Archive for June, 2009

Michael & Farrah – Together At Last!

Monday, June 29th, 2009
Dry your eyes, folks – Farrah, Michael, and Bubbles are alive and well! They’ve run off together to live in Atlantis, and any paparazzi in pursuit will be swallowed up by the Bermuda Triangle. They’ve left Billy Mays and the rest of us behind, so let’s just get on with our trivial lives!

First order of business - Triviology’s newest venue! This Tuesday at 8:00, Trivia Jock Kyle will launch his weekly quiz night at Wxyz, located in the Aloft hotel near IKEA. Believe me, this venue is a far cry from the stereotypical dark, depressing hotel bar; Wxyz is bright, open and chic – see!?


I think you need even more Kyle time, so here’s a little extra incentive to attend his other two Triviology quizzes this week. In addition to the standard prizes at Ella St. Social Club (Mondays @ 6:00) and Kenton Club (Thursdays @ 9:00), every member of the winning team will receive gift certificates for brunch at Montage! If you haven’t been to Kyle-style Triviology yet, here’s what he looks like:


As god is my witness, I don’t remember why I did that to him, but I CAN assure you that he deserved it.
 

In this newsletter, I like to share awesome wrong answers that your fellow players concoct. For example, last year, Dr. Bagelman’s Hour of Hate came up with “Xanadu The Right Thing” as a Natalie Portmanteau - I wish I’d thought of it! Here’s a recent clever answer from a HawHide team:

Q: Name the cooking & entertainment website whose name references an ancient Greek philosopher who could be considered a hedonist.
Correct Answer: epicurious.com
Awesome Wrong Answer from The Undead Last Unicorn: Platoplenty.com

That was an inspired guess, TULU – somebody should snatch that domain name up!

Are you Christopher Guest fans out there studying up for the next lunar quiz, Corky Smells The Glove? His mockumentaries aren’t going to watch themselves, people! And while you’re at it, take fashion notes . . . costumes are encouraged (I’m thinking of dressing as Busy Bee). The venue is Peter’s 19th Hole, the date is July 11th, and the time is 7 PM – be there!

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Here are the Triviology champions for the week of 6/21/09 – 6/25/09:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 E. Burnside
BARBARIANS AT THE GATES FOUNDATION

Sunday @ 9:00
1204 SE Clay
PUJOLS LAYS DOWN A BUNT

Monday @ 6:00
714 SE 20th Place
FUCK YOU JESUS – I’M UNDEAD

Monday @ 8:00
2221 SE Hawthorne
MICHIGAN AVENUE

Tuesday @ 7:30
Sewickly’s (cash prizes!)
4901 SE Hawthorne
OBAMA SAYS “KNOCK YOU OUT!”

Wednesday @ 8:00
5701 NE Fremont
BUTTERFACE

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

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
IT’S RAINING MENINGITISThursday @ 9:00
La Merde 
301 SE Morrison
FEAR! FEAR FOR YOUR SAFETY

Thanks so much for playing my quizzery, everybody!

Your trivia jockey,

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

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

Pint Night At Peter’s!

Monday, June 22nd, 2009
Peter’s 19th Hole is hosting a pint night this Wednesday – buy a MacTarnahan’s beer, and keep the pint glass! You can walk away from aTriviology quiz with free glassware, and tell people you won it, even if you didn’t! This venue has also beefed up their appetizer menu, and, as always, there is spectacular service from Jackie, so there are lots of reasons to chose Peter’s for your Triviology fix. Sewickly’s is pretty hot these days, too . . . remember that though it’s free to play, the bar puts up a buck a brain for prize money - Bat Penatar just took home $50! As is also their duty as champions, they chose next week’s drink special – this Tuesday, enjoy a Hit Me With Your Breast Shot (this is a Penatar-ed name for a White Russian).

Congratulations to Midas Touch My Balls, the first team to win the Monday Doppleganger! They achieved this feat by winning at the 6:00 quiz at Ella Street Social Club, then hopping over the river for a second win (with new questions, of course) at Hawthorne Hideaway! They won lots of loot for this unprecedented victory – free breakfast at Montage, gift certificates to HawHide, and mystery prizes fromDa Club. Will your team be the next to receive this majestic victor’s bounty?! 

Don’t forget to mark those calendars for July 11th – it’s easy to remember the date, because this is the day that I crank the lunar quiz up to 11! Ladies and gentlemen, this is Spinal Tap . . . and Waiting for Guffman . . . and Best in Show . . . and A Mighty Wind; this Saturday evening (7:00) quiz will challenge your knowledge of the mockumentaries of Christopher Guest’s gang. You must come, because without you, there’s no show, and without the show, there’s no Triviology, and without Triviology, there’s no America – don’t let the terrorists win, people!
 

Here are the Triviology champions for the week of 6/14/09 – 6/18/09:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 E. Burnside
BARBARIANS AT THE GATES FOUNDATION

Sunday @ 9:00
1204 SE Clay
THERE’S NO “I” IN MEAT

Monday @ 6:00
714 SE 20th Place
MIDAS TOUCH MY BALLS

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


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

Wednesday @ 8:00
5701 NE Fremont
DIRTY MARTINI

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
CHIX-n-DICK

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
THE BIRTHDAY SUITS
 
Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrison
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