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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
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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 the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
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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 the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016
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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 the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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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 the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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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 the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016
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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 the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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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 the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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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 the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
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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 the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
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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 the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016
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Let's Take a Trip To the Janet Yellen Mountains
Jared

Let's talk about the number 22.  Its prime factorization is 2 times 11.  In base 16, it's 16.  It's 20 less than the answer to life, the universe, and everything.  In an Iron Maiden song, it's the address on Acacia Avenue where you'd find a certain harlot.  And it's the number of teams we had playing Geeks Who Drink last night at The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company!  And holy crap, that was a lot! It was a fun quiz, and it started off easy for you.  Many of you did pretty well on the Cockney rhyming countries round, and even the music round didn't destroy a lot of your chances.  The tri-force round
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016
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I Also Link My Oxen Team With Flapjacks
Jared

And now I want pancakes.  Thanks a lot.  Anyway, it's been a busy week for me.  My Rocky Horror cast had a show in SF on Saturday, and we're starting to gear up for October.  Something about Halloween makes everyone want to see Rocky Horror, so all of a sudden I have all sorts of travel plans.  Luckily, Tuesday night Rocky Horror is rarely a thing, so I shouldn't have to host Geeks Who Drink while dressed as Riff Raff anytime soon. We had a fun quiz this week.  The first two rounds (even the music round!) went pretty well for you guys, but then the Spielberg round kicked you in the ass.  I'm not even sure if he did the second
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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Flash Gordon Star Wars featuring Han the Merciless!
Jared

 All right, so some of you are too young to remember Flash Gordon and his arch-enemy, Ming the Merciless.  Fortunately, you were all young enough to put aside your love for the DNC to come out to quiz last night.  Sixteen teams last night.  Sixteen!  That's two to the fourth for all you math nerds.  Anyway, it was a lot.  Also, on a complete side note:  Go see the AbFab movie.  And if you don't know what AbFab is, google that shit and watch it.  If you don't know what google is, bing that?  No, that doesn't work at all. Anyway, on to the quiz.  We had one.  I know because it was Tuesday, and that means
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
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Wake Me Up Before Yugoslavia
Jared

Here's something you might not know about me.  I was born and raised in Modesto.  Yes, Modesto.  Also known as Moodesto, because of all the cows.  Also known as Methdesto, probably for reasons I don't understand.  It wasn't a great place, but it wasn't terrible.  On one hand, we had George Lucas and Jeremy Renner.  On the other hand, we had Gary Condit and Scott Peterson.  Anyway, I spend as much time as I can actively avoiding it, especially during the summer.  Until this last weekend, when I had the opportunity to perform Rocky Horror there.  Sold out show, great crowd, and a whole lot of fun.  Still, weird being
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
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I Need to Renew My Subscription to the Washington General Mills
Jared

It's been a busy week since the last quiz, so I'll recap it with as few words as possible.  Beer.  JFA.  Beer.  Karaoke.  Beer.  Cast Party.  No beer.  Day job.  Yep, that just about did it.  I think I said beer twice.  I'm not sure.  Anyway, I finally saw JFA live and it was great. So then we had a pub quiz.  We had a record (for the HMB Brewing Company) setting number of teams at fifteen!  We had a bit of a difficult time understanding the Duh! round, as evidenced by how long it took to come up with Bill Clinton's age.  Maybe if your homework had been to watch Bill and Ted's,
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.


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Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
390 Capistrano Rd
Half Moon Bay, CA
94018
Tuesday, Jul 05, 2016
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Can Axl Rose Sue Me For Playing a GNR Song During a Question About "The Blob"?
Jared

This was a week.  That's for sure.  It was busy, it was fun, it was sad, it was a bit of everything.  On Saturday, it was the memorial for quiz regular Sean "Goofy" Patton.  It was a fitting tribute to him, and we will all miss his quick wit and his trivia skills.  Saturday night was a performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show in his honor as well.  And then Monday was America's birthday.  When I'm off from the day job on America's birthday, I like to celebrate America.  And I did so by drinking all of its beers.  Well, 2 tall boys of its beers.  I'm not sure who drinks Budweiser or Pabst on the regular, but I don't.
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Jared is most definitely a geek who drinks. In addition to hosting the Pub Quiz at HMB Brewing Company, he hosts The Rocky Horror Picture Show in San Francisco. Also, there's probably a day job somewhere.