Archive for February, 2011

The Event of the Trivia Season is Night!

Monday, February 21st, 2011
Mere hours from now The Event of the Trivia Season shall begin – no doubt the paparazzi are lining up at The Spare Room for the 2011 Clash of the Trivia Titans already! Whether you are a Titan or an Olympian, it may be wise to come early to grab a choice table. Margaret has prepared a fun little mini-quiz of “table trivia” about the trivia jockeys and such to get you in a quizzical mood. Titan teams often come early to scrimmage in the 5:30 Olympian Open (though they will not be officially competing, just warming up), and of course Olympians who do not become the Titan wild card team are more than welcome to stick around and play in the Invitational (also just for fun). EVERYONE will get a prize just for participating, and here’s a short list of prizes that I will hand out today: BarFly Bus Passes, Powell’s gift certificates, ShanRock’s Triviology pint glasses, Pabst toothbrushes, Back To The Future Trilogy on Blu-Ray, Answer This Tshirts, La Merde & East Burn gift certificates, Triviology champion scarves, and lots of trophies!!! You can still vote for Best Shit-Talkers, Best Bartender, Favorite Foes & Underdogs at the event. Here is the Favorite Venue Award, which is wearing a mini-champion scarf:


Here are your Trivia Titans for 2011:

Carpool Lane Prostitutes
Drunken Regrets
Especially In The Mornings
Kathleen Turner Overdrive
Odie & The Dirt Legs
Publick Edumakatorz
Team Evil Jesus
Olympian Open Champion: Your Name Here!
One of my favorite parts of the evening is the Half-Time show, where teams compete for The Spirit Bunny Award! Your presentation may be as simple or as elaborate as you wish, and the team who receives the loudest applause will win this glorious trophy:


I hope to see you there. It’s always a lot of fun for Triviologists from all of my venues to come together in share the quizzery. Come get you one of these!!!



Upcoming special events:

Clash of the Trivia Titans!
Sun, Feb 20th @ 5:00
The Spare Room @ 4830 NE 42nd
Hosted by ShanRock
$5 per person
*Everyone is welcome to play, and receives a prize just for participating! Compete for engraved trophies, and tons of prizes!

Oscar Quiz Night!
Sun, Feb 27th @ 3:30
East Burn @ 1800 E. Burnside
Hosted by ShanRock
*Stick around after the quiz to watch the Academy Awards on the big screen! The Peter O’Toole trophy goes to the team with the greatest Oscar knowledge; The Swan trophy goes to the individual with the most excellent outfit.

Triviology champions for the week of 2/12/11 – 2/19/11:

Breakfast of Champions!
Saturday @ 2 PM
500 SE 8th
PUBLIC EDUCATORS

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 East Burnside
315 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

Monday @ 7:00
714 SW 20th Place
HONG KONG CAVALIERS

Monday @ 9:00
4111 SE Hawthorne

*no quiz tonight (Valentine’s Day!)


Tuesday @ 7:00

Cruzroom (w/Michele)

2338 NE Alberta
CARPOOL LANE PROSTITUTES

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

Tuesday @ 8:00
609 & 1/2 SE Taylor
DRUNKEN REGRETS #69: YOU!
Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st
STILL, WHERE DID THE TRIVIA COME FROM?

Wednesday @ 8:30
3416 N. Lombard
MUST WIN (or not-but really must win!) COUPLET

Wednesday @ 8:30
2524 SE Clinton
PARENTHETICAL MEAT PROJECT

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
KARL HUNGUS

Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrision

Breakfast of Champions!
Saturday @ 2 PM
500 SE 8th

Thanks for making the 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

15 Winnings of Fame!

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Next Sunday is the Clash of The Trivia Titans, and everyone is invited to play! It’s only $5 person, which gains you entry for the whole event . . . and a prize! Registration is at 5:00, and the Olympian Open (which is a regular Triviology quiz, minus the Physical and Whammy challenges) starts at 5:30. The Olympian champion becomes the wild card seed who goes on to compete in The Titan Invitational (same format as The Open), which will start about 8. The Titans are those teams that have won . . . 15 times or more since the last Clash of the Trivia Titans.That’s right, I have lowered the magic qualifying number to 15! Why? Because I endeavor each year to find the perfect number that doesn’t shut any teams out of Titanship by only one win. Every single team this year has won 15 times or more, OR 13 teams or less. And, for those intrepid teams that are still struggling to become Titans, it is possible for you to still qualify, right up until The Slammer quiz the day before the tournament! Here are your best bets for wins: Cruzroom on Tuesday @ 7, The WorkShop Pub on Wednesday @ 8:30, or Kenton Club on Thursday @ 9.

