Posts Tagged ‘Trivia Night’

December 6 Trivia Rankings

December 7, 2017

A subdued crowd, perhaps, but a fun night for all was had – and how lovely to see some returning and new faces. Spread the word – trivia every Wednesday throughout the holidays. Don’t miss a week!

What happened this week? Some awesome suggestions for the potential gift basket* for starters. There was also talk of Grammy nominations, the Woman of the Year and Dr. Seuss opening lines. Of and there was this piece of celluloid magic…

Now check out this week’s team rankings:

Spoiler Alert: It Ain’t Sticking 70
How ‘Bout Them Dawgs 70
Trump Moves Embassy Suites To Jerusalem 68
Scoring Better Than The Entire Russian Winter Olympic Team 64
Jerusalem #NotMyCapital 64
Moore Teens The Better 64
This Team Name Is G Rated 62
Not Russian To The Olympics 61
Earth Is The World’s Largest Globe 59
Ajit Has Bandwidth If User Has Coin 57
The Russian Dopes 57
I Want To Jingle Your Bells 50

*suggestions for the gift basket included Curious Perfume, Lego Set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Sno-Caps, The Room DVD, Framed Picture of Danny Devito as the Penguin, Cocaine, Blow-Up Doll, Bob Ross Chia Pet, Giant Red Gummi Bear, My Little Pony Socks, One of the those Electronic Twirling Forks You Use to Eat Spaghetti, Gift Cards, Cupcakes, Hot Chocolate Mix, Cash, 60″ Samsung HDTV Smart TV, Ring Pops, Pony, AOL Disc, Massage Envy Gift Card, Brownies, Sour Patch Kids, $6000, Cookies, Booze-Infused Marshmallows, Kangaroo Jack DVD (Director’s Cut), One Mint, Dildos, Candy, iPod, Glen’s Home Phone Number, Spencer’s Gift Card, Hair Ties & Bobby Pins, Pop Tarts (Brown Sugar Cinnamon), Dog-Themed Movies (Except Marley & Me), Football, Ping Pong Balls, Solo Cups, Gel for Tim’s Hair and Straight Cash. Great suggestions. Well, good suggestions. Okay, suggestions. And I can guarantee that if we do a gift basket for the end of the year then at least ONE of those suggestions will be in the basket. (Um, Glen – what’s your home phone number?)

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November 29 Trivia Rankings

November 30, 2017

NEWBvember concluded with a bang! Or rather with prizes. Much like a bang though, innit?

Thanks to all who came out to play and to the lucky person who went home with the Pop prize (worth big buck on eBay I hear). What did you miss if you weren’t there? Some awesome Warrior Princess action, a missing sub (the aquatic variety not the Jersey Mike’s kind) and the origins of the coolest viscoelastic agent I know.

Plus there was this tuneful ditty…

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

Santa Made Me Sit On His Lap #MeToo 68
Lauering The Bar 66
Auditioning For the TODAY Show 66
Donald Trump’s Favorite Disney Movie Is Pochantas 66
Poker-Haunts Us 61
Neil Armstrong Backwards Is “Gnorts Mr Alien!” 57
Sliding Into Sparky’s DMs 57
Pulp Fiction 56
Brownie For Julie’s Baby 55
Where’s My Trivia Wednesday Sale? 51
What Do You Do If You Find A Purple Gorilla At Your Desk? Sit Somehwere Else 47
We Tired … Oops, I Mean We Tried 45
Torts Illustrated 39
Having A Yam Good Time 37

November 1st Trivia Rankings

November 2, 2017

Ah, what a lovely night for trivia, my Quizlings! Fall was in the air and there was absolutely no sports being broadcast anywhere ever. Denial aside, thanks to all who came to play. We learned that Denver isn’t the highest city after all. We found out who Kendall is dating this week. And we discovered why the Middle East will be ground zero for the rise of the machines.

Plus there was this MTV flashback…

Now let’s see how you did. Here are this week’s team rankings.

US Customs Took My Chocolate So We’d Like A Brownie 65
From One “Superteam”, Two “Super Teams” 64
New Pizza Topping: Leftover Halloween Candy 63
Go Ogle 62
Candy Coma 61
DMC 57
Hillary’s Innocent Again 57
Still Too Early For Christmas Decorations 56
Dun Dun Da Na Na Papdopoulos 55
Never Too Early For Christmas Decorations 54
Saucy Boys 53
Tell My Wi Fi Love Her 49
You Say Tomato… 48
We Suck Worse Than Nickleback 36

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 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

July 26 Trivia Rankings

July 27, 2017

Oh what a night, Quizlings! There were jokes – oh so many jokes – and a Stranger Things tee and ice cream and mistakes (red – white – really, who can tell the difference?) and – and – this guy …

I’ll post some of the awesome jokes you gave me shortly. Right now, getcher rankings on with this little line-up:

What The New Beer Pitcher Lacks In Length It Makes Up For In Girth 67
Pity The Beleaguered Keebler 66
We’re Off Our Game 64
Lucky In The Sky With Diamonds 64
Please God Don’t Ever Offer TV Game Shows As A Bonus Category Again 63
Chris Forgot The Cheesey Bread – Shame! 63
I Don’t Think Morgan’s Coming 63
We Eat Pizza And Know Things 62
I’ve Got A Lucky Whitehead On My Face 61
Team Baby Boy 60
We Drink And Know Things (Hopefully) 57
Spicer Fell Off The Rack 57
I Can Smeall Your Wings From Here 56
Our Gift Cards Went to The Beach 55
John McCain Leaves Us In Stitches 54
Shia Surprise 53
Kiddie Pool Full Of Hose Water 53
Scaramucci Scaramucci Will You Do The Fandango 49
I Thought You’d Be Taller 46
LeBron Can’t Leave You If You leave Him First 43
I Recuse Myself From First Second And Third Place 42
Cam Sux 42
Kyrie Wouldn’t Want To Be On Our Team Either 42
Doctor Know 35
Arcking 35
I’m Too Hungry, Man 31

July 5 Trivia Rankings

July 5, 2017

A lovely Fourth of July trivia celebration this week, Quizlings. Thanks for all who turned out to celebrate America! And those who turned out to bid a sweet adieu to Jenn (don’t leave – we’ll miss you!).

