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Night Shift Brewing
87 Santilli Highway
Everett, MA
02149
Monday, July 06, 2015
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Ich bin ein Kuddelmuddel
Extra Terresticle

Two weeks ago we had the 52nd anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s famous Ich bin ein Berliner speech. It was one of JFK’s most famous speeches where he emphatically assured the Germans of West Berlin that the Soviet Union would not be allowed to occupy the city. While the speech was historically significant, it gained notoriety for JFK’s attempt at declaring himself with the people of Berlin. In German, when describing someone (a male specifically) who is from a certain place, you usually add –er to the end of the word for that country (or city). So a resident of America would be an Amerikaner, and someone from Berlin would call themselves
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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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1820 Lounge
1820 Franklin Street
Houston, TX
77002
Thursday, July 02, 2015
[Thursday's @ 8:00 pm]
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There And Back Again...
The Crying Tygrr

So, I was gone again. You were, too. You can't blame this on Obama. He's a White Sox fan (I think I threw up a little in my mouth) and the reason you didn't see me last week was because of the Yankees. Ah, the big bad New York Yankees came to town and raised the average ticket prices at Minute Maid Park by about 20%. Then again, they probably also raised attendance at Minute Maid Park by 20%, too. I'm pretty sure big teams like the Yankees and Red Sox get a cut of our ticket sales just because they grace us with their presence.That sounded a little bitter. I promise: it wasn't meant to sound bitter.I mean, because I was there. Well, I
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I wish I could say I had crazy hobbies like naked skydiving (does naked camping count?), underwater shark impersonator, or snake charmer (I did play with a grass snake for an hour once), but I'm just not that interesting. Instead I'll settle with my actual lame hobbies like reading voraciously, taking tons on photos (including lots of "selfies", of course), and camping (I wasn't kidding about that). I love making thematic playlists and being a QM is a perfect outlet for that; I get to create new playlists every week. 

I'm sorta known for my nonsensical, made up words and random goofy sounds. I've been called weird more than once, I take it as a compliment. (But after attending two Geek Bowls, I'd say I'm on the low end of the GWD weirdness scale.)

I have a motorcycle (that I haven't ridden in a long time) and a cat named Zube (that I've never ridden) who likes to "assist" me when I'm preparing my quiz and creating my blog. I'm a proud native Texan, but I don't often sound like one (until I've had a few drinks).


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Eclipse Sports Grill
1830 East Broadway Blvd
#106
Tucson, AZ
85719
Monday, July 06, 2015
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Yadda, Yadda, Yadda
Laura Hunter

I subbed for Mitch last night, but don't you worry -- next week, it'll be back to your regularly scheduled programming.   There were two questions related to Seinfeld.  TWO!  I'm a huge Seinfeld fan, so it's great to see the longevity of the show about nothing.  The show remains relevant today even though it's 20-something years later. In the last month, I've had someone steal my parking spot by pulling into a parallel parking space front-first while I was clearly backing into it.  A week later, a woman asked me to pass her some toilet paper under the stall because she was out.  Luckily I could spare a square.  And I've always had a giant
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Sometimes funny and always sarcastic. Loves standup, reading, and a stiff drink. Has an awesome sidekick, Porkchop the hound dog.


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Beau Jo's (Fort Collins)
100 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO
80524
Monday, July 06, 2015
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Ich Bin Ein Shark Week @ BEAU JO'S!!!
Andizzle fo' Shizzle

Yep, it’s shark week. That means everyone will be talkin’ about chompin’ on stuff and chum. Or just watching YouTube videos about sharks since they are too cheap to afford Discovery channel. Whatever, shark week is awesome, so go check out these bad boys.   Things we learned this week: - 50 Cent got shot way too many times. - Hall & Oats is awesome. - Currywurst sounds tasty. - Macgyver’s first name was Angus. Who knew?
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Help me complete my 2015 art experiment:

#ProjectTshirt!
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Why yes, Andizzle fo' Shizzle is in fact my legit, legal name (as soon as I change it). Fo' rizzle, bizzle. I've hosted over 500 quizzes since 2008 and have written around 1,000 of our rounds. I'm also a vegetarian, a Jew, and a god damned pretty, pretty princess.

I kick ass and sometimes take names where appropriate; Quizmaster extraordinaire and all around nerd, I host the weekly quiz with both fury and pomp. If you ever find youself in need of a good beating in Halo, tetherball, or a good ole' fashioned PBR chugoff, feel free to let me know.

You can learn a little more about my messed up brain over at my Meet Your Quizmaster interview.

