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Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Just Get a Regular Word. Like "I'ma".
Evan

Okay, DMX.  Sit down and let me tell you where the name Google comes from.  You see, it's the deliberate misspelling of the word "googol," which is a real-ass word meaning the number that is represented by 1 with a hundred zeroes after it.   It's great to learn!   What else did we learn on quiz?  Well, Alice Cooper never cries.  PornHub and DiGiorno have terrible advertising people.  And YOU need to watch more Chinese films.  Fan Bingbing is a national treasure!   Also, the Get Along Gang was most famously a cartoon, but they originated as a series of characters invented for greeting
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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, August 23, 2015
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Yo Momma's a Werewolf
Evan

You know, I was thinking about Blue's Clues.  Steve Jones played a character named Steve, or perhaps just played himself.  Point is, when Donovan Patton took over, he had to be named Joe.  Why couldn't he be named Donovan?  Were the producers of the show afraid that little kids couldn't say "Donovan"?  Or is the name Donovan just too damn creepy?   I mean, I don't think so.  I'm just throwing things out there.   Quiz was fun tonight!  We had a whole round where all the answers were from Bohemian Rhapsody.  A round based on G.I. Joe.  We also had a special Sooner or Later
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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, August 16, 2015
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An Ode to Topo Chico
Evan

When you're hungover, but not in the mood for plain water.  Drink Topo Chico.  When you crave a soda, but are trying to cut down on your sugar intake.  Drink Topo Chico.  When you're parched and half-awake at 4 in the morning and the only thing in your fridge is Topo Chico.  Drink Topo Chico.   Basically, it's just carbonated mineral water.  But there's something about the simple, quaint bottle.  The name.  And the fact that not only is it cheap as hell, but Black Star serves it as well!   So, drink up.   I mean, if you're not at Black Star for their assortment of beer.
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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, August 09, 2015
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How To Drain Your Dragon
Evan

I feel like most of those Dreamworks movies from Round Three sort-of teetered in between really shitty and actually pretty good.  Like, either the script was meandering, or the animation was awkward, or the characters were uninspired, or the jokes were just... ah, I'm probably over-analyzing what were meant to be simple, colorful yarns for families to zone out to on movie night.  With the exception of How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda.  Those were pretty good all the way around.   Speaking of animated movies, ParaNorman was a weird one.  I enjoyed the dark subject matter (it's about a kid who can talk to
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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, August 02, 2015
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Who am I? Why am I Quizzing?
Evan

Great quiz, if I do say so myself.  Favorite part of the night for me?  Shouting "BEEEES!" into the mic.  It may sound dumb, but it's the simple pleasures that get me through the day.   By the way, the most popular beer in Australia is Carlton Draught, followed by Victoria Bitter.  Also, Budweiser is to lager as Guinness is the stout in the way that if I walked into a dive bar and asked for a generic lager, they'd give me a Budweiser, and if I asked for a generic stout, they'd give me a Guinness.  I mean, if they happened to have Guinness.  Although I guess I'd have to get outta Austin if I actually wanted to prove that.  Otherwise
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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, July 26, 2015
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Hangry Like the Wolf
Evan

Quiz was like a a Sigur Ros song.  It was like The Virgin Suicides.  Quiz was like oil slowly being heated, and then a bunch of watercress slices were dumped in.  Quiz was like a Pong contest between Stephen Hawking and Forrest Gump.  And then halfway through, Hawking tags out and Quicksilver steps in.  No, I take that back, it wasn't like a Sigur Ros song, it was like a Neurosis song.   Don't know what I'm talking about?  Then YOU should have paid more attention to Quiz.   We had corn.  We had overplayed songs.  We
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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, July 19, 2015
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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, July 12, 2015
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"The Man Who Liked Star Trek"
Evan

Allow me to address a couple of things:     First of all, I heard some of you quizzically wondering about 3rd Bass. Here's all you need to know about that.  Next time I'll be more clear when I'm talking about an early-90's hip hop group, rather than sportsball.     If you've never seen the movie Seven and this quiz spoiled the ending for you, I apologize.  After all, it must have been pretty hard living under that rock for the last couple of decades.     These
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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, July 05, 2015
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Leftover Fireworks
Evan

