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2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Celebrating America... The Canadian Way!
Akash

Hey y'all! It's almost America's birthday, so you know what that means at Geeks Who Drink--a lot of rounds about Canada. It was probably because they have something called "Canada Day" (or Fete du Canada for the snooty folks in the room) that celebrates similar things and happens to fall near the Fourth of July, but nah. I asked a Canadian about it once and they apologized to me for making their birthday so close to ours. Damn straight.   Cursory quiz recap: hyper-current events, songs with modes of transportation in their titles, the best-selling Ben & Jerry's flavors (Haagen-Dazs 4 lyfe), crustaceans, lesser-known members of bands, other countries' declarations of
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Tyrannosaurus Bruh
Akash

Hey, y'all. It was a really nice evening outside yesterday, especially after it went from being really fucking hot to just normal hot. Even though the sun was down, I managed to sweat through my t-shirt and my perm in like, fifteen minutes of reading quiz questions. ALL I DID WAS STAND THERE AND READ. Ugh. I love Houston so much. We had twenty two teams join us last night, and it was a really good quiz crowd in general--I saw lots of regulars.   Before I start talking about quiz, I'd like to tell you a story--this happened after quiz last night, well after all you fine, upstanding quizzers had left. I'm pretty easy to bum a cigarette off of, I just ask that the bummer
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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An Abundance of Caution
Akash

That's what we all showed last week. Well, not me, I totally flew into Houston at midnight on Monday night, which seemed like a really bad idea but it actually wasn't because Tropical Storm Bill didn't really bother us much, but after the Memorial Day floods, like, I totally understand why everyone was freaking out. It was sad to watch the local news reporters struggle to find dramatic or interesting imagery. They emergency-broadcasted all over Jeopardy! on Tuesday, when I totally got a half day from work-work because you know we were all worried and shit. The one day that I'm home to watch Jeopardy! and they show me a multicultural assortment of attractive people in raincoats
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Geeks As Far As The Eye Could See...
Akash

Oh my God y'all we did it.   I think we literally took over the entire back/side/wherever deck at Little Woodrow's Midtown. It was utterly packed with quizzers. People were quizzing all over themselves, quizzing with their neighbors, quizzing against coworkers, quizzing in groups of six or more, quizzing solo, just quiz all over everything. We had thirty five teams last night. 35! We so thoroughly took over the deck that everyone actually hushed during audio rounds because everyone was playing! That's insanity. It was a gorgeous evening and I'm flattered that so many of y'all chose to spend it with me. Or with your friends, with me as a tangent/annoying presence
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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The Worm. She Did The Worm.
Akash

Hi. We had a quiz last night. There were a lot of people there and it was a lot of fun. I had too much fun. There were a lot of teams. There were loud people. There were cranky regulars. And through it all, there was quiz. Thank y'all so much for showing up and making my night a blast, I hope that I managed to reciprocate. I saw so many familiar faces, and a ton of new ones. Things that happened:   We made a lot of soccer jokes, because the team name theme was FIFA. Some of my favorites: FIFA Is Fucking Arabs (sick recursive acronym bro), Moisten Needle Before Insertion, and FIFA Evacuates Their Blatter (many Blatter/bladder
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Montpuhhhhh
Akash

Yesterday, I was... what's that word for like, sad that a thing you wanted to happen didn't happen but happy because everything sort of went well anyway? And that people tried really hard and you like them as humans? That's how I felt about the Rockets. That’s not how I felt about quiz. I was pumped for quiz. As always.   We had fourteen teams brave the it-might-rain-maybe and their Rockets hangovers to play quiz with us last night. I think that I’ve been at this for long enough to start recognizing the sometimes-regulars among you—I hope to convert you to regular-regulars. (As you might have figured
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Holy Cow!
Akash

