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Park Avenue Pub
605 S Park Ave
Breckenridge, CO
80424
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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International Waters Law Explained at 115 Decibels
ZacHastings

Hi friends, This blog is going to be short and to the point because your beloved Quizmaster needs to lay down and take some Ibuprofen. You see, during tonight’s quiz, we found ourselves in the middle of a situation where one team member was sitting idly between the GWD Cardinal rules two and three. When I didn’t accept her answer of the “three c’s” I kindly told her to “quit her shit” and we all moved on. However, at the end of the night, as I’m greeting the wounded and the victorious, I was lambasted at a high level of volume concerning maritime law, dating back centuries. As this charming young woman continued her explanation of treaties
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Marco Polo Bar & Grill
5613 4th Avenue South
Seattle, WA
98108
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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Bananarama Clearly Meant to Say, "Cool Sunburn!"
Quizmaster Stephen

I really enjoy the chance to substitute-QM at Marco Polo.  The drinks are excellent, and the broasted chicken is bro-mazing.  So when the call came down for me to do it tonight, I leapt at the opportunity.Challenge is, I got no car, and I don't live near the place.  I'm kinda in the shadow of the Space Needle, which is great for occasionally replacing the stock photo in my Facebook profile, but not so great when the masses convene there every summer weekend for some festival or marathon or something.  Plus, it's a long walk to Marco Polo.  At least I've heard it is.  From Google Maps.  Those people know EVERYTHING.So
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Quiz, and the world quizzes with you.  Blog, and you blog alone.

About the quizmaster:

Stephen spent the first 24 years of life in northern Colorado, when a little tech company called Microsoft convinced him to try living in the Pacific Northwest.  After four years, he returned to Denver; but at the end of 2009 another little startup named Amazon lured him back to Seattle, and, as it so happens, he moved into a little place across the street from a place with a pub quiz.

After being a team player for a year and a half, Stephen took the plunge and auditioned for quizmastery.  He currently resides in lower Queen Anne, in a deluxe apartment in the sky-y-y, with his lovely wife Laura, a psycho killer cocker spaniel from hell named Kuno, and a sociopath cat named George.

You can spot Stephen quizzing on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at Fado Irish Pub.


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Apanas Coffee and Beer
11501 Rock Rose Ave. #118
Austin, TX
78758
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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Too Many Writing Instruments In My House
Professor D

Hi kids!   My my my, what to talk about in this here blog?   I mean, first of all, congrats to Suckwagon for defending their win from last week, once again edging out Slap n’ Gherkin, who once again took second! These two duos have the beginnings of a rivalry brewing, looks like to me!   Jesus, I just said “brewing” and I host at a coffee shop. I’m sorry. I’m truly sorry.   I’m not that sorry.   Anyway, does anyone else have a thing they compulsively buy that they don’t need? Personally, I always feel compelled
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I work in tech support and also I host pub quizzes. My offices are my closet, and also bars. Jobs are weird. My uncle used to call me "professor" when I was a kid. I'm not really a professor. I drive a truck that might be older than you. I do the best Hank Hill impression you'll ever hear, unless you know Mike Judge. I haven't updated my Wordpress blog in a really long time.


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HotelHotel PizzaBar (formerly The Dubliner)
3515 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA
98103
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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Remember to Spay and Neuter Your Pets
WhitneyWhitworth

I would like to dub tonight “the battle of the Bobs,” because one of the highlights for me was our second place Bob-off between Bob Loblaw Strikes Back and Not Great, Bob! who both tied on the scoreboard and had to settle it the old fashioned way, by rapid fire naming as many famous Bobs as they possibly could. And while this could have gone on for minutes, it really only lasted a few rounds. In the end, Not Great Bob! was great, as they walked away with the twenty dollar gift certificate. Woo! The rest of the score board looked a little like this:   The
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Full-time cat mom. Part-time karaoke junkie. My crafting skillz are off the chiz-ARTS. 


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WeldWerks Brewing
508 8th Ave.
Greeley, CO
80631
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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Are you ready for some sportsball?
Weapon Z

Hiya WeldWerks!  Our topic of conversation tonight might come as a bit of a surprise.  Especially considering our themes tonight.  Instead of focusing on our specific themes, we’re going to cover something, a little bit…different. Sports!  I promise, this isn’t going to be a recurring theme. The summer Olympics are nearly here.  Despite the abhorrent state of the current conditions of the athlete’s Olympic Village.  Despite the very real possibility of Zika.  Despite the cheating Russians having their invitation revoked.  Very athletic people are preparing to compete in a variety of events.  America is obviously
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Quizmaster Zach is an avid fan of Rush: the Holy Triumvirate, and spends the majority of his free time watching irreverent comedies such as Portlandia, Trailer Park Boys and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. When he is away from the television he plays ice hockey (poorly), hosts quiz (poorly) and eats food (poorly). To be honest, QM Zach does most things poorly but that's easily overlooked because he is so good looking. The only thing he is good at is doing a karaoke version of YYZ. You can see QM Zach live and in person and judge him accordingly every Saturday night at 8:00 PM at Krazy Karls pizza. Just don't look directly into his eyes. You might never be able to look away.


