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Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017
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Phil Kessel is a Stanley Cup Champion
Evan

Who the hell is Phil Kessel? Did he actually win the Stanley Cup? And what in god's name does he have to do with quiz?   All of these questions, and MORE, will NOT be answered in this blog. Too bad, so sad. But we got bigger fish to fry!   For those of you who are curious, we raised 250 buckaroo banzais in ca$h, and around thirty uncle buckses in PayPal monies. Plus, I was offered cupcakes, Bitcoin, and sexual favors for the silent auction items. Okay,
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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.

You can find him at Black Star Co-op Sundays at 8 pm. It's a nice place. Don't let him scare you away from it.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017
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Where People Do Not Always Come Out the Front
Evan

You might have noticed that I played up the Easter thing a bit. See, I was raised Catholic, so a certain amount of the weird Easter traditions have stuck with me. You know, the eggs, the candy, the pastels. The fun stuff. Haven't set foot in a church since I did a private event quiz in a chapel.   Did you know we do private event quizzes? Hire us, and we'll come and quiz you at your next fiesta, wedding, baby shower, office party, whatever.   But also,
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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.

You can find him at Black Star Co-op Sundays at 8 pm. It's a nice place. Don't let him scare you away from it.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Apr 09, 2017
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The Ballad of Moonie Moonston
Evan

We had a little debate over whether or not "frothy" was a dubious word to use to describe a movie. The pro-frothy camp pointed out that a movie can be airy and fluffy and look all churned up and pretty without necessarily having a lot of solid underlying substance to it. Whereas the anti-frothy camp simply cringed at being reminded about the definition of the no-longer-timely slang word "santorum".   Thanks for singing along with us during the answers
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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.

You can find him at Black Star Co-op Sundays at 8 pm. It's a nice place. Don't let him scare you away from it.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Apr 02, 2017
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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Single White Female
Patrick

Evan was missing tonight. I certainly didn't move in with him, start dressing like him, cut my hair to resemble his and then put a high heel in anyone's eye after they found out I wasn't Evan during a passionate love scene. Nope. Didn't do any of that. Evan was out on his yearly vampire roundup. He hunts down nests that crop up in Texas in the spring and I think it's a good thing he does. He'll be back next week, though, so just you wait until your father gets home. What a cool quiz! Round Two, despite your groanin' was a really great round. I don't think we focus on gender inequality enough in the quiz. It's pretty obvious that none of you focus on it either, given your abysmal
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I'm just your average board game nerd who hosts pub quizzes as a side hustle. By day I'm allegedly an educator. By night I'm allegedly a tramp.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017
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Bevis and Ramona
Evan

After Round Six brought up Con Air Bud, all I want to see is John Malkovich dressed in a golden retreiver costume playing basketball and cussing out the other team.   I initially thought that only some true fantasy nerds would get the Shannara question. But then I found out that MTV (...really?? MTV??) made a television series out of the Shannara books as early as 2016. Then I delved even further and found out that Terry Brooks, author of the Shannara books and the best-selling living fantasy author, also wrote the novel adaptations of Hook and
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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.

You can find him at Black Star Co-op Sundays at 8 pm. It's a nice place. Don't let him scare you away from it.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Mar 19, 2017
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Tipwrecked
Evan

It's the end of an era, ladies and gentlemen. Kavi's exit from the Austin Geeks Who Drink community marks the end of more than 3 years of her service as Scorekeeper for Black Star. I don't think I could have asked for a better partner in crime. She has been known to score 20 teams' answer sheets while looking up obscure sexual terminology online, and never missing a beat. She served as my sole reference on how to pronounce sportsball people's names. She's the only reason I've tried several of Black Star's pies and ice cream.   BUT, she's hopping off to New York state to do some money-making.
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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.

You can find him at Black Star Co-op Sundays at 8 pm. It's a nice place. Don't let him scare you away from it.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017
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I Rack (So Far Away)
Evan

Johnny was a chemist Johnny is no more For what he thought was H2O Was H2SO4   Little ditty which helped me remember the molecular formula for sulfuric acid. I imagine about half the teams that got that particular question right were singing it too.   Speaking of learning things when I was a young'un, I used to check out graphic novels from the local public library; that's how
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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.

You can find him at Black Star Co-op Sundays at 8 pm. It's a nice place. Don't let him scare you away from it.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Mar 05, 2017
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The one where I hosted at Black Star Co-Op
Jennifer

Black Star, it was nice to you again! You may recognize me from a few weeks ago where I got to watch you from afar when I took over Kavi’s spot as score keeper. Or maybe not. Probably not. Special thanks to Evan last night for letting me pilot! Let’s be real though Evan probably partied entirely too hard as Geeks Who Drink’s annual Geek Bowl took place in Seattle this weekend. In other news, last night’s quiz was a doozie we got a little bit of everything: some classic literature, some dating advice, listened to some politicians spew bullshit, and we learned the difference between Warhol and narwahls (or maybe you already knew that).   We had 17
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Here's a little speech I wrote about myself: And I come here as a daughter — raised on the South Side of Chicago by a father who was a blue-collar city worker and a mother who stayed at home with my brother and me. My mother's love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion and her intelligence reflected in my own daughters. And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: like, you work hard for what you want in life;that your word is your bond; that you do what you say you're going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them and even if you don't agree with them. And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values and to pass them onto the next generation, because we want our children — and all children in this nation — to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017
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Who Wore It Better?
Evan

So, as of this moment, the Oscars are still a-runnin'. Thanks for coming out and quizzing with us, and watching the Oscars over my shoulder. Not that I've seen ANY of the movies nominated. I'm not that up-to-date. Not that trendy. Not... in the loop.   We had a great quiz! Ludwigs and 7's and O's! Plus, an audio round about Sunday mornings, if by that you mean Sunday mornings for Catholics like me. And by that, I mean mentions of church and hymns and wine. My Sunday mornings were full of wine. Just FULL of it! Watered-down, shitty wine blessed by some old dude in robes. Which apparently 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.

