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Sunday, May 01, 2016
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You Can Quote Me On This
Evan

Let's sound off-- how many of YOU were born outside the U.S.?  Because that means you can't run for president!   Unless, of course, you have been a U.S. resident for 14 years, and at least one of your parents is an American citizen.  Apparently, THOSE are the true provisos, as they say.  If you fit the criteria, then go right ahead and run for president!   We had some feelings on tonight's quiz.  Or, as the kids say, "the feels."  The feels were all over that round.  And Kavi was feeling the feels when Excitebike made in onto quiz.  I was more of a Duck Hunt man myself.   Oh, and I promised
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, Apr 24, 2016
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Anton Chekhov's "Three Tribbles"
Evan

Thanks for joining us on this lovely Sunday!  We had three exciting 16-point rounds, one of which was Game of Thrones themed.  And speaking of which, here are my Game of Thrones spoilers:   Daenerys rode a dragon for, like, ten minutes.  Then Jon Snow's wounds healed and he reattached Theon's mangled penis.  Jaime Lannister got a robot hand, became a real Jedi, and rescued Cersei from Jabba's palace.   Also, the Hound miraculously reappeared and got a crossbow laser gun.   I promise all that stuff happened.  Stay tuned for more next week!   Two things about the title
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Austin, TX
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Sunday, Apr 17, 2016
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Pineapple Mazes and Full-Grown Ewoks
Evan

  If Dole has a pineapple-shaped maze, we thought it might be a good idea for Chiquita to invest in a banana-shaped maze.  But then, imagining a banana-shaped maze... I'm gonna go ahead and say that the lack of girth found in most bananas wouldn't be sufficient for a maze of any real complexity.  Especially a hedge maze.   Speaking of fruit, for the longest time I thought Prince was singing about a Raspberry Parade.  And I wondered, what did that strange man mean when he sang about finding a parade in a second-hand store?  But then I went about my business, because I had more pressing things to worry about.  Namely passing all my middle
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
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Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Apr 10, 2016
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Second Guess Yourself (in Parentheses)
Evan

What do I wanna talk about?  Saponification.  Not that I know a single thing about making soap.  I just like saying the word.  Saponification.  Say it.  Go on, say it out loud.  Doesn't it feel good?  Doesn't it, like, make you feel smart?   Saponification.   Savor it.  That wordiness.  That mastery of the English language.  That... je ne sais quoi, s'il vous plait.   What else do I wanna talk about?  Perhaps I want to mention the fact that, though I feel like I teach y'all stuff every time we quiz, I also feel like... YOU teach ME.  For instance, tonight I found
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, Apr 03, 2016
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General Robert E. Eel
Evan

It's only at Geeks Who Drink where a player comes up and asks me if we accepted "testicles or balls" as an answer.  I do love my job!   Great  quiz tonight!  For future reference, the Bobby Darin song is called "Mack the Knife."  And if you don't know too much about ol' Bobby, you should delve a bit further into his life story.  He was an interesting guy, to say the least.   On an unrelated note, Clean Willy and the Great Train Robbery sounds more like an Encyclopedia Brown story instead of the subject of a Michael Crichton novel.  The book in question was written waaaayyy back in 1975.  Which, if you're
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Austin, TX
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Sunday, Mar 27, 2016
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Global Tararism...?
Evan

You know, last night I boiled some eggs.  Let's be clear now: I rarely boil eggs.  I'm a scrambled eggs kinda guy.  You know, with some salsa and grilled onions, and tortillas on the side.  I believe some call that 'migas'-- I just call it common sense cooking.   Point is, I boiled some eggs.  Just on a whim.  I thought of all my food options, and I got the wild hair that made me hanker for hard boiled eggs.  So naturally, I gave in to the urge and got to boilin'.  Then my roommate asks me, "oh, are you boiling those for Easter?"   And I stopped and asked myself: "AM I boiling these for Easter??"   Then,
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Mar 20, 2016
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Fiddler on a Hot Tin Roof
Evan

What did we learn at quiz tonight?   We learned that no one's perfect.  I mean, "Angels with Dirty Eyes"??  Dirty eyes.  Yeah.   And the screw is the hippest of the simple machines.  The other simple machines are as follows: ​The ramp The pulley The ball and chain The particle accelerator Junji Hirata We also learned a lot about avocados.  Or... was that just me?  Yeah.  I learned a lot about how delicious they are on a sandwich.  Though it was more like a review than an actual lesson.   More
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Austin, TX
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Sunday, Mar 13, 2016
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The Greatest Quiz on Earth!
Evan

Did y'all see that show I put on? I mean, sure, I didn't quite have my lines memorized, but I managed to really immerse myself in the role,and I felt that a lot of the scenes played out pretty well.  And the audience participation really helped keep the energy alive at points when my own voice was waning.  I like to think that I did the story justice overall, with the limitations we had to work with. Special thanks to my stage manager Kavi, who, if you didn't notice, ran back and forth to my car several times to procure more and more completely useful* and helpful** equipment to make the night more magical! She did get the chance to read the bonus questions herself, though.
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
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Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Mar 06, 2016
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Don't Take Your Mama (on an Airplane)
Evan