It was said once that the author VS Naipul could "distinguish the death of an ordinary ox, which, being of concern to no one, may be put quickly out of its agony, from that of a sacred cow, which must be solicitously guarded so that it can die its agonizing death without any interference."What an interesting thought. Comedy, free speech, taking offense, punching up vs. punching down--these are all things that I've been thinking about since last night. I'm not going to draw any tidy conclusions, but suffice it to say that I don't think there are very many sacred cows at quiz. Totally unrelated: did you know that Wednesdays steak night at Little Woodrow's Midtown??? Mmm-mmm!
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, April 30, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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It's Important To Wear Pink On Wednesdays
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: We are NOT going to be having quiz at Little Woodrow’s Midtown next Wednesday, May 6th, because there are more pressing things occurring: namely, Game 2 of the Rockets’ second-round series. I’m glad that you won’t have to deal with a very distracted me during quiz. Go forth! Cheer for the Rockets unburdened! Back to your regularly scheduled blog: Not necessarily on your answer sheets though. I’ll explain more later. We had a great time at Little Woodrow’s in Midtown last night, as usual. Things got a little rowdier than usual. I’d
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Friday, April 24, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Inside Edition: SVU: Quiz Edition: Houston
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“A syndicated newsmagazine includes investigative reports, interviews with newsmakers, human interest stories, and celebrity and pop-culture features.” That’s what Google has to tell me about Inside Edition, a show that is about as old as I am—we both debuted in the 1989—I think I have a higher IMDB rating tho. For realsies, the title of our blog today is obviously referring to the fact that due to the vagaries of the weather, we played quiz inside Little Woodrow’s Midtown. It ended up being a pretty nice night out, but the threat of rain kept us decidedly indoors. It was a breeze, tho, because of (1) Maggie's unbelievable scorekeeping skills, and
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Friday, April 17, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Sex Panther!
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Greetings, faithful quizzers!  Last night marked another lovely quiz on the patio at Little Woodrow's in Midtown, as well as another tax deadline in our wake. Thanks for coming out and spending it with me!  Although I think folks must have heard that Akash was going to be MIA this week and stayed home to cry, because only 13 teams turned out for last night's bloodbath. But we still had a great time, didn't we? As always, the quiz covered all manner of topics, ranging from the unpleasant and inevitable (death and taxes) to Tarzan to roadtripping across the US. Because Little Woodrow's Midtown is awesome, I had a few extra prize beers to hand out, so last night the
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, April 09, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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The SAT Requires You To Write In Cursive
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I broke my covenant with y’all. I’m sorry. Let’s get this out of the way. I normally give out a Best Wrong Answer prize. (Note the capitalization—it’s serious business.) Tonight, a team swayed me with their penmanship. I gave a beer to them instead. Shout out, Crimean Yacht Club, you earned this. Also I didn’t see any really good wrong answers. I thought a team had written “chai” for “chi” in re: to a “Chinese energy force that you’re always trying to center,” but they actually had just scratched out a letter and then wrote the correct answer. The dim lighting at my grading dept. desk confused
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Friday, April 03, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Never Wearing a Graphic Tee To Quiz Again
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You might think that the title of this blog is a very lame/belated April Fool’s joke. It is not. I guess I’ve made some friends and been accepted, because I totally did get my utterly meaningless graphic t-shirt handily dissected by some very pinch-y regulars. They also managed to win our T-Ball Award for sucking less than one other team. So here’s to you, Truenogatos/Thundercats—you got to feel up the QM and you got a free domestic bottle. Savor that Lone Star (or whatever) and cherish it as a symbol of our friendship. We had a pretty good turnout last night. I was worried about rain/being inside (pretty sure Dante wrote a book
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Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, March 26, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Getting Into the Swing of Things
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Yesterday, I was excited. I knew that the patio at Little Woodrows (Midtown) would be a popular place to be, because it was an absolutely gorgeous day. And packed it was. We had twenty-five teams playing with us last night! It was crazy fun. I saw a lot of familiar faces, and a whole lot of new ones that I hope to see again. I’ll be looking for your team of super-smart friends, Sexy Chupacabras (incidentally, they were our T-Ball Award winners tonight).  The team name theme for last night was getting old. Because I recently got a little older, and I am now officially in my mid-late twenties, whatever the fuck that means. Many of you rolled your eyes
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Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, March 19, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Rain, Rain, Go Away! oh hey that worked
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Yesterday, I was concerned.It had been drizzling on and off all day long. I had to flick on my wipers as I drove to quiz. But as soon as I got to Little Woodrows (Midtown), the skies opened up and a cool breeze blew across the patio. My nose was gently assaulted by the smoke from the grill. I heard the singing of an angel’s choir—that’s Texan for the sizzle of meat on fire. Whatever: we had ourselves a beautiful and temperate evening to quiz al fresco for the first time in a couple weeks. We did a couple of new things tonight. I gave the T-Ball award to the team that placed second-to-last (tonight, that was Hazed & Confused), not last.
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Friday, March 13, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Silence Is Golden When You Can’t Think of A Good Answer
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Yo, Little Woodrow’s in Midtown! That was a quote from Muhammad Ali that feels particularly relevant. Another People’s Champion, The Rock, left us with this very sound advice: “Lay the smackdown.” An empowering quiz philosophy if there ever was one. We opened with a round on places that begin with the letter T. Alas, the Thespian Sea isn’t a place, but if it were, I imagine all my theater major friends would love to go and drown their job sorrows in it.  The first music round was about People’s Choice Award winners. Does anyone else feel like those are more legitimate than the Grammy’s now? Or that they all just suck? They all suck. D’Angelo
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
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Houston, TX
77006
Thursday, March 05, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Here's to New Beginnings and Happy Endings!
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Hello, Little Woodrows in Midtown! My name is Akash. I will be your quizmaster from here on out. Shout out to Brent, you will obviously be missed around here. I had a great time last night and I look forward to many more fun Wednesdays of quizzing with y'all. To the quiz! Our first round, "Blow Me," was about wind instruments. It was pretty straightforward, which may have lulled some of you into some minor complacency--but this quiz was very interesting. The first music round of the night featured hits that have been 8-bit-atized. Lots of people thought of Sugar Ray when the answer was OMC. How bizarre. (...how bizarre, how bizarre, how bizarre.) Round
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