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Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
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The Part With the Guacamole
Vertigo Chuck

There is a satisfying feeling when you pop a bubble of bubble-wrap. I don't know if anyone knows quite why, but it is there. I think that should be a piece of research. Why entropy is so nice sometimes, even though we are constantly battling against it. Then again, there are always some who wear rollerblades in bars. There are always those who roll chairs over CDs. Lucky for us, we have wood floors and the internet. You can take that as an analogy for something, or at face value because those situations actually happened. That, and Happy Birthday! Did I tell you all that I found out that the song is now in the public domain? Hurray for bad copyright claims! Now we can't wait for Mickey Mouse,
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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1101 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO
80210
Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016
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Throwing the Boomerang
Vertigo Chuck

Can you believe that it has been over 4 years since we started at the Pub? Seriously, I forgot about the anniversary, and therefore forgot to blog about it. Back then life was simple. No air conditioning, and no tall tables. It was all short tables and I had myself a little stage area. I had a table of 8 all to myself, that I would commonly share with teams. It was pretty cool that way. I do like having a tall table to throw the quiz down from, especially with one of those crazy-tall bar stools, but sometimes you need people trying to pry answers out of you all the time. I miss that sandwich too. I used to get the same french dip every week, but I think the bar has gotten better. That is an
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Denver, CO
80210
Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016
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Joining the Club
Vertigo Chuck

It was my first day back at work work today. Yes, I did work 40/week earlier in the summer for another job, but this is my job job. I really like how repeated words emphasize what thing you are talking about. So like the table table to refer to the dining room table as opposed to the coffee table. Or the computer computer to refer to your desktop instead of your laptop. Or phone phone to talk about that archaic land line that you still have for sentimental reasons. You know, the reasons that you told your childhood friend to remember the number when they moved away so that you could get in touch eventually. You keep that number only because there are 34 identical names on facebook to your
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Denver, CO
80210
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016
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Pokemon Mutations
Vertigo Chuck

I'm back from my conference in Steamboat. Fantastic place. A little too much construction between here and there, but you know driving through Middle Park at sunset is pretty epic. Especially when there isn't anyone else on the road. Muddy Pass wasn't very muddy. It was fairly steep, but not muddy. I finally got to use my car's cruise control and shiftronic transmission for something other than just to use the flappy-paddles. Such a relaxing drive into a massive mountain thunder storm. I got home safe though. At least I think I got home. This could be some kind of alternate reality that I jumped to when the continental divide gets struck by lightning and I am in the Johnson Tunnel. I like
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Denver, CO
80210
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
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When Charles is not in Charge
A-Fed

After two years of Quizmastering for Geeks Who Drink, I finally dipped my toes into subbing at a venue that was not my home base. That’s right- this was my first experience as a sub host. If you were at Pub on Pearl this week, you got to be a part of something special, which in the grand scheme of things was incredibly insignificant. I brought my varied musical playlist and lack of shame in making awful jokes to a new venue and nobody tried to run me out! I was treated even better than a substitute teacher, which is to say that nobody shot spitballs at me or tried to write something on the chalkboard while I was not looking. Your benevolence has encouraged me to
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When I'm not reading or partaking in Geeks Who Drink quizzes, you can find me at concerts, on stages performing stand-up comedy (including comedy raps), hiding from the city in the mountains, or at King Soopers when I run out of food and don't have enough money to go to Whole Foods.


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80210
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
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Tear Down This Wall
Vertigo Chuck

I had the perfect title for the blog this week. I even told a team about it too. It was epic. It probably had something to do with Pokemon Go, but maybe not? It turns out that the Pub is a Poke-stop, so it was crazy during scoring breaks. Especially when someone dropped a lure on it. There were pokemon all over the bar. They just stand around most of the time, but I was able to take a snapshot of Friends of Larry and a Pidgey. I do still call teams out and give them 0s for playing during quiz. Your phone is out. There is a pokedex. That is a resource of knowledge. And that saves more of them to me? I don't have time to play while I'm reading questions and scoring
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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1101 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO
80210
Tuesday, Jul 05, 2016
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Hovering at the Ready
Vertigo Chuck

Happy Independence Day... A couple days late anyway. It seems like all of the teams that were here last week might have gotten a case of the putting out the fireworks to come in to quiz this week. Sometimes I wish I had a call list to be able to record the probably perfectly reasonable explanations for why they didn't play from week to week. Things like "Didn't have enough money for a sitter," to "family was in town," and the almighty "Couldn't get the team together this week." It is times like this though where I wish people would come up with completely unreasonable or outlandish reasons. Including, but not limited to... "I got invited to Skywalker Ranch," "I had to seal an interdimensional
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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1101 South Pearl Street
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80210
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
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Solder Skills
Vertigo Chuck

