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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016
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Montenegro is its own country and therefore not the capital of Monaco
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Another week of terrible weather, and another Saturday when you came out to quiz anyway. You people are wonderful. :-)We started the night with a round in which we anagrammed lead actresses' names and you had to figure them out. "Fine in torn jeans" is actually a pretty apt description of Jennifer Aniston, imo.Then our music round was a daisy-chained melody--the end of each song title was the beginning of the next one. So "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" flowed into "Sexy and I Know It" and so on. Our special format round was a Sooner or Later about terms that usually have a nation attached to them. Like Standoffs, Jumping Beans, and
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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, Aug 13, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Christian Slater also didn't do a good English accent, though. You're not wrong.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!What a night! The weather was disgusting and muggy and awful, but you guys were here anyway and I LOVE that!! Thank you!We started the night with a round of fill-in-the-blank adages. It was pretty simple; the only one that really gave you trouble was "If it bleeds, it LEADS," for some reason.Our music round went pretty well tonight! We heard some determined songs and artists singing about, you know, being determined. It felt very Olympian, with titles like "Stronger" and "Survivor" and "Can't Hold Us." So inspiring :').Our special format round tonight was a round in which you had to identify if the quote I read was originally
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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, Aug 06, 2016
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Seriously, I felt really bad for those dogs
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Special thanks to Anna for coming out and scorekeeping for us tonight! Y'all know I always love to have her out.We started the night with a round in which you had to name a historical figure given their "agenda" for day. Yes, some of those days were suspicously packed, but how else were we going to give you enough clues? And yes, talking about JFK getting the convertible washed was possibly the darkest way we've ever started a quiz.Our music round tonight was my favey-fave: punk rock covers of pop songs! Pretty sure that exact Hotel California cover is on my normal playlist.Then in Round 3 we covered people and things with
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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 30, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Eric Mathews was a world-class hottie
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We started the night with a surprisingly difficult round on Celebrity. Like the Scientology magazine, and the MTV Deathmatch. The average here was only about a 5, which for a Round 1 is a bit foreboding.Our music round tonight was a difficult one in which you had to name the artist behind the song, and then the ACTOR who was in the music video. This was almost as difficult for most of you as Round 1 had been.Tonight's Round 3 was a delightful 50/50 round where I asked you if I was describing Tim Kaine, or the Pillsbury Doughboy. This was possibly my favorite 50/50 round ever, not least because y'all clearly have no idea how big 22 cm
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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 23, 2016
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Those Colors of the Wind, y'all
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!What a great night! It was a little on the muggy side but we had a great time anyway.We started with eight questions on Big Cities, and while Austin didn't QUITE make the cut, Houston, San Antonio, and even Dallas showed up in the round.Then we had a music round that was all songs that are about things happening over and over again. Like Here I Go Again, and Deja Vu! Easy Peasy.For Round 3, we had a 50/50 round on actors who are in Sharknado 4. Some of those answer may have surprised you!Then in Round 4, I was all, "Gluten Tag!" Because the round was about wheat, playground games, and German phrases. It turns out
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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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.