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75th Street Brewery
520 West 75th Street
Kansas City, MO
64114
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Spoiler Alerts Involving Alex Trebek
Troy D.

Most of y'all who follow my GWD blogs (all 1 of you, and I'm looking at you, Chelsea, at GWD HQ) know that I'm a game show fanatic - so in honor of this week's Round 5 (entitled Spoiler Alert!), let me tell you about a different set of spoilers. The Spoilers were the "bonus round" on a game show called Double Dare back in the 70's.  Not the one with the Sundae Slide; this was ten years earlier and involved Alex Trebek with his trademark afro and 'stache.  The main game premise was to answer a question then dare your opponent to answer it.  In the
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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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King Harbor Brewing Company
2907 182nd St
Redondo Beach, CA
90278
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Vets Night
Andy

This week was vintage (mostly) King Harbor Brewing Company quiz night. What do I mean by that? I mean that it was veteran team after veteran team.  We had teams that have been quizzing for the better part of a year or more team-up with each other to form the team with by far the best team name of the night (inspired by a round #1 question… I hope), Trust me, Uranus Is Not Part of a Special Club. Round #2 was also vintage KHB. With scores of 4/16, 6/16, 7/16, I was taken right back to the early days of our quaint little pub quiz. You remember
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I quiz. I kickball. I snowsport. I out doors. I magic.


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Third Base (South Park Meadows)
9600 S I H 35 # B
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Mandelbroccoli.
The Susanturpin

Many thanks to my boyfriend for the blog title. He's one of a kind, lemme tell ya. Did you know that the song “Killing Me Softly”, originally by Roberta Flack, was supposedly written about Don McLean? I’m not sure if it’s actually even true or not, but it’s a fact I like to spout off whenever I hear the song. And, of course, every time I think of Don McLean, I think about "American Pie", which makes me think of the Weird Al parody "The Saga Begins". My, my, this here Anakin guy... I sat down to write this blog this evening with a pretty severe case of writer’s block. Naturally, the only thing that’s coming to me to write about
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Baby, even the losers get lucky sometimes. Native Texan. Feminist. Beard enthusiast. Atheist. Sarcasm connoisseur. I have an unusual hatred for pickles. 


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Hugh O'Neill's
45 Pleasant St.
Malden, MA
02148
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Sriracha Cupcakes
Lady Thunderfunk

Here are the stats, champions: In a game with three 16-point rounds and 104 possible points, our top score was 92 and the average of all teams was 71.12.  Even our lowest scoring team this week would have placed 7th (of 11) last week. Color me impressed! Top that, Johnny's Navajo Hogan.   Recently I learned there's such a thing as seasonal allergies for winter. Apparently the complete lack of common irritants like pollen in the air turns my face into a faucet. I had tears streaming waiting for the bus this morning, and not because I was depressed about taking the bus to work. It was super weird. Not least of all because I don't get allergies any other time.
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The Lady Thunderfunk is based out of Malden, MA. She may or may not be a swarm of bees masquerading as a Quizmaster.


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Moe's Original Bar-B-Que (Boulder)
675 30th St
Boulder, CO
80303
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Could You Repeat Number [REDACTED]?
RevTrev

First and foremost: Go Broncos. Thank you all for coming out tonight!  We had queens, nudity, poorly pronounced South American countries, and more middle fingers headed my way than I give out on my drive home!  We also had Walter from Avery giving us free cozies, hats, glasses and pints of India Pale Ale all night!  Huzzah! We do this every Thursday night, but if you're itching for something bigger, check out Geek Bowl X coming up in Denver next Saturday! 200+ teams with $10,000 bucks on the line!  Don't miss it! See you all next week! -Trevor 
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Can still do the alphabet backwards when drunk, even when not handing out free beers for knowing things like Barbara Walters' cup size (which is 100% ungoogleable, in fact it will lead you right back here to this very web page). 

I'm skinny, blonde, and my reading glasses make me cross the line into dirty hipsterdom like Superman and Clark Kent, except instead of super powers and a journalism career I get an opinion about Radiohead and a headache while staring at computer screens.

Tip your waitstaff and stay classy.


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Little J's Bar
5306 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX
77007
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Last Shot at GB Tickets!
Rainbow Brite

Thank you all for coming out tonight! I think the entire world is pooped out from the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, and now with the onset of Lent folks are pretending to be well behaved, not-alcoholic, go-to-bed early types. Thankfully I have nice full teams so who love to drink and can’t be bothered with giving up vices of substance. It was nice to see everyone’s smiling faces! Do check out the Geek Bowl thing. The tickets will be last minute, and you’ll pay a bit more, but come on. Totally worth it! I keep saying this, I say it on the mic, I say it on all my blogs on all my venues… EUGENE FUCKING MIRMAN! He’s hilarious. He’s hilarious as a stand-up
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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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Fuzzy's Taco Shop
7010 Easy Wind Drive #100
Austin, TX
78752
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The One with the Dino-Hipster
Pax

Well, it started out easy and got surprisingly hard. Our usually unstoppable team, Flying Spaghetti Monsters, weren’t quite as on top of it without their noble patriarch to pick up the slack. But it was nice to take a break from winning for once to let some other people get that top prize for once.   Who would have thought so many of you would have seen Hot Tub Time Machine but not Titanic?  I think this is proof that I’m officially getting old because I did the old lady thing of noticing that and shaking my head as if I disapproved… like… as if Titanic
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Pax is a comedian, emcee, drag king, and burlesquer out of Austin, TX.  She's a life long geek whose first fandom was Star Wars but currently follows Doctor Who, Sherlock, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Her currently favorite libations are salty dogs and local Belgian-style beers.


