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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, May 18, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Half past four and I'm shiftin' gears
QMC

Hello Iron Bear!   We had a big ol’ rowdy crowd tonight, and I love that. I didn’t always appreciate rowdy crowds, as about 35 Quizmasters who all came to my quiz one time can attest. But in the years since then, I’ve come to really appreciate them. You want to know why? Because anyone can hold the attention of calm, attentive people. That’s easy; they’re practically doing the work for you. But holding the attention of a roomful of rowdy drunks? That’s an art, and it’s a lot of fun once you figure it out.   So thanks to all of you who packed out The Iron Bear tonight, and I
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I'm a street walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm

I'm the runaway son of a nuclear a-bomb

One of my hobbies is taking common phrases that contain "Jesus" and replacing it with "Zorak."

Zorak is my copilot.

Zorak take the wheel.

So help me Zorak.

Oh, uh, I host quizzes.

 

Quizmaster Chris loves Batman, tetrahydrocannibinol, Catholic whiskey, and anything covered in queso.


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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, May 11, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Punk rock is good for your brain.
QMC

Hello Iron Bear!   Thanks to all of you who came out to quiz with us tonight! I apologize for missing you last week; I was busy hosting a quiz in a galaxy far, far away…   Anyway, huge thanks to QM Pete for keeping my seat warm, and thanks to all of you for being so kind to him!   Tonight, we’re talking about vocabulary. I’ve been asked before whether I accidentally swallowed a thesaurus as a child. Originally, I assumed that was a compliment on my extensive lexicon, but maybe it was a fat joke? I’m just gonna go with my original assumption. But it does raise an interesting question: just
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I'm a street walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm

I'm the runaway son of a nuclear a-bomb

One of my hobbies is taking common phrases that contain "Jesus" and replacing it with "Zorak."

Zorak is my copilot.

Zorak take the wheel.

So help me Zorak.

Oh, uh, I host quizzes.

 

Quizmaster Chris loves Batman, tetrahydrocannibinol, Catholic whiskey, and anything covered in queso.


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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, May 04, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Not a Star Wars Pun: Iron Bear edition
Pete Rosky

Hello Iron Bear! Tonight was a lot of fun, and I want to thank you for going easy on me for, you know, not being LaRue. Big shoes to fill, the man was one of my trainers and knows how to host a quiz. Luckily he left you in great condition for me to come in and have some fun. The teams were full of friendly, smart, and full of vigor, something I assume is regular practice. We did eight rounds of quiz, with a video round (my first), and a second round full of weird but fun covers. Round One was all about spitting (not quitting), with every answer starting with "SP". Round Two was the cover song audio round, with a soft cover of Panda by Desiigner and a heavy
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n00b Quizmaster in Austin, TX. Prog rock enthusiast, movie nerd, smart ass, lovable oaf.


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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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A Dream Deferred
QMC

Hello Iron Bear!   Tonight's blog has been run through Google Translate a couple of times. From English to Spanish, Spanish to Hawaiian, Hawaiian to Norwegian, and then back into English. See if you can figure out what the hell I was trying to say:   Google Translate //
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I'm a street walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm

I'm the runaway son of a nuclear a-bomb

One of my hobbies is taking common phrases that contain "Jesus" and replacing it with "Zorak."

Zorak is my copilot.

Zorak take the wheel.

So help me Zorak.

Oh, uh, I host quizzes.

 

Quizmaster Chris loves Batman, tetrahydrocannibinol, Catholic whiskey, and anything covered in queso.


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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Aniversario
QMC

Hello Iron Bear!   I know you’re all probably expecting a long, ponderous piece looking back on the last six years, and that’s a reasonable expectation to have, given my history. For those of you who haven’t been around for a while, tonight marked my sixth anniversary with Geeks Who Drink. Six years is longer than I’ve ever done anything in my life, and it’s only because I still love hosting quizzes for you that I continue to do it. Next week marks four years since we started at Iron Bear. I was there the first night, and I’ll be there until they physically drag me away. At some point,
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I'm a street walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm

I'm the runaway son of a nuclear a-bomb

One of my hobbies is taking common phrases that contain "Jesus" and replacing it with "Zorak."

Zorak is my copilot.

Zorak take the wheel.

So help me Zorak.

Oh, uh, I host quizzes.

 

Quizmaster Chris loves Batman, tetrahydrocannibinol, Catholic whiskey, and anything covered in queso.


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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I get good jobs because my only skill is resume-building
QMC

Hello Iron Bear!!   Some quick housekeeping first before we get into it: NEXT WEEK IS OUR ANNIVERSARY!! As of next Thursday, April 20, we will have been doing our weekly quiz at Iron Bear for four years! Come out and celebrate with us, won’t you? May 4th is our second-ever Star Wars Theme Quiz! If you’re a big fan of that film franchise, you should put your money where your mouth is! Sign up here on this website. You must sign up ahead of time to participate! And remember to bring $5 per player on your team. That’s where the cash prize comes from.   Okay,
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I'm a street walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm

I'm the runaway son of a nuclear a-bomb

One of my hobbies is taking common phrases that contain "Jesus" and replacing it with "Zorak."

