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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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Look! I Made a Necklace for Cleopatra!
Resident Egon

Nine hours until the bus arrived, but still Molly could not sleep. Echoes of their arguments clung to the drapes. Cory was not someone she wanted to see again, so she was packed up and ready to leave. Keeping it simple, she sent the big things by train, to be picked up on Tuesday. Leaving was not easy, and she didn't want it to be. All her friends lived her, in the city. Cory would be home tomorrow night. Everyone would call her, demanding to know where she went, why she was not under their strange rules anymore. Sometimes she sought out drama for the fun of it. Finished, done, Molly would say into the phone, 
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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This Twisting Blog Brought to You By M. Knight Shamalanabanadan
Resident Egon

The bar smelled of beer and stale pretzels. The rain outside slammed into the tin roof like machine-gun fire, almost drowning out the jukebox, as Tommy Pinstripe strutted in. On either side of him, were Gams McPhee, Tommy's girlfriend, and Knuckles, his personal suited gorilla -framing Tommy dramatically. Gams' red hair flowed like lava down her sizzling bare shoulders and one leg stuck out from between a fold in her skirt like bait, daring men to look. Tommy's bodyguard cracked his knuckles on his sledge-hammer-like fists and watched over Tommy as the mob boss strode over to the two stuffed wing-back chairs in the corner of the room. The barstools were nowhere to be seen, there were no patrons
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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If you are bored I recommend mass texting all of your exes "I'm ready to give it another shot" and then get ready for the ride of your life
Resident Egon

With the weather slowly turning to summer, it's the perfect time for a vacation as the kids get out of school. And yet with those vacations, comes tighter competition each week at our beloved quiz. Those of you who've been on staycations including us in your activities are going to be so fucking sharp by the time those globe trotters get home... And to that team that just kept adding people and wouldn't listen to the rules, again there should be little mystery as to why you kept sliding down the score ladder. BEST ROUNDS OF THE NIGHT!!!!!! I'm still in a funky mood over Round 1. Round 3 kick ball change two step kick step kick
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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Tried to talk to my wife about some cool stuff, but she was like, "What? I'm a woman."
Resident Egon

Character name: Resident Egon Race: Lower Middle Class Class: White Collar - Quiz Master Alignment: Neutral- Passive Aggressive Gender: Male Strength: 1.5 Dexterity: 4.25 Constitution: 2 Intelligence: 12 Wisdom: 3 Charisma: 4 Self-Esteem: 2 Initiative: Non-Existent Languages: English, IT, Klingon Speed: 30 ft Vision: Four Eyes (Glasses) Armour Class: 9(Graphic Tee) Hit Points: 4 Special Attacks: - A Song of Zeroes and Ones: You mercilessly hack your competitors systems. Lower their armor class by 2 and raise
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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Los Angeles is a "bike friendly" city in the sense that, if you live there, you are legally allowed to be friends with a bike
Resident Egon

It was 9:32am on a Thursday morning when the day trippers appeared. I say appeared, because there is no other term for it. There was no loud flash or silent approach. There were no disturbances in the light cloud cover above, nor in the activities of the busy city below. One moment the skies were bright blue and clear, and the next, they were full of semi-opaque spherical objects that cast long, dark shadows across the asphalt streets and surrounding countryside. At a glance, I estimated several hundred thousand craft. It turns out I was low by a few factors of magnitude, but that doesn’t matter. Their numbers change every time I go back to Thursday at 9:32am. Different slices on the
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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Crazy to think someone named Jim Bob could have a child molester for a son.
Resident Egon

Jeremy threw open the door of my room with a hurricane force wind that he conjured. "Up and at 'em! It's a bright sunny day, I made sure of it!" I rolled over in my bed and covered my face with my pillow. "Go away." No matter how many times I remind him, he can't help but rub his powers in my face. 'I get it. You control the weather. You have a congressional medal of honor for alleviating that big drought. Shut up about it.'   Most people are more sensitive. I seem to be the only one here at Sandy Palms Retirement Home who hasn't discovered their power. Even the janitor is nice about it, but I still see him snickering as he cleans my toilet with
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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I have one simple request for my death, and that is for it to dominate the news cycle for three weeks
Resident Egon

"That was a poor choice," I heard a voice behind me say. "Don't take them off." "I wasn't stealing them!" I cried out as I turned. No one had been there before. I just wanted to try them on! It's always so silly seeing the world warped through someone else's prescription. "I was just testing...."
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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Ban Tina Fey-Christopher Walken Impressions
Victoria "Splinters"

Well, my reign of terror at The Harp is over. Next week Bryan will be back with his quizing family. We laughed, we cried. They begged me to stop playing the Pitch Perfect 2 Soundtrack, so I played stripper music. Amtrak and Deflate Gate were on most minds this week and it reflected in their team names. We had at least 3 to do with train crashes and 3 to do with Tom Brady's balls. At least no one's thinking about the Gross National Product, amirite guys?  
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Victoria Irwin is the Resident Whovian for Fanboynation.com and the Managing Editor for TheGeekGirlProject.com. In her spare time she watches far too much Doctor Who and tries to connect Fringe to the Twin Peaks Universe.

Being a Quiz Mistress sounded sultry and sarcastic, so she did what all good Geeks who consume alcohol should do: She applied with Headquarters.


