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Thursday, Sep 22, 2016
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This one is for you, Johnny Utah.
Johnna

I spilled my beer again last night. Every time a beer goes down, it’s a tragedy but this one was especially hard for me. I had hardly taken a sip when I neglectfully nudged my computer and it tipped that glass of golden liquid to its puddled demise. As I watched it being mopped up, I couldn’t help but think of all it could have done if my carelessness hadn’t taken it too soon. Maybe that glass was the one to finally push me to purchase that inflatable unicorn horn for cats that’s been sitting in my Amazon cart for months now. Maybe I would’ve felt like making mac and cheese when I got home if I had been just that much tipsier. I might have even decided watching
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
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Lucky Charms
Johnna

I don’t know about you, but I had nightmares about a zombiesque Matt Damon chasing me while wielding a knife dripping with blood and saying his own name in that voice. You know the one…“Matt Damon. Matt Damon. Matt Damon.” Fortunately, there was also a leprechaun lurking about. He had a pot of pointy gold coins that he could throw like ninja stars and he managed to pin the undead version of Matt Damon to the side of a car. This car happened to be driven by the still living and still looking hot af version of Matt Damon. He dove out of the car and rolled onto a nearby bed of wildflowers, just as the car and the decomposing version of himself toppled down a cliff. I
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Sep 08, 2016
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Swanky Swayze
Johnna

I had a lot of people ask me about Patrick Swayze last night. I guess it could have had something to do with his handsome face joining me at the Quizmaster table. I’m actually really disappointed that none of you caught on to the fact that he was the key to almost every answer! I mean, seriously it was so obvious. Take for example that round on Pennsylvania. If you know anything about Patrick and his work, you know that he starred in the film Tiger Warsaw and it was shot in Pennsylvania. A few viewings of that classic and you would have known everything there is to know about PA. Or remember the Top Gun answer in the visual round? Well you should have also known that Patrick Swayze auditioned
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Sep 01, 2016
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Thoughts on Firefly and Lumberjacks
Johnna

The geeks of the world can’t seem to get over Firefly and I have a theory why.  Firefly is that stud muffin you’re standing next to in line.  Before you let your eyes roll too far back in your head, picture this! You just finished the last season of Buffy and need something to soothe your aching heart so you run to your local food stop and grab a bottle of wine and a box of macaroons to cry into. You jump into line and start perusing the magazines, when you see him. The tall drink of water with a beard that would make any lumberjack green with envy. He turns to you and the corner of his lip turns up, just a bit. “Did you see that Jennifer Lawrence
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
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Foreign Language Lessons with Rita Hayworth
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I know that I said I haven’t’ seen the Shawshank Redemption, but I was wrong! I Googled it and now I remember watching the last 45 minutes or so. It was playing at this gym I used to go. They had a magical space called the Cardio Cinema room. It’s exactly what you think it is- a dark room filled with treadmills and ellipticals and other such torture devices with a movie projected onto one of the walls. Honestly, this is still the only way I can drown out the angry voices in my head while working out. I just don’t like running, ok? Especially on a treadmill, what’s my motivation on those things? But put some beef jerky in my pockets and throw me in some Sasquatch
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Aug 18, 2016
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Scary Lucy
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Remember that bonus question about Lucille Ball’s new and improved statue? I wasn’t kidding about the old one, guys. It is absolutely TERRIFYING. I’ve included a link here so you can see it for yourself. Oh wait, that’s just a hilarious meme about the whole situation. Here’s the real link. Apparently members of Lucy’s family cried tears of gratitude at the unveiling of the new statue,
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Aug 11, 2016
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Favorite Kevin Bacon Movie? Tremors.
Johnna

If you’re a long time reader of this blog, as I’m sure you all are, you’ll remember my rental market woes from a few weeks back. Well dear readers, you’ll be glad to know that I’ve moved into my new place and couldn’t be happier. Except for the spiders. Oh and that we don’t have internet or TV or even a fucking microwave yet. Do you even know what it’s like to try to reheat green curry leftovers on the stove?! The rice starts to burn before the tofu can warm all the whole way through and I can’t even watch Buffy reruns to make myself feel better about it. I’m going a bit crazy. Yesterday I started telling my roommate’s
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Aug 04, 2016
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Avoid the Noid
Johnna

I like a lot of things about being your Quizmaster. I get to drink pink cocktails while playing music I like and pretending to be the smartest person in the room. But one of my very favorite things is reading your wrong answers throughout the night. Seriously. There is nothing better than a well-placed “Your Mom” or a made up celebrity name like Richard (Dick) Weed on an answer sheet. Tonight, dear quizzers, you did not disappoint (Team Left Table, I’m looking at you). I especially liked a question in R4 when a team completed an analogy thusly: New Orleans is to Mardi Gras as Rio is to…. Zika! Look, I think we can all agree that Zika is basically
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
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Buffy Would Be Proud
Johnna