Check out Northern Colorado's Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/NoCoGeeksWhoDrink

I also write beer reviews and articles @ www.PorchDrinking.com

And if you so desire, I can also be found on The Facebooks or on The Twitters, Xbox Live, Steam, League of Legends, Battle.net, and your Mom's house.


--------------- Quiz Schedule ---------------

Beau Jo's - Monday
7:00pm, 205 N College Ave


Pour Brothers - Tuesday
8:00pm, 18220 Linden St


The Laboratory - Wednesday
7:30pm, 1801 S College Ave


Pateros Creek - Thursday
7:00pm, 242 N. College Ave


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Cain and Abel's
2313 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX
78705
Monday, July 06, 2015
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How did Cain and Abel put their differences aside to start a business?
TheHypnotoad

Summer is in full swing in Austin, and that was evident by all the fun we had at Cain and Abel's last night. Had some out-of-towners join in and get a little of the Geeks experience. Round one featured "bag" as the theme, and I learned a new way to describe my chronic back pain, so we all learned something. Round two pointed out that I clearly don't by in to all the hype about Shark Week, even though some of those jams are the bomb. The 50/50 round was clearly the most popular of the night, with Cain and Abel's Bad Bitche$ logging a perfect score and a joker to honor good ol' Fiddy. I've never been to Berlin, but after round 4 I feel I have to
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Boulder Coffee Co.
100 Alexander Street
Rochester, NY
14620
Monday, July 06, 2015
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Zeus, You Tricky Devil You
QM Colleen

Have you ever had a bolt of lightning strike so close to you it sounded like a gunshot? Well now I have, and it was horrifying.   Before quiz I drove out to Niagara Falls for an audition (because I'm crazy and do things like that). Did you know there's a weird island on the edge of New York that you have to pay to get across? And did you know that the bridges to get to and from the island are a bajillion stories tall and are a natural laxative? And did you know that the fastest way to get to Niagara Falls from Rochester is to traverse said island? Now you know.   Anyway, back to my lightning story.   I was driving straight to quiz
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Colleen is a Rochester native with a heart of gold. Icy, icy gold. You can find her at Wall Street every Tuesday night and occasionally on a stage somewhere else in Rochester. Doing theater. Not stripping. She would be the most awkward of strippers. Think Danny Devito on Friends and then quadruple the awkward. Got the mental image? Good. She also plays Ultimate Frisbee and if you are vewy,vewy quiet you can catch her galavanting around RIT campus.


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Dylan Murphy's
1453 3rd Ave.
New York, NY
10028
Monday, July 06, 2015
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Half in the Bag
John

I said the phrase "half in the bag" the other day (I was describing my then state of inebriation) and was met with blank stares and confused looks.  Does no one use the phrase "half in the bag"? Is it a mid-western expression? Is it only used by people over 30?  I thought it was pretty common, but I guess not.  Anyway, most of our quizzers were half in the bag last night and boy, was it fun. Round one was our "b-a-g" round, where all answers contained the letters b-a-g in that order.  Some pretty creative answers in this round.  Remind me to ask my Grandma how to play "Bagammon". It looked like The Third Worst Thing We've Ever Done
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I'm a professional actor and odd-jobbist originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I currently live in Astoria with my wife where we enjoy egg sandwiches, spying on our neighbors, and long walks to the grocery store. I'm a brown liquor and IPA drinker.


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The Three Lions Pub (Bothell)
10111 Main St
Bothell, WA
98011
Monday, July 06, 2015
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Close, but not Mandela
The Fortress

Nelson Mandela never went by any initials, just Nelson. Also he wasn’t even the president when Apartheid ended. Apartheid official ended on April 27, 1994. Nelson Mandela became president on May 10, 1994. So in conclusion, everyone who said the Apartheid ending president was F.W. Mandela; close but not Mandela. However I will give a shout out to Hot at Balls who admitted Nelson Mandela is the only South African president they know. I had to institute the half a point rule on round 5. It’s very rare that I have to do this, but sometimes things happen. Let me explain the half a point rule and then I’ll tell you why I needed it. The half a point rule
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Yeah, well what can I say about myself...A LOT! 

But I won't. I'm just your regular quiz-mistressing chick on in the city. Sounds like a million dollar sitcom idea to me. 

Actually QM's are more of 250K reality show idea on MTV. My show would be akin to Jersey Shore, but no fist pumping or pregnant short people. 

...but back to me. I'm called The Fortress...no idea why though, so come out and see me in action and maybe we can come up with some ideas why together! 


