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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, May 15, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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We Put the Spring in Springfield
QMC

Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!!   We did it! We had 18+ teams for three consecutive weeks! That’s amazing and I’m so thrilled and grateful. You people are seriously the best. Enormous thank-yous to all of you who came out and packed the place for a third week in a row!   Well, it seems now that the tumult of the last few weeks has subsided that we’re back to business as usual, and that can be illustrated no more clearly than by the fact that we had another Quizmaster-In-Training tonight! As I’ve mentioned several (read as: way too many) times on the mic, this job is nowhere near as easy as I make it look
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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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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, May 08, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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"If you were planning on crying with Chris tonight, you're gonna have to rent The Notebook"
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Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!   Good god damn, it feels good to say that. Hello, I mean, as opposed to good-bye. If you missed the last couple of quizzes, you’ve missed out on some high drama. Brief recap: Last Saturday, my GWD regional manager called me to inform me that all Sherlocks/Baker St. locations would be cancelling Geeks Who Drink and that I had two Mondays left (last week and tonight). When I got to quiz last week and told the manager Sean that we were being cancelled, he was very surprised, as no one had told him. He asked his bosses “hey, why didn’t anyone tell me we’re cancelling Geeks?”
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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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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, May 01, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Lame Duck Limbo
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Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!!   Thank you SO SO much to all of you who packed into the place tonight. 18 teams! I think that’s more than we’ve ever had at Sherlock’s! That’s what makes this next part so hard. If you weren’t one of the 18 teams tonight, then you missed a pretty serious announcement. My regional manager called me on Saturday to inform me that all Sherlock’s/Baker St. locations will be discontinuing Geeks Who Drink quizzes, effective next week. That means that, if what I’m hearing from the GWD end is true, next Monday will be our last quiz. Obviously,
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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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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, Apr 24, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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A warm and septic breeze
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Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!   Thanks to everyone who came out for quiz tonight! I’m still reeling from the huge crowd we had last week, and from the $430 we raised for Planned Parenthood on my sixth anniversary. Thank you, thank you, thank you all so much.   Well, we’re 100 days into the current presidency, and what do we have to show for it? An approval rating in the toilet, over a dozen golf trips at millions of dollars in taxpayer money each time, an administration that’s losing people every day and leaking privileged information like a sieve, increased unrest in the middle east (though, to give the white
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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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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, Apr 17, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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That's 2,192 days.
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Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!   I can’t believe it’s been six years. I still remember the day that I got the e-mail informing me that I was Austin’s newest Quizmaster, and let me tell you, it doesn’t feel like it was six years ago.   And I can’t think of a better way to bring my sixth year as a quizmaster to a close than with the Quiz For a Cause we did tonight! Thanks to all of you, we raised an amazing $430 for Planned Parenthood’s North Austin Health Center! I am so, so proud to be your Quizmaster tonight. This is my favorite thing I’ve ever
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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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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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One more time for the folks in the back: Al Gore never claimed to have invented the Internet
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Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!!   If you weren’t at our quiz tonight, first of all, shame on you! You should come to our quiz every week. It’s free! What else were you gonna do on a Monday night when it’s not football season? But really, if you weren’t at our quiz tonight, and especially if you haven’t been in a while, you really ought to come out next week, because we’ll be doing a very special Quiz For a Cause! QFAC is Geeks Who Drink’s charitable arm. See, part of why I love GWD as a company is because our leaders are compassionate humanitarian folks who, despite the fact
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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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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, Apr 03, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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I'm not saying Steven Tyler is a horrifying, ghoulish skeleton-man. I'm just saying you've never seen Steven Tyler and a ghoulish skeleton-man in the same place at the same time.
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Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!   In case you haven’t been around for the last two weeks, we’re now a video venue! That means that instead of two audio rounds, like we’ve been doing for a while, we now do an audio round and a video round! GWD video rounds are some of my favorites. They’re not always the hardest round in the quiz, but it’s fun to see how different movies and TV shows employ the same tropes.   Yeah, last night was Wrestlemania. I bet you thought I was going to write all about it here. But surprise! I’m not. Ask me about it if you want to hear what I thought – wrestling
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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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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, Mar 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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"Why are dudes so thirsty?" "I think if you could definitively answer that, you'd be a very rich woman"
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Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!!   If you missed tonight’s quiz, you missed the largest leap forward in pub quizzes since the invention of the microphone! See, I spend every Monday night looking around the room, because I think it’s very funny that the décor in the restaurant is meant to resemble the cluttered walls of a century-old British pub, yet there’s wires and screens running all through it. Well, in staring at the juxtaposition of old-fashioned and new-fangled clutter, I started to piece some things together, and long story short, we now run VIDEO ROUNDS at our quiz!   If you’ve
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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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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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The road of gold bricks follows! We are away, seeking wisdom man
QMC

