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Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016
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I wear Short Skirts, I Wear T-Shirts, I'm Cheer Captain, and I'm on the Bleachers.
VoldeMartini

If you were curious, it was 5 years ago today we had that “Shut the City Down Snowfall”. Yesterday, we had a high of 73 degrees. And people still don’t believe in Global Warming. Those are my favorite kind of news headlines; the ones where people don’t believe proven scientific fact. Like, I don’t know, the earth being round. There is an entire society dedicated to the belief that the earth is flat. The Flat Earth Society. They have a website, guys. And a “thriving online community”. You know who else has a thriving online community? Men who have sex with wall sockets. Those are your peers. And I’d prefer the company of
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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, Jan 26, 2016
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I'm Gonna Climb That Like A Tree
VoldeMartini

One of my favorite figures in history would have had an agenda like this. Obtain Giant soldiers, return Amber Room to Tsar Peter, scare bejeezus out of kids with cannon every morning.King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia loved him some giants. The “Potsdamer Riesendgarde” was a unit he created, and there were some pretty strict guidelines. Well, one really. You had to be 6’2” tall, or 6 Prussian feet. Now, Friedrich didn’t exactly have the most ethical ways of getting these guys to join up. A lot of them were kidnapped, or given as gifts from other dignitaries to keep peace with Prussia. And they weren’t too happy about it; many attempted
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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, Jan 19, 2016
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Well, I say we get drunk, because I'm all out of ideas.
VoldeMartini

Since I only write these once a week, we’re going to talk about it. You knew it was coming. And I think I need to talk about it. I’m assuming you all know we lost another great last week; Alan Rickman. I knew him first as Metatron, then Alexander Dane, and finally, as Professor Severus Snape. Usually, the passing of celebrities don’t affect me as they do other, but this one did. I’m not sure if it’s just because I enjoyed his work, or because he was a large part of something I had learned from growing up, but it felt almost like I was losing a family member. Dogma was one of the first films above a PG I was allowed to watch. My
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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, Jan 12, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Turkey Was A Lie
VoldeMartini

Last night, your usually spunky Quizmaster was not quite herself. This is what happens when you don't go grocery shopping for 3 weeks and take the chance that the lunchmeat you put in your late night sandwich is still viable. Fun fact: it wasn't. Adulting means checking the expiration dates on things BEFORE you eat them. Otherwise, there's a good chance you'll end up sounding like you're about to cry at any given moment, and unable to make witty comments about how obnoxious coffee-shop covers are. Curse you hipsters, and your acoustic guitars.
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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, Jan 05, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Flute Covers For Days
VoldeMartini

I may or may not have gone home and tried to find more flute covers of songs. Then, piano covers. And ended up listening to 2 Cellos “Smooth Criminal” on repeat for 45 minutes. Sorry, neighbors. If it isn’t Adele and sobbing at 3 in the morning, it’s super classy M.J. covers. Were you guys as into those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, as I was? When my elementary school library would get a new one, the librarian would hold it for me so I could check it out on the next “Library Day”. And no, I wasn’t the kid who would turn to page 34, see that I died, and say “NO NO NO, I didn’t take my finger off the first page. I
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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, Dec 29, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Well, At Least You're Pretty
VoldeMartini

Because you sure have an ugly character. It ridiculous, but I absolutely love when people hold a silly grudge. Take that girl last night for instance. Honey sweetie baby princess cakes, it’s my job to make sure that a majority of the place is having a good time. So if I have to verbally berate you because you insist on shouting out answers, I’ll do it. It goes without saying that I’ll enjoy doing it, too. And talk about the majority; we had 16 teams last night. 16! That is one hell of an awesome way to close out 2015. So, over the course of 2015, we have been through 40 quizzes together. That’s awesome. I remember starting out with you guys,
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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, Dec 22, 2015
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Alternate Holiday Stories To Scare Some Kids
VoldeMartini

Not a lot of gamblers in our quiz last night, I take it. Usually ya’ll jump on the “YOU CAN GET MORE POINTS IF YOU’VE GOT A SET OF CAJONES”. But not this time. No sir. Our round 3 was like the Nickel Slots in Vegas. Low risk, low reward. And you didn’t even get a free watered down cocktail. Tsk, tsk, tsk. Well, some of you got a free beer. Because that’s how we roll. Free beers, and pencils that I KNOW YOU ARE STEALING AND THIS IS THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND KRAMPUS IS STILL WATCHING TO TAKE YOU TO HIS LAIR BECAUSE YOU ARE BEING NAUGHTY. Speaking of Krampus, he’s the hot ticket this season. With the film coming out, I have seen way
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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, Dec 15, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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O Holy Night... We're Only Playing Elvis.
VoldeMartini

Well, almost only playing Elvis. I think 3.5 hours of my 5 hour Christmas play-list is just a click and drag of every Elvis Christmas Album ever. There’s quite a few. The man loved his Christmas songs. And I love him. Last night we had some guests in our beloved venue, The San Antonio Sports Medicine Associates. And I have absolutely nothing bad to say about them. They were courteous during all of quiz, and weren’t too rambunctious. For that, I give you guys a lot of praise. Alright, let’s be honest. I am literally, the worst procrastinator. I put off procrastinating to procrastinate. Here’s an example: You know,
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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, Dec 08, 2015
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Looks Like You're On The Wrong Side Of The River
VoldeMartini

