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Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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This blog brought to you by men screaming on the internet.
Bryan (also named Bort)

Hey, dudes. How’s it going? We need to talk. You know how every superhero movie is inevitably headed up by a buff dude? Yeah, every single one. At least until Wonder Woman comes out next week. Wonder Woman will be the first major superhero film headed by a female superhero. It’s a BIG FUCKING DEAL. Warner Bros. spent for-goddamn-ever saying that it would never work, but finally
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Apanas Coffee & Beer (SoCo)
1007 S Congress Ave, Ste B11
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Your quizmaster is uncomfortable with the number of references to Trump in tonight’s quiz.
Bryan (also named Bort)

Tonight’s quiz was tough, y’all. Most weeks we have multiple teams with 70+ points. Tonight, we had our 2nd highest turnout at Apanas Coffee & Beer SoCo since we launched quiz in October, yet our highest teams were only in the 60s. Git gud, y’all. Round 1 tested how closely you guys have been watching the news lately. You did pretty well, so you’ve been watching the dumpster fire pretty closely. Good on you. Hang in there.
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Apanas Coffee & Beer (SoCo)
1007 S Congress Ave, Ste B11
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, May 11, 2017
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“I don’t think you’re supposed to look into this song that deeply.” - My Wife
Bryan (also named Bort)

I’m a conflicted human being. I am a fan of John Hughes films. I am also a full-time teacher. Earlier this week, I listened to a song by The Lonely Island called “Fuck Off”. It’s from a deleted scene from Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping that
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Apanas Coffee & Beer (SoCo)
1007 S Congress Ave, Ste B11
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, May 04, 2017
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#BePeace
Dr. Rex N. F. Echt, Professor of New Jack Swing

I’ll start off with Carl Weathers because there’s no better place to start. The last time I mentioned him in a blog and tagged him on Twitter, he Tweeted right back at me. I felt kind of special until I found out he does it all the time. Basically, Carl Weathers is the kind of guy who does the modern version of answering all of his fan mail, usually with the charming little hashtag #BePeace He came up again last night, in a round on multiple on-screen deaths, where we gave you the deaths and you had to name the actor. He was variously killed by the Predator, Ivan Drago, and defenestration by dead alligator pursuit. I’m glad he’s
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Jonpaul H. Guinn is a long distance runner, avid reader, knowledge junkie, lover of dogs and cats, vegetarian, and rock 'em sock 'em man about town. He was a contestant on Jeopardy, competed in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and completed marathons and ultra marathons in 17 U.S. states. He was the first Geeks Who Drink Quizmaster in Rhode Island, the Roger Williams of trivia. He lives and works in Austin as a writer-at-large for Geeks Who Drink.   You can catch him on Sunday nights at 7 at Draught House Pub and Tuesdays at 7 at Live Oak Brewing Company.


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Apanas Coffee & Beer (SoCo)
1007 S Congress Ave, Ste B11
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
[Thursdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Nobody who has ever even SEEN a production of Oklahoma! has had sex.
Bryan (also named Bort)

We’ve got a good thing goin’ at Apanas Coffee and Beer in beautiful South Austin. Tonight’s quiz started with a fictional character Reddit AMA. Some of our teams had difficulty differentiating “Fictional Character” from “Actor who plays a fictional character.” No big deal, though. Our biggest controversy came from Round 5, “Robot Roll Call”. Sorry, friends, but the female-esque robocreature from Wall-E is definitely named
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Apanas Coffee & Beer (SoCo)
1007 S Congress Ave, Ste B11
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
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Do not mock my dreams of Fast and the Furious...IIIIIIN SPAAAAACE!
Bryan (also named Bort)

We really are developing a great crew of regular quizzers at Apanas Coffee and Beer. Of our 11 teams that aren’t affiliated with the bar (The Help), 10 of them were comprised of mostly return players. That is awesome. There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing familiar faces quizzing each and every week. It’s gotten to the point that teams know my stupid jokes. For instance, I wrapped up Round 8, and right before I go to score, a rep from Quizzly Bears
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Apanas Coffee & Beer (SoCo)
1007 S Congress Ave, Ste B11
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
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Put “Cool Hand Leukemia” on my tombstone.
Bryan (also named Bort)

Another Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz is in the books, and what a night it was. We had 18 teams turn out for last night’s Quiz for a Cause benefitting the Austin Chapter of The Student Society for Global Health! Our teams were so generous that we raised $260 for their scholarship fund! Special thanks to I Drink and I Know Things for winning
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Apanas Coffee & Beer (SoCo)
1007 S Congress Ave, Ste B11
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
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“Don’t make me play ‘La La Land’!” might be my favorite thing I’ve ever shouted at a quizzer.
Bryan (also named Bort)

