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Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
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Patronus: Actual Animal Not Included
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Yes, yes. I took the Patronus Test on Pottermore. I was informed it would be a Dapple Grey Stallion. So, who knows what that means.   Personally, I think mine would be a Bear. A Grizzly Bear. For I have a little bear to protect, and I will go Mama Bear in times of needs. My sister, however… would choose a Blue Whale. We had a conversation about this through email the other day, and for your amusement, below is the conversation. Molly: What’s your patronus? Katie: According to Pottermore, it’s a Dapple Grey Stallion. Molly: What is it according to Katie Gifford? …of House Puckwidgie. Katie: I AM A THUNDERBIRD. According to me,
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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, Sep 20, 2016
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Westeros is the Besteros
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I actually don’t know if this is true. I watched the first episode of Game of Thrones at my parent’s request, and they decided to sit and watch it with me. See the moment I became hooked, maybe? It didn’t happen. As it was years ago, I don’t think I’ll be spoiling too much… So, there we are, sitting on the couch. We begin the recorded episode, because commercials are the worsteros. The last show my mom got me into was The Newsroom, so I trusted her judgement. Shouldn’t have done that. I recall bits and pieces, but the thing I couldn’t black out was watching a wedding in which there were some…interesting sex things happening. Everyone
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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, Sep 13, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Patricia Arquette’s Bacon Number is 2
VoldeMartini

We got a whole round on ‘dastardly dames’ last night. So the ‘Affair of the Diamond Necklace’ is chockful of crazy. A necklace designed for the king’s side chick, a prostitute disguised as the Queen, and ensuing shenanigans ending with Marie Antoinette without a head. Sure, there’s a bunch of other stuff in there, but seriously, it’s like a damn soap opera. There’s a movie with Christopher Walken rocking some devious facial hair style called “Affair of the Necklace” that’s not the worst thing I’ve ever seen. We had a bonus question last night regarding the Salem Witch Trials in the 17th century. So there’s
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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, Sep 06, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I Didn't Know Pornstache Played for USA
VoldeMartini

Seriously. I was distracted by the game last night. It doesn’t happen often, but everytime Sacha Kljestan would show up on the screen, I kept thinking, “Did I miss an episode of Orange is the New Black?” Settle down, 16. You’re scaring the children. Speaking of scaring the children… We had a round last night on the Clinton’s. We aren’t biased in the election, WE SWEAR. It comes down to Evil Queen Hilary vs. The Hate-Spreading Human Orange. Sometimes I forget that we aren’t in a SNL Skit. Let’s talk about another Clinton, though. Good ol’ Bill. Back in 2008, I was in Nacogdoches, Texas attending Stephen F.
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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, Aug 30, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Grandma Moses Supposes Her Toeses Are Roses
VoldeMartini

Ah. The glorious time of Week Two of College Classes. A time for students to realize they actually have no idea what time management is, and begin counting down the days to Winter Break. Higher education, what a glorious thing you are. Our visual round had some bad ass bitches… and one prostitute. I don’t really think Fantine would have cut anyone. Mostly because the syphilis had made her weak, and the consumption riddling her body made her incapable of breathing. She wasn’t too feisty except when them Factory ho’s were trying to take her letter. I learned only recently that consumption is not a nice way to say someone has VD. It’s tuberculosis.
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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, Aug 23, 2016
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Bad Dates.
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Gather round Children. Auntie Katie is gonna tell you a little story about why she tries not to play board games with people she’s known less than a year.  I do not like losing. That is just a fact. I am the worst sport when it comes to losing. I get mopey and just act like a child when things don’t go as I planned. It’s a really good thing that I am not a participant in the Olympics, because I have no sense of good sportsman ship, either. Suck my dick, if I win, and suck my dick if I lose. There’s no in-between. So, six or seven years ago I was asked on a date. A real live date. We were going to get dinner, see a movie, and get some ice
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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, Aug 16, 2016
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I choose Vodka. And Chaka Khan.
VoldeMartini

One, this weather is the worst. Two, I tried to catch a Jigglypuff in the parking lot and it ran away. Three, it’s been way too long since I’ve watched Bridget Jones. Which isn’t necessarily bad thing. Bridget Jones is reserved for post-breakup, under the covers, not wanting to leave the house movie binging. WHY CAN’T I FIND A MARK DARCY IN A WORLD OF DANIEL CLEAVERS?! Oh right, because they’re fictional characters, and normal people don’t get into fights in a Greek restaurant during a birthday party and crash through windows over me. One day, Katie. One day it’ll happen. And it’ll all be worth it. I’m not super
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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, Aug 09, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Bourbon Legends
VoldeMartini

Every year our family sits down at Christmas, and we play a board game of sorts. One time it was Scrabble, another time, we attempted to play a game I got of Kickstarter that was an absolute disaster. But there is always one constant in our holiday game nights. Mom gets drunk. And not off of Pinot Grigio, oh no. My mom gets down the bourbon, clearing the dust off the bottle, and having at least 5 Seven and Sevens. With new ice everytime. DO NOT USE THE SAME ICE. SHE WILL KNOW. My family is pretty boisterous to begin with, seeing as we all love the sounds of our own voices, and will constantly talk over each other, but still know what everyone is saying. I’ve had
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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, Aug 02, 2016
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Dance Like No One Is Judging
VoldeMartini