Hello Sherlock's Baker St. Pub!   (Tonight's blog was run through Google Translate a few times - just like Round 3!)   SXSW is more! Has the brain been fried? It certainly looks like it's a glance at some of your score. I really hope you have a job that can be to convince all the people out of the city so you do not move here.   So round 1! It has definitely begun. Question was answered - some had it correctly! Questions on topical issues were two. I'm a little late on top of them, that's why I'm good I did not play the last night of the contest.   Round 2 - music round! Favorites.
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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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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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This death is dedicated to Odin
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Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!   I want to start by saying a huge thank you to all of you who were brave enough to leave your houses to come to quiz tonight! I’ve lived in Austin for 13 years, so I know all about how daunting it can be to be out of the house during SXSW. So many California douchebags and Brooklyn assholes clogging up almost everything fun, some bars raise prices (I legit had a bartender tell me “Six dollars” after handing me a beer once during SXSW, then when I showed him my Austin drivers’ license, he said “nevermind, two-fifty.” True story), and, of course, there’s the knowledge that every
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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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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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TL;DR I really like my job
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Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!   It was so good to see all of you tonight! I adore you all so much. As I might have mentioned a time or two over the course of our evening tonight, I just got back from Seattle, where I took part in Geek Bowl XI! For the unaware, Geek Bowl is an annual event for Geeks Who Drink in which teams from all over the country compete in the largest live trivia event in the world (that’s us!). This year, 212 teams duked it out for a total of over $50K in prizes, with first place winning $11,000! But let’s start at the beginning, shall we? I got to Seattle on Thursday
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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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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Like a masochist in Tacoma, I'm Washington-bound
QMC

Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!   First order of business, thank you to all of you who joined us this week! For those of you who missed it, please allow me to clarify something: the trainee I had with me last week is not being trained to replace me (to the best of my knowledge, anyway). I love this job, and I love this venue. I will be the dedicated host here until they drag me out, my chewed-to-the-quick fingernails bleeding as my fingertips dig into the hardwood. Or, to put it more plainly, I am not going anywhere. I love you all far too much to just disappear on you with no warning. I hope that clears some things
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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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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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KINGINNANORRRRF
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Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!   Once again, we had a packed house for quiz tonight! I adore you all so much for filling our quiz space each and every week – so much more than you know. We had a special guest tonight: Quizmaster-in-training Dale! As I say every time we have a trainee with us, this job is nowhere near as easy as I make it look every week. I’ve been doing this job for almost 6 years now, an average of twice a week for that whole time – that’s a lot of practice. But, believe it or not, I was pretty shaky right out of the gate. That’s why we train new Quizmasters the way
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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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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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We Are the Watchers On the Wall
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Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!   We had an amazing quiz tonight! It’s been a while since we’ve had 15 teams, and you know how much I love having a full house. So, thanks to all of you who came out for our Galentine’s Day quiz!   If you’ve been to quiz at Sherlock’s with any kind of regularity, you know that I’m a big fan of the TV show Game of Thrones. Earlier this year, I started dating a wonderful lady who’s never seen the show before, so she and I have been tearing through it, getting ready for the debut of season 7 later this year. This, of course, has reignited
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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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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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Take me down to Paradise City, where the grass is green and the A/V works consistently
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Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!   Anyone who’s ever talked to me for more than a couple of minutes probably knows allllllll about how much I love doing this job, but I’d like to take this opportunity to say something else about it: Being a Quizmaster is seldom boring.   Take, for example, our evening tonight. I don’t yet have what I need to plug into the TV sound system like I normally do, so we arranged for the GWD private-event PA to be set up at Sherlock’s so you lovely folks wouldn’t be deprived of audio rounds two weeks in a row. But while I was setting up that PA, the
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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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Sherlock's (Austin)
9012 Research Blvd
Austin, TX
78758
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
[Mondays @ 8:00 pm]
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You can't see me; my time is now
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Hello Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub!   Ways to know for sure that you love your job: Just about everything goes totally wrong on the night that your dear friend has set aside time to come see you, and instead of screaming and slamming your head against the wall in frustration, you just say “Well, nothing we can do about that now! Let’s have fun.”   Folks, I know I say this all the time, but I love all of you so much for sticking with us through equipment failures, substitute hosts, and even nights when Beef isn’t working. This is my favorite job I’ve ever had, and it’s entirely because of lovely
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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.