Posts Tagged ‘Sparky MacMillan’

December 13 Trivia Rankings

December 14, 2017

A lovely crowd for a chilly December eve – but in all honesty it would be a lovely crowd for any month or weather condition. Thanks for coming out to play!

Remember: trivia every Wednesday into the New Year. And in that aforementioned New Year there is a Gift Basket Raffle on January 3rd. Get a raffle ticket every week just for playing. You can also get an extra raffle ticket for bringing a newbie (one per week). And you can get your share of FIFTY tickets by posting a flier – post a Tomato Jake’s Trivia Night flier (an official one, please) on any bulletin board where people can see it, take a picture of the posted flier and show me. Post as many as you like – each flier is one share of that 50 raffle ticket pot. Also – for next week only – wear a tacky holiday sweater or tie and get an extra raffle ticket … but you must wear it the entire time you’re at trivia!

This week? It was all about Time covers and Netflix tweets and Elton John’s almost EGOT. And then there was this flashback to the decade of Reagan:

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

Screw You, Moore, And The Horse You Tried To Ride In On 72
Just Like California, We’re On Fire 64
Moore Time For Horseback Riding 64
Roy No Moore  64 (more than 8)
Is Prince William The Last Jedi? 64
This Is My Step Ladder (I Never Knew My Real Ladder) 63
Freedom Avengers 63
No Moore Alabama Jokes 63
Poor Ole Sassy 62
Write-In 60
Santa’s Giant Sack 60
The Caboose (Will Be Last) 58
I Was From Alabama Before It Was Cool 57
Tomato Jake’s: The New HQ 56
‘Bama, Magenta Tide 56
Oh, Hi, Mark 54
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December 6 Trivia Rankings

December 7, 2017

A subdued crowd, perhaps, but a fun night for all was had – and how lovely to see some returning and new faces. Spread the word – trivia every Wednesday throughout the holidays. Don’t miss a week!

What happened this week? Some awesome suggestions for the potential gift basket* for starters. There was also talk of Grammy nominations, the Woman of the Year and Dr. Seuss opening lines. Of and there was this piece of celluloid magic…

Now check out this week’s team rankings:

Spoiler Alert: It Ain’t Sticking 70
How ‘Bout Them Dawgs 70
Trump Moves Embassy Suites To Jerusalem 68
Scoring Better Than The Entire Russian Winter Olympic Team 64
Jerusalem #NotMyCapital 64
Moore Teens The Better 64
This Team Name Is G Rated 62
Not Russian To The Olympics 61
Earth Is The World’s Largest Globe 59
Ajit Has Bandwidth If User Has Coin 57
The Russian Dopes 57
I Want To Jingle Your Bells 50

*suggestions for the gift basket included Curious Perfume, Lego Set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Sno-Caps, The Room DVD, Framed Picture of Danny Devito as the Penguin, Cocaine, Blow-Up Doll, Bob Ross Chia Pet, Giant Red Gummi Bear, My Little Pony Socks, One of the those Electronic Twirling Forks You Use to Eat Spaghetti, Gift Cards, Cupcakes, Hot Chocolate Mix, Cash, 60″ Samsung HDTV Smart TV, Ring Pops, Pony, AOL Disc, Massage Envy Gift Card, Brownies, Sour Patch Kids, $6000, Cookies, Booze-Infused Marshmallows, Kangaroo Jack DVD (Director’s Cut), One Mint, Dildos, Candy, iPod, Glen’s Home Phone Number, Spencer’s Gift Card, Hair Ties & Bobby Pins, Pop Tarts (Brown Sugar Cinnamon), Dog-Themed Movies (Except Marley & Me), Football, Ping Pong Balls, Solo Cups, Gel for Tim’s Hair and Straight Cash. Great suggestions. Well, good suggestions. Okay, suggestions. And I can guarantee that if we do a gift basket for the end of the year then at least ONE of those suggestions will be in the basket. (Um, Glen – what’s your home phone number?)

November 29 Trivia Rankings

November 30, 2017

NEWBvember concluded with a bang! Or rather with prizes. Much like a bang though, innit?

Thanks to all who came out to play and to the lucky person who went home with the Pop prize (worth big buck on eBay I hear). What did you miss if you weren’t there? Some awesome Warrior Princess action, a missing sub (the aquatic variety not the Jersey Mike’s kind) and the origins of the coolest viscoelastic agent I know.

