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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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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
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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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
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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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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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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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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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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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
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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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
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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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.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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No Ball Room for Dancing
C.M. Geesey

I like to think that Geeks Who Drink, the nation’s most popular pub quiz in all major markets, caters to all walks of life and not just the typical geek and nerd hobbies.  So after a weekend where we saw the second Avengers come out and all of America was obligated to see it or allow terrorism to run rampant (at least that’s what I took from the marketing), we were able to switch up the themes by introducing what I know will become the fan favorite round each and every week we have it:  Ballroom Dancing! Now I know what you’re
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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
Thursday, April 30, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Full Shift Overdrive: Challenge Time Maximum
C.M. Geesey

Never let it be said that when I throw down the gauntlet, our quizzers are quick to respond to challenge with enthusiasm.  As I’ve mentioned before, we’re slowly running out of room on the 2015 Trifecta Trophy as Boner Boner Boner Boner Boner Boner Boner Boner Boner Boner has taken two weeks in a row as our top champs.  Looking to keep the majestic columns free for future winners, Rural Jurors, Skeet, Pray, Love, and Putting Teabaggers on Layaway #JadeHelms15 all stepped up to take on our rounds in silly subscription boxes, lipstick and pigs (no Sarah Palin references, by the way), and Broadway showtunes with a special
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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
Friday, April 24, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Happy Earth Day, Birth! Wait, No...
C.M. Geesey

I was happy to have everyone back again, as we’ve hit the sweet spot this month with all the holidays falling on Wednesdays for us to come together and celebrate.  We’ve played the fools and thanked our lucky stars taxes are over with for the year, and now we get to celebrate the biggest day of the year, absolutely, by far:  Earth Day!  Because let’s face it, we should be a little more apt to celebrate the thing that basically allows us to exist.  So thank you, Earth, hope you had a great birthday!  Thanks for all of the oxygen and what not, we’ll try to keep the wars and pollution down a bit.  No promises. We also continued 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
Thursday, April 16, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Paying the Taxes Geek Style
C.M. Geesey

We were all atwitter as your favorite Wednesday night quiz got amped up, because I’m sure you all heard the big announcement that yes, the national pub quiz sensation you know and love is becoming SyFy’s latest and greatest broadcast piece of art since Sharknado 2:  The Second Sharknado Happens.  You’ll soon be able to enjoy Geeks Who Drink at home and hosted by the closest thing Hollywood could come to, well, me, Zachary Levi!  You know, from Alvin and the Chipmunks:  The Squeakuel!?  That’s right, your beloved
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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
Thursday, April 09, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Quizzes So Tight it Must Be Botox
C.M. Geesey

I’ve only been an Austinite recently, and I do have to say that everyone has been very supportive and happy toward me moving to their wonderful city and clogging up traffic even more and using up even more of the resources.  Thank you all for not greeting me with the stereotypical snobbery and ostracizing temperament you could have deservedly so as locals, and I was more than happy to pass that vibe along to our out-of-town visitors The Transplants, visiting our weird city, and also trying out Geeks Who Drink for the first time.   We’re always happy to have fresh meat, but after a Jokered double-point Round 3 gave them a 32 points in one round
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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
Thursday, April 02, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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The April Fire Bacon Day Celebration of 2015
C.M. Geesey

Well, last night’s quiz was called on account of being too overrun with dumb April’s Fool Day pranks throughout the day, including the first part of this sentence.  So there, I did one, I participated in your favorite day, Internet!  I hope you’re happy, you great terrible thing.  I also set up a playlist that had every single song with the word fool in the title, courtesy of the iTunes search bar function.  So we were having a fun silly day right from the get go, but that didn’t stop the celebrations from piling on from there. First, the fine folks from Jack Daniels stopped by with some samples of Fire (and free fucking hats holy shit!) to
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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
Thursday, March 26, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Famous Fall-Down Drunk First Ladies
C.M. Geesey

After all the excitement of SXSW has died down, there’s nothing left standing in the hazy dusk but our determined teams, lined up like an action movie shot, set for an intense and close edition of your favorite pub quiz ever.  So I’m more than happy to deliver the questions, the jokes, the fuel, and pretty much everything that makes Geeks Who Drink such the fun time week after week. We started our quiz with a journey to the Alco-Hall of Fame and named those lovable lushes from history that give our minor issues with alcohol a little bit of needed perspective, because even though I can overdo it occasionally and forget that there isn’t a urinal
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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
Friday, March 20, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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A Super Special SXSW Edition of Geeks Who Drink at Trifecta on 3rd: Viewer Discretion Advised.
C.M. Geesey

The world has circled the sun again and so South By Southwest has returned to Austin to basically throw all pretense out the window and turn 6th Street into its own little Spring Break party block of bars, one that happens to have a few corporate sponsors.  I left the trophy home and safe this time around, as I didn’t want some drunken tourist with a Platinum badge and an unearned sense of self-entitlement taking off with it because “Party!” I know that would happen, because I have a dark secret I’ve been keeping for too long:  I, too, once that drunken SXSW visitor!  Yes, I was once one of those hated out-of-town rapscallions that came
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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
Thursday, March 12, 2015
[Wednesday 8:00 pm]
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Head to Head, Beer to Beer, Heart to Heart
C.M. Geesey

SXSW is drawing ever closer, hanging in the air like the grey clouds that absolutely REFUSE to leave us the hell alone already.  So I get that we’re feeling a little despondent and ready to bunker ourselves down for two weeks.  But that just means that our teams at Trifecta are extra rowdy and extra competitive, especially going up head to head against one another for the whole evening. We started our quiz with a journey to places near and far starting with the letter “T,” and debated the merits of the People’s Choice Awards for our audio round on, you guessed it, Favorite Song of the Year PCA winning tunes.  America, you done some good, but most
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.