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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756
Wednesdays: 7:00 PM
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10:06 PM, April 29, 2015
Scores
Lazertits 82

Quick Bright Things 78

Notorious RBG 73

Corner Table 70

House Baggins 69

Kya's Kin 67

I survived the Great Burnet Flood of 2015 66

Sci-Five Me 65

Beer! 64

Los Tres Leches 63

Baltimore Policeman's Ball: It's a Riot 60

Fuck off, Steve! 58

Specific Heat


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Quiz Schedule
QuizMaster Wednesdays, 7 pm, Billy's on Burnet Scorekeeper Saturdays, 10 pm, Opal Divine's Marina.
Julia (Specific Heat)

QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.

Hey there, quizzers!

EVERYBODY held their joker until Round 8 tonight, which I have never seen happen before. It made the entire quiz super intense and a little scary for me, weirdly. I was really worried we would end up with like a four way tie or something.

We started the night off with a round about money, kind of. More like, a round about words that can also be slang for "money," sometimes. Props to those of you who spelled Dia de los Muertos correctly.

Then we had a round of songs that were vaguely about walls. Yes, we heard from Pink Floyd, Miley Cyrus, and, of course, Oasis. No, that was not Ariana Grande.

Round 3 was a Real or Shit round where we named and described online subscription boxes and you had to guess if it was a real thing, or some shit we made up. Someone needs to start the Food Stamp Challenge box, stat. How useful would that be??

In Round 4, we put lipstick on a pig. Not really. But we did ask about lipstick and about pigs. Obvi the Finnish app series was going to be Angry Birds. How could you miss that?

Round 5 was my favorite round of the night. Minimalist art by Bloop? No joke, my computer's background is some of his art. How great is his Quail Man??

Round 6 was a round about historical events that happened during the last week of April. I'm pretty upset that we had a question about Watson and Crick that didn't mention Rosalind Franklin, but I guess that's just my feminist scientist side talking.

Round 7 was my other favorite round of the night. We played clips of the Swedish chef "singing" songs from musicals, and you had to name the musical. I can't decide if I preferred his rendition of You Can't Stop the Beat or Springtime for Hitler more, but everything was awesome. Y'all had trouble with the Little Shop of Horrors and Into the Woods songs, though.

Round 8 tonight was, as I mentioned before, super tense. There was only a 13 point gap between first and last, so literally everyone was in the running for at least /a/ gift card, even if they were unlikely to win first. After talking about black Oscar winners, streaming music services, and countries with territorial claims on Antarctica, Lazertits finally emerged as our victorious winner.

Congrats to Quick Bright Things and Notorious RBG on second and third!

You may notice a number of pictures of the same dog in the blog photos tonight. Those are pictures of Kya, who is adorable and who also managed to get her head stuck in a trash can lid within the last week. So enjoy those, and I wil see you next week!

Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756
Wednesdays: 7:00 PM
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9:58 PM, April 22, 2015
Scores
Star Whores: The Next Penetration 75

Battlefield: Earth Day 73

Pup n' Suds 71

Social Singularity (DQ) 70

Out Damn'd Spot 68

A Complex System of Glands 67

Three Amigos 64

The Blankmen 63

Turd Ferguson 61

Happy Birthday . . . to the ground! 60

Tom's Late: he might be Pregnant 59

Flying Spaghetti Monsters 58

The Prompt Girls 55

Team Lady 21

Specific Heat


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Quiz Schedule
QuizMaster Wednesdays, 7 pm, Billy's on Burnet Scorekeeper Saturdays, 10 pm, Opal Divine's Marina.
Julia (Specific Heat)

QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.

Hey there, quizzers!!

Thanks to all 14 teams that came out tonight!! We had a grand old time with that nice breeze outside and the great crowd inside. Let's talk quiz!

Round 1 was all about palindromes. Well, not really ABOUT palindromes, so much as CONSISTING OF palindromes. All the answers were spelled the same forward as backward, is my point. The number of you who could not think of Jeremy Renner's last name was...disappointing.

The music round tonight had songs whose titles either were or contained the name of a TV show. The best show that popped up was obviously "Lost," while the worst show that came up was...hard to choose. "Step by Step," maybe?

