Geek Bowl XI: America's Biggest Trivia Event

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Jack Mac's Swill and Grill
19009 Preston Road #209
Dallas, TX
75252
Saturday, Dec 03, 2016
[Saturdays @ 9:00 pm]
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Useless Gifts
Ben

So that visual round tonight brought back some memories. I mean, I was that child who would just fill out a Christmas lists with the names of the various transformed action figures that were out on any given year. As far as toys go, one of my fondest Christmases was the year I got like twelve of them. My person favorite were the Beast Wars toys. Remember back in the 90s when the idea of robots transforming into cars and planes was scrapped in favor of every freaking animal anyone could think of. Guys one of them transformed into a pill bug. What fighter robot would want to transform into a pill bug? Anyway, on to the rest of quiz. Does anyone else find it hilarious that Presbyterians
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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, Dec 03, 2016
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Remember Tom Green? You Do Now!
Sean "Not Jay-Z" Carter

One of the few dangers that comes with being a Quizmaster is the potential for quiz questions to dredge up bad memories.  I thought I had reached the point in my life where I would never have to be reminded of Tom Green again, outside of the occasional rerun of Road Trip.  Last night's clip from round 7 threatened to keep me up all night with uncomfortable memories of what passed for comedy in the early 00's.  I can only hope it will be several more years before I have to deal with that experience again. Thanks to all the teams who came out last night for making it an easy subbing gig.  You guys are all consummate professionals.  Ultimately it was Sacrelicious who
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Referred to in textbooks as an "Übergeek". MN native who's bounced around the country but is now putting down roots in Denver. Star Wars, Lego and Star Wars Lego fanatic, among other fascinations.


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CHUBurger
1225 Ken Pratt Blvd
Longmont, CO
80501
Saturday, Dec 03, 2016
[Saturdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Peeking at John McCain's Knickers
SirYon

Don’t you just love the things you learn at quiz? We learned the true secret of Presbyterians; we traveled from capital to capital playing basketball (we also learned our capitals!); and we got to take a peek at the superior television of Canada. This last one is only partially true. Canadian television is pretty great, but not all of it. There are certain Canadians who never should be shown on TV, just like some Americans. But it is what it is. Just remember that not everything that comes from Time Warner and Fox is decent, and just because it’s not American doesn’t mean it sucks.   Apologies for the speed round. Not really, though. I think it was a
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On a sweltering day in the final months of the Reagan administration, a human baby was discovered by a leopard in the middle of a cornfield somewhere outside Chicago. This baby grew up into a gangly assemblage of brain waves, taught itself to read questions into a microphone and type on a keyboard, and found a job.

 

By day, I go to class and do homework, by night I make subs and quiz people with random questions. I'm a real superhero. Oh yeah, and I absolutely adore all aspects of alliteration. Too bad that never really comes up in the quizzes. Maybe I'll go suggest a round...

 

Drink responsibly and keep your minds open, y'all.


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Cicero's
6691 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO
63130
Saturday, Dec 03, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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It Doesn't Take Rocket Appliances...
Jonathan

...To win at quiz. So says Ricky, my favorite Canadian philosopher (no last name needed - he's like Socrates). And this week's Saturday quiz at Cicero's proved that - there were literally no rocket appliances in attendance, yet we definitely had a quiz winner. But I'll keep you in suspense a bit longer on just who it was. As always, it's important to reflect on what we learned this week, and what we learned was this: everyone needs to brush up on their Canadian television (or at the very least, Trailer Park Boys), REI apparently stands for something (and not "Really Expensive Items," as I originally thought), and apparently Carly Rae Jepsen was on Broadway. Four teams
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Krazy Karl's Pizza
1124 W Elizabeth St
Fort Collins, CO
80521
Saturday, Dec 03, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm]
[Saturdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Warning: Don't Poke the Bear
Weapon Z

What do you get when you combine beer, pizza, and approximately the entire population of Fort Collins?  You get Krazy Karl’s last night!  Ok, so maybe it wasn’t actually the entire population of Fort Collins, but it was incredibly busy last night!  If it wasn’t actually ‘standing room only’, it was something pretty close to it.  Regardless of the actual people count.  Regardless of the Fire Marshall’s silly “fire codes”.  The Geek Nation came out in force to fill up Karl’s, and to fill up themselves with beer, pie, and quiz. I got a lot of dirty looks last night.  Well, at least it seemed
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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 Ute and Yeti
21 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Saturday, Dec 03, 2016
[Saturdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Delays, Parades, & Ice Climbers
DJ ROB ROB

