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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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2700 S Lamar Blvd
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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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Gourdough's Public House (South Lamar)
2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
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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Gourdough's Public House (South Lamar)
2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
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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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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Gourdough's Public House (South Lamar)
2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
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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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Gourdough's Public House (South Lamar)
2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
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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
78704
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. 


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2700 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Monday, Jan 02, 2017
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Britney Spears Perfumes: A Trial
Patrique

Over the long holiday break (Thanks QM Chelsea for filling in for me last week! You were the bomb in Phantomz yo) i got a chance to check out the local Kohl's in Athens, GA. There, I perused the perfume counter where a helpful lass named Beth Marie (not joking) helped me out with some ladies fragrances. I chose to sample only those fragrances by one Britney Spears. Here are my opinions:   Britney Spears Intimate Fantasy: This smells like sex, but like, the kind you pay for. I haven't ever paid for sex, by the way, but this smells like it would smell if I did. Midnight Fantasy by Britney Spears: This has a smell like a child that also works at a strip club
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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
78704
Monday, Dec 26, 2016
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That Kid is BACK on the Escalator Again!
Chels

Wow, there were several kids in the audience last night. It just made for an almost PG night. Sorry for the round on Blowies! I tried to censor it a little bit. When the last family left, I immediately put on rap. See? I waited! Anywho, you guys were great. I used to co-host -ish with Patrick here a long time ago, and we always had the best time. Then he would co host for me at a venue we had on Tuesdays. We were very much work husband and wife. I miss going to Gourdough's! I went a couple weeks ago to play and shoot the shit. It was awesome. Then he asked if I could sub, and I was all over it. I NEVER sub, but I had to for this venue and the quizzers. It's always
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Mister Tramps Wed at 8pm. I have been working for GWD since 2009. That's a long time and I still love it. Can't imagine working for anyone else. I'm also the Special Events Coordinator for GWD.


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Monday, Dec 19, 2016
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Marsupials, VD, and You - an Introspective
Patrique

After last week's expose on Stroopwafels, I felt it necessary to speak about another topic - but after doing a bit of research into this topic it turned out to be quite the buzzkill. Here is a snippet because I don't want to bum y'all out before the Holidays. Koala populations throughout Australia are being ravaged by a form of chlamydia that is really doing a lot of harm. The form of the disease that is hurting them is very painful for them and if left untreated can cause blindness and paralysis. One of the first articles one comes across is from the BBC with a surprising idea on how to stop the disease from spreading. The more I write the more I realize how fucking depressing
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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, Dec 12, 2016
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Who is Ben and Why Does He Like to Double Up?
Patrique

If you haven't tried them yet, the hot culinary gift of this Christmas season would have to be the Stroopwafel. Don't know what s Stroopwafel  is? Lets take a journey, friends:   In the late 18th Century, the city of Gouda in the lowlands of Holland was bursting at the seams. The men (and women) of the time were smoking their pipes, eating their namesake cheese, and trying to find a bit of meaning in their Dutch Lives. The Dutch Rudder, and its more infamous big brother the Double Dutch Rudder had yet to be invented, yet the city was looking to be satisfied somehow. The country had an excess of syrup, and an excess of breadcrumbs from their factories. While
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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
78704
Monday, Dec 05, 2016
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Michael Bublé is my Christmas Muse
Patrique

Yesterday we had a speed round about Christmas songs with more than 10,000 versions. Among them were: Jingle Bells White Christmas Santa Claus is Coming to Town Away in the Manger Silent Night Joy to the World NOT among them: Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer, Grandma Got Runover By a Reindeer, and Christmas in Hollis. Probably for the best not to have a kidzbop version of those songs.    Quiz last night had rounds about HA things, as well
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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.