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Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Urban Assault Vehicle
The Duke of Allston

Now I know y'all be loving this blog right here.  I've softened on Limp Bizkit.  It's a part of my high school nostalgia as much as Britney and Christina and American Pie movies and not getting laid.  Back then, I railed against them, and against SUV ownership.   Now that I've reached "establishment age" (as my hippie-era mom calls turning 30), I sold out and got myself a Rav4.  Hey, it was a good lease takeover deal.  I Ubered with it for the last seven months of the lease, and it was still 17,000 miles under the allowance at the end of the term, so I bought it.  It's a comfortable ride, and I chose to honor four wheel drive vehicles with
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I grew up in Burlington, VT, and moved here on a whim in 2003.  Became the quiz presenter at White Horse Tavern in 2005, where I worked for 7 years for another quiz company. Then Geeks Who Drink came a-callin'.  I first rejected their overtures, but joined the family when they offered to pay me in hair gel.

When I'm not hosting your quiz or hitting on you, I enjoy horse racing, kayaking,and baseball.  I once won $33,000 on a $48 horse ticket.  I also participated in the 2012 and 2014 Horse Player World Series, and in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, both elite handicapping tournaments held annually in Las Vegas.

I was on "Judge Mathis" in 2004, and also appeared locally on the Red Sox trivia game show "The Batters' Box" in 2009.  Yet, I still get recognized for appearing for ten seconds on a casting special for "Beauty and the Geek" in 2005.  Seriously, it's aired on television maybe twice, and people recognize it.  It's stupendous.


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Eventually
The Duke of Allston

Our crack writing staff has been writing more Sooner or Later rounds recently, so I decided to join in the fun by making a Sooner or Later music round for tonight's quiz.  Nope, we didn't play it in two parts (although maybe now I could make something based upon that.)  This was simply eight songs with titles pertaining to the idea of "sooner or later."  I don't love Stephen A. Smith, but I do like his appearances in the Oberto beef jerky commercials.  "You're ruining my sex down here!," he exclaims as his copy of "The Essential Babyface" is drenched in water.   I got Shakira in there as well.  Who's the advertising genius who got her to draw
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I grew up in Burlington, VT, and moved here on a whim in 2003.  Became the quiz presenter at White Horse Tavern in 2005, where I worked for 7 years for another quiz company. Then Geeks Who Drink came a-callin'.  I first rejected their overtures, but joined the family when they offered to pay me in hair gel.

When I'm not hosting your quiz or hitting on you, I enjoy horse racing, kayaking,and baseball.  I once won $33,000 on a $48 horse ticket.  I also participated in the 2012 and 2014 Horse Player World Series, and in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, both elite handicapping tournaments held annually in Las Vegas.

I was on "Judge Mathis" in 2004, and also appeared locally on the Red Sox trivia game show "The Batters' Box" in 2009.  Yet, I still get recognized for appearing for ten seconds on a casting special for "Beauty and the Geek" in 2005.  Seriously, it's aired on television maybe twice, and people recognize it.  It's stupendous.


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Saturday, June 13, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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In the Game of Quiz, You Either Win or You Die
Missus H

June 13, 2015 was one of the greatest days of all time. It was the 3rd annual, Game of Thrones quiz, which this year was at the most glorious White Horse Tavern in Allston. A whopping 45 teams showed up to compete for $395 in cash money doll hairs, which is pretty freaking sweet. There weren’t any costumes (aside from your glorious QuizMistresses, which of course, duh we’re awesome), but honorable mention to the guy sporting the “Winter is coming” ugly sweater in 80+ degree weather. That truly is dedication.   I must say, I was surprised to see so many 0 point rounds, I mean I know they were hard, but even so, you’re supposed to
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Once upon a time there was a girl, whose only goal in life was to leave the great state of Texas. She dreamt and hoped and prayed and wished that she could escape and move to some big fancy city in the north. But dreaming and hoping and praying and wishing don't make things happen. Thank goodness the little girl was smart enough to figure that much out. So the little girl decided that the best course of action was to turn into a super nerd who was awesome at everything and somehow she finagled an escape plan to Boston, which is where she remains to this very day. And she doesn't dream or hope or pray or wish for things to just happen, she simply kicks ass and takes names, but is really, really nice about it and gets shit done. The end.


