Archive for March, 2018

March 28 Trivia Rankings

March 29, 2018

What a lovely night, Quizlings! I think spring may actually have sprung after all. Thanks to all the humans who came out to play – and an extra special thank you to Booker (enjoy those Milkbones, my friend). We’ll do it again next week and all the Wednesdays to come. Spread the word and come back for more triviawesomness.

PLEASE take a moment to nominate us for Best Trivia in Durham County over at indyweek.com. Much appreciated.

This week was all about Old English lit, kitty digits and South Park promos. And to answer your question “What’s a ‘Night Ranger’ anyway?” – – this, THIS is a Night Ranger…

Now let’s see how your team did this week.

Kim Jong-un’s Midnight Train To China 69
Some Bunny Loves You 64
Stormy With A Chance Of Indictment 64
What’s A “Night Ranger” Anyway? 63
SpringBreakWoooo 60
Periodic Table Dancers 59
Don’t Shoot Me, Bro 56
YOLO JK BRB – – Jesus 55
Savage Potato Nerdfaces 50
And Then There Were Four 47
Stormy Days Ahead For Trump 47
Uhhhhhhhhh 46
I’m So Excited For Spring I Wet My Plants 43
Millennium Sam Wilson 42
This Pizza Tastes Better Than Beyonce’s Face 38
Denim Jackets and T-Shirts 38
Mama T and Fun 37
I Drink And I Know Things 34
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Though This Be Madness, Yet There Is Method In ’t

March 25, 2018

Who am I pulling for in the NCAA tournament? Easy: Gonzaga.

Yeah, sure. I know the team got knocked out in the regional semifinals by Florida State but I don’t care. I like Gonzaga. Every year I pull for them.

It’s not that I’m an alum or even that I know anything about the school. Where is it? What’s the mascot? Isn’t it even worth rooting for? Hell if I know. I just like the sound of it. Gonzaga. Gon-za-ga! GON-ZAH-GUH!!!!!! Sounds like a cool cheese or a type of skin rash or a Captain Marvel villain, which is awesome. And I’ll never bother to learn any more about the team, the school or the name other than that because the details are not important.

Gonzaga! Gonzaga! Gonzaga! Long may you have a kick-ass name!

March 21 Trivia Rankings

March 22, 2018

Wow. What a night. Goodbyes. Hellos. An early Easter. Prizes. What. A. Night.

There was Jello-O (there’s always room), a true NCAA underdog story (go Retrievers) and the wildest pop culture drummer this side of Keith Moon. Plus there was this 15 minutes of fail…

If you’re interested in the new escape room experience that’s just around the corner, visit ESCAPE ON PURPOSE. If you want to conserve water, go to Durham Saves Water.

Please Nominate Tomato Jake’s for best Trivia Night in Durham County at indyweek.com

Now let’s see how the teams stacked.

Everybody Hates Chris 68
Facecrook 66
Ben Carson Threw His Wife Under The Table 65
I Voted Six Times For Putin 65
Putting The Ack In Brackets 60
Snow Way! 60
Space Force Academy Cadet Bone Spur Reporting For Duty 60
Chloroform? More Like Bore-oform! 57
The Teachers  On Talk Over Me One More Time Are Armed 57
We’re The UMBC Of Trivia 56
Winter Be Like … And Another Thing! 56
Veni Vidi Velcro 53
Pineapple IS Good On Pizza 45
Talk Over Me One More Time 42
G Town’s Finest 39
You’re Fired! 39
Big Rascals 38

Best Of The Triangle!

March 21, 2018

Please NOMINATE Tomato Jake’s for BEST TRIVIA NIGHT IN DURHAM COUNTY at indyweek.com‘s Best Of The Triangle 2018 in the Out & About Section. Love to win but have to be nominated first. Please take a moment to help out. Thanks so much!

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FIVE RANDOM FIVE

March 16, 2018

 

Five Forgotten ABC Afterschool Specials

My Mother Is My Substitute Teacher

I Was a Flintstone Vitamin Addict

Ringworm: My Silent Shame

Confessions of a Teenage Dairy Queen

Our Love Is Forbidden: The Donny & Marie Story

 

Five Lesser Known St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

Green beards

Walking with a potato between your knees

Screaming like a banshee when anyone plays Sinead O’Connor

Tickling strangers on the bus

“Slapping the Black Pudding”

 

Five Reasons to Sleep Late

An awesome dream about that supermodel you like

You desperately want to avoid a meeting a work

Your new Sleep Number® bed

The paralysis

If you get up, you’ll wake the Gorgon

 

Five Signs Your Waiter Is In Love With You

He takes your order and giggles like a schoolgirl

He fistfights another server to get your table

Blissful sighs emanating from the soda refill station

He hand feeds you your dessert

Side dishes shaped into hearts

 

Five Rejected McDonaldland Characters

Filet-O-Fishwife

Hot Apple Pierre

Shamrock Shakey

The McDLTease

The Hammolester

 

March 14 Trivia Rankings

March 15, 2018

A wonderful week, my Quizling! There was a Dinohat, a Los Pollos Hermanos Apron and other wonderful stuff. You had a shot if you show up. If you stayed home, you got nothing!

