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Monday, Apr 24, 2017
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Uracil, I'm a cil
Shelby

What’s up, losers?! My name is Shelby, in case you haven’t heard. I’m a new substitute QM and I’m v pumped to be here!   So, last night was crazy! I hosted my first ever quiz EVER all by myself. Lemme tell ya, it was a rush. I was a sweaty mess all night long.   Enough about me, let’s talk about the quiz! It was a great time, 10/10 would recommend. I had the best freaking time hosting quiz for y’all. Thanks for putting up with my shit!   Apparently,
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Monday, Apr 17, 2017
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Nintendo has been in the Game game for a while
Patrique

Nintendo started by making games. They made mario, donkey kong, etc as arcade games. At the advent of the home gaming console, many consoles sought to bring those arcade games to the masses. The CalecoVision brought many games into one console, such as DonkeyKong, Pong, Zaxxon, and Ladybug. This was 1982   Not until 1985 when Nintendo entered the console world with the original NES did they lock down their games.    Now you know!   Thanks for quizzing last night y'all! Great scores were had by all. Greatest scores came from Piddler on the Roof and And In Last Place who
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Patrick hails from the mean streets of (suburban) Detroit. Quizzing since he was in middle school, he is no stranger to trivial knowledge. His friends posit that is the reason his head is so large.

Outside of the bar you can catch him being handy around the house, hiking, paddling, and doing whatever he can to be outside.

He will tell you he has a healthy interest in Arrested Development, but you should know that whenever you bring up the show, it shifts a little bit. 

Patrick was recruited by GWD on the not-as-mean streets of Boston. They trained him and shipped him to Austin, TX, where he currently works. The Austin staff has been on record saying how great it is to have him in the rotation, often citing his charm, wit, experience, French kissing abilities, and his humility. 


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Austin, TX
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Monday, Apr 10, 2017
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Confused by the News
Dr. Rex N. F. Echt, Professor of New Jack Swing

I used to be a news fiend. Economist? Read it, subscribed. New York Times? Yep. U.S. News and World Report? Sure, sometimes. BBC? Hell, yeah, because there are more places than Europe and the USA (no shade to you Economist, at least not for that). If I was feeling particularly itchy for some news, I could even do USA Today (usually if I was in a hotel) or, I hate to admit it, sometimes I’d hate watch “Morning Joe.” HuffPo? Don’t insult me.   My point is that I loved reading the news and being up on current events until sometime right before the last election. Honestly, I kind of blame Nate Silver more than I do new-POTUS
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Jonpaul H. Guinn is a long distance runner, avid reader, knowledge junkie, lover of dogs and cats, vegetarian, and rock 'em sock 'em man about town. He was a contestant on Jeopardy, competed in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and completed marathons and ultra marathons in 17 U.S. states. He was the first Geeks Who Drink Quizmaster in Rhode Island, the Roger Williams of trivia. He lives and works in Austin as a writer-at-large for Geeks Who Drink.   You can catch him on Sunday nights at 7 at Draught House Pub and Tuesdays at 7 at Live Oak Brewing Company.


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Monday, Apr 03, 2017
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Beisbol and Natties
Patrique

Must be spring.    Basketball is over and baseball is just beginning! Being a big baseball fan, I will attempt to steal a few opportunities to drop in some baseball humor. I hope to cover my bases with this, but I don't want to swing and miss.   In my single years I was a real club presence, would pinch run and shag some fly balls. (that whole sentence sounded weird) Now that I got picked off I feel very happy to got popups!   Who is your favorite team? Being from Detroit (as avid readers will undoubtedly know) I pledge my allegiance to the Tigers. They are seemingly starting a downswing but could have the moxie to
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Patrick hails from the mean streets of (suburban) Detroit. Quizzing since he was in middle school, he is no stranger to trivial knowledge. His friends posit that is the reason his head is so large.

Outside of the bar you can catch him being handy around the house, hiking, paddling, and doing whatever he can to be outside.

He will tell you he has a healthy interest in Arrested Development, but you should know that whenever you bring up the show, it shifts a little bit. 

Patrick was recruited by GWD on the not-as-mean streets of Boston. They trained him and shipped him to Austin, TX, where he currently works. The Austin staff has been on record saying how great it is to have him in the rotation, often citing his charm, wit, experience, French kissing abilities, and his humility. 


