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Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
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Coca Tea Is Actually Pretty Good Too
Dumbledork

This week’s quiz pointed out that Coke used to advertise itself as “the great national temperance beverage.” This amuses me for two reasons: 1. Coke used to contain coke, as I’m sure you know. The amount of cocaine in Coke at the time this slogan was used was certainly diminished from the high point of the drink’s early days, but Coke wasn’t completely coke-free until 1929. It’s exceptionally unrealistic, but I like to imagine stuffy turn-of-the-century teetotalers drinking Coke and getting a mild coke buzz. 2. Coke is such a great mixer! Rum and Coke, whiskey and Coke, liquid cocaine (wink wink)…there are approximately eleventy-billion
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My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize. He would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds...pretty standard, really. At the age of 12 I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen, a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum; it's breathtaking. I suggest you try it.


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Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
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Taking That Older Man Thing To the Extreme
Dumbledork

Buffy the Vampire Slayer got a couple of mentions this week, and why not? It’s a Joss Whedon thing, and we all love Joss Whedon things, don’t we? I watched Buffy religiously during its original run, and loved the crap out of it; a couple of friends and I would get together every week and watch it. Good times. But a year or two ago I re-watched most of the series, and you know what? I didn’t like it quite as much as I did the first time around. Don’t get me wrong; it’s still great. But I was in my late teens/early 20s when it originally aired. Apparently my threshold for teen angst was significantly higher back then, because I found it a little heavy-handed
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My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize. He would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds...pretty standard, really. At the age of 12 I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen, a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum; it's breathtaking. I suggest you try it.


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Wednesday, Sep 07, 2016
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This Blog Is Brought To You By Cialis
Dumbledork

Hurricane Hermine is raging up the East Coast, and when I see that name I immediately think of Hermione from Harry Potter. That got me thinking of the synergistic opportunities being passed up by the World Meteorological Organization. If companies can pay to name stadiums, why not storms?! Sure, the obvious critique of this idea is that Target doesn’t want to be associated with a hurricane that potentially kills people and destroys their homes. But you know what they say: there’s no such thing as bad publicity. But let’s say the heavy hitters are more interested in traditional forms of advertising. No Hurricane Coke Zero or Tropical Storm McDonald’s.
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My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize. He would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds...pretty standard, really. At the age of 12 I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen, a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum; it's breathtaking. I suggest you try it.


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Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016
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What Death?
Dumbledork

By sheer coincidence, tonight’s round 6 featured a question on “Willy Wonka,” reminding us all that Gene Wilder is dead and the world is a mean buttface. Looking at his filmography, it could be argued that he hasn’t really done much since the ‘80s. He’s been relatively reclusive, so while this loss is as painful as any celebrity’s can be, it’s not really robbing us of any art in the way, say, Prince’s or Bowie’s deaths have. Nevertheless, the man was one hell of a funny guy. There’s no debating the fact that his Willy Wonka was iconic (not to mention far superior to Burton and Depp’s stab at the character),
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My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize. He would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds...pretty standard, really. At the age of 12 I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen, a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum; it's breathtaking. I suggest you try it.


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Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016
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Behind the Bear: The Smokey Bear Story
Dumbledork

It was 1944, and World War II raged across Europe and the Pacific. While the American mainland enjoyed relative safety, the war’s presence was still felt. Supplies were rationed, womenfolk worked tirelessly in the factories, and the US Forest Service was doing their utmost to keep people un-burninated with a newly minted fire safety campaign. For reasons that remain a mystery (surely it wasn’t the super racist posters, ‘cause that kind of thing was cool back then), their awareness campaign wasn’t getting any traction. All that changed when, on August 9, 1944—barely two months
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My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize. He would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical: summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds...pretty standard, really. At the age of 12 I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen, a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum; it's breathtaking. I suggest you try it.


