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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I would watch that show
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!The weather this week has been awful, but you came out to quiz anyway and that is just THRILLING for us. Thank you for your loyalty! <3 Let's talk quiz!Tonight we began with Eight Five-Star Questions on Eisenhower. We all like Ike, but some of you seem to know more about him than others. Like the fact that he commanded the forces in Europe, not Asia.Then for our music round we heard Eight Songs, with Four Titles. Yes, there is another song called "I Kissed a Girl" besides Katy Perry's. Seems that was news to many of you.In our special format round tonight we tried Quizdoku, with each digit 0-9 showing up exactly once. The
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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, Aug 10, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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PS, the rings were on the visual round
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We were out in force once again tonight and we even had these fancy new answer packets JUST FOR YOU! What a great omen to start on.We started the night off with a Recently in Stuff round that was about half over Olympic swimming. Ledecky, Phelps, Australia...yup.Then the music round was easier for you than you thought it was going to be, when you had to name the artist of the song, and their COUNTRY of origin. For funsies! The White Stripes are from the US, people.Round 3 made you second guess yourself. Or at least, it offered you the opportunity. Some of you did not take that opportunity, and REALLY should have. Really? You
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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, Aug 03, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Twins AND Lesbians
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!I was super-psyched to welcome Scorekeeper Stephanie to Billy's tonight--thanks for showing her such a great time! Hopefully we will see much more of her here.We started the night off with an Answer Sandwich, where each of the answers started with the clue's first letter, and ended with the clue's last letter. Tahoe! Fencing! Williams-Sonoma.Our music round tonight was heavy metal covers of songs, and you had to name the original artist and song title. It turns out that cover of Your Love is one I have on my playlist anyway! I wonder if that helped any of you.Our special format round was a 50/50 round where you had to tell
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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, Jul 27, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Lola and Babs are NOT the same bunny
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!What a crazy night! We had 8 great rounds while waiting to see if the rain was going to start up again. Spoiler alert: it didn't.We started the night with a round about things that historically happened in the last week of July. Like Steamboat Willie, and Fidel Castro's "retirement," and the ALL-IMPORTANT birthday of JK Rowling.Then in the music round we heard 8-bit versions of songs, which you had to name and pick out the artist. WHO KNEW that Lil John and DJ Snake would sounds basically exactly the same in 8-bit?Our special format round tonight was a speed round on countries that have at least part of the Alps in them. Serbia
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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, Jul 20, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Hooray for ChickTech!
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Tonight's my anniversary! I'm going to make this quick because I want to spend time with my husband! *If you know what I'm saying*We had an awesome Quiz for a Cause Tonight! ChickTech's new Austin branch was here! Unfamiliar with ChickTech?? Let me tell you about them!Mission Statement: Chicktech is a nonprofit dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers.All proceeds from tonight's Quiz for a Cause will go to help fund their free High School program on November 12th and 13th at the Google offices downtown.
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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, Jul 13, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Gotta Catch 'Em All!... On Scoring Breaks.
AB Baby

Yes, the subject of this blog is Pokemon Go. In part because I'm curious how many times our blog mods can stand to read about it. ;) But also because y'alls excitement is infectious. So many teams asked "is it Pokemon time?" when they turned in their answer sheets that I made them show me their app when I came to take pictures. Notice all the bright screens in the slideshow?I love seeing such excitement for this app. It reminds me of that speech Wil Wheaton gave about what it means to be a nerd. Pretty eloquent, that guy. He wrote another blog post that made me forgive him for a 14-ish
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Native Austinite, feminist, patriot.

Anna dyes her hair blonde because she wants to be Leslie Knope. Her hobbies include arguing with the tv and radio - especially when political discussions come on, cleaning her apartment to the sounds of old school country music records, and writing letters to television networks to try and get Freaks and Geeks back on the air. Hey, it worked for Family Guy!

She believes fluoride is poisoning us all, Lee Harvey Oswald could never have made that shot, and Blink-182 is due for a reunion.

You can find Anna on: Tuesdays at 7:30 at Fado Irish Pub, Wednesdays at 8:00 at Mister Tramps, and Thursdays at 7:00 at in.gredients.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Jul 06, 2016
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Anytime my Hamilton knowledge helps, I'm happy
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!It was awesome to see some of my fellow Quizmasters out tonight! We had a great time with our quiz that had FOUR 16 point rounds...let get to it!We "celebrated" George W. Bush's 70th birthday with Round 1: Doubleya Pleasure--each answer was two words that both started with W. The West Wing, Weight Watchers (Oprah loves bread), William Wallace, and so on.Then in the music round we heard songs that were about various historical events, and you had to figure out the decade that the event happened. And you of course also had to name the artist.For Round 3, each answer had two correct answers. You could name them both for one point
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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, Jun 29, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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If only "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back to the Future" were a real thing
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Long time no see! I'm thrilled to be back and oh-so-ready for action!We started the night with eight questions on art and The Arts. Obviously the whole round was really just an excuse to talk about Ferris Bueller.Then our music round was all songs that Pharrell has cowritten on. Some of them were quite a surprise! I had no idea Pharrell was around as far back as when I'm a Slave 4 U came out.Then Round 3 was a speed round about southern NFL teams. Of course y'all all got the Texas and Florida teams, but some of you forgot about Atlanta and New Orleans, interestingly enough.For Round 4, we talked about breakaway
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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, Jun 22, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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It's Quizmet
AB Baby

Hello, Dear Quizzers!Thank you all for being so gracious to the substitute this week while my beautiful friend, Julia, was away with family.You know, Billy's on Burnet will always have a special place in my heart because it was the very first place I ever played trivia. My friend and I walked in - we didn't even know there was anything scheduled for the night - and it took one round of me interrupting our conversation to be like "I know that one!"... "I know that one, too!" before we went ahead and joined the party. We didn't do a great job. But at least we didn't do something stupid like joker Round 5, am I right? ;)The thing is, that obnoxious
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Native Austinite, feminist, patriot.

