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

September 11 Trivia Rankings

September 12, 2019

Another wonderful night of trivia! Thanks to all the Quizlings who came out to play.

We had ice cream and fun prizes courtesy of Jon Fletcher, Realtor (thanks, Jon!) and we got to discuss wonderful topics like Twitter retirements, video game deuteragonists and pigeons on public transportation. Plus there was this classic rock memory …

SAVE THE DATE: September 25th will be a special night because we are concluding the Dog Days of Trivia with our gift basket giveaway. You must be present to win and you can still get raffle tickets the next two weeks for bringing a pooch to the patio, drawing me a picture of your pet, showing me a picture of your pet, bringing food for a Pet Pantry donation, showing me proof you donated to a certified 501 (c) pet charity, wearing clothing with a cat or dog on it – any reason I’ve offered this summer. You must be present to win but why would you miss September 25th? We are also celebrating our Tenth Anniversary that night so who knows what could happen?

Now check out this week’s rankings. See you next time!

Kings and Queens of Teenage Pangaea 63
Sharpies On Sale at Staples 62
We Just Held A Surprise Vote 61
Jon Desserted Us 61
Is This Trivia Or Musical Chairs? 60
Pourriez-vous  S’il Vous Plaît  Répéter Cela En Française 57
Boring John And Filthy Mouth 57
One Last Trivia 56
And I Oop Troop 55
When In Doubt, Pick C 53
Chrissy Tiegen Is My Hero 52
Boltin’ Bolton 52
Birds Aren’t Real 51
Sofa King Wit Tea 49
5 Of Spades Your Order’s Ready 49
The Achemists 47
And In Last Place 46
Leapsters 44
Goal: Not Last 44
Motaur 42

September 4 Trivia Rankings

September 5, 2019

Storm or no storm, school or no school, trivia continues! Thanks to all the Quizlings who came out to play. You witnessed a four-way tie for first place – a first, I believe, in our ten years or triviawesomeness. Hope you were a part of it.

The Dog Days of Trivia continue throughout the month. Join us for our gift basket drawing on September 25 (must be present to win) and get a raffle ticket each week for bringing a pooch to the patio or for any of the other reasons I’ve offered up extra tickets throughout the season (check my social media to see what I mean).

This week, we talked about supercontinents, ecstasy ornaments and Stamos shows. Plus there was this board game from a time when kids thought ending up in the poor farm was funny…

Now check out the team rankings for the week. See you next time!

Hurricane? More Like Hurricancellation! 70
Redemption Of Poland’s Faded Brutal Architecture 70  (tie)
Stalked By A Turtle 70  (tie)
How Many People Does It Take To Win Trivia? 70  (exempt)
Bad Boys For Life 67
Dairy Queen Cannibals 67
Dorian Blows 66
Hurricanes Should be More Like Candy Canes 66
A Bunch Of Boozers 65
Popeye’s Chicken Tastes Better  Because The Recipe Lacks Homophobia 64
Category 5 Amnesia 63
Jill Is Late … 62
It’s Over. We Have The High Ground. 56
Finding Dory-an Starring North Carolina 54
Uff-Da! 45
Return of the Mebanites 42
Blinded By Pizza 42

August 28 Trivia Rankings

August 29, 2019

Another great week of trivia that, in all honesty, you should kick yourself if you missed. Seriously, we proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that our universe is nothing more than a simulation. Me, I enjoy being composed of nothing but ones and zeroes and, given the chance, will take the blue pill every freaking time.

Big Announcement! The Dog Days of Trivia continue through September. We will raffle off that DDOT gift basket on September 25th – the night we celebrate our tenth anniversary! You have to be present to win the basket but why would you want to miss the revels? Also, you can get extra raffle tickets all month long for any reason I’ve previously offered extra tickets this summer (check old posts and Twitter if you don’t recall).

This week, we were all about some Spider-Man foes, NFL retirees and Gopher State locales. Plus there was this time-traveling cola…

Now let’s see how the teams did this week. Pretty nifty. eh?

Dorian the Destroyer 69
Radical Left-Wing Bedbugs 69
Quiz in my Face 69
Lawyer: Latin For Liar 68
Quiz Quiztofferson 68
Denmark Offers To Buy Senate From The NRA 65
Maybe We Can Nuke A Hurricane 62
Inside Joker 60
Big Bad Bedbug’s Blood 57
The Bed Bugs 50
The Picture Of Hurricane Gray 50
Execution By Sword 49
Does The Slaughter Rule Apply In Trivia? 47
John Hickenlooper 47
Cell Mates 46
Too Glam To Give A Damn 46
Should’ve Checked Sparky’s Twitter Hints 42
Del Fisher 33
The Brother Ladies 24

August 19 Trivia Rankings

August 22, 2019

Rain, rain, go away … come again on Arbor Day. You know Arbor Day, right – the day all the ‘andsome sailors ‘ang out by the docks. Thanks to all the Quizlings who braved the damp conditions to play our brand of triviawesomeness. We’ll do it again next week as the Dog Days of Trivia continue. Donate to a certified 501 (c) animal charity, show me proof and you can get a raffle ticket for our end-of-summer drawing!

