Posts Tagged ‘Sparky MacMillan’

April 26 Trivia Rankings

April 26, 2017

What a lovely night and a lovely crowd of Quizlings (what’s the collective noun for Quizlings – a query?). Thanks to all who came to play. Missing a few regulars though – don’t stay gone too long or your mom and I may turn your room into a home gym.

Topics of convo were the Fast and the Furious, the 1889 World’s Fair and former homes of the Fonz’s favorite team (the A’s). Oh! And did anyone notice we got a new pinball machine?

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The first team that can email me with the correct subject matter of the previous pinball machine gets to pick next week’s bonus round! Seriously. Go to the Contact Sparky MacMillan page for the address.

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

Scrotey McBoogerballs 67
Butts! Butts! Butts! 64
Teem Naym 64
Longest 100 Days Ever 64
Tax Cuts For Trivia 63
Faith DMZ 61
We Got Tired Of Winning 61
Insert Snarky Sparky Tweet Here 60
Can Ludacris Rap The News Too? 60
My Dog Is Adorable 58
We’re At War With Canda, Eh? 56
Justice For Simon The Rabbit 55
Jack Of Diamonds 54
Over-The-Shoulder Boulder Holders 51
Worse Hair: Kim Jong-Un Or Trump? 47
Scoring More Points Than The Cleveland Browns Through Week 4 46
The Half Backs 40
It’s Going Down But It’s Not Canadian Timber 26

April 19 Trivia Rankings

April 19, 2017

A lovely night for trivia, my Quizlings! Thank you to all who came out to play. We maybe learned a wee bit about ICE, Pooh and Swell along the way. And then there was this little ditty…

Now here are this week’s rankings …

O’Reilly’s New Job Is Handing Out Tic Tacs At Mar-A-Lago 69
Killing The O’Reilly Factor 63
We Come For Trivia But We Stay For The Glen 63
Patriots Don’t Usually Choke 62
Hang In There, Aaron 62
The O’Trivia Factor 59
It’s Okay… Mother Pence Knows I’m Here 56 (tie)
Love To See You Walk Away, Bill 56 (tie)
Prison Looking To Fill Opening For New Tight End 56
Out“Fox”ing O’Reilly 53
E Pluribus Anus 51
Harvey Wallbanger’s Fuzzy Navel 51
DFTBA 47
Coors Lit 43

April 12 Trivia Rankings

April 12, 2017

What a lovely night! The weather cooperated very nicely and let’s hope it continues to oblige. So come back next week, Quizlings, and let’s enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

Meanwhile, what did learn tonight? We learned not every NC county with the name of a president was named after a president … there was life before Game Of Thrones (although few remember it) … and one of the Wright Brothers flew 852 feet on that first (fourth) flight.

Oh and there was this lively character (all you 90s kids can bring him up at your next therapy session)…

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

How Many Lowes Would Rob Lowe Rob If Rob Lowe Could Rob Lowes? 66
United Airlines Is A Bloody Drag 65
How Was Your Vacation With Cher? 62
United Airlines – Beat Your Customers, Not The Competition 59
Council Of Ricks 58
Divided Airlines 58
United Airlines – We Put ‘Hospital’ In Hospitality 58
Men’s Wear By Lootcrate 56
Mar-A-Lago Resort And Holocaust Center 55
Enjoy Your “Vacation”, Bill 54
Fly The Friendly Skies 53
House Bill 2: Less Teams In The ACC 53
Game … Blouses 52
Queen Of Hearts 48
Ice Cream or Bust 45

March 29 Trivia Rankings

March 29, 2017

Thanks to all the Quizlings who came out to play. It was a lovely night and even though that final round gave some a case of the fits I believe most enjoyed themselves.

What did we learn? Napoleon spent time on more than one island … amateur radio buffs may like meat but not acronyms … and old, dead guys can still have some good music.

Oh – and that lake in South America has a funny name…

Now here are this week’s team rankings. See you next week!

Collateral Damage 64
Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can’t Lose 58
No One Makes Up Incredible Team Names Like Gaston 56
Pizza – It’s Not Just For Brexit Anymore 55
Go TarCocks Beat OreGonzaga 55
Obamacare [greater than] IDon’tCare 50
DMC 50
Did James Brown Wear A Wig? 49
Trumps Ratings Lower than The Apprentice 49
Brexit Club 47
There’s Always Money in The Banana Stand 46
The Team With No Name 44
Low Hanging Fruit 43
We Don’t Understand The Question And We Won’t Respond To It 39
Periodic Table Dancers 36
Not My Rodrick 34

March 22 Trivia Rankings

March 22, 2017

It was windy and chilly outside but the trivia inside Tomato Jake’s was inviting. And – whew! – another close game, Quizlings! One in which we learned that Sparky’s no fun and knows how to disappoint a woman (though that latter point could have easily been guessed). Also there was talk of belly speaking, British toads and token changes.

