For being a "show about nothing," Seinfeld was a very big something during its glory days on NBC. Tonight at 8 p.m., join Geeks Who Drink, the nationally known bar-quiz crew, at Three Lions Pub for The Contest: The Third Annual Seinfeld Quiz, a night of Seinfeld trivia. Geeks Who Drink specialize ... More >>
Last night on Jeopardy!, the Colorado Music Hall of Fame was immortalized by Alex Trebek. During Final Jeopardy, the contestants were posed with an answer in the category of singers: "On the eve of Earth Day, he became the first performer inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame." The correct r ... More >>
The Center for Responsive Politics has released a personal finance overview for each member of Congress. We did a little number crunching and found some interesting figures regarding Colorado's congressional members. Collectively, Colorado's nine-person delegation is worth $166,900,678.
Leeroy Jenkins is back! The World of Warcraftvideo game character (and the local gamer behind him Ben Schulz) shot to international super-stardom thanks to a 2005 viral video. While the psycho-warrior has been quiet for a few years, he'll be charging into the limelight tomorrow, June 18, from ... More >>
The Broomfield Council of the Arts and Humanities series Ones and Zeros features film and animation made with new technologies -- like this Saturday's showcase for machinima, the use of video games to make movies. As a bonus, the event, taking place 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at 5019 West 120th Avenue (ap ... More >>
Is there a wiki for this? Why yes, yes there is.Wikipedia may be the world's largest online encyclopedia, but lately its increasing credibility and citation of sources have sucked out all of its fun. What if you just want something to laugh at, like a page of bullshit you're never ever going ... More >>
Stand back, world. For proof that a lifelong obsession with trivia will win you literally tens of dollars and a modest measure of short-lived semi-fame, look no further than Jeopardy! tomorrow night, when Geeks Who Drink editor Christopher Short will throw down in representation of Denver's c ... More >>
The exquisite corps is an oddity generally only seen in literature. If you are an exceptionally obsessive lit nerd and/or have taken eighth grade English, you've probably encountered it somewhere: someone begins a story with a sentence and other people finish it, sentence by sentence, without ... More >>
Wait, how many?People are into questions right now (they always have been -- just ask that Plato dude). It's the new black. Watson's recent run on Jeopardy brought them (what is) record ratings, and in case you haven't heard, he won. Watson, of course, is the IBM super-computer built solely t ... More >>
Jared Polis.Colorado Representative Jared Polis is a politician unafraid to do the unconventional -- like, for instance, beer bonging with Stephen Colbert. So it's no surprise he eagerly signed up to compete against IBM supercomputer and Ken Jennings-vanquisher Watson in a special Congression ... More >>
Entertaining as TLC's new The Osbournes-style miniseries on the shenanigans of the Palin family in Alaska looks, we feel she could shoot higher/stoop lower. Although before we tell you which TV shows we'd rather see the Mama Grizzly in, it's worth watching that trailer. Fireworks! Bear Tackling! "T ... More >>
Wherever he is right now, Nick Madson has got to be breathing a huge sigh of relief. Thanks to Brian Corman, who lifted part of his valedictorian speech at Columbia University last week directly from Patton Oswalt's "Physics for Poets" bit (38:38 above), when the random doucher category comes up o ... More >>
A pair of Hollywood studios said this week that Sam Raimi (of Spider-Man fame) will direct a live-action movie based on the online video game, World of Warcraft, and we can only hope there will be part, even a small one, for our old friend, Leeroy Jenkins. Jenkins, of course, is the character creat ... More >>
Because of the peculiarities of this gig, I've crossed paths quite a few times over the past few years with the Geeks Who Drink, an enterprise profiled in this Westword cover story. Most often, these run-ins have taken the form of me walking in the door of some tap-shack or restauran ... More >>
By day, Bill Menezes is the editorial director of Colorado Media Matters, a website devoted to highlighting and undermining what the folks there perceive to be conservative misinformation that's being foisted on an unsuspecting populace. But tonight at 6 p.m. on Channel 7, he'll be showing another s ... More >>
When local gamer Ben Schulz and his pals made the inane video “A Rough Go” in the massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft, they created a global phenomenon – one that launched Schulz’s video game character Leeroy Jenkins to international stardom, as described in the story, “The ... More >>
As described in the Westword story “The Legend of Leeroy Jenkins,” Colorado resident Ben Schulz’s World of Warcraft character Leeroy Jenkins has become one of history’s most famous video-game screw-ups, inspiring Jeopardy questions and appearing on schoolgirls’ T-shirts in Korea. Now, two ... More >>
Akeelah spells out a fantasy that feels wonderfully real.
Bill Schantz and Paul Bailey are beating the odds.