Posts Tagged ‘Sparky MacMillan’

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

February 28 Trivia Rankings

March 1, 2018

Another month down and another awesome week of trivia! Thanks so much, Quizlings. Keep coming back for more every week. It’s our 9th year and I’m doubling the first prize the first week attendance reaches 100. We’ve come close but hasn’t happened thus far into 2018. Maybe next week? Bring your friends and let’s make it happen!

This week, we chatted about presidential slogans, disco-era song titles and pizza chain middle initials. Plus there was this animated snack food memory…

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

Something Something Trump Something Something Give Us A Brownie 69
Miller Time For 100K 66
Will Lie For Pizza 63
21 Gun Salute to Dick’s 63
The Stuttering Prisoner Died Before Finishing His Sentence 62
Where’s Jon? 61
1 Hope Hicks = 40 Scaramuccis 58
One Less Hick In The White House 57
How Was The Pull Out … Couch? 55
Go Directly To Jail. Do Not Collect $200 54
3 Girls In Sweats 53
Periodic Table Dancers 52
No One Tell Kushner The New Netflix Password 52
The White House Loses Hope 51
Olympic Curling B Team 29

Oh and check out GARFIELD MINUS GARFIELD – essentially it’s the existential adventures of Jon Arbuckle as he speaks his thoughts about his sad, meaningless existence into the void.

February 21 Trivia Rankings

February 22, 2018

Thanks, Quizlings, for making it a great evening of Tomato Jake’s Wednesday Night Trivia! The weather was cooperative, we learned about the Winter Olympics and we had the first dog of the year in attendance (yay, Woodley!).

Along the way, we sussed out some cephalopod species, found Friends follow-ups and gobbled gross gaming agates. And there was this celluloid masterpiece of yesteryear…

Now let’s check out the rankings for the week and see how your team stacked up against the competition.

Off The Podium 67
Salchow Nip Slip 66
We Started This Cher S#!+ 65
The Crew Crushes Trivia 61
Sparky Still Won’t Follow Me On Twitter 59
Clothes Aren’t The Only Thing Being Stripped In Louisville 58
Army Of Two 57
We’re Hoping To Do Better Than Fergie 56
Two Kids In An Overcoat Posing As An Adult 55
Francis Scott Off-Key 54
The North Korean Olympic Cheerleaders 53
Destroying Trivia Like Fergie Did The Anthem 51
Pyeong F. Chang’s 51
I Can’t Explain Witchcraft 51
Trivia Athletes From Russia 51
Mr. Musk: Mars Magnate 48
No Collusion 47
Periodic Table Dancers 47
My Drinking Team Has A Trivia Problem 43

February 14 Trivia Rankings

February 15, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day, Quizlings! It was a lovely evening of love-themed questions and one lucky Quizling gets to go to Angus Barn! We’ll do it again next week, folks, so spread the word and come back for more Wednesday Night Trivia.

What happened? There was talk of Winter Olympic gold medals, popcorn products and the sweetest game on Earth. Plus there were these two examples of seventies gold…

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

I Gave Up Lent For Valentine’s Day 71
Cher Is Glen’s Valentine – She Just Doesn’t Know It 70
Ashes To Ashes, Crust to Crust 68
Florida Bobsled Team 67
USA – Worst Place To Watch The Olympics 60
Ali Misses Her Mom 60
Gregory The Big Purple Dinosaur 59
Will You Kiss My Monkey? 57
Over 250 Years of Knowledge We Can’t Remember 54
Another Little Pizza My Heart 54
We’re Stoked For Trivia 52
Something Olympics? 47
It’s Not Valentine’s Day – It’s A Tide Ad 45
Looks Like I’m Going Solo 43

February 7 Trivia Rankings

February 8, 2018

Thanks to all the Quizlings who made it out to this week’s Wednesday Night Trivia! Always appreciated.

Next week: It’s love, exciting and new! Come aboard, we’re expecting you to be apart of our Valentine’s Day massacre. (Wait, did I say “massacre?” That can’t be right.) We’ll have some love-themed questions and give away a $50 Angus Barn gift card. So save your Valentine’s revels with your sweetie for the weekend and join Tomato Jake’s for trivia next Wednesday.

This week? We took home medals at the Winter Olympics, ate some Girl Scout cookies and got filthy. Plus there was this marine chatterbox…

Now here are this week’s rankings. See how your team stacked up.

How ‘Bout That Parade? 68
Raining On Trump’s Parade 67
We Wish It Was Summer So You’d Give Us Free Ice Cream 66
For Sale: Used Tesla, Only 92 Million Miles 66
Not Clapping = Treason 65
That Halftime Show Really Could’ve Used A Nipple 65
It’s Quizness Time 63
Supercalifragilistic, Antibraggadocious 61
Space X – 1, Patriots – 0 59
Going For Trivia Gold 58
Fly, Pizza, Fly 50
The Slippery Oysters 48
Melania, Blink Twice If You Need Help 44
Bud Lite 24

January 31 Trivia Rankings

February 1, 2018

Girl Scout Cookies, a Hello Kitty treasure hunt and a dam tiebreaker. What’s not to love?