There was a lot of water falling from the sky yesterday. I'm glad I didn't hit much hail, or have much hail hit me. The lightning wasn't terrible either. I really don't know what caused it, but when I was switching audio over from the house system to mine, the power went out briefly throughout the entire bar. It was at the exact moment that I pressed the volume up button, so I can't be certain, but knowing how these things work, it was probably just an insane coincidence. I had no idea how long it takes everything to hard reset in the bar though. It was a good 10 minutes. Luckily beer taps don't have to load a lot of software into memory. And luckily the wait-staff weren't too perturbed by
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016
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Bike to Work Day
Vertigo Chuck

I have a very large and ever growing list of projects that I don't quite have done, but want to complete at some point. I bought myself a couple of small computers recently. By small I mean small. Open up your wallet/purse, and pull out your favorite card. That is about the size of them. I want another one, but it is quite expensive for something that small, but it is made by nVidia. Hmm. It is all a race to see what I want to control my drone with. I currently have something called a Teensy. It is quite small. My friend wants me to use and FPGA, and I am thinking about this Jetson thing with its parallelism. There just isn't a crazy amount of support for it. It looks like, to fly my drone,
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016
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Community Service
Vertigo Chuck

There are times to be sentimental. This is not one of those times. Well, maybe it is, but at least not on the blog today. Allergies are the reason why there is no time for sentimentality. I'm surprised that it wasn't easier to tell that I couldn't talk yesterday. Well, I can talk, I just sound like a sitcom character with a cold. It is really pretty bad. I have a hard time enunciating too. It is truly stupendous that I was able to quiz at all last night. Well, hyperbole again. There have been worse times, and my talking wasn't that terrible. There was the time a few years back when I got food poisoning the day before and was running on electrolytes. I couldn't get my grown up grilled cheese
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016
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Color Me Titled
Vertigo Chuck

There are four things I really enjoy about summer. It could be that there are two things, but it depends. Still haven't had time to take my bike and prep it for riding this summer. It just takes a little time. Precious time that I seem to never have. Robots. Enough said. I believe my form of the robot apocalypse involves dying out due to sinking in more time than you actually have to live into making robots. That's probably how they will get us in the end. Unknowingly make us work on them... to death. Not the worst way to go, but a fairly expensive hobby. If you want a less expensive hobby, try going to the park, finding a good blade of grass and making a horn out of it. I use to call it the
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Spring Cleaning
Vertigo Chuck

This is the point in time where I dispense good advice on how to live a better life. Can't think of anything at the moment, so I will be trying to think of some for the rest of the time I am typing this blog. Interestingly enough, I feel like I had the perfect blog subject earlier today, but I had no way to write it down, so I completely forgot it. That happens a lot. I think I need to use my phone and say "OK Google, take a note..." and have my phone take a note. I don't know what app will show up when I do that. I just tried it, and as it turns out, I get to choose what app takes the note. The problem is that it didn't speak out the options to me, so I would have no idea what they were if
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Magic Smoke
Vertigo Chuck

My favorite team name in the world right now is No Bathroom Passes. If you read my blog last week, you will note that I am going to build a unique and fantastic hall pass to help students learn that it is better to be in class than outside of class. I'm still not going to publish any information about it on the blog, but again, you should ask me in person. It has entered the design phase, and I always appreciate wacky input. I really want to build a box now that mounts over the door to my classroom that plays the YMCA if you do the YMCA dance in front of it. It might get distracting though. Must plant digital Easter Eggs for students to find when they least expect it. Like
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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Here's Your Pie!
Vertigo Chuck

I typically don't do this, but I will explain the title of my blog here this time. I can't remember how I used to blog when I started out. Particularly since the venue I started at isn't with us any more, and we have switched websites since then, but I usually take the stand to have the title hold some hidden meaning or inside joke that I never truly explain. I like being mysterious that way. Back to the title, some members of Guinness Pi were part of the cohort I went to Ireland with. The story goes like this. We were in a pub in Dublin. We had ordered our meals, a couple of us had ordered a Guinness pot pie. When the food was brought out, one of us in particular didn't notice
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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And Knowing is Half the Battle
Vertigo Chuck

I did the math (not very special for me to do math), and I figured out that it would take about as much time for me to build an autonomous teaching assistant as it would for the legislation to be ratified to make it legal for me to operate one around young adults in a high school. I was thinking it would be fantastic to have a machine that carried supplies all on its own as well as chromebooks and have a printer/scanner on board. Plus it would need to be able to use the elevator/stairs by itself. It would also need to be more or less kid-proof for all of the potential abuse it would take from just traversing the hallways during passing period. I'm trying to think about what would be harder:
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Tuesday, May 03, 2016
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May the Fourth Be With You
Vertigo Chuck

Have you ever had one of those lists that keeps on growing? So I was looking around at lists of fictional materials like unobtanium. The things that different professions place in certain situations because they are looking for material properties that haven't been discovered yet. I found one called Beaurocratium. It has a negative half-life, so over time it becomes bigger, and heavier, and slower. This is much like the behavior of my list of projects. Very doable projects that will just take an inordinate amount of time unless I quit my job and seclude myself in a hyperbolic time chamber. They are slowly getting done. I'm crossing off a couple this summer, but I keep on adding more. I teach
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation