Archive for November, 2017

November 29 Trivia Rankings

November 30, 2017

NEWBvember concluded with a bang! Or rather with prizes. Much like a bang though, innit?

Thanks to all who came out to play and to the lucky person who went home with the Pop prize (worth big buck on eBay I hear). What did you miss if you weren’t there? Some awesome Warrior Princess action, a missing sub (the aquatic variety not the Jersey Mike’s kind) and the origins of the coolest viscoelastic agent I know.

Plus there was this tuneful ditty…

Now here are the rankings for the week. See you next time!

Santa Made Me Sit On His Lap #MeToo 68
Lauering The Bar 66
Auditioning For the TODAY Show 66
Donald Trump’s Favorite Disney Movie Is Pochantas 66
Poker-Haunts Us 61
Neil Armstrong Backwards Is “Gnorts Mr Alien!” 57
Sliding Into Sparky’s DMs 57
Pulp Fiction 56
Brownie For Julie’s Baby 55
Where’s My Trivia Wednesday Sale? 51
What Do You Do If You Find A Purple Gorilla At Your Desk? Sit Somehwere Else 47
We Tired … Oops, I Mean We Tried 45
Torts Illustrated 39
Having A Yam Good Time 37

Holiday Spice

November 28, 2017

Okay, let’s be honest – it’s not as cool as Bruce Campbell singing at the piano and it’s definitely no where near as awesome as “I’m on a horse.” But, damn, if this Old Spice Exploding Yule Log isn’t just the apotheosis of holiday cheer.

Rattle & Roll

November 25, 2017


When I was a kid and I was asked where I wanted to eat, I would always reply the same thing: Shakey’s Pizza. Problem was: there was no Shakey’s nearby – or even in my city. I’d apparently seen a commercial during Thundercats or Dangermouse or something and I thought it was the end-all be-all of pizzeria experiences. All that piano playing and delicious pizza pie … aw, man; that’s my idea of heaven!

So one day, my dad – always one to think outside the box and save a few bucks – brought home some Totino’s Pizza Rolls and banged out chopsticks on my sister’s Fisher-Price Step and Play Piano and said that I should stop my whining and never mention those bastards at Shakey’s ever again.

Yeah, we weren’t close much after that, the old man and I.

November 22 Trivia Rankings

November 23, 2017

A wonderful pre-Turkey Day triviaganza for a bevy of most excellent Quizlings. Thanks to all who came out to play. Everyone have a great Thanksgiving and we’ll see you next week to cap off NEWBvember!

This week, we learned that narwhals bring out inner Ahab in some folks. We learned that Remember WENN was not a drama. And we learned that there is no such thing as too many cookies.

Plus we said goodbye to a former teen idol…

Now how did your team do? Here are this week’s rankings…

Grab Her By the Giblets 73
Thanksgiving Dinner: Rolls And Dessert 70
Gobbling For A Brownie 68
Trump Administration Orders Turkey Costumes In Hopes of Being Pardoned 67
I’d Rather Be In A Chinese Prison Than Read Trump’s Tweets 66
Stuffed Turkeys 63
Home From Al Dhafra 62
Kid Free Evening! (We Don’t Even Care If We Win) 61
Is It Time For Christmas Music Yet? 60
I’m Not Addicted To Brake Fluid – I Can Stop Any Time! 59
Vegan Turduckens 57
Happy Thanksgiving 54
Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza 52
My Wife Ate Too Much Pizza 51
Ashley’s Crew 42
Ill-Tempered Sea Bass 38
Cat Butlers 31

Have A Ball (Peen)

November 20, 2017

“This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.” – Will Rogers

And you know what they say: one baby with a hammer is dangerous and frightening – but two babies with hammers is pay-per-view fun!

FIVE RANDOM FIVE (Justice League Edition)

November 18, 2017

Five Things Superman and Batman Fight Over

Which is cooler – the Batcave or the Fortress of Solitude

Who has the more tragic backstory

What toppings to get on a pizza

Batman never clears old episodes of Say Yes To The Dress from the JLA DVR

Whether to raise Robin Jewish or Lutheran


Five Legion of Doom Pet Peeves

Swamp headquarters attracts a lot of bugs

No healthy snacks in the commissary

Lex Luthor turned casual Fridays into pantless Fridays

Not nearly enough toys (Toyman only)

Solomon Grundy never flushes


Five Flash Pick-Up Lines

I like fast girls.

Don’t tell anyone … but my secret identity is Brad Pitt.

What has two thumbs and owns a cosmic treadmill? THIS guy!

