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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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It's been awhile since I've seen someone perfect a R8!
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Hey there, quizzers!We started the evening by describing things with items of clothing in their names, and you had to name the thing. So, you know, Cat in the Hat type answers.Our music round was all obsolete technologies being brought up in song. You just had to name the song and artist like normal. No, I don't know what Kodachrome even means.Our special format round was a speed round in which you had to name the states west of the Mississippi that produce most of the country's wheat. There were some surprises on that list, but you should not have been surprised that Alaska was NOT on there.For Round 4, we talked about vegans and vegan 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, Apr 12, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I do hate the phrase "cream your pants" though
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Hey there, quizzers!We started the evening with making you tell us which state we were talking about. We named three things about the state--two of them arguably better contributions to society than the third, although I'm not sure any of the Michigan ones we named are really all that great.Our music round was covers and parodies of songs that were #1 on the charts on April 12th in prior years. How'd you like that Christian version of that Black Eyed Peas song? I'm going to guess you liked it about the same as the original song.Our special format round was a 50/50 round between Casablanca and Battlefield Earth. Do you know the difference between those two
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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, Apr 05, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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None of them were Knocked Up
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Hey there, quizzers!We started the evening with a Recently in Stuff round that was surprisingly lacking in US politics. We threw in some South American politics to keep you on your toes, and we also shared a Canadian fun fact that surprised probably nobody.Our music round was a little different than normal. Each clip I played was TWO songs, with identical titles. For one point, you could name the song. OR, if you wanted two points, you had to name BOTH artists. It was a bit of a gamble, and some of you should avoid Vegas.Our special format round was a Sooner or Later round on TV show plots. I read you some vague plot points, and you had to name the show.
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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, Mar 29, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Son of Sam and I Am Sam are Different
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Hey there, quizzers!We started the evening with a round of definitions. And by that I mean I read you two definitions of the same word. One of them was a normal context, and the other was in a gambling context. I can tell which ones of you have spent maybe a little too much time in Vegas.Our music round was Pentatonix covers of mostly-Top-40 songs. You just had to name the original song and artist. Pentatonix is talented, but I still didn't want to listen to all of these covers.In our special format round, I gave you three clues about a US state and you had to name the state. The clues were a signature food, a national park, and a work of literature that
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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, Mar 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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It's ok, the only thing I know about Fifth Harmony is that now there are four of them
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Hey there, quizzers!We started the evening with me telling you to Make Like a Tree--because every question in Round 1 had something at least tangentially related to trees. Toward the end, it was VERY tangential--just the word "ring"--but we make it work.Our music round was 80's remakes of fairly common songs--some Gaga, some Ariana Grande, some Coldplay...it was fairly easy. None of you know Fifth Harmony, though. Which is fine.In our special format round, you had a 50/50 shot to tell me if I was talking about silver or gold. Some people may think a Yukon Cornelius reference can only come in December, but I am more than happy to reference Yukon Cornelius
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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, Mar 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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We're on SPRIIIIING BREEEEEAK
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Hey there, quizzers!We started the evening with eight questions on Venus--mostly the planet, but some the goddess and some the Williams as well.Our music round was Fake Chewbacca singing the hits, and he did...not the worst job ever. I actually might have preferred his versions of some of those.In our special format round, everything was connected. You had a 50/50 shot in each question, and one of your answer choices in each question shared a word with the answer choices of the next question. Unfortunately, that didn't really help you figure out which answers were the right ones.For Round 4, your answers all contained "ire," together and in order.
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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, Mar 08, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Also, we watched some copulating reptiles on the TV
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Hey there, quizzers!We started the evening with a Recently in Stuff round, and there was a LOT of politics involved. But we also talked a little cinema and social media, just to keep you from clawing your eyes out in horror. You're welcome.Our music round was songs that sound like scouting activities--aviation, fishing, small-boat sailing, life saving, and so on. It helped a little if you knew anything about scouting badges, but that wasn't SUPER necessary.For our special format round, I gave you a fact that at least tangentially involved cars, except one word of the fact was false. You had to correct me. Suck it, alternative facts. No place for you at quiz!
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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, Mar 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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BLACKSMITH WHAT
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Hey there, quizzers!We started the evening by answering questions with words that can be spelled exclusively using the letters in "Justin Bieber." Because today is his birthday. And I guess that is notable to some people.Our music round was artists with March birthdays. Y'all are generally not fans of Cake Jams rounds, but I don't know why because you tend to do fairly well and also it would be like SO SIMPLE to look these up ahead of time when quiz falls on the first of the month. Where's your dedication??For our special format round, I gave you a release year and a famous quote from a movie, and you had to name the film. The catch? We ran the quote through
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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 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Also, I said "taint" into a mic tonight for hopefully the last time ever
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Hey there, quizzers!We started the evening by naming famous French people. Although "person" is kind of a strong word for a cartoon skunk.Our music round was all songs containing pet names. It seems like some of you should spend some time listening to slightly-more-obscure Beatles songs.Our special format round was a 50/50 round on kickass women in the justice system! Starting off with the most kickass of all time, RBG. She is truly #goals.For Round 4, we covered the Green Party, valley girls, and crotch infections. We talked about Jill Stein, but not Ralph Nader, which made it hard for y'all to answer all the other Green Party questions.
