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Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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12:41 PM, April 17, 2014
Scores
Would 82

Fuckin' Classy 76

Ain't That Some Shit 74

Lack of Institutional Support 72

Beware the Bandersnatch 70

Andre No Johnson 69

M as in Mancy 66

That Baby Don't Look Like Me 63

#Hashtag 58

Grade School Dropouts 58

The Hairless Bears 49

Fucking Awesome 48

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Tuesdays, 8:00pm, at Conrad's Ale House Wednesdays, 7:30pm, at Charlie Hooper's
David (The Dave)

When I'm not solving network/email problems in my real life, I'm likely spending time absorbing random facts from movies, TV shows, video games, songs, and sports.  Love all things KC, be it Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC, Boulevard Beer, BBQ, whatever.

Mostly I love trivia, especially random trivia, which is what led me here.  As fun as it is to be a player, I find it even more fun to run the Quiz.  I'm like a younger, American, half-wit version of Alex Trebek that drinks and curses on the job.  And that's a really fun job!

What if I told you that a word can be both a question and a statement?

For those of you who have played at Charlie Hooper's frequently, or even at other venues around the city, you've probably heard of the team named Would.  Would has been playing at Charlie Hooper's since December of 2012.  They're not there every single week, but they're still every bit the definition of regular.

They have a regular table, which is the foosball table that has a slab of wood put over the top of it to become a regular table for quiz time.

They have a regular roster, though the spots also do rotate a bit.  But you can usually recognize the team by seeing 2 or 3 guys mixed then with others that come when available.

And they have a regular result.  They win.

According to de facto team captain Steven, since their first GWD Quiz at Hooper's in December of 2012 they've won 30 Geeks Who Drink Quizzes and placed 2nd another 11 times.  They also won the first ever CowTown Challenege in December of 2013 beating out all of the other top teams in the city in the final quiz of the year, taking home a wonderful cash prize in the process.

Would?  Have.  Did.

Their name is often misunderstood.  Many think it's just "Wood".  Even more wonder where it came from and what it means.  Is it a reference to the song by Alice in Chains?  No, no it is not.  The name came about as almost an accident.  Something that just became their name because they needed a name.  But once you've built a name for yourself, it's hard to change that.  Would now means something to them, and to others.

It means you better bring your fucking A-game.  Would, indeed, will.

They can be beaten, of course.  Even George Brett struck out now and then.  And sometimes their role is to serve as a point of motivation for other teams.  Beating Would can often be better than winning in general.  But it's not something you should count on, because it won't happen very often.

And it didn't happen once again last night.

We got past the microphone problems and still got mostly on track for the night, thanks for sticking through that with me.  New mics have already been ordered and are on the way, thanks once again to Jim at Charlie Hooper's for coming to my voice's rescue!

We tested your knowledge of words with at least two Z's in them, Boy Bands through the ages, Yo Mama's weight relative to other numbers, Knox 'n Boots, Psychotic Smiles from the movies, People Who Have Been In My Kitchen, places as described by a bad stereotype, and Ben Stein, gender transitions and Jodie Foster.

We had perfect scores in round 1 from Would, Fuckin' Classy and Beware the Bandersnatch.  Another perfect score in round 3 from the best/worst team name of the night, Andre No Johnson.  Ain't That Some Shit gave us a perfect score in round 4.  Almost EVERYONE got perfect scores in round 5 and nobody missed more than 1.  Round 6 kicked everyone's ass with 6 being the top score.  Perfect scores in round 7 from Would and Grade School Dropouts.

It was also revealed that far too many of you youngsters have no idea who Cliff Clavin is, and think Cheers was from the 70s.  Ouch.  Right in the gray hair.

In the end, though we had an EXCELLENTLY played game from Ain't That Some Shit they fell short of the prize money in 3rd place with 74 points.  Fuckin' Classy took an early lead but faded a bit after the break and held on for 2nd with 76 points.  Would took home 1st place once again with 82 points.

It's just what they do.

Thanks again everyone for spending the evening with us!  GO ROYALS!

Remember we've got the Star Wars quiz coming up right here at Charlie Hooper's on Sunday, May 4, at 6:00pm!  GET HERE EARLY TO GET YOUR TABLE BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO BE PACKED!!!  Find out all the details at www.geekswhodrink.com/starwars.

Until next week, I've been Dave and you've been great!

Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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10:25 AM, April 10, 2014
Scores
Let's Go Royals (clap-clap-clapclapclap) 88

Bill Cosby's Meat Sweaters 81

Beware the Bandersnatch 78

Team Team #2 77

Buried Von Erichs 74

All the Fucking Chicken 74

Team Team 74

UConn Make It 3 In A Row 73

M as in Mancy 72

Lack of Institutional Support 70

Waldo Trio 68

Team Us +1 67

Grade School Dropouts 62

Celebrity Deathmatch: Macho Man vs Ultimate Warrior 58

3 Groovy Girls 46

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David (The Dave)

When I'm not solving network/email problems in my real life, I'm likely spending time absorbing random facts from movies, TV shows, video games, songs, and sports.  Love all things KC, be it Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC, Boulevard Beer, BBQ, whatever.