Plus there was this tuneful ditty…

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

Santa Made Me Sit On His Lap #MeToo 68
Lauering The Bar 66
Auditioning For the TODAY Show 66
Donald Trump’s Favorite Disney Movie Is Pochantas 66
Poker-Haunts Us 61
Neil Armstrong Backwards Is “Gnorts Mr Alien!” 57
Sliding Into Sparky’s DMs 57
Pulp Fiction 56
Brownie For Julie’s Baby 55
Where’s My Trivia Wednesday Sale? 51
What Do You Do If You Find A Purple Gorilla At Your Desk? Sit Somehwere Else 47
We Tired … Oops, I Mean We Tried 45
Torts Illustrated 39
Having A Yam Good Time 37

November 22 Trivia Rankings

November 23, 2017

A wonderful pre-Turkey Day triviaganza for a bevy of most excellent Quizlings. Thanks to all who came out to play. Everyone have a great Thanksgiving and we’ll see you next week to cap off NEWBvember!

This week, we learned that narwhals bring out inner Ahab in some folks. We learned that Remember WENN was not a drama. And we learned that there is no such thing as too many cookies.

Plus we said goodbye to a former teen idol…

Now how did your team do? Here are this week’s rankings…

Grab Her By the Giblets 73
Thanksgiving Dinner: Rolls And Dessert 70
Gobbling For A Brownie 68
Trump Administration Orders Turkey Costumes In Hopes of Being Pardoned 67
I’d Rather Be In A Chinese Prison Than Read Trump’s Tweets 66
Stuffed Turkeys 63
Home From Al Dhafra 62
Kid Free Evening! (We Don’t Even Care If We Win) 61
Is It Time For Christmas Music Yet? 60
I’m Not Addicted To Brake Fluid – I Can Stop Any Time! 59
Vegan Turduckens 57
Happy Thanksgiving 54
Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza 52
My Wife Ate Too Much Pizza 51
Ashley’s Crew 42
Ill-Tempered Sea Bass 38
Cat Butlers 31

November 3 Trivia Rankings

November 16, 2017

Hey, Quizlings! Before we get to the wrap-up and rankings, three things I wish to impart:

1) There will be trivia next week and every Wednesday into the new year. Don’t miss a week of the triviaganza!

2) NEWBvember continues! Bring a newbie next week and the 29th and both of you get into a raffle for cool prizes.

3) I miss you when you’re gone. If you can’t make it next week due to the holiday or haven’t been around for a few weeks, please come back as soon as you can! My Quizlings are my family.

What happened this week? There was the Citizen of the Year, some cartoon magpies and Aquaman’s stepdaughter. Plus there was this snack treat …

See you next week, Quizlings! Now here are the rankings for the week. How’d your team do?

Knuckleheads 66
It Was The Busta Rhymes It Was The Worsta Rhymes 64
Hawkins A.V. Club 63
The Team Who No Longer Says “Ni!” 56
Where’s Spot? 54
GOP Plan: Both Death and Taxes 55
Shameless Panderers 53
Why Would Sparky Insult Me By Calling Me Old When I Would Never Call Him Short and Fat 52
Make America’s Malls Safe Again 52
‘Tis The Season For Treason 52
We Haven’t Been Here in Six Months – Are Brownies Still a Thing? 48
Team Ramrod 48
Tar Heels Made Us Late 43
Three Girls And A Guy 42
Cards Against The Presidency 41
Overplayed and Overrated 36

November 8 Trivia Rankings

November 9, 2017

Newbvember is underway at Tomato Jake’s Wednesday Night Trivia! Bring a newbie to play our game and get a raffle ticket for you and the n00b all month long. Heck, bring seven new people and I’ll give you seven raffle tickets! There’s a drawing each week for some fun prizes – simply our way of saying “spread the word!” and “thanks for making our trivia shindig so awesome!”

This week? We went north to the future, ranked Apple emojis and tugged at Carol Burnett’s ear. Oh and someone ate a W (not Jameis Winston).

Plus there was this animated goodness:

Now let’s look at this week’s trivia rankings ….

