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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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How was your Canada D'eh?
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!!I'm not gonna lie, tonight's visual round was stupid hard for me. And by that I mean I could not answer a single one. I was not expecting that to go well at all...and for most of you, my expectations were right on par.In other news, I got to play "I'm on a Boat" for you and it was a legit part of the quiz tonight, so that was great. And then we had a round about Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, which on the one hand was great because ice cream, but on the other hand made everyone sad because Blue Bell.We had a round that was upsetting to anyone who keeps kosher, since it was all about crustaceans and shellfish. But then we attempted to pacify
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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, June 24, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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You missed me! You really missed me! :')
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!!I am so excited to be back! I had a great time hanging with my adorable little baby nieces in Miami (and my sister too, I guess). I had a less great time recovering from a rip-roaring ear infection. But even so! I am back and happy to be back! Thanks for all of your love. I missed you too.Let's see, what else was eventful tonight? Y'all thought our "Challenger" joke was "too soon," even though it's been 30 FRICKIN' YEARS. Come on, guys. If we don't have laughter, we don't have anything. In Round 2, half of the bar had contempt for you if you didn't know the difference between Will Smith's solo music and his career as the Fresh Prince
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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, June 17, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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The Impossible Dream of Giving A Damn About Man of La Mancha
Rev. Lindsay

A good task for QuizBot this week would be to check out how many Texas teams are “Hurricane Bill” related this week.  As per usual, it’s Austin and we had craptastic weather a few weeks ago, so now going forward, every similar weather condition that occurs gets treated like and overwhelming emergency situation... which is dumb.  But whatever.   It didn’t stop 16 teams from taking over Billy’s and showin’ some folk what quiz is all about.  After the first score break Friendship Is Magic, But So Is Cocaine had a one-point lead, but by score break #2 they were busted down like a rogue detective to second
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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.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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In Which I Make Everyone Sharpen Their Pencils By Hand
Professor D

