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The Blackstone Grill
15 Union Street
Boston, MA
02108
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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Growling the Night Away
JC Rockafeller

Well that has to be the new record for the loudest, rowdiest quiz I’ve ever hosted. We had a pretty packed house, and everybody brought the energy tonight. This also takes the record for the most teams I’ve ever had in one of my quizzes, so thank you for that! I had a blast filling in for Tyler, and hopefully I can do it again sometime. Quizzes in the suburbs and quizzes in Boston are two different animals altogether!   We had a lot of great teams come out tonight, but I want to take a minute to single out two teams that are very special to me as a quizmaster. Not that I don’t love all the rest of you, but hear me out. These two teams just happen to be
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JC Rockafeller here!

I was born and raised in the wastelands of Western Massachusetts, moving to Boston in 2001 to pursue a dream of rock stardom.  When that didn't work out, I took a job in the software industry and was seduced by the life of the geek.  I love music (metal in particular), movies, video games, and I really want to get into D&D if I can find a good DM.  I've been playing Geeks Who Drink quizzes for about two years, and recently decided to take the leap and become a Quizmaster myself.  Here goes nothing!


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The Greyhound Bar & Grill
5570 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA
90042
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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It's My Birthday And I'll Quiz If I Want To
Prisco Inferno

Now that’s how you celebrate a birthday.  Being a 4th of July baby means that my birth is celebrated with explosions and grilled meats.  And last night at the Greyhound, we had an epic throwdown.  As all of the Rockys played on the television, we had a great assortment of teams.  One team who usually plays with a different company.  A returning champion.  A regular champion.  One team who usually does Geeks Who Drink in Chicago.  It was everything you’d want in a quizzer conglomerate. I usually give teams a point if they are celebrating a birthday.  Well, I gave everyone a free point on my birthday.  Putting my
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Brian Prisco is an actor, a director, a filmmaker, a playwright, a poet, a screenwriter, a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker, a charlatan, a ruse, and a surly baked potato with feelings.  He has a B.A. in English and Theatre from Washington and Lee University, a MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University, and a degree in mixology from the Allentown Bartending School.  He is actively using none of these degrees.  At one time or another he has been a summer camp counselor, a haunted hayride scare actor, a community theater actor, a bank teller, a pharmaceutical sales auditor, a bookseller, a coffee seller, a karaoke DJ, a trivia host, a costume character, a balloon sculptor, a face painter, a carnival hawker, a waiter, a museum docent, a tour guide, a film and television actor, a background artist, and some sort of accountant for shopping carts.  He has only resided in states whose postal codes end in A.  Raised on the east coast outside of Philadelphia, he vagabonded his way to the Left Coast, where he lives somewheres in the greater Los Angeles vicinity with his lovely wife, and dog, Porkchop.


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Big Beaver Brewery
2707 W Eisenhower Blvd
Loveland, CO
80537
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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Support Your Local Whatever
SuperMallory

It has come to my attention that some folks may not understand how important it is to support events in your local area. And by events, I mean nightlife events: quizzes, comedy shows, improv, theater, concerts, dance-thingies. Dudes! It is sooooo important! You have to do it often, and you have to do it local.   I know there are huge bands who go through Denver, and big comedy acts, and that you are not gonna always win a prize at quiz, and that’s ok – those are good excuses. I’m just saying, I think it is important to support the people in your town in doing what they love. When you pay like 70 bucks to see a huge act in Denver, that person is 
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Mallory is a legendary animal that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead. Mallory was depicted in ancient seals of the Poudre Valley Civilization and was mentioned by the ancient Greeks in accounts of natural history by various writers. The Bible also describes an animal, the re'em, which some translations have rendered with the word Mallory.

The earliest description is from Ctesias who, in his book On India, described Mallory as fleet of foot, having a horn 27 inches in length, and colored white, red and black. Aristotle must be following Ctesias when he mentions two one-horned animals, the oryx and the so-called "Mallory".

Haribo candy is my favorite candy and mayonnaise is my favorite food. 


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Hamburger Mary's
8288 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA
90046
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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Prez Cal Cool
JacyMcRae

Who would have thought  there were so many alliterative presidents?  Woody Wilson, Herby Hoover, and our most hilarious president, Calvin Coolige, or how his friends referred to him Cal Cool… I’m not sure if that’s historically accurate but it should be.  “Hey Herby, have you met my friend Prez. Cal Cool?”, how great of an intro! Speaking of introduction, I chose a silly treatise on Presidential names.  Well I needed some way to tell what a
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Southern California native, Jacy grew up in Long Beach CA, where he learned how to survive surburbia in an old Volkswagen and slanging foam at chain coffee shops.  He later moved to Los Angeles proper to attend UCLA where he has a BA in History.  You can find him attending comedy shows, strange music venues, and eating a lot throughout Los Angeles.


