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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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"Ziggy figures, Ziggy stick-em-ups to go into windows in your car, Ziggy at Burger King..."
JamieAnderson

For my money, Charlie Blackmon has the best hair in the major leagues, and every time I see Jason Werth, I feel shame that he brought that beard to our ballpark. It’s like the time I saw a bald eagle in a zoo in Quebec and couldn’t believe the Canadians could hold our national symbol captive. Oh, and look, Charlie just hit a 2-run home run to take back the lead. Take that, unworthy hair. (Kline’s has a huge screen for watching the Rockies that is directly behind me and I am 100% here for it.) I don’t
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I'm an archaeologist. The Shroud of Turin dates to ca. AD 1300, evolution is really real but more complex than you probably know, and no, I don't have a particularly strong interest in identifying the thing you dug up out of your backyard that you think is totally a Native American burial item/pirate gold/Roman pottery. And no, I don't dig up dinosaurs, but I did once read this other book, by a guy named Bakker*, and that plus repeated viewings of Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones inspired adolescent me to get into the "boot sciences" as a certain Norwegian archaeology professor calls them. Now I'm living the dream. 

 

 

 

 

* The Dinosaur Heresies, by Robert Bakker -- out of date now but an excellent read just to watch someone with ideas exploding out of their head shake up their field.


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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Apr 17, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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#IstandwithPP...and against Nickelback.
Diane Cletus

Wow. Just wow. You guys are an incredible bunch of people, you know that? I usually use my blog space to rant and/or rail against any particular thing that catches my ire that week, but this time, we’re not having it. There's too much good to go around Kline's this week. To paraphrase a Billy Crystal bit my parents tried really hard to try and help me understand, you...are...marvelous! As of next month, I’ve been hosting and schilling for Geeks Who Drink for three years and have been privileged to emcee a few Quiz for a Cause events, too. But I’ve never seen a magnanimous display of generosity
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Here's the 411 on Mr. H:

He's 29. He's surprisingly engaged. He's an art teacher-turned-instructional coach at a local high school. A really good one.

When not belching into a microphone, John can be found:

  • Sipping brews at the Dark Lord's favorite brewery.
  • Playing competitive air guitar.
  • Flopping Magic cards with the other dorks.
  • Bulleting lists...with extreme prejudice.


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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Jabba the Cake vs. Homer at Thunderd'ome!
Diane Cletus

I don’t often consider myself a ‘lucky man’...especially during testing season. Under a full moon. While Mercury’s in retrograde. And while all those things are true this week, if you’re gonna take the good with the bullshit, it doesn’t get much better than getting lucky in love. This is in the stars-aligned sense, where finding a partner who not only understands but outright embraces your weird, Quizmaster idiconcricies is the best kind of karma. While tonight taught us a lot, as usual, the lesson that really unfolded for your ‘umble
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Here's the 411 on Mr. H:

He's 29. He's surprisingly engaged. He's an art teacher-turned-instructional coach at a local high school. A really good one.

When not belching into a microphone, John can be found:

  • Sipping brews at the Dark Lord's favorite brewery.
  • Playing competitive air guitar.
  • Flopping Magic cards with the other dorks.
  • Bulleting lists...with extreme prejudice.


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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Is there anything more disappointing than an airport croissant?
JamieAnderson

I don’t know if you remember the meme that was “me” and “other me”: http://images.memes.com/meme/1300078 is a good example of the type. I’ve been doing my very own version of the meme but in real life the past few weeks which goes: Me: Stop buying into crazy conspiracy theories about Trump and Russia. Don’t read the Jester or Louise Mensch on Twitter. He’s not going to get impeached. The election can’t be undone.
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I'm an archaeologist. The Shroud of Turin dates to ca. AD 1300, evolution is really real but more complex than you probably know, and no, I don't have a particularly strong interest in identifying the thing you dug up out of your backyard that you think is totally a Native American burial item/pirate gold/Roman pottery. And no, I don't dig up dinosaurs, but I did once read this other book, by a guy named Bakker*, and that plus repeated viewings of Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones inspired adolescent me to get into the "boot sciences" as a certain Norwegian archaeology professor calls them. Now I'm living the dream. 

