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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Uracil = Clearacil - Acne
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

Greetings quizzers! We’re hot off another lovely night of questions and answers at the ol’ Glass Half Full – Lakeline, and I tell you, the night was amazing. And not just because of the crowd, even though you guys brought you’re a games tonight. It’s a rare night where I feel like the room has a bigger personality than The Freshmaker, but you guys were AWESOME. It’s also not just because we had a great quiz filled with interesting facts, but those were there, too! I can’t be the only one who was surprised to learn that SweetTarts were just Pixie Sticks that were pressed
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Apr 17, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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I Don’t Think There’s a Protocol for What Just Happened
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

Guys… guys… guuuuuuuuys… Some real crap just went down at the ol’ Glass Half Full tonight. We’re talking an old school Italian-American Mexican Standoff. When the copious amounts of dust had hit the floor, not one… not two… not three… but FOUR TEAMS found themselves tied for first!!! I can’t speak for other quizmasters, but in my nearly seven years of hosting, this is the first time I have ever seen something like this happen. Obviously, I was making up protocol on the fly. We’ll get to that soon enough.
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Rat-tat-tat-tat Goes the Little Red Hat
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

Greetings, quizzers! For the first time in a very long time, we were far from a full house as the Austin weather decided to take a turn for the crap-tastic. But that (edit: at first I wrote “butt hat.”) didn’t deter seven teams of intrepid and hopeful quizzers from taking their shot at glory. These teams tackled questions ranging from identifying the original artist of songs to famous and popular firsts and lasts and even questions on the old, dusty version of the internet! And that makes me harken back to the old days of yore, where a young Freshmaker was issued his very first email address, then quickly learned how to browse
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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I’m Feeling Salty and Don’t Want to Write this Blog.
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

Now I know what you’re thinking… that’s a really crappy way to set the tone for what’s to come in this blog! Well, yeah, you’re probably right. But there’s a reason for my current saltiness. It seems that when I walked out to my car this morning that someone had sideswiped my car. Now I think you’ll agree that this did not do anything to INCREASE my current level of happiness. There was, however, one bit of good news… the person who pummeled my bumper was cool enough to leave a note with their number. Now if this was their way of propositioning me for a date, they went WAY TOO FAR to grab my attention. There are better
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Falco is Neither Taco Nor Wilco
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

Pretty sure that’s a sentence that’s never been assembled in the history of the written word. Dating back to the earliest texts of the ancient Sumerians, there was nary a mention of any of these three bands. I thought I saw a story about Austrian rock star Falco, but it turned out to just be the Epic of Gilgamesh. Boy was I disappointed. When scouring the Old English texts all about Germanic heroism, I was pretty sure I ran across a mention of Dutch singer Taco, but I was again stymied to discover it was an early translation of Beowulf. Just to be sure, I watched the Clint Howard
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Ron Appreciation Quiz
SammiB

Hey there Glass Half Full!  It's been a minute or two (or a whole two years, really) since I've stepped inside of your hallowed halls, and my, how you've grown. Our bartenders were excited because I'm a lady, so we called the night a Lady's Night, and I grabbed one of the best damn burgers I've had in a while. Since I've had a kid, I can't get to the movies much, and man, I have missed the Alamo Royal with Cheese so much.  It was lovely. Anyway! You all dared to come out even though our dear Ron Freshour was away in Vegas watching basketball. Before he left, I asked him why he couldn't watch the games here, and he said he would be
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Quizzer in 2010, Quiz Master in 2011, Wife in 2015, Mom in 2016, and back to quiz your face off. 

Currently @ The Water Tank


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Writing a Blog During a Conference Call…
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

Hidey-ho, quizzers! It’s another beautiful Tuesday in Austin. Do I seem a little more chipper than usual? It’s probably because I’m less than 24 hours away from VACATION TIME! That’s right, it’s time again for my annual trip to Las Vegas to go watch March Madness. Which also means it’s also my annual opportunity to lose a metric ton of money betting on basketball! As I mentioned in the title, I’m on a conference call for my day job right now, listening to my boss’s boss reviewing everything we’ve done in the last 30 days. In case you’re wondering what the big takeaways are: 1) Adobe Audition
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Dav, The Other White Ron
Dav

  Hey there my Quizzlings from another Quizmaster! Thank you so much for being such gracious hosts while I subbed for Ron last night. I had a great time. The staff at Glass Half Full is fantastic, I found a yummy beer, and even ran into an old colleague from back in my training development days at Dell! It was great to see other familiar faces as well. The Gang is one of my favorite teams that has quizzed with me for a few years now! I think I even made a couple of new friends (or potential stalkers). All-in-all, not a bad night’s entertainment.   Here’s a recap of last night’s quiz:   Round 1 was the initial round. Round
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Come to my quiz for a multimedia experience that will leave you with a feeling that you have just seen a pretty decent PowerPoint presentation with limited animations! Plus, I promise to offend at least three people each night! My quiz is guaranteed to bring more enjoyment than Laffy Taffy jokes, so what have you got to lose?


