Posts Tagged ‘Sparky MacMillan’

July 18 Trivia Rankings

July 19, 2018

I love my Quizlings! Honestly, you lot need to understand that. Wednesday night trivia is the highlight of my week (sorry, family) and all of you kind folks who come out to play each week make that happen. Many thanks for that.

What happened this week? We learned how long it takes to get to the moon, who really invented the telephone and how quickly we forget losing running mates. And then there was this boxing moment…

Now, here are this week’s team rankings. See you next time, Quizlings, as the Dog Days of Trivia continue.

Flip Flops: The Official Trump Footwear 63
Will Do Wayne Lapierre For Bail 61
Pickle Packers International 60
Grab ‘em By The Putin 58
Putin Is The New Shaggy (It Wasn’t Him) 57
Putin On The Ritz; Trump’s Brain’s On The Fritz 57
Eating Pizza On National Hot Dog Day 56
We Said False When We Meant True 55
Trump! Stop Putin Your Foot In Your Mouth 54
Keeping up With Anton 52
The Flaming Falcons 50
Most Horses Have Mullets 50
Take Two 47
Charlie Brown And The Deepwater Jews 47
Quantum Rubble 46
Our Other Teammates Ran Off To Canada 46
Brittany Went To Home Goods 45
Vlad’s Boys 44
100% Of The Time We’re Right 50% Of The Time 41
Space Army 37
Drop Bears 36
Humor is Not Our Strong Suit 35
We’re NOT Gonna Be Last Place 34
The Extra Large Peanuts 34
The Sandals 33
Tomato Town 29

July 11 Trivia Rankings

July 12, 2018

It was great to see folks out again for an evening of Tomato Jake’s Trivia after a week off for America’s birthday. We got some cool ice cream to offset the heat and some cool trivia to satiate our brains.

The Dog Days of Trivia continue all summer long so bring those pooches out to the patio to get entered in our gift basket raffle (date: TDB, at the end of the season – you must be present to win). I will offer opportunities next month for those who don’t have pets to proffer for prizes.

What did we learn this week? Dinosaurs are cool (except when they sing and dance). Sparky has a lot of Tay Tay on his MP3 player. And corn pone is not what you think. Plus there was this incredible Kentucky-fried guest appearance…

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

Rescue Diver Fan Club 66
More Pizza For Us, I Guess 65
The Pasty White Stay-at-Homes 64
How Many Navy Seals Does It Take To Secure Free Ice Cream? 61
Send In The Divers, America’s Sinking 61
Trivia Newton-John 61
Clooney In Sequel To Gravity 58
Trivia 1 56
Putin’s Pocket 54
2 Guys, No Girls, And A Pizza Place 54
Threat Level Midnight 53
The Only Thing Coming Home Is England’s Futbol Team 53
The Wild Bores 52
Jack of Diamonds, Your Order Is Ready 52
MTV’s The Real World Cup 47
Sun’s Out, Pun’s Out 46
Forgot My Flask 45
International House of Pizza 45
Freaky Wednesday 43
What’s My Name Again? 38

June 20 Trivia Rankings

June 21, 2018

What a great night for trivia, my Quizlings! I sure hope you were part of it all – the fun and the ice cream and the Dunkin Donuts gift cards. If you missed it, we’re doing it again next week (the trivia, that is – I can’t speak to the ice cream or the donuts).

This week, we were all about Big Apple big wigs, LEGO maniacs and shake, shake, shakey pop music. And, of course, there was this forgotten television – um, gem?

Now here are all the teams, ranked from highest to lowest (someone’s gotta occupy the end bits). See you next week!

The Felonius Baby Squad 52
It’s Always 8 O;Clock Somewhere 52
Come To Canada: Keep Your Pot And Your Babies 51
Came All the Way From Georgia For The Free Ice Cream 51
Not So Topical 50
Feckless Trump 50
Triple Threat 49
Who Is Tae Kwon Do Sally? 49
Chaco Taco 47
We Like Beer 45
Two Girls One World Cup 42
Wet Bandits 42
We Scream For Ice Cream 41
Tahoe Family 41
The Big Boys B3 37
I Don’t Know How To Pronounce This 35
High Wire Act 35

June 13 Trivia Rankings

June 14, 2018

What can I say? Mea culpa, Quizlings! But a little unpredictability keeps one on one’s toes, does it not? I’ll make it up to you next week somehow.