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Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016
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Oh The Topical Irony
Miss LaLa

So I always ask you to try to give me a kinda funny, kinda topical, kinda clever team name. In fact, I reward you for it. The irony is that I am neither topical nor clever. Seriously, I’m one of those people who gets their news from Facebook and I watch the Olympics two days later on my DVR. So I’m ALWAYS at least a day behind on everything. So when two kinda clever, kinda funny, seemingly topical team names pop up - I go with the one that I understand. Which is rarely the one that is the MOST topical. I shrug it off, I know I’ve never been on the cutting edge of current events. Now you do too! In any case,
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You can call me LaLa, Miss LaLa that is. I'm a stage manager, a movie buff, a coupon clipping goddess... a quiz master! If only the hair could talk, the yarns it would spin. (Maybe it could write a better bio.) You'll find me at Alley Katz in Citrus Heights Tuesdays at 8:00. I enjoy short walks, good beer, selected television shows and terrible jokes. Words of wisdom: Anything is a toy, if you play with it. Follow the adventures of GWD at Alley Katz Citrus Heights on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/GeeksWhoDrinkCitrusHeights


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Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016
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Cupping (So Dirty!)
KBird

We had a new quizmaster trainee tonight, QM Pokemon! Thanks for welcoming him in true Capitol Garage fashion! We also had some super confident teams tonight, including We’re Gonna Lose and We’re Fucked (who came in second!) We’re Fucked actually had a solid strategy of just putting Mad Max as the answer to any movie they didn’t have clue about. It only would have been more solid if you’d gone with Mad Max: Fury Road because everyone knows that’s Geeks Who Drink’s favorite movie to write questions about. Just at tip for next time. We had a short lived appearance by the Chode Chokers who
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My house is haunted and I spend my weekends belly dancing in a glittery bra in restaurants full of strangers. Since this bio doesn't have a space to link my OKC profile, I'll just go ahead and tell you the 6 things I can't live without: documentaries about North Korea, Reddit, walking past dryer vents, The Anatomy Coloring Book, puns, and the Oxford Comma. I only watch football for the ACL injury replays. Check out our page on Facebook: facebook.com/GeeksWhoDrinkCapitolGarage


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Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016
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So Much Sass Down in Front!
KBird

If there’s one thing I’ve always envied about The Deuce it’s that he always has an arch nemesis. An arch nemesis keeps you motivated, keeps you on your toes, makes you wake to fight another day. I think Hump Day Heroes are now my arch nemeses. It was one sass back after another from this crew. They obviously ignored the “Don’t fuck with the quiz master” rule, and now it’s on like Brandy and Monica. Anyway, super sad face because tonight was the last quiz for Mrs. Columbo. These guys are weekly faithfuls, and some key members are moving away. They even made team shirts and saved one for me! They’re the exact
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My house is haunted and I spend my weekends belly dancing in a glittery bra in restaurants full of strangers. Since this bio doesn't have a space to link my OKC profile, I'll just go ahead and tell you the 6 things I can't live without: documentaries about North Korea, Reddit, walking past dryer vents, The Anatomy Coloring Book, puns, and the Oxford Comma. I only watch football for the ACL injury replays. Check out our page on Facebook: facebook.com/GeeksWhoDrinkCapitolGarage


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Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
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The one with the ill thought out beach ball
Miss LaLa

It was a mighty mighty crowd last night at pub quiz! The drinks were flowing and the drunks were riotous, but mostly in a good way. It’s nice to be nice after all.  It was a boisterous crowd and in the end, lots of fun! It’s a nice contrast to the outdoor portion of Sacramento. It’s been downright miserable the last several days. Not that we are strangers to weeks of 100+ degree weather. Anyone who lives in Sacramento for any amount of time will tell you that there is always at least one week a year when temperatures soar well above 100 for over a week. (109 yesterday in fact)   We
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You can call me LaLa, Miss LaLa that is. I'm a stage manager, a movie buff, a coupon clipping goddess... a quiz master! If only the hair could talk, the yarns it would spin. (Maybe it could write a better bio.) You'll find me at Alley Katz in Citrus Heights Tuesdays at 8:00. I enjoy short walks, good beer, selected television shows and terrible jokes. Words of wisdom: Anything is a toy, if you play with it. Follow the adventures of GWD at Alley Katz Citrus Heights on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/GeeksWhoDrinkCitrusHeights


