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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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The 80-20 Rule 77

Turn Down For 72

Masters of Sex 70

Nailed It! 70

Kobra Kai's Mother Fucking Dojo 68

The Brendan Fraser 4 67

What?! 65

Ordnance Kitties 65

Looks Like Mortgages Aren't the Only Thing Underwater in Brentwood 64

Informed Inebriates 59

I Brought a Baby..Into a Bar!! 53

Free Beer? 51

The Gold Diggers 50

Destiny's Step Children 48

3 B's 46

Peeps 43

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Bryan (Resident Egon)

Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)

Back in the day, the available in-home entertainment was much much different than what we have at our fingertips today; and the attention span for these distractions was also much greater. Now I'm not talking about my childhood, and the childhood of a handful of y'all out there in Quiz Land. Hell...I'm not even scratching the childhood of Ginger's momma. I'm thinking much further back, to the 20s & most importantly for my point, the 1930s; the teen years of my grandfather. If you permit me, I'd like to tell a little story. I promise it will be short, and we can get back to quiz.

In the mid 1930s, three children lived in a NYC apartment with their parents. There didn't seem anything spectacular about Sammy, Louie, or Gertie; but then that wouldn't really shine until later as it does with us all. They were your typical family of kids in the early American 20th century. With the slow proliferation of the radio into American households, amazing shows like Little Orphan Annie, Superman, and Dick Tracy joined up with big band broadcasts of the best swing that you and I will never get to hear because it was never recorded, just played and enjoyed. Electricity was just reaching the more rural areas of the country, yet even in the urban settings it was already a concern for many people. As was the idea of bothering your neighbors with loud music(which still plagues so many of us today). One such person in this little NY brownstone, was Momma Kaplan. Don't play the radio too loud, and don't play it too long. Practical, yes...but to many youths, perhaps a bit unnecessary.

For the young, it was what the phones and mp3s are today. The break from the drudgery of living with your fucking parents day in and day out. I mean God...do they have to pay for everything and insist I follow their rules?! Well...yeah...as we all learn when we grow the fuck up. But I digress...music on the radio; nearly realistic sounds flowing through the airwaves from the performing artists to the ears of young and old everywhere...especially young. Gertie in particular loved to dance. Whenever Mom would allow the radio Gertie would, if at all possible, dance. But like it would be for any kid, it was never enough. She just wanted to dance.

One warm summer afternoon in particular, things were quiet around the home. The morning time with the radio was complete, and until the evening's shows came on, there was to be no use. Gertie was left to her own devices this afternoon, and would just have to dance to the music in her own head if she wanted to dance. Well...as mothers are wont to do, Mom had to leave for a little bit to run a few errands, and left the elder boys in charge of their little sister. Sammy, being Sammy and the eldest, was like any teen and doing his own thing while Louie sat in the front room with Gertie as their mother departed. After giving her enough time to be certainly too far from the apartment to suddenly come back(yes even back then when our parents' parents were children they knew how to and often timed the departure of their parents like you did for yours when you wanted something they wouldn't allow) Louie walked over to the radio and turned it on, music filling the apartment. Unsure about the potential for Mom punishing them, Gertie was a little apprehensive about Louie's sudden choice to bring the music in the room back to life. But Louie simply turned to his little sister as he turned the volume up, "Don't worry. Just dance."

Bit by bit the world would grow and change around them. Gertie married Sydney, Louie married Shirley and eventually begat Linda who married Don which in time and turn begat me. Despite my personal tendencies to be the grouchy introverted curmudgeonly hermit, family is of a huge importance for me. I was taught, or really more properly indoctrinated because it was never a stated lesson....just how we dealt with people, that there is no such thing as an extended family. There is just your family. I don't mean that everyone who isn't related to you by blood can fuck off. I mean that if I give a shit about you, and I interact with you on a higher level than taking your order at my day job, then you're my family. Perhaps the best example of that I can think of today, especially in correlation tot he story, is that while by definition Gertie was my Great Aunt, I always knew her as Aunt Gertie. She was great just cause she was a great person. But I never even had a concept of her being one generation removed from being a direct Aunt. My family never cared about that, and we really still don't.

The first time this concept hit me was a few years back at my grandpa's(Louie) funeral. I hadn't planned to say anything and my mom had me read her statement. When I saw the SRO attendance of the amount of people my grandfather had touched, and realized how well I actually knew so many of the faces I saw, I truly understood the idea that there is only family. All of you too...my quizlets, Paul, JJ, my occasional subs and fellow QMMFs, you are also my family.

