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McLadden's (Simsbury)
6 Wilcox Street
Simsbury, CT
06070
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
[Tuesday's @ 9:00 pm]
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Footlongs In My Van!
Pope Pepe

As I write this blog, a piece of the new American cannon is playing over my speakers. We’ve had some real talents come and go in the field of American music. At some point or another, all have entered the annals of Americana: Ellington, Gershwin, Copland, Porter, Joplin...all classics. But the new classics? Theme songs. Ask someone to sing “How About You?” in it’s entirety, and chances are you won’t get a full song. But ask someone to sing the Flintstones’ theme song. Or Growing Pains. Or Family Guy. Perhaps the one theme song that can elicit the most basic response and is among the most recognizable is the Law and Order(s) theme song. There’s no lyrics
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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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The Local Oak
409 North Zang Boulevard
Dallas, TX
75208
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
[Tuesday's @ 8:00 pm]
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Two Fins Up for Tonight!
RobinRyan

What could be better than listening to the theme of Jaws? Listening to it twice of course!  And that is just what we got to do.  I happen to really love sharks, there has been talk of a shark tattoo.  I have seen several species in the wild and swam away with all my limbs intact.  The number one most dangerous shark in the world is not the infamous Great White, it's actually the much smaller Bull Shark.  They are known for being a 'taste first, ask questions later' type of shark with the ability to swim in very shallow water.  Just last week I was actually looking to find sharks like paddleboarding in Florida.  We specifically went to shark (bull and otherwise)
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things I like more then most people:  vultures, my job(s), the world frolic, the ocean, rhode island, canada, good hugs, sharks, harry potter, dumb jokes, traveling, scuba

things I dislike more then most people:  the word tootles, scary movies, spicy food, pickles, tomatoes, spelling frolic with a K, dinosaurs, elevator doors, facetime/webcams


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Drinks Lounge
2001 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX
78702
Monday, July 06, 2015
[Monday's @ 8:00 pm]
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Live Every Week Like It's the Holocaust
Kavi Kardoshian

Last night we had a round on songs that name drop sharks. Incidentally, there were zero songs from the West Side Story soundtrack, which was upsetting. But what are you gonna do? We live in a racist society.   I don't know a lot about sharks. I've never seen Jaws. I can't say I've ever been particularly afraid of sharks. I grew up in Houston and spent my beach time at either Galveston or Port Aransas, where there are few to no sharks lurking in the waters. I had friends who were afraid of sharks and acted with extreme trepidation every time we got into the water on the Gulf of Mexico. Fools, I thought. There's no such
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And I would do anything for love
I'd run right into hell and back
I would do anything for love
I'd never lie to you and that's a fact
But I'll never forget the way you feel right now,
Oh no, no way
And I would do anything for love, but I won't do that
No, I won't do that

Anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love, but I won't do that
No, I won't do that

Some days it don't come easy
Some days it don't come hard
Some days it don't come at all, and these are the days that never end
Some nights you're breathing fire
Some nights you're carved in ice
Some nights you're like nothing I've ever seen before or will again

Maybe I'm crazy, but it's crazy and it's true
I know you can save me, no-one else can save me now but you

As long as the planets are turning
As long as the stars are burning
As long dreams are coming true
You'd better believe it, that I would do

Anything for love
And I'l be there until the final act
I would do anything for love, and I'll take a vow and seal a pact
But I'll never forgive myself if we don't go all the way, tonight
I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love, but I won't do that
No, I won't do that

I would do anything for love
Anything you've been dreaming of, but I just won't do that

Some days I pray for silence
Some days I pray for soul
Some days I just pray to the god of sex and drums and rock 'n' roll
Some nights I lose the feeling
Some nights I lose control
Some nights I just lose it all when I watch you dance and the thunder rolls

Maybe I'm lonely, that's all I'm qualified to be
That's just one and only, the one and only promise I can keep

As long as the wheels are turning
As long as the fires are burning
As long as your prayers are coming true
You'd better believe it, that I would do

Anything for love
And you know it's true and that's a fact
I would do anything for love, and there'll never be no turning back
But I'll never do it better than I do it with you. So long, so long
I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love, but I won't do that
No, I won't do that
No, no, no, I won't do...

