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Lovin' Cup Bistro & Brews
300 Park Point Dr
Rochester, NY
14623
Monday, August 03, 2015
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I'm Totally In A Band
Jakers

Seems like this blog is just becoming 'The Chronicles of Jake's Weekend' which hopefully you're all okay with. Haven't heard any complaints yet. Gonna keep on rolling, as long as I find something interesting happening every weekend. Which of course I will. And after all I can always just make shit up.   This past Saturday I had a unique pleasure. After managing to miss every event that this local band had near me, I finally made it to one of their gigs. The band is called Open G, and features four guys doing stuff on instruments, as most bands do. They're mostly blues-rock type stuff, and occasionally (as I found out) they send just two guys to a venue with guitars and
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Jakers comes from the beautiful beaches of Irondequoit, NY. He is renowned as a herd of bears. A stickler for proper labeling, he never travels anywhere without some form of apparel that has his name on it.

As fits his Buffalo heritage, he enjoys chicken wings and beer, and supports the Bills as much as anyone can. An avid gamer, Jakers often ganks you out of the jungle when you have low health and ults all over your face.

He fears the strange lands outside Rochester.


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Bohemian Bull
1531 Folly Road
Charleston, SC
29412
Monday, August 03, 2015
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He Was Number One!
Rafe

The best team names are always ones that make my stomach drop because I have to say them on a microphone. Tongue twisters, weird shit (NOT stuff like "I Wish This Mic Were a Penis" because I'll turn that shit around on you) and the like. So when I saw that a team had named themselves Schmittywarben Jagermanjetson I was actually quite pleased, because I knew this was a fun-loving team; also, because I knew that it would be Shauna, QM-in-training, who had to read out that glorious team name throughout the name. She handled it like a trooper, like a duck to water, like a noun to another noun. But kudos to you, Schmitty Warben. Even if you didn't
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Hello! I am Rafe, quizmaster at Bohemian Bull and Gene's Haufbrau. I kick sick raps as the time-traveling revolutionary Press B and other things related to rapping nerdcore. I enjoy Final Fantasy games, chocolate, and just, like, hangin' out...y'know?


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Corner Pub
14565 Allen West Road
Bow, WA
98232
Monday, August 03, 2015
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We'll Miss You, HitchBOT
Master Moose

Tonight I wore my Batman shirt, because last week I rescued a bat that got trapped in the building. Sadly, no one mentioned how incredibly clever I am. Everyone started off strong in the first round, with nearly perfect scores across the board. The universally missed answer was to #8, because apparently no one knows who Oprah's best friend is. One of the things that always kills me in the audio round is the responses to rap and hiphop clips. I often see random rappers paired with tracks from different eras or at least clearly different sounds. Tonight I saw '99 Problems', released in 2003 is apparently by Tupac, who died in 1996; and apparently Flo Rida, who began gaining popularity
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In the year 1900 Seamus was accused of a crime he didn't commit. He then requisitioned Nikola Tesla to build a device that would send him to 2013 to find the answers and clear his name. You are those answers.


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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, August 03, 2015
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Old Crews New Spots
Vinny

So some heavy hitters from an old GWD venue have been making there way to Shannon Pub. The old venue had a small turnout and these teams would dominate. I always wondered how they would do in a bar with a massive turnout like Shannon Pub. And from what I see and hear they do just as well in a large competitive quiz as they do in an intimate setting. Congrats team of various names.  
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Is this where I am supposed to put my bio?


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The Bulldog Downtown
1111 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
55403
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The Art of Smart
AlexRice

Surely Meat Sweats didn't follow me around today, right? I finished my steak around 7 p.m. and then rushed off to host the quiz, but couldn't find a close parking spot thanks to the construction on 12th St. I parked down by the Convention Center, and I was regretting that top sirloin as I hoofed it to the Bulldog in the July heat.  Anyway, they finished in first place with 67 points, besting runners-up Tuesdays w/ Alex by four points. Meanwhile, Marco had their call-and-response game down all night, as Celta remains poised to repeat their gold medal from last 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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Evil Czech Brewery
3703 North Main Street
Mishawaka, IN
46545
Monday, August 03, 2015
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The Return of Stalin
Dave

Monday night brought the return of many teams: "Trivia Newton John", "Spider Sacs", "Better Late Than Pregnant", and the long lost "Lighter Side of Stalin" all returning for a chance at glory. In the end, most teams ended up marching off to the Gulags as Stalin rose to the top to make sure the Quiz came in on time. See You Next Time! <> Quizmaster Dave
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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, August 03, 2015
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The Douche Canoes
Paddycake

