Archive for May, 2009

Kyle Makes A Deuce!

Sunday, May 10th, 2009
Congratulations to Los Puercos Infermos, the quiz champions at Tuesday’s fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation). In addition to standard trivia, they triumphed in a Wheel of Fortune round, as well as in the backwards spelling bee (BTW, expect to see the latter round appearing at a variety of my venues this coming week!). Allison Kramer of LGA Creative, who organized this event, would love to get more recruits for the Great Strides Walkathon to raise money for the CFF – sign up online if you’re interested in helping out.

Kudos are also due to Use Your Allusion, who bested a slew of other teams in Arrested Development trivia at my most recent lunar quiz: Franklin Comes Alive! My newest trivia jockey, Kyle, did a great job of challenging our knowledge of Tony Wonder, “I’m Poor” magazine, and shark jumping. The competition was stiff, and included a Buster-inspired physical challenge . . .
. . . and a picture ID round including graham crackers and rape horns. Come on back to Peter’s 19th Hole for the next lunar quiz on Saturday, June 6th at 7:00. This music themed trivia night will be hosted by Trivia Jock Scott, and will include a couple of rounds of sound clips, lots of general questions about all kinds of music, and probably a video clip round as well. This was one of my most popular thematic quizzes last year – don’t miss it! Oh, and by the way, here’s a picture of Kyle posing as Stan Sitwell:
Here’s a hot tip – right now, the best way to bump up your win tally is to play at Ella Street Social Club. As my newest venue, attendance is still light, so come on out to this happy hour quiz to get some wins under your belt before this place blows up! This is also a great bar to hit after a Timbers game, as it is right by PGE Park (just south of Burnside at 714 SW 20th Place). Kyle is doing a wonderful job hosting at  Da Club, and in fact, he’ll be handing out some small but fun extra prizes this Monday, in addition to regular loot for the two highest scoring teams.
Also, Kyle is taking over hosting duties at Kenton Club. We hate to see TJ BrentBird go, but for some reason, his day job (which pays his mortgage) takes precedence over this wonderful little dalliance we call trivia. He’ll be back at Kenton Club on May 21st, not to host, but to play . . . perhaps he could be persuaded to join a team of less than five, if you’d like to recruit him. Thanks so much, Brent, for all of the time and energy you have put into ShanRock’s Triviology! I’ll miss your input on history questions, Ridley Scott, graphic novels, Rihanna song selections, and of course, having a third underling. For those of you that miss Trivia Jock Margaret, she will be subbing for me this week at La Merde - I imagine that she can be talked into showing you her baby pictures.

Here are your champions for the week of 5/3/09 – 5/7/09:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 E. Burnside

Sunday @ 9:00
1204 SE Clay
YESTERDAY WAS RITCHIE’S BIRTHDAY, AND HE’S OFFICIALLY OLD AS FUCK

Monday @ 6:00
714 SW 20th Place

Monday @ 8:00
2221 SE Hawthorne

Tuesday @ 7:30
Sewickly’s (cash prizes!)
4901 SE Hawthorne

Wednesday @ 8:00
5701 NE Fremont
THE STFUs

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
SPARKLE MOTION

Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrison
*This team faced off in a grueling tie-breaker with Frank Goliath . . . speaking of which, Fear Fear For Your Safety is working on a veritable dynasty at this venue! I challenge you all to come on out and dethrone them!

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
PATRICK SWAYZE CHIPPENDALE CENTAUR

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Your trivia jockey,

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

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

Arrested Development Quiz Saturday – Motherboys Welcome!

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
Don’t be an MRF – come do the time of your life at Franklin Comes Alive, the “Arrested Development” lunar quiz this Saturday (May 2nd) at Peter’s 19th Hole; showtime at 7:00! I want to showcase my newest trivia jockey in the funnest way possible, so Kyle will be your host at this event (which means that I get to play!). Although this quiz will not maintain a standard ShanRock’s Triviology format, Kyle has indeed prepared a mystery physical challenge for us which he is quite proud of. What could it be . . . Segueway racing? Juicebox chugging? Withstanding Buster-style back massages? Anyway, as always, team size is limited to 5, and the champions win gift certificates to Peter’s. If for some reason you hate fun, and therefore will remain at home on Saturday, tune in to KBOO to listen to Trivia Jock Scott! From 6 – 8, he will participate in their “Dead-a-thon” membership drive and talk about his group, the Garcia Birthday Band.
 
Another forthcoming special event I’m involved with is a Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser organized by LGA Creative. The fundraiser will take place in the form of quizzery hosted by yours truly, this Tuesday, 7:30 at La Merde (meanwhile, Kyle will host my regular trivia night at Sewickly’s). This will not be a standard night of Triviology, but I’ll still employ a fun, unique format, including Wheel of Fortune, Word Scramble, and Spelling Bee-type rounds (some knowledge of CF will be useful to teams). It will cost $5 per person to play and compete for prizes; all of this money goes directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. And, since it is Cinco de Mayo, La Merde will cook up some margarita specials for you!

Congratulations to Willocalypse; on Monday, they earned the distinction of being the inaugural champions at Ella Street Social Club! I must say, this was one of the funnest debut quizzes I’ve ever had (in small part because I got to sit back and watch Kyle do all the work) – come on down for happy hour ($1 PBR + $2.50 wells!) every Monday at 6. As extra incentive to check out this new venue, “Da Club” will continually offer second place prizes (pictured below is the 2nd place team, admiring their runner-up trophy). The extra-beauty part of this happy hour quiz is that you can play a double-header; when Kyle wraps up at Da Club, jet on over to my 8:00 quiz at HawHide for another game, hosted by me (with fresh questions, of course)!


Here are the Triviology champions for the week of 4/26/09 – 4/30/09:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 E. Burnside
THE QUIBBLERS

Sunday @ 9:00
1204 SE Clay
EVERYONE’S REPLACEABLE, ESPECIALLY SARAH

Monday @ 6:00
714 SW 20th Pl.
 

Monday @ 8:00

2221 SE Hawthorne
WHY DO YOU GOTTA BE SO MEAN?!

Tuesday @ 7:30
4901 SE Hawthorne
FAIL BLAZERS


Wednesday @ 8:00
5701 NE Fremont
BEA ARTHUR . . . IN A BOX

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

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
 

MOOSE AND SQUIRREL

 


Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrison
FEAR! FEAR FOR YOUR SAFETY 

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