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Ballard Loft
5105 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA
98107
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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It's not the Heat That Gets You, It's the Predatory Birds!
Quizmaster Pio

I like quizzing when it is warm.  It makes me fully cognizant of all the people that are present.  The Loft was packed last night which means, in addition to the boundless heat and energy produced by the sun, there was even more heat being added from all the still living human bodies.  Human heat really makes you feel part of something bigger.  That bigger thing is human society and/or reality in general. The problem with heat, though, is the sweating.  Yeah, that's not very cool.  I mean, technically yes it is part of the cooling and human temperature regulation system but I mean cool as in something hip and tragic.  So when everyone gets all close
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Let's talk about me, finally. Sean McNeil once said, "I don't know how you can be so arrogant yet hate yourself so much." Thanks, Sean. To answer the question you did not actually ask, I do not know how I pull it off but I do and it works. That is, if you consider mind-boggling neurosis and crippling depression "working" but let us just go with it. I live in Seattle yet I am originally from New Jersey. That means I am a bastard. Do not say "GTL" around me, I will cut you. I may cut you anyway, since I have issues. I got introduced to this whole pub quiz world when I went to a quiz at my current venue with two friends and a sociopathic girl without a soul. After the soulless girl left my life I noticed that Geeks Who Drink was hiring in Seattle and I thought, "Oh my, this seems like a great place to feed my ravenous narcissim as well as fill the hole left by the soulless girl with lots of meaningless sex, perhaps finding some girl and trick her into loving me." Well, it did not quite work out like that, but I am still trying. In the mean time, I really enjoy having everyone listen to everything I say and deconstructing them verbally when their actions do not please me. Or verbally deconstructing them because I am bored. Also drinking lots of whiskey. I feel like my father.


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AJ's Tap and Steakhouse
2235 Empire Blvd
Webster, NY
14580
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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Putting The Mental In Fundamental
QM Kriegs

  Home, is where I want to be. Pick me up and turn me round. I feel numb. Born with a weak heart. Guess I must be having fun. The less we say about it the better. Make it up as we go along. Feet on the ground. Head in the sky. It’s OK, I know nothings wrong. Nothing...Hiyo...we drift in and out….HIYO….sing into my mouth. And you are standing here beside me. Out on the passing of time. Never for money, always for love. Cover up and say goodnight. Say Goodnight.   I heard a great line today from a politician that I wanted to share with the rest of you. When asked how he felt about the bathroom politics he replied, “I believe that their
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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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Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St
Tucson, AZ
85701
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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But it's a dry heat
Caribbean Joe

So last night we had a bit of a short run on quiz thanks to Mother Nature having her way. Rain is always a strange thing in Tucson. It never behaves like normal places. I nice bit of a misting for the afternoon, or a late night storm, it hits at random and tries to ruin everything. I’ll have to do a ritual next week and see if I can prevent it. Fortunately we had enough rounds in to call some winners. Perhaps next time we can just set up the speaker and continue in the lobby. Either way, I do appreciate your understanding and maybe next time you’ll remember the advice of Douglas Adams and Towelie, “don’t forget to bring a towel.”   So I am currently
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I enjoy long walks on the beach, scooter rides and zombies.  

I have a BS in BS.  I can BS in at least 2 languages and I can convincingly imitate a few others.

I enjoy any occasion to dress up.  I will go disco, zombie or Mandalorian if you give me a reason. 

I am Caribbean Joe.  Born in Texas, I lived in the southwest pretty much all my life.  A desert dweller's life for me.  

So I picked up quizzing after my friend and scorekeeper, Island Amy, found an ad and prodded me to audition.  The rest is history.  Loving the quiz and the people it draws.  If I am not quizzing, you may find me out enjoying Tucson.

You may also see me around town on my scooter.  Feel free to wave.

If you want to know more, stop by and quiz and meet me and I just might answer your questions. Hell I may even answer you truthfully.