Yeaaaaah, I know Green Arrow.

I’m only the fastest man alive when I’m fighting crime, if ya know what I mean. 


Five Milestone Comic Book Issues

Brave and the Bold #28 – The Justice League bands together for the first time

Flash #123 – Re-introduces Justice Society of America into continuity

Extreme Justice #2 – First appearance of Martian Manhunter’s longtime companion, G’ary

Justice League International #18 – Guy Gardner given atomic wedgie by Booster Gold

JLA #59 – Elongated Man and Sue Dibny attend a key party 


Five Justice League Hazing Initiations

Taking Aquaman “midnight swimming”

Streaking through the Avengers HQ

Drinking a fifth of vodka and reciting the Green Lantern oath

Pantsing Alfred

Burying the Wonder Twins in a shallow grave in the desert


November 3 Trivia Rankings

November 16, 2017

Hey, Quizlings! Before we get to the wrap-up and rankings, three things I wish to impart:

1) There will be trivia next week and every Wednesday into the new year. Don’t miss a week of the triviaganza!

2) NEWBvember continues! Bring a newbie next week and the 29th and both of you get into a raffle for cool prizes.

3) I miss you when you’re gone. If you can’t make it next week due to the holiday or haven’t been around for a few weeks, please come back as soon as you can! My Quizlings are my family.

What happened this week? There was the Citizen of the Year, some cartoon magpies and Aquaman’s stepdaughter. Plus there was this snack treat …

See you next week, Quizlings! Now here are the rankings for the week. How’d your team do?

Knuckleheads 66
It Was The Busta Rhymes It Was The Worsta Rhymes 64
Hawkins A.V. Club 63
The Team Who No Longer Says “Ni!” 56
Where’s Spot? 54
GOP Plan: Both Death and Taxes 55
Shameless Panderers 53
Why Would Sparky Insult Me By Calling Me Old When I Would Never Call Him Short and Fat 52
Make America’s Malls Safe Again 52
‘Tis The Season For Treason 52
We Haven’t Been Here in Six Months – Are Brownies Still a Thing? 48
Team Ramrod 48
Tar Heels Made Us Late 43
Three Girls And A Guy 42
Cards Against The Presidency 41
Overplayed and Overrated 36

American Idle

November 13, 2017

I was out with friends at this happenin’ NYC club over the weekend. The place was packed – sweaty, writhing bodies from wall to wall. Suddenly, there was this commotion at the door. We all turned to look and spied Jennifer Lopez at the entrance, entourage in tow, arguing with the bouncer. “We’re full!” he was telling her. “We can’t fit another person in here right now!” But Ms. Lopez was not to be deterred one bit. She shook her head and wagged her finger at him and screamed, “Uh-UH!! There’s always room for J Lo!”

Charles Schulz Would NOT Approve

November 11, 2017


I once nearly killed a man with a Snoopy Sno Cone Machine. No, I’m not saying the man had a Snoopy Sno Cone Machine and I nearly killed him. No, I had the Snoopy Sno Cone Machine and I used it to nearly kill a man. Who is not important. The details are not important. But trust me when I say that the Snoopy Sno Cone Machine may make delicious frozen treats … but, under the right circumstances, it is also a lethal weapon.

November 8 Trivia Rankings

November 9, 2017

Newbvember is underway at Tomato Jake’s Wednesday Night Trivia! Bring a newbie to play our game and get a raffle ticket for you and the n00b all month long. Heck, bring seven new people and I’ll give you seven raffle tickets! There’s a drawing each week for some fun prizes – simply our way of saying “spread the word!” and “thanks for making our trivia shindig so awesome!”

This week? We went north to the future, ranked Apple emojis and tugged at Carol Burnett’s ear. Oh and someone ate a W (not Jameis Winston).

Plus there was this animated goodness:

Now let’s look at this week’s trivia rankings ….

Eggplant 60
Twice As Many Trump Tweets, Oh Yay! 60
The Team That Says “Ni” 59
That Gorrilla Is Still In The Basement 58
I Reset My Clocks – How Do I Reset My Dog? 58
Call Us Team  Love – Just Kidding 56
Stranger Facts 55
The Classic Movies Club 55
With Twice As Many Characters, He Still Says A Lot of Nothing 53
There’s Always Money in The Banana Stand 45
Labrum Surgery Is A Pain 41
Please Don’t Touch My Kitty 40
F!x Me, Cam 38
Justice For Barb 34
Numero Uno 32
Boots With Fur 30
Cat People 29