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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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All of My High School Book Reports Were About Long Novels I Didn't Read
Jared

I didn't talk about this at quiz, because quiz is supposed to be a fun event, and it is, and I didn't want to take that away from anyone, even myself.  I lost a former student in The Ghostship Fire in Oakland on Friday night.  She was a brilliant, sweet kid who had her life taken away way too soon.  She was in my Pre-Calc class when she was a sophomore and my AP Stat class when she was a senior.  She was an artsy, indie kid who loved music, and people loved her.  She was popular without being stuck up.  Anyway, I just felt I had to get that out somewhere, and here seems to be a good place.  I was actually interviewed by KRON 4 News today at
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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, Nov 29, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Quiz Where I Offended Half the Bar by Saying That a Llama and an Alpaca Are the Same Thing
Jared

It was also the quiz in which I realized that some of you actually read these things, so now I feel like I have to write more better or some shit.  Or not.  You are probably just checking to make sure I didn't screw up your scores or to look at pictures of yourself with your team.  You don't really care what I'm writing about.  I'm so alone right now.   Anyway, to answer all your questions, my Thanksgiving was good, my anniversary was great, and I still don't give a shit about the differences between alpacas and llamas.  Although I learned that llamas are much bigger.  So I've got that going for me.   Now to the stuff you care about.
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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, Nov 22, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I'm Writing This Before Midnight Because Tomorrow Is My Anniversary
Jared

I never write these things this late (It's Tuesday night at almost 11:30), but tomorrow is my fifteen year wedding anniversary, so I feel like I should get this done before that.  And I will.  Fifteen years is a very long time, but my wife is pretty great, so it's kind of flown by.  If you're reading this and ever get married, marry your best friend.  It's seriously the way to go.  Tomorrow my wife and I are driving to Monterey to hang out on Cannery Row, maybe go to the aquarium, maybe get a bit drunk, and definitely to have fun!  But before that happens, let's talk about Geeks Who Drink at the Half Moon Bay Brewing
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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, Nov 15, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Ketel One Actually Does Make Me Tingly
Jared

It was good to be back at The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company for quiz this Tuesday, since we skipped it last Tuesday due to the Apocalypse...I mean election.  Clearly I can never take the week off again.  But hey, at least global warming is going to be illegal, so that's a good thing.  Right?  Right?  No, it probably isn't.   Anyway, at least the pub quiz was a good one last night.  We started Round 1 going all around the U.S. which wasn't too difficult, but apparently songs that don't rhyme are.  Round 2 was tough, and if you did well, you probably ended up in one of the top spots for the evening.  Round 3 was
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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, Nov 01, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Pretty Sure I Learned About Plinko in Econ 101. Wait, those Were Pinkos.
Jared

I'm not sure how I made it out of this weekend without falling asleep in my car, but somehow I managed.  It was Halloween weekend, which for Rocky Horror performers is like Xmas weekend for churchgoers.  We had a show in Pittsburg (East Bay) on Friday night, a show in SF on Saturday night, and a show in SF on Monday night.  That's exhausting enough.  But I also had my day job Friday morning, my day job Monday morning, and my day job Tuesday morning.  That makes staying awake a bit tougher.  So instead of going to bed early on Thursday night to prepare for it, I saw The Adicts live down in Santa Cruz.  But I survived the weekend, I had a great time, all three
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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, Oct 25, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Would You Accept Sadomasochism? As an Answer or a Lifestyle?
Jared

What a week it's been.  It's almost Halloween, which just happens to be my favorite holiday.  The new season of The Walking Dead started, which just happens to be my favorite TV show.  The Adicts are playing tomorrow night in Santa Cruz, which just happens to be my favorite band to see live.  The Rocky Horror Picture show, which just happens to be my favorite movie, had a remake come out and it was absolute shit.  3 out of 4 isn't bad, I guess.  Oh yeah, and it was Tuesday which just happens to be my favorite day of the week since it's time for Geeks Who Drink at The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company! It was
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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, Oct 18, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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We Don't Need No Water, Let the Oedipus Burn. Burn, Oedipus, Burn.
Jared

I have a rather busy life, so let's talk about that for a bit.  For my day job, I teach statistics.  For my unpaid night job, I host The Rocky Horror Picture Show and play Riff Raff.  During October, everyone and their mother wants to go to Rocky Horror, so all sorts of random places start showing it.  So this weekend, my cast road tripped to Reno to put on a show at the Aces Ball Park as part of their haunted house attraction and then the next night at the UNR campus.  So of course, we went up a day early to drink and gamble, because why the hell not.  Sadly, as a stats teacher, I understand the rules of probability, so I wasn't surprised when I lost.  But
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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, Oct 11, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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2016: The year we lost Bowie, Prince, and the Giants elimination game win streak
Jared

I was expecting a strange night for quiz since we're so close to San Francisco and the Giants were playing their 3rd elimination game of the post season.  Spoiler alert:  They lost.  It was a strange night, but it was also a fun one, and with the exception of the Giants fans, everyone had a good time! Last week I saw one of the greatest show line-ups I've ever seen.  It was Discharge, Eyehategod, and Toxic Holocaust.  Punk and metal at its finest.  I don't know why I write about shows I go to, other than to remind you that my life is more awesome than yours.  I also did Rocky Horror in Cloverdale over the weekend.  Think Mayberry and maybe you'll
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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, Oct 04, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Holding Out For a Hirohito
Jared

