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The Brass Tap (Mesa)
1033 N Dobson Rd #104
Mesa, AZ
85201
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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I Like All the Movies I Haven't Seen
ShandyMan

The Brass Tap, you’ve been good to me. Dare I call you … friend? This was my final evening subbing at the Brass Tap on Monday nights. I ordered up some street tacos and a Joseph James Blood Moon barley wine, so you know I was off to a good start. The crowd consisted of folks ready to compete and a few others who were just grabbing a beer before movie night. Five teams lined up to play pub quiz. We promised a Trump-free current events round, and we delivered truthfully. The Donald made an audio appearance in round 7 though, as he delighted the crowd with his promises of a wall that Mexico would fund. The VaJJ’s started strong, scoring
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My name is Brent. I like shandys. I like sushi. I like craft beer. I like cats and dogs. I like video games. I like indie music. I like guitar. I like jigsaw puzzles. I like Kauai. I like lucha libre. I like staying up late.


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Yukon Tavern
5819 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR
97202
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Trump U Wins on Question About Migrant Farmers
DanMaster Quiz

Thanks again for letting me work Bernie's speech into quiz last night. I'll admit I was hoping for some more fireworks but obviously that'd be a fire hazard. So we had a quiz too. Weenus expanded their name to Michelle Obama's Arms in the spirit of unity I guess. Michelle herself was on stage for her bonus question which was pretty cool. Speaking of unity, there was a split among Run DNC-named teams so they merged for Round 2 (and probably should have used their joker) The state of Round 3 was a little rushed and I almost left Bawg in the dust- but you did much better with the double points-
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My name is Dan and I enjoy most things. My favorite things are: my girlfriend, television, and my cat, Mowgli. My second favorite things are: beer, board games, and burgers. I'm from New England but I don't have an accent unless I get too drunk (then it comes on wicked hahd).


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O'Henry's
237 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC
28801
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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A Sloe Death
Shannon

Something really strange happened when I got to O'Henry's for last night's Pub Quiz. While I was getting set up and choosing the background music for the evening, I asked, "What do you guys want to listen to?" and looked around for suggestions.  Then, from the team that was right there in front of me, at the wobbly table, (where, reportedly, I can hear the things they say with uncanny facility), there was the sweetest sound. Words, like a song, drifted into my ears. Words I thought I'd never  in my lifetime hear around there. Indeed, when I made my inquiry, the reply that came was one I'll never forget. "Your voice." it said. ...No! Could it be? Certainly not, I thought.
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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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Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
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Be Kind, Rewind
Troy D.

Ah, farewell, VHS.  A question in Round 1 referenced the fact that the last company who makes new VCR's is going to stop.  They said they sold 750,000 of them last year -- TO WHO?!  Who is still actively recording things on VHS? Anyway, I'm pretty sure my family's 1989era RCA is still at home somewhere... and I admit to having a VHS-USB player that I need to use to copy off all my adult film. I'm sorry.  I meant "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episodes. But the biggest memory I have of VHS is the 1.5 years I spent working at Hollywood Video.  I wore a white tuxedo shirt, red cummerbund, and locked friends in the drop box for fun.  Oh,
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Troy D. is one of your esteemed Quizmasters for Geeks Who Drink.  Of course, since you're reading this, you probably surmised that.

Troy is originally from northeast Arkansas, and spent about 15 years living in Wichita, KS and Kansas City (Missouri, thank you very much).  He moved to Seattle in December of 2013, joined the Geeks Who Drink squad in December 2014, and returned to Kansas City in July 2015.

Troy's other job is as a news producer for a local TV station.  He has an Emmy and you don't.

Troy is also an avid photographer (avid does not necessarily mean great at it) and volunteers at Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. He likes long walks on the beach, Sporting Kansas City, and Sean Cody movies.


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Oskar Blues Brewery (Lyons)
303 Main Street
Lyons, CO
80540
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
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My Blog: The Trump Free Edition
Corrina Briggs

The round that stood out the most to our crowd last night was the “Hit Movies, as Described By Someone Who Hasn’t Seen Them” round. It was interesting to see the crowd squirm as I gave a wildly inaccurate description of a movie and they had to figure out what the hell I was talking about. The highlight of this round was the Brokeback Mountain question, but is that really a surprise? Come on, any mention of Brokeback Mountain is always funny. For the bonus question of that round, I read the clue for The Fifth Element twice, and nobody was getting it. I realized that the biggest clue was in the word “boron.” So the third time I read through the
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Corrina spends most of her time studying vigorously as a student in Aerospace Engineering at University of Colorado at Boulder. She also has an extensive background in theater and the performing arts, where she focused on improv comedy. Corrina is a member and co-founder of Denver based improv troup "The Senate." Corrina loves Geeks Who Drink pub quizzes because it's a great opportunity to entertain her community and subject them to her music tastes. Besides school and Geeks Who Drink, Corrina enjoys playing music, playing with kids, and hiking.


