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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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And also, she is not a vampire!
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Pretty great night! STEPHANIE WAS BACK, so you know I was thrilled. I missed her :'(.We started off with a round on puns! Kind of. I mean, all your answers contained "pun," which is not really the same thing as all your answers BEING puns, but whatever.Our music round was Rock of a Very Particular Set of Ages; you had to name the artists from the clip and then tell us if the artist is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member. This probably should have gone better for you than it did, but...oh well.Round 3 was a Sooner or Later round in which I gave you slogans, and you had to name companies. McDonald's and Disney were pretty obvious,
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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, Sep 14, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I know you like it quick and dirty
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!It's gonna be a quick one this week! Super thanks to Kavi for coming out and subbing as scorekeeper!Round 1: Juniors! JFK, MLK, RDJ!Round 2: Bands! Annnnnd...elements? No song names tonight. Two teams managed to name every element even without knowing all the band names, which was AMAZING.Round 3: Kanye or Mae West? Obviously the whole five foot fish in a helicopter story HAD to be Kanye.Round 4: Name the TV show from the description of the setting! YAY BUFFY!Round 5: Birthday episodes! YAY BUFFY AGAIN, and yes I understand how you may have thought it was Angel.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, Sep 07, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Also, Stephanie gave me a delicious brownie
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Special thanks, first of all, to the new meetup group that came out--I hope you had a great time and that you come back and see us again!And another special thanks to our substitute scorekeeper Melissa! Way to work it, girl!We started the evening with a Recently in Stuff round. Mother Theresa's canonization, South Korea winning the LIttle Leauge WOrld Series, and Lena Dunham's apology to Odell Beckham all made the cut.Then we had a music round where you were naming two SONGS per clip (no artists!), and the songs had a common word in their titles. So, Little Red Corvette/Red Solo Cup, Give it Away/Locked Away, etc. We were kind of
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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 31, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Jim Belushi instead of Barack Obama? Really?
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Tonight we started with a round that included types of flowers in all the answers! Princess Jasmine and Iggy Azalea, and Daisy Ridley were all bound to show up.For tonight's music round, we heard songs with titles that started and ended with the same letter. Abracadabra was the Steve Miller Band, NOT Huey Lewis and the News. Disgraceful.Then we had a speed round on highly paid American actors from the past year. There was only one Avenger on this list, and he was not named Chris. And Chris Hemsworth isn't even American.For Round 4 we talked about things that were getting progressively faster as the round moved on, from statues
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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 24, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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And then I went to sleep
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!School started this week and I am super exhausted, so I'm gonna make this short and sweet with a series of mildly confusing non sequiters.Nikki Minaj and Liza Minelli don't share names with very many musical artists.Turner and Hooch is not called Pooch.Aubrey Plaza =/= Phyllis Diller.You all love BASEketball but I have never seen it.That's it.Thanks for coming out, congrats to our winners, and we will see you next week!
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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 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
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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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.