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The Blind Pig Company
120 North Walnut Street
Champaign, IL
61820
Monday, July 06, 2015
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The F Holes F'ed Up
NickMolinare

Hopefully everyone had a great Fourth of July. I was still recovering last night from a weekend full of drinking and explosions, but mostly drinking. Whenever your family party involves beer chugging contests you know you will be in for a rough hangover. It was all worth it though because my team ending up being the champions. Time for that recap. First round was all about that bag, every answers had the word bag in it. Round two was a music round in honor of shark week. I really thought this round was a great one, and really anything is better than Limp Bizkit covers of songs. My ears are still bleeding from that round. Round three was a 50/50 round about the
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Barcadia (NOLA)
601 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA
70130
Monday, July 06, 2015
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Another Year
Quizmaster Mike

Way back in the day, 50 Cent gave me a valuable piece of advice. You know, Fiddy and I used to hang. You see, in certain cultures, people who share the same birthday are all forced to hang out with each other once a year. Man, the Dalai Lama was a good one. Even George W Bush was fun. But you can imagine the look on 50’s face when it’s me he’s gotta hang out with all day. But he gave me some very insightful knowledge about growing up that I’ve held onto this day. Growing up isn’t really a real thing. Birthdays don’t really matter for anything. It marks, what, the amount of times that our rock has made a complete
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Mike moved down to New Orleans 3 days before Hurricane Katrina hit. Yikes. After spending the next 5 years down there, he packed up his wagon trained and headed West, to the great unknown. There, he met Kent and Eric of the Geeks crew, and he started hosting a quiz in Santa Fe. After denying the seductive as long as he could, Mike returned to his first love, the city of New Orleans. There, he hosts a weekly quiz and gets all the girls.

Mike spent much of his childhood on a farm on the East Coast. He quickly fled the cows, the cold, and the close-by relatives breathing down his neck. He has been known to wander the wasteland alone, picking at the shells of supply trains.

Mike likes warm rain, Planet Earth, any food stuffed with another food, Bugs Bunny cartoons, bacon, Risk, the zombie apocalypse and exclamation points! He hates J-Lo movies, Dr. Phil, small dogs, scented candles, coconut candies, and girls that take a million pictures of themselves.


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Beachfront 301 Bar & Grill
301 Main Street #101
Huntington Beach, CA
92648
Monday, July 06, 2015
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Wings are a man's best friend
Tom Servo!

The return of The Thompson and they stayed for the entire Quiz! The Coppers were back again. No, not a family name but the boys in blue, gumshoes, screws, the 5-0!
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Huh? My story? Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin' on the porch with my family, singin' and dancin' down in Mississippi...

Gawd I love that movie.

So what can I say about myself, Im an avid Transformers buff, Id say I have roughly 300+ pieces in my collection and it grows by the week.  I currently work full time for Star Trac Logistics which basically means I do the work of 3 guys while getting paid for 1 mans work.

I been Quizmaster since December of 2010ish and its only getting better, so when IM not scouring the toy shops or quizzing, or working for the Man.

So not only do i Love Transformers, I have and extensive collecting of 80's Movies as well as music.

I karaoke as much as possible and I don't want toot my own horn, but I got a set of pipes on me.

As far as my softer side, I do enjoy live theatre and try to perform as much as possible myself, whether it be in a musical or stage play, but I also try to do Improv.

Yes just like "Whose Line".

 

So let me sign off by saying this,

 I don't need any of this. I don't need this stuff, and I don't need *you*. I don't need anything. Except this. 

And that's the only thing I need is *this*. I don't need this or this. Just this ashtray... And this paddle game. - The ashtray and the paddle game and that's all I need...

And this remote control. - The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that's all I need...

And these matches. - The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control, and the paddle ball... And this lamp. - The ashtray, this paddle game, and the remote control, and the lamp, and that's all *I* need. And that's *all* I need too.

I don't need one other thing, not one... I need this. - The paddle game and the chair, and the remote control, and the matches for sure. Well what are you looking at? What do you think I'm some kind of a jerk or something! - And this. That's all I need.
 The ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, and this magazine, and the chair.

 And I don't need one other thing, except my dog.
[dog growls at him],
I don't need my dog. 