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Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016
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I’d like to Pik YOUR Chu…
KBird

If you’re a person with a social media account and even like 3 friends, chances are 2 of those friends are obsessed with Pokemon. Chances are those 2 people are also on Team Rocket who just put down names of Pokemon for every answer they didn’t know. They may also be on Turkey Coop d’etat Erdogan with Fries who listed the artists responsible for the masterpieces in the visual round, but listed Psyduck as the artist who painted “The Scream.” I will likely see you all at the Pokemon pub crawl on Saturday (which stops at Capitol Garage!) because I literally cannot get a date without going on the Pokemon pub crawl because all of my
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My house is haunted and I spend my weekends belly dancing in a glittery bra in restaurants full of strangers. Since this bio doesn't have a space to link my OKC profile, I'll just go ahead and tell you the 6 things I can't live without: documentaries about North Korea, Reddit, walking past dryer vents, The Anatomy Coloring Book, puns, and the Oxford Comma. I only watch football for the ACL injury replays. Check out our page on Facebook: facebook.com/GeeksWhoDrinkCapitolGarage


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Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016
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The time that we were all winners.
Miss LaLa

I really do enjoy all the time I spend at Capitol Garage for pub quiz. Even when it’s 8:20 and it doesn’t look like anyone is going to be around - here come the regulars. My people. My flock. You never fail! I should know that by now but I always get butterflies before a quiz.   We had some crazy happenings in our quiz last night though! We had perfect scores from every team in Round 1, our round about foods. Yeah - we all aced it. Round 3 - Not perfect scores but perfectly MATCHED scores, gotta love those multiple choice rounds! It was so close the whole night and I’m not even just
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You can call me LaLa, Miss LaLa that is. I'm a stage manager, a movie buff, a coupon clipping goddess... a quiz master! If only the hair could talk, the yarns it would spin. (Maybe it could write a better bio.) You'll find me at Alley Katz in Citrus Heights Tuesdays at 8:00. I enjoy short walks, good beer, selected television shows and terrible jokes. Words of wisdom: Anything is a toy, if you play with it. Follow the adventures of GWD at Alley Katz Citrus Heights on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/GeeksWhoDrinkCitrusHeights


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Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016
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It’s Raining Double Points!
KBird

It was a double points bonanza tonight, with not 2, but 4 double point rounds! It was also apparently a bonanza of questions about horses boinking. Before tonight, I didn’t even know multiple questions about horses boinking could even exist. I also didn’t anticipate that I’d used the word “boinking” three times in one blog, but there ya go. I need to give a shout out to the team who asked me how dirty their team name was allowed to be. My only rules about that are “nothing racist” and “nothing rapey”.  Aforementioned team did not disappoint with Eat my Pussy Riot, Putin, which was easily my favorite team name to read.
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My house is haunted and I spend my weekends belly dancing in a glittery bra in restaurants full of strangers. Since this bio doesn't have a space to link my OKC profile, I'll just go ahead and tell you the 6 things I can't live without: documentaries about North Korea, Reddit, walking past dryer vents, The Anatomy Coloring Book, puns, and the Oxford Comma. I only watch football for the ACL injury replays. Check out our page on Facebook: facebook.com/GeeksWhoDrinkCapitolGarage


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Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016
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The time we all aced the first quarter!
Miss LaLa

