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Sunday, Jul 24, 2016
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Half Wolf, Half Human... All Geek!
Evan

I kinda want to see a version of Predator in which Van Damme, all fishnet-clad and huge-helmeted, uses badass martial arts against Arnold. I mean, that version would probably have been pretty shitty, but while Predator is iconic, it isn't terribly brilliant in the first place. So in my opinion, it wouldn't have been too much of a loss.   Also, I kinda wanna hear Seagal's "Talk to my Ass," but I kinda don't want that knowledge bouncing around in my head. My brain doesn't need to be so specifically aware of another atrocity in this world. A man can only take so much.
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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, Jul 17, 2016
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Repeatedly and Incessantly Touched by an Angel
Evan

Some people questioned that Mad Dog 20/20 is a wine. But The Wine Group describes it as "the ultimate wine-based flavored refreshment". True story. Of all the refreshments which are based on wine, MD 20/20 is the ultimate.   And the mission of the Mad Dog 20/20 Facebook page reads as such: "A page for anyone growing up who drank this superb wine."   Let's break that down real quick:   First of all, get your laughs out now for them purposefully
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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, Jul 10, 2016
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Titty Teeth
Evan

When I first learned that mastodons are basically named “nipple tooth,” I immediately imagined a big ol' hairy pachyderm with incisors on its teet. But actually, they are named thus because of a nipple-like protrusion which can be found on each of their molars. Crazy, huh? Because that means, when they were naming this extinct beast, one scientist said, “That tooth looks like a tit. We should name it 'tit-tooth'.” And THEY DID.   Awesome moment in science.   Sorry for being strict about the artist for “Nothing Compares 2 U.” The song WAS originally recorded by The Family, which was basically an outlet 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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Sunday, Jul 03, 2016
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The Impellent Force of Quiz
Evan

For those of you who were wondering why Frida Kahlo was included in a round of stuff that happened in the first week of July, she was born on July 6th. And, interestingly enough, she died in the second week of July, on the 13th.  Busy month for her!   Also, our very own QM and ofttimes quizzer Alyssa wrote one of the rounds tonight! But don't worry-- I sat right in front of her the whole time and made sure she was too busy proving that she wasn't sharing answers for her to give away any answers.   Did that make sense? Point is, no shenanigans took place during quiz. I guarantee it.   Oh,
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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, Jun 26, 2016
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...And Yet it Quizzes
Evan

STOP! Before you read the rest of this blog, grab a drink, because here's our Black Star Blog Drinking Game! DRINK whenever: I use italics The subject matter changes without a segue The subject matter changes with an awkwardly tenuous segue You read the word “shit” Whenever. Just, drink whenever.   Now, do I have a story for YOU! I did a little digging into why the quahog clam's genus is Mercenaria, and it's... actually, it's pretty much what you might assume. See, the name itself comes from the Latin root
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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, Jun 19, 2016
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Those Are the Rules (...That I Just Made Up)
Evan

So, apparently there was some sort of a sportsball thing going on tonight. One of the reasons I know this is because of a certain Game of Thrones meme. The other reason is because I noticed that people were staring in my direction a little more intently than usual. It took me a moment to realize most people were staring at the game on the TV behind me. So, you tell me:   How did it go? Did the Warriors win? They were one of the teams, right? Did they defeat the Boltons and take back Winterfe--   Damnit!
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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, Jun 12, 2016
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How Do Ya Like THEM Boyz II Men??
Evan

We had a crazy-ass quiz, with four crazy-ass 16 point rounds! That's like half the quiz! Wait, scratch that... that IS half the quiz! No wonder our first place team broke 100 points!   And now, instead of outlining in disturbing detail what the Kit Fisto porn page would look like, here is some clarification for Round Three, our round on dead characters from movie franchises:   Okay, so Scott Summers, Jean Grey, and Professor Xavier all died in the original X-Men movies. But if you follow the Days of Future Past
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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, Jun 05, 2016
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I'm Such a Great Artist, I Drew a Blank
Evan

  I hope you had fun with the Take it to the Blank round, because it is probably my new favorite round format. Not that it paid off in the point department-- it seemed like an equal gamble to joker any of the three 16-point rounds. But that's because y'all nailed the music round and the final random knowledge round. And if your team in particular didn't nail it, well... I still love you. Good job all around!   I got the worst audience reaction of my Quizmaster career when I made a David Foster Wallace joke. Lots of DFW fans in the audience? Or was the
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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, May 29, 2016
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I'm Planning my Trip to Smadagascar!
Evan

Benjamin Franklin as Hannibal Lecter. He'd use human skin for a kite. Use the electricity to stun his victims. You know, be a general asshole like that.   It's kinda funny that we had a team named Sticky Bandits, and a whole three-point question about Kevin and the Wet Bandits from Home Alone. Who, as we know, went on to become the Sticky Bandits. At least according to Marv.   After a slip of the tongue on my part, we all got to wondering what exactly a "semen mixer" would be. The most innocent
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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, May 22, 2016
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Death by Horseshoe
Evan

As we were reflecting upon the questionable Volkswagen model names Rabbit and Golf, we started brainstorming some alternate VW car names.  I think the Volkswagen Beth should be one.  I mean, what exactly would a Beth look like?  Would it be a mid-sized sedan, or maybe a jeep of some kind?  Would people be embarrassed to admit to driving or owning a Beth?  Or would it become a status symbol?  Would you have street cred for having an older-model Beth?   Or maybe it should be the VW Julio.  Think they'd be more likely to go for that one?   I know that I qualified
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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, May 15, 2016
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Pole-Dancing Children...?
Evan

If anyone caught the Eurovision showing on Saturday, you might have seen the montage of Swedish musical artists which included the Cardigans.  For those not familiar, Eurovision is a song contest they hold every year, in which each country picks the most cheesy, flamboyant musical act and sends it to compete against all the other countries in Europe.  This year, it was held in Sweden; so, of course, they had to brag a bunch.  Mostly about ABBA.   And for those who are curious, Ukraine won, with a song about how awful Russia has treated them.  (I'm paraphrasing a bit there.)   And I don't mean to pisse dans un
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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, May 08, 2016
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Lb It Out!
Evan

I still wanna see Billy Dee Williams play Batman's butler Alfred.  I think it'd be a fun take on the character if he was suave and smooth-talking, instead of stuffy and proper.  I mean, Alfred was always a cool character, especially when you delve into his oft-ignored past, but especially since Michael Caine and Jeremy Irons, I think the role could use a bit of spicing-up.   Speaking of spicing up, we had a great night, and a great quiz!  The round on Monsters! was fun, and we had a special Mother's Day Card round!  Plus, a bonus Mother's Day movie audio round which was written by regular quizzer and regular Quizmaster Alyssa!  I promise she
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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, 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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Austin, TX
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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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7020 Easy Wind Drive
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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Austin, TX
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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.