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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Quiz: This Time It's For A Cause!
Daniel

It was a special kind of night at White Horse Tavern on Wednesday. Not only did we have a large turn out for another great quiz, but also the bar was hosting a “Quiz for a Cause” to support Boston Marathon Charity Partner Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center. Our guest host and organizer of the event was Lauren Oliva who not only did an excellent job grading quizzes and organizing raffles, but I also assume we’ll soon be calling her Boston Marathon winner Lauren Oliva! Great job, Lauren! Good luck at the Marathon this April!   With twenty-two teams competing there was plenty of excitement throughout the night. One of my favorite moments
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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Do you think Chewbacca will sing at my birthday party?
Daniel

Braving the remnants of winter storm Stella and some frigid temperatures, quizzers returned to White Horse Tavern on Wednesday to once again compete for Greatest Geeks in all of Allston-Brighton. This title is so prestigious, so coveted, so desired, that turf wars between rival neighborhood quiz gangs often break out in the middle of Brighton Avenue. This week’s quiz featured a fierce battle between “We All Have Jobs” and “Witty Team Name”.   Before I recap the quiz it should be noted that “Freudian Nip…I Mean Slip!” did not claim the free beer I offered them in
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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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This Week in Quiz
Daniel

In all my time hosting quizzes for Geeks Who Drink at White Horse Tavern, I don’t think there has ever been a team that has fulfilled their name better than “Solidly Mediocre” did on Wednesday night. Out of 15 teams they finished tied with “Man Hands” for a solidly mediocre 6th. Every time I thought they were about to make a move, they would turn in a round with a solidly mediocre 4 or 5 questions correct. For all of their wonderfully mediocre efforts, I decided to present them with the award for most mediocre team. That award is called the “Meh…” award, and Solidly Mediocre are the first ever recipients
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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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"Game Over, Man!"
Daniel

It’s always hard to come inside from unseasonably warm weather, but it was a testament to the devotion of quizzers across the Boston area that 18 teams came out to quiz at White Horse Tavern on Wednesday night. Apparently not many folks were fans of Bill Paxton because the film round was tough for most teams, but on the flip side most teams were outstanding when deciphering Google translates butchered movie quotes. By nights end a new “Most Dazzlingly Intelligent Geeks in Allston” was crowned and the world rejoiced.   Special recognition for best team name goes out to “Halal, Is It Meat You’re Looking For?” Seriously
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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
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Insert Clever Title Here
Daniel

Wednesday night’s quiz at White Horse Tavern was one for the ages. Teams from all over the state came to compete for this weeks title of “Greatest Geek in All of Allston on a Wednesday Night in mid-February”. This title is so coveted that President John Adams once wrestled the Brighton Tree Ninja to obtain it. Before recapping the game I feel that special acknowledgement is owed to two team names that did not receive the appreciative laughs, whoops, and high-fives they deserved. Titanic Swim Team competed fiercely, but ultimately was sunk by some tough rounds in the early going. To their credit the entire team valiantly went down with their ship.
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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
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A Dance Off is Always the Best Way to Break a Tie
Daniel

After a few weeks out of first place, Jalapeno Business emerged victorious in yet another Geeks Who Drink quiz at White Horse Tavern. I caught up with the team members of Jalapeno Business after the quiz and they were ecstatic about yet another victory. “We’re like the New England Patriots!” one team member stated, “All we do is win, win, win no matter what. Got money on my mind. I can never get enough. And every time I step up in the building, everybody hands go up. And they stay there. And they say yeah.”   The real show of the evening came in a spectacular showdown to see who would be the second place finisher.
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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
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Before Boston Turned Into Hoth, A Quiz Was Had
Daniel

As a nor’easter approached the tiny and quaint village of Allston, the geeks of the area braved the harrowing New England weather to compete in a battle of wits and logic in the small tavern known as White Horse. The competition was fierce and the mistrust between teams was reminiscent of a similar mistrust currently displayed amongst the Trump White House staff. By nights end, White Horse was able to crown a team as Emperor of the Geeks and as a result a new golden era of geekdom was established.   The award for most creative team name goes to Oliver Wendell Homegirls, who honored the late associate justice of the Supreme Court and Boston native
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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
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Sand People Raided My Quiz And I Loved It
Daniel

White Horse Tavern was packed on Wednesday when twenty teams came to geek out and drink while playing some pub quiz. The night had its ups and downs for all teams. Everyone struggled with the visual round which I felt was very unpatriotic of folks, especially in Trump’s America. But what can I say? I suppose not all of us can show pride in our country by identifying various people who have played the Wicked Witch of the West.   Speaking of patriotic, a special All-American shout-out is extended to the best team names of the night: “Jed Bartlet Is My President” and “Bullshit Spicer Is My Least Favorite Press
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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
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"Alternative Facts Would Have Won Me This Game" -Kellyanne Conway
Daniel

