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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Shout Out To That Guy's Mom! She Still Loves Him!
Batt Molling

Moms love us no matter how dumb we are. Sometimes they love us even more when we're really dumb. I guess that's why my mom has never shown me much love, on account of all my knowledge thoughts and smarts. But apparently one team at quiz had a mom that loved them A LOT. It's ok guys, you don't need a high IQ to live in mom's basement. Just ask my brother! Was it just me, or did Round 1 make you guys hungry? All that talk about briskets, and ribs, and Tarzan? Mmmmm... yummy. Puff Daddy is rap, yes. You are correct, team 'I don't listen to rap music'. He's a family man now, though. Have you heard of his children, P Diddy Mini, Pidi Poofy Bite
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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All Hail Lady Gillenwater, First of Her Name
Batt Molling

A whopping 20 teams came out to quiz last night at Backcountry Pizza. Woah! How does that even happen? There's only 19 tables in the main dining room! I would compare it closely to the famous 'square peg in a round hole' scene from Apollo 13. Maybe I should work for NASA... *day dream sequence initiating...* Command Center: The CO2 levels are dropping rapidly, sir - we need to find a way to change those cartridges! Astronaut Bolling: The Billboard top 100 charts were topped again by what Hobbit-looking ginger? Command Center: Huh? What are you talking about? Astronaut Bolling: Wrong! The correct answer was Ed Sheeran! Command Center: Sir,
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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I'd Call Dwayne Johnson 'Daddy' Any Day
Batt Molling

If Dwayne Johnson wanted you to call him 'Daddy', I don't think you'd really have a choice, would you? I mean... Have you seen that guy? Holy varicose veins, Batman! Speaking of Batman - our first round last night had a lot of great guesses for what a 'sperm-egg mix released by frogs and fish' is. As much of a hero Dead Pool is, that was incorrect. Also - I don't think that The Blob is a super hero.  One more P.S.A. courtesy of Geeks Who Drink: if you think that Xanax is a blood thinner - please seek medical attention immediately! Hulkmania: Unleashed would be a better name for Mr. Nanny - but considering the extreme lack of piledrivers and
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Self-Sharpening Pencils Took Our Jobs!
Batt Molling

After purchasing and disposing of three separate electric pencil sharpeners that all eventually died for our quiz night at Backcountry Pizza, my life could have gone one of two very separate directions this past week. I could have been the man who bought a fourth pencil sharpener for quiz, even though I know the eventual outcome already. I would stand hunched over the pencil sharpeners eventual grave site, weeping softly into a tissue - knowing in my heart that I had doomed said sharpener to a life of having strange objects forcefully inserted once a week until it finally died. This pencil sharpener would live a sad life, my friends... A slave to the wood and graphite tools that you all use
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Bob Ross > Van Gogh
Batt Molling

Thanks to everyone who came out to quiz last night at Backcountry Pizza! Man... that Slow Pour Pils from Bierstadt Lagerhaus is something else, eh? To be honest, I was expecting more Oscars La La Land/Moonlight mix-up themed team-names. Oh yea, I forgot... No one watches the Oscars.  I think from now on, Round 2 is required to be 'Bork to Bork Hits' every week. I could listen to that Swedish chef from the muppets sing sweet serenades to me all night. He has the voice of an angel.  Lots of words with tough pronunciations last night... Afsluitdijk? Are you freakin' kidding me, Geeks writers? Next time, send us a
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Patch Adams Was a Good Guess
Batt Molling

We covered a topic that is completely alien to me in the first round last night. I'm still a little baffled by what these things called "feelings" are, so I've spent some time on the Google machine this morning doing some research on them. Apparently everyone has these things, such as 'guilt' and 'joy'... I always thought that these were just made-up words, but I guess not. There is a difference between "#selfie" and "selfie" according to the Flatiron Tribe. Congratulations on adding 9 teams to your repertoire of people who hate you, guys. They are joining in on how your family has felt for years. Sure, I'll count 'booby' as an answer. I'll never turn down a booby.  Winnebago...
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Was It Something I Said? Most Likely.
Batt Molling

Only nine teams at Backcountry Pizza last night, when we've been averaging a solid 18 over the last month. I know that I was riding the struggle bus pretty hardcore last week and was not up to par - but damn... Did I scare everyone off? In an Mmmbop they're gone, I guess.  The word "ire" is surprisingly hard to say. It's like I began saying another word, but had to stop halfway. Am I trying to say "Ireland"? Is the 'T' silent in 'Tire'? Try saying it now - trust me - you will second guess yourself. Round 3 bonus question was a hard one, to be honest. I don't think many people saw that movie. What was it again? Jurassic Place? Triassic Park? I don't
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Hangover- Part IV
Batt Molling

Thanks to the one half of 'Just the Two of Us' who allowed me to snap this unexpected, and imposing picture of you for the blog. This brief moment of confusion and disgust that some random guy is taking a picture of you at a bar will forever live on in the Geeks Who Drink archives. I fully admit that I was a salty bastard at quiz last night, I apologize to all who had to endure my groaning, whining, and general lack of pep. I would say that I had a viable excuse for being such a sourpuss... But I did not. Let this be a lesson in moderation, kiddos. Everything in life is best kept in moderation. Except maybe puppies. It's difficult for me to imagine a situation where I would say
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Stop Answering 'Titanic'!
Batt Molling

