Archive for April, 2009

Ladd’s Inn Trivia Tonight

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
Once again, it is time to celebrate the crucifixion of the sweet baby Jesus by eating Peeps and chocolate rabbits – happy easter, everybody! I just found out that East Burn will be closed for Easter Sunday, but trivia is still on at Ladd’s Inn at 9 PM. I hope to see you there, competing for prizes for the TWO highest scoring teams!

Great news, folks – it looks like Triviology is going downtown! I’ve chosen the brand new Ella Street Social Club to join my mighty legion of quizzery venues. Your trivia jockey at this venue will beKyle (who will also substitute TJ at The Kenton Club for the next couple of weeks while Brent‘s on vacation). We want to make the trivia when you want to play it, so let me hear your feedback . . . the weekly quiz will be on Mondays, but we haven’t decided on a showtime. We are aiming for the early side – a happy hour quiz, perhaps. What time would you like to play downtown?
 
And as for this weekend, the plans for the Queers vs. Breeders Trivia Showdown are coming together nicely! Saturday, April 18th, 6:00 at The Spare Room, my co-host Michelle (of That’s So Gay Trivia) and I will alternate rounds, bringing you fun, fabulous trivia. You don’t really need to know more than that, except that it’s free, and will run a couple of hours, but I’ll give you more details in next week’s newsletter. 
 
And finally, check out my new picture page on my website to see photos from my recent 80s trivia night. I’ve got much more to add, so check back later, too.

Here are the Triviology champions for the week of 4/5/09 – 4/9/09:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 E. Burnside

Sunday @ 9:00
1204 SE Clay
SEAMUS AND THE SHIT SHOWS

Monday @ 8:00
2221 SE Hawthorne
MIDAS TOUCH MY BALLS

Tuesday @ 7:30
4901 SE Hawthorne

Wednesday @ 8:00
5701 NE Fremont
BEA ARTHUR’S DICK IN A BOX

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
FRIENDS OF DEAN MARTINEZ 

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
BROWN CHICKEN BROWN COW
 

 

 

Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrison
*This team is not only knew the most trivia, but inspired several regulars to adjust their team names, including “Fear, Fear for ‘Fear, Fear For Your Safety’s’ Safety” and “Fear, Fear for The Whole Fist”!
Thanks so much for playing ShanRock’s trivia, everybody!

Your trivia jockey,

Shannon Donaldson
ShanRock’s Triviology
(503)957-7806

“Materialism is a disease of the mind starved for ideas.” -Jacob Needleman

I’ve Seen A Million Faces, And I’ve Quizzed Them All!

Monday, April 6th, 2009

First order of business, folks – the date of the Queers vs. Breeders Trivia Showdown has been changed to Saturday, April 18th. Our “So Gay” trivia jockey Michelle is taking care of some family during the weekend we had originally planned, so now we have seven more days to make this event that much more fabulous! Showtime is still at 6:00 at The Spare Room. This will be a free event, but we will happily accept tips (remember that tipping is a fabulous thing to do).

Last week’s 80s trivia night was so much fun – I loved seeing everyone so excited about shoulder pads, Judy Blume, and The Clapper, and wearing their awesome 80s outfits. In fact, I have so many great pictures, that I’m going to make a whole page for them on my website, so check back on shanrockstrivia.com. In the meantime, here are a couple of teasers . . . first of all, here is a partial 45 I displayed in the record jacket picture ID round (one point for naming the song, and one point for naming the artist):

. . . And here is the dandy who won the best costume award:

In addition to the standard prizes handed out each week at East Burn, the night’s champions won Adventureland soundtrack CDs and T-shirts . . . and I have a left-over! Therefore, I’m going to make a whole bonus prize night at Peter’s this Wednesday. In addition to bar credit, the champs at Peter’s will win a set of Coca-Cola glasses (you know, those thick, green contoured ones) and the afore-mentioned small Adventureland T-shirt (peach colored shirts in the “There’s No ‘I’ In ‘Meat’” team photo below).

Your excellent Peter’s bartender, Jackie, is going to be moving soon (but NOT out of Portland, thank goodness), and is thusly selling her fish tanks. She’s got three beautiful 20 gallon tanks, all fully decked out with natural live plants and decorations, and lots of healthy pufferfish. Each tank is only $100 each, which includes absolutely everything (filtration system, thermostat, lights, etc.)! She’s also got a 40 gallon tank for $350, if you’re feeling more adventuresome. If you’re interested, contact her at plantsJLS@hotmail.com, or just come in to Peter’s and she’ll give you full details. Oh, and somebody left a green scarf in the “trivia room” at Sewickly’s on Tuesday – let me know if it’s yours.

Here are the Triviology champions for the week of 3/29/09 – 4/2/09:

Sunday @ 6:00
East Burn
1800 E. Burnside
DR. SPACEMAN

Sunday @ 9:00
Ladd’s Inn
1204 SE Clay
THERE’S NO “I” IN “MEAT”
*OK, so these guys actually won the T-shirts at East Burn for scoring second place in 80s trivia, but they indeed won first place mere hours later at Ladd’s Inn, so that’s close enough for this to count as their official winning team photo!

Monday @ 8:00
Hawthorne Hideaway
2221 SE Hawthorne
BIRTHDAY PARTY HORNBLOWER
*What a great way to celebrate your birthday – trouncing the competition and winning money off your bar tab!

Tuesday @ 7:30
Sewickly’s
4901 SE Hawthorne
RELEASE THE KRAKEN

Wednesday @ 8:00
Peter’s 19th Hole
5701 NE Fremont
TEAM “X”

Wednesday @ 8:00
The Hutch
4606 NE Glisan
FRIENDS OF DEAN MARTINEZ

Thursday @ 9:00
Kenton Club
2025 N. Kilpatrick
GREELEY THUNDER PROJECT featuring OLD AGE AND WISDOM

Thursday @ 9:00
La Merde
301 SE Morrison
ELECTRIC CHAIR-ITY

Thanks so much for playing ShanRock’s trivia, everybody!

Your trivia jockey,

Shannon Donaldson
ShanRock’s Triviology
shanrockstrivia.com
(503)957-7806

“Materialism is a disease of the mind starved for ideas.” -Jacob Needleman