I would do anything for love
Anything you've been dreaming of, but I just won't do...

But I'll never stop dreaming of you ev'ry night of my life, no way
I would do anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love, but I won't do that
No, I won't do that

Will you raise me up? will you help me down?
Will you get me right out of this godforsaken town?
Will you make it all a little less cold?

Will you hold me sacred? Will you hold me tight?
Can you colourise my life, I'm so sick of black and white?
Can you make it all a little less old?

Will you make me some magic with your own two hands?
Will you build and emerald city with these grains of sand?
Can you give me something I can take home?

Will you cater to every fantasy I got?
Will you hose me down with holy water, if I get too hot?
Will you take me places I've never known?

After a while you'll forget everything
It was a brief interlude and a midsummer night's fling
And you'll see that it's time to move on

I know the territory, I've been around
It'll all turn to dust and we'll all fall down
Sooner or later you'll be screwing around

Anything for love
Oh, I would do anything for love
I would do anything for love, but I won't do that
No, I won't do that


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The Ogden
1659 W Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL
60607
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
[Tuesday's @ 8:00 pm]
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Supermodels, David Bowie, and Denzel Washington
Rhino

Hello, Ogden! Daddy’s Home!   Ah, it’s good to be back in Chicago. I have returned from the swamp-world known to the natives as “Delaware,” having been deployed by my other job to go help put on Firefly Music Festival (which, sadly, has nothing to do with the TV show), and the first ever Big Barrel Country Music Festival. Let me tell you, there’s some great people watching at both. The people at each festival are weird in very different ways. At Big Barrel, I hadn’t seen such a concentration of classic ‘Murica since my
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Josh was born in 1983, and then suddenly, ninjas.

 

Your humble Quizmaster at:

  • The Ogden, Chicago, Tuesdays at 8pm
  • Fado Irish Pub, Chicago, Wednesdays at 7pm


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The Pub (McKinney)
204 West Virginia Street
McKinney, TX
75069
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
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And All That Other Bullsh...
Alison C

I was told by the manager of The Pub that tonight on my blog I should talk about how awesome the waitstaff is, how incredible The Pub is, the atmosphere is spectacular, and all that other bullshit.  So there, took care of that.  Let's talk about quiz!   Long Live The Dan Band   After 6 long months with our Dan Band covers on our answer packets, we have finally run out of The Dan Band Geek Bowl answer packets! This might mean nothing to you guys (and it almost certainly means nothing to the random quizzer who is reading this for the first time) but it means a LOT to me. They're gone! But don't worry. In about a week, I'm sure
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Apart from two misguided years in my youth, I've been a tried and true Texan all my life.

Here's a little bit about me: 

  • Shamelessly obsessed with all things Harry Potter, Supernatural, film, and BBC Sherlock.
  • Did gymnastics for 9 years...and yes, I can still do a flip.
  • I've auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance.  I did this to fulfill a bucket list item.  They told me a I was fat. They lie.
  • My favorite movies are a toss up between The Shawshank Redemption, The Princess Bride, The Usual Suspects, Lucky Number Slevin, and Love Actually.
  • My music tastes are as eclectic as my movie tastes.
  • I love to talk!

So come swing by and say hi!


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World of Beer (Cherry Creek)
660 S Colorado Blvd
Glendale, CO
80246
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
[Tuesday's @ 7:00 pm]
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No Press
Bela Lugosi's Dad

OK I GOTTA GET THIS OFF MY CHEST.   The “hey folks let me take your picture” is a time-honored tradition here at World of Beer and indeed at every Geeks Who Drink Quiz nationwide. We're faced with some trepidation from time to time, sure, but that’s generally circumvented with a little good cheer and wit. You know. “This is just going to be on the Internet for everyone to see forever” and “I already have your Facebook name and I will make sure this is your profile picture by the end of the week, mark my words” and “HEY LOOK OVER HERE.” All
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I am a bipedal male who has lived 30 Earth years, give or take. I have enjoyed a variety of interests, including: watching television, preparing food and drink items for consumption, carpentry. I am not a big fan of baseball. Sorry, baseball.