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Monday, Mar 27, 2017
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Scrappy Young Nation
Patrique

Compared to some other countries, we are a young nation. I think its said best in a little film called D2: The Mighty Ducks -    - Did America always dominate? - Fulton, come on. - That's a good question. - No. America wasn't around back then. Don't forget that compared to other countries... America is still young, still forming its own identity. - America is a teenager just like you. - Like us? - You bet. A little awkward at times... but always right there on the verge of greatness.
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Patrick hails from the mean streets of (suburban) Detroit. Quizzing since he was in middle school, he is no stranger to trivial knowledge. His friends posit that is the reason his head is so large.

Outside of the bar you can catch him being handy around the house, hiking, paddling, and doing whatever he can to be outside.

He will tell you he has a healthy interest in Arrested Development, but you should know that whenever you bring up the show, it shifts a little bit. 

Patrick was recruited by GWD on the not-as-mean streets of Boston. They trained him and shipped him to Austin, TX, where he currently works. The Austin staff has been on record saying how great it is to have him in the rotation, often citing his charm, wit, experience, French kissing abilities, and his humility. 


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2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
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Monday, Mar 20, 2017
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The Coot the Witch and the Wardrobe
Patrique

We had a question last night that posited what the real title of books were that had the animals replaced. Thats why you get, The Cooter the Witch and the Wardrobe - and yes i know what you're thinking, Cooter? Really QM Patrick?   The waterborne American Coot is one good reminder that not everything that floats is a duck. A close look at a coot—that small head, those scrawny legs—reveals a different kind of bird entirely. Their dark bodies and white faces are common sights in nearly any open water across the continent, and they often mix with ducks. But they’re closer relatives of the gangly Sandhill
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Patrick hails from the mean streets of (suburban) Detroit. Quizzing since he was in middle school, he is no stranger to trivial knowledge. His friends posit that is the reason his head is so large.

Outside of the bar you can catch him being handy around the house, hiking, paddling, and doing whatever he can to be outside.

He will tell you he has a healthy interest in Arrested Development, but you should know that whenever you bring up the show, it shifts a little bit. 

Patrick was recruited by GWD on the not-as-mean streets of Boston. They trained him and shipped him to Austin, TX, where he currently works. The Austin staff has been on record saying how great it is to have him in the rotation, often citing his charm, wit, experience, French kissing abilities, and his humility. 


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Monday, Mar 13, 2017
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March Madness brings April Showers
Patrique

Thats the phrase, right?   For all you non-sportsball fans, March madness is here. That means (at least this upcoming weekends) one of the most sports-filled weekends of the year and its only amateur basketball.    Like most college sports, only a very very small percentage of the talent playing this weekend will go on to play in the pros. Some will try to make it in smaller leagues, but most will use their hard earned college degrees to find regular jobs, and probably end up over at Monday night quiz at Gourdough's Public House, like most of y'all.  What I'm trying to say is, which one of youse guise used to play D1 college
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Patrick hails from the mean streets of (suburban) Detroit. Quizzing since he was in middle school, he is no stranger to trivial knowledge. His friends posit that is the reason his head is so large.

Outside of the bar you can catch him being handy around the house, hiking, paddling, and doing whatever he can to be outside.

He will tell you he has a healthy interest in Arrested Development, but you should know that whenever you bring up the show, it shifts a little bit. 

Patrick was recruited by GWD on the not-as-mean streets of Boston. They trained him and shipped him to Austin, TX, where he currently works. The Austin staff has been on record saying how great it is to have him in the rotation, often citing his charm, wit, experience, French kissing abilities, and his humility. 


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Monday, Mar 06, 2017
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De Goalie!!!!!!!
Patrique

Oh man I like talking about D2: The Mighty Ducks way too much.    First of all, how does the team from Trinidad and Tobago have a JUNIOR GOODWILL GAMES hockey team. Not only a hockey team, but a full 20 person team with lines, a backup goalie, and all of the bubblegum you could want. Not to mention the fuckin FLYEST jerseys in the entire tournament.    Also was it me or could they just NOT change up the color scheme of the 'enemy team'. Black base with Blue accents and white subaccents? Yea team Island? If you had a mascot, what would it be, the Hawk? What are you in District 1? Watch out for the redistricting, Gunnar Staal would
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Patrick hails from the mean streets of (suburban) Detroit. Quizzing since he was in middle school, he is no stranger to trivial knowledge. His friends posit that is the reason his head is so large.

