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Indian Roller
10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Correct Haiti Answer Merits Prizewinning Score
Murray

Check it out, Leave Your Final Tip, I can do acronyms too! Plus it’s legible. After a particularly difficult quiz, team LYFT ended up on top due to a very strong final round. Returning heroes Headley Lamar & the #6 Dancers tied newcomer Tigersnatch (Welcome! What an excellent first showing) for 2nd, but Tigersnatch won the tiebreaker (which most decidedly was NOT a dance-off. Deal with it.) Side note to Headley Lamar, things have changed since y’all have been around. There’s some new competition, and none of them were full strength yesterday. Don’t get complacent and, say, disappear for
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Indian Roller
10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Let's Get Crunk Cuz Mary's Back
Mike

After an incredibly busy day at a 9-to-5 job, there’s nothing better than a smooth-sailing quiz at a great venue full of terrific people to cap the night off. I got to sub again for QM Mary at Indian Roller (AKA My Favorite Venue to Sub At) for the second week in a row, and it was just as delightful as ever. Mary even showed up to help me scorekeep halfway through the quiz, which is what kept the sailing so smooth. We kicked off a surprising Recently in Stuff round as the first round of the night. And I say it was “surprising” only in that there was only one question about Trump who has been up to a lot more than one question worth of stuff recently. The only question
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I used to have an eyepatch when I was a kid. I believe there is hope for all of us.


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Indian Roller
10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Mariah, You On Fire, Girl
Mike

I had the pleasure of subbing in as the quizmaster at Indian Roller again last night. This was the third time I’ve done so, and I have to say, I just can’t get enough of this place. When usual QM Mary announced she needed two weeks off, it was a no-brainer for me to volunteer. Friendly barstaff, outgoing quizzers and an easy outdoor setup? Yes, please. I was a little nervous on the long drive down south that Mary’s regular teams might have been scared off by the heavy downpours that came down an hour prior to the quiz starting. But, sure enough, the sun came out and dried up all the rain and the itsy bitsy spiders all came out to quiz. (That’s how the nursery
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I used to have an eyepatch when I was a kid. I believe there is hope for all of us.


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Indian Roller
10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, May 04, 2017
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Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
Murray

Language is so much fun! That’s a real sentence. It sounds like nonsense, but it actually has meaning. Then there’s this other sentence that is grammatically correct but utterly meaningless. Colorless green ideas sleep furiously. None of that makes any sense, but it’s just a lot of fun. Yay linguistics! Between lessons about buffalo and split infinitives, we also enjoyed dumb math covers of dumb Gwen Stefani songs and my inability to comprehend the audio round structure
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Indian Roller
10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
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Happy Quizaversary!
Murray

So it’s been one year of quizzing here at Indian Roller. Some of you have been here longer than others, though I believe exactly none of you have been here since the beginning. Where’d all those guys from the first day go? Whatever. Point is, thank you all for a wonderful year. Also, thank you Linda for my gorgeous flowers. I’m so glad I’ve gotten to meet all you beautiful weirdos. That being said, there are definitely some areas where as a group, y’all all suck quite a bit, like, for example, hockey. You are really bad at hockey. Some of you are bad at pronouncing Australian cities, ahem
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Indian Roller
10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
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Creed for a Cause
Murray

Y’all blow me away sometimes. You beautiful people donated $1170 dollars to Planned Parenthood. Sometimes it’s easy to get discouraged with the state of things, but last night was so inspiring to see so many people care so much about affordable, accessible healthcare in Austin, Texas. I was particularly moved by some of you who shared your stories of what Planned Parenthood meant to you. From safe abortions to cancer screenings to LGBT care, it’s clear that PP has done so much so many. Well, either that or you just reeeeeeally hate “Let It Go” and “With Arms Wide Open.” This crappy music bidding war ended up being incredibly fun. Obviously
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Indian Roller
10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
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Foolproof Dating Plan
Murray

I don’t mean to brag, but I totally made a love connection at quiz yesterday. It was from early departure team Chickens for Sale, who executed an incredibly bold, foolproof plan for snagging a QM. You see, on all 3 answer sheets they turned in, one of those ladies and/or gents left me their digits. They neglected to, oh say, speak to me or even identify which team they were, but no matter, I think I’m in love. I was honest in my facebook post. Sadly, there was no “All Star” in last night’s quiz, and when I tried to play it during a score break, some of you yelled at me. Why won’t you let me be me? Why can’t you appreciate greatness?
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Indian Roller
10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
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Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Come Back to Trivia...
Murray

SomeBODY once told me the world was gonna roll me. How long do you think we can let this streak ride? I hope forever. I have a wedding to get to in just a little bit, so this is going to be brief. Last night we had:             -questions!             -capitals! (national, not state you Two Stupid Fucks)             -Andrew Lloyd Weber’s overrated musicals!             -movies!            
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Indian Roller
10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
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This Is the Song That Never Ends
Murray

