Archive for the ‘Tomato Jake’s Trivia Night’ Category

April 18 Trivia Rankings

April 19, 2018

What a beautiful night for trivia! (Technically, a beautiful night for anything so I’m glad you chose trivia.) How lovely it was to see some old faces and a few new ones as well. But those empty seats are sure a kick in the gut, metaphorically-speaking. Spread the word, Quizlings! Let’s fill ‘er up and gets us some ice cream!

This week? It was old timey snacks and mnemonic devices* and Y2K figures. And, of course, there was this Broadway melody (damn, Wolverine got pipes!) …

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

Glen’s Back From Cancun –  Time For Ice Cream! 66
Raiders Of The Law Office 65
Cohen Seeing Hannity Behind Trump’s Back 65
Good Night Court, Sweet Prince 65
We  Were Gonna Make A Time Travel Joke But None Of Them Liked It 62
We Ain’t Got No Team Name 61
Thank You Very Little 61
Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me … Carl Kassell Died 60
The Vice Presiders Of Fun Employment, Inc. 59
NASA Shoots Sperm Into Space 57
Cohen’s Fourth Client 55
Nora’s First Trivia Night 51
Quizards of Waverly Place 44

*Here’s some of my favorite mnemonic devices from the evening…

My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nothing

My Very Excited Mother Just Sold Unicycles Nightly

My Very Enormous Mind Just Stuns Underground Nomads

My Very Excellent Mother Just Saw Unicorn Nuns

BTW the one I like to use is:

Meredith Vieira Enters My Jacuzzi Slowly Unveiling Nudity

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April 11 Trivia Rankings

April 12, 2018

Lovely to see some folks back from Spring Break this week, Quizlings! As the weather warms and we sit outside and bring doggies for Sparky to pet, spread the word about our little Trivia Night and bring your friends and family and co-workers and baristas and greengrocers and pretty much anyone you know who might like our brand of fun.

This week we chatted about iconic burgers, quarterback crashes and really old school books in Oklahoma. And then there was this advertising trifle…

Now check out the rankings for the week. Someone’s gotta be at the top and someone’s gotta be … well, you know.

Trump Remodeling His Cabinet 68
We Want Our Prize Money In Cookies, Please 67
Paul Ryan’s Run Out Of Thoughts And Prayers 64
Benny Pickled The Beast 62
Twitter War For Real 60
Insert Name Here 60
You Can Have My Data – I’m Not That Interesting 59
Adele! The Answer Is Adele! 58
Ryan’s Cowards 56
We Lost Waldo 56
We Need A Better Witch Hunt 55
The Feds Are Coming! The Feds Are Coming! 54
Freedom Avengers 53
Micropigs 50
Werther’s Original: The Amber Alert Of Caramels 45
Team MySpace 42
Aviators 25

April 4 Trivia Rankings

April 5, 2018

A light turnout, a raffle for nominating and some crossword puzzle clues. All told, an interesting evening. Thanks to all the Quizlings in attendance (and come back soon, the rest of you).

Last chance to nominate Tomato Jake’s for Best Trivia Night in Durham County at indyweek.com (polls close Sunday). Please take a few minutes to do this and get someone you love to do it as well (or someone you hate – either way works).

This week? It was a lovely menu of KFC, salad vegetables and pickle slush – all USDA approved! And then there was this Scoobynatural crossover …

Now let’s see how your team stacked up.

Is It Curling Season Yet? 69
Star Wars > Trade Wars 69
The New England Patriots of Trivia 68
NEVER Question Josh’s Cat Knowledge 66
Eggplant² 59
We’re Only Here Becase It’s Spring Break 57
Kim’s Midnight Train To China 55
Trump Cleaned Out His Cabinet For Passover 54
Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’) 52
8-Ball 50
Han Shot First 45
Take Me Out To A Ballgame 43

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

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…

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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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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

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

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.

February 21 Trivia Rankings

February 22, 2018

Thanks, Quizlings, for making it a great evening of Tomato Jake’s Wednesday Night Trivia! The weather was cooperative, we learned about the Winter Olympics and we had the first dog of the year in attendance (yay, Woodley!).

Along the way, we sussed out some cephalopod species, found Friends follow-ups and gobbled gross gaming agates. And there was this celluloid masterpiece of yesteryear…

Now let’s check out the rankings for the week and see how your team stacked up against the competition.

Off The Podium 67
Salchow Nip Slip 66
We Started This Cher S#!+ 65
The Crew Crushes Trivia 61
Sparky Still Won’t Follow Me On Twitter 59
Clothes Aren’t The Only Thing Being Stripped In Louisville 58
Army Of Two 57
We’re Hoping To Do Better Than Fergie 56
Two Kids In An Overcoat Posing As An Adult 55
Francis Scott Off-Key 54
The North Korean Olympic Cheerleaders 53
Destroying Trivia Like Fergie Did The Anthem 51
Pyeong F. Chang’s 51
I Can’t Explain Witchcraft 51
Trivia Athletes From Russia 51
Mr. Musk: Mars Magnate 48
No Collusion 47
Periodic Table Dancers 47
My Drinking Team Has A Trivia Problem 43