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Hong Kong Restaurant (Harvard Square)
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tuesdays: 8:00 PM
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9:17 AM, April 29, 2015
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Dr. Soda's Meat Sweats 71

Feeling Shanghai 60

Wyld Stallyns 58

Baltimore CVS Owners Association 51

Case of the Mondays 47

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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

At last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz, we learned that REI sells something called the Cleanwaste Portable Toilet for a wallet-lightening $79.95. Why would you pay $80 to shit in the woods?! I don’t understand. Especially since we also learned that Typhoid fever is a poop-borne disease. People, you could be spreading Typhoid! Don’t waste your money. And if you require the “comforts” of a plastic stool, well maybe you shouldn’t be camping in the first place.

For the hockey team logo question, many of you thought the Montreal Canadiens’ logo was stolen from a Canadian cycling club, despite the fact that I said in the question the team had made the playoffs for 24 straight seasons (Montreal missed the playoffs in 2012 so they are currently on a 3-year playoff streak). Montreal’s CH logo actually was a CA which at the time stood for Canadien and Athletique. It wasn’t until 99 years ago that the name was changed to Le club de Hockey Canadien and the logo was changed to the letters CH, with the H standing for Hockey. A few years later, some ignorant American thought the H stood for Habitants, referring to the early French settlers in Quebec, which is still not a cycling term nor does it have anything to do with cycling. In fact, the translation of cycle into French is either velo or bicyclette, neither of which have an H in them. There are two teams that have a wheel in their logos: the Detroit Red Wings and the Boston Bruins; and the latter of those two didn’t even make the playoffs this year.

The quiz actually was pretty tough all around. The average score on round eight, a sixteen-point round, was 5.2. In fact some of you might have fared better on Edison’s employment test than on last night’s quiz. And that test required you to know the distance from NYC to Buffalo. The top team with 71 points was Dr. Soda’s Meat Sweats, followed by Feeling Shanghai with 60.

Thanks to all for playing last night. And now for two important things:

1. The Marvel Quiz is this Saturday. Please go to the event page for info on RSVPing to the quiz (which you really really really should do to secure your team’s spot).

2. Next Tuesday marks my four year anniversary of being a Geeks Who Drink Quizmaster. (And the four year anniversary of Geeks’ presence in Boston.) Come out for what will be a special night.

“When one Geek drinks, all Geeks drink!”

Hong Kong Restaurant (Harvard Square)
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
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1:19 PM, April 22, 2015
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Name That Sphincter 82

Wyld Stallyns 82

Arctic Warriors 76

Case of the Mondays 70

4 Engineers Walk into a Bar 66

Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dow Herbert Camacho 2016 64

The C U Next Tuesdays 63

Shippers 51

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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

Congrats to all the finishers of the 109th Boston Marathon on Monday. You are all pretty, and awesome, and pretty awesome. 30,000 people ran the 26.2-mile race while many more than that spent the day off cheering on the runners and drinking from morning to night. In a week and a half, I will be running my first marathon and I hope that all of you call me pretty for the duration of my quiz.

Fortunately many of you weren’t too hungover from day drinking yesterday. Two teams duked it out to a first place tie at last night’s quiz, and per the quiz rules for a first place tie, we went to a five-question tiebreaker. After the tiebreaker, both teams were still tied (a first), so we went to a closest-to-the-answer tiebreaker. One team was off by about 2,500 while another team was about 500 away, so the quiz ended with Name That Sphincter taking the top spot over Wyld Stallyns.

The first round was pretty straightforward, with six of the eight teams getting perfect scores on it. Round five was also a breeze for many as five teams picked up eight points while the other three got sevens. Rounds four and seven though were cases of teams either knowing the answers or not. Two teams aced the video game round while the other six had scores between two and four. Later on, four teams got a seven or an eight on the ’85, ’95, ’05 round to go with four teams who again only scored between two and four points.

Thanks to all who came out for the quiz. Make good decisions, read about our Marvel Quiz on May 2, and come back next week for another Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz.

“When one Geek drinks, all Geeks drink!”

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1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
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10:04 AM, April 15, 2015
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You Butter Believe it 80

Wyld Stallyns 76

The Patriarchy 71

Jay's Hot and Juicy 68

Team No Mo Fo Mo 68

Cheers to Chappies 66

SpaceX with the Perfect Dismount 64

We All Came 63

YOLO 63

Winter is Coming√Čand So am I 58

Shippers 57

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Quiz Schedule
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

Does everybody know what SpaceX is trying to do with one of its rockets? No? Well I’ll try to explain it as best as I can. The rockets used to launch stuff into the sky, like an NSA spy satellite or a three-month supply of peanut butter M&Ms for the space station crew, are really really expensive. And what’s worse is they can only be used once. After the rocket comes back to earth, it is finished, and the space company has to build a new one. SpaceX is trying to devise a way to recover those rockets so they can be reused, and is doing so by trying to land the spent rocket on a floating platform in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Imagine filling up a bathtub with water, floating half a popsicle stick in the water, then trying to throw a toothpick onto that popsicle stick while standing on the opposite side of the bathroom, all while your baby brother is sitting in the bathtub splashing the water around with his rubber duckies. It’s kinda like that. And yet, if SpaceX is able to pull this off, then according to their website the cost of going to space will be reduced considerably. Like 100 times cheaper.

Well SpaceX attempted another one of these rocket landings and is currently 0 for 2. But they will keep trying because the cost savings are that much worth it. And while SpaceX didn’t come up in the round, we did have eight questions on space last night, where very few of you knew the names of any of the four dwarf planets excluding Pluto. Heck, not one, but two teams guessed Mercury. A few teams guessed Charon, which should probably be reclassified a dwarf planet, but is currently classified as a planetary satellite of Pluto, even though the center of mass of the two objects does not lie within either one. In other words, Charon isn’t so much orbiting Pluto, but rather Pluto and Charon are both orbiting a point located between the two objects.

Getting that question right though, and all the other questions on the space round, was the eventual winner You Butter Believe It, who defeated Wyld Stallyns by four points. Both teams stayed close to each other for seven rounds before a harder-than-usual round eight gave Butter the chance to pull away. Noteworthy last night was the fact that nine of 11 teams aced the round on gerbils, which tells me that people are reading the emails we send out as that round was very explicitly teased in our weekly missive.

Thanks to all who came to the quiz, and thanks to my trainee Jay who will be joining the ranks of the Boston Quizmasters as soon as we find him a venue to host at. Have great weeks, make smart choices, enjoy the marathon, go Red Sox, check out the Avengers themed quiz, and see you all next week for another Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz.

“When one Geek drinks, all Geeks drink!”

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