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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Uretha Franklin
PeteGilmore

Finally a night in Houston without 200% Butts humidity.  We got to enjoy the great outdoors, with the help from the many strategically placed misting fans, in beautiful midtown Houston.  We had a few more people but fewer dogs this week.  The dogs that did make it out were hard working.  A quiz first; a dog delivered the answer sheets!   We had a lot of geeks where as smart as they are beautiful.  The scores were yuge!  We learned a lot from quiz last night.  Here are a few of my favorites.  There is a documentary called 9000 Needles about acupuncture which I will make a point to check out if they stick it on netflix.  N'Sync still
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#1 rule - drive courteously to pub quiz, use your turn signals

#2 - have a topical and funny team name

#3 - really funny wrong answers can get you a beer and be tomorrow's blog title

#4 - tip well


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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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My Big Fact Hunt
PeteGilmore

We are rolling in the deep end of hot quiz action now at Lil Woodrow's beautiful Midtown location.  After just two weeks of being your host, I have found my comfort zone and am capable of providing you with the best quiz in Houston.  Great job with the team names again this week, they are weird and perverse.  Next week we will have a team theme, put your ideas in the comments section or just leave it up to me.  My favorite will be the blog title of the week.  What a great prize. I quiz excellence.  Last night was just more proof of that excellence.  We had the best looking crowd to ever geek a quiz.  Check out the higher res versions
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#1 rule - drive courteously to pub quiz, use your turn signals

#2 - have a topical and funny team name

#3 - really funny wrong answers can get you a beer and be tomorrow's blog title

#4 - tip well


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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Sep 07, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Why Didn't You Press Record
PeteGilmore

Hello geeks.  My name is Pete, I'm your new host.  I'm new to you but not new to hosting your precious little quizzes.  I am the most tenured quizmaster in all of the lands.  I've heard that you were the finest geeks in Houston.  I heard you show up in big numbers.  I heard that you make the quizmaster work for his bar tab.  You certainly are a fine group of geeks.  Bring more smart friends with you next week.  Hosting quiz is never work for me, especially with trusty sidekick Clayton there to do all the hard scoring stuff.   Your scores were pretty weak, 76 points on a night with three 16 point rounds?  I expect more next
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#1 rule - drive courteously to pub quiz, use your turn signals

#2 - have a topical and funny team name

#3 - really funny wrong answers can get you a beer and be tomorrow's blog title

#4 - tip well


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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Nobody Does It Better
Cody H.

Folks, have you heard of the butterfly effect? Aside from being a terrible Ashton Kutcher movie, it's a hypothetical example of how even the smallest variable can have a big influence; you've seen Jurassic Park, I'm sure you remember Jeff Goldblum rambling on about it. We have a QM who's been with the company a long time suddenly experience a shift in job expectations that requires a shit-ton of travel, which doesn't lend itself well to being in the same place at the same time on certain nights. As such, he's had to give up his regular gig, and as it turns out he and I are basically the only two Quizmasters that could feasibly do said job. So, the natural conclusion takes form: I'm being
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Cody is a mushmouthed nerd who somehow got a job reading quiz questions to strangers. Like you! His first quiz was at the nerdiest place possible, a comic convention, and look where we are now; and it can happen to you if you follow your dreams! Cody is open to bribes.


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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Back And Shoutier Than Ever
Cody H.

And we're back! I hope you guys had a great past two weeks with Meghan and Akash filling in for me while I filled in for someone else, but for the foreseeable future I am back as your Quizmaster here at the greatest patio in Midtown! Unfortunately, Houston had to go and get hit by a monsoon so we were forced inside this week where my voice is a bit more...amplified than usual. I'm used to having to shout to be heard outside, so I apologize if my yells caused you any more harm than usual. IMO, it's better to be heard too much than not at all, but that's coming from the perspective of someone who's job is to make sure if you're playing, you can hear me. Hopefully we'll be back outside next week!   Here's
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Cody is a mushmouthed nerd who somehow got a job reading quiz questions to strangers. Like you! His first quiz was at the nerdiest place possible, a comic convention, and look where we are now; and it can happen to you if you follow your dreams! Cody is open to bribes.


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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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WHAT YEAR IS IT
A.

