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Austin, TX
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Darius Rucker Is Not To Be Trifled With
James Sterling Pound

Welcome back Highball friends! Good job skipping out on Pubes On The Green over at Zilker. I don’t get how there’s so many perverts in Austin that go to that every year. Well, we were all comfortable inside with nice air conditioning, delicious drinks, and 34% less pubes on our seats than out there! Progress! Last night we discussed how pretty much everyone is dead. Whitney Houston, dead. Steven Tyler, dead. Tom Everret Scott, Dead (Man On Campus). Everyone is dead nowadays. Except of course for Darius Rucker. Darius Rucker is NOT to be trifled with! John nearly was dead, by his own doing, when he introduced Round Six, Scaramouche Will You Do The Fandango.
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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Any Way You Want It, That's the Way You Need It, You Can Have Whatever You Like
Kavi Kardoshian

Hey, Highball. As promised, I'm here to talk about Journey. One of your Dear Leaders, James "The Lost Doobie Brother" Pound, spent last night seeing Journey live on his girlfriend's parents' dime. Like a modern-day Christ, he sacrificed his body to arena rock so that we might live. Hov did that, so hopefully you wouldn't have to go through that. And that paved the way for me to step in as your Scorekeeper. Tough but fair on the issue of Macau vs. China, I ignored that one dude's cries of "We need James!" and somehow worked in a joke about a MMMF four-way. Alongside John W. "The W Stands for Wasted" Smith,
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Kavi hails originally from Houston, home of the 2017 World Series champion Astros. No, that isn't a rainbow tattooed on her left arm. Show some fucking respect.

 

Quiz with Kavi if you enjoy the odd dick joke, injections of personal bias into questions related to the GOP and waxing poetic about the various interpersonal relationships at play during the recording of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.


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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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A Quiz, In Eight Acts
James Sterling Pound

Hiya hey hey Highballers! Damn, a week off and y’all really really missed us, huh? Crazy great turn out of about 30 teams. I’m sure it had nothing to do with the fact we we’re giving away $100 cash that the government doesn’t need to know about, right? You guys just love us that much. Okay, fine. We’ll see if it sticks in June when we’re back to our regular gift card giveaways (which is still pretty darn awesome dammit!) Last night we talked of days of the week, director’s works, made up sounding words that are totes fo' realsies, and Zac Efron’s airborne buttocks. Good stuff. There was contention over what Amy Poehler/Tina Fey movies
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
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Prince’s Parents, Leonard and Linnet Nelson Are Here!
James Sterling Pound

Hello Highballateers! Thanks for joining us again last night. Boy ‘o’ boy was John in rare form! I guess not sleeping for 36 hours can make a man a little loopy, but in John’s case it makes him apathetic to ev-er-ry-thing. He told us Prince died at the right time. What the hell?! Of course we then figured out JWS could go any second and it’d be perfect. I mean, he’s peaked. Alamo regularly screens The Room because of him, they’ve even had the stars come out. They’ve allowed his cinematic vices to run rampant at South Lamar with Superman screenings galore. He even fought children over how awesome Supes is before BvS:DoJ. Yea, that instant classic Superman
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
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Squid Dongles
James Sterling Pound

Hey hey hey Highball quizzers! Good to see you lot. Great times last night, especially thanks to Dev Bootcamp for hooking us up with a ton of cool swag and the dirty sounding “Squid Dongles”. Oh and they made our 1st place prize a whooping $100 in Alamo/Highball funny money. A whole order of fries! We learned a lot last night; about how most songs just have the same chord progression. That the Pacific Rim robot's noise can be really frightening when you’re not ready for it. That Herbie Hancock is black. But most of all we learned that Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I mean you heard when we called
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016
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Go C Movies
James Sterling Pound

Highbaaaaalllllll! Hey gang, yep Johnboy was out sick this week (bad case of the Clap, just like Round Two), so I was up to bat and Mr Carlos filled in for me scorekeepin’. And boy we went ahead and had a grand ol time with John anyways. Thanks for the energy, if if it came a single clap at a time, we still loved it. Well we started thing off rummaging in YOUR WALLET. Yep, the letters, not the Taco Deli and Jo’s Coffee reward cards. But I know we all have plenty of those. We clapped along to some tunes, then went double or nothin (or one) in Round Three. Round Four talked of gift shops, and boy those can be weird places. I went to one in Port Aransas, and no lie, they
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016
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What’s The Street Value Of Peep Dust These Days?
James Sterling Pound

Highball Highball Highball. How’s it going peeple? Another night of quizzing, another night of people cramming there faces with sugary holiday confections. It was our Annual-ish Peep Eating contest yet again, and oh man it never disappoints. I was proud, and a bit surprised, to a female contestant willingly come up. I thought women were smarter than to do stupid shit like this. All but one of our contestants declared they hated Peeps to begin with, but couldn’t resist the lure of “free stuff”. Free Stuff John forgot to even tell them about before they just jumped into the marshmallow gooey pixie dust. Amazingly I don’t think anyone puked. But someone definitely
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016
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Dry Beaver, Oregon. Population: Your Mom
James Sterling Pound

Hey Highball fam, so good to be back! Survived that SX craziness and even got through my fest sickness phase too! Doing things! Hey, good for you, come out to quiz. Just haven’t had enough drinkin’ in your life huh? That’s cool. Hey, wasn’t that “wind chime” we gave away “beautiful”? It got even better the more people touched and the more it fell to pieces in their hand. Oh well, I’m sure some mermaid obsessed hipster can weave the shells into her/his hair. Hey quizzing happened. We had Herman Caine vouching for a racists non-racism. Crazy loves crazy. We played in the margins in Round Two. Or the Parantheticals, I dunno, I’m
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016
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Getting Doug with Highball
Carlos

Holy moly, Highball! You were so much fun with your Whoopi stories, Ashley Judd stories, and different spellings of Captain America sequels! It's been a fun run with you lot, and I hope to make it back soon again. Quick recap for you! Our intro round made you slap your foreheads a bit, but fortunately y'all remembered that this state is the KILLIEST and that record isn't going anywhere. Looking at you, Virginia. Then we teased an AC/DC round and totally didn't deliver, made you consider the plausibility of Hitler death via starfish, wrathed a grapeful revenge (not a real phrase), made you stimulate the saint (that area between your genitals and the Vatican),
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Do you remember the last time somebody proved they loved you?

