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Spud Monkey's
17312 NE Halsey St
Portland, OR
97230
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
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Towlie in Cowboy Boots
Stephen

Windy here in the northwest, ol’ winds blusterin’ in ‘cross th’ pacific bringin’ its fukushima seasonin’ up our noses an’ in our eyes though t’night this’d be the furthest thing from m’mind as I breathe the clean clear air at Spud Monkey’s returnin’ anew t’the only home ever I knew. Jesus College Dropouts, Dirty Mo & the Bimbo, Izausomes an; Rachael & Jason.   Th’ firs’ round were concernin’ the plots a’movies given a-backwards, such’s the story a’ Field a’ Dreams told as though them ghosts were
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The Draft
23692 59 N. Freeway Suite D
Kingwood, TX
77339
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
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So Long and Thanks for All the Cheese Fries
Lando the Commando

Lando the Commando here! Wow: it was my first time flying solo without my beloved Notorious GIB and I learned a lesson in time management. I don't think I've EVER had to repeat so many questions before - there were definitely some DIFFERENT rounds last night. Round 4 especially - the one about the fake minutes - was a real headscratcher. But almost every team held it together - for those that dropped out due to the difficulty of the rounds - I'm just a pretty face with great articulation, BUT you can write to Geeks WHO DRINK if you have any suggestions for future rounds!  Just go to the "SUGGEST a ROUND" section! To the drunk guy who tried to hit on me while I was reading questions
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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
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Oh yeah, it was also Mardi Gras.
VoldeMartini

So, this morning I was browsing the headlines. Let’s go ahead and take a gander at the biggest one. An Orange won the Republican primaries in New Hampshire. A surprising turn for Kasich, though, taking second. Granted, it wasn’t as close as the Iowa primary race, but he got in there. Good for you, Johnny Boy. The King of the Oompa Loompas wants to bring back waterboarding”, which was also one of our bonus questions last night, and also use practices that are “worse than waterboarding”. Fun fact, bud, there’s a law stating that waterboarding is a no-no. Being the president doesn’t mean you can just willy-nilly go and do whatever
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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Hard Times Cafe (Springfield)
6362 Springfield Plaza
Springfield, VA
22150
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
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Better Write Blog!
Tudor

Thank God Better Call Saul was only 10 episodes long or I might not have gotten around to this blog. And it probably would have been worth it. I love finding out that my favorite comedians can act, too, but love even more not seeing them go complete sob story. Bob Odenkirk is responsible for so many of my favorite works of comedy, most obviously Mr. Show, but he also wrote for SNL, gave Tim and Eric their big break, as well as possibly the least respected sketch comedy in recent memory, The Birthday Boys. Two seasons. Boo, IFC. But then there's Michael McKean, too. Wow. And then out of nowhere, the guy who played Trevor Phillips in GTA 5
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It's Tudor! I'm quiet with a loud and eloquent speaking voice. I love nonsense but I hate stupidity.Geek credentials include: Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Lord of the Rings, anything Stephen King (specifically the Dark Tower series), Magic: The Gathering, The Ender and Bean sagas, video games in general, and the Simpsons. Quiz me on any of those subjects other than GoT, because who the hell can keep all that together?


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Tony's
326 North Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
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Fat Quizday
Your Friendly Neighborhood Quizmaster

I didn't know it was Fat Tuesday.  Side note: I also didn't make the connection that Fat Tuesday is indeed known as Mardi Gras, so...how bout that?  To me, Fat Tuesday is the name of a few drink stands in Las Vegas where you can get tall frozen hurricanes that you'll enjoy for less than the entirety of the drink.  Blech.  They're too big.  They're all sugar.  Blech.   In honor of Fat Tuesday a pair of teams fattened up their participation numbers and played with 7 team members.  That's all good, play with 7, you just can't win and don't get mad at me when I notice you have 7 people.  Not my fault.  Na'm'fal.  You're
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Colorado native raised on good old fashioned learning.  I don't find a reason to not learn new things every day and encourage others to do the same.