White Horse Tavern was rocking during another great quiz on Wednesday night. Returning champs “Jalapeño Business” came back and dominated another quiz. When asked what their secret was they stated “a steady diet of Flutie Flakes and an extreme devotion to our deity, Champ, the lake monster that lurks in Lake Champlain.” The victorious team also wanted to make it clear that their favorite round of the quiz was the speed dating round. Second place team “J Sanz Demlo” gave the defending champs a good scare at the end of the game but came up just short. Dressed as if they were all business school
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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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No one Laughed at the Al Franken-Jill Stein Joke!
Daniel

A cold rain fell outside, however it was nothing but warm vibes and good quizzing inside White Horse Tavern on Wednesday, January 18th. Two teams expressed their remarkable excitement for the inauguration of Donald J. Trump by honoring the President-Elect in their team names. “34/33 Hours and Counting” (their team name changed as the minutes ticked down) and “T-Minus 3 Days” kept every quizzer depressingly aware of just what was coming for America this coming Friday. Thankfully, the bar supplied plenty of sarsaparilla to keep our minds distracted. The quiz was a thrilling one. Several
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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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They Didn't Just Come to Watch the Celtics! (A story of a bar and it's new quizmaster!
Daniel

A changing of the guards took place at White Horse Tavern in Allston on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. I took over for the legendary Sir Jay, who was knighted by the Queen of Canada and sent off on an important but mysterious diplomatic mission to the Southern Ocean. The crowd at White Horse was amazing, welcoming me with an amazing first game. “Turtles All The Way Down” rocked the quiz hard and took first place honors with a dominant performance. “Turtles” informed the me after the game that they owed their success to various pagan gods and healthy living. Coming in second place was “I’m Usually Good
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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
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Good Night, and Good Luck
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Current Champions: Hot Singles In Your Area Former Champions: Spicy Boys Enter- *Insert John Cena Theme* T’was a Thursday in the Autumn of 2013, and enters a recent graduate, his roommate, and various friends of varying knowledge. On one fateful evening was my introduction to Geeks Who Drink; right here at The White Horse Tavern. I soon became a regular attendee/quizzer, the routine of which kept me sane during the long and boring hours of dealing with numbers all day at my day job. Since then, the regular GWD evening changed to Wednesdays, but while playing the game here at White Horse I was inspired to try my luck and audition
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Hello Quizzers! The name is Jay and this Quizmaster's story begins in Skokie, Illinois, but since very few people from the Boston-area know where that is, let's just call it Chicago; I mean, its a direct subway line and only two towns over....FINE, I grew up in a suburb, are you happy now? Graduated from Babson College in 2013 with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and a Master's in Accounting. I'm a nerd by day, and a geek by night. Decided to stay out here and give this East-coast thing a shot. I like to follow the Vin Diesel school of Geekdom. If you want to compare lifts and gym routines, I'll be there; but if you want to geek out, and I mean if you REALLY want to geek out, I'm your go-to-guy. -Music? 5x year attendee of Lollapalooza Music Festival, 3x Karaoke champion in 2008. I will stand firmly behind the idea that RHCP needs John Frusciante, Progressive R&B is the music of the future, and that Drum & Bass is the best EDM sub-genre. -Video Games? Been playing since Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES, and haven't stopped since. FPS, MOBA, JRPG, MMORPG, whatever the hell Katamari Damacy was (other than completely awesome), I got you covered. -TV? I may or may not still reference lines from Archer, South Park, Futurama, and the Simpsons on a daily basis. -Movies? Been watching them constantly since my dad made me watch Bloodsport with Jean-Claude Van Damme at age 5. Favorite View Askew (Kevin Smith) comedies are Clerks and Chasing Amy, least favorites are Mallrats and Clerks II; I refuse to count Jersey Girl as an actual member of that universe. -General Geekiness? I had a 3-month stint as Dungeon Master for my D&D group, I hosted a LAN-party about a week before writing this bio, and I make sure to check IGN, Kotaku, and Reddit on a daily (closer to hourly)-basis With all that said, I hope to see you on the quizzing battlegrounds soon. Drink Responsibly, Geek Recklessly