Anna dyes her hair blonde because she wants to be Leslie Knope. Her hobbies include arguing with the tv and radio - especially when political discussions come on, cleaning her apartment to the sounds of old school country music records, and writing letters to television networks to try and get Freaks and Geeks back on the air. Hey, it worked for Family Guy!

She believes fluoride is poisoning us all, Lee Harvey Oswald could never have made that shot, and Blink-182 is due for a reunion.

You can find Anna on: Tuesdays at 7:30 at Fado Irish Pub, Wednesdays at 8:00 at Mister Tramps, and Thursdays at 7:00 at in.gredients.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Brazil and Belize are very different places, y'all
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Good times tonight! My baby sister was in town and came to play the quiz. It was her first quiz ever and it was super special for me.We started the night with a Recently in Stuff round. We covered Megan Fox, David Cameron, and owls, which are my favorite.In tonight's music round, we got to change things up by naming the song I played, and then naming the the President who was in office when the song came out. This did not go as badly as I thought it would!For Round 3 tonight, we talked about iron, and iron-adjacent things. Like other elements, and Iron Man, and the Iron Age, and Iron Maiden!Tonight's Round 4 was
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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, Jun 08, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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It was weird to be missing Young Frankenstein
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!It's my first full week of summer and I am THRILLED to be having my days off so that I can really give 100% to YOU PEOPLE at night!We started tonight off with a Bang. Well, eight Bangs. Well, eight questions about bangs. You know: the Big Bang, interrobang, The Bangles, etc.For the music round we covered songs and artists that include accessories Mr. Potato Head would use. So we had a Flaming LIPS song, and Weezer's Hash PIPE. You get it.Round 3 tonight was a round in which I named a few people who had held the same position, and you had to figure out what that position was. Judy Dench, Bernard Lee, and Ralph Fiennes were
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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, Jun 01, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Kenny G probably does have a song called "Sexy Sax," though
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We started the quiz with an answer sandwich, in which all of your answers started with the first letter of the clue and ended with the last letter of the clue. The music round was not great for most of you. We were listening to artists with June birthdays. None of you know the name of that Kenny G song, or that Weezer song, and most of you can't decide between Paul McCartney and Wings, either. Oh well.For Round 3, I gave you two truths and a lie. You had to pick out which person the two truths had in common. So, Elena Kagan is a Supreme Court Justice, and she is Jewish. She is not a Trinidadian rapper. Surprise.Then in Round
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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, May 25, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Is that anti-Irish racism? Tough call.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We were back tonight with a veangence--and a working XLR cable! This was the most exciting possibility of all.We started the night off with a round in which I quoted John Oliver describing a country, and you had to name the country. I did my best to use Lask-Week-Tonight-esque inflections, but I will never be able to match his accent. Sorry.Our music round was a little unorthodox; we played song clips out of movies and you had to name the film the clip was from, and the film's top-billed actor (who may or may not have been the actor singing). Back to the Future was pretty easy to recognize from Johnny B. Goode, but very few of you got
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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, May 18, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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But we made it through the night, which is what really matters
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!OOOWEEE it was crowded tonight! Always flattering. So glad you were here! We started the night off with a Recently in Stuff round, and I guess most of you have been paying attention to the news, so this went alright. Except most of you were unaware that Mariah Carey is getting her own reality TV show.In the music round, we heard songs and artists that had the last names of presidents in them. That Jay-Z song is called Tom Ford, btw.Then we started Round 3, a round in which you had to figure out the one country I DIDN'T name that bordered the first country I named. Most of you don't know the countries that border Iran, I guess,
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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, May 11, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Remember? "Dear Mr. Hamilton, John Adams Doesn't Stand a Chance So Who Are You Promoting?"
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!What a night! I got here a little earlier than normal and things were eerily empty. I was really worried you were going to leave me hanging but! You did not disappoint! You showed up and it turns out most of you were just outside with the nice weather.We started the quiz off with a round in which all your answers included a day of the week. Like Friday Night Lights, and Manic Monday, Cyber Monday were all too easy. Some of you seem to have forgotten that Thursday Night Football used to be a thing, though.Our music round was a bunch of ditties that seemed unconnected, but the first letters of the titles of songs 1 through 7 spelled out
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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, May 04, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Always a tiebreaker, never a tie
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Today was a great day for me. My turtle ate a mealworm right out of my hand (that's not a euphmeism, I'm being 100% literal here) and then I got to see you guys at quiz! And what a quiz it was!We started the night off with Vroom Vroom, a round in which I gave you alternate definitions of car models and you had to name the model. I never knew that my love of Will Forte in the Last Man on Earth would come in so handy, considering I could not name a single Kia model of anything.In tonight's music round, I played songs that had been Billboard #1 hits in prior years. I am shocked that so many of you remembered Cutting Crew as the artist behind
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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.