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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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13 Treasons Why
El Jefe

It was a busy night tonight at the Three Lions Pub. The Rapids were taking on the Chicago Fire, and you could feel (and hear) the energy in the air. Unfortunately, there was some difficulty hearing some of the rounds due to audio technical difficulties (and the rambunctious Beauties and the Geek) but we’ll have that all sorted out for you soon!   Rounds 1-3 covered words that begin with “ch”, mashed up songs, and easily-confused pairs. Our quizzers started out hot in Round 1, but were humbled by our mash ups with an average Round 2 score of 8/16. Night Cheese, Gingervitis and The People’s Republic of Durka
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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Dawn of a New Era
El Jefe

Tonight was the dawn of a new era. After spending a year and a half quizmastering at the New Heights Grill in Cleveland (and another 6 months homeless) I landed at the Three Lions Pub on Josephine and the Fax. It’s a wonderful soccer/futbol bar right in the neighborhood I grew up in, so it already feels like home. We had a good crowd and the competition was even better.   Rounds 1-3 covered current events, cover songs better than their originals, and various types of operas. It was a slow start for our quizzers with very mediocre scores at the first break. There was a muddle in the middle including Helgandes, The Obama Care Bears and The
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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Really Pumped to Eat This Curry
JamieAnderson

Three Lions is one of my favorite bars in Denver, so I jumped at the chance to come and host here (and eat some of their super delicious curry). And the venue did not disappoint - I’m almost sad that Jeff is taking it over next week! Google Wave as an option made me sad, because Google Wave was a real thing that I used to use all the time. It was an RSS feeder where you could share things with your friends. I have whole huge conversations that I had in there, and my friend Jim used to read a ton of dumb stuff on the internet and share it on there for me - he used to say that he was reading the internet so
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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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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Celebrity Endorser: Hillary Clinton
RESII

Occasionally, Geeks Who Drink spends some cash by getting a celebrity to write the post-quiz blog. Today, Geeks has sought out the writing skills of Hillary Clinton. Wow, what a tough, close race for quiz supremacy . . . who could have seen it coming?/Hillary’s eyes start wateringI really feel for I Licked it So It’s Mine. They tied The Wyatt Burps last night but lost in overtime./Hillary blows her NoseI mean, the Wyatt Burps don’t know what’s right for this country—err bar. They don’t have the wherewithal to deal with other bars that might have WMDs./Hillary gets angryAnd they certainly don’t
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Rating the 'Bond' Films
RESII

Last night quizzers had to answer the first three Bond films. But why stop there? Here are all the official 007 movies, ranked. 1. Goldfinger. AKA The One with the Best Lines. Gold villain + gold woman = the best.2. Thunderball. AKA the Underwater One. Also the one that has the first and best femme fatale.3. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. AKA The George Lazenby one. The best theme and Mrs. Bond are both in this one.4. Casino Royale. AKA Eva Green is Stunning. Unrealistic poker aside, this one has the best story and an amazing parkour sequence.5. Licence to Kill. AKA The Super 80s One. Bond gets revenge on
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Boom Went the Dynamite
RESII

When a Ball State student was placed in front a camera in 2005 to report sports, pure magic happened. After subbing in for the regular broadcaster, Brian Collins was having a tough time. The teleprompter sped past, leaving him scriptless. Collins had trouble navigating the sports highlights until Indiana Pacer hit a big three pointer, upon which Collins exclaimed “and boom goes the dynamite.” The clip went to YouTube and Collins became a sensation—he appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and Tosh.0. He also became a professional journalist. And that is the story of our round seven, question eight clip. What
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Diane....Let's talk about tonight
Jeremy "Murder She Wrote" C

Diane. 7 p.m., April Sixth. Entering the Three Lions Pub, five hundred feet south of Colfax, two miles from BroDo. I’ve never seen so many quizzers in my life. As W.C. Field would say, I'd rather be here than Philadelphia (fuck Philly).     Diane, round one was a delightful round on my favorite thing… food.  This is, excuse me, a damn fine round. We had eight delectable questions that you guys all gobbled up.   Oh Diane, I almost forgot. Got to find out what kind of trees these are. They're really something. Round two was our first audio round with scrambled words.  We had some great
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Hello, my name is Jeremy and I'm a geek who drinks. What does it mean to be a geek who drinks? I have random knowledge on things like music. I can quote Pulp Fiction like it's no one's business. On my GPS Darth Vader tells me where to go. That's the fun part. The bad part is I also drink. When I drink, I write blogs that have the word "fuck" in it a lot. I make up stories of things that happened in my mind. I also delete my own bio and really don't remember doing it. Thankfully though, I never sucked dick for coke. That was Bob Saget. 

The moral of the story, it's ok to be a geek who drinks, in fact I encourage it. I encourage you to come down to my venue on a Monday and drink it out with me. I'll quiz you, you give me right answers, and don't be a dick and shout anything out. 