If you’re a regular reader of my oh-so-popular blog, you already know of my undying affection for Buffy and the Scooby gang. It feels appropriate tonight of all nights, that we took a moment to reflect on who Buffy ended up with in the epic finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So much of the show is the centered around the heart wrenching love triangle between Buffy and her dead lovers, but when the camera takes it’s last close up of that adorably snarky face, Buffy was alone.  Or was she? In those final moments Buffy finds herself without a man, but instead surrounded by other badass slayers just like herself. She no longer has to carry the weight of the world on her
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Jul 21, 2016
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Ought not forget the Noughty Aughts.
Johnna

Had you guys ever heard of the late-aughts before? It was in that question about Wentworth Miller and armed robbery and what not. I guess I missed the memo, but the aughts are what we call those awkward, butterfly clipped years between 2000 and 2009. That's neat and all, but I’ve discovered that the UK and Australia have been using another term that I like more than the aughts. They call it the noughties (from nought, which is word for zero). It just makes those years sound so scandalous. This is yet another example of all the things I learn at the ol’ GWD pub quiz each week. The thirst for knowledge and beer is real, ya’ll. Tonight my genius quizzers also told
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Jul 14, 2016
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The Dawn Of A New Era
Johnna

Was it just last week that our thumbs were the only things engaged in our quest for app-driven entertainment? Seems like a lifetime ago. But I for one am glad I experienced it. I’ll be able to pass on the stories of life before Pokémon Go to future generations. Those rascals need to know what it was like before Nintendo paved the way to a world with no barriers between reality and technology. I can picture it now. There I am all old and wrinkly, gazing out at Earth from my vacation home on the Moon. The grandkids have just returned from a day trip to the Space Zoo and I will insist on boring them with tales of life before self-driving cars, robot servants, and apps that
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Jul 07, 2016
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I Know Who I Want To Take Me Home
Johnna

If you’ve been to a few of these quiz nights, you may have noticed that someone at the Geeks Who Drink writer’s table is loving Semisonic lately. More specifically, they can’t get enough of “Closing Time.” But who can blame them? It’s a catchy tune about that time of night that the GWD fam is all too familiar with. …Or is it? I did a little research** and discovered this song is actually about the birth of band member Dan Wilson’s first child. Yeah, you read that right. He’s quoted as saying that childbirth is like "being sent forth from the womb as if by a bouncer clearing out a bar.” Thanks Dan Wilson, if I ever have children,
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Jun 30, 2016
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House for Rent
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It's that time of year guys. School's out, sun's out, and your lease is up. Time to battle through the clusterfuck that is the Seattle rental market. I've lived in three different states over the past few years so I am no stranger to the rental game. Seattle absolutely gets the trophy for being the most annoying place to find housing. But I want to spare you, my dear quizzers, of some of the pain that I have experienced and pass on my knowledge of real estate lingo: "House for Rent" - Could also be an apartment, a garage, a shed, a vacation rental scam, or a cardboard box on the side of the street. "Cozy"-  Small. So small that you can touch opposite walls of the bedroom
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Jun 23, 2016
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How can I get in touch with Corey Lewandowski?
Johnna

We were reminded tonight that our illustrious Republican Party leader has fired his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Do what you want Trump, but I think you made a mistake. And because I know you guys care so much about my political ideas, I’ll tell you why. As I’m typing this up, I’m catching up on some Jimmy Kimmel, specifically a segment where he hit the streets asking Trump supporters what Trump would have to do to lose their vote. Basically everyone said there is nothing he could do to change their mind. This includes Trump growing a Hitler mustache, shooting someone in the streets, or getting a tattoo on his forehead that said “SIT HERE LADIES”. Obviously,
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Jun 16, 2016
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<3 Team Angel <3
Johnna

Before we talk about anything else, I need to take a moment to fangirl. You see, I was raised in a very conservative household and was forbidden to watch anything with witchcraft or violence or femme fatale characters. So Buffy was certainly not a part of my adolescence. But just last year, she and her crew of freaks became a part of my adulthood. While suffering through an exceptionally snowy Connecticut winter, I stumbled across Buffy on Netflix. It was love at first sight. I devoured all the seasons. Including, of course, the spin-off show Angel. I went so far as to research the order to watch each show so you never miss a crossover plotline. Believe it or not, none of my friends
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.


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Thursday, Jun 09, 2016
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Virginia, Virginia, Virginia...
Johnna

We are no strangers to the scandalous lives of our politicians. We can’t get enough of Presidential BJs, Weiner and his weiner, or more recently Trump’s obsession with Ivanka. Look, I get it. I love nothing more than coming home after work and listening to Trevor Noah’s adorable accent tell me the most current reasons I should consider moving to an island and starting my own country. But still…… Nothing will ever top a state being named after a Queen’s “unpenetrable nether regions.” Why do people even know that about her?! Honestly, it gives me hope. When I think that we have reached a new low in exploiting the
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Sometimes I teach the fine youth of America about the joys of reading and overdue fines. Sometimes I drink at a bar with a mic in front of me and ask people trivial questions about the meaning of life. What a life.