Except me. I’ll always judge you. But it comes from the goodness of my heart… and the desire to criticize every single person I meet. I, on the other hand, do NOT dance. I wasn’t born with rhythm, and it is not a skill I have since acquired. I’m pretty good at swaying back and forth, but at the end of the day, I just look like one of the Goombas in the elevator in Super Mario Bros. AKA the best movie ever made and NOONE can tell me different because that is my opinion and you’re wrong. I did take dance in high school, and even became an officer, but I think that was mostly because they needed 9… and 7 tried out. Whomp, whomp. This is also
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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, Jul 26, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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It Was The Worst of Times, It Was The Worstiest of Times
VoldeMartini

My day did not go well. Due to the storms last night, my car was not only apparently the only safe haven for all the ducks in my apartment complex, it was also the final resting place for all the sticks that broke off of the trees. And I even moved my car due to the winds. I checked my insurance policy first because I wanted to be lazy and just leave it, but I didn’t see anything about “An Act Of God” so I figured I’d better be safe than sorry. Got in an argument with my kiddo’s daycare teacher, because of reasons. Was pissed about that on the way into the office. Then, on the way into work, apparently my decision to go 40 MPH in a 35 was
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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, Jul 19, 2016
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Get Outta My Dreams, And Stay In The Bar
VoldeMartini

I had a dream last night that I was hosting quiz, and something strange happened. All of a sudden, it got quiet, and everyone slowly turned towards me with blank stares slack jawed expressions. There was no sound, even when I tried to speak, and you guys just kept staring. No blinking, no moving…just staring. It was terrifying. It was like I was 15 again and having to give a presentation in my History class, and couldn’t get the words to come out. I wasn’t always your spunky, charismatic Quizmaster, you see. I used to have some super serious public speaking anxiety. I’d dread the day I’d have to give a speech, or participate in some sort
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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, Jul 12, 2016
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'Scuse me while I kiss this Psy(duck)
VoldeMartini

A new craze is sweeping the nation, and it’s little pocket monsters. Now, for those of you who remember the Y2K scare, this isn’t so new to you. You remember when kids were losing their collective little shits about card games and early morning cartoons. I was one of those kids. I was an ace at “Who’s That Pokemon?!”, knew the PokeRap, and wanted all the merchandise. It was nuts. It was Poke-pocalypse. My sister and I are only a year apart, so the crazy Japanamation was right up our alley. Kids would play at school, during recess, during class, at lunch, and the administration was having none of it. It was about a month into the Pokemon takeover,
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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, Jul 05, 2016
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Misquote Along.
VoldeMartini

When I worked at Laser Quest eons ago, we used to give out free passes after each game while we were handing out scoresheets. Most of the time, it was asking a trivia question and whoever got it right by shouting it, would take home the prize. In a group of 20 children, this was not exactly the best approach. Because children love to scream. And I’m prone to migraines. In any case, I didn’t care for children at the time, so there was one question that would stump them everytime. “In Star Wars, what is the most memorable quote the Darth Vader says to Luke?” A roar of “Luke, I am your father!” would come from the crowd, each trying
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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, Jun 28, 2016
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It’s Good To Be The King… The King Of Old Broadway.
VoldeMartini

Did you guys know he served in WWII defusing land mines? I didn’t. He’s also Jewish. Thanks Wikipedia. Because we would have no idea that the creator of The Producers, the Rabbi in Men in Tights, and Moses was actually a Jew. You learn something new every day. Do yourself a favor, and binge all the Mel Brooks films you can get your hands on. Don’t watch them in order of release. Plan a feast with Spaceballs, Carmen Ghia’s Champagne, and Black(ened) Sheriff Chicken. So, he’s turning 90, and I really hope someone finds the answer to immortality soon, because this is one I don’t want to see go. Bowie and Rickman were hard enough, and I can’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, Jun 14, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Mel Brooks vs. Lin-Manuel Miranda
VoldeMartini

So, "Hamilton" took home 11 Tony's, which didn't beat out "The Producers". Suck it, Founding Fathers! Kidding. I love them both equally. I just can't rap like Daveed Diggs, so I'm bitter. Anyway... Occasionally people will ask me what they need to do to win at Pub Quiz. Well, I’m gonna let ya’ll in on the ULTIMATE TEAM BREAKDOWN FOR TOTAL QUIZ DOMINATION-Domination-domination. You’re gonna need to recruit some people. Either from your office, weird family members you don’t really talk to, things like that. I know Uncle Charlie has that weird obsession with airplanes, but this could come in handy. 1. You’ll need a history guy. And
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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, Jun 07, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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U + Me = Us (Or Something Like That)
VoldeMartini

U + Me = Us (Or something like that) I am the kind of nerd that thrived on History and Literature, and tanked math in school. All school. I’m talking about the School of Life, brah. But mostly 10th grade algebra. I can’t understand numbers and letters in equations. My brain stops working. I repeated Algebra in high school, because I tried to graph a cupcake for a project, and it ended up looking like Godzilla took a massive shit on my posterboard. Which I, of course, tried to pass it off as. Something about a 14 year
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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.