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Longbranch Saloon
9095 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS
66212
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Michael Phelps’ Magical Merriment with Mary Jane
Just the right amount...

There are moments when everything goes your way. There are days when NOTHING can stop you from reaching your goals. But for every rise, there must be a fall. Some of us fly so high that the fall is very great indeed. Michael Phelps was on top of the world back in the day. His incredible swimming career made him a hero in many people’s eyes. Ironic that one so high on life, loved to get high in real life. The fact that his lungs had the capacity to perform at such a peak level as a pot head suggests that his breath support must rival Aquaman in god like proportion. Either way, society shamed him and he lost a good deal in sponsorship money. And now, weed is being legalized slowly but
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My audition night I show up in a button down shirt. I wanted to make an impression but not seem too overzealous. I was told that I looked just the right amount of douche to do well in Johnson County. It hurt so good... My first night of training with the same trainer I asked so am I still just the right amount. And it stuck. So here I am. Just the right amount, and just for you.


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Craft Manayunk
4141 Main St
Philadelphia, PA
19127
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Ladies Night
I am your Father

Why didn't anyone tell me it was ladies night at Craft this week?  The girls represented this week (and a few dudes too, I'm not forgetting you Dr. Know!)  Things came to a head this week between two opposing schools of thought...Dirty Old Vagines vs. Brand New Vagines (actual team names here folks, I'm not making this up!).  Now, I've had this debate internally for years now so I was pretty excited to see how it would play out.  To summarize, Dirty Old Vagines came on strong at first, seemingly recapturing the essence which made them a great quiz team in the late 90's.
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e·lit·ism

[ih-lee-tiz-uhm, ey-lee-],
noun
1. practice of or belief in rule by an elite.
2. consciousness of or pride in belonging to a select or favored group.
Origin:
1950–55; elite  + -ism


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Barley Vine
184 Main St
Bristol, CT
06010
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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Tips, Tipping Points And Just The Tip
Pope Pepe

I’ve toured around the world, from London to the Bay, and there’s still one place that eludes me...CANADA. For years Canada has mocked me from it’s perch a top America. It’s wide, white expanses mocking me like some kind of expensive, barren, cold hooker. Once upon a time, I was so close. I could smell that sweet Canadian air...the back bacon wafting in the breeze, the strip clubs with their neon claws drawing you ever nearer, the lax drinking age policies and the smell of maple syrup. All I had to do was cross the roaring death trap that was Buffalo, New York and I’d be there. Alas and alack, I was stuck in Buffalo for a conference at SUNY Buffalo. It was some
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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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Growlers Beer Bistro
25 Main St.
Tuckahoe, NY
10707
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Welcome to Costco. I love you.
Barker

Hello friends: So the other night, I saw Idiocracy for the 1st time in many years. I thought I'd take a quote out of context & put it into the title because I have nothing else to offer. But is it out of context? Not necessarily. Because that poor guy at Costco was just trying to thank the customers for their patronage (or something like that). And I'd like to thank you!  Yes, you. For playing quiz with me. For reading this. But mostly, just for being you. Thank you. I love you.  Oh, & also a shout out to our new (old) winners at 1st and 2nd, separated by 1 point: The Grunts and 50
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Ryan Barker is an actor/improviser/host from Brooklyn, NY. He's excited to join the Geeks Who Drink family, fresh for 2015.

He's been hosting a quiz at Growlers Beer Bistro for 3.5 years and overall, hosting quizzes for 5 years.

His plans for the future include releasing hip-hop music videos under the pseudonym, Barky Bark (& the Crunchy Bunch), & cleaning out his Gmail inbox.


