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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Of COURSE Carlton won Dancing with the Stars. AS WELL HE SHOULD HAVE.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Great night tonight! Stephanie was out tonight for her nephew's birthday, so QM Gerald stepped in to scorekeep. And as you may have noticed from his Giant Dark Spot on Uranus joke, he is a Pretty Fun Guy.We started the quiz with Round 1, Q is for Quizmaster, in which every answer started with the letter Q. Harley, Brady, and Pat all have the last name Quinn. Stephen Fry just left QI. Apparently I have no idea how to pronounce "Quixotic."In tonight's music round we heard songs and artists whose names sound like games. I'm sure Huey Lewis would be a liiiitle upset that you confused him with Chubby Checker, but at least you all recognized
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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 30, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Skank Ass Skank!
StephanieHagadorn

Alright alright alright.We had a great quiz last night. Pretty straight forward, with almost everyone jokering the round 2 on super bowl performancesWe started off with some questions with school subject answers. I think if my teacher was a drunken comedian I would have learned a lot more in history class. Round 2 was all super bowl performances. These were popular songs and artists, so most of you blew it out of the water. Tom Petty caught up some people, shame on you. Gerald made a guest appearance as Mel Gibson and/or a fictional meth head, he can really pull off crazy white dude too well. Go ahead, fuck the jacuzzi! Round 4 was
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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 23, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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SO MANY POINTS
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Last night's quiz was EPIC. We had FOUR 16-point rounds--in addition to the music round and Random Knowledge, we had 16 points in Round 3 AND Round 7. This made the whole quiz something of an arms race for all our top teams, and strategizing when to the use the joker had never been more difficult.We started off easy, of course; Round 1 had a series of questions involving the numbers 1 through 8, in order. If you had paid attention to our Twitter Answer of the Day, you could have gotten that question about Six Feet Under.The music round was All or Nothing--literally. Songs/artists with "all" or "nothing" in their names came up--the All-American
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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 16, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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I can't believe I admitted to owning that Britney Spears CD in front of over 100 people
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We had another great, crowded night last night, considering how cold it's been! 26 teams and most of them inside made for a pretty rowdy quiz! 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! Rounds 1 and 3 were alright--out of 8 points, the averages were 6.3 in Round 1 (a round about Conversions both religious and metric, and yes, George Harrison converted to Hinduism, not Buddhism, and yes, at some point I said "British" instead of "Jewish" for some reason) and Round 3's average was 6.8 (a fairly nice multiple choice round on Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and of course
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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 09, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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RIP Mitch Hedberg. Spaghetti and Blankets have never been the same.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Tonight was super cold. Stephanie and I were inside again, and very happy to be so. Let's talk quiz!Round 1 tonight was on the lyrics to old children's ditties. The first little piggy went to market, the fly is in the buttermilk, and you can throw 'em over your shoulder like a continental soldier if your black sheep has three bags full.In Round 2, the music round, we played music from artists that have numbers in their names. The numbers got progressively higher as the round went on, so that we started with the Jackson 5, went through UB40 and 98 Degrees, and ended with 311 and Powerman 5000. This round went REALLY WELL for you--good
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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 02, 2016
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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I have strong feelings even about non-spoiler spoilers. Don't be a turd, guys.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!What a great night! Ya'll were back from holiday revelry with a VENGEANCE and we loved it! So great to see everybody again!We started the night with a round on babies--in honor of the New Year, I guess? Babies are also new? I think that's the rationale. Anyway, Babybjorn is Swedish, and yes, the founder of Gucci was named Guccio Gucci. Round 2 was also in honor of the New Year, in that we had a bunch of songs that were pretty much about all the ways that a new year can fuck us all. Daniel Powter's "Bad Day"? Check. "Another One Bites the Dust"? Check. "Ironic" by Alanis? Check, check check. Too easy.Round 3 was a new format!
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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 26, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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We can finally stop listening to Christmas music
StephanieHagadorn

