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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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C'est La Vie
Barbara

Alright, guys. Let me be real. I am getting married this weekend, so I am going to keep this short. I fucked up the scores by reversing the joker round number and point total in round two for GM Hoes, who were our rightful winners! You may forget, but I won’t! You will be compensated for my mistake! Last night I learned that my hosting skills are greatly impeded by tiredness, less so than being a little drunk. Welp, you win some, you lose some. Thanks for putting up with my less than stellar performance this
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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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welcome to my blog
Barbara

Hello all who are so inclined to read the words I spew out for this weekly blog. Our winners tonight paid homage to Chris Cornell (RIP) by dubbing their team Black Hole Sun, Why Won't You Come Back? They won with a score of 70, which is a bit lower than the usual top scores. Coming to pay a visit after our time at Rockford Brewing Company on Wednesday nights ended last week, was The Pacers. They came in second place tonight, only one point in front of regulars, GM Hoes
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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, May 11, 2017
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HBD Stella's!
Barbara

Stella’s Lounge turned seven tonight, y’all! Things just keep getting better for them. Killer burgers, bomb beer selection, delicious cocktails; What more could you ask for??? It’s also been over a year since Geeks Who Drinks started here at Stella’s, and it’s been awesome. I truly enjoy coming into Stella’s every Thursday night to party with you all. We were packed tonight, which meant that I needed to pull out my teacher voice in order to get people to quiet down. Thankfully, things went well for the quiz! We had O.G. bar team Roach and Ruben at the helm tonight for our quiz during the crazy burger deal for
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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, May 04, 2017
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No Star Wars Jokes Here
Barbara

I am not going to write any Star Wars jokes because there was a whole Stars Wars themed quiz for that today. Also, my younger sister’s birthday is today and she gets really annoyed about it. Happy bday, sis! After not gracing us with their presence in what seems like forever, Buddha and Ruben teamed up to bartend in the back room for the quiz tonight. It was a pleasure to see them both! Tonight’s quiz was very movie and TV heavy, both of which are pretty hit or miss for me as far as what I will know. That seemed to be the same for a lot of the teams as well. Some killed it on the round on death scenes, but many did not. Right
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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
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Standing Room Only! Is an Accurate Team Name
Jen

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Barbara to bring you ...well, me! It was my first time QM'ing solo and things went about as well as you would expect for a rookie. That's right, I started the music round on the 4th song and let it go three clips before realizing my mistake! But cheers to all the teams for being real good sports about it. And BOY were there teams! Sixteen to start with, including some regulars, some new and a newly minted graduate school grad and her family. Congrats!  For the teams that stuck it out through the stroke of midnight, it was a pretty tight game! Everyone did really well guessing the audio taken from theme park rides. Snake
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These are a few of my favorite things: -history -board games -my three-legged cat, Artemis -broadway musicals -netflix -podcasts -twitter Not to brag, but I was named "funny on the internet" by my parents' Christmas card TWO years running.


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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
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4.20 Smoke 'Em If Ya Got 'Em
Barbara

Thursdays nights are on of my favorite nights of the week because it means one more work day of the week before I can sleep in. Tonight at Stella’s we had another very close game. Our top six or so teams were neck and neck up until the very end, with round eight being the decider. Bill O’Reilly’s Severance Package was our ultimate winner tonight, followed closely by two teams who tied for second. We did a quick tie breaking question, which left us with Thugs Who Chug as our official second place winner, and Get
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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
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Sorry for partying
Barbara

There’s only been a couple times that I’ve had to disqualify teams, and that’s really only been for having more than six people. That being said, it was kind of a bummer when I had to disqualify a team tonight for using their phones. I try to make it pretty clear about phone use during the quiz, and if another player lets me know about it, I feel obligated to abide by the rules. It especially sucked because they would have been the winners tonight. Perhaps this is a lesson learned for everyone that we took the whole phone thing pretty seriously around here! As usual, check out standings to the left. We had one of the largest
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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
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My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder
Barbara

Man, shout out to Jodi for covering for me last week while I celebrated my bachelorette party in Savannah, Georgia over the weekend. If you have never been, I highly recommend it. I must say, though, that as always it felt good to be back at Stella’s with old and new quizzers alike. I arrived and received a hug from one of the regular Thursday night bartenders, Ruben. Talk about feeling welcomed back! Anyway, if anyone played Wednesday night’s quiz as well, they could attest that this evening’s quiz was much more palatable. Fake Eddie Vedder in our music round tonight sounded just as sexy as real Eddie Vedder. I mean, if you’re
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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
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Smashin' Again
Jodi