Mostly I love trivia, especially random trivia, which is what led me here.  As fun as it is to be a player, I find it even more fun to run the Quiz.  I'm like a younger, American, half-wit version of Alex Trebek that drinks and curses on the job.  And that's a really fun job!

At a place where big crowds and big scores are absolutely the norm, last night proved to be one of the biggest for both of those things.

We usually see 10-11 teams every night at Charlie Hooper's, with our biggest non-event quiz (like a themed quiz or Quiz For a Cause) being 14.  So last night's 15 teams was simply AWESOME!  We literally could not have fit anyone else in the red room, and we had two teams out in the annex playing.  I'll tell you, if this becomes a thing, we'll have even more ammo to convince Charlie Hooper's to just give us the whole bar every night!  And I'd be TOTALLY fine with that!

The other thing about Hooper's is that it usually takes a pretty damn good score to win here, and usually if you're in the mid 70s you're going to be competitive, depending on the night.  Score in the 80s you're almost guaranteed to win.  Well we had 10 teams at 70 or above, and a 3-way tie for 5th at 74.  78 points is almost always taking home one of the gift cards, but tonight it was 3rd.  81 points has almost never not been enough for the win, but tonight it was 2nd.  And by a lot.

Because the team of Let's Go Royals (clap-clap-clapclapclap) went nuclear and scored 88 points out of a possible 96.  They missed the first question on the quiz, then didn't miss again until round 6.  Perfect scores in our music round, which was about songs with clapping in them so that was just meant to be, and then also in rounds 3, 4 and 5.  When you hit 92% of the max, yeah, you're gonna win.  And they did.  Let's Go Royals has the 2nd highest score I've ever seen at Charlie Hooper's, finishing just 1 point my now long lost team of Do What I Mean, Not What I Say who had 89 back on December 12.

In other awesomeness last night, we had a solo player for the 2nd week in a row and for the 2nd week in a row our solo player DIDN'T finish last!  That is a huge accomplishment, you know.  This is not an easy quiz for most *teams*, it's especially hard if you've only got your own brain to think of these answers.  58 points by yourself, well done.  And you also got the most boo's, if not the most booze, for a team name of Celebrity Deathmatch:  Macho Man vs. Ultimate Warrior.  But somehow nobody boo'd Buried Von Erichs.  Lack of understanding here.  Ultimate Warrior came from the very famous Von Erich family of professional wrestlers and was known as Kerry Von Erich.  Only Kevin Von Erich is left, who wrestled in the WCW under the name The Golden Warrior.

Other notables performances last night include perfect scores in Round 1 from Bill Cosby's Meat Sweaters and Grade School Dropouts.  Round 3 was aced by UConn Make It 3 In a Row.  Round 4 was perfect for 5 teams, including All The Fucking Chicken, M as in Mancy and Lack of Institutional Support.  The visual round about Felt-on-Felt Violence saw perfect scores from 5 teams including Team Team and Team Team #2 and Team Us +2.  Go originality.  Team Us +2 also won our e-mail prize for the night, as "John" picked up the paper lantern at the behest of his much cuter counterpart.

It was truly a great night highlighted by the big crowd and the big scores.  You guys always make it so fun, I typically leave Charlie Hooper's wondering why I bother getting paid to do this because of how enjoyable it is.  Last night was absolutely no exception.  You all rock.

So thanks again for another great night!  Congrats to Let's Go Royals for the big win and Bill Cosby's Meat Sweaters for 2nd place.

DO NOT FORGET about our AWESOME next themed quiz coming up, right here at Charlie Hooper's, on May 4th at 6pm.  It's time to let the Wookie win, as we quiz you about Star Wars!  Also we've got another Quiz For a Cause coming up on May 7th, so get your teams ready for that and bring as many people as you can so we can help raise money for Spofford.  And finally make sure you're following us on Facebook to stay up to date on all the latest Geeks Who Drinks happenings.  You should follow Geeks Who Drink as well, you don't want to miss things like the free answer every day or videos of our QuizMasters (AND CHARLIE HOOPER'S) singing the Golden Girls theme song.

Until next week, friends!  I've been Dave and you've been great!

Charlie Hooper's
12 West 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM
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12:31 PM, April 03, 2014
Scores
Bill Cosby's Meat Sweaters 84

Lack of Institutional Support 77

No One Likes My Plaaaay! 74

Bond, Ionic Bond, Taken not Shared 74

Beware the Bandersnatch 72

Grade School Dropouts 70

Chris Hanson is a Cock Blocker 69

Poon Tang Clan 68

Murphy's Law 60

Arma Get It On 57

I'm so Ronery 45

Polka-Bots 44

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David (The Dave)

When I'm not solving network/email problems in my real life, I'm likely spending time absorbing random facts from movies, TV shows, video games, songs, and sports.  Love all things KC, be it Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC, Boulevard Beer, BBQ, whatever.

