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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

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 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

March 1st Trivia Rankings

March 2, 2017

A lovely thunderstruck crowd this week – and many thanks to all the Quizlings who came to play. The more, the merrier! In fact, the first week we break 100 attendance, I will personally double the first prize that week only! You don’t wanna miss that, now do you?

Just a few more days to nominate Tomato Jake’s as Best Trivia in Durham County at (please take a moment to show us some love, won’t you?).

This week, it was all about automobile milestones, little bones and roof lizards. And of course that’s how you get ants…

Here are this week’s trivia rankings ….

Tweeting On The Job 70
Dow Jones Not As High As Van Jones 69
“Boo! A Madea Halloween” Was Snubbed 69
Warren Beatty – If You See Something, Say Something 67
Half Our Team Is Under Six 65
Oscars So What 65
Belated Bye Bye, Bao Bao 65
Pikachu On The Rocks 63
Joe Is The Worst 62
Tomato Drake 62
It Came From Trappist-1 61
Give Up Trivia For Lent? Never! 58
And The Oscar Goes To Tomato Jakes 58
Steve Harvey’s Not The Only One 56
Sparky Goes To The Movies Too Much 52
Make America Orange Again 52
Titanic Swim Team 51
Working For The Weekend 47

February 15 Trivia Rankings

February 16, 2017

Best In The Triangle nominations are up and running. Please take a moment to nominate Tomato Jake’s for Best Trivia Night in Durham County. Go to and click on the banner at the top right. Follow the instructions and show us some love, please.

Thanks to all those who came out to play this week. The rest of you were missed. Don’t stay away too long, okay? I love all my Quizlings but I think I love the regulars a little bit more.

We sprung forward, made cereal talk and translated French fairy tales. Oh and there was a bloke that broke the plaster ceiling at American Girl…


Now here are the week’s rankings…

Roses Are Red, Ah, Who Gives A Crap 70
Dear Canada, Can We Trade? 67
Moana Goes To Guantanamo 66
Spice Up Your Wardrobe At Nordstrom 66
Any Name That Will Win Us Candy Except For Zagnuts 65
SCROTUS, So-Called Ruler Of The US 63
Tip Of The Iceberg 59
Cupid’s Broken Arrow 58
Every Parking Space Is A Pull Through If You Try Hard Enough  58
You’re A Quizard, Harry 54
Hello. It’s Me 46
Guerras 45


Last Chance To Vote!

May 15, 2016

Today is the last day to vote in Best of the Triangle 2016. Polls close at midnight.

My trivia night is a finalist and I would dearly love to win this thing. Why? There’s no money, no perks and very little prestige but I can lord it over all my enemies, so that’s something.

Please go to and find the Best Of The Triangle balloting. Look for the Out & About section and scroll down to Trivia Night In Durham County. Click on Tomato Jake’s Pizzeria and follow the prompts to make your vote counts.

It’ll take a few minutes, tops, but make me very grateful. Also, if I win, I promise to make sure everyone can get The Independent for free!


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


May 9, 2016

It’s an honor just to be nominated but I wanna win so bad I can taste it.

I’m a finalist for Trivia Night in Best Of The Triangle over at Thanks to everyone who nominated Tomato Jake’s but the voting’s not over yet.

If you would be so kind, please take a moment to vote for Tomato Jake’s Pizzeria in the “Out & About” section of the ballot for Best Trivia Night in Durham County. You will have my undying gratitude and the smug satisfaction that my success is owed completely and utterly to you.

Thanks so much! (And spread the word.)

April 27 Trivia Rankings

April 27, 2016

It was a beautiful evening for trivia, Quizlings. Thanks to my Greg Fishel voodoo doll, the thunderstorms were kept at bay and we managed to get through five rounds of awesomeness, including one bonus round that deceptively had very little to do with Cher. But if I could turn back time,  I believe I might do things differently and make it all about Glen’s favorite dark lady. Sigh. If only I were strong enough.

Please vote for Tomato Jake’s for Trivia Night In Durham County in the Indyweek‘s Best Of The Triangle 2016 (in the Out & About category). Screen cap that balloting goodness and send it to me and I will reward you. Promise!

Meanwhile, if you’re interested in buying the X-Mansion, lemme know. I’ll go halfsies.

Now, here are this week’s trivia rankings. See you next time, Quizlings!

Sometimes It Snows In April 70
Woman Card, Your Order Is Ready 65
Prince For President – Still Better Than Anyone Who’s Running 64
Fear The Fiorina 63
Sam’s Back! 59
Let’s Go Crazy! 59
The Bathroom Signs 58
Chandler Bingo Was His Name-O! 57
The Team Formerly Known As Prince 55
Tanzaynia 53
I’ll Have The Twisted Curry 52
The Great Northern 51
Put Prince On The $20 Bill And Call It $19.99 48
Hillary says,”Love Trump#####” 47

Last Chance! Vote TODAY!

March 2, 2016


It’s that time of year again – the time when I politely request (read: beg openly) for your vote in the Best Of The Triangle. Go to and click on Best Of The Triangle 2016 in the upper right corner and follow the instructions. It’ll only take a few minutes and I’d love your nomination for:

Tomato Jake’s – Trivia Night in Durham County (under “Out & About”)

@SparkyMacMillan – Local Twitter Feed (under “Local Color”)

SAFE Haven For Cats – Place To Adopt A Pet (under “Services”)

You can vote in as many or as few categories as you like, as can all your friends and family (all it takes is a unique email address). Nominations close March 6 (final balloting will begin a few weeks later; I’ll let you know when).

Please take a few minutes to show some love. If I win, I promise to build a wall around Donald Trump.

March 2 Trivia Rankings

March 2, 2016

Thanks to all the Quizlings who came out to play. A few of you regulars were missed so we sure hope to see you next week.

In the meantime, please VOTE for us over at  in Best Of The Triangle (polls close Sunday). I do this trivia thing because I love to do it. I’ll keep doing it until I can’t any longer (read: “cold, dead hands”). Winning something like this would be pretty damn awesome, I have to admit. Anything you can do to help would be appreciated.

Also, read about that record-setting Spidey comic book and check out astronaut Scott Kelly’s simian escapades …

Now, here are the team rankings for this week.

We Know Words. We Have The Best Words 69
More Cher Questions 68
#OscarsSoLong 68
Trump/West 2016 59
Candian Visa Appllicants 57
6th Time Is The Charm … For Leo 55
Super Tuesday? Meh. Super Wednesday? Pizza! 54
Roy Williams Didn’t Faint Grayson Allen Tripped Him 49
Give The Bear An Oscar 48
I Wanna Be Leo’s Trefoils 48
What’s The Opposite Of Christopher Reeve? Christopher Walken 46
We Thought This Was Speed Dating 45
Donald Is Cruzing To W.H. 44
Birth Ballers 37
Political Jokes Often Get Elected 37
Over The Hillary 35
2 White Guys And An Oversized Asian 32
White Lightning 23