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About- Drew Troller

Drew Troller

Drew Troller

-I work in television. -I watch too much television. -I love Reese's cups - especially the holiday ones. -The first time I drank beer in a bar, Tristan Chan bought me Natural Light. True story.

Posts By Drew Troller

Mascot Madness: Which Mascot Would Win in a Fight?

March 17, 2016 |

Yes, I’m back at it again. The great thing about March Madness is that the teams are different every year, so the insane question of which mascot would win in a fight can be asked again and again, with new anthropomorphic characters to hypothetically duke it out. Read More

Objective Bracketology: Be the Only One in Your Pool to Use These Methods

March 17, 2016 |

With March Madness kicking off this week, everyone is watching their brackets closely to see which teams will rise to the top of the NCAA tournament. From detailed player analysis to superstitious patterns, people spend a lot of time and energy coming up with the best angle for filling out a bracket so that they can win their March Madness pool

And then some other jerk who arbitrarily picked their teams wins.

So if you can’t beat them, join them, right? I’ve covered this in the past with brackets based on things like which team’s mascot would win in a fight, and a year later, which team’s school boasts the most famous alumni.  Those brackets did not do well. There’s no reason to think that this year’s Mascot Madness will do any better. Maybe that’s because I used totally subjective judgments to determine who should win each match-up. Maybe what my bracketology needs is a conceit based on data with much more empirical value, but with the same basketball wisdom.

In other words, I came up with brackets that are objective, but have NOTHING to do with how well the teams play basketball.

I am for real entering these brackets in some public pools, just so I can see which strategy is most practical, and how many actual college basketball fans I can beat. If you really don’t know who to pick in your pool, give one of these brackets a shot. Give March a bit more Madness.


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2016 Academy Awards Bingo Boards

February 28, 2016 |

The 88th Academy Awards are upon us! And to make tonight’s awards festivities a little more interesting, Drew Troller, our Pop Culture Editor decided to take a page out of our Super Bowl Bingo boards by creating (with some collaborative help – shoutout to Vanessa Wiseman) a set of 2016 Academy Awards Bingo Boards for your interactive drinking enjoyment. Read More

EGOT – The Most Prestigious Acronym in Show Business

February 26, 2016 |

It’s award season, which means all the rich, beautiful, talented, powerful people in show business are getting together pretty frequently to congratulate each other on being so rich, beautiful, talented, and powerful. Televised ceremonies allow us normal folk to peek in and see the people we love receive honors for their contributions to their craft. And each field has its own top prize – the Emmy for television, the Grammy for music, the Oscar for films, and the Tony for theater.

Imagine if there was someone with such a wide range of skills that they could cross over across those four media and win awards in each. And in fact, there are nine people alive who have won the Emmy, the Grammy, the Oscar, and the Tony. They’re recipients of the most elusive and sought-after acronym in the business. The most prestigious award an entertainer can earn is the EGOT. Read More

Drink Hollywood | 14 Real Life Movie & TV Bars

February 2, 2016 | 1

If you’ve seen more than a few TV shows and movies in your life, at some point you’ve watched a scene where characters talk (and drink, and sing bad karaoke, and flirt) in a bar. Some of the most memorable scenes in pop culture take place at bars. And more than once, I’ve been out for a drink with friends when I have the thought, “oh wait, isn’t this where they shot that scene from that thing?”

When you really start looking into it, every nook and cranny of Los Angeles has a bar. One report estimates that there are 1,000 bars in LA, and an additional 10,000 full-service restaurants. A few of these drinkeries have made their way into movies and TV shows that I’ve seen. Here now is a look at where you, too, can drink where your favorite characters drank.  Read More

Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson & the Coen Brothers | The Venn Diagram

January 14, 2016 | 7

I admit, for someone who works in Hollywood, I have one specific weakness – I’m terrible at remembering the name of that guy from that thing. The TV & movie industry has hundreds of talented actors who I’ve seen in roles without really remembering their names. The 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon game has always been a challenge for me, and I even get A-listers confused from time to time. Nowhere is my confusion greater than in mixing up the actors who appear in the films of Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, & the Coen brothers (Joel & Ethan). It’s time to fix that. Read More

FINAL POST & REVIEW! Star Wars: The Hype Awakens, December 18

December 18, 2015 |

This is it… the eighth and final week of PorchDrinking.com’s Star Wars hype blog. Our mission to get excited about The Force Awakens now enters its final stages, as the movie comes out this week. To follow the progress of the past seven weeks of anecdotes, viral Star Wars content, and just general nerd ecstasy, check out the links below…

Skip ahead to today’s post (Friday)

And if you just want all the latest stuff:

Skip ahead to today’s post (Friday)

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens | *Updated December 17*

December 17, 2015 |

This is it… the eighth and final week of PorchDrinking.com’s Star Wars hype blog. Our mission to get excited about The Force Awakens now enters its final stages, as the movie comes out this week. To follow the progress of the past seven weeks of anecdotes, viral Star Wars content, and just general nerd ecstasy, check out the links below…