This week, we dealt in Harry Potter spoilers (Voldemort is his dad!), Tay Tay kitty names (Burn After Reading is a horrible name for a pet!) and Fresh Prince solo fare (keep the roof blazing!). Plus there was this not-totally-made-up TV series…

Now check out this week’s teiam rankings (seriously, how’d that get there?)…

Disloyal Jews 70
Delusions of Greenland 67
Spider-Man: Far From MCU 64
Melania Concerned About Second Coming 61
If We Win, Greenland Is Ours 60
We’ll Swap DC For Greenland 60
Hot & Nerdy 59
Who Are These Kids and Why Are They On My Bus? 59
We Are Not Emu-sed 58
Hi, Dalmatian, What Number Are You? 58
The Team That Recycles 55
Insert Current Event Here 54
Cabbage Patch 52
Spider-Man Reboot 4 52
Greenland 52
I Got Nothing, Bro 49
The Outie Belly Button 44
Your Mom’s Illegitimate Children 40
Purple Rain 31

August 14 Trivia Rankings

August 15, 2019

What a lovely evening for trivia. Despite the threat of rain, Quizlings flocked to Tomato Jake’s to try their skill at the coveted prize of a $50 gift card. It was  a close game but we eventually found our winnah!

Thanks to the Quizlings who brought dog and cat toys to donate to charity. They received raffle tickets for their generosity. Want your raffle ticket for our Dog Days of Trivia gift basket drawing? Bring a pooch to the patio or, next week, bring a donation to the Pet Food Pantry (nonperishable unopened bags/cans only, please). One ticket per Quizling per week.

This week, we talked about constellation twins, Dickens villains and impeachable prezes. Plus there was this PSA from the past…

And an insurance pitchman with wheels…

Now let’s see how the teams ranked this time out. We’ll do it again next week, shall we?

Hauer About a Rutger Question? 71
School Supplies Make Teachers Cry 69
I’m A “Fredo” You’re Wrong – It’s Not A Slur 69
Don’t Trivia-lize Us! 68
Orange 67
Bananaphobia Is Real 65
Nerf Or Nothing 65
Sherlock Jerome’s On The Case 64
My Suicide Watch Was A Rolex 63
Randall’s Fitness Center 58
50% Lefty 56
The League of Extraordinary Guessers 55
The ™ 53
The Jonas Brothers Stole Our Answers 49
The Fartfaces 48
Yang Gang 44
Read It On Reddit 36
Last Hurrah Before College 35
Same Pizza, Different Week 32
Red Hot Trivia Peppers 31

August 7 Trivia Rankings

August 8, 2019

Thanks for checking in, Quizlings! We had another fun week – this time, with very little math – and I just wanted to assuage any hurt feelings over the bonus round. Tough? Definitely, for some. But I don’t want anyone kicking themselves for not doing as well as they’d hoped or as other teams did. Sure, the high score this week was on the lower end of the general trend for high scores but scores overall were on par with what they often are. That may not make you feel any better but the questions are different every week and there’s always a chance next week’s quiz will swing your way. So keep coming back! It only works if you make it work … er, or something like that.

What did we talk about this time out? Soccer greats, Reagan losses and memes from Meghan. Plus there was this general cartoon stumper …

Now check out the team rankings for the week (tiebreakers factored in). See you next week!

Life Was Better Before Twitter 62
We Drink And We Don’t Know Things 61
3 Blerds and A Brad 57
Mulling It Over 56
I’d Rather Win $50 At Trivia Than $3 Million At Fortnite 53
Keep On Emu-ing! 53
August Is Shark Week 53
May Your Day Fill With Sunshine And Your Night With Moonshine 52
This Week For Sure 51
[insert clever name here] 51
Team Name 51
Yahtzee! Checkmate! Bingo! 50
Only Need 129,998 More Donors 50
39 Opossums 48
Always Give 100% Unless You’re Donating Blood 48
Stand On My Money Now I’m 6’6” 47
I Hope My Team Gets Here On Time 46
Durham and Cheese 46
We Lost Because Of Tyler 44
Trump’s Tiny Hands 44
Big Red Sausage On My Pizza 35
Blue Clouds 35

July 31 Trivia Rankings

August 1, 2019

A little rain could not keep the faithful away (of course, if you’re one of the faithful and you had to stay away for another reason, you can explain when you get back). Another great week of trivia. And, yes, there was math.

The Dog Days of Trivia continue all summer long. Bring a pooch to the patio to get a raffle ticket for the end-of-summer gift basket. If you don’t have a pooch (or have one that doesn’t want to hang out with you during trivia), here are the many ways you can get a raffle ticket in August (one per Quizling per week)…

8/7 – Bring a picture of your pet

8/14 – Bring a cat or dog toy to donate to a pet charity

8/21 – Bring a donation for the Pet Food Pantry (unopened cans/bags only)

8/28 – Donate to a certified 501(c) animal charity (and show me proof)

The gift basket drawing will be in September. Stay tuned for more details (must be present to win).

