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There Goes the Summer
Vertigo Chuck

I haven't ordered anything online in quite a while. It's a little stressful waiting for the package to be delivered. Sometimes I second-guess myself and want to ship things to work, just so that there is someone to pick it up all the time. I get enough junk mail at work, and I don't know what people would think to have a pair of melodicas show up there. I guess it isn't the worst thing that could happen. Good news is that I didn't give anyone my address and I already get junk mail and teaching catalogues. I don't know if I'm in charge of buying my own furniture for the classroom, but if I am, I don't know if I can use what is in that dictonary of a catalogue I got the other day. One cool thing
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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, Apr 19, 2016
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There Are Worse Ideas
Vertigo Chuck

After finding some videos a year late on YouTube a couple weeks ago, I decided to be proactive on finding the cool things when everyone else does. I found this fantastic musical group that satisfies my need for engineering and catchy music in Wintergatan. Check out their marble machine, or Starmachine2000. Either of those might have been purchased by me on iTunes the other day for my repetitive listening pleasure. The marbles are reminiscent of those old CG videos called Animusic. Except, now they are real, and making better tunes than ever. In the other video, a guy is playing something like a Theremin, but it is over his shoulder. I emailed him, and he calls it a modulin. I'm adding it to
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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, Apr 12, 2016
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Turn Around
Vertigo Chuck

Sometimes, when I want to feel particularly zen, I try to imagine myself blogging at the top of a very tall and steep mountain. My rational mind then realizes that there is probably no way of getting data signal to such a remote place, and so the illusion fades to me in front of my computer at home instead of some dramatic location. I think the most dramatic location I've ever blogged from is the bus. Literally RTD. I could say that the train was more dramatic? Maybe. I have blogged from school before, but I need to use my hotspot there. Unfortunately, I don't usually have the proper USB cable (type C. I know right?) at school to pull photos off the camera phone. Just another good excuse to
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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, Apr 05, 2016
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No Country for Old Flags
Vertigo Chuck

So, I just stumbled on a viral video from last year. I'm going to link it here. It is pretty epic. I now have the music stuck in my head. I think I'm going to buy it from iTunes so that quiz can experience the epicness of a radio-show oratorio. It is just so catchy. It is also reminiscent of creepypasta. very much like creepypasta. I wonder if it started out that way. I'm not going to ruin the plot of it, nor am I going to Rick-Roll you with the link. It is genuinely good. For most of the video, I was thinking "what am I watching?" Then the end happens and I am ROFLcopter down. Favorite line is "normal Tuesday night..." just because quiz is on Tuesdays. I don't know how many times I've played
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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, Mar 29, 2016
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The Song that Never Ends
Vertigo Chuck

I'm finally back from my premature vacation. I got sick while I was abroad, so there is that and why I wasn't here last week. Funny story is that I caught a cold in a zinc mine. Zinc is what they put in tablets now adays as a treatment for the common cold. I was literally in a zinc mine when that happened. A half-mile underground where they dig out the stuff and then on the surface where they processess it, and I still got sick. I don't know what is with the world today when antivirals don't work as antivirals. Fortunately enough I was healthy enough to march 3km through the streets of Dublin the next day with a sousaphone on my shoulder, and played songs like "The Time Warp" and "Hey Baby"
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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, Mar 22, 2016
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Winter Wonderings
RESII

How are Denver citizens surviving this current snowpacalypse?  Let's ask them.  Some of them.  Two of them. What do you think about this day? Random Man #1: WELL YA KNOW IVE BEEN WORKING A TON LATELY so I basically used the snow as an excuse to head home from work early around 2 "in order to get out before it 'snows more'"  I think Ill search tirelessly with a beer for my snowboots (haven't seen em since January) to venture out to the bar to "play quiz" {participate?} Random Man #2: Are you waiting for me to say something? Will this make print? I have thoroughly the snow storm and look forward
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016
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SNL: Just a Sum of its Parts
RESII

With round seven dedicated to this season’s Saturday Night Live hosts, I thought it prudent to remember something: SNL is just a loose collection of skits. Duh. But let me explain further: it is virtually impossible to have a dynamite full SNL episode. Generally, the best skits are put in the first hour and some of the way-out-there skits placed towards the end. It is so difficult to make every skit be a winner. Some of these sketches are filler. That’s why the SNL: Best Of compilations are so great: they just give you the steak without any measly gristle. Only the best cuts are shown from a variety of episodes. Will Ferrell
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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Tuesday, Mar 08, 2016
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Celebrity Endorser: Pete Rose
RESII

From time to time, Geeks Who Drink breaks the piggy bank and calls in famous people to write the blog. Today’s recap is All-Time Hit King Pete Rose. /Pete is ensconced in a phone call PETE: Dammit, I said 20 on the Oilers! 20! (hangs up phone, turns to audience) Oh hi there, I’m Hit King, Pete Rose. Geeks Who Drink has asked me to recap the March 8, 2016 quiz at Pub on Pearl. You know, if I could turn back time I would put some money on Friends at Larry. They won it right at the end. I bet Vegas didn’t see it coming. /Picks out a terribly garish outfit to wear But unlike with baseball or gambling, there were a couple winners.
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RESII was born in the 17th state of the union under the sweltering summer sun.  From humble beginnings, this future Buckeye became third best player on the middle school chess team (out of four).  After that, his life became a blur of Mountain Dew and worse decisions.  In his spare time, he enjoys highlights of Buster Tillman, not giving change to the homeless, and Harper Lee novels.  This is his first production of Geeks Who Drink.  He would like to thank his lucky stars and all his deceased pets for helping him cope with the good times.


