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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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It begins
Pete Rosky

Greetings Quizzers. I’m the newest (I assume) Quizmaster, Pete. I’ve had some training from some of the best Geeks Who Drink Austin has to offer, and was lucky enough tonight to take over an amazing bar from one of them, Kavi. Trifecta on 3rd, what can I say? I was hoping for a decent crowd, but 13 teams? I didn’t even know we could fit that many teams in this pleasantly petite watering hole. I stand corrected, y’all came, you saw, you quizzed. I’m sure I was a little shaky at first, it’s a daunting responsibility to be a Quizmaster, let alone replacing an icon like Kavi, but you were with me through the whole thing. I’m grateful
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n00b Quizmaster in Austin, TX. Prog rock enthusiast, movie nerd, smart ass, lovable oaf.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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One Week at McCool's
Kavi Kardoshian

Well, Trifecta, I'm sorry to say that I must leave you. It's been real, but next week I'm moving away to the frigid northeast, never to be heard from again. I leave you in good hands, though! Never fear! Austin is full of crackerjack Quizmasters who will take that Trifecta quiz and run with it, ensuring you a good time every week with plenty of wins to come. Last night, your gorgeous bartenders made me a couple of very dirty ("skanky") martinis that really hit the spot. You know what didn't hit the spot, though? The guy outside Trifecta who stole my parking space. What an effing dickhead. I was driving around looking for a place to park, as usual, when I spotted an
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The Drag Bar at Austin's Pizza, Mondays @ 8pm

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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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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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It's Not Your Fault Your Parents Were Cousins
Kavi Kardoshian

I've been rewatching Arrested Development lately. No reason. I just had a craving for it, I guess. Do you remember how bad the last season was? The one that Netflix put out exclusively? It was bad. But Charlize Theron was awesome in season three. And speaking of her, if you don't know about her family background, let me tell you. It's insane. Apparently Charlize Theron's father was horribly abusive. So her mom killed him. Isn't that crazy? Also, I'm telling you this without doing any research whatsoever to confirm. Not even Wikipedia. I think I just heard it on the radio. But I'm pretty sure it's true
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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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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I Can't Love a Man with Three Hands
Kavi Kardoshian

Hey, Trifecta! Tonight's Round Seven was all about the film career of the late Bill Paxton, who died rather unexpectedly this weekend due to surgery complications. We featured eight of his more (and less, I suppose) notable and recognizable movies in our second audio round of the night, but we skipped out on one that I think deserves a mention, at least in the blog. In 1991, Bill Paxton co-starred in a movie called The Dark Backward. It was written and directed by Adam Rifkin, who later directed Detroit Rock City (about the kids who try to sneak into the KISS concert) and wrote Small Soldiers, which I'm sure no one actually saw. The
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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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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Papal Goons
Kavi Kardoshian

You think the young pope has papal goons? I bet he's swimming in 'em. Olivia Pope is a papal goon. Speaking of Olivia Pope and other ladies, I feel like the quiz at Trifecta last night was mostly women. I am so down with that. I know Geeks Who Drink's primary demographic is progressively minded, college-educated women between the ages of 26 and 35, but I still see mostly dudes at mine most weeks. I like that all these ladies come out to Trifecta and drink whiskey and eat pizza. Somehow, though, the team that won was still almost all guys. Meh. Who needs 'em? I've been sitting around watching Seinfeld all day instead of working. It all started because
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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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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Four-Letter Names That Are a Little Bit Different
Kavi Kardoshian

Tonight, Trifecta, we celebrated all things Goo. When the Goo Goo Dolls classic song "Slide" came on during Round 2, I was hoping you all would be as excited about it as I was, and you delivered. It's such a good song! It's no "Black Balloon", but it's damn near as great. As I mentioned during the quiz, "Slide" was the first song I ever requested on the radio. The station was 104.1 KRBE in Houston and I think I was about eleven years old. They read my name on the radio, which was extremely exciting especially considering they pronounced it correctly, and they also read the name Tara, who was apparently someone who had requested the same song around the same time.
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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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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I Love You But You're Freaking Me Out
Kavi Kardoshian

We had a packed one this week, Trifecta! Thanks for coming out and turning the place into a full house, even if it was a rather loud full house. I'd rather turn my speakers up than have an empty room and I loved seeing so many people get competitive about the quiz. Special shout-out to Pussy Power, who were all dressed very nicely and told me after the quiz that the reason they were dressed so nicely is that they had all just come from work at the DA's office down the street. What do these ladies do in the DA's office? Why, they work on domestic violence cases, putting shitheads in jail for doing shitty things. HUGE THANK YOU to those women for doing
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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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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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A Swastika and a Pile of Poop
Kavi Kardoshian

Oh hey, Trifecta quizzers! This morning, while working from home for my day job, I finished watching the first season of Scream, the MTV series. You know, based on Scream the film series. Let me tell you. It's so hard not to watch. I'm not going to tell you it's a good show - by all practical measures, it is not. The writing definitely leaves something to be desired, and it's a bunch of mostly early-20-somethings acting, so they're not exactly great. One of them is. Most of them aren't great. But look: Everyone on the show is pretty, there's a ton of drama and people get murdered on like every episode. Plus these kids
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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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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Gooble Gobble Gooble Gobble
Kavi Kardoshian