As of today, here are your Trivia Titans for 2011:

Carpool Lane Prostitutes
Drunken Regrets
Especially In The Mornings
Kathleen Turner Overdrive
Odie & The Dirt Legs
Publick Edumakatorz
Team Evil Jesus
Olympian Open Champion: Your Name Here!
If you think your name should be on this list, but it’s not . . . please let me know (and check out the Hall of Fame)! And if you’d like more details about the event, including prizes, full schedule, etc., explore the COTT page. And even if you don’t win any awards for trivia prowess at the tournament, there are still lots of ways to score a trophy! For example, there’s The Spirit Bunny Award! At The Half-Time Show, after my trivia jockeys perform for us, it will be your team’s turn to show off! Your presentation may be as simple or as elaborate as you wish, and the team who receives the loudest applause will win this glorious trophy:


Also, whether you know it or not, you’ve been competing for other awards all year long: Best Shit-Talkers, Favorite Foes, and The Underdog Award (for that tenacious team that keeps on playing, even though they never seem to win). YOU will determine these categories (and Best Bartender & Favorite Venue) by voting, either at a venue during trivia (as many of you have already done), or by taking this short survey. One vote per person please! Guess which trophy this is:

How about these bad boys?



OK, back to knitting that final champion scarf! And remember that I now have a ShanRock’s Triviology “Like” page on FaceBook, as well as a Clash of the Trivia Titans Event Page, if you’d like to start the smack-talk early.


Upcoming special events:

Clash of the Trivia Titans!
Sun, Feb 20th @ 5:00
The Spare Room @ 4830 NE 42nd
Hosted by ShanRock
$5 per person
*Everyone is welcome to play, and receives a prize just for participating! Compete for engraved trophies, and tons of prizes!

Oscar Quiz Night!
Sun, Feb 27th @ 3:30
East Burn @ 1800 E. Burnside
Hosted by ShanRock
*Stick around after the quiz to watch the Academy Awards on the big screen! The Peter O’Toole trophy goes to the team with the greatest Oscar knowledge; The Swan trophy goes to the individual with the most excellent outfit.

Triviology champions for the week of 1/29/11 – 2/4/11:

Breakfast of Champions!
Saturday @ 2 PM
500 SE 8th
ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNINGS

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 East Burnside
PUBLEKK EZHIMAQUATORZE

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


Monday @ 9:00
4111 SE Hawthorne
JUST THE TIP

Tuesday @ 7:00

Cruzroom (w/Michele)

2338 NE Alberta
TEAM CELLAR DOOR

Tuesday @ 7:00 *Final Quiz
111 SW Ash
BLUE MOOSE

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

Tuesday @ 8:00
609 & 1/2 SE Taylor
Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
PREMARITAL SEX PISTOLS

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st
PUBLIQUE EDJIMAKATERSS

Wednesday @ 8:30
3416 N. Lombard
ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNINGS

Wednesday @ 8:30
2524 SE Clinton
CARPOOL LANE PROSTITUTES

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
KARL HUNGUS

Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrision
DIRTY DRIFTERS

Triviology champions for the week of 2/5/11 – 2/11/11:

Breakfast of Champions!
Saturday @ 2 PM
500 SE 8th
DRUNKEN REGRETS # 5: BECOMING A PAGEANT MOM

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 East Burnside

Monday @ 7:00 *I Heart Oregon Quiz
714 SW 20th Place
THE WICKED WAPATOS

Monday @ 9:00
4111 SE Hawthorne

PUBLECK IDGIMICATERS


Tuesday @ 7:00

Cruzroom (w/Michele)

2338 NE Alberta
MAMMY JOES

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

Tuesday @ 8:00
609 & 1/2 SE Taylor
DRUNKEN REGRETS #1: DAWNEESHYA R.I.P.
Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
HURLIN’ PEARLS

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st
VICTORY OR DISHES

Wednesday @ 8:30
3416 N. Lombard
ESPECIALLY IN THE MORNINGS

Wednesday @ 8:30
2524 SE Clinton
TEAM WHISKEY TANGO

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
KARL HUNGUS

Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrision
DIRTY DRIFTERS

Thanks for making the 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