Zorak is my copilot.

Zorak take the wheel.

So help me Zorak.

Oh, uh, I host quizzes.

 

Quizmaster Chris loves Batman, tetrahydrocannibinol, Catholic whiskey, and anything covered in queso.


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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Of course, we may all very well be dead before then...
QMC

Hello Iron Bear!   Thanks so much to all of you who joined us for our quiz tonight! I always love seeing all of you.   If you were with us tonight, that meant you were not taking part in our first-ever Twin Peaks Theme Quiz, but fear not! We have another theme quiz coming your way on May 4th. It’s our second-ever STAR WARS Theme Quiz!!! Disney’s breathed some new life into the franchise since the last time we did one of those, so we’ve got more to work with. Keep your eyes on our website for more information about the where & how.   As I mentioned
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I'm a street walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm

I'm the runaway son of a nuclear a-bomb

One of my hobbies is taking common phrases that contain "Jesus" and replacing it with "Zorak."

Zorak is my copilot.

Zorak take the wheel.

So help me Zorak.

Oh, uh, I host quizzes.

 

Quizmaster Chris loves Batman, tetrahydrocannibinol, Catholic whiskey, and anything covered in queso.


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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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TL;DR Quizmaster is passionate about weird things
QMC

Hello Iron Bear!   A little housekeeping off the top and then we’ll get into the meat and veg of the blog: First of all, huge thanks to all of you who joined us for quiz tonight. I love all of your faces, and getting to see them every Thursday! Secondly, if you haven’t signed up for our first-ever Twin Peaks Theme Quiz, you need to! It’s
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I'm a street walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm

I'm the runaway son of a nuclear a-bomb

One of my hobbies is taking common phrases that contain "Jesus" and replacing it with "Zorak."

Zorak is my copilot.

Zorak take the wheel.

So help me Zorak.

Oh, uh, I host quizzes.

 

Quizmaster Chris loves Batman, tetrahydrocannibinol, Catholic whiskey, and anything covered in queso.


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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Don't Cry For Me... uh, I Think It's Spain? Or Was It Brazil?
QMC

Hello Iron Bear!   Wow, it’s been a minute, hasn’t it? I had to take off three weeks ago to go to Geek Bowl XI in Seattle, which was amazing, but while there, I came down with a terrible upper-respiratory infection, so I had to miss two weeks ago, also. And then, of course, last week was SXSW, so quiz was cancelled. My point is, holy cats, it’s been a month since I’ve seen all of you! Good god damn, it’s good to be back, though.   A little housekeeping off the top: if you’re a big fan of Twin Peaks, you should head back to the front page
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I'm a street walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm

I'm the runaway son of a nuclear a-bomb

One of my hobbies is taking common phrases that contain "Jesus" and replacing it with "Zorak."

Zorak is my copilot.

Zorak take the wheel.

So help me Zorak.

Oh, uh, I host quizzes.

 

Quizmaster Chris loves Batman, tetrahydrocannibinol, Catholic whiskey, and anything covered in queso.


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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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DWTS is Around the Corner, Y'all.
Metal Gretel

I'm 1000% sure you're already tired of me talking about Dancing With The Stars, but to me... it's everything. EVERYTHING. DWTS is life. Why do I care so much about washed up celebrities trying to get a crack back at fame? Trying to pay off the last little bit of their mansions that they had previously a shit manager who embezzled all their money? BECAUSE I LOVE THE DESPERATION.  Granted, A few of them don't really "need" help per se, but you can believe a lot of them are animals backed into a corner ready to lash out as a last ditch effort to stay relevant. DWTS is THE HUNGER GAMES. But with celebrities and they get paid per episode that they compete on plus one finale.
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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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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Breath of The Bear
Kyrsti Cravetron

Hey Iron Bear! I hope you all had a wonderful night. I know I did, I had so much bear punch that when I got home, I passed the fuck out. And that’s saying a lot considering that my boyfriend had just gotten The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild. I’ve been waiting for that game for so long, but I could only play for about five minutes before I fell asleep with the controller in my hand. That was enough gameplay to discover that LINK CAN JUMP. I’m real excited to pick it back up later once I get some unpacking done. Queers & Britney Spears nabbed 1st place with a two point lead while Trivial Hirsute
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A friendly Austin QuizMaster who maybes likes vodka a little TOO much.


