Archive for August, 2010

The American Birthday Smackdown, 90210!

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Every year, I give you Triviologists an opportunity to stump me for points during the week after my birthday. Since Saturday was my 40th birthday, this means that #1) I probably have to consider myself an “adult” now, and #2) after each of my quizzes this week, your team will ask me one question about a topic of my choosing . . . if I get it wrong, you get a bonus point for the night! Some topics I have selected in previous years include Star Wars, John Steinbeck, Revenge of the Nerds, Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons . . . and there’s just no telling what will tickle my fancy this year. East Burn, Jade Lounge, & Sewickly’s will definitely include Birthday Smackdown point opportunities, but I just might make guest appearances at other venues this week as well.


Still more shenanignas are afoot this week! Tonight at Yurs Bar & Grill, and Tuesday at Sewickly’s, we will award extra prizes to the highest scoring teams – hats, shirts, and movie passes to George Clooney’s new film, The American! And, unlike previous movie passes I have given away, these are to be used at normal movie screenings, which means that you don’t have to deal with passholes! Hint: we’ll give you at least a couple of G-Cloo point opportunities at each of those quizzes.

Congratulations to our Disney trivia champions - Was It Good For You? Competition was stiff, but they ultimately identified more character photos, villain voices, and Disney lore & music than any other team. They are eager for more competition, and anxiously await a Pixar lunar quiz (which will probably happen in 2011). Our next theme night will be this very Thursday at 9:00. Michele & Charlene will take you back to a special place & time: Beverly Hills, 1990s. The Peach Pit wasn’t available, so La Merde offered to host the affair. If Beverly Hills ain’t your kinda place, come to The World Famous Kenton Club instead! Regular Triviology will rock forth, with Trivia Jock Brent as your host!
Upcoming special events:

Beverly Hills 90210 Quizzery!
Thursday, September 2nd (9/02/10) @ 9:00
La Merde @ 301 SE Morrison
Hosted by Michele & Charlene
*Sideburns are required for the boys; nose jobs are required for the girls! The focus is on the original show, but there definitely might be some questions about the spin-offs.

The Sassiest Quiz In America!
Monday, October 4th @ 714 SW 20th Place
Hosted by Margaret
*Jump back in time 20 years for an evening of trivia devoted to the greatest teen magazine in the history of the world – Sassy!

Triviology champions for the week of 8/22/10 – 8/26/10:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 East Burnside
JACK HUGHMAN

Sunday @ 8:00
717 NW 16th
TEAM ZERO

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

Monday @ 7:00
2342 SE Ankeny
TEAM EVIL JESUS

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

Tuesday @ 8:00
609 & 1/2 SE Taylor
DRUNKEN REGRETS

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st
DRUNKEN REGRETS

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
BROWN CHICKEN BROWN COW

Thursday @ 9:00

Thanks for making beautiful trivia with me, people!

Your trivia jockey,

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


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

The Happiest Quiz on Earth!

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Tomorrow (8/21) is the night for a magical quiz about the wonderful world of Disney! Specifically, Saturday’s lunar quiz will focus on the animated features. Michele has written fun-tastic questions from all differenet eras of the films, with a scattering of questions about the lore of Disney. Showtime is at 7:00, venue is Peter’s. This, by the way, is the very last quiz at this venue. I do wish I could be there, but I will be watching Kyle get married – sorry ladies, he’s taken! And while he’s wining and dining his lovely new wife in Mexico, I will have a couple of substitutes lined up for the next two weeks at his venue, The World Famous Kenton Club. This Thursday, I am thrilled to annouce the return of Trivia Jock Brent! He actually founded Triviology at the Kenton Club, and had to retire to focus on his day job. On the following Thursday, I will host Kenton myself, while Michele rocks La Merde with a rad night of Beverly Hills 90210 trivia. You have no excuse for forgetting the date – its on 9/02/10!
Upcoming special events:

Beverly Hills 90210 Quizzery!
Thursday, September 2nd (9/02/10) @ 9:00
La Merde @ 301 SE Morrison
Hosted by Michele & Charlene
*Sideburns are required for the boys; nose jobs are required for the girls! The focus is on the original show, but there definitely might be some questions about the spin-offs.

The Sassiest Quiz In America!
Monday, October 4th @ 714 SW 20th Place
Hosted by Margaret
*Jump back in time 20 years for an evening of trivia devoted to the greatest teen magazine in the history of the world – Sassy!

Triviology champions for the week of 8/15/10 – 8/19/10:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 East Burnside
DR. SPACEMAN

Sunday @ 8:00
717 NW 16th
I CAN FEEL IT COMING IN YOUR FACE TONIGHT . . . OH LORD!

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

Monday @ 7:00
2342 SE Ankeny
NARWHALS

Tuesday @ 7:30
Sewickly’s (w/ShanRock … & cash prizes!)
4901 SE Hawthorne
PUBLIC EDJUMACATORS

Tuesday @ 8:00
609 & 1/2 SE Taylor
BUT STILL, WHERE DID THE TRIVIA COME FROM?

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st
DRUNKEN REGRETS

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
KARL HUNGUS

Thursday @ 9:00

Thanks for making beautiful trivia with me, people!

Your trivia jockey,

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


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