Archive for December, 2009

Dust Off Those Holiday Sweaters!

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

I eagerly await my return to Portland, and to making the trivia for you all – come on out to East Burn tomorrow night if you’ve missed me, too! Thanks to all of my wonderful trivia jockeys for making my holiday possible. It was great to relax with cocktails and brothers, knowing that the Triviology was in good hands. Remember to wear the most awesome/awful Xmas sweater you can find (or make!) for a chance at glory and a cheap prize, this Sunday through Thursday. Don’t worry – I won’t expect yours to be more spectacular than mine:
In additon to the usual weekly Triviology schedule, here are special dates for the holiday season:
Wednesday, Dec. 23rd - quizzery is on at Hutch On HolgateThe Hutch (both at 8:00)
Thursday, Dec. 24 – no quizzery tonight
Thursday, Dec. 31st – quizzery ONLY at La Merde (at 9:00)
Monday, Jan. 4th – Mad About Mad Men quiz at Ella St. Social Club (at 7:00)
Wednesday, Jan. 6th – weekly quizzery at Peter’s 19th Hole resumes (at 8:00)
Thanks so much for playing with me everybody. I love this job!

Triviology champions for the week of 12/13/09 – 12/17/09:

Sunday @ 6:00

1800 E. Burnside
JIM’S NOT HERE

Monday @ 7:00

714 SE 20th Place
DAI BACH

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
MYSTERY TEAM

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

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st
BALLS OF PRUDENCE

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick

STILL, WHERE DID THE TRIVIA COME FROM?


Thursday @ 9:00

301 SE Morrison
OCTOPUS SHELLGAME

Your trivia jockey,

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


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

Greetings From The Land of Grits

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Deja vu! This picture of the 1990s quiz champs looks strikingly similar to last month’s photo of the Simpsons quiz victors – indeed, There’s No “I” In Meat has triumphed again! There was a very close second place tie, for which both teams also received prizes, but TN”I”IM is shaping up to be the team to beat at lunar quizzery!
There is no photo available for Cat Day, who won the 30ROCK quiz last week, but Margaret reported that there were Liz Lemon look-alikes a-plenty. Speaking of reports, I’d like to share with you an unsolicited review of Margaret’s debut at Ella Street Social Club. Shortly after the quiz ended, I received this text message from a long-time Triviology regular: “(Margaret) is fantastic! . . . She was seamless, clear, gave plenty of time for questions, and followed the format. Everything a trivia player wants in a TJ!” Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, Lonnie! And folks, come to Da Clubyourself to see how Margaret stacks up, every Monday at 7:00. And if you’re familiar with the workings of Sterling Cooper, you definitely want to come out on January 4th, when Margaret will host Mad About Mad Men quizzery.
I will return to Portland this Sunday, December 20th, just in time to launch Bad Holiday Sweater week (which lasts through Dec. 23rd, as there is no trivia on Xmas Eve)! Wear your best (and by “best,” I mean “worst”) Xmas sweater, sweatshirt, sweater-vest, what-have-you, and the champion at each venue will be determined by applause. The winner will get a small prize of some sort, as well as a posting in the wall of shame, so do your worst! Behold some fascintating specimens from Sugartits, Bad Sweater champions of yore:
Remember that even though I’m out of town, the quizzery goes on as usual this week. There are already some young turks laying the groundwork for a dynasty at my newest venue, Hutch on Holgate, so I recommend getting out there and grabbing a piece of the pie yourself ($50 & $25 gift certificates to the highest scoring teams)!

Upcoming Special Events:

MAD ABOUT MAD MEN
Monday, January 4th @ 7:00
Hosted by Margaret
WEEKLY TRIVIA NIGHT AT PETER’S RESUMES!
Wednesday, January 6th @ 8:00
Hosted by ShanRock

CLASH OF THE TRIVIA TITANS
Sunday, February 28th

Triviology champions for the week of 12/5/09 – 12/10/09:

Sunday @ 6:00

1800 E. Burnside
JIVE TOFURKEY

Monday @ 7:00 *30ROCK QUIZ!

714 SE 20th Place
CAT DAY

Monday @ 8:00

2221 SE Hawthorne

FELLATIO HORNBLOWER


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

Tuesday @ 8:00
9920 NE Cascades Parkway
BARB AND SILVER PLATNERS

Wednesday @ 8:00

5701 NE Fremont
WHO IS MISTRESS #14?
*I’ll post their picture next week!

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
ASTRONAUTS OF TERROR

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st
IT’S DEAD AND ALIVE, UNTIL YOU OPEN THE BOX, COLLAPSING THE WAVE

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick

PIMP STICKS


Thursday @ 9:00

301 SE Morrison
PARTIES OVER BITCHES


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