn’t lend me the $500 I asked for but otherwise patiently answered all my questions. So the NSFW round (no, it was about occupational hazards and dangerous jobs) included a thing about OSHA banning trainers at Seaworld from swimming with killer whales. Here’s more info in case you’re interested. There was also a question about Evel Knievel
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A lifetime’s experience with socially awkward geekiness has led inevitably to Geeks Who Drink.  The Groveland Tap is my first gig, which is a return home.  Drinkers in my family have been imbibing there since it was The Fairview Palms, and my kids played their first game of pool at BB Dixon’s.

A cubicle slave by day, by night I hang out with amusing drunks either for Geeks Who Drink or driving the PedalPub, a non-motorized party bus.  I also bike, homebrew, play scrabble, read everything, and volunteer for Surly Brewing’s SGAD volunteer corps.  I have two kids (that I know of), a spouse, two cats, and an antisocial cockatiel named Füd.

I ride bikes a lot and enjoy hanging out with people who are a lot smarter than me.


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The Red Monk
210 4th Street
Des Moines, IA
50309
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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High Concept = Low Yield
Tas

Tonight, we had one of the cooler quiz rounds that we've had in awhile. It was our first Anything or Everything Between round, where you have to list either one or all of a group of items between two outliers, and you got one point if you took the easy way out and just gave one possible answer, but could get two if you gave the full list. I like these risk-or-reward rounds, like this or the Sooner or Later round. Adds a bit of strategy and second-guessing to the quiz game. But there's always a challenge in explaining the rules. Sometimes, the competition just has trouble getting the gist of the round's gimmick, and there's an awkward tension. I try to defuse that, but sometimes, people
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Lifelong Iowan. Pub quiz fanatic. Comic shop management. Music elitist. Red Sox Fan. Hulkamaniac. Anime dork. Another thing. Tas is all of these and more. And less.


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Erie Brewpub & Pizzeria (Echo Brewing Company)
600 Briggs Street
Erie, CO
80516
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Wrote a musical about quiz! Wanna hear it? Here it goes!
Wolfie

Before I go ahead and let you in on what went down with tonight’s at Echo Brewing, I am reminded of a story prompted by our first round of ad slogans. Let me set it up for you, there was a homeless, schizophrenic street artist from Chicago by the name of Wesley Willis who read his poetry set to the same rhythm, and he would always end it with a shout out to London and Chicago, followed by an ad slogan. In case you didn’t know, but if you know who I am talking about, I hope you enjoy the story. Back in the care free days of my constant trip to the record stores in Boulder. I would first hit Albums on the Hill and then go across the street to Wax Trax. While
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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!


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Clock Tower Grill
9360 Station St
Lone Tree, CO
80124
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Throwing a Hail Mary
StephanieLange

I took a break from reading non-fiction this week, opting instead to read fantasy books and start a new real job. That said, I did learn a bit more about botflies this week. Botfly is the generic term for the Oestridae family, a group of flies with a parasitic larval stage which lives in the skin or epithelial tissues of a host. While there is a botfly species which parasitizes humans, it's not native to the US (it's called Dermatobia hominis, it's native to Central and South America and uses a mosquito as an intermediate vector.) There is, however, a species of botfly in the US that can live on dogs. I've seen them, and they are monster
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Small Batch Beer Company
241 W 5th Street
Winston-Salem, NC
27101
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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From Wes Craven, The Story of A "Gimme" Question
Jack McFly: Private Eye

Well, Triad, you guys either really like me or really like beer (and judging by the “round of applause” I got versus the cacophony you gave the Small Batch staff, I think it’s safe to assume it’s the beer). Nevertheless, again you came out in droves – and on a holiday week, to boot. 16 teams! You crazy people!   In my sophomore outing, there was some debate about AP exams and cell phone usage but one thing was clear: the answer to Round 7, Question 5 was definitely Wes Craven.   LV-426 must be Aliens or shit, cuz those guys got an out-of-this-world score (not to mention our other initials-followed-by-numbers-space-themed-team-name
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Evan (as if I'm not writing this myself) is a video editor & filmmaker who loves all things movies, comics, 80s, and other stuff. He's currently the co-host of a super fun movie podcast called Super Fun Movie Club. Find me Wednesdays at 8pm at Small Batch Beer Co. in Winston Salem, NC... unless I owe you money.


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Pinthouse Pizza
4729 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX
78756
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
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I Wore Pizza On My Head All Night
James Sterling Pound

‘Sup Pint Pals?! D’you guys like my ugly/awesome Pizza Hat?! I got it custom made this weekend at Fiesta Texas, because that’s pretty much the only place I can think of to get a wicked awesome airbrush trucker hat. Bet you wish you had one. During quiz we added up our consonants during our first, jaw dropping round. Then we jammed with the POTUS’ mix tape for America he put out a couple of weeks ago. I meant to use that as one of my world famous Mystery Playlists for Alamo tickets, but c’est la vie. Barack Insane Obama has a pretty great taste in music though, huh? Coldplay withstanding. We rushed through Round Three and told you not to write down Spanish.
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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Pourhouse Bar & Grill
124 E 4th St
Loveland, CO
80537
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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Sloopy Stayed Home
He Who Shall Be Ignored/Obeyed About 50/50

Amorita surveyed the scene. She was going to need to move if she wanted to play quiz. The sofa enveloped her like a warm blanket and she wondered, aloud, as to why it was nice to be warmly ensconced on such a hot day. She leapt to her feet in a single motion, surprising herself with the gracefulness of the movement. Grabbing a pillow from the sofa, she chucked it at the sleeping form of her brother Sloopy. He grunted, then rolled over and continued to snore. It appeared that she’d be going to quiz without him tonight.   Fortunately, Amorita had been to quiz before and knew the way, walking so as to be sure she could drink her not
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So, are you in need of a quizmaster? Well, I pilot the most grown up and pedantic quiz in Loveland. No BS, tantrums or grief. You come out, you drink and you play the damn quiz people.