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Harpo's Sports Grill
2860 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80303
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
[Tuesday's @ 7:30 pm]
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Live Every Week Like Shark Week!
Fabrian

Here's a way I made myself feel old today. I remembered that the last Harry Potter book was released 8 years ago today. I bought it at a grocery store, of all places. Thankfully, for the most part, tonight's quiz didn't make me feel any older than usual. I could make a joke at the Dukes' expense here, but I'd rather be classy. Tonight was, as always, a great time to be alive. We had a Quiz For A Cause with INVST tonight. A great community building organization.Oh, the things that escaped my brain:I wonder if DiCaprio will have to go the way of Peter O'Toole and such and just get a Lifetime Achievement award from the Oscars. Poor Bitch.Zirconium,
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After playing at O'Neil's in Burque for years, Andrew moved up to Boulder and became the beloved and renowned QM we all know him to be. He hopes to one day make everyone in the world chuckle, just a little bit. Not a small feat, but he feels up to it.


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Common Ground
83 Harvard Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
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"Trivia" Golf
Worst Corey Ever

Star Date July 7th, 2015. Or… regular date July 7th, 2015 I suppose is more reasonable. But why would they have star dates? Like, why wasn’t it ship date? Or old planet date that we used to live on before we went to live amongst the stars? Or named after somebody, like the old emperor of whatever planet they lived on at the time who invented the date system? Like if emperor Halycides was in charge when we finally reached the stars, why isn’t it Halcydian Date July 7th, 2015? You know, maybe it is… but we just don’t know it yet. Like in the future, we will retroactively go back to the year 0 to go into space to ensure we get enough
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WARNING: The following is top secret. It will most certainly stay that way, as nobody is ever going to read it.

I know everything there is to know about me. Nobody knows more about me than I do, and most likely nobody ever will. If I were a pub quiz, you would fail.

I am a recovering midwesterner on my ninth step (seeking apologies from everyone who was responsible for my being in the midwest as long as i was). I'll soon be moving on to the tenth step, where I take inventory of how my own actions made such a thing possible.

I am a (mostly) proud BU Terrier (I say mostly because though our hockey team is good, I'd never say I'm proud of them) with a degree in business (the highest of the classical sciences). Though Quizmaster is what I would consider my "day job" I'm also a CPA in my free time. I know what you're thinking, and NO... I DON'T do taxes. Not all CPAs do taxes. I am one of those who does not.

I do not like eating animal. Nothing against the animals. And nothing for the animals. I just don't do it. Don't ask. Or do. I don't give a shit (see Nick Swardson, All Day, for proper accenting of that last sentence).

I am a fan of penguins, owls, sheep, and dragons. This is because I can draw them at a 3rd grade level. All of my other drawing skills are closer to the Pre-K level.

I am a gamer at heart. Talk to me about Final Fantasy or Zelda. Don't talk to me about Halo, COD, or any other FPS disasters. I'm a classic JRPG lover and will defend the genre to the end of the earth. May the various gods help you when you try to argue it with me. "But I can't see people's heads blow up when I kill them!" "You're an idiot. I win."

I am about 5' 10". I am VERY Caucasian (read pale... not my fault). I am a musician. I am well read in Sci-Fi. I am scrawny. I am mostly happy. I am the warrior. I am not your father's oldsmobile.

But mostly, I am. (I think.)