And if you just want all the latest stuff, skip ahead here:

A link to the latest post from today (Thursday)

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens | *Updated December 16*

December 16, 2015 |

This is it… the eighth and final week of PorchDrinking.com’s Star Wars hype blog. Our mission to get excited about The Force Awakens now enters its final stages, as the movie comes out this week. To follow the progress of the past seven weeks of anecdotes, viral Star Wars content, and just general nerd ecstasy, check out the links below…

And if you just want all the latest stuff, skip ahead here:

A link to the latest post from today (Wednesday)

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens | *Updated December 15*

December 15, 2015 |

This is it… the eighth and final week of PorchDrinking.com’s Star Wars hype blog. Our mission to get excited about The Force Awakens now enters its final stages, as the movie comes out this week. To follow the progress of the past seven weeks of anecdotes, viral Star Wars content, and just general nerd ecstasy, check out the links below…

And if you just want all the latest stuff, skip ahead here:

A link to the latest post from today (Tuesday)

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens | *Updated December 14*

December 14, 2015 |

This is it… the eighth and final week of PorchDrinking.com’s Star Wars hype blog. Our mission to get excited about The Force Awakens now enters its final stages, as the movie comes out this week. To follow the progress of the past seven weeks of anecdotes, viral Star Wars content, and just general nerd ecstasy, check out the links below…

And if you just want all the latest stuff, skip ahead here:

A link to the latest post from today (Monday)

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens | *Updated December 13*

December 13, 2015 |

This is it… the eighth and final week of PorchDrinking.com’s Star Wars hype blog. Our mission to get excited about The Force Awakens now enters its final stages, as the movie comes out this week. To follow the progress of the past seven weeks of anecdotes, viral Star Wars content, and just general nerd ecstasy, check out the links below…

And if you just want all the latest stuff, skip ahead here:

A link to the latest post from today (Sunday)

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens | *Updated December 12*

December 12, 2015 |

Welcome to week seven of The Hype Awakens, PorchDrinking.com’s Star Wars-centric journal of one passionate nerd (me) who’s very excited for The Force Awakens to come out. If you’re new to the blog, you can catch up here:

And if you just want all the latest stuff, skip ahead here:

A link to the latest post from today (Saturday)

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens | *Updated December 11*

December 11, 2015 |

Welcome to week seven of The Hype Awakens, PorchDrinking.com’s Star Wars-centric journal of one passionate nerd (me) who’s very excited for The Force Awakens to come out. If you’re new to the blog, you can catch up here:

And if you just want all the latest stuff, skip ahead here:

A link to the latest post from today (Friday)

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens | *Updated December 10*

December 10, 2015 |

Welcome to week seven of The Hype Awakens, PorchDrinking.com’s Star Wars-centric journal of one passionate nerd (me) who’s very excited for The Force Awakens to come out. If you’re new to the blog, you can catch up here:

And if you just want all the latest stuff, skip ahead here:

A link to the latest post from today (Thursday)

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens | *Updated December 9*

December 9, 2015 |

Welcome to week seven of The Hype Awakens, PorchDrinking.com’s Star Wars-centric journal of one passionate nerd (me) who’s very excited for The Force Awakens to come out. If you’re new to the blog, you can catch up here:

And if you just want all the latest stuff, skip ahead here:

A link to the latest post from today (Wednesday)

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens | *Updated December 8*

December 8, 2015 |

Welcome to week seven of The Hype Awakens, PorchDrinking.com’s Star Wars-centric journal of one passionate nerd (me) who’s very excited for The Force Awakens to come out. If you’re new to the blog, you can catch up here:

And if you just want all the latest stuff, skip ahead here:

A link to the latest post from today (Tuesday)

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens | *Updated December 7*

December 7, 2015 |

Welcome to week seven of The Hype Awakens, PorchDrinking.com’s Star Wars-centric journal of one passionate nerd (me) who’s very excited for The Force Awakens to come out. If you’re new to the blog, you can catch up here:

And if you just want all the latest stuff, skip ahead here:

A link to the latest post from today (Monday)

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens | *Updated December 6*

December 6, 2015 |

Welcome to week seven of The Hype Awakens, PorchDrinking.com’s Star Wars-centric journal of one passionate nerd (me) who’s very excited for The Force Awakens to come out. If you’re new to the blog, you can catch up here:

And if you just want all the latest stuff, skip ahead here:

A link to the latest post from today (Sunday)

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Star Wars: The Hype Awakens | *Updated December 5*

December 5, 2015 |

This is week six of The Hype Awakens, PorchDrinking.com’s Star Wars-centric journal of one passionate nerd who’s very excited for The Force Awakens to come out. If you’re new to the blog, you can catch up here:

And if you just want all the latest stuff, skip ahead here:

A link to the latest post from today (Saturday)

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