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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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What is Even Happening?!
Amber

Howdy, quizzers. What a week it has been. I don’t know how long a state of panic can last, but I try to remind myself that adversity breeds inspiration. Almost forty teams at our quiz! We were packed to the brim – did y’all make some calls or something? You guys wanted more competition? Well, you got it. I’ll have been a quizmaster for two years this October. That time has flown by. Quiz can be hard, it can be emotionally draining (physically too, if you’re lugging audio equipment around), but it’s also one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. You might laugh, but I was extremely offended when someone described this job the other
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Pinthouse Pizza (South Lamar)
4236 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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Who Would Shoot an Otter???
Amber

Last night’s quiz couldn’t have come at a better time. The Spurs just won against the Rockets, I got paid, only one week til Alien Covenant and two weeks until we move…it’s a good time to be alive. And what better way to bask in those feelings than eat some pizza and host a quiz for some of the best quizzers…it always warms my heart to see most of our regulars in the house. And everyone seemed to be in the same good mood I was in last night! Let’s keep that going. What do we need, more cardio? I’ll do it. I’ll do it for you, quizzers. I think operas really need to step up their game if soap operas are having more maniacal and grandiose
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Pinthouse Pizza (South Lamar)
4236 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
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Mother Lovers
Amber

Mother’s Day is coming up. My mom is my favorite person in the whole world, and I probably don’t do enough for her, probably exponentially less than everything she’s done for me. She raised me, so I guess the deal is once she gets really old and crazy I get to sort of raise her, except peacefully downward until she’s in the grave. She raised me, I lower her? Yikes. But I want to get her something really nice this year, like one of those wacky waving arm inflatable tube people. The gift that keeps on giving. Does anyone know where I can find tasteful nudes of Raul Julia? I think that would be even more perfect. Very sweetly, we had a lot of moms at quiz tonight.
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Pinthouse Pizza (South Lamar)
4236 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
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How Long Will I Love You?
Amber

Have you ever seen the movie About Time? The character, who can travel through time, goes through each day once and then once more. The second time around, he relaxes, enjoys himself, does nice things for others, just learns to appreciate being alive and not sweating the small stuff. Eventually, he doesn’t even relive each day, he just decides to be that way the first time through. This is one of my favorite movies. And yeah, there is a bit of a schmaltzy lesson here, and we all know it’s easier said than done to just be whimsical and not sweat the small stuff. I will say this: when you’re in one place but all you can think about is what’s stressing you out, like your
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Pinthouse Pizza (South Lamar)
4236 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
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Meat Money
Amber

It’s so rare to see Pinthouse pizza NOT exploding with people. I mean, we all love a little chaos, I’m just saying, it was nice to see people not have to fight for seats and me not having to scream to be heard. ;) Tonight was so great! We had all these new people form baby teams of two and play our quiz! Poor RJ was really given a run for his money on scoring. But it’s so lovely to have someone come up to you after quiz and say they’d never done this before, they just tried it for fun and had a great time. I often wonder if I am a good quizmaster…so it’s nice to hear the positive feedback. I sense a lot of positive changes on the horizon…but
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Pinthouse Pizza (South Lamar)
4236 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
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SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Amber

What a quiz! Drama! Pepsi, Syria, United Airlines…Lots of fodder for good team names. Has anyone else found this week incredibly hard to get through? It feels like it has taken forever to end. I’ve had quite an even mix of good and bad experiences. To be perfectly honest, my quizzes on Tuesday and with you guys at Pinthouse were the best highlights. I come to quiz ready to have fun and chat with you guys. I think this is a good weekend to plant flowers and drink champagne. I encourage all of you to have the Easter you’ve always wanted. Go buy a nice fluffy bunny to play with. Have a great weekend!
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Pinthouse Pizza (South Lamar)
4236 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017
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How to Find Happiness
Amber

It’s always nice to feel appreciated. And sometimes the timing of it works out very well, in terms of where you’re at in the universe. I was feeling pretty down this week, and maybe it’s because of this that I’ve received several small acts of human decency thrown my way. Maybe it was sort of a nudge, to let me know people can be there for you. Or maybe it’s just because I’m surrounded by good people. I had this revelation- well, not a revelation, but more like a reminder of something I knew- that small acts of kindness really do go a long way for other people. Last night, quizzers helped me carry in my equipment. Another quizzer was willing to hear me wax
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Pinthouse Pizza (South Lamar)
4236 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
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Drink your juice, shelby
Amber

I forget the term for it, but have you ever noticed that when you learn something new you usually end up seeing it randomly referenced somewhere else? For instance, my boyfriend corrects me on the pronunciation of Kashyyyk the other day when I tell him it’s my favorite level of Knights of the Old Republic. Then it shows up as a bonus question on quiz tonight. With a pronunciation guide. (Hilariously, my scorekeeper gave everyone a hard time on the spelling of “wookiee” on the bonus, and it was lovely to see how happy it made someone that they spelled it right) AND THEN. My boyfriend tells me there’s actually a star called Betelgeuse and points it out to me. I don’t
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Pinthouse Pizza (South Lamar)
4236 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
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SHUT UP
Amber

Listen, guys, I know it’s easy to let yourself get caught up in your day-to-day stresses. Work is hard, lack of sleep is hard, not spending all your money on various Asian foods is hard. But today I’d like to remind you that sometimes, you just need to let go. Take a step back and look at everything you’ve accomplished. And not to set the bar low, but in my mind, having your own place, or car or job is an accomplishment. Having ANYTHING in your savings account is an accomplishment. I myself am super behind on bills because of student loans taking all my money, but I did change my own license plate yesterday! I committed twenty minutes to writing. I researched investment options
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Pinthouse Pizza (South Lamar)
4236 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
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I Do It For the People, Not the Pizza
The Urge

