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Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
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Jess's Sweet Jams 2008
Jess

Thank you The Lion and Rose Park North for letting me get my feet wet with quizzing again. I've been off the market for a while now, so to speak, and I am more than ready to take on the pub quiz world once more! With teams like The Lawn Chair Club, #FreeMelania, and My Friends at The Counter around, how can I not be? Great job quizzers! As with all first-time (in a long time) gigs, something has to go wrong. It's an art form, really, when one can make their online media player who-shall-not-be-named skip like an old mix CD your crush burned for you. But every cloud has a silver lining! I was so pleased when we got to take a nostalgia journey together back in time to listen to
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"Jesus without the U" was part of my pick-up line in college, and I'm pretty proud of that. I swiped right and got a husband. People like singing to me. Feminist Slytherin with a lemon twist in her gin and tonic, please.


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The Lion and Rose Pub (Park North)
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Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
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Writing This On My Foxfire Browser
VoldeMartini

Holy smokes. We had 16 teams last night. 16! Thanks, Obama. Is that still a valid thing to say? I don’t know. Now, I know Will McAvoy’s speech in the first episode is the most memorable, but the show in its entirety is amazing. Basically, everything that comes out of Charlie Skinner’s mouth is pure gold. Until Sorkin decided to say, “Nah, I’m done” and ended it. Because he’s the most rude. MOST RUDE, SORKIN. But don’t let that get you down. Be like me, and rewatch the series eight or nine times, because you are sure there is something SOMEWHERE that you missed that eludes to a continuation of the storyline. I will not rest until
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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 (Park North)
842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
78216
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017
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The Stranger
VoldeMartini

Last night, my usual spot was usurped by some normal people who didn’t even stay for quiz. Because rude. They also decided to abandon their table for 10 minutes to go outside and have a smoke. Because also rude. That left me to do quiz from an unknown spot. I was out of my element, and it didn’t feel right. Not to brag, but I am functionally ambidextrous, so doing everything backwards wasn’t physically hard. My brain just couldn’t cope with the back-ass-wards nature of the next booth. I like my tiny table. It gives me enough space to sit not at all like a lady, and also survey all that I rule. I mean, host. You know, to check for cheaters and hyenas
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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 (Park North)
842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
78216
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
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It’s Ash Wednesday!
KelpStar

Or, as I like to call it, Fat Tuesday’s lesser-known little brother. Hey, look. Look at this. It’s a blog. Straight outta the 50s, a gosh-darn blog. Pacific Rim Job was all sassy that I didn’t read the scores out, but there they are, just to your left. Hmph. Tonight, these darling quizzers failed me. For the first time since I started, there was a question about the Baby-Sitters Club, which, as everyone knows, is the book series for girls ages 8-16. And not a single solitary team got it right. My heart is broken. As is Ann M. Martin’s, you heathens! Actually, I was just at a Scholastic Book Fair (remember those? Probably not)
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I'm a beautiful mermaid.


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78216
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
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As I Lay Dying
VoldeMartini

Oh, people who don’t know proper food safety, why do you continue to do this to me? Fun times, laying in my bed, laptop propped up on my legs, trying to type at just the weirdest angle. My bed is covered in saltine cracker crumbs, and I spilled my 7-Up all over my mermaid blanket. Life is hard when your stomach is in the midst of a terribly dubbed kung fu movie, in which the plot stopped making sense 10 minutes into the film, and you’re only still watching it because you’re too lazy to find the remote. It’s clear that my digestive system is the villain in all this, for it is taking all of the beatings. But enough about my problems. Did 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 (Park North)
842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
78216
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
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Lupercalia: Now with 40% More Vestal Virgins
VoldeMartini

Guys. Lupercalia was nuts. They’d start off by sacrificing a goat AND a dog. You know, like you do for all your typical festivals. Then, men between the ages of 20 and 40 would get in some skimpy goat-thongs, and run along the Palatine border. Then, I assume, they would eat some cake and go to sleep. Because that’s what you do during a fertility festival, right? I vote we bring it back. Allow young folk to run along the Riverwalk in thongs, and eat some cakes made by a few Vestal Virgins. Step One: Find some Virgins. Step Two: Forget the plan because that’s hard and lets just get drunk on the Strip. Speaking of (another) Strip, we 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 (Park North)
842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
78216
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
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Shout, Shout, Let It All Out
VoldeMartini

Monkey Bone may have been a terrible movie, but it had Brendan Fraser, so it’s gold to me.  250 gold stars to you, Mr. Fraser. And here’s my personal number. Last night may  have left me sounding like a teenage boy going through puberty, but that’s always an exciting thing. I’m not intimidating in the least to begin with, but when I have to shout at people to quiet down, it’s on. Like Donkey Kong. And other things that rhyme with on. I still had fun. And thanks for being so awesome about it. You guys are amazing, and if it were legal, I’d marry each and every one of you. Even if it’s just for your money. We
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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 (Park North)
842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
78216
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
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Betty White... How do I begin to explain Betty White?
VoldeMartini

Betty White is immortal. She has sex with her socks on. I hear she’s a dominatrix and a porn star. I hear she’s actually a man. She’s still a virgin. One time she had sex with John F. Kennedy. And he told her she was pretty. One time she punched me in the face... It was awesome. These were some of you guys’ answers for our question about erotomania, and Betty White. Now, I personally believe that Betty White is an immortal dominatrix, but that it neither here nor there. Our visual round had to do with various adaptations of the Wicked Witch of the West,
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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 (Park North)
842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
78216
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
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Coming Home to Proust
KelpStar

Y’all, listen. Do you ever have one of those days where you’re running around like a headless chicken and everything is just the worst? That was my day; everything that could go wrong absolutely did. But then I got to quiz, and everyone was so awesome and helpful and amazing that it was like the world stopped for a minute. Tonight I subbed for QM Voldemartini, taking over her Lion & Rose Park North venue for the night. She has a really great crowd and it was great to meet some of her regulars, who loved me, but not as much as they love her, obviously! We had a fabulous time (or at least I did), and many shout-outs to our big winners of the evening,
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I'm a beautiful mermaid.


