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Opal Divine's (Marina)
12709 Mopac at Parmer Lane
Austin, TX
78727
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
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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
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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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
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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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
[Saturdays @ 10:00 pm]
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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.


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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
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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
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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
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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.