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21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Dec 05, 2016
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Revitalize the Ice!
RobotNarwhal

So, is anybody still on board with this whole “Icing” thing?  In case you aren’t familiar, that’s when someone hands you a Smirnoff Ice, and you have to drop everything you are doing, kneel, and immediately drink the entire thing.  If you try to Ice someone, they can block you by immediately pulling out a previously undisclosed beverage from on their person.  If you get blocked, you have to take a knee and drink BOTH beverages, but I’m not sure if there are any rules on blocking a block.  I’ve also heard tale of people planting Ice bombs where someone will come across them.  All of these things lead to the excessive consumption of
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Nov 28, 2016
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And the Beef Goes On
RobotNarwhal

Admission: that title has nothing to do with ANYTHING.  But I hope everyone stuffed themselves silly with cranberries and joy last weekend.  For many of us, Monday signaled the return to the “real world,” and I hope quiz was a little bit of fun consolation.  I know it was for me.  So, more on everything to do with nothing at all, has anyone else felt super clumsy lately?   Maybe there’s something wrong with me.  Here are a few of my recent antics.  You decide.  First, I was melting butter in the microwave (carefully – it was on power = 30, and only for a few minutes), yet I somehow managed to blow it – the
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Nov 21, 2016
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The Hour of the Cranberry is Nearly Upon Us!!
RobotNarwhal

Well, it’s the time a year once again when our thoughts turn towards putting together that ONE amazing meal.  To put it together, you need some pretty amazing ingredients.  And that brings me to something: I’m obsessed with cranberries.  Now, it may be DNA, since a good chunk of my family are dyed-in-the-wool New Englanders.  I remember ogling the bogs as a kid; it’s really cool to spy a sea of bright red berries floating atop a flooded bog.  I remember visiting the Ocean Spray tasting room.  I like tart things.    And for these reasons, I will tell you: if you are a fan of that canned jelly cranberry non-sense, JUST
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Nov 14, 2016
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You're Older Than You've Ever Been
RobotNarwhal

Time goes fast, y’all.  Some of those septuagenarians surprised me, although I know I shouldn’t be.  The 80s don’t seem like they were that long ago, albeit it’s been 30 years since I was looking up to Dolly Parton and Steve Martin.  And I can still clearly picture that video for “You Can Call Me Al” with Paul Simon and Chevy Chase.  That is what Paul Simon will always look like to me – he’s a bit pixie like in my mind, and thinking of him as an “older man” kind of messes with me.  And Dolly will always be her
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Nov 07, 2016
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Forget the Elections. Let's Talk Public Potties Instead.
RobotNarwhal

If an advertisement touts that its product is good for “couples, singles, or groups,” doesn’t that just mean good for anybody?  Why the wordplay?  Like, we want to be more inclusive by making our sentences longer.  Sheesh.  I spend too much time staring at advertising in bathrooms.  This particular ad was for one of those “paint and drink” places.  I’ve always wanted to do one of those, and yet, they seem a bit...I dunno, pretentious maybe?  I’m actually sort of fascinated by the weirdness of public bathrooms, and more importantly, how people behave in public restrooms.   For example, it bothers
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Oct 31, 2016
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All Hail The Pumpkin Limericks! Irish Hallows Eve is Upon Us!
RobotNarwhal

This is all your fault.  Apologies, not all of them came out legible from the pockets… *Ahem*   There once was a lady from C SpringsWho went out one October eveningShe didn’t get farWalked into a barJust as the zombies were leaving…  There was a young man from the coastWho once fucked around with a ghostHe said that he feltLike his dick might just meltBut he liked the excitement the most!  There once was a pumpkin named Frank,Whose balls were as full as a tank.He
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Oct 24, 2016
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I Just Flew In From The Big Easy
RobotNarwhal

My traveling life continues with this latest installment post Big Easy.  That’s right, I spent the weekend tucked away a few short blocks from the French Quarter of New Orleans.  This makes the third out-of-state trip in 9 weeks, and before I hit 12, I’ll get another.  But I have some thoughts about Nola to share, and they have to do with cocktails.    You may not know that some of the oldest cocktails in the U.S. were invented in New Orleans, and I’m not talking about crappy daiquiris or melon hand grenades.  I’m not even talking about Pat O’Brien’s famous Hurricane, which is a mediocre sugar bomb in my opinion. 
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Oct 17, 2016
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Deep in the Hundred TSA Wood...
RobotNarwhal

You guys, I met the Winnie the Pooh of TSA agents.  He was in Tampa, Florida, of all places.  I realize you are thinking that these two things cannot collide into one body without catastrophic effects.  And yet, as I was patiently waiting for security to move forward, I saw him: tall, sandy blonde hair, pudgy yet not rotund, sad half-ass facial stubble, a dopey half smile cracking his face.  I stood there staring, clutching my one-quart sized ZipLoc bag full of (no more than) three ounce containers, watching him congenially quip with passengers as he gently pushed luggage into the x-ray tunnel.  When I got a little closer to him, he smiled at me and made eye contact. 
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Oct 10, 2016
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Sing For Your Quizmaster
SonyaDee

I had a so much fun hosting you guys at Jack Quinn’s this week while Jess is off gallivanting in Tampa. Why Tampa, I don’t know, but she seems to be having a great time and she told me to tell you she “lurrrvs” you all. Thanks for your hospitality and she will be back next week. So let’s take a moment to talk about musicals, since we had a round this week featuring musical covers of beloved non-musical films. There are a few films that would make fantastic musicals and I just want to share my thoughts. “Being John Malkovich” should have been a musical to start with, I feel like someone really missed an opportunity there. Also, any Zombie-based
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Costumes Zombies Makeup Clowns Magic! Singing Geek


