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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Rain Out, Schmain Out
Monstar Blanko

Greetings again Trifecters, it’s your quizmaster Will, aka the large man. Last night my lovely girlfriend Shae came to play ready to also enjoy a little Cubs baseball on the TV screen. This however, would not come to pass as the weather in Chicago refused to cooperate. Perhaps it was her anger from not seeing the reigning Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta that propelled her to kicking ass at an interview today!!!   We had a great turnout and a back and forth competition between a few teams for the championship belt. Our first round we went through some Historical figures day planners in which some forgot Queen Elizabeth never had a husband and it was Victoria who opined
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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Trifecta at Trifecta
Monstar Blanko

Greetings quizzers of Trifecta on 3rd, It’s your supply quiz proctor Will. We had a lot of would be quizzers out celebrating 4/20 but for you all that decided to test your brain cells instead of impair them, I and the lovely staff of trifecta thank you!   It was literally a trifecta at Trifecta as we had 3 teams competing for the crown. In the first round we recapped current events including the tragic passing of Doris Roberts. Round two we jammed out to a medley of four chord songs including such hits as “Pork and Beans” by Weezer and every frat boys porch party anthem “Wagon Wheel”   We followed that up with
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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The One where I Forgot to Take Pictures
Monstar Blanko

Last night was day #2 for your boy coming out of the bullpen to lead Austin’s quizers to glory. I’d say I got the save the night before at Craft Pride but it definitely wasn’t a 1-2-3 inning (really struggled pronouncing some impossible words). But for the second time in two nights, skip made a call to the rangy righty to work the 9th with you lovely people at Trifecta on 3rd!   Once again, my stuff was not all there. Worked quickly, brought the heat with some bumping tracks, threw some wicked curveball jokes, however struggled with command, or perhaps more specifically one command (take pictures of you peeps). The only photo I took was off
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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Apr 06, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Better Call Paul
C.M. Geesey

Longtime quizzers know that if there’s any man out there that gets my heterosexual blood a’ boiling, it’s one Mr. Paul Stephen Rudd.  I don’t know what it is, other than his immense likability, brilliant comedic timing, and gorgeous, age-resistant face, but if he were to ask me to abandon my life to sail around the world on yacht with him and only him, well, I’d just have to tell my lovely, amazing girlfriend to hit the bricks.  Ant-Man only comes calling once a lifetime, after all, so this Wednesday evening we had the pleasure of celebrating the 47th consecutive year we were lucky enough to have Paul Rudd on this Earth.  Also it was
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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, Mar 23, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Kitchen Down, Spirits Up
C.M. Geesey

It’s good to be back after allowing SXSW to do its thing and vanish like some drunken hipster version of Brigadoon.  Yes, we know it will return next year out of the mists of pop culture to once again fill our streets with lines upon lines of people, but we accept it and move on, because once South By leaves our hallowed roads we are given the best gift of all:  it’s a whole year before more SXSW!  Hooray!  It’s a delightful coincidence that President Obama visited during this year’s festival, because just like Barry I’m going to use South By Southwest as a scapegoat for everything that goes wrong.  Unfortunately, this week that meant
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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, Mar 09, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Mom, Dad... I'm a Quizmaster
C.M. Geesey

I’ve always said that our little pub quiz meet ups on Wednesday evenings are like family reunions, except we’re getting drunk and wild with people we actually want to be around instead of getting drunk and wild because of the people we don’t want to be around.  And if you don’t believe that’s something I’ve ever said or even thought about saying, well, you know me all too well.  The segue I was trying to make with the “family reunion” comparison is that this quiz I actually had a bit of a family reunion myself:  my parents were in town and joined us at Austin’s Largest and Therefore Best Bourbon Bar!  The people
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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, Mar 09, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Divine Wet Weather
C.M. Geesey

A wet and wild Wednesday awaited our teams as Mother Nature decided to bowl with the angels and cry over children touching themselves, whatever tale you were told as a child.  Since it was a little chilly outside, it was a perfect night to fill up Trifecta and take a little bit of Grandpa’s Cold Remedy, if you know what I mean, and our players were ready to do just that.  Not only did long time Trifecta quizzers Huggbees! return to earn their turn at the top of the proverbial quiz heap, but regulars Cheap Heat and Girls Go to Mars, Get More Candy Bars decided to have a friendly competition to finally settle the age old rivalry
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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, Mar 02, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Recovery Day 2016: The Nation Sighs
C.M. Geesey

Look America, I get it, I really do.  You’re angry at the establishment and you’re frightened about the future.  We all are, it’s the human condition.  But when you feel all that fear and anger well up inside you, that’s when you need to press all that deep, deep down in your soul and hide it from the world like a good, God-fearing American patriot with an undiagnosed mental illness.  That way, you don’t vote for crazy egomaniacs who’ve been screaming about why they should run one of the A-1 super-powers of the world.  But you know me, I don’t believe anyone who thinks they should be president really deserves it.  I chalk
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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, Feb 24, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Birthdays: Overrated & Pointless, or A Thing We’re Still Going to Do?
C.M. Geesey

