Archive for June, 2010

Tina Fey & Richard LionHeart!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
First order of business – Triviology will proceed as usual tonight, for the quiz must go on! And, as if your Monday night choices for trivia weren’t awesome enough already (HawHide AND Da Club!), next Monday I’ll debut another weekly venue: Jade Lounge, with Charlene as your trivia jockey. By the way, thanks for coming out to our fantastic premier at The Speakeasy last week. Spook E. Raccoon really marked this place as his lair by scavenging the first win, but lots of other teams earned prizes, too. You know, the last time that I gave away movie tickets to a sneak preview, Jeff Bridges finally won an Oscar (the preview was for Crazy Heart) . . . since last week’s advance screening was for Get Him To The Greek, I can’t wait to see if Puff Daddy is finally recognized by The Academy for HIS body of work!
I should also announce that we are retiring a Triviology venue – Wxyz is on hiatus from the quizzery. We may return in the fall, but for now, your Tuesday night quiz dilemma is simply whether to play at The Speakeasy or at Sewickly’s. It’s a win-win situation, but here’s a compelling argument for Sewickly’s – they have launched an amazing new happy hour every day from 4:30 – 7, which they will continue offering ONLY to trivia players untill 9:00 on Tuesdays! Their already cheap (and stiff!) drinks well drinks will be only $2 – that shit is bananas! Also, they have expanded their menu to include several items for only $3: Caesar Salad, beef gyro, chicken quesadilla, a trio of sliders . . . that is so inexpensive, people – who are you to resist?!
If matching your wits against fellow Portlanders isn’t challenging enough for you, this Saturday brings a rare opportunity to dole out intellectual smackdowns to Liberians, Singaporeans, and of course The Dutch . . . June 5th is the annual World Quizzing Championships! Individual competitors world-wide will take the same quiz at roughly the same time, which is why I will start the Portland quiz at noon. The competition runs a couple of hours, and includes topics in several different categories. Don’t let the fact that this is an international competition intimidate you – some of the questions will be totally easy for most Americans (“Although she had already created and starred in the comedy series 30 Rock, this American actress and comedienne gained international fame when she impersonated Sarah Palin on a number of occasions on Saturday Night Live. Her name?”), though others are indeed much tougher (“The castle of Durnstein near Vienna held which famous prisoner from December 1192 to early 1193?”). I don’t expect the USA to beat the British, who are the perennial champions, but we did kick Bangladesh’s butt last year, and this year I’d like to crush Latvia, too – join us! Also The Spare Room has amazing hashbrowns, and they serve breakfast all day.

Upcoming special events:

Saturday, June 5th @ NOON
The Spare Room @ 4830 NE 42nd
Hosted by ShanRock
FREE

Debut of Triviology at Jade Lounge!
Monday, June 7th @ 7:00
Jade Lounge @ 2342 SE Ankeny
Hosted by Charlene

Mel Brooks Trivia
Monday, June 7th @ 7:00
Ella St. Social Club @ 714 SW 20th Place
Hosted by Margaret

LOST Quiz Night!
Saturday, June 12th @ 7:00
Peter’s 19th Hole @ 5701 NE Fremont
Hosted by ShanRock & Kyle

Triviology champions for the week of 5/21/10 – 5/28/10:

Sunday @ 6:00
1800 East Burnside
I SMELL A. PUJOLS

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 *debut!
609 & 1/2 SE Taylor
I AM YOUR HOST AND MY NAME IS SPOOK E. RACCOON

Tuesday @ 8:00 *finale!
9920 NE Cascades Parkway
MOTO KITTY

Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan

Wednesday @ 8:00
4515 SE 41st
OH PROMISED DESTINY!

Wednesday @ 8:00
5701 NE Fremont
TEAM PEACE

Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
ODIE & THE DIRT LEGS

Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrision 
HAROLD & MAUDE SQUAD, BITCHES!

Thanks for making quizzery with me, gang!

Your trivia jockey,

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


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