Yesterday, I lost a member of that family when my Aunt Gertie passed away; hence my story and blog title today. Thank you for a massive amount of quizzers last night. Between a long packed hellish shift at work, and coming right away after that to you guys and seeing so many people, I never had time to mull over it until this morning, which worked out much better for me since I could process my thoughts on a virtual sheet of paper. And there really is nothing quite like experiencing a loss to spur one on to appreciating the ones that are still around. So I hope you all understand through all the hazing, all the abuse, all the times I scrape the bottom of the barely for the corniest and most offensive jokes I can think of...I mean it when I sign off at the end, I love you guys.

And I would like to think if there's really anything beyond this physical existence that my grandpa turned up the radio loud yesterday and told his little sister once more, "Don't worry. Just Dance."

My favorite Team Names Tonight:

  • Kobra Kai's Motherfucking Dojo
  • Destiny's Step Children
  • Looks Like Mortgages Aren't the Only Thing Underwater in Brentwood
  • Ordnance Kitties (because it's cute and horrible and aside from the ubiquitous gif it makes me think of this)

 

BEST ROUNDS OF THE NIGHT!!!!!!

  • Round 2 marched its way on around and even the munchkin corrected her momma on a couple answers cause she plays that song already on her guitar.
  • Round 3 took a few of you down for the count. Not the easiest round, eh? Word. #fistbump
  • Round 5 was just too adorkable. And again the munchkin was more specific than anyone else asking me for a bonus point for her momma since she knew and named Rapunzel's chameleon companion.
  • And yea as I walk through the valley of the shadow of Round 6 I shall fear no spelling question, for I am the meanest motherfucker at the quiz.
    • Oh shit...speaking of Round 6 there was a bonus email question. You're on the list right? You signed up with me at quiz? 

Sorry if I just punched you in the feels. But thanks for reading, and for being yet another member of my giganto-monstrous family.

  • In 3rd - Nailed It! & Masters of Sex
  • In 2nd - Turn Down For
  • And your victors in 1st - The 80-20 Rule

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130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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I've Gaza Feeling 73

I Could'a Been a Comic-Con Contendah 72

Yes I Can Name All 3 Hanson Brothers 69

We Were All By Ourselves 69

Team 2nd Amendment 68

I Was Saying Boo-urns 66

Quizzards 59

Spaceballz 59

I Love U2 59

Bada Team, Bada Boom 55

Wendy's 51

Banditos 40

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Bryan (Resident Egon)

Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)

Time machines rule. Don't they? I bought one last night after quiz and thought I'd roll back and see what we were doing at the ol' Harp Inn this time last year. Well...literally this time last year instead of writing a blg I was preparing to host on 7/24. So...being 7/24, here is your 7/24 blog courtesy of Geeks Who Drink and the Wayback machine.

 

Oh the pain, oh the agony, oh the ignominies of defeat by a few points when going into Round 8 with a tie for 1st place! Tonight we started it all off right, complete with our own Solid Geek Dancer (I'd have recorded more but I left my phone charger at hoe and I still need to buy a dedicated camera for this thing) and the miracle of nerdy knowledge slowly unfolded from there. Every time I got set to read your scores there was movement on the score sheet. For a few there it looked liked little ol' Ginger and family was staring down the barrel of another trouncing, but alas...it came to just a few measly little points and that last question on R8.

Man Fair traffic and summer weather are a horrible combo in this summer heat. It's hard to dress for this weather, but trust me edible undies was the wrong call. So lets put a red satin shade over the lamp, turn on some Barry White, and I'll spend some time calling out your names affirming how wonderful you are.

My favorite Team Names Tonight:

  • It Can Only get Better (or you can stay right in 5th place for over half the game)
  • The All Greens(admittedly I took your team name in another direction til I realized you were quiz first timers...silly old hippie)
  • The Great UK Cock Block (another one I misinterpreted rather than your ex I though it was something to do with me wondering why we fought a war over 200y ago so I didn't have to give a shit about a tiny british human wrapped in a plastic bag of its own excrement)

BEST ROUNDS OF THE NIGHT!!!!!!

  • If I could walk with Round 3, talk with the Round 3
  • Round 6 and you're telling me I'm the ONLY one to remember my childhood in the 70s? Seriously...I'm the hippie punk here and I should be the one with total memory loss by this point but nooOOOooooo....
    • Oh shit...speaking of Round 6 there was a bonus email question. You're on the list, right?  

 

We had some action on the scoreboard tonight, a real flip-flopper, real humdinger, real peanut butter in the middle of the candy! Sometimes it comes down to Jokers, sometimes it comes down to a tie breaker. Tonight it came down to Round Mothafukin' 5! Wait...Round 5?! Round fucking 5 decided this game?! Goddamn....go visual round...

 

  • In 3rd - We Found a Babysitter
  • In 2nd - The All Greens
  • And your victors in 1st - Do You have anything to declare? Yeah, don't go to England!