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Hamburger Mary's (Long Beach)
330 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA
90802
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The challenges of being a gaymer couple.
Joshuay

I'm not going to lie, my little pokéballs. I've been a bit distracted this week. Why, you might ask? Because of Overwatch. I'm not generally the sort of ho who sells one service while promoting another, but this has been rather impactful. For those who don't know, it's a first-person shooter that's currently in beta. I work for the folks who make it, and it’s kind of beginning to eclipse my life. Aside from the work I'm doing on it, it's causing... domestic events. Because SOMEONE (Clancy) has a Macbook. So it's tough for him to play. But SOMEONE ELSE (me) built his own PC a few years ago, and has kept it steadily upgraded since. It's kind of a thing you have to do when
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Josh Wittge is an animatronic talking bear which was created by Ken Forsse with later assistance by Larry Larsen and John Davies. Josh Wittge moves his mouth and eyes via a standard cassette tape deck built into his back. Later versions would use a digital cartridge in place of a cassette. At the peak of his popularity, Josh Wittge became the best-selling toy of 1985 and 1986, and the newest version was awarded the 2006 Animated Interactive Plush Toy of the Year by Creative Child Magazine. 

Josh enjoys table tennis, lunch and Crimean War renactment. He lives.



 


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The Brew Project
3683 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA
92103
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Fat Tuesday Recovery
QuizMaster Mike

Hello Geeks!!!! Last night at the Brew Project was a little light on bodies, but that didn't change the level of fun. We had five groups last night, three returning regulars. Met a cool group of first timers, one of which used to live in Seattle - where I also used to live. So we had a cool chat after the quiz all about the things we love and miss about the Emerald City. While a few of the rounds were pretty challenging, everyone - on the whole - did pretty darn good.  Once again, I spend my Wednesday night hanging with fun people doing fun things in a fun place. Until next time; If you can't be good, be safe. If you can't be safe... name
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Executive Surf Club
309 N Water St
Corpus Christi, TX
78401
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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The One Where Me And My Girlfriend Came in Separate Cars
AdrianTrevino

Since 2016 began, there has not been a single normal day. Something has always been a little off, odd, or just a bit out there. Sometimes, things have seemed out of control or downright crazy, but then everything is different the next day. We've gone from feeling like there's a rut and not wanting to be doing the same thing every day, to every day being exceptionally different and strange and kind of wishing things would be, well, normal for a little while. At least then, my bank account and levels of sleep would be normal again. What is normal? Okay, this is starting to sound like the first day of a Psych 101 class.Lets get on with quiz related events:QM
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OH GOSH, THERE'S SUPPOSED TO BE SOMETHING EXTREMELY FUNNY HERE, BUT I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING FUNNY TO PUT HERE, OH GOSH OH GOSH, WHAT AM I DOING I CAN'T COMPUTER TODAY.

 

Anyways! I love QMing, it beats the living HELL out of my day job; I play guitar and absolutely love Death Metal, and I like wearing cuban shirts and smoking cigars and watching Star Trek. I also like making dumb jokes.  I tend to stay towards the middle of the road when it comes to... well, anything. I also do a lot of referential humor, so this only helps but serve that purpose. And the purpose of having a night to go to a bar to drink. Yes.

 

Well.

 

Good on 'ya.


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Beara Irish Brewing Co.
2800 Lafayette Rd
Portsmouth, NH
03801
Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
[Thursdays @ 6:00 pm]
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The Primary is Over
Laurz

So New Hampshire has been in the spotlight for the primary, and I'm reflecting on that now that it's over.  It's only my second primary as a NH resident and it is a seriously fun time.  We take our #FITN status very seriously. So many people voted on Tuesday, a new record. The polls in my town were so crowded and people were waiting in traffic to go vote.  Yay democracy. I watched the primary results from Vermin Supreme's party.  If you're not familiar, Vermin Supreme runs in the primaries every year and has a platform of mandatory tooth brushing and free ponies.  I also walked around Manchester looking to get interviewed by journalists.  I didn't get interviewed
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I love improv, beer, bunnies, podcasts, and cheese. That's all you need to know.