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Playground Bar & Lounge
278 East Congress Street
Tucson, AZ
85701
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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It's too late, Lana...I'm a verb now!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

So lately I've been going back through my DVR, trying to get rid of shit that I won't watch again.  Granted, I still have plenty of space on the thing, but I get paranoid when I get to anything around 30% free space.  I noticed that I still have the first ten episodes of Lip Sync Battle on there, so of course instead of writing this blog, I went through it and watched the vaguely mediocre progress to the amazing.  For someone who has it on his show all the time, Jimmy Fallon was a bit disappointing on the show…but then again just about everyone looks vaguely lame next to Dwayne Johnson (The
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Trailhead Tavern
148 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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Keeping It 100 at the TRAILHEAD!
The Radness That Is Brecken

If you've ever listened or read anything I've ever had to say (which I know you haven't, so what-the-fuck ever), you'd know that I often lament that my only friend is my awesome brother, Eric. I have no other friends. Hell, I even blogged about it last week: no friends, don't want 'em, pretending to be friends and fronting as a "nice person" instead of just telling you the STFU and fuck.  Not having friends is not (usually) a problem, nor is it (ever) a cry for help. (Seriously, if I was "crying for help," it wouldn't be "Hey! I gots no friends, yo!" It would be more, "Hey! I'm 'bout to drink this bottle of Drain-o, yo!" You'd know the difference.)  
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It's hard to be humble when you're so fucking smart...

The Radness That Is Brecken has been a quiz mistress since Aug. 2007. Yeah, that's a long fucking time. It is said the only way to stop her is to kill her, and, really, good luck with that.

When not belittleing you on a mic, Brecken is busy hating people (see her neck tattoo), and really not caring about much... except GWD, Trailhead, her pets, and beer.

She lives her life like the Arthur Balfour quote: "Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all."

Pet peeves include people that yawn without covering their mouth, those that say "WHAT?" instead of "Pardon?", and people that accuse Miss B of being a bad pet owner. That shit will get you punched in the mouth. Seriously. Ask anybody.

Check out her other writing misadventures at Writing As I Write. You know you want to, so stop being all douchy about it.

And please remember: much like the Wu-Tang Clan, Brecken ain't nothing to fuck with.

What Chilly Wig-Wam?


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Sona Thirteen
13 South Street
Morristown, NJ
07960
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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FireFox!...No...Its Bono's Guitarist.
DanMaioranaIsAwesome

A New Quizmaster Approaches.... Hi Everyone! I'm Dan and I'm the new Quizmaster over at Sona Thirteen in Morristown, New Jersey. Tonight's quiz was particularly different, with a round consisting of naming Ben and Jerry's flavors that stumped everybody. The usual complaints about the speakers were expected, but never have I heard a bar fall completely silent in attempt to pay attention to the audio questions. When I was training with Marshall a team known as Release the Kraken was on their second win in a row. As of today they have won FOUR TIMES in a row, by 10+ points. I say this now Release the Kraken,
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Hey ladies and germs! I'm Dan, the Quizmaster over at Sona 13 in Morristown, New Jersey. I'm an aspiring filmmaker and actor and my long term goals would be to be to star in an awesome movie, or create my very own box office hit! Either way I love talking and learning about others, so don't be hesitant to walk up and hang out after the games over, the wings at Sona are orgasmic.


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The South Park Abbey
1946 Fern St
San Diego, CA
92102
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Stop Flaunting Your Happiness
Timichanga

Hey! I was told that the whole sports thing was done! That one basketball thingy got finished, lots of people yelled, some happily, some not so happily. I was busy in the corner on my laptop min/maxing my halfling barbarian, but it sounded exciting. So after that we were supposed to be done! But not so! There's another thing with another kind of ball. Ahhhh! It's okay though, because it was like the USA against other people and, truth be told, America is pretty cool. I learned the biggest bummer today! Elena, one of our long time quizzers, is moving to Ohio! That sucks! She brought glory to San Diego by attending quiz bowl and helped get our venue on a tiny news segment for the union
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Tim is a primate of the family Hominidae. Compared to other mammals, Tim has a larger brain relative to his body size. This should make him capable of reasoning, culture, language, critical problem solving and introspection; however, Tim seems only to be capable of dick jokes.