 

 

 

 

* The Dinosaur Heresies, by Robert Bakker -- out of date now but an excellent read just to watch someone with ideas exploding out of their head shake up their field.


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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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A Monday ago in a pub quiz close, close to home...
Diane Cletus

What a night for a pub quiz! Not only has the greater Arvada downtown area received its first rain in what seems like an entire season, but with a whopping 13 teams on hand, we had no shortage of company to celebrate the first quiz of spring. Many of our teams in house were new to either Kline’s or the quiz, so we took our sweet-ass time with rules and other formalities, lest the newbies get soaked on their first outing. I have an inkling that some of these new kids got a misleading impression about our quiz, thanks to the unusually leftwing team names and the class clowns that had a ball with our Warren vs. Olivia Pope round 3. Is there even a difference
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Here's the 411 on Mr. H:

He's 29. He's surprisingly engaged. He's an art teacher-turned-instructional coach at a local high school. A really good one.

When not belching into a microphone, John can be found:

  • Sipping brews at the Dark Lord's favorite brewery.
  • Playing competitive air guitar.
  • Flopping Magic cards with the other dorks.
  • Bulleting lists...with extreme prejudice.


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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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If it's got a Joker, you can't lose it.
Diane Cletus

Happy first day of spring, Kline’s fans! After three months of would-be winter (met with hallmarks of 60 degree days and almost trace amounts of snow), this doesn’t seem like much of a transition between the seasons. Hell, it’s 11:20 at night and I’ve got the fan on full tilt at home. But if, like me, you’re no fan of the Daylight Savings months, the heralding of a new season is cause for celebration. It can mean only one thing as far as Kline’s quiz is concerned, too: lots of good times to come, on the patio and inside. We had just that with fifteen teams on hand tonight, as
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Here's the 411 on Mr. H:

He's 29. He's surprisingly engaged. He's an art teacher-turned-instructional coach at a local high school. A really good one.

When not belching into a microphone, John can be found:

  • Sipping brews at the Dark Lord's favorite brewery.
  • Playing competitive air guitar.
  • Flopping Magic cards with the other dorks.
  • Bulleting lists...with extreme prejudice.


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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Quizspotting 2: Back in the Beerhall
Diane Cletus

With a hefty dose of razzel dazzle, we rang in Mrs. QM’s birthday last night with many friends and loyal quizzers present. The cupcakes notwithstanding, I think it’s safe to say that the best part of this Very Special™ GWD occasion was the tunes. You can thank (or blame, depending on your preference in 90’s music) the birthday girl for all the sing-alongs and seatdancing last night, as I had very little to do with it. Rather, last night’s quiz soundtrack was the culmination of 32 years of searchin’ and twerkin’, and a few minutes of fiddlin’ the knobs from her playlists on my account.   For those who didn’t get the
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Here's the 411 on Mr. H:

He's 29. He's surprisingly engaged. He's an art teacher-turned-instructional coach at a local high school. A really good one.

When not belching into a microphone, John can be found:

  • Sipping brews at the Dark Lord's favorite brewery.
  • Playing competitive air guitar.
  • Flopping Magic cards with the other dorks.
  • Bulleting lists...with extreme prejudice.