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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 15, 2017
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA the thought might drive you mad
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Hey there, quizzers!We started the evening with a relatively easy geography round--from the get-go, we told you all the countries were South American. And we gave you some clues that weren't particularly geography-based anyway. You just had to name the country.Our music round was an acrostic--the first letter of each artist's name in 1-7 spelled out the name of the artist for #8! Some of you managed to puzzle-piece together some of the artists you didn't know, which is exactly the point of the round.Our special format round was a round in which I named two people, and you had to tell me if they were ever alive at the same time. Just a simple yes or no. Most
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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 08, 2017
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Tesla would have been super insulted that you confused him with Edison
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Hey there, quizzers!We started the evening with a Duh! round, in which you have to be careful not to overthink your answers. We asked you what is likely the only thing you know about Steamboat Willie, so that was pretty simple. Answer our question about tape was easy as long as you know what "tartan" means.Our music round was all songs and artists that will never hurt you. Unlike sticks and stones. Which COINCIDENTALLY came up in each track one way or another.Our special format round was a 50/50 round in which you had to identify if the thing I was describing was a Mamet play, or a Geico commercial. This round really showed me how many of you still watch
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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 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I would follow Crawfish B. Crawfish into battle
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Hey there, quizzers!We started the evening with a Recently in Stuff round, and WOW was there a lot to talk about. We tried not to make it TOO DEPRESSING and thus avoided talking exclusively about politics, but unfortunately we didn't get to bring up Beyonce's twins, because the quiz was written before she announced them. But if Beyonce having twins doesn't make you happy, I don't know what would.Our music round was all artists with February birthdays, and I know it is often tough to pick a country artist for some of those country songs. Too many guys and they all sound the same. When in doubt, though,
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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 25, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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No John Trumbull
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Hey there, quizzers!Wow, 22 teams! It was SO CROWDED!!! Thanks so much for coming to see me. :')We started the evening with a round that was all Q'd up--every answer started with Q. No, I wasn't asking about the Bond character.Our music round was an acrostic! The first letter of every artist in 1-7 spelled the artist name in #8. As music rounds go, this one wasn't GREAT for you guys, but there was still a team that managed to only miss one point.Our special format round was a 50/50 round asking what those movies were really about. What exactly is Rogue One, and where is Manchester by the Sea? That kind of thing. THIS round went MUCH better 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, Jan 18, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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S-s-s-s-s-salt and Pepa HERRRRE
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Hey there, quizzers!We started the quiz off with Eight Quick, Hotly Disputed Questions on Israel. So yes, there was a little Middle Eastern geography for you, and some modern history too. But we gave you a lot of leeway, because, you know, Round 1. Then our music round was a classic This Day in Overplay: we played clips of historically #1 songs on January 17 in prior years. Y'all, overplayed or not, Truly, Madly, Deeply is my JAM.Then we had a round on Reddit AMAs--we read some real questions asked of real celebrity-types on Reddit, and you had to name the celebrity-type who was doing the AMA. Not Steve Jobs, because he's, you know, dead.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, Jan 11, 2017
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Queen Bey all the way
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Hey there, quizzers!What a night! The weather was back to gorgeous and I guess that explains why we were so crowded! Thanks for coming out!We started the quiz off with a "Duh!" round, where the name of the game is to not overthink your answers. Kevin Smith was a clerk! Surprise! Apparently actually surprising, though, was the fact that the Dutch East Indies are not India. Whoops.Then our music round was all songs and artists about kicking addictions. Obvi we heard from Amy Winehouse, but Jane's Addiction might have been just a little TOO on the nose.Then we had a speed round on Pacific volcano countries. Italy is not on the Pacific, people.
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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 04, 2017
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Back in the new year!
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Hey there, quizzers!I am so glad to be back! Superthanks to Alyssa for subbing for me while I was in Houston last week (NOT huffing glue etc etc but thanks for starting those rumors girl)! It's nice to be back home.We started the night with a only-mildly horrifying Recently in Stuff round--out of 2016 and hopefully leaving the horrors behind us. You know, except for the terror attack in Istanbul and the Republicans trying to cut their own ethical oversight committee.Our music round tonight was seven songs whose titles spelled out a country; you had to give me those titles and artists as usual. However, your last two points were not a song
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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.