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21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Oct 03, 2016
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Fall is for Alcoholics
RobotNarwhal

Changing the furnace filter is sort of like admitting defeat.  I looked at the weather today, and found myself shaking my fist at a number that begins with a 3, even if it is followed by a 9.  Because that means I can no longer ignore Autumn breathing down my neck.  [Insert now cliché phrase about WINTER IS COMING here].  I’ve been parading around my house all day with the windows wide open wearing a huge sweatshirt and two pairs of socks.  It was time.  I donned the head gear, cracked open the crawlspace, and changed the furnace filter.  I am deflated.       Now, don’t you leaf lovers get all “but
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Sep 26, 2016
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But Have You Tried the OYSTERS!?
Dark Lord of Quiz

So I guess the first debate happened on Monday evening. And so did Monday Night Football. And Dancing With the Stars. And apparently a bunch of stuff that WASN’T quiz. Monday was pretty packed, you guys. OH, also QUIZ happened on Monday evening which is really the only thing you should care about. Speaking of Monday evening quiz, we had quite the big fun at Jack Quinn’s in Colorado Springs. 8 big teams threw their proverbial hats into the proverbial ring to vie for the actual power and glory. Listen, money off your bar tab at the end of the night qualifies
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Derek Knight had a realllly good bio written and then, in a moment of hubris, decided to change his nickname and the damn thing disappeared. Blah blah graphic artist blah magician, blah blah former radio DJ, blah not really funny blah something about Quizmaster of the Year blah blah has a kid so you know he totally puts out blah is from Colorado Springs blah blah but isn't a racist blah likes tacos blah. Listen, I have some top secret clown business to attend to, so I'll be needing your vehicle, ok?


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Sep 19, 2016
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I've Got Long Pig in My Pants
RobotNarwhal

You’ve got long pig in your pants, too.  Your mom even has long pig in her pants.  Unless your mom has passed, in which case her long pig has expired, and we at Geeks Who Drink express our deepest sympathies.  In fact, no one wants to lose their long pig… I mean, I could handle losing some of the chub, but I don’t think the marbling on long pig as a delicacy is quite the same.  Gross.  I need to move on.   So, Bob Marley and the Whalers really would have put out an entirely different vibe than with the Wailers.  Like, one comes off as political, and let’s be honest, a tad bit whiny.  The other is hopped up on
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Sep 12, 2016
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Really Mature. SOOOO Mature.
RobotNarwhal

Ok, I am perpetually a 14 year old boy trapped in the body of an ALMOST 39 year old woman.  It makes me laugh at inappropriate moments.  Let’s face it, I laugh when people use the word “beef” in a sentence; do you think I can hold my shit together during a “sounds like cunnilingus” round?  Hell no.  And I’m ok with it.  As promised, here are your wrong answers: Catch Me if You Can Gone in 60 Seconds Now You See Me Throw Mama From the Train (HAHAHAHAHA)
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Sep 05, 2016
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Creative Hair Parting Techniques
RobotNarwhal

You may already know that Jack Quinn’s is an acclaimed Irish Pub.  Many of the fixtures and furnishings are actually from Ireland, and with the snugs, bar, and stage placement, the layout is definitely more Irish than American.  Another Irish fixture you’ll find at JQ’s is Marty, whom we’ve already established in prior blogs keeps himself young by feeding on your creative souls.  His method of snacking is to collect all of your lewd drawings and poetry, and rumor has it that he’s working on a massive community quiz art piece somewhere in the basement, or attic.  Regardless, the space is probably haunted.    Anyway,
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Aug 29, 2016
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Flat Stanley: Arousal Killer
RobotNarwhal

So, I had no idea who “Flat Stanley” was.  Considering that arousal killer round 4, I seriously thought we must have made it up.  Either that, or I was expecting some sort of Mr. Bill inspired dead guy dropped in to contrived situations in order to make me spit beer out my nose.  BUT NO!  Lo, Flat Stanley is actually the real hero of a kinder lit series.  I was expecting a Weekend at Bernie’s parody, and I got a character who is…really creepy actually.   It seems Flat Stanley was once a “normal boy,” but he was accidentally flattened when a bulletin board (of all things) fell on him in his sleep.  It was
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.


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Jack Quinn's Irish Alehouse & Pub
21 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO
80903
Monday, Aug 22, 2016
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Enjoy the Sublime Until the Season of Doom
RobotNarwhal

I saw some baseball on Sunday.  Amazingly, the Rockies pulled it out on the Cubs, with a final of 11 to 4.  I don’t think I’ve seen the Rocks play such a good game since that season they went to the World Series.  Regardless, I drank the equivalent of a six-pack of light beer, and because of the sun and the sweating, I didn’t even get significantly buzzed.  Am I a badass?  Either that, or I’m an alcoholic.  Probably both.  That’s the real meaning of “blurred lines,” guys.   Anyway, I’m glad I got to see a game before summer is over, because it sure feels like it’s winding down. 
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Jessica has two of the greatest jobs ever: QMMF, and drinking beer for a living.  We are not even kidding.  She also enjoys movies, Science Fiction, rock and roll, taking longs walks on any available tropical beach, and slowly vying for world domination.  She's an irritating optimist with an existential bend, and is a fan of tattoos that include punctuation marks and/or robots.  She has an unhealthy obsession with whales, and although she kinda prefers humpbacks, narwhals are pretty damn cute.  And don't even get her started on belugas.