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The Park Tavern & Restaurant
931 E 11th Ave
Denver, CO
80218
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Only Slightly Better Than Being Beaten OFF With Your Own Wooded Leg
Fap 5ive Fretty

Imagine the splinters! Just going to bust out a quick one this week, cuz I gots shit to do. The team that got the most done last night was Planned Parenthood Now Serving Baby Back Ribs, who not only took first, but also showed up with the team name of the night; it’s tasteless and disgusting and I love it. Good job, team. Oh shit, I gotta go, my Duber is here. Duber is like Uber but you can blaze all the cannabis you want while riding in it. Except I just made that up. But I should really make that an actual thing. It’s an idea just stupid enough to make me rich enough to die from a drug overdose. I’ll see y’all next week!
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Host of Yo! GWD Faps. Check your local listings. Also check your closet before you go to bed, just to be safe; He likes to watch you sleep.


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Chelsea Pub & Lounge
1334 Hermosa Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA
90254
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:30 pm]
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You go, I go…we all go for LIGO. #EinsteinWasRight
shadude (the long winded Persian)

So, I was about to write about last night’s quiz, but something more interesting happened in the last 24 hours. WE DISCOVERED GRAVITATIONAL WAVES, BITCHES!!!!! Okay, to be fair, when I say “we,” I sure as fuck don’t me you dolts. I mean, for fucks sake, some of you guys think that Alec Baldwin won an Best Actor Oscar. (WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot!!!!) And to be more fair, when I say “we,” I don’t mean me either. I mean, yeah, sure, it’s way likely to be involved somehow in this discover than you dullards. I mean, sure, Chicago may have their own “Miracle Mile,” but for fucks sake, their is no “Wilshire Boulevard”
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A geek of many sorts:

 a space geek - believe it or not, I really am a rocket scientist

a music geek - used to be a DJ at my college radio station

a concert geek - live music rocks! (pun intended)

a live theatre geek - it's just a better value than the going to the cinema at this point

a musical theatre geek -more than an straight man rightfully should be

a political geek - it's a much better bloodsport than the MMA

a pop culture geek - grew up as a latch-key child, so TV was my babysitter

a bike geek - Orbea Orca with Campy Record-11 (if you know what that is, then you're a bike geek, too)


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Exchange Tavern
11940 Bradburn Blvd #100
Westminster, CO
80031
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Wanted, DOA: The Team That Confused Creed With Pearl Jam
Matt

Greetings Exchangerinos! Tonight, we allocated time for some alphabetized answers, flipped through some famous folks who are somehow still with us, and corralled up a few questions on cowboys and London’s East End. Care for a spot of tea, pardner? We had a doozy of a dead heat moving into the final rounds of our quiz, and sure enough, ended up needing a tiebreaker to determine second place. After a sudden death question on the opening weekend box office for The Force Awakens, the rep from Tell That to Kanja Klub (appropriately donned with a pretty dope Kylo t-shirt) force-pushed his team to 2nd. But the two fine folks of High & Dry were graciously
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The Auld Dubliner (Tucson)
800 East University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ
85719
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Meat and Quiz are Murder
Major Tom

Today is Manager Mitch's birthday. Did you wish him a happy birthday last night at Quiz? If you didn't, you made him sad. This is the sort of thing that drives a man to listen to Morrissey. Mitch is a sad man. So sad, in fact, that not only does he listen to Morrissey, but he has Morrissey tattoos, and he flies all over the country to see Morrissey play in concert. Is there anything else quite that sad? You would probably say that there is not. You would be wrong. I think we can all agree that heavy metal is the greatest music in the world, yeah? Well, Mitch feels inadequate sometimes because so many of you forget to do things like wish him a happy birthday. So, to compensate, he listens to
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My name is Tom.  I got into this gig by kicking everyone's ass at the Quiz at Club Congress on a weekly basis until they pretty much had to give me a job.  Now I do 2 clubs in Tucson, and you should be at both of them.  Besides doing this, I play in a ska-punk band called Troy's Bucket, and I have a job teaching 7th grade social studies.  I'm a huge metal and punk fan, but I also dig a lot of other stuff.  Halloween is my Christmas.  A lot of that has to do with my birthday, December 24th, being totally ignored thanks to Christmas.  I left the sinking ship that is Detroit, but I still love the Red Wings.  That's a hockey team.  Hockey is the greatest sport in the world.  I am single, so feel free to line up at the QM's table to meet me.  I drink Guinness, so feel free to send one my way.  I still won't give you any extra points. 


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Frank's Place
327 W Marion St
South Bend, IN
46601
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Snow Doesn't Stop Us!
Justin

Fellow GWD,   Snow did not stop our usual teams from coming out and playing! We even had a new team this week, thanks for joining us PS! We had ourselves another great quiz, coming down to the final round. (I was hoping for another SUDDEN DEATH) However, the 8th round tested each teams strengths as well as their weakest subjects. As a fellow quizzer, I love those kind of rounds. We are out at Frank's every Wednesday (Except the 1st of every month) in South Bend, Indiana! Hope to you see you soon! Make sure you come up with a clever/funny team name! There is a PRIZE for the winner!   QM Justin
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