• Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Alaquiz: Return Of Jafar
James Sterling Pound

Hey gang! Wow, another great turnout last night! Thanks so much y’all. John and I had a great (extended) time with y’all. We regaled you with history of late July, video game-ish covers, and quick trip through the Alps. We got high together in Round Four and then had our childhood dreams ruined by the creepy guy in the Lola Bunny costume in our Visual Round. Then we kept the world tour going with Flat Stanley. Some folks were apparently stoked to hear the name Flat Stanley again. I don’t know him though. Then we got all high and mighty in our Video Round. I guess some of y’all actually watch Showtime, huh? Finally we capped it off with Jaromir Jagr, Carmen
[ ...more... ]

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


  • Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

How Do You Get Tips If Your Guitar Case Is Full Of Hummus?
James Sterling Pound

Sup homies? Fun times last night yet again, thanks for joining us. Well, last night we started off with news you’re probably suck of hearing about, then listened to songs of election years you’d likely prefer to forget, and went out on the range, the nuuuuumber raaaaange. We then treated you to a very Brady Mystery Round. Followed by artistic Pokemon renderings. All your favorite Pokes were there: The Scream-Duck, The Birth Of Clam Face, The Girl With The Pearl Anal Bead, Whistler’s Mewtoo, and Starry Starry Starchild. We also gave you a delightful Bob’s Burger related video round which was a perfect segue to tell you about our Bob’s
[ ...more... ]

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


  • Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

I Played Enjolras In A Kids Production Of Les Mis...
James Sterling Pound

…my voice cracked a lot. Well hello kids! Thanks for coming to our little quiz last night. I know there were a couple of big concerts last night, Weird Al and Blues on the Green, but instead you chose us. Sorry. But we had a grand ol’ drunken time, and I hope you did too! Our quiz last night gave us lotsa Les Miserables round titles and even some questions about that overwrought melodrama. I guess because today is Bastille Day? Even though that’s not really related to the musical. Like, not at all, I don’t think. Whatever, it was fun and I got to dream about Amanda Seyfried later. Other favorite things mentioned in this quiz include:
[ ...more... ]

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


  • Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Domo Arigato Mr. Orinoco
James Sterling Pound

Hey Quizinators! Good to see y’all last night. Boy your collective excitement was palpable. I guess you wished you had found how to get to Sound & Cinema for reals? Whatever, our quiz was awesome, and we were awesome, so you need to get on this awesome train! We asked y’all about WWs in Round Won. Not Walter White or World Wars or Willy Wonka. No, instead we asked you about 12 ton Mel Gibson. Then we played you some ditties about important times, and you told us those dates of the important times. Then you guys went double or nothing and came up with mostly nothin’. Round Four was on rivers much to your chagrin. Yep, our town prefers LAKES (even if they’re
[ ...more... ]

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


  • Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Juwanna Man 2016
James Sterling Pound

Hello Highballerinas! Good golly, what a turn out last night!? 36 damn teams, it was just like the old days, in more ways than one. Some folks showed up that we ain’t seen in these parts for a loooong time. And they proved they still got it. In more ways than one as well…. But I digress, there were more than old friends there last night, there was you! We raked y’all over the quiz-coals with questions on (f)Arts, Pharrell Williams penned songs (thank you for making sure I knew Pharrell was featured on the tracks, idiots), and hurried through the southern ballers of foot. In Round Four we learned the statistic on the percentage of divorces in ‘Merica. Most
[ ...more... ]

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


  • Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Michael or Phenomenon. Either Way You’re Watchin The Same Movie
James Sterling Pound

Herro Highbarr! Sorry, that was lasist of me. Shit, there we go again. Hey. Good to see you all again last night, and OH BOY John was back too! Also Stone Brewery came to party (and get me good n drunk). Some of their brews are kinda weird, let’s be honest. But you sip with an open mind and that mind will be expanded. And inebriated, lordy. Last night we talked of Crancer, listened to old timey versions of new timey jams (and learned all of you are Beliebers. Shit.), and used the Tri-Force in Round Three. Hilarious answers like “Names” and “nouns” were cute, but didn’t
[ ...more... ]

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


  • Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Neckbeards
James Sterling Pound

Hey hey gang! How’s it going? Good times last night with ol’ Carlos. I know, I miss Johnny too. He’ll be back soon I’m sure. We certainly covered plenty last night! Passion Of The Christ 2: Fully Repentant, George W Bush’s campaign song In Da Club, Greyjoy Anal, and forcibly listening to The Arctic Monkeys. I hope playing Bananaphone made up for that. Most of y’all seemed into it. Our Visual Round has us seeing double. Twins! But no Schwarzenegger/DeVito combo! Then I realized I didn’t set my DVR to record the new season of Orange Is The New Black last night and I started lashing out at everyone. Then we listened to Jeff Daniels prattle
[ ...more... ]

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


  • Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

You Got A Quiz From Me
James Sterling Pound

Heya Pixar Pals! Thanks so much for joining us yesterday, we were full of Joy to see you all there. Even some star player kiddos in tow! I’m glad you all are as stoked on this powerhouse of jokesters, tear jerkers, and storytelling like I am. Thanks goes out as well to Elastigirl (Alyssa) and Crush (Kavi) and Anna (Anna) for their help! We served you up a delicious quiz that would have Anton Ego flashing back to his favorite memories in delight. We started by covering the wonderful women of Pixar, and learned that I don’t know the word assonant. Hey, there were children present! Next we had our first of two video rounds, featuring that icon transpo of sizzlin’
[ ...more... ]

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


  • Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Jun 08, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Mighty Neil Young Jeezy
James Sterling Pound

Hi there Highball fam! Good to see y’all again last night, and DAMN! 30 teams? Hoooboy, y’all makin’ us work! Yep, Ol’ Johnny was of playing in his tree fort or something, So I got to wear the big boy hosting pants and nice guy Carlos jumped on the scorekeeping duty. Yay! Last night we talked about bangin’, decorated some potatoes with music, and submitted y’all’s applications to the Highball, even though We’re Not Hiring. We had some peace and understanding in Round Four, but also some of the good ol’ ultra violence and the in out in out as well. I dressed up as Alex from A Clockwork Orange my freshman college year. Most of
[ ...more... ]

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


  • Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

The Notorious N.P.R.
James Sterling Pound

Sup fools. Glad you made it last night. Yea, if you didn’t hear, we wuz on National Public Motherfuckin Radio this past Sunday. Ira “Cuts Like” Glass introducin the nasal tones you’ve come to know and “love” as John W Smith’s cadence. Yea, yer boyz JDubs and Dawg Pound were featured on Dis ‘Merican Lyfe. If you listened to that shit you already know how we helped two lost souls find their path together in hetero-bro-dom through the power of loofa knowledge. (We don’t fuck wit no sea cucumbers, ya heard?) They said they ain’t hung out since that day three weeks ago, but that’s aight. Gangsta’s gots shit to do, you know
[ ...more... ]

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


  • Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

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.
[ ...more... ]

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


  • Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

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,
[ ...more... ]

Parlor & Yard, Mondays @ 8pm

Independence Brewing, Thursdays @ 7pm

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.


  • Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

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
[ ...more... ]

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


  • Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

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
[ ...more... ]

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


  • Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

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
[ ...more... ]

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


  • Quiz Image
The Highball
1142 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

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
[ ...more... ]

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