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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, as Sung by Boy George R.R. Martin
Jared

So this was a busy weekend, but a fun one.  Saw Cabaret at the Pacifica Spindrift Theatre, which I highly recommend if you like musicals.  Saw The Jesus and Mary Chain live, which I also recommend if you like old goth bands.  I'm just about finished for the summer at the day job, which I recommend to everyone!  But enough about me, let's talk about you.  You guys showed up in full force this week with sixteen teams competing!   We started with Round 1 on Dallas, but no questions about shooting J.R.  Round 2 was about number one songs that you probably didn't remember.  Round 3 was a fun one on making new titles from words already used by
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting a pub quiz, you're likely to find him in a mosh pit at a punk rock or thrash metal show. He collects records and comic books and types about himself in the 3rd person. His greatest trivia accomplishment is he once won a trip to London on a game show that he wasn't a contestant on. His greatest drinking achievement is the 30 Equis Challenge. He's smart, funny, and good looking. So, naturally, he's taken. By his wife of over 15 years. Play his quiz every Tuesday in HMB!


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I'm Changing My Religion From Pastafarian to Sapporo
Jared

This weekend was Mother's Day.  I spent it with my children's mother, who just happens to be my wife.  We all got kind of drunk and watched Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.  If you haven't seen it, you should.  Last night, I also said you should rent Dolomite and then I realized that nobody rents movies anymore.  I miss my VCR.  Speaking of things I'm nostalgic for, I'm going to see The Jesus and Mary Chain this weekend.  Weird.  Anyway, let's talk about the quiz. Round 1 wasn't on current events, probably because too much shit is happening too quickly to bother writing questions about it.  But it was about famous people and their Internet searches.
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting a pub quiz, you're likely to find him in a mosh pit at a punk rock or thrash metal show. He collects records and comic books and types about himself in the 3rd person. His greatest trivia accomplishment is he once won a trip to London on a game show that he wasn't a contestant on. His greatest drinking achievement is the 30 Equis Challenge. He's smart, funny, and good looking. So, naturally, he's taken. By his wife of over 15 years. Play his quiz every Tuesday in HMB!


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Music Is the Silence Between the Sheets
Jared

Do you remember the time in the late 80's where every punk band went by three initials?  There was GBH, MDC, JFA, DOA, etc.  But the most famous initial band at that time was D.R.I.  DRI stood for Dirty Rotten Imbeciles.  And they were great.  They sort of blended the punk/hardcore sound with elements of thrash metal to create a crossover sound.  And they played Saturday night and it was amazing.  So yeah, that was my week.   And then on Tuesday, we had a pub quiz.  And it was a lot of fun as well.  Round 1 was about unscrambling cities, which most of you did well with.  Round 2 was a weird take on a cover song round, but a fun
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting a pub quiz, you're likely to find him in a mosh pit at a punk rock or thrash metal show. He collects records and comic books and types about himself in the 3rd person. His greatest trivia accomplishment is he once won a trip to London on a game show that he wasn't a contestant on. His greatest drinking achievement is the 30 Equis Challenge. He's smart, funny, and good looking. So, naturally, he's taken. By his wife of over 15 years. Play his quiz every Tuesday in HMB!


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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It's Trump's Party and He'll Cry If He Wants To
Jared

I mean so what if he didn't go to the White House Correspondent's Dinner.  I didn't go either.  I think that's the first time he and I have something in common.  Anyway, he also didn't go to Geeks Who Drink at The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, but 14 teams did and had a lot of fun! Round 1 was on current events, which always provides a nice, easy start to the quiz.  And then there's Round 2.  What the hell was that?  I sing karaoke better than that, and I'm terrible.  That's why I don't sing into a microphone at GWD...I want to be asked back.  Round 3 was about getting high legally.  And it took
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting a pub quiz, you're likely to find him in a mosh pit at a punk rock or thrash metal show. He collects records and comic books and types about himself in the 3rd person. His greatest trivia accomplishment is he once won a trip to London on a game show that he wasn't a contestant on. His greatest drinking achievement is the 30 Equis Challenge. He's smart, funny, and good looking. So, naturally, he's taken. By his wife of over 15 years. Play his quiz every Tuesday in HMB!


