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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I should not have been surprised by how loud the giggling was when I said "Pujols"
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Hey there, quizzers!What a nice night tonight! The weather was mild enough for people to sit on the porch, and we still had quite the turnout! We started the night by "Two-Stepping the ABC's," with each of your answers having initials that were in sequential alphabetical order. So the 2003 Oscar winner was Adrien Brody, the currency that eclipsed ours in 2007 was the Canadian Dollar, two many awful sci-fi movies start with "Escape From," etc. Easy-peasy.The music round was all songs in which somebody "Wooooo!"s. Some of these were surprisingly obscure-ish, like knowing the name of Blur's Song 2. But some of y'all got it anyway!Round 3 was a nice
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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It's so cute that you think that potassium is the next element after sodium.
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Hey there, quizzers!What a night! I got to Billy's about 15 minutes earlier than I normally do and already there was no parking and the place was super crowded. I'm not sure what inspired so many of you to show up so early, but I am thrilled that you were here! It never ceases to astound me how we can be full to the brim--25 teams when quiz started!--and yet when I talk y'all get so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. :') Thanks y'all.We also, of course, had a superawesome unexpected theme within our round themes tonight--all the round names were also titles of songs from Hamilton! So of course we ended Random Knowledge with some questions about the Treasury man himself.
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I do miss eating Nachos Bell Grande sometimes, though
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 Hey there, quizzers!Wasn't that a nice start tonight? A Recently in Stuff round with some nice, easy questions about Flint and ISIS to get you warmed up for quiz? I know, I know, nobody reads Oxfam reports, but other than that the round should have been a cakewalk! And for most of you, it was.Round 2 was all songs with titles following a "____ in the ____" format--Insane in the Brain, Island in the Sun, Rolling in the Deep, etc. Unsurprisingly, this wasn't too hard of a round either; we were obviously saving our hard material for Round 3. And oh, what a Round 3 it was! We asked the quintessential query: Bill Paxton, or Bill Pullman? Finally, a whole
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Rivers are the worst, amiright?
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Hey there, quizzers!Great to see you again! The quiz tonight was really solid, and so were yall!Round 1 tonight was Rhyme Time! All of your answers rhymed with "ite"--so we got to talk about Robin Wright, and frostbite, and Sprite, and...you get the idea.In the music round tonight, we played a bunch of songs featuring choirs. Of course Madonna's Like a Prayer was featured; perhaps more surprising was Kanye's "Jesus Walks."Round 3 tonight was a speed round! You had to name the 8 Leo DiCaprio movies that have been nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. No, Catch Me if You Can and What's Eating Gilbert Grape did not get that nomination. Yes, Gangs
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Hashbrown No Filter
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Hey there, quizzers!Holy crap! 23 teams tonight! It was so crowded that I already was worried about finishing on time, and then DISASTER STRUCK. My power cable for my mixer wasn't working!! I was freaking out, but Alex behind the bar found a backup in the office! WAY TO SAVE THE DAY ALEX YAY!! Also a special thanks to Kavi and Spencer from R2-DQ'd who offered to run and get me a replacement if I had needed one after all!In Round 1 tonight we had a bunch of words that have "sh" in them. Relish, Sherman, Shark Tank, New Hampshire and Washington...all pretty easy. Almost every team got a perfect score
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I also think "Rodeo and Juliet" would make a great reality TV show
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Hey there, quizzers!We had such a great time tonight! We started with a round on dreams, which gave us the opportunity to point out that Katy Perry apparently doesn't understanding how rhyming works ("Cuz' baby you're a firework / Come on, show 'em what your worth"). Despicable.In the music round tonight, we continuously vacillated between totally freaking out, and realizing everything was fine. Tom Petty's Breakdown and Janet Jackson's Alright pair together surprisingly well!!Round 3 was a super-fun speed round on the most-pirated TV shows of 2015. We gave you some hints--three shows on DC superheroes, two from USA, one from HBO--and most of you were able
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Not gonna lie, I've never been able to tell what lyrics Bugs Bunny was singing in that short.
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Hey there, quizzers!It was so great to see so many of you back! A few of you seemed to be on hiatus for the holidays, but it looks like you are home for the New Year--just in time to quiz! Awesome!We started the night thinking about how 2015 went for everybody. We lost Mythbusters, One Direction, and our respect for Bill Cosby, so...not great, I guess.The music round was pretty great, though! We heard some jazzy covers of already-great songs, and it was awesome. But Boulevard of Broken Dreams is hard to recognize all-jazzed up, apparently.Round 3 was a Real or Shit round on crazy sports. No, the Dutch do not play soccer with pyramid-shaped
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015
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The day before the day before the best (?) day of the year
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Hey there, quizzers!You know, with Christmas being this week, I was really expecting a slow night, but we had a pretty great turnout! I am thrilled to be back from my one-week hiatus, and it was great to see all of you again! Yes, I'm enjoying my break from school. True story, all I've done this week is Christmas shop, wrap gifts, marathon Star Wars, and play Halo. It's been AWESOME.Anyway! Let's talk quiz.We started off easy with a nice Recently in Stuff Round. Looks like everyone's more or less been paying attention to the news: we all got to hate on Sepp Blatter.The music round tonight had some truly horrible Christmas parodies. "Wonderful
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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That One Time That Trogdor Did Not Burninate Enough Of The Peasants
Rev. Lindsay

Hi friends of Billy’s!  Tis I, Rev. Lindsay, your guest QM for the evening.  QM Julia was off working on her chiaroscuro shading and consummate V’s which is very important around this time of year.  So there I was, faced with a team called Trogdor and Hodor Go To Mordor, and I had a lot of high hopes.  Maybe there weren’t enough spine-dy-dy things… who knows. In other notes of homages to team names, third place winners Tendie Ferguson dedicated themselves to the in tribute to house players Turd Ferguson.  Very tender.  On the topic of winners, big ups to Droids
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Lindsay enjoys writing bios for other people much more than for herself, and she really hates people (herself included) who speak in the third person. 

