Posts Tagged ‘Tomato Jake’s’

August 14 Trivia Rankings

August 15, 2019

What a lovely evening for trivia. Despite the threat of rain, Quizlings flocked to Tomato Jake’s to try their skill at the coveted prize of a $50 gift card. It was  a close game but we eventually found our winnah!

Thanks to the Quizlings who brought dog and cat toys to donate to charity. They received raffle tickets for their generosity. Want your raffle ticket for our Dog Days of Trivia gift basket drawing? Bring a pooch to the patio or, next week, bring a donation to the Pet Food Pantry (nonperishable unopened bags/cans only, please). One ticket per Quizling per week.

This week, we talked about constellation twins, Dickens villains and impeachable prezes. Plus there was this PSA from the past…

And an insurance pitchman with wheels…

Now let’s see how the teams ranked this time out. We’ll do it again next week, shall we?

Hauer About a Rutger Question? 71
School Supplies Make Teachers Cry 69
I’m A “Fredo” You’re Wrong – It’s Not A Slur 69
Don’t Trivia-lize Us! 68
Orange 67
Bananaphobia Is Real 65
Nerf Or Nothing 65
Sherlock Jerome’s On The Case 64
My Suicide Watch Was A Rolex 63
Randall’s Fitness Center 58
50% Lefty 56
The League of Extraordinary Guessers 55
The ™ 53
The Jonas Brothers Stole Our Answers 49
The Fartfaces 48
Yang Gang 44
Read It On Reddit 36
Last Hurrah Before College 35
Same Pizza, Different Week 32
Red Hot Trivia Peppers 31

August 7 Trivia Rankings

August 8, 2019

Thanks for checking in, Quizlings! We had another fun week – this time, with very little math – and I just wanted to assuage any hurt feelings over the bonus round. Tough? Definitely, for some. But I don’t want anyone kicking themselves for not doing as well as they’d hoped or as other teams did. Sure, the high score this week was on the lower end of the general trend for high scores but scores overall were on par with what they often are. That may not make you feel any better but the questions are different every week and there’s always a chance next week’s quiz will swing your way. So keep coming back! It only works if you make it work … er, or something like that.

What did we talk about this time out? Soccer greats, Reagan losses and memes from Meghan. Plus there was this general cartoon stumper …

Now check out the team rankings for the week (tiebreakers factored in). See you next week!

Life Was Better Before Twitter 62
We Drink And We Don’t Know Things 61
3 Blerds and A Brad 57
Mulling It Over 56
I’d Rather Win $50 At Trivia Than $3 Million At Fortnite 53
Keep On Emu-ing! 53
August Is Shark Week 53
May Your Day Fill With Sunshine And Your Night With Moonshine 52
This Week For Sure 51
[insert clever name here] 51
Team Name 51
Yahtzee! Checkmate! Bingo! 50
Only Need 129,998 More Donors 50
39 Opossums 48
Always Give 100% Unless You’re Donating Blood 48
Stand On My Money Now I’m 6’6” 47
I Hope My Team Gets Here On Time 46
Durham and Cheese 46
We Lost Because Of Tyler 44
Trump’s Tiny Hands 44
Big Red Sausage On My Pizza 35
Blue Clouds 35

July 31 Trivia Rankings

August 1, 2019

A little rain could not keep the faithful away (of course, if you’re one of the faithful and you had to stay away for another reason, you can explain when you get back). Another great week of trivia. And, yes, there was math.

The Dog Days of Trivia continue all summer long. Bring a pooch to the patio to get a raffle ticket for the end-of-summer gift basket. If you don’t have a pooch (or have one that doesn’t want to hang out with you during trivia), here are the many ways you can get a raffle ticket in August (one per Quizling per week)…

8/7 – Bring a picture of your pet

8/14 – Bring a cat or dog toy to donate to a pet charity

8/21 – Bring a donation for the Pet Food Pantry (unopened cans/bags only)

8/28 – Donate to a certified 501(c) animal charity (and show me proof)

The gift basket drawing will be in September. Stay tuned for more details (must be present to win).