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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New Jersey Is Cool Enough for the Mafia and it Means Shirt That Isn't Old
Jared

I saw Cock Sparrer on Saturday night.  Not only is that the greatest name ever for a band, they put on an amazing show.  I've been listening to them somewhere around forever and this was only the second time I've gotten to see them live.  And it was good.  So since your weekend wasn't as good as mine, let's just get right to quiz. Round 1 was on state clues and literal translations. Read the blog title for the funniest answer on this one.  Round 2 was two songs I didn't know mixed together to make one song I didn't know.  Well, except Head Like A Hole.  I knew that one.  Round 3 was on the difference between 50 Shades and Ulysees.  Pretty
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting a pub quiz, you're likely to find him in a mosh pit at a punk rock or thrash metal show. He collects records and comic books and types about himself in the 3rd person. His greatest trivia accomplishment is he once won a trip to London on a game show that he wasn't a contestant on. His greatest drinking achievement is the 30 Equis Challenge. He's smart, funny, and good looking. So, naturally, he's taken. By his wife of over 15 years. Play his quiz every Tuesday in HMB!


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Thomas Edison, Wizard of Palo Alto
Jared

I could tell you all about this quiz, and for as rough as Round 8 was, the scores were pretty high.  But this weekend, I met Jesus!  That's right, I met Tom Payne, the guy who plays Jesus on The Walking Dead.  I also met Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Norman Reedus, Scott Wilson, Khary Payton, Michael Cudlitz, and Hellboy himself, Ron Perlman.  That's right, Walker Stalker Con came to San Francisco, and I was there hanging out with the cool people.  Amazing.  Anyway, I have a really funny story about Ross Marquand (the guy who plays Aaron) and a Freudian slip involving the band Cock Sparrer.  Also, I'm seeing Cock Sparrer on Saturday.  My life
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting a pub quiz, you're likely to find him in a mosh pit at a punk rock or thrash metal show. He collects records and comic books and types about himself in the 3rd person. His greatest trivia accomplishment is he once won a trip to London on a game show that he wasn't a contestant on. His greatest drinking achievement is the 30 Equis Challenge. He's smart, funny, and good looking. So, naturally, he's taken. By his wife of over 15 years. Play his quiz every Tuesday in HMB!


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Boost Your Vitality With the Blood of Eunuchs?
Jared

Just wanted to start this off by saying Happy Birthday to Shannon, who is my wife so she gets top billing here.  Even over Bruce Willis.  Shannon turned 40 last night, and her jerk husband was so busy with the day job and the pub quiz that he neglected to have flowers sent to the quiz.  So Shannon, I love you, and you deserve all the flowers in the world.  ;) Anyway, I'm back at the day job this week, but that's never kept me from enjoying a Tuesday night pub quiz.  And I'm just going to assume all of you enjoyed it as well!  This week's quiz was quite fun.  Round 1 began with Kings and Queens, and I was nice enough to not add King Diamond to the
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting a pub quiz, you're likely to find him in a mosh pit at a punk rock or thrash metal show. He collects records and comic books and types about himself in the 3rd person. His greatest trivia accomplishment is he once won a trip to London on a game show that he wasn't a contestant on. His greatest drinking achievement is the 30 Equis Challenge. He's smart, funny, and good looking. So, naturally, he's taken. By his wife of over 15 years. Play his quiz every Tuesday in HMB!


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Ashtray, the Remote Control, the Paddle Game, and This Magazine, and the Chair. And That's All I Need.
Jared

I love The Jerk.  One of these days I'm going to carry around all that shit at a nerd convention and see how many people are cool enough to know what the hell I'm supposed to be.  So when I saw Navin R. Johnson on the visual round, I knew it was going to be a good quiz.  I should really just write this blog using quotes from The Jerk.  To Iron Balls McGinty: One dollar and NINE CENTS!!   I've been on Spring Break, which instead of going to the beach to get drunk (to be fair, I can walk there from my house), I've been spring cleaning like crazy.  Not the most exciting way to spend a week, but necessary. So quiz last night was a good one.
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting a pub quiz, you're likely to find him in a mosh pit at a punk rock or thrash metal show. He collects records and comic books and types about himself in the 3rd person. His greatest trivia accomplishment is he once won a trip to London on a game show that he wasn't a contestant on. His greatest drinking achievement is the 30 Equis Challenge. He's smart, funny, and good looking. So, naturally, he's taken. By his wife of over 15 years. Play his quiz every Tuesday in HMB!


