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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Just Because "A Mighty Wind" is a Weird Movie Doesn't Mean You Shouldn't Watch It.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Can I just say that it was really nice to spend a few hours with competent adults tonight? School started again this week, which means your Friendly Neighborhood QuizMaster has to re-align her expectations of what constitutes Normal Human Behavior. Thank you for understanding. Thank you for being reasonable. And thank you for being HERE! My favorite part of the night by far was when we went over the answers to the music round. I have never before heard an entire bar sing the answers together. Apparently "Linger" by the Cranberries is just everybody's jam? (Get it? Cranberries? Jam? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.) WHO KNEW. Anyway, it was great. 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, August 19, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Really glad that nobody asked about that weird "sometimes w" nonsense
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!You had me worried there; when I arrived at my normal time, the bar was practically empty. Usually it's at least a third of the way full already. I was afraid you weren't going to show up! But it turns out you were apparently just late. Like, all of you. Not really sure what the deal was keeping you all from your normal quiz arrival time, but whatever. You made it! We played. And Turd Ferguson won.How did they win? Let's talk about the things that happened during quiz tonight.Round 1 was all words that had only one vowel in them. Thankfully, the whole "sometimes y" question didn't actually matter, so I could give 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, August 12, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Sacred Rats? The Amazing Race may have cemented my desire to probably never go to India. Also: an Open Letter.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Did you like my sexy scratchy voice tonight? This is what happens when I spend all weekend in a booth at a convention trying to get people to donate to a nonprofit. Let me know if you like it and I'll try to do it more often. (Just kidding. Once a year is about all my throat can handle.)Tonight's quiz started with a round that was kind of about The Amazing Race, but not really. It was mostly just being able to name a country from a couple of clues.After a music round when I played marching band covers of songs (I know, I know, that did not sound anything like "Teenage Dream"), we had a Nerd Cred Quizdoku round. Shame on you 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, August 05, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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I never noticed before, but Tonic DOES sound like Third Eye Blind, The Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20, and Soundgarden! I'm kind of impressed with you guys.
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!Did you enjoy tonight's Round 1? I loved it. Combining the basic concept of a rebus with celebrities' names? All while totally judging the rich and famous? WHAT COULD BE BETTER? Picturing Lance Bass as a fish holding a jousting weapon? Ok, yeah, that's better.In Round 2, we played a bunch of songs that were about having trouble understanding things. You seemed to have trouble understanding that you had to tell me who SPECIFICALLY sang that rendition of that Christmas song.Round 3 was a speed round! You had to name the countries outside of Europe that have the most UNESCO world heritage sites. I think that...maybe some of you don't know
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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, July 29, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Just be glad I didn't make you spell "Navratilova" correctly
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!We had a great quiz tonight, starting off strong with a Recently in Stuff (eg current events) round. I personally preferred Round 2, though, which had a bunch of Queen(s) in it. I'll call you Mr. Fahrenheit whenever I damn well please.In Round 3, I gave you a scenario and two people, and you had to tell me who had more. Yes, I am just as surprised as you are that Betty White has lived more years on this Earth than Bob Barker. By Round 4, y'all were pretty nicely warmed up and ready to give me words that had "phy" in them. When I asked for a nasty disease, it probably helped to be able to rule out cystic fibrosis by knowing it is spelled
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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, July 22, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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Who knew those Pitbull Dr Pepper commercials from two football seasons ago would be so helpful in the long run?
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!!Tonight we started with a round about ears, and I was BEYOND disappointed that there was no reference to The Princess Bride and "To the pain!" But there was a TPB reference later in the night, so I guess that will have to be good enough for me. It WAS a pretty good one.We moved on to one of the ever-popular Human Cent-ipod music rounds, in which you could kind of snake your way through the answers if you knew just enough about music. I warned you that they may not bew word-for-word matches, so it's your own fault if you decided "Songz" to "Song" was too much of a stretch to snake through.In Round 3, you had to tell me if I was describing
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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, July 15, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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You're right, Obama and Nehru are toooootally the same thing
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!!Tonight, we started off contemplating the horrors of hell. It was very Dante-esque, and definitely not some sort of kitschy excuse for a round theme, I swear. We were totally all focusing on eternal damnation and definitely not just trying to come up with words and phrases that have "hell" in them.The music round tonight was super fun. We played clips of Destiny's Child songs that were sampling other songs, and you had to name the song and artist they were sampling. I personally learned very quickly that, while I can name and sing along with quite a lot of the Destiny's Child repertoire, I apparently know very little about their inspirations. 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, July 08, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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The next line was probably going to be Poopercalifecalisticexplodingdiarrhea
Specific Heat

Hey there, quizzers!!Tonight we started with a really interesting Round 1, in which each answer had one more syllable than the answer before it. So by the bonus question, you were writing nine whole syllables, and it felt like I was sitting there forever waiting for you. It was a real shame that that one guy forgot to put "Frankly" in front of "My dear, I don't give a damn." Too few syllables. He could not win.Every song in Round Two had the words "Don't Stop" in the title. Most of the songs started with those words, which made Elton John's "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore" the most difficult for y'all to guess.In Round 3, you suffered 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, July 01, 2015
[Wednesdays @ 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
[Wednesdays @ 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
[Wednesdays @ 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.

Go play her quiz at Silo on 7th on Tuesdays at 8PM and at Nomad Bar on Thursdays at 8PM.


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Billy's On Burnet
2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX
78756
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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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
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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
[Wednesdays @ 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
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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
[Wednesdays @ 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.