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200 years ago, this was all just grass
JamieAnderson

It was a literary night. Most of our teams learned about how delightfully perverted James Joyce was; one team definitely already knew it based on their score. Some of our teams knew the line from Macbeth that is quoted in Hamilton (“tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow”) but no one remembered the utterly hapless Bertie Wooster, even though he was played so charmingly by Hugh Laurie, the foil to Stephen Fry’s consummate Jeeves. Every time I host, I get at least one real corker of a wrong answer, and tonight was no exception: in response to a question asking for Angela Merkel’s immediate predecessor,
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I'm an archaeologist. The Shroud of Turin dates to ca. AD 1300, evolution is really real but more complex than you probably know, and no, I don't have a particularly strong interest in identifying the thing you dug up out of your backyard that you think is totally a Native American burial item/pirate gold/Roman pottery. And no, I don't dig up dinosaurs, but I did once read this other book, by a guy named Bakker*, and that plus repeated viewings of Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones inspired adolescent me to get into the "boot sciences" as a certain Norwegian archaeology professor calls them. Now I'm living the dream. 

 

 

 

 

* The Dinosaur Heresies, by Robert Bakker -- out of date now but an excellent read just to watch someone with ideas exploding out of their head shake up their field.


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Dampening Shutters
Vertigo Chuck

Everything usually happens all at once in a short time span. For instance, if you have a project that takes a week, most of it will happen all at once either at the beginning, middle, or end of the week depending on your procrastination level (you get procrastination XP to raise your level every time you succesfully practice the art of procrastination). This isn't necessarily because of poor planning, but all of your thinking happens in one chunk of time. Coincidences are something else entirely, except they happen the same way. You might need to go grocery shopping around the same time as a trip to the bank, around the same time that your friend says that they will only be in town for a couple
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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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Makeshift Satellite
Vertigo Chuck

I spent a bit of time yesterday writing an absolutely amazing blog post. I got done with it, it has a title, it has a few paragraphs of interesting things to talk about. I did it on a laptop that then promptly crashed. I looked everywhere for it. Rather, I had the computer search itself for it. I can just imagine the situation where someone tells a little kid to turn out their pockets. Absolutely nothing. Not even a couple of coins or lint. Some vestiges of data here or there. The funny thing is that I thought I saved it in a safe place. Obviously not safe enough. I have found that elusive spot on the computer that always wipes when the computer crashes? It is probably because of where I put
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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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Raised Platform
Vertigo Chuck

Last night smelled a lot different from previous nights. The new food from Pink Tank is amazing. I'm not talking about that though. Well, that too I guess. I'm mainly talking about the air freshener that was plugged in in the bank of outlets I use for my A/V equipment. I asked Collin if that was a subtle hint that I need to shower before quiz. Maybe not? Funny thing is that typical installation of NEMA-style plugs (the normal 3-pronged ones you most likely have at home) the safety ground is on the bottom of the plug. I think it looks like a face. The thing is that if they are installed sideways or upside down, some devices that use the safety ground or the polarized nature of the plugs will
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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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Copy-Paste is Losing
Vertigo Chuck

It was my birthday on Monday. I don't feel much older. In fact, I might feel younger. It seems weird that way. Hurray for spring break though. That is probably why. I don't need to be at school for an entire week! That doesn't mean I don't have work to do, it is just that I don't need to go in to school and talk to students to do it. It has felt like spring for a while though. All of the trees out of my window are starting to turn green again. No, they aren't all evergreen trees. Some go dormant during the winter. I hope we don't get any huge snow storms in May. That would be our luck. Maybe we could have some snow in June too? I am convinced that we won't see snow again until next season,
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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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Authoring Scripts
Vertigo Chuck

In an interesting turn of events, it looks like the Pub will be getting a new menu in a couple weeks. I'm a little excited. It will be by Pink Tank. I've never actually sampled their food before, but it looks good. Anyone who puts an egg on a burger is fine with me. Plus, who can say "no" to chicken and waffles. Or Dates. Dates always reminds me about the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark where John Rhys-Davies catches the date that Harrison Ford was about to eat and says, "bad dates." They are like annoying raisins. I'm figuring that dates on a burger are pitted already. That is of course unless you think of dates as in interpersonal activities. That sounded pretty technical... Going
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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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Happy Pi Day!
Vertigo Chuck

I very rarely write a title to the blog that obviously relates to it. Today I will make an exception, simply because it is pi day. The day that we draw circles and diameters and, no matter what size they are, the ratio between them will be pi. It shows up in the strangest places too. One way I make pseudo-random numbers for various reasons is to take a random digit of pi. I could just take a slice of pie though. Pie is pretty tasty. Luckily enough, I had pie on pi day. It is one of two of many nerdy holidays I celebrate. The other is mole day. More of that in October though. I probably blogged about it if quiz happened on the 23rd. My memory is not as good as it used to be. I could
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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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Reprise
Vertigo Chuck

Reprise I got an advertisement this week about a pop-top camper style thing. The small detail is that it is a low profile package that fits on the roof rack of your existing vehicle. It seems a little strange to have an impromptu treehouse. It certainly takes the phrase "Car Camping" to a new height... That pun was intended. I wonder how long it has been around. I'm sure the idea has been around for a long time. Like going to the moon, or exploring the Titanic. Maybe it is unfair to categorize this piece of add-on equipment for your car into those kinds of dreams, but maybe it is amazing. There are a ton of products that are "as seen on TV" that have really cheesy
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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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Strong Asymmetry
Vertigo Chuck

