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Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
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Capital of Ethiopia, Adidas Abba
James Sterling Pound

Hiya hi everybody! Well, at long last John and I were reunited last night. It’s been maybe 6 weeks or more since we’ve hosted a quiz together. We been through elections, concerts, trips to Europe, and car crashes in that time. Life moves pretty fast. - F. Bueller. So good to be back together. I hope our self-satisfaction was fun to watch. Last night we dished out questions on what’s in the news, in particular the shitty, awful stuff. Fun! Then we confused the hell out of you trying to describe the rules of round two, but honestly just playing it like normal and letting me worry about it was fine. And shit, some of y’all’s answers gave you better scores
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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The Highball
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Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
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Happy Hanksgiving
James Sterling Pound

Well hello again Highball. I’ve missed you so. Sorry I missed last week, got a bit banged up in a car wreck. And then sadly this week ol Johnboy is in Gay Paree. So instead we had our pal Carlos filling in as scorekeeper. How bout that plaid/argyle combo that idiot decided on? Anyways, what did we do to celebrate Hanksgiving Eve? Round One GG, Good Game, doubled the G fun, Round Two tested your english language knowledge, and Round Three found the common denominator amongst our favorite actors. We gave some time to both the Turkey and Tofurkey in Round Four and Five, whatever floats your gravy boat. Round Six reminded you to wear long sleeves around Grandma
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
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Where's James?
Metal Gretel

It’s funny the things that happen at the last minute. For instance, poor James lost a chicken fight with who knows what and his car is now in car heaven. Last second, here I am to save the day! I do love being at the Highball, it’s a bit of an adventure every time I come. I have a fun little anecdote for you all today. Today I clocked out at work and went into vacation mode. The story is from my office…   I went to visit my friend on the other side of the building. I noticed it was EXTREMELY quiet so I decided to actually be quiet for once. I leaned down into my friends cubicle and was telling her about how stressed I was from this weeks events [insert
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Likes: Cats, scuba diving, movies, cats, Karaoke, and Quizzin.

Dislikes: Mayo, people who don't use blinkers, people who abuse the system.


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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Nov 02, 2016
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If You Were a Hot Dog...
Kavi Kardoshian

Well, Highball, if you weren't playing quiz last night, I can't say I blame you. I could really only be mad at you if you were neither playing quiz nor watching Game Seven of the World Series. What else could you possibly have been doing? Whatever it was, it was a waste of your time. The quiz itself was... a quiz. Barely. With an exceedingly and unprecedentedly intimate crowd last night, we got through things faster than anyone ever thought possible and rushed right into the end of the game. And what a game. I'm not talking about the quiz, of course. Bobb won the quiz, and honestly, you don't care. That game! I've been watching baseball
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The Drag Bar at Austin's Pizza, Mondays @ 8pm

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Black Star Co-Op, Sundays @ 8pm (SK)


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, Oct 26, 2016
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Five Time Stroke Survivor, Lyle Lovett
James Sterling Pound

Hiya hey hey Highball! Good to see you guys, it feels like it’s been ages. Yep, Ol Johnny is up in Brooklyn helping open the brand new Alamo there, so I hopped in the driver’s seat and picked up a hitcher by the name of Alyssa (if that is her real name) to scorekeep for us. Oh what fun we had. We dished out some October happenings, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees, yup even Chic is in the mix, and made you rush to tell us World Series winners. Who you got for the current one? Either way it’s gonna be a special one. Especially if they can actually gt Charlie Sheen out there for the opening pitch. God I’d love that to happen. We also said, YES WAY, Jose,
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
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Easy Bay Ray
SammiB

Highball! It's been a minute since I've gotten to see you guys, and boy, do you look as good as ever. The energy you guys bring to the room is palpable, and we had a great night entertaining you. Since I've come back from maternity leave, scoring 18 teams was a good way to ease back into it, and becoming (once again) the fastest scorer in the west.  What a fun quiz, huh? We started off chatting a bit about words that have 3 D's in them, which had some wild guesses as you guys took wild stabs in the dark there toward the end. And then we had songs that were famous on October 12ths in years past. Some of you guys were definitely English majors, and were asking non-English
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Quizzer in 2010, Quiz Master in 2011, Wife in 2015, Mom in 2016, and back to quiz your face off. 


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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016
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The Store That Sells Scary Masks Next Door To The Derek Zoolander Center…
James Sterling Pound

Little Shop Of Horrors Yo yo (Ma) Highballers! Whatit do? Good times, Great oldies last night y’all! Thanks for joining us. And hot damn, I dunno if it was the Benson Bump or what, but one of th strongest regular quiz turnouts we’ve had in awhile, so thanks for that, too! We started out with what’s in the news that isn’t about an Orange Monster or a kaleidoscope of pantsuits. But instead fun things like Kim Kardashian getting robbed at gunpoint and current country leaders comparing themselves to Hitler (Adolf Hitler, lest out be confused). Lighthearted shit, y’know. Then we pumped up the classic(al) rock, and got down on some triangle
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
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Super Quiz Me
James Sterling Pound

Hey my Highball/Fantastic Fest bebe’s! Thanks for joining us last night in the midst of the festival madness, I’m proud of your tenacity (or that you had seen all the movies in that round). And hot damn we had celebs playing too! Comedian and friend of the show Doug Benson sat in on the whole thing this year! As well as the fiercely competitive Andre Gower of Monster Squad fame! Neat-o. We covered nicknames in Round One and proved that this is wasn’t written here. Why would we give you such a gimme with that ATX moniker? Round Two we had a Voltron of artists to assemble HOT CHIP. Not a music-mech I would expect, but one I still appreciate. In Round Three, M or
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
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L.L. Cool Bean
James Sterling Pound