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Here's to young men and matrimony
Old men and alimony
the fuckin you get for the fuckin you got

The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
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9:35 PM, July 19, 2014
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Hermoine Granger and the Insufferable Know-It Alls 76

Hollyhead Harpies 75

Mischief Unmanaged 71

Guided by Errol 59

Chicken & Quaffles 56

But What About Hannah Abbott?? 53

Golden Snitches Get Golden Stitches 50

Drop Dead Fred 44

That's So Ravenclaw 44

Dumbledore's 15 inch DeathStick 43

I Whip My Stairs Back & Forth 42

Lupin Patronus 35

Moony's Menagrie 29

A Family Obsession 29

U Huff & U Puff 13

Wizard Wheezes 13

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Bryan (Resident Egon)

Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)

Did you ever answer any quiz question with an answer; an answer you couldn't explain? You're a quizzer, Harry. It took but a few moments, and you all entered those doors with your classmates, through the changing staircases, past the guarding portraits, and into your house common rooms. For those who joined us today, welcome to your first quiz. Place your hand over the pencil, and say "Up!" First timers should note that The Dark Ale(Guiness), is strictly forbidden(I'm totally kidding. Buy more pints! Tip more cash!) But understand this...not all Quizzers are good. But I think it is clear, we can expect great things from you.

A few years ago, you took the quiz and Geeks Who Drink became legend. And so tonight, for Harry Potter's fans, a new year of quiz begins. Magical lessons of how tough our rounds are continue, and old rivalries grew stronger(nothing like the Gingers playing together and arguing over who has the right answer to strengthen the fight between them at our next regular night). You cracked open your own Chamber of Secrets, deep in your minds, and found the answers needed...but not so much the polyjuice potion. but this is The Harp, and even though she placed rather low it is quite evident, Miss Ginger Bitch will always be around to ruin the day.

Now...turn to page 394. Put on your Sirius faces, and break yourselves out. But promise me, you won't go quizzing for him. Remember, it is not in the nature of a Quiz Master to be forgiving. But neither a filthy little mudblood, nor a foul loathsome evil little cockroach could keep you from your appointed answers. Except during that one round...why no one cast Expecto Patronum I will never know.

My thanks to my regulars tonight, for your personal Hogwarts Castle(Harp Inn) was not only your home today, but home to some very special guests as well. The proud sons of Brix, and the lovely ladies of Durty Nelly's(Gerry included). A time of change, of growth, of much rejoicing and dancing and a chance for glory. For The Harp was chosen to host a legendary event, the Tri-Wizard Quiz! TEAM CEDRIC! The Dark Quizzers shall rise again...beware. And an influx of so many lovely new faces can mean only one thing. Everything's going to change now, isn't it?

Well it's changing out there...there's a storm coming, quizlets. Just like last time. No Dolores Umbridge isn't being appointed your new Quiz Master. Things at The Harp aren't far worse than anyone fears....cause like no one fears for us, they just fear us. You have been told that a certain dark quizzer is at large, but this is a lie. Still...kind of exciting isn't it? Breaking the rules? Well...the ministry's gonna have a full uprising on its hands, and from us that could mean trouble. I mean if Voldemort's building up an army, then we want to fight. But if we're wrong, my little quizzing potters, you will lose...everything.

Quizzes are often memories, specifically of one very important person...you. To know the future, the answers, return to the past. Some pieces of quiz are just...a Riddle. You have to ask when we first began quizzing if we knew, knew that we had just met the worst dark quizzer of all time...no.

These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has faced no greater quiz than it did today. But you can't answer these rounds on your own, mister quizzer. We're too strong. You infiltrated GWD? We have nothing to hide. And the longer you stay here, the stronger we get. But nobody else is going to lose, not for me. This July, only one could quiz. I have seen your hearts, and they are mine. You quizzed valiantly. On this day, joined with me, and confronted your fate. I never wanted anyone to quiz for me, so we finish the way we started it...together.

 

My favorite Team Names Tonight:

  • Hermione Granger and the Insufferable Know-It-Alls
  • Drop Dead Fred (just cause it got the most groans of any name)
  • Dumbledore's 15 inch DeathStick
  • That's So Ravenclaw

 

BEST ROUNDS OF THE NIGHT!!!!!!

  • I'm thinking of getting MUGG tattooed across my stomach in honor of Round 1
  • It seems many of you in Round 3 were just too afraid to call out the moniker of Voldything yourselves too.
  • Can I quote you on Round 4? No? You didn't know Death Eater's so well? You scores kinda show that too.

 

FINAL STANDINGS OF THE NIGHT!!!!

  • In 3rd - Mischief Unmanaged
  • In 2nd - Hollyhead Harpies
  • And your victors in 1st - Hermione Granger and the Insufferable Know-It-Alls

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Here's to being single...
Drinking doubles...
And seeing triple!

 

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