Hi quizzers!We had a great night for those who were able to escape the crushing guilt of familial holiday expectations or just needed a reason to keep drinking between Christmas and New Years. Either way, it was a good time.Round 1 was a recap of all the shit that went down this year, from Volkswagen lying to us all to Ellen Pao getting the ol’ Reddit switcharoo. Almost half the teams got a perfect score so we were off to a strong start. Round 2 was a super round on superman, featuring songs that feature superman, Louis Lane, or Kryptonite. Mary, Mary by Run-DMC threw most everyone for a loop.Round 3 was Before or After the Titanic, the
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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 19, 2015
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Special thank you to everyone for NOT spoiling Star Wars in your team names!
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!What a great night we had! We started with a round in which I gave you a description of a company and its stock ticker symobl, and you had to name the company. Priceline was a little difficult for you, and some of you confused Boeing with British Airways, but by and large most of you did well on this round.The music round was great for as well. Almost everyone broke double digits in the round. Cher Lloyd's "Want U Back" and Donovan's "Sunshine Superman" were the most difficult for you.We had a Sooner or Later round for Round 3 tonight. You had to name the Olympic City from the clues. This also went pretty well for you--only two teams
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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 12, 2015
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I'm thinking the odds are greater than 50/50 that I will still have "Fly Me to the Moon" stuck in my head this time next week
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Can I just say that we had a really awesome crowd tonight? A lot of y'all were so eager to interact with us AND you were so helpful and patient with us when we were dealing with that insane amount of wind. On two or three different occasions the wind blew some of our papers off EVEN WHEN we had paperweights on them, and each time y'all were super helpful and retrieved the sheets for us. Such chivalry! We truly live in the south.And the quiz itself was a blast tonight too! Round 1 was all about things with "live" in their names--like olives (gross), Oliver Twist (meh), and most difficult: Burl Ives (awesome). Then in Round 2 we started talking about
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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 05, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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I never wanted to associate my happy memories of The Babysitter's Club with Woody Allen, but oh well. That's what quiz is for!
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!What a great night we had! A cozy 17 teams, you guys got to be nice and warm inside, and we had a nice set of heaters outside as well! There were TWO huskies on the porch tonight, and one of them kept looking forlornly at the other...it was kind of depressing, really, BUT the forlorn huskie is SUCH A SWEET DOG TO EVERYONE that she still got plenty of attention for people even if the other dog was ignoring her.Anyway! Let's talk about last night's quiz. We started off with a round on X's and O's, and quite a few of you forgot that the POST-merger company was ExxonMobil. Whoops. Then we had a music round in which every answer had "Wild" in
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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 28, 2015
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Oops I played Britney Spears
StephanieHagadorn

Well hello there!I got to host your lovely quiz this evening, hopefully you guys didn’t mind too bad. But I had a great time and enjoyed sitting inside where it was nice and warm. Julia was away, but the always handsome and incredibly helpful Gerald was there to back me up.We started off the night with a round all about 1985, #sorrynotsorry millennials. It was a year of ups and downs. The same year that brought us Calvin & Hobbes and the Discovery Channel also brought us New Coke. Round 2 was about everyone’s first time. And by everyone I mean number 1, chart-topping musicians first times. Most everyone knew Baby One More Time, but some of
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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, Nov 21, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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My favorite quizzes to read are quizzes when I get to say "Djibouti."
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!26 teams! Amazing! And what a night for it--the air was crystal clear, the temperatures were low but the heaters were on and the shades were down, and of course those of you INSIDE were nice and toasty. We started the night off talking about those hactivist hacks, Anonymous. Something something Wikileaks, DDoS, Guy Fawkes...the questions were easy since it was Round 1, and I don't want to give Anonymous the satisfaction of talking about them too long, soooooo...moving on!Round 2 was all songs and artists that have been nominated for the American Music Awards. Kill the Lights by Luke Bryan gave you the most trouble--although considering
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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 14, 2015
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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Does anyone else think it's nuts that an entire litter of hamsters can form in 20 days or less?
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Last night was a pretty great night! We had a solid 19 teams even though the weather was crappy for the 3rd or 4th week in a row, which Stephanie and I greatly appreciate. We had a lot of new people out too, so it was great fun to introduce them to quiz. We started the night off with a round in which every answer had the name of a board game in it. Enough of you knew the name of that LMFAO album that you should probably be embarrassed. On the other hand, very few of you knew about the musical that gave us "One Night in Bangkok," to the point that you have a little less reason to be embarrassed. I guess it works out.The music round tonight
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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 07, 2015
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Monty Python's the Meaning of Life Has Some of the Best Python Moments Ever and Nothing You Say Will Convince Me Otherwise
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Hey there, quizzers!What an awesome night! True story: one of my friends came to play quiz tonight and brought her dad with her. This is an actual conversation we had yesterday:Her: "My dad is coming, but he probably won't know much...I hope he doesn't get bored. He'll only know questions that are about Westerns and NASCAR." Me: "Oh, I'm sure he'll enjoy spending time with you no matter what." An hour later, I went home and looked over tonight's quiz, and realized I would not be able to talk to her again until the quiz was over. Because resisting the urge to tell her that R8Q8 was four points about NASCAR drivers was almost impossible.When she
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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 31, 2015
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Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeen!!!
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Torrential rains and crazy floods all weekend couldn't keep us away from our quiz on HALLOWEEEEEEEEN!!! I hosted our quiz as Princess Buttercup, while the lovely Stephanie helped us say goodbye, for the year, to Oktoberfest in her Biergarten matron garb. We were thrilled to present your quiz to you as the professional princess bride and barmaid that we are at heart anyway.The spirit of Halloween was truly with us tonight! In addition to Stephanie and I, we had servers in costumes too! We had a giant pink bunny, a 60's hippie, Turd Ferguson, the Fonz, a soccer player, and an 80s hair band rocker. AWESOME commitment from the Opal Divine's staff.
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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 24, 2015
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We don't need no stinkin' hurricane
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Stephanie and I were honestly shocked (and honored!) to see so many of you come out to play quiz in this weather. There were like eight flash flood warnings all day but the elements were still worth braving for the sake of quiz!We started the night strong with a round about things you can't do without arms--sorry, T-Rex. The saddest part of this round may have been the forced realization that T-Rexes can't hug. How depressing. Maybe that's the real reason they're always chasing those scientists.Our music round was all about manners--all "please" and "thank you." No, Alanis, Thank U for complicating things by using just
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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.