You guessed it, I'm going to talk about movies again. I went and saw The Edge of Seventeen on Friday night. It wasn't bad: Hailee Steinfeld is an under-utilized young actress with some serious acting chops, the old actors were mostly convincing as teenagers, and Woody Harrelson was actually tolerable in this one, which I can't say about any role I've seen him in before. All that against a plot that was pretty good but had some lulls, and I'd give it a thumb and a half up, not that I'd chop half my thumb off to tell you that. I also had plans to see Jackie and Miss Sloane, as mentioned in previous blogs. They were supposed to hit theaters yesterday, but apparently their release date
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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Dec 03, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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In which I steal like 8 of Stephanie's jokes
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Great night tonight! The weather was gross but we were inside anyway, so who cares?We started the night with a round on anagrams of musical artists, and the name of one their songs. You had to un-anagram the artist and name them. Easy.Our music round was all about boys. Like the Beach kind, or the kind that Is Mine, or the kind that is Named Sue. You know.Our special format round tonight was a speed round on NBA teams that play in state and provincial capitals. Everyone forgets about the Utah Jazz and the Sacramento Kings. I mean, they're pretty forgettable. Also, Charlotte is not the capital of North Carolina, Milwuakee is
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Left Coast Brewing Company
1251 Puerta Del Sol
San Clemente, CA
92672
Saturday, Dec 03, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm]
[Saturdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Back in the Saddle Again
QM Conrad S

I only took a week off, but man does it feel like I haven’t hosted a quiz for a long long time. It was great to see a lot of regulars tonight. Continue bringing your friends – the more the merrier. The quiz was a great competition tonight. We Demand a Recount (Unless we Win) grabbed first place early and was successful in holding it most of the night. All I Want for Christmas is a Sparkly Duck snuck into 2nd place in round eight with a well reserved joker. As always, if you can’t get the question right, at least make me laugh. The best of jokes will be shared with the rest of the class. Finally, a reminder that
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My geek-dom started at a young age with an (un)healthy fascination with Star Wars. That was the beginning of the end. In middle school, I was a member of the group of kids that actually played AD&D in the library during lunch. Current obsessions include Star Wars (still), Game of Thrones, John Williams and politics. I'm local to South Orange County: I grew up in San Clemente and now live in San Juan Capistrano with my wife (Erin) and son (Gavin). Where you can find me: Saturday- Left Coast Brewery at 7pm. Occasionally subbing other SoCal quizes. You might just get lucky.


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Darwin's Theory
33 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX
77007
Saturday, Dec 03, 2016
[Saturdays @ 7:00 pm]
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OMGWTF Engine Light General Tso BBQ
Geoff (like Chaucer)

The week after Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time for things to return to normalcy, except for the whole Christmas shopping rush.  It wasn't supposed to include more car trouble, rain, truly cold temperatures, or the death of the enterprising gentleman that created General Tso's chicken.  And what happened?  All that and more! I'm ready to create an effigy to 2016 and immolate it in an offering the gods.  I'm so done with this year.  Until I can get enough straw and kerosene for a proper bonfire, here's the quiz summary from Darwin's Pub. We had a better showing this week with 8 teams and a full house of non-quizzers as well.  We had two audio
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GEEKS.  I enjoy role-playing games, listening to music, and video games.  Reddit is my bread and butter.  I know a lot about a lot of things.

WHO.  Military veteran, computer expert.  Young at heart, sarcastic to a fault, and funny.  I hope.

DRINK.  I don't drink often, but when I do, it's usually a beer.  I drink shots on special occasions only.  I am known to sing karaoke at times.


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Cicero's
6691 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO
63130
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Late Start
David

It's the week after Thanksgiving, so there was likely to be a Turkey induced lull, not among the participants of this weeks quiz but certainly with this quiz master. In a Cleveland Brownseque start to the season the quizmaster forgot the visual round and the answer sheet. Luckily his dad's printer is just around the corner, of course it ran out of ink, but most of the teams got visual rounds, of course then the audio equipment went out, and this quizmaster needed a drink. Anyway when things finally got underway it was a pretty competitive game. The Rick James Experience led most of the way, only to have Fiduciary Booty snatch victory
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21st Avenue Bar & Grill
721 NW 21st Ave
Portland, OR
97210
Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
[Thursdays @ 7:30 pm]
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Wherein QuizMistress A chats about Her Pup
QuizMistressA

