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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Dec 04, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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Bankin' on Furniture
Kavi Kardoshian

What a fantastic Quiz for a Cause we had last night, Black Star! Thanks so much for coming out, packing the place, playing along and helping us raise funds for such a worthy cause! Quiz last night benefited the Austin Furniture Bank, which is an organization that helps source and donate furniture for people who have recently moved into an unfurnished home. These could be veterans, domestic violence survivors or anyone who recently rose out of homelessness into a house that needs furnishings. I hope some of you found something you can finally do with that old couch you've been waiting to get rid of! I know I did - I have a table
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The Drag Bar at Austin's Pizza, Mondays @ 8pm

Independence Brewing, Thursdays @ 7pm

Black Star Co-Op, Sundays @ 8pm (SK)


Kavi hails originally from Houston, home of the 2017 World Series champion Astros. No, that isn't a rainbow tattooed on her left arm. Show some fucking respect.


Quiz with Kavi if you enjoy the odd dick joke, injections of personal bias into questions related to the GOP and waxing poetic about the various interpersonal relationships at play during the recording of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Nov 27, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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Bring Ca$h Next Week!
Evan

My mom made some spicy adobo sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. It was a departure from our usual Turkey Day fare. I thought it was a great way to... spice things up.   Sorry, Chelsea told me to write about what food I had for Thanksgiving. And Chelsea is kinda like my boss. Kinda.   We also had a quiz tonight! I especially enjoyed the fact that round four was called Boom. Because when people came up to me in the middle of the round asking what the round theme was, I just said "Boom". And for a split second, they
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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, Nov 20, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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Limerick Gimmerick
Evan

We had an energetic night with quiz at Black Star! Did you enjoy the limerick round? I thought it was clever, but I hadn't planned on reading it in front of a couple of kids. Sorry about all the curse words, kiddos! I mean, I'm not naive enough to believe you haven't used those words once or twice yourself when you're alone with your friends, but you still shouldn't have to hear some weirdo shout them into a microphone in public, right? That being said, there was no fucking way I was gonna censor those limericks. They were genius, and I wouldn't dare tamper with their potty-mouthed elegance. Plus, I mean, there are WAY worse limericks out there. Trust me.
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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, Nov 13, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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No, YOU'RE Not A Blog!
Evan

Sunday the 13th. The luckiest of all the most unlucky days of the year. Which makes it pretty much a normal day, right? I dunno. My day seemed pretty balanced, luck-wise. I mean, I found a penny head side up, but I had to walk under a ladder to get it. And then I broke a mirror with a horseshoe while opening an umbrella indoors and, I dunno, cutting off rabbit's feet and kissing Blarney stones, or whatever. Luck is weird.   The answer to the bonus question was The Incal, which is a gritty, bleak, dystopian story about casual suicide and giant hookers. Okay, so maybe it's
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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, Nov 06, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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He Who Controls the Spice, Controls the Spiceworld
Evan

  I still want you to let me know if you come across anyone named Strom, other than Mr. Thurmond. I want to know how common that name is. Because I can't imagine looking down at a mewling baby boy and saying, "son, your name is going to be Strom!" And then, when that baby grows into a toddler, saying, "Strom! Get that frog out of your mouth!" It just doesn't sound right. It sounds like you're talking to a demigod, or a racist old hardass, not a human child.   Moving on. Back when I lived in Hollywood, I was a stand-in for Sally Field for an ABC promo
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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, Oct 30, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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Goats and Goblins
Evan

  I thank you for coming out and quizzing with us on this Hallow's Eve Eve. Also, there was some pretty interesting sportsball on the TV tonight. So thanks even more for lending some degree of your attention to quiz. Jamie Lee Curtis' colon thanks you too. But not for the same reasons. For other, more yogurt-themed reasons.   There was a goat out on the patio tonight. A cute little pet goat named Princess Buttercup. She was in some local movies. No joke. She was also wearing a costume. For reals. So fuck your chicken who can walk backwards. Shit, 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.

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, Oct 23, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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We Will, We Will, Never Ever Kid Rock You Again
Carlos

We promise. By "we," I mean "Carlos and Stephen." I can make no promises for your regular hosts. They might just return to your regular quizzing schedule and play the entirety of his debut album. Which, allegedly, went platinum somewhere between 6 and 8 times. Not entirely clear. You'll just have to listen to his music to find out those mysterious answers. Thanks for having us, Black Star! Twas so good to be back! It's been a while since I got to binge on your Tikka Masala and bark questions at amazingly polite audiences. So that was refreshing. Also, to give away terrible reptilian prizes was something I didn't realize I missed. I need more of that in my life. We had
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Do you remember the last time somebody proved they loved you?

Do you know why there would be a missing day in the history of the universe?

Does the idea of the M-Class jaunte seem unreal to you?


