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Trivia Rankings: 11 December 2019

December 12, 2019

Thanks to the Quizlings who made it out to play this week. A lower turnout, to be sure, but it’s the holiday season. People are out and about, dealing with holiday things that people do. Plus there’s exams and travel and, frankly, I’m surprised I made it out. Bottom line: I missed some regulars. Happy holidays and hope to see you soon.

The raffle tickets continue to be dispensed. Next week, wear an ugly holiday sweater, get an extra ticket. Bring a newbie, get an extra ticket. Draw me a picture of the War on Christmas, get an extra ticket (I get to keep the picture BTW). The New Year’s Raffle will happen on January 1st (we’re off on Christmas Day; already Fandangoed our tickets to see “Cats”). Getcher raffle tickets on 12/18 and 01/01! Must be present to win. All rights reserved. Trivia may be made in a factory that processes tree nuts.

This week, we gave shout outs to some rock and roll music, Dickens closing lines and cows that cause catastrophes. Plus there was this woke holiday classic…

Now let’s see how the teams stacked up this week. Hey, look at that! May I point out that 75% of the teams got a score of 60 points or higher? That is impressive, Quizlings!

Rudy The Red-Handed Ukraine-deer 69
Cocaine Santa 68
Channing Tatum Tots 67
Moby Ridiculous 66
Lizzo Be Eating The Haters 63
Jungle Bells 62
Our Sweaters Have Great Personalities 61
Santa Baby Yoda 61
Something Witty And Alliterative 60
Chestnuts Roasting in Hell 56
Gordo’s Crew 47
Duck Duck Gray Duck 44

Trivia Rankings: 4 December 2019

December 5, 2019

Thanks to those who made it out to play on this fine December night. It was a light turnout, to be sure, but the competition was fierce and it was an extremely close game.

Remember to get a raffle ticket every Wednesday this month (except 12/25) and on January 1st when we will hold our New Year’s Raffle (must be present to win)! Get an extra ticket for bringing a newbie! Get an extra ticket for wearing an ugly holiday sweater (keeping in mind that beauty is, of course, in the eye of the beholder). That means you could get three tickets next Wednesday if you show up, bring a newbie and wear an ugly holiday sweater. (Get me: I’m giving out raffle tickets!)

This week, we chatted about balloon hoaxes, Tar Heel State parallels and Cold War toys. Plus there was this musical movie memory:

Now, let’s see how the teams stacked up this week…

12 Subpoenas of Christmas 69
AC No Moore 68
All I Want For Christmas Is Brandon Routh In A Superman Suit 67
Baby Yoda 2020 67
Hoping We Don’t Yuletide for Fourth Place 63
Cider Monday 60
El Presidente 59
No Team Like The Present 57
From Freedom Fries To Traitor Tots 56
Red Hot Trivia Peppers 47
Trudeau’s 2nd Face 40
Gordo’s Crew 40
Smarti Pints 34

Trivia Rankings: 27 November 2019

November 28, 2019

What a fantastic crowd that came out to a pre-Turkey Day quiz! Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. Remember that there will be trivia every Wednesday on into the new year with the exception of December 25th. And on January 1st, we’ll have our New year’s Raffle. Want a raffle ticket? Come out to play between now and then. And bring a newbie for an extra ticket. Possibly other reasons to get extra tix as we move along. Follow me on Twitter for the scoop.

This week? It was all about obscure sports mascots, puppet funerals and the southern working man’s lunch. And then there was this non-edible Turkey Day staple…

Now check out the rankings for the week…

Oh, The Humanity! 69
Who Knew Stone Cold Steve Austin Had A Basketball Team? 66
The Turkey’s Gonna Testify Too 62
The Miami Dolphins Have No Porpoise This Year 60
Those Aren’t Pillows 60
Quirky Turkeys 60
Happy Jakesgiving 59
Knives Won’t Be The Only Thing Out Tomorrow 59
Better Than Emmanuel 58
The One Where we Win Thanksgiving Trivia 57
Stuffed Turkeys 56
Stephen F. Austin For The Win 54
Does Gym Jordan Ever Wrestle With His Consicience? 54
Baby Yoda’s First Thanksgiving 53
Overcooked 49
Mac And Cheese 47
Is Greenland Still Available? 47
Clear Plates, Full Stomachs Can’t Lose 39
The In-Laws & Outlaws 37

Trivia Rankings: 20 November 2019

November 21, 2019

Thanks to all the Quizlings who came to play our brand of triviawesomeness. A few less than usual but it’s not quantity it’s quality, right (don’t get me wrong – I like the quantity too, so spread the word and bring out the newbies next week).