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Wait, Did You Put Up Tina Turner’s Pic for the Oscar In Memorium?
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

I only ask because so many of you seem to confuse her with bathtub aficionado Whitney Houston. When one team hears “What’s Love Got to Do with It” and thinks it’s Whitney Houston, that seems like an honest mistake. When FOUR TEAMS hear it and think the same thing, I weep for this generation. I mean, the Tina Turner biopic WAS CALLED What’s Love Got to Do with It for cripes sake! Get your heads in the game, kids! Now there were a few teams who didn’t let this musical travesty derail them (frankly because they’re astute enough to know relevant discographies… even when performed
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Are You Down with the Sickness?
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

Good morning, you sick quizzers! I think this blog needs to be sent to the CDC because it’s going to be filled to the brim with diseases! But don’t you worry… there’s no chance it’s gonna make you sick because there are so many diseases fighting to get inside you that they’ll never possibly fit! If you have a moment this video will explain it for you. It’s called Three Stooges Syndrome. It’s a real thing. Check it out. I think my favorite disease that we didn’t really talk about (at least, until Round Seven) has to be Boneitis. Not
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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So what were they Dark Overlords of anyway?
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

Howard the Duck. A classic piece of American cinema. But there’s probably so much that you still don’t know about it. We learned last night that George Lucas was way in the red after Howard the Duck, so to make ends meet, he sold Lucasfilm animation to Steve Jobs… and it became Pixar. But did you know that Lea Thompson sang all her own songs in the movie? Or that Tori Amos and Phoebe Cates auditioned for her role? However, my favorite bit of trivia is one that I may, in fact, be making up myself. The villain in the film (who
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Tell You What… I’ll Give You Half the Answer in the Blog Title.
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

Hey quizzers! Last night’s quiz at Glass Half Full was a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n roll. Which is to say it was equal parts easy and EARTH-SHATTERINGLY DIFFICULT. Seriously… with one exception, everyone got destroyed by our legitimately tough science round in which we gave you half the answers. But even half the answer wasn’t enough of a clue to get you those sciencey points. Believe it or not, the crowd was more excited to see sports ball questions on the quiz than these crazy tough science questions. Needless to say, Round Six turned out to be our toughest round of the night. In terms of difficulty (easiest
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Charlotte – The Only Bronte Sister to Go to the Bone Zone
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

Happy Tuesday quizzers! Did you all have a good time last night? Here’s hoping so, because our quiz had a little bit of everything… a first place tie, insanity inducing theme songs, blue balls, furkels (you know… fat Urkels), screaming babies in Mozart wigs and 300 lb. Chinese baby deejay named DJ Baby Bok Choy! OK, maybe we didn’t really have those last few items, but that didn’t mean quiz wasn’t spectacular! Our quiz was led at most turns by the cleverly named Fister Roboto. And coming in to the quiz, I even told them how I thought they were the favorites to win the night’s quiz. No sooner do I get those words out
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Sand Script? Thass Racist
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

I mean come on! Could an answer BE any more racist? When asking about fonts that you would use to write in Persian or Kurdish, one would hope your default answer isn’t one that could get you three months in race jail! For what it’s worth, most teams wrote Sanskrit (even though that still wasn’t the right answer), but there were still three teams who thought they were SO clever… or just didn’t know how to spell Sanskrit. Big ups to the one team that actually knew the answer was Arabic. Congratulations on your brilliant non-racist answer! Who knew the night’s quiz would come down to a brutal random knowledge round? When you’re staring
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Jan 16, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Say It with Me… E-F-P-T-O-Z…
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

C’mon, guys… it’s not that hard to remember the top of the eye chart. Don’t you realize that you’re supposed to have your eyes checked once a year? If you did, you’d probably have already memorized most of that damn eye chart. You’d think they’d change it, but it’s started with E-F-P-T-O-Z for my entire life. And yet not a one of my quizzers could recall either of the two letters on line two. Now you could argue that the optometrist NEVER makes you start on line two, but there’s no way you couldn’t have just seen them in passing in the last few decades. Needless to say, it took us an age to get the answer to that particular
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.


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Glass Half Full (Lakeline)
14028 U.S. 183
Austin, TX
78717
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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It Takes Two to Tango, and One to Host Quiz
The Freshmaker (QMOTY*IV)

Happy day to you, quizzers! Have you ever found yourself in a scenario where you needed to use the NATO phonetic alphabet? While I’m not a parent, this tool would probably go a long way toward hiding information from your toddlers and sharing with adults. For instance, let’s say you wanted to tell your partner that you wanted to take her to the “bone zone.” Rather than filling these little ones’ heads with naughty terms for coitus, all they would hear is, “Hey baby, you wanna go to the Bravo Oscar November Echo Zulu Oscar November
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By day I work on getting carpal tunnel, by night I dance for your amuesment.

All I ask is that you draw me like one of your French girls. 

I love Rick & Morty and venues that serve mozzarella sticks.

I've been QM'ing since October 2010 and have loved every minute of it.  I'm actually sitting here counting the minutes until I can work on next week's quiz.  One... two... three... fourteen... seventy... eleven hundred... one jillion...

... I'm also crap at math.