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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, May 21, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Ron Jeremy, The Special Needs Hedgehog
SuperDave

Great content makes for a great quiz, and Sunday night at Kilkenny’s had outstanding content by the boatload during the weekly Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. From Funko’s Pop-Vinyl figures to the wonder of HBO, from audiobook clips by celebrity voiceovers to the wild inter-twining worlds of sex and physics, we covered it all Sunday night. Was the highlight of your night when you discovered that the average Millennial will have 8 sex partners on average in R6? Or when some of you disputed the length of Minnesota’s shared border with Canada in R8? Or how about my impromptu singing of “Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves” by
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SuperDave (SOO-per-DAYV): noun. 1. Energetic Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink who tends to break into spontaneous song and sarcastic tangents during quizzes. 2. Public address announcer at Traverse City North Stars hockey games. 3. Former play-by-play voice for Traverse City Roller Derby. 4. Lover of tacos, Bowie, craft beer, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kids In The Hall.


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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, May 14, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Two Years In, And There’s Still Plenty of Good Taint Jokes to Go Around
SuperDave

You guys, we had a big reason to celebrate tonight at the Geeks Who Drink pub quiz at Kilkenny’s this Sunday. Yes, it was Mother’s Day, and I’m happy to celebrate al the mothers who come out tonight for the pub quiz. But this was a different occasion we celebrated on this particular evening.    Our little pub quiz turned TWO YEARS OLD tonight! That’s kind a big deal to me. To celebrate, I made you a cake. In fact, I made 4 dozen of them.   Irish. Carbomb. Cupcakes. You heard that right. Guinness chocolate cake. Jameson
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SuperDave (SOO-per-DAYV): noun. 1. Energetic Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink who tends to break into spontaneous song and sarcastic tangents during quizzes. 2. Public address announcer at Traverse City North Stars hockey games. 3. Former play-by-play voice for Traverse City Roller Derby. 4. Lover of tacos, Bowie, craft beer, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kids In The Hall.


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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, May 07, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge - It's Not Just a Mudhoney Record!
SuperDave

Mnemonics are a funny thing. We’ve all got silly little memory tricks to help us remember various things, whether it’s information treated as fundamental common knowledge or indulgent silly stuff that’s important to you and you alone.   Round 1 at tonight’s Geeks Who Drink pub quiz dealt with some of the more commonly known learning devices at Kilkenny’s Irish Public House (though Johnny Mnemonic did not make an appearance). Let me tell you, not much gets by you, whether it’s regarding soggy waffles, daylight savings time (a concept that need to go away, amirite?!?), or Pi. Our teams
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SuperDave (SOO-per-DAYV): noun. 1. Energetic Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink who tends to break into spontaneous song and sarcastic tangents during quizzes. 2. Public address announcer at Traverse City North Stars hockey games. 3. Former play-by-play voice for Traverse City Roller Derby. 4. Lover of tacos, Bowie, craft beer, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kids In The Hall.


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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Secret Ingredients in the Colonel’s Famous Recipe Are Science and Lies
SuperDave

The Geeks Who Drink pub quiz is always better when the standings are close from start to finish. And on a night such as this past Sunday at Kilkenny’s, our contending teams seemed to score high in almost all rounds on this given Sunday, leaving little separation from round to round as the night moved on.  This means one of two things: Either everyone brought their A-game, or the quiz content was too easy.   You be the judge. We covered celebrities sponsored by the letter “U”, songs missing a “G” (which made for a nice Sesame Street theme early on), Paula Deen’s recipe for home-cooked
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SuperDave (SOO-per-DAYV): noun. 1. Energetic Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink who tends to break into spontaneous song and sarcastic tangents during quizzes. 2. Public address announcer at Traverse City North Stars hockey games. 3. Former play-by-play voice for Traverse City Roller Derby. 4. Lover of tacos, Bowie, craft beer, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kids In The Hall.