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842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
78216
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
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You Don’t Know Jack
VoldeMartini

Before the internet was what it is today (ahem Rule 34), my sister and I used to play ‘You Don’t Know Jack’ all the time. We’d also use the CD-ROM of the Encyclopedia Britannica, but that’s another story. So, we’d play this game against each other, and just have a vast majority of knowledge that any normal 7 and 8 year old shouldn’t have. Play outside, pretend to be Power Rangers/Spice Girls/The Kids On Zoom, and go inside and play on the computer. Damn, I miss being a kid. Last night we had an AMA round, and it was pretty cool. Seeing as my interactions with people with a level of celebrity have been awkward to say the least (I called
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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 (Park North)
842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
78216
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
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Five....****.
VoldeMartini

I hit traffic this morning on my way to drop off the monster and come into work. This wasn’t normal workday traffic, oh no. It was as if everyone in San Antonio lost their damn mind and decided today would be a great day to drive with the driving comprehension of a banana slug. Here is the list of the things I saw on my 2 hour commute this morning. Keep in mind, this drive takes me 20-30 minutes on a good day. -At least 3 women putting on eyeliner while in traffic. EYELINER. The devil of makeup applications, and you decide to do this while maneuvering through traffic. I’d usually say I’m impressed, but no. I’m not. You can go straight to fun, because
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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 (Park North)
842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
78216
Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
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I Keep Myself Young By Always Laughing At The Word Fart
VoldeMartini

I can’t keep a straight face when I say it. I know, it’s childish, but I can’t help it. Recently my kiddo started saying “Mommy, I farted”, and it takes everything I have not to outright laugh. Parenting is 60% keeping them from falling down, and 40% trying not to laugh when they do. There’s also keeping them fed and stuff, but it’s such a small percentage, it’s not worth noting. In other news, welcome to 2017 everyone. We made it through the wilderness. Somehow we made it through and through. I didn’t know how lost I was, until I found you. Don’t picture Madonna with that. Because I don’t. It’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 (Park North)
842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
78216
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016
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Queen Of The Lardpail
VoldeMartini

The year may have been hard, but I ain’t down yet. I’m not hollerin’ Uncle anytime soon. We’re going to get through this, guys. It’s almost over. Last night at quiz, my phone lit up with a notification from Buzzfeed. Yes, Buzzfeed, because I like to know when a quiz comes up that tells me what fancy cheese I am. Lately, I’ve been dreading these, as they have been the way I find out about whichever celebrity has passed away. Last night was no exception. I pulled down the notification bar, and I saw “Debbie Reynolds has pas…” and I lost it. I didn’t want to read the rest of it, but I clicked anyway. Maybe it was that she passed
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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 (Park North)
842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
78216
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016
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Please Don’t Give Birds For Christmas
VoldeMartini

Everyone knows the song “The 12 Days of Christmas”. Or, you think you do until you are put on the spot and can’t remember what the 10th day brought. Doesn’t matter. What does matter, is that I spend my lunch break calculating how much it would cost to buy all these things. I made a spreadsheet and everything. Let it be known that it wasn’t until AFTER I had done all this, I was informed there is a website that tracks this every year. AND our numbers weren’t too different. Let’s go through this, shall we? Night one. A partridge in a pear tree. I went with a baby bird, because you want it to live a while, right? A symbol
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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 (Park North)
842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
78216
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016
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Rockin' Around The Krampus Tree
VoldeMartini

We all know about Krampus now, because of our round 4 last night, and that fantastic Holiday film last year. But do you guys know about Zwarte Pete? Well, sit down kiddos, because I’m gonna learn you some Netherlandian Christmas folklore. Zwarte Pete is Sinterklaas’ little sidekick. He listens at chimneys and reports back to Sinterklaas about who is being naughty and nice. In the tradition of naughty vs nice, good kids get candy and sweets, and bad kids… get throwing in a goddamn sack and kidnapped. Yup. So, listen to your parents kids, or you’ll get kidnapped by a man in super-duper offensive blackface. It’s reasoned that because he hangs
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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 (Park North)
842 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX
78216
Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
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Mac & Cheese Monstrosity
VoldeMartini

I haven’t known anyone that puts ketchup on Mac & Cheese. And for the life of me, I do not see the appeal. I went home after quiz last night, made a bit of the Easy Mac (which is terrible to begin with), and added some ketchup. Guys, I have eaten some weird things in my life (Sawdust Soup, for one), but this took the cake for being one of the worst things I have ever ingested. Not only was it terrible Easy Mac to start, but the ketchup made it super runny and a disgusting color. It looked like someone had attempted to use cheese, then decided ‘nah’, went outside, got some clay and threw it in. It is not visually appealing in the least. But I am
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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.