I tend to talk about my pets fairly often in my blogs though less often as of late. And I definitely talk about my cat Reba more than my dog Moxie. Not because I'm playing favorites but frankly because Reba's antics are much more bloggable.    Believe me, I LOVE MOXIE just as much. She's been my pup since she was a baby. She's 11 1/2 years old now. She came to me during a very tumultuous year and she's been my companion ever since. She's been through many a move and relationship with me.    Today I found out she has bladder cancer. I'm not going to go into much more detail than
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Yay! My pets, milk, spooky things, spinach, the color periwinkle, Mads Mikkelsen, Bowie, The Dresden Dolls, hats, skulls, hearts, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, New Girl, Mads Mikkelsen, books, Patton Oswalt, Mads Mikkelsen movies, paper towels, horror movies, and long walks on the beach. Boo! Chocolate (most of the time), maraschino cherries, hate, people who talk to me while brushing their teeth, amaretto, the brown walls in my apartment, worms, and armpits.


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Idle Hour
4824 Vineland Ave
North Hollywood, CA
91601
Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
[Thursdays @ 10:30 pm]
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Tennis Time at Idle Hour
Melz, Meliam, Rex Montenegro, Baby Telemundo, Edward Fontaine

We had a great time last night. I served the people some questions and they hit back some answers. We had a great volley going all night until reigning champs Manussion Abolitionists went full Jimmy Connors on everybody for the win. Raise a glass!   #2 Drunk and High Heathens and #3 We Came Late (It's a Boy) had impressive showings as well and
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Hello, my name is Jamel. I do stand-up in the DMV. I love 80's R&B, Scenic walks through the park, and sandwiches. Holla


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Second Street Brewery (at The Railyard)
1607 Paseo De Peralta #10
Santa Fe, NM
87501
Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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It May Have Seemed Small...But It Was Actually Quite Big
Mark

What a quaint, quiet, quick, and fantastic quiz we had! It may have been 5 teams, as opposed to the usual 15...but that doesn't mean it wasn't epic! Everything Cuban was our feature of the evening with Round 6. Pre-election, the quiz wasn't too obviously political...post-election, the quiz is more political, but in a slightly non-partisan, sarcastic, politics-in-general-we're-all-doomed-kinda way. Up until our last two rounds, it was a very close game. Not only did they have my favorite team name, but Aesthetics of Dick Pics also won the game! And their team name is so true...it's challenging to take selfies of your sexy parts! The lighting has to be just right...the
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Ingersoll Tap
2837 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA
50312
Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Not too Hard, Not too Soft
Jake

Hey Campers!   Motown Phillies’ back again with a sweet sweet night of quiz delight. We had ourselves a lively crowd last night, some old guard and a couple new additions, and boy howdy did they have some rowdy fun. I won’t hold it against them, the first time is always a little awkard. It’s especially good to be back after our Thanksgiving hiatus. Did you miss me? You bet your sweet tits you did. On to the rundown! Round one was called “Still the only thing your racist dad will call the President”. All answers started with the letters “B” and “O”. Round two, our first audio round, was
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The Grill On Mill
350 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ
85281
Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Nothing Can Stop a Geek on a Quest
Briscoe County Tara

Our quizzers are so dedicated, not even a barricaded street closure could stop them from reaching the battle of wit and intellect.   Round 3 had a rare theme tonight… fake movie titles from the resumes of actors. I promised it wouldn’t be as hard as it sounded and all the teams did very well. That Team even got a perfect score! The real stumper was Judy Garland. I know most of you young whipper snappers might not remember many of her films, but “Wizard”?! How many “Wizard” movies do you know? That was a pretty darn good give-away.   In Round 4 I was very impressed with the quizzers’ civics
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Georgetown Liquor Company
5501 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA
98108
Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
[Thursdays @ 8:30 pm]
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It's Fifty Percent Drinking Game and Fifty Percent Life-Size Candy Land
Johnna

Welcome back, I hope you all got to take some time off and sufficiently stuff your faces last week. I certainly did. But do you know who didn’t get time off? My liver. My friends and I have a tradition of playing a certain drinking game from a TV show that I used to be obsessed with, but not so much anymore. If you can tell me the name of that game, I will let you choose one song to add to my trivia playlist. Just one, stop asking. Here are your hints: The show focuses on a quirky girl and her roommates. They live in a sunny place. There is a cat named Ferguson. Fancy Man is my least favorite boyfriend. So here’s what went down tonight. We had a few regulars and a few newbies
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.