If you missed it, there was talk of ports and plastic surgery and pants people (of the traveling variety). Plus this iconic piece of advertising:

Now let’s see where your team ranked…

Trump Meeting With Putin – Better Bring Lube 61
Laura Is Here 59
She Who Has Boob Sweat Has Humidititties 59
Taylor Swift: Summer Of Syrup 58
We Can Eat More Free Brownies Than Joey Chestnut 57
All Star Procrastinators 56
Putin On The Ritz 55
 ‘Murica – Brexiting Since 1776 55
Laura’s Not Here 53
Sorry, Christie! Life’s A Beach! 53
Jenn’s Going Away – Send Her Off With A Brownie 52
9 of Diamonds 51
The Yellow Umbrella Group 50
Trivia Is Always Beter With Ice Cream 49
If A Governor Sits On A Beach But No One Is There To See Him Governing Is He Still A Governor 48
Nerf Winston 42
Turd Ferguson 38
3 Dogs 34

June 14 Trivia Rankings

June 14, 2017

A lovely night for trivia, my Quizlings. We avoided the rain and got some more ice cream courtesy Tomato Jake’s. We met some new folks (and one uber-cute canine), reminisced about 2006 in television and gave one lucky teen a gift for her dad he’ll never forget!

And there was this magnificent moment of celeb awkwardness…

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

Scratch Roma Oregano 66
Happy Birthday, Lon 63
The Batcave Is Empty 61
It Would Not Be Appropriate To Answer Trivia Questions In This Setting 60
Muelling Over Emoluments 58
Your Upcoming Auditors 58
Courts In Sessions 53
A Girlfriend, Her Boyfriend And The Side Chick 52
All Boats Are Submarines If You Try Hard Enough 49
Miss Chanandler Bong 49
Lavar’s Balls 47
Katie Won’t Come up With A Name 47
Comey Don’t Play That 46
We Left Our Team Name In Our Other Pants 45
Avengers 42
The Outpost 33
Broke Dad And The Hungry Teenagers 32
#1 Pick 27

May 3 Trivia Rankings

May 3, 2017

What a fun night – and a lovely night – for trivia! Thanks to all the Quizlings who made it out to play. I hope you had half as much as I did (ideally, I hope you had twice as much fun but let’s start with realistic expectations if we’re ever gonna get anywhere in this relationship).

Along the way, we learned about meteorology, French cheese and Mr. Irrelevant. Plus, we learned the importance of always reading the fine print!

And maybe we had a few people humming this tune …

Now here are this week’s rankings:

Resuscitating Raisins By Adding Grape Juice 69
Our Goal Is To Suck Less Than Last Week 66
Forget The Tax Return, Show Us The High School Diploma 64
Dream On At The Dream Table With The Dream Team 64
Careful, France! Remember How Your Last Revolution Went 62
I’m Wearing A Taco On My Taco 62
I Thought This Would Be Easier 62
French Election Goes As Expected  – They Surrender 62
Andrew Jackson Told Us The Answers 61
I’m Sorry, Mr. Jackson –Woo, Trump Is For Real 61
Diarrhea Of A Madman 60
May The 4th Be With You – Tomorrow 58
Not Fast But Furious 43
There’s Always Money In The Banana Stand 41
Peachy Pudding Snoopy 39
That Time Of The Month 34
3am “Coke” Induced Twitter Rants 33
Team Rockwall 33
Catisticians 31

April 26 Trivia Rankings

April 26, 2017

What a lovely night and a lovely crowd of Quizlings (what’s the collective noun for Quizlings – a query?). Thanks to all who came to play. Missing a few regulars though – don’t stay gone too long or your mom and I may turn your room into a home gym.

Topics of convo were the Fast and the Furious, the 1889 World’s Fair and former homes of the Fonz’s favorite team (the A’s). Oh! And did anyone notice we got a new pinball machine?

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The first team that can email me with the correct subject matter of the previous pinball machine gets to pick next week’s bonus round! Seriously. Go to the Contact Sparky MacMillan page for the address. [NOTE: No one did this. Oh well.]

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

Scrotey McBoogerballs 67
Butts! Butts! Butts! 64
Teem Naym 64
Longest 100 Days Ever 64
Tax Cuts For Trivia 63
Faith DMZ 61
We Got Tired Of Winning 61
Insert Snarky Sparky Tweet Here 60
Can Ludacris Rap The News Too? 60
My Dog Is Adorable 58
We’re At War With Canda, Eh? 56
Justice For Simon The Rabbit 55
Jack Of Diamonds 54
Over-The-Shoulder Boulder Holders 51
Worse Hair: Kim Jong-Un Or Trump? 47
Scoring More Points Than The Cleveland Browns Through Week 4 46
The Half Backs 40
It’s Going Down But It’s Not Canadian Timber 26