This week, we went on about the Sultan of Swat, poop emojis you can eat and monster country crossover hits. And then there was this bit of celluloid lunacy …


July 24 Trivia Rankings

July 25, 2019

What a lovely night for trivia. No rain, a pleasant 70 degrees. And a fantastic crowd of Quizlings out to play the game. Thanks for being part of the fun! The Dog Days of Trivia continue next week and throughout the summer! Follow me @sparkymacmillan to find out how to get your raffle ticket for the end of summer gift basket drawing.

This week, we talked of bad music, hilarious Twitter feuds and nine-year-old SCOTUS justices. And their was this classic board game…

Now, check out the rankings for the week. We’ll see you next time, Quizlings! (Aloha, Anton!)

Our Answers Are In The Report 65
Mr. Sparky, I Take Your Question 64
Breadsticks, Ranch and a Dream 64
Birthday Yesterday, Last Trivia Today. Bonus Round? 63
We Can’t Answer That 62
Leggo My Emu 61
We’ve Got More Answers Than Bob Mueller 61
In Dog Beers We’ve Only Had One 57
Show Me Your Kitties 57
Mueller? Mueller? 57
The Government Head Is BJ 56
From 99 To 65 Degrees Like It Saw A State Trooper 53
Shiny Flying Squirrels 52
A Drama Queen And Her Subjects 52
Can You Repeat That? 52
New Regime 51
We Beat The Heat 49
11th Time’s The Charm 49
No One Beats Us 265 Weeks In A Row 47
And In 1st Place Is… 46
Screaming Goats 44
Another Week Bites The Dust 44
Get Rafiki With It 42
Inglorious Basterds 36
Thanos Snapped James Cameron 36

July 17 Trivia Rankings

July 18, 2019

Thanks to all the loyal Quizlings who came out to play this week. We avoided the wet stuff and had some frozen dairy goodness courtesy of Oliver’s Collar, this week’s ice cream sponsor. The Dog Days of Trivia continue all summer long – bring your pooches out to the patio for treats and raffle tickets!

What’d we chat about this week? Moon stuff, obviously. Plus there was a canine question or two and loads of monkeys and pigs and eagles. Then there was this musical parody…

Now check out the team rankings. We’ll see you next week!

6 Out Of 7 Dwarfs Are Not Happy 65
Hot3 63
Next Stop Area 51 62
Six Friends None the Richer 62
Trump Says Something Incendiary 61
Inoffensive Team Name 60
Apollo 18: The Revenge 59
MAGA: Meth-Addled Gators, AAAhhh!! 58
Rosie Made Us Move Outside 58
Matthew McConaughey Sucks – Prove Me Wrong 58
A Girl Has No Name 54
Night Cheese 52
Meatballs: A Memoir 44
Grab ‘Em By The Pizza 44
No One Beats Us 264 Weeks In A Row 44
Where’s The ice Cream? 39
Do You Think Aliens Like Pizza? 38
Chungus 36
Norfolk En Chance 33
Someone Has To Be Last 28

July 10 Trivia Rankings

July 11, 2019

Huzzah! Another fantastic week of trivia, my Quizlings! What an exceptional turn out for a hot summer night. Many thanks to our sponsor this week, the Cat Hospital of Durham & Chapel Hill. Check them out for all your feline veterinary needs.

The trivia was extensive and we have a very close game – one with a near perfect score. Yep, I snuck in more than a few kitty cat questions and we got our sword and sorcery on for the bonus round. Hence the superfluous Stephen Lynch right here…

Be back next week for more triviawesomness as the Dog Days of Trivia continue! And just to prove I do not make this stuff up, here’s a promo for the CW’s Hellcats (seriously, why weren’t more people watching this?)…

Now check out the rankings for this week’s game. How’d your team do?

