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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!


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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!