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Hong Kong Restaurant (Harvard Square)
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tuesdays: 8:00 PM
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9:21 AM, September 17, 2014
Scores
I Didn't Know There Were Switch Hitters in the NFL 78

NFL GTA 77

Wyld Stallyns 75

Married Christian Men 73

The C U Next Tuesdays 70

Need a Little Help Here 68

Put It Away 67

Viking Kittens 59

Condeleeza "Fried Rice" 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

This past weekend I participated in the Reach The Beach relay race. It’s a 200-mile race that is run with a 12-person team, so everyone runs about 17 miles spread out across three legs. In order to accommodate 12 people, we get two large vans and when the runners in one van are doing their legs, the runners in the other van are waiting for their turn. Then at the van exchange the second van takes over while the first van parks and waits. At this race the other van decided to call themselves Slagathor while my van decided to adopt the theme song All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t exactly play the song as nobody brought an mp3 hookup to the van, and even if we had one, we didn’t have much cell service anyways. So the entire time we tried to brainstorm different lyrics to the song until we could string together what we thought was basically the entire thing. Eventually someone recalled the line “I ain’t no stick figure barbie doll. So if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and move along.” At which point two of the guys in my van said, “Moving on.” Ouch guys. Really?

But this all brings to mind my Theory of Attraction and Compatibility. It’s a pretty well thought out theory so let me indulge you. First, let your hand hang limp at the wrist. Don’t make a fist, don’t straighten your fingers, just let it hang naturally. Notice the curvature of your fingers. Now go up to your partner (or someone willing to participate in this experiment—though not at your day job) and place your hand upon his or her ass. Do not try to bend your fingers, do not straighten them out, just place the limp hand on the other person’s butt. If your hand perfectly cups your partner’s behind—and your partner’s hand perfectly cups yours—then it’s a match! But if one of you two can’t grab the other’s ass without bending or straightening your fingers, then it’s not meant to be.

Relationships should feel natural and comfortable, and this includes such simple physical contact as grabbing the other’s behind. If the hand doesn’t fit, it’s probably not going to last. And if nothing else, use this as a pick up line next time you’re at a bar. Just give me credit for coming up with it. If you took any of that seriously, then I laugh at you, unless of course this does turn out to have a strong correlation with a happy and harmonious relationship, in which case you can send the Nobel Prize to my house in Quincy.

Speaking of prizes, they may have lost the tiebreaker last week, but I Didn’t Know There Were Switch Hitters in the NFL won last night’s quiz by one point over NFL GTA. Both teams’ expert knowledge on random knowledge elevated them in the standings—I guess committing the cast of The Office to memory finally paid off. Congrats to them and to everyone else who played.

Thanks for joining us last night and come back next week for another Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz! (And don’t forget, Seinfeld on Thursday.)

“When one Geek drinks, all Geeks drink!”

Hong Kong Restaurant (Harvard Square)
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tuesdays: 8:00 PM
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8:48 AM, September 10, 2014
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The C U Next Tuesdays 79

Moby Dick Pics 79

Wyld Stallyns 77

Where's Derwin? 75

2 Sharks, 1 Ice Bucket 74

Joan Rivers' Last Outfit 73

Beats By Ray 54

Limbo Golf 42

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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

Last night, we learned that the Postmaster General has the second-highest salary in the U.S. federal government. At $245k, his salary is more than such government employees like the Vice President, the Speaker of the House, and the Secretary of Defense. I wondered how that was possible so I read up on the position and learned that it was at one point a Cabinet post, usually given by the President as a sinecure. It was a very influential position within the President’s party, and one that didn’t seem to have many responsibilities. From what I can gather, the Postmaster General basically made sure the President’s men got what they wanted in return for their support. If you’ve seen even just five minutes of any Boardwalk Empire episode, you know what I am talking about. This job came with a ridiculous salary and even a spot in the Presidential succession. That’s no longer the case, but it’s still a sweet gig to watch over a dying industry.

What else happened yesterday? Well we learned that Harvard is still number two and that MIT topped Cal Tech. Again. Also, Apple announced their new products, and said that I could download U2’s newest album for free. Not that I care for U2 much, but I am disappointed that Apple said I could download it immediately (as in yesterday when they announced it), yet I didn’t see it pop up in my iTunes store until today. I am excited about the Apple Watch, however, and will eagerly wait for its release in about two and a half years.

As Apple gets into the wearable technology field, anyone want to guess what it builds next? I’m expecting to see the iEye, a device you can put on your eyeball that displays anything and everything you want or need onto your cornea. Although I suspect that some people would like to see an iBrator—a wearable device that can detect your sexual needs and deliver them in a pulsing sensation that is timed to your favorite U2 ballads. You can have an orgasm to songs like Desire, Elevation, Numb, Electrical Storm, Even Better Than the Real Thing, or Sunday Bloody Sunday (you know, if it's that time of the month).

Anyways, a quiz happened last night. The C U Next Tuesdays and Moby Dick Pics tied for first, so we went to a tiebreaker where Tuesdays came out on top 4-2. Thanks to everyone for playing the quiz. This was one of the more fun nights I’ve had hosting for you all and I hope that you felt the same way. I really enjoy making Tuesday night the best night of your week. Come back next time for another Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz.

“When one Geek drinks, all Geeks drink!”

Hong Kong Restaurant (Harvard Square)
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
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11:41 AM, September 03, 2014
Scores
I Read Leaks for the Articles 81

Wyld Stallyns 78

The C U Next Tuesdays 74

Nimra Azmi, ISIS Sympathizer 69

Our Time, Our Time Down Here 59

When Does the Magic Show Start? 53

How are we Supposed to Trivia if we Can't Do Drugs in the Bathroom? 51

In Dog Beers, We've Only Had One 48

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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

At last night’s quiz, the first round concluded with a bonus question on what school’s alumni created this troika of tech companies. The answer was, yawn, Stanford, but what amused me was that I had someone guess Harvard. Harvard?! Yes, Harvard. Since when have Harvard’s alumni done anything but become lawyers, businessmen, and bleeding heart liberal whiney-bags? With the exception of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook, there isn’t a whole lot else. Okay, so there’s Yelp, Pandora, and Angie’s List, and something built by a guy named Gates, but that quality pales in comparison to the sheer quantity of what MIT’s alumni have done.

There’s a statistic out there that says that as of last year, if MIT were a country, it would have the 11th largest economy in the world. As of 2006, there were 25,800 companies founded by MIT alumni, bringing in a combined revenue of as much as $2 trillion. Harvard is somewhere around 20 years behind MIT in entrepreneurship and innovation. It’s laughable. (I’m getting much of this from this article here.) Please stop being so Harvard-centric and get it out of your heads. You’re not the center of the world.

Also, that team that guessed Harvard for the bonus answer? Let’s just say that if they didn’t score well on the final round, they’d have finished the quiz in the basement of the standings.

It was a close fight last night between I Read Leaks for the Articles and Wyld Stallyns—they were tied for first after five rounds. But Leaks gained a point on Stallyns in each of the last three rounds to finish on top in this quiz with a final score of 81. All the teams rocked the multiple choice round, with everyone scoring either seven or eight points, and you didn’t do that bad in the marathon round either. That ironman triathlon of drinking? You can read about it here.

Thanks to everyone for coming out last night. Don’t forget about the Geeks Who Drink Seinfeld quiz coming up in two weeks! Have great weeks and come back next time.

“When one Geek drinks, all Geeks drink!”

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