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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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There Aren't Enough Hours in the Day
Jake

It's that wonderful time of the semester when Finals are fast approaching and teachers load you down with all sorts of group projects. It's also that time of the year when I'm fresh off another jaunt around Comic Con and my brain has yet to catch up to reality. I will say it was very much worth it. I got to meet the voice of my childhood, Mr. Jim Cummings. The voice of Darkwing Duck. I got to meet Zachary Levi, the host of our, GWD's, gameshow a few years ago, who absolutely loves what we do and the hat I may have had the forethought to give him. Along with them, I met the actor who plays Luke Cage, and two more of the original Power Rangers. Fun fact, they're incredibly short. I'm
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Apr 17, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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QFAC in a Nutshell
Jake

Basically we had our Quiz for a Cause last night at Puddler's Hall. Our Cause? Planned Parenthood. Why? Because. No, but really, things have been getting bad out there lately and this was our way of showing that we stand on the side of truth and right. We're like superheroes. Nerdy, nerdy superheroes. Even if one of our teams last night was evil. By which I mean the Evil League of Evil. They are actually former opponents of mine, well my regular trivia team. But we usually prevail over them. though they did prevail over everyone tonight.  Tonight was a fun one. We had a round on the Puritans, which, at first glance, no one liked. I mean it's the
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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I Did The Thing...
Jake

Thanks to the fact that Mother Nature couldn't make up her mind today, it was kind of an easy night at Puddler's Hall. And by couldn't make up her mind, I mean it went from 70 and sunny to 40 and rainy in a matter of three hours. Seriously, you can experience all four seasons in one day in Wisconsin. It's really annoying and kinda stupid. That said, the regulars were in the house tonight living it up, like they do. I say I did the thing because once again, everyone's favorite word came up; alliterative. I swear, I hate that word so much. I mispronounced it wrong, almost three years ago, and no one will let me live it down. And tonight I forgot how to say it. I'm really winning at live.
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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How Would a Golden Retriever Play Hockey?
Jake

For those not paying attention, our final final question was about the Air Bud franchise. The question was about what other four sports that extraordinary golden retriever played. Every team, and I mean EVERY team put hockey amongst their answers. How in the ever loving hell would a golden retriever play hockey? Not even roller hockey would make sense. I wonder if my teams all thought of that chimp movie MVP-Most Valuable Primate in which a chimp learns to play hockey. It would make sense. In the round about Alaska, and I firmly agree we should just sell it to Canada, there was question about Jewel and her album Pieces of You. A lot of team put Me. Not Me as in Jake, but Me as in Pieces of
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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The Merc on S. Wacker Drive
Jake

Sure, it has to do with future exchanges in Chicago, but to me it screamed Deadpool. Mainly because I'm a nerd who isn't ashamed to admit he's in love with Ryan Reynolds. But I don't know many people who aren't anyway, so I know I'm not alone on this one. Though it could just be a love of Deadpool but since it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins, well, it's easy to get confused. In any case, nothing like a full house to lift a Quizmaster's spirits. Spring Break ended yesterday which meant I had to get up and go back to class today. Today also happened to be the day we got our Midterm grades back. Let's just say my spirits definitely needed a liftin'. But I
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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The Street We Go, We Do Not Need Roads
Jake

It wasn't a line we had in our round last night, which, gotta give props to the writers of these Quizzes because that round was amazing. It is one of my favorite lines, and had to run it through Google Translate a few times. But I think the point comes across. In any case, another one for the books last night. We talked movie lines, Ed Sheeran, and newspaper. I mean there was obviously a lot more to it, as you can't just fill a Quiz with three topics and keep people entertained. Then again, with enough alcohol, you could entertain anyone with just about any sort of topic.  One of those topics we also talked about were the upcoming themed Quizzes we have at Geeks Who Drink. A few
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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Studying Sucks!
Jake

Apparently Friday the 13th is luckier than Monday the 13th. Which makes sense. Mondays are awful in general. Unless of course you're taking part in a Quiz. But since this Monday was riddled with snow, kicked off midterm week for UWM, and the Milwaukee roads are a disaster, it's safe to say that this Monday is rather unlucky. But it was lucky for the people who braved the storm to come out to Puddler's Hall tonight. Then it was a very lucky night indeed.  Obviously I have to say studying sucks because, well, it does. Of course it's ironic considering I want to go into teaching. But that's another story. In the mean time, while I'm still a student, studying is the fucking worst.
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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#NotMyQuiz (Boo)
Jake

For the last few weeks, I've had a really great turnout. Like incredibly up from last year. That said, a lot of my teams gave me a pretty good scare tonight. 7:15 and the house was pretty much empty. But by Quiz time, the house was packed, the butts were in the seats, and we were good to go. Which isn't to say I wouldn't have rocked it with a few teams, but it's a lot more fun for the Quizzers, as much as it is for me, if it's a full house. See, when the competitive side comes out in everybody, EVERYBODY gets into it.  Tonight, that statement was probably the most evident. Not only were all 7 teams within a ten point range, 70-79, but our top three teams were ALL one point away
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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What the Bork?
Jake

