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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Day(quil)Man V. Nightman
VoldeMartini

I am very bad at pronouncing things. You guys know that. I am a poster child for all that the American Education system fails at. So it should come as not surprise that Shinsegae's Busan threw me for a loop. And here's the funny thing; I have a phonetic pronunciation right next to it. I really should have no excuse. But being that I am running this show, you have to accept all of my excuses. 1. I am sick.2. I am real sick. Not just “I don't wanna go to school” sick3. I had to say Wilma Fingadue 4 times last night. Here's a fun thing I learned. Taking Valerian Root to try and sleep through the night has two outcomes for me. I will definitely sleep for the
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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It's A Completely Rational Fear
VoldeMartini

“My love for humans will never fade.” –hitchBOT You sure about that, hitchBOT? Because mine sure has. I don’t like robots. I don’t like drones, ASIMO gives me the creeps, and I’m sorry, but have you seen the Cheetah Military Robot? That thing is terrifying. Stop it, science. I watched a series of .GIFs in preparation for this blog, and I think I’m going to stay off of Reddit in regards to anything regarding robots. Why would you give them Katanas? was a prevalent thought while I was watching and reading these things. Have we learned nothing from movies? They will become sentient, demand the enslavement
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Micucci?! No, Ma'am. Urcucci.
VoldeMartini

WIth everything from Wu-Tang, to Louis XIV, it was a nice of sophistication, class and all around tomfoolery.Which, as you know, is a bold faced lie.Shenanigans and foul language...and the worst team name in the world. That's right, I'm looking at you, I'm Glad Robin Williams Is Dead. May your team spend 10,000 in an itty bitty Birdcage with a crick in your neck, fending off what grows faster than bamboo.  Congratulations on your first place, you souless heathens...Is it because we live in a Red State that our GOP audio round didn't go over too well? Guys, it's just a laugh track. I'm sure that once the Democratic debates come out, it'll be a a round with
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Never Underestimate The Power Of A Straight Guinness Bribe
VoldeMartini

A couple times throughout my course of being a Quizmaster, I have been offered bribes. Usually jokingly. “I’ll give you 10 bucks to put us first,” or, “Hey, meet me in the alleyway during your scoring break for 5 extra points on Round 2.” But last night, someone actually followed through. Thank you for the drink, ChiBoy. You don’t get any additional points, but you do get a coveted shoutout here on this blog. And an entire paragraph dedicated just to you. The ChiBoy’s held onto a top 3 spot throughout the night, until their liquor took the best of them, and they got too ballsy with a Joker. We went
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Z is for the way you Zorf with me.
VoldeMartini

Y’all a bunch of lushes. A round about classic cocktails and you guys are all over that. I would be lying if I said I’m not proud. Welcome to the club of failing livers, guys. Speaking of failing livers… how about the rambunctious group of maybe politicians/professors/people in suits with tie pins last night? If you notice that the music has gotten louder, don’t you think maybe it’s because you’re also being a bit loud? Or perhaps if the Quizmaster says things like, “Hey guys, why don’t you tone it down a bit? GUYS. Don’t be rude.” Maybe the callout was a bit too subtle. Like, going up to their table during the scoring
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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Schwarzwadler? I Hardly Know Her!
VoldeMartini

Mouth full of marbles, seemed to be the inadvertent theme of the evening. My American Education is showing, with my blatant disregard for other languages. I did make the mistake of taking French in High School, so now I can fluently ask to use the bathroom, and tell someone that I do/do not like to (verb). That’s it. So, thank you for only slightly making fun of my throughout the course of round 6. You guys are true friends. Really. Ya’ll are a bushel of peaches. ROTTEN PEACHES. Speaking of rotten, Kanye West anyone? He has said some cuh-razy things in his tenure as America’s Sweetheart. My favorite Kanye-ism? "My greatest pain
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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First, We Second the Thirds.
VoldeMartini

We had a small gathering of friends last night. A small, intimate gathering of 8 teams. Only 7 of which will show up on this quiz. Because one team are quitters. This is a new pet peeve of mine. You are more than welcome to join in the middle of a game. You'll play some catch up, but hey, the fun isn't all about winning, right? But coming in mid-round, asking to have most of the questions repeated, and then not even turning in your answer sheet? Come the frack on. Not only are you wasting my time, but you're wasting the time of the other people trying to play. And I care about you guys, so I got your back. And you're killing trees by using my quiz packets
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Shark Jokes are Jawsome.
VoldeMartini

It's Shark Week on Discovery Channel, which I never really understood the allure of. Yeah, sharks are cool and all, but an entire week? And we never really get to see anything too gruesome. You can only learn so much about sharks before you start to get bored, and realize you are just watching the same thing for the past 3 years.   I did watch the news when they were talking about the shark attacks off the coast of North Carolina, and how they were getting extra help in keeping people safe over the 4th of July weekend.   Help with what? It's not as of the sharks all got together at a meeting in June, and decided this was it. They were going to
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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US, eh? US, eh? US, eh?
VoldeMartini

