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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
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Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
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Please PURCHASE A Ticket To COLOSSAL
James Sterling Pound

Hey Highball gang! Lovely night last night, thanks for joining us again. Damn, y’all all laid into Aaron Hernandez’s death and didn’t even touch the crazy of Alex Jones. I don’t think you understand how upset that made John. He loves to loath that chili guzzling, lie screaming, President informant, local “hero” idiot. There’s sooooo much material to work with and yet you left it all out there. At least hopefully his case will still be going strong, and weird, next week so you can redeem yourselves. John would appreciate it. Last night we laid out your outfit for the day in Round One, stumped most of you with Round Two’s playlist
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
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Ever Notice The Old Dude In UP Looks Like Joe Paterno?
James Sterling Pound

Hey gang, how’s it hangin? Gross, TMI. Well a quiz occurred again last night. John read questions. I got drunk. Trump is a dick. Nothing new. We talked about the best and worst things our states have to offer. Rick Perry is pretty fucking bad, let’s be honest, but Gov Abbott is trying really really hard too. Then we pumped up some covers that threw of of you for a loop. Y’all confused Rihanna with Adele, Frozen, and Pet Shop Boys. Damn. Round Three showed us that the classics and the garbage of cinema are sometimes different by only the slimmest of margins. GODDAMN does someone need to produce a Battlefield Earth as a Japanese all-female musical revue. John and
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017
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Gazorpazorps Who Drink
James Sterling Pound

Hello again Highballers! Hope you’ve been well. Hot damn, Highball done got themselves a whole new food and cocktail menu, and it is delicious! I had the pimento cheese ground beef sandwich and a couple of awesome cocktails. And then John and I tried the new donut holes. Holy shit those are good. Be adventurous, try the new stuff, spend dem gift cards you keep winning! Last night we gave y’all a little bit of what’s in the news, and you were confused which disgraceful Fox News person with sexual harassment charges we were talking about. There’s so many to choose from, right?! Then you got two songs each for th price of none in Round Two. Rules are hard
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
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If You Can't Handle Me At My Thirst, You Don't Deserve Me At My Breast
Carlos

I don't know about y'all, but I am 100% addicted to Battlefield 1 on the XBOX One. For real, even though my internet can be super spotty at times and the horse I'm riding on glitches out in between trenches like he's a fucking teleporting war horse, that shit is on point even at its most unbearable. I figured out, also, that I think I was a cavalry officer in a former life who did some crazy shit but died foolishly in WWI. It just feels all too familiar. I don't know whose side I was on, though. But in the big scheme of things I'd like to think I'm a better person now. I've aggressively driven my steed toward far fewer people in this life, and killed significantly fewer as well. It's
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
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Define Fergalicious…
James Sterling Pound

afrotastic. pre-boink. bieber. These are the ridiculous words Geeks Who Drink puts in our mouths. I hope you appreciate them. Hey everybody! Great to be back. Yea, I was at SXSW the past couple of weeks, but it wasn’t all fun and games. I was working most of the time in fact. I can however highly recommend Baby Driver, Disaster Artist, and Dealt whenever those films come out. All stellar works. Last night we had the tree of knowledge, an “80s Music” Round (which confused the fuck outta some of y’all), and gold vs silver in Round Three. I’ve always been more partial to silver, how bout you. I know where our Prez. stands. Also I’ve
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
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Ma'am, You Need to Cool It With the Irish Accent
Carlos

Beautiful quizzers of Highball, how nice it was to hear your shrieks and feel your gin-laden straws being thrown at me as I got technical with the scoring. A fun time for all. Quick recap? I'll take that as a "yes." We got all planetary with it at the get go, and pondered what it would be like to hear Robert Frost complain about shit in space. But Bobby Frost forgets, in space no one can hear you bitching and moaning. Kind of handed you the audio round, even though you had to scratch your butt cobwebs away to remember that Nicki Minaj song (you know, the one not about anacondas). Jon Voight! Then we flipped the coin on a round that somehow tied
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017
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Get Out Again
Carlos

This time, they're Mexican! What's the rumpus, Highball? It was so good to be on your stage again last night and make all the worries disappear alongside liver functionality. Always an absolute pleasure to get yelled at and have things thrown at me from the first row. Even when they're peanuts, they hurt the ego just as much as rocks. Let's do a quick recap and get you back on track to whatever the hell it is you like to do this time of day when you read these things. When are you reading this? That's kind of an unfair temporal question to non-4D creatures, but hey life ain't fair! We buzzed through the modern world's events and assorted bullshittery with current events,
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
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Happy Birthday Ben Folds...
James Sterling Pound

Cheers Highballers! Thanks for joining us gang. Yep, SXSW looms large over our fair city, so I’m glad to see you guys enjoying your nights out before the hordes infiltrate us. Hope those spare dolla’s we give out help you in stocking up so you won’t have to leave the house. Except for quiz of course. You can weather any weather for good ol quiz, right? We started out with a round that begged me to punish you with Journey and Justin Bieber music, but I somehow restrained myself, and just played the normal jams. Then we kept the birthday train rolling with our music round. Happy Birthday Ben Folds/Tracy Chapman! Didn’t you guys love John’s readings
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1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
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I Knew A Randy Pipetooter. Good Guy.
James Sterling Pound