R.I.P. Rip 71
The Mind Flayer Did Nothing Wrong 69
DI 68
Thomas Jefferson Airplane 67
Sparky Was Secretly Replaced By A Skrull 67
We’re Between Names 66
So Long, Violet Beauregarde 65
Golden Boots Trumps Orange Butt 65
Aggressively Passive Aggressive 63
Woodstock 50 Denied Due To Legal Hippie Lettuce 62
Free Golf Clubs – Ask For Galen 61
Screaming Ferns 59
We Knead Pizza 58
Dusty-Bun To Susie-Poo 58
Children of Neurotic Parents 56
Stray Cats 53
No One Beats Us 262 Weeks In A Row 52
Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy 50
Kevin Malone Spilled Chili 50
Lexi’s Last Trivia 49
Cody’s Final Trivia 49
The Baby Came Before The Wedding 48
Team Six 47
James’ Fan Club 46
Where’s Tom? 46  (tie)
Team Goku 46 ( tie)
Southwesterners 44
Randall’s Fitness Center 43
Aw, Beans 42
Just Here For The Pizza 32
Baby Sharks 32

July 3 Trivia Rankings

July 4, 2019

Wow. What a night! Thanks to every single one of you who came out to play and to celebrate our 500th trivia night! It was a smashing success and definitely goes on the short list for one of the best trivia nights ever. EVER!

It was great to see many of you regulars – glad you could be party of history – but it was also wonderful to see some new faces (fingers crossed you too will become regulars). We gave out – and I kid you not – nearly $300 in gift cards (most for Tomato Jake’s, a few to Dunkin’ Donuts), some of us sampled the Sparky Special (not a euphemism) and more of than were comfortable witnessed Glen bawl like a baby (we will miss you, Ashley).

This week, we chatted about a myriad of topics including local insect companies, Prime music and how my dessert is B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Plus there was this groovy, ’70s tune (not really but the skinny dude who’s not singing got married to a woman half his age last week and I like the song) …

Now check out the ranking for this week. Very close  game, Quizlings! See you next week.

500 Dots (Unrelated: Leggo My Aho!) 67
I’m Still Not Going To The Effing White House 66
Praise the Purple-Haired Goddess 66
Freedom Avengers 65
D 65
Happy 4th of July – Tanks A Lot! 64
How Do We Get An Invite To Alex Morgan’s Tea Party? 64
Jake’s 500th – Aster’s First 63
Hugo’s Heroes 63
BILFs & Company 60
Commander And Speed Bump For A Tank 58
Hail To the Grief 56
There Something About Mary
     She’s Our Teammate.
            She’s Not Here.
                We’re Doomed 😦 56
Ben Stole The Bike 56
We Brought New People … With Their Consent 55
5 Of Hearts, Your Order Is Ready 53
Today’s My Cat’s Birthday 52
We Have The High Ground 51
Gimme Pizza 50
The Dirty Biscuits 47
Randall’s Gym 47
Quizcentenary 47
We’re Happy For Aunt May 47
Young Guns 45
Hannah’s Dog Bites Children 41

June 26 Trivia Rankings

June 27, 2019

Wow! Another great week and another crowd – almost beat last year’s attendance record – and many thanks to one and all who came out to play.

Yes, I know next week is a holiday for some (must be nice) but there will be trivia and it will be awesome. Why? A) Because it always is, and B) It will be our 500th game! Yep, I said it! 500 games and, in celebration, I will double the top three prizes. We’ll also see what else we can conjure up in way of celebration.

Meanwhile, the Dog Days of Trivia continue. We’ve got some great sponsors coming up so don’t miss a single week, Quizlings!

This week? We got drafty, snacky and Fibonacci. And then there was this awards show opening number (sorry in advance)…

Now check out the week’s team rankings. Do NOT miss next week’s big five-oh-oh celebration, folks!

