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Ozzie's Seattle
105 W Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98119
Wednesdays: 7:00 PM
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7:54 AM, March 06, 2014
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The Braidy Bunch 81

Dorothy Mantooth is a Saint! 77

Mustache Wednesday 69

Figurine 59

Putin Told Ukraine to "Crimea" River 55

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Not so long ago, I was on a team playing quiz and we ruled the school. My personal areas of expertise were both audio rounds, anything involving movies, and American history. One night, I was the only guy in the bar who knew the name of the current prime minister of England.

We placed first almost every week. So often that it became stale and I needed a new challenge. So instead of angering fellow geeks by besting them, I decided I would anger them by doing the asking. So I became a quizmaster and I've been pissing them off ever since.  

It was a Dark and Stormy night…mostly because I kept ordering Dark and Stormys. Has anyone started off a novel with that awesome twist? Well, I’m doing it, so don’t steal it!

But really, the rain was driving, and hopefully the quizzers were not. The sky water was enough to keep some teams away, but not the true believers. They came out to feel the power of quiz. And I delivered. I quizzed all up in ‘em.

Sorry.

What We Learned Tonight:

  • No one has ever heard or heard of “P. A. S. S. I. O. N.” by Rythm Syndicate. I doubt even the members of Rythm Syndicate remember that song. And yes, I’m spelling that correctly.
  • Something else no one remembers, a little movie called “Stuart Saves His Family”. I’m actually pretty sure Senator Al Franken proposed a law that would require everyone to never mention the film.
  • There are some people out there that are still living life without having heard the Mel Gibson voicemails. Do yourself and favor and listen. He’s a celebrity, so you can disassociate him with being an actual person and therefore disassociate it from being actual abuse.

 

Best Worst Answers:

  • One team wrote down “Gwen Stephanie” as an answer. Then when I read it that way, everyone looked at me like I was a wacko. I’m sorry, I don’t speak Italian.
  • I asked for the full name of the movie, so even though you guessed “City Slickers II” as the only sequel Harold Ramis ever directed, I would’ve still needed a “Legend of Curly’s Gold” for the point.

Team Name Hall of Fame:

  • The Braidy Bunch – I won’t discuss the gentleman on this team that had to take off his pants to show his braids…
  • Mustache Wednesday – The team that will slap you with a ruler if you don’t pronounce it “Must-Ash Wednesday.”
  • Putin told Ukraine to “Crimea” River – If you think puns are the key to world peace, come hold my hand.

 

I’m giving up well wishes for Lent, so I’ll just say “bye.”

Ozzie's Seattle
105 W Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98119
Wednesdays: 7:00 PM
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8:05 AM, February 27, 2014
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Note to Self: Bring Earplugs Next Time 77

American Kurt Russell 76

Army of One…and Then More 75

The Star-Spangler Banner 74

Tacos Not Tyranny 69

Your Mom's Teeth are the Whitest I've Ever Come Across 61

No Name 59

Family Reunion 7

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Not so long ago, I was on a team playing quiz and we ruled the school. My personal areas of expertise were both audio rounds, anything involving movies, and American history. One night, I was the only guy in the bar who knew the name of the current prime minister of England.

We placed first almost every week. So often that it became stale and I needed a new challenge. So instead of angering fellow geeks by besting them, I decided I would anger them by doing the asking. So I became a quizmaster and I've been pissing them off ever since.  

“Yo…see my tree…it’s Christmas!” That’s probably the funniest start to a Christian parody of Vanilla Ice there ever was. That’s probably the only start to a Christian parody of Vanilla Ice there ever was. I’m forgetting what bible verse mentions the Christmas tree…

Tonight had another thrilling conclusion as two teams tied for first and had to enter the Thunderdome of Sudden Death. And as with all Sudden Death rounds, I went with a sports question. In addition to knowing a lot about children’s public television shows, Note to Self: Bring Earplugs Next Time knows what country Zidane played for. Which brings me to my pitch for a PBS show starring the footbol player: “Brain-Butt” It’s educational, you see.

 What We Learned Tonight:

  • “Cat’s In the Cradle” was not performed by Cat Stevens. Much in the same way “How Deep Is Your Love” isn’t performed by Deep Purple.
  • If the answer is “Carlos Mencia” and you write down “George Lopez,” you’re going to be labeled a secret racist. Congrats.
  • Pretty much every single team knew who Ron Jeremy was just by seeing an isolated mustache. Huh.

 Best Worst Answers:

  • You got the answer right, but I’m still going to make fun of you if you wrote Aerosmith as “Arrowsmith.”
  • I also have to give a big shout-out to American Kurt Russell, who had so many correct answers in round 8, but crossed them out in favor of very wrong answers.

Team Name Hall of Fame:

  • The Star-Spangler Banner – a fitting tribute to a legend
  • Note to Self: Bring Earplugs Next Time – a passive aggressive critique? I’ll allow it.
  • Your Mom’s Teeth are the Whitest I’ve Ever Come Across – Always nice to see a good old-fashioned compliment.

 

Have a great week!

Ozzie's Seattle
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12:01 AM, February 20, 2014
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Brew Detective 86

Last Night On Earth 82

In Soviet Russia, Hockey Beats You! 76

Tip O' The Fedora (M'Lady) 75

Ginger Figging Rogers… 66

Burbs 10

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Not so long ago, I was on a team playing quiz and we ruled the school. My personal areas of expertise were both audio rounds, anything involving movies, and American history. One night, I was the only guy in the bar who knew the name of the current prime minister of England.

We placed first almost every week. So often that it became stale and I needed a new challenge. So instead of angering fellow geeks by besting them, I decided I would anger them by doing the asking. So I became a quizmaster and I've been pissing them off ever since.  

I’m almost positive this is the first night that three teams have joined together to form a super group. And it worked…sorta. Their knowledge was unstoppable, but in the end, Brew Detective’s massive member number was their downfall. They got the glory, but not the gold.

On the other hand, the representatives from Tip of the Fedora (M’Lady) and In Soviet Russia, Hockey Beats You! faced off in an air guitar battle for the ages. And kids, please don’t try this at home, but I think it was Sarah’s standing on a wobbly bar stool and risking life and limb that won over the crowd.

What We Learned Tonight:

  • Everyone’s a fan of “Pop-Up Video” (bloop), as every single team got a perfect score on the visual round.
  • No one's a fan of Cesar Millan, as every single team spelled his name wrong.
  • Absolutely no one remembers that there was another movie called “The Avengers”. You know…the one with Sean Connery?

Best Worst Answers:

  • When thinking of the Nic Cage movie that follows a bullet from manufacturing to firing, one team went with “Crashing Vegas”, which could either be “Leaving Las Vegas”, “Honeymoon in Vegas”, or “Con Air”. All wrong, by the way.
  • Another example of literal movie titles is calling that Farrelly Brothers movie starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear “Joined at the Hip”.

 Team Name Hall of Fame:

  • Brew Detective – Fun and light, just like the show it’s based on.
  • In Soviet Russia, Hockey Beats You! – This team was a bunch of Yakovs.
  • Tip of the Fedora (M’Lady) – Euphoric. 
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