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2319 Arapahoe Ave
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80302
Monday, May 15, 2017
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What Do Reservoir Dogs, Top Gun, and The Usual Suspects All Have In Common?
Batt Molling

Give up yet? Well... I'll tell you. I've never seen any of those movies. But before you scream and yell and tell me that I'm terrible... Think about what 'instant classic' movies you've never seen! He who casts the first stone, yada yada. Are you one of those people who's never seen such cinematic masterpieces as Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan, or Howard the Duck? Yea... I thought so. Look at you all up on your high horse, having never heard timeless dialogue such as 'That's it - no more Mr. Nice Duck." Anyways... 18 teams last night! Wow! What's a dude gotta do to get a scorekeeper around here? Gee wiz.  I'm not sure if all the songs from Billboard Top 100 belonged
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, May 08, 2017
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Bloggy McBlogFace
Batt Molling

Congratulations on knowing more English than a French guy. Yuge accomplishment. Guys... Look out for my next big band that'll be taking the world by storm: Fart Funkle.  Your dreams are made of Spy Kids? That's almost weirder than me being able to quote Hannibal Lectar.  Monta is not a state. That is all.
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, May 01, 2017
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Ya Gotta Be Fresh
Batt Molling

Some tough, tough grading from yours truly last night. Lots of on-the-fence answers. Perhaps some quiz-goers were upset at my hard line stance on answers last night... But I'll take roll call of my fellow Quizmasters. Would you accept the following answers as correct? Correct Answer: Harley-Davidson - Quizzer's Answer: Harley-David Correct Answer: Stevie Wonder, Superstition - Quizzer's Answer: Stevie Wonder, Superstitious (I DID count Stevie Wonder as correct) Correct Answer: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - Quizzer's Answer: Star Wars Episode II: The Clone Wars Correct Answer: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
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Chance The One Eyed Rapper
Batt Molling

From the bottom of my heart - thank you to all teams who are keeping the spirit of Tupac alive at quiz.  I like the 'Two Minute Warnings' round. I'm going to take a stab at a few more questions that we can add to the Geeks Who Drink repertoire for the next time we do this round: You should have never picked up that reading material in your brother-in-law's bathroom. He might not be as kind to you as he was to Gus. Oh well - being a DEA agent and all, you should have figured this whole meth crime-lord identity thing out before we got 4 seasons deep. The worst part about you being pushed in front of that metro train? It's not even the worst
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Apr 17, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
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Tupac Is Always A Correct Answer
Batt Molling

Double OT! Double OT! Wow! We've had several matches go in to OT... but 2OT? It was the bee's knees, you guys. Congratulations to the SHITTY FLUTES on pulling out the 1-point victory by going 5/5 in the second OT round. Team MY BLOOD RUNS COLD, JESUS IS MY CENTERFOLD almost forced the 3OT Sudden Death round... But alas, the SHITTY FLUTES were just huge Minnesota Twins fans, apparently.  On another note - we raised $139 for Planned Parenthood at quiz last night! That's great! This was our first Quiz For A Cause at Backcountry Pizza. I'm not sure when the next one will be, but I want to thank everyone who donated
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
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Hi I'm Matt; Standard White Dude
Batt Molling

All my life I've struggled with people pronouncing my name. 'Matt' is such an exotic and rare name that rarely does anyone get it on the first try. It's like 'Steve' or 'Dave', or even 'Adam'. Watching people struggle through piecing together the complex syllables in my name makes me feel bad sometimes, but hey - read the Bible. I'm named after one of the characters. Spoiler alert! He's killed off in season 17. The writers of that thing are brutal... They sure had some active imaginations. Alas, I'm only kidding about having a cool, and interesting name. And we got to re-visit the fact that I have a boring name during quiz last night.  Maybe I should stop doing the whole
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I have no "rock-bottom".


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
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37 more Melvins here, please! I need them.
Michael Marco Giorgi ESQ.

God damn I love this place. I’ve lived in Boulder for 8 something years and have always had a halfchub for Backcountry Pizza. After all they do stock Pliny the Elder/Younger, and (fun fact) I designed their logo at my ‘day job’. Plus their pizza is dope AF (thats what the cool kids say right?). I came here so ready to party, but my party was cut short when my laptop charger literally broke. Some of the regs may have seen me hustling around and then thanking someone on the mic. I came in with a battery life of 35%….. it quickly was depleting. My charger blew out…. pics of murdered cable in blog. I was freaking out. My insulated
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Hi my name is Michael, I live in Colorado, and am fairly new to quiz mastering. I enjoy long walks on the beach, strong edibles, and rare steaks. I also have a hard time avoiding the purchase of Star Wars & Bike related artwork. Muppets too. The Muppets fuckin' rule.


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Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse
2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
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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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2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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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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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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2319 Arapahoe Ave
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80302
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
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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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2319 Arapahoe Ave
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80302
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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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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80302
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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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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2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
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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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2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO
80302
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
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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".