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

September 13 Trivia Rankings

September 13, 2017

Awesomeness ensued. That’s what I want on my tombstone. It also describes the action that went down Wednesday night at Tomato Jakes. “Awesomeness ensued.”

The was a Terminator head, canine cinema and treats for Rosie, Ace, Sugar and Anthony. Plus this slow jam:

Now here are the rankings for the week:

J Is For Genius 70
Went To Orlando – All I Got Was This Stupid Hurricane 68
Mike Pence Hacked Ted Cruz’s Twitter Account 65
Where Were You And Your Bitches Last Week 63
Equifu** 62
Ted Cruz Promises He’s Never Liked Porn 62
Alexa, Is God Mad At Us? 62
Cassini is Taking A Dive 61
No Way, Jose 60
For Sale – Newly Minted Oceanfront Property 59
Thanks For Nothing, Equifax 58
Globetrotters 57
Pickles 54
Zodiac Twitter Hack 53
5 Dogs, 1 Park 53
Muffin Bullets 53
Somebody Tell Chipotle That’s Nacho Cheese 45
You Don’t Know Jac 31
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The Dog Days of Trivia

September 12, 2017

We’re celebrating Tomato Jake’s Wednesday Night Trivia’s Eighth Anniversary All MONTH LONG and it’s still not too late to get in on the fun!

On September 27, we’re holding our raffle for, among other things, a free night’s stay for two at a nifty Durham hotel. You don’t have to be present to win and you get one raffle ticket just for playing (one per week). The raffle is only open to Quizlings 18 and above due to the nature of the prize.

You can also pick up extra raffle tickets for bringing a newbie (one per week), posting a flier to out trivia night (one per week) and donating a new dog toy for our canine pals (no limit).

So, doing the math, if you come out to play this week and bring a friend who’s never been to our trivia night before and you show me a picture of a flier you posted on a public bulletin board where local folks can view it and you bring five new dog toys to donate, then that’s … mumbling under breath … carry the one … eight raffle tickets you get this week alone! That’s some major odds in your favor!

Spread the word! Bring your friends! Bring your enemies (best to keep them closer)! Just help us celebrate 8 years of fantastic trivia at Tomato Jake’s Pizzeria throughout the month of September!

September 6 Trivia Rankings

September 6, 2017

Maybe it was the rain. Maybe it was school. Maybe a late summer vacation. Whatever kept a lot of regulars away … well, it’s all moot, innit? Those who were there know it was a great night for trivia! There was ice cream and a Zelda t-shirt and doggie treats for Sophie and Rosie (two canines not afraid to get a little damp). In short: loads of Tomato Jake’s Wednesday Night Trivia funzies.

What you missed if you were away? Cookie knock-offs, huge conflagrations and a big-ass LEGO monstrosity. And there was this patriotic cinematic moment…

Now here are the team rankings (and, yes, those are decimal points). How’d you do?

Can Someone Explain American Horror Story To Me? 68
Will Lie About Engagement For Brownie 62.5
Boston Teams Cheat More Than Ben Affleck 61.5
Salvador Dali – You Are NOT The Father 59
Dreaming of a Brownie 53
Losers 53
Nuclear North Korea: That Ain’t Funny 51.5
It’s Elizabeth’s Birthday – Is That Worth A Brownie? 49.5
Alternative Facts 48.5
Rosie’s Wearing Her Brthday Suit 47
Better Late Than Pregnant 47
Spicy Clucker 46
DACA, Dream Deferred 42

August 30 Trivia Rankings

August 30, 2017

A fantastic night for trivia, my Quizlings! Thanks to everyone who came out to play!

Don’t forget: We are celebrating our eighth anniversary all next month with a raffle for a night’s stay for two at a local hotel (plus maybe some other neat stuff). Get a raffle ticket for playing every week in September. Also get an extra raffle ticket for posting one of our fliers (take a pic and show me on Wednesday). ALSO (this just in!) get an extra raffle ticket for bringing a newbie! Haven’t done that in a while so let’s get some new blood in the ranks, shall we? (One extra ticket per person per scheme.)

Plus – we love the doggies so we’re celebrating the Dogs Days Of Trivia all next month as well. Bring the canines (always welcome on the patio, weather permitting) and we’ll have treats and maybe some pooch-centric giveaways. Spread the word.