Welcome to the Brendan Fraser Appreciation Post. Where we list all the qualities that makes Brendan Fraser the greatest human being alive. HE JUST IS. You’re welcome, world. Mr. Fraser is everything you are not. So, suck it. Bedazzled, The Mummy (1 and 2; we’ll just pretend Dragon Tomb Emperor Showdown didn’t happen), Crash, Encino Man, George of the FREAKING Jungle?! I mean, ladies, amirite? The scene with the horses? Swoon-factor at ONE MILLION. My sister and I quite literally just had a conversation in which B-Fras was referenced. I have to find a dress for a holiday party, and she reminded me how I have a dress I wore on
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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, Dec 01, 2015
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Nothing Says Friendship Like A Panty Montage
VoldeMartini

IT'S DECEMBER! It's officially time for girls in snoods, scarves, and furry boots inappropriately worn in our temperate climate! Besides spending a couple hours with some pretty kick-ass people, one of the perks of quizzing is being privy to the ridiculous statements made by 27 year old women drinking vodka sodas and loudly requesting fruity booze shots. Because nothing says Tuesday like the terrible hangover on a Wednesday. It wasn’t hard, because they got louder the longer the night went on, but here are a few gems from the gaggle of gals last night. With commentary! “So I’ve washed my face and Shaun just shows up. Like… I don’t
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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, Nov 24, 2015
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All I Want For Christmas... Is Thanksgiving Without Christmas Music.
VoldeMartini

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and you know what that means? CHRISTMAS MUSIC WAY BEFORE IT IS TIME FOR CHRISTMAS MUSIC TO BE APPROPRIATELY PLAYED ON THE RADIO. I turned on KONO yesterday for my daily commute, and what do I hear? The tail end of “We Need A Little Christmas”. No, Johnny Mathis, we do not need a little Christmas right now. It’s still an entire month before Christmas. You know what I need? A little less of your holiday cheer, and a bit more Wild Is The Wind. Did play some holiday tracks last night during our weekly meeting, though. The Ultimate Rock Your Socks Off Thanksgiving Playlist. Meaning it was all about food. God damn, I love
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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, Nov 17, 2015
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Hot Toddys Wish to be Called Beautiful Toddys Just Once
VoldeMartini

Did the weather dip below 80° here in San Antonio? Hell yeah it did. I wore a scarf to work. A legit scarf; not one of those hipster “middle of summer I do it to be ironic” scarves. Granted, it was also raining when I left for my 9-5 job, and the scarf was really just an uncomfortable damp piece of material by the time I got to my car, BUT IT WAS STILL COLD ENOUGH FOR IT. I was talking to a friend of mine up in Minnesota last week, saying I was excited because we were going to finally get some cold weather. She promptly hung up on me. I hope we’re still friends, because I need to see some snow in my life and it’s either that or travel 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, Nov 10, 2015
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Is That A Deathclaw Egg In Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?
VoldeMartini

Despite all of my woe about not being able to stay home and play Fallout last night, it was actually a great little 2 hour tour through knowledge we took last night. Probably helped that I had my Spotify “New Vegas” playlist to tie me over. Funny thing is, when I got home, I didn’t even play. Sat down, turned on Monument Mysteries, ate the delicious Pumpkin Bread from Freshly Fucked, and passed out. You guys wore me out, and that is perfectly okie dokie. Ya’ll are always awesome, and I really enjoy spending my Tuesdays with you. Enough of that sappy nonsense, let’s get to the quiz! I am really sorry, Dapper
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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, Nov 03, 2015
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Dude, Here's Your Car
VoldeMartini

So, like most of you guys know, I took my once-a-decade-vacation last week, which is why I didn’t get to see you’re lovely faces. It was a family trip to Disney World, which you know, is in the South. I think Texas-Southern-Kindness is very different that Florida-Southern-Kindness. I have a feeling I was the only person there to say “Excuse me” if I ran into someone, or utter an “I’m so sorry!” when I hit someone with the stroller. And the looks I got when I apologized were scathing. Florida people are mean, and I do not care for their meanness. Not at all. Otherwise, it was a nice little break, but I am glad to be back. I missed
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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, Oct 27, 2015
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Tripping Down Memory Lane
The Babe With The Power

Once upon a time, summer 2009 to be precise, Quizmaster Shane and I were very broke and very bored sitting at home week in and week out, so I went searching for something to do that was fun and inexpensive. And behold! There was much rejoicing! For I found an internet mention of Geeks Who Drink and geeky factoids was just QM Shane's bag! What about me? Well, I'm a homebody at heart and I'm more nerd than geek, so I went along for moral support - and that one random science question he'd blank on!We consider Lion & Rose on Broadway our home trivia venue, but it actually wasn't the first place we were regulars. A good number of venues have come and
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Once upon a time in 2009 I went in search of something fun to do to get me and husband, Gallifreak, out of the house. The internet coughed up Geeks Who Drink and we were hooked. Then first Gallifreak got lured into hosting and after nearly 5 years I've been cajoled and bamboozled into hosting too. So here I am, forever on the FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! hosting gig.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Broadway)
5148 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
78209
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
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Gus, don't be Fine Young Cannibal’s cover of Suspicious Minds
VoldeMartini

Usually I have something to bitch about during these blogs… but today I don’t. And that’s a weird feeling. Is… is this what growing up is like? I don’t like it. Quick, something to complain about… Not every channel is playing Hocus Pocus on a constant loop the entire month of October. Whoof. I feel better now. Last night, though, you guys were on fire with that round 3. Usually all I hear are groans, and threats to slash my tires with the two-parter rounds, but ya’ll took it in stride. And those Jokers? Shut the hell up. You were on that like white on rice. I had my first beer on quiz night in a very long
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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.