The Geek Bowl, of course, being Geeks Who Drink's annual inter-city throwdown, where literally tens of teams from all around the country gather to throw down their pocket protectors in an all out brawl of semi-worthless knowledge. "It's the largest live-hosted pub trivia event in the U.S.," boasts Quizmaster-in-Chief John Dicker. "Last year at the Gothic, it sold out in less than three hours, so this year we're moving it to a bigger venue."
That venue would be the Fillmore Auditorium, which in all likelihood has never seen more giant heads supported by alarmingly small necks -- this year's event will draw geeks from such luminary cities as Philadelphia, Austin, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Albuquerque -- sheesh, even your name sucks, Albuquerque -- and probably Seattle, Dallas and Houston. The gauntlet doesn't get thrown down until January 29 -- tickets don't even go on sale until December 15 -- but GWD is wasting no time stoking the controversy, just as it did last year, with shit talking.
And who better to talk shit than former Westword resident shit-talker Adam Cayton-Holland, a man so smug and snarky even his Wikipedia page is smug and snarky? In fact, Cayton-Holland's been what Dicker calls GWD's "designated instigator" for a couple of years running now, and this year, he's doing it again. Here he is on Albuquerque:
In your face, Albu... whatever. Your name's not worth spelling again.