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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Ellie Goulding is the Newest Member of Alvin and The Chipmunks
SuperDave

What did we learn at the Geeks Who Drink pub quiz this Sunday at Kilkenny’s? Well, for starters, you all know entirely WAAAAY too much about gerbils, as all but one team scored a perfect 8 in R4. You also know entirely too little about cop movies, since most teams bombed out in R7. We learned Kevin Bacon looks best when his image is actually made of bacon. We learned some of you remember all of the plethora of names one Sean Combs has been known by throughout his career as a hip-hop impresario. We (Apparently? Allegedly?) learned that large doses of nutmeg are hallucinogenic (Who knew?). We learned 3D printers make some
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SuperDave (SOO-per-DAYV): noun. 1. Energetic Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink who tends to break into spontaneous song and sarcastic tangents during quizzes. 2. Public address announcer at Traverse City North Stars hockey games. 3. Former play-by-play voice for Traverse City Roller Derby. 4. Lover of tacos, Bowie, craft beer, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kids In The Hall.


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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, Apr 09, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Did You Get to the Bottom of You in the Theater?
SuperDave

Let me be blunt: Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain are terrible at geography. The. Worst.   I’ve never been a fan of the classic Journey song “Don’t Stop Believin’”, mostly for the fact that the band made up a less-than-real town in this little ditty. It’s also because most of those corporate rock bands from that 70’s/80’s era – think Styx, Foreigner, Boston, REO Speedwagon, and the like – sound so similar to one another that it’s a wonder anyone can tell when one of their songs ends and the next one begins, but that’s another argument for another day….   South
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SuperDave (SOO-per-DAYV): noun. 1. Energetic Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink who tends to break into spontaneous song and sarcastic tangents during quizzes. 2. Public address announcer at Traverse City North Stars hockey games. 3. Former play-by-play voice for Traverse City Roller Derby. 4. Lover of tacos, Bowie, craft beer, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kids In The Hall.


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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, Apr 02, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Is Evanescence is the New Nickelback? For the Purposes of This Week’s R2, Yes, They Are
SuperDave

When a new format for a round of play at the Geeks Who Drink pub quiz rolls around, it tends to get me excited to run the new round. It stems partly from seeing what the regular players at Kilkenny’s has to say about it, and it’s also the enthusiasm and presentation I get to inflect on the mic for the round.   Rounds 2 and 3 had me very excited for this week’s pub quiz. We got to see just how well our quizzers knew their female lead vocalists from their favorite bands (or not). And R3 made for some crazy movie mash-up titles that only sparked the imagination for all the possibilities if some of these movie mash-ups actually
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SuperDave (SOO-per-DAYV): noun. 1. Energetic Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink who tends to break into spontaneous song and sarcastic tangents during quizzes. 2. Public address announcer at Traverse City North Stars hockey games. 3. Former play-by-play voice for Traverse City Roller Derby. 4. Lover of tacos, Bowie, craft beer, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kids In The Hall.


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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Chuck, Porterhouse, Ribeye – I Know Exactly How You Guys Are Feeling….
SuperDave

It always makes for an enjoyable night at the Geeks Who Drink pub quiz when there’s a round that EVERYBODY can get behind. On this given Sunday at Kilkenny’s, that round was Round 6. The movie mash-up awesomeness of R6 got plenty of laughs from our teams and was quite entertaining for all involved. It leads one to think if these movie mash-ups ever actually got made, perhaps the earth might tilt off of its axis. Seriously, Nicolas Cage and Air Bud in the same movie!?! Some much awesome awfulness on the same screen that you can’t even stand it!   In R2, I was saddened to see that our quizzers
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SuperDave (SOO-per-DAYV): noun. 1. Energetic Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink who tends to break into spontaneous song and sarcastic tangents during quizzes. 2. Public address announcer at Traverse City North Stars hockey games. 3. Former play-by-play voice for Traverse City Roller Derby. 4. Lover of tacos, Bowie, craft beer, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kids In The Hall.