Do you know why there would be a missing day in the history of the universe?

Does the idea of the M-Class jaunte seem unreal to you?


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1142 S Lamar Blvd
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78704
Wednesday, Mar 09, 2016
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The Gerbil Movie 2: The Quickening
Carlos

Yeah, it’s been a while so I figured we needed some Buffalo Bill theme song in our lives. Even though I botched the opening. It’s good to be back, Highball! We had a packed house- it had been so long since I got the wonderful sensation of being on your Richard “Jeer” Gere-filled stage. I nearly forgot how great it felt. Let’s recap our night! First we barked and arfed and meowed our way through rou-wow-wownd one; the way Old McDonald would have wanted it. Did you know that in Mandarin, a cat is called “miau-miau?” At least that’s what I heard. I love when languages give animals names based on their noises.
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Do you remember the last time somebody proved they loved you?

Do you know why there would be a missing day in the history of the universe?

Does the idea of the M-Class jaunte seem unreal to you?


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1142 S Lamar Blvd
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Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016
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Play The Name Game With Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
James Sterling Pound

Hello Highball friends. Good times last night. More drunkies than usual it seemed. At least boisterous ones. But John loves those types. I guess I do too. Just don’t yell out the answers. There’s plenty of other ways to be belligerent. Well last night started off with a taste of Italy, and my really annoying, racially profiled playlist to match. But c’mon, Spotify had an Music From Italian Restaurants at the ready. What am I supposed to do? Not play that?! Then we linked up all the Round Two songs, and learned that Ram Jam isn’t just what John likes to receive after quiz. Third up, Second Guessing Yourself! A new spin on our two pointer round that I love.
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Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016
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Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For Beans
James Sterling Pound

Hi Highball fam. Holy damn shit fuck! 35 teams! And on a sponsored night, hot damn! We haven’t seen those kinda numbers in some time (as you might have guessed from our extended run time! Extra fun!). Glad we were able to give a plug to Carvana after every mention of cooked cadaver, dissociative identity disorder, and allergy symptoms. Check em out if you’re in the market for a car! We covered many things indeed last night. How Leo will probably finally get his Oscar this Sunday (deserved or not). The way hearing a saxophone cover any song turns it sexual. Even it’s Pharrell’s “Happy.” But
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Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
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RIP Glen and “Rod Stewart”
James Sterling Pound

Yo yo Highballs! John and I had a splendid time with y’all last night. Thanks for putting up with us! Y’know we’ve been doing this thing for just over 6 years now?! That’s fucking crazy. As John has said in the past, it’s the longest relationship I’ve ever had Good thing we love each other. We’ve played so many IMDb games in that time it did seem like it would have to happen eventually. Yep, we finally got back around to naming the films of America’s sweet Uncle, Tom Hanks. John reminded me the first time we played this at Ye Ole’ H’ghball, when a plucky young lad named Glen (who carried a big stick. …named Rod
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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
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John’s Wrestlin’ Move is The Mega Flop
James Sterling Pound

Hiiiiighball. Hello, how goes it? This week has felt long, no? I woke up Wednesday thinking (hoping) it was the weekend. But alas. BUT then I realized it was Wednesday and that meant I’d get to see you guys and John, and everything was okay again. Quizzing y’all is always fun. Even that mush-mouth guy that won a bonus question and the girl that didn’t know who Harrison Ford is. Even them! Last night covered your ABCs (even the racial epithets), wooed you with some great jams notwithstanding the Black Eyed Peas, and defined the difference between American and England. Or at least our Civil Wars. But not the fun Captain America/Iron Man one. Then it was our East
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Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016
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This Booze Beater Is Buzzed
James Sterling Pound

Highbaaaaaaaaaalllllllll!!! Hello. How’s it goin peoples? Yes, Johnboy was away this week, off in beautiful Mexico with his wifey. Seems nice. I guess. So instead I was in charge and the beautiful (if tardy) Kavi covered our scoring needs. But yea, we us some good quizzin. What it was? Round One had you give me the missing thing. Be it Robert Plant, Quads, or Swiss cheese. Y’all handled that one pretty well. Then we got a bit repetitive in Round Two. Which isn’t always a bad thing. Unless you’re Chumbawamba. But yea, like Kavi, I don’t think I’d ever seen that Edie Brickell “What I Am” video either. Beavis and Butthead saw it though.
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Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
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Blubberbutt Chuckecheese
James Sterling Pound

Highball Highball Highball! How’s it going gang? Good fun last night. Caught up with some old friends, met some new friends (whether we liked it or not), and just had a nice ol’ time. We got acquainted with Lauren, the girl that arrived late to her karaoke room who’s friend loved to yell her name across a crowded bar. I’m glad we all could chime in and get her to her destination. I wonder what song she sang? Maybe “I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watchin’ Me”? Or “That’s Not My Name”? I dunno, I’m sure it was poignant. We also got to know… uhm, was it Steven? I can’t actually remember, but we did
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