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Saturday, January 28th, 2012
The Austin Music Hall
Austin, TX

The theme of Geek Bowl VI was change.

For five years, the nation’s greatest annual pub quiz was proudly hosted in Denver, the hometown of Geeks Who Drink. But this time we needed a new city, and the bright lights and winter warmth of Austin welcomed Quizmasters and players from all over the country. With all the new cities that joined the empire in 2011, this Bowl was truly a universal convention of geeks.

So the venue moved some 750 miles. But little did we suspect that our championship trophy would wind up traveling even farther than that.

With 150 teams prepared to quiz their hearts out, some felt that preparation was in order. San Antonio’s Sharkbait was among several teams proudly wearing matching t-shirts. Austin's Minoriteam pushed the boundaries of the six-person limit by having an extra member in utero – though they were pretty sure that the extra half-member only served to suck away valuable brain power (or at least amniotic fluid).


The nerd-friendly, over-the-top pageantry of geek bowl still managed to have the intimate feel of your normal neighborhood quiz. -Carter of team Thesaurus Rex

 

Denver's Unicorn Bukkake put together a veritable nerd super-team, including a Jeopardy! champion, someone who won Ben Stein's money, and several players who had placed high in previous Geek Bowls. Despite all this clout, they were just happy to see how long one of their members managed to go without knowing what bukkake means.

There are few opportunities for a geek to feel as cool as I did after finishing our opening number and seeing a crowd of quizzers go crazy. The energy in the room was electric--and the love that the quizzers have for their QM and their venue and their city/state was overwhelming, humbling, and extremely exciting to a QM that is 3 weeks into her new venue. -Samantha Perry, Quizmaster, Austin

 

Many teams participated in the event just to have a great time, winning be damned. Albuquerque’s My Favorite Flavor of KoolAid is Donkey Punch said their lofty goal was finish somewhere in the top 45 percent. They didn’t make it, but their table had enough drinks, fun and laughs to make up for the disappointment.

Even last year's Geek Bowl champions, The Anti-Social Network, had no big words to say about possibly taking it for the second year in row. They were there just there to play quiz the way it was meant to played: by having a good time and, with a bit of luck, winning in the process.

 

But sooner or later it’s time to wrap up the schmoozing, posturing and ice-sculpture admiration. At 7 p.m., shit got real.

The Austin Music Hall was filled with excitement as the lights dimmed and the marching band entered the hall, followed by a procession of Quizmasters representing all the states lucky enough to have quiz. Each lovingly QM-crafted banner was an awe to behold. As the parade ended, spirits stayed high as more hosts took the stage for an epic step-dance number and a more-or-less authentic haka. The tribal dancing and shouts set the tone for the biggest quiz ever produced by man, while thanking the quiz gods above... and hopefully not offending anyone too badly.

Geek Bowl VI allowed me to finally put a face to the many people I had spent months telelectronically communicating with.  I made dozens of new friends and finally had the proper platform to let the cat out of the bag: I'm just a struggling black man trying to keep my dick hard in a cruel and harsh world. -Chris O'Clair, Quizmaster, Boston

 

The actual quiz started with Austin-tatious, a round about other Austins, and flamboyance. That warmup was followed by the annual highlight, the live music round. This year it was exactly eight times bigger than ever before; in a stunning example of real-life ostentation, the round featured a separate band for each musical question.

  • Metal band Crotch Rock It covering Katy Perry
  • Latin group Cienfuegos covering George Michael
  • Rockabilly star Johnny Hootrock covering Johnny Cash
  • Air band Electric Ch-Air... air banding to Van Halen
  • Classical Quartet covering the Foo Fighters
  • Theater troupe Weird City Theater performing a number from Avenue Q
  • The World Gone Mad Drum & Bugle Corp covering Ozzy Osbourne
  • And the University of Texas Glee Club, Ransom Notes, recreating some Eminem

