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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017
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The spiny lumpsucker is actually kind of pretty and you should Google it
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!It was so great to be back at Opal's after, for me, a four-week hiatus! Just like coming home.We started our quiz night with eight, quick cheesy questions on the moon. I didn't get to say the word "gibbous," but we did talk about Jules Verne, so that was cool.Then our music round was all songs with the same titles as each other. You could name the song for one point, OR for two points you could name BOTH the different artists you were hearing. Each clip was all-or-nothing, just in a slightly different way from normal.Our special format round was a speed round on the states that border Tennessee. There are eight, and most of
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Jan 14, 2017
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Team Dazed and Confused
StephanieHagadorn

Oh hello there. Hope everyone has a murder-filled Friday the 13th. Thanks a lot to Kyrstin for dropping by and skore keeping while Julia was doing Julia things.    We kicked off the quiz with a round on southpaws. Surprised we didn't see any Ned Flanders' Leftorium references. Our music audio round was another one of the recent 7-song puzzle audio rounds. Previous ones spelled out country names, but this week spelled out the cinematic masterpiece that was AMADEUS.   Round 3 was a sooner or later round for all the US geography buffs out there, featuring 5
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Probably an alcoholic. Most definitely a nerd.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Jan 07, 2017
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Happy Hocus Pocus, 2017
StephanieHagadorn