When I walked into Lion and the Rose at my prompt 7:15 pm (Because Mormons learn that 15 minutes early, is in fact 10 minutes late), my self-esteem was through the roof. The place was PACKED! Standing room only, people cheering, it was going to be a good night. Then… I looked at the screens. FIFA had taken over. Talk about kicking a girl when she’s down. Didn’t matter though, because with USA winning against Germany, we had a pretty good feel throughout the night. USA! USA! USA! Now, I don’t follow soccer, and I had to look up how long a match (game? Session? Summoning ritual?) lasted to make sure
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Murphy’s Law: Geeks Who Drink Edition
VoldeMartini

I’m sorry to say that last night, we had a case of imps. Imps running around The Lion and Rose, thinking we could be friends as they massacred my computer, hacked my mic, and generally caused mayhem throughout the evening.   We made it through the wilderness, guys. Somehow we made it through and through. I didn’t know how lost I was until I found you. And by you, I mean every team last night.   Hearty thanks. It was a rough one.   Quick recap of what we learned throughout the night, because I lost my wisdom teeth Friday, and friends don’t let friends blog while high on pain medication.   Ya’ll
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Better Late Than Pregnant
VoldeMartini

We got a late start last night due to the Women's FIFA game (USA! USA! USA!), but happy to say that all the teams that showed up at the normal start time stuck around. We even had a few stragglers that you guys were able to compete against to make it a little more fun.   What am I talking about, it's always fun. Because I'm there. And I am always the most fun. And I like to think that you stuck around for me, but I know it's probably because you needed to sober up, and San Antonio ran Uber out of town.   We did have a pretty interesting round about carts. To which I didn't know cartology was an area of study. But thanks for that knowledge, Arsenic
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Curse of the Russian
VoldeMartini

"I only speak two languages. English, and bad English."   This is a quote that I have adopted as my personal mantra. I took French in high school, because that seems like the best second language choice in South Texas. But, I bombed it. I don't even have a Texan accent, and I can't fake an accent either.   So I apologize for completely butchering our question about Peter and the Wolf. Blame it on the wisdom tooth that is deciding to stretch it's appearance out into a 3 year ordeal.    And because of that and there is the chance that I am on some wicked pain killers, here's your recap.   Some
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
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Anne of Cleves' Rare Cup and Chaucer Set
VoldeMartini

I cannot lie. I go a raging history boner over the round about pre-1700's England. I can talk about the Princes in the Tower, Richard III, Henry VIII and his disastrous love life, and Shakespeare's bawdy works until I am blue in the face. One of my favorite books is Royal Babylon, a history book about all the bad things that happen when kissin' cousins do more than kissin'. You should really check it out. You'll feel so much smarter.   In anticipation of Season Three Premiere of Orange is the New Black, I recommend you guys brush up on your knowledge of incarcerations in the world. Australia: not on the list, which many
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Millennial's Have All The Fun
VoldeMartini

Actually, according to San Diego State University, they aren't. I guess taking selfies and hashtagging take precedence over making the beast with two backs.   Disappear, reappear? Eels and caves?   You catch my drift. Millenials ain't gettin' much.   We started off our quiz with a little bit of the news, and you guys did surprisingly well. Your current event track record wasn't the best, and I do have to say, you have stepped up your game.   Why Do Walruses Go To Tupperware Parties, what do you have against Paul Reiser? "Paul Reiser is awful. Unrelated, but true" was not the correct answer
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Queen Elizabeth III: Mecha Monarch
VoldeMartini

We only had three bits and we didn't expect such a rush.     And a rush we did have. Thought we were going to have a repeat of last week, but you guys pulled through with the telephone tree. I like to imagine you all like a PTA, talking about who is going to bring the Sunny D and Cheese Ritz to the next meeting.     So, you guys have heard about this dadbod thing, right? Leo DiCaprio struttin' his stuff on the beach, all pale and with jiggly. This morning while browsing the Facebook during my oral hygiene ritual,
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Marzipanties Glue Shoe Dumpster Ale.
VoldeMartini

Apparently it was finals week at some of the higher learning institutions here in San Antonio, dropping our teams down to 5. Technically 4, but Team Car Ramrod was nice enough to spilt off into a secondary team to give us the illusion of a full house.     Your reward: Two High Fives and a trip to The Holy Land Experience (Air Fare, Hotel, Food, Admission prices not included in prize; your reward is me telling you about it).     That moment when it's a cake themed round, and you're playing Cake Pandora Radio, and the answer is a Cake song,
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Potterite. Whovian. 'Murican.

Hailing from the elongated state of California, I moved to Texas when I was a wee tot. May not have been born here, but I have developed a taste for Shiner and have (almost) gotten used to the heat.

Also has an unnatural dislike for the Batman.