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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Hedges
The Duke of Allston

Yep, I made that the headline because Round 6 this evening touched upon retro porn.  I remember visiting a Quebec strip club in 2002 and seeing 80's porn on small televisions.  Nobody kicks it old school like the French.  Heck, the oldest surviving porno film is called "Le Coucher de la Mariee."  If that's not an on the nez title, I don't know what is.  And I still had an easier time pronouncing that than "clitoris."   Lest you think we live entirely in the gutter here at Geeks Who Drink, the round also asked about ladies named Debbie. Ms. Harry is still smokin'.  Her and Raquel Welch.  The two of them should make
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I grew up in Burlington, VT, and moved here on a whim in 2003.  Became the quiz presenter at White Horse Tavern in 2005, where I worked for 7 years for another quiz company. Then Geeks Who Drink came a-callin'.  I first rejected their overtures, but joined the family when they offered to pay me in hair gel.

When I'm not hosting your quiz or hitting on you, I enjoy horse racing, kayaking,and baseball.  I once won $33,000 on a $48 horse ticket.  I also participated in the 2012 and 2014 Horse Player World Series, and in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, both elite handicapping tournaments held annually in Las Vegas.

I was on "Judge Mathis" in 2004, and also appeared locally on the Red Sox trivia game show "The Batters' Box" in 2009.  Yet, I still get recognized for appearing for ten seconds on a casting special for "Beauty and the Geek" in 2005.  Seriously, it's aired on television maybe twice, and people recognize it.  It's stupendous.


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116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
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Strange Brew
The Duke of Allston

It's not just one of the best things Eric Clapton ever made, or even one of the best things the SCTV gang ever made. It was also what we talked about in tonight's 50/50 Round 3, in which players had to separate the bonafide from the bogusamong descriptions of eight craft beers. Only two teams didn't score four or five points, and the team who posted the high score of six finished dead last among 14 entries. Weird game. I'm not even certain which beer among the dozens I've tried (scores?) would be the weirdest. I've had everything in mybeer from vanilla to apricot, and yet, none of what I've endeavored to sample even remotely approaches The End of History.   This
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I grew up in Burlington, VT, and moved here on a whim in 2003.  Became the quiz presenter at White Horse Tavern in 2005, where I worked for 7 years for another quiz company. Then Geeks Who Drink came a-callin'.  I first rejected their overtures, but joined the family when they offered to pay me in hair gel.

When I'm not hosting your quiz or hitting on you, I enjoy horse racing, kayaking,and baseball.  I once won $33,000 on a $48 horse ticket.  I also participated in the 2012 and 2014 Horse Player World Series, and in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, both elite handicapping tournaments held annually in Las Vegas.

I was on "Judge Mathis" in 2004, and also appeared locally on the Red Sox trivia game show "The Batters' Box" in 2009.  Yet, I still get recognized for appearing for ten seconds on a casting special for "Beauty and the Geek" in 2005.  Seriously, it's aired on television maybe twice, and people recognize it.  It's stupendous.


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Inspector Gadget
The Duke of Allston

The crap that people spend their money on these days: Smartphones that keep us tethered to screens even when we're off the clock. Drones that are going to fall out of the sky and hit somebody in the head sooner rather than later. Apple'seven trying to make wristwatches happen again, which seems to me to be as likely as making fetch happen. (John Oliver voice) It took me a good year to tan my wrist where I used to wear a watch, dammit, I'm not going back, Apple! You can't make me! Stop it! Bad company! We took a Price is Right-style look at some of this absurdity in our 50/50 Round 3 this evening. A motorcycle helmetwith a built-in map display? That really lends
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I grew up in Burlington, VT, and moved here on a whim in 2003.  Became the quiz presenter at White Horse Tavern in 2005, where I worked for 7 years for another quiz company. Then Geeks Who Drink came a-callin'.  I first rejected their overtures, but joined the family when they offered to pay me in hair gel.

