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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756
Wednesdays: 7:00 PM
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10:21 PM, December 17, 2014
Scores
Lazertits (1st) 77

Internet Famous 77

I, for one, welcome our Cuban overlords 76

Keep Calm and Drag On 68

We had a better name but North Korea hacked it 68

Flying Spaghetti Monsters 65

Who the Hell watched Blossom? 65

Terror Squad 34

Janis Connell 11

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Quiz Schedule
QuizMaster Mondays, 8 pm, Pizza Bistro on Lake Austin Blvd Scorekeeper Saturdays, 10 pm, Opal Divine's Penn Field.
Julia (Specific Heat)

QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and am now READY TO PARTY in ATX. And by party, I mean quiz. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.

Hey there, quizzers!!

It was another night of god-awful weather, but Billy's was still full on the inside with 9 whole teams. Thanks for coming out and playing on a night as gross as this one!

We started with a round on breakfast foods whose names get used in non-breakfast ways. Losing every set in a tennis match is called getting a bagel, not a goose egg. And thank you for singing along to "Bananaphone" with me, even when I only prompted you with "Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring." You people get me.

We had a music round tonight that consisted of organ covers of rock and pop songs--you had to name the title and original artist. Then we made you figure out if the product we named was a real thing in Sharper Image's catalogue this year, or if it was some shit we made up. $40 for an inflatable ice skating rink? I'll take it! I'll take twelve!

In Round 4, you had to identify the monster from the description. The only other hint we gave you was that none of the monsters are in the Dungeons and Dragons monster manuals. I shudder at the thought of facing off against Cthulu.

We had a really interesting format for Round 5 tonight. It was like a cross between a board game and a puzzle and a bunch of miniature normal visual rounds. Did you like it? Tell us in the comments! Did you hate it? Go complain in the Errorogenous Zone.

Somewhere around ten years ago, I was channel flipping and came across Blue Lagoon, which I had never heard of before that point. It was about halfway through, and I had no idea what was going on, other than the fact that I recognized a really young Brooke Shields and I was vaguely a fan of desert island stories. That shit gets weird, though. Something about an idol on a neighboring island, and a lot of blood, and they somehow built this kind of amazing cabin with no tools even though they were like 14? And then she and her cousin figure out sex somehow and she gets pregnant? But she didn't know what her period was? It's just a really weird movie. Anyway, apparently knowledge of that would have helped you answer a question tonight in R6, a round about real and fictional Princeton alumni. Because Brooke Shields went to Princeton. It must have been weird to attend a university like Princeton knowing that all of your classmates had seen you in fricking Blue Lagoon.

Now I can't stop thinking about that weirrd movie, so I'm going to end on that note. No quiz next week, because Christmas Eve, but I WILL see you for quiz the following week--start your New Year's Eve off with our quiz! I mean, I will be here anyway, so you might as well come play. I'm sure Internet Famous will be back to try to redeem themselves after losing first place, in a Sudden Death tiebreaker, to Lazertits. Come ring in the new year by watching the carnage!

Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756
Wednesdays: 7:00 PM
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10:32 PM, December 10, 2014
Scores
Lazertits 78

Turd Ferguson (DQ) 75

3rd Wheel 68

Internet Famous 67

The Bea (as in Arthur) Team 66

Beer 64

We hacked Sony 57

FogPocket 49

Dancing with the Lone Stars 43

Hot Boys Team 40

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Quiz Schedule
QuizMaster Mondays, 8 pm, Pizza Bistro on Lake Austin Blvd Scorekeeper Saturdays, 10 pm, Opal Divine's Penn Field.
Julia (Specific Heat)

QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and am now READY TO PARTY in ATX. And by party, I mean quiz. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.

Hey there, quizzers!

Tonight I was happy to see that ten entire teams decided to come out in the rain to play. Some of you were well rewarded. Others of you just had a good time losing. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

You probably couldn't tell just from reading, but I wrote that with my best Jerry Seinfeld impression.

In Round 1 tonight, we willfully ignored all the shittiness of the past few weeks to bring you a special Recently in Stuff round: the Accentuate the Positive Edition. We even made a joke that was in somewhat poor taste about the "I Can't Breathe" movement. Thanks everyone for being cool sports about it. We rewarded you with a tidbit of information about TGI Friday's having mistletoe-carrying drones that crash into people's faces. Fun for the whole family!