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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Story of the Ballad of Chavo Guerrero
QMC

Hello Iron Bear!   First of all, let me say a huuuuge thank-you to all the teams who stayed through the unexpectedly-early end of our quiz tonight! Folks, life is busy. Sometimes, life gets so busy that you miss things that should have been important to you. And sometimes, life just ends too soon. This week, the world lost Chavo Guerrero, professional wrestler, son of Gory Guerrero (also a professional wrestler), older brother of Hector, Armando, and Eduardo Guerrero (all professional wrestlers), and father of Chavo “Chavito” Guerrero, Jr. (guess what he does). If you’ve never heard of Chavo
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I'm a street walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm

I'm the runaway son of a nuclear a-bomb

One of my hobbies is taking common phrases that contain "Jesus" and replacing it with "Zorak."

Zorak is my copilot.

Zorak take the wheel.

So help me Zorak.

Oh, uh, I host quizzes.

 

Quizmaster Chris loves Batman, tetrahydrocannibinol, Catholic whiskey, and anything covered in queso.


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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Not the first king of controversy
QMC

Hello Iron Bear!   Remember that time that I totally went off on two drunk-ass ladies at the bar because they got excited about a question regarding the UConn women’s basketball team? Haha, good times, right? I’m a fairly laid-back guy most of the time, but the things I take seriously, I take fuckin’ seriously. At least I apologized almost immediately.   Speaking of things I take seriously, you might have noticed that the couple of times Roman Polanski was mentioned in tonight’s quiz, I went out of my way to remind everyone that Roman Polanski raped a child. I feel that bears a little bit of explanation,
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I'm a street walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm

I'm the runaway son of a nuclear a-bomb

One of my hobbies is taking common phrases that contain "Jesus" and replacing it with "Zorak."

Zorak is my copilot.

Zorak take the wheel.

So help me Zorak.

Oh, uh, I host quizzes.

 

Quizmaster Chris loves Batman, tetrahydrocannibinol, Catholic whiskey, and anything covered in queso.


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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Delirium DisOrder of the Phoenix
QMC

Hello Iron Bear!   We had a great quiz tonight, and I thank all of you so much for joining us!   So, what did we learn? Well, we learned that our whole goddamn universe might be a hologram, which is great news if your name is Jem.   We learned that a way-slowed-down version of My Heart Will Go On sounds hilarious, and a way-slowed-down Seven Nation Army would be really cool.   We learned that the wisdom of his holiness the Dalia Lama is often indistinguishable from that of Winnie the Pooh.   We learned that a whole lot more of you remember
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I'm a street walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm

I'm the runaway son of a nuclear a-bomb

One of my hobbies is taking common phrases that contain "Jesus" and replacing it with "Zorak."

Zorak is my copilot.

Zorak take the wheel.

So help me Zorak.

Oh, uh, I host quizzes.

 

Quizmaster Chris loves Batman, tetrahydrocannibinol, Catholic whiskey, and anything covered in queso.


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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Giving T. Hanks
QMC

Hello Iron Bear!   We had a great quiz tonight, and I thank you all as always for joining us. I’ve had a couple of weeks recently where I haven’t been at Iron Bear for quiz on Thursday night, and my weekend just never feels right.   As I’ve said many times, if you’re the kind of person who pays attention to the things happening in our country, you may have noticed that everything seems to be fucked to death, on fire, or both. And I know it’s very easy to wallow in that kind of hopeless, powerless despair – I mean, I do have Facebook. So, rather than make this space yet another
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I'm a street walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm

I'm the runaway son of a nuclear a-bomb

One of my hobbies is taking common phrases that contain "Jesus" and replacing it with "Zorak."

Zorak is my copilot.

Zorak take the wheel.

So help me Zorak.

Oh, uh, I host quizzes.

 

Quizmaster Chris loves Batman, tetrahydrocannibinol, Catholic whiskey, and anything covered in queso.


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The Iron Bear
121 W 8th St
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017
[Thursdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I want a T-shirt that says "Tuck Frump"
QMC

Hello Iron Bear!   Tonight’s quiz was one of the more fun ones I’ve gotten to host in a while! I was so glad that so many of you came out to join us.   Can I be honest with you for a minute? I’m tired, y’all. I’m so, so tired.   Every day, I see my country, the shining beacon of freedom that inspires the world, sliding into fascism. Every day, I watch as these monsters pillage protected land, vilify practitioners of the “wrong” religions, demonize the poor, silence scientists, jail journalists, and basically every other enormous red flag in the “How
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I'm a street walkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm

I'm the runaway son of a nuclear a-bomb

One of my hobbies is taking common phrases that contain "Jesus" and replacing it with "Zorak."

Zorak is my copilot.

Zorak take the wheel.

So help me Zorak.

Oh, uh, I host quizzes.

 

Quizmaster Chris loves Batman, tetrahydrocannibinol, Catholic whiskey, and anything covered in queso.