We’ve entered week 4 (I think) out of infinity of our tribute to the #1 song of all time, Smashmouth’s “All Star.” I don’t know about you, but this song gets better every time I hear it. Do you think we could somehow get Smashmouth to play at Indian Roller? Neil would love it. It might just be the most relevant thing they’ve done since tweeting that Jeff Sessions needs to resign. Things got kinda crazy last night as we neared our record for most teams at IR with a grand total of 16, all of whom played from start to finish. Excelsior! Even more exciting was the return of our beloved Headley Lamar & the #6 Dancers
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Indian Roller
10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
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The Little Hobo Goat Quizzing Achievers
Murray

And proud we are of all of them. Despite a semi-respectable showing at Geek Bowl, victory has generally eluded the Goats at Indian Roller thanks to the Cutecumbers, Headley Lamar, Nancy Kerrigan, Cheese (free or otherwise,) Girls Night, Spaghetti Monsters, the team whose name keeps changing, that team that showed up late that time, that team that left early that time, that team that showed up late AND left early, etc. But last night, they did it. Probably for Abbe’s birthday. Way to go, gang. In more exciting news, we had a tie for 2nd place between My Daddy Got Me This Job and the acronym loving Intentionally Creating Emigrants.
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10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
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Bughead
Murray

I’m not gonna lie. I ship it. I totally do. I know the touchstone of Archie comics is the Archie-Betty-Veronica love triangle, and I know that in the comics Jughead recently came out as asexual. But you know what? I don’t care. Not one bit. Archie is kinda boring, and Betty and Jughead (as played by Cody as in Suite Life of) are adorable. This show makes me inordinately happy, and I cannot explain why. Maybe it’s Luke Perry as Archie’s dad. Who knows? Anyway, last night was eventful. Jughead’s dad is an alcoholic, and Betty’s sister’s dead baby daddy’s parents want to paint the sister as a bad person so they can raise the baby
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10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
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I'm Just Glad Bill Pullman Is Still Here
Murray

Let’s face it, in the great Paxton-Pullman debate, Pullman reigns supreme. Paxton had a great career, the hallmark of which is, of course, the most hip-jutting-est discussion of the awesome power of tornadoes at the Twister attraction at Universal Studios. As an aside, that ride is deliciously awful. You stand around getting misted and fanned until a plastic miniature cow is thrown across the proscenium. Wonderful stuff. But Pullman! He was our calming and inspiring leader when aliens attacked. He had kooky ghost adventures with Casper’s uncles. He moved on
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10006 Manchaca Rd
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Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
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Can I Even? Probably Not.
Metal Gretel

So, tonight is my 249th quiz. We got to see me stutter through a lot of words. A few of your team names even.  It's fine. Even being someone who's worked as a QM for nearly three years has the occasional stutter. I also worked my way through..."some wine" and my most "recent" meal was lunch time. The important part is that WE GOT THROUGH THIS TOGETHER. It was totally fine.    Overall, Y'all know some things about movies. You don't necessarily know things about flat-earth weirdos. And you totally don't understand that Aretha Franklin wasn't the only chart topping black woman. Seriously. How? I don't get it. ANYWAY.  I was super excited to come and
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Likes: Cats, scuba diving, movies, cats, Karaoke, and Quizzin.

Dislikes: Mayo, people who don't use blinkers, people who abuse the system.


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10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
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A Bunch of All Stars
Murray

SomeBODY once told me SomeBODY once told me SomeBODY once told me SomeBODY once told me SomeBODY once told me SomeBODY once told me SomeBODY once told me SomeBODY once told me That’s definitely been stuck in my head all day. Also I think Neil banned me from the bar. Confused, non-quizzing patrons questioned me about what the hell was going on. All I could do was weep. At least the songs in Round 2 were better, even if I never would have gotten any of those answers right. I’m such a wonderful, virtuous person that I’m not even a little bit familiar with the 7 Deadly Sins. Especially pride. I’m
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10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
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Dance-Offs Are the Worst
Murray

Y’all are way too picky about tiebreakers. I’m gonna be honest here. I hate dance-offs. If I’m in a tiebreaker, I’ll forfeit the dance-off any day. But you people, no, you people seem to love them and cheered for them. OK, I agree. But then the two teams go, “Oh no, we hate dance-offs. We were just lying. You know. Like liars.” So on we went to alternate tiebreakers. Meh. Congratulations to Hedley Lamar & the #6 Dancers. You’re finally back on top…of the other 2nd place 3rd place team Free Cheese, and the rest of the losers. Congratulations to the REAL winners, High
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10006 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX
78748
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
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Reunited!
Murray

This title has absolutely nothing to do with any teams or broken alliances and everything to do with guest appearances by my cousin Lisa and my friend Dave. He’s working on some movies right now, and at least one of them sounds like it’s good. Hopefully I can cajole them into returning more often, but it was pretty great to see them at ye olde Indian Roller. There are some newer returning faces as well as Nancy Kerrigan & the Wise has, I think, officially joined the ranks as regulars. Also despite making liars of me last week, Headley Lamar has finally rejoined us from awesome vacations and trippy musicals. In
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