This week, we faced the music, got sexy with John Legend and got our just deserts with WorldAtlas.com. Plus there was this toy memory…

Now check out the team rankings for the week…

#Fartgate 69
Trivia. We’re On It. 68
Panda Express 67
Ukrain’t Be Serious 64
Hong Kong Phooey 61
Where Is Everybody?! 60
Heart Atacks Require A Heart 58
Hanksgiving 58
Nobody Puts Baby Yoda In A Corner 54
Disney+. We’re On It. 54
4 To Score 52
Gordo’s Crew 48
One Hit Wonders 48
I’m With Stupid 45
Team Name For a Brownie 43

Trivia Rankings: 13 November 2019

November 14, 2019

What a lively crowd that turned up to play a hot game of trivia under icy conditions! Thanks to all the Quizlings who eschewed Disney+ and the Country Music Association Awards to be part of our Newbvember fun and games. Remember: Newbvember continues all month long – raffles every week so bring those trivia tyros with you to win!

Also of note – there will be trivia every Wednesday except December 25th. That means the evening before Thanksgiving and January 1st. Don’t miss the triviawesomeness.

This week, we were all about Rally Cats and Mercury transits and Toll House cookies. Plus there was this teary tune …

Now, check out the team rankings for the week. Congrats to the winners!

Triviaholics Anonymous                                 67

4th Place is Our Comfort Zone                       66

Brrrrr65Slow Loris                                          63

Mad As Hell                                                        63

We Live In A Country Run By A Count         60

Paging Dr. J                                                         56

I’d Rather Be Watching Disney+                     55

Maggie’s Men                                                      54

Crimea and Punishment                                   52

ImPeach Pie, Please                                            52

69,420                                                                    50

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?                             49

Las Amigas                                                            49

Gordo’s Crew                                                        46

Rando Mandos                                                      45

Hotdish Season                                                      40

Yaddle’s Baby                                                          39

Trivia Rankings: 6 November 2019

November 7, 2019

Newbvember is off to a grand start, however only one newbie was present this week. Better odds for the raffle but don’t get left out – bring a newbie (as many as you can wrangle) and get a raffle ticket for our weekly drawing. Spread the word! Newbvember continues next week.

This week, we sorted our musical billies, did cinema by the numbers and, like, totally got the sensation. And then there was this vegetarian support hotline…

Now, check out the team rankings for the week. We’ll see you next time, Quizlings!

Orange Soda Fanta Sea 64
Were We Supposed To Vote Yesterday? 63
No School November 59
Don’t Forget To Vote On Tuesday 58
Stop Saving The Daylight! 55
How About Cupcakes? 55
The LMNOPs 53
Irish I Was A Baller 51
All Hail The Mimosa King! 50
Assorted Flavors 49
Mr. Bone’s Wild Ride 46
We Drink And Sometimes Know Things 43
Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend. Why Are You Here, It’s 4pm? 40
Losers Club 40
Gordo’s Crew 30
The Underdogs 28

Trivia Rankings: 30 October 2019

October 30, 2019

It was a scaaary night for trivia but a boo-tiful crowd of Quizlings – yeah, okay, I’ll stop that now. It’s even getting on my nerves.

It was an All Hallow’s Eve Eve trivia night. Thanks to all who came out to play. A few even in costume (yip yip).

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Next week begins Newbvember! Bring a newbie with you to play and get a raffle ticket (the newb gets one too). There will be a raffle each week for a lovely gift card. Spread the word.

This week, we savored flavors of the season (PSL, anyone?), waited in the most sincere pumpkin patch and got the lowdown on Pierre Delecto. Plus there was this Halloween memory…

Now let’s meet the teams that came to play. How’d you do?

