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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Imposter; just a middle-class white kid from Toronto
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Six teams came out to Hideout Brewing Company to play Geeks Who Drink pub quiz to start their work week out right.   I love "This Day in Overplay" in Round 2. It's always interesting to see what songs were the biggest hits from years and decades ago. There were several songs on Monday night's list that I love to listen to in my car. Falco's one hit wonder song "Rock Me Amadeus" was on the list. I recently watched a video from a Youtuber I like a lot who goes by the name of "Todd In the Shadows". He did a video essay on Falco and it turns out that I like Falco's other songs more than Rock Me. We also got Snow's one hit
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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Come for the bad Marlon Brando impression, Stay for the Stravinsky round!
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Another Monday night and another five teams tested their knowledge at Hideout Brewing Company at Geeks Who Drink.   Two Ed Sheeran questions in a quiz? You bet! Teams not remembering to put Kiki Dees name in the artist column when we play "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"? Of course. Every team getting 8 out of 8 on the visual round? Not common, but the magic was in the air for Monday night.   If I had put all the money in my pockets on whether the teams would have picked the sports category or the Igor Stravinsky round...I would have lost at least $50 Monday night. I guess the classics are more popular than
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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Diamonds, Dildos and a West Point Grad Inventing "Jacking Off"
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Another five teams decided to start their week off right by coming out to Hideout Brewing Co. and playing Geeks Who Drink.   We had a question tonight that involved wording about Mariah Carey having a high voice. Whenever I hear that, I think back to my good friend in elementary school David Penn and a sketch he used to do. Basically it was about a guy who couldn't get his dog to respond to commands, so the narrator told him to use "The Mariah Carey Dog Whistle". He used it, the dog came...but so did every dog, cat, raccoon, squirrel, bear and flesh-eating animal within a 20 mile radius. I'm not sure if it was a sketch he invented
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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Let Them Eat Dildos For Dinner
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Six teams came out to Hideout Brewing Co. Monday night to play another exciting night of Geeks Who Drink.   I love the fact that the quizmakers made a music round that made you spell out "Weird Al" for the last answer. At first, I was a little disappointed by the song being "The Saga Begins", but then I realized that was a perfect song 8 because it is a title that is not easy to remember. I'm sure most non-Al fans just call it The Star Wars song.   On a side note, the Katy Perry song is just "E.T." If you ever spell it out long form, you are incorrect. It is just "E.T."   I LOVE Round 3 list
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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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What Does the Fox Say When He Has a Cold?
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Monday Night. 5 teams. Geeks Who Drink. Hideout Brewing Co. Nothing different there.    What was different this time is that the host was still recovering from a cold, so instead of being a hot schmuck, the host had to whisper the questions out to the contestants. Very happily, everyone was very accommodating and was nice and quiet for the host so he didn't have to raise his voice to the point of straining it.   Everyone loved the music round involving the Swedish Chef. We almost had a perfect Round 2, but most teams forgot about Ylvis having the one-hit wonder "What Does The Fox Say?". As of this writing, the video
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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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She Blinded Me With New Lighting In the Game Room
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What an awesome President's Day at Hideout Brewing Co.! They installed new lights in the game room, so it was quite bright for the five teams that played Geeks Who Drink.   Speaking of President's Day, I don't think Gerald Ford or Jimmy Carter get enough respect for all the hard work they did as Presidents of the 1970s. Sure, they were not perfect, but I think they did a good job of helping our nation and guiding us through some hard times. Also, I used to think that President George H.W. Bush got too much crap, but then I remembered he was Vice-President during Reagan's tern and at one point, he was the head of the CIA. So that guy knows/has
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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Because Mine's As Big As A Hat!
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Another Monday, another five teams competing for the top spot of Geeks Who Drink at Hideout Brewing Company.   Here's something from last night that was note-worthy: last night, we had a team who did not know the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" or know that the band who played the song was named Nirvana. For me, that's one of those "God Damn Kids" moments you get as you get older...but it feels so weird that THAT song is over a generation old, so it is possible for younger people to not know about it. It puzzles me, but then again, the only way I know about the songs that are very popular today is if I see a Youtube personality comment
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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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What Happens When You Come In Last Place But You Spin and Get a Dollar?