Midtowners, It's 2016! And I'm (substitute) hosting at Little Woodrow's Midtown! It was so good to be back after almost a year! So many familiar faces! It’s nice to know that some things don’t change. Of course, you weren’t going to make it easy on me for my first quiz back at Little Woodrow’s Midtown. I hauled all of your asses (all twenty-one-goddang-teams’ worth) inside, and we had a bit of a delay getting started (during which I literally ran to another quiz venue to grab some essential technical equipments), but once we were rolling, it was the same rowdy Midtown quiz crowd that I love. CURSORY QUIZ RECAP: current events (mostly
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Sunshine, Rainbows, Happy Unicorns
Brownie

The day is always darkest before the dawn, or some other inspirational bullshit. Yesterday was a pretty terrible day for my family. My husband got laid off from his job. I got rear ended on the way to quiz. Then, the winning team was a bunch of University of Oklahoma alumni. Being the huge Oklahoma State fan that I am, is was a crushing blow. But things always have a way of turning around. I hung out a bit longer after quiz then I usually do. I met Michelle and Brian, and they are pretty damn cool peeps. You take the good with the bad, and see the best of all of it. And there is plenty of good to see. Quiz brought us cold beer, new friends and a few life lessons. Lesson 1: Make sure
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I'm just your normal, every day suburban housewife rokcet scientist.  No, seriously.  I'm a rocket scientist.  Well, I used to be... Now, I work in the oil and gas industry.  Basically, I blow stuff up on a computer screen so it doesn't blow up in real life.

I came to join the Geeks Who Drink family almost by accident.  I was looking for ways to some make extra cash, perusing Craigslist for side gigs.  Sitting right between the openings for escorts and web cam models, I saw a blurb about hosting a trivia night.  Sheer curiosity made me click.  It was the only thing on there that didn't ask for nude pictures, and I didn't have any handy.  So, I filled out the application and got an audition.  Little did I know what laid waiting for me...

On a more personal note, I'm an Army veteran married to a volunteer firefighter.  I have 5 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats and a partridge in a pear tree.  Okay, I really don't have a pear tree and I'd probably shoot the damn partridge.


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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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MacArthur Park, Barleywines, And You
Cody H.

Someone left their laptop charger out in the rain, OH NOOOOOOOOO! I had to make the drive of shame this afternoon back to the bar to grab the most vital of components that I accidentally left behind last night. Fun Fact: two bottles of Hand & Seal make you forget stuff. Like Lichtenstein! It's a microstate in the Alps, which means it's techincally a country in the Alps (and a great place to find a friend). It turns out the Encyclopedia Britannica doesn't even know it exists, which by itself is a trip and a half.   Anyways, hello! Excellent night of quiz out on the patio as 29 (!!) teams joined us for quiz and such. Here's what we learned this week: who won
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Cody is a mushmouthed nerd who somehow got a job reading quiz questions to strangers. Like you! His first quiz was at the nerdiest place possible, a comic convention, and look where we are now; and it can happen to you if you follow your dreams! Cody is open to bribes.


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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Old, Drunk, And Stupid Is No Way To Go Through Life
Cody H.

It finally happened, folks; we had our first honest-to-goodness hecklers last night. A group of sad, mishapen baby boomers who looked like a collection of what you might sweep off the floor of any random suburban bottle-only bar didn't have anything better to do in the mess that is their lives then try and ruin everyone's good time at 8:30 on a Wednesday night. They were loud! They were drunk! They were stupid and had shitty jokes! They're going to die of lung cancer in ten years, and the world will be better for it. Thankfully, you guys did the right thing; ignored them until you couldn't, yelled at them to shut the fuck up, and got management to shut them down. I couldn't give two halves
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Cody is a mushmouthed nerd who somehow got a job reading quiz questions to strangers. Like you! His first quiz was at the nerdiest place possible, a comic convention, and look where we are now; and it can happen to you if you follow your dreams! Cody is open to bribes.


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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Singing Will Continue Until Morale Improves
Cody H.

Musicals are great, guys! I yearn for the day where we can express all of our emotions, thoughts, and plot points through choreographed dance routines and okay-to-stellar lyrics. Alas, not everyone shares my enthusiasm and it showed last night. In case you didn't pick up on it throughout the quiz, every round title and a few questions in Round 8 were titles of songs from Les Miserables (Le Miz if you're a weirdo). Not only that, we had a round composed entirely of celebrities trying their darndest to do a good sing in a musical. And they weren't all just Russell Crowe!    Here's what we learned this week: how much Vitamin A there is in bok choy; what I had
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Cody is a mushmouthed nerd who somehow got a job reading quiz questions to strangers. Like you! His first quiz was at the nerdiest place possible, a comic convention, and look where we are now; and it can happen to you if you follow your dreams! Cody is open to bribes.


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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Pointsapalooza 2k16!
Cody H.