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World of Beer (LODO)
1555 Blake Street #102
Denver, CO
80202
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
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Sometimes You Feel Like a Beer, Sometimes You...Also Feel Like a Beer
theshrew

  There must not be a baseball game tonight. Or, more to the point, a Zac Brown Band concert. Oh, and fireworks. Were y'all downtown this weekend? It was cray-cray. The point I am trying to get across is, that it was not said tonight. But that's ok. I Like paying only $5 for parking (ok in hindsight I probably could've biked, but when I left my house for other appointments at 5pm it was raining and I no longer live in Seattle so I don't have raingear semipermanently attached to my person). And I Like not having to worry about
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Katherine (also responds to Kat) has been a geek who drinks since before she knew it was a thing to be. You'll find her subbing and quiz-master-ing 'round the port of Denver...other interests include every outdoor sport going, and community theatre. If you've played both Kate and Petruchio, you can't help having a nickname like theshrew. On happier notes, her horse Sparky (pictured) is finally with her in CO, which makes her a much happier and more easygoing quizmistress. Lucky you.


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The Retreat
512 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY
14612
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
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Bliggity Blog
Mark

Geeks from The Retreat! The Retreat in Greece! Greece Geeks! Greeks!!!   You're my favorite. I did miss you all last week. Hopefully you all were able to watch some footbally goodness while you weren't answering questions I wasn't asking. Did you hear they won? The US Women's team won the World Cup. In soccer, or football, or futbol for you foreign language speakers.   A sport that other countries are known for kicking ass at, but our team beat them.   Even my computer was pissed at me for not having quiz last week, but I showed him. It? Something like that. Anyway, I was super happy to be back. Being a QuizMaster for only
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Just an ordinary guy from the great city of Rochester, NY.

Extraordinary in the sense that now he's a Quiz Master.


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Christian's Tailgate (Midtown)
2000 Bagby St
Houston, TX
77002
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
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Eat Cake and Die
Rainbow Brite

Thank you all for coming out this hot and balmy Tuesday. (Seriously, it was like pea soup outside. Might have been actual pea soup. Hard to say.) But yeah, we had Karbach out, surprise brewery guest. I think I had exactly 201 koozies to give out, plus the pint glasses and the usual prizes. So never miss a week! You never know what the hell is going to happen! I mean, I suppose you could make some safe guesses about things that will not happen, and in that sense you do sort of know what will happen. (You know, in that negative space is actually still art sort of way.) Things that will never happen? Here is a list of ten things that, for better or for worse, will never actually happen at any
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Howdy! My name is Katie, I enjoy long walks on the beach, pasta, and Christmas lights in July. The first things people notice about me are my subtle sense of fashion and my typically reserved demeanor. I have a penchant for video games, with a fixation on SNES games of yore. I'm only 5'2", but I make up for it by wearing 4-6 inch platforms. I'm a HUGE Twilight fanboy-girl.

Disclaimer: Roughly 70% of the above is true. The other 40%... total fabrication and folly. 


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Jeremiah's Tavern
1104 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY
14620
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
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Two Years and for Some Reason I'm Still Here
QM Kwi

Today was my two-year Quizaversary with Geeks Who Drink. To be honest, I’m not really sure why the hell I’m still around. I just get yelled at by pretentious a**holes, drink lots of things that aren’t good for my brain, eat tons of chicken wings that aren’t good for my soul, yell back at said a**holes, and read questions that I pretend to know the answers to.   But seriously, folks. Does it seem like two years since I first entered your midst? I remember it vividly. It was probably a hundred freakin’ degrees in Jeremiah’s with something like twenty four teams. I was shaking I was so nervous. I’ve been a performer for a long time
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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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The Angry Goat Pub
938 Clinton Avenue South
Rochester, NY
14620
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
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Dreams and Food: My Two Real Loves
Marianne No Filter

Sometimes you just don’t have any ideas of what to write about. So, why don’t I tell you some of the weird dreams I have, instead. Like, they’re real fucked up.   I took a pre-quiz nap. It’s not something I often do, but, I do take them on occasion. And, well, any time I sleep, I have the most vivid and fucked up dreams. It’s just what happens. It doesn’t matter if I’ve taken my sleepy meds or not. My brain just is absolutely on full-throttle insanity during sleep-mode (and during most of the time I’m awake. But, it’s not as, you know, HEY I TOTALLY DID SHROOMS AND NOW THIS IS WHAT I SEE, crazy. The way my dreams are.)   Anyway.
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No Filter is a NUMBER something year old woman who hails from an area where Wegmans rules and garbage plates are abundant. And, yes, we eat white hots and order pop. Don't know what that is? Come visit her, and she'll CHANGSPLAIN.