Oh and check this out:

Now here are the rankings for the week…

Everyone Explodes A Little Early 70
Tomato Jake’s – Because Tomato Glen’s Sounds Stupid 69
Duke Plays Who This Week? 68
We’ll Fight The Duck Sized Horses 65
I’d Wiretap That 62
Cat Skillz 59
Does This Smell Like Chloroform To You? 58
Chuck Buried 😦 58
Save Elmo 57
Casey Is Always Late 53
Tomato Jake’s Doesn’t Allow Fun Names 53
E Pluribus Anus 52
Stephen Hawking’s Football Boots 47
Duke: Is It Still An Upset If Everyone’s Happy About It? 46

March 15 Trivia Rankings

March 15, 2017

What a great night, Quizlings! Thanks to all who braved the icy chill and took part in a pretty impressive round of trivia (if I do say so myself – and I do). We got to learn about Scrabble, St. Patrick’s Day legends and how the US of A is apparently nothing but a bunch of gambling addicts. PLUS – one lucky team got their prize doubled thanks to the 100+ attendance!

Oh and there was this, as well …

Now here are the team rankings for this week…

Give This Team A Prize (Not Lemonheads) 68
Smile For The Microwave 67
Why Is It So Cold? 66
Short Ride Home 65
The Helen Keller School Of Interior Design 64
Lorde Of the Dance 62
Micro Hands Microwaving 61
Every Movie Theatre Is A Drive-In If You Don’t Care About Your Car 60
We’re The 16th Seed Of Trivia 60
Trivia Night – Cell Phones Away, Microwaves Out 59
I Just Blue Myself 58
Make Greensboro Great Again 56
There’s Always Money In the Banana Stand 55
The Little President Who Cried Wolf 55
Green Eggs And Hammered 55
Daylight Trivia Time 50
Too Cold For This $#!+ 48
Knowledge, No – Perserverence, Yes 42
I’ll Have Whatever NC Weather Is Drinking 41
The Luck Of The Irish 40

March 8 Trivia Rankings

March 9, 2017

A fun night, Quizlings. We talked of Instagram stars, Clue weapons and an unfortunate sports outing. Plus we answered some questions with a question, didn’t we?

And there was this tasty morsel …

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Here are this week’s trivia rankings. How’d you do?

Wikileaks Gave Us Our Answers 66
A Day Without A Woman: Glen Knows Too Well 66
The Ceiling Is The Roof 65
A Castle Is Not A Chess Piece 65
Trump Tower Tapp Room 64
Obama Tapped That 61
A Day Without Women = Day Without Brownies 61
Trout Mask Replica 60
Why Doesn’t Oedipus Curse? He Kisses His Mama With That Mouth 57
Ten Of Diamonds 56
Check The Forecast … ‘Snow Joke 55
Wire Tapping For Dummies 55

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 indyweek.com (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 22 Trivia Rankings

February 23, 2017

If you weren’t at trivia this week, you were probably at an ACC game. I mean, that’s got to be the only reason you weren’t there, right?

Those who did make it learned about the different names of Girl Scout cookies, Star Wars early bird specials and some very tough television. Speaking of which, Richard Belzer’s Detective John Munch appeared in the following TV series – Homicide: Life On The Streets, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order, Law & Order: Trial By Jury, The Beat, Arrested Development, The X-Files, 30Rock and The Wire. Oh, and …

Please take a moment to nominate Tomato Jake’s for Best Trivia in Durham County at indyweek.com

Now here are the week’s rankings. How’d your team do?

We’re Expecting … To Win! 62
Han Shouldn’t Fly Solo 59
We’re Enemies Tonight 58
Sparky’s Erotic Fanfiction 59
Who’s Been Putin Poison In My Porridge? 49
We’re Expecting … But Not To Win 48
We Have The Best Planets 44
The Farm 40
Hamilton Is Coming – Better Tell Burr 40
There’s Always Money In The Banana Stand 32
Garlick Not My Problem 27

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 indyweek.com 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…

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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