Having 8 different musical acts perform the audio round was a very risky endeavor for the Geek Overlords.  It had high potential for clusterfuck and failure yet was executed flawlessly.  Songs choice had moderate difficulty and players seemed to do rather well while also being entertained. -Jeff "Ozzy Zion" Nelson, Crotch Rock It guitarist, and Quizmaster, Austin


The third round of the night was a 50/50 round on sex, with a speed round on Sex and the City thrown in for good measure. The fourth round, Pork Sword of Damocles, continued the classiness. Before & After rounds are relatively new to the Geeks Who Drink repertoire, but have quickly become a crowd favorite. With answers like “Venus De Milo and Otis” and “Two Girls, One Cupola,” this one offered teams a real chance to show off their real quiz skills and bask in the glory of the some of the best that Geeks Who Drink's writers have to offer.

While the scoring team feverishly worked to score 150 answer sheets per round, the breaks were filled with sketches by the Austin troupe Stag Comedy, and two dance-offs – one just for fun, the other for prizes. In the latter, one of Philadelphia's teams offered their own boot-scootin’ tribute to Texas. But even in the weirdness of Austin, no one wanted to see their state mocked. The overwhelming winners were The Wet Spot, performing a very well-choreographed number to universal favorites ABBA. Their preparation paid off, since they completely recouped their entry fees. Good show!

Geek Bowl VI: The line for the men's room was 4x as long as the one for the women's, there was a drag queen on stage, I was given condoms upon arrival and left with quizmaster jizz all over my hotel room. That was one hell of a gay bar! -Brendon Weitzman, Quizmaster, Seattle

 

Back to the quiz: After a visual round on Hips and Hops, our sixth round, “No Straight White Males Were Harmed in the Making of This Round,” really culled the herd. It was eight questions on women, gays, and people of color – not exactly your standard pub-quiz fare. Andrea Dworkin FTW!

The ever-popular Video Round was a big hit. Everyone loves pizza, and this round asked quizzers to identify eight movies from scenes featuring everyone's favorite Italian food. Being that it was the biggest event of the year, though, this was a Double or Nothing round – one of a record four 16-point rounds on the evening. Naming the film wasn’t always that tricky, but the two-point questions proved more of a chore for some teams.

I think the most bitter sweet part of Geek Bowl for me was finally getting to meet this bizarre and twisted group of characters that are the Geeks Who Drink Quizmasters.  It's amazing to see how everyone connected so easily and powerfully in such a brief amount of time.  It's just sad that many of these people I won't be able to see again for a year.  How amazing was Geek Bowl?  So amazing that there are a great many of us left with a profound emptiness now it is all over. -Shane Fordyce, Quizmaster, San Antonio

 

After some extra-tough Random Knowledge, the year's biggest quiz was drawing to a close. Fourth-place Oklahoma: Colorado’s Dental Dam (Denver’s Unholy Voltron in disguise) got a nice parting gift of supplies to ease their pain – booze, Kleenex, grief-counseling books and the like. Third-place Five Geniuses and a Fall Guy got $1,000 to ease their troubles.

But Geek Bowl VI wasn't over yet! For the second time in Geek Bowl history, we had to resort to Sudden Death to determine who got the big $5,000 check, and who got the medium-size $2,000 check (yes, the novelty checks were actually different sizes). The two teams – Independence Hall & Oates of Philadelphia, and hometown favorites Team Dong – had to answer four questions, from identifying the daughter of Marian and Fraser Robinson to locating Mount Mansfield.*

Sadly, after all that build-up and suspense, it wasn’t even close. The Philly barbarians put the Austin weirdos down 4-1 in extra time, and took home the grand prize – presumably to buy D-cell batteries they can whip at visiting sports teams.

 


 

Third Place
5 Geniuses & A Fall Guy


Second Place
Team Dong


First Place
Independence Hall & Oates

Despite the unfortunate outcome, Geek Bowl VI was a rousing success. My Jewish Viking ass would like to thank all those who made it possible: All the quizmasters who flew in to work the event, our production crew, the fine city of Austin and, of course, all the players from all over the country. Special thanks to Stacey Hafner and Matt Angell for coordinating the event; Kent Wilhelmi, Sean McNeil and Andrew Hutchison for all their behind-the-scenes work, our scoring department of 40+, chief editor Christopher Short and his team of crackhead writers, C.M. Wright for the photography, and Quizmaster-in-Chief John Dicker for making all of this possible. Cheers, and we'll see you in 2013 at Geek Bowl VII!

