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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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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
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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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
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.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Jan 10, 2016
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Quiz It Up (Up in Here)
Evan

ERNERST HERMINGWERY!   ...I'm sorry for the way this blog started out.  I just got excited.  My bad.  Sometimes, we all get outta the wrong side of the bed in the morning.   Let's try again.   ERNERST MERTHERFERKING HERMINGWERY!!!   Nope, that wasn't much better.  Oh, well.  Let's soldier ahead.   Great quiz this week!  Very harrowing scores.  Good job to the two teams that played with more than six people, but unfortunately we had to give ya the ol' DQ.  There's always next week!  I suggest throwing your seventh member into a ditch and disavowing
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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
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Jan 03, 2016
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An Ode to Nicholas Cage
Evan

Is it just me, or does Facebook really want me to watch The Expanse on SyFy?   And, on a related note: is it just me, or do other people feel real actual physical pain when they have to write "SyFy"?   Ouch.   As for the title of this blog, will I write an ode to Nicholas Cage??  Read on to find out!   So, most of the animals mentioned in Round Three were fictional.  But here are some of the REAL animals, just in case you missed 'em: ​Bucephalus was Alexander the Great's horse Bubbles was Michael Jackson's infamous pet chimp (who outlived
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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
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Dec 27, 2015
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Last Chance to be Seen in 2015!
Evan

We had a Quizmaster gathering of sorts last night, as several QM's from other venues played on a couple different teams, and then our own resident scorekeeper Kavi made an appearance! That, coupled with the fact that I myself constitute at least 2 1/2 Quizmasters (for reasons that remain a mystery to modern science), means that we were fairly inundated with people who run quiz on a regular basis!   Speaking of inundated, I hope everyone was safe with the recent weather, especially if you were/are traveling. Apparently, Texas weather is going even more batshit crazy than usual. And New Mexico isn't doing too hot either. No pun intended.
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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
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Dec 20, 2015
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Merry Holly Jolly Joy Joy
Evan

Man, for the people who hate Christmas, or even just don't particularly like it, this time of year must be hellish.  I mean, it's goddamn EVERYWHERE.  If anyone actually believes there's a war on Christmas, you crazy.  And blind.  And deaf, too, since I'm bombarded with smooth jazz Christmas covers every time I go to the store.  Having a war on Christmas would be like having a war on the sky.  Good luck fighting either of those things, buddy-- they're all around us, and almost impossible to defeat unless you alter reality somehow.   Anyway, the point is that I get a little jazzed up for the holiday myself.  But since I'm not particularly
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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
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Dec 13, 2015
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All I Want for Christmas is for Chelsea to not Fire Me
Metal Gretel

One of the best part of working for Geeks Who Drink is being able to sub around to different venues. I personally enjoy coming here to Black Star because I ADORE their burger. I also ADORE burgers in general but that is a different story for a different blog. Have you tried that mac n chee? It is also pretty legit. I heard something about a grilled cheese too. Anything with cheese is generally A-OK in my book. Cheddar is my favorite. IT'S THE BEST WHEN IT IS EXTRA SHARP NY CHEDDAR. I also like wine. I ALSO like that they have Live Oak Hefe on tap. That's basically what I drink at every single bar because I'm not a beer person. I am totally a wine person. All the wines. Love them. When
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Likes: Cats, scuba diving, movies, cats, Karaoke, and Quizzin.

Dislikes: Mayo, people who don't use blinkers, people who abuse the system.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Dec 06, 2015
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Let It Graupel!
Evan

  I'm loving this weather!  Nice and crisp.  But it seems as if no one wants to sit out on the patio anymore...  Maybe we need to make a batch of hot chocolate beer.  Tell me, is that a good idea, or a terrible idea?  Hot chocolate beer...?  How would that even work?  Would you add the chocolate during the brewing, or after?  Would you still serve it cold, or would there somehow be a way to serve beer hot and make it not disgusting?   These are things that keep me up nights.   Let's move on.   Con Air is like a chili dog piled with onions.  Wait, wait, let me explain.
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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
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Nov 29, 2015
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YOGURT!
Evan