She gets her performance experience from being a middle child, posing nude for local art schools, playing in numerous pit-bands, and by being the best Euphonium player in the state of New York for two straight years. 

No Filter could be considered a "Jill of all Trades." She's licensed in massage therapy, but refuses to touch anyone, after having numerous clients "make things weird," certified in grades 1-6 and special education (and nearly finished her masters in literacy), and has a bachelors in health science. What is she doing with all of these specialties? Hosting quizzes, bartending, and professionaly wrestling alligators.

Come see No Filter host at The Angry Goat every Tuesday starting at 8pm. And she will be sure to let you know when she's subbing. Because she's an egomaniac.

I respect teams that use my name in their team names.


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Taproom (San Marcos)
129 E Hopkins St
San Marcos, TX
78666
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
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Syllables are eveything
Candace

An evening of new faces, a full house, and lovely beer. Welcome to heaven!   With a night of not-so-unpleasant weather, the Taproom was more lively than it has been lately. As we wound down the evening, Drinking Geeks shared comradery with Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline", and BUM BUM BUMMED to the end.   No one felt like participating in the e-mail bonus question, which was fine. Less work for me.   Third place made me smile, an was my favorite team name- "Doctah Jones, Doctah Jones".   Second place made it close, and also amused me. Team "Winners of the Women's
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I'm a pretty busy gal. I'm a Master-in-progress at Texas State in Microbiology. I teach by day, bartend by night, and research inbetween. Any other free time I have you'll find me with Wee Pig (not actually a pig) having all kinds of adventures!


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Brass Union
70 Union Square
Somerville, MA
02143
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
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Give A Dollar For Phil Collins' Disease
Hopeless Semantic

   Guys, I know I only do this once a year but it's time to open your hearts to charity and donate to a few causes that are very important to me. As Mr. Bungle would say "Sweet Charity." Actually, Mike Patton might suffer from the disease I'm about to talk about but it's his own fault for starting all those fucking side projects.     In the next 30 minutes, I would like to talk to you about Phil Collins' disease. A rampant virus that is rapidly spreading to quizzes all over the nation. Phil Collins was the first person to have it by being almost completely indistinguishable from himself, a band he was in once, another person who used to be in the band
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Yes, I am the one in the picture you think I am. 

 

Hey sucka. I haven't updated this in a while sucka. Sucka. Come to Miller's Ale House every Weds at 8 pm, sucka. Suckafish. 


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Red Heat Tavern
300 Lowell St
Wilmington, MA
01887
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
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We sweat so much tonight
The People's Chimp

Muggy evening at the Red Heat Tavern, but that didn't stop you all from get your quiz on and quizing all over the place. One of my favorite things is when the Red Heat staff has enough down time to get a few rounds in. They did tonight, and usually tap out when the questions are outside pop culture from 2012-present. They try, and it's cute.    Sadly, Undapants won again. I'm so sick of their shit, guys. Can someone please take care of them? Newcomers Grammie's Watching the Kids! strolled in late and took second place! I'm convinced if they got the full first round, they would have done it. Tie Fighters did
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No one calls me the spacecowboy. Most recently, someone came up to me and asked me if I was Josh. I said "I can be." He didn't know how to respond to that, and we went our seperate ways. 

A transplanted transplant, recently refining my east coast love after a whacky sting in the west coast. If we can talk about wrestling, hockey, Arrested Development, the importance of Red Foreman, or why Val Kilmer was a pretty good Batman, I think we'll get along just fine.