Mostly I love trivia, especially random trivia, which is what led me here.  As fun as it is to be a player, I find it even more fun to run the Quiz.  I'm like a younger, American, half-wit version of Alex Trebek that drinks and curses on the job.  And that's a really fun job!

Here we are again with yet another awesomely attended Hooper's quiz in the books, packed with high scores and close finishes and hilarious answers and it's just typical.

How do you differentiate one great night from a multitude of other great nights?

So today's blog is going to be a little different.  First of all, did you all see this?  This is a paper handed in by an athlete at the University of North Carolina as a FINAL PAPER for the African and Afro-American Studies course.  This paper reportedly received an A-minus.

AN A-FUCKING-MINUS!

So in an effort to both spread the word about this awesomeness, and also be relatively topically funny, we're having a blog contest amongst some of our QuizMasters to try to replicate this.  The topic I was given was The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre.

And so I present to you:

The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre:  My Story

In the 1929 of February there was crime in Chicago that was more crime than most cities in back then America.  Chicago is in Illinois.  Al Capone was trying to get the crime organized to be the leader but during this time there was probation which means nobody could drink beer.  Or alcohol.  So Al Capone who was sometimes called scarface got a bunch of his gangsters together and decided to go to Lincoln Park in the Chicago on Valentine's Day.  They thought it would be romantic.  But it wasn't.  The other guys that were there were lead by Bugsy Moron who was also a gangster but this time he was Irish.  Bugsy said "I bet I can lead crime better than you!"  Al Capone said "Oh no you can't."  "Yeah, seriously, North side represent!"  "Dude I'm one step closer to the edge and I'm about to break."  "Well, what are you going to do about it?"  And then Al Capone shot them.  There was 5 guys with Bugsy Moron and then 2 other people were also there and everyone that Al Capone killed died.  Two important things happened because of this historic event.  #1, this is why people are called Morons now because Bugsy was so stupid to try to go up against Al Capone.  And then the second thing is the band Linkin Park got the inspiration for their songs because of what Al Capone said.

 

That, my dear readers, is an A+ paper.

I wasn't expecting this quiz to give teams as many problems as it ended up doing.  Especially round 2, just about everyone had problems identifying songs that aren't *necessarily* about orgasms but totally should be.  But outside of that round, everyone did pretty well.

Round 1 was all answers that end in -er, and we had perfect scores from No One Likes My Plaaaay! and Beware the Bandersnatch.  Best answer of the night was "last place" to the question of "Where will you find the NHL's Canucks?"

Round 2, the music round, was cruel to everyone except Bill Cosby's Meat Sweaters who got 14 points + their joker to build a big, early lead that they would never relenquish.

Round 3 was a timed round about where Congress has met in the USA besides Washington DC, and just about everyone was able to get at least 4 of those cities so well done there.

Round 4 had you testing your knowledge on Goats and Simulators.  Perfect score from Bond, Ionic Bond, Taken Not Shared, which I definitely think is a very intelligent team name because I don't understand it at all.

The visual round was about game shows, and it was pretty easy for most of you.  Three perfect scores, including from Chris Hanson is a Cock Blocker.

Round 6 quizzed you on Yasser, Noah and other funny names, and one of the biggest laughs of the night came from hearing Rusty Kuntz's name.  Many of you were not aware that he is a coach for our beloved KC Royals.  Perfect scores from 3 teams, including Lack of Institutional Support.

Round 7 was a bit of a bummer, naming the disaster from a news clip.  Four teams knew them all, and many others only missed one, as the only thing hard about this round was having to relieve it for a bit.

And wow, did everyone bring it STRONG on the random knowledge round.  11 out of 12 teams in double digits, with the other team getting 9.  Top score in the round goes to Grade School Dropouts with 15 out of 16 plus their joker.  VERY impressive round!

In the end tonight was won by Bill Cosby's Meat Sweaters, and it was really never in question.  They started off strong and carried the night all the way through.  Lack of Institutional Support followed up their win last week with a strong second place of 77 points.

Thanks again, everyone!  Hope you had a great night, I know that I did.  Can't wait to do it again next week!

Don't forget about the Avengers quiz tonight at Burg and Barrel!  And the Star Wars quiz is coming on May 4th, and I think you all will like the venue quite a bit :-)

Also, for those wondering about your singing performance of Thank You For Being a Friend last week...this was the result of that.  Geeks Who Drink has surpassed 20,000 Likes on Facebook, so this is our treat to you!

YOU'RE FAMOUS!  AND MY HEAD IS HUGE!

I've been Dave and you've been great, see you soon!

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