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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
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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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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
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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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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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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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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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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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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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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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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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The Highball
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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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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016
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HomoDomo
James Sterling Pound

Hey Highballers! Damn, it’s been too long friends. Our last and only quiz of December and poor Johnboy had the runs. Bummer! And today he has to fly too! That poor lavatory! Anyways, we all wish him less poopoo sad times in the new year, right? Shout out to Kavi for jumping in as scorekeeper and being 97% less poopified than John. Last night had lotsa loosely related holiday themed rounds. We started out talking about Ho Ho Ho’s and learned Home On The Range’s lyrics are kinda racist it turns out. Weird. Even weirder how many of you goddamn weirdos know the band Hinder. Even their shit song title Lips of An Angel. No idea we had such a heavy crossover crowd with
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James is a Movie Geek, Comic Geek, Music Geek, Internets Geek, and Beer Geek.


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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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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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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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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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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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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. 

Currently @ The Water Tank


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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.