Hey Trifecta! Thanks for welcoming the newly hired Jessica into the fold last night. Didn't she do a great job? Are you following her on Instagram yet? She likes bird watching and gardening. It's riveting stuff. Just kidding, she's awesome. Speaking of awesome people, how about that girl who got kicked out for being too drunk last night? Damn. She started out as a member of We Don't Even Know Each Other, which I suspect led to Patrick and Karen regretting having ever gotten to know her. How did she get so drunk so quickly? Apparently she did a shot
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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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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Malaise of Watching Bad Television
Kavi Kardoshian

Personally, I think I'd like the first episode of Gilmore Girls a lot better if Lorelai decided to get the money for Rory's tuition by selling her body and maybe also some cocaine. I'm only halfway through the ep, but I have a sneaking suspicion that's not the way it's going to go. Who gets excited about going to an all-girls' private school? Anyway, we packed the house again last night at Trifecta! Seven teams, which may not sound like a lot, but that's all we need to fill the place to the gills. You guys played hard and put up some quite stiff competition as well. Edward Herrmann is in this show? I can't put my finger on it, but Alexis Bledel's mannerisms
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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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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I Can't Believe We Didn't Have Any Team Names About Pee
Kavi Kardoshian

We did have Failing Pile of Garbage, which is a related reference. And they ended up winning first place! Wow, Trifecta! Thanks for welcoming me back in such grand fashion. Not only was the place absolutely packed when I walked in; we had plenty of teams and a highly involved crowd this week! I'm not trying to offer any kudos to the non-quizzer who yelled out a couple of answers during the quiz, seemingly just whenever he paused his conversation long enough to overhear something he knew the answer to and despite my chastising him multiple times. But everyone else - kudos! It was a great quiz! I even got to share a pizza with our lovely bartenders. What a night. Lucy
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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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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Get It, Banana Slugs!
Mike

  I had the pleasure of subbing in at Trifecta last night, in place of usual QM extraordinaire, Kavi, who I can only imagine is traveling the countryside, missing her quizzes dearly. Trifecta is a small venue with a fantastic staff and a great deal on delicious pizzas. (Seriously, why isn’t everyone coming to this venue for $5 pizzas?) It’s intimate and easy to negotiate; even parking is easy on a Wednesday night. It was freezing cold outside (because Austin can’t make up its mind about temperature these days) so everyone who was playing was sure to be inside for the night. And that means that everyone there had every reason to play! It’s
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I used to have an eyepatch when I was a kid. I believe there is hope for all of us.


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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I Don't Know What to Say About Westworld
Kavi Kardoshian

Westworld, you say? That show on HBO Go? Doesn't look like anything to me. Seriously, though, what up with Westworld? I watched the whole fucking show, every episode, with rapt attention. I didn't distract myself with my phone or anything else while I watched. I even paused when I got up to take a Totino's out of the oven. That's the kind of attention I only grant to the shows and movies I take most seriously. Stuff I've never seen before. Stuff that I actually care about. And I did that for Westworld. And what did I get out of it? A whole fuckton of confusion. You could hold a gun to my head. You could offer me a million
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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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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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If I don't make it home this Christmas, find the grandmother from Trifecta.
AdamSweeney

Tonight, I nearly had my life taken by the most hostile grandmother I've seen since "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead." For those wondering what the H I'm talking about, I was playing music at the very beginning of the quiz and Bea Arthur possessed came up and started cursing me out before trying to rip electrical cords out of the sound system, and finally grabbing my arm in an attempt to force me to turn the music off. Sorry, Nana, unless you have a candy cane shiv on you, I'm not turning the music off. Next time ask nicely, please. And enjoy the Werther's Originals. Sheesh. A couple of additional notes for those keeping score at home: 1) Muse is not a "metal" band. If
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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Never Send a Fall Out Boy to do a Radioactive Man's job.
AdamSweeney

I am a huge fan of movie soundtracks (I was listening to The Dark Knight score today) and so it was with much anticipation that I announced Round 2, an audio round where you named the artist and film they worked on. Of course, I was shocked that you knew so much about 21 Pilots being on the Suicide Squad soundtrack, but we're a judgment-free zone. Christmas is officially 10 days away. Allow myself to shriek with the realization I've done no shopping yet, and then remember that Amazon Prime is the gift that keeps giving. Does it look like I'll get a Kylo Ren doll for my niece or a Rex Manning Day shirt for my brother to honor Empire Records? Why yes. Yes, it does. If I get the Darth
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Trifecta on 3rd
360 Neuces street #30
Austin, TX
78701
Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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George Michael Stars in "Wham! Bam! Thank ya, Ma'am!"
AdamSweeney

Fact; Wham's "Last Christmas" is one the greatest, and most ridiculous, holiday songs ever. Cool? Cool. Last night marked the debut of my time as a quizmaster at Trifecta, and Evan will be sorely missed. Love that guy. But the show must go on and you all made me feel very welcome, and a lot of you are Red Sox fans! Bonus! Any fan of the BoSox is a friend of mine.  The Real Slim Shady definitely stood up at the quiz on Wednesday, taking home the 1st place prize. Now if only we had an 8 Mile poster to give them. Eminem, are ya listening? I totally agree with the notion that Trifecta is smuggling children to cut costs on their delicious
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