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Hong Kong Restaurant (Harvard Square)
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tuesdays: 8:00 PM
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10:31 AM, January 21, 2015
Scores
Wyld Stallyns 77

State of the Funyuns 72

The Deflated Balls 70

Mr. Markus Stadler 67

The C U Next Tuesdays 67

Lavender Menace 56

Ralph Nader 2016 47

Wing's Biaatches 40

Minimum Rage 36

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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

There are many ways I like to go about my business each and every day, and one of those is to respect others and respect their interests. If you like to knit, that’s cool, keep it up. If you like writing, rock on man, keep following your passions. If playing an instrument is your thing, don’t let anybody stop you. I think people should be able to do what they like, and they’ll get no criticism from me.

So where am I going with this? Well one of my interests is following the local sports teams. I’m not religious about it, but I watch them when I can. I like that sense of regional pride and I like watching a competition unfold. I don’t expect everyone around me to also have that same interest, but if you also like watching Boston sports teams too, then I’m always down for a chat about them.

For years and years, I was able to pursue my interests without outside criticism. I watched my sports teams, my friends didn’t, and that was that. Yet recently I’ve noticed a growing anti-sports watching sentiment among the general populace. Garfunkel and Oates created the music video Sports Go Sports. “Weird Al” Yankovic made a video for the song Sports Song. These on their own are funny, and I can laugh at them. But when people I know start to share their anti-sports watching sentiments, it loses its humor. And when they keep up with it, well now they’re just starting to look like assholes.

If you’re going to refer to a football as a “handegg” and use cricket terms in your play-by-play commentary at every single mention of a sporting event, you’ve gone from being funny (which you never really were in the first place) to coarse and obtuse. You could take the position of “people like watching sports, and while I’m not into that, I’m going to let them be because that’s their thing,” as opposed to “I’m going to say something for the sake of saying something even though it’s not really that funny and it actually makes me look pretty ignorant.”

At my Geeks Who Drink pub quiz, the only time I’ll make fun of you is when you put some ridiculously wrong answer. Or when you say the questions are easy only to end up in last place. At last night’s quiz, it was the Wyld Stallyns who took home first place, holding off State of the Funyuns who finished in second.

Thanks to everyone who came to the quiz. Make good choices, don’t make fun of people who are different than you, and come back next week.

“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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George Clooney's Wifetime Achievement Award 83

Fourth Harmony 79

Geeks Who Sing 78

Wyld Stallyns 77

The C U Next Tuesdays 73

Name That Sphincter 72

Blank Space 67

Cliffies 65

The Unmighty Ducks 58

Twaticus 40

DNE 31

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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

I had a round at last night’s Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz called Pope-Pourri, where I somehow managed to avoid any references in the questions to the oft-advertised product Poo-Pourri—that stuff you spray into your toilet to help prevent you from stinking up the bathroom. The round got me wondering about the spray so I did a little bit of research into it and what I found was a little bit disappointing. First, the website and the video both advertise that the product has a 4.8 rating on amazon.com, but a quick check on the website showed that it actually has a 4.7 rating. I’ll cut them a little bit of slack here as the 4.8 rating could still fall within the 95% confidence interval of the population mean. What disappointed me next was that after hearing the accent of the spokeswoman for Poo-Pourri, I was led to believe that it was a product of the United Kingdom, when in fact it is made in the USA. Again, not a big deal, but I still feel lied to.

But what gets me the most is that if you go to the Poo-Pourri’s website, the page’s title begins with “Girls Don’t Poop….” How sexist?! What if guys want to mask their stenches as well? Is this really a product for girls only? Can guys not have any dignity after their shits? Well if you scroll to the bottom of Poo-Pourri’s website, you’ll see that they do have products for men (they also have a link to products for women, which only contributes to my annoyance of the gender-specific home page), where guys can get scents like “Bass Ackwards,” “Heavy Doody,” and “Poo-Tonium.” Additional searching yielded the “Master Crapsman” which includes two “male” scents and comes in packaging made to look like a tool box. Because apparently women don’t like power tools.

Everybody poops. And if I want mine to smell like “Hush Flush,” “Call of the Wild,” or “Crap Shooter,” then I am going to defy the website’s gender separation and order one of those scents instead. Or I’m going to save the $9.95 plus shipping and handling and just do a courtesy flush. In the meantime, I wonder if Poo-Pourri is working on a product that deals with shitbergs.

As for the quiz last night, coming from behind to win it was George Clooney’s Wifetime Achievement Award, who picked up 14 points on the final round to leapfrog Fourth Harmony. Three teams aced the second round (though only two of them jokered it) while another four teams picked up 15 points each on that gurgling Chewbacca audio round. Better jokering would have moved a few teams in the bottom part of the standings to the middle of the pack, but wouldn’t have made a difference in the end.

Thanks to all who came out to the quiz last night. Don’t forget, Geeks Who Drink is having a Friends quiz in a few weeks, so if you’re a child of the 90s make sure to save the date. Make smart choices and come back next week.

“When one Geek drinks, all Geeks drink!”

Hong Kong Restaurant (Harvard Square)
1238 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
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8:26 AM, December 31, 2014
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The Phallicrats 83

You Only YOLO Once 71

Lady Date 68

It's Too Late for Christmas Music 64

I'd Rather Be Watching Criminal Minds 56

The C U Next Tuesdays 54

Quizzed In My Pants 53

Hallaila 39

Hunkin' Fooligans 35

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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, we had a round on Hasty Pudding award winners, which if you don’t know is an award a group of Harvard kids bestow upon some famous entertainers each year. What is notable about this round, and about the Hasty Pudding Club is the direct role they played in my becoming your Quizmaster at the Hong Kong one year ago this week. I had been hosting quizzes at Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard when the owner of the building increased the rent by some ridiculous percentage which essentially forced the bar to close last December. The new tenant (or maybe owner?) willing to pay the steep price for the space? The Hasty Pudding Club.

If you go to the Hasty Pudding Club’s website, they say “it was finally time for Tommy Doyle’s to graduate and move out of Harvard Square.” Which is a euphemism for “Get the fuck out of here, your owner is increasing your rent to something you can’t afford, but we can so goodbye and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” It’s the typical arrogance we’ve come to expect from anybody associated with the Crimson. Since the bar was closing, I was in need of a new venue which coincidentally coincided with an opening at the Hong Kong. A week later, I was hosting quizzes for you guys and I’ve enjoyed it ever since.

Last night’s quiz saw nine teams participate, and winning it was The Phallicrats with 83 points. Jumping into second place after the final round was You Only YOLO Once with 71 points. Interestingly enough, YOLO made Lake Superior State University’s banished words list in 2013. (That’s a reference to last night’s round three.)

Thanks to all for coming out to the quiz last night. Here’s to a great past year of quizzing with you all and I look forward to many more years of being your Quizmaster. Have a great New Year’s Eve and make smart decisions.

“When one Geek drinks, all Geeks drink!”

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