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Red Papaya
530 1st Ave N
Seattle, WA
98109
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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GWD gets RAW
Cheems

For those that don't know, Red Papaya is conveniently located next to KeyArena. Because of our proximity to that venue, we get interesting crowds wandering in every now and then. From Beliebers to whatever fans of Bette Midler are called, to last night's WWE RAW fans. Now I used to be a huge pro wrasslin fan, but then I grew up. JK, I liked pro wrestling into adulthood but then their actors and storylines got too crazy and annoying. Once the Rock and Stone Cold left, there was no reason to continue. But people still love it, including the drunken trio that wandered in with blinking unicorn horn lights on their head. I guess RAW has embraced unicorns or the gay community,
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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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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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Someone Blows Their Nose and You Want to Keep It
JakeSchwingshakl

I realize it's a little weird to make a random Ghostbusters reference in February, but when a question about Ectoplasm mentions Peter Venkman, you can't not quote Ghostbusters. Well, you could skip it, but why would you want to? That movie was made to be quoted. Just as I'm sure Deadpool will be highly quotable this weekend. Which I'm seeing Thursday night and I couldn't be more excited because Deadpool is AWESOME! But that's beside the point.  Another thing I had no problem quoting was our round on China and the Chinese title it had. Gung How Fat Choy, Bitches! You can't really get tired of saying that. It's just so much fun to say. Then again, any joke is fun
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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.


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Draft Station (Santa Fe)
60 E San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
87501
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Seymour Butz
Katherine

 This post-Super Bowl/pre-Geek Bowl quiz coincided with the Chinese New Year Day of the Year of the Red Monkey. To celebrate, here are some things that we can expect this year (according to me and my vast astrological knowledge): - At the next Republican debate, Donald Trump will rip off his face mask (Ethan Hunt style) and reveal to the world that it was Gary Busey fucking with us the whole time. - After a heart to heart with Bo Jackson, Peyton Manning will retire from football to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a professional baseball player. Bo knows all. - The Oregon standoff will finally come to an end on day 300 – coincidentally, the same
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Southtown 101
101 Pereida St
San Antonio, TX
78205
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Twined
J.A.M.E.S.

So So last last night’s night’s quiz quiz at at Southtown Southtown 101 101 featured featured a a round round on on words words with with two two pairs pairs of of matching matching letters letters and and the the Video Video Round Round 7 7 was was all all about about movies movies featuring featuring twins twins.. I I wish wish I I could could come come up up with with a a clever clever way way of of illustrating illustrating that that on on the the blog here here.. Oh Oh well well,, there there is is always always next next time time..   I’d I’d like like to to remind remind you you that that Geeks Geeks Who Who Drink Drink is is now now on on
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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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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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"The Dab" was around before Cam Newton... It's called 'sneezing'
Matt

Broncos win! Broncos win! Broncos win! Ok... Now that I got that out of the way... Oh wait... I have to dab again... Broncos win! Broncos win! Broncos win! I think I'm done. Yea, I'm done... Oh wait... Broncos win! Broncos win! Broncos win! *Gesundheit* Ah... Excuse me. I just can't stop dabbing on 'em. Ok ok ok... I really am done this time.  I'm sorry to any "Lost" fans in the crowd for quiz last night. That show wasted countless minutes of my life. Actually, not countless; according to Google there are exactly 5,215 run-time
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Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
623 Denver Avenue
Loveland, CO
80537
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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It's the Mug with "Sassy Pants" Engraved on It
Sweet Adam

Grimm Brothers it was good once again to see all of your smiling faces in attendance last night. We went through quite the rollercoaster of topics last night, from filling Matthew Perry’s hole to Sesame Street songs to more about the Zika virus. Most notable of last night was our round about letter pairs, specifically the last question. I have to give props for the inclusion of “Minnesotaa” as a potential front-runner for matching the category. I mean let’s be honest here, in some places that’s going to pass as a legitimate way to say the state name. Oh here’s that parody with Jim Carrey
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Across the assorted continuities of the universe, there have been various interpretations of Adam. One of Adam's most notable characteristics in any form was his adamant commitment to leadership by example, and avoidance of any hypocrisy in his command. Adam is a wise and essentially upbeat battlefield general.

Other minor details about Adam's personality and personal life — for example, his dislike of rap music ("Blaster Blues" and "Quest for Survival"), which set him at odds with some music-loving characters. Adam also enjoys televised sports, most notably softball which he even plays ("The Master Builder"), as well as setting up a basketball court outside the quiz. Though Adam's personality is like that of a human man age 40-50, he is not above watching afternoon soap operas.