As for this week, I want to say that I think we had the overall the highest scores for a bonus round without any team getting a perfect score (damn you, Brad Pitt!). Miss the festivities? Well, we went on strike with the Gdansk dockworkers, admitted the final state into the union and hiked the Appalachian Trail (App-uh-LATCH-un or App-uh-LAY-shun?). Plus there was this soda flashback…

So without further ado, here are the rankings for the week:

Look What Taylor Swift Made Me Do 68
Dragons vs. Hurricane 67
This Is The Bigliest Storm – My Waves Are Yuge 66
Joel Osteen’s Church Only Provides Shelter For Taxes 66
Trending: Flood Stilettos 65
Hashtag, Pound Sign 64
Brexit Unvasion 63
Just Married 61
The Real Housewives of Durham County 61
Houston, We Have A Problem 61
Collateral Damage 58
Trivia’s Great, Glen – Thanks For Osteen Us 57
I Don’t What Apocalypse Means But It’s Not The End Of The World 56
Nuclear Winter Is Coming 56
Hurricane Manolo Blahniks 56
Tom’s Leaving Us 54
Putin On The Ritz 50
Penguin 47
Can’t Think Of A Name 45

August 23 Trivia Rankings

August 23, 2017

Well, we managed to stave off Greg Fishel’s wrath and enjoy another week of rain-free trivia. We talked of Tay Tay’s latest, citrus fruit origins and a potential senator from the Wolverine State. And then there was this game…

Now here are this week’s team rankings.

If I Was Married To Trump I’d Stare At The Sun Too 67
Is Everybody Ready For The Eclipse? 67
Blind In One Eye – Totally Worth It 63
Trump Bravely Stares Down Sun #FakeOptometry 62
Allison And Simon Get Married Next Week 60
We Pay A Lot For Trump’s Security But More For His Insecurity 60
Blinded By The Light 59
The Brandt Berry Book Bunch 56
A Nosy Pepper Is Jalapeno Business 55
It’ll Come To Me 54
Snoopy Sneakers 53
We’re Just Here For The Ice Cream 53
The Wet Boys 53
The British Invasion 50
5 Dogs, 1 Park 49
The Shining Stars 44
Woogle Mart 41
Eclipsed 40
The Honey Bees 29

August 16 Trivia Rankings

August 16, 2017

55 questions! 2 tiebreakers! 2 Bonus Round bonus questions! 23 teams! ONE AWESOME NIGHT OF TRIVIA!!!

Thanks to all the folks who came out to play. Hope you enjoyed the ice cream and trivia and prizes as much as we did dispensing them to all you lovely Quizlings.

What happened? We got Stressed Out, had a Manic Monday, dug up some fossils and got some balls a-poppin’. Plus there was this obscure bit of sketch comedy…

Now here are the team rankings for the week.

No, I Don’t Have Eclipse Glasses 69
Pluto: Never Forget 67
Queen Antifa 67
Gosh, The World Sucks. At Least I Still Like My Cat. 66
Somebody Stole Our Team Name 65
Make America Eclipse Again 65
Enough With The Nazis Have You Tried My Wine 63
We Punch Nonsense 60
Give Me A Brownie Or I’ll Blot Out The Sun On Monday 58
Snapes On A Plane 57
1/4 Of Our Team Is In The 3rd Grade 56
Llama Lords Of Science 55
There Were Great Trivia Answers On All Sides 54
Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be 52
The Marinara Brothers 49
Moderate Fringe 48
I Like To Know The Facts Before I Answer 47
Spider-Pig 45
Youngbloods 44
Greg The Gender Fluid Merperson 44
Our Casey Is Always Late 41
I Thought You’d Be Taller 38
The Hindenburg Disaster: 1999 Edition 32

August 9 Trivia Rankings

August 9, 2017

Thanks to all the wonderful Quizlings who came out to play Wednesday night. I hope you enjoyed the All Glen Campbell Edition of Tomato Jake’s Trivia!

For those who missed it, we learned that the divorce rate is higher than one but lower than many expected. We also learned about the sport the Basque government called the fastest in the world (and how to spell it). And we learned why Sparky is getting a lot of weird pop-ups on his PC.

Plus there was this blast from the past…

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

Trivia Like This World Has Never Seen 71
Korean War 2: Nuclear Boogaloo 69
Guam But Not Forgotten 69
Earth, Wind And Fire & Fury 69
Duke Nukem School Of Diplomacy 66
The Wichita Linemen 66
What Happens If You Don’t Write ‘Round 4’ On The Handout Round? 66
We Should Have Read The Fine Print On That Cubs World Series 65
Are You Ready For Some Football? 65
Big Papa Papa John’s Rewards Club 63
I Walked Past Her Eyelashes On The Floor For Two Days 61
Put A Read Dot Here  —–> 58
Answering Questions With Fire And Fury 56
Ten Of Clubs, Your Order Is Ready 55
Colleen Is Contagious 54
Last Week’s 2nd Place Team 53
A Team Has No Name 52
Guam With The Wind 48
Periodic Table Dancers 46
Our Boyfriend’s Are Better At Team Names But they Were Late 41
VBF’S 36
We Suck At This 34
That Time The Moon Photobombed The Sun 29
North Korea’s Weakness 26

August 2 Trivia Rankings

August 3, 2017

Another lovely evening with some wonderful new faces. Thanks to everyone who came to play.