* Michelle Obama and Vermont, in case you’re too lazy to Google it.

The Final Scores

First Place
Independence Hall & Oates
(+4 in Tie Breaker)

93
Second Place
Team Dong
(+1 in Tie Breaker)
93
Third Place
Five Geniuses and a Fall Guy
90
Oklahoma: Colorado's Dental Dam (Unholy Voltron) 89
Unicorn Bukkake 88
The Piccadilly Twitz 86
Creepy Finger 85
Sneaky Bastards 85
Oxford Coma 85
The Anti-Social Network: Nerds with Friends 84
Words That End With 'andwich 84
They Tried To Kill Him With A Forklift 83
Costa Concordia Olympic Dive Team 83
Channel 4 News Team 82
Most of Us Have Glasses 82
Big Trouble in Little Vagina 82
Mr. Definitely 82
Welcome to Austin, Please Don't Move Here. 82
The Sisters of No Mercy 82
Vandelay Industries 82
8 Year Olds, Dude 81
That's Not How You Play Potatoes. 81
Austinacious 80
Occupy My Ass, Rick Santorum 80
Flying Spaghetti Monster 80
So's Your Face 80
The Suckling Piglets 80
Think Tanked 80
Quizzards of Ozz 80
Jeremy Piven stabbed my friend 79
Truffle Shuffles 79
Crocoducks 79
The Ayn Rand Suicide Hotline 79
Form of: An Ice Wikipedia! 79
The Flux Capacitones 78
Hot and Sexy Bible Study 78
Swastikuzzins 78
Thesaurus Rex 78
The Periodic Table Dancers 77
The Tampa Bay Gamma Rays 77
Blow It Up Across Town 77
No Basement at the Alamo 76
Minoriteam 76
Yo Mama's Got A Glass Eye With a Fish in it 76
Character Limit 76
Invisible Chris goes to Austin 75
Nostradumbass: Apocalypto 75
The Dubious Results of a Catholic Education 75
Bent Wookiee 75
45 Characters? We only have 6 on our Team. 75
Big Brain on Brett 74
I Got Candy In My Van 74
The Dyslexic Mnemonics - MVEMJSUNP 74
Not The Amygdaloids, The Stripped Amygdaloids 74
The Village Idiots 74
Yo Soy Kikkoman 74
Everything's Coming Up Milhouse! 74
Dr Killinger's Magic Murder Bag 73
Thë Süpërflüöüs Ümläüts 73
Department of Pubic Works 73
Steve Guttenberg Wrapped in Plastic 73
The Floor Recognizes Magnitude 73
Zombie Witch Vampire Shark! 72
Quizzed in our Pants 72
The Strawberry Shortcake Collective 72
The Wet Spot 72
Interrupting Starfish 72
Not Another Teen Snuff Film 71
Pros from Dover 71
1, 2, 3, Dorkball! 71
Fox Force 5 71
The Mental Elite 71
Encyclopedia Browneye 71
Arthur Fonzarelli's Aayyy! Team 71
Just the Tip 70
Real Vampires Don't Fucking Sparkle 70
Freaks Who Drink 70
The Bad Asymptotes 70
CoolHand Luke SkyWalker Texas Ranger 70
HA! You had to travel. We're Townies. 69
The Swansons 69
Geek Tragedy 69
Yours, Ours & Mayan 69
Do You Like My Sweater? 68
Golden Oral 68
Irish Wristwatch 68
Babysitters Fight Club 68
Anal Hersheiser 67
The Burt Reynolds Mustache Experience 67
Finnegan Raymond Carnegie McWhiskerton Esq. 67
Rick Periwinkle Blue (Thomas Hopper's Team) 67
Occupy Bar Stools 67
1 Rocket Scientist, 4 Benchwarmers, 1 Scribe 67
Nerdy By Nature 67
Nerdy Girls Give Us Smart-Ons 67
Don't You Hate Pants? 67
Reservoir Pogs 66
A reindeer and a caribou walk into Geek Bowl 66
Keep Austin North 66
5 Star IQ 66
Bigger on the Inside 66
The Human Bathmats 65
The Trouser Snakes 65
Cupcake Bitches 65
Sweet Ninjas 65
Sweet Kevin and the Marshmallows 65
Biff Tannen and the Almanacs 65
Blue Or Get The Fuck Out 65
Mighty Morphin' Ninja Wizards 65
Scale of 1 to Kardashian... How dumb are we? 65
Guns Blazzing Saddles 65
Quiz in my Pants 65
There's Always Money in the Banana Stand 64
Wheat for Sheep 64
LUVfist 64
You're In The Matrix Charlie Brown 63
Dine & Dash 63
Short Notice 63
Lit'Rally the Speed of Light 63
Grandma's Dildo Collection 62
Drum Major Sex Panther 62
Presidente Profesores 62
Shenzhen and tonic 62
Eat It, Lick It, Snort It, Fuck It 61
Team Venture 61
Crockett's Theme 61
Prom Babies 60
Bingo the Wonder Pony 59
Hide Your Wallets - We're From Detroit 59
Continental Drifters 59
Team Rube Goldberg Machine 58
moist 58
Sex or Whatevs 57
Put it in my mouth but back off my face! 57
Send Me Karate Pictures 56
I don't know, I was too busy masturbating 56
Fear Boners 55
Grim Noir Detective Agency 53
The Fucking Lasers 53
michael j. fox handjob after ten red bulls 50
Is it supposed to burn? 50
because you touch yourself at night 49
My favorite flavor of KoolAid is Donkey Punch 48
Paging Mr. Herman 41
Sharkbait 40
The Return of David v Super Goliath
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Score-O-Matt-Ic 9001 Series' Geek Bowl Stat Breakdown:

