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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Severus Snape's Love Potion
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Hi Little Woodrow's Midtown pub quizzers! CURSORY QUIZ RECAP: current recent happened-in-the-near-past-or-future events, songs with "queen" in the title or artist (squaaaaad), a simple round on who has more of a thing, a round with answers that all contain "phy" (so no "syphilis," y'all), "A Nightmare on Helm Street," a round on Czechs and rich people, celebrities saying bad things on tape and being serriptiously recorded, and finally, as always, random knowledge. Thanks for braving the brief burst of rain right before quiz, it cooled off, much in the way that throwing water over rocks in a sauna cools the room off. It was really sweaty outside last night, and yet we still
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Your Mom...
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...is very intelligent, attractive, and an excellent DIY handyperson. Hey, y'all, it's me again. Time for a blog post about things that happened during Geeks Who Drink pub quiz at Little Woodrow's in Midtown last night. We, as usual for the balmier months, and a literal fuckton of people out on the back patio, enjoying meat smells and tipsy trivia thoughts. A pretty swell way to be, if you ask me. I'd like to give a special shoutout to my favorite summertime quizzers--undergrads who have gone home for summer. ZING. Actually, it's teachers that are off work. They're catching up on about eight months' worth of drinking vs. the rest of us, and damn, they're closing on us, y'all.
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!
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Hey, y'all. Glad that so many of you chose to spend your (as pleasant as it could be given that Houston, love it as I may, is basically an armpit of a city, climate-wise) Wednesday evening playing Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz with me at Little Woodrow's Midtown. We had like thirty some-odd teams come out last night, and a legit twenty-five or so stuck it out all the way to the end, with only free movie tickets and drink tickets for best team name, best wrong answer, or T-ball as motivation.   I'd like to welcome back quiz regulars Joey Bags. It hasn't been the same without y'all. Glad you're alive.   Cursory quiz recap: answers that start
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Jackson 1-2-3-4-5
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Hey, y'all. I'm glad that you spent an evening--a really beautiful one, at that--with me playing Geeks Who Drink at Little Woodrow's in Midtown.   *** NERD ALERT ***   As you know, one of the three super-basic rules of pub quiz is: no cheating, and no looking like you're cheating. So you have to keep your phones away during quiz. I try to follow that rule as well, so I wasn't on Twitter during quiz. I missed some Game-of-Thrones-level NBA free agency shit, y'all. The Mavs were all like, we've got DeAndre Jordan, we're gonna get Jeremy Lin *heelclick*, and then BOOM, shit went insane right here in Houston--the Clippers look to have gotten DJ to re-sign
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Little Woodrow's (Midtown)
2306 Brazos
Houston, TX
77006
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Celebrating America... The Canadian Way!
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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
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Tyrannosaurus Bruh
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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
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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An Abundance of Caution
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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
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Geeks As Far As The Eye Could See...
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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
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Worm. She Did The Worm.
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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
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Montpuhhhhh
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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
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Holy Cow!
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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
[Wednesdays @ 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
[Wednesdays @ 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
[Wednesdays @ 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
[Wednesdays @ 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
[Wednesdays @ 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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