Archive for April, 2010

Thank You Kindly For Your Votes!

Saturday, April 17th, 2010
Thank you so much to everyone who cast their ballot for me as Town’s Terrific-est TJ for the BarFly Awards . . . I won! This title means so much to me because it is you people who play the quizzery who awarded it to me. Sorry I didn’t send out a reminder message on Sunday, as I said I would, but the internet service at East Burn pooped out on me, and I had to get to the BarFly Awards already. But rest assured that your vote counts in spirit, even if it didn’t actually make it to the polls! Cedar is also thrilled to have won the Funniest Bartender Award. He really earned it too, with his spectacular, friendly service at Sewickly’s . . . AND with his fig leaf!



You get a bonus quiz this week, folks – tomorrow night (Sat. April 17th), I am hosting a Triviology Fundraiser for PSU Education Abroad (to aid the elderly in Nicaragua). Come to Schmizza Pub & Grub (415 SW Montgomery) for the happy hour prices, and stay for the quizzery, which starts at 6:30. The charge will be $5 per person to play, which of course goes straight to the PSU program. It should be lots o’ fun – there will be karaoke after the trivia! Also, I will be volunteering at theBridgetown Comedy Festival next weekend, which was found by Andy Wood of Dr. Spaceman. Tickets are on sale now, and there are LOTS of interesting comedians on the schedule – I’m most excited about Conan O’Brien’s writing staff!
Oregonians, you may be aware that this year marks the silver anniversary of the local epic action-adventure-romance-comedy-thriller that we like to call The Goonies! In honor of this momentous cinematic masterpiece, I have chosen it as the topic of my next lunar quiz at Peter’s! Mark those calendars for Saturday, May 1st, with 7:00 as go-time. The official 25th anniversary event in Astoria isn’t until June, so there should be no conflict with your adventuring. Meanwhile . . . Never Say Die!

Upcoming special events:
Pooh, Whos & Wild Things (a pub quiz about kid books)
Monday, May 3rd @ 7:00
Ella Street Social Club @ 714 SW 20th Place
Hosted by Margaret
LOST – on a Saturday shortly after the series finale . . .
Co-hosted by ShanRockKyle

Triviology champions for the week of 4/11/10 – 4/16/10:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 East Burnside
SO-CRATES

Monday @ 7:00
714 SE 20th Place
MOTHERS OF RETENTION

Monday @ 8:00
2221 SE Hawthorne
Tuesday @ 7:30
Sewickly’s (w/cash prizes & ShanRock!)
4901 SE Hawthorne
FUNKE COLD MEDINA

Tuesday @ 8:00
9920 NE Cascades Parkway
LET MY BRANDON GO!

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
LINDA IS A WHORE

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st
BOYFIGHT

Wednesday @ 8:00
5701 NE Fremont
REDNECKIN’ II: ELECTRIC JUGGALOO!

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
ODIE AND THE DIRTLEGS

Thursday @ 9:00
Thanks for playing 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

I Want A Golden BarFy!

Saturday, April 10th, 2010
The BarFly Awards are this Sunday, and at the risk of sounding like Veruca Salt – I want a Golden BarFy! Sure, it’s an honor just to be nominated for Town’s Terrific-est Trivia Jockey, but I also want glory . . . in the form of a shiny trophy! I would love a vote from you – here’s how it works. Ballots are cast by text – standard rates apply, so if it’s free for you to text, then your vote will also be free. You can only vote once per category, though you may vote in as many categories as you wish.

This Sunday, April 11th, between 8 PM & 10 PM . . .

TEXT THIS: barfly 9d
TO THIS NUMBER: 41411

There is indeed a space between the word “barfly” and my code, “9d”. If you want to vote in multiple categories, just leave a space between my code and the next one. For example, maybe you also want to vote for Cedar of Sewickly’s, and not just because he’s nominated for Funniest Bartender, but also because he gives fast and incredibly friendly service to Tuesday night Triviologists. In this case, you wil text : barfly 9d 2a

You can even do a test text now (I just did!), it’s just that votes won’t start counting until Sunday at 8. You will receive a return text which states “U voted 4 Shannon Donaldson, ‘Shanrock’s Triviology’” as confirmation, and the deed is done! Please pass along this information to anyone you know that would be interested in giving me a shout-out. It may be silly that I want this title and trophy so bad, but I do! I love to make the trivia, and it would be ever so grand to win an honor for it. Frankly, it would also be kinda embarrassing to lose in a category whose title I invented (trivia jockey). Check out the complete list of nominees and instructions here. In fact, let me know if you recommend any other nominees, because most of my votes are up for grabs, since I’m not familiar with many of these people. As soon as the voting opens, I will send out a reminder message on this newsletter, on my Facebook page (& my Triviology group page), on Twitter, and post it on ShanRocksTrivia.com – basically I’m gonna blitz it!

A group of people who are already basking in the glory of a fresh win are The Moops! They took the night at Saturday’s Seinfeld quiz . . . and a barful of Soup Nazis, Genghis Khanstandyas, Van Buren Boys, and especially the runners-up,Yadda Yadda Yadda, really made them work for it! I will post pictures as soon as possible (my hard drive crashed, so my computer is MIA for now). Check out details on my next lunar quiz and an upcoming fundraiser below . . .

Upcoming special events:

Fundraiser for PSU Education Abroad (to aid the elderly in Nicaragua)
Saturday, April 17th @ 6:00
Schmizza Pub & Grub @ 415 SW Montgomery
Hosted by ShanRock
*Details to follow . . .

Pooh, Whos & Wild Things (a pub quiz about kid books)
Monday, May 3rd @ 7:00
Ella Street Social Club @ 714 SW 20th Place
Hosted by Margaret
Triviology champions for the week of 4/5/10 – 4/9/10:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 East Burnside
*closed for Easter

Monday @ 7:00 (The Wire: The Quiz)
714 SE 20th Place
B & B ENTERPRISES

Monday @ 8:00
2221 SE Hawthorne
TEAM EVIL JESUS

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

Tuesday @ 8:00
9920 NE Cascades Parkway

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
LINDA IS A WHORE

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st
BAVARIAN CREME ILLUMINATI

Wednesday @ 8:00
5701 NE Fremont
OH, BALLS!

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
ODIE AND THE DIRTLEGS

Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrision
BEA ARTHUR’S DICK IN A BOX

Thanks for playing 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