Posts Tagged ‘Ice Cream’

July 12 Trivia Rankings

July 13, 2017

Thanks to all the Quizlings who braved a sweltering summer evening to play the Triangle’s Best Trivia™! Yep, it was a toughie but that sorta thing builds character. And there was ice cream (though not Neapolitan).

We talked of ducklings, the Eighth Wonder of the World and “new” US states. Plus there was this cinematic disaster:

Now, how’d your team do this week? Here are the rankings…

Donny, You Are Out Of Your Element 62
Isle Of Lucy 59
Potent Potables 58
From Russia With Love 58
Phelps vs. Shark: Go Shark! 57
Men Are from Mars. Poop is From Uranus. 57
Beyond Treasonable Doubt 56
Lon & Meredith Are In Brazil. We’re Gonna Lose 54
When Will It Be Tiffany’s Turn To Embarrass US? 52
On A Collusion Course 52
Quit Russian My Emails 51
Toon Squad 51
If It’s Later In The Summer, I Love It 51
You Go Into The Bathroom American, You Come Out Russian.
                 What Are You in the Middle? Committing Treason! 49
Old Kids On The Block 47
3 Of Clubs, Your Order Is Ready 44
Where Are The Kids? 43
Came For The Answers – Instead I Got Pizza 43
We’re The Ones Who Didn’t Get Ice Cream Last Week 🙂 41
Much Ado About Nothingburgers 41
60% Of The Time We Win Every Time 39
Danes 38
Will & Cam 36
Port And Starburst 34
Monstars 29

June 14 Trivia Rankings

June 14, 2017

A lovely night for trivia, my Quizlings. We avoided the rain and got some more ice cream courtesy Tomato Jake’s. We met some new folks (and one uber-cute canine), reminisced about 2006 in television and gave one lucky teen a gift for her dad he’ll never forget!

And there was this magnificent moment of celeb awkwardness…

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

Scratch Roma Oregano 66
Happy Birthday, Lon 63
The Batcave Is Empty 61
It Would Not Be Appropriate To Answer Trivia Questions In This Setting 60
Muelling Over Emoluments 58
Your Upcoming Auditors 58
Courts In Sessions 53
A Girlfriend, Her Boyfriend And The Side Chick 52
All Boats Are Submarines If You Try Hard Enough 49
Miss Chanandler Bong 49
Lavar’s Balls 47
Katie Won’t Come up With A Name 47
Comey Don’t Play That 46
We Left Our Team Name In Our Other Pants 45
Avengers 42
The Outpost 33
Broke Dad And The Hungry Teenagers 32
#1 Pick 27

June 7 Trivia Rankings

June 8, 2017

What an awesome night of trivia, Quizlings! Thanks to everyone who came out to play – and get ice cream. (“Come for the trivia! Stay for the dairy goodness!”) We talked about TV moms and Golden Buzzers and some long-lived veterans. Plus there was this incredible Google Map:

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Now here are this week’s team rankings. How’d you do?

Chrises And The Wonder Women 68
We Need Brownies. We Expect Brownies. 67
If Only Wonder Woman Had Beaten Captain Underpants In November 67
Team Name On The Big Board 66
Free Mini-Fridge, First Come First Served 66
We Brought Our Good Luck Charm 62
The Baby Boomers Killed All Our Bees 61
Hey, I Just Met You And This Crazy But Here’s My Number So Comey Maybe 60
Wonder Women 60
Happy Anniversary, Kara And Darrin 59
Spiral City Heroes 57
On Average, Humans Have One Testicle 56
Combovers And Comey 56
ABC U N Hell 53
Sic Semper Anus 51
Our Bologna Has A First First Name It’s D-O-N-A-L-D 48
Honey Badgers Don’t Care 48
Teresa Maybe, Maybe Not 47
Dr. Know 47
Where’s Murph? 46
No No, That Means You’re #1 44
At Least We Tried 36
We Don’t Know Anything, We Just Like Beer 35

Celebrate Good Times, C’mon!

May 13, 2017

Time was, a good birthday would set you back five, six thousand dollars.

Yep, folks used to have to take out a second mortgage just to celebrate their date of birth. Thankfully, now-a-days, you can have yourself a nice old birthday blowout for around eight bucks. Balloons, cake, ice cream, party favors, the works, all for less than a meal at the Sizzler.

And to think: we owe it all to the humble transistor!

June 15 Trivia Rankings

June 15, 2016

Well, Quizlings, despite the weather, a great crowd showed up to play. Thanks, one and all.

If you missed the fun, we learned that rain is a downer, ice cream is awesome and Sparky is easily fooled by ESPN documentaries.

See everyone next week. Meanwhile, here are the rankings for the week…

Trivia Time! Happy Happy Joy Joy! 65
The Mist Of Roxboro 64
Taylor Swift Should Keep It Lo-Ki 63
Sparky Banned Our Team Name 62
[corn emoji] 59
P(trivia/wednesday)=1 58
ROYGB&Q2 57
Winnie The Pooch 54
An Order Of Alarm Clock With A Side Of Toddler 53
We’re Finished With The Parmesan 52
Where’s The Ice Cream? 52
Boaty McBoatface 51 (tie)
Bring Your Own Chair 51 (tie)
The Song “Who Let The Dogs Out” By Baha Men 51
The City Beautiful 49
Better I’m Late Than Her 48
[redacated] 48
Happy Father’s Day 47
Beware The Ides Of June 47
Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza 47
Did You Win A Tony At The Hamilton Awards? 41
Two Girls, A Guy And A Pizza Place 40
Early Trailers 39
Team T-Rex 36
Bull Durham 31
Flynn 24

And You Smell Like One Too

June 6, 2016

Went to Baskin Robbins once for my birthday. Only it wasn’t really my birthday. And it wasn’t really a Baskin Robbins. It was a cardboard box in the back yard and I think it was an Arbor Day.