Hi guys!   It was hella cool to have some time back at one of my old quizzer haunts, only this time as Quizmaster.   Julia has spoiled you with an electric pencil sharpener. In true substitute teacher fashion, I eschewed the house rules and had y’all use my manual sharpener. Guys, the electric one is loud. And people ALWAYS wanna sharpen a pencil when I’m trying to talk. I used to have an electric sharpener, too; but then I went acoustic. Manual. Whatever. You’ll get back your electric sharpener when you get back your Julia! MUAHAHAHAHAHA   Sorry, I blacked out for a minute. Where was I? Oh yes, it was great to
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During the day, I encourage people to buy beer. At night, I host pub quizzes and I encourage people to buy beer while asking them random questions. Jobs are weird. My uncle used to call me "professor" when I was a kid. I'm not really a professor. I drive a truck that might be older than you. I do the best Hank Hill impression you'll ever hear, unless you know Mike Judge. I haven't updated my Wordpress blog in a really long time. I live with my wife, Deirdre, here in Austin. She's a badass floral designer and excellent lady.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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The most disturbing thing is that apparently, more people get cosmetic surgery on their eyelids than on their LIPS. WHY SO MANY
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!What a crazy night! When I arrived at Billy's, there were roughly fifty more people there than normal. It was loud and hectic and confusing but there was a really nice energy! You, my faithful quizzers, lovingly put up with the issues and played through the noise. And your patience paid off!!! Round 1 was a Recently in Stuff round and we asked about which two teams are still in the running for the Stanley Cup--and the first game in that series was ON THE TV RIGHT THEN. Free point for you!Round 2 was ROUGH for you guys. I didn't even know George Lucas had been involved in a musical, and then we had a whole round about it. I played the George-Lucas-musical-cover-versions
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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 27, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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No one told me it was QuizMaster Appreciation Week!
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We got off to a touching start, as before quiz even began a team gave me a framed letter of Quizmaster appreciation. Granted, it was a parody of a letter that one of my students gave me for Teacher Appreciation Day, and granted, they plagiarised off a 15-year-old girl, but it was still sweet. And very hilarious. Thanks guys <3 :').Once quiz did get started, we had a round in which we did some wordplay with military ranks, and a music round that wasn't as sexy as the round theme implied. Then you had to tell me if the real, new gizmo that I described was worth more or less than the dollar amount I gave you. You knew when you heard the word "dongle"
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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 20, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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Kansas City is not the Capitol of Kansas
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Tonight was great! So many teams--14 of you!! Billy's was crazy stupid packed too, which made me feel ohsopopular that I found myself blushing. Not really, but I could have. We started the night with a "Duh!" round, and some of you thought too hard on all of it. Be dumber, y'all. In a "Duh!" round, when I ask a question about Marxism, answering with "Engels" is thinking too much.Then we had a music round where all the songs had the name of a city in their title, and I'm not going to lie to you, I personally only sort-of-knew two of those songs. You guys, though, seriously knew what you were doing.Round 3 was really awesome
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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 13, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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Does Charles Manson even count as a famous "hippie" enough that it somehow makes it understandable to confuse him with JESUS?
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Hey remember how we usually have a team called Flying Spaghetti Monsters? They would have started the night with an amazing coincidence, as their team name was literally the answer to R1Q1. BUT they weren't here tonight. Sucks for them! That's why you should always come to quiz whether there's a flood warning or not.In Round 2, y'all got way more excited than I was expected to hear 50 Cent, so when Marky Mark and Funky Bunch came on I was expecting y'all to blow the roof off. But you had trouble recognizing Jimmy Fallon's version of the song :-(In Round 3, it really paid off to be a big fan of the Friday the 13th and
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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 06, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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I'm sorry my Falcon Punch voice isn't better
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We had 18 teams tonight that rocked my world. It was so great to see all of y'all come out and play with me again. As an added bonus, Quizmasters Chelsea and Kavi crashed our party and I got to hang out with them for awhile after quiz! They didn't even heckle me that much.Quiz highlights! We had a round about caps that somehow ended with the word "prostate." The bar staff got understandably excited that the music round was called "Tip Your Staff." We compared France to the UK and learned that France had a potato ban that lasted almost a quarter of a century. Our Recently in Stuff round revealed that even
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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, April 29, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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The closest quiz I've ever been part of
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!EVERYBODY held their joker until Round 8 tonight, which I have never seen happen before. It made the entire quiz super intense and a little scary for me, weirdly. I was really worried we would end up with like a four way tie or something. We started the night off with a round about money, kind of. More like, a round about words that can also be slang for "money," sometimes. Props to those of you who spelled Dia de los Muertos correctly.Then we had a round of songs that were vaguely about walls. Yes, we heard from Pink Floyd, Miley Cyrus, and, of course, Oasis. No, that was not Ariana Grande.Round 3 was a Real or Shit round where
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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, April 22, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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Earth Day is for the Birds, or something
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!!Thanks to all 14 teams that came out tonight!! We had a grand old time with that nice breeze outside and the great crowd inside. Let's talk quiz!Round 1 was all about palindromes. Well, not really ABOUT palindromes, so much as CONSISTING OF palindromes. All the answers were spelled the same forward as backward, is my point. The number of you who could not think of Jeremy Renner's last name was...disappointing.The music round tonight had songs whose titles either were or contained the name of a TV show. The best show that popped up was obviously "Lost," while the worst show that came up was...hard to choose. "Step by Step," maybe?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, April 15, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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"Sixteen Candles" is the one with the wedding
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!A solid twelve teams came out for quiz tonight, with a lot of you out on the porch since the weather was so nice. Too bad the quiz had so much death in it? Social Singularity was DQ'd for being too big, which meant that by the end of the night our real winners were After jail, Hernandez no longer tight end. A tie for 3rd place became a 2nd place tie between Ian McKellan as Cogsworth and We've Got Nothing. The tie went to Ian McKellan, and We've Got Nothing had to be happy with the paltriest of somethings.We started the night with a round that was basically about sightseeing in US cities,
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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, April 08, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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The important thing to remember is that Sarah Palin is NOT on the Supreme Court
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Tonight we were back up to 15 teams, which was super exciting for me to see. Quizmaster Gerald was visiting, AND an old friend of mine from high school and college was randomly here to play with her coworkers! She didn't even know I would be there! It was crazy. We got to catch up and talk about stuff and things. AND her team ended up in second place! Congrats, Theresa!We had a round on things that are spelled the same way as Greek letters, in which we learned that very few of you listen to Linkin Park/know what Nu-Metal is. We had a music round that broke your brains as we played jazz covers of songs and made you name the song and original artist. If 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, April 01, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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Maybe we just like Bacon, okay?
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Tonight, we had a whole lot of Kevin Bacon, brought to you by April Fool's Day. Why Kevin Bacon? Why not! Here are some things I learned about Kevin Bacon this evening:1. He played a "freelance serial-killer-cult buster" (whatever that means) in "The Following." 2. He covered "Footloose," and it wasn't as bad as you would expect.3. He was in BOTH Apollo 13 and Mystic River.4. He played a drug-pushing strip club owner in a flop that was released on April 1, 2011--maybe he was trolling us?5. He has a brother named Michael who is also an actor? 6. He is married to Kyra Sedgwick.7. HE WAS THE VOICE
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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, March 25, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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"Mrs. Thomas Jefferson" lived on Monticello, not Mt Vernon, guys. Also, she had a first name. Not that I know it.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers! Thanks so much for coming out tonight! The weather was gorgeous and SO WERE YOU, KAVI. We started the night off with a round about famous alcoholics. The most surprising member of the list was Martha Washington. The least surprising member was...pretty much all the others. The music round tonight featured all songs that have the word "Gonna" in the title, so obviously we Rick-rolled you at the end. And then we had a Yes or No round about possibly dead people. And then we had every English major's wet dream: a round on sexy Shakespeare. Sort of. So of course we had to bring everybody back down after that hot and steamy Round 4...by
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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, March 18, 2015
[Wednesday 7:00 pm]
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Finally, my Gilmore Girls obsession paid off. HECK YES Luke and Lorelai got together!
Specific Heat

Well, quizzers, tonight I had written a whole nice long blog and I was almost done. And then my computer did a force restart and I lost the whole thing. So here's the truncated version. 14 teams. Tiebreaker. One Man Wolf Pack won. OPP. This/That/These Music. Working Title Identification. American painters, which we warned you about in the weekly email. Fight pictures. Name the winner. Terry Pratchett, may he RIP. Movies with characters who are inexplicably playing music even though the plot doesn't necessitate it. Random Knowledge: Mark Twain, NPR, Halls of Fame states/provinces, Did they or didn't they?,
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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.