What did we do? We talked of NBA logos, Ancient Wonders and late voiceover artists (RIP June Foray). Plus there was this mantastic dude…

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

Britney’s Had Marriages Longer Than Mooch Had A Job 71
We’ll Miss You, Mooch – We Hardly Knew Ye 67
At This Rate We’ll All Serve In This Adminstration (Briefly) 65
We Were Gonna Come Up With A Team Name But We Were too Busy Gossiping 63
My Milk Lasted Longer Than Scaramucci 63
Ain’t No Party Like A Hermit Crab Party Becuase A Hermit Crab Party Is Just Me Alone Forever 63
What’s The Key To ComedyTIMING! 62
Scaramouche, Scaramouche… Easy Come, Easy Go 60
Mary’s Ranch Attacks 59
Them 57
Oochie Coochie Scarmucci 56
Full Team Name 56
I Helped Write The Questions This Week 55
Double Trouble 54
Uncertaineers 47
Late To The Game 43
The Dream Team 42
Mediocre But Arrogant 41
The Limber Cucumbers 39
Are You Serious. Clark? 36
Single Trouble 36
I Thought You’d Be Taller 31
Benedict 24

Jokes On You

July 27, 2017

I asked for jokes and you Quizlings came through. I’d love to share them all but some – while horribly funny – are not fit for a PG-13 blog. Regardless, here’s a darn good sampling.

What’s the internal temperature of a tauntaun? Luke warm

6:03 is the best time on the clock, hands down!

What do you call a sleepwalking nun? A roamin’ Catholic

A guy phones up an escort agency and asks for some “company.” A woman arrives and asks what the man wants to do. First, he has her hold on for a minute while he puts on his wellies and a rain jacket. Then he goes to the freezer and fetches a tray of ice. The escort is confused but she goes along with it. The man then gets into the shower, turns on the water and asks the escort to throw ice cubes at him. She does for a minute or two and then asks, “Aren’t you going to have sex with me?” To which the man responds: “What, in this weather?”

What kind of bees make milk?  Boo-bees

Where do you find a dog with no legs? Right where you left him

Never date an apostrophe. It’s too possessive.

Why did the coffee file a police report? Because he got mugged.

Why does the Norwegian military have barcodes on the side of their ships? So that when they come into port they can Scan-da-navian.

What do you call a mother cow who just gave birth? Decalfinated

Two men are drinking on the second floor of a bar. One says, “Alright, I’m going home,” and he dives out of the window. The next day, the same two men are drinking and the other man asks, “How’d you survive that stunt yesterday?” The first man says, “There’s a big pile of hay right beneath the window.” The second man finishes his drink, dives out of the window and splatters on the concrete below. The first man laughs and the bartender says to him: “You’re a dick, Superman.”

July 26 Trivia Rankings

July 27, 2017

Oh what a night, Quizlings! There were jokes – oh so many jokes – and a Stranger Things tee and ice cream and mistakes (red – white – really, who can tell the difference?) and – and – this guy …

I’ll post some of the awesome jokes you gave me shortly. Right now, getcher rankings on with this little line-up:

What The New Beer Pitcher Lacks In Length It Makes Up For In Girth 67
Pity The Beleaguered Keebler 66
We’re Off Our Game 64
Lucky In The Sky With Diamonds 64
Please God Don’t Ever Offer TV Game Shows As A Bonus Category Again 63
Chris Forgot The Cheesey Bread – Shame! 63
I Don’t Think Morgan’s Coming 63
We Eat Pizza And Know Things 62
I’ve Got A Lucky Whitehead On My Face 61
Team Baby Boy 60
We Drink And Know Things (Hopefully) 57
Spicer Fell Off The Rack 57
I Can Smeall Your Wings From Here 56
Our Gift Cards Went to The Beach 55
John McCain Leaves Us In Stitches 54
Shia Surprise 53
Kiddie Pool Full Of Hose Water 53
Scaramucci Scaramucci Will You Do The Fandango 49
I Thought You’d Be Taller 46
LeBron Can’t Leave You If You leave Him First 43
I Recuse Myself From First Second And Third Place 42
Cam Sux 42
Kyrie Wouldn’t Want To Be On Our Team Either 42
Doctor Know 35
Arcking 35
I’m Too Hungry, Man 31