Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

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
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In the Cards

November 27, 2016

 

Moira’s parents gave me a birthday card that read:

 

“Happy Birthday, Son-In-Law!

We’re so glad you met our little girl

And happy for all the things you’ve brought her.

But please understand one thing, Son-In-Law,

We’ll NEVER forgive you for nailing our daughter.”

 

I guess you can say Thanksgiving was kinda awkward around here.

 

FIVE RANDOM FIVE (Thanksgiving Edition)

November 24, 2016

Five Regrettable Macy’s Parade Balloons

Hitler’s Moustache – 1937

Rob Lowe Dancing with Snow White – 1989

Occupy Wall Street – 2012

Nixon with a metal detector – 1973

Brian Dunkelman – 2002

 

Five Little Known Thanksgiving Traditions

Gravy dancing

Tryptophantasy football

Turducken chuckin’

Stuffing the second cousin

The pardoning of the yams

 

Five Pilgrim Complaints

That boat was really cramped.

The New World smells like ass.

Those #@&% posers in Jamestown.

Buckle hats are soooo 1618!

Squanto and Myles Standish should just get a room, already!

 

Five Pie Injuries

Hot cobbler blisters

Crust in the eye

Sprained meringue

A la mode on the knee

Carpal tunnel rhubarb

 

Five Broadway Musicals for Turkeys

The Best Little Henhouse In Texas

A Chorus Brine

Joseph and the Technicolor Butterball

Kinky Snoods

Giblets Over Broadway

 

November 23 Trivia Rankings

November 24, 2016

A fun pre-Turkey Day triviaganza. Thanks to the Quizlings who made it out. Thanks for all the hand turkeys. And thanks for taking that hefty Butterball off our hands (seriously, he was beginning to bum out the other poultry).

What did we learn? Something about turkey protuberances, escaping the Nazis (I hate those guys) and how it’s a nice day for a royal wedding.

Hey, can I tell you a secret? There’s more trivia next week. (Okay, not much of a secret but spread the word nonetheless.)

Here are the team rankings…

Beans, Greens, Potatoes, Tomatoes 64
Save A Turkey, Eat A Vegetarian 64
Fantastic Breasts And Where To Find Them 61
Take Your Turkey And Stuff It 60
Jake Gives Someone The Bird 56
Vandalay Industries 51
Stuffed Turkeys 42
Trivia Turkeys 39
Snoopy Makes Toast 39
The Troubled Turkey 39
Wolf Pack 38

Don’t Let The Turkeys Get You Down

November 18, 2016

So we’ve received all the relatives’ dietary restrictions and I think it’s safe to say that this will be the best gluten-free, carb-free, nut-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, low-fat, low-sulfur, low-protein, low-sodium, kosher, macrobiotic, vegetarian Thanksgiving ever!

November 16 Trivia Rankings

November 17, 2016

A great night for trivia, Quizlings! Hope you had a chance to enjoy the festivities. If not – good news: we’ll do again next week. And give away a turkey to boot. Don’t stay home with the in-laws you can’t stand – come out to Tomato Jake’s and play trivia!

What’d you miss Wednesday night? If I said supermoons and detective hats and Vanilla Fudge, would that mean anything? Shoulda been there, folks.

Also, remember: it pays to look down occasionally:

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So. How’d your team do? No need to wonder – here are the rankings for the week…

Don’t Know About You But this Week Has Felt Like Four Years 71
Dungeon Masters are Swingers 65
Bastards Of The Machine 64
Outrage Fatigue 63
Donald Trump NOT Voted Sexiest Man Alive 62
Glen’s Favorite 61
Mentored By Obama 60
Libbey Has Spoken 59
Canadian Immigration Is Closed For The Next Four Years 58
Cheeto Voldemort 58
#Sparky2020 55
Uncivil Procedure 54
Doomsday Party At Jake’s 51
Okra Of My Eye 50
M-Theory 49
In Other News…39 Sleeps Til Christmas 49
Last Year At The Kids’ Table 43
Cockroach 41
Citizens Of The Bar 39

November 25th Trivia Rankings

November 26, 2015

Many thanks to the Quizlings that came out to play in a pre-Turkey Day trivia feast. Someone went home one Butterball richer and we learned that a majority of people agree it’s just too damn early for Christmas music!

I hope everyone has a great holiday, however you celebrate or don’t celebrate. Me, I’ll be working and volunteering and coming up with questions for next Wednesday’s trivia night. Don’t miss a week of it – we’ll be quizzing at Tomato Jake’s on through the holidays and into the New Year without skipping a beat.

And so … just to prove I don’t make this stuff up (except for athletic birthdates) …

Now here are the complete 11/25/15 rankings…

Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers 68
Thankful For Sparky 58
Escape From Philly 52
Sparky Swears It’s His Last Year At The Kids’ Table 52
Turkizza (A Turkey Stuffed With Pizza) 51
In Soviet Russia, Turkey Shoot You 50
May The Turkey Be With Us 50
The Stuffed Turkeys 50
The Wookiees 48
Thanksgiving Episode 7: The Fork Awakens 48
Harold And His Purple Crayon Got My Hair 48
50 Shades Of Gravy 45
Don’t Touch My Steak 42

FIVE RANDOM FIVE

November 15, 2015

Five Women I’d Marry Immediately If They Asked

Rachel Bloom

Kether Donohue

Krysten Ritter

Judy Greer

Alexandra Breckenridge

Five Overrated Things

YouTube Stars

The hashtag

Thanksgiving

Craft beer

Fan theories about TV shows

Five Historical Goats

Johann Goatenberg

Archduke Francis Ferdinannie

Alexander the Gruff

Nicholas Capricornicus

Billie the Kid

Five Good Reasons Not To Tip

You were seated next to the kitchen.

The wait staff was abusive.

Your entrée was still mooing.

The check was written in blood and, when read aloud, summoned several demons that tortured and killed your family.

It’s an outmoded practice that deserves scorn, derision and active rejection.

Five Things I’ll Never Say

This head cheese is phat yumptious!

Bartender, could you change the channel to TLC?

What this song needs is another rap breakdown.

‘Sup, bro? Check out my man-bun.

I bet that new James Bond movie passes the Bechdel test!

Close Encounters Of The Nerd Kind

November 28, 2014

Every Thanksgiving during dinner I like to stop in mid-meal, oddly stare at my plate and then slowly sculpt my mashed potatoes into a model of the Devils Tower. Then I obsessively intone, “This means something. This is important!”

Sure it’s horribly derivative but it completely freaks the kids out since they’ve never seen that movie.

FIVE RANDOM FIVE (Thanksgiving Edition)

November 27, 2014

Five Regrettable Macy’s Parade Balloons

Hitler’s Moustache – 1937

Rob Lowe Dancing with Snow White – 1989

Occupy Wall Street – 2012

Nixon with a metal detector – 1973

Brian Dunkelman – 2002

 

Five Little Known Thanksgiving Traditions

Gravy dancing

Tryptophantasy football

Turducken chuckin’

Stuffing the second cousin

The pardoning of the yams

 

Five Pilgrim Complaints

That boat was really cramped.

The New World smells like ass.

Those #@&% posers in Jamestown.

Buckle hats are soooo 1618!

Squanto and Myles Standish should just get a room, already!

 

Five Pie Injuries

Hot cobbler blisters

Crust in the eye

Sprained meringue

A la mode on the knee

Carpal tunnel rhubarb

 

Five Broadway Musicals for Turkeys

The Best Little Henhouse In Texas

A Chorus Brine

Joseph and the Technicolor Butterball

Kinky Snoods

Giblets Over Broadway