Greetings Humans!

Lest ye not forget that which was Geek Bowl VI, I finally received the scoring data from Geek Bowl VI from our mainframe server room in Iowa City, IA.  They were backed up with ScanTron tests this time of year.  With my perfectly adaptable life bot, Lesbot 0069, we went through each answer sheet with fine detail.  And, as promised, here is some beautiful, wonderful, and informative data from the scoring patterns, broken down on the Round, Question, and even Molecular level.  

Round 1 - Austin-Tacious!
Average - 5 pts.  

Only ONE Team, "The Ayn Rand Suicide Hotline, aced Round 1.  Most of you that got 7 pts. on the round didn't know how to spell "Austan" in Question 7.

Round 2 - Local Bands
Average - 11 pts. (Pre-Joker)

Thirty teams used their Joker on this round.  We had THREE teams score 15 pts., and NOT Joker.  Four teams scored 14 pts. and did Joker.  Only seven teams teams knew the title of the song from Avenue Q.  The best wrong answer in Round 2 was "Benny & The Jets" by Elton John for the Eminem song.  No one aced Round 2.

Round 3 - Geek Me Baby - A 50/50 Round on Sex
Average - 12 pts. (Pre-Joker)

Ten teams used their Joker on this round.  We had eight teams score 15 pts., and NOT Joker. This included "Oklahoma: Colorado's Dental Dam (Unholy Voltron)" who would have placed 3rd overall had they Jokered this round instead.  No one aced Round 3.  Of the nine teams that scored 15 pts., almost all missed the last point on the "Sex and the City" characters.  

Round 4 - Pork Sword of Damocles: Highbrow/Lowbrow Before and After
Average - 5.5 pts.  

Thirteen teams aced Round 4.  This had the most perfect scores of all of the rounds.  Of the thirty teams that missed 1 pt., almost all never played Metroid before, because they didn't remember the Screw Attack!

Round 5 - Visual Round 
Average - 4 pts.