You can find him at Black Star Co-op Sundays at 8 pm. It's a nice place. Don't let him scare you away from it.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017
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The Sexually Haunting Styles of Quiz
Evan

If you learned anything from tonight's quiz, it should be not to put food in your trachea.   If you were a perceptive little quizzer, you noticed that QM Jenni stepped in to fill Kavi's shoes. It's always nice to get new faces in the QM seat at Black Star-- like Dale last week-- especially after staring at my silly mug for years and years. Kavi's mug will be back soon, but this won't be the last you've seen of Jenni.   Foreshadowing? Spoilers? Or is Geek Bowl coming up...? Only time will tell.
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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.

You can find him at Black Star Co-op Sundays at 8 pm. It's a nice place. Don't let him scare you away from it.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017
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Kavi & Evan & Dale's Rescue Rangers
Evan

It's been awhile, hasn't it? It's good to be back again, quizzing at one of my favorite joints in Austin-- and I'm not just saying that because I quiz here.   Once again, I found myself noticing a lot of people turning their adoring gazes in my direction while we were quizzing-- you know, more adoring than usual-- only to realize they were watching Beyonce or Bruno Mars on the TV behind me. I don't blame you. Beyonce, as we agreed, is a goddess. All I know is I saw Bruno Mars trying to rock out Prince style, and even with the set on mute it still looked like he wasn't doing the song justice.
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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.

You can find him at Black Star Co-op Sundays at 8 pm. It's a nice place. Don't let him scare you away from it.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017
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Glaze of Blowry
Evan

I wanted to start the blog off by mentioning that there will be no quiz next week on Sunday the 4th of February. It's the Super Bowl, and Black Star is taking advantage of that fact to have a private party. So, technically they'll be closed.   Now that we got that out of the way, let's talk quiz! We had three 16-point rounds, so the scores were pretty high. Favorite question of the night seemed to be about the straight-to-video Disney sequels. And now I'm wondering why they never did a shitty straight-to-video sequel to The Black Cauldron? There were, like, five of those
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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.

You can find him at Black Star Co-op Sundays at 8 pm. It's a nice place. Don't let him scare you away from it.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017
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Boyce Avenue: A Cautionary Tale
Evan

Gather round, children. I shall tell you this harrowing tale, unsettling though it may be, so that you will not fall prey to the same dark fate which was bestowed upon me:   When I first heard of Boyce Avenue, I had no goddamn clue who they were. Obviously. After all, that's what "first heard of" implies. So I did a Google search and was confronted with a saccharine logo touting the band's name. I skimmed the Wikipedia preview. "Some generic fuckin' rock band formed by some rando brothers..." it read. Though I might be paraphrasing a bit.  
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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.

You can find him at Black Star Co-op Sundays at 8 pm. It's a nice place. Don't let him scare you away from it.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Jan 15, 2017
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Urban Heritage...?
Evan

No no no, it's Bourbon.   Bourbon Heritage. And apparently, Bourbon is America's "Native Spirit." Because what says Native American Spirit more than a white man's drink which only really came into its own less than two centuries ago?   But I'm being a bit catty. Maybe a touch sarcastic. Definitely a smidge facetious.   I love bourbon. I love whiskey. And I mean "love" in the sense that it gets me drunk and doesn't taste like complete
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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.

You can find him at Black Star Co-op Sundays at 8 pm. It's a nice place. Don't let him scare you away from it.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Jan 08, 2017
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Shunting Desquamation
Evan

Welcome back, Black Star quizzers! We had a helluva night, expecially after being gone for two weeks for Jesus Birth Day and New Gregorian Year Day. The place was packed, but as usual it felt all warm and cozy!   And we had a fun quiz, complete with a harrowing second-place tie! We had a round on cover songs, a speed round about the Golden Globes, and a round on tall people. Speaking of which, I hope no tall people were offended. We did not mean to trivialize, objectify, or in any way mock the fact that you are apparently genetically superior to the rest of us. If you're feeling slighted in
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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.

You can find him at Black Star Co-op Sundays at 8 pm. It's a nice place. Don't let him scare you away from it.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Dec 18, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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Hello Again, and Goodbye for Now!
Evan

You know, it's been awhile, Black Star. Kavi was nice enough to take over whilst I gallivanted around Texas, and to be honest, I missed y'all. I missed quiz. And I missed the beer. I mean, I had beer at other places, but I really do like Black Star beer a lot. And now, we're not doing quiz next week for Christmas! MORE missed quizzes. Sad times. But we'll be back soon. I'll try to find some truly impressive prizes to give out when we return!   In the meantime, here's some spoilers for Rogue One:   See,
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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.

You can find him at Black Star Co-op Sundays at 8 pm. It's a nice place. Don't let him scare you away from it.