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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Understudy Extraordinaire
Meggan

What a pleasure to sub in for John these last two weeks, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Rose & Thistle and I hope you did, too. If not, well you're in luck, because your fearless leader and quizmaster will be back next Monday so you don't have to hear my shrill voice anymore. But don't pretend you won't miss the way I mock your spelling or refuse to give you a point when you say Rocky even though it is Rocky III. We'll always have the smoking patio. Here's looking at you, smartass.   The night's best round was definitely Round 3: Women in Charge, where you had to guess whether a quote was said by Senator Elizabeth Warren or Olivia Pope from Scandal.
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I love metal, tattoos, appropriately placed commas, and science fiction. Semicolons are for suckers.


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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Enough With The Sheeran!
Meggan

I love me some cheesy pop music, but daaaaaamn we had a lot of questions about Ed Sheeran at this quiz! Three separate references to the squinty ginger with terrible tattoos. I counteracted it with a playlist full of 90's awesomeness, from Ace of Bass to No Doubt to 4 Non Blondes to Destiny's Child. The dudes on Couple of Guys were having a grand old time singing along, they particularly enjoyed Jennifer Lopez's "Waiting For Tonight" and I particularly enjoyed hearing them jam out to that one, falsetto and all.   Reduce, Reuse, Rihanna started strong, maintaining a spot in the top three the entire time, and absolutely smashing
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I love metal, tattoos, appropriately placed commas, and science fiction. Semicolons are for suckers.


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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Jabba Was So Good...
Johnny D

Spring wants to be here, it really does. The flowers want to bloom. The trees want to bud. The sun wants to shine. And most importantly, I want to get my ass to St. Lucia! I will be heading out on the first leg of my trip in just two days. I'll be visiting friends in 3 states, as well as the Carribean island and I could not be more ready to get out of town :)   For now, though, it’s another Monday at thirty oil 8 pm, which means I am here at the Rose & Thistle pub on NE Broadway in Portland, Oregon, ready to kick off another fantastic GeeksWhoDrink Pub Quiz! I am looking forward to tonight’s Quiz,
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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In Very Most Awesome Place
Johnny D

It’s pouring down rain here in Portland, Oregon on this chilly Monday night outside of the Rose & Thistle pub on Northeast Broadway. That could put a damper (hehe) on our number of patrons/contestants here for the GeeksWhoDrink Pub Quiz. Only time will tell…   In the end it was visitors 2 Texas Jerks that took home first place prize. Graciously, they passed along their first place prize to the 2nd place time, who was (after a sudden death tie-breaking question) Better Late Than Pregnant. In third place were the Honey Badgers. Honorable mention goes to Answer
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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It's Your Choice, Not Thine
Johnny D

Hangovers are not supposed to last this long. But sitting here at the Rose & Thistle pub on NE Broadway in Portland, Oregon at about 7:45 pm, I feel a slow, steady draining of my soul…   Now it’s 10:20 pm and I have to say I’m feeling much better. Not sure if it was the Pacifico, the fish tacos or all of the above, but I feel like tomorrow will be a much brighter day for me.   Lots of teams came out to compete for top prizes tonight, including lots of regular teams. Special shoutouts to Deathclaw for Cutie, Answer Pants, Cunning Stunts, and #alternativeenvelope
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Midnight Cider Anyone?
Johnny D

Winter is finally beginning to fade here in Portland, Oregon. Temperatures have been reasonable, rain has been mostly falling in the mornings. I was able to catch up with a friend in the Alberta Arts neighborhood of NE Portland tonight before finding my way to the lovely Rose & Thistle pub on Broadway for my weekly Quiz Master’ing responsibility. It can be very nice and even refreshing to reunite with people that are unique in our lives. Sometimes people we reunite with whom we’ve only known for a short while make more of an impression than people you’ve known for a decade.   When I walked into the
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Here Comes Patrice Rushen!
Johnny D

It’s early February, which means two things: 1. most people’s New Year’s Resolutions are no completely forgotten; and 2. Trump has officially been President a lot longer than most people around here expected. What you may not know, is that February is also a very special month to me personally. My sister, Catherine, and my nephew, Sawyer, both celebrate birthdays this month. It is also an exciting month because I am more than likely buying a plane ticket to St. Lucia to kick it on the beach for a few days next month. So long, suckers…   Anyway, multiple regular teams came out to the Rose & Thistle
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Dingoes Will Defy Trump
Johnny D

It’s a chilly night here in Portland, Oregon. I was kicking myself for forgetting my gloves. It’s annoying to think about all the nice things I have that I don’t make full use of…   …But one thing that I do make full use of, is my two hours at the Rose & Thistle pub on Broadway. I Quiz Master the stuff out of that place each and every Monday night (well, most every Monday night) at 8 PM.   At least half of tonight’s teams are who I would consider Regulars. A valiant effort by Answer Pants, including the only perfect score
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Birthday Quiz!
Meggan

Happy Birthday to me! I love quiz so much that I volunteered to cover quiz at Rose & Thistle on my birthday just to spend time with you lovely people. And what a quiz it was... 10 lovely teams joined us for delicious drinks and pub grub as we handled that knowledge.   Team names were on point, with Alternative Facts and Whore Island Ocelot being my favorite. Maybe we'll have another Archer quiz this year and Whore Island Ocelot can share their Archer love with their fellow Archerphiles. Personally my favorite is the Archer Vice episodes, just gold!   Best question of the night? What is the national
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I love metal, tattoos, appropriately placed commas, and science fiction. Semicolons are for suckers.


