Archive for November, 2009

Triviology in The Oregonian A & E

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Happy Turksgiving everybody! I’m holed up at home shunning the crowds, but at some point will venture out to grab an Oregonian A& E. Today’s edition contains an article on fun stuff to do in Portland bars as the rains descend upon us . . . shuffleboard, skee-ball, and Triviologycheck it out!
Here’s a fresh new way for you to be awesome all next week . . . bring canned foods or toys to any Triviology quiz. Shaver Elementary School has an annual food drive, and we’re helping them out this year. Any non-perishable foods are welcome, OR any toys, whether new or used, for elementary school aged kids. I’ll have a special award for the team that donates the most stuff during the week. Some of you teams have quite a trophy collection . . . in fact, I’d love to see pictures of any “display cases” which surely litter your team lairs. The Industrial Evolutionists (aka Genghis Khan, Motherfucker!) just added a cup to their growing collection, as they triumphed at the Stumptown Lowdown, with their wide and varied knowledge of Portland, Oregon.
I loved this quiz . . . largely because I love this town. Chances are good that I’ll make the Stumptown Lowdown an annual event. In case you missed it, here are a couple of samples from the picture ID round (no hints for picture #1, but #2 is a non-profit organization):
Folks, we have a rare opportunity to see humankind in space with the naked eye, while standing right here on Earth - The International Space Station will be visible from Portland early in the morning onDecember 6th, 7th & 8th! I also just saw it pass by in the south sky a few minutes ago from my front stoop. For some reason, David Bowie music was in my head, and though I was cold, I was imagining how much colder it is in space. Then a cop car drove down my one-way street the wrong way and brought me straight back to Earth.

Upcoming Special Events:

1990s TRIVIA NIGHT
Saturday, December 5th @ 7:00
Hosted by Scott

30 ROCK OF LOVE – Tina Fey Day!
Monday, December 7th @ 7:00
Hosted by Margaret

CLASH OF THE TRIVIA TITANS
Sunday, February 28th
Annual Triviology tournament – everyone’s invited!

Triviology champions for the week of 11/22/09 – 11/25/09:

Sunday @ 6:00

1800 E. Burnside
INDUSTRIAL EVOLUTIONISTS
*Tonight was the Stumptown Lowdown – a quiz on Portland trivia!

Monday @ 7:00

714 SE 20th Place
MOTHERS OF RETENTION

Monday @ 8:00

2221 SE Hawthorne

MIDAS TOUCH MY BALLS


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

Tuesday @ 8:00
9920 NE Cascades Parkway
TEAM JENNIFER

Wednesday @ 8:00

5701 NE Fremont

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
THERE’S NO “I” IN MEAT

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st

CHUMBLY WOMBLY


Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick

*Kenton was closed on Turksgiving!


Thursday @ 9:00

301 SE Morrison
*La Merde was also closed on Turksgiving!


Thanks so much for playing Triviology, folks!

Your trivia jockey,

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


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

Stumptown Lowdown!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

The Contrabulous Fabtraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel isn’t just the title of Troy McClure’s new film, it’s the name of the winning team from Simpsons Triviology night!
The crowd at Simpsons night was the most diverse I think I’ve ever had – kids as young as 10 at one table, and old fellas who must’ve been in their 70s at another. And there were donuts for all – I hadVoodoo Doughnut put together the most Homer-esque dozen possible! My favorite round was the picture ID round Michele made. Here are a couple of samples – can you identify the films which are being paid homage in these stills?
Tomorrow (Sunday, Nov. 22nd at 6:00) at East Burn, I will host a quiz all about my favorite city – Portland, Oregon! The champion team wins a cheap trophy, and $25 gift certificate to East Burn. The Stumptown Lowdown will maintain a very similar format to standard Triviology (local geography, music, literature, culture, history, film &TV, etc.), complete with a picture ID round on the projector, in which you’ll name Portland landmarks. Try your hand at these, which I’ve already used at Peter’s 19th Hole:
Here are a few other items to mark in your calendar  . . . first of all, both of my Thursday Triviology venues will be closed on Thanksgiving, so you’ll have to settle for Trivial Pursuit with the family after dinner (hang on to any extra canned goods you have, though – next week I’m doing a food drive for a local elementary school). Then, since we are on the dawn of a new decade, Trivia Jock Scott will host a quiz all about the 1990s at Peter’s, on Saturday, Dec. 5th. And into 2010 – February 28th for the next annual Clash of the Trivia Titans, and March 7th for the Oscars quiz at East Burn right before a viewing party of the Academy Awards show.
Happy turkey day, everybody!

Upcoming Special Events:

1990s TRIVIA NIGHT
Saturday, December 5th @ 7:00
Hosted by Scott

30 ROCK OF LOVE – Tina Fey Day!
Monday, December 7th @ 7:00
Hosted by Margaret

Triviology champions for the week of 11/15/09 – 11/19/09:

Sunday @ 6:00

1800 E. Burnside
ANN VEAL’S CHRISTIAN BONFIRE

Monday @ 7:00

714 SE 20th Place
I SMELL A CLAMBAKE

Monday @ 8:00

2221 SE Hawthorne

MIDAS TOUCH MY BALLS


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

Tuesday @ 8:00
9920 NE Cascades Parkway
BUNGHOLE LIQUORS

Wednesday @ 8:00

5701 NE Fremont

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
BAT PENATAR

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st

CHOCOLATE APOLCALYPSE


Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick

PIMP STICKS


Thursday @ 9:00

301 SE Morrison
BOOM! GOES THE DYNAMITE


*And, since I skipped last week’s newsletter, here are the Triviology champions for the week of
11/8/09 – 11/12/09:

Sunday @ 6:00

1800 E. Burnside
BALLOON BOY GEORGE

Monday @ 7:00

714 SE 20th Place
NUTTER BUTTER FACE

Monday @ 8:00

2221 SE Hawthorne

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

Tuesday @ 8:00
9920 NE Cascades Parkway
THE CROATIANS

Wednesday @ 8:00

5701 NE Fremont
WISDOM TOOTHES

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

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st

FOOD AGGRESSIVE


Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick

PIMP STICKS


Thursday @ 9:00


Thanks so much for playing Triviology, folks!

Your trivia jockey,

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


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