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Big Daddy's Burgers and Bar
9070 Research Boulevard #101
Austin, TX
78757
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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Gettin' Busy
BenGriep

Another fairly large turnout for the quiz last night.  I think The Goodnight nearby had a quiz cancelled so some teams from that one made their way to this one.  Thanks to everyone for joining, but when the dust settled, I Love Movie, But I Am Mystery won first by a good margin.  I, unfortunately, made a scoring error and we actually had a tie for second between Taco Tuesday, Dammit and Shredded Sox Jerseys For Sale.   We had rounds on Asia, gender-bent covers, four letter words, and movies titles that could be confused for BDSM.  You know, stuff like Pain & Gain, The Hurt Locker, and Master and
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Yo, I'm Ben!

I host Geeks Who Drink pub quiz every Tuesday night at 8pm at Big Daddy's. 

I've done many things in my life.  I've been a pro wrestler, video game expert, play-by-play announcer, retail manager, college student, and now a Geeks Who Drink Quizmaster! 

I'm also known for my beard...which, just between you and me...is fake.  It's spirit gum and pubes.  Don't tell anyone.


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Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing
13010 W Parmer Ln Unit 800
Cedar Park, TX
78613
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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MATEO-A-TIZE your alphabet
Mateo

There is no shortage of ways to be a smart ass but WHAT kind of smart ass do you want to be? The a-hole smart ass doesn’t get much done, because at some point they run out of people who will listen to them. The comical smart ass always has friends and knows how to expertly mess with people. “QM Mateo, why are you telling me this?” I want you to be prepared to endure life as a professional smart ass. I am going to try and up your game.   Reality: the ubiquitous nature of the Internet and social media sites means it is WAY too easy to web scrape your phone number from LinkedIN or email from Bookface which results in increased calls from scam-bots trying
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Never pull the Devil's finger.... especially after a night of Jagerbombs!


Slow on my feet but fast from my mouth I am what you would call a "smart ass". The few times I was ever slapped in public by parental figures was due to my abilities to project sound, clear enunciation, and tuned sense of comedic timing.


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The Triple Door
216 Union St
Seattle, WA
98101
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm]
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River, Eez Wet. DA!
Jam Sammich

Oh, those itty bitty little hands... Seriously, I had way too hard of a giggle at our top placing team last night Tiny Hands. I was completely unaware of the meaning of their team name until I went around to take team photos and they had these... Well.. Itty bitty plastic hands. I was a mess of laughter.   We had another awesome night over at The Triple Door as 8 teams come out to quiz, compete, and take advantage of a pretty awesome happy hour menu. We went over a 50/50 round on quote from the movie "Election" or Hillary Clinton, had a gender-bending music round, and no night would be complete without our final Random Knowledge round.   After
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Snarky data analyst/ex-cover band singer with an affinity for alt rock, Dad jokes, puns, and whiskey.


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Reds Wine Bar
321 Ramsay Way #110
Kent, WA
98032
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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Rent. Set in Egypt. In the 1800's.
AdamMcJunkin

I just used two of them in that title! More on that later, we had a quiz! While it was a very competitive night, ultimately K... Syrah, Syrah took home the top prize with Express Yourself beat out Copperheads in a tiebreaker question for second place! Enough about them though, let's talk about the quiz! Round one started us off with some big questions about Asia. As it turns out, our teams know a decent amount of information on Asia! Round one kicked off a streak of three rounds where teams got some high points. Round two was our first audio round of the night and tasked teams with naming
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Turning those puny trivia kids into awesome quiz masters!


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The Toad Tavern
5302 S Federal Cir
Littleton, CO
80123
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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Heat Wave, Quiz Wave
Josh Taylor

What a hot week. Glad I work inside. I feel bad for those who work construction or jobs that are mainly outdoors! Glad I can have a beer and rock out on some questions indoors at the Toad Tavern. What a great night of quizzing it was as well! 6 teams and some new faces that have made their way over from the Alamo Drafthouse. I’m actually filling in at the Drafthouse for the next two weeks. Little bit of extra work never hurt anybody right? Says the guy that already works a 12 hour day 7 days a week….but it’s okay, it’s okay. I love it! Welp, I feel like I’m tired, hot, and ready for naps so I’m gonna call this a blog post. See
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Self proclaimed Disney geek. I host a podcast on Disney and run a website dedicated to Disney. It's weird because I have no kids, but don't judge! You know that scene in Dumbo where he gets rocked by his mom makes you cry too! Other things I like include fun people, fun music, fun movies, and staying away from non-fun things like getting punched in the face.