Folks, most weeks we only get two rounds that are worth sixteen points. If we're lucky, and our writing staff feels like it, either Round 3 or 7 also gets the double-points treatment. This week? This week we got it all! Fully half of our rounds tonight were worth double their usual value, but with added points came added difficulty. From remembering when things happened in Round 2, to figuring out how to make pesto in Round 3, to fighting the PA system in Round 7, to the general difficulty of truly random knowledge in Round 8, you had a chance to get up to 112 points toinght. Only one team came close to fufilling their potential, but with a couple of regular teams out the field was wide
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Cody is a mushmouthed nerd who somehow got a job reading quiz questions to strangers. Like you! His first quiz was at the nerdiest place possible, a comic convention, and look where we are now; and it can happen to you if you follow your dreams! Cody is open to bribes.


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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Abandon Ship!
Cody H.

Folks, there sure is something strange going on in the weather recently. As a lifelong Houstonian, I'm no stranger to sudden changes in both temperature and precipitation, but you don't get a sudden flash downpour like last night's all that often. Much less five minutes before quiz is supposed to begin, forcing management to (wisely) shut down the patio and force us inside. In that mad scramble to get under a roof, we lost some supplies to the rain, and I had a brief scare where my laptop's keyboard wouldn't respond after opening it back up. Luckily, 15 minutes and a hard reboot later we were back in business! Of course, the rain stopped right as we started Round 1.    If
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Cody is a mushmouthed nerd who somehow got a job reading quiz questions to strangers. Like you! His first quiz was at the nerdiest place possible, a comic convention, and look where we are now; and it can happen to you if you follow your dreams! Cody is open to bribes.


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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Night Of Too Many Ties
Cody H.

Ties, folks! We had a shit-ton of ties last night, all night. After three rounds we had four seperate ties of 3 teams or more, but that narrowed down to only three multi-team teams after six. Going into Round 8, our top 6 teams were seperated by a grand total of three points. However, as usual, Round 8 proved to be the difference maker, with two collapses by leading teams and one stunning resurgence providing the necessary drama that gave us not just a tie for First, but a tie for Third as well! We'll get to the aftermath later, but I have to say that last night was probably the most competitive game we've played in a while. Good job, everyone!   Anyways, hello!
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Cody is a mushmouthed nerd who somehow got a job reading quiz questions to strangers. Like you! His first quiz was at the nerdiest place possible, a comic convention, and look where we are now; and it can happen to you if you follow your dreams! Cody is open to bribes.


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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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My Poor, Fragile Ego
Cody H.

Folks, as you all are no doubt aware, we're not the only people at Little Woodrow's on Wednesday nights. Some folks wanna come out and catch the Astros sweeping the Cards, some folks are here for birthday parties, and some folks are just here to drink. Bewildered as they are when I start talking over the PA, they're generally good enough sports to keep to down so that y'all can hear and generally keep to themselves. That was not the case last night! Some random middle aged lady, who apparently drank a few too many Michelob Ultras (living the high life, this one!), wandered up to my table right as we were beginning Round 6 to explictly tell me that, and this is a direct quote, I am
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Cody is a mushmouthed nerd who somehow got a job reading quiz questions to strangers. Like you! His first quiz was at the nerdiest place possible, a comic convention, and look where we are now; and it can happen to you if you follow your dreams! Cody is open to bribes.


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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Yelling Forever Into The Void
Cody H.

Folks, I don't know if you noticed but it can get pretty crowded out on the greatest patio in Midtown. You gotta show up early for the best spots, especially when we have both Game 3 of the NBA Finals and the 'Stros trying to not lose to the godforsaken Rangers for the thirteenth time in a row. Luckily that didn't come to pass, but we did end up with a large crowd last night (thank god), but we were without the services of a scorekeeper, thanks to Kevin leaving forever without telling anyone. Thanks bud! So we finished late, but like it really mattered. Also, more cute dogs.   Here's hwat we learned this week: I am so tired; how to make an interrobang; what
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Cody is a mushmouthed nerd who somehow got a job reading quiz questions to strangers. Like you! His first quiz was at the nerdiest place possible, a comic convention, and look where we are now; and it can happen to you if you follow your dreams! Cody is open to bribes.


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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Crisis Management and Dick Jokes
Chris

Due to Houston deciding it hadn't had enough rain recently, Cody was unable to make it out of his neighborhood, so I took over duties for one night only (what do you mean, ''good!''?!). I know we all wish him well and hope that the flooding doesn't inconvenience anyone any further.   After one or two technical issues to start the night (completely my fault, being a noob and a bit of a friggin' imbecile), the quiz got going and everyone was in high spirits. Without any prompting from me, Dick Jokes became the team name theme for the evening. Whether this is just a thing at Little Woodrow's Midtown or not, I don't know, but it made my job a lot more fun. This was
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