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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And then there were 5...
Resident Egon

First an entire bastille day quiz, then tonight a little guillotine action. No I’m not finding myself surprisingly enamored of the filthy era of French history pre-revolution, I’m just playing a shitload of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, and all this French stuff keeps coming up. That’s all….I’m iust game obsessed lately. Much like y’all and your quiz obsessions that also border upon pokemon go. Oh speaking of, when they finally get Trainer battles and trading live, “FineasTDogg”     BEST ROUNDS OF THE NIGHT!!!!!! I should be glad they didn’t
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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Lamplighter Public House
820 NW 85th St
Seattle, WA
98117
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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Goddamn Clowns
QM Jarrad

Seafair week in Seattle is a motherfucker. A bunch of drunk, old white guys dress up as clowns and terrorize each neighborhood they inhabit. This is only my second year of this and to be fair, it went a bit better than last year. Your intrepid QM strained his voice over the din of payazos at the Lamplighter and can only hope he isn’t hoarse for his first theme quiz tomorrow. It’s Bob’s Burgers guys! Alriiiiiight! Anyway, on to more pressing matters as four team duked it out for Crown Hill Supremacy and in the end, it was two teams deadlocked which meant, sudden death round! Dun dun duuuuun!!! Boogie Nights of the Round Table pulled
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Hey you, how are you? Thanks for clicking my name. Very thoughtful of you.

So, let's see, what do you want to know? Hmm. I took a four month trip around the world last year and saw really cool cities like Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Amman, Budapest, Sofia and Reykjavik. I like beer a lot. I've been drinking nothing but Founders All Day IPA lately since they released the 15 pack for $16!

I also recently discovered the Professor Blastoff podcast and have become obsessed with it. So at any given time, I'm either listening to it or thinking about something funny that happened in one of the episodes. And yes, I can rap just using my body.


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Fado Irish Pub (Chicago)
100 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL
60654
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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On the Structural Integrity of Judge Judy
Rhino

Normally, it’s not in a Quizmaster’s nature to entertain challenges to the answers to any given question. That’s what the Errorogenous Zone is for. But Pquizadactyl managed to entertain us with several quandaries about exactly how high you could stack 100 Judge Judys. For our part, the answer worth the point assumes that you stack the Judy clones for their full height of 5’1” (1.55 meters) each. That is to say, each Judy is standing on top of the head of
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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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Stem Ciders
2811 Walnut Street #150
Denver, CO
80205
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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42 Count
KelleyCrockett

The bonus question for round 8 has to be one of the strangest facts that I have heard about the Olympics. The Rio Olympic committee has bestowed the gift of 42 condoms to each athlete. This is strange for so many reasons. Are these athletes incapable of purchasing their own condoms? Why is this something the Olympic committee believes they should be providing? I am not opposed to the athletes having condoms provided, it just seems a bit strange to me. I can't help but wonder if they are giving them regular Trojan condoms or are they branded with the Olympic rings on one side of a white wrapper with a Rio 2016 on the reverse side. Now let's discuss why they are providing so many condoms.
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Some aspects of ourselves we choose, others we are born into. I was born into being a geek. I blame it on being raised in a home covered in 1950's B movie posters. We watched Star Trek religiously as a family every Sunday night. Having your books taken away was the ultimate punishment bestowed upon us by my parents. Brutal, I know. It was inevitable I would be a geek. I am new to hosting pub quiz but that was only a matter of time as well. On a deeply personal note, I love turkey Legs! I look forward to getting my geek on while you get your drink on playing pub quiz. Cheers!


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Mother Muff's
2432 W Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
80904
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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Vienna, Norwegia, and Swissland Are Not Countries
Holly Jolly Quiz Miss

Tonight we celebrated Week 3 of our cross promotion with RXP @ 103.9, culminating in August in our grand prize tickets to Las Vegas’s Life is Beautiful Festival! We have a few teams that are rarin’ to go and are fighting hard for the win :)  This quiz gave most teams an opportunity to reflect on the fact that they don’t know much about geography (yet again!), to try to spell “guillotine, “Miyazaki” and “Chernobyl,” and to come up with as many synonyms for poop as possible. Round 1 was all about things that have happened in July in years past. Almost all teams knew Michael
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I'm a recent retransplant from California who loves cake, Broadway, puppies, and cracking wise.


