Posts Tagged ‘Ice Cream’

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
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.


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 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

I Scream

November 4, 2015

The guy behind the counter at the 31 flavors cut his hand while serving up the frozen treats for my 11th birthday party. We thought it was strawberry topping at first but we were quickly proven wrong. Sundae, bloody sundae. 

July 1st Trivia Rankings

July 1, 2015

Thanks to all the Quizlings who made it out. While Glen was away (Magic Mike, I’m told), we all became Americans. USA! USA! USA!

Hope you enjoyed the ice cream treats. More to come all summer long. Spread The word. And have a happy and safe 4th (or Canada Day, if that’s your wont)!

USA Gives Germany Das Boot 69
Shark Me Up! 69
Love Wins (And Hopefully So Will We) 68
I Guess Glen Thought Magic Mike XXL Was More Important Than Trivia 66
No Shame 64
Why Am I Still Pregnant? 62
Too Sad About Bennifer To Win At Trivia 62
Adam And Steve 62
We Shouldn’t Be Responsible For This 60
Thunder Raccoons 59
We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat 58
We Just Came From Magic Mike 57
Swimmers Are Friends, Not Food 54
All Dogs Go To Trivia 54
All Cats Stay Home 51
Teachers Gone Wild 50
Yeet 49
It’s Ma Birfday!!! 47
BNT 44

June 24 Trivia Night Rankings

June 24, 2015

Yes, Quizlings, you heard right – ICE CREAM NEXT WEEK! Huzzah!

Also, tables reserved for the three winning teams. A new era or triviawesome, you say? Nope – just business as usual… kickin’ trivia butt and chewin’ trivia gum. And we’re aaaaalllllll outta gum.

Now, here’s are the rankings (ties factored in) for this week’s fun:

The Jordan Spieth Of Trivia 64
This Is The Funny Team Name You’re Looking For 62
Magic Mike Or Trivia – What Would Sparky Do? 61
We’re Running Really Late 61
Pro Klittra 61
God Hates Flags 58
The Pjazzlers 57
Political Capture The Flag 57
Come For The AC – Stay For The Trivia 56
Kings of Fourth 56
Last Week We Cheated On Sparky 54
Atlanta May Have Trivia But It Doesn’t Have Tomato Jake’s 50
Deep Fried Rat On The Menu, Please 53
Trivia Newton John 51
Even Pete Rose Wouldn’t Bet On Us 49
Don’t Ask Us 48
Me Meat Is From The 70s 42
These Light Fixtures Are Straining My Eyes 42
The Cheeseheads 38
Balzac 38
Tuesdays 34