If I could think of one thing I would want for my birthday, it would probably be that I wouldn’t be required by the people who love me to celebrate it.  I’m pretty over it now that Back to the Future and I are already past our 30th Anniversaries, but you know how it goes, people care about you and they want to celebrate you being alive for a whole year, like that’s some great accomplishment.  Pssht, please, I know babies who’ve gone for years without dying!  It’s easy!  But since my girlfriend will hurt me if I don’t at least pretend to have of good time when it’s my birthday, and if that means keeping the party
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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, Feb 17, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Tonight’s New Math: Third is First, 1% is 4, and 8 Small Judges of Note
C.M. Geesey

After a few extra days to celebrate the love of those close to us and the U.S. Presidents of myth and legend, it was time to shake off the rust at Geeks Who Drink, now with brand new whiskey specials!  Trifecta was once again ready for a full-on crazy night, and while we only had the select cream of the proverbial bar crop ready to take on the Ultimate Quiz Challenge, it was a doozy of an evening of a tight race.  A dynasty was on the line for 8 Little Justices (sitting in a row, ‘cuz one fell off and bumped himself out of existence), and another first place win would put them in the lead for consecutive top win finishes, at least as far back as I can remember. 
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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, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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WARNING: Terrifying Super Bowl Commercial Mascots Mentioned in Blog
C.M. Geesey

Once again we filled up our comfy little slice of bar heaven, and once again our regular teams were out for blood to stop the reign of our champions from last week, WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED THIS TIME!  No, you can’t force me to do it, I don’t wanna!  I saw the Super Bowl and was already cursed to witness the unholy amalgamation of creature and child.  So if I refuse to relive it by mentioned our champs’ new name, then I’m not obligated by any moral authority to change my mind.  So take that, PuppyDrunkyBaby! AAH, sonuvabitches!  How could you do that to us!?  We were finally to Wednesday, well past the attention span
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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, Feb 03, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Trials and Tribulations of the Tableless Team
C.M. Geesey

Trifecta is prone to fill up fast on Wednesdays, and this night was extra full as we had the place swarming with eager quizzers almost instantaneously.  One minute there’s just a couple people in the bar, the next minute we’ve got everyone crowding up along the walls and huddled inside to beat the cold, chilly night air, which in Austin means is wasn’t really too bad, round low 50’s or so.  Anyways, this time we had our teams ready bunched together so quickly that one team had to make do without the luxury of a flat surface to write on top of or place their drinks upon.  Dolly’s All Stars were true all-stars tonight, basically making
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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, Jan 27, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Greatest Challenge on the Face of the Planet
C.M. Geesey

As we filled up Trifecta to once again forget the trials and tribulations of the ever-impending Trump-branded doom our flat Earth, I’m not sure that our quizzers knew what was going to be in store for them.  All the delicious $3 pizzas and scotch specials our teams Aesop’s Foibles, Babe Vigoda, Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog and Quiz in My Pants indulged in would be the easiest moments of their night, as we were ready to test of the fortitude of only the Geekiest of competitors.  I believe in using complete hyperbole when I say that our third round of the night, the deceptively simple-sounding 50/50 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
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The 2015 Championship Trophy Throwaway!
C.M. Geesey

Now that we have our sea legs about us for this new year, this mysterious far-off world of 2016, it was time to finally give out our beloved Trifecta Toto Commemorative Trophy to our deserving contestants.  But who would be most deserving as to be rewarded with one of the most prestigious icons of both quizzing and alcohol consumption?  Well, I love all of you guys, you regulars who are always there on Wednesdays to rowdy up our little gathering of pop-culture-and-history buffs, so the only fair way was to try and tear the thing into a few little pieces to giveaway as the ultimate prizes for our top teams of the year.  They could display them to their houseguests, they could
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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, Jan 13, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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In Remembrance of One Starman, On The Occasion of His Ascension to the Beyond
C.M. Geesey

Ooof, it was a hard one this week, starting off on Monday the way we did, but at Trifecta on 3rd we are always there to help you through any heartaches and hardships that come from losing a famous person from the music albums and the movie films.  So we were ready to get through the night with a playlist dedicated to David Bowie, because I’m pretty certain I would’ve been ridden out of town had I not had something ready.  After all, this is the guy who played Nikolai Tesla in The Prestige, we can spare a couple hours of our ear-time to blast through the hits from one of our generation’s greatest artists.  And as such, we had 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
Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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May Cherubs Sing of Triumphant Idols and the Rains Down in Africa
C.M. Geesey

With 2016 underway, we at Geeks Who Drink and Trifecta on 3rd were ready to start the year off correctly, which is to say, having a good time with friends and drinks like we do every Wednesday.  The only thing missing was, unfortunately, the Toto Commemorative Trophy of Excellence in the Field of Drunken Pop Culture Knowledge, as it was the 2015 edition, duh, but also because it was undergoing its final preparations to be shuffled off this mortal coil by way of Viking pyre.  That’s right, I’m going to coat the culmination of a year’s worth of Trifecta Geek Winners in a fine base of highly flammable rubber cement, give it a healthy rub down of kerosene,
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.