Category Archives: Factoids

Trivial things.

Happy National Hamburger Day!

Given how much this American invention is a staple of our bloaty diet, I figured burgers would get at least a month! Before the Pandemic the burger business was going full throttle too. Not exactly what we should be doing … Continue reading

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My first Urban Dictionary entry was accepted!

Truthfully, I cannot take all the credit for what has been immortalized! It deserves to be shared with my sister-in-law Anje for mentioning it to me last Summer and her brother for coining it. What is it you ask? Click … Continue reading

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GWD’s Futurama rematch!

About eight years ago, I, along with the other four members of Kappa Kappa Wong snatched semi-defeat from the jaws of victory at Geeks Who Drink’s first, and what seemed to be only, Futurama-themed quiz. Time heals all wounds but I … Continue reading

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Adam Ruins Everything

Glad to see TruTV, formerly the insipid “reality” Court TV, with a hit show on Netflix (first season only). Adam is part Snopes.com, part Mythbusters and mostly what journalism is supposed to be, rolled into one 20-minute debunking of everyday issues: Airport Security, … Continue reading

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Happy Pi(e) Day!

This day we didn’t get to celebrate Einstein’s 140th birthday nor my friend Nelson’s with any good fruit or cream pies at work. Bummer. However, at a smaller level we did eat deep-dish pizza from Conan’s Pizza during a team … Continue reading

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New Futurama theme for GWD tournament in June

Darth Bender! Drunk Lord of the Sith! I couldn’t resist this mash-up since the artist really did a great job integrating Bender’s distinctive look/shape into Darth Vader’s armor. As for the nerd nitpicking, Bender would only need to hold his … Continue reading

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What follows in a Google search…

Allegedly, these are the first adjectives to follow the names of various Texas cities. I take issue with a couple of them. Firstly, Wichita Falls is “hot”? Compared to where Houston, Austin, Laredo, etc are located, I find that odd. … Continue reading

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New term for Urban Dictionary: DouchebAggie(s)

douchebAggie: noun; a student or graduate of Texas A&M who enjoys cruel or sophomoric humor. While waiting in queue for the Aquabats concert, a bunch of us were watching these semi-drunk Aggies hanging out on the balcony of their expensive downtown … Continue reading

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Congratulations Becky Hammon!

Winning a fifth NBA title wasn’t enough for the Spurs! They’ve finally helped the sport break the gender barrier by bringing aboard a lady assistant coach who was no slouch as a player herself. I was puzzled over the picture … Continue reading

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A recent story about my “trademark” footwear

Last weekend, NPR aired a story about Chuck Taylor, the man behind the shoe which is what most people know him for. I for one did my homework about the guy years ago but click here to learn more.

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A good naming essay from GQ

Great suggestion from Cindy and we’re both shocked it came from GQ. However, the author forgot one thing…stupid people tend not to read, they’ll be waiting for the miniseries or film of his advice. Naming a child is something Somara and … Continue reading

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Quizup, my new mental warmup for GWD

While the team was on hiatus, I didn’t let my brain completely get out of shape. A co-worker introduced me to this iOS (only) app which has over 400 topics to keep me sharp, entertained and “feeling” smart. Quizup does … Continue reading

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Getting the (Trivia) band back together

It was a bittersweet homecoming for our Geek Who Drink team. We were missing a couple key teammates but we did have a great sub to cover for Anita. After the Geek Bowl (a super, super overdue story), our team … Continue reading

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New podcasts I’m hooked on #4

Back in March I was full of fire to keep blathering on about the few podcasts I recommend these days, the ones from a few years ago mostly ran out for me, only On the Media remains. I feel I’m caught up … Continue reading

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Shazbot! I aced this Sci-Fi book cover quiz

Check it out at the ever so clear Guardian link. A few were rather easy due to the covers resembling their film adaptations. I figured 9 out of 10 was my best chance. Finally got everything correct.

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Final Quiz at Strange Brew tonight

After two years, Strange Brew (a coffee shop all the way down on Austin’s south side) and Geeks Who Drink called it quits. We only had been playing there after the Highball closed last year for the remodeling of Alamo … Continue reading

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We lost Rumble in the Pub 2

On the upside, I had a good time and I was able to say farewell to a nice person who used to work in the Apple Cafe…he’s moving to Boston. The pasta station won’t be the same without Daniel. Sadly, … Continue reading

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