When I'm not hosting your quiz or hitting on you, I enjoy horse racing, kayaking,and baseball.  I once won $33,000 on a $48 horse ticket.  I also participated in the 2012 and 2014 Horse Player World Series, and in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, both elite handicapping tournaments held annually in Las Vegas.

I was on "Judge Mathis" in 2004, and also appeared locally on the Red Sox trivia game show "The Batters' Box" in 2009.  Yet, I still get recognized for appearing for ten seconds on a casting special for "Beauty and the Geek" in 2005.  Seriously, it's aired on television maybe twice, and people recognize it.  It's stupendous.


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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How I Spent My Winter Vacation
The Duke of Allston

I took my March vacation two months late this year, and for good reason, as my brother Tim got married this past Friday to the lovely Ilhem in L'Home Chamondot, France.  A tip of my cap one more time to Corey Heady for filling in for me last week.  I owe the world a recap of the trip, and as promised, tonight's blog will cover just that.   Day 1:  I touched down at 9:30 AM Paris time last Wednesday morning.  Six hours ahead of Boston time, I would typically be in bed at 3:30 at this point.  I was told that a shuttle would be there to pick me up upon arrival, but it wasn't there.  It wouldn't
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I grew up in Burlington, VT, and moved here on a whim in 2003.  Became the quiz presenter at White Horse Tavern in 2005, where I worked for 7 years for another quiz company. Then Geeks Who Drink came a-callin'.  I first rejected their overtures, but joined the family when they offered to pay me in hair gel.

When I'm not hosting your quiz or hitting on you, I enjoy horse racing, kayaking,and baseball.  I once won $33,000 on a $48 horse ticket.  I also participated in the 2012 and 2014 Horse Player World Series, and in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, both elite handicapping tournaments held annually in Las Vegas.

I was on "Judge Mathis" in 2004, and also appeared locally on the Red Sox trivia game show "The Batters' Box" in 2009.  Yet, I still get recognized for appearing for ten seconds on a casting special for "Beauty and the Geek" in 2005.  Seriously, it's aired on television maybe twice, and people recognize it.  It's stupendous.


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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The LaTulippes are Lovely in Spring
Worst Corey Ever

Summer in Boston is right around the corner, and you can feel it in the air. Slightly humid, you start to sweat the second you walk out the door. You get sunburned without realizing it’s happening. You really dread the thoughts of winter again, and so you trick yourself into thinking you enjoy it. Ahh… Boston summer. Maybe I’ll head down to the Common and throw a Frisbee around while trying to not jack anyone up who’s sunbathing in the middle of the city.   We had a phenomenal competition tonight, with strong finishes of 11, 11, 14, and 12 points in round 8 from our top 4 scoring teams; the
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WARNING: The following is top secret. It will most certainly stay that way, as nobody is ever going to read it.

I know everything there is to know about me. Nobody knows more about me than I do, and most likely nobody ever will. If I were a pub quiz, you would fail.

I am a recovering midwesterner on my ninth step (seeking apologies from everyone who was responsible for my being in the midwest as long as i was). I'll soon be moving on to the tenth step, where I take inventory of how my own actions made such a thing possible.

I am a (mostly) proud BU Terrier (I say mostly because though our hockey team is good, I'd never say I'm proud of them) with a degree in business (the highest of the classical sciences). Though Quizmaster is what I would consider my "day job" I'm also a CPA in my free time. I know what you're thinking, and NO... I DON'T do taxes. Not all CPAs do taxes. I am one of those who does not.

I do not like eating animal. Nothing against the animals. And nothing for the animals. I just don't do it. Don't ask. Or do. I don't give a shit (see Nick Swardson, All Day, for proper accenting of that last sentence).

I am a fan of penguins, owls, sheep, and dragons. This is because I can draw them at a 3rd grade level. All of my other drawing skills are closer to the Pre-K level.

I am a gamer at heart. Talk to me about Final Fantasy or Zelda. Don't talk to me about Halo, COD, or any other FPS disasters. I'm a classic JRPG lover and will defend the genre to the end of the earth. May the various gods help you when you try to argue it with me. "But I can't see people's heads blow up when I kill them!" "You're an idiot. I win."

