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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, July 25, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Arrgh Matey!
MarthaZapata

When people try to talk like a pirate everyone usually defer to the typical, “Arrg Matey,” type of scenario, right? Well did you know that what people assume is what pirates talked like was actually made up by Robert Louis Stevenson or Treasure Island which was published back in the late 1800s. I guess it makes sense that nobody really knows what pirates would sound like. If you think about it, there were pirates in many different countries that spoke languages other than English. I bet they smelled really bad though.   We had a great turnout tonight for Quiz, some regular teams and a few new teams which I’m always happy to see. Scores were up and down
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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, July 18, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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You Must Watch Revenge of the Nerds
theshrew

Learn something new every day. I had no idea, when I accepted this sub gig, that Darcy's was part of the Casey's family. It was like coming home. (For reference, I used to host the Casey's quiz on Thursday nights.) It's amazing the gems you'll find tucked into DTC! And this many teams on a Saturday night?! Y'all rock for coming out. Martha'll be back atcha next week, thanks for making a sub feel welcome. I know it's been a wild ride this summer between vacations and subs, but you'll come out the other side, better, stronger, faster, whatever the adjective for “more quiz-like” is...etc.
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Katherine (also responds to Kat) has been a geek who drinks since before she knew it was a thing to be. You'll find her subbing and quiz-master-ing 'round the port of Denver...other interests include every outdoor sport going, and community theatre. If you've played both Kate and Petruchio, you can't help having a nickname like theshrew. On happier notes, her horse Sparky (pictured) is finally with her in CO, which makes her a much happier and more easygoing quizmistress. Lucky you.


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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, July 11, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Shut it Sharapova
MarthaZapata

As I was watching the women’s Wimbeldon this year, I couldn’t hel but notice the noises that some of these players make. I know it’s nothing new to the sport of tennis that players sometimes make ridiculous screams, but I feel like this year it was especially loud and will distracting. Specifically I’m talking about Maria Sharapova. She makes sounds that hit you somewhere deep in your chest. They sound almost painful. I mean, I get the theory behind the whole grunting thing. Some think it helps hit the ball harder, others want to distract their opponents, and I’ve even heard that it helps hide the echo of the ball so that the other player can’t figure out
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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, June 27, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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As the QM Turns
Justin Mazouat

Thanks very much to everyone at Darcy's for coming out and showing this sub QM a good time!   The call came out that your regular QM (new regular QM as it were) was not going to be able to make it due to an unforseen and unfortunate accident. That's ok, I had nothing going on, so I was down! Host a quiz at a cool spot WITH a cool scorekeeper (thanks Amanda!) holding it down? How could I say no?   And so it went, with ten teams, eight rounds, three prizes, two Moscow Mules, and one great night.   We had what used to be known as a 'Say When' round in round three, and everyone got the rules right away. Turn in both
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My name is Justin and I host quiz! And they all lived happily after. The End.


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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, June 13, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Turn around and say what?
MarthaZapata

I know many didn't believe when I said it last night, but I got to read possibly one of my favorite questions ever last night. Anytime I can read or sing Hold On by Wilson Phillips it makes me a happy QM. Carnie and Wendy Wilson are the daughters of Beach Boy Brian Wilson and Chynna Phillips is the daughter of John Phillips from the Mamas and the Papas, so how could you not like them? If you haven't heard any of their other songs, which most people haven't I highly recommend it, especially Impulsive. On to the quiz. We had a successful first night without Charles. Even the thunderstorms couldn't keep our quizzers away tonight. Luckily the storm passed quickly
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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, June 06, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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The End of an Era
Vertigo Chuck

Thus ends my last night at Darcy's. Thus also ends my streak of not blogging about what the title is about. I usually don't because why not just give you more insight. That and I would have to title blogs after I wrote them. Because of our previous blog software, we needed to have the title in order to save the blog at all. Since the motto is save early and save often, I would find myself titling blogs randomly, and it stuck. Either that or "Temporary Headline." Then I started blogging in HTML. I use a piece of software called Notepad++. It highlights all of the tags for me, it completes tags, it completes double quotes even. I would then be able to title the blog at my leisure. I even have
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, May 30, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Don't Know Much About History
Vertigo Chuck

I want to let everyone know that next week is my last week at Darcy's. The quiz will go on, but it would be nice if we packed the house next week. It has been 3 years since I took over, and I am sad to leave. I will still host on Tuesdays, and I might come back to play sometimes. Come next week so I can see you.   Ask me about LATEX (pronounced lay-tech, and it didn't turn out as cool looking as it could have) sometime and I will tell you how difficult it was to get that to work in HTML. It makes everything look and feel professional, even if it is a pain in the... you know. I don't think you will understand that idiom in the future. I also think that world hunger will
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, May 23, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Kickin' Names and Changin' Tires
Vertigo Chuck

Kickin' Names and Changin' Tires Hyperres your photos today! Taking panoramas in the wonky direction to either get crazy tall ones, or you get squat ones with huge pixels. Cloud scenes captured with the second technique. And the first. The second one works better to trick your camera into thinking it has a better lens than it actually does. Wide-angle without too much fish-eye. It is really easy to say that you can see the curvature of the Earth when you have a lens that curves straight lines that aren't through a particular plane.
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, May 16, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Fly Me to the Moon
Vertigo Chuck