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Moes Original BBQ (Golden)
840 Tabor St.
Golden, CO
80401
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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Franzia: The Standard of Purity
Gentleman Mastermind

Tonight was the second night of the quiz at Moe's, and we had double the turn out from the first night. All of the teams had a great time and were good sports the whole time, and the staff even joined in on the good times. The title of tonight's blog comes courtesy of Rusty Pipes and their hilariously wrong answer to one of tonight's questions. To those of you who played tonight's quiz, you will probably recognize the context. For those of you who didn't play tonight's quiz, maybe you should have come. Sucks to be on the outside of an inside joke, doesn't it? But now, the quiz is over, and I've retired to my chambers to relax, watch Prison Break, and bring
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Raised in the heart of Dixie, Chris was christened early into the the world of geekdom through the Marvel Universe and has since been expanding outward in his nerd knowledge. When he's not running your weekly quiz, Chris can be found reading his comic subscriptions, hosting the Between the Cons podcast, binging on Netflix with his fiancee, or playing Xbox.


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Green Valley Ranch Beer Garden
4995 Argonne Street
Denver, CO
80249
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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The Full House Theme Song by Lindsay Lohan
Quizmaster K

For those of you who are wondering (and I'm sure it's A LOT of you), I've returned to my day job. No more stories about my grand adventures. If you don't know, I am an assistant principal at a middle school, and now that I'm back to doing both Geeks and working at school at the same time, I've really started to notice the similarities between hosting Quiz and working with 12-year-olds: 1) I frequently have to remind teams to put their name on their answer sheets.2) I have to repeat directions way more than I would think.3) People still don't follow the directions.4) I have to sharpen a lot of pencils.5) We have to work on handwriting (bonus questions).6)
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Big Time Brewing Company
4133 University Way NE
Seattle, WA
98105
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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Words that are hard to say: Orbital.
EricMusehl

Well this week the weather got hotter than what most of us Seattle folks like. Ok We kind of like it, sort of. 80 degrees is warm for us. #whiner Course this means my brain is weirder than normal. That and the DNC is absorbing my brain, and the various leaks and how Trump and Putin seem to be having a bromance. Or maybe it is a romance and this is power flirting. Power Flirting is my new idea and I should make an app. Sorry, got distracted. Seafair parade is coming up this weekend, and that makes me happy. There are floats and local celebrities, clowns and of course, Pirates. What does that have to do with quiz? nothing. not a gosh darn thing. But we
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Eric Musehl lives in Seattle Washington with his wife, two sons, one daughter, one cat, and one snake. Eric Musehl was born in Faribault Minnesota but left. Eric Musehl has been a cook, kilt maker, tour guide, factory worker, wedding mc-dj. Eric Musehl these days can be found acting as a stay-at-home dad, wedding dj, karakoe dj, white water river guide, and of course Geeks Who Drink Quiz Master. 

Eric Musehl generally does not write in third person, but when he does, he goes overboard.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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Many Idle Hands Make the Devil's Workshop
Evan

You know what, if Gandalf's so great, how come he didn't realize that his friend, who lived in a black tower called Orthanc, was gonna turn out evil? I mean, first of all it's a black tower, which as we all know means it's evil; because J.R.R. was many things, and one of those may have been a racist. Also, "Orthanc" is just two steps from "Orc." It's just Orc with a "than" stuck in the middle. More Orc than Orc.   I just realized that if you stacked those 100 Judge Judys horizontally instead of vertically, they probably wouldn't even be half as tall as the tallest redwood. I mean,
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Pourhouse Bar & Grill
124 E 4th St
Loveland, CO
80537
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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Bruce and Dick Came To Quiz and Didn't Know Where the Alps Were
He Who Shall Be Ignored/Obeyed About 50/50

It wasn’t a normal Wednesday. Sloopy could tell as much from the number of people congregated in the entryway as he arrived at quiz. They were everywhere. Threading his way through the scrum, Sloopy found his buddy and his house boy, who’d already secured seats. Everyone needed a house boy, Sloopy mused. How much easier life would be with some help. Unfortunately, Bruce’s house boy, a kid named Dick, wasn’t much help in Round 1. He kept looking at Bruce for guidance, sitting slack jawed and confused for most of the round. Curiously though, he did really well in Round 2, although he struck a very angular
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So, are you in need of a quizmaster? Well, I pilot the most grown up and pedantic quiz in Loveland and the second most obnoxious quiz in Boulder. No BS, tantrums or grief. You come out, you drink and you play the damn quiz people.


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Flatstick Pub
15 Lake St
Kirkland, WA
98033
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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Beer Blog!
Darth Tabulous

Today instead of rehashing what we learned in quiz tonight, I am going to talk about the beer I had tonight. I’m a fan of ciders.  Dry, not sweet.  I just like the flavor of a good tart cider.  Mmmm. Here at Flatstick Pub they have at least 3-4 taps dedicated to ciders and tonight I sipped on tap #21, Pineapple by Elemental, a brewery out of Woodinville, WA. At 6% ABV, That’s alcohol by volume for all you smarty pants, this cider is mostly dry, tart and with a little tang of sweet on the finish. The color is a nice deep golden amber. Very tasty and definitely recommended. Nice to see some new faces this week. Thanks for coming out and we will
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Darth Tabulous, Warden of the Northwest, First of her name, Protector of the Realm.