I am about 5' 10". I am VERY Caucasian (read pale... not my fault). I am a musician. I am well read in Sci-Fi. I am scrawny. I am mostly happy. I am the warrior. I am not your father's oldsmobile.

But mostly, I am. (I think.)


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116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
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Chunnel Vision
The Duke of Allston

I'm fascinated by time-lapse travel videos on YouTube.  There's no greater timesuck than sitting and watching four or five of them in a row.  By the time you're done, you've watched 30 minutes of somebody's drive down a highway, set to throbbing dance beats and Pop-Up Video style factoids about the roads and the roadside attractions.   Recently, I stumbled across this trip through the Chunnel, and I'm still not clear as to why the transport vehicles exist at all.  Why were those built?  Why didn't they just build standard travel lanes and let people drive their own vehicles through
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I grew up in Burlington, VT, and moved here on a whim in 2003.  Became the quiz presenter at White Horse Tavern in 2005, where I worked for 7 years for another quiz company. Then Geeks Who Drink came a-callin'.  I first rejected their overtures, but joined the family when they offered to pay me in hair gel.

When I'm not hosting your quiz or hitting on you, I enjoy horse racing, kayaking,and baseball.  I once won $33,000 on a $48 horse ticket.  I also participated in the 2012 and 2014 Horse Player World Series, and in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, both elite handicapping tournaments held annually in Las Vegas.

I was on "Judge Mathis" in 2004, and also appeared locally on the Red Sox trivia game show "The Batters' Box" in 2009.  Yet, I still get recognized for appearing for ten seconds on a casting special for "Beauty and the Geek" in 2005.  Seriously, it's aired on television maybe twice, and people recognize it.  It's stupendous.


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Cut a Hole in the Box
The Duke of Allston

Round 3 tonight was a 50/50 proposition on mail-order boxes.  First thing I thought of was Columbia House and the 12 CD's I got for a penny back in 1998, so let's recall what I got in that shipment: -Will Smith "Big Willie Style":  That was my nickname in high school, as you might imagine.  Before I got the album, I got the cassette single for "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It."  I think I honest to God played it three times the day I bought it. -Mystikal "Unpredictable":  I was a white kid in Vermont who had a fetish for anything rap.  Even my dad asked me "any white artists?" when he went through the box.  Mystikal
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I grew up in Burlington, VT, and moved here on a whim in 2003.  Became the quiz presenter at White Horse Tavern in 2005, where I worked for 7 years for another quiz company. Then Geeks Who Drink came a-callin'.  I first rejected their overtures, but joined the family when they offered to pay me in hair gel.

When I'm not hosting your quiz or hitting on you, I enjoy horse racing, kayaking,and baseball.  I once won $33,000 on a $48 horse ticket.  I also participated in the 2012 and 2014 Horse Player World Series, and in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, both elite handicapping tournaments held annually in Las Vegas.

I was on "Judge Mathis" in 2004, and also appeared locally on the Red Sox trivia game show "The Batters' Box" in 2009.  Yet, I still get recognized for appearing for ten seconds on a casting special for "Beauty and the Geek" in 2005.  Seriously, it's aired on television maybe twice, and people recognize it.  It's stupendous.


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Freakin' A, Man
The Duke of Allston

"Wait, Jack Nicholson is a Yankee fan and a Lakers fan?  Can we just paint a mustache on him and call him Hitler?" - Some random commenter to Bill Simmons That bothered me too when I was a kid.  I love the Sox, and I appreciate the films of Jack Nicholson, so I didn't like that he liked the Yankees.  At least he seems to sincerely appreciate them, unlike that idiot Jay Z, who thought that Curt Schilling was David Wells. Yeah, go hang out with that other obnoxious fraud Jimmy Fallon. Jack celebrated his 78th birthday today, so we dedicated our speed Round 3 to him, with players naming his eight films which grossed nine figures.  "Something's
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I grew up in Burlington, VT, and moved here on a whim in 2003.  Became the quiz presenter at White Horse Tavern in 2005, where I worked for 7 years for another quiz company. Then Geeks Who Drink came a-callin'.  I first rejected their overtures, but joined the family when they offered to pay me in hair gel.