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Heights Tavern
3910 Broadway
New York, NY
10032
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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Round Up The Usual Suspects
Vaughn

It’s been a couple weeks since I really dug into one of these blog posts.  It’s not because I don’t love them or I don’t love talking about pub quiz but there really hasn’t been much zaniness of which to speak.  I’m looking to you guys to add some zest to your team names for next week.  I’m seeing some effort and it’s greatly appreciated.  The first drink of the night went to Head, White & Blew: The Clinton Administration I don’t know if I can say Thank You enough to the amazing Heights Tavern staff.  Week after week my crowd of rambunctious know-it-alls take over
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Suzie's Dogs & Drafts
32 N Phelps Street
Youngstown, OH
44503
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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Why can't you trust the guy who said "Cocaine"?
Thomas

So here at Suzie's Dogs and Drafts the lines were drawn. The tables were strewn with pencils, papers, hot dog carnage and plenty of drinks. Looked like our teams of Drop it like it's Hoth, Rumspringa Whores, Abusement Park, Felicia's OGs, Less Politics-More Beer, Shit Show and Laerning were ready to go. So let the games begin. So where I sit, there are a few of you I can hear your team debates over answers, spelling, and various other topics not related to the quiz (NO ONE CARES WHOSE IS BIGGER). But I did hear one team arguing over the top 3 most used illicit drugs and 1 gentleman at that table was confident
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Fat Daddy's
781 W. Debbie Lane
Mansfield, TX
76063
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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Kumite! Kumite! Kumite!
Taylor's Witty Nickname

This is the second blog i’ve written about Jean Claude Van Damme this week. Why? Because he came up in Sunday nights quiz as well. Last night’s quiz had a clip from Bloodsport and it was all I could do to not stop the quiz then and there and just play the movie. It's one of those movies that just defines the phrase “so bad it’s good.” It's got everything, fighting, love, mid air splits. Just anything you’ve ever wanted to see in a movie is jammed in it. It is JCVD in his prime which means watching it will be the best decision you’ve ever made. Go buy it, watch it, and tell me i’m wrong. If you watch it before next
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Looking to find funny ol Taylor's quizzes? Well im at Fat Daddy's in Mansfield on Tuesday nights at 7. I'm at Elbow Room on Thursdays at 8, and Sundays at Nickel and Rye at 7. Come out to any of those and i'll make fun of your goofy answers and team names. Sounds pretty good right? Find me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tecrane86 or on twitter at @Taylorthecrane.


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McNellie's Norman (The Abner Ale House)
121 East Main Street
Norman, OK
73069
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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The Art of the Quiz
RobertLove

We went to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the OKC Musuem of Art this Saturday. The Western Heritage Museum is holding their special exhibit, the Prix de West, currently. This exhibit is meant to demonstrate the diversity that can be present in the art of the American West. I thoroughly enjoyed the event and feel that it is one anyone should visit if they enjoy Western American Art. I enjoyed the sculpture the most, I believe. I generally enjoy 3-dimensional art more, anyways, but there were many pieces, ranging from hyper-realistic, to abstract, that were all great pieces. Make sure that you check it out before August 7, if you're interested in such things. At
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Null Taphouse
2319 Bishop Circle East
Dexter, MI
48130
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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Great Quiz, Less Sodium
MattAdams

