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Little Woodrow's (Rice Village)
5611 Morningside Dr
Houston, TX
77005
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
[Tuesday's @ 8:00 pm]
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Rain or Shine; Blog and Wine
L

It's good to be back, y'all. Lots of familiar faces returned to the patio tonight despite our basketball hiatus. I'm glad you didn't forget about me. I actually had a dream about hosting sometime last week in which I couldn't remember how to read. Good news, I'm still literate.    Thanks for all your kind words about my flood adventure. It's been a strange week already. I chronicled that in more detail here. I hold that being able to pee in a cup without leaving the driver's seat of my hyundai is a truly underrated talent. Say what you will, I am not ashamed, and I'm certain I will have to do it again someday. Fucking Houston.   The
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I started quizzing way back in 2009 in a little 'ol town called Austin, TX. After making the move to Houston, I became a regular quizzer at Little Woodrow's Rice Village on Tuesday nights. It's more fun to win when you're beating grad students and doctors. A year went by, and I grew into quite the quiz addict. It was time to up the ante. I needed to be closer to the quiz action. At the auditions, I fought other contestants to the death to achieve an unexpected, well-fought victory. I now host Monday and Tuesday evenings while drinking delicious beer to forget the things I did to get here.

Before my quiz life, I attended school in San Antonio, where I became an English major and a rabid Spurs fan. During the day I work as a private tutor and professional taco slinger. When not engaged in any of these wonderful occupations, you'll find me buried in a book somewhere or out and about with my Australian Shepherd, Jam. I can even be spotted playing quiz on a Wednesday or Thursday. I can't quit you, quiz.

Join me for all my hosting smart-assery at Neil's Bahr Monday nights in East Downtown or in Rice Village at Little Woodrow's on Tuesdays. 


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Firehouse Pub & Grill
5380 Walzem Rd
San Antonio, TX
78288
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
[Wednesday's @ 8:00 pm]
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Welcome Back, Kids!
Gallifreak

I've been at this whole Quizmastering thing for almost 5 years. Quizzers come and quizzers go. People move to new cities, teams break up, teams move on to other pursuits. Life happens. But sometimes, every once in a long while they come back even ever so briefly. Sometimes only for a one time appearance. A one night only return to quiz simply because the stars aline, the fates allow and someone suddenly has a rare open Wednesday and thinks, “Hey we haven't quizzed in a super long time. I'm gonna call up the gang and see who's in!” That's kinda what happened tonight. There's a group of players who started playing with us when quiz at Firehouse was still a new thing,
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The Capitol Garage
1500 K Street
Sacramento, CA
95814
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
[Wednesday's @ 8:30 pm]
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Rage of Toto
Taylor

You may have noticed that Josh was missing for a second week in a row.  Don’t worry, he’s fine, he’s just recovering from knee surgery.  Did you know that he is, in fact, an 84 year old man?  It’s true, you can ask him.  He’ll probably tell you that he’s in his 20’s but that’s because, in addition to having bad knees, he also suffers from dementia and gets confused sometimes.  Trust me, he’s old as shit.    In any case you had me back again to lead your quiz. Every time I come to this venue I spend half the quiz just laughing into the mic – like I did last night after you all started
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Can you tell a rainbow, "Hey - stop being a rainbow!"?  NO!    Such is Taylor. 

 

What can I say?  I'm a pub quiz-obsessed Geek who has an unnaturally strong affection for Star Wars, Marvel, cosplay, and just about any other nerdy thing you can think of (minus anime - I have SOME standards).  Things I hate?  How about Quentin Tarantino films, France (I'm AMerican, so I have to), the whole state of Michigan, and the show Ancient Aliens, just to name a few.  Born in the Promised Land (aka Ohio), lived in Los Angeles (aka Shit Hole), Los Alamos (aka Leave it to Beaver-ville), and now Davis, CA.  You can generally find me at the movies or at your nearest Comic Book convention - I'll be the one dressed up, so you should totally be able to spot me.

I used to be a die hard GWD player before taking on the mantle of quizinatrix - but I yelled at my teammates too much and decided I should try a new path to getting my quiz-fix before I lost any friends.  Lucky for me, the QM spot opened up at El Farol and I may or may not have traded sexual favors with several GWD employees to be given the job (if there are no photos, it never happened).  You all have been putting up with me ever since.

So since you've been on this page, I'll expect to see you at my Pub Quizes!  Oh, and bring your safety word - you're gonna need it.