When I'm not hosting your quiz or hitting on you, I enjoy horse racing, kayaking,and baseball.  I once won $33,000 on a $48 horse ticket.  I also participated in the 2012 and 2014 Horse Player World Series, and in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, both elite handicapping tournaments held annually in Las Vegas.

I was on "Judge Mathis" in 2004, and also appeared locally on the Red Sox trivia game show "The Batters' Box" in 2009.  Yet, I still get recognized for appearing for ten seconds on a casting special for "Beauty and the Geek" in 2005.  Seriously, it's aired on television maybe twice, and people recognize it.  It's stupendous.


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Sunday Silence
The Duke of Allston

He won the Kentucky Derby back in 1989.  I haven't been working Sundays for quite that long, but with the exception of a stretch during my senior year of high school, I've had a scheduled work shift on the seventh day since 1999.  I've always wondered what regular folks do with a full Sunday off.  I picture folks lingering at al fresco brunches and couples lying in bed watching television from 7 PM until they fall asleep. Six weeks from today would mark the 10th anniversary of the first time I cracked the mic at the White Horse Tavern.  We'll have to wait until the first Wednesday in June (which is the actual date anyway) to commemorate it, because tonight
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I grew up in Burlington, VT, and moved here on a whim in 2003.  Became the quiz presenter at White Horse Tavern in 2005, where I worked for 7 years for another quiz company. Then Geeks Who Drink came a-callin'.  I first rejected their overtures, but joined the family when they offered to pay me in hair gel.

When I'm not hosting your quiz or hitting on you, I enjoy horse racing, kayaking,and baseball.  I once won $33,000 on a $48 horse ticket.  I also participated in the 2012 and 2014 Horse Player World Series, and in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, both elite handicapping tournaments held annually in Las Vegas.

I was on "Judge Mathis" in 2004, and also appeared locally on the Red Sox trivia game show "The Batters' Box" in 2009.  Yet, I still get recognized for appearing for ten seconds on a casting special for "Beauty and the Geek" in 2005.  Seriously, it's aired on television maybe twice, and people recognize it.  It's stupendous.


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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19 for Me
The Duke of Allston

I was amazed (but not surprised) by the sight I saw when I ventured into the Allston Staples to print tonight's visual Round 5.  There was a lady at the color copier, and she was copying tax forms!  Assuming that she received all of her necessary documents by the mandated February 1st deadline, she had two and a half months to complete her return. Sure, people are busy.  But this was the worst winter in Boston's recorded history!  I had my returns completed by the middle of March, and I had four sources of income in 2014.  I wasn't about to spend a nice April day compiling business expenses, so I got it done when I was snowed in.  Of course, I owed money
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I grew up in Burlington, VT, and moved here on a whim in 2003.  Became the quiz presenter at White Horse Tavern in 2005, where I worked for 7 years for another quiz company. Then Geeks Who Drink came a-callin'.  I first rejected their overtures, but joined the family when they offered to pay me in hair gel.

When I'm not hosting your quiz or hitting on you, I enjoy horse racing, kayaking,and baseball.  I once won $33,000 on a $48 horse ticket.  I also participated in the 2012 and 2014 Horse Player World Series, and in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, both elite handicapping tournaments held annually in Las Vegas.

I was on "Judge Mathis" in 2004, and also appeared locally on the Red Sox trivia game show "The Batters' Box" in 2009.  Yet, I still get recognized for appearing for ten seconds on a casting special for "Beauty and the Geek" in 2005.  Seriously, it's aired on television maybe twice, and people recognize it.  It's stupendous.


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Sunday, April 12, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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American Broadcasting Chicks
The Duke of Allston

Round 3 in tonight's renewal of Geeks Who Drink was a nod to Mr. Feeny, the schoolteacher, and later, neighbor on "Boy Meets World."  I have nothing further to add on that, so let's engage in one of my very favorite exercises:  power rankings!  Tonight, girls from ABC shows.  And I'm limiting it to characters who were on shows I watched before I turned 16.  I'm not Pete Townshend. 1)  Danica McKellar / Winnie Cooper Doe eyes?  Check.  Let Kevin out of the friend zone?  Check.  Wrote two books about math?  Mate.  Put a ring on it, y'all. 2)  Laura Winslow / Kellie Shanygne Williams I can see
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I grew up in Burlington, VT, and moved here on a whim in 2003.  Became the quiz presenter at White Horse Tavern in 2005, where I worked for 7 years for another quiz company. Then Geeks Who Drink came a-callin'.  I first rejected their overtures, but joined the family when they offered to pay me in hair gel.