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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Day 23...Things Are Looking Trumpy
Johnny D

It was a cold a dreary night in Portland, Oregon; but that did not stop a record breaking 60+ folks from pouring into the Rose & Thistle pub to play some Pub Quiz! We had 16 teams compete throughout the night (and all of them stayed for the whole quiz!). Among them were many regular teams and familiar faces, as well as some newcomers. I have to say, without the stellar servers and bartending staff at this bar, I don't think I would be as happy as I am in my role as Quiz Master there. Not only are the drinks strong, food good, but the staff is so friendly and easy to get along with. In the end (and throughout the entire Pub Quiz), it was Whore
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Jan 16, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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My New Year's Resolution Is To...
Johnny D

It's day 5 (or 6) of Snowpacalypse 2017 here in Portland, Oregon. It last snowed on Thursday, yet the roads are still unmanageable without 4-wheel drive or some fancy-ass, all-weather tires (or snow chains). Call me crazy, but how about we get some of the snow plows that work so well up on Mt. Hood down here in the city?! I saw where they borrowed a whole fleet of them from Seattle, yet the entire drive from my house to the Rose & Thistle pub on NE Broadway is covered in ice/snow. That's only a 1.5 mile stretch, but still...Anyway, it was a good night for Geeks Who Drink's Pub Quiz! About eleven teams came out to compete for the top prize tonight. There were
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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George W. H. W. H. W. Bush's Favorite Quiz
Johnny D

The year 2017 is in full swing, and it's really cold so far. Storms across the country this weekend kept millions of Americans indoors. The snow and ice thawed today in Portland, Oregon enough to bring out lots of patrons to the Rose & Thistle pub on NE Broadway for Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz! Eleven teams, including at least one oversized team, came out to test their wits against some of the greatest non-pay-to-play teams in the city.As a side note, the fish tacos were especially wondrous tonight. Protip: add the Tabasco sauce and lemon squeeze to truly experience Scottish fish tacos :) In addition, the Ninkasi Total Domination IPA paired very nicely with the
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Jan 02, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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It's Tricky!
Johnny D

Brrrrrrr, it’s a cold night in Portland, Oregon! However, the sub-freezing temperatures and blustery wind couldn’t keep patrons of the Rose & Thistle pub from enjoying yet another installment of Geeks Who Drink’s Pub Quiz! There were 9 teams that came out to compete tonight (at least one of which didn’t know they were going to play until I told them how fun it would be!). Included were a few regular teams.   In the end it was The Wolf Pack (normally Deathclaw For Cutie) that took home first place largely due to a Quiz-high 9 points in a very tough Round 8 (plus they Joker’ed
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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Dec 26, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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All my Friends are Quizzers, don't you know
Sean Franson

Post Christmas is always a strange time, especially this year when it falls on a weekend. We expect time off work, but then, we already have weekends off. I don't talk about it much, but Geeks Who Drink is currently my only employer; I don't have a day job. I keep the house held down while my wife works and I work on audition materials. Currently we're in limbo because... well just check all my old blogs. She's working on a new job, it's gonna be awesome, but it hasn't happened quite yet. Should be in the next two weeks or so.   As such, quiz attendance tends to dip a tad during this time. Rose and Thistle, usually a packed quiz, was able to fill the room on the 26th,
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I'm so excited to be hosting Pub Quiz for Geeks who Drink! I moved to Portland 4 years ago with my wife, Gayle, to attend grad school at PSU. I've since earned a Master's Degree in Theater, with an emphasis on Performance. Hopefully I can fold some of that into rocking the mic like a vandal. Did that make me sound old? I feel old.


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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Dec 19, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Daft Punk is playing at my Quiz, My Quiz
Sean Franson

Daft Punk isn't really playing at my quiz. Or anyone's quiz, as far as I know. On the other hand, I don't know for sure that they're not playing at anyone's quiz, so I guess they could be? Anything's possible in this Christmas-addled world of ours.   Have you completed your Christmas shopping yet? I haven't. I sent my dad his present last night while I was printing quiz stuff at Fedex. He's getting the first two seasons of Veep, which I found on the cheap and I figured he'd enjoy it. I really like that show, and he's a big fan of Seinfeld. He's pretty easy to shop for most of the time, but it's hard to find stuff he hasn't seen but might like and doesn't already own. In
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I'm so excited to be hosting Pub Quiz for Geeks who Drink! I moved to Portland 4 years ago with my wife, Gayle, to attend grad school at PSU. I've since earned a Master's Degree in Theater, with an emphasis on Performance. Hopefully I can fold some of that into rocking the mic like a vandal. Did that make me sound old? I feel old.


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Rose & Thistle Pub
2314 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR
97232
Monday, Dec 12, 2016
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Holla-nd My Netherlands
Johnny D

I’m here a bit early at the Rose & Thistle pub in NE Portland on Monday night. I already see several regular teams here as well, though. Likely they come early to enjoy the above-average-pub fare here before the Pub Quiz begins.   It’s been a cold week here in the Pacific Northwest. In Portland, we actually saw more than an inch of snow, which, of course, was reason to shut down pretty much all the inner workings of the city. But the snow and ice have melted now and the time has come for Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz!   In the end it was Deathclaw For Cutie
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