Only THREE teams aced Round 5.  In no particular order, they are "Unicorn Bukkake", "The Anti-Social Network: Nerds with Friends". and "Thesaurus Rex".  Five teams missed 1 pt. on this round, and most of them thought Afrika Bumbattaa was Flava Flav.  

Round 6 - No Straight White Males Were Harmed In The Making Of This Round
Average - 2 PTS.!

Round 6 was by far the hardest round at Geek Bowl VI.  It was the lowest averaging round with 2 pts. As you can imagine, no one aced it.  EIGHTEENteams put a big ZERO in the scoring column.  Every one of their answer sheets had an answer for each question, too.   

Round 7 - Video Round
Average - 10 pts. (Pre-Joker)

TWO teams aced this round: "Five Geniuses and a Fall Guy" and "Costa Concordia Olympic Dive Team". Sixty teams used their Joker on this round, making this the most Jokered round at Geek Bowl VI.  Of those teams that went Double-or-Nothing and scored 15 pts., most missed the 2 pt. question on the movie Monster Squad.  

Round 8 - Random Knowledge
Average - 9 pts. (Pre-Joker)

Only one team, "Team Dong" aced Round 8.  Forty-two teams used their Joker on this round. The hardest question seemed to be the one about HDMI, for some reason.   

Other Nuggets (Or "Trivia", as the layman says)

Favorite answer sheet comment on Round 8: "And if this is Quincy Jones again, I will kill someone" written by "Interruping Starfish"  
Favorite answer sheet stain: Looked like Kool-Aid
Hardest Round: Round 6

Easiest Round: Round 3
Ground Round: Mostly in the Midwest and Northeast United States
Most interesting: One team simply DID NOT Joker a round AT ALL, even with scoring 15 pts. on a round.

So there you are.  Please chew before swallowing.
Until next time, humans!
Greetings Humans!

Lest ye not forget that which was Geek Bowl VI, I finally received the scoring data from Geek Bowl VI from our mainframe server room in Iowa City, IA.  They were backed up with ScanTron tests this time of year.  With my perfectly adaptable life bot, Lesbot 0069, we went through each answer sheet with fine detail.  And, as promised, here is some beautiful, wonderful, and informative data from the scoring patterns, broken down on the Round, Question, and even Molecular level.  

Round 1 - Austin-Tacious!
Average - 5 pts.  

Only ONE Team, "The Ayn Rand Suicide Hotline, aced Round 1.  Most of you that got 7 pts. on the round didn't know how to spell "Austan" in Question 7.

Round 2 - Local Bands
Average - 11 pts. (Pre-Joker)

Thirty teams used their Joker on this round.  We had THREE teams score 15 pts., and NOT Joker.  Four teams scored 14 pts. and did Joker.  Only seven teams teams knew the title of the song from Avenue Q.  The best wrong answer in Round 2 was "Benny & The Jets" by Elton John for the Eminem song.  No one aced Round 2.

Round 3 - Multiple Choice
Average - 12 pts. (Pre-Joker)

Ten teams used their Joker on this round.  We had eight teams score 15 pts., and NOT Joker. This included "Oklahoma: Colorado's Dental Dam (Unholy Voltron)" who would have placed 3rd overall had they Jokered this round instead.  No one aced Round 3.  Of the nine teams that scored 15 pts., almost all missed the last point on the "Sex and the City" characters.  

Round 4 - High Brow/Low Brow (Before And After Round)
Average - 5.5 pts.  

Thirteen teams aced Round 4.  This had the most perfect scores of all of the rounds.  Of the thirty teams that missed 1 pt., almost all never played Metroid before, because they didn't remember the Screw Attack!

Round 5 - Visual Round 
Average - 4 pts.

Only THREE teams aced Round 5.  In no particular order, they are "Unicorn Bukkake", "The Anti-Social Network: Nerds with Friends". and "Thesaurus Rex".  Five teams missed 1 pt. on this round, and most of them thought Afrika Bumbattaa was Flava Flav.  

Round 6 - No White Males Were Harmed In The Making Of This Round