This week, we chatted about fun stuff, like Sir Elton’s hits, NBA sweeps and Tony mischief. Plus there was this For-The-Love-Of-God-Get-It-Out-Of-My-Head! memory…

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

IHOB=New Coke 67
Spider-Coon 65
We Brought A Mascot 65
Denuclearizing … Sometime 62
Our Friends Are Not Here 59
The Big Boys 58
I’ll Be A Soccer Fan in 2026 57
A Team Has No Name 56
A Special Place in Hell, Trump Hotel 56
3rd Place 56
No Coach, No Problem. Viva Espana! 56
Trivia Newton John 55
Pancakes Are Way Too Hard For Us, Too 55
We’re Soccer Fans Once Every 4 Years 50
The Graduates 50
The Jolly Llamas 49
Firing Blind 49
Sassy Men 46
To Summit Up: No Nukes (yeah, right) 46
Budweiser? I Hardly Know Her! 44
Peace, Love & Nuclear Arms 42
Harray Caray 41
B Team 38
The Incredibles 34

June 6 Trivia Rankings

June 7, 2018

What a great night for trivia and what a great bunch of Quizlings! Seriously, thanks to everyone who came out to play. Remember: The Dog Days of Trivia are here – spread the word and bring the pooches out to play.

This week, we did the right thing with Spike Lee (“Yo, Mookie!”), talked with the animals with a good doctor from Puddleby-on-the-Marsh and flipped for a acronymic breakfast chain.  Plus we got or spell on with Scripps …

Now here are the week’s rankings. See you next Wednesday!

The 4th Place Rut 60
Pardon Me! 56
Heat And Humidity Index Points To Ice Cream 55
Professor X’s School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry 55
Melania’s Kidney Lift 53
I’ve Got A Quarter In My Pocket 51
T-Team 50
Monsant-Who? 49
Frogs Wear Open Toad Shoes 49
It’s Our 20th Anniversary! Give Us A Damn Brownie! 49
Say “Yes” To The Stress 49
Chicken Wings Aren’t the Only Tiny Thing In Tomato Jake’s Kitchen 47
Hooters Gotta Hoot 46
Hammermans 44
School’s Out For Haramabe 44
BILFs and Tacos 43
We Demand Ice Cream! 42
I’d Bake Your Cake 39
The Big Boys 39
Come Check Me Out 37
Matt LeBlanc And the LeBlancs 36
Rudy Trivianis 34
J.R. Smith’s Clockreading Academy 34
No Bathing Suit? Do I Still Get A Crown? 34
The Gorls 34
No Capes! 32
My Drinking Team Has A Trivia Problem 28

May 30 Trivia Rankings

May 31, 2018

The rain would not stay away but, only slightly dampened, the Quizlings persevered. (You’ll never win, Fishel!) Thanks to everyone who came out to play and we’ll see you next Wednesday for more trivia (and some ice cream treats).

This week we rode an Iron Horse, explored the periodic table of elements and united the workers of the all lands. And there was, of course, this must-sing-along-to hit song…

Now here are the team rankings for the week. Come for the many Ambien references. Stay for Creepy Uncle Jeff.

Ambien Fueled And Still Not Racist 64
Drove 1200 Miles To Be Here 64
Jar Jar: A Star Star Wars Story 64
If Poor Judgement and A Big Mouth Had A Baby… 63
Abhorrent, Repugnant & Inconsistent With Our Trivia 62
We’re Too Tired To Make An Ambien Joke 61
North Korea: Better At Diplomacy than Us? 60
Roseanne Out-Twitters Trump 55
Only Best Buddies Excute Pedophiles Together 55
Blame Our Trivia Score On Ambien 54
MySpace Was A Lot less Racist 54
Who Needs Fronds When You’ve Got Anemones 53
Creepy Uncle Jeff 50
Dead Last 51
The Unkempt Bushes 48
The Big Boys 46
Trivia Wars: A New Hope 45

May 23 Trivia Rankings

May 24, 2018

What a great crowd this week, Quizlings! Some returning faces and some starving students. All are welcome at Tomato Jake’s Wednesday Night Trivia!

