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True West Brewery
525 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
01720
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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Wherein We Get All Fired Up About Stravinsky
Matthew

A lot of people (or, you know, a couple) think I look like Ed Sheeran. I do not. But I suppose there's worse to be compared to when you're of the ginger variety, as I am - though I consider myself a daywalker - than someone who is somewhat inexplicably considered a sex symbol. He can sing better than I can, though admittedly we've never competed head-to-head and your Quizmaster has a set of pipes on him, and can definitely dance better, make more money, and be more successful than I, but...what point was I trying to make here? Oh yeah, now I 'member: he can do all that, but he probably can't run a quiz like Yours Truly can. Well, that's probably not true either, but his plate is a lot fuller
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True West Brewery
525 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
01720
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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Wherein We Have a Couple Timely Team Names...and Hope Tomorrow's Storm Is Winter Finally "Coming..."
Matthew

...If you will, Jack. And if you won't, that's alright because hope springs eternal, just as spring is eternal hope. Or something. I never claimed to be a poet; my degree is in professional writing, after all. I don't have a degree in Basic Thuganomics or the gift of jab to go with my gift of gab, but I can still call a mean pub quiz and there is only ONE WORD to describe the people who take part and I'm going to SPELL IT OUT FOR YOU! G-E-E-K-S, GEEEEEKS! And they came out in droves Monday night, March 13, 2017, to True West Brewery to take another crack at the brainteaseriest 8 rounds of quiz questions this side of the continental divide...and on the other side, too, since we let
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True West Brewery
525 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
01720
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
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Wherein We're On the Road to GeekaMania and it's Full Speed Ahead
Matthew

Lying and Russians and hair, oh my! The current Commander-in-Chief must be breathing a little sigh of relief this week that the scrutiny of the American people (and, moreover, the law enforcement agencies) has shifted to someone else accused of being less-than-honest about his contact with important persons from the former USSR...who just so happens to be the guy who is serving as Trump's hand-picked Attorney General. On the one hand, you have to feel for Jeff Sessions, who clearly isn't living in the real world given his views on the connection between marijuana and violence and the smuggling of nuclear arms, for getting caught in the crosshairs. After all, if you were tasked to find the
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True West Brewery
525 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
01720
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
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Wherein No One Hands Anyone the Wrong Envelope
Matthew

Hey, wow, those Academy Awards Sunday night...that was a thing, eh? I don't think we'll ever forget that speech or that snafu or that shocking snub, at least not until the next one. But to see Hollywood actually give the win to a movie that was about something really important going on in the world right now over a movie celebrating Hollywood was a pretty big deal. It really makes you think. Still, what would a truly meaningful moment like that be without that little onstage whatchamacallit that almost seemed to be life imitating art, as though the Academy had an 11th hour re-vote after realizing how disingenuous it might make their protesting sound to hand out a trophy to a movie that has
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True West Brewery
525 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
01720
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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Where We Hope You Remembered to Buy a Presidents' Day Gift
Matthew

On Monday, February 20, the nation observed Presidents' Day, the day that car dealerships far and wide circle on the calendar as soon as they get it out of the shrinkwrap and the day where we're all supposed to pay homage to the Commanders-in-Chief of bygone days, specifically the first and sixteenth POTUS. They used to have their own days and schoolchildren always loved when they came around because it meant a day off from classes. But though the banks, libraries, post offices, and a lot of other places took a three-day weekend, the Geeks Who Drink never take a day off...except Friday through Sunday because we like to go out and cut loose at the end of the week too. Big whoop. Wanna fight
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True West Brewery
525 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
01720
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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Wherein We Thank the Snowpocalypse for Taking a Night Off
Matthew

If you drive a plow and live in the Northeast, the last few days have been what you await eagerly every year. For the other 98.3% of us, they've been a hellacious vortex of broken ice scrapers, broken snow shovels, and - on that one stretch of (Route) 128 at least - a lot of broken cars. We've already been hit with almost two feet and more is on the way. It's eerily similar to that spate of storms that descended on New England two years ago right about this time and, honestly, could not come at a worse time given the current ruling class's views on climate change and science in general. In truth, it's my fault, as I have tempted fate too many times by joking about how I basically missed that
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True West Brewery
525 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
01720
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
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And There Weren't Even Any Questions About the Patriots or Lady Gaga!
Matthew

A lot can happen in a week and, in the case of this small corner of these United States, in the time since the last quiz and tonight's quiz - at, as always, True West Brewery in Acton, MA - history has born witness to the end of any lingering dispute as to who is the greatest signal-caller in NFL history and, likewise, the greatest coach in the history of the league as Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the New England Patriots overcame an astonishing 25-point deficit in Super Bowl LI to capture the fifth title in franchise history, all under Brady and Belichick's stewardship, in its record ninth trip to the Big Game. Brady set a record for passing yards in a Super Bowl (well over 450, including
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True West Brewery
525 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
01720
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
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A Plea for SAnitY
Matthew

Before I get into the usual blog post running down the quiz and talking about the 8 great teams that participated tonight, I want to take a moment to be "real." If that's not your thing, that's totally cool and you're welcome to scroll down a bit. It will be pretty obvious, don't worry. Anyway, for those of you who decided to stick around and see what all this "realness" is that I'm going to get with, thanks and I hope you get something out of it. I'm not generally one to get political and this blog will be no different. But I feel compelled to say a few words about what's going on in the world around us, specifically within the confines of the United States of America. Look, I'm not
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True West Brewery
525 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
01720
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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There's a Reason it Wasn't Called Harold and Kumar Go to KFC
Matthew

On a snowy night where the precipitation was more a pesky nuisance than anything else, six mighty teams came to trade wits within the confines of the True West Brewery of West Acton. Who would answer the call to proctor such a momentous test of knowledge galore? Who? Who? Who? Who? Who? Well, that would be Yours Truly! Fresh off their victory last week, False East came back to defend the crown, but they faced some truly game challengers - including newcomers MC & the Bartender - this week, as is the custom every week. But tonight's quiz was no ordinary quiz, with three - count 'em, three - rounds worth up to 16 points (and that's without the Joker
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True West Brewery
525 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
01720
Monday, Jan 16, 2017
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New England Liberals Drink a Lot of Wine and Other Less-Than-Shocking Revelations
Matthew

Tonight, True West Brewery had a case of the Mondays...because Monday is Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz night! And after a stellar inaugural night, 15 great teams came to play in a battle of wits in a quest for glory, bragging rights, and even a prize for the top two finalists (with a few chances to win bonus prizes sprinkled throughout). Several teams returned to vie for the crown once more along with some hungry new squads on the block. Who would walk away with the top spot? Who would have to wait another week for their time in the sun? Who would spill his barely-touched first beer and break a glass during the middle of the sixth round? Well, that last one was me, but I've never been accused
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True West Brewery
525 Massachusetts Ave
Acton, MA
01720
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
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Everything Old is New Again
Matthew

On Monday, January 9, 2017, True West Brewery launched its inaugural edition of Geeks Who Drink and Yours Truly was on-hand to participate...because Yours Truly was the host! That's right, after several months with this awesome company filling-in for awesome people, I've finally got my own awesome venue! And on that first night, we had 18 awesome teams competing for the top two prizes. You read that right: 18 teams on the first night! Word of mouth travels fast and all involved were beyond thrilled to see such a turnout. Speaking from a personal standpoint, I hope it continues...so tell your friends and wake the neighbors before next Monday night! Now, I had been to True West Brewery
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