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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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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
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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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
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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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.


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Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery
7020 Easy Wind Drive
Austin, TX
78752
Sunday, Dec 11, 2016
[Sundays @ 8:00 pm]
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Just Like Parker Posey
Kavi Kardoshian

Ah, Black Star! Thus ends my two-episode arc of hosting our Sunday quiz in lieu of my regular job as scorekeeper. Thanks again to Miss Veronica for sitting in my regular seat last night and keeping track of your numbers. Speaking of numbers, Et Tu, Groot-e? held on to their first-place title for another week, having won last week's Quiz for a Cause benefiting the Austin Furniture Bank as well. Will they make it through next week too?? You'll have to come to quiz to find out. The first-place team used one of the better iterations of the Groot name that I've seen them use so far, but their team name was truly no
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The Drag Bar at Austin's Pizza, Mondays @ 8pm

Trifecta, Wednesdays @ 8pm

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, 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

Trifecta, Wednesdays @ 8pm

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.