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The Growler Guys (Coeur d'Alene)
225 West Appleway Avenue
Coeur d'Alene, ID
83814
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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No Prizes for Last Place
Thomas J. Brown

I'm starting to see familiar faces at The Growler Guys on Tuesday nights, and I’m not talking about the staff. As our nascent quiz starts to get established, we're getting more teams coming back to face off against each other to compete for the glory of winning! Oh, and also the first and second place gift certificates. One returning team was Delmar's Dream, who took an early lead, wherein they missed only 4 points in the first 5 rounds! That's pretty impressive, gang. Another team with plenty of Geeks Who Drink experience under their belts, Wow! Wow! Wow?, made for strong competition, but in the end couldn't knock Delmar's Dream out of their
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This is my bio. There are many like it, but this one is mine.


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Aces and Ales (Tenaya)
2801 N Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV
89128
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
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You look good Hal!
Steve

HAL 9000 comes up in Tuesday's Aces and Ales quiz this week. A devout Kubrick fan, I had to race home and put my blu-ray on...again. Think about this. HD is not kind to older films that were able to hide imperfections in costume and makeup because the resolution would negate it. Now with high quality transfers some of those imperfections are exposed. In 2001 they are in these Ape suits and even at 1080p they have life that goes beyond man in suit. A testament to Kubrick's detail. Watch Pirates of the Caribbean again, and look at how awful those costumes look. A look back on some other favorite space/future movie/tv stuff.  
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Thunder & Buttons II
2415 W. Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO
80904
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
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The Monkey is Upon Us
RobotNarwhal

Glad to see you all survived the snow craziness last week.  It will only be a few short beats until spring is upon us, and I know that I can’t wait.  Winter is a drag, but surely I’ve bitched enough about it for one season, and I did the whole "Fat Tuesday history" last year.  So, let’s get on to something else entirely: Happy Chinese New Year!    Like most of us, I was first exposed to the concept of the Chinese Zodiac and New Year by reading about it on a tacky paper placemat in a family-run Chinese restaurant.  I hope that's not inadvertently racist, but it's totally true, and I'm sure every one of you knows a place that uses
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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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Timbers Sports Bar
136 West Tomichi Avenue
Gunnison, CO
81230
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Twattage Cheese Please!
Jantz in Your Pants

It’s a rare feat when the team with the best name also gets first place. Don’t get me wrong, there were some good team names last night. Some teams kept with the Fat Tuesday theme while others had different ideas. Jake from ‘Jake the Snake’ played most of the quiz by himself. But in a sneaky snake move, Jen took over for him for the last 3 rounds! I don’t know what pulled Jake from the quiz but at least the had the common desistence to had someone take command of his team.  The new seating arrangement threw a curve ball to Roger’s team. They are used to being the highest in the room, and in the middle. Now the ‘Big Spot’ is against the wall
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Originally from Columbus, Ohio.  Moved to the sprawling metropolis of Gunnison, Colorado to attend Western State.  And yes, I did graduate with an Anthropology degree.  My hands are magic to a bicycle.  Although, not so much with the ladies!  Speaking of the ladies, I love to pitch a tent, when camping. 


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Groveland Tap
1834 St. Clair Avenue
St. Paul, MN
55105
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 9:00 pm]
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Hi, I’m Clay, and I’m an Addict
Clayton

“Hi Clay.” is the appropriate salutation for this situation. What am I addicted to? Hosting Geeks Who Drink, of course! Whether the category is meetings from fictional meetings, or a trifecta on botulism, botany, and robots, it doesn’t matter. Tuesday at The Groveland Tap, is always my favorite night of the week. Half-Assery, came in first place tonight, pulling a narrow victory half way out their ass in the random knowledge round. In second place tonight was, My Heart Will Go On X valve, a great bunch of guys. Jane Austin Dates Elvis, stayed up way past their bedtime to come in third. They led through the majority
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The Beer Market (Pittsburgh)
110 Federal St
Pittsburgh, PA
15212
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
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Wherefore art thou, Zack?
Dale

Well it seemed like our most recent bout of winter weather couldn't keep the teams away from The Beer Market, either that or it was the free swag being handed out for Fat Tuesday. Either way, we had a decent turn out, and it sure reflected in the scores. We saw a fair bit of perfect round scoring, which when it came to “Saved by the Bell” or Shakespeare, I expected to trip up everyone there. But alas, my great plans were foiled as one team rocked it down scoring a perfect 8! (Not sure if they are die hard Shakespeare fans, or just really enjoyed watching the shenanigans at Bayside High with “Saved by the Bell” ...) It was certainly nice to see new
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Sully's Pub
5436 Johnson Dr
Mission, KS
66205
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
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Because it Takes Talent to Rhyme ANYTHING With Serengeti.
Troy D.