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Another Monday, another five teams came out to Hideout Brewing Co. to play Geeks Who Drink.   We started the night with a moment of silence to remember all of those who lost their lives in the Bowling Green Massacre. We also remembered those who were lost during other massacres the media has ignored/not covered: *Billiards Red Massacre *Darts Orange Massacre *Shuffleboard Yellow Massacre *Rollerderby Blue Massacre *Curling Purple Massacre (happened in Canada) *Miniature Golf Indigo Massacre *Qbert
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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Closest Without Going Over
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Another Monday, another chance for five teams to come out and play Geeks Who Drink at Hideout Brewing Company.   The music round was kinda interesting. Most people were very good at the artist's names, but not as much for the titles. I had a lot of different guesses for Aretha Franklin's Trust, but none of them were the actual title. The same was true of those who got that Iron Maiden was song #7.   Someone thought Laverne and Shirley was a spinoff of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Despite my gut reaction, I decided to let that person live. I'm not proud of that decision.   One team decided whether
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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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It's Been 4 Days and We Are Still Alive; So There's That.
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Another great Monday night where six teams came out to play Geeks Who Drink at Hideout Brewing Company.   Another night where I heard a lot of pop songs I had never heard before, so if I was playing the game by myself, I could have bombed Round 2. I am a little surprise out of all of the songs from musicians we played, the one from Bruno Mars was the one that didn't have a sample from James Brown.   I always love the Celebrities Doing Things category whenever it appears. Most of our teams did not know who Annie Potts is; that made me sad. I did not know the name of the editor of the New York Times crossword puzzles;
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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Jan 16, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Running the Table for Another Week
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Six teams entered; six teams had fun playing Geeks Who Drink at Hideout Brewing Company.   Thanks to an amazing effort by the Green Bay Packers offense and the last seconds kick by Mason Crosby, I wore my old #85 GB jersey once again as I hosted the night's events.   Not a big crowd of people who know their grunge/emo-era '90s music, but there were a few. I keep forgetting the group Blackstreet had more hits than I think that do.   Most people knew which parts were about their brains and which were about their butts.   Of course there's a lot of wine consumption in New Jersey; if you live in
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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Winter Weather Advisories Hurts The Soul
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Well...once again, old man winter has ruined my plans for the evening.   Due to the snow fall and wind, we only had three teams competing for the grand prize Monday at Hideout Brewing Company. A little disappointing, but I don't blame the players; I blame old man winter.   Every time I say "old man winter", I picture Grandpa Simpson in the Mr. Plow television commercial. I really wish there were times I could act like Homer in the commercial and kick "old man winter", forcing him to walk away and go lie down. I would love for old man winter to do that. I know it sounds like a crazy fantasy; so crazy, you'd think I suffered brain damage!
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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Jan 02, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Two Days Into the New Year...and We're Still Alive!?!?!?!?!
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Six teams came out of their houses and decided to ignore the college football game that Auburn and Penn State was playing and played a Geeks Who Drink pub quiz instead. It is clear they made the smart choice on that one.   There's really not too much to talk about; my usual group of regulars and some new people came out to play and we all had a good time. That is one of the things I love most about hosting Geeks Who Drink at Hideout Brewing Company; 75% of the players who come out to play are ones I see again and again and again. I really like these players; they are smart, funny, witty and can give me some hilarious comebacks
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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Dec 26, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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This Last Christmas, I Gave You My Heart. Now I Be Dead.
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Needless to say, 2016 has had a lot of deaths that have hit Americans fairly hard. Lots of famous people who were big parts of our identity passed away this year. One of them was the musical artist Prince. No one needs to explain the importance of Prince and the legacy he paved for himself as a musician. In fact, there are dozens of artists who would not exist today without the existence of Prince and his music.   Now here's the problem for me: I'm not a fan of Prince. I don't deny his raw talent; that is a given. But I never liked the guy personally. I didn't grow up on his music (other than the soundtrack to the first Keaton Batman movie) and I never knew people
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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Dec 19, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Life is made up of meetings and partings. That is the way of it.
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Monday marked the 4th year of my father passing away. My father, Rabbi Stephen Forstein, was known for several things; the most for being the only Rabbi in the state of South Dakota for over two decades. Some of how I host Geeks Who Drink comes from his style of leading a service: loud, boisterous, big, energetic and full of attitude. That was part of what was going through my mind Monday night during the quiz.   Due to the Christmas holiday approaching, we had a smaller group than usual, but still ended up with a good group of people playing hard.   The Avibenics won the night thanks to a very
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Hideout Brewing Co
3113 Plaza Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI
49525
Monday, Dec 12, 2016
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Wait...is that the Three B's or the Bee Gees?
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Dear Geeks Who Drinks Inc.,   Hi there. Avi Forstein: The Jewish Ham of West Michigan here. Last night, we had a wonderful turnout at Hideout Brewing Company Monday night. A lot of old favorites, but a nice mix of new people too. It was good to see everyone come out and play.   That audio round was a tough one for my crowd. Only one team got over 9 points during the round. Several were not able to guess the Milli Vanilli song that was played and thought it was a Phil Collins song instead. Thankfully, a lot of people know the difference between Justin Trudeau and Jesus Christ.   Supergroup Bartlet Beat
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