Buy her a shot of fireball to avert the pain of this bio writing.

Go play her quiz at Silo on 7th on Tuesdays at 8PM and at Nomad Bar on Thursdays at 8PM.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Dec 09, 2015
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Using a fish as a boomerang is the best possible way to use a fish
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Hey there, quizzers!What a great quiz tonight! We had a nice-sized crowd out here, and y'all were sooooo nice to Trainee Caitlin. I couldn't ask for a better crowd. :') And what better way to start the night than with Eight Quick, Politically Expedient Questions on Hillary Clinton? You seem to know everything about Benghazi except that it's in Libya, and you obviously still haven't forgiven Hillary for spearheading the whole give-video-games-ESRB-ratings thing. It might be time for you to just get over that. It's been awhile.In the music round tonight, we learned all the things that happen When I Think About You, like that I Say A Little Prayer for
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Dec 02, 2015
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I just really love Buffalo sauce
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Hey there, quizzers!It's great to be back after our break for Thanksgiving!! The weather is ALMOST cold enough for me to start ordering Frito pie again, so I am SUPER PSYCHED to start getting that weekly deliciousness from Billy's. In the meantime, I'm saying goodbye to The Ends burger that I've been eating all summer, which I guess I'll live to eat another day.In news outside my dinner habits, we had a pretty great quiz tonight! We started with a round full of Twitter-sized synopses of movies, and you had to name the film. Guardians of the Galaxy and Hitch were easy. The Magnificent Seven and Requiem for a Dream were more difficult for you. After a music
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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"Everyone But Phoebe" would be a good band name.
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Hey there, quizzers!What a night! 23 teams!! You almost killed me. But it was worth it. Hoo boy.We started with a cute little round about Kentucky--I say "cute" because the round was named "A Colonel of Truth." A COLONEL! Get it! Because it's about Kentucky? And it's pronounced "kernel"? HAHA!Then we had a music round that you did fairly well in before a Round 3 with a particularly special format. I started and ended a list for you, and you had to fill in the other members of the list. Emmy-winning HBO series? Easy. Hosts of the View? Significantly more difficult for you.When we came back from the first score break, we had a Recently in Stuff
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
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I may never eat fast food again, after hearing Round 3.
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Hey there, quizzers!Eighteen teams! Gorgeous! And what a great night for it; the weather was blissfully mild. You know what else was blissfully mild? Round 1. Almost everyone got a 7 or 8 on that round. Celebrities with names-that-are-sentences were mostly no problem for you, although you couldn't remember Robin Quivers' last name.Round 2 went alright for you--the majority of teams hit double digits.  And in Round 3, a Real or Shit round about American fast food, nobody got less than a 4 out of 8! Yes, the Jack in the Box Hot Mess Burger is real. No, the Del Taco Shamrock Taco is not (thankfully). Round 4 was about Kingdoms, Powers, and Glory...so obviously
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015
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IT'S FINALLY HAPPENIIIIIIING
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Hey there, quizzers!So many of you came out tonight for our first Wednesday of non-Daylight Savings! It was weird starting quiz in the dark again. You know what else was weird? Listening to the people at the table next to me talk. Three of them seemed perfectly nice, but one guy in particular was...well, he was pretty full of himself. He and the woman next to him kept talking about how terrible all of her exes were and how they were all just really toolbag-y guys, and I was sitting there listening to this dude and being like...they could not have been any worse than you, dude. At first I thought he was her boyfriend and I was all lady, I think your problem is that you have a type.
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Aviary member of the Spellman family has a twin! (Yes, that IS an esoteric "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" reference. YOU'RE WELCOME.)
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Hey there, quizzers!What a night! World Series or no, we quizzed our socks off. We started with a real "PC" round (get it? Because all the answers had the initials PC?) in honor of Bill Gates' birthday. Look, I know Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek are easy to confuse, but don't put Salma Hayek when I TOLD you the answers all had the initials P.C. It was not a trick question. I promise.From the PC round, we moved on to a very interesting music round in which somehow someone mixed up Eminem and Drake. That's...that's just...You know what, that's all I'm going to say about that.In Round 3, you had to tell me if the headline I was reading was a real headline about
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
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Sorry I kind of panicked about having so many tied teams...Whoops.
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Hey there, quizzers!Do you ever start writing something, and then halfway through erase it because you're like "Yeah, this is not interesting at all"? That just happened to me. I'm starting over. I COULD have just pretended to get it right the first time, but I really think honesty with y'all is important. So please understand that this is my rewrite, that I rewrote for YOU. You're welcome.Um, can we just take a second to talk about how close this game was? All night long, the spread between 1st and last (among jokered teams) was such a small range--within about 15 points all night! And even after Round 8, the spread from first to last was only 23 points. Considering
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QM'd in Houston for a bit, relocated to Austin, and have been PARTYING LIKE CRAZY here in ATX for almost two years. And by partying, I mean quizmastering. Because I'm way too lame to actually party.


But seriously I'm an awesome Quizmaster.