In other news, I forgot to wear any kind of fancy digs for Shrove Tuesday. That's what Google always tells me to call it when I type in Mardi Gras. It snuck up on me this year. Everything has been sneaking up on me this year. It is March now. Where did that come from? I know that February only has 28 days usually, but that is so fast this year. I'm not disappearing to Europe this time around, so it must be flying by with no real big trip to get anxious about. I have been gone from quiz for a couple weeks though, that could be it. Last week, I was packing up the robot that the students made. With FIRST, everyone has the same time frame to build to make it fair. At 12AM Eastern Wednesday Morning,
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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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Sub at the Pub: Sweet 16 Edition
Matt

Good evening, quizzers of the Pub on Pearl! Tonight, you graciously welcomed me into your home base, and (mostly) kept the heckling to a minimum as we rocked out during a round on geology, failed to declare certain goods for eight questions on smuggling, and split the odds on a 50/50 round about Americans abroad, among others. Oh, what a night! With all the enthusiasm of a little blue pill, Boners Boners Boners Boners put down a sizably jokered Round 2, and seemed poised to win it all before Spousal Rape (Trump reference, so it’s ok?) came back with three 8/8s and a monster 24-point final round. Back to Back Champs
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Alexander Had It Easy
Vertigo Chuck

Valentine's Day quiz went pretty well. I liked how the themes matched the day, but the questions didn't necessarily need to be. Like how Singles Awareness Day is a thing. We tried to make it subtle. I think we succeeded, but what do I know? I apparently don't know too much because I didn't recognize some people playing I should have on Big Fact Hunt. I also need to watch more episodes of The Simpsons that as Bart prank-calling Moe. I almost didn't understand their name until that first scoring break. Luckily my enunciation-fu was strong and I didn't trip into it. I do enjoy it when teams give clever tongue-twisters and various phrases that can induce a Freudian
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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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Can you hear me? Because I can't hear me.
AlisonRudd

Ahoy! So, that awesome German cover a Britney Spears song tonight reminded me a lot of the reasons I took three years of German in high school. Growing up a brown haired, blue eyed chick I was under the impression I was German and was super about learning all about the motherland. I joined the dance club, went to the after school meetings, and learned to cook all the schnitzel you could handle. After I failed attempt at learning French in college I lamented to my mom that I should have just stuck with the language of my people. She took this opportunity to inform me that I am 100% Scots Irish - not a drop of Deutch blood in these veins... I PRETENDED TO LIKE RAMMSTEIN FOR
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Something Old
Vertigo Chuck

Sometimes I am astounded about how much of a creature of habit I am. I usually always order the same thing, no matter what restaurant I go to. I usually make sure I am in the same lane at around the same location on my way to work. I always like Round 4 answer sheets on the laptop keyboard and the Round 5 answer sheets on the table. Am I too particular? Maybe, but I feel that things go a little better with a routine. I like automating the process. I do enjoy a new challenge too, but there is a satisfaction in efficiency. Now I get to throw away that 'i' before 'e' except after 'c' rule. "Efficiency" isn't on the exception list. Neither is "science" for that matter. What is going on with language?
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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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Continental Drift
Vertigo Chuck

I know the days are getting longer since it is past the solstice, but this darkness is pretty tough to deal with. I can't remember what research says about seasonal affectiveness disorder. It's not like I live in sunlight, but at least a little needs to happen. Maybe the Europeans have it right that 50 Hz is better for behavior over 60 Hz like we have over here. Maybe I need to make sure I put DC lights everywhere I work. I wonder what would happen? Maybe that is the breakthrough scientists are looking for. I will do research on this. Maybe even... Experiment! I wonder if anyone has looked at frequency concerning office conditions?A quick cursory google search reveals that the top
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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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Precognition
Vertigo Chuck

What haven't I ranted about in a while? BB-8? Maybe, but I'm pretty sure that the internet has strong opinions in both directions on the subject. Quotes? It is one of those few words that starts with 'Q,' but I don't see anything special to talk about it at the moment. How about the fact that my iPod likes to always start playing while it is in my pocket. If anyone has a good solution to keep the headphone remote disabled when I don't want it, please let me know. I probably have strange play counts for pocket-playing songs. I guess it is like butt-dialing, except it is playing a song that is too soft for most people to hear. Reminiscent of that scene toward the end of Honey, I Shrunk 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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Coast Guardsman
Vertigo Chuck

There is beauty in having things measured out. There is a simplicity to it, even if it clutters the look. In chemistry, that glass tube with the markings is a graduated cylinder. It is like it went off to college. It isn't a meter stick, it is a graduated stick. This means you have spent a lot of money to send a tree branch off for a few years to drink away part of your savings at parties before returning with some know how and tattoos. Not to say tattoos are bad. Maybe those are the graduations. Maybe part of the college degree receiving experience should involve a tattoo of the institution and the degree chosen. Either that, or some kind of scale determining volume or distance or something.
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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