Whoof.  Fourth of July weekend quiz.  Rough.     I mean, it's rough if, like me, you spent the bulk of your weekend drinking and hardly ever saw your own bed.  Gotta finish it off with a couple of Black Star brews though.  It's mandatory.  Court order.     And I didn't see anyone missing any fingers, or at least not new ones, so I guess everyone had a safe Independence Day!     But enough about the weekend, let's talk about the quiz!  We had rounds on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Talking Heads, and cats--     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, June 28, 2015
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Helen Hunt Says You're a Whore
Evan

Just FYI: No, Ted Kaczynski did not do any PSA's. And if he did, they would be about how modern technology is going to be the ruin of us all, and that we're better off dead than over-industrialized. No, the guy in that clip was John Krasinski. Much handsomer, and much less crazy.   And as far as I know, though Penn and Teller DO have gross-out names, they do not perform at Renaissance Faires.  At least not regularly.  Or at all.  (Don't quote me on any of that.)   And now, time for Evan's Superfluous Story of the Week:   When I was a kid,
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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, June 21, 2015
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Outhouse Steakback
Evan

When you were five, did you have dreams of being a firefighter?  Or an astronaut?  Or did you hope to one day be a princess, or a professional recorder player in the local philharmonic?  I personally wanted to be a museum curator when I was five.  I was fascinated by dinosaurs, fossils, geology, astronomy.  Plus, I was boring as fuck, so I suppose the most exciting thing I could dream of was being the guy who Indiana Jones catalogued artifacts with after he got back from his harrowing adventures.   Oh, and by the way, here's a little consolation and a little explanation on that whole losing at Eight Ball question:   We
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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, June 14, 2015
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Tipping Cows and Licking Magnets
Evan

I want to talk about cow tipping.  Now, first of all, the true or false statement was concerning a man named Mungo Munro.  Now, as far as I can tell, Mungo is a character from Sharpe's Gold, and is not a dude who tips cows.  However, even if he were a dude who tips cows, cow tipping is not a thing in the Book of World Records.  But I want to clarify something for all you entrepreneurial types who heard this and immediately saw a grand opportunity to become famous in the Book of World Records:   PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO TIP FOURTEEN HUNDRED COWS.   That'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.


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Sunday, June 07, 2015
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The Fine Art of Hawking Boobies
Evan

Why exactly do they call it "hawking loogies"?  I mean, depending on the application, the word "hawk" can refer to the bird, swooping down on things in the manner of a hawk, or simply selling things by calling out on the street.  Why does it also mean "to draw up phlegm or mucus from the throat"?   These are the things that keep me awake at night.  Other things that I lose sleep wondering about:   Who exactly are the Lemonheads? Was it just a coincidence that the character Hannibal Lecter grew up to be a cannibal, or did he start eating the flesh of humans so that he'd have a rhyming
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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 31, 2015
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Hold On... I Need to do Some Recconissense!
Evan

Well, we had hockey and cavemen in tonight's quiz.  Lots of brute stuff.  Also pornographers.  Let's just say it was a fun crowd, both ON the quiz, and OFF it!   The fuck am I talking about?  I'm talking about how great you folk are!  Just all-around fun people.  You listen intently to quiz, humour my dumb jokes and make some dumb jokes back, and even your "stupid" questions are actually pretty good questions!   (And I in no way meant to compare ANYone to a hockey player.  That was not my intent, and I apologize in retrospect.)   Your homework: watch all four seasons of Still
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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 24, 2015
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The Answer is Always Fishy
Evan

Thomas Jefferson literally slapped Lewis and Clark on the ass when they headed off across a budding America.  It's true.  I read about it in an actual history book, and now I'm passing that knowledge on to you.  Please disseminate this knowledge appropriately. Also, did you know that Lew Zealand was actually the main character of the Muppets?  Jim Henson wrote about it in his autobiography.  He said that every character he invented was just a spin-off of Lew, and that the Muppet Show was intended to be a portrayal of the theater world as perceived by Lew.  In fact, if you take Twiggy's rendition of "In My Life," as performed
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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 17, 2015
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Quiz: It Goes as it Grows
Evan

Hey there, Black Star party people!  We had SUCH a quiz for y'all tonight!  Muppets, sports, the Beatles, and people's real names!  That is, people who are popularly known by their stage name's real names.  Like Sinbad and Marilyn Manson.  Or even Marilyn Monroe.  We also had so many X's in the visual round, it should've been a seedy porn shack just off of an infrequently-visited access road on I-35.   Hope you liked the King of the Hill round.  Some
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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.