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Rock Bottom Brewery
550 106th Avenue NE suite 103
Bellevue, WA
98004
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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Happy Canada Day!
Cap'n Brendan

Canada Day is totally a thing, and apparently it’s a Day. According to Wikipedia, Fete du Canada (which of course they call it) celebrates the day in 1867 when New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the United Province of Canada merged into Canada. Rather than offer my own inferior words about how ludicrous Canada is, I’m just going to turn you over to some Barney Stinson quotes. [How do you know the Canadian citizenship test is easy?] It’s CANADA! Question one: Do you want to be Canadian? Question two: …Really? Attention Canada: I am Barney from America, and I am here to fix your backward ass country. Number one, get real money. Don't know what board
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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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400 Rabbits at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane
5701 W Slaughter Lane
Austin, TX
78739
Monday, June 29, 2015
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There's A Counter On The Ball!
Audrey

Hey 400 Rabbits!     So, I’m writing this blog reeeal slowly because I sprained my wrist. I’m just really clumsy and this brace is making typing hard. The struggle is real.    Anyway, we had a quiz and it was great! Round One referenced the quality programming on VH1. I watched a lot of those shows and I shamefully loved them. In case anyone forgot, there was a show where Mystery the Pick Up Artist trained guys that had no game. It was terrible.    Round Two was collaborations. Lady Marmalade was featured. I was super stoked about it, but
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Oh hey. I'm Audrey. 

I probably singing loudly and in public right now. 

I do finger guns embarassingly often.

I like books, naps, alcohol, rom coms and breafast tacos.

I think I've lost at least a year or two to TV Tropes.

My dog is the best.

Lets be friends.


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Pinthouse Pizza
4729 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX
78756
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Chamillionaire At The Lapin Agile
James Sterling Pound

Hey Pinthouse gang! What a fun night! Team USA won another footy ball match right before starting our heated game so everyone was in good spirits to begin with. Another awesome turn out and collection of peoples. In front of me sat one of my favorite new players. It was a duo, guy and girl, and he was deaf and she was interpreting for him. Have you guys ever had someone doing sign language interpretation of what you were saying directly in front of you? It’s pretty awesome. I made her sign poop NUMEROUS times. But y’know, not without reason, we had a round themed on it. Of course… I probably would’ve said it a bunch anyways. An added benefit was they were never yelling
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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Baker Street Pub & Grill (Rice Village)
5510 Morningside Dr
Houston, TX
77005
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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A hullabaloo of jiggery pokery
Mark

Hey, quizzers! It’s been a historic week in the country for a number of reasons, not the least of which was that the Supreme Court of these United States handed down a number of ground breaking decisions.  To  commemorate this, our best team name theme asked you to name your team’s after anything having to do with the American judiciary.  You all didn’t disappoint, as we had some glorious team names.  Honorable mentions go to Only 50 Percent Guilty, The Notorious RBG, Jiggery Pokeries, US Court System: Where Everything Is Made Up and the Points Don't Matter, Judge Big Booty Judy,
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Hosting at Baker Street Pub in Rice Village every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Come partake in a cavalcade of whimsy on a weekly basis!


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The Three Lions Pub (Novelty Hill/Redmond Ridge)
23535 NE Novelty Hill Rd
Redmond, WA
98053
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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How To Make Friends and Influence Others to Quiz
Rachelbot

Met a new friend tonight at The Three Lions Pub! His name is Jeff and when I asked if he was familiar with quiz, he informed me, “Oh yeah, I quiz roughly two nights a week.” We had a great time chatting about other venues and quiz masters, but what stuck out above all was his inclusion of “You know, Geeks Who Drink changed my life.” He went on to say that when he moved his to Seattle with his wife, it was hard at first to establish new friend groups and connect socially. But at Geeks Who Drink quizzes, it didn’t take long for them to pit themselves against another team—in the friendliest of ways—and see who could take the gold. Since then, they’ve
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Flatstick Pub
15 Lake Street
Kirkland, WA
98033
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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It's Planetary!
Tabitha