So much heroin in tonight's quiz.  Okay, specifically in round four (which was entitled Same Word, Different Terrible Meaning).  I think it's because drug culture tends to appropriate formerly innocent words.  Perhaps to maintain a modicum of inconspicuousness.  You know, while they do their drugs.  All I know is that Molly and Special K and Bath Salts all sound pretty and delicious and soothing.  And should refer to things that are pretty and delicious and soothing.  But I guess that's how some users might describe the drugs...   I feel like I might be talking in circles.   Thanks for playing
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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
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Nov 22, 2015
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We All Live Our Lives by the Chipotle Code
Evan

I personally am a fan of Terry Gilliam movies.  For those of you who don't know, he directed such movies as Fisher King, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Brazil, and 12 Monkeys, as well as creating all of the animation for Monty Python.  And I wouldn't mind if all of that crazy bastard's shitty movies were in the Criterion Collection.  He makes interesting, vivid movies.  Whether or not they actually feature a solid plot, or an understandable through-line, or "good acting".  They're fun movies, damnit!   (Except for Jabberwocky.  That movie was an insult to both Monty Python and Lewis Caroll.  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.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Nov 15, 2015
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My Bowels! My Bowels!
Evan

Thanks for spending your Sunday with us!  It was hoppin' at Black Star tonight!  Or, wait, what do the kids call it?  Bumpin'...?  Ahem.  It was bumpin' at Black Star tonight!   Yeah, now I'm cool.   We kicked off the quiz with a round on stock symbols, and then had an audio round in which no one was related.  Round three was the Bible "real or shit" theme, and I think it managed to surprise quite a few of you.  Then we had one on presidential pick-up lines (remember to use the "put it into your barn" one sometime soon) and a visual round that featured one Whoopi Goldberg, who once used to work
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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
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Nov 08, 2015
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Megadeth: The Musical (Starring Marky Mark)
Evan

Turkey:  Third best burger?  Honestly, even when I ate burgers, turkey was my ingredient of choice.  Sure, judge me, look down on me.  But to me, nothing could beat a good turkey burger with ketchup.  Plus, what was the #2 burger on John Oliver's list?  Chicken?  Boca?  Black bean?   Who knows.  John Oliver works in mysterious ways.   United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia: I have a theory for their lack of billionaires.  Both are known for their super-rich princes or whatever and their super-luxurious accommodations.  But maybe, just maybe, because they spend so
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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
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Nov 01, 2015
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All Saints Day of the Dead
Evan

Lotsa stuff went down this weekend.  Daylight Savings.  Halloween.  Comic con.  And now, you come to quiz and find out that its also the beginning of National Novel Writing Month!  So, let's all eschew shaving to promote prostate cancer awareness, and write novels!   What's yours gonna be about?  Mine will feature Squirrel Nutkin teaming up with Lisbeth Salander against the evil forces of Auric Goldfinger and Miss Trunchbull.  It'll be called... The Squirrel with the Golden Dragon Matilda: A Dark Mystery Spy Thriller for Kids.     The quiz featured THREE 16-point rounds, which made for some high
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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
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015
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You Got Me Straight Quizzin', Boo!
Evan

It was Halloween all the way down, with Geeks Who Drink at Black Star Co-op!  And NEXT WEEK will be even better-- I'll wear a silly hat, and I'll hand out leftover Halloween candy!   We had a round on Halloween around the world, and a round on Boo-tiful movies!  Plus, I gave out a Zombie sign!  Plus, I'm generally a pretty spoooky guy under normal quiz conditions.  Amiright?   What are YOU gonna dress up as for Halloween?  I was thinking of being Colin Farrell's character from the second season of True Detective.  I mean, I have the hair.  All I gotta do is find some pseudo-Western douchy clothes and shave
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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
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015
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If Tom Waits and Harvey Fierstein had a Love Child
Evan

...First of all, it would be the ugliest fuckin' thing you've ever seen.  Second of all, it would be whatever crawled into my throat before quiz tonight.  But I soldiered through, croaked my way to the end.  Now, I'ma go home and drink some tea, take some sleepy time medicine, and... well, I'll probably still stay up until 2 am watching Futurama reruns and playing Minecraft.  Cuz that's what kind of hardcore person I am!!   But enough about me, let's talk about that CLUEDO!  Loved that round.  Y'all might have been a bit stumped by some of them, but you gotta admit the theme was fun!  Then again, perhaps not everyone is a fan of both
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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.