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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Having a Pokestop at the restaurant was maybe a little dangerous
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We had 30 teams last night! That was awesome and crazy. Was Pokemon Go to blame/thank? Who knows!We started the night with a round about questionable branding choices. Subway has made quite a few.Our music round was all bluegrass covers of popular songs. Almost half the teams perfected the round! I guess it was too easy for you.Our Round 3 was a speed round; you had to name all the LIVING people who lost a presidential election as a main party candidate. LBJ is super dead and therefore a definite wrong answer, y'all.The night's Round 4 was all answers that included the name of an alcoholic beverage. If you can
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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, Jul 09, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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The hardest part of breaking up is getting back your stuff
StephanieHagadorn

Hey there, quizzers!We had another great, crowded night last night, considering how hot hot hot it's been! 27 teams and most of them outside enjoying the misters made for a pretty rowdy quiz, not to mention having a couple quizmasters drop by! Admitedly we make the worst quizzers :P   I'm sure that part of the reason the quiz was so rowdy was also that some of the rounds gave you a lot of trouble last night! Round 6 on Book titles with one letter changed through many for a loop. And round 7 with classic TV show themes didn't make matters better. But most of you stuck it out till the end!   Congrats to screw pokemon go: I throw my balls all
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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, Jul 02, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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"Hsvanzicke" was probably my favorite
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Tonight was a pretty smoooooooth endeavor. The weather was a little windy but nice and cool, and we had the magical misters going on the porch! Lovely.We started the night with Anna Way We Go, a round in which all your answers had the word/sounds "Anna" in them. Animaniacs! Hannah Montana! All great.For tonight's music round, you had to Hit Me With Your Foot, because all your answers had "kick" in them. When you heard that Irish music, why didn't you think immediately of the Dropkick Murphys?Our special format round tonight was First and Last. I gave you a short list; you just had to pick out and tell me which thing was first,
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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, Jun 25, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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"School of Rock" and "SchoolHOUSE Rock" are two very different things.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!I'm back! With a VENGEACE! Which is a weirdly hard word to spell.We started the night with a round in which all your answers were only two letters long. Most of your answers ended up being prepositions. One of them was semi-Latin!We then had our music round over highly-paid musicians. Of course we were going to hear from Taylor Swift and One Direction, but it was a bit surprising to see Kenny Chesney on the list.Round 3 was a "Second Guess Yourself" round that gave you a chance at 16 extra points beyond the normal R2 and R8 options. You could write two answers and if either was right, you would get one point, or you could
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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, Jun 18, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Send me your hot steamy dad pics
StephanieHagadorn

Hey Ya'll! Thanks everyone who came out last night.It's heating up outside but Opal's had the misters running and AC on full blast inside.  We had more than a handful of teams last night, and newb QM Kyrsti did spectacular. Look out Austin. She has my seal of approval.   Congrats to Our Team Name Is From Australia who came from down under to end up on top! 2nd place winners Corky Romano's Macaroni Grill stayed strong all game and A Team Has No Name squeeked in at 3rd.   Tonight's quiz was a little crazy. We had 4 double point rounds, which I think I've only seen happen
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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, Jun 11, 2016
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It's a cool story, bro
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!First full week of summer is already over! Thanks for coming out to finish the week off with us!We started tonight with a round about chemical elements, so you know I was thrilled. Too many of you missed carbon for my taste, though.In the music round tonight, we had to Hold the Door for songs and artists that had "hold" and "door" in their names. Hold On by Wilson Philipps of COURSE made it in. Remind me to tell you some time about the time I met Carnie Wilson!Round 3 was a speed round on "recent" Will Smith movies. Wild Wild West does not count as recent. Independence Day DEFINITELY does not count as recent.Round
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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, Jun 04, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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The "Star Spangled Flag" is not a thing
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!It was great to be back again tonight, rain and all! The humidity was in the air but we powered through and pressed on anyway.We started tonight with Round 1, Inside Out, in which all your answers were words that can only be spelled with the letters in the word "out." I think this was the first quiz I've ever done in which "toot" was an answer, and it was magical. Like the fruit.Our music round tonight was all titles and artists featuring units of measure. Get on your FEET, POUND the Alarm, A Thousand MILES, and so on.For round 3 tonight, we had a 50/50 round on Spanish word and phrase meanings. I'm sure this was a 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, May 28, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Anal-ogy time!
StephanieHagadorn