Rocking out the quiz again on Tuesdays, we saw loyalists Team Zazzle and Pleather Couches take the forum over with just two teams but fully represented. It was a back and not really forth kinda battle as the winning team took full advantage of the round 2/Joker combo to push out to an early lead and hold on through the night.  Some things we learned? Sure! How's about your QM doesn't like reading HillClint quotes, that the Beatles aren't the first quartet teams think of when faced with a decision in the visual round, and that sometimes it pays to know who Matthew Modiine is. This wasn't one of those times but I just binged Stranger Things for the 2nd time and
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The Rose & Crown
628 E Adams St
Phoenix, AZ
85004
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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Election was a great movie
Delirious Tyberius

I’ve noticed over the last few days people have been hating on Instinct. Why you guys got to be mean to my boy Roxas? I understand, people need tribes. Sports, politics, fandoms are all really becoming the same thing, a way to create your own tribe of like-minded individuals. But as nerds we gotta be careful not to become haters. No one likes haters. It’s a Lure switched it up in their Post Summer Tournament glow, discarding the Tarp that had defined them before. Unfortunately perhaps throwing away the tarp also threw away a bit of their luck. You only got third place last night, but I was a close game. Wilt Chamberlain’s
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Why, hello. Since you've arrived here, clearly you must be a person of class and distinction. Pour yourself some brandy and have a seat. As we are both obviously very important and busy people I will not waste your time and instead hit you with a series of TRUE FACTS;

I share names with not one but two William Shatner characters.

I am so wizard, I am J.K. Ballin'.
You could call me a "bad boy" in that I am in equal measures both immature and incompetent.

I'm currently hosting at Rose & Crown.


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Ripcord
715 Fairview St
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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A River Runs Through It
Tygrr

So, I'm not a fan of packing to say the least. Even short trips have me all in a tizzy trying to get ready at the last minute. I wasn't always this way. When I was younger (say high school age) when I knew I was going on a trip, I'd make a list of everything I needed beforehand and then make sure it was all clean for when I was ready to pack. Then I'd lay everything out, check it off my list, and put it in the appropriate carrying case. I'm going to try doing that for my trip this weekend. I intend to have almost everything ready before I go to bed tomorrow night, so that I can speed the process up Friday morning. Where am I going? I'm going tubing! But not just any tubing,
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I wish I could say I had crazy hobbies like naked skydiving (does naked camping count?), underwater shark impersonator, or snake charmer (I did play with a grass snake for an hour once when I was 8), but I'm just not that interesting. Instead I'll settle with my actual lame hobbies like reading voraciously, taking tons on photos (including lots of "selfies", of course), and camping (I wasn't kidding about that). I love making thematic playlists and being a QM is a perfect outlet for that; I get to create new playlists every week. 

I'm sorta known for my nonsensical, made up words and random goofy sounds. I've been called weird more than once, I take it as a compliment. (But after attending two Geek Bowls, I'd say I'm on the low end of the GWD weirdness scale.)

I have a motorcycle (that I haven't ridden in a long time) and a cat named Zube (that I've never ridden) who likes to "assist" me when I'm preparing my quiz and creating my blog. There's also another cat named Snow who is more interested in looking out the window; I guess he's looking for white walkers. I'm a proud native Texan, but I don't often sound like one (until I've had a few drinks). And it appears I really like parenthesis.


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Nebraska Brewing Company Tap Room
6946 South 108th Street
La Vista, NE
68128
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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First Place Showdowns Are Serious Business
Big Papa

Here is what you missed if you didn't join us for the Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz last night:1: A quiz showdown for first place! Jeff from "Oedipus and the Motherfuckers" (amazing name) was able to best Melinda from "Ms. Cleo: One Minute You Were Here, then You Were $4.99", (FANTASTIC NAME). Congrates OatMF! You are this week's champions! 2. I awarded my always amazing (disclaimer, this is not always amazing) 3rd place prize! This week Pints for Prostates took home the first collected edition of the 90s classic comic "Starman" by James Robinson! 3. N00bs Sean and Seth joined us for their very first quiz! And between just two of them, it being their first quiz, and the fact
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Big Papa is area improv goon Mike Ferris.  He likes video games, comic books, pub quizzes and LOVES his daughter!