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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.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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New Year’s Adam. Because Adam Came Before Eve. You Know What, You Come Up with the Title Then!
C.M. Geesey

If there was going to be a night that our courageous and dedicated Geek Warriors came to claim their rightful place in the annals of Trifecta Quiz history, then this quiz, the last of the year, is it.  This is the one.  This penultimate night of the year held the last opportunity for our regulars to get themselves on the 38th Toto Anniversary Trifecta Trophy as the final champions of the year.  We had the bar packed in with teams old and new, hoping for that last spot and the corresponding prize with it:  the final bumper sticker left from our single newsletter prizes, one I totally didn’t just find suddenly that night setting up!  Since we
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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, Dec 16, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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A Very David Bowie Christmas!
C.M. Geesey

Let it be known that I gave full warning to everyone that the Christmas playlist was coming up soon.  Even so, I think there were some groans when we decided that tonight would be the night, that dreaded night, as the holidays are doing that dumb annoying thing of sneaking up on us again.  Pretty soon we’ll be crowning an ultimate champion for the Trifecta Toto Trophy, but until then I still like to let you guys have your say on what you’d like to hear to help get yourself through until New Years.  I had a Christmas playlist all planned out for the couple of crazies that always love Christmas jams, as well as another mystery playlist to go along with our first Mystery
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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, Dec 09, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Man of Very Many Voices
C.M. Geesey

Tonight was memorable not only for, well, the dogs of course, I always remember the dogs I get to pet whenever we do our little thing at Trifecta, but because our teams were battling all out tonight as we had few extra points to go around in our game.  As evidenced by the very high scores, both Chipotle Ruined Our Pants and Vanilla Isis were able to pull off a rare feat of earning not only a full round completely right, but also Jokered!  They were definitely the teams to watch for the night, as they were fired up and well over 40 points by our first break of the evening.  Good job all around, guys, but it was by one single, solitary point that
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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, Dec 02, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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ULTIMATE 84 POINT VICTORY!
C.M. Geesey

Well ladies and gentlemen, it finally happened.  It took 11 whole months before it did, but it happened.  Some lucky team finally, FINALLY, hit the 84 point mark that got me, your adorable and kind Quizmaster, to buy them a round!  As promised by our Trifecta Toto Anniversary Trophy, 84 points went out to Taco Sauce, our first team to ever receive that kind gesture from me.  Congrats and congratulations, I hope it never happens again!  I’m not made of Wild Turkey, guys, c’mon. I’m sure you’re wondering what delicious rounds we had in store that allowed our dear winners Taco Sauce to shoot up the rankings to 84 points,
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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, Nov 25, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Avoiding Family During the Holidays 101
C.M. Geesey

I suppose it’s really the start of the holiday season, what with Thankstuffing and Parade Float Day and Consumer Madness Nightmare all coming up after our quiz, but that just means we get to enjoy the most important tradition of the year:  ditching the family and heading out to the bar for some actual fun!  And this November I’m thankful that I get to lead you gals and guys through our quiz, much as I am every Wednesday when I’m there for a few beers and some laughs.  Oh yeah, and the quiz, that too.  I think our merry times were meshing up, as our top team of the night was the suck-up team named We’re Thankful for Trivia. 
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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, Nov 18, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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We Cleared the Floor for a Dance Off, So Of Course There’s No Dance Off
C.M. Geesey

Geeks Who Drink isn’t the nation’s best pub quiz just because we’re at Trifecta every Wednesday night, even though I’ve been led to believe by reliable sources that it is a key factor.  No, we also have a little something something for everyone involved, including Shaney, wonderful Shaney, best bartendress around, who is now making an honest man out of her lucky fiancé. We give it up to you, girl!  Also, a few rounds for everyone playing tonight, including one on Kentucky to test which players could overcome their PTSD from escaping from Kentucky to answer some basic questions about it.  Stay strong, gang, we’re in it with you.   We
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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, Nov 11, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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FIGHT FIGHT BITE BITE CHEW CHEW CHUG CHUG
C.M. Geesey

Another Trifecta edition of Geeks Who Drink is in the books, another winning team graces the championship trophy, and another gallon of straight booze went down my throat, just like every good Wednesday night.  Tonight was a little more intense, as we had rivals facing off against each other in a quiz that saw an extra double point round and some very close scores throughout the night.  I was impressed with not only how well you all know your greasy, disgusting, just plain incredible fast food items, but your general turkey knowledge also.  Although I guess I shouldn’t, because we’re America, god dammit, and it is our God-given right to be absolutely obsessed with
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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, Nov 04, 2015
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Welcome Back, Trophy! P.S. Does Anyone Know of a Synonym for “Trophy” that Rhymes with “Kotter?”
C.M. Geesey

It was a triumphant homecoming for our Toto Anniversary Trophy!  That’s right, our symbol of Ultimate Fortitude of Geek-Type Topics was finally healed up enough that it was able to return to its duties of carrying the names of our champion teams, being held aloft by said victors of the quiz, and generally just remaining an inanimate object that looks pretty bad-ass placed next to the scoresheets and visual rounds.  While our 38th Toto Anniversary Trophy of Geekitude and Drinkitude was able to return to active duty before Romo’s arm reattaches itself to his body, it still had a couple of Band-Aid brand adhesive strips on to make sure that it heals quicker and
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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, Oct 21, 2015
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Great Scotch!
C.M. Geesey

For those of you who know me, you know how much I love Back to the Future.  I love Michael J. Fox, I love Christopher Lloyd, I firmly believe Thomas F. Wilson deserves an Oscar for his portrayal of Biff and the rest of Tannen clan, and I’ve been waiting for this day ever since everyone on Facebook realized they could Photoshop the readout date on the DeLorean’s Time Circuits and claim every other month that “This is the Day Doc and Marty went to the Future!” because it’s finally the actual fucking date in the movie that they went to and we can all just stop posting those from now on, okay?  Yes?  Okay then.   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, Oct 14, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Team Names to Raise Awareness Regarding Issues and Events, Film at 11
C.M. Geesey

Things were really heating up at Trifecta at 3rd, and we weren’t just making a glib reference to Bastrop in the throes of Smokey the Bear’s worst nightmare.  No, we’re going to leave that honor to I Love the Smell of Bastrop in the Morning.  Good job, gang, you made reference to a current event with the tactfulness and consideration we come to expect from our Geeks Who Drink.  And hey, we had plenty of smoky savory whiskeys available for you with Austin’s largest bourbon selection as well, a perfect complement to the air quality over the city.  Cheers!   Since our state is literally burning to ashes,
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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, Oct 07, 2015
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Bye World! You Were Fun While You Lasted
C.M. Geesey

I hope everyone is doing well now that our world has ended, at least according to what one random collection of people who used what tenuous grasp of reality and the Bible they had to come to their conclusion.  I mean, it doesn’t feel that much different to me here now as I write this blog post, but I’m still pleased that you guys chose to spend your last moments on Earth with us at Trifecta on 3rd.  After all, you were going to shuffle off the mortal coil, may as well be certain that the greatest works of Toto and Seal take you
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A lone wolf, loose cannon cop on the edge who plays by his own set of rules.