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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Dec 03, 2016
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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
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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
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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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
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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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
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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
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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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.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016
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I only know MOST of the words to Hava Nagila
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!I love having quiz on a night after a day of terrible weather and seeing how many of you show up in defiance of the elements. It always warms my heart :-) <3We started tonight with a Role Call--I gave you the names of several actors who had played the same role, and you had to name the character they had in common. Then for the music round we requested that you Just. Don't. Because all the songs had Don't in the title. Don't Cha, Don't You Want Me, Big Girls Don't Cry!Our third round tonight was a Sooner or Later round on US Presidents. There were an astounding number of you who didn't know who annexed Texas, 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, Sep 17, 2016
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This Blog Wrought By Quizmaster Brunch
Kavi Kardoshian

It's Quizmaster Brunch day, which means everyone at Quizmaster Brunch gets to contribute a line or short paragraph to my Opal Divine's Marina blog! Here we go. Strap in.   Stephen sez: Hey! I just got back from an extended vacation in Hawaii. It was pretty freaking amazing. I'm still kind of on island time and I've been disconnected from all current events and goings on. Thank god I'm taking off on Monday too! I'm fully confident that you guys had a good time at quiz last night though. I mean, Kavi is the shit. Anna sez: I woke up at 4am and wrote down something sleeping me found brilliant. This morning I was excited
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The Drag Bar at Austin's Pizza, Mondays @ 8pm

Independence Brewing, Thursdays @ 7pm

Black Star Co-Op, Sundays @ 8pm (SK)


Kavi hails originally from Houston, home of the 2017 World Series champion Astros. No, that isn't a rainbow tattooed on her left arm. Show some fucking respect.


Quiz with Kavi if you enjoy the odd dick joke, injections of personal bias into questions related to the GOP and waxing poetic about the various interpersonal relationships at play during the recording of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.


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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016
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CHOLULA
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Awesome night! UT won, I had Cholula in my mac 'n' cheese, and the weather was event decent! A++ quiz.We started the night off with a DUH! round and you guys, of course, rocked it. Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Rio de Janeiro was discovered in January, and Barcolo makes Barcaloungers. EASY.Tonight's music round was 8 Songs, 4 Titles. Maps by Maroon 5 AND Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs? You know I was jammin'.Then our special format round was called Screw U--you had to name any 8 of the top 10 (by population) US cities with names starting with a vowel, and none of them started with a U. Austin was too easy, but I'm
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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, Sep 03, 2016
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Todayborday is (almost) Labor Day
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Labor Day Weekend! We had a pretty decent crowd--I guess you all had family in town and brought them to quiz! As always, we're ever so grateful.We started the night with an answer sandwich round--each clue I read started and ended with the same letters the answer started and ended with. So like, could you figure out which of Columbus' ships started with an N and ended with an a? If so, you were golden.Our music round tonight was artist who are celebrating September birthdays. Beyonce! Pink! Meatloaf! Lots of one-named peeps.Our special format round tonight was DELIGHTFUL--a 16-point round on rom coms and lead actors. OMG,
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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 27, 2016
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I sincerely love that Oprah commercial
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!The weather was back to humid but dry, and so we were back to packing the house. It is so great that you all came back out for quiz!We started the night with a round in which you had to name the TV show based on some episode titles. Breaking Bad was too easy, but Survivor was a lot less obvious.For the music round, we heard from artists who collaborated with Michael Jackson. You forgot about Lenny Kravitz, didn't you?We then had a delightful Round 3 in which you had to decide if I was describing North Dakota, or North Korea. You really should have been able to figure out that whole human poop thing, guys.For 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.