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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Dog Day of Twitter
C.M. Geesey

If we can learn anything from Twitter, outside of the free answer given out daily on the Geeks Twitter feed, it’s that there seems to be a surprisingly viable job market in coming up with different things that days can be.  This time around it was National Dog Day, so at least there’s one day a year we can take a break from cat videos, and it gives me the easy excuse to type in “dog” into iTunes to program my playlist.  And the best part of all, we had a dog come in near the end of the quiz too!  Dogs are the best.    Unfortunately no dogs in tonight’s rounds,
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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And Introducing Lou Bega
C.M. Geesey

I know how it can be when you’re hanging out on a Wednesday night.  You got some tasty beers, maybe some other liquor of choice, a few friends, and even a game of some sort to challenge the mind and enrich the soul.  But the one thing that always seems to be missing is that siren call of rhythm that you just can’t ignore anymore, the call… of the dance!  Well, this is exactly why we have Geeks Who Drink when we do, so that you can indulge in your primal urge of movement along with all of the booze and friends you can handle on a Wednesday evening.     At least, we do when we have a tie-breaker dance off.     After
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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When the Turkey's Wild, We Go Gonzo
C.M. Geesey

Wednesdays are getting a little more full up at Trifecta, especially with the Rumble in the Pub going on for the month, so it’s really no surprise that a few more bourbons popped up for our quizzers, and in particular our quizmaster, to enjoy.  Not only did we open up a bottle of whiskey from my home state of Wyoming, that barren square in the middle of the map I was able to make my escape from, but the fine folks from Wild Turkey came out with some extra freebies to give away, as well as some ol’ fashioned Grampa’s Medicine to boot.  And if Wild Turkey is good enough for the good doctor Hunter S. Thompson, then it’s good enough for me.  In fact, I’d
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Heaven Will Now Be Referred To As Piper's Pit
C.M. Geesey

With Rumble in the Pub underway, we’ve got the teams climbing out of the woodwork to crowd up our cozy little bar.  And I wouldn’t have it any other way, ‘cause you guys, you make it all worth it.  And thank you for that, because I've been a little down as we lost one of the greats since the last time we saw each other:  Rowdy Roddy Piper, wrestling’s greatest personality and star of probably the most important film of our generation, They Live.  I didn’t quite have anything special for him, as we were already drinking delicious booze in his memory, but since Macho Man
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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In The 8 PM Hour, We Cry That Billy Idol Song
C.M. Geesey

As with all things geeky, more is always better.  We are definitely going to say that perhaps more drinking isn’t always the best, especially if you have to get home without any sort of pounding hangover the next day (or the following week, depending on how much more you choose to imbibe), but when it comes to our humble little amazing pub quiz, more is the name of the game.  We had more prizes available for our regular teams as well as more of the tough nerdy rounds you come to enjoy, including one that was all about which person/place/thing/noun had More, More, More!  Just about the only thing we didn’t have more of this time around was Billy Idol,
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Hump, Dump, Gump, Frump
C.M. Geesey

So, look, I know that when you guys come into Trifecta every Wednesday, you’re looking forward to not only the delicious bourbon options and tasty $3 pizzas available, but my goofy smiling face all ready to hand over your scoresheets and pencils and any sort of friendly embrace you may be in need of.  What you’re NOT looking forward to seeing is that complete and total asshole Donald Trump staring back at you from the visual round, with his beady little criminal eyes under his sloping caveman brow and his pursed little asshole lips.  He’s very much almost an actual butt with a comb over.  So, sorry that we had to start the night off with a visual round on all
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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Liquid Courage For the Solid Uncourageous
C.M. Geesey

If you weren’t able to make it out to the Archer theme quiz, either because you didn’t have a black enough turtleneck or you just don’t like good things, then no worries!  Trifecta on 3rd was here to provide you with the classic Geeks Who Drink you so crave.  And since it was a theme quiz night, we thought we’d make sure that the challenge quotient in our regular rounds was bumped up a couple of notches.  That’s how it seemed, I suppose, as we didn’t have many perfect rounds this time.  It’s been a while since I’ve seen a Round 1 that wasn’t just dominated, but it turns out our visit to Hell to start out the
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
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At Least We’re Not Talking About the Bread Made of Yoga Mats Anymore
C.M. Geesey

When the world is offering up a few crazy stories and events, I can always count on coming by Trifecta every Wednesday to see what the compassionate and thoughtful quizzers have to say about said events.  I know that you guys will tackle the latest news with care and sensitivity, so it was no surprise that among our top teams were JPP’s Missing Digit Cost $14.3 Million as well as It Wasn’t Subway, Jared Was Sweating to the Youngies.  Also Boner Boner Boner Boner Boner Boner Boner Boner Boner Boner, because let’s face it, that’s always in the news, although them being so close to It Wasn’t Subway maybe
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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Sorry Canada, We Only Care About Gay Marriage Now
C.M. Geesey