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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Cannibalism in Arendelle?
Victoria "Splinters"

It turns out The Harp’s quizzers are really good at figuring out movie posters without the main characters anywhere on them. My personal favorite response was when someone decide the Frozen poster really should have been for the film Alive.  Imagine the city of Arendelle, amidst an icy siege from wicked queen Elsa. After eating all the available reindeer, these citizens would be forced to eat each other. Just think of the possibilities for Frozen 2! Tonight featured a round that was almost as good as Natalie Portman crying. Round 7 was celebrities freaking out and walking out during interviews. While this disqualified
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Victoria Irwin is the Resident Whovian for Fanboynation.com and the Managing Editor for TheGeekGirlProject.com. In her spare time she watches far too much Doctor Who and tries to connect Fringe to the Twin Peaks Universe.

Being a Quiz Mistress sounded sultry and sarcastic, so she did what all good Geeks who consume alcohol should do: She applied with Headquarters.


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Thursday, April 30, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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If you could make fruit salad taste like cake you'd really have something
Resident Egon

A male, single, thirty to thirty three years old, not from Gotham from the look of his tan, swings slowly across from me. The bloodied hooks, hung with rusted chains, were a nice touch, but not very convincing. The blood had dried fast and hadn't dripped on to the floor; the unfortunate donor was already dead by the time he was strung up. I can still see the mark on his toe where the mortuary tag was removed. The floorboards creek when I move, but the tone is too dull - this room has concrete floors. The support pillar I'm currently 'tied' to is too thin to hold up anything substantial and the light from the moon at this time of the month barely reaches beyond the iron barred window,
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Thursday, April 23, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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Remember if you write one page per day you will have 365 pages worth of scripts in one year. Or get a dirtbike. How sick would that shit be?
Resident Egon

It's all just a show. We've finally found a species that is intelligent AND socially dependent. It was difficult given the obvious contradiction in qualities, but we managed to do it. They were somewhere in their early stages of learning and creating, they knew other species were out there but they didn't know enough. We could still make them suffer. So we blocked everything out. We took the entire span of space and cleaned out every piece of civilization, every habitable planet, blasted the whole thing full of a bunch of background noise so they can't see outside of the artificial sphere that we've trapped them in, and are stretching space slowly to make it look like it's expanding. It's
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Thursday, April 16, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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HARRY POTTER AND HIS FILTHY MUGGLE MOTHER is probably my favorite in the series.
Resident Egon

"What's it like over there, in the not-bright?" the young pond-skater asked. His uncle was old, by pond-skater standards, and his back was mottled brown. He blinked slowly in response to the question. "That? That is called the shadows, little skimmer, and we do not got there, for fear of Ghai-Valax, That Which Envelopes From Beneath." The young pond-skater was silent for a few seconds as they navigated round a small clump of bubbles, himself deftly, his uncle ploughing straight through with effort. "And what is Ghai-Valax?" His uncle stretched out a kink in one spindly leg. "There are many tales of him. Some say he was once a pond-skater,
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Thursday, April 09, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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Every story has more elements to it than meets the eye
Resident Egon

The Decepticons were formed in response to political corruption, and a completely broken caste system. Megatron and the first Decepticons, Shockwave and Soundwave, were essentially born into the lowest caste on Cybertron, the field workers/miners. They were born into conditions where their only way to not be murdered in the middle of the night was to fight in the gladiator pits, where it was kill or be killed. The rest of the Cybertronians were split into a middle caste and the rich caste. The middle caste were the basic workers: construction workers, archivers, other low quality, tedious lives that they had no way out of. The rich caste controlled the entire government on Cybertron,
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Thursday, April 02, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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Easter was just the beginning...
Resident Egon

“Oh, come on,” Jesus said, glancing over at his wrist now nailed to an irritatingly familiar wooden frame. He had only just recently returned to the Earth, welcoming his people with open arms for the official thirty-seventh coming of Jesus. Upon his arrival, however, something had immediately smacked him against the back of his head and knocked him unconscious. “Are you serious? Are you serious right now?” “I’m so sorry,” said a man knelt down in front of him, some sort of hammer-like tool clutched in his right hand, several nails in the other. He was a younger male, probably around the age of 23, with long blonde hair and a short, curled beard.
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Thursday, March 26, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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If I could have dinner with any three people from history, dead or alive, I would choose alive, and either pizza or nachos.
Resident Egon

Heading an animal neural activity research lab was serious business. Last week they almost got a monkey to stop throwing poop. The lead scientists were excited and holding a party to celebrate the breakthrough. Being the head of the department, I was stuck at the aforementioned party trying to drink away the fact that my Doctorate in animal behaviour was being used to prevent primates from throwing poop. I was on my third glass of mediocre wine when I hear a polite ahem from behind me. “Dr. Krieger?” I turn to see the pimply faced intern that we hired recently. Supposed to be a genius and all that but I've had my share of geniuses to last
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)


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The Harp Inn
130 E 17th St # A
Costa Mesa, CA
92627
Thursday, March 19, 2015
[Wednesday 7:30 pm]
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Did you know that when it rains at night here, every single street in LA County is equipped with speakers that play the Heat soundtrack?
Resident Egon

Absolute histrionic bullshit, I thought. “Megan,” I said. “May I call you, Megan?” She nodded with tears in her eyes. “Do you know who I am?” I asked. “Everyone does,” she said blushing a bit. “You’re here to tell me not to jump, aren’t you?” “Look, I’m sure you have lots of people who care about you. I know sometimes it’s hard to see that.” Her face contorted as she began to cry. “All they ever see when they look at me is him! They blame me for his death.” “Tell me about him,” I said softly. I had no idea who she was
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Born on a mountaintop in NYC, crowdedest place in the land of the free. Moved cross the country just tryin' to see, come to California when he was only 3.

Bryan, Bryan the Quizmaster. Duke of the wild frontier. (I wouldn't want to be King...too many assassination atttempts)