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Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016
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Jolly Melancholy
Vertigo Chuck

There simply aren't enough hours in the day, nor days in the week for me to finish all of the projects that I want to. Am I a perfectionist? Probably now that I think of it. I want to do everything with my own style, which right now is not finishing much of anything at all. I know that I don't use my time the best. That would probably help, but just sitting down and relaxing is on my to-do list almost every day. We'll see what happens for spring break. Before then, I have to plan nearly the entire month in this first week because of my trip in the middle of March. I'll relax in April. I said the same thing about March in February though. Maybe May. Probably not? I'm going to end up with no
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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, Feb 23, 2016
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Like Slamming Your Phone Against the Table
Vertigo Chuck

I had an idea for the most amazing blog post. Then I forgot it. I could make this post something like the song "Tribute" by Tenacious D, but that idea is already taken. I'm just going to have to find something else to talk about. Like Geek Bowl. I can talk a lot about Geek Bowl X. It was back in Denver for the first time in a long time. We had 230 teams in Magness Arena, and every one of them had a bag full of interestingly shaped candles. There were many jokes to be said about the shape of these candles, and how teams had to identify the particular random scent of each of these 8 candles that happen to look like a particular piece of male anatomy. Leave it to us to turn an awkward moment
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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, Feb 16, 2016
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Speech and Debate
Vertigo Chuck

Have you ever had a time when you’re supposed to complete an assignment, but you find that it’s easier to delegate to someone else because they have something better you want to do? This week at work, I had a project that I needed to do, but my students had a project that I wanted to do more. We thought, “Oh hey, we might as well trade.” I figured, why not? It can’t hurt. One of my students today took on a job he wasn’t prepared for. He wasn’t told what specifically to do, until he’d already done it just a little bit wrong. Then he had to start
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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, Feb 09, 2016
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Balloon Animals
Vertigo Chuck

I was talking with one of my assistant principals the other day, and he says that I should grow my hair out long enough to put it in a pony tail. What do you think? Could I pull it off? I have had long hair before, but never that long. I've even had purple hair before. I should have taken a picture when it got bleached, because I looked like Super Sonic. Would you consider that permission to grow my hair out long? My administration is cool that way. Tomorrow I'm going to wear some Jedi robes for Spring spirit week. It is Disney/Star Wars. I guess Marvel is still in the picture, but I don't have time to 3D print an Iron Man suit. That would be really cool. I need to put that on my "White Board
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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, Feb 02, 2016
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Grounded Switches
Vertigo Chuck

Snow days are fantastic things that happen a lot when there are big El Ninos happening around Peru. Just in case you didn't know, an El Nino is a current thing around the coast of Peru that changes the dynamics of the equatorial current in the Pacific and the upwelling of the deep ocean water on the coast of Peru. That's pretty much all I know about it. It causes havoc on the fishing trade in Pacific South America because of the lack of nutrient rich water. It also makes our weather a lot warmer here because there is just that much more energy on the surface of the ocean to give to developing storms that travel from west to east. NASA just launched a new climate satellite, which is quite cool,
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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, Jan 26, 2016
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Have Tuba, Will Travel
Vertigo Chuck

I didn't think I could get addictedd to caffeine, but I guess so. I am also addicted to the spelling of the word "caffeine." Humorous. Not the bone though. Or the funny bone, which is just a collection of nerve endings anyways. This is going to be one of those blog posts. I can't really carry a coherent thought right now for more than a few seconds, so the topic is going to bounce around. Not from eating too much Starburst, but by being a little slee-deprived and a little caffeinated sugar water. It has nothing to do with the open bag of Starburst on my desk. Did you know that they have new and interesting flavors? This "superfruit" bag tastes pretty yummy. I went for it at a whim
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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, Jan 19, 2016
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We Meet Again My Old Friend
Vertigo Chuck

It has been forever since I have played the tuba. About 6 years now. Luckily I picked it up again like a boss. I don't have all of the marching band songs memorized like I used to, but that will change again with time. I have one to practice now. The problem is that the contraption is a giant heat sink. If I'm going to be playing it in the cold, I woul want a plastic mouthpiece. Now the real question becomes if I should 3D print my mouthpiece or not. Thoughts? I think it would be cool, and there are 3D models online to do it with, and I do have access to a printer that can imbue my mouthpiece with carbon fiber, but I just don't know. I still have time enough to buy one. The decisions we need
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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, Jan 12, 2016
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The Annals of History
Vertigo Chuck

I think it is a lot easier to not mess up on writing the new year in the date when you teach school. Writing emails and making everything so day worthy just grounds you where you are. Remember 3 years and a few weeks ago, a few of ust thought that the world would end? Silly Mayan calendar. What if their prediction was correct though? What if we were just off in our math translation a little bit? Could be any day then really. Might as well live like it won't ever end. Well, unless you are planning to live for a few more years than the rest of us when the sun expands to fill the inner system. It might be a bit warm then. Have to look farther out than Mars for a place to stay. I read some pretty
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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