With the Jupiter/Venus conjunction still happening, right after quiz, I dashed across the parking lot to setup my telescope at Marina Park.  We looked at Venus/Jupiter and then I pointed my telescope at Saturn for shits and giggle.  I am a HUGE astronomy geek and so for tonight’s blog, Ill fill you in on some shit you might not know about the planets of the solar system. Mercury: He is a small guy but once upon a time Mercury was over twice as massive.  Something cataclysmic happened and what we see today is actually the dead solid core of what was once a larger planet. Venus: A day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus.  She also spins backwards
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When I’m not running quiz, I am usually reading about space exploration and geeking out about adventures in astronomy.  One day, when I have a pile of cash to spend, I want to spend my nights taking pictures of space…because space is pretty damn awesome.

Meet Your Quizmaster!


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Park North)
842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
78216
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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It Sorta Sticks Out
J.A.M.E.S.

I am rapidly approaching four years as a QuizMaster for Geeks Who Drink. So, it probably goes without saying that I am used to dick jokes on the answer sheets. However, never have I seen so many in a single night. Seriously, it was wangs and willies, ding-dongs and dicks all night.   For instance in Round 1 Question 6: “Finish the title of the upcoming not-prequel that's got the internet in a tizzy: "Harry Potter and the Cursed BLANK". Teams Unexpected Wang (see, it even started with the team names) and Good Try both went with “Penis”. Meanwhile, Quiz In My Pants answered “Dildo”
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James Hartz has lived in San Antonio, TX for the past eighteen years and has been a part of it's creative community since day one. A graduate with a BA in Theater from The University of the Incarnate Word, James is a member of Flim Classics Productions and the former Artistic Director of the Overtime Theater.

http://filmclassicsproductions.com


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Devil's Advocate
955 E University Dr
Tempe, AZ
85281
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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I Mustache You a Question. I Cannot Shave It for Later
TJGi

Thanks to everyone for being a good sport and playing along with Fake Mustache Night. As I explained to several people, I decided to do Fake Mustache Night when I met up with my old pal Damon this week. Damon told me he'd lucked into several hundred zillion goddam fake mustaches, he said half of his house is full of boxes of mustaches. I'm like, "Hey, Fake Mustache Night!" and the rest is history. Some of your are probably glad it's history. Some of you probably weren't there because it was Fake Mustache Night. That's OK. I know not everyone has a bizarre, immature sense of humor like I do. Not everyone can be as awesome as me. But I was so glad to see that at least
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Hey, Geeks!

My name is TJ. I live in Tempe with two roommates and 6 1/2 pets. My interests include music (Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, no country), fantasy football (I hate the off season. Cards and Ravens fan), beer (Fat Tire), board and card games (too many to mention!), and food (Thai and Peruvian among my favs).

I'll tell the name story here, so when people ask me at the venue I can point them to this page. Smart thinking, G! My name is TJ d Gi. I was born with just two letters for a first name, as rather than name me Trojan Joe after my grandfather, my parents decided to let me "pick" my name when I was of age. What they didn't expect is that I changed my last name to Gi (pronounced "G" like true gangsta). I have recently begun using the middle name d'Oubleyou, but have not yet made that legal. When I do my name will be TJ d'Oubleyou Gi. Which is 2/3 invented but 3/2 as cool as any other name you know.

I got involved with GwD after the bar where I was running karaoke decided cheap was better than good, and work a day job where I mindlessly press buttons on a computer all day. I love running the Pub Quiz because it's my only social interaction in most weeks, and it's so much fun meeting all of you and having a few hours of fun with you every week.

Thanks for viewing my page, and I look forward to seeing you at Quiz!

TJ