Can't believe that shit about Fifi.  Making a fake vagina out of trash bags...??  That's gotta be one of the most desperate things I've heard.  I mean, aside from half of the other shit I hear about going on in prison.  But I mean, do they at least find something to lube up the bags?  Or do you just go in there dry?   Maybe I shouldn't be thinking about it too much.  I guess I just have a rational mind.  I hear about a fake garbage-bag vagina, and I just gotta figure the ins and outs of it all.  No pun intended.   Anyways...  Is there
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Sunday, Feb 28, 2016
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Hie Thee to a Pub Quiz!
Evan

So, it sounds like there was little love for the Postmodern Jukebox in the quiz crowd.  Was it because the clips were so challenging?  I mean, that wasn't the most indicative sampling of their work, and it really is more entertaining when you watch the videos while listening to the music.  Look 'em up online.  Give a couple a view or two.   You know, I only just now realize it, but calling Round 6 "A round on men's fashion" was probably neglecting the women who like to dress in suit coats and tuxedos.  No joke.  I know several women who have done so on multiple occasions, and I'm not just talking transvestites and such.  Some women
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Austin, TX
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Sunday, Feb 21, 2016
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My INside voice is really an OUTside voice!
Mateo

I could talk about the quiz but instead I am going to talk to you today about something important. Carb addiction !!! Oh those Girl Scout Cookie Deals are out in force. Sun Tzu translated into Mateoism : “Never do battle on a battlefield you did not prepare.” They set the trap – two innocent looking girls in full regalia with their dirty drugs piled as high as they are tall. Like those images you see of customs agents stacking 100s of kilos of heroin so too are these boxes arranged by class and type of addiction. Parent Dealers at your work or agents with stations more strategically positioned than a Starbucks. If they don’t hook you going in
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Never pull the Devil's finger.... especially after a night of Jagerbombs!


Slow on my feet but fast from my mouth I am what you would call a "smart ass". The few times I was ever slapped in public by parental figures was due to my abilities to project sound, clear enunciation, and tuned sense of comedic timing.


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Sunday, Feb 14, 2016
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Be My Vaginalentine
Evan

Just like every Valentine's Day, I feel I should apologize for some things.   First of all, sorry for sports.  I mean, I'm not sorry for asking questions about sports.  We like to cover every topic, from geography to Cybill Shepherd.  What I mean to say is that I'm sorry for sports.  Meaning that I feel sorry for them.  For having to keep the bench warm while we parade round after round about music, and bridges, and movies, and Cybill Shepherd.  And then, finally, sports gets its chance!  There's a whole round on sports!  And not just a bonus question, an entire speed round!   Then, what
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
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Austin, TX
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Sunday, Feb 07, 2016
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Happy Super New Year Chinese Bowl!
Evan

I say we play quiz next week "Diplomacy Style".  I'll send you all the questions by post, and you can mail in your answers after every round.  Each round will take about two days, so with scoring breaks and announcements, we'll be done in about... say... twenty days?  But remember: only six people per team, and no using the internet!   Wow.  Twenty days without using the internet...?  Sounds like some modern-day cruel and unusual punishment.  For some.  I know some dudes who can't even piss at a urinal without putting their phones down.   Anyways, thanks for playing with us!  It was a bit of a chill night, since
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Austin, TX
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Sunday, Jan 31, 2016
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Harlot's Web
Evan

If you wanna see Ice T shoot up a bunch of people to a Spineshank song, watch 3000 Miles to Graceland.  Need I say more about a film that features Jon Lovitz, Howie Long, Thomas Haden Church, and Kevin Pollak?   It's a dumb movie with a million famous people in it.   Favorite wrong answer of the night?  "Dodecahedron of Life."  Get it?  It's a shape!  And life totally functions much like a dodecahedron.  At least, it does if you're a barbarian.  GET IT??  Because a barbarian's hit die is a d12!  Hahaha!   Goddamn I'm funny.   Another good wrong answer, for
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Austin, TX
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Sunday, Jan 24, 2016
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Batten Down the Jigger-Mast!
Evan

Ahoy there, quizzers!  Let me tell you a story about how Avatar ruined everything!   The year was 2008.  The highest-grossing film was Titanic.  The most overrated James Cameron film was, well, let's face it, Titanic.  (I mean, that movie was seriously lacking in explosions and gratuitous machine gun fire.)  The only recent pop-culture reference to an avatar was the series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which was a beloved and well-done animated action series.  And most films released in theaters didn't even try to pretend they were in 3-D.   Then came Avatar.
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.


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Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Jan 17, 2016
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That Velvet Thunder
Evan

Your Friendly Neighborhood Quizmaster here, reminding you that London is not a country, and UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization!  Which I can see they're also not a fan of the Oxford comma.  Although I most certainly am.  Because without it, you could very well assume that UNESCO was a Scientific and Cultural Organization, that was also United Nations Educational.  Whatever that means.  (Shut up, I know it's a stretch.)   Also, the Traveling Wilburys: Worst Name for a Supergroup?  Or does that go to Damnocracy?  Let me know next time you see me.  I'll be taking a poll.   I
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Formerly a scientist, Evan is a treacherous, high-ranking Quizmaster who turns into a jet and is openly known to want to replace Megatron as the leader of the Decepticons.