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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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The Final Countdown
Hoffstradamus

Well, I had planned on doing another installment of my “Nitflix” series for tonight’s blog, but extenuating circumstances have steered the direction of this article in a new direction. Keep an eye out for my musings on another shitty movie next week. Travis gave us the heads-up in last week's blog, but many of you are aware that Natty Greene's in Raleigh will be going to the big bar in the sky after August 1st, and that means the quizzes here are now on a finite timeline. This was just as surprising to me as it was to most others that heard the news. Well, except for the bar that just bought Natty’s – they were pretty aware of what was going
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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Don't Shoot the Messenger...
Sweet T

Well, that's a fine how-do-you-do.Just this afternoon, I found out from a local Raleigh news source that Natty Greene's will be closing on August 1st. This is simply unbelievable. Apparently, ownership of the building changed hands recently, and the new owner jacked up the price to an intolerable height, forcing Natty's in Raleigh to close.The temptation to view myself as the jinx who brought this about by guest-hosting last night is... well, it's there in the back of my mind. But this isn't about me, though I love this bar. This is about rich assholes wanting to
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There are some who call me... Travis.

I host the Geeks Who Drink quiz at Clouds Brewing in downtown Raleigh, NC every Monday night at 7 pm! I also scorekeep for mah boy Alex at Natty Greene's (also in Raleigh) every Tuesday night at 7:30! When I'm not doing one of those things, or working at my day job, I'm usually drunk, at home, playing Mass Effect or reading comics. "Geeks Who Drink" ain't just a job y'all, it's a way of life.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Organic Tumblr
Hoffstradamus

Summer music festivals are my JAM, and Bonnaroo is my favorite of all of them. This year was my third time going, and I finally realized what it is exactly. “Duh, it’s a music and arts festival,” one of you may say, and you’d be right, to a degree. “Oh, it’s a giant excuse for a bunch of hippies to do drugs in a giant field,” others may say. Can’t argue with that either. No, it’s only after sleeping in a tent for four days in the Tennessee summer heat and being surrounded by 80,000+ people that it occurred to me that Bonnaroo is a living, breathing Tumblr. What do you see or hear when you go to Tumblr?
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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The Birth of Mike's Way
Hoffstradamus

Finding a place to grab a quick bite to eat in the city is a pretty easy task. Even better, we’re not solely subjected to the standard fast-food icons that our parents were. No, for every McDonalds and Taco Bell, there is a Chipotle or Jimmy Johns that someone would rather spend a few more dollars to eat at.Personally, I keep it relatively simple and opt for a sandwich shop when I’m looking to grub down. My go-to is Jersey Mike’s, and I truly can’t explain to you why I pick that over all others; they prepare quite possibly the sloppiest sandwiches known to man.This place isn’t conceited enough to call their employees “sandwich artists,”
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
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Magna Carter and Spanish Amanda
Hoffstradamus

Whether they intend to or not, our quizzers have a weekly penchant for providing answers that are not correct, but seemingly written down in earnest, so I take them at face value and assume they are serious. I mean, if I don’t see a winky-face Emoji written on someone’s sheet, how am I supposed to understand they are kidding? In last night’s round on pre-1700s England, the Magna Carta and the Spanish Armada were both answers I was looking for on everyone’s answer sheets. However, two groups each wrote down something that caused Travis and I to scratch our heads. Instead of the correct answers, they wrote down “Magna Carter” and “Spanish
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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Pointless Break
Hoffstradamus

For almost three years, quizzers at Natty’s have heard and learned about my affection for the 1991 movie Point Break. Hands down, it’s one of the best action movies ever made, and – with the exception of a few shots of contemporary computer screens and pagers – it’s essentially timeless. It’s got surfing, Anthony Kiedis, bank robberies, skydiving, and masks of former U.S. presidents. Literally everything you need for a good action movie.So, imagine my disbelief a few months ago when a remake of Point Break was announced, and it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. I thought, “surely this is just some
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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Memorial Day Activities
Hoffstradamus

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, so you know what that means?!?! Most people get Monday off of work! If you don’t, I feel for you. I truly do. Now that we are on the precipice of Summer, and because I have an obsession with making short lists, here are a few reminders of what this time of year brings us: Pools are open! Ah, yes. It seems like most every public pool you come across stays closed until Memorial Day weekend. But this weekend, UNLEASH THE HOUNDS! Briskly walk – don’t run – to your nearest pool for a dip that will wash the heat
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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Kids' Movies Can Kill
Hoffstradamus

Looking back at the movies that came out when I was a kid (the 90s, yo), I can’t help but get the feeling that a lot of the “messages” of those films contained some of the most unattainable, unrealistic  situations ever experienced in human history. However, youngin’s can’t help but watch these movies with a modicum of belief in them, saying, “maybe I can be that kid one day!” We need to provide them with better expectations of what to expect so that they aren’t distraught when things don’t pan out the way they originally thought. Here are a few examples of things that could have
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
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Nitflix - Death Warrant
Hoffstradamus