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The Woods
48 S. 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY
11211
Monday, July 06, 2015
[Monday's @ 9:00 pm]
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A.C. Slater was the coolest person to me...until I found out his name was Albert
Cowabunga Kiefer

It was a beautiful evening in Brooklyn, and we had an awesome quiz going on. I was subbing for Mike tonight, but we still had a good time. Here's how the quiz went down: R1: Every answer contained the letters B-A-G in that order. Bilbo Baggins knowledge finally comes in handy! R2: In tribute to shark week, every song, artist, or lyric was a reference to sharks. I never knew 50 Ways to say Goodbye had a shark reference...or was sung by Train. The more you know... R3: A 50/50 round on...the number 50! (50 Cent's birthday was yesterday...he was turning 40) R4: A round all about Berlin, or references to it. Apparently the Michael-Jackson-Baby-Dangling occurred
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I am a 23-year-old college graduate who has been dropped in the real world.

My day job is working at a restaurant 40 hrs a week, and my laundry day is on Sundays.

I enjoy Diet Coke and the Ninja Turtles. I enjoy watching How I Met Your Mother (even own a ducky tie), The Simpsons, and classic cartoons such as Scooby Doo, Johnny Bravo, and Hey Arnold!

I drive a lame Saturn, but my license plate reads CWABNGA.

I enjoy reading Harry Potter and Calvin and Hobbes.

Here's one of my favorite quotes:

Helen: Wait a second, you got Crazy Steve to quit?!?
Josh: You hired a guy named Crazy Steve??

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me (although you probably won't. Just come to a trivia night and I'll talk about myself in person.

Cowabunga!!!


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Rock & Run Brewery and Pub
110 East Kansas Street
Liberty, MO
64068
Monday, July 06, 2015
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Ol' Dirty Plastered
Travis

Hey everybody! Travis here, filling in for Carly at Rock and Run Brewery! This would be my second time hosting here. It's a real fun place, I gotta say. I had a great time hosting, and thanks to everyone who came out!   What did we learn from last night, you ask? There are more reasons to dislike The Legend of Bagger Vance other than it being an awful movie. Joey Lauren Adams is still a pop culture reference, I suppose. When your last name is MacGyver, you needn't use your first name. Death to Smoochy is one really dark film. And George Foreman should have spent all his years on sandwich pressing.   Thanks again to all that came out! Third place went
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I'm Travis. Grammar nerd for a large corporation and rock 'n' roll enthusiast.


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The Bulldog Uptown
2549 Lyndale Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN
55405
Monday, July 06, 2015
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Canadian Smoke Helps Us Go Longer
Sean Monaghan

On a night where the Minnesota Twins decided to take things into extra innings, that's exactly what the quizzers at the Bulldog in Uptown did. That's right folks, we went into sudden death, because there was no winner after the first 8 rounds. Somewhat fitting that a couple of rival teams were gunning for the top prize at the end of the night, but I'm getting ahead of myself. Coming out of the big CONvergence weekend, it seems only fitting that there would be a team named C3PBros, and the World Cup clearly inspired How Do You Say "Sieve" in Japanese? in their team name. Just the 2 of Us came in with confidence, but an early departure kept
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A stay-at-home dad, roller derby announcer, and part-time online comedian (in my head, at least). I enjoy long walks to horror movies, and spend too much time playing video games.


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Old School Brewing Company
8410 W Desert Inn Road
Las Vegas, NV
89117
Monday, July 06, 2015
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It was a dark and stormy night...
Bersonality

Hey there Reader! I moved to Las Vegas last September. While dealing with the above 100 degree temperatures (everyone has A/C) isn’t too bad, when it rains, it POURS. Normally, that doesn’t bother me because I am from the Midwest (Wisconsin) and have had to drive through rain, snow, sleet and even during tornadoes (not chasing them; just trying to get home). The one part of last night’s drive that gets to me is having to drive through heavy rain when the drainage system here is awful. Nearly every intersection is like a river, causing slowdowns and wakes that go over the cars next to you. It is ridiculous. At least I know that the undercarriage of my car has been
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Preservation Pub
28 Market Square
Knoxville, TN
37902
Monday, July 06, 2015
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A Bit Of Dialogue
BostonMcCown

"Talk to me." "I'm Too Drunk To Taste This Chicken." "Talk to me." "You're an asshole and your mother's a whore." "You're really gonna pull this shit On This, The Day Of My Grand Return?" "No one even noticed you left." "Tell me about the kid." "He's a kid." "You're not helping your situation any." "My situation isn't something you can help." "What happened at the ballfield with the kid, you were the only one who was there who isn't dead or in some level of comatose state!" "Oh man, I Haven't Seen That Many Japanese Women Crying Since My Last Google Search!" "Get
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Getting old is mandatory, but growing up is optional. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, nothing really changed.

I still play video games, I play with more expensive toys now a days, but I still play. Between delivering knowledge in the Pub Quiz or delivering jokes on the bar stage, the most important thing is to play.