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Mr. Blutarsky

Social Distancing Pub Quiz

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If any of you assholes are in need of socializing this weekend, I hosted pub quizzes / trivia nights for over ten years in Austin and have come out of retirement and am hosting a pub quiz each Saturday at 8:30 CST via Facebook live as long as this Corona crap sticks around. Last week we had 20 plus teams get together via zoom, the phone, and other ways to play along. It's really just an excuse for friends to (virtually) hangout and have something to do. It was really cool to pop into some of their Zoom groups and see folks on their couches hanging out with their friends miles apart. 

 

www.www.facebook.com/austinpubquiz

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Hey @Mr. Blutarsky

I'm in and have a team.  I'm familiar with a lot of tech; however, I've never used FB Live.   Quick ?  Assuming I'm the one turning in the answers, would my entire team be on FB live w/ me submitting OR does my team work independent of FB Live w/ me submitting the answer to you?

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11 hours ago, Knoxtnhorn said:

Hey @Mr. Blutarsky

I'm in and have a team.  I'm familiar with a lot of tech; however, I've never used FB Live.   Quick ?  Assuming I'm the one turning in the answers, would my entire team be on FB live w/ me submitting OR does my team work independent of FB Live w/ me submitting the answer to you?

So the way we're doing it is we're live streaming the questions on a Facebook Live broadcast and have an online answer sheet that you'll turn in at the end of each round. We're asking for teams to coordinate how they get together, but popular methods are zoom, skype, facetime etc. One scribe and one answer sheet turned in per team per round works best. I'll go over the FAQ's before we start tonight as well. http://www.facebook.com/austinpubquiz  

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4 minutes ago, Knoxtnhorn said:

@Mr. Blutarsky

Thanks for doing this.  We had a great time.  /creepy paper

Looking forward to next week when I'll have a full(er) team.

Missed it this week, but it's because we were doing other things, which is good.  Keep us updated.  Would still like to do this.

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@Knoxtnhorn I'm glad you enjoyed it! We've been getting a lot of extremely positive feedback, and it's definitely scratched an itch of my own. Like I said Saturday, we're going to keep doing this each Saturday as long as this shit sticks around. It just seems to be a really good break for folks, not to mention an excuse to reach out and spend time with friends. 

@Brisketexan Literally the more the merrier. We all need something fun right now. 

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Posted (edited)

Blutarsky - are you putting this on tonight? 

ETA nevermind, answer was smack in the middle of my screen when I clicked your FB link.

Edited by BradInATX

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On 4/11/2020 at 3:06 PM, BradInATX said:

Blutarsky - are you putting this on tonight? 

ETA nevermind, answer was smack in the middle of my screen when I clicked your FB 

Last night was a bit of a cluster with both kiddos up most of Friday night. Hopefully you had fun though!

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10 hours ago, Mr. Blutarsky said:

Last night was a bit of a cluster with both kiddos up most of Friday night. Hopefully you had fun though!

Wife and I were about as far into the bag as you were, so we didn't care. It was a good time, thanks for doing it. I think we're going to get several couples together through a zoom this next Sat.

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On 4/12/2020 at 11:15 PM, Mr. Blutarsky said:

Last night was a bit of a cluster with both kiddos up most of Friday night. Hopefully you had fun though!

We did.  Looking forward to Saturday nights now.  Thanks.  

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1 hour ago, BradInATX said:

@Mr. Blutarsky - any chance we can get one or two score updates mid game this time, for shit talking our friends purposes?

The kids went to bed early tonight so the wife won't be playing catch up. It shouldn't be to difficult,  but remind me as I plan on drinking to change things up. 

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13 hours ago, Uncle Boobs said:

Tonight?

Sorry I didn't see this until now and yep we did it again. We're gonna keep going every Friday as long as it's smart to stay in.

 

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5 minutes ago, Mr. Blutarsky said:

Sorry I didn't see this until now and yep we did it again. We're gonna keep going every Friday as long as it's smart to stay in.

 

Friday, Saturday what's the difference? 

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2 hours ago, hornbri said:

Friday, Saturday what's the difference? 

I have no fucking clue what any of the days are anymore. But yes, Saturdays.

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Had a great time as always.  We were a little late.  You inspired my mom to create a family trivia game for the grand kids that started at 7.  

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6 hours ago, Knoxtnhorn said:

Had a great time as always.  We were a little late.  You inspired my mom to create a family trivia game for the grand kids that started at 7.  

That is awesome!

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