I like gin and tonics.


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Shannon Pub
2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Tonawanda, NY
14150
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Lost or Lincoln?
Katie

It was a full house last night at Shannon Pub - 11 teams came out to quiz. Everyone must've still been in full Super Bowl party mode, because it was a rowdy crowd! Round 2 was all about songs that had been reworked for Sesame Street, including that timeless classic "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt. Really, I’m only mentioning that one specifically because it brought back fond (and weird) memories of the time that I randomly won a meet and greet with Mr. Blunt himself at the Hard Rock Cafe. There's even an awkward photo commemorating the occasion kicking around somewhere…bet you wish you could see that! There were some awesome rounds last night. The title of Round
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Blu Wolf Bistro
657 Park Ave
Rochester, NY
14607
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Sesame Street Cred
Ben

Listen, coming from a guy who has been described on more than one occasion as “having very Muppet-like characteristics,” having an entire audio round starring the cast of Sesame Street… well, that just truly tickled me pink. I’m pretty sure playing Cookie Monster over a sound system to a bar full of people is a life goal that I didn’t know I had until just last night. We had an intensely good time at Blu Wolf last night. We had some help on hand in the form of Quizmaster-in-Training Zach, who handled his duties with aplomb, while I was still riding high on the fact that our fledgling quiz venue has cracked the top five in regional stats for average points
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Drinks Lounge
2001 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX
78702
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Settlers of Kablam
Kavi Kardoshian

Last night, team Sad Eli Manning (he wasn't sad, he's just dumb as rocks) was actually engaged in a game of Settlers of Catan at the same time as the quiz. They were playing both! At once! That requires a lot of split concentration. You can see their game of Catan in their team photo at left, and I noticed that their game was actually progressing every time I passed by their table to grab a drink from the bar. They were dedicated to both games simultaneously. I was reminded last night of the first time I ever played Settlers of Catan. Really, I've only ever played a handful of times. But the first time was notable because it took place during
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Black Star Co-Op, Sundays @ 8pm (SK)


Kavi hails originally from Houston, home of the 2017 World Series champion Astros. No, that isn't a rainbow tattooed on her left arm. Show some fucking respect.


Quiz with Kavi if you enjoy the odd dick joke, injections of personal bias into questions related to the GOP and waxing poetic about the various interpersonal relationships at play during the recording of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.


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Yen Ha Restaurant and Lounge
6820 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
97213
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Panda Express, Anyone?
Jake

Hello, Yen Ha! Jake here, filling in for Wendy while she gets that risky elective surgery. Be sure to compliment her when you see her next! Subbing here is strange: I am the Sunday host here at Yen Ha, so it’s sort of surreal - I know the bar, I know the food, and I know my equipment. Except the bartender and people are different! You guys are a snarky bunch: I love that. So of course there were giggles right off the bat when I read Round 1’s title, Let’s Fill Matthew Perry’s Hole. We’re talking about those years of Friends where he did so many drugs he doesn’t remember them. Grow up, people. You guys are too smart for me,
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In a land far, far away, in a time in the not-too-distant future, in an era dominated by dragons, one man was born - nay - created - nay - FORGED from the fires of Valhella (which is part Valhalla, part... well, you get it), and came upon this earth seeking geeks, not for punching, but in order to be a part of their geekery. He searched far, wide, deep, across, shallow and even in the fourth dimension for eons until he came upon the great city of Portland, where the geeks flowed like PBR. "Get thee to a nerdery!" they cried, and it was here that the man struck his mighty staff into the earth with the force of a million bluebirds carrying a thousand hippopotami carrying twenty-three tanks, and the earth opened upon to him, releasing the demonspawn of Australia, which all happened to be drunk upon Foster's. After defeating them with his vorpal sword of might, he descended upon Portland (and related metropolitan area) to take his place at the throne of geeks. He made slaves of many, including Jake, who runs pub quizzes!


