Archive for August, 2009

Birthday Smackdown Week – Revenge of the Triviologists

Sunday, August 30th, 2009
Today is my birthday, and so Triviology is about to go Freaky Friday style! First of all, Birthday Smackdown Week begins this Sunday. At all of my venues this week, each team will ask me one question at the end of each quiz, and earn one point if you stump me. The point of this is just pure fun – I’ll get to play a little trivia, and hopefully you’ll find it interesting to step in my shoes, if only for one question. At each quiz, I will present a list of topics for you to choose your material from.

Also, tonight at 7:30 at Peter’s 19th Hole, my friends, at my behest, are going to host a trivia night for me – you are welcome to come play along. Mind you, this is not an official Triviology quiz, so the Whammy round will be all about moi, and there will be no prizes – just fun, glory, and Irish Car Bombs! If you’d like to come and shower me with presents and adulation, but can’t do it on such short notice, here’s how to plan ahead – buy tickets now to the annual Barfly Trivia Bus, and buy me belated drinks up in there instead! In addition to a night of drunken mayhem, your team could win $100, cash money! Mind you, the maximum team size on this trivial adventure is four . . . but maybe this is the perfect opportunity to cut some dead weight from your team. We ride on Saturday, October 10th.

During last night’s quizzery, Kyle and I handed out dozens of passes to a sneak preview of “Extract,” the new Mike Judge film (starring Teen Wolf II). As if that isn’t awesome enough, check this shit out – when you get to the theater, politely cut to the front of the line, and Rob, who provided me with said passes, will let you in to a cordoned-off section for Triviology players – velvet rope, baby! I even have a few passes (and some Slurpee coupons!) left over, so the champions at East Burn will also receive free passage to the Monday night screening.

Upcoming Events:
SAVE FERRIS – A John Hughes Lunar Quiz
Saturday, September 5th @ 7:00; Peter’s 19th Hole
CUBICLE QUIZ – Office Space & The Office Lunar Quiz
Saturday, October 3rd @ 7:00; Peter’s 19th Hole
BARFLY TRIVIA BUS – Champion team wins $100!
Saturday, October 10th

Here are the Triviology champions for the week of 8/23/09 – 8/27/09:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 E. Burnside
SIMPLY RED EYE

Sunday @ 9:00
1204 SE Clay
CHECKMATE

Monday @ 7:00
714 SE 20th Place
STILL, WHERE DID THE TRIVIA COME FROM?

Monday @ 8:00
2221 SE Hawthorne
AND JESUS SAID: NOBODY FUCKS WITH FELLATION HORNBLOWER – AND THERE WAS MUCH REJOICING

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

Tuesday @ 8:00
Wxyz (at Aloft w/Kyle)
9920 NE Cascades Parkway
JAVELIN ACCIDENT

Wednesday @ 8:00
5701 NE Fremont
PIRATES OVER NINJAS ANY DAY

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
WHO DAT NINJA?

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
MOOSESAUCE

Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrison
BUTT FIRST!

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

Celebrate Mike Judge’s Catalogue With Me!

Sunday, August 30th, 2009
It’s time for another sneak preview ticket giveaway, and this film looks like a great one! This Thursday (August 27th at 9:00) at both of my Triviology venues (Kenton ClubLa Merde), Kyle and I will give away bunches of free passes (and free Slurpee coupons!?!) to an advanced screening of Extract, the new Mike Judge film. The Whammy round at both venues will celebrate Judge’s entire catalogue. Although “Office Space” might be his best work to date, I will use very little trivia from this film, since the upcoming Cubicle Quiz will combine your knowledge of this cult classic with The Office (US & UK versions). Attendance at this meeting is mandatory, so I’m gonna need you to go ahead and key this date into your PDAs – Saturday, October 3rd, Peter’s 19th Hole at 7:00. (And don’t forget Save Ferris – The John Hughes Trivia Night, also at Peter’s, is September 5th at 7:00!)

Many thanks to everyone who took this time to fill out my survey (which you can still take right here!) – I really want to know your opinion on things, since I can’t make the trivia without you! You helped me answer many important questions (I just KNEW that the vampire squid was better than the Giant Clam – in your face, Scott!), and I will post the thrilling results soon. I will tell you this, though - the leprekey‘s name is pretty much a three-way (tee hee!) tie (Mickey Finnegan, Limerick McGillicuddy, and Flingus O’Shaughnnessy are your favorites so far).

We are halfway through the Triviology season, which resets in February at the Clash of The Trivia Titans. Since that half-time happens to fall on the anniversary of my birth, that means that it is once again time for Birthday Smackdown Week! Here’s the deal – at all of my 6 venues, from August 30th to September 3rd, each team gets to ask me one question (to give me a fighting chance, I will give you a menu of topics to choose from). If you stump me, which you probably will, your team gains one point. What is the point of all this? Same as playing Triviology – for fun! You’ll get to ask questions for a change, and I’ll get to answer them. Basically, I’d like to be you for a day – it’ll be like Freaky Friday!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Ooligan Press fundraiser at Peter’s last Wednesday – we raised a lot of money for this non-profit PSU press while having some Triviology-style fun!

Here are the Triviology champions for the week of 8/16/09 – 8/20/09:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 E. Burnside
THE SOCIALISTS

Sunday @ 9:00
1204 SE Clay
PUJOLS SNARES A LINE DRIVE

Monday @ 7:00
714 SE 20th Place
STILL, WHERE DID THE TRIVIA COME FROM?

Monday @ 8:00
2221 SE Hawthorne
WILLOCALYPSIS

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

Tuesday @ 8:00
Wxyz (at Aloft w/Kyle)
9920 NE Cascades Parkway
TEAM BIRCH

Wednesday @ 8:00
5701 NE Fremont
SERIAL COMMAS

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

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
FRIENDS OF ZACH


Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrison
THE HEAT IS ON, BITCHES!

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