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016
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Hey at least the Cubs Won
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Current Champions: Spicy Boys Former Champions: Jalapeno Business 2016 has been pretty brutal for politics and celebrity lifespans, but hey at least the Cubs won the world series. Also, I won my neighborhood/college fantasy football league for the first time. Seeeee 2016 wasn’t all that terrible.   Anyway, here’s Notent Notables. Things Other Than Death (R1): Round 1 featured current events from the last year. We reminded a crowd of Boston locals about deflategate…ouch. We learned about “athleisure” and why Miss Teen USA is less creepy in yoga pants than a bikini. Also,
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Hello Quizzers! The name is Jay and this Quizmaster's story begins in Skokie, Illinois, but since very few people from the Boston-area know where that is, let's just call it Chicago; I mean, its a direct subway line and only two towns over....FINE, I grew up in a suburb, are you happy now? Graduated from Babson College in 2013 with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and a Master's in Accounting. I'm a nerd by day, and a geek by night. Decided to stay out here and give this East-coast thing a shot. I like to follow the Vin Diesel school of Geekdom. If you want to compare lifts and gym routines, I'll be there; but if you want to geek out, and I mean if you REALLY want to geek out, I'm your go-to-guy. -Music? 5x year attendee of Lollapalooza Music Festival, 3x Karaoke champion in 2008. I will stand firmly behind the idea that RHCP needs John Frusciante, Progressive R&B is the music of the future, and that Drum & Bass is the best EDM sub-genre. -Video Games? Been playing since Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES, and haven't stopped since. FPS, MOBA, JRPG, MMORPG, whatever the hell Katamari Damacy was (other than completely awesome), I got you covered. -TV? I may or may not still reference lines from Archer, South Park, Futurama, and the Simpsons on a daily basis. -Movies? Been watching them constantly since my dad made me watch Bloodsport with Jean-Claude Van Damme at age 5. Favorite View Askew (Kevin Smith) comedies are Clerks and Chasing Amy, least favorites are Mallrats and Clerks II; I refuse to count Jersey Girl as an actual member of that universe. -General Geekiness? I had a 3-month stint as Dungeon Master for my D&D group, I hosted a LAN-party about a week before writing this bio, and I make sure to check IGN, Kotaku, and Reddit on a daily (closer to hourly)-basis With all that said, I hope to see you on the quizzing battlegrounds soon. Drink Responsibly, Geek Recklessly


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Holly-est (or is it Holliest) of Days
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Current Champions: Jalapeno Business Former Champions: Mangos Mangos Mangos Happy Christmas, Merry Holidays, Festive Festivus, Chag Sameach.   Anyway, here’s Notent Notables. No, You’re the Ho (R1): Round 1 featured a bunch of answers starting with H-O. Apparently horses have the power of 746 watts. Honey Boo Boo was a thing, and we’re never going to forget that or get our collective times back. Also, Howard Dean on cocaine…try to get that image out of your head now.   Oh So Special (R7): Our Round 7 featured some clips from holiday TV show episodes.
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Hello Quizzers! The name is Jay and this Quizmaster's story begins in Skokie, Illinois, but since very few people from the Boston-area know where that is, let's just call it Chicago; I mean, its a direct subway line and only two towns over....FINE, I grew up in a suburb, are you happy now? Graduated from Babson College in 2013 with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and a Master's in Accounting. I'm a nerd by day, and a geek by night. Decided to stay out here and give this East-coast thing a shot. I like to follow the Vin Diesel school of Geekdom. If you want to compare lifts and gym routines, I'll be there; but if you want to geek out, and I mean if you REALLY want to geek out, I'm your go-to-guy. -Music? 5x year attendee of Lollapalooza Music Festival, 3x Karaoke champion in 2008. I will stand firmly behind the idea that RHCP needs John Frusciante, Progressive R&B is the music of the future, and that Drum & Bass is the best EDM sub-genre. -Video Games? Been playing since Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES, and haven't stopped since. FPS, MOBA, JRPG, MMORPG, whatever the hell Katamari Damacy was (other than completely awesome), I got you covered. -TV? I may or may not still reference lines from Archer, South Park, Futurama, and the Simpsons on a daily basis. -Movies? Been watching them constantly since my dad made me watch Bloodsport with Jean-Claude Van Damme at age 5. Favorite View Askew (Kevin Smith) comedies are Clerks and Chasing Amy, least favorites are Mallrats and Clerks II; I refuse to count Jersey Girl as an actual member of that universe. -General Geekiness? I had a 3-month stint as Dungeon Master for my D&D group, I hosted a LAN-party about a week before writing this bio, and I make sure to check IGN, Kotaku, and Reddit on a daily (closer to hourly)-basis With all that said, I hope to see you on the quizzing battlegrounds soon. Drink Responsibly, Geek Recklessly