‘Ween Fever 68
Pennywise, Clown Foolish 66
Legend/Tiegen 2020 65
We DO Want Candy, Barbara 63
Houston Trashtros 63
Losers 61
Night Meryl On Elm Streep 61
Ghost Bethsters 59
Trick Or Trivia 59
Chris’ New Sweater 55
It’s Been Ukraining All Day 52
Throw The Dog A Bone Spur 51
Goal: Not Last 48
Daddy Dragon 39 47
Donald Trumpkin 46
Trump’s Baghdaddy Issues 38
Gordo’s Crew 32

Trivia Rankings: 23 October 2019

October 24, 2019

Thanks to all the Quizlings who came out to play this week. Reminder that next week will be an All Hallow’s Eve Eve Extravaganza. The following week, we’ll kick off Newbvember – bring a newbie with you to play Wednesday Night Trivia during November and you’ll both get entered into a weekly raffle. We’ll throw some gift cards your way and maybe some other stuff, who knows? The point is: spread the word and bring those newbies in Newbvember!

This week, there was pachyderm royalty, little Latin grapes and lachrymatory tunes. Plus there was this moving musical moment…

Now let’s see the team rankings for the week. How’d you do?

Baking Soda Bonanza 70
60 Is Just A Number … a Really BIG Number 69
Happy Birthday, Matt 67
Squid Crow Flow 63
Who Is John Bercow? 61
Whatever Floats Your Goat 60
My Favorite Fall Outfit Is Har-Vest 59
Southpoint Break 57
The Plumpkins 57
Did We Just Give New Mexico Back? 55
Queen 54
Prestige Worldwide 50
Spooky Season 45
Dynomight 31
Gordo’s Crew 30

16 October Trivia Rankings

October 17, 2019

Man, I love my Quizlings! You guys never cease to surprise me. Last week, we had a four-way tie for first; this week, we had a four-way tie for third place! Very close game, no matter how you slice it.

Remember: November is Newbvember! Bring a newbie to play our brand of triviawesomness and there could be prizes in store. Also, bonus hint: keep in mind any hall of fame that has nominees or inductees is fair game. (Personal note: the word and and an & mean the same thing.)

This week, we attended a mad tea party, celebrated women in Hollywood and roomed with Paddington. Also, there was this seasonal tune …

Now, check out the team rankings for the week. We’ll do it again in sebben.

My Team Has Deserted Me 67
Wasted Potential 66
The Grouches 65
James and the Pro China Speech 65
Josh Isn’t Here To Edit Down Our Team Name. Sorry! 65
Retiring On Our Trivia Winnings 65
Laura Joins AARP 64
Mao ZeBron 63
A Dot For My Birthday 62
Bird Down 61
Trump’s Tiny Hands 60
Don’t Be A Tough Guy Dont Be A Fool 58
Krav Ma-Gods 57
When It Ukraines It Pours 56
Royal Canin Mother & Baby Cat 50
Gordo’s Crew 48
El Camino 36

9 October Trivia Rankings

October 10, 2019

Where’d the people go? Seriously, a lot less Quizlings than last week. I have to assume we have a large Jewish contingent that was away atoning. G’mar Hatimah Tovah!

For those that were there – wow, a very close game and the second four-way tie for first place this year (perhaps, ever).

What’d we talk about? Some Down Under geography, some filthy rich US Americans and some burger chain role playing. And there was this seasonal song …

Now, let’s see who did what to whom and when …

Pumpkin Spice Spam … Too Far? 69
And The Award Goes To La La Land 69
U-Kraine’t Always Get What You Want 69
New Car Smell 69
Kurds Miss D-Day Landing Due To Bone Spur Epidemic 67
Be Kind 66
The Mandate Of Heaven 64
Shofar So Good 63
Give Us A Dot, Dammit Please 61
Saturn Just Mooned Jupiter 60
Disco Didn’t Die; It Was Murdered 55
All My Friends Are Late 49
Gordo’s Crew 48
Uncooperative Crusties 46
Trump’s Tiny Hands 46