So if you haven’t already figured it out by now, you’re going to be seeing a lot of me for the next couple of weeks. It was nice to be able to give you a taste of me on the mic tonight. I think you got a great taste of my personality, my tendencies, and my overly corny sense of humor. It would have been a quiet night for laughs had my family not been there to heartily guffaw at everything I said. I really appreciate you bringing me into the Pinthouse family and don’t be afraid to heckle me or give me some flack every Wednesday night. Our 21 teams started quiz with a nice easy round on Venus. It
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Hey yo. I'm RJ. The Urge. R-Jizzle. I'm a transplanted Austinite, originally hailing from Clarksville, Tennessee. I was educated at a school where it's perfectly acceptable to show your Peay-ness. I'm your typical sports fan. (Soccer being my sport of choice.) Cereal is my favorite food, simply because you can eat it at any time of the day. And it makes milk totally flavorful and drinkable.

I'm a total nut for pop culture...movies, music, books. I try to take as much of it in as possible, regardless of how it eats into my daily responsibilities. I'm still a video game nerd, although there isn't a lot of time for it nowadays. I'm a shameless fan of reality television and I once made it through the first two cuts of casting for The Real World. But, alas, I wasn't emotionally challenged enough to make it all of the way.

Professional wrestling is still real to me.  


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Pinthouse Pizza (South Lamar)
4236 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017
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What the Hell is a Kangol?
Amber

I love Wednesdays. Well, I love Wednesdays when I finally get to quiz and we’re all set up and I’m eating some pizza and talking to folks. It means I’m halfway done with my work week, the first half of which is always very hard, and that the rest of the week is downhill from there. I think this week, though, I was really struggling to get to this point. Like a plane slowly crashing, and when I land I can look behind me and see the wreckage I left in my wake to get here. I did something yesterday I have NEVER done the entire time I’ve been a quizmaster – I printed the visual rounds for the wrong. Damn. Quiz. I didn’t tell anyone this last night (except my
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Pinthouse Pizza (South Lamar)
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Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
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Turn Up the Beef ft. Oscar Winner Emma Stone
StevieFresh

  Hey, Pinthouse! Thanks so much for coming out tonight! It was a great quiz filled with Justin Bieber, Roland the Farter, and an entire round about 20th century artists! Let’s get to it! So… it’s my birthday on Sunday and literally 2 days before it Nintendo is releasing, not only a brand new awesome hybrid gaming system, but a new Zelda title. It goes without saying, even though I’m saying it right now, that even if I have to buy it for my-damn-self, I will be playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild on my birthday. I remember playing the first Zelda game
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My life consists of comic books, music, movies, books, outdoors, friends, family, food, beer, and boys.


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4236 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
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Sweaty Rene Russo
Amber

As always, I’m psyched to host at Pinthouse while poor Stephen gets his teef fixed. This place and its people are a joy to me, and a song plays in my heart when I see all your smiling faces. One week abroad and I’m pretty sure I caught some sort of weird Outbreak monkey virus that I’ve now exposed all of you to. Congratulations, and just call me Typhoid Amber! Thank god I look good with a fever flush. So I watched Neal Brennan’s Three Mics this week and it’s absolutely fantastic and everyone should watch it, but I like his format for discussion, so here goes: One Liners: I love when we have STD questions on our quizzes because whenever
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Austin, TX
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Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
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I made it through Round 7 without saying HIS name.
StevieFresh

Yes, you read that right. I made it all the way through an entire round about Drumpfster Fire without saying his given name. I called him PEEOTUS and President Cheeto and I even told everyone that hearing his voice makes me scream internally. I’m glad made at least a few of you laugh while I went off a bit about our national disgrace. That’s really the best I could hope for. I did wonder though, if Babyhands Hogbody was in on the joke in the clip from Da Ali G Show. I mean, he doesn’t really seem like the type of person that has a finely tuned sense of humor. Like do you really think that when he
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My life consists of comic books, music, movies, books, outdoors, friends, family, food, beer, and boys.


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Austin, TX
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Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
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I listened to “Smooth” by Santana ft. Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20, the 1999, 3-time Grammy winning single from the critically acclaimed album “Supernatural” while writing this blog.
StevieFresh

Hey, Pinthouse!! It was great to see everyone tonight. We were blessed with such a beautiful night that we got to open the windows and enjoy the breeze. AND you got to spread out on the patio! It was awesome! Let’s get into it! I loved round 1 tonight. It continued our tradition of easing you into the quiz by giving you super straightforward, obvious questions that still gave some of you a run for your money. My favorite question by far was about the Spanish language title for that classic bit of 70’s 50’s-era nostalgia Grease. Vaselina makes a ton of sense but in English doesn’t really convey the cool-kid vibe of the original. I love
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My life consists of comic books, music, movies, books, outdoors, friends, family, food, beer, and boys.


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4236 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX
78704
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
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Going Electric Sucks, Tina Majorino
Amber

As I’m writing this blog, I’m sitting on my butt in the Central Market parking lot, waiting for my new electric car to charge enough to get me home. It’s actually not so bad. I’ve got a pack of cigarettes and a central market coffee, and enough phone power to watch some Gilmore Girls while I wait. But seriously. Don’t buy a freaking electric car unless you’re able to plug it in at home. If so, it’s the best car you’ll ever have, as long as you’re not into long road trips, which, sadly, I am, but that’s what the boyfriend’s Mazda is for. It’s been a really long year so far, hasn’t it? I am of course the usual
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