I was glad to see that everyone was able to make it out after spending their weekends planning their weddings to their new government-mandated, same-sex partner.  It’s a grueling task, but if we don’t want to be the victims of any “jiggery-pokery” we better just get it done with.  Yeah, I usually don’t pay that much attention to the news, but I think I was able to piece together this one pretty well, and since I called dibs on Paul Rudd I’ll definitely be okay with it in the long run.  You all heard me, I said DIBS!   Among the categories our contestants had to face off against were crustaceans, current events, and of
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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Fake Bjork Has Less Calories Than Real Bjork
C.M. Geesey

We really packed them in this time at Trifecta on 3rd, and not just for the tasty happy hour pizzas.  No, while that was definitely a draw, it was the quizzing and drinking that had us with 11 teams all squeezed in cozy with each other.  That made it easy for teams to keep a closer eye on their opponents, particularly to make sure phones weren’t out and no one had a Dr. McGrongle’s Mind-Drain-Info-Suck-O-Matic on their table to steal answers straight out the brains of other, wiser teams.  Luckily, we have a great streak going of no one coming to cheat or to just generally be a dick; everyone’s only concern is to have a good time!  That is exactly
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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So Close, and Yet, No Cigar
C.M. Geesey

Geez louise, you guys at Trifecta are known for getting into some tight matches, but this time around it was a doozy.  Not only were our teams able to jump over the 80 point barrier in a long time, but single points were all that kept our teams from each other and another ever-dreaded tie breaker round.  No dancing or extra questions tonight, although our teams were very close to the 84 bullseye to earn themselves a round of tasty booze, courtesy of yours truly, your handsomest Quizmaster of all.  Not many people notice the prize mentioned on the Geeks Who Drink Trifecta Master Trophy of All Time, but our top teams must have been gunning for it this time around.  Third
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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DEBBIE!
C.M. Geesey

Happy to be back in the swing of things at Trifecta, because really, there’s better place to watch the sun go down later and later with some fine quizzing and bourbon all at the same time.  I get jealous of you guys getting to play the game there, I’ll admit, because not only did we get to tackle two movie rounds – one on the dreaded Illuminati infiltrating Hollywood’s greatest hits and another on absolutely smashed characters in Hollywood’s greatest hits – but we also got to hear from all manner of interests in our Debbie Does Dianetics round.  That’s the one covering retro porn and Scientology AND women named Debbie. 
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.


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360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
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Back In, Well, Not Really a Black, More of a Off Dark Gray
C.M. Geesey

Oh my gosh, it’s good to be back in the one place where everyone truly knows your name and cares whether you live or die.  I hope everyone had a great time with your guest QMs, and a thank you to Daniel and Adam for taking over for me while I did some geeky jaunts to a couple of comic cons, helping out with a table and getting to meet Christopher Lloyd!  THE ONE AND ONLY DOC BROWN, GUYS!  It was great, and if we can just pretend that you didn’t like the other quizmasters more than me, that’ll just be swell.   And to get us started off right on track, we had probably the culmination of what makes Geeks Who Drink so grand:  a round on
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.


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Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Proud Harry Keep on Burning!
AdamSweeney

Sometimes the chance to sub as quizmaster at another venue reminds you of how awesome this gig is. Last night was not one of those nights. Just kidding. You all were amazing and made me feel right at home, and we had our fair share of drinks and funny interactions. It's a well known fact among QM's that the quizzers are the heart of the event, so thank you all for being so cool.   In Round 2 we had a team guess a song title as "Come On Irene," which inspired the blog's title. Let's be honest. Like the 80's hit said, we wish that we had Jeffrey's Girl.   Last night we were treated to a Golden State
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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
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78701
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Have Me Back Anytime
TheHypnotoad

Well, what a great time I had with you all at Trifecta tonight! I could definitely get used to it. May have to get my quiz on as a player at the Trifecta. Rain couldn't keep away the quizzers tonight and that was fantastic. On to quiz! The round one Duh round one did seem to be as easy as advertised with quizzers dominating it other than remembering it's the INTERNATIONAL house of pancakes. The audio round was based around city names, with Swipe Write thoroughly enjoying the way it was assembled, especially Buffalo Soldier. The timed round with four syllables had everybody finger-counting but somehow Montpelier doesn't qualify, stupid French pronunciations! Don't
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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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Where Eagles Dare
C.M. Geesey

Another tight game went in the books for Trifecta on 3rd, and if you weren’t able to join us, well then I take a very special pity on you.  You see, not only do we have more than the legal allotted amount of fun every Wednesday night at 8 PM (please don’t tell the police), we also had an extra special ceremony for the evening.  You see, our dedicated and amazing bartenders Shaini and Nick are there every night to fuel you with the lovely liquors and beautiful beers you so crave while racking your geek brains for answers.  So I decided it was time to make it official and rename the West
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.