Eggplant 60
Twice As Many Trump Tweets, Oh Yay! 60
The Team That Says “Ni” 59
That Gorrilla Is Still In The Basement 58
I Reset My Clocks – How Do I Reset My Dog? 58
Call Us Team  Love – Just Kidding 56
Stranger Facts 55
The Classic Movies Club 55
With Twice As Many Characters, He Still Says A Lot of Nothing 53
There’s Always Money in The Banana Stand 45
Labrum Surgery Is A Pain 41
Please Don’t Touch My Kitty 40
F!x Me, Cam 38
Justice For Barb 34
Numero Uno 32
Boots With Fur 30
Cat People 29

November 1st Trivia Rankings

November 2, 2017

Ah, what a lovely night for trivia, my Quizlings! Fall was in the air and there was absolutely no sports being broadcast anywhere ever. Denial aside, thanks to all who came to play. We learned that Denver isn’t the highest city after all. We found out who Kendall is dating this week. And we discovered why the Middle East will be ground zero for the rise of the machines.

Plus there was this MTV flashback…

Now let’s see how you did. Here are this week’s team rankings.

US Customs Took My Chocolate So We’d Like A Brownie 65
From One “Superteam”, Two “Super Teams” 64
New Pizza Topping: Leftover Halloween Candy 63
Go Ogle 62
Candy Coma 61
DMC 57
Hillary’s Innocent Again 57
Still Too Early For Christmas Decorations 56
Dun Dun Da Na Na Papdopoulos 55
Never Too Early For Christmas Decorations 54
Saucy Boys 53
Tell My Wi Fi Love Her 49
You Say Tomato… 48
We Suck Worse Than Nickleback 36

October 18 Trivia Rankings

October 19, 2017

The turnout was light but the competition fierce nonetheless. Thanks to all who showed up to play. We’re doing it again next week so be there or be square.

What did we talk about? General Mills’ monster cereals, state fair attendance and Uranus (but only by omission).

Plus there was this hooky-playin’ fool…

And now here are the rankings for the week.

Happy Birthday, Zac Efron (And Laura) 70
One Week: One Wedding, One Anniversary And A Baby 67
Marshall Thurgood 61
J For Genius 59
Does The Halloween Store Carry The Sparky Masks? 58
I Wish I Had A 3rd Joint In My Leg 56
Bloodbath & Beyond 55
MacGyver Attitude, MacGruber Brains 53
Unemployed LinkedIn All-Stars 50
We’re Here For The Beer 46
Acccording To US VI Residents, The President Of The US Virgin Islands Is A Huge Moron 43
Angela Lansbury Is the Missing Link 38

October 4 Trivia Rankings

October 4, 2017

A lovely night of trivia for all who came to play (missing some regulars – come back soon). We got the Nobel prize for physics, sang the body electric and realized Clint Eastwood is old. Plus there was this loveable scamp:

Now here are this week’s team rankings…

For Once We Can All Agree With Rex Tillerson 68
Brownies: The Viagra of Trivia 66
Eating Pizza On National Taco Day 64
We Wanted A Funny Team Name But The World’s Too Depressing 63
Hurricane Bigmouth Strikes Again 63
Tom Petty and the Heartbroken 59
Lettuce Turnip the Beet 54
Seb Stood Up Allison ‘s Parents 53
The Wee Monsters 52
865-919-7815 52
So You’re Saying There’s A Chance 48
Toxic 46
The Four Labateers + 1 46
Los Narcos 33

September 27 Trivia Rankings

September 28, 2017

Eights years, Quizlings! And it seems like only yesterday we started this l’il Q&A party we like to call Tomato Jake’s Wednesday Night Trivia. It was actually 2009 which reminds me of the quote often attributed to Groucho Marx: “Time flies like an arrow – fruit flies like a banana.”

Thanks to all who came out to play and celebrate with us. Some lucky Quizling got a hotel night’s stay for two. Others walked off with gift cards to Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, Tomato Jake’s bucks and some free ice cream coupons. Plus there was a nifty Mario t-shirt and some other cool swag. Plus: AUDIO QUIZ!!!!

If you missed it, you miss tons of fun including huge-ass diamonds, Galilean moons and the devil at the United Nations. Plus there was this lovely meme:

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Now let’s see how the teams stacked up…

No, Our Team Is Not Sponsored By Adidas 62
Corruption In College Basketball? Who Knew? 60
Target Is Walmart For Democrats 60
We Don’t Have To Use Our Phones 53
Scruffy’s Great Escape 47
Nailed It! 47
Puppies vs. Babies 45
How Soon We Forget The Bowling Green Massacre 44
The Price Is Wrong 44
I Thought You’d Be Taller 43
U Bum 42
It’s Britney, Betch! 39
All The King’s Men 35
Keeping Up With The Kardashians – I Literally Kannot 29
Los Narcos 24