Tonight, it's safe to say we had what was, by far, my favorite audio round ever. For those who didn't take part, it was eight covers all sung, I guess you could say sung, by the Swedish Chef of Henson fame. I honestly have never laughed so hard during an audio round. Speaking of audio, our video round was awesome, and annoying all at the same time. While every scene incorporated the song "All Star" by Smash Mouth, a lot of the clips were perfectly synced up to the clip. Even if I now hate that song with a fiery passion.  I'd say speaking of a fiery passion, but I honestly don't have a segway for that one. It was a pretty typical night at Puddler's Hall. They came. They saw. They
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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The Slave of Duty is Whizzing
Jake

Not sure how much of that has to do with anything, but it was the first thing that came to mind when I was thinking of blog titles so it counts. As most anyone can tell you, when it comes to the first thing to pop in my head, it's usually a keeper. Or ends with a groan, but if I'm laughing, that's good enough for me. Speaking of laughing, I couldn't help but laugh at the smartassedness of our writers and the trick question they had for the last question of the Quiz. Though to be fair, a lot of workout suppliments DO sound like X-Men storylines, so it's not all that hard to believe.  I've been mentioning it the last few weeks, and tonight is no exception. Tonight, we hit two
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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Miss Manners Would Be Amused by Electric Tickles
Jake

Okay, maybe not amused, but I'm sure if I played it right, I could get at least a chuckle out of her. Hell, I've gotten chuckles out of most of my regulars. Definitely had some doozies tonight. Between my puns about Schindler's List, all tastefully done, I assure you, and the fact that the Russians are no longer rushin' to take zillionaires to the International Space Station, it was a pun filled evening. Also had a good one that made people genuinely laugh, not the usual chortles or boos. Though why they were surprised I could be genuinely funny, is beyond me. I'm downright hilarious.  Tonight was another night of 6+ teams at Puddler's Hall. That makes every week since
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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I'm Too Hexy For This Quiz
Jake

I mean, I'm too hexy for a lot of things, but I think I'm just hexy enough for Puddler's Hall. In any case, when your Quiz features Right Said Fred and the original term for the Allen wrench in the same night, what do you expect my blog title to be? In any case, I have to say that this Quiz was amazing for the sole reason that this was the sixth straight week of at lest 6 teams. For a few months last year, we had maybe three teams on a good night. But now, the more people who show up, the better it gets. For one, it's more competitive. For another, the energy is a lot better. Well, there's more of it. From everybody. Myself included. Then again, it could just be that there's nothing
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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Oy Vey! Eight Is Enough
Jake

Actually, I'm always down for more at Puddler's. I hope to repack the house one of these days. But tonight was definitely the best turnout we've had all year. I'll be honest, I was actually a little worried given the snow we've got going on around here, but I've said it before and I'll say it again, the post office could learn a thing about dedication from my regulars. That said, tonight was a heck of a lot of fun. I'm also really hoping I can use this newfound traction to get more themed Quizzes to Milwaukee. Of course it all depends on what Quizzes we have and how big the calling is for them here. But I know people who know people so I'm hopeful.  I have to admit, while
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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Pope-in' Ain't Easy
Jake

Especially if you're this cool new Pope. I promise I'm not gonna go into some long winded blog about how Pope Francis is probably the coolest Pope ever. For one, I'm not Catholic so I don't really know all the ins and outs of Pope-ing. For two, well, I guess it's just that one. But Pope Awesome totally called out Trump, so that really says all you need to know about him. Pope Palpatine a few years ago, ya know, that old German dude, probably would have sided with him on everything he's doing wrong and he'd have a whole new surge of Anti-Normals to do his bidding. I say Anti-Normals because I won't use Alt-Right, because that's as bad as calling lies Alternative Facts, and I don't
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Jan 16, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:30 pm]
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No, You're a Four Eyed Butt Brain!
Jake

It would seem I'm taking Blog advice from my fifth grade nephew with a title like that. But as two of our rounds dealt with an optometrist's profession as well as the fact that we had an entire round in which the answers were either "Butt" or "Brain" it was only a matter of time until someone used it as an insult. Like I told my Quizzers, I'm an Ass, not a Butt. I'd have used that as my blog title, but we're not really supposed to swear in our blog titles, and even with those little asterisk things, people totally know what you're talking about anyway, hence mentioning it in the body of the blog.  I tell my Quizzers on a semi-regular basis that they're the reason
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.


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Puddler's Hall
2461 South Saint Clair Street
Milwaukee, WI
53207
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
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You Gotta Love The Oversight
Jake

More on my part than anything. Normally I don't read over my Quiz until I'm at the bar, mainly to make sure I remember answer order, as well as being able to pronounce any unfamiliar words. Which is why it didn't even occur to me that there was a huge opportunity for Quizzers to get an answer to a Round 8 question just by looking around. Apparently when you have a question about the point position on a dartboard and it completely goes over your head that the bar in which you do your Quiz has, not one, but two dart boards, that's a guaranteed point for your Quizzers right there. But everyone was a good sport about it. I just found it funny.  Speaking of funny, whoever wrote our
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Hey All,

I'm Jake. I'm Quizmaster Extraordinaire at Puddler's Hall in Bay View. When I'm not slinging questions, usually catching up on my Netflix, playing board games, or reading a good mystery novel. I love to make puns and corny jokes, as most of my regulars can tell you. And as the name implys, I am a geek who drinks. Cider beer usually. Though a Miller Lite will do in a pinch.