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ButaPub
315 Gregory Street
Rochester, NY
14620
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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There are More Kinds of People in This World
QM Kwi

There are many kinds of people in this world. People who put ketchup on eggs and then the normal people who don’t do that. People who eat their meals one dish at a time and then the normal people who don’t do that. And people who drink Pepsi and then the normal people who don’t do that. But there’s another set of people that I’ve come to realize exist and it’s about time this division in our society was addressed.   I’m talking of course about the people who need ultra-quilted-super-soft-eighteen-sheets-deep toilet paper, and the rest of us.   I grew up in a house where toilet paper was something you wiped
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Jake Kwi hails from the lands to the west of the great city of Rochester. Birthed in the time of the Coldest War, he has the heart to match. He once ate 13 dozen clams in one sitting. Has traversed the great plains of Kanada. Is a Sith Lord. (No matter how much he wants to be a Jedi Master). Is a professional bagpiper. (No, really). Once got a pat on the head from Sean Connery. (No, really). Is your Quizmaster; YOU WILL OBEY. All glory to the QUIZ Schedule: Tuesday: Jeremiah's Tavern on Monroe at 8:00 pm Thursday: ButaPub at 8:00 pm.


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Chimera Brewing Co (Formerly Zio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub)
1001 W Magnolia Ave
Fort Worth, TX
76104
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Sometimes You Gotta "Just Do It"
OG QMotY

It's that time of year again. That post birthday lull that is only punctuated by intense bursts of heat only to be interrupted by occasional bursts of fireworks. My birthday was no different. We saw lasers and heard "the force" and there were explosions in the sky. All made better by Michael Phelps' 2nd favorite activity. The downside came on the walk back to the car. I opted to walk the length of University back to the car. Trust in the fact there was at least one stop where I told fellow Quizmaster Rachel Nichols to "go on without me." I'm close to being 100% again. I can feel it. You ass holes better look out.     
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I was once named quizmaster of the year.  I had to pass the torch.  I will always be the original. I will always be your first, your last, your everything.


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Rosie's Pub
106 E Front St
Bloomington, IL
61701
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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More like Quizada, Eh?
MackRivkin

This week's quiz befell on Canada Day, the most sacred holiday after Christmas, Halloween, and Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Eleven teams of mounted, hockey-playing geese (and one exhibition team) rocked out to Avril Lavigne, Nelly Furtado, and Sarah McLachlan while they quizzed harder than the hardiest of maple trees. Let's leaf through this recap, eh?Round one was on current events, while round two was on songs about getting places. The quizzers screamed for round three, a timed round on popular Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors. Round four was on crustaceans, and round five on non-frontman musicians. Rounds six and seven paid homage to Canada Day, the former a round called "America's
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McLadden's (Hampden)
546 Main Street
Hampden, MA
01036
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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Yes They End In -Ingo...No, -Ingo Is Not An Answer...
Pope Pepe

Normally when someone asks you to name a badass mo-fo, you default to the standards. There’s everyone’s favorite internet meme, Chuck Norris. Norris is interesting because aside from the fact that he’s a kind still famous guy who kicks ass he’s also the anomaly when it comes to conservatives. Many times, the most famous cry of a conservative will be, “they’re just a celebrity, their opinion doesn’t matter! They’re not in politics!” Well, generally yes, usually the celebrities who have strong opinions should stay pretty much on the sidelines *coughjimcarreyvaccinationscough* unless they’re actually working toward the common good. All
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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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Rapture
303 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA
22902
Friday, July 03, 2015
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Happy Belated Canada Day!
Pierce

Despite patriotic onslaught approaching us this weekend, last night at Rapture we decided to intermittently celebrate some of our neighbors to the north throughout the evening. Mainly this consisted of me poorly pronouncing french team names and playing Arcade Fire - but hey, a crowd request is rarely something I'll ignore. During the quiz, we learned a lot about Idaho, that Ruth Goldberg is not a person, and if you try to burn the quizmaster you end up in last place - as opposed to the team that burned last week's QM, who did quite well. Big thanks to Joel for the sub last week, but apparently you've wronged THE BUMBLE somehow. Last night saw a
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Screenland Crossroads
1701 McGee #200
Kansas City, MO
64108
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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Born on the Fourth of July . . . or in Carly Simon's Case, the Second
CarlyLewandowski

Super awesome fun times all the time always at Screenland Crossroads - Tapcade per usual last night. Thanks to everyone who showed up to quiz, and NO THANKS to the jerks who showed up not to quiz, leaving me with very little voice leftover for personal business. Eh, I guess they were fine, it is an arcade bar after all, and those games aren't gonna play themselves. And we throve in the chaos. Thrived? Thriven? Thriveled? Thriveled.   It was a super fun quiz, with notta lot to complain about, I think. We did some I-N-G-O-ing, IDed some punk and nu-metal covers, made it through Round Three (which I call The Great Equalizer, because you pretty much have the same chances as
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Carly Lewandowski is a medium-new Kansas Citian hailing from Wisconsin with a minute or two spent living in Western Europe. Her experiences as a nanny, bubble bath saleslady, actress and theatre technician have contributed to her patience and willingness to tackle any problem. Her interests include asymmetry, unprocessed foods and Vince Guaraldi's Peanuts scores. She can usually be found thinking about her next meal. Carly is delighted to be a part of a forward-thinking and creative organization and have a job where she gets to drink beer at work. 