Hey guys!   So happy to see some familiar faces that weren’t my family members’ after the holidays. And boy did you guys kill it.   We kicked off the quiz with a round where all the answers had “OZ”. And it was pretty much the only round that wasn’t about Hocus Pocus!   Our music audio round was in honor of Stephen Hawking’s 75th birthday so we had some semi-sciency songs for you guys. “Intergalactic” “Radioactive” “Black Hole Sun”. We also learned that every damn Coldplay song sounds
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Probably an alcoholic. Most definitely a nerd.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016
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But why a LOBSTER, Poundtown?
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!There were a whole lot of Quizmasters in the building last night for our holiday party and a ton of our regulars came out too, even though it was like 28 degrees outside. That's just nuts. It was in the 70s yesterday morning. The thermostat on my back porch literally saw a 50 degree drop in an 11 hour period. Cold fronts, man.Anyway, once we got started, we talked about memoirs of celebrities and you had to name who the celebrity was. Did you know Rob Lowe read his own audiobook for his memoir? You should really listen to it. It's amazing. He tells you a crazy story about some other celebrity but he doesn't tell you who the other celebrity was until
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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That DQ'd team was the staff. Pretty amazing!
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Tonight was a tribute to a fallen quizzer, Cindy (aka Lady Jarvis). She started quizzing with Geeks Who Drink right here at Opal Divine's Marina. Cindy passed away this week after a long battle with cancer, and she actually got the chance to compete on Jeopardy! Her episode airs this Tuesday, and we will definitely all be watching her. In other news, tonight we talked about a bunch of less-important-than-Cindy stuff. Like TV shows and movies mentioning HBO, and fake movies made from the titles of real movies by real actors. And onomatopoeias. And fictional characters drawn as babies. And crazy stuff, and musical artists that didn't die this year,
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Dec 03, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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In which I steal like 8 of Stephanie's jokes
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Great night tonight! The weather was gross but we were inside anyway, so who cares?We started the night with a round on anagrams of musical artists, and the name of one their songs. You had to un-anagram the artist and name them. Easy.Our music round was all about boys. Like the Beach kind, or the kind that Is Mine, or the kind that is Named Sue. You know.Our special format round tonight was a speed round on NBA teams that play in state and provincial capitals. Everyone forgets about the Utah Jazz and the Sacramento Kings. I mean, they're pretty forgettable. Also, Charlotte is not the capital of North Carolina, Milwuakee is
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Nov 26, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Hope your Thanksgiving was good!
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We started the night thinking about things that are ELEMENTARY, my dear Watson! And by that I mean that everything either started with "sher," or ended with "lock." We even had the answers alternate to make it easier for you. Unrelated, I just belched and tasted pumpkin cheesecake and it was pretty nasty.Our music round was hopeless! Like beating a dead horse! Because every song title had one of those words ("beat," "dead," and/or "horse") in it. We are very clever, and/or out of ideas.Then we had a speed round on NFL, NBA, and NHL teams whose names (not cities! TEAM names) start with S. Stephanie and I were unsurprised to discover that
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016
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I hate hate hate the smell of pipe smoke
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We started the night thinking about Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. Or at least I was thinking about it, thanks to Round 1 theme "Lock and Barrel not Included," which told us that all the answers in Round 1 would have the word "stock" somewhere in them. We DID actually ask a bonus question about Guy Ritchie, so I guess my distraction was somewhat justified.Our music round was Shittyflute YouTube covers of various pop songs; you had to name the song and artist. Too easy for most of you, although someone did somehow manage to confuse Shakira with Natalie Imbruglia. Our special format round was Two for the Money: Missing Persons Edition.
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016
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Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel, and Kim-Jong Un are not presidents anyway
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We started tonight with Eight Quick Questions on 20th-Century First Ladies. We only asked about one Bush, but some of you decided to go for the second one anyway. Whoops.Our music round was song titles that might need a warning label. Grenade, Burn, Dynamite...lots of DANGER out there tonight. WOOOO SCARY. We warned you.For our third round, we had you identify whether we were talking about songs that did well in the charts, or beings from various religious sects. So, was it a hit, or a myth? (That's my husband's favorite joke from Blazing Saddles, and he wasn't even here tonight. Sad!)Round 4 was about The Bigglest Little
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Nov 05, 2016
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You mixed up Donald and Danny Glover, Chrises Rock and Tucker, and Ice Cube and Ice-T IN THE SAME ROUND
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We started the night off with a round involving weather words. Lightning, rain, snow, you name it. We also discovered that nobody knows the words to Hail to the Chief. Go figure.Our music round was all songs with four-letter titles. Ride, Kiss, Fame...easy.Our special format round tonight was a 16-point little number on buddy cop comedies. You got one point for naming the movie, OR if you could name both of the buddy cop actors, you got TWO points. Seems like most of you forgot about Tango & Cash, but at least everyone knows Lethal Weapon.Round 4 tonight was all about people and things before they had the names they had
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016
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I also forgot to play Actual Cannibal Shia Lebeouf, my favorite Halloween song
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!It's almost Halloween and the air was festive tonight! We occasionally played some spooky music, Stephanie was dressed like a bat, and I forgot to wear a costume. PLUS, we had some visiting Quizmasters! FESTIVE, I TELL YOU!We started the night with The Crack of Don, a round on people with a "Don" somewhere in their name. Did you forget about Kiefer's dad? No. You didn't. But you did forget about a specific MacDonald.Our music round was songs in which the lyrics talk about either getting up, or getting down. Or both! You're welcome for including the Spice Girls. I know it's all you've ever wanted from a quiz.
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016
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Legoooooos
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Formula One and Taylor Swift are going on down south and a chill is in the air, so of course y'all showed up anyway to...sit inside. Probably so you could watch the end of the Cubs game. No judgement here!We started tonight with Brick by Brick, a round on Lego sets of famous structures. I told you how many pieces each set had, although in and of itself that probably didn't help too much. I'm really interested in how the set makes the Tower lean. Maybe I'll buy it! (I probably won't.)Then the music round was all artists with animals in their names. I'm not convinced that some of you didn't just GUESS Pitbull and Seal, though.
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Bye, bye, Lil Sebastian
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We started the night with a Duh! round all about sports! I know some of you were thrilled. Others of you were...hobbled by this round. Sports are hard for nerds like you, I know.Then our music round was covers of "sleepy bedtime" songs. Basically, all the song titles were about dreaming and sleeping and beds and stuff (although the songs themselves aren't necessarily).Our third round was a 50/50 where I quoted a doctor, and you had to tell me if it was Doctor Oz, or THE Doctor. It was very very difficult for me to not read these in a British accent. The only thing that made it bearable is that I can't really do a good British accent.
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Oct 08, 2016
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Always GWAR
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Second weekend of ACL but you were UNFAZED and came out in droves anyway <3. THANKS YOOOOOOOO!!!We started by listing some events for you, and then making you tell us what century those happened in. A surprisingly high number of you actually knew when the Gutenberg Bible was printed. Good for you!Our music round was all songs with titles that are also complete sentences. There are more of these than I thought there were!Round 3 was an exciting new format in which I gave you the title of a fake movie. All the words in the fake title were words that are in real titles of projects done by a particular actor; you had to name
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Oct 01, 2016
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Everyone bunkers down during ACL weekend. EXCEPT YOU
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We started tonight with a round on crappy apps, like Angry Birds (why is there a movie?), and apps that we love enough that maybe they're not actually that crappy (I see you, Grindr people).Then our music round was on songs mentioning makeup and perfume. Does that line at the beginning of Hey Soul Sister confuse anyone else? Round 3 was a 50/50 round on time. We did it punctually. And also it was about time. After the score break, we had a round that was all about Shimon Peres, and it sounded like many of you did not know who that person was. Gentile shiksas.Then our visual round was cross sections of candy bars
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
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No Power in the 'Verse
Patrick

What a fantabulous night for a Firefly theme quiz! The weather was perfect. The food was great. The drinks were being slung. It was like a nice family reunion back at our old haunt. Thanks so much to Opal Divine's Penn Field for hosting us again.With only 13 episodes and a one-hour movie to mine for content, the first seven rounds were full of some of the most obscure stuff I can think of in Firefly. Though it wasn't so obscure that the scores were widely differentiated between first and last. IT was a much narrower margin than most theme quizzes.We started things off right by asking about sweet space lovin'. I hadn't ever realized that Mal only slept with one woman
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I'm just your average board game nerd who hosts pub quizzes as a side hustle. By day I'm allegedly an educator. By night I'm allegedly a tramp.