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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, Mar 19, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Your ‘Us Weekly’ Subscription Finally Paid Off and Did You Some Good
SuperDave

Everyone likes a great ending, especially at the Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. This Sunday we had a photo finish right at the end, where we needed to decide our 2nd place team in the most democratic way possible: Rock Paper Scissors. Best-of-3, winner takes the prize! Two men entered….one man left….with a $15 gift card to Kilkenny’s Irish Public House! Rochambeau with actual stakes on the line proved to make for great entertainment on this given Sunday. Congrats to Gum Cuzzelers for claiming 2nd place with a 2-0 RPS victory over Luck of the Irish = No DWI (our two best team names of the night). Oh yeah,
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SuperDave (SOO-per-DAYV): noun. 1. Energetic Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink who tends to break into spontaneous song and sarcastic tangents during quizzes. 2. Public address announcer at Traverse City North Stars hockey games. 3. Former play-by-play voice for Traverse City Roller Derby. 4. Lover of tacos, Bowie, craft beer, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kids In The Hall.


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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Kudos to Everyone Who Booed Chris Brown, Because He’s a Terrible Person
SuperDave

Given that the name of our quiz is Geeks Who Drink, it should be implied that there’ll be certain factions of nerd culture represented in the quiz content on the regular. The consistent representation of franchises like Star Wars, X-Men, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Star Trek, and the like is a shining example of the type of content those who play the pub quiz come to expect on a weekly basis down in the basement at Kilkenny’s Irish Public House.   What we usually don’t see is much content from the world of sports. Most of our quizzers are fine with this, and in fact, several of the regulars openly
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SuperDave (SOO-per-DAYV): noun. 1. Energetic Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink who tends to break into spontaneous song and sarcastic tangents during quizzes. 2. Public address announcer at Traverse City North Stars hockey games. 3. Former play-by-play voice for Traverse City Roller Derby. 4. Lover of tacos, Bowie, craft beer, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kids In The Hall.


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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, Mar 05, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Light Shines Down Upon These Angels with Dirty Faces (or, “Keep the Change, Ya Filthy Animal!”)
SuperDave

I couldn’t help but notice with taking the pictures of this Sunday night’s teams for the Geeks Who Drink pub quiz that the overhead lights in the dimly light bar that is Kilkenny’s Irish Public House imparted a heavenly glow upon my players. Just see for yourself in the pics. I could’ve edited it, but I just liked how it looks. Whether or not it’s a reflection of their inner selves is a moot point here – let’s just enjoy it for what it is (not as art, but my poor photography skills).   Speaking of art, Andy Warhol made an appearance during our quiz, sharing the spotlight in R4
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SuperDave (SOO-per-DAYV): noun. 1. Energetic Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink who tends to break into spontaneous song and sarcastic tangents during quizzes. 2. Public address announcer at Traverse City North Stars hockey games. 3. Former play-by-play voice for Traverse City Roller Derby. 4. Lover of tacos, Bowie, craft beer, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kids In The Hall.


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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Because EVERY Birthday Deserves an Irish Car Bomb
SuperDave

With tonight being Oscars night, I had a slight degree of concern attendance would be down for tonight’s Geeks Who Drink pub quiz down in the basement at Kilkenny’s Irish Public House. But my concerns faded quickly as many of our regular teams made their way down well ahead of the start time for the quiz, hoping to get their favorite tables. You see, it’s becoming less and less of a secret….Geeks Who Drink is the best, nerdy-ist, most raucous quiz night in Traverse City! So much so that I shall continue to sing these praises until we raise the banner as Northern Michigan’s best quiz night, via the MyNorth.com’s
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SuperDave (SOO-per-DAYV): noun. 1. Energetic Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink who tends to break into spontaneous song and sarcastic tangents during quizzes. 2. Public address announcer at Traverse City North Stars hockey games. 3. Former play-by-play voice for Traverse City Roller Derby. 4. Lover of tacos, Bowie, craft beer, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kids In The Hall.