If you ever wondered what a Belgian playing a Canadian acting like an American would look like, look no further than the 1990 Jean-Claude Van Damme masterpiece Death Warrant.   JCVD plays Detective Louis Burke, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the film begins with us following Burke on the trail of “The Sandman,” a crazy murderer who killed his partner. He tracks him all the way to a sketchy warehouse in Los Angeles, and shoots the shit out of him. Doesn’t kill him, though. I wonder if that will come back to bite him in the ass at some point…   Over a year
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Thursday, April 30, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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Aussachusetts
Hoffstradamus

Before anyone gets super disappointed, the “Nitflix” article I said I would write this week will be featured for next week’s quiz. The reason? I fell asleep while watching a Leprechaun movie. It’s pretty bad, but I didn’t expect it to be that bad. Oof. Anyway, you’ll see that next week. What did catch my attention, however, was a simple mispronunciation. One of our questions tonight featured Australia as an answer, and when talking about it with some people, I said “Aussachusetts.” Not sure why I did it (re: alcohol influence), but the idea has been stuck on my head ever since. Aussachusetts
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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The Rock Rocks
Hoffstradamus

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is probably one of the coolest people on the planet. It’s hard to argue that. The man is self-described Franchise Viagra as he helped the Fast and Furious and G.I. Joe franchises surge in the box office. His Instagram account is filled with photos generally about a.) his jet-setting celebrity lifestyle, b.) working out and dieting, or c.) the most inspirational and touching shit you’ll ever read. And, Jesus, that smile, man. It looks like someone stuck a piano in his mouth and removed all of the minor keys. However, for me, most of the
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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Jump Out Of Pants At Your Own Risk
Hoffstradamus

If you want to grab people’s attention when you walk into a room, enter with a cane. Seriously. It works. I hobbled into the Greene Room using one at tonight’s quiz, and you’d have thought I rolled up in a goddamn Lamborghini with the collective head pivot that happened. I suppose it’d be a little weird seeing your normally-spry late-20s Quizmaster limping in with Rite Aid’s finest aluminum cane, but if you understood why I needed it in the first place, it wouldn’t seem so strange. The story begins with a backed-up shower drain… Alright, maybe starting it off
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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Seasonal Enemies
Hoffstradamus

We’re a week into April, and spring is heeeeeeere! Hooray…right?  WRONG.  After the winter, many would assume the seasonal shift would offer respite from the cold we’ve just had to bear for months. The sun is shining, the trees are blossoming - everything is on the up-and-up, right? NOPE. Instead, we’ve been bombarded yet again by the yellow dust monster known as Pollen, and many people’s allergies are on the fritz. I’m sure tissue and Allegra sales are through the roof right now. Personally, I just hit a new record for most sneezes in a row (seven). This is the
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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Turning a New Leaf
Hoffstradamus

I was looking at my history with Geeks Who Drink recently, and I noticed that I’m coming up on my third anniversary with the company in a few months. That’s pretty cool seeing as I’ve been able to hold down a job that solely centers around drinking, trivia, and writing. But as I try to look to the future, I realize this isn’t something that I can do forever. I’m ultimately going to evolve personally and professionally, and in order to do that, I have to look outside for other opportunities. You can’t reach the next chapter of a book unless you turn a page, know what I mean? So, it is with heavy heart that I
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Starks and Recreation
Sweet T

Yesterday on the Clouds Brewing blog (geekswhodrink.com/1634) I talked a big game about being able to figure out who on the Parks & Recreation team matched which characters from Marvel's Avengers. Time to prove my nerd cred with a full rundown:Leslie Knope is Captain Marvel. Aggressive, idealistic, compassionate, born to kick asses and make lists of the asses that need kicking.Ron Swanson is Captain America. Old-fashioned but infinitely capable. His only weaknesses are women from his past, and bacon.Tom
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There are some who call me... Travis.

I host the Geeks Who Drink quiz at Clouds Brewing in downtown Raleigh, NC every Monday night at 7 pm! I also scorekeep for mah boy Alex at Natty Greene's (also in Raleigh) every Tuesday night at 7:30! When I'm not doing one of those things, or working at my day job, I'm usually drunk, at home, playing Mass Effect or reading comics. "Geeks Who Drink" ain't just a job y'all, it's a way of life.


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Natty Greene's Brewing Co.
505 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC
27603
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
[Tuesday 7:30 pm]
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When Harry Met a Stranger
Hoffstradamus

Using the Internet to match me up with someone is something I’ve never really done before. The idea of it has always made me nervous. In my mind, it’s such a crap-shoot to find a responsible, nice person on any website to pair up with for an extended period of time, but I don’t have the benefit of time on my side. I needed to find something fast. In my current situation, I’ve been with four to five people in the last two years, give or take. At this point in my life, though, I’m looking to either simmer with one person or be by myself. Sure, it’ll probably mean that I spend more money each month, but at least I’ll have
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Hola! My name is Alex and I am the Quizmaster at Natty Greene's in Raleigh. I also perform comedy in the Triangle at DSI Comedy and with the improv group BONE CRACKER.

Ointment is a weird word.