Outside of the bar you can catch him being handy around the house, hiking, paddling, and doing whatever he can to be outside.

He will tell you he has a healthy interest in Arrested Development, but you should know that whenever you bring up the show, it shifts a little bit. 

Patrick was recruited by GWD on the not-as-mean streets of Boston. They trained him and shipped him to Austin, TX, where he currently works. The Austin staff has been on record saying how great it is to have him in the rotation, often citing his charm, wit, experience, French kissing abilities, and his humility. 


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Monday, Feb 27, 2017
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Paczki, you say?
Patrique

Hailing from the frigid upper midwest, growing up there was a Fat Tuesday tradition only in the know by people living in and around large groups of Poles, or Polish folk. That tradition would be the Paczki. The first thing you have to know about Paczki is how to pronounce it. Based just on looks you would just say PACKski maybe? Well weirdly enough its POONCH-kee. That Polish pronunciation guide is weird, but it would probably be similar in a lot of Eastern European countries. Basically the Paczki is a jelly filled fried doughnut, much like the ones you may see at GPH. Usually they are covered in powdered sugar or glazed. The traditional toppings
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Patrick hails from the mean streets of (suburban) Detroit. Quizzing since he was in middle school, he is no stranger to trivial knowledge. His friends posit that is the reason his head is so large.

Outside of the bar you can catch him being handy around the house, hiking, paddling, and doing whatever he can to be outside.

He will tell you he has a healthy interest in Arrested Development, but you should know that whenever you bring up the show, it shifts a little bit. 

Patrick was recruited by GWD on the not-as-mean streets of Boston. They trained him and shipped him to Austin, TX, where he currently works. The Austin staff has been on record saying how great it is to have him in the rotation, often citing his charm, wit, experience, French kissing abilities, and his humility. 


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2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
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Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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Lousy Manipulative Dog
Bryan (also named Bort)

At the end of quiz, I realized I had only used about $11 of my $25 bar tab, so I decided to take a Gourdough’s “Black Out” donut to-go. I get home, greet my wife and pop open my box of empty calories, when suddenly, I had a furry friend all up in my grill (Jesus, I should never say that again). My dog, Ilse, a chubby Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix, had caught a whiff of my fried dough buried in chocolate. I immediately tell her that it’s off limits. She’s a smart dog and she understands a lot of what I say, so immediately she goes into pout mode. She lets out a heavy
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Monday, Feb 13, 2017
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When Patrick is Away, The Quizzers Come Out to Play
Kyrsti Cravetron

Hey there, Gourdough's! Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you all had a fantastic night and I hope you don't miss Patrick too terribly. I appreciate you all allowing me to come in and host for you, it was delightful! Spicey's Gettin' UPSET took home 1st place, with PooPoo PeePee in 2nd and 2 Full 2 Fit In The Car came in 3rd. We had a solid quiz last night. Round 1 was our current events round, where I found out that apparently Disney is making a Mary Poppins sequel, which I'm still confused about. Round 2 was our music audio round, the theme being that the songs I played are hated by their artists (or sometimes, they just
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A friendly Austin QuizMaster who maybes likes vodka a little TOO much.


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Monday, Feb 06, 2017
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Buddies with Rob Gronkowski in the Apocalypse
Patrique

Rob Gronkowski seems to be a special human being. If you're unaware who he is, I'll tell you right now he's a sports figure. If you want to skip down you can, but he's awesome. He's the massive Tight End (lol) for the New England Patriots. He is normally a beast on the field but this year he didn't do that well because he got hurt. He is a beast in normal life too. The consummate 'bro' he seems to survive on a diet of Beer, Cheetos, Burritos, and Protein Powder. Probably a fiber supplement too to keep him regular.    Anyways, his team just won the superbowl, and he most definitely took part in the festivities. Its a cold winter in Boston, but here he is
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Patrick hails from the mean streets of (suburban) Detroit. Quizzing since he was in middle school, he is no stranger to trivial knowledge. His friends posit that is the reason his head is so large.

Outside of the bar you can catch him being handy around the house, hiking, paddling, and doing whatever he can to be outside.

He will tell you he has a healthy interest in Arrested Development, but you should know that whenever you bring up the show, it shifts a little bit. 