There was talk of Royal Weddings, Triple Crowns and laboratory mice whose genes have been spliced (hint: one is a genius, the other’s insane). And there was this unfortunate athletic depiction:


Now check out this week’s rankings and see how your team stacked up…

Meghan Stole My Wedding Dress 71
Still Fat Drunk & Stupid After 40 Years 68
1990s & Later Pop Music Is Fake Trivia 66
Team Prime 66
See Ya, Ikea 66
Gerry Had  A Good One Last Week 64
Trump Blamed The FBI For The Sinkhole 63
Indyweek’s 2018 Best Trivia Team 60
I DVRed The Royal Wedding So No Spoilers 58
Four Hours Until Retirement 58
Yanny or Laurel? I Hear Covfefe 58
Say Yes To The Stress 57
Team Teamy McTeamFace 54
Super Absorbent Polymers 46
3 College Students Trying To Win Money 44
The Finger Family 44
Ebola Strikes Back 40

Last Chance To Vote!

May 18, 2018


Polls close midnight Sunday so please take a moment to go to and vote for Tomato Jake’s as Best Trivia in Durham County (in the Out & About Section). Tell your friends and family to vote – anyone with an email can do it! Thanks for your help.

May 9 Trivia Rankings

May 10, 2018

I scream! You scream! We all scream! Often, it’s just a primal scream at the insanity of the universe but tonight – TONIGHT – it was for ICE CREAM!

Thanks to all you lovely Quizlings who came out to play. Vote for Tomato Jake’s for Best Trivia Night in Durham County at and show me proof next week and you’ll get a raffle ticket. Prize or power to the winner, it’s up to you. But please do vote for us. That would be really cool.

This week, we chatted about French presidents, NASA launches and candy villains. Plus there was this Sweet Lil’ Dude …

Now here are this week’s team rankings.

Don’t Blame Us, We Voted For Stormy 65
Saw an Atomic Bomb And Iran 63
If We Can’t Have Cookies, We Want Ice Cream, Glen 62
Putting America Back To Work Building Fallout Shelters 58
Ally Algae And Frankie Fungus Took A Lichen To Each Other 55
We All Met On Tinder 55
Fighting To Keep Our Trivia Credentials 52
Pooperintendent 51
Don’t Sass Me, Sparky 49
We’re Just Here For The Ice Cream 47
Basketball Cancelled 47
The Ocho 45
Is The Harlem Shake Still Cool? 44
Rock, Paper, Scissorhands 40
Blues Clues Booze Cruise 38
Trump’s Pulling Out Again 37
The Free Range Parents 36
Infinity Stones Don’t Melt Steel Beams 34

May 2 Trivia Rankings

May 3, 2018

What a lovely night for trivia, Quizlings! Glad you could make it (assuming you could). Miss those who missed it but there’s always next week.

Please VOTE for us for Best Trivia Night in Durham County at’s Best Of The Triangle!

This week? We went to Mars to save Matt Damon, got stuck in the Middle with some Top 40 gold and spoiled Avengers: Infinity War. Plus there was this children’s TV memory…

Now here are the team rankings for the week. How’d you do?

White House Weather Report: Stormy With A Possibility of Showers 69 (not eligible to win, over 8)
High On Dragon Energy … and Crack 68
Sparky Leaked This Week’s Questions 66
We All Met On Tinder 66
Excel Made Me Cry 66
Wolf Thrown To Sheep For A Change 66
Lint-Free French Dressing 61
Celebrity Apprentice: White House Edition 59 (not eligible to win, over 8)
Family Game Night 57
Not Drafted 54
Eye of the Wolf 53
Whoopity-Scoop Whoop-Poop 51 (not eligible to win, over 8)
Team Venture 49
Tomato Jake’s Potato Snakes 43
We All Met On Bumble 41