Hey hey friends, great to see y’all last night. John seemed pretty much back in fighting form (and distractible as ever), so that was awesome. I gave Trevor some new eyebrows this week, did you notice. They were made from his fake mustache. Anyways, how bout that Randy Pipetooter guy huh? Let me tell you a little bit about this legend you might not know. Randy Pipetooter is a well traveled man. He’s seen Panama, Jamaica, even Canada (though many of you don’t know much about that exotic land). Pipetooter loves Chicago, but just the place, not the band. Few people know this but he was the backup singer on the Goo Goo Dolls last tour, but don’t ask him to
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Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
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The Loan Ranger
James Sterling Pound

Hey Highball posse! Great to see you lot again. Somehow John was still fucked up after his nose surgery last week. That suuuuucks. He was so out of it he thought he couldn’t handle hosting quiz and called in for back up from an ol standby, Alyssa! So you guys lucked out and got three quizmasters for the price of none! And, John sorta rallied as the show went on. What a trooper, huh kids? Well, we started out nice and easy, just like a Tina Turner song. Solid scores from all of you. Hehe, Googly-Elmo Macaroni. Then we took it to the schoolyard in Round Two, and proved still that words will never hurt us (just on the inside). I think John was hating on Queens of The Stoneage
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
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John’s Reverse Nose Job
James Sterling Pound

Hey there Highball peoples! Thanks for joining us last night. Yep, ol’ John was a bit doped up on pain pills after his nose job, so we called an audible (also since so many of you keep showing up now), and brought in our old friend but new QM Jessica! Yay! She like, kept us on time and was fun and everything. Well alright. Round One talked of news, something I so want to ignore. Round Two celebrated the birthday month of Feb which turns out is full of awful people. Except Jessica, who’s birthday is also this month. She’s a much better person than Axl Rose and Dr Dre. Round Three sped through the highly populated EU that ain’t the UK. Then we moved into
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1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
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Four Scoring Breaks And Seven Years Ago
James Sterling Pound

Happy 7th Anniversary Highball! Wow, how time flies (especially when you ignore the year and a half the Highball was under construction). Thanks for coming to celebrate with John and me (and Trevor). And hot damn, 29 teams is still stinkin great! We started off our nights of Q?’s with a slew of Q’s. Why the outburst of laughter when we mentioned the AIDS Quilt, sicko? Then Round Two made me shake my old man fist at you all. SO many teams knew the Enrique Igelesias and 21 Pilots bullshit, but couldn’t name a freaking Beatles CLASSIC! Teams went so far as to just make up a song title. Not even naming a different Beatles song. You guys. Round Three named all the
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
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They Couldn’t Have Sang “Whatta Man” for Nelson Mandela Instead?
James Sterling Pound

Hello Highball. Hot damn y’all. It feels like whenever John goes outta town and I’m in the driver seat we get an influx of teams for some reason. What up with that? John’s great guys, I swear. Give him another chance next week, okay. But instead I got to hang out with my old pal Carlos,, hooray! We started off in Israel then took a sojourn to Hitsville, USA, naming all the big songs of yesterday. And as always the songs got worse and worse the closer to now we got. Sigh. Then we Qs on Qs on Qs form Reddit AMAs. Y’all really think Gandalf has a computer? Middle Earth’s wifi has got to be for shit. C’mon. Following that we asked all about you!
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1142 S Lamar Blvd
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78704
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
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So Glenn Close, But So Glenn Far
James Sterling Pound

Hey Highballers! Great to see all of y’all last night. John and I had us some fun, hope some of that rubbed off on you. The allure of cash money doesn’t hurt, right? I hope we’re supplementing dreams with that cash. Go get yourself all the gas station hot dogs your heart desires. First we dished up what was supposed to be an easy round, but that didn’t stop a bunch of you from bombing the shit out of it. John told you not to over think it, right? Book awards always have books on them, y’all. Cause lame things get lame awards. JK, books are great. My coffee table stands even because of them! Then we got pretty sadistic with a Round Two that included
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Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
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Iron Man, The Harry Connick Jr One
James Sterling Pound

Hey there Highballers. Happy New Year! We’re doing our best to make it a good one, cause as promised we’ve got a $100 first place prize every week from here until we don’t. And last night the manager’s goof was your bounty as we ended up (technically) rewarding the top five teams with gift cards! We give and we give and we give. We started with current events of these first four days of the year, lots happening already! Then we drifted down the Danube River listening luminaries like Ke$ha and Chamillionaire serenade us as they spelled things out. The we talked about Banana Slug’s giant wangs, sea cucumbers butt breath, and Walruses self-pleasuring
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016
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Spider-Man, The Toby Keith One
James Sterling Pound

Well well well Highball. Surprise motherfuckers, we had one more quiz this year for ya! And another $100 prize! Also, that’s the new normal apparently. $100 prize ALL. THE. TIME. I don’t know any other quiz that does that. Do you love us yet? Jeez! So the night started out a bit somber, we had that incredible lightsaber vigil out front to honor the late Carrie Fisher. But what a beautiful sight of so many fans young and not so young celebrating her memory. Thanks so much to everyone that attended that as well. Then we got down to quizzness. We started out with a review of this nut kick of a year, but on the lighter side learned Dame Judi Dench is finally getting started
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