Remember last week when I was excited about seeing The Descendents live?  Well, I saw them.  And it was awesome!  I don't care how old I get, I'm always going to be jumping around like a moron in or by the pit right in front.  On Sunday night I saw Riistetyt (amazing hardcore punk from Finland) on about three hours of sleep from Saturday night's Rocky Horror.  This weekend I have Rocky Horror in Cloverdale (not Cloverfield), but it's about 100 miles away and then tickets to see Discharge on Sunday.  Who the hell needs sleep, right?  Probably me, but I've just resigned myself to it not happening.   Anyway, who cares about me, let's talk
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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, Sep 27, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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ZZ Top Gun: Because Every Girl's Crazy About Homoerotic Beach Volleyball
Jared

Tomorrow night, I'm seeing The Descendents.  That has nothing to do with last night's pub quiz, but I'm pretty excited about it.  Anyway, let's talk about the pub quiz.   We had eleven teams for Geeks Who Drink last night at The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.  Most of you knew your current events, could pick out a song from a lullaby, and knew some of your periodic table.  We struggled a bit with our lemonade and musicals, but had a really fun time with the before and after round.  And then came Round 7.  We do like a dirty round now and again, don't we?  Some of the best wrong answers were Jawbreaker,
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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, Sep 20, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Does Thor Sit Around Asgard Listening to MC Hammer?
Jared

So I woke up this morning to see pictures of the patio area at The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company destroyed by a drunk driver.  Fortunately, it happened after close, nobody was hurt, the driver was arrested, and everything will probably be back to normal by next week.  Still, kind of scary.  Other than that, it was a pretty mellow week, but as a person who is heavily involved in Rocky Horror, and seeing as how October is right around the corner, my life is about to get crazy.  My priorities for the next month or so involve 1. Not falling asleep at the wheel.  2.  Getting up on time for the day job.  3.  Having as much fun as possible.
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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, Sep 13, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Have You Met My Sisters, Africa and Hold the Line?
Jared

 I'm just going to start off by saying thanks for all the birthday wishes, beers, and fun.  Saw one of my favorite bands, the Subhumans on Friday night.  If you don't know them, pick up a copy of The Day the Country Died, listen to it over and over again, and thank me later.  Saturday night was my actual birthday, and we celebrated at a local Karaoke pub which was a lot of fun.  I got a copy of Dreamscape on dvd, starring the world's greatest actor, Dennis Quaid.  I also got drunk.  Sunday was recovery day, Monday was back to the day job, and then Tuesday as always was the pub quiz at The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company!  So let's
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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, Sep 06, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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All We Are Is Dust In the Wind, Dude
Jared

Dust.  Wind.  Yes!  Like sands through the Hourglass, so are the days of our lives!  Nothing like a question on Socrates to be able to slip a Bill and Ted's reference into my playlist.  So yeah, this was a fun quiz.   It started with Round 1 (like most quizzes do), but this was an especially difficult round 1.  Clearly, September history is tougher than it sounds.  Round 2 wasn't as bad, since Rick Rubin tends to produce songs by bands you've heard of.  And thank you to whoever stuck Danzig in there.  Can we get a Misfits reunion tour for those of us who live too far away from RiotFest?  Please?  (I feel like Danzig hires
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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, Aug 30, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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If Pinocchio Was In the X-Men, I Guess Cyclops or Mystique Could Be U2 Songs
Jared

I hope everyone had a good week this last week.  I, like most of the Internet, was upset by the death of Gene Wilder.  Blazing Saddles is still one of my favorite movies of all time.  Speaking of favorite movies of all time, go see Rocky Horror at The Guild in Menlo Park this weekend.  I'll be hosting it, playing Riff Raff, and it's my birthday show!  Oh yeah, my birthday is September 10th, which means next Tuesday will be my birthday quiz night!  If you want to buy me a present, I like beer.  I promise to not be so drunk I can't properly read questions.   Anyway, this was a fun week for Geeks Who Drink at 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, Aug 23, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Good Luck With All the Hot Blondes and Free Healthcare, Evan!
Jared

Yesterday was a day, I'll tell you that much.  I went from the day job to a private Geeks Who Drink event at Google to home for about 15 minutes to leave for Geeks Who Drink at The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.  We had a going away toast for Evan of Book Hockey fame who is moving to Sweden for five years.  We had fourteen teams competing for prizes and bragging rights.  We had a first time winner this week as well!  So yeah, it was exhausting, but well worth it! Quiz started with a fairly easy round about being dirty or down
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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, Aug 16, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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If You're Smart, You Leave Out the First Name
Jared

Today is the first day of school.  For my day job, I teach math, and school started today.  As much as I enjoy sleeping in and generally not doing much of anything, it's kind of nice to be back at the day job.  Although this was a rough weekend to make it back to work from.  My Rocky Horror cast had two road shows this weekend, one in Fremont and one in Modesto.  Lots of fun, but not a lot of sleep.  Such is life.  Anyway, I'm on my prep period and I'm already prepared, so I have time to write about last night's quiz. It was a fun one at The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.  Sixteen teams competed, which means everyone fit
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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!