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Forty Grandchildren Attributed to the Virgin Queen?
Jared

  To be fair, when the question about the queen with forty grandchildren was asked, I got answers for Elizabeth I (the virgin queen), Elizabeth II (the current queen with William and Harry as her 40 grandchildren), and Elizabeth III (the once and future queen?).  Anyway, I like to start off my blog by making fun of you guys.  I'm not sure why.   I saw Kreator and Obituary live on Sunday night and you didn't.  Also, I have Duran Duran tickets, which makes 12 year old me very jealous.   But enough about me, let's talk about quiz.  We had four sixteen point rounds this week, and scores were consistently lower than the previous
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting a pub quiz, you're likely to find him in a mosh pit at a punk rock or thrash metal show. He collects records and comic books and types about himself in the 3rd person. His greatest trivia accomplishment is he once won a trip to London on a game show that he wasn't a contestant on. His greatest drinking achievement is the 30 Equis Challenge. He's smart, funny, and good looking. So, naturally, he's taken. By his wife of over 15 years. Play his quiz every Tuesday in HMB!


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Me: Don't Say Caligula. Them: Caligula. Me: Well, At Least I Have My Blog Title.
Jared

Our bar won Team Name of the  Week!  Last week I said I was nominating Celebrate Pi Day with Ryancare's Irrational Numbers, and it won!  Also, I saw Social Distortion again.  And we had a pub quiz last night, so let's talk about that instead! We had 12 teams competing during a rather enjoyable quiz.  Round 1 was words with A-N-T in them, and Round 2 was songs with Smash Mouth in them.  Round 3 was about bullfighting.  If the show Girls had bullfights in it, I would watch it.  Hemingway liked bullfights and drinking.  I like at least one of those things.  Round 4 was on possible names for currency, which was pretty damn funny.  Round
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting a pub quiz, you're likely to find him in a mosh pit at a punk rock or thrash metal show. He collects records and comic books and types about himself in the 3rd person. His greatest trivia accomplishment is he once won a trip to London on a game show that he wasn't a contestant on. His greatest drinking achievement is the 30 Equis Challenge. He's smart, funny, and good looking. So, naturally, he's taken. By his wife of over 15 years. Play his quiz every Tuesday in HMB!


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Nobody Names Their Dog Carrie
Jared

It was Pi Day, which should be a big deal to a mathematician such as myself, but since I prefer to eat cake, I just don't care.  I do celebrate e-Day on the 72nd of February though.  That makes no sense at all.  Anyway, I had a good week.  Saw Social Distortion at the Catalyst, and I'm seeing them again at the Fillmore on Friday.  Today, right after the day job, I'm heading to the city to do a private event for Geeks Who Drink.  If your company wants a party, consider a GWD pub quiz, but make sure you ask for me to host it, unless you don't want me to host it.   It was a fun quiz this week.  Round 1 was about mud, which
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting a pub quiz, you're likely to find him in a mosh pit at a punk rock or thrash metal show. He collects records and comic books and types about himself in the 3rd person. His greatest trivia accomplishment is he once won a trip to London on a game show that he wasn't a contestant on. His greatest drinking achievement is the 30 Equis Challenge. He's smart, funny, and good looking. So, naturally, he's taken. By his wife of over 15 years. Play his quiz every Tuesday in HMB!


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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My Quadruplet Children Will Be Named Pride, Prejudice, Sense, and Sensibility
Jared

Also, I hate Jane Austen.  When I drove by her house in Bath, I gave it the old two-fingered salute.  Actually, I haven't read any Jane Austen, mostly because I couldn't get past the first few pages of Emma without throwing the book out the window.  But at least I knew Emma was a title character.  Anyway, now that I've sufficiently made fun of wrong answers, let's talk about Social Distortion.  If you don't know the band Social D, you've missed out on one of the greatest rockabilly punk bands ever.  And I have tickets to see them this weekend in Santa Cruz.  And the following weekend in San Francisco.  I've also seen them in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno,
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting a pub quiz, you're likely to find him in a mosh pit at a punk rock or thrash metal show. He collects records and comic books and types about himself in the 3rd person. His greatest trivia accomplishment is he once won a trip to London on a game show that he wasn't a contestant on. His greatest drinking achievement is the 30 Equis Challenge. He's smart, funny, and good looking. So, naturally, he's taken. By his wife of over 15 years. Play his quiz every Tuesday in HMB!