Titanic was not an answer last night! I don't know how many times I had to say it. Even after telling everyone not to put Titanic, somehow it still ended up on one of the score sheets. Oh well... Sometimes I can't help but return to my comfort zone, too. And Leo is definitely my comfort zone.  Other songs that could have been included in the round on imperative moods: "Slob on My Knob" by Three 6 Mafia "Jesus Take The Wheel" by Carrie Underwood "Snap Ya Fingas" by Little John A whole round on Mary Tyler Moore. Wow. I'm not saying that I'm the world's biggest Mary Tyler Moore fan... And that's it. No follow up statement. I'm sure that there
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Batt Molling is the Best Quizmaster Ever. Period. #AlternativeFacts
Batt Molling

If Sean Splicer or Kellyanne Conway hosted a Geeks Who Drink quiz, I think every team would receive a perfect score. Since in their minds, accuracy in reporting no longer matters - every answer would be correct! After all, the #AlternativeFacts movement is gaining momentum, as clearly shown in multiple team names last night. Bruce Springs Teen! Ha... Took me a second to get that one. What a gem. I think one of my favorite team names ever came during quiz last night: Trump Picks Voldemort For Minister of Magic. Pretty much everyone nailed R5Q8 last night - the visual round showing a sketch of Kate Winslett's boobs. Not everyone knew
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Jan 16, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Grand Quizziversary
Batt Molling

I remember it like it 'twer yesterday. I arrived at Backcountry Pizza, and introduced myself to the staff as the new Geeks Who Drink quizmaster. I unpacked my audio materials and quickly realized that I was in over my head. I scrambled to get the speaker to work, and then discovered that I didn't have a speaker stand - so I set the speaker on the table... Took a deep breath... and kicked off the first Geeks Who Drink quiz at Backcountry. I nervously sweat through all layers of clothing that night, and constantly apologized to the crowd for it being 'my first time'. With all the uncontrolled sweating, and constant apologies it was oddly reminiscent of another first time experience
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Wow - 4" Of Snow! Don't Ask Me How I Measured It...
Batt Molling

Still several days after our snowstorm, there's still a good amount of the white stuff laying around here in Boulder, CO... About 4" is what I'm telling myself. I didn't even need a ruler to measure! All I needed was to unbutton my... Actually... Let's move on... You're a Quizzard, Harry and The Donald Wears Prada are two of my favorite team names that I've come across in my 357 days as the official Quizmaster at Backcountry Pizza. Though Backcountry Pizza and I won't officially hit our 1-year anniversary mark until next Wednesday, January 18 (the quiz began on Monday, 1/18/16) - the quiz next Monday will mark our 52nd week
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Jan 02, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Poutine On The Membrane. Poutine On The Brain.
Lauren

Tonight we tested your knowledge on the irreplaceable Carrie Fisher. We tried to stump you with songs from January-born artists. And we said “fuck you” with an entire round of math questions. One of my favorite moments of the night was all of Round 7. Our second Audio Round of the night involved apologizing celebrities. In addition to naming those celebrities, teams could gain an extra point for saying if that celebrity was Canadian or not. In a clip about cocaine and escorts Robert Downey Jr. was a fair guess but ooo, we were looking for Rob Ford. In an amendment on that very round… Jonah Hill is NOT Canadian. Strangely enough, nobody knew for sure because
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My roller derby name is Lucille Ballbreaker. My power animal is a honey badger. Come out for quiz with me and you'll get a healthy dose of sass.


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Dec 26, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Back to the Country
Steven

Usually when I volunteer to cover for a colleague’s Quiz, I show up extra early to make we don’t run into any problems during setup. Every venue is different and you never know what challenges you might encounter, regardless of the quality of the instructions provided by the normal host. So, of course, I completely forget that I had volunteered for this quiz until about 20 minutes before it started. Panic set in pretty quickly. I’ve never missed a quiz due to delinquency in my entire quizzing career.   I immediately called the venue to let them know that the quiz might start a little late but that I would be there post-haste. As luck would have
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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Dec 19, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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How Jesus Stole Christmas
Batt Molling

This is the time of year - yes, it's my favorite season Because I get presents, you see - that's the only reason.  An iPad for John, and a camera for Matt, How about a scratching post for Mittens the cat?  
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Dec 12, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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How to Lose a Guy in 40 Years
Batt Molling

Wow! What a turn-out for quiz last night. Our average number of teams went from ~14ish to over 20! Unfortunately we didn't have the table space for everyone, and some folks were banished to the bar room for showing up too late. But we're very sorry and hope that you will come back to play again! Lots of first timers at quiz this week, which is great to see! Since we started our quiz at Backcountry 11 months ago, it's been growing exponentially. I had a team from Atlanta last night ask if we awarded prizes to best team name, which I have not in the past - but I like the idea. If I did, they would have undoubtedly won with: I Saw Mommy Riding Santa's Jingle Balls. Best answer
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I have no "rock-bottom".