Yay for fundraisers making $100/hr! Our high school club made that much and it is awesome! We should have been doing this all along. If you ever have a cause that you can't use Quiz for a Cause for, then, sell your wares at King Soopers. Yes, spell check, I know that soopers is spelled strangely. That is one of those isms that would make you cringe. Either that or failed logos because I don't quite get what they mean. This is their failing not mine. I still have a hard time reasoning out that the L in Staples is supposed to be a half-uncurled staple. I always end up looking at it wrongly. I can't think of any more of the visuals off the top
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, May 09, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Death of the Gif
Vertigo Chuck

Last night was a blast. Even though it wasn't quite last night. This new blogging system is hella crazy to get used to, but I will. Don't worry. I'm getting the hang of it. Now to figure out those gifs.... There is always something cool about 24 teams coming to quiz. It brings more energy. There are better cheers and boos. There are more clever team names. Team names like White Walker Daycare and Wilderness Experience. Game of Thrones references are always welcome here. It could also be A Song of Ice and Fire references, but who is really counting with white walkers. They are in
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, May 02, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Until the Juices Run Clear
Vertigo Chuck

Daniel helped me out tonight by passing out answer packets and visual rounds at the beginning of the night. Courtney says that he is over ambitious. I think that there is something to helping people out. This is especially true after I injured my ankle in a fishing incident involving a bear. Psych! I'm just lazy tonight? Or he just beat me to the punch (pun
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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The Printer Needs Paper
Vertigo Chuck

The Printer Needs Paper There's something to be said about _________. _________ is an important thing to mention at least 1/day. Maybe even twice if you are so bold. The benefits of _________ are pretty obvious, as _________ prevents certain forms of cancer. I hope you know by now that I have no idea what _________ is. It could be a superfood, but I would have no idea why talking about it could prevent cancer. I heard somewhere that smelling farts prevents certain cancers, but that could just be a news story that they want us to believe in to, well, want to smell farts like middle school students. There
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Monday, April 20, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Only on Days that End in 'Y'
Vertigo Chuck

Only on Days that End in 'Y' The weather. I'm glad I walked in earlier than when the sky opened up and got rid of all of the cloud in the span of about 5 minutes. I am also glad that Martha came after that. I would have hated to be caught in it. That reminds me of one time I was caught in a hailstorm while driving through the narrows. People would leap-frog from overpass to overpass for fear of hail damage. I have seen a lot of cars with hail damage, but I don't know how big the hail needs to be. The hail was pretty big that day, but I didn't get any dings or dents in my car. I've only been in one accident,
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Monday, April 13, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Oh, Hai Guys!
The Greatest Quizmaster Of All Time

It was the BEST of pizzas! What a great round! Dickens would be so proud. I am always amazed by our quizzers excitment for works that we were made to read in middle school. All that hard work finally paid off. Bieber, fire of my loins was defintely the highlight of the night. Or was it the 50 shades lube? The jury is still out. Speaking of jurys, just a reminder the not every judge on T.V. is Judge Judy. Although that was a helpful startegy of a few teams that just put her name down for every answer in round 7. You got at least one question right. Scores were pretty tight tonight. We had a tie for all money-winning places. Teams Spend It Like Beckham's Wife and
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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Saturday, April 04, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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When Plans Change
Vertigo Chuck

When Plans Change Type in some blog stuff. Or at least this is what I showed Alison last night about how to blog on the site. They really do make it easy, except for the fact that the Excel spreadsheet doesn't work on her computer. I'm trying to figure that one out as I type, which is why my blog is a little late today. Here is a little bit of what I wrote last night while Alison was going through her acid test.   Alison is doing a fantastic job hosting
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I'm Charles, Charlie, Chuck, whatever non-derogatory nickname you can think of for Charles. Even though I started QuizMastering at the HandleBar Tavern in December '11, I have quizzed in dozens of places for years. Our teams never quite won anything, but we always have a good time racking our brains for those little tidbits of info that GWD requires nightly.

I am definitely a geek. That picture is of me swinging from two phonebooks leafed together. Yeah, just like Mythbusters used to make. A physicist by trade, I don my mask and head out into the night partying hard and consuming various social lubricants.

Join me at my quiz and I will try to swoon you with my dulcet tones of vector calculus and Star Wars references. If you are really lucky, catch me with my Rubik's cube and I will get rid of its entropy faster than takes a grown man (or woman) to change a toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll)1.

Gordon Freeman is my hero. For the winter gift-giving season, I want a red crowbar so that I can keep it under my pillow while I sleep.

 

1Times may be adjusted annually for inflation


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Darcy's Bistro & Pub
4955 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
80237
Sunday, March 29, 2015
[Saturdays @ 8:30 pm]
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Clubs and Pubs and (Quiz) Subs, They're Awesome!
Dom

It's always a good quiz at Darcy's, but was my first time hosting it (ruining it?) and it was a blast!  Great teams, good beer and a super fun scorekeeper!   First off, Kentucky is STILL undefeated...which means, yes, we were in an irish Bar for a Notre Dame LOSS.  The world didn't end. Right?   Some highlights from the quiz: -Vietnam is still trying to get the napalm smell out of the carpet. -You get $200 for landing on "GO", not just passing it.  We checked. -The best way to listen to Kelly Clarkson is to have her songs sung by Reba -Star Trek 4: The Search for Whales was THE BEST STAR TREK...don't
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The guy that reads the questions and drinks the beers.  Looking forward to building a nice following at Maggie Smith's.