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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
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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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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
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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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
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A Ven Diagram Of Animal/Cum/Trump Jokes
James Sterling Pound

Hey Highball gang! Hot damn, lotsa y’all last night. And we weren’t even offering a cash prize. Weird. Oh well, we were glad to have you all with us and had ourselves a grand ol’ time. Even with a damn Speed Round. We started off rhyming stuff with kite, might, slight, mite, and shite. But none of those were actual answers. Then we threw on our robes, started swaying in the background, and clapping our hands singing jubilant backups to the likes of R. Kelly, Madonna, an P.O.D. (now theres a supergroup!). The we sped through how much a loser Leonardo DiCraprio is on our way to blaming Canada for everything lame in the world. Round Five was all a dream and mostly
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
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America’s Favorite Game: How Was Your Day?
James Sterling Pound

Hiya Hi Highballers! Good to see you all, thanks for joining us. Good times at ol’ quiz town last night. We kicked it off shushing you all, then listened to some lazy song solos. Lotsa y’all couldn’t recall Eve’s Gotta Man sadly. You made Eve’s paw print tatty-tats sad. Look what you’ve done. John questioned what has happened to Shania Twain. I think the bigger question is what Eve is up to, right? Then we learned that y’all are racist. Or our question about who wasn’t a member in Destiny’s Child was. At least that’s what our server, professional black person, Jonesy, had to say about it. I think it empowered. Maybe Kelly
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016
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What’s it Gonna Take?
James Sterling Pound

Hello again at long last Highballers! We’re back bitches! Boy, have I missed Johnboy’s face. We sure had a blast getting back to our old ways (and cocktail). I’m glad our bribery works on y’all. $150 cash is a pretty f’n sweet prize, and not many other quizzes can boast that. Of course Austin’s Elvis Of Pub Quiz had to scrooge the money away from y’all. Sorry. That’s how it goes. We made some new “friends” last night too! Namely Becca, the girl who hasn’t seen A Star Wars, let alone the new one. WTF girl, don’t be a grinch. Even George Lucas has seen the new Star Wars! It took John offering Becca not one,
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015
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Boba’s Cod Piece Has Seen Some Action
James Sterling Pound

Hello you wretched hive of scum! Holy Hoth we had fun with you all yesterday! First of all, HUGE shout outs to my Quizmaster crew that came out to help in full force (get it?)! A big Chewbacca yell to Chelsea (Lesbian Han), Kavi (Vader with Boobs), Adam (Kylo Ren, which now that I see in person is pretty intimidating), Gerald (Hoodie Vader), and Mateo (Jedi Photog), I’m not truly a loner like Boba Fett, so I couldn’t have done it without y’all! And quizzers, y’all were so awesome and enthusiastic throughout the whole show! Thanks for laughing at my stupid jokes and not sabering off
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015
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Gobbledy Gobble
James Sterling Pound

Yo High(Butter)balls! How’s your Turkey Coma going? Mine’s great. My parents took us all to Luby’s. LUBY’S. IT was awesome. I detailed all of the adventures there earlier on my twitter. Check me out @jsterlingpound. But damn, that was pretty fun last night, John got drunk and ramble, we had a quiz ghost appear, and y’all’s drawings were adorable and disturbing in equal measure. Our quiz covered stuff like the end of November happenings, Jimmy Fallon being awful as usual, and fine line between the (too real) Democratic Republic of Congo and (absolutely fake) moon Pandora. Yep, two things you don’t ever think about ever. Scores weren’t
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
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Y’know, That Movie, Xenon Warrior Of The Universe?….
James Sterling Pound

Hello again Highball! Grand to see y’all last night! Yes in deed, Johnny abandoned us agin but in place of him we had the devious, I mean, dubious, uh wait, dashing, yea that’ll do, Carlos as our score keeper! Huzzah! Be glad actually. That dude knows how to grade 29 teams way better then I do. And he’s only been at this for like a year a half! I’m coming up on 6 I think (good god). Anyways, some quizzing happened, let’s talk about it. We started y’all off with everyone’s favorite state, Kentucky! In fact last ngiht’s quiz consisted of a lot of stately knowledge for some reason. And I hope you didn’t abbrev. any of ‘em,
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
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Shia Surprise!
James Sterling Pound

Hey hey hey quizinators! Good to see ya gang! John and I had a grand ol’ time last night, even if we felt we’d switched bodies with him feeling chipper and me feeling under the weather and tired as hell, maybe that didn’t show. Or maybe you could see the bags under my eyes from the back of the room, anyways, none of that matters cause we still quizzed the heck outta y’all. And all under the watchful eye of Sir Shia LaBeouf. Yea, Shia is doing another “art piece” by watching all of his films in reverse chronological order and streaming his face reacting to them. Or not reacting to them
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Thursday, Nov 05, 2015
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Define “Chocolate Wars”
James Sterling Pound

Wild night Highballers! Yep, this quiz week was so nice we had to do it twice! Or rather… a private event canceled and so Highball wanted for Geeky good times. And bribery. We’re never against some good ol’ bribery. $150 to the winning team (which insures a visit from the Elvis of Pub Quiz, Bobb Ha). So good that y’all could make it on such short notice. Clearly John W couldn’t however, so we had the lovely QM Mateo crunching the numbers whilst I read the queries. And queries we did have! We covered lithpers that thlurp their thalithberry steakth while watching Thuthan Tharandon movieth. Then we played some great and not so great Bond themes, counted
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
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78704
Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015
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Hotel Rwanda For Dogs
James Sterling Pound