I heartily apologize for the table of guys who were intent on ruining the quiz for everyone. My friends and I have labeled them The Douche Canoes. That was their unofficial team name since they were just being loud-mouthed dickheads, and were extremely rude to everyone who tried to ask them to keep it down, including me.   So, I propose the next time this happens, everyone change their team name to something more subtle so when I make the team name announcements, and score standings... maybe just MAYBE they'll get the point that they are in fact the minority, and you are the majority.   Here's a suggestion... The Shut Your Vonn Trap Family
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I started quizzing about 2 years ago when my best friend got me involved on his quiz team. Since then I have rarely missed a quiz at our regular venue on Monday Nights.

Over the years people have come and gone, at one point we had a regular team of 5, that kicked a lot of ass and took a lot of names. We even competed in Geek Bowl 2013 under the name How I Met Your Mothra.

People have come and gone since then, but at the very least, 3 of our team remained quizzing every Monday. After Geek Bowl, the bestie got hired as a quizmaster, so I decided to do the same the next time auditions rolled around.

So here I am, Quizmaster Paddycake. I started at Molly Malone's in Spring, and now I shall be taking over Cedar Creek on Monday nights as well. Big shoes to fill there, but I feel confident it'll all be awesome!

See you at quiz!


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Preservation Pub
28 Market Square
Knoxville, TN
37902
Monday, August 03, 2015
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A Hug Can Comfort All That Ails You!
BostonMcCown

The behemoth of a man was on top John in moments, his teeth gnashing and biting like The Kurt Russel Terriers he used to dog sit. John hated those dogs. He struck an elbow up and to the temple of his assailant and was met with utter indifference. Steve on the other hand was busy filling the air with small talk, attempting to talk the gentleman down from his frenzy. His psychobabble was well polished and in a less dire circumstance might have even worked. But god DAMN Smart People Are Stupid. "STEVE. There is a time for discourse, and there is a time for action. HELP!" At that cue, Steve nodded and grabbed one of the old rocking chairs
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Getting old is mandatory, but growing up is optional. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, nothing really changed.

I still play video games, I play with more expensive toys now a days, but I still play. Between delivering knowledge in the Pub Quiz or delivering jokes on the bar stage, the most important thing is to play.


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Night Shift Brewing
87 Santilli Highway
Everett, MA
02149
Monday, August 03, 2015
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I Thought the Grog Recipe Called for Cloves of Garlic
Extra Terresticle

Well nothing really happened in the past couple of days that I feel like writing about, or relating last night’s quiz to. So for this blog you’re getting quiz stuff and only quiz stuff. The first round was on words that started and ended with the letter G. One of the answers was grog, so I’ll share with you a grog recipe. Start off with equal parts of lime juice, dark rum, and brown sugar and mix them with four parts water. Add a few cinnamon sticks and warm over a stove at low heat for a little while. Feel free to add additional spices, like cloves or something, just not garlic cloves. The fourth round was on schools and fish and had a question on the Ivy League
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Old School Brewing Company
8410 W Desert Inn Road
Las Vegas, NV
89117
Monday, August 03, 2015
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Greedo never even got out a shot
Bersonality

Hey there, Reader!   Over the weekend, I was in Denver with my wife and daughter. It was the first trip on a plane for our 8 month old. We took her to the Denver Zoo, which is a really good one. Even though – as one player told me – she probably won’t remember it, our Sadie LOVED it! Denver is also the home of GEEKS WHO DRINK. If we had been there for more than 36 hours, I would have tried to meet up with some of our team running things.   Also, I just want to get this out of the way: In the original theatrical version of Star Wars, Han Solo did in FACT shoot first. Changing it in the “Special Edition” in the 1990’s
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Red Papaya
530 1st Ave N
Seattle, WA
98109
Monday, August 03, 2015
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Believe in Yourself!
Cheems

If there's one thing I am a proponent of, it's sticking to your guns and believing in yourself. Super Balls Deep was only represented by 2 of their members tonight and they sat near me at the bar. Early on in the night they had a guess for 2 answers in one of the rounds, and let themselves be talked out of it by another person sitting near them who wasn't playing. They got both of those answer wrong. And ultimately they ended up in second place, losing by 1 point to Kitten Mittens.    They could have won first! Stand up for yourself next time boys. You might win. Our three-time depending champs, White Girl Wasted,
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Hey errybody! My name is Harry, but most people call me Cheems (a version of my last name). I'm a newbie to the west coast as I've spent my entire life in the northeast.