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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Death Cab for Booty might be my favorite team name ever
JamieAnderson

This was my first time at Kline’s, and I really enjoyed it. It’s a fun space, the food is delicious, and I really, really love being up on a stage to host quiz. Also the sound system was dope. I always have a good night as a sub if the sound system works well and everyone can hear Round 7 and Kline’s completely delivered on that. The crowd was also great - really, the ideal quiz crowd. When the room drops from lots of noise to hear-a-pin-drop silent as soon as I start talking, I really love it. Round 3 was about the ten MLB teams with the highest payrolls and gosh all of you wanted the St. Louis
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I'm an archaeologist. The Shroud of Turin dates to ca. AD 1300, evolution is really real but more complex than you probably know, and no, I don't have a particularly strong interest in identifying the thing you dug up out of your backyard that you think is totally a Native American burial item/pirate gold/Roman pottery. And no, I don't dig up dinosaurs, but I did once read this other book, by a guy named Bakker*, and that plus repeated viewings of Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones inspired adolescent me to get into the "boot sciences" as a certain Norwegian archaeology professor calls them. Now I'm living the dream. 

 

 

 

 

* The Dinosaur Heresies, by Robert Bakker -- out of date now but an excellent read just to watch someone with ideas exploding out of their head shake up their field.


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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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We're in some real pretty quiz now, man.
Diane Cletus

A few months ago, I spent the majority of the humble quiz recap trying to reframe an adage that was particularly profound at the time: in a world of Hudsons, be a Ripley. A much more talented blogger than myself (don't laugh) outlined the similarities between Private Hudson's infamous Aliens freak out and America's (ongoing!) adjustment period to the reality of a President Trump. Little did we realize, only a month into this express elevator to hell, we'd be a ship without a captain. Well...more
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Here's the 411 on Mr. H:

He's 29. He's surprisingly engaged. He's an art teacher-turned-instructional coach at a local high school. A really good one.

When not belching into a microphone, John can be found:

  • Sipping brews at the Dark Lord's favorite brewery.
  • Playing competitive air guitar.
  • Flopping Magic cards with the other dorks.
  • Bulleting lists...with extreme prejudice.


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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Så jävla Svede
Diane Cletus

Like our friends at KBBL, you monsters know how to do President’s Day right at Kline’s! And though there may be a damper on our holiday this particular year, we still had an ironic twist to put a fun spin on the constitutionally-bound festivities. I mean, you can’t make this stuff up, folks. There
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Here's the 411 on Mr. H:

He's 29. He's surprisingly engaged. He's an art teacher-turned-instructional coach at a local high school. A really good one.

When not belching into a microphone, John can be found:

  • Sipping brews at the Dark Lord's favorite brewery.
  • Playing competitive air guitar.
  • Flopping Magic cards with the other dorks.
  • Bulleting lists...with extreme prejudice.


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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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The One Where I Revealed to Much
Monstar Blanko

Hey everybody, It's Will your substitute QM. It was so lovely meeting you all and enjoying the amazing beer and food of Kline's Beer Hall. Boy did we have a fun quiz, we had the great Schindler's List or Howard the Duck round, and I let you in on my Sims neighborhood full of teeny boppers including Mandy Moore, who couldn't handle the charms of my Sim avatar. We jammed to some new tunes, drank lots of great beer, and Shia LeButt went on to take the crown. I was very impressed by how close the entire quiz was between multiple teams. I hope that if you ever need another sub host, that I'll get the call.
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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Cheesiest round I ever had.
Diane Cletus

Hey, what was your favorite childhood cartoon? This is one of those questions that could get you laid out at a bus stop, but seems perfectly natural at the pub quiz. There are the classics that never seem to go out of style (Merry Melodies, Tom & Jerry, Mickey), the neo-legendary profile (Mr. Sparkle and friends, Cartoon Network’s 90’s lineup) and the fly-ball-but-still-stuck-the-landing selections prime for Netflix binging (Archer, Bob’s Burgers, whatever a Rick & Morty is). Whatever your poison, there’s
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Here's the 411 on Mr. H:

He's 29. He's surprisingly engaged. He's an art teacher-turned-instructional coach at a local high school. A really good one.

When not belching into a microphone, John can be found:

  • Sipping brews at the Dark Lord's favorite brewery.
  • Playing competitive air guitar.
  • Flopping Magic cards with the other dorks.
  • Bulleting lists...with extreme prejudice.