I was an only child. Can you tell?

May 25 Trivia Rankings

May 25, 2016

“Listen to your friend, Billy Zane – he’s a cool dude.”

I hope everyone enjoyed the festivities. Y’know, it seemed in the heat of the trivia that it was a harder game than usual. Maybe so, but looking at the scores I think overall folks did better than even they suspected. I so rarely see a bonus round where all the scores are as close as they were. Good job, Quizlings!

Please join us next week for a kickoff to summer that includes ice cream for all – and someone walks away with a Massage Envy gift card!

Now, here are the rankings for the week…

Ella Minnow Pea 61
Awesome Speed – Not! 59
Hey, Watch The Elbow, Trudeau 59
The Chewbacca Moms 58
HMS Titanic: The Original Icebucket Challenge 58
Suck It! I Got Bit By A King Cobra 57
Hold The Door 55
Dump The Trumpster 54
Jake And The Lumbersexuals 54
Spoilers Are Coming 53
Booker’s First Night On The Town 53
Schnatsel Terrier 52
Up Yours Trebek! 51
There’s A Bernie In My Caucus 51
Sparky 2016: Making Trivia Great Again 49
Quizards Of The Round Table 48
Kanye SquarePants 48
The Flehmen Responders 47
My Drinking Team Has A Trivia Problem 46
We Let The Dogs Out 44
We Don’t Have A Name 43
Fast Times 39
#CarrieOn 39
Queer Quartet 36

Super Cool

May 22, 2016

I was lingering around the dairy aisle in some supermarket a while back. It’s not something I’m wont to do but I was bored and had some time to kill.

Anyway, I started looking at the ice cream, noting the various brands and flavors and such. Ben & Jerry’s, Healthy Choice, Sealtest. And then I saw an off-brand of frozen confection that looked somewhat interesting. I dunno, the packaging just seemed unique. My eyes landed on one container in particular. It was made by Valley Rich or some such off brand (and I mean “off” brand in the same sense a Peoria stage production is “off” Broadway). I read it once. Twice. Three times. I couldn’t believe that I was reading it right. It just seemed so odd and out of place.

Superman flavored ice cream.

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Not Superman Brand. Not Superman-Inspired. No, Superman FLAVORED. It supposedly had a mixture of banana, strawberry and something called Blue Moon, if I recall correctly. (Blue Moon?! What the hell?) But, there it was, right there on the label. Superman flavored.

What’s the deal with that? Did I miss a memo? Did somewhere along the line we, as an ice cream-consuming society, decide to name this triad of tastes after the Man of Steel, kind of like that bland Strawberry-Chocolate-Vanilla concoction that some dyslexic named after a former Emperor of France? If so, then who decided that the Metropolis Marvel would taste like this? Has anyone, aside from Lois Lane or maybe Krypto the Superdog (or perhaps Aquaman in some weird, drunken JLA truth or dare), actually licked the Last Son of Krypton? Wouldn’t one of the world’s preeminent super-heroes taste of something more dynamic, more daring, like Chunky Monkey or something? Does DC Comics know about this? Does Nietzsche?

Superman-flavored ice cream.

That’s just wrong.

May 11 Trivia Rankings

May 11, 2016

Ice cream! We got ice cream! Of course, that was merely our way of saying “Thank You!” to all the Quizlings who voted in Indyweek‘s Best of the Triangle. There’s still time to vote over at indyweek.com so get those ballots a-bumpin’!

Meanwhile, get tickets for the spooky opera, meet the Royal Hamster and change the world with Jeff Goldblum …

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

We’re Here For The Cat Paper 66
Jennifer Lawrence Punched Sophie Turner In The Vagina 61
Let’s Trivia Like It’s My Birthday 59
Rod Serling Is My Homeboy 56
The Stephen Curry Of Team Trivia 52
All Mouth, No Trousers 52
We Drink And We Know Things 50
8 Of Clubs 50
Blac Chyna Kept Up With The Kardashians 50
This Bud’s On Me, America 48
Hot Pickles 47
3 Piece And A Biscuit 47
We’re Not Creative People 46
Trump Tower Tacos 46
My Birthday Was Yesterday But Do I Still Get A Brownie? 46
Trump Tower Tacos The Sequel 45
We All Scream For Ice Cream 44
Baby’s Got Mac 40
Richard Sin 40
The Tomato Drakes 37
Charlie’s Team 28

April 13 Trivia Rankings

April 13, 2016

More trivia fun again this week, Quizlings! Thanks to everyone who came to play (even those who got there late, Casey).

If you missed it, we met some TV neighbors, laughed at the human brain and learned Sparky knows nothing about alcohol (it’s true). Also – ice cream may be in our future.

Now, here are the team rankings for the week…

Kobe Retires, LA Yawns 68
Positronic Dream Team 67
People Are Sitting Outside – Where’s My Ice Cream? 67
Finding Inky 65
A Good Walk Spoiled 65
Down From Philly For A Night With Sparky 64
The Quizlings Strike Back 62
Death, Taxes and Trivia 61
Alfred Butts Club 59
Kobe Wan Kenobi 59
Ban Pre-shredded Cheese – Make America Grate Again! 59
4 The Team Name 59
Shoot! 53
Barack Paper Scissors 52
The Periodic Table Dancers 44
Our Casey Is Always Late (Again) 38 (joined late)
The HB2 Bombers 33