In "This Day in Overplay", R2Q2 was a fun little clip from Toto's Africa.  I'm totally stealing this from a comedian (and I can't find the video, otherwise I'd link to it)... but while that song is damn fun to sing, IT MAKES NO SENSE.  You've got an old man, a woman coming in on a plane (but hurry boy, she is waiting for you), and I guess there are wild dogs crying out in the night at the airport too?   It makes my head hurt. Something else that makes my head hurt?  Congestion - so thank you guys for putting up with my coughing substitute ass last night.  That pseudoephedrine stuff is fun, though.  Huckabee/Santorum 2016 came
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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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Hong Kong Restaurant
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
02138
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
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I’m Never Leaving My House Again
Extra Terresticle

At last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz at the Hong Kong, we learned that a new species of tarantula was discovered near Sacramento, and that the Venus Fly Trap can count. I don’t know about you all, but I’m not leaving my house ever again. Tarantulas in Northern California? Nope. It’s only a matter of time before they’ve canvassed the entire United States. And counting plants? How soon until they start counting their human victims? Until the take over the world? Madness! At last night’s quiz, almost all of the teams aced the round on backwards movie plots, and there were some stellar scores in the this day in overplay audio round. How stellar?
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Let's play a game. Two of the three statements in each category are true. One is false. Guess which ones are which.

1. Growing up

a) Ryan grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts.
b) Ryan had spinal surgery when he was three years old.
c) Ryan is the youngest of four.

2. Celebrity crushes

a) Jennifer Connelly
b) Jennifer Lopez
c) Ginnifer Goodwin

3. Physical features

a) Ryan is flat-footed
b) Ryan is left-handed
c) Ryan is a polyorchid

4. Where he's been

a) Hawaii
b) Canada
c) Dallas

5. Where he's worked

a) Boston Celtics
b) Boston Bruins
c) Boston Red Sox

Answers

1. a-T, b-T, c-F; 2. a-T, b-F, c-T; 3. a-T, b-F, c-T; 4. a-T, b-T, c-F; 5. a-F, b-T, c-T


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Claude Hopper's
19178 Blanco Rd
San Antonio, TX
78258
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
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It's like a plant with a mouth. Actually it's exactly that. Only many mouths.
LexSimpson

The Venus flytrap can count. To five. Kind of. I mean, it's not literally counting. A bunch of scientists hooked up electrodes to a venus flytrap (because that's what science does,) and recorded the electrical impulses it made when... "eating." Turns out if there's no more than three within 20 seconds made by it's prey, it resets and doesn't chomp. Neat. Here's some other factoids about the good ol' Penis Flytrap. Turns out they tend to grow in crappy soil, necessitating their eating of bugs for nutrients. Their "mouth" is also the stomach, and after receiving the correct amount of impulses, they close their mouths and release a fluid to digest the bugs, dissolving them into a "nourishing
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Sent from his home planet to deliver that sweet, sweet velvity chocolate to your ears.

Enjoy, it's on him.


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The Salty Dog (Brooklyn)
7509 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
11209
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
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It only hurts a little at first, then you start to like it
JohnTropiano Jr.

Tuesday has come and gone, and with it another quiz in the record books.  The work is long and arduous but for my players, no toll is too heavy.  It means a lot when I get people to show up and listen to me ramble on about anything and ask silly questions.  It’s also fun trying to dodge curse words because there are kids in a bar. But I digress, it was a lovely Tuesday evening, and we had two teams join us “Beer B8” made a return and so did “The Salty Dogs” both teams really struggled through some rounds.  The feedback hopefully makes it to the Errorogenous Zone.  I, however, find watching teams
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Boxcar
530 S. Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM
87501
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
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Nobody got the Who Wants To Be a Millionaire question. . . I'm so proud
Kevin

So, Geeks, I'm a former theater nerd; Got the underutilized degree and everything to prove it. So lasty night was the first time since I started this gig that I wanted to play the game rather than host the game. Ah well. Parting is such sweet sorrow (I never said I was a GOOD theater nerd). I am, of course, referring to last night's round 4, entitled “The Bard of Bayside,” which was about Shakespeare, and his 1990's equivalent, “Saved By The Bell.” I actually did my Master's Thesis on this very subject! See, Slater is a condensing of all romantic leads AND villains into a single entity. Zack is a personified
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