Wait, There IS A Type? 67
#499 65
Insert Fart Joke Here 65
No Would Pick So This Is Our Name 65
No One Beats Us 259 Weeks In A Row 62
The Rings Of Uranus Are Glowing 59
French Fries Sound Good 59
We Put The Sexy Is Dyslexia 59
There A Snake In My Boot 58
Teachers Gone Mild 57
Insert Team Name Here 55
Designated Quitters 54
Legends 54
The Marshmallows 51
Full Frontal With Cardi B 51
The Team Next To Us Is Cheating 50
The Kids’ Table 47
Les Quizerables 44
Ben’s Not Here 41
Was Beth Chapman Famous? 40
The Durham Fools 34
The Dads 31
The Merry Mastodons 30
4-Year Anniversary 15

June 19 Trivia Rankings

June 20, 2019

Another great night of trivia. Thanks to all who came out to play. The ice cream was our treat … and there’s more to come. Join us every week for fun and games and lots of prizes.

Remember that our 500th game is coming up sometime during The Dog Days of Trivia. I’ll double the top three prizes that week. Don’t chance it and miss out, Quizlings!

This week, there were political scandals from the Harding administration, flower animals from the sea and Twitter newbies from your nightmares. Plus (since I mentioned it in passing) this song was NOT a #1 hit… even though I had the 45…

Now, check out the team rankings for the week. Close game, folks! Let’s do it again next Wednesday.

I Refuse To Say This Team Name 67
Jalapeno Brownie Pizza Please 67
Orlando Doom 66
Anyone Famous Die Lately? 65
Everything Is Within Walking Distance If You Try Hard Enough 63
Prince of Whales 60
Half Our Team Left the State (Can We Have Their Ice Cream?) 58
Harvard Rejected Us So We’re Deciding Between Duke and The Dominican Republic 58
Savage Meatballs 57
Last Trivia Before Wedding 54
Blues Win! Suck It Boston! 52
Today’s My Cat’s Birthday 51
My Drinking Team Has  A Trivia Problem 50
Pipyat Liquidators 49
Mary’s Turning 30 And Feeling Flirty 48
The Wet Bandits 47
Last Trivia Before The Baby 46
When Does A Dad Joke Become A Dad Joke? When It’s A Groan Up 43
The Tie-Dye Guys 42
Sword & Sorcery For The Bonus Round 38
One Old Lady and A Bunch of Pirates 35
Eat A Salad For DJ Khaled 34

June 12 Trivia Rankings

June 13, 2019

Huzzah! It finally happened! The indyweek made me a real boy! Or something like that. As metaphors go, it’s not my best (apologies).


Thanks to all the Quizlings who made it happen. We will continue to thank you and reward you as much as we can and, while it is far too early to think about this kinda stuff, dare I hope for a twopeat?

Anyway, we gave you some free grub and some wild, weird trivia. There were some Dunkin Donuts gift cards as well (and there will be more in future). So keep coming back, spread the word and don’t miss a single week!

What’d we talk about? How to properly play Uno, for starters. Then there was something about some planetary opposition and a Tony-winning meth dealer. Oh, and there was this ASMR commercial…

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

Best Of Babeeeee 68
Meatballs And Sadness 67
Taylor Swif’ts Apostrophe Catastrophe 66
Jake Chilliny’all 64
Russian Bots Won It For Sparky 64
Board Of Educaton 63
Best Of The Δ 63
We Can’t Agree 62
Suck It, Growler Grlz 60
Winner! Winner! Pizza Dinner! 59
Triviavengers 57
Socrates’ Closet 56
The Luke Ness Monster Lives 56
The US WNT Scores More Than We Will 55
Daenerys Did Nothing Wrong 55
The Salads Are’t Bad Either 52
The People Person’s Paper People 49
The Loneliest Number 48
A Team Has No Name 48
If We’re Not First, We’re Last 47
Now Indy Knows What We All Knew 38
It’s Megan’s Birthday 31