 

-Taylor


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Ground Kontrol
511 Northwest Couch St.
Portland, OR
97209
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
[Tuesday's @ 8:00 pm]
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The Year Of The Hangover
Lisa Pizza

I really thought last year was the Year of The Hangover, but I think I'm just worse at drinking now. Which is good, right? I'm drinking less frequently, right? Right! But...Monday seemed like a good day to get pretty shitty. And I did just that.But, that means I got the pleasure of ordering hangover pizza on Tuesday. And that's awesome because I ordered way too much and I think there's still half a pizza in my fridge. What a good life!Other things that are good for hangovers:-pitchers of water-the zany food specials at Ground Kontrol This week's food special was Bachelor Chow. And let me tell you...that's an accurate name. As a very eligible
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DURRRP.


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The Three Lions Pub (Novelty Hill/Redmond Ridge)
23535 NE Novelty Hill Rd
Redmond, WA
98053
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
[Wednesday's @ 8:00 pm]
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Duck Mascots and Made-Up Places
Rachelbot

It was a full house last night at The Three Lions Pub! Many thanks and pats on the back go to those who came out and had fun with us. With Jay behind the bar, and Jessica and Ruth running tables like the bosses they are, we trucked along without a hitch, and got many good laughs in the process. Last night, among other things, we learned that our quizzers have a penchant for making up national capitols. Suddenly, “Uruguay City” is a place…. Not. We also learned that effectively listening to and discerning movie clips—grinding sound effects, and all—is actually quite grueling when working with your basic speaker box. But like I said, the good news is that if we
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The Nodding Donkey
2900 Thomas Avenue
Dallas, TX
75204
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
[Tuesday's @ 8:00 pm]
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If You're Not In Fist Place, You're In Last
Your Best Friend Rachel

GUYS! I have great news. We're not a bunch of whores afterall. I was seriously worried I was a slut after that question we had on the average number of sexual partners millennials have according to some recent study. I've been doing some studying up on the topic (For Science!) and as it turns out, millennials are less promiscuous than your parents. That's right. Your parents are bigger whores than millennials. Good for them! So yeah. The actual average of sexual partners for millennials is 8.26. LOL. I wish I had captured the looks of horror on everyone's faces.
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Reviews for Rachel:

"She's a crazy damned nightmare." - Audreia, Allen Wickers Manager

"She is such an asshole." - Rachel's boss at her last day job

"I want to adopt her." - John Dicker, Owner of Geeks Who Drink

"She's bad at being a grown up." - QM Stephanie Stone-Robb

"She's the wind beneath my wings." - QM Jason Guynes

"Remind me why we're friends again?" - QM JWarr

"She once took a bite of quesadilla and washed it down with Fireball." - QM OGQMOTY

"Cute. Cuddly. Stabby." - Wayne, Bryan Street Tavern A/V Wizard

"I invented the alphabet. I put the fun in dysfunctional. I think I'm the bees knees." - Me.

Come out and Quiz with me. I'm kind of a big deal, as you can see. Mondays - I'm at Company Cafe (lowest Greenville) on at 8 Tuesdays - Nodding Donkey Uptown at 8 Saturdays - Jack Mac's Swill & Grill at 9!


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Rosie's Pub
106 E Front St
Bloomington, IL
61701
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
[Wednesday's @ 8:00 pm]
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Umphrey's McQuiz
MackRivkin

I'm baaaaacccckkk ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)I just returned from Summer Camp Music Festival, so this week we had a summertime/camping-themed quiz to combat the post-fest depression! The quizzers and I jammed to some Umph, moe., and EOTO while they battled their brains out for some Rosie's gift cards! From military ranks to strawberries to falling to superheroes, this week's was one of the craziest yet, with ten fabulous teams quizzin' hard for the gold. Here are the winners for May the 27th:Is that a Pop-Up Tent, or are you just Happy to See Me? in first place with 75 points! They also won an extra point for a fantastic team name!   And
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Pourhouse Bar & Grill
124 E 4th St
Loveland, CO
80537
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
[Wednesday's @ 7:30 pm]
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Istanbul Not...Wait, Not Istanbul...Ankara
He Who Shall Be Ignored/Obeyed About 50/50

"And of course, Ankara doesn't start with a Q, U, I or Z" thought Sloopy. It had been a long time since 11th grade geography, but Sloopy was still pretty sure that he knew the capitals of most of the world's countries. Probably not all of the African ones, of course, since they were always changing, either in name or reality, and probably not some of the former Soviet republics, but, hey, that didn't apply to any of these.  Sloopy thought about that some more. Maybe it did apply. Wasn't Croatia part of Yugoslavia? Well, of course it was, but Yugoslavia was notorious for being the least Soviet aligned of the Eastern European Communist states, unless you counted Albania,
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So, are you in need of a quizmaster? Well, I pilot the most grown up and pedantic quiz in Loveland. No BS, tantrums or grief. You come out, you drink and you play the damn quiz people.