Patrick was recruited by GWD on the not-as-mean streets of Boston. They trained him and shipped him to Austin, TX, where he currently works. The Austin staff has been on record saying how great it is to have him in the rotation, often citing his charm, wit, experience, French kissing abilities, and his humility. 


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Monday, Jan 30, 2017
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National Treasure was a Pure Metaphor
Patrique

For Just how much of a National Treasure Nic Cage is.    I have been reading some things this week about how he showed up at the C4GED fest, an Alamo tribute to him where they watch Nic Cage movies all day. Not only did he curate the list of movies, he had a birthday cake, oversaw a marriage proposal, and did a dramatic reading of The Tell-tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe. As they said in American Dad:   Everyone makes bad decisions, but its a numbers game He made many horrible movies. Snake Eyes, Eight Millimeter, Gone
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Patrick hails from the mean streets of (suburban) Detroit. Quizzing since he was in middle school, he is no stranger to trivial knowledge. His friends posit that is the reason his head is so large.

Outside of the bar you can catch him being handy around the house, hiking, paddling, and doing whatever he can to be outside.

He will tell you he has a healthy interest in Arrested Development, but you should know that whenever you bring up the show, it shifts a little bit. 

Patrick was recruited by GWD on the not-as-mean streets of Boston. They trained him and shipped him to Austin, TX, where he currently works. The Austin staff has been on record saying how great it is to have him in the rotation, often citing his charm, wit, experience, French kissing abilities, and his humility. 


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Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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Be gentle, it's my first time
Mickey

Over the past week of training, I’ve learned a lot about a lot of things. So many different places to quiz! So many different people who quiz! So many ways to run a quiz! So many puns…! I’ve got to start with a shout out to my patient trainers, who were invaluable in all of the ways.   Monday’s quiz was a blast, with 11 teams and a whole ton of lurkers keeping the giggles and muted conversation coming on strong. We even had a team of first timers, who I’m pretty sure weren’t scared away. Overall it was a lively group that smiled throughout, and didn’t haze
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Monday, Jan 16, 2017
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Butt Fumble vs Brain Fumble
Patrique

One could argue that Mark Sanchez's butt fumble from years ago was one of the silliest plays in football history. I don't really understand how he was looking right at his own offensive lineman and then just seemed like he said 'Hm I want to get a little sniff'. I get that being a QB is a very difficult position, but hey, you ran into his butt   Alright, enough football, football is just about over! That means get your cute
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Patrick hails from the mean streets of (suburban) Detroit. Quizzing since he was in middle school, he is no stranger to trivial knowledge. His friends posit that is the reason his head is so large.

Outside of the bar you can catch him being handy around the house, hiking, paddling, and doing whatever he can to be outside.

He will tell you he has a healthy interest in Arrested Development, but you should know that whenever you bring up the show, it shifts a little bit. 

Patrick was recruited by GWD on the not-as-mean streets of Boston. They trained him and shipped him to Austin, TX, where he currently works. The Austin staff has been on record saying how great it is to have him in the rotation, often citing his charm, wit, experience, French kissing abilities, and his humility. 


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2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
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Monday, Jan 09, 2017
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Deshaun Watson hates Visual Rounds
Patrique

Deshaun Watson, Clemson QB and National Championship Game MVP, is a frequent GWD quizzer. He has to go all the way up to Charlotte to play but that is a small price to pay to get some good quiz action for the Tiger gunslinger.    The self-professed Geekhead says he "really likes Music Rounds" but "hates the eff out of Visual rounds". I don't know why, those are normally so straightforward. He also says "I like it when the QuizMaster plays the audio rounds 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8. Those 1234567812345678 people are terribes" [pronounced terREEBs].    Deshaun Watson also quiizzes with 5'3 WR Hunter Renfrow. Known
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Patrick hails from the mean streets of (suburban) Detroit. Quizzing since he was in middle school, he is no stranger to trivial knowledge. His friends posit that is the reason his head is so large.

Outside of the bar you can catch him being handy around the house, hiking, paddling, and doing whatever he can to be outside.

He will tell you he has a healthy interest in Arrested Development, but you should know that whenever you bring up the show, it shifts a little bit. 

Patrick was recruited by GWD on the not-as-mean streets of Boston. They trained him and shipped him to Austin, TX, where he currently works. The Austin staff has been on record saying how great it is to have him in the rotation, often citing his charm, wit, experience, French kissing abilities, and his humility.