• Quiz Image
Preservation Pub
28 Market Square
Knoxville, TN
37902
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

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
[ ...more... ]

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.


  • Quiz Image
Night Shift Brewing
87 Santilli Highway
Everett, MA
02149
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

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
[ ...more... ]

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


  • Quiz Image
Old School Brewing Company
8410 W Desert Inn Road
Las Vegas, NV
89117
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

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
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Red Papaya
530 1st Ave N
Seattle, WA
98109
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

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,
[ ...more... ]

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!


  • Quiz Image
MVP's
22921 Washington 99
Edmonds, WA
98026
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
[Saturdays @ 7:00 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

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
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Northern Lights Lounge
660 W Baltimore St
Detroit, MI
48202
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

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
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
O'Henry's
237 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC
28801
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

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,
[ ...more... ]

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.


  • Quiz Image
The Madrid Lounge
5127 W. 64th Avenue
Arvada, CO
80003
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

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
[ ...more... ]

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.


  • Quiz Image
Dylan Murphy's
1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
10028
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

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
[ ...more... ]

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.


  • Quiz Image
Mu Brewery
9735 E. Colfax Ave.
Aurora, CO
80010
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 6:30 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

Like a Virgin (It's Our First TIme)
Tenacious E

Hello friends! Tonight was the first quiz night at Mu Brewery as well as my first time as a solo host. I think fun was had by all. The quizzers did not appear to be nervous at all, which I found odd considering how nervous I was! We all got through it without dying, imploding or getting sick in the bathroom. Yay us! We had a great first time turnout with four teams coming to play.   One thing that we all learned last night is that Chex is not the same as Crispix, much to the disdain of everyone involved. We had one team leave halfway, they didn’t even know that quiz was happening. In third place we had the aptly named, Not
[ ...more... ]

I like pretty colors, squirrels and shenanigans.


  • Quiz Image
Boulder Coffee Co.
100 Alexander Street
Rochester, NY
14620
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

Casey is a Beautiful Unicorn
QM Colleen

May I just say, when I told you that seeing a full Boulder Coffee warmed my heart and made me happy beyond belief - I was speaking mountains of truth. Thank you everyone for coming last night. Rochester is really getting into the Rumble and it's causing teams to try out new venues and quiz on nights they have never ventured to quiz before. We are creatures of habit and even the most hardcore of quizzers tend not to stray from their home venue. That could be loyalty or comfort but it means that many quiz teams fail to meet one another. It is always good to introduce new competition. It makes quiz more exciting, keeps teams on their toes, and ultimately fulfills a social quota
[ ...more... ]

Colleen is a Rochester native with a heart of gold. Icy, icy gold. You can find her at Wall Street every Tuesday night and occasionally on a stage somewhere else in Rochester. Doing theater. Not stripping. She would be the most awkward of strippers. Think Danny Devito on Friends and then quadruple the awkward. Got the mental image? Good. She also plays Ultimate Frisbee and if you are vewy,vewy quiet you can catch her galavanting around RIT campus.


  • Quiz Image
Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

On Literary Rabbits I've Known
RobotNarwhal

I think it was the third grade when I made my Halloween appearance as Bunnicula.  As a kid, I read a ton, and at that age, Bunnicula was one of my all time favorites.  I don’t remember much of it now, just that he was a vegetable sucking vampire bunny who eventually earned the friendship of the other family pets, one of which was an ill-tempered wire-haired dachshund.  Shortly after, I graduated from the Bunnicula books right in to more adult fare like Watership Down.  Now *that* is a rabbit tale that will permanently mess with your mind.  In fact, I’d wager that if you asked me to name my favorite books, Watership Down is at the
[ ...more... ]

Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


  • Quiz Image
Crossroads Irish Pub (Boston)
495 Beacon Street
Boston, MA
02215
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

WHYYYYYYYYYYYY?
UrbanStatue

Tonight we heard the famous cry of Nancy Kerrigan pleading for help after her knee got busted.  Thankfully, I didn't have to utter those words after subbing here at Crossroads, because I had all my quizzers by my side tonight!  Thanks to all of you who shushed the loud group who walked in during Round 7.  No matter how many obnoxious comments they made, you stood firm and quizzed on! Wikipedia Brown was back again this week and won by a landslide, scoring 5 perfect rounds.  They left quickly after stating "No pictures, please..." and ducking their heads as they ran from the bar and probably into their stretch limos with ever present bodyguards.
[ ...more... ]

Ginny is a loves random knowledge, especially that of the useless kind. She has a tendancy to spout out strange facts at inappropriate times. She's a lover of cider, Whedon, kittens, and Disney.


  • Quiz Image
The Century Grill
318 Pearl St
Buffalo, NY
14202
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

Gleaming the Aliens
Joey Joe Joe Jr. Shabadoo

Last night was pretty packed, y’all. I don’t remember the last time we had 13 teams. This may have been a first, actually. You popped my 13-teams cherry, and it barely hurt at all. You’re all so gentle with me, it’s almost like you care!   I love having that many people playing, because it makes it that much better of a game. The more teams we have, the more competition there is, and the more opportunity we have for a close quiz, which is what we had going on last night. As you can see from the scores, it was a one-point difference between first and second, and only five points from second to third. That’s pretty awesome, if I may be so bold
[ ...more... ]

Hmmm...what to tell you about me?  Here's a bulleted list of truths about me that you may find interesting: - Grew up in the Wilson/Rasomville area (way north on Lake Ontario, if you don't know) - Youngest of six kids - three brothers and two sisters - I'm married with a house and a dog - I have a BA in journalism/mass communication; GO BONAS - My uncle pose for Playgirl - sadly, not my blood uncle...I missed out on those genes - My day job is in video production making TV commercials and web content - I love Geeks Who Drink That's pretty much it. If you want to learn more, come on out to Century Grill on Wednesday nights!  (Wow...that sounded like a dating site solicitation)


  • Quiz Image
Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

We're All In This Together
JakeSchwingshakl

I know I've mentioned before that summer is a bit of a crap shoot when putting on a Quiz. Something about having to compete with the fantastic weather, sun, fresh air, and all the fun that summer has to offer. But that's before you remember that being outside isn't as much fun as being inside where it's air conditioned, there's lots of ice cold beer, and GWD of course. The fact that it's been hot and sticky has definitely helped draw the people in. Not to mention the fact that we have a ping pong table at Puddler's Hall. But that's beside the point.  I realize that the title of this week's edition may not make sense, but when you have a question about High School Musical, you
[ ...more... ]

Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


  • Quiz Image
Dante's Fire
2526 E Grant Rd
Tucson, AZ
85719
Monday, August 03, 2015
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
View All Posts
Quiz Venue Logo

Do not slap that colostomy bag!!
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

I've noticed a bit of a theme in some of ze quizzes lately…the writers are pretty insistent that you lovely quizzers know your alphabet.  Last week, the Round 8, question 8 was a 4 pointer on state capitals, and what the next state capital (alphabetically) is.  Tonight, the quizzers had to list the next US President in alphabetical order (by last name).  If that sounds a little convoluted, it is.  However, in a solid effort to thwart the writers, you guys did pretty well on that. Sadly, we said goodbye and adios to one of the regular quizzers, Vince.  He's apparently heading to Savannah, GA for work shenanigans, and
[ ...more... ]