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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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You know, and I know, I pull some ol' funky quizzssh.
Diane Cletus

Hey everybody, it’s been over a week and I gotta say, it looks like the slogan worked! America is finally great again. I’m only joking, of course. America has been a mixed bag leaning towards greatness for a long time now. I mean, what other country can you spend a Monday night in historic Old Town with chicken wings, pickin’ range and dancing in your seats? Ain’t that our America? We were christened with a record number of returning teams last night, and
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Here's the 411 on Mr. H:

He's 29. He's surprisingly engaged. He's an art teacher-turned-instructional coach at a local high school. A really good one.

When not belching into a microphone, John can be found:

  • Sipping brews at the Dark Lord's favorite brewery.
  • Playing competitive air guitar.
  • Flopping Magic cards with the other dorks.
  • Bulleting lists...with extreme prejudice.


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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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There is no pub quiz, only Zool.
Diane Cletus

I’ve never been one to brag about my meager educational accomplishments, least of all on this blog (hi, mom!). But last night, your ‘umble QM’s ‘umbler bachelor of fine arts degree (FINALLY) came in very handy at your Kline’s quiz. Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on round 5: shooting gallery! My art history professor-turned-wedding officiant might not have introduced me to these masterpieces of silver and flat screen fame, but, like you, I’m sure glad I could tell a Castanza from a Bouvier in this artastic round. Thanks to more recent comedies (Parks and Rec, Wedding Crashers), I found myself somewhat out of my element
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Here's the 411 on Mr. H:

He's 29. He's surprisingly engaged. He's an art teacher-turned-instructional coach at a local high school. A really good one.

When not belching into a microphone, John can be found:

  • Sipping brews at the Dark Lord's favorite brewery.
  • Playing competitive air guitar.
  • Flopping Magic cards with the other dorks.
  • Bulleting lists...with extreme prejudice.


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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Clemson 34, America all.
Diane Cletus

As I write this blog, my president is giving his last address to our nation. My president. Words that will not be so quick to roll of the tongue (err, keyboard) a few short weeks from now. Crazy as it may sound, this joint may be rocking a little more rebellion and good ol-fashioned American patriotism a couple quizzes on. But for this week’s quiz, at the very least, a group of diverse geeks gathered around the microphone with one united goal: gettin smart and drinkin’ hard. Two goals that have long united our country and made us stronger. I even think a few of those ‘Bama fans in the back seemed to enjoy the quiz along with the college championship.
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Here's the 411 on Mr. H:

He's 29. He's surprisingly engaged. He's an art teacher-turned-instructional coach at a local high school. A really good one.

When not belching into a microphone, John can be found:

  • Sipping brews at the Dark Lord's favorite brewery.
  • Playing competitive air guitar.
  • Flopping Magic cards with the other dorks.
  • Bulleting lists...with extreme prejudice.


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Kline's Beer Hall
7519 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
80002
Monday, Jan 02, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Should all quiz cadence be forgot...
Diane Cletus

Like any blog, uh, ‘writer’ on the face of Geeks’ green earth, the temptation to look back on 2016 is strong with this one. The self-proclaimed ‘worst year ever’* was rife with opportunities to get down on its bad self. But I’ll be damned if any blog of mine is going to start the year with a cold, hard look back on what turned out to be a pretty kickass year for Kline’s and its pub quiz. Y’know, our first one! *not including 1918, 1939, 2001, 2003 (my graduating year, woo hoo!) and the
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Here's the 411 on Mr. H:

He's 29. He's surprisingly engaged. He's an art teacher-turned-instructional coach at a local high school. A really good one.

When not belching into a microphone, John can be found:

  • Sipping brews at the Dark Lord's favorite brewery.
  • Playing competitive air guitar.
  • Flopping Magic cards with the other dorks.
  • Bulleting lists...with extreme prejudice.