Heyyyyy Hiiiiighball! How’s it going? Good? Good. We had us some fun last night. And I don’t know if many of you knew this but we accomplished a seemingly insurmountable feat! We, John W Smith and James S Pound, quizmasters for 5 some odd years, with 26 teams in attendance, completed an 8 Round Quiz in ONE HOUR AND FIFTY FIVE MINUTES. We’ve never done that. We like to talk. We like to play bullshit games. Let’s be honest, we like to waste your time y’all. But not last night. John was given a hard out of 10PM and we fucking nailed it. So you’re welcome, hope you got a full night’s sleep for a change. Don’t expect that ever again.
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
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Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
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Hotel Transylvania 2, In Theaters Now
James Sterling Pound

Merry DickButt-oween you guys! Good times again last night with you degenerates. Damn if y’all don’t love some worthless movie swag! I mean we started fake bidding on that Pan backpack and the dollar amounts (okay, cents amounts) were flying high fast! Good thing we settled it the traditional way, IMDb Game: Vampire Edition/Rock,Paper,Scissors. Never was there a more fitting winner of a girly backpack than Donatello. But’ I’m ahead of myself we also had a lovely quiz. A quiz in which we started by honoring Billy Gateses B-day. Poor bastard doesn’t have a single theatrical movie about him yet! I think we’re on Steve Jobs 6S now? And He’s
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1142 S Lamar Blvd
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Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
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In Which I Liveblog the Quiz Again, and John Has Some Hot Dogs, Kinda
Professor D

It’s another Geeks Who Drink at The Highball liveblog, brought to you by substitute scorekeeper Gerald. Word up, Highballers.   19:55 I was supposed to wear my labcoat, since it’s October 21, 2015; which you might remember as the day to which one Marty McFly traveled in Back to the Future Part Two. If you are confused by this, I recommend going literally to any site on the internet. Even whitehouse.gov did a thing.   Anyway, I forgot my labcoat because I’m terrible and was probably reorganizing a shelf in my apartment or some such similar nonsense.   20:05 How about some election questions?
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During the day, I encourage people to buy beer. At night, I host pub quizzes and I encourage people to buy beer while asking them random questions. Jobs are weird. My uncle used to call me "professor" when I was a kid. I'm not really a professor. I drive a truck that might be older than you. I do the best Hank Hill impression you'll ever hear, unless you know Mike Judge. I haven't updated my Wordpress blog in a really long time. I live with my wife, Deirdre, here in Austin. She's a badass floral designer and excellent lady.


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1142 S Lamar Blvd
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Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
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In Which I Liveblog the Quiz, and James Has a Cricket In His Shirt
Professor D

So this is gonna be a liveblog.   I’m not kidding. As I type this, I’m seated to the right of one Quizmaster James Pound onstage at The Highball, and since I have time in between scoring rounds, I’m just gonna be here on my computer, talking shit and rambling nonsense in between scarfing deviled eggs and fried chicken.   What a life I lead!   I’m not gonna lie to y’all, this blog might run long. It might not. But it might. There’s really no telling.   19:59 James is rocking a solo moustache right now. Someone in the bar just dropped a glass. Whoops.   20:08 How’re
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During the day, I encourage people to buy beer. At night, I host pub quizzes and I encourage people to buy beer while asking them random questions. Jobs are weird. My uncle used to call me "professor" when I was a kid. I'm not really a professor. I drive a truck that might be older than you. I do the best Hank Hill impression you'll ever hear, unless you know Mike Judge. I haven't updated my Wordpress blog in a really long time. I live with my wife, Deirdre, here in Austin. She's a badass floral designer and excellent lady.


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1142 S Lamar Blvd
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Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015
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It’s Not Pub Quiz, It’s HBO
James Sterling Pound

Hey Highball and greater Austin friends! Great to see y’all last night for our first ever HBO Now Quiz! Us Quizmasters (shout out to Kavi, I mean Coffee Cardboard, for the scoring assist) were pumped as shit to be hosting an HBO event (beyond the fact that this sponsor is totally okay with us cursing!)! We gave away soon many dang prizes, Apple TVs, Hoodies, hats, notepads, and earbuds, I was a bit jealous I wasn’t playing. Without going into too many specifics of the quiz (‘cause there might be more around the nation, maybe?), it sure covered a lot! From the sassy ladies of Sex And
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The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
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Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015
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Stop Making Fest Jokes, James. Nobody Cares.
James Sterling Pound

Hello again Highball, Fantastic Festers and otherwise! We had a ball last night with our big crowd of people biding their waiting to go to their next film. But a fair amount of you were somehow actually there specifically for the quiz! Thanks for that. I’ve watched a good deal of depravity this week (Salma Hayek eating a sea monster heart, a skinhead getting his tummy slit open slowly, paraplegic wrestling, demonic ghosts whispering seductions, a man refusing to give up on his dead girlfriend, and the daughter of God putting the world in upheaval), so it was nice to have a good ol’ quiz to cleanse the palate. Not sure if you noticed but “monster Squad” lead actor Andre
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