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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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Where the hell did you find this chef impersonator anyway?!
Aaron

I want to know where Geeks Who Drink found a guy to sing show tunes in the voice of the Swedish chef. Is it the original guy from the 1970s-era Muppet Show?! Did they hire a guy? Is there a professional Swedish chef impersonator out there somewhere? I simply must know.   And did you ever notice the Swedish chef had real human hands? That was extremely unnerving for me as a child. Traumatizing, even.   At any rate, Kilkenny’s Irish Pub was poppin’ Sunday night with 11 teams filling the bar to capacity. It’s awesome to see so many people turn out for the quiz.   With so many new teams, there was a logjam in the
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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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These Long Layoffs Between Quizzes Really Seem to Help Overall Attendance Once We Return
SuperDave

I sometimes wonder if people are starting to question my work ethic. After all, this past Sunday’s Geeks Who Drink pub quiz was only the 4th time in the last 8 weeks we’ve actually had the quiz at Kilkenny’s Irish Public House due to various sundry reasons (the holidays, holiday parties at Kilkenny’s, that stupid football game). I’ll chalk it up to circumstances out of my control, but it’s been an awkward start to the new year for running the quiz due to all these interruptions. Well, folks, barring any unforeseen emergencies (weather-related or otherwise), we are back to it.   The return
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SuperDave (SOO-per-DAYV): noun. 1. Energetic Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink who tends to break into spontaneous song and sarcastic tangents during quizzes. 2. Public address announcer at Traverse City North Stars hockey games. 3. Former play-by-play voice for Traverse City Roller Derby. 4. Lover of tacos, Bowie, craft beer, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kids In The Hall.


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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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One More Time – And Perhaps for All-Time – Wu-Tang Ain’t Nuthin’ ta Fuq Wit
SuperDave

I love it whenever we have rounds during the Geeks Who Drink pub quiz that our teams truly embrace and enjoy. This phenomenon was on display for all to see at Kilkenny’s this Sunday once Round 3 rolled around. We had another edition of “Sooner or Later”, only on this night, cartoons and animated TV series were the focus.   As is the norm with the Sooner or Later rounds, teams have the choice of hearing the first three of an increasingly obvious list of clues to name the common thread between said clues and turning in their answer sheets for double points for all correct answers. If not, teams can then
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SuperDave (SOO-per-DAYV): noun. 1. Energetic Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink who tends to break into spontaneous song and sarcastic tangents during quizzes. 2. Public address announcer at Traverse City North Stars hockey games. 3. Former play-by-play voice for Traverse City Roller Derby. 4. Lover of tacos, Bowie, craft beer, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kids In The Hall.


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Kilkenny's Irish Pub (at North Peak Brewing Company)
400 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI
49684
Sunday, Jan 15, 2017
[Sundays @ 7:00 pm]
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The Quiz Only Built 4 Cuban Linx….
SuperDave

From time to time, the Geeks Who Drink pub quiz can stump even our most nerdy of quizzers. On this Sunday at Kilkenny’s, I frequently heard the refrain “These questions are hard!” on this evening. There’ll be weeks where I hear some quizzers talk about how a particular round was especially challenging or that “it sucked”, but I heard these comments increasingly with each round on Sunday.   Sorry gang, not every week is going to be a gimme. Let’s face it:  If everyone scored 8 in every round, it’d be pretty boring. I’ll tell you it’s certainly pretty boring from my perspective.
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SuperDave (SOO-per-DAYV): noun. 1. Energetic Quizmaster for Geeks Who Drink who tends to break into spontaneous song and sarcastic tangents during quizzes. 2. Public address announcer at Traverse City North Stars hockey games. 3. Former play-by-play voice for Traverse City Roller Derby. 4. Lover of tacos, Bowie, craft beer, Queens of the Stone Age, and Kids In The Hall.