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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.
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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
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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?"
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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
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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.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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To be fair, Hayden Christiansen's acting wouldn't be out of place in a Twilight film
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Hey there, quizzers!It was super crowded tonight! After all this recent rain the weather was finally nice and the porch was PACKED!We started the night with the to-do lists of historical figures. You know, like how Joan of Arc would've had "ask for help with being burned alive" on her to-do list. (What, too soon?)The music round tonight was all songs and artists singing about balls. Or sports. Or words that sounded like they had to do with sports if you weren't paying close enough attention.For Round 3, we gave you names and phrases and you had to take your best guess at their origins. And I knew all of you have been waiting a long time for 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, Apr 20, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I swear it was an accident that I played a Hamilton song right before that Hamilton question
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Hey there, quizzers!What a fantastic night! I had TWO separate teams out with Quizmaster friends Stephanie and Gerald, and of course all you lovely regulars were here too. :-)Round 1 tonight was Recently in Stuff, so we got to talk about the Ecuadorian earthquake, and Bernie at Coachella, and the Supreme Court. Also, there was a Hamilton question!!!! :-DDDDDDIn Round 2, we trickily played songs that all share a chord progression, but adjusted them to all be in the same key. So some of them sounded weird...but you still did really well on this round!For Round 3, I asked you what killed everybody in the disaster
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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 13, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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An architect vs a composer
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Hey there, quizzers!We were pretty packed tonight with 17 teams, but the weather was gorgeous so quite a few of those were out on the porch. Whew!We started the night by asking, "What's in Your Wallet?" Meaning that we literally took the words "your wallet" and used only those letters to come up with our Round 1 answers. I listed several Harry Potter pets and needed you to tell me that each was an "owl," and I also made you recall Coldplay's first big hit was all "Yellow."Tonight's music round demanded that you clap your hands--because it was all songs with, you guessed it, rhythmic hand clapping. Our Lips Are Sealed and Party Rock Anthem were pretty easy,
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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 06, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I would definitely read 50 Cent and Sensibility, though
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Hey there, quizzers!What gorgeous weather we had tonight! There were lots of people on the porch and it already feels like summer. Can't wait!We started the night off with The Thing and the Other Thing, a round in which your answer always had the words "and the" in the middle. So, The Fast and The Furious, and Benny and the Jets, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines...etc.Our music round tonight was all songs that Weird Al tried to parody, but couldn't acquire the rights. Most famously, James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" (the Weird Al version was supposed to be "You're Pitiful"), but y'all still knew most of the others.For Round 3, every answer either
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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 30, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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That drinking game is probably the only way to make it through an episode of the Big Bang Theory
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Hey there, quizzers!What a night! The weather was kind of gross and muggy but we were packed inside Billy's!We finished out the month to start out the quiz, with a round about things that had happened in the Last Week of March. The Catholic Feast of the Anunciation, the debut of Jeopardy!, and the Selma to Montgomery march all came up. Birmingham is not the capital of Alabama.For tonight's music round, we heard Lady Gaga cover a bunch of ssongs and named those songs and original artists. I am going to have to make a point of tracking down the full recording of her cover of What's Up by the 4 Non Blondes, because that shit was awesome.Round 3
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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 23, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Not knowing his chest was going to burst would probably have given me a heart attack
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Hey there, quizzers!We started tonight off with a Recently in Stuff round. Merrick Garland, Obamas in Cuba, and Hillary on Broad City--all too easy.Round 2 was a little trickier than your average music round tonight. I played a clip of a song that has a parenthetical in the title, and you had to write ONLY the parenthetical part of the title if you wanted that point. So you only got credit for that song from the Breakfast Club if you wrote "Forget About Me"--including the "Don't You" lost the point for you. Tricky, tricky, tricky.We had a Sooner or Later round in Round 3 in which you had to name the author from a list of books. Round 2 had gone very poorly
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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 16, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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NASCAR? More like...NAS...CAN'T...or something.
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Hey there, quizzers!Y'all, my mother-in-law was here tonight. Things could have gone really poorly for me, but I think we're okay. But if you can spare a thought of pity for me, please, go ahead and send some good vibes for me that I am not suddenly now on my MIL's bad side. *crosses fingers* You know, because of the cursing and such? Anyway. We started the night with a "Duh!" round, in which we always encourage you not to overthink your answers. Even so, "Peter Porker" was maybe a little tricky.Our music round was all lullaby-style covers of songs, and it was surprisingly hard to pick out Adele's "Hello" in the mix. Lorde's "Royals" was all
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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 09, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I guess you could say we had a naughty time of it!
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Hey there, quizzers!What a special night tonight! Our beloved barmaster Alex had his 40th birthday today, and his wife Rebecca (our other barmaster) hired a BURLESQUE DANCER to surprise him with a singing telegram for his birthday! Ruby the burlesque dancer was amazing, and yes, you can see the video I took on our Facebook page.The amazing Ruby Joule definitely made the night extra-special, and the fact that she waited outside in her costume in that rain is just the epitome of dedication to her craft! Incredible.Beyond 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 02, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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And also, "saber-toothed tigers" and "wooly mammoths" aren't even dinosaurs
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Hey there, quizzers!We started tonight off with Eight Quick, Passionate Questions About Italy. Of course that meant Catholicism made an appearance, as did ricotta cheese and Ferraris. Y'all were split 50/50, though on whether the leftmost stripe on its flag is the red one or the green one.Round 2 was another definitely-not-creepy Human Cent-iPod round, in which the title of the first song merged into the title of the next song, and so forth. I mean, if you're going to make a Human Centipede reference, there are grosser ways to do it than running "Back to Black" and "Black Betty" together, right?Round 3 was a relatively new format tonight, in which we encouraged
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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 24, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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"Beans. Beans! BEANS!" is a thing that I saw on an answer sheet tonight.
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Hey there, quizzers!We started tonight off with Recently in Stuff, and MAN is there a lot of recent stuff to talk about. Charlie Sheen somehow semi-positively affecting the world? Literary giants dying? Lego making some admirable strides toward gender equality in a world of children's toys that leave out Rey and Black Widow? Various Republican craziness? Check, check, check.Tonight's music round went fairly well for yall too; we played smooth jazz/sax covers of songs and you had to name the originals. The Metallica one was a little hard to track, and some of you forgot Bonnie Tyler's name, but generally there were a lot of really high scores here!Round 3
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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 17, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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At least you knew Kuwait was next to Iraq
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Hey there, quizzers!Whoa dang! Super crowded again tonight! I'm so thankful that you were all here!We started the night off with "Firin' Blanks," a round in which your answer to the previous question filled in a blank in the next question. I think you were kind of confused at first, but you figured it out pretty quickly once we started talking about the Hunger Games.The music round tonight was all Timbaland-produced songs. Not EVERYTHING they put out is ft. Justin Timberlake, y'all.Round 3 tonight was a Sooner or Later Round in which I gave you the top-billed actors in a film, and you had to name the film. Alec Guinness was only top-billed in
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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 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.