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Shooters Sports Bar
1226 Fairport Road
Fairport, NY
14450
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Stranger Quizzes
Lane

If you haven’t noticed already, we are in a golden age of television. That statement might seem inaccurate if you are flipping through the hundreds of reality shows and one-season sitcoms and you land on CSI: Scranton, but it’s true. Despite all the garbage, there has not been, in a long time or maybe ever, so many well-produced, well-funded, well-written tv shows. The era’s beginning was probably with The Wire, and hit its
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Lone Star Taps and Caps (Lewisville)
4740 State Hwy 121 #500
Lewisville, TX
75056
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
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I’m Gonna Kick Em Out!
St. Jimmy

Not many people at the quiz last night were familiar with the MC5’s Kick Out the Jams. In fact no one got it, but man do I love that song. I first heard it on the Rage Against the Machine cover album Renegades. The Rage version certainly has their signature heaviness, but the Rick Rubin production just makes it too slick and it loses some of the shambolic feeling. When you hear the MC5 play it, you know that the song is their’s. With its speed and power, you get the sense that the song is this close to failing apart. MC5 broke up a long time ago and a couple of key members have passed away, but I did see guitarist Wayne Kramer perform the song along with Tom Morello (Rage Against
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I am the Digital Production Librarian at Southern Methodist University. I am a graduate of Louisiana State University with two degrees. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in History in 2009 and a Masters of Library and Information Science in 2011. I currently live in Dallas with my wife Felicia Williamson, Archivist at the Dallas Holocaust Museum. I enjoy the works of famed author Richard Castle, playing ice hockey, and cheering on the bad guys in professional wrestling.


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Paddington's Pub and Plate
3208 Latta Road
Rochester, NY
14612
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
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Pokemon GOAT
Julie

  Dear diary, I recently downloaded Pokemon Go and I can honestly say that I think it is a goddamn masterpiece. All of the hype I experienced as a kid when I ran into something in the grass or in the caves happens in real life and I love it. There was a Charmander in my dirty dishes the other day, how great is that? A lot of people have been hating on Pokemon Go. To be honest I’m pretty sad for them. Like, I get that people are being dingbats and running into traffic to Eevees and whatnot and that’s not cool but they were going to be dingbats no matter what, don’t blame Pokemon Go. If something that makes other people happy brings you anger you should
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Denali Salmon Bake
Mile 238.5 George Parks Hwy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
99755
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
[Mondays @ 11:00 pm]
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Rescue in Denali!!!
Siler

After a nerve-wracking 3 days, our friend Mukunda was returned to us safe and relatively sound. He had separated from his hiking group and was lost in the Denali National Park for nearly three days. Thankfully he was found last night and was cause for many celebrations around town. We had a strong turnout of 8 teams competing tonight. The ever-present Crunchwrap Supremes and Alcoholics Nenanamous, as well as our bar team striving for their first Geeks Who Drink victory, Dont Get Lost in the Park While Drinking Your Gin In The Hood, a cheeky nod to our rescued brother. Competition was super-tight, and ultimately
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Dante's Fire
2526 E Grant Rd
Tucson, AZ
85719
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
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Soft drinks do not give you toxic shock syndrome
Quizmaster Zero: Scoobses Edition

Tonight’s Round 6 was pretty cool if I do say so myself.  Normally when I think a round is super-duper-funsies-awesome, my quizzers hate it.  Tonight that was not the case, and we loved all of it!  For those not in the know, it was called Hit movies, as described by someone who hasn’t seen them.  It was fantastic…if you’re expecting me to tell you all about it, then tough titties!  You should be at quiz next time!  The only thing I can tell you about that round is that Starfuckers and Swamp Thing were not answers. In
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Torrance Tavern
22735 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA
90505
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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Consistency Pays Off!!
Victor

Yeah, yeah. Round 6 was a real tit ringer. Let’s face it. There’s a reason it was titled: “Hit Movies, as Described By Someone Who Hasn’t Seen Them.” It’s cuz you have to watch a lot of movies to do well in a movie themed round. So, watch movies. Lot’s of them. Like an ass-ton of them. And all will be right in your world. We had the busiest night in the year that I’ve been QM at the Torrance Tavern tonight! We had 11 in total and only two left early and one came late. It was really awesome too that Two Hot Chicks showed up the round before I announced the standings, because I got to say, “’Two Hot
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Pitfire Artisan Pizza (West Hollywood)
801 N Fairfax Ave #101
Los Angeles, CA
90046
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
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This Quiz Brought to You by Donald Drumpf and Woody Youwantabeerleson
Hadji