This week, we went on about the Sultan of Swat, poop emojis you can eat and monster country crossover hits. And then there was this bit of celluloid lunacy …


July 24 Trivia Rankings

July 25, 2019

What a lovely night for trivia. No rain, a pleasant 70 degrees. And a fantastic crowd of Quizlings out to play the game. Thanks for being part of the fun! The Dog Days of Trivia continue next week and throughout the summer! Follow me @sparkymacmillan to find out how to get your raffle ticket for the end of summer gift basket drawing.

This week, we talked of bad music, hilarious Twitter feuds and nine-year-old SCOTUS justices. And their was this classic board game…

Now, check out the rankings for the week. We’ll see you next time, Quizlings! (Aloha, Anton!)

Our Answers Are In The Report 65
Mr. Sparky, I Take Your Question 64
Breadsticks, Ranch and a Dream 64
Birthday Yesterday, Last Trivia Today. Bonus Round? 63
We Can’t Answer That 62
Leggo My Emu 61
We’ve Got More Answers Than Bob Mueller 61
In Dog Beers We’ve Only Had One 57
Show Me Your Kitties 57
Mueller? Mueller? 57
The Government Head Is BJ 56
From 99 To 65 Degrees Like It Saw A State Trooper 53
Shiny Flying Squirrels 52
A Drama Queen And Her Subjects 52
Can You Repeat That? 52
New Regime 51
We Beat The Heat 49
11th Time’s The Charm 49
No One Beats Us 265 Weeks In A Row 47
And In 1st Place Is… 46
Screaming Goats 44
Another Week Bites The Dust 44
Get Rafiki With It 42
Inglorious Basterds 36
Thanos Snapped James Cameron 36

July 17 Trivia Rankings

July 18, 2019

Thanks to all the loyal Quizlings who came out to play this week. We avoided the wet stuff and had some frozen dairy goodness courtesy of Oliver’s Collar, this week’s ice cream sponsor. The Dog Days of Trivia continue all summer long – bring your pooches out to the patio for treats and raffle tickets!

What’d we chat about this week? Moon stuff, obviously. Plus there was a canine question or two and loads of monkeys and pigs and eagles. Then there was this musical parody…

Now check out the team rankings. We’ll see you next week!

6 Out Of 7 Dwarfs Are Not Happy 65
Hot3 63
Next Stop Area 51 62
Six Friends None the Richer 62
Trump Says Something Incendiary 61
Inoffensive Team Name 60
Apollo 18: The Revenge 59
MAGA: Meth-Addled Gators, AAAhhh!! 58
Rosie Made Us Move Outside 58
Matthew McConaughey Sucks – Prove Me Wrong 58
A Girl Has No Name 54
Night Cheese 52
Meatballs: A Memoir 44
Grab ‘Em By The Pizza 44
No One Beats Us 264 Weeks In A Row 44
Where’s The ice Cream? 39
Do You Think Aliens Like Pizza? 38
Chungus 36
Norfolk En Chance 33
Someone Has To Be Last 28

July 10 Trivia Rankings

July 11, 2019

Huzzah! Another fantastic week of trivia, my Quizlings! What an exceptional turn out for a hot summer night. Many thanks to our sponsor this week, the Cat Hospital of Durham & Chapel Hill. Check them out for all your feline veterinary needs.

The trivia was extensive and we have a very close game – one with a near perfect score. Yep, I snuck in more than a few kitty cat questions and we got our sword and sorcery on for the bonus round. Hence the superfluous Stephen Lynch right here…

Be back next week for more triviawesomness as the Dog Days of Trivia continue! And just to prove I do not make this stuff up, here’s a promo for the CW’s Hellcats (seriously, why weren’t more people watching this?)…

Now check out the rankings for this week’s game. How’d your team do?

R.I.P. Rip 71
The Mind Flayer Did Nothing Wrong 69
DI 68
Thomas Jefferson Airplane 67
Sparky Was Secretly Replaced By A Skrull 67
We’re Between Names 66
So Long, Violet Beauregarde 65
Golden Boots Trumps Orange Butt 65
Aggressively Passive Aggressive 63
Woodstock 50 Denied Due To Legal Hippie Lettuce 62
Free Golf Clubs – Ask For Galen 61
Screaming Ferns 59
We Knead Pizza 58
Dusty-Bun To Susie-Poo 58
Children of Neurotic Parents 56
Stray Cats 53
No One Beats Us 262 Weeks In A Row 52
Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy 50
Kevin Malone Spilled Chili 50
Lexi’s Last Trivia 49
Cody’s Final Trivia 49
The Baby Came Before The Wedding 48
Team Six 47
James’ Fan Club 46
Where’s Tom? 46  (tie)
Team Goku 46 ( tie)
Southwesterners 44
Randall’s Fitness Center 43
Aw, Beans 42
Just Here For The Pizza 32
Baby Sharks 32