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Geeks Crescent Bay on the Bar Drinking Wine Competition
Jared

And that headline is what you get if you run Geeks Who Drink pub quiz at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company through google translate a bunch of times.  Now you know. It was a fun week for me since I saw you guys last.  Went to see Overkill live on Friday night at Slim's, and even ran into a couple of quizzers there.  Saturday night was the first time I missed Rocky Horror in over nine years due to the fact that I no longer do Rocky Horror.  Got to say, kind of nice not having to be out until 4 a.m.  Sure, I stayed up that late drinking, but at least I wasn't out.  So yeah, not a bad weekend.   The
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting a pub quiz, you're likely to find him in a mosh pit at a punk rock or thrash metal show. He collects records and comic books and types about himself in the 3rd person. His greatest trivia accomplishment is he once won a trip to London on a game show that he wasn't a contestant on. His greatest drinking achievement is the 30 Equis Challenge. He's smart, funny, and good looking. So, naturally, he's taken. By his wife of over 15 years. Play his quiz every Tuesday in HMB!


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Maybe I Did Write Both The Great Gatsby and The Star Spangled Banner
Jared

A couple of things.  Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner.  Well, at least he wrote the words.  I'm pretty sure the music was some British drinking song.  [citation needed]  F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose real name was Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby.  Probably with DiCaprio in mind.  [citation needed]  Neither of them were composers.  Get some culture, people.  You want to know how cultured I am?  I saw MDC (hardcore punk) on Friday, I'm seeing Overkill and Nile (thrash metal) this Friday, and I'm going to the SF ballet tonight.  I'm just giving you guys shit.  At least one person besides me
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting a pub quiz, you're likely to find him in a mosh pit at a punk rock or thrash metal show. He collects records and comic books and types about himself in the 3rd person. His greatest trivia accomplishment is he once won a trip to London on a game show that he wasn't a contestant on. His greatest drinking achievement is the 30 Equis Challenge. He's smart, funny, and good looking. So, naturally, he's taken. By his wife of over 15 years. Play his quiz every Tuesday in HMB!


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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If Orgasm is the Third Stage, Falling Asleep is the Fourth
Jared

It was Valentine's Day, but that didn't seem to matter when it came time for quiz.  We even had one group where the husbands team played against his wife's team.  My wife wasn't necessarily thrilled V-Day was on a Tuesday, but since I skipped the week before to see Adam Ant, she let it slide.  Also, I bought her a first pressing of Social Distortion's first 7 inch and a vintage teddy bear that was the same teddy bear she had as a kid.  My romance game is on fucking point. That was a fun quiz.  Round 1 was a tougher round 1 than normal since we had to come up with words made from VALENTINES.  That's still a lot of letters, and who gives a shit about the
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting a pub quiz, you're likely to find him in a mosh pit at a punk rock or thrash metal show. He collects records and comic books and types about himself in the 3rd person. His greatest trivia accomplishment is he once won a trip to London on a game show that he wasn't a contestant on. His greatest drinking achievement is the 30 Equis Challenge. He's smart, funny, and good looking. So, naturally, he's taken. By his wife of over 15 years. Play his quiz every Tuesday in HMB!


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Where Art Thou Jared?
D-REX

I type this with great concern for the well being of our students and our grizzly bears.  But, despite the challenges facing our bear friends, and our young folks, the party must go on. We shall eat, drink, quiz, and engage in various types of merriment.  Thanks for welcoming me to your super fun Tuesday night quiz.  Fortunately for all of you, the OG Jared will be back next week, and I'll retreat to my own little quiz in San Francisco.   I was hella impressed with the IPA, the tacos, and the quizzers.  I thought that was a really difficult music round, but most of you had impressively high scores.  First I'll recognize our big winners, and
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