Round 3 was a speed round about blockbusting Jack Nicholson movies. I personally find Jack Nicholson terrifying, so the only one I would have personally been able to come up with was probably "The Shining," which didn't even make the cut. I feel better knowing that literally all of you also put The Shining on your lists. I'm going to move on now because if I spend any more time thinking about Jack Nicholson tonight I will DEFINITELY have nightmares.

Round 4 was about trees and computers. We learned that almost half of China was still running on Windows XP as of 2014, which really begs the question: how the hell are they still beating us at everything?

Round 5 tonight was difficult. You had to name the pairs of characters, and if you didn't know one in the pair you probably didn't know the other one in the pair, which means you were kind of screwed out of 2 points for every one thing you didn't know. Whatever. Maybe you should watch more movies with robot friends.

Round 6 was in honor of Earth Day. It was pretty much as boring as this holiday, so I guess we were really gunning for that theme.

In Round 7 tonight, we played clips of movies that were using a euphemism instead of actually swearing. Obviously A Christmas Story was going to be on there; I'm sad that they didn't use the "clustercuss" clip from Fantastic Mr. Fox, though.

Random Knowledge tonight involved Mary Kate & Ashley, Rotten Tomatoes, and Metallica, so you know we had a boss time. Plus there was the fun of me telling the anecdote about my dream about the Myanmar flag. So that was...a thing.

Congrats to Star Whores: The Next Penetration for winning first! Battlefield: Earth Day not only came in second, but also wins "most prescient team name," seeing as how "Battlefield: Earth" was an answer tonight! And Pup n' Suds took home a respectable third.

Thanks so much for coming out, and I will see you next week!!

Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756
Wednesdays: 7:00 PM
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10:56 PM, April 15, 2015
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Social Singularity (DQ) 84

After jail, Hernandez no longer a tight end 79

Ian McKellan as Cogsworth (2nd) 78

We've Got Nothing (3rd) 78

Flying Spaghetti Monsters 72

John Wilkes Corner Booth 71

Sestes' Testes 68

Turd Ferguson 68

Beer! 66

MJT: Mean Jerk Time 63

A hazy shade of Jism 46

T-Glass 6

Specific Heat


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Quiz Schedule
QuizMaster Wednesdays, 7 pm, Billy's on Burnet Scorekeeper Saturdays, 10 pm, Opal Divine's Marina.
Julia (Specific Heat)

QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.

Hey there, quizzers!

A solid twelve teams came out for quiz tonight, with a lot of you out on the porch since the weather was so nice. Too bad the quiz had so much death in it? Social Singularity was DQ'd for being too big, which meant that by the end of the night our real winners were After jail, Hernandez no longer tight end. A tie for 3rd place became a 2nd place tie between Ian McKellan as Cogsworth and We've Got Nothing. The tie went to Ian McKellan, and We've Got Nothing had to be happy with the paltriest of somethings.

We started the night with a round that was basically about sightseeing in US cities, when you had to name the city based on the landmarks I mentioned. In Round 2, we played songs about Death and Taxes--like Puff Daddy's "I'll Be Missing You."

In Round 3, I described a thing and you had to tell me if it had the word "dead" or "alive" in its name (and in one case, if the actual person I named was dead or alive). "Marley was dead: to begin with," etc.

Round 4 was all about prom, so of course "Carrie" and "Pretty in Pink" came up. In the visual round, we picked 8 states and Googled them, then checked out what autofill suggested. You had to match the autofill suggestions to the state. "Indiana Jones" and "Washington Post" were fairly easy; y'all most commonly mixed up "Georgia Power" and "Pennsylvania Lottery."

Our Death and Taxes motif came up AGAIN in Round 6, which was literally all about death and taxes. Kind of depressing.

But then we brought the party back up by playing clips of scenes from movies that overexplain the plot. Lots of really awesome stuff came up, like Back to the Future 2! And Wayne's World.

In Round 8 tonight, you had trouble naming the most recent non-Frozen Disney movie to win a Best Original Song Oscar. More recent than the Lion King or Beauty and the Beast, but before Tangled (which didn't win): Tarzan. Motherfucking Phil Collins, right?

And on that note...Thanks everybody for coming out, and I will see you next week!

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