Archive for October, 2009

Samurai I Amurai – Mission Accomplished!

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Not only did SAMURAI I AMURAI just become the first team to achieve The Elevegeddon, they even racked up multiple wins this week (under different team names)! And, after playing at all 11 of my venues, they plan to add Wxyz to their weekly Triviology schedule. They have been lured in not only by the ambience of the bar itself, but by the ample prizes – not only does Wxyz award gift certificate to the champion team, but also to the winners of different rounds! Check it out, Tuesdays at 8:00 in Aloft Hotel.
I am having so much fun writing questions for the November 2nd It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia quiz night! Though Kyle will be your host, and is also a huge fan of the show, I can’t resist writing the questions myself. It was a great excuse to watch The Gang’s misadventures once more, as they went America all over everybody’s ass, danced their asses off, and engaged in ass-play. The quiz will be held at Ella Street Social Club, and though they offer $1 PBRs for trivia every Monday, there will be no milk available – so if you’re a McPoyle, it’s BYOM.
Speaking of fun theme nights, I just received a couple of great pictures from the John Hughes trivia night I held in August. In honor of Weird Science, team Cobra Kai wore some very special headgear. Looking good, ladies!


Here’s a fun way to gain glory for your team even while you’re “off the court” – make a team page to post on my website! Just write down anything you want to say about your crew (mission statements, smackdown threats, aliases, origin stories), then give it to me at a quiz or Email it to shannon@shanrockstrivia.com, and I will post it for you. Pictures, videos, team art – all manner of media are welcome. Also, you could buy a ShanRock’s Triviology T-shirt, and tell folks that you won it – I will happily back up your lie! I’ve only got about a dozen of these babies left, though I do have them in both male and female cuts. The cost is $13, and you can buy them from me at any quiz night.

Upcoming Special Events:

IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA – THE TRIVIA COMETH!
Monday, November 2nd @ 7:00
Hosted by Kyle

SIMPSONS QUIZ NIGHT
Saturday, November 7th @ 7:00
Hosted by Michele

Triviology champions for the week of 10/18/09 – 10/22/09:

Sunday @ 6:00

1800 E. Burnside
HONKY GRANDMA BE TRIPPIN’

Sunday @ 9:00

1204 SE Clay

LONNIE AND TOM PLUS THEIR STRAP-ON

Monday @ 7:00

714 SE 20th Place
RADICAL POTTY CROOKS

Monday @ 8:00

2221 SE Hawthorne
FELLATIO HORNBLOWER

Tuesday @ 7:30
Sewickly’s (w/cash prizes & ShanRock!)
4901 SE Hawthorne
LINDA IS A WHORE

Tuesday @ 8:00
9920 NE Cascades Parkway
BLACK COP, WHITE COP – ONE DOES THE DUTY, THE OTHER GET THE BOOTY

Wednesday @ 8:00

5701 NE Fremont

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
THE WISDOM TEETH

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st

SAMURAI I AMURAI


Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick

PIMP STICKS


Thursday @ 9:00

301 SE Morrison
NEVER GO FULL RETARD


Thanks so much for making beautiful quizzery with me, everybody!

Your trivia jockey,

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


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

The Elevegeddon Is Upon Us!

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Behold the 2009 Barfly Trivia Challenge Bus champions, Freaks of the Industry!
They won $100 cash, and a cheap trophy, for dominating the quizzery on this annual adventure. Jealous? You too, can ride the bus, but you’ll have to wait another year for Triviology to go mobile again. 14 mighty teams battled it out . . . and battle we did! Sarah put the “fight” in team Boyfight:
. . . and she may or may not be responsible for the mysterious black eye which appeared on the face of a wrestler on an opposing team:
. . . see?. . . 
Check out more trivia bus pictures on this Facebook album.

But what, pray tell, is this mysterious “Elevegeddon”? Well, Triviology currently rocks forth at 11 different venues, and to achieve the “Elevegeddon,” your team (or any individual members) must simply play at all of them – wins aren’t necessary. And the benefits of achieving this feat, aside from the obvious glory of marking your territory all over town? Wellsir, completing the Elevegeddon grants you one (and ONLY one) tally point towards “Titanship” in my annual tournament, The Clash of the Trivia Titans, which is held each February.

During the tournament, everyone is welcome to participate in the first quiz of this two-tiered competition, The Olympian Open. Whoever wins the Open becomes the wild card seed to compete in the main event, The Titan Invitational, and will quiz up against other teams who have earned their Titan status by gaining a particular number of wins during the preceding year. So, let’s say that the qualifying number of wins is 15 this year (it won’t be as high as that, though!) – if your team only has 14 wins, and you score an Elevegeddon, that extra tally point bumps you up to Titan status!

To keep track of the venues at which you’ve played, I have made quiz schedules which resemble punch cards. Grab one at any of my trivia nights, and your trivia jockey will initial it to verify your attendance, after the quiz. 11 venues – collect ‘em all! And remember, playing trivia at the sparsely attended venues increases your chance of victory! Play now at Ella Street Social Club (Mondays @ 7:00) and Hutch on Holgate (Wednesday @ 8:00) before they get all super-popular and you have to show up way early to get a seat!

Upcoming Special Events:

IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA QUIZ
Monday, November 2nd @ 7:00
Hosted by Kyle

SIMPSONS QUIZ NIGHT
Saturday, November 7th @ 7:00
Hosted by Michele

Triviology champions for the week of 10/11/09 – 10/15/09:

Sunday @ 6:00

1800 E. Burnside
THE DEVIATED SEPTUMS

Sunday @ 9:00

1204 SE Clay

PUJOLS DOESN’T CATCH

Monday @ 7:00

714 SE 20th Place
THE DUDZ

Monday @ 8:00

2221 SE Hawthorne
MIDAS TOUCH MY BALLS

Tuesday @ 7:30
Sewickly’s (w/cash prizes & ShanRock!)
4901 SE Hawthorne
TODD BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

Wednesday @ 8:00

5701 NE Fremont
BOOM! GOES THE DYNAMITE

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
BAT PENATAR

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st

STILL, WHERE DID THE TRIVIA COME FROM?


Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick

PIMP STICKS


Thursday @ 9:00


Thanks so much for making beautiful quizzery with me, everybody!

Your trivia jockey,

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


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