I enjoy wheat microbrews, live music, and learning about the quirkier/secretive sides of metropolitan hubs.

See you at the quiz!

 

PS. Go Giants!


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MVP's
22921 Washington 99
Edmonds, WA
98026
Monday, August 03, 2015
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Toaster Pastries Will Win Them Over
JacobNusbaum

Hello and welcome to the Monday Night Geeks Who Drink at MVP’s blog. Tonight we had a round on Twinkies and Pop-Tarts, questions about schools and fish, and tested your knowledge about imitations of better known products. I was a bit curious as to what exactly the Twinkie defense was. I figured it was similar to the Chewbacca Defense. I guess if you wanna get away with murder all you have to do is convince all your friends and neighbors you are a health food nut for a while, then get all mopey and start eating junk food and then kill the mayor of San Francisco. Makes the court think you are suffering from horrible depression. It may not just be murder either. Apparently it’s okay
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Northern Lights Lounge
660 W Baltimore St
Detroit, MI
48202
Monday, August 03, 2015
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Junkie for Junk Food
KariKasad

Hey Geeks! Last night was a tribute to junk food.  In our third (and possibly most delicious) round, I said a fact and our players had to guess whether I was talking about Twinkies or Pop-Tarts.  I didn’t realize that Pop-Tarts celebrated their 50th birthday last year.  Sadly, thanks to Pop-Tarts, it’s becoming less and less likely that I’ll celebrate my own 50th birthday.  I asked which treat was used a successful defense in the 1978 assassination of Harvey Milk, and one of our patrons asked if I meant Harvey Dent.  No, I don’t
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O'Henry's
237 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC
28801
Monday, August 03, 2015
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All Tied Up and No Place to Go
Shannon

This week, things got into character from the very beginning. We started off right, and true to form, when, early in round 1, a question about a castrated horse lead to an in depth discussion clarifying some of the finer specifics about the very exact definition of the word "scrotum". Surprisingly, absolutely nobody shouted "Horse caack!" I'm not sure if my lot of darlings is slipping, or just moving on to... bigger, better things? I was happy to see The Wynn St. Gang, a sharp new pairing who kept me company right at the front. I don't think the tall and dashing one appreciated my repeated insistence that he looked like Kevin Kline. But, seriously,
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I never was much good at being like the other kids. Stylist by day and quizmaster by night; art kid and mountain adventurer in the in-between times. Relentless pursuant of an unusual life. Trying to get it something like right. Lucky to be.


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The Madrid Lounge
5127 W. 64th Avenue
Arvada, CO
80003
Monday, August 03, 2015
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Cabs Are Here!
Larry

Madrid Lounge, you guys are awesome! Thanks for being super friendly and not heckling me all night. I also really appreciate that no one got up and stormed out mid quiz. I know you all love Scottie Danger, so I wouldn’t have been that surprised if you did storm out on me. So I dropped my phone in the toilet. True story. It kind of sucks not having a phone. I mean I don’t know how I am functioning like a normal human. I never realized how much I actually rely on a tiny piece of metal and plastic to get me through the day. The irony of it all is that I am typing this from my computer, which is essentially the same thing as my phone; it’s just a bigger piece of metal
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Larry jumped in a car and made the twenty-two hour, 1,456 mile trek across the United States with his dog and bikes in 2014 to the incredibly awesome state of Colorado. Larry teaches middle school by day and quizzes on the minds of the unwilling, and sometimes willing, folk by night. Enter the mind of Larry and you will discover totally pointless neurotic thoughts and arguments with himself that are usually centered around bikes, the fact that clowns and mimes are the most vile and terrifying things on this planet, dead American Gothic authors, fireworks and the cosmos.


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Dylan Murphy's
1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
10028
Monday, August 03, 2015
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Whoop, There It Is
John

There it is! It's there! and I'm back! I had a week away visiting the fam in the midwest, but I'm back now and so excited to be quizzing again.  Had a great quiz last night with 14 teams playing their little butts off.  It pays to be a regular (I'm just sayin') as our top 6 teams were all regular quizzers. Lesson: get yourself to the quiz every week and get in quizzing shape.  Just like working your delts and lats, it's all about putting in the time and reps. Strong. Strong like bull.   Round 1 was all about things beginning and ending with G.  Not too tough for y'all, although the question about grog stumped a lot of you.  I guess no
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I'm a professional actor and odd-jobbist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I currently live in Astoria with my wife where we enjoy egg sandwiches, spying on our neighbors, and long walks to the grocery store. I'm a brown liquor and IPA drinker.