When I'm not hosting your quiz or hitting on you, I enjoy horse racing, kayaking,and baseball.  I once won $33,000 on a $48 horse ticket.  I also participated in the 2012 and 2014 Horse Player World Series, and in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, both elite handicapping tournaments held annually in Las Vegas.

I was on "Judge Mathis" in 2004, and also appeared locally on the Red Sox trivia game show "The Batters' Box" in 2009.  Yet, I still get recognized for appearing for ten seconds on a casting special for "Beauty and the Geek" in 2005.  Seriously, it's aired on television maybe twice, and people recognize it.  It's stupendous.


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
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Roaring Remakes
The Duke of Allston

I work two jobs, I play horses, and I make love from time to time.  That variety of activities causes me to fall behind in television.  Since I pay through the nose for HBO, I need to justify the expense.  I don't make time for Game of Thrones, but I was a fan of Boardwalk Empire from the beginning. I used an idle Saturday night to finish the series this past weekend.  I knew that the characters who were supposed to die would die (and did), but the manner in which some of them departed surprised me.  The series finale dragged on, but it took nothing away from five great autumns of bootlegging and the occassional boob. Having been put into a 20's mood
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I grew up in Burlington, VT, and moved here on a whim in 2003.  Became the quiz presenter at White Horse Tavern in 2005, where I worked for 7 years for another quiz company. Then Geeks Who Drink came a-callin'.  I first rejected their overtures, but joined the family when they offered to pay me in hair gel.

When I'm not hosting your quiz or hitting on you, I enjoy horse racing, kayaking,and baseball.  I once won $33,000 on a $48 horse ticket.  I also participated in the 2012 and 2014 Horse Player World Series, and in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, both elite handicapping tournaments held annually in Las Vegas.

I was on "Judge Mathis" in 2004, and also appeared locally on the Red Sox trivia game show "The Batters' Box" in 2009.  Yet, I still get recognized for appearing for ten seconds on a casting special for "Beauty and the Geek" in 2005.  Seriously, it's aired on television maybe twice, and people recognize it.  It's stupendous.


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White Horse Tavern
116 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA
02134
Sunday, April 05, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Sunday Best
The Duke of Allston

I hope everybody had a peaceful Easter.  I didn't grow up in a religious household, so it's always been just another Sunday in a tired old street to me.  It's essentially become a simple family day.  I saw my Aunt Linda and Uncle Dick in Newton, and I called my mom.  I called my dad last week, and Tim...well, I talked to him for 10 minutes on Friday night, which is its own Easter miracle.  That's alright, I'll see plenty of him in five weeks when I fly to France. Since I've shirked religious service, I enjoyed a dose of my own medicine with tonight's Round 2, which I wrote on the theme "Take Me to Church."  These were seven songs with "church"
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I grew up in Burlington, VT, and moved here on a whim in 2003.  Became the quiz presenter at White Horse Tavern in 2005, where I worked for 7 years for another quiz company. Then Geeks Who Drink came a-callin'.  I first rejected their overtures, but joined the family when they offered to pay me in hair gel.

When I'm not hosting your quiz or hitting on you, I enjoy horse racing, kayaking,and baseball.  I once won $33,000 on a $48 horse ticket.  I also participated in the 2012 and 2014 Horse Player World Series, and in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, both elite handicapping tournaments held annually in Las Vegas.

I was on "Judge Mathis" in 2004, and also appeared locally on the Red Sox trivia game show "The Batters' Box" in 2009.  Yet, I still get recognized for appearing for ten seconds on a casting special for "Beauty and the Geek" in 2005.  Seriously, it's aired on television maybe twice, and people recognize it.  It's stupendous.