PLEASE nominate us for Best Trivia Night in Durham County at Best in the Triangle at indyweek.com.

This week? We talked of colorful detectives, before dinner cocktails and planetary discoveries. Plus there was this saucy commercial…

Now here are the rankings for the week. How’d your team do?

Beware The Tide Pods Of March 68
The Space Force Awakens 65
Collateral Damage 64
Rexit 64
Hard To The Corps 63
Baby Elliott On Board 60
3.14 of Hearts, Your Pie Is Ready 58
πzza 56
The Crew Crushes Genoa Salami 55
My Baking Skills Are A 3.14 53
United – Where Pets Fly Free 49
Who Farted? 49
Flannel Force 49
Roll Tide Pods 46
Tillerson Lasted 41 Scarmuccis 38
This Weather Is March Madness 38
A Lucky Pickle Is Kind of A Big Dill 33

FIVE RANDOM FIVE

March 10, 2018

 

Five TV Shows That Helped Me Get Through Puberty

WKRP in Cincinnati

Solid Gold

General Hospital

The Facts of Life

Jem

 

Five Rarely-Used Twitter Hashtags

#CancerSchmancer

#MonkeyPoxRules

#MyMomIsAWhore

#SoundsLikeCrowsFarting

#SoylentGreenIsPapal

 

Five Rejected Monopoly Tokens

A dozen Grade A eggs

Noose

Half-eaten box of Fiddle Faddle

An inflamed duodenum

Bucket of chum

 

Five Forgotten Tourist Attractions

Jimmy Carter’s birthmark

Largest Merkin West of the Mississippi

Old Indiana Pacers burial ground

Dolly Parton’s first training bra

Iowa corn maze in the shape of Mamie Eisenhower

 

Five Dr. Seuss Pickup Lines

Horton hears a hottie!

Wanna hop on pop?

I’d like to get this fox outta her socks.

Oh, the places you’ll go.

There’s a wocket in my pocket!

 

March 7 Trivia Rankings

March 8, 2018

What a great night! Over 100 Quizlings in attendance which means the first prize was doubled courtesy of your friendly neighborhood quizmaster. Huzzah! Let’s keep that up, shall we? The awesome attendance, that is – not the, uh, doubling of the first prize (I have a mortgage to pay, after all).

Meanwhile, please NOMINATE Tomato Jake’s for Best Trivia Night in Durham County at indyweek.com under Out & About (wonderful things will come if we win, QM’s promise!).

This week, we celebrated National Cereal Day, listened to some wild music and engaged in some Seussian tongue twisters with a fox.

Plus there was this Oscar moment…

And now let’s see how the teams stacked up this week.

“Gag Order” Starring Stormy Daniels 63
Free Cookies? 60
Chuck Eats Cheese 60
We All Met On Tinder 59
Chaos 56
Beasts From The East 56
Let The Madness Begin 55
Win For Woody 55
Best Topping: The Shape OF Pepperoni 54
Call Me By Your Trivia Name 53
Grue Crushes Trivia 53
It’s My Birthday And I’ll Trivia If I Want To 48
We’re Against Arming Quizmasters 48
Would It Be Wrong For Me To Drink the Whole Pitcher  Of Beer If My Teammates Don’t Show Up? 47
Matt Damon and the Damons 46
David Dennison All-Stars 43
Stormy Trumps Don 41
King Archer 41
Tomato Jake’s Should Be The Official Pizza of the NFL 40

Weird Al Hamilton

March 3, 2018

If you haven’t heard it … here ’tis.

February 28 Trivia Rankings

March 1, 2018

Another month down and another awesome week of trivia! Thanks so much, Quizlings. Keep coming back for more every week. It’s our 9th year and I’m doubling the first prize the first week attendance reaches 100. We’ve come close but hasn’t happened thus far into 2018. Maybe next week? Bring your friends and let’s make it happen!

This week, we chatted about presidential slogans, disco-era song titles and pizza chain middle initials. Plus there was this animated snack food memory…

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

Something Something Trump Something Something Give Us A Brownie 69
Miller Time For 100K 66
Will Lie For Pizza 63
21 Gun Salute to Dick’s 63
The Stuttering Prisoner Died Before Finishing His Sentence 62
Where’s Jon? 61
1 Hope Hicks = 40 Scaramuccis 58
One Less Hick In The White House 57
How Was The Pull Out … Couch? 55
Go Directly To Jail. Do Not Collect $200 54
3 Girls In Sweats 53
Periodic Table Dancers 52
No One Tell Kushner The New Netflix Password 52
The White House Loses Hope 51
Olympic Curling B Team 29

Oh and check out GARFIELD MINUS GARFIELD – essentially it’s the existential adventures of Jon Arbuckle as he speaks his thoughts about his sad, meaningless existence into the void.