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Austin, TX
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Saturday, Apr 30, 2016
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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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Probably an alcoholic. Most definitely a nerd.


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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
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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.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016
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Holmes Is Where The Heart Is, Indeed
Rev. Lindsay

Hello brave patrons of fandom, you princes/princesses of Watson, you kings/queens of Sherlock! The great honor was bestowed upon me to wear the Royal Sheet of Buckingham Palace and challenge your knowledge of BBC’s Sherlock. No high-functioning sociopaths were harmed in the making of this quiz… if it was attempted, they probably didn’t notice. 20 teams/75 people came, saw, and conquered. We were S H E R-locked together in battle and comradery for two hours of unbridled deduction (or induction if you’re into the whole how words change meanings over time thing).  With a possible 96 points on the table, Three Orange Pips (and
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Lindsay enjoys writing bios for other people much more than for herself, and she really hates people (herself included) who speak in the third person. 


Buy her a shot of Jameson to avert the pain of this bio writing.



Go play her quiz at...

· Abel's North on Mondays at 7PM

· Silo on 7th on Tuesdays at 8PM

· Nomad Bar on Thursdays at 8PM



Twitters & Instragrams: @RevLinz


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Mar 26, 2016
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But I mean, come on...Scotland Yard?
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!In anticipation of Wednesday's Sherlock-themed-quiz, we had a Sherlock-themed round for Round 1 tonight. I thought was pretty easy overall, but it seems like some of you do not know much about Sherlock Holmes. Most teams either got a 6+, or a 2 or less. It was...a large divide.Round 2 went a little better--these were songs and artists that I like how I like my coffee (black, cream, or sugar), and y'all fared much better that round. I mean, two of the answers were Cream, so it really worked out for you to just write "cream" or "sugar" or "black" for anything you didn't know.Round 3 was a Higher or Lower round with a lot of options to accidentally
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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, Mar 19, 2016
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Truth: I wrote this entire blog while thinking about Daredevil Season 2
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Second week of SXSW, and we still had so many of you out! I was particularly gratified to see you since I've spent my entire Spring Break doing yardwork and having a break with you was soooooo great.We started the night off with a round OPEC would approve of--all your answers rhymed with "oil," although I guess it was a bit of a stretch for us to put Olive Oyl on there. But you got her anyway!The music round tonight was Eight Songs, Four Titles--we picked songs that multiple artists had written with the same title, even though the songs themselves were different. "Heroes" is by David Bowie, though, and never Bruce Springsteen. Shame on
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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, Mar 12, 2016
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Uberslob is the name of our German deathmetal cover band
Specific Heat

 Hey there, quizzers!Pretty good night last night! Everyone was super nice and excited to be there. Lots of teams were out and ready to go, and y'all fought hard! It was a close game all night, right up to the end.We started with a round on contranyms, and most of you were able to follow the thread of the round. Then we moved into a music round in which every song had "Jesus" in the title. Thanks to Queen, the teams who just wrote "Jesus" for every song they didn't know managed to get a point.Round 3 was a 50/50 round called "It's Not You, It's Me." I described a person or character and gave you two answer choices; you had to decide who I was describing.
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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, Mar 05, 2016
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I read the shit out of Shel Silverstein's books as a kid. Cover to cover, over and over.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Awesome night last night! The weather was perfect and Stephanie was as beautiful as ever. I'm not gonna lie, I spent all day yesterday AND today doing yard work and my whole body is sore and in pain and all I have to show for it is beautiful beautiful flowers so in conclusion I am pretty loopy. So my blog might deviate a bit from the norm a bit.But I'll try.Round 1: you had to give me the long form of a word that people pretty exclusively abbreviate. Fax = facsimile, quad = quadrangle, etc.Round 2: The music round! You Sunk My Battleship--all our songs or artists had either "hit" or "miss" in 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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12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016
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"Yeah, but there's that TM just inside Mount Moon to the left that you can use to teach Rattata Water Gun" is a thing I just said to my husband.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We were pretty crowded tonight with 28 teams! We had an awesome time with all of you and we were glad to hang with you tonight!We started tonight with a Duh! round that went, as usual, pretty well. The last word of The Raven is Nevermore, Paris killed Achilles with an arrow to the heel, and Murphy beds are named after, you guessed it: a guy whose last name is Murphy.The music round was all about One Direction--and that direction was down. System of a Down always makes me think of my brother, so any time they show up in a quiz I smiled about it.Then in Round 3 we celebrated Fuller House by quoting Uncle Joey and then asking
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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
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Saturday, Feb 20, 2016
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You're lucky "Olajuwon" wasn't a spelling question, though.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!What a night! We started off talking about things from the land of Oz, sort of. I mean, Toto came up, and so did Kansas and Wizards.Then our music round was artists who famously had money problems, like MC Hammer and Meat Loaf. Speaking of MC Hammer, every time "U Can't Touch This" comes up in a quiz, y'all forget to include the "U" in your answers. It makes me very sad for you.Round 3 was a Sooner or Later round on directors who reuse the same actors over and over. Some of you chose to go Sooner when you really should have waited, but I guess that's how it always goes. In any case, pretty much everyone was at least able to get Christopher
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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, Feb 13, 2016
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The one where my parents came to quiz
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Real talk: my parents came to quiz tonight. They've never been to one of my quizzes before. I've never let them. I've been afraid of how they would feel about my flippant use of profanity.But I think it went well! They were very complimentary about the whole thing. They liked our nice easy Round 1 where each answer contained four or fewer letters. Casino employees stand in the pit, rice wine is sake, etc etc.My parents did not really like Round 2; their team only got a 7 out of 16. Apparently songs that complain about rhyming/don't rhyme at all are not their forte. But they did know Alice Cooper's School's Out! Legit.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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12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Feb 06, 2016
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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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12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Jan 30, 2016
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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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Austin, TX
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Saturday, Jan 23, 2016
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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.