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Hong Kong Restaurant (Harvard Square)
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tuesdays: 8:00 PM
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8:42 AM, December 17, 2014
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The Phallicrats 72

The C U Next Tuesdays 63

Happy Birthday Jeff 53

Victorious Secret 47

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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

Well gosh, it really has been a long time since any of you saw Sesame Street, hasn’t it? Last night’s round 3 had an average score of 2.2 points. It was a round where each of the base 10 digits was used in the eight answers exactly once. Let’s look at these questions one at a time like a logic puzzle. If you had used the following deductions, you would have picked up at least 5 points. The last question was basically asking you to count up the number of hours in three days, which simply put was 24 x 3 for 72. There was also a question asking for Big Bird’s height rounded to the nearest foot. Now Big Bird towers over the other human actors, so the answer couldn’t have been 6 feet, and the 7 was used in the aforementioned question, so the answer here was either 8 or 9. But really, if he was 9 feet tall, he’d be nearly as tall as a basketball hoop, which seems a little incredulous so the answer had to have been 8.

As for the other questions, you either knew it from your years of watching the show, or you were just taking a guess. The Bert and Ernie eyebrows question was a tossup between 1 and 3. It’s common knowledge that one of them has a unibrow, so the other either has two brows or no brows. (It was the latter.) The human characters, the female monster-type characters, and the Cookie Monster fingers questions all implied answers greater than 1, a detail we’ll explore later in this analysis. For the debut year question, Sesame Street couldn’t have debuted in the 70s because the 7 was already used, and the 50s seemed too far back (and the 80s are out because the number 8 was already used), so the answer there definitely began with a 6. For the number of fingers on Cookie Monster’s hand, the answer wasn’t 4 from the question, and 2, 6, 7, and 8 are already accounted for, so it had to be either 3 or 5. (9 fingers? Really? I don’t think so.)

The number of characters questions had to be either 3, 4, or 5. Those are the only answers that make sense from the numbers still available (remember, 2, 6, 7, and 8 are already out). No way there were 9 human characters or female monsters, just felt like too many. From here the 3, 4, and 5 answers are split between the characters and the fingers questions, so 3 could not have been the eyebrows answer, meaning we had to select 1. To recap, that’s 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8 accounted for, and 3, 4, and 5 to be used among three questions mentioned above, so if we go back to the year question, we can now deduce that Sesame Street debuted in either 1960 or 1969. The one question I haven’t mentioned yet was the legs on Elmo’s pet question. Don’t know about you all, but I would have remembered a 9-legged pet, so the answer there must have been 0. That leaves the debut year answer as 69. Based off of all that logic, even if you haven’t seen the show in 10 or more years, you should at least have picked up five points.

I really should explore a third career as an LSAT logic games tutor.

At the quiz last night, The Phallicrats took the top spot with 72 points. Finishing in second were The C U Next Tuesdays. Thanks to all who came out and played. Come back next Tuesday for another Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz.

“When one Geek drinks, all Geeks drink!”

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10:07 AM, December 10, 2014
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We Survived Today's Waterboarding 78

Wyld Stallyns 74

Titty Sprinkles 71

Name That Sphincter 67

It's My Birthday! 59

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Tuesdays, 8, Hong Kong, Harvard Square
Ryan (Extra Terresticle)

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

What a rainstorm we had yesterday, right guys? The total rainfall in Cambridge was 3.84 inches. On average, 1 inch of rain is equivalent to 10 inches of snow. If that storm hit on Monday when it was 20 degrees out, we’d have been looking at a big fucking storm. Normally I would have preferred snow over rain, but at this time of year I ain’t got time for no snowstorm.

Last night’s quiz had a round on Jose Canseco and Rob Gronkowski, a round on non-canonized saints, a round on philosophy, and much more. The Canseco/Gronk round was fun. This past weekend, I watched the Patriots game with my two roommates, where I proceeded to go over all the biographies of all the Patriots players, in particular to the roommate from Scotland, who just moved to the states about two months ago. I was glad to see that he recalled some of my Gronk stories as his team aced that round.

As for the round on not-so-religious saints, I said I would never return to St. Louis, but it appears that I missed out on gooey butter cake and toasted ravioli during my one and only trip there. Sounds like I may have a reason to visit again because gooey butter cake sounds amazing.

The audio round had clips of songs with Yoko Ono screaming over them. I thought you all were going to hate it, but it ended up being pretty well-received. For those who don’t know, Ono is an avant-garde artist, in other words, experimental. A considerable volume of her work is basically her yelling, screaming, or sounding like she’s having an orgasm. All of those sounds made it into the round in one way or another.

There were five teams that braved the rain for the quiz, and winning it was We Survived Today’s Waterboarding, who aced the first and third round, and picked up 14 points on round two to take an early lead that they would not relinquish. An 11-point performance on the final round elevated Wyld Stallyns to second place, passing Titty Sprinkles to get there.

Thanks to all who came out and played the quiz. We’ll be back next week for another Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz.

“When one Geek drinks, all Geeks drink!”

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1238 Massachusetts Ave
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9:52 AM, December 03, 2014
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Wyld Stallyns 76

Third Harmony 75

It's My Birthday! 70

Premium Scante 69

The C U Next Tuesdays 68

Awkward Lack of Team Name 66

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Ryan (Extra Terresticle)

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

Did you know that just about everything imaginable has its own month in which you celebrate it? Let’s look at some examples. Flamingos? September. CyberSecurity Awareness? October. Zombie Awareness? That happens in May. Last night at the Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz, we learned that moving is also celebrated in May, while August is for celebrating Peaches and October is for Popcorn Poppin’. In one of my rare flashes of Quizmaster narcissism, I’ve decided to celebrate me in all 12 months of the year. But in order to celebrate me, there have to be some daily tasks to perform. Do these every day and you’ll be on your way to celebrating all the months of Ryan. 1) Listen to Party Hard by Andrew W.K. when you wake up in the morning. 2) Brush and floss your teeth. 3) Smile at one random stranger and get him or her to smile back at you. (An important note on this one: make a quick eye contact, do not stare, smile, get a smile back, and look away. Anything more than that and you’re a creeper.) And 4) Don’t microwave plastic. Do these things every day and you’ll be as awesome as me.

As for the quiz, it was very close. The differential between the first place team and the last place team was a mere 10 points. First place was ultimately decided on the question asking for the top three boroughs in NYC. The answers were Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. It was a tough one though because the Bronx is fourth by only 200,000, but has nearly twice the square mileage as Manhattan. Winning were Wyld Stallyns, followed by Third Harmony who lost for the second straight week by one single point. At least he’s taking home a Pretty Things patch.

Did you guys like round seven? I swear half of those clips could have been from Jaws, Jurassic Park, any one of the Star Wars, or any other score written by John Williams. And that round five question two character. I found Toht’s character in an Indiana Jones wiki and it said that he was unnamed in film dialogue. So if you got that one right, you clearly have too much time on your hands.

Thanks everyone for coming out last night. Have great weeks, make smart choices, and come back next time for another Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz.

“When one Geek drinks, all Geeks drink!”

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