Seriously, Quizlings, what a night! Tougher than usual? Depends on whom you ask. But the scores look more along the usual lines than last week’s Potter-filled fluke. Along the way, there were doughnuts and beers and playing cards. That’s a fun night no matter how you slice it.

Plus there was this advertising puzzler…

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

Record Low Unemployment For Fact Checkers 64
The Bea Arthurs 61
That’s No Moon! 60
Are These Cookies Made With Real Girl Scouts? 59
Tomato Jake’s Superb Owl Party 57
New Olympic Event: The 38th Parallel Bars 53
The Revengers 50
Republican Trainwreck Takes Out The Garbage 49
European Uniom 47
If Tomato Jake’s Played The National Anthem, We’d Kneel 47
It’s A Stormy Affair 46
Scoring More Points Than The Russian Olympic Team 45
1 Year Down, 3 To Go 45
The State Of The Trivia Union 44
18 Years Ago I Supermooned A Hospital Room 43
Periodic Table Dancers 42
League Ladies 28
We’re Here Now 26

January 24 Trivia Rankings

January 25, 2018

Wow, Quizlings! You never cease to amaze. This week’s game was the highest-scoring, closest game ever at Tomato Jake’s Wednesday Night Trivia! The lowest score was 57 and all but two teams tied with at least one other. Some amazing statistics there, no matter how you slice it.

Along the way, we talked about how fast we can go in the Tar Heel State, how close is the nearest NHL team and exactly what the plural of mantis is (hint: it’s not manti). Plus, there was this villainous Vulpes:

Now check out the rankings for the week and see how your team stacked up against the rest… (more…)

January 10 Trivia Rankings

January 11, 2018

Far fewer flakes than last week, Quizlings. Thank Fishel for small mercies, eh? But a hearty thanks to all who came out to play.

Remember, Archer fans – you won’t want to miss next week’s game. Some lucky trivia player will go home with a special Archer-related prize from my own personal collection!

This week? We chatted about poetic birds, retired Bulls jerseys and sick film parents. Plus somebody got hepatitis! And then there was this big reveal…

Now, let’s see how your team did this week. Here are the rankings for 1/10/18:

Oprah/Hanks 2020 66
Call Me By Your Trivia Name 63
The Ugandan Knuckles 60
Mr. Ed The Real Stable Genius 60
YOU Don’t Know Jack 57
The Very Stable Trivia Geniuses 56
Golden Globes Heavyweight Champion 56
Colleen Will Take Your Leftovers 56
Four Tacos 55
Unstable Geniuses 54
Unstable Table 48
For Sale: Framed Penguin 47
North Korean Bobsled Team 47
We’re, Like, Really Smart At Trivia 46
Life’s A Beach 45
The HQTies 43

January 3 Trivia Rankings

January 4, 2018

Wow! What an evening of triviawesomeness! Some fantastic new faces, some lovely returning faces and so much white stuff. I hope everyone made it home safely. We’ll see you next week.

Meanwhile, one lucky Quizling made off with a gift bagsket full of goodies* (congratulations, Vince). More raffles and surprises as the year progresses so stay tuned and keep playing.

This week? We talked about islands, phonetic alphabets and triangles (the math kind, not the musical kind). Plus there was this cinematic parody…

Now let’s see how your team did. Here are the weekly rankings:

‘Bama Are The Yankees Of College Football 68
Eric Snowed-In 64
Our Trivia Answers Are Bigger Than Yours 62
It’s Colder Than A Melania Trump Stare 58
We Ain’t Afraid Of No Snow 56
Put It On Dick’s Tab 56
Nature HATES Them 56
Snow Way 56
I’m Afraid Of My Next Heating Bill 54
Good God, It’s Snowing Outside 50
Z Is For Zzzzzelda 48
Budweiser? I HardlyKnow Her 44
Our President Is A Bigger Buttonhole Than Yours 42
Baby, It’s Cold Outside 41
Cyclone Bomb Is What Happened In My Toilet Today 31

*the gift bagsket includes a Re-Gift Leftover, a Rogue One Collector Cup, a Dunkin Donuts Gift Card, Celebrations Candy in Wine Bottle, AMC Gift Cards, Centerpiece Magazine, Trivia Night Fliers (Share the love), Ready Player One Book, Doublemint Gum, Sour Patch Kids, a Tomato Jake’s Gift Card, a Tomato Jake’s Can Koozie, a Pokemon Watch, an Inflatable Crown, a Guess Who Said That? Trivia Calendar, Chapel Hill Toffee, Baby Wipes, a Starbucks Gift Card, Airheads, SweeTarts, a Framed Picture of Danny Devito as the Penguin, Ring Pops, and a Cassette of Chumbawumba’s 1997 album Tubthumper.