Hey guys! Thanks everyone for coming out. The lightening has been crazy the past week, and we got a front row seat for what was the Pink Floyd Laser Light Show of lightening storms. But the awesome staff at Opal's kept us dry and full of beer. Best. People. Ever.   Congrats to Necrofiesta! on first place. Let's not forget Shit! We Forgot the Alamo and Bob's Furburger on their 2nd and 3rd place wins, respectively of course! See you next week!
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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, May 21, 2016
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Just try to imagine your mom reading ANY Urban Dictionary entry. Not even just "Hobo-stick."
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!I'M BACK, BITCHES, which means that of course everything was awesome tonight. We started the night of with "And in the End," in which all your answers ended with the letters "and." Like Iceland, and kickstand, and The Band. Then in the music round we said Jeepers Creepers! How'd you get those eyes? You know, because all the answers had the word "eye" in them somewhere. The Black Eyed Peas, THird Eye Blind, Brown Eyed Girl, and so on.For our special format round tonight, we did a Sooner or Later round on, spoiler alert, TV show character deaths. Of course Buffy was one of the shows. It was EASY to
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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, May 14, 2016
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Bro, do you even quiz?
StephanieHagadorn

Hey Y'all!   Thanks everyone who came out Saturday night for Geeks who Drink at Opal's Marina. Congrats to Last Temptation of Ted Cruz who got a perfect round 8 putting them firmly in first. Jedi Mind Tricks beat out The Moyle Took Too Much in the tie breaker. Extra special thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday and our scorekeeper Caitlin who jumped in to help out for the evening!   See you guys next week!
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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, May 07, 2016
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AND my keyboard is working again after the spill!
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We had a fabulously blustery day for quiz last night and we had paperweights in full effect. But the beautiful Anna was standing in for Stephanie as our Scorekeeper and it is always great to have her!We started the night with a "Duh!" round--don't overthink your answers. Of course Castro wanted to destroy the board game Monopoly--although I understand thinking it may have been Risk.In Round 2, we celebrated May birthdays of artists. Bono is a May baby just like me!For Round 3, our special format was Hit Me! I asked you before two vaguely-related questions. The first one was easier than the
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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, Apr 30, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Yes, "Who the f*** is Tom Bergeron?" was a real answer we got. Tough break.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!It was so great to be back! I missed yalls beautiful faces. To celebrate my return, we started with a round about Phils! No Phillis Wheatley, though. She's too much of a deep cut for Round 1, I guess.Then we had a music round in which we twisted and shouted, but did NOT specifically play "Twist and Shout," because we're dicks. We did have some Twisted Sister, though!Round 3 was a relatively new format in which I gave you three words that could all precede or follow the same fourth word, and you had to give me that fourth word. You know, like how you can have a horn that is French, or bull, or for a car! I don't think a "Bull
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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, Apr 23, 2016
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Where to blow a man...
StephanieHagadorn

Hey there, quizzers!Round 1 started off easy with a round on sidekicks.  Most of you guys knew Batman and Robin, and Gumby and Pokey, but Sam and Max, the LucasArts point and click duo might have thrown some of you off. We definetely had perfect scores but most of you fell in the 5-6 range.Round 2 got hot and wet, with a round on water, swimming and moist things. Hardest one here had to be the full title of Bob Dylan’s Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35.  Also, I’ve never heard of the Walking Heads, but I guess if they can talk the talk, they gotta walk the walk.Round 3 had its up and downs, no literally, it was a round on ups and downs.
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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016
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Also, "Congolese" has never ever been a country.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!The weather was a little nutso today, but a lot of you still came out! We were thrilled to see you all and to have Dev Bootcamp hanging out with us as well. In Round 1, since Dev Bootcamp was out special for you, we talked about computers! And computery things. Like Hal 9000, and Watson, and Alan Turing. For the music round, we played clips of songs that were referencing other songs. You had to name the songs and artists that I played. Sweet Home Alabama! Young American! American Pie! Lots of songs in good company with each other.Round 3 tonight was a speed round in which you had to name any eight of the countries in Africa
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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, Apr 09, 2016
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Why did I think this was a good idea
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Tonight was great! But it is past midnight and I am running the Cap10K in like seven hours because I am a crazy person so I am going to keep. this. short.Thanks to the beautiful Lindsey for scorekeeping for us tonight! She is the best!Quiz tonight was:Round 1: Rhyming with "irk." Because we're so quirky! Don't go beserk about it, you jerk.Round 2: Songs in the imperative mood. "Turn Me On." "Lose Yourself to Dance." "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood." Etc.Round 3: Were we talking about Boston, or NYC? First subway, molasses flood: Boston. Cronut, beaver seal: NYC.Round 4: Mnemonics
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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, Apr 02, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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I have a lovehate relationship with the Debbie Downer sketches, because the "plots" were all basically the same BUT the cast always ended up breaking in a fantastic fashion.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers! We had a great turnout last night and it was thrilling to have you all here, even when it was unseasonably chilly! Let's break the night down. We started the night with a Centipede round, in which the last few letters of one answer were the start of the next answer. So, Boy's Life became Life of Pi became Pierce Brosnan became Nancy Drew, and so on. Easy peasy!In belated honor of April Fool's Day, we had a music round in which everything rhymed with the word "fool." Putting Yul Brynner in there (from "The King and I") was...cruel. Which also rhymes with fool.Round 3 was a fun new-ish round format, in which every question had two
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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.