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Oct 16, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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In a Quizzing Mood: No More Mr. Dumb Guy
Evan

Thanks so much for the great turnout tonight! Hope no one showed up at our regular time last week. You'd have been met with quite the unfortunate scene. Black Star was PACKED for the debate.   But quiz is back at its regular time, and y'all came out in full force! We gave ya one of those quizzes with three sixteen point rounds to welcome you back. Plus, Black Star has some fukkin' delicious new beers, and they totally let you sample that shit before settling on a pint. Plus plus, we were joined by Alyssa! I mean, she's present at quiz pretty regularly, but tonight she was all professional
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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, Oct 09, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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Have Your Debate and Quiz It, Too!
Evan

We had an early quiz! It was chill, the sun was shining, the birds were singing. And I was singing, too! Specifically I was singing Seven Mary Three. Sorry, but I grew up listening to that band. I had every one of their CDs. I saw them in concert twice. I don't really listen to them anymore these days, but when they come on, I can't help but get excited and sing along. Sue me.   So, now I'm sitting here at 8:00, the time we would be starting quiz on a regular day, already done with hosting, watching the lead-up to the debate and writing the blog! Pretty surreal for Yours Truly, who's been
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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, Oct 02, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Ballad of Hardee's and Carl's Jr.
Evan

Kavi was interested in why Carl's Jr. is basically the same place as Hardee's, so she looked it up. Then she conveyed her findings to me. And since I then I have slept, so here's my half-ass recollection of what she found out:   The original Carl's itself started in California as a pizza place. It was okay, but then they expanded their menu to include burgers. And everyone went batshit bonkers over the burgers, so they made a separate little chain called Carl's Jr., which only had the burger portion of the menu. Little did they know what machinations they had set in motion by following
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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, Sep 25, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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"U Cannae Touch This" by McHammer
Evan

  No, I was NOT Wearing a Homburg.   But I could have been. Pretty sure I have one somewhere... I definitely don't have a Barong. Or anything close to one. (It's a fancy kinda shirt from the Philippines, or thereabouts.)   Oh, and apparently when you really really need a shitload of champagne, they start naming those sizes after Biblical figures, for reasons which are now lost to the ages. Names like Balthazar, and Nebuchadnezzar. And, I mean, it's like for when you need a SHITLOAD
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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, Sep 18, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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Say, That's a Nice Bike
Evan

A sincere thanks to The Invisible Hand Job for giving away one of the answers tonight, but doing it in a way which only benefited those who were listening reeeeal close to the score standings after our first break! I always enjoy a chance to reward players for actually listening to the other team names. And how could you resist a name like that when you hear that there's gonna be a round on Adam Smith?   Yeah, that's right. Some people have an extra leg up because they're on the e-mail list! You know, that thing I always set out on a clipboard on the bar? The thing with all
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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, Sep 11, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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Bring Five Dollars Next Week for Quiz for a Cause!
Evan

Sorry for the blog title, but I wanted to get the word out as much as possible. I figured that's better than whatever dumb title I'd usually put in its stead. I promise that only one paragraph in this blog will be about our upcoming charity quiz for an organization that helps disabled kids. Okay, maybe two or three.   But first, I promised we'd talk about how to pronounce Arry, Arya Stark's nickname. Now, if you were simply shortening her name, yeah, you'd pronounce it like her name without the last "a". So someone who knew her by her real name might use that nickname, and would pronounce
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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, Sep 04, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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Third Prize is You're Fired.
Evan

It's nights like these where it's a good idea to remind ourselves why we quiz. Why do we gather in chaotic, teeming droves and shout random questions through a microphone to test the most remote cracks of information you might have gleaned in your flitting time on this here blue orb?   For fun, my dear quizzers. We do it for fun.   ...and also, for some, to get laid. And to win prizes. Oh, and bragging rights. Maybe a little bit for the glory. Also an excuse to drink and win free drinks. And furthermore, it sure does
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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, Aug 28, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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Jett Blakk and Tommy Lee Jones in... Sex Tape Studs
Evan

Nicolas Cage is one of those actors who makes people foam at the mouth, whether out of rage because he makes such terrible movies, or out of enthusiasm for the spectacular array of films he's been in. I mean, there is no doubt that he's been in some truly shitty movies. Wicker Man. Ghost Rider. Captain Coral's Mandellini. (I think that's what it was called.) But on the same note, there are those who revel in the badness, who look at some of his movies as tongue-in-cheek reactions to a movie industry which sometimes takes itself too seriously. Con Air. Drive Angry. That other Ghost Rider movie. Whatever your opinions
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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, Aug 21, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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Only the Factfs
Evan

Man, you ever had a night where you just wish you could reset your brain so that it'd stop glitching? First, it wouldn't let me distinguish between Persian and Prussian. Then, I could not for the life of me recall that the # symbol is also known as a friggin' pound sign. And I'm pretty sure I offended a kid.   Long story.   But I mean, a POUND SIGN. I'm old enough that "pound" should be the first thing I think of when I see #. I don't even have a Twitter account! Why could I think of "hashtag" 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.