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016
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Everything is…okay, I guess
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Current Champions: Mangos Mangos Mangos Former Champions: My Trivia partner thinks this is a date Rogue One, Fantasy Football Semi-Finals, um yeah that’s pretty much it.   Anyway, here’s Notent Notables. Girl, You’re Perfect (R2): Round 2 featured a bunch of movie soundtrack songs. Sometimes the song was considerably better than the movie, like The Weeknd and 50 Shades, or 21 Pilots and Suicide Squad. Sometimes the song and movie were equally bad, Like Fall Out Boy and the new Ghostbusters. Sometimes you just need to be reminded that Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is an amazing movie.   What
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Hello Quizzers! The name is Jay and this Quizmaster's story begins in Skokie, Illinois, but since very few people from the Boston-area know where that is, let's just call it Chicago; I mean, its a direct subway line and only two towns over....FINE, I grew up in a suburb, are you happy now? Graduated from Babson College in 2013 with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and a Master's in Accounting. I'm a nerd by day, and a geek by night. Decided to stay out here and give this East-coast thing a shot. I like to follow the Vin Diesel school of Geekdom. If you want to compare lifts and gym routines, I'll be there; but if you want to geek out, and I mean if you REALLY want to geek out, I'm your go-to-guy. -Music? 5x year attendee of Lollapalooza Music Festival, 3x Karaoke champion in 2008. I will stand firmly behind the idea that RHCP needs John Frusciante, Progressive R&B is the music of the future, and that Drum & Bass is the best EDM sub-genre. -Video Games? Been playing since Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES, and haven't stopped since. FPS, MOBA, JRPG, MMORPG, whatever the hell Katamari Damacy was (other than completely awesome), I got you covered. -TV? I may or may not still reference lines from Archer, South Park, Futurama, and the Simpsons on a daily basis. -Movies? Been watching them constantly since my dad made me watch Bloodsport with Jean-Claude Van Damme at age 5. Favorite View Askew (Kevin Smith) comedies are Clerks and Chasing Amy, least favorites are Mallrats and Clerks II; I refuse to count Jersey Girl as an actual member of that universe. -General Geekiness? I had a 3-month stint as Dungeon Master for my D&D group, I hosted a LAN-party about a week before writing this bio, and I make sure to check IGN, Kotaku, and Reddit on a daily (closer to hourly)-basis With all that said, I hope to see you on the quizzing battlegrounds soon. Drink Responsibly, Geek Recklessly


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
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Dangerously Cheesy
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Current Champions: My Trivia partner thinks this is a date Former Champions: Jalapeno Business Well this week is…something. Things happened. Fantasy football playoffs are coming up.   Anyway, here’s Notent Notables. Mike and Chase (R1): Round 1 featured Mac & Cheese. Kraft Mac & Cheese has been around for nearly 80 years. I’m assuming that they never thought that their flagship product would be implemented in the greatness that is “Mac N’ Cheetos”.   Naming Hard or Hardly Naming (R2): Our Round 2 featured a bunch of songs with
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Hello Quizzers! The name is Jay and this Quizmaster's story begins in Skokie, Illinois, but since very few people from the Boston-area know where that is, let's just call it Chicago; I mean, its a direct subway line and only two towns over....FINE, I grew up in a suburb, are you happy now? Graduated from Babson College in 2013 with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and a Master's in Accounting. I'm a nerd by day, and a geek by night. Decided to stay out here and give this East-coast thing a shot. I like to follow the Vin Diesel school of Geekdom. If you want to compare lifts and gym routines, I'll be there; but if you want to geek out, and I mean if you REALLY want to geek out, I'm your go-to-guy. -Music? 5x year attendee of Lollapalooza Music Festival, 3x Karaoke champion in 2008. I will stand firmly behind the idea that RHCP needs John Frusciante, Progressive R&B is the music of the future, and that Drum & Bass is the best EDM sub-genre. -Video Games? Been playing since Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES, and haven't stopped since. FPS, MOBA, JRPG, MMORPG, whatever the hell Katamari Damacy was (other than completely awesome), I got you covered. -TV? I may or may not still reference lines from Archer, South Park, Futurama, and the Simpsons on a daily basis. -Movies? Been watching them constantly since my dad made me watch Bloodsport with Jean-Claude Van Damme at age 5. Favorite View Askew (Kevin Smith) comedies are Clerks and Chasing Amy, least favorites are Mallrats and Clerks II; I refuse to count Jersey Girl as an actual member of that universe. -General Geekiness? I had a 3-month stint as Dungeon Master for my D&D group, I hosted a LAN-party about a week before writing this bio, and I make sure to check IGN, Kotaku, and Reddit on a daily (closer to hourly)-basis With all that said, I hope to see you on the quizzing battlegrounds soon. Drink Responsibly, Geek Recklessly