Hey Stellas! Thanks for having me last night while Barb was traveling. It was a late night but thank goodness I took a nap. I am a bit sleepy typing this while on the road to my Sister in Laws wedding in Traverse City. It was nice to see some familiar faces from Creston Brewing and other venues I have hosted at before. When I got home last night, my hubby and scorekeeper sidekick, Rodney was still up. I had to let him know about a team named in honor him, Where’s Rodney? He was so excited and can’t wait to see you on Tuesday! We had another round of smash ups with the band of the aughts, Smash Mouth. I didn’t think they could mash up any other
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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
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Kick 'em when they're up, kick 'em when they're down
Barbara

After a week away from Stella’s due to unfortunate circumstances, it was good to be back in the booth hosting for all of the Geeks Who Drink fans who often make it here weekly. I want you all to know that your support is greatly appreciated and you make every Thursday night more enjoyable! By the way, I really like when you sing along to the songs on the play list I created just for this quiz. It really validates my choices. :P Tonight’s teams did not perform as well as they have in the past, with only our first place team breaking past 70 points. Most of the teams used their jokers on the music round, which wasn’t too crazy
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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
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Simply Havin' A Wonderful Quizzin' Time
Barbara

Tonight at Stella’s we had another pretty packed back room for the quiz. There was some fierce competition as well as lots of booze and food. We had a whole round on Shakespeare plays, and I have be honest, I am a little embarrassed of the fact that I am an English major, English teacher, and once took a whole class dedicated to Shakespeare, and I could only name slightly over half of the plays they asked for in round three. Props to Donkey Meat for being the only team to get eight points in that round. Also, apologies again for having the timer song volume up too loud and freaking everyone out when
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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
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We Like to Party
Barbara

I came into Stella’s tonight a little rushed, and I did not expect so many teams tonight! We packed the back room with quizzers and we had several tough contenders. No wonder we were voted number one trivia spot in Grand Rapids. ;) This new thing that Geeks Who Drink does now with putting famous song lyrics and movie quotes through Google translator has been pretty funny, and somewhat difficult. Especially as a language learner myself, I am well aware how shitty Google translator is at its job. We ended with a tie for first place tonight, but since we were cutting it close to time, I just asked the
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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
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Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: To get away from the oboe recital.
Barbara

Last week, I had to take the evening off from hosting due to a nasty illness that left my voice very scratchy and made it difficult to talk. It took me about a full week to recover, but I was glad to be back in the saddle at Stella’s tonight with my voice in good shape. As I was reading the quiz tonight to make sure I had all my pronunciations and understood all the round rules, I became very nervous to present it to the quizzers as I personally found it to be quite difficult. I gave everyone the warning at the start, but we still had some fairly high scores tonight. That just goes to show you that you shouldn’t always trust to my
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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
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Fill my ver mouth with Vermouth so I can be lanced a lot too!
Avram

Still recovering from a strong case of ribose-5-phosphate isomerase deficiency, Barbara was at home resting and asked me, Avi Forstein: The Jewish Ham of West Michigan, to fill in for her at Stella's Lounge Thursday night. I was delighted to and let me tell you something: Pierre is the capital of South Dakota. There; that's something.   It was a night of interesting questions, some arguable answers/not answers, and two big problems: my ability to pronounce names of alcohol and old famous people and the handwriting I have to read off papers.   The latter is a case of the pot calling the kettle black because
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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
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Thank you for being you!
Barbara

After a week away from Stella’s, I was definitely glad to be back. It feels really good to come back from a brief absence and be welcomed so warmly. I love everyone who comes out to play weekly, the bartenders, and everyone who decides to check out the quiz for the first time. Pretty much the whole back room was playing tonight, which meant that I really never had to tell people to shut their traps so people could hear the questions. This is also something I love. :) As for the quiz tonight, I was stoked that our first place team was a team who had yet to win the top prize. They also had a top notch team name,
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Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
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Groundhogs like bacon too, right?
Shae

Groundhog’s Day brought us another fun-filled evening at Stella’s Lounge in Grand Rapids. As is always the case, the teams brought their A-game, both in quiz and antics. With nine teams participating in the festivities, the aforementioned antics were much like an all you can eat buffet - never ending.   Chamber of Bacon, Jor Jor Binks, and A Dingo Ate Your Baby rounded out the top three in the end, although the competition was tough throughout the entire quiz.
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