Archive for October, 2009

Taking Trivia To The Streets

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Looking for more territory to mark with your trivia prowess? Then ride the Barfly Super Trivia Challenge Bus with me tomorrow (Saturday, October 10th) – tickets are still availabe! If you miss it, you’ll have to wait another whole year for a crack at winning the $100 cash prize (and a cheap trophy!), just for showing off how smart you are while partying with your new frenemies! The bus will transport us to several different bars all over Portland, and I will host a drunked-down round of trivia at each. We’ll meet at a top secret location, where you’ll enjoy free appetizers and do some smack-talking to your rival teams, then launch forth into a night of quizzery adventure like no other. Barfly bussers pay no cover charges, and are the envy of all who witness their radness – join us! If you’d like a taste of how the mobile Triviology rolls, read this summary of the 2007 bus. Costumes are NOT required . . . but they are awesome!!
Dozens of lucky Triviologists won extra prizes during this week’s Wordstock quizzery. Congratulations to one and all for your impressive literature knowledge AND for your superior taste buds, which identified different flavors of vodka, jelly bellies, and baby food. By the way, for those of you that won the handsome tote bags I handed out this week, the ticket contained in the package within gains you free entry into the Wordstock book fair, which will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center. It so happens that I have a few of those tickets left over – if you’d like one (or a Wordstock water bottle or poster), just shoot me an Email (shannon@shanrockstrivia.com) or a text message (503/957-7806), and the first four folks who request them can come on over to my pad and pick them up (and see where the trivia magic happens!). And speaking of free stuff, if you like beer, you should attend my Peter’s 19th Hole quiz this Wednesday, the 14th. Trivia starts at 8:00, but Budweiser representatives will be there at 7:00 with beer samples – come drink up!


Saturday’s Cubicle Quiz on “Office Space” & “The Office” was an excellent team-building opportunity, and when it’s time for performance reviews, the legion of Triviologists which attended will receive special consideration for promotions. As for the quizzery, I fear that these guys, The Tits, may have suffered from a lack of teamwork. Someone spent a little too much time mugging for the camera while a team conference was in session:


The Cubicle Quiz champions, and the Employees of the Month, are “Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangster”!


I’ve got a couple more great thematic quizzes on the horizon. First of all, on Monday, November 2nd, there will be an “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” quiz at Ella Street Social Club, showtime at 7:00. I’m already writing the questions, and its some of the funnest “research” I have ever done! Kyle is also a huge fan of the show, and will be your host at this event. Also coming soon is the much anticipated Simpsons quiz! Join Michele at Peter’s 19th Hole on Saturday, November 7th for this event . . . as Moe would say – who are you to resist?!?

Upcoming Special Events:

Saturday, October 10th @ 7PM – 1AM
$100 cash prize and a cheap trophy to the winning team!
Maximum team size = 4

BUDWEISER BEER SAMPLES!
Wednesday, October 14th @ 7PM – 8PM
Triviology hosted by ShanRock @ 8:00

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 10/4/09 – 10/8/09:

Sunday @ 6:00

1800 E. Burnside
THE CANDY ASSES

Sunday @ 9:00

1204 SE Clay

PUJOLS CROWDS THE PLATE

Monday @ 7:00

714 SE 20th Place
STILL, WHERE DID THE TRIVIA COME FROM?

Monday @ 8:00

2221 SE Hawthorne
MIDAS TOUCH MY BALLS

Tuesday @ 7:30
Sewickly’s (w/cash prizes & ShanRock!)
4901 SE Hawthorne
THE ILLEGITIMATE SONS OF MRS. BUTTERWORTH

Wednesday @ 8:00

5701 NE Fremont
THUG MURDER

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
TEAM BOWL

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st

THE BEARD AND THE LADIES


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

The Cubicle Quiz is Mandatory!

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
Tomorrow’s Cubicle Quiz re: Office Space & The Office is indeed mandatory, but it will be a Casual Saturday (wear your Hawaiian shirts and flair!), and there will be booze. On the meeting agenda: rundowns of Initech, Wernham-Hogg, and Dunder-Mifflin. We will be working on your team-building skills, so you will group yourself into squads of 5 or fewer, and there will be prizes for the winners, along with the title Employees of the Month. Punch in at 7:00 at Peter’s 19th Hole, since there will is a ping pong tournament scheduled in our usual conference room. Also, now is the time to take some petty cash out to buy tickets for the annual Barfly Trivia Bus, with me, Trivia Jock ShanRock, as your guide. I’ll host a round of drunked-down quizzery at several different bars – you do the thinkin’ & drinkin’, and we do the drivin’! The bus rolls on October the 10th, and the nerd-tastic champion team wins $100 cash-money!

Wordstock descends upon Portland next week, and once again, I will prepare several quizzes in conjunction with this annual festival of the written word. The theme this year is “be a literary omnivore,” thus, I will include a taste round at each of my Wordstock trivia nights, in addition to extra literature questions. Fear not – there will still be plenty of pop culture, but this will be the bibliophiles’ chance to shine! As usual, you can play as much Triviology as you like, as I prepare fresh questions each night. The Wordstock quizzes, for the week of Oct. 4th – 8th, are: East Burn (Sun @ 6:00), Hawthorne Hideaway (Mon @ 8:00), Sewickly’s (Tue @ 7:30), Peter’s 19th Hole (Wed @ 8:00), & La Merde (Thu @ 9:00). All of my other venues will employ the standard awesomeness of Triviology.
This Tuesday, the 6th, I will finally breach the NorthWest quadrant by launching a monthly quiz atO’Brien’s! I am absolutely honored to have the man I call my “trivia sensei,” Drew, be your host at this venue. Drew has been creating and hosting adventures which combine trivia and booze since the 1980s . . . and now he’s back! Showtime is at 7:30.
Last Monday’s “Arrested Development” quiz, I Just Blue Myself, was a huge success, with our busiest night yet at Ella Street Social Club. So successful, in fact, that in addition to the weekly quizzery there, we’ve decided to host special themes here the first Monday of each month. Therefore, on November 2nd at Da Club, Kyle will host an “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” quiz – there will be karate and friendship for everyone!

Upcoming Special Events:

Saturday, October 10th @ 7PM – 1AM
$100 cash prize to the winning team of four!
*Read about a past trivia bus I hosted to get a taste of the majesty.

SIMPSONS TRIVIA NIGHT – Who are you to resist?!
Saturday, November 7th @ 7:00

Triviology champions for the week of 9/27/09 – 10/1/09:

Sunday @ 6:00

1800 E. Burnside
BEA ARTHUR’S DICK IN A BOX

Sunday @ 8:30
9920 NE Cascades Parkway
P. IN THE V.

Sunday @ 9:00

1204 SE Clay

STILL, WHERE DID THE TRIVIA COME FROM?

Monday @ 7:00

714 SE 20th Place
DR. FUNKE’S 100% NATURAL GOOD TIME FAMILY BAND SOLUTION

Monday @ 8:00

2221 SE Hawthorne
MIDAS TOUCH MY BALLS

Tuesday @ 7:30
Sewickly’s (w/cash prizes & ShanRock!)
4901 SE Hawthorne
TEAM ACTION GO YES!

Wednesday @ 8:00

5701 NE Fremont
BOOM! GOES THE DYNAMITE

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
EL CID’S FAX MACHINE

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st

THE WINGNUTS


Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick

SMARTYSLACKS


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