Posts Tagged ‘Sparky MacMillan’

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
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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

The Dog Days Are Here!

September 26, 2017

This Wednesday, we’re wrapping up Tomato Jake’s Wednesday Night Trivia’s 8th Anniversary celebration with a raffle – and it’s still not too late to get in on the fun!

The raffle will be for, among other things, a free night’s stay for two at a nifty Durham hotel. You get one raffle ticket just for playing (one per week). The raffle is only open to Quizlings 18 and above due to the nature of the prize.

You can also pick up extra raffle tickets for bringing a newbie, posting a flier to our trivia night and donating a new dog toy for our canine pals. How many extra raffle tickets? Two per item! And there’s no limit this week on how many of each you can claim. Seriously! Bring 56 newbies and get 112 extra raffle tickets! Post 139 fliers (and show me proof) and get 278 extra raffle tickets! Bring 3,861 new dog toys to donate to the pooches on the patio and get 7,722 extra – and I’m out of tickets. Crap, I didn’t think this through. Well, let’s cap them all “within reason” and see how it goes, okay? But the main idea is to bring someone who’s never played trivia at Jake’s before, post fliers to alert the unfamiliar and bring new dog toys because there’s nothing like seeing a dog smile.

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Spread the word! Bring your friends! Bring your enemies (best to keep them closer)! Just help us celebrate 8 years of fantastic trivia at Tomato Jake’s Pizzeria!

September 20 Trivia Rankings

September 20, 2017

Thanks to all who showed up to play. Raffle tickets a-plenty were given out to all who played and to some with pet pics and doggy toys. More next week, so stay tuned.

What did you miss? Winning streaks, test-your-limits cinema and Caribbean islands. Plus there was this haunting theme…

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

Kevin Hart’s Sex Tape Is Kind Of Short 63
Maybe He’ll Have an Impeachment Parade 62
Trump at U.N. Means F.U.U.N. 61
We’re Following You, But Not On Twitter 60
Nambia Is Where They Grow The Covfefe 60
Pink And Purple 59
We Bull-ieved 59
No, That One 56
The League of Nations 54
Couch Pulls Out But I Don’t 54
West Side Story 2: Maria’s Revenge 54
Will Trade Brownies For Right Answers 52
We Brought A Foreigner 51
That Table Over There 46
Charlie’s Heroes 46
There’s No U In Team Either 41
My Teachers Are Here – Help! 40
Taco Truckers 39
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? 38
Los Narcos 29

The Dog Days of Trivia

September 20, 2017

We’re celebrating Tomato Jake’s Wednesday Night Trivia’s Eighth Anniversary All MONTH LONG and it’s still not too late to get in on the fun!

On September 27, we’re holding our raffle for, among other things, a free night’s stay for two at a nifty Durham hotel. You don’t have to be present to win and you get one raffle ticket just for playing (one per week). The raffle is only open to Quizlings 18 and above due to the nature of the prize.

You can also pick up extra raffle tickets for bringing a newbie (one per week), posting a flier to out trivia night (one per week) and donating a new dog toy for our canine pals (no limit).

So, doing the math, if you come out to play this week and bring a friend who’s never been to our trivia night before and you show me a picture of a flier you posted on a public bulletin board where local folks can view it and you bring five new dog toys to donate, then that’s … mumbling under breath … carry the one … eight raffle tickets you get this week alone! That’s some major odds in your favor!

Spread the word! Bring your friends! Bring your enemies (best to keep them closer)! Just help us celebrate 8 years of fantastic trivia at Tomato Jake’s Pizzeria throughout the month of September!

September 13 Trivia Rankings

September 13, 2017

Awesomeness ensued. That’s what I want on my tombstone. It also describes the action that went down Wednesday night at Tomato Jakes. “Awesomeness ensued.”

The was a Terminator head, canine cinema and treats for Rosie, Ace, Sugar and Anthony. Plus this slow jam:

Now here are the rankings for the week:

J Is For Genius 70
Went To Orlando – All I Got Was This Stupid Hurricane 68
Mike Pence Hacked Ted Cruz’s Twitter Account 65
Where Were You And Your Bitches Last Week 63
Equifu** 62
Ted Cruz Promises He’s Never Liked Porn 62
Alexa, Is God Mad At Us? 62
Cassini is Taking A Dive 61
No Way, Jose 60
For Sale – Newly Minted Oceanfront Property 59
Thanks For Nothing, Equifax 58
Globetrotters 57
Pickles 54
Zodiac Twitter Hack 53
5 Dogs, 1 Park 53
Muffin Bullets 53
Somebody Tell Chipotle That’s Nacho Cheese 45
You Don’t Know Jac 31

September 6 Trivia Rankings

September 6, 2017

Maybe it was the rain. Maybe it was school. Maybe a late summer vacation. Whatever kept a lot of regulars away … well, it’s all moot, innit? Those who were there know it was a great night for trivia! There was ice cream and a Zelda t-shirt and doggie treats for Sophie and Rosie (two canines not afraid to get a little damp). In short: loads of Tomato Jake’s Wednesday Night Trivia funzies.