We had a lot of good wrong answers tonight.  Between Barney Bartendson, Woody Youwantabeerleson, Martinique Martinison and Blorty Florpledorper, I think we have a great set of fictional bartenders.  Lots of teams put down Alzheimer’s for a question about thorough and organized disorder, which I’d almost have to say is the polar opposite of OCD.  I also don’t think the hit song Up for Butt Stuff was written by Aerosmith.  Or perhaps anyone for that matter.  Also, I wish I had seen the Star Wars movie starring Lawrence Skywalker.  Other than that little flub about Star Wars though, y’all crushed the movie round.  Our third place
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At some point it may come out that I'm from Cleveland, so let's get one thing clear: you may think you know sports failure, but I was born in it, molded by it. The factory of sadness runs eternally. (Except for the Buckeyes, shutup)


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Velvet Melvin
3303 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX
77098
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
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Velvet Melvin: The End Of An Era
OwenBallard

Ladies and gentlemen of Velvet Melvin, it was an honor to your final Geeks Who Drink host. I know that many Quizmasters have come and gone. I know you started out with the zany antics of Quizmaster Kyle and Quizmaster Cody, and last week your quiz was proctored by the lovely Quizmistress Callina (is Quizmistress a word or is Quizmaster gender neutral?), but it was truly a privilege to be there for your final night. Though no longer will we be having Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at Velvet Melvin, you should feel lucky to know that you have one of the friendliest bars in town. I can personally attest to this as I have been at Velvet Melvin for many a birthday party where many fish bowls have been
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I was born in Clear Lake, and later graduated from Deer Park Schools. After high school, I graduated from the University Of Texas in Austin with a degree in Economics. After messing around in Austin till 2011, I decided to return to Houston where I continued to mess around till this day.

I like to consider myself a trivia enthusist/expert, especially with regards to music, Star Wars and the Simpsons (the latter two of the three I know more about than I do about anything). 

Come down to The Den Campus Pub on Wednesday at 7:30 for marvelous prizes, gift cards, and your chance to win some free drinks. 

If you are an idiot, then bring smart friends.


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Henry's 12th St Tavern
10 NW 12th Ave
Portland, OR
97209
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
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Date #3: The Snark Strikes Back
Jake

Oh, hello, Henry’s! It’s Date #3 with you here, and I gotta say, it seems like every week gets better! There was tons of snark tonight from most every team, and when you give as good as ya get, that’s class. Take, for example, the luminaries of Cali Quizzers. They schooled me (and rightly so) on how to properly say the cities of Wisconsin (that’s Wis-CAHN-sun, right?) and the Trump supporter in the group was good-natured with me, despite my being fairly rough with the Drumpster. We also had the relatively quiet in person, but wicked funny on paper team of The Dorbitals, who gave the
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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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Harvest House
331 E Hickory St
Denton, TX
76201
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
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When a "D" Looks Like an "R"
Nick

Luckily, the final score made a moot point out of my not being able to tell an "R" from a "D" from a question in round 7. We almost had a tie for 2nd place, but Diodro came up 2 points short. We had a hearty discussion about mismanagement of the joker; they played it in round 1 and it would have been much wiser to have played it during any of the 3 rounds worth 16 points. Joker mismanagement is a common theme at the quiz on Mondays, but I try to use it as a learning experience. And how about that round 6? It took me a few readthroughs to "get it", but after I got it, I was a hilarious round. I kind of want to see the movies that were being described. Luke and his glove. Wesley Snipes'
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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Jul 25, 2016
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The Dream We Can only Hope to Dream
Amanda "I'm Dutch and I Don't Care"

And that dream is….a Trump-free edition of, well I would say the world. I mean, honestly I feel like a world free of the hate that Trump spews could only be better. That’s all I have to say on him though because I’m not going to waste anymore of my time thinking about it…until I have to start pledging my allegiance to him every morning like I’m in North Korea or something. I think that people trying to describe something they’ve never seen or experienced is one of two things: either hilarious or horrible. There is no in between in my opinion. I once listened to a girl on the light rail try to explain a comic book character story arch when
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Oh hey there weary traveler...you're weary from traveling to this blog...or something...lets start over!

Bonjour!

Amanda at your service. By day I manage projects. I will manage your projects SO HARD! By night I do a whole lot of the same things, except I host a quiz!

In general I like dogs, sweet tea and the beach. You hit me with one of those things and we just became best friends!