Oh Capitol Garage, you’ve become so near and dear to my heart! The outstanding achievements in team names are certainly a factor. I’ve had some really great ones, I’ve also had those ones that aren’t good at all but you just want to make the teacher say it out loud. That’s actually fine, I always get to ask whose name it is and eventually someone has to come forward and claim it. I also really enjoy the new garlic fries, CRUNCHY fried garlic cooked in house every day??? Yes please!!!   Let’s see, oh! I remember what I wanted to talk about! Y’all CRUSHED Rounds
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You can call me LaLa, Miss LaLa that is. I'm a stage manager, a movie buff, a coupon clipping goddess... a quiz master! If only the hair could talk, the yarns it would spin. (Maybe it could write a better bio.) You'll find me at Alley Katz in Citrus Heights Tuesdays at 8:00. I enjoy short walks, good beer, selected television shows and terrible jokes. Words of wisdom: Anything is a toy, if you play with it. Follow the adventures of GWD at Alley Katz Citrus Heights on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/GeeksWhoDrinkCitrusHeights


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Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016
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The one where I forgot to tell you the answers rhymed.
Miss LaLa

Whoops! Every now and again I forget to do something. Usually it’s something relatively insignificant. Like, I took a soda out of the fridge and left it on the counter when I went to work. Or I heated up my lunch and then forgot about it in the microwave. Or it’s trash day and I forget to leave out the bins. Usually when these things happen I kick myself mentally and move on with my life. Last night though, I forgot to tell you that the answers for Round 7 rhymed. Which might have made the round a lot easier. In fact, I’m CERTAIN it would have made the round easier. If it makes you feel any better, you were all screwed over equally. Also I
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You can call me LaLa, Miss LaLa that is. I'm a stage manager, a movie buff, a coupon clipping goddess... a quiz master! If only the hair could talk, the yarns it would spin. (Maybe it could write a better bio.) You'll find me at Alley Katz in Citrus Heights Tuesdays at 8:00. I enjoy short walks, good beer, selected television shows and terrible jokes. Words of wisdom: Anything is a toy, if you play with it. Follow the adventures of GWD at Alley Katz Citrus Heights on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/GeeksWhoDrinkCitrusHeights


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Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
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Look… just don’t eat tomato leaves, ok?
Miss LaLa

Sure, they won’t kill you if you only eat a little bit, but you wouldn’t taste test paint thinner because a LITTLE bit probably won’t kill you. It’s probably not gonna get you high, so there’s just no point to it. Ok? Ok. Now that we’ve planted the idea into your head, let’s get to the rest of last night’s quiz!   Let’s see - current events, you all did really well. The audio round 2 listing the song title AND the President in office at the time of it’s release likewise went really well! Funny story, I not only have a terrible time hearing
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You can call me LaLa, Miss LaLa that is. I'm a stage manager, a movie buff, a coupon clipping goddess... a quiz master! If only the hair could talk, the yarns it would spin. (Maybe it could write a better bio.) You'll find me at Alley Katz in Citrus Heights Tuesdays at 8:00. I enjoy short walks, good beer, selected television shows and terrible jokes. Words of wisdom: Anything is a toy, if you play with it. Follow the adventures of GWD at Alley Katz Citrus Heights on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/GeeksWhoDrinkCitrusHeights


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Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016
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For a Lonely Zucchini, he sure gets around...
Miss LaLa

Not to draw attention to the professional grade photobomber or anything… but it’s pretty obvious who the real winner of last night’s pub quiz is. If you don’t know, look closer.   So what’s been going on since we last met? Well, I’ve broken in my kickass pink Doc’s. They have now been to their first amphitheater concert! (The Cure, in case you were wondering, and yes, I’m also bragging. It was rad. I felt 17 again except way cooler cause I could buy a $9 tall can of Bud Lite. I pregamed with real beer in the parking lot so it’s all good, no need
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You can call me LaLa, Miss LaLa that is. I'm a stage manager, a movie buff, a coupon clipping goddess... a quiz master! If only the hair could talk, the yarns it would spin. (Maybe it could write a better bio.) You'll find me at Alley Katz in Citrus Heights Tuesdays at 8:00. I enjoy short walks, good beer, selected television shows and terrible jokes. Words of wisdom: Anything is a toy, if you play with it. Follow the adventures of GWD at Alley Katz Citrus Heights on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/GeeksWhoDrinkCitrusHeights