What you missed if you were away? Cookie knock-offs, huge conflagrations and a big-ass LEGO monstrosity. And there was this patriotic cinematic moment…

Now here are the team rankings (and, yes, those are decimal points). How’d you do?

Can Someone Explain American Horror Story To Me? 68
Will Lie About Engagement For Brownie 62.5
Boston Teams Cheat More Than Ben Affleck 61.5
Salvador Dali – You Are NOT The Father 59
Dreaming of a Brownie 53
Losers 53
Nuclear North Korea: That Ain’t Funny 51.5
It’s Elizabeth’s Birthday – Is That Worth A Brownie? 49.5
Alternative Facts 48.5
Rosie’s Wearing Her Brthday Suit 47
Better Late Than Pregnant 47
Spicy Clucker 46
DACA, Dream Deferred 42

August 23 Trivia Rankings

August 23, 2017

Well, we managed to stave off Greg Fishel’s wrath and enjoy another week of rain-free trivia. We talked of Tay Tay’s latest, citrus fruit origins and a potential senator from the Wolverine State. And then there was this game…

Now here are this week’s team rankings.

If I Was Married To Trump I’d Stare At The Sun Too 67
Is Everybody Ready For The Eclipse? 67
Blind In One Eye – Totally Worth It 63
Trump Bravely Stares Down Sun #FakeOptometry 62
Allison And Simon Get Married Next Week 60
We Pay A Lot For Trump’s Security But More For His Insecurity 60
Blinded By The Light 59
The Brandt Berry Book Bunch 56
A Nosy Pepper Is Jalapeno Business 55
It’ll Come To Me 54
Snoopy Sneakers 53
We’re Just Here For The Ice Cream 53
The Wet Boys 53
The British Invasion 50
5 Dogs, 1 Park 49
The Shining Stars 44
Woogle Mart 41
Eclipsed 40
The Honey Bees 29

August 9 Trivia Rankings

August 9, 2017

Thanks to all the wonderful Quizlings who came out to play Wednesday night. I hope you enjoyed the All Glen Campbell Edition of Tomato Jake’s Trivia!

For those who missed it, we learned that the divorce rate is higher than one but lower than many expected. We also learned about the sport the Basque government called the fastest in the world (and how to spell it). And we learned why Sparky is getting a lot of weird pop-ups on his PC.

Plus there was this blast from the past…

Now let’s see how your team did this week.

Trivia Like This World Has Never Seen 71
Korean War 2: Nuclear Boogaloo 69
Guam But Not Forgotten 69
Earth, Wind And Fire & Fury 69
Duke Nukem School Of Diplomacy 66
The Wichita Linemen 66
What Happens If You Don’t Write ‘Round 4’ On The Handout Round? 66
We Should Have Read The Fine Print On That Cubs World Series 65
Are You Ready For Some Football? 65
Big Papa Papa John’s Rewards Club 63
I Walked Past Her Eyelashes On The Floor For Two Days 61
Put A Read Dot Here  —–> 58
Answering Questions With Fire And Fury 56
Ten Of Clubs, Your Order Is Ready 55
Colleen Is Contagious 54
Last Week’s 2nd Place Team 53
A Team Has No Name 52
Guam With The Wind 48
Periodic Table Dancers 46
Our Boyfriend’s Are Better At Team Names But they Were Late 41
VBF’S 36
We Suck At This 34
That Time The Moon Photobombed The Sun 29
North Korea’s Weakness 26

August 2 Trivia Rankings

August 3, 2017

Another lovely evening with some wonderful new faces. Thanks to everyone who came to play.

What did we do? We talked of NBA logos, Ancient Wonders and late voiceover artists (RIP June Foray). Plus there was this mantastic dude…

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

Britney’s Had Marriages Longer Than Mooch Had A Job 71
We’ll Miss You, Mooch – We Hardly Knew Ye 67
At This Rate We’ll All Serve In This Adminstration (Briefly) 65
We Were Gonna Come Up With A Team Name But We Were too Busy Gossiping 63
My Milk Lasted Longer Than Scaramucci 63
Ain’t No Party Like A Hermit Crab Party Becuase A Hermit Crab Party Is Just Me Alone Forever 63
What’s The Key To ComedyTIMING! 62
Scaramouche, Scaramouche… Easy Come, Easy Go 60
Mary’s Ranch Attacks 59
Them 57
Oochie Coochie Scarmucci 56
Full Team Name 56
I Helped Write The Questions This Week 55
Double Trouble 54
Uncertaineers 47
Late To The Game 43
The Dream Team 42
Mediocre But Arrogant 41
The Limber Cucumbers 39
Are You Serious. Clark? 36
Single Trouble 36
I Thought You’d Be Taller 31
Benedict 24