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National Mechanics
22 S 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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I'm Special But America Isn't
I am your Father

Quiz Night #2 is in the books at National Mechanics, just like last week it was a close one with a whole lot of parity going around.  A special shout out to team Denmark, who literally are from Denmark.  These guys flew in to Boston, drove to Philadelphia, and are now road tripping to Los Angeles.  That's what I call doing it, my friends.  GET ON THEIR LEVEL. So what did we learn tonight?  The quiz goes much smoother when Liz is scoring, that's at the top of my list.  Thanks Liz!  Your quizmaster enjoys free pickleback shots, keep them coming.  White men in white t-shirts don't like being told that America isn't
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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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Glass Half Full (DC)
20575 Easthampton Plaza
Ashburn, VA
20147
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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I'm a celebrity and you can too...
That Guy...

The paparazzi were taking pictures of me last week (ok one dude taking one picture), but I also have fans who think I should be the star of Magic Mike (see pictures for the blog). When I handed one team a visual round, they handed me that lovely picture of me back. Loved it. But enough about me, let’s talk about the quiz…   This was quite the night for I don’t see race because a minority stole my glasses. They won best team name - some pint glasses, and they won the quiz - gift card, and the twerk off - for that extra dart board. Nicely done guys. I think the rest of you should gang up on them next week,
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It's me!


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Bumsted's
500 N 4th Avenue
(520) 622-1413
Tucson, AZ
85705
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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Koko Has a Potty Mouth
Patsquatch

I am not going to prattle on too much here except to say that we had a great night of quiz tonight and for most it the beginning of a potentially badass holiday weekend in which we celebrate our nation’s independence with hot dogs, beer, and fireworks. Whatever you get up to just be safe and have as much fun as possible! Here’s the recap: Round 1 was And Something Was Its Name-O and all the answers ended in “-ingo.” About half the teams killed this and the other half kind of winged it a bit. Everyone knew about A Cry in the Dark and the dingo who ate Meryl Streep’s baby and most teams knew about flamingos being the common name for phoenicopterus
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Patsquatch is the author of four books and three movies. In addition he is an avid gamer, artist, musician, actor, martial artist, and film buff. 


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Nomad Bar
1213 Corona St
Austin, TX
78723
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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This right here? This is my over-the-moon face.
Rev. Lindsay

Hey there, hi there, ho there friends! We had another beautiful week at Nomad! The pizza guys have introduced a taco pizza which pretty much makes all dreams come through.  For serious.  I sell pizza in my day job, and I can’t stop thinking about this pizza… Sorry. I’ll stop. It’s also 3AM now, and while this post ISN’T brought to you by Jameson, it is brought to you by sleep deprivation… which is more surreal and not as funny, as far as I’m concerned. QM Baby Bear is out saving the world again. He and Joe Biden are on a peace keeping mission to figure out how to
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Lindsay enjoys writing bios for other people much more than for herself, and she really hates people (herself included) who speak in the third person. 

Buy her a shot of fireball to avert the pain of this bio writing.


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The Collective Brewing Project
112 St. Louis Ave.
Fort Worth, TX
76104
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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MURICA
Joel Wassner, Sandwich Lover

What does it mean to be an American? Is it all about freedom, liberty, justice, and the American way? As the most American holiday of the year approaches this Saturday, I ponder now to collect my thoughts on the value of my heritage to our great nation.   So often we Americans get caught up in beliefs and ideas of the Founding Fathers of this nation. It's always "What would the Founding Fathers have thought about this current social issue?" or "What would George Washington do if he were alive today?". These sorts of questions are irrelevant, because those guys are dead. There's no way of knowing what they would do if they were leading us in modern day America. I certainly
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What do you put in these spaces? I'm a 26 year old Hoosier, still trying to survive in Texas. I like pizza, sleeping, having fun, breathing, and other things like that. I do not like socks/shoes, brussel sprouts, anything from Wisconsin, and people who are dicks to other people. I never grew out of my dinosaur phase.

Go Cubs.


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The House (Formerly Heights Lodge)
4115 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX
77007
Thursday, July 02, 2015
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“You’re All I’ve Got Tonight”
CLAY-TON, The Imposter

…is a popular hit record by The Cars, which I played from my iTunes library between R1 & R2 in the Quiz tonight in honor of the single couple who showed up to play. To make things interesting, I split them up into two teams to square off for the prizes on offer.   Not that the evening need help being interesting. There were some technical difficulties of the remote control system switching variety afoot, which led to a late start and a slightly abbreviated Quiz. I have to hand it to the staff at The House, who handled the issue like champs. After doing an “Unplugged” version of R1 standing beside the table shared by my teams, the crew had a PA speaker
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