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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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If You Didn’t Know Paul Rudd Pranks Conan, Know It Now
RESII

Ageless wonder Paul Rudd was the whole topic of round seven Wednesday, whereupon teams had to name “the show or movie where [he] is singing or being sung to.” While Rudd has been in some gems—Anchorman, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Wet Hot American Summer jumped right in my head—his best work may be consistently pranking Conan O’Brien. Enter the movie Mac and Me. The film is an entertaining train-wreck close encounter: it is an E.T. knockoff with none of the charm. In one memorable scene, the lead character, a wheelchair-bound boy, flies off a cliff. That is the clip Rudd shows of his “new films”
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Chesapeake Controversy and an Egyptian God Joke
RESII

Though Missing Pieces won Wednesday, they took umbrage with round three which stated that Chesapeake crabs are a Virginian signature food. Nay, nay, said one member, Chesapeake crabs are a Maryland specialty. I don’t really eat seafood. Moving on. Ancient Egyptians worshipped dung beetles because they thought the Sun God Ra was fond of them. (Note: Ra was also the big bad in Stargate). Does that mean that Egyptians thought their god was shitty? /takes bow //unnecessarily For more trenchant humour, you’re not going to need just one of two lions—you’re gonna need three. So come to Three
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Big Hits and Fazed Cookies
RESII

What if there was a male equivalent of “My Humps” like “My Bulge?” I’m guessing that Robin Thicke would be involved . . . Lots of Anti-Trump/Anti-Republican Team Names Wednesday: Fake Quiz. SAD!, Judge Gorsuckadick, In the Butt-Paul Ryan, and most brazenly of all, Fuck Donald Trump. Madonna would’ve approved . . . Silverchair started grunge but has adapted their sound throughout the years . . . Fake Quiz. SAD! took third, Missing Pieces finished second, and Blood Bath and Beyond won the whole thing . . . Jean Grey/Phoenix has died a lot . . . Ellie Goulding looks like Dakota Fanning . .
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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A Terrifying Journey into My Mind
RESII

 The Missing Pieces put the pieces together—see what I did there—and went flawless on round seven, which was worth 16 points because they knew all the television creators. Ham and Ketchup Sandwich came up second while Tres Lobos earned the three spot. I started talking like Casey Casem during round two. It just felt right. I had not practiced that earlier—nor had Mr. Casem been on my mind recently. I guess I’ve been watching some Saved by the Bell but I saw Casey’s episode months ago. Impersonations are fun. I once did a whole hour-long tour in an English accent and no one called me
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Poems on Last Night that Mostly Go to Depressing Places
RESII

Health is hurting Sagar's Got a Boo BooShe Also Has CashThey won the prizeBut can it stop the pain? Visual round on the end of TV ShowsStingers for the finaleWhat will your end credit be?Before the darkness comes Two teams tied In second placeNeither could outpaceMissing PiecesTres Lady LobosEnd in a Tie?Hell No, Ro-Sham-Bo International Women’s Day was WednesdayTrump is President ForPoetry in Quiz FormGather your scribesCross your IambsAndGet thee to Three LionsA Pub of the Feetball
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Bill Paxton: A Character for All
RESII

When a huge star dies, it is relatively easy to encapsulate their legacy. Bowie and Prince made some of the best music of the last few decades. Mary Tyler Moore was a comedic genius. It should be easy to encapsulate Bill Paxton’s legacy too. He was a genius—yet better in supporting roles in films than being the lead star. He was versatile: he could be slimy (True Lies), authoritative (Edge of Tomorrow/Live.Die.Repeat.), and macho then wimpy (Aliens). He could do dramas like A Simple Plan and comedies like Club Dread. Basically, Paxton could make projects better. James Cameron found that to be true and thus used him extensively.
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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There Are a Lot of Good Movies that Take Place in Just One Day
RESII

Damn, there are a lot of really good films that that take place over a day (round seven). Die Hard is perhaps the greatest action film of all-time: underdog Bruce Willis wisecracks against impeccable bad guy Alan Rickman. Dazed and Confused and Clue are so enjoyable they have been on my list of top five rewatchable films for years (search my old blog posts for confirmation). I forgot that Superbad and Clerks both are all over one day, though Superbad is more a 24 hour journey as the resolution occurs in a shopping mall the day after. I think Gravity ends the next day too but in space, no one can tell
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Apologies to the Goo Goo Dolls
RESII

There were two mentions of the Goo Goo Dolls in Wednesday’s quiz so I took the opportunity to mock the band. However, I have hence seen the errors of my ways and I’d like to use this opportunity to apologize the band right now. Goo Goo Dolls, I’m sorry for making fun of you and saying that a concert with you and Counting Crows is “my nightmare.” I’m sorry that you’re insipid soft rock melodies fill me with a sense of awful and make me believe that I’m going to be watching a turgid melodrama. Although I did not say it last night, I’d like to apologize for thinking that your name is terrible. Clearly, I am wrong and your name
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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Three Lions Pub (Denver)
2239 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
80206
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
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Charles Haley is Cray
RESII

Other than Tom Brady, Charles Haley is the only person to win five Super Bowl rings as a player. But I bet Brady never threw his poop at a coach. That’s just one of the amazing anecdotes of Haley, according to my favourite book of all time, Jeff Pearlman’s Boys Will Be Boys. The book recounts the 1990s Cowboys dynasty which Haley became a part of. Most of Haley’s outrageous exploits occur before his time in Dallas, when Haley was racking up Super Bowl’s in San Francisco. Haley once exposed himself in a team meeting and starting playing with himself. Would pretty boy Brady do that? Would you watch? What athletic impropriety
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.