Tonight's music round was about songs and artists who have the names of state capitals in their names--more or less. Considering the way they spell it, I thought Linkin Park was a bit of a stretch here, but you guys figured it out anyway.

In Round 3 tonight, I named threre books written by "bad authors," and you had to name the author. No, Matt Damon did not write the Bourne Ultimatum. And while I can see your train of thought when you said that Concealed in Death, Conspiracy in Death, and Creation in Death were all written by Charles Dickens and/or God, those are actually by Nora Roberts.

We had a round about tshirts in movies and TV, which of course featured Forrest Gump. That was followed by a visual round in which we gave you screenshots of different incarnations of A Christmas Carol, and you had to name the character (as in, Fred Flinstone or Yosemite Sam types) or actor playing Ebeneezer Scrooge. Shame on those of you who actually thought Kermit the Frog could be anyone other than Bob Cratchit! That's his name, right? Eh, bah humbug.

We had a round on non-automobile transportation that proved that you guys hear "magic carpet" and think that the only possible person we could be talking about is Aladdin. Despite our mentioning Biblical figures like David. Guys, Aladdin is not in the Bible.

My favorite round of the night was Round 7, Telly Like It Is. I played a theme song from a British TV show, and you had to name the show. Multiple teams just picked the only British TV show they could think of (like Downton Abbey or Doctor Who) for every theme they didn't recognize. Dancing with the Lone Stars tried to make uneducated guesses. I would probably watch both "Tea and Cumpets" and "Dancing with Russell Brand," although I would definitely skip out on "Bad teeth Wednesdays." Still, someone should make those first two happen. I was surprised that pretty much everyone got Top Gear. That was one of the only ones I didn't recognize, but the entire bar got excited when it started playing. I felt left out.

In Random Knowledge tonight, we gave you a double geography question. You had to both figure out where the southern-most parts of the given continent were, and figure out which capital cities were the southernmost. This did not go well. Only one team could produce Kuala Lampur, and even though I reminded you that South Africa has three capitals, most of you picked the wrong one. Go back to 9th grade, y'all.

In the end, Lazertits pulled out the win again. Turd Ferguson scored very highly, but had one too many people and was disqualified. So friend-teams 3rd Wheel and Internet Famous were able to take home a gift card each! Props to all our winners, 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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10:11 PM, December 03, 2014
Scores
Internet Famous (DQ) 82

The Force Yawns and Scratches its balls 79

Lazertits 76

Not Those Spurs 70

Turd Ferguson (Tiebreaker winners) 70

All I Want for X-Mas is Booze 68

Fuck the Police 67

Flying Spaghetti Monsters 63

8-Balls 61

Roo 57

O'Neal Young 51

Titmouse 45

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Quiz Schedule
QuizMaster Mondays, 8 pm, Pizza Bistro on Lake Austin Blvd Scorekeeper Saturdays, 10 pm, Opal Divine's Penn Field.
Julia (Specific Heat)

QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and am now READY TO PARTY in ATX. And by party, I mean quiz. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.

Hey there, quizzers!

We had quite an upset tonight as 8-Balls spent the whole night in the top place (behind only Internet Famous, who were disqualified for having too many people), but then fell to 9th after a painful Random Knowledge round. Meanwhile, Not Those Spurs and Turd Ferguson tied for fourth (which was really 3rd after DQing Internet Famous) and chose to do a series of Sudden Death questions for the gift card. Turd Ferguson went home victorious while Not Those Spurs will have to try again next week.

What rounds led to this competitive outcome? We started with It Came From the First Week of December. The music round was all songs about the music business. The name of that Pink song is Don't Let Me Get Me, and was probably the most commonly missed.

Round 3 was a speed round that I thought would be super easy for everybody. You had to draw the symbol that shares a key with the numbers 1-8 on a QWERTY keyboard, in order. Four teams did manage to do perfectly on this round. Most of the rest of you could only get a 3 or 4. We also had a round about lifting and a round about characters in wheelchairs.

Round 6 was about competition TV and itty-bitty foods, while in Round 7 we played a clip from a movie or tv show that was talking about HBO and you had to name the show. In Random Knowledge tonight, you had to name presidents whose first names were James and the most common US household pets other than dogs, cats, birds, and horses. Surprisingly, snakes and small rodents did not make the list.

I had a great time with you tonight! Thanks so much for coming out and I look forward to seeing you next week! 

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