Archive for October, 2010

Brains Drained!

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
They came, they drank, they quizzed . . . all who rode the 2010 BarFly Brain Drain Trivia Bus are champions!! Especially this late night crew pictured below . . . after a sold out bus, wherein every single team lasted until the last quiz bar, these are the hearty few that survived that final late night crossing of the river to a late night dance party at Matador:



These are some of the things I love about this picture: #1) We’ll start with the obvious – Viking helmets!; #2) the quiz is over, yet the shit-talking clearly persists; #3) the bad kids are still sitting in the back, but yelling to communicate with us nerds at the front; #4) not one, but at least two, and possibly three people are laughing so hard that they are crying! We’ll do it all over again next year! Honorable mention goes to Creme De La Merde, who hung on tight throughout a grueling tiebreaker on the sidewalk of Burnside (ain’t they cute?) . . .



. . . yet there can only be one: our 2010 BarFly Bus victors are Linda Is A Whore!

Sorry to end on a sad note, but tonight is the final night of Triviology at Jade Lounge. Come on out and play with me at 7:00 – claim the final Jade prize! And fear not – I know that change can be scary, but big and wonderful things are in the future for ShanRock’s Triviology . . . stay tuned for some sweet new venues and such! And keep studying up for Halloween’s Vampire Quiz!

Upcoming special events:

Vampires from Polidori to The Coreys!
Sunday, October 31st @ 6:00
East Burn @ 1800 E. Burnside
Hosted by ShanRock
*All literature, film, history, TV, etc. about blood-suckers is fair game!

The Greatest Frakking Quiz in The Universe!
Monday, Novemer 8th @ 7:00
Ella Street Social Club @ 714 SW 20th Place
Hosted by Margaret
*Playing against ShanRock! But don’t worry folks – even if I do “win,” I will pass along the spoils to the runner-up!

Triviology champions for the week of 10/15/10 – 10/21/10:

Breakfast of Champions!
Saturday @ 2:00
500 SE 8th
C & C: PARTY OF TWO!

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 East Burnside
HOOTIE FERNANDEZ


Monday @ 7:00
714 SW 20th Place
ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNINGS

Monday @ 7:00
2342 SE Ankeny
BUT STILL, WHERE DID THE TRIVIA COME FROM?!

Tuesday @ 7:30
Sewickly’s (w/ShanRock … & cash prizes!)
4901 SE Hawthorne
BEA ARTHUR’S DICK IN A BOX

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
VICTORY OR DISHES

Wednesday @ 8:30
2524 SE Clinton
CARPOOL LANE PROSTITUTES


Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
MAHO

Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrision
SPLENDATITS

Thanks for choosing 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

Brain Drain Bus & Don Draper Drinks!

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
Last chance to buy tickets to my annual BarFly Brain Drain Trivia Bus . . . there are just a very few seats left, so act now if you want to snatch them up! We will travel to several bars, and I will ask a round of drunked-down trivia at each. To the victors go not only glory and a trophy, but $100 cash money! Freaks of the Industry is the team to beat – they took the gold last year, and tomorrow they will ride once again . . .


I recommend fortifying yourself with biscuits & gravy at The Slammer beforehand – I will be hosting my weekly Breakfast of Champions at 2PM. And save a little room in your liver for classic cocktails at Gypsy Lounge on Sunday - I will be hosting Mad Men quizzery there during the bar’s season finale viewing party. These will of course be different questions than we used at our Mad About Mad Men lunar quiz earlier this year. Dress up sweet and sharp, kids – there will also be a costume contest!

Upcoming special events:

Saturday, October 16th, 7PM – 1AM
Hosted by ShanRock
*$100 cash prize to the champion team!

Mad Men Season Finale Party!
Sunday, October 17th @ 7:00
Gypsy Lounge @ 625 NW 21st
Hosted by ShanRock
*Mad Men trivia, costume contest, classic cocktails, & screening of the season finale!

Vampires from Polidori to The Coreys!
Sunday, October 31st @ 6:00
East Burn @ 1800 E. Burnside
Hosted by ShanRock
*All literature, film, history, TV, etc. about blood-suckers is fair game!


Triviology champions for the week of 10/8/10 – 10/14/10:

Breakfast of Champions!
Saturday @ 2:00
500 SE 8th
PUBLIC EDJAMAKATORS

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 East Burnside
ANALOG ASTRONAUTS


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

Monday @ 7:00
2342 SE Ankeny
DIGITAL COSMONAUTS

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

Tuesday @ 8:00
609 & 1/2 SE Taylor
THERE’S NO “I” IN “MEAT”
Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st
TAKE TO THE WOODS

Wednesday @ 8:30
2524 SE Clinton
SLOWLY EVOLVING


Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
KARL HUNGUS FEATURING UNO!

Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrision

Thanks for choosing 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