Another stellar night at Apanas Coffee & Beer. This week’s quiz brought us a round on lady anatomy, which was hit or miss, depending on your particular team’s gender makeup. Round 2 was another Smash Ups round. As I said, not near as hard as last week’s, but still not easy when you’re dealing with the supercut of all the clips. You folks did just find, thankyouverymuch. Round 1 was my favorite this week, bringing us famous movies, with their Chinese titles translated. I did some research
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Apanas Coffee & Beer (SoCo)
1007 S Congress Ave, Ste B11
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
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You just insulted someone I hate by referencing something I love!
Bryan (also named Bort)

I’m back from Chicago! I got one whiff of SXSW and ghosted outta Austin real fast (though I am really disappointed I didn’t get to see Edgar Wright’s new movie Baby Driver). I did, however see Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Hamilton. Freaking Hamilton, y’all.
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Apanas Coffee & Beer (SoCo)
1007 S Congress Ave, Ste B11
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017
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Smells Like Out-of-Towners
Kyrsti Cravetron

Hey Apanas! Ah, SXSW, how I loathe you so. Finding parking was a bitch, but it was worth it for the fantastic beer and lavender mocha. Oh, and you guys. Tonight Worst Case is 2nd Place dominated in 1st place, with Hold My Beer in 2nd, and The Help in 3rd. We had a pretty swell quiz tonight. We had an entire round dedicated to the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament teams. Apparently it’s an important week for the basketballs. I am not well versed in sports…. At all. But apparently you guys are, because you kicked ass that round, so way to go! Thank you for
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A friendly Austin QuizMaster who maybes likes vodka a little TOO much.


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Apanas Coffee & Beer (SoCo)
1007 S Congress Ave, Ste B11
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
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It’s Spring Break for Bryan, so SXSW stands for Sleep by Sleep Week
Bryan (also named Bort)

You feel that? The achiness in your joints? The slight hangover sensation? SXSW is coming, and there’s nothing you can do about it. As we speak, people from all over the world are invading our fair city for 2 weeks of music, movies and other nonsense. While I can’t wait to hear everybody’s stories about how they caught a glimpse of Jonah Hill’s brother at a bar on Congress, here’s a list of things you can do to make SXSW more fun from the comfort of your very own home: Spread fake rumors: Tweet out insane things about celebrities’ wherabouts. Say that you saw Rachael Ray at Whataburger on South 1st and Barton
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Apanas Coffee & Beer (SoCo)
1007 S Congress Ave, Ste B11
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
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Your Quizmaster took some anxiety pills after Round 7 tonight.
Bryan (also named Bort)

If I didn’t make it clear during quiz tonight, I’m really hyped for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming out tomorrow. The game has received Perfect 10/10 scores on pretty much every website that has reviewed it. Not many things in this life would get a PERFECT score from me. Except for the ones listed below (in no particular order): Tacos
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1007 S Congress Ave, Ste B11
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
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I'm glad nobody accidentally drew Zelda.
Bryan (also named Bort)

Last week, I was not at quiz. QM Alyssa was wonderful enough to fill in for me. I was back at my day-job, directing Middle School Theatre students in a production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The shows on Thursday and Friday went very well. It always blows my mind how talented and hard-working my students are. I’d share pictures if I could, but I can’t, so I won’t. I definitely missed quiz, though. It’s nice to be able to hang out with
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1007 S Congress Ave, Ste B11
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
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That Awkward Moment When the Sub Steals The Quizzers...
Metal Gretel

Super music guy who plays at my regular place.... he went and won it all... up to second place. But he did one thing that was just dumb. JUST PLAIN STUPID in my opinion. He mistook X-tina for Britney. Who does that?! WHO DOES THAT?! Anyway, everybody laughed at his silly mistake and then he showed all of them by beating them (minus one team). I mean... That's one way to shove it in someones face. Revenge is a dish best served by winning. So hell yeah. Good for you buddy.  I'll see you at your REGULAR bar next week I hope.  Bryan went off this week to go produce a play or something. He's a teacher and he's hella obsessed with The Simpsons. These are basically the only things
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Likes: Cats, scuba diving, movies, cats, Karaoke, and Quizzin.

Dislikes: Mayo, people who don't use blinkers, people who abuse the system.


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1007 S Congress Ave, Ste B11
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
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“Young person” was hella-talented on that Unicycle.
Bryan (also named Bort)

Last night, I was a guest of Back to the Future Minute, a podcast that analyzes the films in the Back to the Future series, 1 minute at a time. I was covering minute 55 of Back to the Future: Part III. While my episode won’t be out for a few weeks, I thought this blog would be an apropos time to give you my rankings of my favorite film series of all time: 3 - Back to the Future: Part II
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1007 S Congress Ave, Ste B11
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
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Don’t bother the Errorogenous Zone, New Orleans is EAST of the Mississippi.
Bryan (also named Bort)

I’m neck-deep in Middle School musical season. My school, [school name redacted], is putting on a production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, so here it is, a list of the best Peanuts characters (for simplicity’s sake, I’ve only included the characters we’re using in our production): 13: Shermy - For real, tell me 1 thing about Shermy other than that “Every Christmas, it’s the same thing. I always end up playing a shepherd.” I’ll wait…. (Please don’t tell the
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