Posts Tagged ‘Trivia Night’

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!

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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

April 19 Trivia Rankings

April 19, 2017

A lovely night for trivia, my Quizlings! Thank you to all who came out to play. We maybe learned a wee bit about ICE, Pooh and Swell along the way. And then there was this little ditty…

Now here are this week’s rankings …

O’Reilly’s New Job Is Handing Out Tic Tacs At Mar-A-Lago 69
Killing The O’Reilly Factor 63
We Come For Trivia But We Stay For The Glen 63
Patriots Don’t Usually Choke 62
Hang In There, Aaron 62
The O’Trivia Factor 59
It’s Okay… Mother Pence Knows I’m Here 56 (tie)
Love To See You Walk Away, Bill 56 (tie)
Prison Looking To Fill Opening For New Tight End 56
Out“Fox”ing O’Reilly 53
E Pluribus Anus 51
Harvey Wallbanger’s Fuzzy Navel 51
DFTBA 47
Coors Lit 43

April 12 Trivia Rankings

April 12, 2017

What a lovely night! The weather cooperated very nicely and let’s hope it continues to oblige. So come back next week, Quizlings, and let’s enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

Meanwhile, what did learn tonight? We learned not every NC county with the name of a president was named after a president … there was life before Game Of Thrones (although few remember it) … and one of the Wright Brothers flew 852 feet on that first (fourth) flight.

Oh and there was this lively character (all you 90s kids can bring him up at your next therapy session)…

Here are this week’s team rankings. How’d you do?

How Many Lowes Would Rob Lowe Rob If Rob Lowe Could Rob Lowes? 66
United Airlines Is A Bloody Drag 65
How Was Your Vacation With Cher? 62
United Airlines – Beat Your Customers, Not The Competition 59
Council Of Ricks 58
Divided Airlines 58
United Airlines – We Put ‘Hospital’ In Hospitality 58
Men’s Wear By Lootcrate 56
Mar-A-Lago Resort And Holocaust Center 55
Enjoy Your “Vacation”, Bill 54
Fly The Friendly Skies 53
House Bill 2: Less Teams In The ACC 53
Game … Blouses 52
Queen Of Hearts 48
Ice Cream or Bust 45

March 29 Trivia Rankings

March 29, 2017

Thanks to all the Quizlings who came out to play. It was a lovely night and even though that final round gave some a case of the fits I believe most enjoyed themselves.

What did we learn? Napoleon spent time on more than one island … amateur radio buffs may like meat but not acronyms … and old, dead guys can still have some good music.

Oh – and that lake in South America has a funny name…

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

Collateral Damage 64
Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can’t Lose 58
No One Makes Up Incredible Team Names Like Gaston 56
Pizza – It’s Not Just For Brexit Anymore 55
Go TarCocks Beat OreGonzaga 55
Obamacare [greater than] IDon’tCare 50
DMC 50
Did James Brown Wear A Wig? 49
Trumps Ratings Lower than The Apprentice 49
Brexit Club 47
There’s Always Money in The Banana Stand 46
The Team With No Name 44
Low Hanging Fruit 43
We Don’t Understand The Question And We Won’t Respond To It 39
Periodic Table Dancers 36
Not My Rodrick 34