Hola Highball compadres! Thanks for joining us last night. Yup, ol’ Johnboy was out enjoying the ego of Yeezus and buying $100 Robert Kardashian Memorial shirts (I’m not kidding), so in his stead we had the lovely Audrey! Yay! We quizzed all over you guys last night! Round One thought it was sooo punny. And actually it was. A literal pun in each answer! Round Two was very upsetting. When the hell is Nsync gonna be inducted in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame?! I guess… when they’re actually eligible perhaps? Round Three I was super proud of all of you. You all (I think) went for two points and turn your shit in early! Saving so much valuable time for me to
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
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Who Lives In A Big Hellmouth Under The Sea? Ja-mie Lann-is-ter!
James Sterling Pound

What up Highball fam? How’s your day been? Good. Good. Quizing was fun last night. In remembrance here is a blog. Round the First was junior related. I realize now I failed you by not playing JR JR, Junior Senior, not even Junior Brown. I’m sorry. But y’all did swell without musical inspiration. Round Two got Elemental my dear Watsons. Yep artists and science, a match made in, hum, Purgatory. I dunno. Next up was the cute Wasties Round featuring Kanye and Mae. I think Kanye’s just sleeping on the wrong type of fur pillows. Chinchilla is where it’s at Ye! Next we took a tour of some beautiful television locales. John’s pronunciation of Merlotte’s
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
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78704
Wednesday, Sep 07, 2016
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What’s Nelly Furtado Doing Nowadays?

James Sterling Pound

Oh, Hai Highball! Thanks for joining us last night! And what a great night we had, raising monies and awareness for the Central Texas Food Bank. They sure were a spirited bunch, eh? And how crazy that Carlos was there to help scorekeep last night, effectively being at all three of his jobs, Geeks/Alamo/Food Bank. And he only got fired from one of them last night! All in all it looks like we raised $310 dollars, which as they said will go a looong way to provide meals for those in need. Y’all are good people! And since you’re so good we thought we bring you our best quizzing! We started with current events including all those back taxes Apple owes Ireland. Maybe their leaving
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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
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Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016
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Shake Ya Ass, But Cautiously
James Sterling Pound

Hola Highball familia! Good to see you guys and gals last night. KLBJ was crowding things early on but then cleared the way for Pub Quiz and y’all definitely spread out and got comfy once they vamoosed. Anyone listen to morning radio anymore? It’s all satellite radio, Spotify, and podcasts from here on out for this guy. Anyways, quiz also happened! We took time to stop and smell the answers in Round One. Cause they were flowers. Yep. Then we bookended all the tracks inRound Two with their letters. This is when Mystikal reminded us his sage advice to “Shake ya ass, but watch ya self.” Y’know it’s actually a pretty sound turn of phrase. I take
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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78704
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016
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Stank Juice, My Favorite Energy Drink
James Sterling Pound

Howdy hey y’all. Damn, cozy night last night. Sorry there was some scheduling cockup at the Highball, but damn if we didn’t make some tasty lemonade outta them lemons! Even a team on stage! That was disqualified! Only cause you’d notice! Yea. We gave y'all some rhymey action movie clues to start and learned that Turner & Hooch can be called an action movie. Oh yeah, the dog dies in that. It feels like a given the dog dies if it’s a lead character’s animal, right? Then we listened to some Lil Wayne Newton and James Taylor Swift, and my favorite Three 6 Dog Night Mafia. We got TRULY nasty in Round Three and said the word stank a whole bunch times.
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
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78704
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016
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2024 Austin Olympics or whatever…
James Sterling Pound

Hiya Highball! Thanks again for joining us, y’all were super fun last night! John and I gave ya what for with last night’s quiz, throwing down on ol’ Ike Eisenhower (and giving away answers), listening to eight songs but technically only four songs (you had to be there. OH wait you were.), and then we all counted to nine together in the most historical way! We pitched a fit in Round Four, had some funny movie mash ups in our Visual (United 91 Flew Over The Cuckoos nest was wrong in more ways than one), and then John did an impossible feat for him, he made long stories short. John used to have a podcast called Short Story Long, which is about the
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
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Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016
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No One Ever Reads My ‘Meet The Press’ FanFic
James Sterling Pound

Hey Highball gang! Great to see y’all last night. Yep, ol John W was out hosting elsewhere soaking up the sun and singing Bowie songs. At least I think that’s what he was doing. Well, in his stead we had the wonderful Melissa filling in as scorekeeper while I got to captain the quiz ship! And hey, look how well we did on time this week! Woo! Last night we talked of Michael Phelps, Michael Phelps, and Michael Phelps in Round One. Then we switched it up a bit in Round Two by asking for artists birth places instead of those song titles everyone knows anyways. Then we let you over think things in Round Three for double the points, learned some knew words
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016
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Martha Bush
James Sterling Pound

Howdy you rowdy but never dowdy crowdie! Thanks for traversing the traffic to join us. Twas nuts out there! Boy o boy, we sure gave y’all what for with the quiz last night. We got ya filled up with answer sandwiches in the first round, then filled your earholes with all the Nu-Metal covers you could stand (y’all motherfuckers still love Lou Bega, huh?), and then learned the thin line between the craziness of Churchill v Segal. Man, no there’s a movie I’d watch! How about we make a JCVD type thing (but without all the introspective BS) where Steven Segal goes back in time to fight Winston Churchill. Fuck yea I’d watch that! Two bloated fuck boys windily
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.