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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Greatest Show on Earth! (please don't sue us, Ringling brothers)
The R-U-E

Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!   We had a fantastic quiz tonight, so thanks to all of you who came out! We had an unplanned, unexpected drop-in by veteran Austin QM Chelsea! Fun fact: Chelsea was the QM who hired me, way back when! In a very real sense, if it weren’t for Chelsea, you might be looking up at someone else’s gorgeous, bearded face every Monday instead of mine.   In case you’re one of the ones who tune out when I do my plugs every week and therefore have missed this announcement for the last few months, Geek Bowl X is upon us! Tickets are still available through
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The warrior known now as Quizmaster Chris was born immortal in the Scottish highlands in the 1500's. He was able to keep his clan's secret for centuries until being discovered by Sean Connery in New York in 1985. LaRue escaped to live another day, and Connery played himself in the film adaptation of the encounter.

 

Quizmaster Chris loves Batman, tetrahydrocannibinol, Catholic whiskey, and anything covered in queso.


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Edge Brewing
525 Steelhead Way
Boise, ID
83704
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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Help Me Okeechobee, You're My Only Hope
The Comedy Freek

Hey Party People, We’ve all been there. The day you’re sick and you have to go to work, so you dose up on medicine and give it your best shot. I would have been fine if the Quiz was only 3 rounds, but somewhere around round 4 my nose decided it wasn’t going to cooperate anymore. One side drained and the other clogged up, turning the Quiz into the one nostril show. This left me with the squeaky voice of a pubescent 14 year old every time I said the number 5. Just in time to hand in round 5 (have the voice in your head go up an octave as you read) Yah me! I was impressed that after taking a week off and being lit up on cough and sinus medicine, that I didn’t
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Jeffrey, a graduate of Theater Arts from San Jose State University, moved from Los Angeles to Boise. In Los Angeles, Jeff performed Stand-up comedy at all the major clubs including The Improv chain and Ha-Ha Cafe. He moved to Boise just two weeks after the local comedy club closed. Looking for a performance outlet, and because he was driving his family insane, he signed up for Geek Who Drink. Jeff is a movie geek who is always quoting lines, which also drives his family insane. Jeff is always ready with a bad impersonation and a funny story.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Who's Got Game?
RobotNarwhal

Well, the Super Bowl happened.  Don’t get me wrong; I had a great time watching the game, and being a Colorado native, I’m glad that the Broncos won. There’s just something so lackluster about the overall event these days, kind of like the whole experience has passed its hay day or something.   First, I think they overdo it with the “game technology.”  The incredibly redundantly dubbed “Eye Vision” angles on the touchdowns were cool, but they spent so much time on close ups trying to get gritty that home viewers couldn’t actually see a lot of what was happening.  At least 3 major penalties got called that happened
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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.


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Sek'end Sun
32-11 Broadway
Queens, NY
11106
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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How the heck do you spell Megan anyway????
Woody

So the new server tonight, her name is Meaghan… And that is how she spells it.  I have a daughter Megen, spelled differently of course.  It got to thinking, the name Megen has the most different, unique spellings of any name!  Here is the best list I could find:  Meagan, Megan, Meghan, Meaghan, Maegan, Maeghan, Meegan, Meeghan, Meghann, Megen, Meagen, Megyn, Meggan, Meggin, Maygen, Meagin, Meagen, Meaghean, Mehgan...and many more.  That is 19, but please note it says “and many more”!!!   Did anyone notice Eli Manning in the box when the Broncos were about to win… everyone else was smiling and cheering…
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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
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Why Do You Think They Call It Panda Express???
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

Because I think we all know that there’s totally chunks of real (delicious) panda in there. Maybe I should have accepted that as a correct answer to the racist riddle that Prince Philip is apparently famous for. At the very least, we should probably give him a couple of months in race jail for that one. Also, Bob Marley is not the black version of Jacob Marley. I’ll see myself to race jail now. What an exciting quiz we had last night! From the jump, it was extremely competitive, with only one point separating first place from third. And heading in to our final round, a mere two points separated the top three teams. Even
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Cedar Creek
1034 West 20th Street
Houston, TX
77008
Monday, Feb 08, 2016
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Cookie Monster Sings the Hits
Paddycake

If you ask me, Cookie Monster needs to make an entire album of cookie-centric covers of pop songs. ROund 2 last night was delightful! Only 2 of them were Cookie Monster singing but I wanted more. I guess I relate to him, having a very distinct love of cookies. My mother was a pastry chef so we always had homemade cookies in the house, and I make them pretty often too. Maybe I'll make a huge batch and bring them to quiz sometime. Anyway, we had 8 rounds of craziness last night. Village Idiots Savant had a perfect round 2 and jokered for an early lead, which they held on to for most of the game. Round 8 proved to be their downfall, as they slipped down
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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!