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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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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Flying Spaghetti Monster is a God, Not a Creepypasta
Jared

So let's just talk about how exciting last night ended up.  We've been running a twelve week cumulative competition, and we went into it with Gorsuch an Asshole being up five points on Book Hockey.  At the end of round 3, they were up six points.  By the end of round six, Book Hockey closed the gap to one point.  In Round 7, Book Hockey took a two point lead, and Gorsuch an asshole scored two more points than Book Hockey in Round 8 leaving us with a tie.  12 weeks of scores and the whole thing ends in a tie!  So we ran a tiebreaker round, which oddly enough ended in a tie.  So we ran a single tiebreaker
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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, Jan 24, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Sorry, but Your Alternative Answers (Like Scalia Swearing in the President) are Still Wrong Answers.
Jared

You would think it would be a good weekend when the greatest thing on the Internet is watching a Nazi getting punched in the face over and over again, but January 20th proved to be a pretty rough day.  That's right, The A's signed former Giants closer Santiago Casilla.  Fortunately for the A's, they probably won't be winning often enough to really use him.  In better news, at least for me, I have tickets to see Iron Maiden this summer.  I also have tickets to see Social Distortion twice next month and tickets to see Adam Ant in two weeks.  Sadly, that one is on a Tuesday, so I'll miss my very first pub quiz since I started this gig a year ago.  But don't
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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, Jan 17, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Exercise with Fitness Guru Ty Beau
Jared

   We got a bit of a reprieve from the rain this weekend, so that was kind of nice, although PG&E was working on things in HMB this Saturday leading to about a five hour blackout at my house.  And it just happened to be when we had a bunch of people over rehearsing for our upcoming live performance of The Big Lebowski.  That's right, you can go see The Big Lebowski at SF IndieFest hosted by yours truly and see a bunch of my friends act that shit out in front of the screen.  And you can drink White Russians while doing so.  So yeah, that's happening.  Also, Social Distortion tickets go on sale Friday morning, so if you haven't seen Social D, make
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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, Jan 10, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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It's Always Sunni in Pakistan
Jared

What a Shiite pun to start the night.  Anyway, it sure as shit hasn't been sunny in Half Moon Bay.  The storm on Sunday did some damage to my roof which sucks.  The storm yesterday wasn't much better, especially if your BART train hit a felled tree.  Glad you're okay, Ryan.  So yeah, that sort of sums up the week.  Not the greatest ever, but at least it isn't 2016.  Also, I liked Rogue One.  Just thought I'd throw that in there. So we had a quiz for those of us brave enough to brave the storm.  It started with a round on Pakistan and then went into bad country covers of songs some of you knew.  Round 3 was about art and a chance
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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, Jan 03, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I Knew You Were Waiting for Me to Write this Blog
Jared

 I'm still looking for a copy of George Michael's hit single "Random Knowledge", but I haven't been able to find it.  But anyway, Happy New Year!  I had to drive for New Year's Eve, so I drank about one beer while I was out, got home at about 4 in the morning, and then promptly started drinking.  Good way to start the year.  My resolution this year is to buy more records.  I think I can manage it.  Also, we had a pub quiz last night which was a good way to spend the third day of the year.  All the titles were from George Michael songs, who we tragically lost to the bastard year that was 2016.  So far, no major celebrities have died this
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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, Dec 27, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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From Amsterdam to Prague: An A-Z of World Capitals
Jared

I don't usually cry over celebrity deaths, but my eyes watered up a bit yesterday morning when I got the news about Carrie Fisher.  Like most guys my age, she was my first crush.  But we move on.  This week, I did get to meet my first man crush, when I was Val Kilmer's bodyguard.  If you haven't seen Real Genius, Val Kilmer played Chris Knight, who made it cool to be smart.  Anyway, he is touring the country showing his movie Cinema Twain, which is a film of his one-man show Citizen Twain.  And since I am friends with the theater manager in SF where he was, I got the gig as his bodyguard.  Good times.   And now for the last quiz of
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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, Dec 20, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Girl With the Pearl Necklace
Jared

Well, what can I say.  It's been a week, that's for sure.  Two more days at the day job and I'm off for two weeks.  And with Xmas being the first weekend of my vacation, I've got the full two weeks to relax, drink beer, and do pub quizzes.  Also, tomorrow night I'm going to be working in San Francisco as Val Kilmer's bodyguard.  True story. Anyway, Geeks Who Drink happened last night at The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, and a great time was had by all.  Thirteen teams competed, meaning we didn't slow down for the holidays at all.  It was a tough quiz last night, with no teams scoring over 70 points.
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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, Dec 13, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Velvet is a Noun, but Shag is a Verb.
Jared

Can you believe that next month is our one year anniversary for Geeks Who Drink at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company?  One of the reasons I ask is I'm starting to get recognized around town.  A couple people from Taking Back Tuesday recognized me while I was drunk at a local Karaoke bar.  And I shot the shit with Mark from Big MK at the local grocery store this week.  Although in addition to being recognized, I'm also recognizing you guys, so maybe it just means I'm making friends.  And I'm pretty sure that's what this is all about.  Well, that and drinking
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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!